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Lamoille Family Center Play Groups

Monday: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Open-gym style “Movement” playgroup. River Arts, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville.

Tuesday: 9 to 10:30 a.m. (In-pool time 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.) Aquatics playgroup. NVU-Johnson SHAPE pool, 337 College Hill Road, Johnson.

Thursday: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Traditional style playgroup. United Church of Johnson, 100 Lower Main St.

Friday: 9 to 11 a.m. Traditional style playgroup. Cambridge Elementary School, 186 School Road, Jeffersonville.

Free. Follows public preschool academic calendar. Children (birth to age 6) with parents, guardians or caregivers. Lamoille Family Center, 888-5229,


Stowe Free Library

  • Story Time

Monday: 10 to 11 a.m. Toddler Dance Party with Ms. Rachel.

Friday: 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Up to age 5. Little Ones Storytime with Ms. Sally.

Saturday: 9 to 10 a.m. Up to age 7. Family Storytime with Ms. Molly.

  • Makerspace (Grade K-8)

Tuesday and Thursday: 3 to 4 p.m.

Questions/RSVP: 253-6145, Molly,

Jessica Psaros, programs and systems Librarian., 90 Pond St.

Stowe Parks & Recreation

Programs: Questions: 802-253-6138.

Helen Day Art Center

• Pre-K Art Play: First Thursday, 10 to 11 a.m. excluding school holidays. Age 1 to 4; with adult. $5. Creation stations; self-directed art activities.

• Teen Open Studio: Second and Fourth Fridays, 3 to 5 p.m., excluding school holidays. Some art supplies available. Grades 6 to 12.

90 Pond St. 253-8358,


Barre Opera House: No Strings Marionette Company, "Jack and the Beanstalk"

Jan. 26: 1 p.m. Interactive sing-along for children. British tale retold with all the magic and mischief marionettes can muster! $7.50. 6 N. Main St. 476-8188,


ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

Jan. 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration.

Jan. 22: Tracks in the Snow.

Jan. 29: Sink or Float!

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1 College St. 802-864-1848,

University of Vermont: VTeen 4-H Science Pathways Cafe

Jan. 24: Deadline for disability-related accommodation: Lauren Traister, 802-888-4972, extension 402; toll free 866-260-5603.

Feb. 5: Registration deadline.

Feb. 8: 5 to 7 p.m. Grades 7 to 12. Jarlath O'Neil-Dunne, director of the UVM Spatial Analysis Laboratory. Drones and environmental mapping. Free pizza and beverage. Mansfield Dining Room, Dudley Davis Center.

March 14: Chemistry.

April 11: Small satellite propulsion systems.

Burlington City Arts (BCA) Center: Family Art Saturday

Fourth Saturday: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Drop-in. Create original work inspired by BCA’s current exhibits.

135 Church Street. 865-5355.

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts: Free Family Saturdays

Feb. 8: Daniel Bernard Roumain.

April 11: Young Traditions Vermont. 10 to 11 a.m.

Free; pre-registration suggested. 153 Main St. 802-86-FLYNN,


Patrick Rossin Concert: Kowal Family Bluegrass Band

Jan. 19: 4 to 6 p.m.

Willey Building Auditorium, 3084 Main St. Dana Robinson,, 802-793-3016,


Craftsbury Public Library

Tuesday and Friday: 10 a.m. Story Time, infant to age 6.

Friday: 3 to 4:30 p.m. Lego Club, age 4-12.



Greensboro Free Library: Guest Reader Program

First Saturday of the month: 10 to 11 a.m. Bring a favorite picture book to be read by the guest reader. Attendees receive a small gift from the library.

To be a guest reader, call the library: 533-2531. 53 E. Craftsbury Road.


Jeudevine Memorial Library

Tuesdays: 3 to 5 p.m. LEGO Club. Weekly build challenges. Young children with adult. Donations of LEGO pieces welcome.

First and third Wednesday: 2:30 to 4 p.m. Chess Club with Paul Fixx. Age 11+, or younger with parent.

Thursdays: 3 to 4 p.m. Audrey Grant helps young knitters; drop-in.

93 Main St. Diane Grenkow, 472-5948,


Morristown Centennial Library

Tuesdays: 10:30 a.m. Preschool Story Time. Age 2-5. "Polar Bears and Penguins, Soup... and more."

Second Wednesday: 3 p.m. Anime and Manga Club. Age 12 to 18.

Jan. 16: 4 p.m. Friends of the Library meeting. All Ages.

Jan. 18: 11 a.m. Victorian Books and Tea. Age 12 to 18.

Jan. 20: 6 p.m. BYOBook Club and Dessert. All ages.

Jan. 27: 6 p.m. Vermont Reads 2019-2020 Book Club, John Lewis, "March: Book One." Age 10-plus.

Jan. 29: 3 p.m. Teen Advisory Board. Age 12 to 18.

7 Richmond St. 888-3853,,

River Arts Youth Drop-In Program

Feb. 4 (first Tuesday): 9 to 9:50 a.m.

Kinder Arts. 74 Pleasant St. 888-1261,


Governor’s Institutes of Vermont: Winter Weekend Events

Feb. 8 to 10 and Feb. 22 to 24, Friday evening to Sunday afternoon. For enrolled students. Goddard College.,


Warren Public Library — Magic: The Gathering Club

First and third Sunday to June: 2 to 4:30 p.m. Age 9 and up. Join other fans of the fantasy card game; bring cards or use library’s cards. Recommended for ages 9+.

413 Main St. Amanda Gates, 802-496-3913,


The Children’s Room: Free Playgroups (up to age 6)

Mondays: 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Preschool story time and games. Age 2 to 5.

Fridays: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Picnic Playgroups. On big picnic blanket. Location posted at sign-in station in main office. Healthy snack provided. Dress to play outside.

Thatcher Brook Primary School, 47 Stowe St. 583-8021,

Waterbury Public Library

  • Story Times

Mondays, Jan.13, 20, 27: 10:15 a.m. Babies and Toddlers, newborn to 36 months. Rhymes, songs, stories, lap games.

Thursdays, Jan. 23, 30: 11:30 a.m. (new time). Preschool story time, age 3 to 6. Picture books, music, crafts.

  • Preschool Story Time

Jan. 16: 11:30 a.m. AB2: Books Come to Life with Music and Dance.

  • Children’s Programs (age 6 to 11)

Jan. 21: Optical Illusion Toy: Decotropes.

Jan. 22: Magnetic Science.

Jan. 29: Creating with littleBits®.

28 N. Main St. Space limited;

pre-register: 244-7036,

Waterbury Winterfest 2020: Musical Munchkins: "Jungle Beat"

Jan. 25: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free interactive musical program; singing, movement, stories, puppets, instrumental play for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and their families. Green Mountain Performing Arts, 37 Commercial Drive.

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