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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.
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.
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.
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.
September 22, 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.