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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. Nature Journaling with Susan Sawyer

    September 15, 2019, 9:00 AM - September 29, 2019, 1:00 PM @ North Branch Nature Center

    This three-part class takes place in the fields, woods and riverside while observing, questioning, and learning about the natural world around us*. We’ll develop artistic and writing skills with pencil, pen, watercolor, and colored pencils. We will practice techniques and creative approaches including haiku, mapmaking, lists, and special adaptations like pocket-size nature journals, quick handmade booklets, and group journals. Nature journaling is a flexible practice that can be adapted to your own life and goals. There is no wrong way to make a nature journal, but developing the practice is much easier with guidance, mentorship, and the space to practice diverse techniques and methods. Ages 18+

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  2. Digital Nature Photography 101

    September 18, 2019, 5:30 PM - October 5, 2019, 7:30 PM @ North Branch Nature Center

    New to digital photography? Eager to capture better images of the natural world? In this hands-on series, develop the foundations of a well-rounded nature photographer. We’ll explore composition, artistic technique, exposure, lighting, camera skills, and equipment settings. The perfect course for those curious about f-stops, shutter speeds, and the mysterious buttons on your new camera. This class includes 10 hours of instruction: three weeknight classroom sessions, followed by an an afternoon outdoor workshop. Class 1: Wednesday, September 18 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM Class 2: Wednesday, September 25 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM Class 3: Wednesday, October 2 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM Class 4: Saturday, October 5 | 2 – 6 pm Fee: $95 for NBNC members, $115 non-members. The course is taught by NBNC Staff Naturalist and expert wildlife photographer Sean Beckett. See Sean’s galleries here. A digital camera with adjustable settings is required.

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  3. World Cow In Montpelier

    September 20, 2019 - September 23, 2019

    World Cow is coming to Montpelier, Vermont, and that means we're fundraising for a local charity. To celebrate a new World Cow mural being installed in September, we're asking for donations to the Montpelier Rotary Club's Backpack Program, which provides food assistance to children from low income families. They send the children home on Fridays with a backpack full of food, so they can eat over the weekend. There are children who don't look forward to weekends and school vacations because they don't eat as well at home as they do in school. World Cow sponsors this program, and we want to make this September a memorable one for all the students going back to school.

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  4. Works by the Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers

    September 21, 2019, All Day @ Vermont State House Cardroom

    The Vermont State House is the place for visitors to discover wonderful art, history, and contemporary craft. Beginning on September 4 – through October 8, 2019 The Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers will be exhibiting works from the following guild members that represents extraordinary craftsmen in furniture design: George Ainley, James Becker, Chris Ericson, Bob Gasperetti, Dale Helms, Dave Hurwitz, David Lewis, Matthew Ogelby and George Sawyer. From forest to home, these makers handcraft objects that are woven into the fabric of everyday life, gathering memories to them as they’re handed down across generations.

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  5. Capital City Farmer's Market

    September 21, 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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  6. Wild Edibles – Apple Edition

    September 21, 2019, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Join NBNC naturalists on a tasty exploration of re-wilded orchards to learn about the natural and cultural history of our venerable state fruit. We’ll do some wild-style apple picking, then return to the trailhead to press fresh cider and cook up our bounty. Led by NBNC naturalists and educators Sean Beckett and Ken Benton.

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  7. Exhibit Reception & Free Museum Day

    September 21, 2019, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Vermont History Museum

    Join us for a reception for the exhibit "Norman Rockwell's Arlington: America's Home Town" now on view in our Local History Gallery. The exhibit chronicles Rockwell and the other artists who lived in Arlington, as well as the many local residents who posed for the scenes of everyday life they portrayed. The exhibit is a collaborative effort of The Canfield Gallery and The Russell Collection of Vermontiana, located in the Martha Canfield Memorial Free Library in Arlington, Vermont. Admission is Free that day (with downloadable ticket) as part of the national Smithsonian Museum Day initiative. Download your ticket here:

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  8. Galen Cheney & Tessa G. O’Brien

    September 21, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ T. W. Wood Gallery

    The T.W. Wood Art Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibit featuring the work of Galen Cheney & Tessa G. O’Brien. Galen Cheney’s current work is a deepening of an exploration started during a residency in China in 2015. In China, Cheney worked with accumulated papers, building them up into multi-layered constructions. Tessa G. O’Brien combines representation and process-based abstraction with color and mark-making to describe the experience and memory of places she has known. Reception: September 6th, 3 – 8PM In Conjunction with Elevation Celebration and Art Walk The opening reception will take place on Friday, September 6th from 3 to 8pm in conjunction with Elevation Celebration and Art Walk. 3pm – Elevation Celebration: Ribbon cutting for the new elevator at the TW Wood Gallery and The Center for Arts and Learning; will include Mayor Ann Watson and Katie Miller, Executive Director of Vermont Inclusive Arts. 4-8pm - Art receptions and Art Walk.

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  9. Vermont Pastel Society

    September 21, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    The T.W. Wood Art Gallery is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibit by the Vermont Pastel Society. The exhibit will run from September 3rd to September 27th, 2019. All shows are free and open to the public. The Vermont Pastel Society The Vermont Pastel Society was established by a group of artists in 1999 to build and strengthen connections among pastel painters, to foster artistic development, and to provide links to resources. In addition, The Vermont Pastel Society promotes public appreciation of pastels as a fine art medium. The Vermont Pastel Society currently has over one hundred members. Reception: September 6th, 3 – 8PM In conjunction with Elevation Celebration and Art Walk The opening reception will take place on Friday, September 6th from 3 to 8pm in conjunction with Elevation Celebration and Art Walk. Vermont Pastel Society will present their Luminous Landscape Award, Reflective Waterscape Award, and Lovely Lines Award at 6pm.

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  10. Parkapalooza

    September 21, 2019, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Hubbard Park

    Everyone is invited to join the Montpelier Parks Department for their annual summer concert series, Parkapalooza! Every third Saturday of the month, from June through September, join Parks staff at Hubbard Park for an afternoon of music and fun. Each concert will feature great local music, delicious food from a community vendor, and various activities. Parkapalooza is suitable for guests of all ages and is an affordable, fun summer option for residents and guests of Montpelier to get outdoors and enjoy fun activities in a beautiful place! If you have any questions, please contact the Parks Department at (802) 223- 7335.

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