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  • "A Slice of Life" Storytelling
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  • Writing From and About Dreams: The Power of Creativity in Dreaming
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The Front presents "inside&out" by Hasso Ewing

4:00pm-7:00pm The Front presents "inside&out" by Hasso Ewing

"A Slice of Life" Storytelling

7:00pm-8:00pm "A Slice of Life" Storytelling

Montpelier Gospel Choir Concerts

7:00pm-9:00pm Montpelier Gospel Choir Concerts

Montpelier Gospel Choir Concerts

7:00pm-9:00pm Montpelier Gospel Choir Concerts

Writing From and About Dreams: The Power of Creativity in Dreaming

6:30pm-7:00pm Writing From and About Dreams: The Power of Creativity in Dreaming

VNRC's Artist Reception and Open House

5:00pm-7:00pm VNRC's Artist Reception and Open House

Capital City Concerts - "Oh, for the Love of Bach" JS Bach concert

7:30pm-7:30pm Capital City Concerts - "Oh, for the Love of Bach" JS Bach concert

Alegwasimek 8thlokadin: Abenaki Artists Speak - Circle of Courage

11:00am-12:00am Alegwasimek 8thlokadin: Abenaki Artists Speak - Circle of Courage

Montpelier Historical Society Show and Tell

2:00pm-4:00pm Montpelier Historical Society Show and Tell

Bill McKibbon at Bear Pond Books

7:00pm-9:00pm Bill McKibbon at Bear Pond Books

Fri May 6
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

The Front presents "inside&out" by Hasso Ewing

Friday May 6th 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
@ The Front

See "inside&out," a solo exhibit of new work by Calais artist Hasso Ewing, at the Front gallery from 6 May through 29 May, 2022. Ewing explores concepts of inner and outer worlds and the relationship between self and other through the experiences in her plaster gauze figures. Ewing joined the Front in 2015 and has shown at Kent Museum, Vermont Council for the Arts, the Garage and Highland Center for the Arts. The opening reception will be on Friday, 6 May, 4-7pm. Artist talk Thursday, May 12, 5:30 pm.


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Sat May 7
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Capital City Farmer's Market

Saturday May 7th 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
@ 133 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05602
Categories: ShopSee & DoDine

It's finally here! The much awaited outdoor summer season kickoff is May 7th! We'll be open EVERY Saturday through October, 9am-1pm at 133 State Street! Join us for the freshest local produce, food and artisan goods, and chat with the local farmers that keep us eating well! Live music begins at 10am! Visit our website for the lineup of vendors, and sign up for our weekly newsletter to get all the latest updates! https://www.capitalcityfarmersmarket.com

Wed May 11
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

"A Slice of Life" Storytelling

Wednesday May 11th 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
@ Kellogg Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier, VT 05602
Categories: See & DoArts and Culture

"A Slice of Life" is an hour-long, in-person gathering at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library during which participants share a true story related to one of the themes of the evening. Interested storytellers submit their names in advance. Names will be drawn at random during the event. Approximately 10 storytellers will have the chance to share a five-minute story. Those who wish to listen and not tell a story are encouraged to attend. The themes for May 11 are: "Kitchen Calamity," "Blind Date," and "Sleepless Night." If you’d like to tell a story, please contact Nancy Schulz: [email protected] by Monday, May 9.


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Thu May 12
12:00 am to 12:00 am

Julio's 40th Birthday!

Thursday May 12th 12:00 am to 12:00 am
@ 54 State St., Montpelier, VT 05602
Categories: See & DoDine

We’ll be doing a Cadillac Margarita Special all weekend and running a contest for 4 $40 Gift Cards. How many Margaritas did we sell on Cinco De Mayo 2022? Take your best guest. The four closest guesses will each win a $40 Gift Card. Peace, love and yes, you are correct, 40 years is incredible in any industry but particularly the independent restaurant business.


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Sat May 14
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Capital City Farmer's Market

Saturday May 14th 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
@ 133 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05602
Categories: ShopSee & DoDine

It's finally here! The much awaited outdoor summer season kickoff is May 7th! We'll be open EVERY Saturday through October, 9am-1pm at 133 State Street! Join us for the freshest local produce, food and artisan goods, and chat with the local farmers that keep us eating well! Live music begins at 10am! Visit our website for the lineup of vendors, and sign up for our weekly newsletter to get all the latest updates! https://www.capitalcityfarmersmarket.com

Wed May 18
6:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Writing From and About Dreams: The Power of Creativity in Dreaming

Wednesday May 18th 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm
@ Kellogg Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier, VT 05602
Categories: Arts and CultureSee & Do

Join Sue Scavo for a reading of her new book of poems Buried [A Place], and a generative workshop at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in the Hayes room. After her reading, Sue will explore how to work with dreams in our writing, in our storytelling, in our own imagination. This hybrid program will be held in-person and on Zoom. To preregister to participate on Zoom, visit kellogghubbard.org/adult-programs.

Thu May 19
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

VNRC's Artist Reception and Open House

Thursday May 19th 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
@ Vermont Natural Resources Council, 11 Baldwin St., Montpelier, VT 05602
Categories: See & DoArts and Culture

Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) is honored to present the art of Linda Mirabile! Join us on Thursday, May 19th from 5-7:00 pm for an open house and artist reception at VNRC's Montpelier office. The Berlin-based Mirabile, whose artwork appears on some of VT's conservation license plates, has brought in a number of avian-inspired paintings for an exhibit that will run through the end of June. Painting in acrylic on both paper and wood panels, her larger-than-life portraits capture both the natural beauty and personality of some of our state's unique bird species. We look forward to opening our doors to supporters, partners and members of the general public as we celebrate a local artist whose work complements our mission to protect and enhance our natural environments and wildlife, vibrant communities, productive working landscapes, rural character and unique sense of place. Light refreshments will be provided. All visitors will be required to wear a mask while indoors

Thu May 19
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Vermont Corporate Cup

Thursday May 19th 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
@ Downtown Montpelier, VT 05602
Categories: See & Do

We are pleased to be able to host an in-person/virtual hybrid event this year, which marks the 39th year of one of Vermont's oldest and largest races. More info: https://www.vcccsar.org/

Sat May 21
7:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Capital City Concerts - "Oh, for the Love of Bach" JS Bach concert

Saturday May 21st 7:30 pm to 7:30 pm
@ Bethany United Church of Christ

Capital City Concerts closes its 2021-2022 season with a large ensemble performance "Oh, for the Love of Bach" on Saturday, May 21 at 7:30PM at the Bethany United Church of Christ in Montpelier.The performance will include J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #5 in D major,as well as sonatas and arias. Performers include soprano Hyunah Yu, cellist Edward Arron, bassist Lou Kosma, pianist Jeewon Park, violinists Theodore Arm & Mary Gibson, violist Stefanie Taylor, and flutist Karen Kevra. Info and tickets (live and on-demand) at www.capitalcityconcerts.org, and at the door on the day of the performance while they last.


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Sat May 21
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Capital City Farmer's Market

Saturday May 21st 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
@ 133 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05602
Categories: ShopSee & DoDine

It's finally here! The much awaited outdoor summer season kickoff is May 7th! We'll be open EVERY Saturday through October, 9am-1pm at 133 State Street! Join us for the freshest local produce, food and artisan goods, and chat with the local farmers that keep us eating well! Live music begins at 10am! Visit our website for the lineup of vendors, and sign up for our weekly newsletter to get all the latest updates! https://www.capitalcityfarmersmarket.com

Sat May 21
9:00 am to 10:30 am

Bird Walk

Saturday May 21st 9:00 am to 10:30 am
@ New Shelter, Hubbard Park, Montpelier, VT 05602
Categories: See & Do

Join Naturalist Gail Johnson at the New Shelter, Hubbard Park, for an easy going bird walk. We will focus on bird IDs. song, and behavior. Bring binoculars or you can use mine. All ages. Free


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Sat May 21
11:00 am to 12:00 am

Alegwasimek 8thlokadin: Abenaki Artists Speak - Circle of Courage

Saturday May 21st 11:00 am to 12:00 am
@ Lost Nation Theater, 39 Main Street, Montpelier, VT 05602
Categories: Arts and CultureSee & Do

A three-week series celebrating the Abenaki culture in story, song, art and discussions! A different event each week! The series title, translated from Abenaki, means "how one dreams: a storytelling gathering" Throughout the Series, the artwork of Amy Hook Therrian (Koasek Traditional Band of the Koas Abenaki Nation Council of Chiefs member), will be on display in the LNT Lobby Gallery. Circle of Courage (Brenda Gagne coordinates a youth group with the Abenaki Nation of Missisquoi-St. Francis/Sokoki Band - celebrating traditional Abenaki drum songs and dances that have been passed down from generation to generation. Along the way, the youth learn valuable lessons of leadership, patience, teamwork, honor and respect.


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Sun May 22
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Montpelier Historical Society Show and Tell

Sunday May 22nd 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
@ Montpelier Senior Activity Center on Barre Street

The newly revitalized Montpelier Historical Society will be hosting their first public meeting on May 22, 2022, at the Montpelier Senior Activity Center on Barre Street at 2:00 PM. This free event will be a “Show and Tell” presentation involving a number of area people showing articles from historic businesses and telling a story about them. Some of the people presenting are, Robert Cody, Don Bigglestone, Fred Bashara, Pat Sykas, Tip Ruggles, Dick Canales, Eric Gilbertson, Patrick Healy, Stephen Murphy, Manny Garcia and Peter Merrill.


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Sun May 22
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Bach Concert by Cameo Baroque

Sunday May 22nd 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
@ Christ Church 64 State Street, Montpelier
Categories: Arts and CultureSee & Do

In a benefit for Veteran’s Place in Northfield, Cameo Baroque presents its spring concert on Sunday afternoon, May 22 at 3 in the historic sanctuary of Christ Church in downtown Montpelier. The ensemble (Leslie Stroud, traverso flute; Laurie Rabut, viol da gamba, Beth Hilgartner, recorders and voice; and Ernie Drown, harpsichord) will perform arias and sonatas by J. S. Bach. The ensemble specializes in historically informed performances in music of the Baroque period and always performs for the benefit of community organizations. (cameoarts.org) At the Montpelier concert, 100% of all donations go to Veteran’s Place, a structured transitional home for unhoused veterans. (vermontveteransplace.org)


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Thu May 26
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Bill McKibbon at Bear Pond Books

Thursday May 26th 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
@ Bear Pond Books, Main St., Montpelier, VT
Categories: See & DoSee & DoSee & DoArts and Culture

Bill McKibben, author, educator, and environmentalist who helped found 350.org, the first global grassroots climate campaign, and who has recently helped found Third Act to build a progressive organizing movement for people over the age of 60, presents his new book The Flag, the Cross, and the Station Wagon: A Graying American Looks Back at his Suburban Boyhood and Wonders What the Hell Happened. Join us at Bear Pond Books for this riveting conversation before the book's publication date! The book will be available that evening. You can also pre-order online now and pick it up at the event. If you can't make the event, the book will be available on May 31st. SEATING IS LIMITED and is first come, first serve. Doors open at 6:30pm. Arrive early to secure a seat. Capacity is 50 people. Masks recommended. https://www.bearpondbooks.com/event/bill-mckibben-book-tour-kickoff


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Sat May 28
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Capital City Farmer's Market

Saturday May 28th 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
@ 133 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05602
Categories: ShopSee & DoDine

It's finally here! The much awaited outdoor summer season kickoff is May 7th! We'll be open EVERY Saturday through October, 9am-1pm at 133 State Street! Join us for the freshest local produce, food and artisan goods, and chat with the local farmers that keep us eating well! Live music begins at 10am! Visit our website for the lineup of vendors, and sign up for our weekly newsletter to get all the latest updates! https://www.capitalcityfarmersmarket.com

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