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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.
February 18, 2020, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ NBNC
Walk the property with NBNC naturalists in search of wildlife tracks and sign every Tuesday morning in February. This casual weekly outing is a great way to brush up on track and trail identification in a community of curious nature lovers. The NBNC property is a wildlife corridor regularly traveled by coyote, fox, deer, fisher, mink, and much more. This program is FREE for NBNC members and $10 for non-members, paid at the door. RSVP not required.
February 18, 2020, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ T. W. Wood Gallery
The TW Wood Gallery is pleased to present the work of Peter Schumann of Bread and Puppet Theater. This important show will be exhibited in both the Hallway and the Nuquist Gallery. The new exhibit features hundreds of new works, big and small, by Peter Schumann and his Bread and Puppet Theater. The exhibit will run from January 25th to February 20th, 2020. All shows are free and open to the public.
Reception: February 7th, 4:00 – 8:00pm - In Conjunction with Art Walk
5:00pm - Bread and Puppet Performance: The Bad Bedsheet Existibility Show Part 2
Peter Schumann will perform a Fiddle Rant and along with Bread and Puppet members and volunteers a Contastoria Performance for “The Bad Bedsheet Existibility Show Part 1” at the reception. There will be live music and singing and bread and aoli will be served at the end of the performance as is tradition. Items from the Bread and Puppet Press will be available for perusal and purchase.
February 18, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Kellogg-Hubbard Library
Collectively Processing the Climate Emergency—Engaging Despair and Empowerment
We are in the midst of a complex ecological crisis that provokes a wide range of reactions. Facilitators Mindy Blank and Jeff Scannell will guide aspects of "Extinction Cafe"—a space dedicated to sharing emotions that arise in the face of the climate emergency and for welcoming the collective grief—as an important way to build support and move forward from a deeper place of connection, acknowledgement, and empowerment. This is a space open to all that may emerge as we process together—whether that's tears, laughter, numbness, anger, silence, hope, or anything in between. Please note the library will be open for this event only. No other library services will be available.
February 18, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Bear Pond Books
Book launch with award-winning naturalist Bernd Heinrich for his newest book "White Feathers: The Nesting Lives of Tree Swallows" (HMH, Feb. 2020). Reading and discussion, Q&A, refreshments and signing.
February 19, 2020, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ T. W. Wood Gallery
February 20, 2020, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ T. W. Wood Gallery
February 21, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ NBNC
Tyler Socash is the Adirondack Mountain Club’s Education Programs Coordinator. He believes in fostering a personal connection with our public lands through exposure, education, and stewardship. The day after completing his master’s degree at the University of Rochester, Socash embarked on a 7,000-mile thru-hiking journey across the Pacific Crest Trail, Te Araroa in New Zealand, and the Appalachian Trail. This grand immersion into wilderness inspired him to defend rare wildlife habitats in New York State’s Adirondack Park. He sits on the board of the Adirondack Wilderness Advocates, which promotes the intangibles of wildness and their benefits to humanity. In an effort to meld humor with conservation efforts, Socash also co-created and co-hosts Foot Stuff Podcast, which spotlights outdoor adventure, antics, and activism around the country.
February 22, 2020, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ NBNC
For those willing to get a little frosty, there is no need to pack up your foraging baskets during the cold winter months. Bundle up and join teacher naturalist Ken Benton as we learn to identify and sustainably harvest a variety of wild foods from the surrounding landscape. We’ll bake with spruce, fir, and pine needles and sip on a warm mug of chaga chai or refreshing birch beer as we try our hand at making ice cream from snow. Children must be accompanied by adults.
February 23, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ The Savoy Theater
The Savoy is proud to announce the return of our semi-annual Miyazaki Series! This February marks the beginning of our Winter Series, featuring four beloved classics from the critically acclaimed director, Hayao Miyazaki, showing at 10:00 AM every Sunday morning for the month.
Sunday, February 2nd:
My Neighbor Totoro - G
Sunday, February 9th:
Whisper of the Heart - G
Sunday, February 16th:
The Wind Rises - PG-13
Sunday, February 23rd:
Spirited Away - PG
The mission for these events is to offer the youth in the community a chance to see these captivating films on the big screen. We believe Miyazaki’s films hold value and beauty and life lessons that we don’t want anyone to miss out on. These screenings are open to adults and kids of all ages!
This series is being sponsored by these amazing companies!!
Let's Grow Kids
Woodbury Mountain Toys
The Skinny Pancake
February 23, 2020, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Montpelier Recreation Center
Ever wanted to try roller derby? Here's your chance! No experience or gear required to get started. Make new friends, get super strong and fit, have fun, and get working on those new year's resolutions. We are running an 8-week program to teach you all the skills you need to join the team! Never fear - there is no physical contact with other skaters at this introductory level. 18+, all genders and ability levels are welcome. We will lend you skates and protective gear (you must bring a mouthguard) for the duration of the program. Please RSVP with your shoe size so we can make sure we have skates for you.
February 25, 2020, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ NBNC
February 25, 2020, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Unitarian Church of Montpelier
All families welcome! Dinner and childcare are provided.
We are a group of parents who know the climate crisis is upon us, and we want to do something about it, while sustaining our activism with humor, and community. We also talk about the trials, joys and tribulations of parenting children who are becoming more and more aware that our planet is struggling.
Want to join the movement, ask a question, get on our newsletter list, or join this next gathering? Contact Heather at email@example.com
February 26, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Kellogg-Hubbard Library
Award-winning portrait artist August Burns will give a surprising and thought provoking take on Art History. Inspired by the #metoo movement, it’s time to challenge our assumptions and reclaim women’s place in the tradition of great Western art.
February 28, 2020, All Day @ Lost Nation Theater - City Hall Arts Center
LOST NATION THEATER presents the culminating project of its one-week Dance-Theater Storytelling Camp: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
It’s Theater FOR Kids BY Kids!
Directed & Choreographed by Taryn Noelle and Kim Allen Bent
“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly…”
Follow the Little Prince and the Aviator as they visit various planets, meet an array of characters from sly to sincere. They explore friendship, love, loss and adventure. Join us as fly through space and into the imagination and tell this most beloved story with athletic adagio, contemporary modern dance, hip-hop and inventive design!
Run time approximately 30 minutes. (Recommended for ages 4 & up)
February 29, 2020, All Day @ Lost Nation Theater - City Hall Arts Center