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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.
April 3, 2018, 12:00 PM - April 27, 2018, 4:00 PM @ T.W. Wood Gallery, at the Center for Arts & Learning
The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St. in Montpelier, Vermont, is pleased to announce the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association (VAAA) exhibit from April 3- April 27, 2018. Although many mediums are represented in the exhibit, the unifying theme is all of the art is inspired by Abenaki culture. There will be a free opening reception at the Gallery on Thursday April 5th from 5:00-7:00 pm. Bryan Blanchette a 21st-century Abenaki Singer/Songwriter artist working in a 10,000-year-old tradition in music and performance will play and sing at the reception. The event is free and refreshments will be served.
The VAAA exhibit will include Wampum jewelry by Linda Longtoe Sheehan, acrylic paintings by Francine Poitras Jones, watercolors by Amy Hook-Therrien, paintings on gourd by Jeanne Morningstar Kent, fiber art and bark art by Vera Longtoe Sheehan Photography by Diane Stevens.
Also on exhibit is art from the Gallery's permanent collection including works by T.W. Wood and the WPA collectio
April 24, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Bear Pond Books
Award-winning poet Elena Georgiou celebrates the launch of her book of short stories, The Immigrant's Refrigerator, with a reading, book signing & talk with Laurie Stavrand, Community Partnership Coordinator at Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program (VRRP).
Elena and Laurie will discuss immigration and how it affects one's story of oneself.
10% of the book sales from this event will be donated to VRRP, which helps refugees begin new lives in Vermont.
Free and open to the public. Proud to be a Vermont Arts 2018 event, part of the Vermont Arts Council.
April 27, 2018, 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM @ North Branch Nature Center
Join us for weekly trips to birding hotspots around the Montpelier area searching for spring migrants like warblers, vireos, thrushes, and waterfowl. Practice your birdwatching skills in this group setting led by NBNC's expert birders and naturalists. Locations TBD. RSVPs requested but not required.
April 27, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ North Branch Nature Center
Scudder Parker: Poetry
Bryan Pfeiffer: Reflections
Ruth Einstein and D. Davis: Standards and Original Compositions on Violin and Guitar.
This event is a fundraiser for North Branch Nature Center, and is part of Kellogg-Hubbard Library’s PoemCity, an annual celebration of National Poetry Month.
April 27, 2018, 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM @ Unitarian Church of Montpelier
The Vermont Choral Union presents its spring concert, “Tapestry.” Capturing and weaving together a cappella music that is old and new, sacred and secular, slow and beautiful, energetic and surprising dating from the Renaissance to the
present, 37 singers give voice to historic, sacred narratives and contemporary settings of well-loved poetry. From the delicate texture of Renaissance polyphonic motets of William Byrd, John Wilbye, and Claudio Monteverdi, to the ethereal interpretations of Elgar, Debussy, and Barber, and spirited, contemplative settings arranged by contemporary composers Ivo Antognini, Paul Mealor, and Ola Gjeilo. The Choral Union bids farewell to Music Director, Jeff Rehbach, who is retiring after his seven year tenure with the Choral Union.To mark the occasion, the Choral Union will present the premiere of 'How Can I Keep from Singing?' newly arranged by VCU tenor, Maarten van Ryckevorsel. For additional information: firstname.lastname@example.org or (802) 238-9848.
April 28, 2018, 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ NEK
Deep in the boreal forests and bogs of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom lurks a suite of charismatic yet elusive bird species found nowhere else in the state. On this pre-black-fly season adventure through the Kingdom, we'll visit birding hotspots in search of the "Boreal Grand Slam:" the Black-backed Woodpecker, Gray Jay, Boreal Chickadee, and Spruce Grouse. Departing via carpool from NBNC.