Norman Williams Public Library
Autumn Online Benefit Auction
Artwork, Getaways, Dining, Artwork, Scenic flight, and an Equestrian riding clinic
Bidding Opens at Noon Sunday, October 12
Bidding Closes at 5 p.m. Sunday, November 2
Early bidders will be invited to our culminating cocktail celebration with drawings and surprises.
To Bid visit http://www.32auctions.com/nwpl
Looking for a unique and inspiring meditation experience in the Upper Valley? Then check out “ARTFUL MEDITATION” - Monday’s 6-7pm @ Artistree Community Arts Center in S. Pomfret, VT/FREE! For more information visit: http://www.artistreevt.org/artful-meditation/
This weekly meditation class will explore the intuitive and mindful connections between contemplative practice (sitting meditation) and the expressive arts(drawing, painting, sculpting, writing, etc). Each week you will dive deeply into the present moment, as you are gently guided through a series of meditations utilizing the expressive arts and sitting meditation practice. No previous meditation or art experience required or needed to participate.
Join the Woodstock Learning Collaborative for an evening of fun, food, and fellowship with lifelong learners
The Learning Lab was founded in 1999 as a winter alternative for Dartmouth’s ILEAD program. It has been growing ever since, adding a fall term and, in 2015, a spring term. The Learning Lab now serves over 100 residents of our community each year.
The Learning Lab Sampler is a chance to learn about the variety of classes the Learning Lab has to offer, to meet the instructors, and to suggest additional classes for the future.
Learn more about winter and spring, 2015 classes, including:
Humor from Silent Films to Today
Writing Your Memoir
Great Appetizers from Local Chefs
American History: The Gilded Age
Comparing the World’s Religions
George Eliot’s Middlemarch
Global Challenges: Ukraine & the Middle East
Holistic Paths to wellness
A cancer support group is forming at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor. Inpatients, outpatients, family members and caregivers are all invited. The group runs from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m., and will continue every Tuesday. Organizers said participants would receive helpful hints, advice and support, and have questions answered. Call Kathy Shaban at 802-674-7306 to reserve a spot.
What kind of record did your grandparents leave? Anything in writing to remind you of who they really were and what they believed about life?
What about your parents, or your aunts and uncles? Will they leave a written footprint?
And what about you, if you are now among the seniors of your generation?
Lack of positive answers to these questions inspired Walter Brown to produce and publish three documents designed to ensure that the journeys and beliefs of he and his wife Sarah were passed down to their descendants. The documents included Sarah’s memoir (a Rich Life), Walter’s memoir (The Life and Times of Walter Frank Brown), and a compendium of Walter’s accumulated wisdom across his first seventy-five years of life (Chasing Life).
In this evening’s session he will demonstrate how these unique documents were conceived, drafted, produced, and published with surprisingly modest costs, while generating a record of their remarkable lives.
Grange Will Host Candidates Forum On Tuesday Night
There will be a Candidates night at the Bridgewater Grange on Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. All of our representatives will be there for discussion and questions you might have. All other candidates are welcome to come. This is open to the public.
On Tuesday evening Oct. 21st, at 7 p.m., ECFiber will sponsor a Community Information Meeting at the South Woodstock Fire Station where interested residents and business people can learn about the details of the project.
The VTA’s mission is to support broadband and cellular service expansion in unserved areas of Vermont. It does that by building infrastructure and by making grants to telecommunications companies. The VTA’s fiber optic routes are open to any provider wishing to lease fiber strands for use within their own networks.
The Freelance Family Singers of Woodstock will begin practicing for their Dec. 6th and 7th holiday concerts. The weekly Tuesday rehearsals are open to newcomers each week and are held at Woodstock’s First Congregational Church, 36 Elm Street, from 7-9pm. All ages may participate and there are no auditions. There is a small participation fee ($10.00/15.00) with scholarships available. Directed by Ellen Satterthwaite, Freelance performs a wide variety of secular and sacred music. All are welcomed to join and ring in the holiday with song.
This non-profit organization presently has over 50 men in the chorus, meeting each Tuesday evening from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Church of Christ, 40 College Street, in Hanover, NH to enjoy an evening of singing and good fellowship. Men who like to sing are always welcome to stop by and experience the joy of singing in the barbershop style. Singing Valentines are just one example of the various community services provided by the chorus.
The North Country Chordsmen are the Hanover, NH, Chapter of the Northeastern District of the international Barbershop Harmony Society.
To learn more about the Chordsmen visit them on their website at http://www.nedistrict.org/ncchordsmen/
Library Hosts Stitching Circle
Reading Public library hosts a twice-monthly stitching circle on the first and third Tuesdays from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Bring your handiwork: knitting, felting, quilting, spinning, crocheting, sewing, mending, whatever. Everyone is welcome to join us for companionship and conversation. For more information, call 484-5588.
A FREE program for people living with chronic pain.
Each person with chronic pain is different While it may not be possible to get rid of chronic pain, there are many things you can do to feel better. You will learn which tools and strategies work best for you, and how to manage you chronic pain.
This workshop includes gentle movement, please wear comfortable clothing.
Wednesdays, September 10 – October 22 (no workshop October 8)
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Bugbee Senior Center, 262 N. Main St., White River Jct.
To enroll call 8092-674-7089 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail: CHO or MAHHC, 289 Country Rd., Windsor , Vt. 05089
People of all ages can attend. A friend, neighbor, family member, or caregiver is welcome to attend with you.
A companion program to the Healthier Living Workshop
Tai Chi for Fall Prevention, Mind and Body Health: Wednesdays, Sept. 17 to Oct. 22, 10 to 11 a.m. This new session of classes will be a new format taught by instructor Anne Bower. Qi gong (coordinated breathing and stretching) forms will be incorporated as students continue to learn Tai Chi for arthritis and fall prevention.
Benefits and Services for Aging Veterans and Their Spouses
Presented by Veterans Affairs Outreach Coordinator, Wendy DeCoff
Wednesday, October 22 at 1:00 pm
Have you or someone in your family ever served in the US Military? You or they may be entitled to benefits and services from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that can make a huge difference in your life. These include health care; community-based care (nursing, home, adult day, and home care services); medication coverage; glasses, hearing aids, dental care; durable equipment; medical alert systems; housing adaptations; vehicle modifications; burial or cremation and access to other special programs. Bring your questions and learn from an expert in the VA system.
The Ora Paul American Legion Post No. 24 members meet Wednesdays from 1-4 p.m. for a social get-together at the Legion House at the corner of Central and High Streets in Woodstock. On the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. the monthly meeting is held. All veterans are welcome. Any questions contact any member or call 802-457-9400 or stop by the Post.
Dance with Professional Dance Instructor Albert Pantoja
Last year Albert Pantoja taught Tango in the Mezzanine. Join Albert this year to learn or improve your dance techniques. All experience levels are welcome. Albert will modify the class to match the needs and interests of the participants. Dance options include the Tango, Ballroom dancing, the Salsa and more.
Albert Pantoja’s Bio:
Albert Pantoja earned an MFA in dance education and choreography at Florida International University (FIU) in 2000, traveling abroad from 1998 to 2000 to dance as a principal for the Ballet Nacional de España in Madrid, Spain. In 2000, he returned to the states to work for Miami City Ballet for two years before teaching at New World School of the Arts in Miami as a Flamenco instructor in. In 2003, Albert sustained a serious back injury. He took a 4-year hiatus from dancing and, in 2007, resumed his career as a professional dance instructor, teaching ballroom and Latin dance with a focus on competition and coaching for professional and amateur students. Albert teaches in cities across the United States and visits Vermont twice a year to help bring dance to small local communities. He works locally with students at Dartmouth University and a variety of dance studios, including the Newport Ballroom in New Hampshire.
Free Writing Group At Public Library
The Reading Public Library is sponsoring a free writing group, which meets at the library each Thursday at 10 a.m. Writers of all abilities and levels are welcome. Talk about and share your work and get feedback from others who are working on projects of their own. The program will be ongoing; come each week or drop in whenever you like. For more information, call Libbet Downs at 484-0027 or call the library at 484-5588. No registration is required.
Free Concert At Mid Vermont Christian School
FREE CONCERT: MVCS and The Lighthouse Events, are pleased to present Mark Harris in concert on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. in the MVCS gymnasium. No tickets are required and a love offering will be taken. Mark Harris, Christian singer/songwriter, was a member of 4Him from 1989 to 2006, a solo artist from 2006 to present, and also serves as a Worship Pastor. He is an eight-time Dove award winner and author of 25 No. 1 songs. 399 West Gilson Ave., Quechee, 05059. Fore more information call (802) 295-6800 or email email@example.com.
BELA FLECK & ABIGAIL WASHBURN
Thursday, October 23, 2014/8PM
Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn have mastered the deceptively intricate art of the duet. Their performances embrace a diversity that is almost unthinkable – coming from just two banjos and one voice. Washburn’s beguiling composing, playing and singing blend with Fleck’s riveting and virtuosic musicianship to create music both unique yet familiar in texture.
Together, Fleck and Washburn employ the relatively rare 3-finger and clawhammer banjo duet to create an explosion of musical white heat. No wonder that they are married and have a new baby.
PARAMOUNT THEATRE • 30 CENTER STREET • RUTLAND, VT 05701
For more information go to http://www.paramountvt.org
Fall Craft and Story – for young children up to six years of age accompanied by an adult
Friday, October 24, 9:30 – 10:45 am
Roberts House, Upper Valley Waldorf School, 80 Bluff Road, Quechee, Vermont, uvws.org
We will guide you and your child in a simple fall themed craft and close the morning with a story. Pre-registration requested but not required. 802-296-2496 ext.11 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
Friday Nights for Teen Tinkerers
The tinkering studio is open! Come and spend a Friday evening away from your parents and younger siblings!
Plan, create, and build something cool—a robot that draws, an electronic blinky bug, or tessellating designs. You’ll have a chance to use your imagination and sharpen your neurons. These teen tinkerer nights are designed for youth in grades 6–9 and take place the last Friday of the month. Sign-up for one, two, or all three sessions; or just drop in (space and supplies may be limited). Each month we will explore a different topic.
For youth in grades 6-9
The Edge at the Ascutney Mountain Resort’s
Halloween-themed Flick and Float on Friday, October 24 at 6:30pm!
•Halloween themed FLICK & FLOAT in our HUGE indoor pool!
FREE and OPEN to the community!
•Bring a floatie (raft, noodle, tube) and come have spooky fun with us!
•Space limited to the first 50 trick-or-treaters
•Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult
•Donation basket to benefit Denning Family Fund
* MOVIE:* Monsters Inc.
* DATE:* Friday, October 24
* TIME:* Doors open at 6:30pm. Showtime: 7pm
* CONTACT: *Fitness Director, Erin Kershaw (802)484-3511
Lyrics by Tim Rice Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
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The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph, his father’s favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. He is purchased by Potiphar where thwarting advances from Potiphar’s wife lands him in jail. When news of Joseph’s gift to interpret dreams reaches the Pharaoh (wryly and riotously depicted as Elvis), Joseph is well on his way to becoming second in command. Eventually his brothers, having suffered greatly, unknowingly find themselves groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed but no longer recognize. After testing their integrity, Joseph reveals himself leading to a heartfelt reconciliation of the sons of Israel. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock ‘n’ roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.