Calendar

COMMUNITY
BURLINGTON
Ethan Allen Homestead Museum
Fundraiser
March 25, 2 p.m. “STORIES FROM BEHIND THE BARN” with Bill Torrey. Join NPR Moth Mainstage storyteller, woodsman, author, and sixth-generation Vermonter Bill Torrey as he tells hilarious, heartwarming, true stories about growing up in 1960s Vermont. Hors d’oeuvres and door prizes. Tickets: $15. Reserve via e-mail to John Devino at devino13@comcast.net or 863-5403.

Make-A-Wish Vermont and ArtsRiot
Vermont Beardies Contest
March 24: 5 p.m. Second annual fundraiser for two Vermont children facing critical illnesses. Enter or support a beard in the contest. 400 Pine St. Details, sign up, donate at vermontbeardies.com

CHARLOTTE
Charlotte Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services
68th Anniversary
April 6. Cocktail hour, 6 p.m. Dinner and awards, 7 p.m. followed by dancing with music by The Hitmen. Cash Bar. Proceeds from ticket sales, a basket raffle and a 50/50 raffle will go toward community outreach and training support programs. Tickets on sale now. Call 425-3111. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. At The Old Lantern, Greenbush Road.

COLCHESTER
St. Michael’s College
Vermont Student Assistance Corp.
College & Career Pathways
March 17: 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. For high school sophomores, juniors and seniors and their families. 15 college and career workshops led by experts. vsac.org.

HINESBURG
Kindergarten registration
April 12-13.  Hinesburg Community School will hold registration on April 12 and 13 for new kindergarten students entering school this fall. Children must be 5 years old before September 1. Call the Hinesburg Community School at 482-2106 to schedule an appointment.
Spring Farmers Market

Hinesburg Firemen’s Association
Vendor signup by April 1 for April 28 market, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the fire station. Fees: $30 for spaces outside 10 x 10 (you provide your own table and pop-up); $35.00 for inside with a $10 table rental (25 spaces available). Information email: dbarber7541@gmail.com.

JOHNSON
Vermont Student Assistance Corp.
Johnson State College
(Northern Vermont University-Johnson)
College & Career Pathways
March 24: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For high school sophomores, juniors and seniors and their families. 15 college and career workshops led by experts. vsac.org.

LYNDON
Instant Decision Day
Lyndon State College
(Northern Vermont University-Lyndon)
March 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Northern Vermont University-Lyndon hosts an Open House and Instant Decision Day for prospective students. Free to students just starting their college search and for those who want an admissions decision on the spot. Take a tour, visit classes and sessions about financial aid, academics and residential life. Information and registration at northernvermont.edu/visit.

SHELBURNE
Local Democratic Committees
Transparency, Cyber Security and Voting Rights
March 20, 7-8:30 p.m. Community discussion: “Defending our Democracy – Transparency, Cyber Security and Voting Rights” featuring Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos, state Sen. Chris Pearson, P/D-Chittenden, and cyber security expert Justin Fimlaid from NuHarbor Security. Former Seven Days political reporter Terri Hallenbeck moderates.
Guests will discuss the 2017 presidential election, Russia’s interference in that election and the security of future elections. Sponsored by the Charlotte, Shelburne and South Burlington Democratic Committees. At the Shelburne Town Offices. Information: Sue Irish at sufi7vermont@gmail.com.

Relish Threads
Community Night
Friday, March 16, 5-7 p.m. Deliciousness provided by The Vermont Juice Company, Charlotte Village Winery, Takes the Cake, Brewtus Rosters and more. 3762 Shelburne Road. See Facebook event.

Shelburne Community School
Kindergarten registration
Ongoing for children who will be 5 on or before Sept. 1. Contact Patty Spagnolo at 383-1119 or pspagnolo@cvsdvt.org to register for fall kindergarten.
Information needed: child’s name, date of birth, pre-K program your child attends, parent(s) name(s), address, phone numbers and emails. More information will be sent out in late March to families of enrolled children. For after-school care during the 2018-2019 school year, the Part2 program website is parttwokids.com.

Palmer’s Sugarhouse
Sugar on Snow parties
Through April 15. Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 4 p.m. Open house weekend March 24-15 hours are 9-5. Family fun with maple goodies, live music, animal farm barn, and walking/ski trails. 985-5054.

SOUTH BURLINGTON
Burlington Garden Club
Celebration of Peonies at Hildene
June 7: 8 a.m. Sign up now for a trip to Hildene, home of Abraham Lincoln’s son Robert Todd Lincoln, in Manchester. Leave from Doubletree by Hilton Hotel (former Sheraton), Williston Road. Lunch included. Minimum of 35 travelers. $185 (portion may be tax deductible). Details: goodspeedandbach.com/music-culture/celebration-of-peonies-day-tour-of-hildene-the-lincoln-family-home-june-7-2018/

Central Vermont Trout Unlimited
March 24: 5 p.m. 47th annual conservation banquet. Live and silent auctions, door prizes, bucket raffles, rod and reel raffle, grand prize raffle for three-day/three-night trip for two to Lakewood Camps, Middle Dam, Maine. $45, two for $80, includes buffet dinner. Open to all.
Guest speaker: George Daniel, author and angler, member of Fly Fishing Team USA. (VIP Session: 40-participant limit; Daniel presentation on tightline techniques, autographed copy of  “Dynamic Nymphing,” banquet, free drink ticket. $90 per person.) Sunset Ballroom, 1712 Shelburne Road. vttu.org/banquet.php.

UNDERHILL
Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner
March 17: 5 to 6:30 p.m.  $14 adults, $8 age 5 to 10, under 5 free; maximum $40 family. Takeout meals available. St. Thomas Knights of Columbus. Parish hall. 899-4632.

DANCE
BURLINGTON
Dancing Uphill
March 22: 7-8:30 p.m.
March 23 and 24: 7- 8:30 p.m., 9 -10:30 p.m.
Students and guest artists Ephrat Asherie and Avi Waring. $10. UVM Mann Gym, Trinity Campus, 208 Colchester Ave. 656-7776.

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
March 30 and 31: 8 p.m. Souleymane Badolo: Yimbegre. Brooklyn-based dancer and choreographer. With Sylvestre Koffitse Akakpo-Adzaku and master drummer Mamoudou Konate.
153 Main St. 86-FLYNN, flynntix.org,
flynncenter.org.

EXHIBITS / MUSEUMS
BURLINGTON
University of Vermont
Fleming Museum
Through May 20. Alison Bechdel’s “Self-Confessed: The Inappropriately Intimate Comics of Alison Bechdel.” East Gallery.
Through May 20: “Bluestockings” or “Les Bas Bleus,” featuring the work of French caricaturist Honoré Daumier, a series of 19th-century lithographs. Wolcott Gallery.
61 Colchester Ave. Information: uvm.edu/~fleming/.

JERICHO
Emile A. Gruppe Gallery
What Did the Rock Say: Part 1
Through March 18. Reception March 4, 2-4 p.m. Exhibition of nature photographs by John Snell and works of layered fabric collage and pencil drawings by Dianne Shullenberger. Emilegruppegallery.com or 899-3211.

MIDDLEBURY
Vermont Folklife Center
“Up Home”
Through March 31. Exhibit of hand-colored photos from 1952 Pawlet, Vt., home of Minnie Griswold that was kept intact for 30 years before being documented in photographs. 88 Main St. Information: vermontfolklifecenter.org

Middlebury College Museum of Art
Power & Piety: Spanish Colonial Art
Through April 22. Drawn from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection, founded to enhance the appreciation of art from Latin America, this exhibition reveals the great wealth of the region from the late 17th century until the 1820s. Co-organized by the Museum of Biblical Art, New York, and Art Services International, Alexandria, Virginia. Free. Middlebury College Museum of Art, Christian A. Johnson Memorial Gallery. middlebury.edu/arts.

SHELBURNE
Roadhouse Studios
Quilt exhibit
March 16, 5-8 p.m. Quilter Hope Johnson of Vermont Quilt Bee hosts a reception and exhibit opening featuring honey-bee themed art quilts and linens, local music and refreshments. Attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for the Shelburne Food Shelf. (Check “current needs” at shelburnefoodshelf.org.) Roadhouse Studios, 207 Webster Road. roadhousestudiosvt.com. The exhibit runs through March with showings by appointment, 985-9747.

Shelburne Museum
March 17 to Aug. 26: In the Garden: Flower Power: Desire, Love and Sentiment; Everlasting Blooms: Floriform Metalwork of Marie Zimmermann; Invasive Species: Insects in the Home. Murphy Gallery, Pizzagalli Center.

Puppet Day
March 24: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. In honor of World Puppetry Day (March 21) and the exhibition “Puppets: World on a String,” (through June 3) the museum plans several live theatrical puppet performances: “The Snowflake Man” with puppeteer Sarah Frechette of PuppetKabob and “Punch & Judy” with Modern Times Theatre. Puppets in Education will demonstrate the work they do in schools. In Webby’s Art Studio, create a puppet, act out a puppet show in the interactive puppet theater, enjoy a curator-led gallery tour in the exhibition. Space is limited for performances. Free with museum admission.
Puppet-making workshop: 2 p.m. with puppeteer Sarah Frechette. Additional ticket fee: $10. Limit 25. Separate online registration required. popuppuppetworkshop.eventbrite.com.
6000 Shelburne Road. 985-3346; shelburnemuseum.org.

Shelburne Vineyard
“Painting for a Cure”
Through March. 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. 6308 Shelburne Rd.; shelburnevineyard.com.

FILM
CASTLETON
International Film Festival
Through March 20: The Castleton International 5th Annual Film Festival returns with a series of contemporary films from Latin America. The festival is free and open to the public. Screenings are in Herrick Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Featured films include “The Empty Classroom” tonight, and “The Second Mother” on March 20. Information: castleton.edu/filmfest.

MIDDLEBURY
Middlebury College
March 17: 3 and 8 p.m. “Silence.” Two Catholic priests (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) journey to find their mentor. Sunderland Language Center, Dana Auditorium. Free. 443-5258.

Town Hall Theater
Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival
April 7: Oscar nominated drama “Lady Bird,” directed by Greta Gerwig.
Tickets: are $13 including preservation fee, at townhalltheater.org, at 802-382-9222 or in person at the box office daily except Sunday, noon-5 p.m. 68 S. Pleasant St. townhalltheater.org/calendar-and-tickets. middfilmfest.org. 382-9222.

KIDS
BURLINGTON
ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
“My Sky” Exhibit
Through May 6. “My Sky” invites children and adults to explore the Sun, the Moon and the stars in an immersive, inviting environment. Families are encouraged to «look up» when they visit the exhibit and in their everyday lives. Produced by Boston Children’s Museum in collaboration with Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and NASA. 1 College Street; echovermont.org.

Phoenix Books Burlington
March 17: 11 a.m. Story Time with City Market includes a St. Patrick’s Day treat with “O’Sullivan Stew” by Hudson Talbott and a healthy food activity. All ages. 191 Bank St. 448-3350. phoenixbooks.biz

SHELBURNE
Champlain Maker Faire
Taking Things Apart
March 18, 12:30-2:30 p.m.  “Taking Things Apart” workshop from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Vermont STEAMspace located at Vermont Teddy Bear. Run by Deb Sigel, a mechanical and aerospace engineer, artist, and science-technology-engineering-math educator who teaches hands-on, tool-based STEM and art fusion classes for kids. Geared toward kids 5 and up; must have an adult along. Fee: $20. Space is limited. For more information and to register, visit online at takingthingsapart2.eventbrite.com.

Shelburne Museum
Webby’s Art Studio
Saturdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Specialized art activities for all ages, inspired by temporary and permanent exhibitions.
March 17: Encapsulated Creatures. Build a mixed-media insect and a terrarium to keep it in.
March 24: Puppet Day. Special time 10 a.m. to 1p.m. Design a finger puppet.
March 31: Trivet, Trivet, Trivet. Turn natural wool fibers into a colorful, felted-ball trivet.
All activities are in the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education classroom. Free with Admission. 6000 Shelburne Road. 985-3346; shelburnemuseum.org/calendar/.

MEETINGS, CLASSES and CONFERENCES
COLCHESTER
Marine Corps League
Seeking members
March 15. Dinner at 5:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. Group dinner, new members welcome. The Donald Cook Detachment of the Burlington area Marine Corps League is looking for Marines and FMF corpsmen who have honorably performed their service and desire to continue community service. Visit donaldcookdetvtmcl.org for details and background. At the American Legion Post 91 in Colchester. Contact: Commandant Herb Drew (863-3538), “Doc” Dan Bean (985-8545) or Marine John Kohler (238-8405).

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.

Sun Style Tai Chi
Classes at Shelburne Town Hall. Basic: Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday 9 – 10 a.m. Sun 73: Monday/Wednesday 10:15-11:15 a.m. Free. Sponsored by Age Well. Donations welcome but not required. Information by email to Chris Curtis curwit@gmail.com, or Lee Sheridan-Orr waliboonic@hotmail.com.

Roadhouse Studios
Quilting class
March 21 and 31, 1-3 p.m. Hope Johnson of Vermont Quilt Bee offers “If the Bees Can Do It, Sew Can You!” in two sessions covering basic hexagonal patchwork design and construction, making templates and hand-sewing honeycomb patchwork. At Roadhouse Studios, 207 Webster Road. Beginners welcome; for adults, kids 12 and up. Information and registration at roadhousestudiosvt.com; vermontquiltbee@gmail.com.

MUSIC
BURLINGTON
George Winston
“Spring Carousel” Tour
March 31 at 7:30 p.m. First Unitarian Universalist Society, 152 Pearl St. Benefits City of Hope National Medical Center. Tickets: georgewinston.com

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
MainStage
March 17: 8 p.m. Ireland’s six-piece traditional band Altan celebrates St. Patrick’s Day. Fiddles, guitars, a bouzouki, and accordion produce hard-driving jigs, reels and ballads in Gaelic and English.
March 19: 7:30 p.m. Zakir Hussain and Rakesh Chaurasia.
153 Main St. 86-FLYNN, flynntix.org.

UVM Recital Hall
“The Gift of Music”
March 18: 4 p.m. Reception follows, refreshments, live music by Mary Jane Austin, Mary Bonhag, Alison Cerutti, Adam Hall, Erik Kroncke, Erin McIntyre, David Neiweem, Skip Potter, Beth-Ann Willey, Sam Whitesell, Arthur Zorn. $50. Benefits UVM’s Children’s Hospital. Presented by Maplefields. UVM Recital Hall, 384 S. Prospect St. 86-FLYNN, flynntix.org.

HINESBURG
Hinesburg Artist Series
22nd Annual Concert
March 18: 4:30 p.m. South County Chorus, Hinesburg Artist Series Orchestra, guest soloists under the direction of Rufus C. Patrick. Jim Duncan, Jane Kittredge, Kim Hardy, Gary Moreau, bass. Guest artists Grace Cloutier, Amy Frostman, Gary Moreau, Jim Duncan, Billy Ray Poli. $20 adults, $15 seniors and students, at the Hinesburg Recreation Office, Blue Cottage Gifts, Hinesburgh Public House, flynntix.org or 863-5966, and at the door. St. Jude’s Church, 10759 VT-116

St. Jude’s Church
Evening of music
March 20 at 7 p.m. The Taize community will hold an evening of music at St. Jude Church in Hinesburg on Route 116. Free will offering at the door. All are welcome. 482-2290.

MIDDLEBURY
Middlebury College
College Choir Baltics Tour
March 18: 3 p.m. Concert feeaturing international repertoire including compositions from the Americas and the Baltic states. Mead Memorial Chapel. Free. 443-5258.
Chunhogarang
March 21 at 4:30 p.m. This ensemble of six young men from Korea will feature traditional Korean Gayageum chamber music pieces with Yanggeum (lute), Jangu (drum), Danso (short flute) and other wind instruments. The Gayageum is a traditional Korean zither-like string instrument, with 12 strings. Co-Sponsored by the Music Department, the Language Schools, the Korean American Student Association and Summer School of Korean.  Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall. Information: middlebury.edu/arts/mcfa or 443-5258.

Champlain Philharmonic

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In its 14th season, the Champlain Philharmonic presents “Lion and Lamb” for its Annual Spring Concert Series at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. The program will include Verdi’s “Overture to La Forza Del Destino,” Grieg’s Peer Gynt “Suite No. 1,” and Sibelius’ “Spring Song.” Tickets are available at the door: $15 general admission, $12 for seniors (60+), and $5 for students; $2 preservation fee for general admission, $1 for all other tickets. Town Hall Theater Box Office: 382-9222 Mon-Sat, noon-5 p.m.; townhalltheater.org.

 

MONTPELIER
Bach Organ Marathon
March 25 at 1:30 p.m. Fourth annual. Local piano students, five Vermont organists play compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach on the church’s pipe organ built by Karl Wilhelm in the north German Baroque style. Free; donations welcome to public schools’ music scholarship funds. Christ Episcopal Church, 64 State St. Lynnette Combs, 371-5066; homeplacegirl@gmail.com.

RANDOLPH
St. Patrick’s Day at Chandler Music Hall

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Masters of the Celtic Harp. William Jackson and Gráinne Hambly perform Scottish and Irish music Saturday March 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Chandler Music Hall in Randolph. $17 advance, $20. 71-73 Main St. 728-6464 (weekdays, noon to 4 p.m.); 
chandler-arts.org.

SHELBURNE
Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival
March 18: 7 p.m. Robyn Bollinger, multimedia solo violin show, “CIACCONA: The Bass of Time.” All Souls Interfaith Gathering, 291 Bostwick Road. $25, $5 students. 86-FLYNN, flynntix.org. 846-2175, info@lccmf.org.

SOUTH BURLINGTON
Women United
“Rockin’ For A Reason”
March 15:  6 to 7 p.m., networking; 7-8:15 p.m. opening band, King Me. 8:15-9 p.m., live auction, raffle of two Dave Matthews Band concert tickets. 9-11 p.m. Headline band, Renegade Groove. Hosted by Women United, United Way of Northwest Vermont supporting financial stability for women and their families in Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle counties. Tickets: $20. Higher Ground, Showcase Lounge, 1214 Williston Road. ticketfly.com/event/1642859-rockin-for-reason-south-burlington/

OUTDOORS
Green Mountain Club
Snowshoe hikes
March 18: Mt. Abe. Depending on conditions, hike or snowshoe to the top of Mt. Abraham via the Battell Trail. Lovely views. If it is icy, crampons or microspikes and poles will be necessary. Difficult snowshoe. Moderate pace. 6-7 miles. 2,500-foot elevation gain. Group limit 12. Contact leader by March 16 to sign up. Sheri Larsen: larsen007@aol.com or 878-6828.
March 24: Camel’s Hump Loop. Forest City Trail to Montclair Glen Lodge, then climb the Long Trail to Camel’s Hump summit, return along the Burrows Trail. Difficult snowshoe. Moderate to strong pace. 6 miles. 2,400-foot elevation gain. Contact leader David Hathaway: david.hathaway.78@gmail.com or 899-9982.
March 25: Mt. Ethan Allen. Bring a bit of Ethan Allen trivia to share. Moderate to difficult snowshoe. 6-7 miles. Contact leader Mary Lou Recor: mlrecor@myfairpoint.netor 660-2834.

TALKS, ETC.
BURLINGTON
Ethan Allen Homestead Museum
History Talk on Fort Ethan Allen
March 18 at 2-4 p.m. Presentation on the history of Fort Ethan Allen with William Parkinson. Through stories and photos, he will offer a look at the regiments, buildings, and people involved in the Fort’s military and civilian evolution from the 1890s to the present. 1 Ethan Allen Homestead. Ethanallenhomestead.org.

Phoenix Books Burlington
Discussion and chocolate
March 15: Champlain College Executive Chef and baker Sandi Earle, “My 30-Year Love Affair with Food in Vermont.” First 20 attendees purchasing book receive a four-pack of Shotgun Wedding Chocolate Truffles (recipe in book).
March 22: Annelise Orleck, “We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now: The Global Uprising Against Poverty Wages.” History professor at Dartmouth.
6:30 p.m. $3, benefits Vermont Foodbank; includes $5 discount coupon for featured book.  Coupons expire at end of event.
191 Bank St. 448-3350. phoenixbooks.biz.

COLCHESTER
Vermont Genealogy Library
March 17: Using Facebook for Genealogy Research. $10. Fort Ethan Allen, 377 Hegeman Ave. Open for research: Tuesday, 3 to 9:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 310-9285, vtgenlib.org.

ESSEX JUNCTION
Phoenix Books Essex
March 28: 6:30 p.m. Arnie Kozak, Ph.D. “Timeless Truths for Modern Mindfulness.”
2 Carmichael St. 872-7111, phoenixbooks.biz.

JERICHO
Energy Task Force
Roger Hill
March 22 at 7 p.m. The Jericho Energy Task Force welcomes Vermont weather forecaster Roger Hill for “Connecting the Dots between Daily Weather and Climate Change.” Having worked for the National Weather Service in Los Angeles, Montana, Cape Hatteras and Burlington, Hill has forecasted weather for Radio Vermont since 2000 and he runs his Weathering Heights website from his home in Worcester. Part of the group’s annual winter movie/lecture series. Light refreshments. A waste-free event, bring mugs and bowls. At the Deborah Rawson Memorial Library, 8 River Road. Information: Phyl Newbeck at phyl@together.net.

MIDDLEBURY
Middlebury College

Photo by Jessica Boehman
Middlebury’s terracotta relief “The Ecstasy of St. Teresa of Ávila” has been attributed to Tommaso Amantini, a Baroque sculptor trained in Bernini’s circle in Rome, on the basis of a similar, signed relief in Vienna. In a talk March 23 at 12:30 p.m. Professor Jessica Boehman of CUNY LaGuardia Community College will link both reliefs to high-profilechurch patrons in Le Marche, Italy. Part of the Fridays at the Museum series. Free. middlebury.edu/arts or 443-3168. Mahaney Center for the Arts, Sabra Field Lecture Hall (Room 125).

MONTPELIER
Clark Dinner and Lecture Series
Lake Sturgeon
March 17: 6 p.m. vegetarian dinner. 7:30 p.m. presentation by Chet Mackenzie, Fisheries Program Manager for Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. Slide show “Lake Sturgeon: Champlain’s Giant, Prehistoric Fish.” Found in Lake Champlain, the endangered lake sturgeon can live 150 years, grow to seven feet long and can weigh over 300 pounds. The talk is free. Dinner tickets: $20 in advance. Limited seating. Fundraiser for the Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 130 Main St. Tickets: Nancy Schulz, saddleshoes2@gmail.com.

League of Women Voters
Spring Lecture and Lunch
March 17: noon. Journalists John Christie and Naomi Schalit discuss “Integrity of Journalism: How to be a Critical Thinking News Consumer.” Capital Plaza Hotel, Ethan Allen Room, 100 State St. $5 non-League members, includes lunch. Checks payable to LWVVT, P.O. Box 1391, Montpelier, VT 05602 or register at https://tinyurl.com/LWVVT-Spring2018. Information: Sonja Schuyler, 899-3657, lwvofvt@gmail.com.

SOUTH BURLINGTON
Burlington Garden Club
March 27: 12:30 p.m. Laura Hill, Senior Lecturer in Plant Biology, UVM. “How Plants Will Save the World.” Free. Faith United Methodist Church, 899 Dorset St. bgcvt.org.

Education and Enrichment for Everyone (EEE)
March 16: 2-3 p.m. “Historic Architecture of South Burlington 1800-1965,” Devin Colman, State Architectural Historian, Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
March 23: 2 to 3 p.m. “The History of Lakeview Cemetery and Some of Its Notable Residents,” Britta Tonn, Architectural Historian.
EEE Spring Speaker Series is $40 for the semester and its 12 lectures; tickets for a single date are $5 each. At Faith United Methodist Church, 899 Dorset St. 846-5132. Full schedule at eeevermont.org.

THEATER
BURLINGTON
Flynn Theatre
MainStage
March 16: Paula Poundstone, Emmy Award winning comedian, author and actress.
March 23: 8 p.m. Mike  Birbiglia: The New One. Award-winning comedian.
FlynnSpace
Through March 25: Vermont Stage presents Laura Eason’s play “Sex with Strangers.” Smart, tantalizing, comedy flirts with the ever-blurring line between public and private personas and relationships in the digital age. Cadden Jones and Logan James Hall appear courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association. Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets and information at vermontstage.org or 802-862-1497.
FlynnSpace, 153 Main St. 86-FLYNN, flynntix.org.

CASTLETON
‘Guys and Dolls’

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Castleton University
Castleton University’s Theater Arts and Music Department presents “Guys and Dolls” at the school’s Casella Theater. Showtimes are March 21-24 at 7 p.m. and March 24- 25 at 2 p.m. Returning alumni are participating in the production, which won a Best Musical Tony Award in 1950.

COLCHESTER
Saint Michael’s College
McCarthy Arts Center Theater
“Fuddy Meers” by David Lindsay-Abiare
March 21, 22, 23, 24: 7 p.m. Claire (Jillian Kenny) has psychogenic amnesia, waking each day in a blank optimistic slate, while others try to alter her sense of reality. Darkly comic thrill-ride, mature situations, very strong language. Free. Limited seating reservations: fuddysmc.eventbrite.com; special seating needs: pharrigan@smcvt.edu

MONTPELIER
Lost Nation Theater
“Celebrate 30 Cabaret”
March 23:7:30 p.m. Hosted by G. Richard Ames.
Katherine Paterson, Christopher Scheer, Maura O’Brien, George Woodard perform scenes, songs, monologues, and special moments from “Stone,” “Always Patsy Cline,” “As You Like It,” “Judevine,” “Woody Guthrie’s American Song.” $25 donation suggested. Montpelier City Hall, 39 Main St. 229-0492, info@lostnationtheater.org. lostnationtheater.org.

STOWE
Stowe Theatre Guild Auditions
Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple” (Female Version)
March 17: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; callbacks 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Six women and two men, stage ages 30 to 50. Prepare short comedic monologue; be prepared to read sides (posted in advance on website). Rehearsals begin in mid-to-late July. Show dates Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 3-20. chiarahollender@gmail.com
Town Hall Theatre, second floor, Akeley Soldiers Memorial Building, 67 Main St.
info@stowetheatre.com, stowetheatre.com, Facebook.

WAITSFIELD
Valley Players
Cabin Fever Follies
March 23 and 24: 6:30 p.m. doors open. 7:30 p.m. show.
March 25: 5 p.m. doors open. 6 p.m. show.
Mad River Valley’s Mud Season Variety Show, cabaret style. Singing, dancing, standup and sit down comedy, joke telling, juggling; cabaret style. Bring supper and beverage. Send messages of love or sell items via dancing Raisinettes on stage. Table seating (maximum of 10) or chairs. $10. Advance non-refundable paid reservations, cash or check, for over four people no later than 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, or 6 p.m. Sunday. Valley Players Theater, Route 100. 583-1674 or  valleyplayers@madriver.com.

WORKSHOPS
STOWE
“Storytelling for Social Change”
March 16: deadline to register (388-4964).
March 17: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kathleen Haughey, executive director of the Vermont Folklife Center and ethnomusicologist; Mary Rizos, Vermont Folklife Center director of education and photographer. $95. Helen Day Art Center, 90 Pond St.

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