Model Railroad Show
NWV Model Railroad Association
Nov. 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Operating model trains, dealers, displays, books, videos and more. For kids and adults. Food by Berlin Volunteer Fire Dept.; riding train and face painting for kids. Admission: $5; ages 6-12, $1; under age 6 is free; $5 for families with an active military i.d. Barre City Auditorium, 20 Auditorium Hill. Information:


Queen City Memory Cafe
Nov. 18, and third Saturday of month. Free. Monthly social event for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. Program led by community volunteer. Thayer House, 1197 North Ave. Janet Nunziata, 656-4220 or

Fall Bridal Show
Nov. 19. 11:30 a.m. Vermont Wedding Association presents its annual show. Wedding vendors, products and giveaways starting at 1 p.m.; grand prize at 2:15 p.m. Includes an opportunity for the public to register with a bone-marrow donor registry through Rutland Regional Medical Center that matches donors with patients needing bone-marrow transplants. Held at Champlain College’s Champlain Room and Terrace, 375 Maple Street. Information:

Women’s Festival of Crafts
Nov. 25: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Nov. 26: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 28th annual. Over 50 booths. Hinesburg artists Kathy Dowd-Hill, K.D. Hill Knitwear; Lori Yarrow, Lori Yarrow Designs. Free. Burlington City Hall, 149 Church St.

Champlain Valley School District Winter clothing drive
Through Nov. 17. CVU High School Refugee Outreach Club has boxes at all schools in the district to collect new or gently used winter coats, hats, mittens, boots, and any other warm clothing.


20th annual Turkey Trot
Nov. 26, 11:45 a.m. registration. Hinesburg Land Trust hosts its Annual Louise Roomet Memorial Turkey Lane Turkey Trot. Walkers and runners invited to the 4.25-mile course starting at the intersection of Turkey Lane and Lewis Creek Road. Walkers begin at 12:45 p.m.; runners at 1 p.m. Long-sleeved commemorative t-shirts with the 20th race logo are $15. Benefits the land trust. Information and registration:

Tai Chi
Monday and Wednesday through Dec. 6: 11:15 a.m. to noon. Mixed level for beginners; evidence-based Tai Chi for arthritis program. Charlotte Congregational Church, St. Jude’s Apostle Parish Hall, 403 Church Hill Road. $5 donation. Register: Mary West,; 922-0498 (leave message).


Pet microchip clinic
Nov. 18 10 a.m. to noon. Final clinic this year. For dogs and cats. Cost: $35. Advance registration required. Call 388-1100. Homeward Bound, Addison County’s Humane Society animal shelter, 236 Boardman Street.


Holiday Craft Sale
Nov. 16-17, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Terraces, Mt. Philo Road and Maplewood Drive.

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 Lake Champlain Waldorf High School, 122 Bostwick Road.

Studio art sale
Nov. 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Nov. 19, 1-4 p.m. Shelburne artist Kate Longmaid hosts her second annual studio sale with original paintings and drawings, limited edition giclée prints, note cards, Resistance postcards, and holiday specials. Represented by Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery Longmaid has had work on exhibit in local and regional galleries and museums including the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. 11 Bayfield Drive. Information: 598.3329 or

Tai Chi
Mondays and Wednesdays. Beginning Sun Style Tai Chi 9-10 a.m.; Sun 73 (advanced) Tai Chi, 10:15-11:15 a.m. Classes are relaxed, non-competitive, focused on well-being and fall prevention. Slow gentle movements emphasize balance and flow. Information: Chris Curtis 734-6903 or Shelburne Town Hall.


Winter Holiday Fair
Dec. 2: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Vergennes Elementary School 17th annual. 60-plus vendors. Items from bake sale to woodworking. Entry fee: non-perishable food item for local food shelf and/or animal shelter. Benefits VUES After School Fusion Program. At the school, 43 East St. 877-3761,



Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
“The Nutcracker”
Nov. 25: 3 and 7 p.m. Nov. 26: 1 p.m. Albany Berkshire Ballet with local dancers performing;, MainStage. 153 Main St. 86-FLYNN,



Furchgotte-Sourdiffe Gallery
Through Nov. 25. Origins: Recent Paintings by Adelaide Murphy Tyrol.
Work of Plainfield, Vt. and New York City artist. 86 Falls Road.

Luxton-Jones Gallery
Through Dec. 30. Impression of Lake Champlain & Beyond. New paintings by Carolyn Walton, Athenia Schinto, Helen Nagel, Gail Bessette and Betty Ball, and introducing the works of Ken Russack to the gallery. Jewelry by Tineke Russell. 5955 Shelburne Road, across from Shelburne Museum.

Katherine Paterson

Meet award-winning author Katherine Paterson
Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. The Flying Pig Bookstore hosts one of Vermont’s most renowned authors, Katherine Paterson of Barre, at the historic Town Hall to share her latest book. “My Brigadista Year” follows a young Cuban teenager as she volunteers for Fidel Castro’s national literacy campaign and travels into the impoverished countryside to teach others how to read. Paterson will do a reading, answer questions and sign books. A master at writing for a young audience, Paterson has won two Newbery Medals and two National Book Awards. Books available for purchase and signing. Flying Pig asks people to RSVP by email or phone: or 985-3999.



“Extreme Weather” 3D
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center
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.


Middlebury College
“I Am Not Your Negro”
Nov. 18: 3 and 8 p.m. Based on James Baldwin’s unfinished book, this documentary chronicles the history of activism during the civil rights movement; narrated by Samuel L. Jackson. Sunderland Language Center, Dana Auditorium. 443-3168,

Town Hall Theater
Nov. 25: 2 and 5 p.m. The Bow Wow Film Festival. Films about dogs that celebrate, educate, and inspire. $10 adults, $5 age 12 and under, plus $1 preservation fee per ticket.



ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center
Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 3D

Through Nov. 17, daily at 12 & 2:30 p.m. This National Geographic film follows a herd of large, frilled, plant eating dinosaurs in Cretaceous Alaska through the seasons and the challenges of growing up and establishing themselves in this prehistoric world. $3-5, plus regular admission of $13.50-16.50; admission free for members and kids 2 and under.
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.



Ladies of the Lake Red Hats
Nov. 17: 1 p.m. Dining room, Residence at Quarry Hill, 465 Quarry Hill Road. $15 (tax and tip included). No credit cards. Please call or email for reservations no later than Wednesday, November 15. Katharine Stockman, 802-999-4394,



Shelburne Museum
Through Jan. 21. “Hooked on Patty Yoder,” exhibit of 20th century hooked rugs as art.
Through Feb. 18. “Sweet Tooth: The Art of Dessert” exhibition looking at America’s sweets obsession through pop culture and visual art. 6000 Shelburne Road; 985-3346;,



Sam Whitesell Trio
Nov. 18: 8:30-10:30 p.m. Clyde Stats, George Voland. Courtyard Burlington Harbor,
25 Cherry St. 864-4700.

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, MainStage
Nov. 17: 7:15 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. Postmodern Jukebox.
Dec. 1: 8 p.m. Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, “A Celtic Family Christmas.”
153 Main St. 86-FLYNN,

UVM Recital Hall
Nov. 16: 7:30-8:30 p.m. University Jazz Ensemble. 384 S. Prospect St. 656-7776.


Benefit holiday concert
Nov. 19: 3 p.m. Women’s a Capella ensemble Anima, specializing in the music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance; and “Full Circle,” performing traditional pieces with instruments ranging from soprano to base recorders, hammered dulcimer, harp, guitar and percussion. They will perform separately and combined. Suggested donation $10, $20 family; proceeds benefit the Jericho Community Center where the concert will be held, Browns Trace Road. 899-2366.


Middlebury College
Annual Thanksgiving Concert
Nov. 18: 7 p.m., Nov.19: 3 p.m. Jeff Rehbach, conductor; Tim Guiles, accompanist. Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall; 443-3168,



Community Education Series
Nov. 16: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Howard Center presents Sandra Steingard, M.D., “HABITS: Understanding Habits to Change Ourselves and Change the World.” Q&A., 1 Howard St.


Vermont Genealogy Library
Nov. 18: “Genealogy: Les Filles du Roi.”
10:30 a.m. to noon. $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,


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Middlebury College
Nov. 17: 12:30 p.m. Rebecca Mitchell, “The Soviet Century: Artistic Propaganda in Service of the State.” Illustrated slide lecture. Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 125.


Champlain Area Trails

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Tyler Socash

Nov. 17, 6-8 p.m. CATS and Northeast Wilderness Trust present Tyler Socash’s “7,000 Miles to a Wilderness Ethic” at the Whallonsburg Grange. Socash shares stories of his yearlong 7,000-mile trek across the Pacific Crest Trail, New Zealand’s Te Araroa and the Appalachian Trail. A native Adirondacker, Socash is the outdoor skills coordinator for the Adirondack Mountain Club. Free. Refreshments. Information:


EEE (Education & Enrichment for Everyone)
Nov. 17, 2-3 p.m. “Not So Different After All: Racial Disparities in Policing in Vermont” Stephanie Seguino, Professor of Economics, University of Vermont. Faith United Methodist Church, 899 Dorset St.


Final Performances

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“I Hate Hamlet”
Nov. 17, 18: 7:30 p.m. Shelburne Players present Paul Rudnick’s comedy for mature audiences. Open seating. Tickets: $15. In advance tickets: 343-2602 or Shelburne Market. Shelburne Town Center, 5420 Shelburne Road., (Above) On stage at Shelburne Town Center is is David Belvedere (left), as the ghost of John Barrymore, in action with Noah Kantor as Andrew Rally, the lead character in the production.


Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
“Stand Up, Sit Down & Laugh”
Nov. 18: 7:30 p.m. Vermont Stage Company presents Tracy Dolan, Autumn Engroff Spencer, Maggie Lenz, Josie Leavitt. $12; FlynnSpace, 153 Main St. 86-FLYNN,
Rice Memorial High School, Stunt Nite
Nov. 21: 4 p.m. 88th annual. Four original musical comedies. $17; 8 p.m. show is $19. MainStage. Tickets: 153 Main St.



Shelburne Craft School
Live Edge Cutting Board
Nov. 18, 10 a.m. to noon. Adult workshop with instructor Ryan Cocina. Using Vermont maple, participants will hand plane, sand, and finish a unique cutting board. Cost: $35. 64 Harbor Rd. Register online: