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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.