Calendar

SHELBURNE
Sun Style Tai Chi
Basic: Monday/Wednesday, 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday/Thursday, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Sun 73: Monday/Wednesday, 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Sponsored by Age Well. Free, donations welcome. Shelburne Town Hall, 5376 Shelburne Road. Chris Curtis, curwit@gmail.com; Lee Sheridan-Orr, waliboonic@hotmail.com.

CHARLOTTE
Fitness At Any Age
April 24, and Tuesdays. 9:15 to 10 a.m. Interval type, moderate to high intensity exercise class. $10. Charlotte Senior Center. 212 Ferry Road.
425-6345, charlottesrctr@gmavt.net

Charlotte Grange Spring Rummage Sale
Drop-off donations:
April 21 and 23: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
April 22: 2 to 4 p.m.
April 24: 4 to 7 p.m.
Sale:
April 27: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
April 28: 8 a.m. to noon. Bulk Rate Day, $5 per person, $8 family: fill as many bags or boxes as you want.
Volunteers needed. 2898 Spear St.
Information or to volunteer: Dorothy Hill, 425-4140, windytop2@aol.com; Trina Bianchi, 425-3691, alchemy@gmavt.net; Heather Manning, 734-9416, heatherlgmanning@gmail.com.

COLCHESTER
The Big Chill — Be a Hero for Epilepsy
April 22: 10:30 a.m. registration, 11:30 a.m. teams enter water. $100; teams of up to 10, $500. T-shirts and prizes. Pork and chicken barbecue follows; $10 adults, $5 child. Spectators welcome. Music by SuperSounds Entertainment. Bayside Park, Mallett’s Bay.
Sponsorship forms or to volunteer: epilepsy@sover.net.

ESSEX JUNCTION
Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains
G.I.R.L. (Go Getters, Innovators, Risk-Takers, Leaders) Expo Vermont
April 28: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Everything Exciting for Girls.” Age 5 to 18. Mainstage performances, hands-on exhibits, free workshops, giveaways. Tickets: (888) 474-9686, at the door, and http://bit.ly/GIRLexpo. Information: girlscoutsgwm.org.

JERICHO
Mediterranean-style Church Dinner
April 28: 5 and 6:30 p.m. seatings. $13 adults, $6 under 12. Reservations: 899-3932. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 273 Vermont Route 15.gslcvt@gmail.com.
goodshepherdjericho.org/events

SOUTH BURLINGTON
Burlington Garden Club
“Celebration of Peonies” tour of Hildene
June 7: 8 a.m. Departure to home of Abraham Lincoln’s son, Robert Todd Lincoln, in Manchester, Vt. Leave from Doubletree By Hilton Hotel (former Sheraton), Williston Road. Lunch included. Minimum of 35 travelers. $185 (portion may be tax deductible).
goodspeedandbach.com/music-culture/celebration-of-peonies-day-tour-of-hildene-the-lincoln-family-home-june-7-2018/

DANCE
BURLINGTON
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
Jessica Lang Dance: Thousand Yard Stare
April 21: 8 p.m. Long Island-based company.
153 Main St. 86-FLYNN, flynntix.org,
flynncenter.org.

MIDDLEBURY
Middlebury College
Damascus Kafumbe, directing MiddleburyAfrican Music and Dance Ensemble
May 1: 8 p.m. Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robinson Hall. 443-3168, middlebury.edu/arts

EXHIBITS
BARRE
Vermont Historical Society
“Anything for Speed: Automobile Racing in Vermont”
April 28: 9 a.m. to noon. Free admission. Racing simulator. Monday to Friday, second Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through March 30, 2019. Vermont History Center, 60 Washington St. 479-8500, vermonthistory.org.

BURLINGTON
Amy E. Tarrant Gallery at the Flynn Center
Through June 30: “Flourish,” works by Vermont artists with disabilities.
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., prior to MainStage shows and during intermission. 652-4500, flynncenter.org.

Burlington City Arts
VOX POPULI
April 21, and third Saturday of month. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Family Art inspired by current exhibition.
May 8: 6 to 7:30 p.m. “Portraits & Society,” exhibiting artists and curator Heather Ferrell discussion.
May 24: 6 to 7:30 p.m. “Express Your Self: What Portraits Can Reveal.” Burlington clinical psychologist Drs. Elizabeth Goldstein and Jean Pieniadz; interactive discussion.
135 Church St. 865-7166; burlingtoncityarts.org.

ESSEX JUNCTION
Northwestern Vermont Model Railroad Association
April 21: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Open House. HO scale operating layout, Pinewood Plaza, 57 River Road, Suite 1011. Free, donations  welcome. Mike O’Connor, 879-8616,  greenspace@att.net. nwvrailroad.org

FILM
BURLINGTON
Anime Night
April 20: 6 to 8 p.m. Four or more episodes. Enter through side door. Laboratory B, 266 Pine St. w1sj@comcast.net

KIDS
SHELBURNE
Shelburne Museum
Webby’s Art Studio
April 21: Painting with Wool; felting techniques.
April 28: Make It Rain; create musical rain stick. Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pizzagalli Center.
6000 Shelburne Road. 985-3346; info@shelburnemuseum.org, shelburnemuseum.org.
“The Vermonter’s Way”
June 25-29: 8:30 a.m. Drop off. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Explore everyday life in the past. Thursday overnight. Age 9-11. $350.
shelburnemuseum.org/camps

ESSEX JUNCTION
Phoenix Books Essex
Children’s Book Week celebration
April 28: Independent Bookstore Day 2018; giveaways while supplies last. 11 a.m. Meet Elephant and Piggie from Mo Williams series; story time and activities. All ages.
May 4: 6 p.m. “May the Fourth,” all things Star Wars, all ages, costumes encouraged.
2 Carmichael St. 872-7111, phoenixbooks.biz

BURLINGTON
Phoenix Books Burlington
Story Time with City Market
April 21: “Here We Are,” Oliver Jeffers. All ages. Reading and interactive healthy food activity. Free.
May 5: “Miss Maple’s Seeds,” Eliza Wheeler. Seed starting activity.
11 a.m. 191 Bank St. 448-3350. phoenixbooks.biz

Flynn Arts Summer Camps
June 25 to 29: noon to 3 p.m. Age 6 to 8. Under the Big Top with Tracy Martin. After camp care available.
July 9 to 13: noon to 4 p.m. Age 11 to 16. Flash Mobs & Pop Up with Lois Trombley.
More camp information:
flynncenter.org/education/take-a-class/summer-programs

MIDDLEBURY
Film  — Things to Come

Isabelle Huppert is superb in this film about a philosophy professor who’s going through a series of separations — her mother’s death, losing her job and learning that her husband has been unfaithful. Saturday, April 21, at 3 and 8 p.m. at Dana Auditorium, Sunderland Language Center, Middlebury College. Free.

MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES
SHELBURNE
Chittenden County Chess Club
April 19, and Thursdays: 7 to 7:15 p.m. Registration. 7:30 p.m. Games; competitive fun. Lake Champlain Waldorf High School, 122 Bostwick Road. Dave, 324-1143, carterd253@hotmail.com.

Divorce Care Support Group
April 22, and Sundays to May 13: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For men and women. Bluewater Center, 145 Pine Haven Shores Road. $25 suggested donation; scholarships available. Information and registration: Sandy, 425-7053. Sponsored by Essex Alliance Church.

BURLINGTON
Women Of Weed Wednesday
April 25: 6 to 8 p.m. New networking event by women canna-business leaders. All welcome.
Refreshments, music. Tailfeather, 207 College St. headyvermont.com, RSVP on Facebook.

COLCHESTER
Women Business Owners Network (WBON) 2018 Spring Conference
April 24: 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. “Systematizing for Success.” Featuring the founders of Mamava, Inc. Hampton Inn, 42 Lower Mountain View Drive. Jill Davies, 503-0219, director@wbon.org; wbon.org.

AMVETS Vermont Post 1
May 14, and second Monday of the month: 6:30 p.m. American Legion Post, 3650 Roosevelt Highway. Open to all veterans, National Guard and Reservists. John Kehoe, 796-3098, amvetsvt@gmail.com.

ESSEX JUNCTION
Brownell Library Knit Night
April 20: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Adult knitters and crocheters. Share projects and patterns.
April 27: Cancelled.
6 Lincoln St. brownelllibrary.org.

MUSEUMS
SHELBURNE
Shelburne Museum
Current:
• “Puppets: World on a String;” to June 3.
• In the Garden: Flower Power: Desire, Love and Sentiment; Everlasting Blooms: Floriform Metalwork of Marie Zimmermann; Invasive Species: Insects in the Home; to Aug. 26
Upcoming:
April 22: 2 to 4 p.m. Documentary film, “Portrait of a Garden.”
May 4: 6 p.m. Public lecture, “Sesame Street: The Longest Street in the World.” Annie Evans, Sesame Street writer; Martin P. Robinson, Muppet Captain and creative performer (Telly Monster, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Slimey). $10. Free for Vermont educators. Followed by exhibition tour and art activity. Pizzagalli Center.  Register: sesamestreet shelburne museum.eventbrite.com
May 13: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Springtime at Shelburne Museum.” Special activities and Muppet guest, “Walkaround Elmo,” Circus Lawn.
June 23 to Oct. 21: Playing Cowboy: America’s Wild West Shows.
6000 Shelburne Road. 985-3346; info@shelburnemuseum.org, shelburnemuseum.org.

MIDDLEBURY
Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History
May 23 and June 20: noon. James P. Blair, retired National Geographic photographer, discusses photographs in “Our Town: Love, Joy, Sadness, and Baseball — 100 Years of Photography” (through July 8). Limit: 20; advance reservations: 388-2117. Free with admission. One Park St.henrysheldonmuseum.org.

MUSIC
SHELBURNE
Northern Bronze Handbell Ensemble and High Peaks Ringers of Lake Placid, N.Y.
May 6: 3 p.m. “Spring, Joy, Love and Bells.” Benefit for church. $12 adults,  $8 under age 12.
Fellowship hall, Trinity Episcopal Church, 5171 Shelburne Road. 899-4934, marilyn.marshall17@gmail.com.

Ben & Jerry’s Concerts on The Green at Shelburne Museum
May 26: 6 p.m. gates, 7 p.m. Fleet Foxes.
June 9: The Decemberists.
June 14: Sturgill Simpson.
July 13: Dispatch. July 21: Guster, Vermont Symphony Orchestra.
Aug. 1: Jason Mraz and Brett Dennen, “Good Vibes.”
Aug. 2: 6 p.m. gates, 7 p.m. Sylvan Esso; TBD.
All ages. 12 and under free. $35 Early Bird, $40 GA advance, plus $4 day of show. 877-987-6487, highergroundmusic.com; ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1604214

BURLINGTON
University Jazz Ensemble Concert with Michael Philip Mossman
April 19: Student Performance Recital II
April 21: 4 to 5 p.m. Spring Advanced Unraveling Improvisation — UnShowing. csbyrne@uvm.edu.
April 25: Chromaticats & Jazz Vocal Ensemble.
April 26: Student Performance Recital III.
April 27: Student Performance Recital IV.
April 28: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Horn Studio Recital.
April 30: Chamber Ensembles.
7:30 to 9 p.m. Free; public welcome. UVM Recital Hall, 384 S. Prospect St. 656-7776.

UVM Lane Series
April 20: 7:30 p.m. Finnish band, Frigg.
Fall events posted on the website.
UVM Recital Hall, 384 S. Prospect St. 656-7776.
uvm.edu/laneseries.

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
MainStage
May 19: 2 and 8 p.m. STOMP.
June 1: Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
June 30: Ry Cooder; tickets on sale March 9.
July 26: Punch Brothers Tour.
FlynnSpace
May 11: 8 p.m. Violinist and songwriter, Gaellynn Lea.
May 19: 8 p.m. Soovin Kim and Gloria Chen.
153 Main St. 86-FLYNN, flynntix.org.

Discover Jazz Festival (June 1-10)
June 1: 8 p.m. Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Vermont All State Jazz Ensemble. Flynn MainStage.
June 2: 10 p.m. Camille Thurman & The Darrell Green Trio. FlynnSpace.
June 4: 7 p.m. Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom.
June 7: 7 and 9:30 p.m. Bill Frisell Trio.
June 8: 8 p.m. Leslie Odom, Jr. Flynn MainStage.
June 9: 5 p.m. door, food. 6 p.m. Belizbeha/Madaila, Dwight & Nicole. Waterfront Tent.
June 9: 7 and 9:30 p.m. Anat Cohen & Churo Adventuroso. FlynnSpace.
June 10: 8 p.m. Rhiannon Giddens, Flynn MainStage.
35th annual. discoverjazz.com. 86-FLYNN, flynntix.org.

COLCHESTER
Saint Michael’s College
April 21: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. p.m. “A Concert for Susan Summerfield;” new work from Hollywood composer Dave Volpe ’05. Reception follows; speeches, toasts on retirement of faculty member and college organist. McCarthy Arts Center Recital Hall.
April 29: 3 p.m. Vermont Choral Union, “Tapestry,” Jeff Rehbach, music director, retiring after seven years. Premiere of “How Can I Keep From Singing? — The Poetry of Robert Wadsworth Lowry (1829-1899),” arranged by VCU tenor Maarten van Ryckevorsel.
May 3: 8:30 p.m. Concert by Sleepless Knights,
co-ed a cappella group.
McCarthy Arts Center Recital Hall.

Green Mountain Mahler Festival

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Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 The Resurrection
April 21: 7:30 p.m. Burlington Civic Symphony and the South Burlington Community Chorus, with musicians from the Champlain Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Daniel Bruce, chorus master Matthew LaRocca, vocal soloists Melissa Dickerson and Wendy Hoffman. Elley-Long Music Center, St. Michael’s College.
vtmahler.org.

 

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Burlington Civic Symphony and the South Burlington Community Chorus April 21: 7:30 p.m. with musicians from the Champlain Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Daniel Bruce, chorus master Matthew LaRocca, vocal soloists Melissa Dickerson and Wendy Hoffman. Elley-Long Music Center, St. Michael’s College. vtmahler.org.

MIDDLEBURY
Anna & Elizabeth Benefit Concert for the Vermont Folklife Center
April 21: 6 p.m. doors open. 7 p.m. Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle, celebrating their new Smithsonian Folkways album, “The Invisible Comes to Us;” special guest Moira Smiley. $30 advance: brownpapertickets.com/event/3357710. Limited number of $40 tickets at door. Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Court.
vermontfolklifecenter.org/media-content/anna-and-elizabeth.

Middlebury Bach Festival
Mahaney Center for the Arts
April 27: 8 p.m. Steven Isserlis, Cello; Richard Egarr, Harpsichord. Robison Hall. Reserved seating. $6 to $28.
April 28: 7:30 p.m., April 29: 3 p.m. St. John Passion. Mead Memorial Chapel. Guest conductor John Butt.
Reserved seating. 443-3168. middlebury.edu/arts

Town Hall Theater
The Met Live Broadcast: Cendrillon
April 28: 12:15 p.m. Scott Morrison, free talk. 1 p.m. Joyce DiDonato sings title role in Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story. 68 S. Pleasant St. 388-9222, townhalltheater.org.

MONTPELIER
Christ Church
Noontime Concerts (noon to 12:45 p.m.)
April 19: Sweet Prospect: Music for Women’s Voices.
April 26: Golden Oldies: Baroque Music from the Living Woods Ensemble.
May 3: Umlaut, new ensemble led by John Harrison.
Bring bag lunch, coffee and tea provided. By donation for church restoration. 64 State St. 223-3631, christchurchvt.org.

WAITSFIELD
Frendly Gathering Music Festival
June 28, 29, 30: Twiddle, Greensky Bluegrass, Kamasi Washington, and more.
Sugarbush (Mt. Ellen). Weekend passes: frendlygathering.com.

NIGHTLIFE
BURLINGTON
ArtsRiot
May 17: 8 p.m. Magic Giant. LA-based indie folk trio. $15. magicgiant.com.
400 Pine St. 540-0406, artsriot.com.

Club Metronome
April 19: 9 p.m. Down Town Bass with  Abstractivve, Jawz, D Fuego, FRSQR, DJ Bay 6 and DJ Alpha.
April 20: 10 p.m. Mi Yard Reggae Night 420 Bashment, DJs Big Dog & Jahson.
April 21: 9 p.m. Retronome : DJ Fattie B.
Above Nectar’s, 188 Main St. 865-4563, clubmetronome.com

Nectar’s
April 19: 7 p.m. Trivia Night. 9 p.m. Waiting on Mongo, Amoramora.
April 20: 7 p.m. Seth Yacovone Solo. 9 p.m. Ska Party! 420 Edition (members of Gang of Thieves, Dr. No and Gnomedad), The Melting Nomads, The Cedar Project.
April 21: 7 p.m. Troy Millette and Dylan Gombas. 9 p.m. Lespecial, Cycles.
April 22: 9 p.m. Mi Yard Reggae Night, DJs Big Dog & Jahson.
April 23: 9 p.m. Fertile Soil, Dr. No.
April 24: 9 p.m. Dead Set Tuesday
(Grateful Dead Tribute); Zach Nugent, Daniel Marc, Ed Grasmeyer, Josh Dobbs, Cotter Ellis, Ryan Clausen.
April 25: 7 p.m. Ian Greenman & Friends. 9 p.m. Gnomedad, Upright Man.
9 p.m. doors. 188 Main St. 658-4771, liveatnectars.
 
SOUTH BURLINGTON
Higher Ground
April 13: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Swimmer; Through The Roots, The Late Ones.
April 14: The Mallett Brothers Band (Jon Fishman), People’s Blues Of Richmond.
April 15: viperHouse, Madaila, Steady Betty; JD McPherson, Jake La Botz.
April 16: John Popper; Sure Sure, Ackerman.
April 17: Baths, No Joy, Sasami Ashworth.
April 18: The Mountain Goats, Dead Rider; Frenship, Yoke Lore.
April 19: Blackfoot Gypsies, TBA.
April 20: Cut Chemist.
April 21: Purple: A Tribute to Prince, featuring Craig Mitchell and His 7 Piece Band; Quinn Sullivan, TBA.
April 22: Margo Price, Aaron Lee, Tasjan.
April 23: Matt and Kim, Tokyo Police Club.
April 24: The Cactus Blossoms, TBA.
April 25: Badfish (Tribute to Sublime).
April 26: Rasputina, Eliza Rickman.
April 27: The Suffers, The Suitcase Junket.
April 28: Drew Holcomb, Josh Garrels; Lady Moon & The Eclipse.
April 29: Gramatik, Møme, Balkan Bump.
May 20: Danielle Nicole; daniellecolekc.com.
1214 Williston Road. Toll free: 877-987-6487; highergroundmusic.com.

OUTDOORS
HINESBURG
Red Wagon Plants
April 13: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Opening Day Cocktail Party. Cash bar.
April 21: noon to 1:30 p.m. Garden Talk, “All About Tomatoes.” 70-plus varieties. Light lunch, handout. $15.
May 1: 6 to 8 p.m. Make and Take Tuesdays: Spring Planters; materials and five herbs; or bring own pot. Light refreshments. $50. Limit: 10.
Pre-register for workshops: redwagonplants.com/events or julie@redwagonplants.com.

SPORTS
MONTPELIER
Vermont Corporate Cup Challenge and State Agency Race
May 17: 35th annual. 5K team running/walking event. Volunteers wanted in all areas from water stops to post-race pack up. State House lawn.vcccsar.org

SOUTH BURLINGTON
2018 Vermont Sports Hall of Fame Induction Dinner and Celebration
April 21: 5:30 p.m. Reception. 6:30 p.m. Induction ceremony: Tim Caldwell; Robbie Crouch, Hilary Engisch Klein; Ray Frey; Matt Johnson, Larry Killick and Jen Niebling; Melba Masse; Bobby Mitchell; David Morse; Martin St. Louis. Portion of proceeds benefit Prevent Child Abuse Vermont. $75; tables for 10 are available: vermontsportshall.com,  vermontsportshall@gmail.com.

TALKS
SHELBURNE
Introduction to Genealogy
April 11, 25, May 9: 1:30 p.m. How to trace ancestors, find sources. Free. Sponsored by Pierson Library, Room 2, Shelburne Town Offices, 5420 Shelburne Road. Register: 985-5124.

BURLINGTON
Arts Riot
Ideas on Tap
“Myth Matters: Meaning Making and the Myths in Everyday Modern Life”
April 18: 5:30 p.m. Kerry Noonan and Steve Wehmeyer, folklorists and Champlain College associate professors. 400 Pine St. 262-1354.artsriot.com.

Champlain College
Kelley Marketing Group Breakfast Meeting
April 18: 7:45 to 9 a.m. Professionals in marketing, advertising, communications, social media, etc., brainstorm ideas for a different non-profit organization each month. New members welcome. Free. Ireland Building (Room 217), 391 Maple St. Jay McKee, professor emeritus, 864-4067,mckee@champlain.edu.

Phoenix Books Burlington
April 19: Rickey Gard Diamond, “Screwnomics: How Our Economy Works Against Women and Real Ways to Make Lasting Change” (economic theory that women should always work for less, or better — for free!) Journalist, novelist, founding editor of Vermont Woman. Author of “Second Sight” and “Whole Worlds Could Pass Away.”
April 26: Irish/U.S. poet Greg Delanty reads from new book, “Selected Delanty.”
April 28: Independent Bookstore Day 2018; giveaways while supplies last. 2 to 3:30 p.m. National Poetry Month; sixth annual Poetry Society of Vermont reading. Free.
May 3: 7 p.m. Meg Little Reilly, new novel “Everything That Follows.”
7 p.m. talks: $3 for Vermont Foodbank; includes $5 discount coupon for featured book. Coupons expire at end of event.
Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
191 Bank St. 448-3350. phoenixbooks.biz

COLCHESTER
Vermont Genealogy Library
April 21: 10:30 a.m. to noon. “How to Plan a Genealogy Research Trip.” $10. Fort Ethan Allen, 377 Hegeman Ave. Open for research: Tuesday, 3 to 9:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 310-9285, vtgenlib.org.

New Evangelization Summit
Catholic Conference
April 27: 6 to 9:30 p.m. Sponsored by Challengers for the Catholic Faith and the Diocese of Burlington Holy Cross Church, 416 Church Road. Local speakers and lunch. $40. Tickets: newevangelization.ca. Information: jerry@vermontcatholic.org, 658-6110, extension 1460.

Saint Michael’s College
May 13: 10 a.m. Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans, 2018 Commencement speaker. Ross Sports Center. smcvt.edu.

ESSEX JUNCTION
Phoenix Books Essex
April 21: 11 a.m. Earth Day Story Time. Planting flower pots. All ages.
April 25: 7 p.m. Richard Nevell, “A Time to Dance: American Country Dancing from Hornpipes to Hot Hash.”
April 28: Independent Bookstore Day 2018; giveaways while supplies last.
May 4: 6 p.m. “May the Fourth,” all things Star Wars family event. All ages. Costumes encouraged.
2 Carmichael St. 872-7111, phoenixbooks.biz.

Chittenden County Historical Society
Presentation and discussion by Tim Jerman about the W. C. Sawyer Photo Collection, April 22: 2 p.m. 19th century Essex Junction photographer. Kolvoord Room, Brownell Library, 6 Lincoln St. 878-6955, brownelllibrary.org

MIDDLEBURY
Middlebury College
Parker Merrill Speech Competition Championship
April 19: 7:30 p.m. Six students competing for “Middlebury Speaker of the Year.”
Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

MONTPELIER
Secretary of State Jim Condos, “Defending Our Democracy,”
a Conversation about Election Cybersecurity
.
April 19: 4 to 6 p.m.
Pavilion Auditorium, 109 State St. 828-2148. sec.state.vt.us

Agency of Natural Resources
“Tell Me More” Community Forum Schedule
April 24: 4 to 5 p.m. Long-Range Management of Agency Lands.
June 26: 4 to 5 p.m. The Health of Vermont’s Moose Herd.
Dewey Building, 1 National Life Drive.
Link to join remotely at anr.vermont.gov/node/1100

RICHMOND
Richmond Free Library
Green Mountain Audubon Society
April 25: 6:30 p.m. Bryan Pfeiffer, Green Mountain Audubon Society, “Butterflies for Birders.” Skills for discovering and enjoying butterflies and moths. 201 Bridge St. 434-3036, richmondfreelibraryvt.org.

SOUTH BURLINGTON
Education and Enrichment for Everyone (EEE)
April 13: “Authoritarian Evolution: How Commercialization and the Internet Are Fragmenting the Chinese Public Sphere,” Orion Lewis, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Middlebury College.
April 20: 1:15 to 1:45 p.m. “The Resurgence of the Right in Latin America,” Benjamin Dangl, Journalist in Latin America; Adjunct Faculty, Division of Communication and Creative Media, Champlain College.
April 27: 1 to 2 p.m. Annual meeting of the membership; 2 to 3 p.m. “The Granite Cutters’ Story: A History of Vermont’s 200-Year-Old Granite Industry,” Scott McLaughlin, Executive Director, Vermont Granite  Museum.
James Stewart, Vermont Public Radio Classical Host. $40 per semester (12 lectures); $5 at door. Faith United Methodist Church, 899 Dorset St. 846-5132, eeevermont.org

THEATER
SHELBURNE
Shelburne Players
“The Dixie Swim Club”
April 19, 20, 21: 7:30 p.m. Touching comedy by Jones Hope Wooten. Four annual reunions spanning 33 years in the lives of five Southern women who met and became best friends on their college swim team. Open seating. Shelburne Town Center, 5420 Shelburne Road. Tickets $15, $12 matinee, at Shelburne Market, 343-2602; shelburneplayers.com.

BARRE
Barre Opera House
2018 Summer Youth Theater Camps
June 25-29: Musical Theater Workshop (ages 9-17).
July 9-13: Introduction to Theater (ages 6-8).
July 16-28: “Shrek Jr.” (ages 10-17).
July 30-Aug. 4: Advanced Performance Camp (ages 15-21).
Registration open. Beginners welcome; some scholarships available. 6 N. Main St. 476-8188, barreoperahouse.org, vermontyouththeater.com.

BURLINGTON
FlynnSpace
Kim Rosenstock “Tigers be Still”
April 19, 20, 21, 25-28, May 2-5: 7:30 p.m.
April 21, 22, 29, May 6: 2 p.m.
Comedy from writer of FOX’s “New Girl.” Francesca Blanchard, John Nagle, Katherine Reid, Oscar Williams. Age 13 and up; mild adult language. 90 minutes, no intermission. 153 Main St. flynntix.org, 86-FLYNN.

MainStage
Machine de Cirque
May 3: 7:30 p.m. Quebec City acrobats, jugglers, musicians.

FlynnSpace
Young Tradition Touring Group
April 7: 8 p.m.
153 Main St. 86-FLYNN, flynntix.org

ESSEX JUNCTION
Essex Players
“The Man Who Came to Dinner”
May 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12: 7:30 p.m.
May 6 and 13: 2 p.m. Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman’s 1939 comedy; radio celebrity slips on ice and becomes an imperious long-term houseguest of small-town Ohio family just before Christmas. Directed by Adam Cunningham. Essex Memorial Hall, Towers Road. Tickets: essexplayers.com; box office two hours before show. Peggy Bonesteel, 881-7116, pdbonest@gmail.com

MIDDLEBURY
Town Hall Theater
Middlebury Actors Workshop
“The Christians”
April 16, 27, 28: 7:30 p.m.
April 29: 2 p.m. A big-little play about faith in America and the trouble with changing your mind. $22, $12 students. 68 S. Pleasant St. 388-1436, townhalltheater.org.

MONTPELIER
Lost Nation Theater
Lauren Gunderson, “Silent Sky”
April 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, May 3, 4, 5: 7:30 p.m.
April 22, 29, May 6: 2 p.m. Beautiful and entertaining play about boundary-shattering astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, 1868-1921 (Courtney Wood), discoverer of over 2,400 variable stars and the cepheid variable period-luminosity relationship. With G. Richard Ames, Emme Erdossy, Lindsey Newton, Eve Passeltiner. Montpelier City Hall Arts Center, 39 Main St. 229-0492, lostnationtheater.org.

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