Jan. 13: 4 p.m. Classical string ensemble Playing for Good, performs works by Mozart, Handel, Tchaikovsky and the Danish String Quartet at Folino’s Wood Fired Pizza, 71 South Union St. On the menu are brunch-inspired pizzas. BYOB. Admission by donation. Proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Vermont.
Open Mic and Winter Waltz
• Jan. 15: Doors at 6 p.m. Open Mic Night performances 6:30-8:30 p.m. Details, sign up contact is Mike Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org. Performing not required. Audience members welcome.
• Jan. 20: 4-6 p.m. Winter Waltz with dancing and light refreshments. Join in or just watch. Children welcome.
Donations accepted to support future building renovations. Winter Waltz suggested donations: $5 per person, $10 per family. Updates and announcements on the Grange’s Facebook page: Charlotte Grange #398. The grange is located at 2858 Spear St.
American Red Cross
Jan. 10: 12:30 to 6 p.m. at St. Jude’s Parish Hall on Vermont Route 116. Make an appointment ahead to save time by visiting RedCrossBlood.org online or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Jan. 16: 6-7 p.m. Families are invited to visit to meet teachers, learn about infant, toddler and preschool programs. The school offers full and part-time enrollment, pre-K, after school care. 96 Pond Road. Information: 482-2525.
CVU High School
Jan. 20: 4:30-7:30 p.m. 11th annual Family Formal organized by the CVU Principles of Business class to raise funds for Make-A-Wish Vermont. Geared for families with children in grades K-5 or for kids that age to attend with a special adult. (Younger and older children welcome.) In the CVU cafeteria. Tickets: $22 adult, $6 child. Purchase online at ticketsource.us/cvufamilyformal or contact email@example.com.
Women’s March V#WomensWave
Jan. 19: 10 a.m. to noon. Third annual. Rally at Vermont State House, 115 State St. Information: womensmarchvermont.com.
Holy Rosary Church Hall
French Canadian Supper
Feb. 2: 5 p.m. A traditional French-Canadian supper at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church Hall including pea soup, meat pie, mashed potatoes, dessert, beverages. $12 suggested donation benefits the charities of Rosary Council of the Knights of Columbus 4684. Information: 434-2521 (day), 872-8063 (evening). 64 West Main St.
Williston Central School
Marko the Magician
Jan. 11: 6:30 p.m. Magic and Hypnosis Show to support Williston Central School’s June trip to Washington, D.C. Concessions available. In the auditorium. Tickets are $10 at door or in advance at Williston Central School, 195 Central School Drive, and Allen Brook School, 497 Talcott Road.
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
Jan. 11 and 12: 8 p.m. Bill Shannon, “Maker Moves.” Dance artist Bill Shannon; lyrical dance with surrealist comedy.
Amy E. Tarrant Gallery
Jan. 13: 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vermont Dance Alliance presents the VDA Dance Symposium, a day of learning, connecting and networking. By Donation. Must pre-register: firstname.lastname@example.org. Also information at vermontdance.org/events.
153 Main St. 86-FLYNN, flynntix.org.
Ohavi Zedek Synagogue
Balkan Folk Dancing
Jan. 20: 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Taught by Louise Brill and others. Easier line and circle dances in the first hour; then intermediate dances, reviews, open request dancing. Beginners welcome, no partner needed. Contribute: $6 donation, snacks for break. Free the first time. Wear informal, comfortable clothing. Lots of parking. Use the back door. At Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, 188 N. Prospect St.Information: 540-1020 or email email@example.com
North End Studios
Queen City Contras
Jan. 11: 7:45 p.m. beginners; 8 p.m. Shari Shakti calling; music by Aaron Marcus and Friends. All welcome, dances taught, no partner or experience necessary. $9 adults; under 12 free. Bring clean, soft-soled dancing shoes. North End Studios, 294 N. Winooski Ave. 877-3698, queencitycontras.org.
Vermont Dance Alliance
Adult Dance Experience
Jan. 27: 1 to 6 p.m. Hosted by Ballet Vermont and Spotlight Vermont! Choose from nine free classes. At Spotlight on Vermont studios, 50 San Remo Drive. Free. Space is limited, pre-register at balletvermont.org/adult-dance-experience. Information at vermontdance.org/events.
Spruce Peak Performing
• Jan. 10: 1 p.m. The Bolshoi Ballet in HD, “Don Quixote.” 20 percent AARP discount.
• Jan. 26: 7 p.m. National Ballet Theatre of Odessa, “Swan Lake.”
122 Hourglass Drive, Stowe Mountain Resort. sprucepeakarts.org, 760-4634.
Amy E. Tarrant Gallery
at the Flynn Center
Through March 9: “The Intrepid Couple and the Story of Authentica African Imports,” a multimedia exhibit from the collection of Jackson J. and Lydia Clemmons of Charlotte. Open Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., also prior to MainStage shows and during intermission. 153 Main St. 652-4500, flynncenter.org.
Burlington City Arts
To Feb. 9: Tectonic Industries’ “Dreams Can Come True,” immersive interactive arts experience using video questionnaires and Pauline Jennings, “Becoming Human;” three-channel video and sound installation. 135 Church St. 865-7166. Burlingtoncityarts.org.
Main Street Landing
Jan. 15 to 29: Audubon Photography Awards Exhibit with a reception Jan. 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Reproductions of winning photographs for sale. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. CornerStone Building, 3 Main St. audubon.org.
Through Jan. 15: “Landscape Re-Imagined: Painting, Drawing, Photography, and Glass” consists of large-scale images of the Middlebury campus in autumn created in Professor Jim Butler’s fall class that looked at the connection between the natural and built environments and the history of how humans have depicted landscape. Studio Art event. Free. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Johnson Memorial Building.
Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery
Winter Group Show
Through January: New works by Vermont artists in “Illuminate: The Winter Group Show.” Features pieces by Sam Colt, Bonnie Acker, Julie Y Baker Albright, Elizabeth Allen, Scott André Campbell, Janet Fredericks, Kerry O. Furlani, Philip Hagopian, Karen Henderson, Kate Longmaid, David Maille, Adelaide Murphy Tyrol, Garrett Sadler, Gail Salzman, David Smith, Jozie Furchgott Sourdiffe, and Anne Thiam. 86 Falls Rd. 985-3848, firstname.lastname@example.org, fsgallery.com.
“Celebrate the Holidays”
Through March 24: A collection of landscapes in oil and pastel by Vermont artists including Shelburne’s Athenia Schinto, Carolyn Walton, Helen Nagel of Hinesburg, and Ken Russack of Burlington along with pieces by jewelry artist Tineke Russell of Burlington. 5955 Shelburne Road, directly across from Shelburne Museum. Information: Marilene Luxton-Jones 985-8223; LuxtonJonesGallery.com.
Second Friday of the month. 6-8 p.m. Animated shows from Japan; four or more episodes. Discussion follows. Enter through side door. Laboratory B, 266 Pine St. 777-9012, email@example.com.
• Jan. 12: 3 and 8 p.m. “Children of Men.” No children. No future. No hope. Clive Owen and Julianne Moore. (109 minutes)
• Jan. 19: 3 and 8 p.m. “Burning.” A delivery man agrees to watch a young woman’s cat while she visits Africa. The story unfolds when she returns and introduces her friend to a young man who she met in her travels and who has an unusual hobby. (148 minutes)
Hirschfield International Film Series events. Free. Sunderland Language Center. 443-3168, middlebury.edu/arts.
Town Hall Theater
New Filmmakers Festival
Winter/Spring Screening Series upcoming schedule:
• Jan. 13: 2 p.m. “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” Narrative drama directed by Marielle Heller.
• Feb. 17: 2 p.m. “What They Had” Narrative Drama directed by Elizabeth Chomko
• March 17: 2 p.m. “Chef Flynn” documentary directed by Cameron Yates.
• April 18: 7 p.m. “Museo” Narrative drama directed by Alonzo Ruizpalacios.
• May 10: 7 p.m. “Wildlife” narrative drama directed by Paul Dano.
Tickets through Town Hall Theater. Season passes available. More information online at middfilmfest.org/winter-spring-screenings/.
Burlington City Arts Center
Family Art Saturday
Jan. 19: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Drop-in; third Saturday of the month. Create original work inspired by BCA’s current exhibitions. 135 Church Street. 865-5355, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain Age of Dinosaurs
Opens Jan. 19 through May 12: “Age of Dinosaurs” exhibit features life-size animatronic dinosaurs depicting dinosaur behaviors from parental care to predation. Interactive stations include a fossil dig pit, fossil rubbing and remote-control dinosaurs. Free with ECHO membership or admission. 1 College St. echovermont.org.
Webby’s Art Studio
Specialized art activity designed for all ages and inspired by temporary and permanent exhibitions. Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Jan. 12: Build a Boat. Construct a mini sailboat that can actually float with inspiration from the bay scenes in Webb Gallery.
• Jan. 19: Hills and Valleys. Visit the exhibition “Mapping an Uneven Country: Bird’s Eye Views of Vermont” and then use printing, collage, and paint to make an uneven country landscape.
• Jan. 26: Pop Art Portraits. Using origami.
Free with museum admission. In the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education. 985-3346; shelburnemuseum.org.
MEETINGS, CLASSES, CONFERENCES
Charlotte Senior Center
Fitness at Any Age
Tuesdays 9:15 to 10 a.m. Interval type, moderate to high intensity exercise class. $10. Charlotte Senior Center. 212 Ferry Rd. 425-6345, email@example.com.
St. Jude’s Parish
Wednesdays: 3:15 and 5:15 p.m. Taekwondo KICKS offers free introductory classes open to ages 5 through adults. Register by email or phone: firstname.lastname@example.org or 377-0476.
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 email@example.com. Lake Champlain Waldorf High School, 122 Bostwick Road.
Jan. 14: 6 p.m. Monthly meeting of the Shelburne Democratic Committee. All are welcome. At the Town Offices, Meeting Room 2.
Shelburne United Methodist Church
RSVP Bone Builders
Mondays 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Wednesdays and Fridays 10-11 a.m. No registration required. Free. No-impact weight training program designed to prevent and even reverse the effects of osteoporosis and increase balance and strength. Sponsored by United Way of Northwest Vermont and taught by trained volunteer instructors. 30 Church St.
Green Mountain Chapter
Embroiderers’ Guild of America
Jan. 9: 9:30 a.m. Learn Ukrainian embroidery. Bring a project and bag lunch. All abilities. First meeting free. Ascension Lutheran Church, 95 Allen Road. Information/car-pooling: 922-8936, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Green Mountain Club
Jan. 19: 5 p.m. Burlington section annual meeting and potluck. Maeve Kim, GMC RidgeLines editor, “Who’s Watching Us When We’re Out Hiking? Birds of Vermont’s Hiking Trails.” Bring plate, eating utensils, mug. $5. Faith United Methodist Church, 899 Dorset St. Advance RSVP required: email@example.com.
• Winter hours: Through April 30, Wednesdays – Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open buildings are the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education, the Webb Gallery and the Museum Store. The café is closed until May 1. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase at the Museum Store.
• Through Jan. 13: “New England Now” Biennial series; photographs of New England scenes by contemporary artists.
• Through March 3: “Mapping an Uneven Country: Bird’s Eye Views of Vermont,” featuring 19th century paintings and maps of Vermont cities and towns. Two special upcoming events:
• Jan. 18: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Art at Hand: Mapping an Uneven Country: Bird’s Eye Views of Vermont. For blind or visually impaired; with trained guides. Pre-register with Chloe Vogt, 985-3346, ext. 3394; art-at-hand-mapping.eventbrite.com
• Jan. 28: 2 p.m. Mapping Vermont with Kevin Graffagnino, director, William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan and author of “The Shaping of Vermont: From the Wilderness to the Centennial, 1749–1877.” He discusses and leads a special exploration of the exhibit.
Colgate Gallery, Pizzagalli Center. 6000 Shelburne Road; 802-985-3346. shelburnemuseum.org.
Middlebury College’s Performing Arts Series opens 2019 with what The New York Times called a “dream team” of British tenor Mark Padmore and pianist Paul Lewis, on Friday, Jan.18. Already a Middlebury audience favorite, Lewis will for the first time share the Robison Hall stage. The program will showcase German lieder by Brahms, Mahler and Schumann. Padmore is an acclaimed vocalist in opera, concert and recital with award-winning recordings and regular collaborations with orchestras including the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Paul Lewis has numerous awards including the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Instrumentalist of the Year, two Edison awards and three Gramophone awards. He performs regularly as soloist with the world’s great orchestras and is a frequent guest at international festivals. The two take the stage at 7:30 p.m. at the Mahaney Arts Center. Tickets: $30 adults; $10 for youth. Call 802-443-6433 or online at middlebury.edu/arts/tickets.
Flynn Center for the Performing
• Jan. 20: 3 p.m. VYO Winter Concert, “Beyond the Frame — Depictions of a Dream.” Musical tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy.
• Jan. 29: Young the Giant (Gadhia, Jacob Tilley, Eric Cannata, Payam Doostzadeh, Francois Comtois), Mirror Master Tour.
153 Main St. 86-FLYNN, flynntix.org.
UVM Recital Hall
Burlington Chamber Orchestra
Feb. 2: 7:30 p.m. “American Soundscapes” with violinist Soovin Kim performing newly commissioned work.
March 24: 4 p.m. Works of J.S. Bach; new oboe concerto by Vermont composer TL Read.
$30 adults, $10 students. 86-FLYNN, flynntix.org. UVM Recital Hall, 384 S. Prospect St.
Mahaney Arts Center
• Jan. 11: 8 p.m. New Century – New Voices with Matthew Evan Taylor, visiting assistant professor of music, highlighting ongoing contributions of women and people of color to the canon of Western art music. Free.
• Jan. 18: 7:30 p.m. Tenor Mark Padmore and British pianist Paul Lewis. $30 adults; $25 MC faculty, staff, emeriti, alumni; $10 youth; $6 for MC students.
Robison Hall, 72 Porter Field Road.
Town Hall Theater
• Jan. 12: 1 p.m. The Met Live broadcast with a pre-performance talk at 12:15 p.m. by Richard Marshak, Byers Studio. “Adriana Lecouvreaur,” Anna Netrebko. $24, $10 students, plus fees.
• Feb. 15: 7:30 p.m. Dar Williams in concert. $39 balcony, $49 orchestra, plus fees.
68 S. Pleasant St. 382-9222, townhalltheater.org.
Bread and Butter Farm
Scrag Mountain Music
Jan. 11: 7:30 p.m. “Joy, Pleasure, and Sweet Nourishment: A Concert of Early Music,” a program of medieval, renaissance and baroque music. Works by Jean-Baptiste Barrière, John Dowland, John Eccles, G.F. Handel, Guillaume de Machaut, Henry Purcell, and Matthew Ricketts. Come as you are. Pay what you can. Reservations: scragmountainmusic.org. 200 Leduc Farm Road. Performances also Jan. 12 in Montpelier and Jan. 13 in Warren.
Peg & Ter’s
Jan. 16: 7-9 p.m. Free music show in the P&T lounge by Greenbush, a local jazz-influenced band started by Charlotters John Creech and Cobey Gatos. pegandters.com.
Green Mountain Club
• Jan. 12: Mansfield Ridge. Experienced, fast-paced hikers only. From the Underhill State Park, the group will take Sunset Ridge to the Chin, then follow the Long Trail along the Mansfield Ridge to the Forehead and return via the Maple Ridge Trail and CCC Road. Difficult snowshoe. Moderate pace; 8.6 miles; 2,600-foot elevation gain. Robynn Albert: firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Jan. 13: Hunger & White Rocks. Climb the Waterbury trail to Mt. Hunger with a side trip to White Rock. Difficult snowshoe; 6.2 miles; 2,400-foot elevation gain. email@example.com.
• Jan. 20: 11:30 a.m. Potluck at renovated Bolton Lodge. Bring skis or snowshoes or just sit by the stove. Reservations not required. greenmountainclub.org.
Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department
Let’s Go Fishing
Feb. 3: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ice Fishing for Panfish. Free. Shelburne Pond. Equipment provided. Dress for the weather, bring snacks or meals. All ages and levels of experience, including those new to fishing. Space limited to 30. Details at registration: 265-2279, firstname.lastname@example.org. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities: email@example.com, 828-1000 (voice) or 1-800-253-0191 (TTY).
Scientists now have evidence of cougar activity and re-colonization in a growing list of areas in the eastern United States and Canada. On Jan. 16, the Community Senior Center of Bolton, Richmond and Huntington hosts a free talk, “The Cougar Returns to the East,” by Vermont wildlife expert and naturalist Susan Morse. She will present slides documenting cougars’ movements into former habitats and discuss cougar biology and ecology in a wide range of habitats including the Eastern United States. Morse’s work has been published in journals including “The Smithsonian,” “Nature Conservancy,” and “Audubon” and featured on National Public Radio. The Jericho resident and UVM graduate has received many awards for her work in habitat conservation. Above, a cougar in Montana. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Richmond’s Congregational Church, 20 Church St. Information: Martha Nye at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-8155.
Saint Michael’s College
Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation Week
Jan. 21: 4:30 p.m. Jonathan L. Walton, Harvard University author, social ethicist and religious scholar: “No One is Free Until We Are All Free: The Centrality of Collective liberation for an Inclusive Vision of the World.” Chapel of Saint Michael the Archangel. Other events: smcvt.edu/on-campus/events.aspx.
Trinity Episcopal Church
Literature Discussion Series
• Jan. 17: 6-7:45 p.m. Martin L. King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” and Social Justice in America. Discussion series focuses on contemporary topics rooted in key American literature co-sponsored by Trinity Episcopal Church and Pierson Library. Led by Christopher A. Ulloa Chaves, university educator and author. Email RSVP to email@example.com. Held at the church, 5171 Shelburne Road.
Faith United Methodist Church
“What is Human Trafficking?”
Jan. 10: 4 to 7 p.m. Sponsored by Alpha Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma. Edith Klimoski from Give Way to Freedom; speakers from helping agencies. Continuing education and recertification credits for teachers, nurses, social workers: include information when registering: firstname.lastname@example.org. RSVP suggested, not required. Faith United Methodist Church, 899 Dorset St.
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
• Jan. 10: 6 to 7 p.m. No intermission. Age 3 and up. “The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System.” Live action musical adaptation of book series.
• Jan. 25: 8 p.m. Bassem Youssef, “The Joke is Mightier than the Sword.” The “Jon Stewart of the Arab World.” Political satire in standup format.
153 Main St. 86-FLYNN, flynntix.org
Main Street Landing
Jan. 23 to Feb. 10: “A Doll’s House, Part 2” by Lucas Hnath. Age 14 and up. Black Box Theatre. Vermontstage.org.
Old North End Community Center
Very Merry Theatre Teens
Jan. 11: 7 p.m. Jan. 12: 2 and 7 p.m. Jan. 13: 6 p.m. “The Pajama Game.” A union strike at a pajama factory generates plenty of steam heat in this toe-tapping, comedic love story.
Admission by donation. 20 Allen St.
Burlington City Arts Center
Jan. 17: 6 p.m. workshop by Young Writers Project. 7 p.m. open mic. Also on Feb. 21, March 21, April 18. 135 Church St. email@example.com.