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Capital City Community Calendar

Welcome to the Capital City Community Calendar. This is a comprehensive events calendar connecting our community with the wide array of events offered at in our vibrant city. If you are hosting an event in Montpelier, you are invited to list your event details here on our community calendar. Before submitting a community event, please refer to the calendar policy.

Festival & Events

  1. Friday Morning Spring Bird Walks

    May 3, 2019, 7:00 AM - May 7, 2019, 8:30 AM @ North Branch Nature Center

    Weekly trips to birding hot spots around Montpelier searching for spring migrants like warblers, vireos, thrushes, and waterfowl. Led by NBNC’s expert birders. Free for members. $10 non-members. See below for meeting locations: 5/3 – North Branch Nature Center 5/10 – TBD 5/17 – Berlin Pond (Meeting at public access point, Brookfield Road, Berlin VT) 5/24 – TBD 5/31 – North Branch Nature Center

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  2. “Unnatural History” Invasive Plants Walk at the Barre City Cow Pasture

    May 4, 2019, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM @ Barre Cow Pasture

    Celebrate Green-up Day with naturalist Ken Benton for a walk in the Barre City Cow Pasture, a hidden gem within walking distance of downtown Barre. After the walk, opt to help clean up trash and remove invasive plants with other volunteers.

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  3. Capital City Farmer's Market

    May 4, 2019, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ State Street

    Over 50 vendors gather each Saturday, from May through October, to sell locally grown and made products, unique to Vermont and astounding in quality. Live music every week and special events throughout the season make the market a gathering place for Central Vermont residents. Fresh vegetables and fruits, quality meats, specialty cheeses, artisan bread, baked goods, ethnic foods, herbs, plants, flowers, arts and crafts, honey and maple syrup…the list goes on and on. Join us and see how much Vermont has to offer!

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  4. Green Up Tree Planting

    May 4, 2019, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Location to be announced on FPF or at

    Green-Up Day, the first Saturday in May. Volunteers in Vermont communities come out for a massive spring clean up. The Tree Board will host an event to clean up the air by planting trees! We would love to see you out here with us, greening up our neighborhoods. Locations to be announced on FPF or at

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  5. Awakenings Current Work by Kate Longmaid and Tom Merwin

    May 4, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St in the Center for Arts and Learning in Montpelier, Vermont is pleased to announce Awakenings; an exhibit featuring current work by Kate Longmaid and Tom Merwin. The T.W. Wood Gallery is honored to have their work at the gallery. Through a contemporary approach to portraiture and still life, Kate Longmaid explores what is revealed in the intimate moments of seeing. With still life, Longmaid is drawn to subject matter that is ephemeral. Captured in fleeting moments, these paintings reflect on the transient nature and beauty of life. Tom Merwin's painting process expresses a layering of symbol and spirituality, using nature as a doorway to the expression of existential concerns. Traveling the trails through the Kittatiny, Catskill and Green Mountains have been a continued influence and resource for Merwin.

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  6. An English Tea in the Chapel at Bethany

    May 4, 2019, 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Bethany Church, UCC

    Bethany Church, UCC is pleased to present An English Tea in the Chapel at Bethany. A delicious menu of scones, finger sandwiches, sweet treats, and of course, tasty teas will make this English tea service one to remember. This elegant event will delight folks of all ages so bring a friend, loved one, child, or book group and enjoy together! Fun hats and fancy dress encouraged! Larger groups can be accommodated on a first come, first ticketed basis. There will be two seatings, one at 2:00 pm and one at 4:00 pm. Seating is limited in each. Tickets are $20 each, advance purchase only. To purchase, please email Hannah at or send us a facebook message. Check out our facebook event here: We hope'll you join us for a wonderful time!

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  7. Montpelier Chamber Orchestra's Spring Salon

    May 4, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Event Schedule 6-6:45 Crawl around North Branch Nature Center (porch, barn and lobby) and enjoy Mediterranean Apps, Cheese, Charcuterie, Sangria, Beverages 6:45 - 7:15 Concert in the Maxham Room (First Half) 7:15-7:35 Intermission: Dessert Course & Si

    Featuring chef Vince Muraco of Montpelier’s The Hippie Chickpea, Vermont pianist Diane Huling, and renowned New York City oboist Ellen Katz. Other transporting sounds: Jazz by Ruth Einstein and The Standard Deviations, Bach in the Barn with cellist Suzanne Smith! Explore the North Branch Nature Center while grazing on chef-prepared dishes (both meat and vegetarian/vegan options), wine, sangria, and a champagne and dessert course. Ellen Katz Willner, performs in collaboration with Vermont’s own virtuoso pianist, Diane Huling. Ms. Willner is a member of the American Ballet Theater Orchestra, served as principal oboist of both the Bogota and Caracas symphony orchestras, and was a founding member of the Quintet of the Americas. Tickets benefit Montpelier Chamber Orchestra and the North Branch Nature Center. Reserve your spot by sending a check to MCO, PO Box 272, Montpelier, VT 05601 or buying tickets on the link below via Eventbrite.

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  8. Turn of the Screw

    May 4, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Lost Nation Theater Montpelier City Hall Arts Center

    by Jeffrey Hatcher from the novel by Henry James FIND YOUR LIGHT A young governess journeys to a lonely English manor house to care for two recently orphaned children. She starts to see ghosts of former governesses haunting them. Are the ghosts real or a product of her imagination? Hatcher’s ingenious use of just two actors accentuates a feeling of the Governess against the world! Features LNT fav Christopher Scheer.

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