January 4 Calendar

COMMUNITY
BURLINGTON
Champlain Valley Prostate Cancer Support Group
Jan. 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. Dr. Mark Plante, Chief of Urology at the University of Vermont Medical Center will be the speaker. The group is designed for cancer patients, their spouses, caregivers, as well as survivors who were successfully treated for the disease. At Hope Lodge, 237 East Ave. Information: Facilitator Mary L. Guyette, 274-4990 or vmary@aol.com

SHELBURNE
Chittenden County Chess Club
Every Thursday at 7 p.m. Registration 7-7:15 p.m.; Games begin at 7:30 p.m. Great competitive fun. Information: Dave at 324-1143 or email carterd253@hotmail.com. Lake Champlain Waldorf High School, 122 Bostwick Road.

DANCE
SHELBURNE
Contra Dance
Jan. 12 at 8 p.m. Queen City Contras will hold its regular dance at Shelburne Town Hall, 5376 Shelburne Road. Music by Atlantic Crossing; Rich Sbardella will be the caller. All are welcome, all dances taught, no partner or experience necessary. Beginners’ session at 7:45. Admission: $9 for adults; under 12 free. Bring clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing. queencitycontras.org

EXHIBITS
HINESBURG
Carpenter-Carse Library
Through Jan. 13. Exhibition featuring paintings by Hinesburg artists Judi Maculan and John Penoyar. 69 Ballards Corner; carpentercarse.org.

MIDDLEBURY

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10 Years: The Cameron Print Project. The Studio Art Program hosts an annual weeklong visit from a Cameron visiting artist who works with students in Professor Hedya Klein’s silkscreen and intaglio classes. Jan. 9 through April 29. Free. Middlebury College Museum of Art Overbrook Gallery. Middlebury.edu.

SHELBURNE
Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery
Through January. “Mash-up: Realism, Abstraction, and Synthesis.” Group exhibit featuring oils on panel by Julie Y Baker Albright along with pieces by 15 additional artists. 86 Falls Rd. fsgallery.com.

Shelburne Museum
Through Jan. 21, 2018: Hooked on Patty Yoder.
Feb. 17 to June 3: Puppets: World on a String; works by Jim Henson, Andy Warhol, Peter Schumann of Bread and Puppet Theater, and more.
Through Feb. 18: Sweet Tooth: The Art of Dessert.
6000 Shelburne Road. 985-3346; info@shelburnemuseum.org, shelburnemuseum.org.

Shelburne Vineyard
“Painting for a Cure”
Jan. 6 from 3 to 5 p.m. opening reception for an exhibition of paintings by Charlotte artist/architect Ted Montgomery. Sales of paintings will support the University of Vermont Cancer Center research team headed by Dr. David Krag of Shelburne. Exhibit runs through March. Shelburne Vineyard, 6308 Shelburne Rd.; shelburnevineyard.com.

FILM
BURLINGTON
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center
Extreme Weather 3D
Through Feb. 9; daily 11 a.m., 1 and 3:30 p.m. Weather is intensifying in varied and complex ways. Extreme Weather goes to the front lines. $3-5 plus regular admission, $13.50-16.50; admission free for members and kids 2 and under. echovermont.org

Fletcher Free Library
“Now is the Time”
Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. The Champlain Valley League of Women Voters presents this documentary film about single-payer health care, “Now is the Time” by Laurie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg. The film will be followed by a discussion with local physician, Dr. Anna Carey. For more information, contact Sonja Schuyler, sonjaschuyler@gmail.com.

MIDDLEBURY
Middlebury College
Dana Auditorium
“Beach Rats”
Jan. 13 at 3 and 8 p.m. Frankie, a teenager from the outer edges of Brooklyn, struggles to escape his troubled home life and reconcile conflicting sexual desires. Q&A with director Eliza Hittman and producer Brad Becker-Parton ‘11.5. (95 min.). A Hirschfield International Film Series event. Free. Sunderland Language Center, Dana Auditorium.

KIDS
BURLINGTON
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center
Innovation Playground Exhibit
Through Jan. 15. Celebrates lifelong play and its role in sparking technological, social, and artistic innovation in our community. Build with giant blue blocks, explore virtual galaxies in a cardboard spaceship, and bring inventions to life in a fully equipped maker space.
1 College St. echovermont.org.

BURLINGTON and ESSEX
Phoenix Books storytime
Jan. 6 through March 31 at 11 a.m.: Saturday Story Time at Phoenix Books Burlington and Essex. Enjoy timeless tales and new adventures with your little ones. A new picture book, classic or a staff favorite each week to read aloud. For kids of all ages. Free. 191 Bank St., Burlington, and 2 Carmichael St., Essex. Information: phoenixbooks.biz.

MILTON
Milton Artists’ Guild
Family Drop-in Art Fun
January and February Sunday afternoons, 1-3 p.m.: Battle the winter blues and cabin fever at the Milton Artists’ Guild Art Center & Gallery for free drop-in creative workshops for families. Different medium each week: Jan. 7 origami; Jan. 14 air-dry clay; Jan. 21 beading; Jan. 28 painting. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All ages. MAG Art Center & Gallery, Hannaford Plaza. Information: miltonartistsguild.org.

SHELBURNE
Shelburne Nursery School
Jan. 15 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Open House at the nonprofit parent cooperative preschool.
30 Church St. shelburnenurseryschool.org.

MEETINGS
SOUTH BURLINGTON
Green Mountain Chapter
Embroiderers’ Guild of America
Jan. 10, 2018: 9:30 a.m. Learn needle tatting or bring own work. All abilities. First meeting free. Bring bag lunch. The Pines, 5 Aspen Drive. Car-pooling: 372-4255, gmc.vt.ega@gmail.com.

MUSEUMS
SHELBURNE
Shelburne Museum
“Hooked on Patty Yoder”
Through Jan. 21. Exhibition of 20th century hooked rugs in the Colgate Gallery.
“Sweet Tooth: The Art of Dessert”
Through Feb. 18. Exhibition looking at America’s sweets obsession through pop culture and visual art.
6000 Shelburne Road. 985-3346; info@shelburnemuseum.org, shelburnemuseum.org.

MUSIC
Northern Bronze Handbell Ensemble
“Songs of Good Cheer”
Jan. 5, 6, 7. Shelburne’s Trinity Episcopal Church is the home base for this professional community handbell group that has three concerts planned this weekend:
Jan. 5 at 7 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church, 95 Allen Rd, South Burlington.
Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. at St. James episcopal Church, 4 St. James Place, Essex Junction, with Bells of St. James.
Jan. 7 at 3 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 38 South Winooski Ave., Burlington, with Austin Chimers.
Tickets at the doors: $12 general; $8 for children under 12. Information: northernbronze.org.

MIDDLEBURY

Photo Marco Borggreve

Pianist Shai Wosner. Jan. 12: 8 p.m. Franz Schubert’s Opuses 42, 51, and 78, the “Fantasie.” $28; $22 college faculty, staff, emeriti, alumni; $10 age 18 and under; $6 MC students. Middlebury College Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall, 72 Porter Field Road, off Route 30 South. 443-6433, middlebury.edu/arts/tickets.

RUTLAND
Celebration of Robert De Cormier
Jan. 7 at 3 p.m. Celebration of the Life and Music of Robert De Cormier (1922-2017) with works that he composed, arranged and loved. Vermont Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Counterpoint, local choruses and musicians. Grace Congregational Church, 8 Court St. Free. All welcome. counterpointchorus.com.

TALKS, ETC.
BURLINGTON
Phoenix Books Burlington
Jan. 9 at 6:30 p.m. ​Book launch event for “The Ride of Your Life: choosing what drives you” by Cinse Bonino, a new book from Onion River Press. The author shows readers how to use fear to their advantage. Bonino is a former professor of creativity and conceptual development with a background in education and the psychology of human learning. Free. 191 Bank Street. phoenixbooks.biz or 448-3350.

Jan. 11, 2018: 6:30 p.m. Vermont author Katherine Arden discusses “The Girl in the Tower,” sequel to “The Bear and the Nightingale.” Books for purchase and signing. Limited seating. $3 ticket benefits Vermont Foodbank; includes coupon for $5 book discount; coupons expire at closing. 191 Bank St. 448-3350. phoenixbooks.biz

THEATER
BURLINGTON
Very Merry Theatre
“Spamalot”
Jan. 4, 5 at 7 p.m. and Jan. 6 at 12:30 p.m. A musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the 1975 film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”  The irreverent parody of the Arthurian legend, the Knights of the Round Table, covers the pursuit of the grail, encountering taunters, a killer rabbit, the lady of the lake and much more. General admission by donation at the door. O.N.E. Community Center, 20 Allen St. verymerrytheatre.org.

MONTPELIER
Lost Nation Theater
2018 Season Auditions
Jan. 7: 5 to 8 p.m. and Jan. 8: 5 to 9 p.m. By appointment. Age 15 and up. Bring headshot and resume. Prepare two contrasting monologues, 16 bars of two-minute song (optional). Some roles pre-cast. “The Humans,” “Urinetown: The Musical,” “Twelfth Night,” “Disappearances.” Montpelier City Hall, 39 Main St. Advance sign up: info@lostnationtheater.org also lostnationtheater.org/auditions-and-employment
229-0492.

SHELBURNE
Shelburne Players
Auditions for “The Dixie Swim Club” by Jones-Hope-Wooten
Jan. 12, 2018: 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Jan. 13: 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Five middle-aged Southern women whose friendship began on their college swim team, hold reunion every August. Performances: April 13-15, 19-21.
Trinity Episcopal Church, 5171 Shelburne Road.
Synopsis, character descriptions: shelburneplayers.com.

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