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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. Works by the Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers

    September 28, 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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  4. Capital City Farmer's Market

    September 28, 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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  5. Composting: the next level

    September 28, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ North Branch Nature Center

    Already composting but want to take it up a notch? This workshop will explore how to hot-compost, vermicomposting, bokashi composting, and strategies for composting throughout the winter. Led by Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District’s Cassandra Hemenway, a Vermont Master Composter graduate, and long-time composting educator. No registration required. See you there!

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  6. Uncharted

    September 28, 2019, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ The Garage Cultural Center

    After a lifetime investigating, Susan Wahlrab and Chris Miller are each in own their unique way, leaping off the mountain of experience to UnCharted waters. Challenging materials, subject matter and presentation. Deep breath - Jump! Susan brings a depth to her watercolor that is absolutely breathtaking and Chris Miller's (recently completed the Ceres sculpture on The State House) new work combines exotic wood and resin in a fascinating pairing.

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  7. Galen Cheney & Tessa G. O’Brien

    September 28, 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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