First United Methodist Church: Artist Janet McKenzie, Original Painting: “Jesus of the People” — 20th Anniversary Celebration
Dec. 6: 5 to 8 p.m. Sanctuary Gallery open.
Dec. 7: 1 p.m. Gallery open; 1:30 p.m. Welcome. 1:45 p.m. The Rev. Jill Colley Robinson, District Superintendent, Vermont District of the United Methodist Church. 2:15 p.m. Music, “Social Band.” 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Mark Demers, Introducing the Artist. 2:45 p.m. The Artist Speaks: Janet McKenzie. 3:15 p.m. Gallery open; books for purchase and signing by the artist.
Dec. 8: 9:45 a.m. Worship, The Rev. Dr. Arnold Thomas, preacher. 1 p.m. Gallery open. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Panel discussion. Dr. Laurie Brands Gagne, Dr. Wanda Heading-Grant. Rt. Rev. Shannon MacVean-Brown, Rabbi Jan Salzman, Rev. Dr. Arnold Thomas. 5 p.m. Doors locked.
21 Buell St. Free parking on Sunday, Dec. 8, in garage across S. Winooski Ave.
The Rev. Mark Demers, 802-777-1952, firstname.lastname@example.org.
UVM Robert Larner, M.D., College of Medicine
Dec. 10: 6 to 7:30 p.m. “Stem Cell Therapies: Hype & Hope,” Daniel Weiss, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Medicine. Sullivan Classroom, Medical Education Building (Room 200), UVM Larner College of Medicine, 89 Beaumont Ave. med.uvm.edu.
Vermont Genealogy Library
Craftsbury Public Library
12 Church Lane. 586-9683, email@example.com.
Vermont Humanities: First Wednesdays
Jan. 8 (2020): Catherine A. Sanderson, “The Science of Happiness.”
Feb. 5: Enrique Garcia, “Love and Rockets and Alternative Comics.”
March 4: Matthew Evan Taylor, “The Poetics of Protest in Nina Simone’s ‘Mississippi Goddam!”
April 8: Eva Garcelon-Hart, “Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Couple in Early Vermont.”
May 6: Mark Dery, “Edward Gorey’s Morbid Nonsense.”
Brownell Library, 6 Lincoln St. 878-6955. vermonthumanities.org.
Highland Center for the Arts
2875 Hardwick St. 533-2000, highlandartsvt.org.
Jeudevine Memorial Library
93 N. Main St. Lisa Sammet, Library Director, 472-5948; jeudevinememoriallibrary.org.
Lanpher Memorial Library
Varnum Memorial Library
Dec. 14: 11 a.m. [time change] Bridget Butler, “Ravens and Crows.” Plus information on the Crows In Vermont project. All ages.
Northern Vermont University-Johnson: Current Topics in Science
Dec. 11: Emily Tarleton, assistant professor in NVU’s Environmental and Health Sciences Department, “Magnesium for the Treatment of Chronic Disease and Other Adventures in Nutrition Research.”
4 p.m. Bentley Hall, Room 207. Free. northernvermont.edu/ehsseminars.
Vermont Humanities: First Wednesdays — League of Women Voters 2020 Speaker Series
Jan. 22: Implicit Bias.
Feb. 12: Racial Bias.
March 11: Transitioning Back to the Community.
7 to 8:30 p.m. Free, public welcome. Hayes Room, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St. 223-3338.
North Branch Nature Center
Dec. 18: 4 to 5 p.m. Book launch and slide show, “Wetland, Woodland, Wildland: A Tour of Vermont’s Natural Communities,” Elizabeth Thompson, Vermont Land Trust; Eric Sorenson and Robert Zaino, Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. 713 Elm St. 802-229-6206, extension 100, firstname.lastname@example.org, northbranchnaturecenter.org.
Cults & Culture Discussion Forum
First Tuesday of month: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Free. Morristown Centennial Library, 20 Lower Main St.
Gerette Buglion, 498-8015, email@example.com.
Yestermorrow Speaker Series
Yestermorrow Design Build School, 7895 Main St.
Waterbury Rotary: “Santa on Stowe Street”
Dec. 8: 2 to 4 p.m. Elves have gifts for children. Decorate cookies, hot chocolate.
Waterbury Senior Center, 14 Stowe St. Dan McKibben, 802-233-8933, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Waterbury Area Senior Center
Dec. 13: 1 p.m. Postcards and photographs from the area presented by Waterbury Historical Society. Public welcome. Come early and enjoy lunch.
Waterbury Public Library
Dec. 14: 10 a.m. to noon. Writers’ Wertfrei. Bring three to five pages of work in progress or completed. Newcomers welcome. No obligation to share work. SAL room. Sign up: 244-7036.
Wednesday: 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Chair Yoga with Diana Whitney; all levels. Drop-ins welcome.
Fourth Saturday (Dec. 28): 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Board and Tabletop Games.
Drop-in. Vinni Yasi, board game aficionado: Betrayal at the House on the Hill, Dominion, Eclipse, Forbidden Island, Millennium Blades, Scythe, Settlers of Catan, Splendor. Teen and adult gamers welcome to bring other games.
Judi Byron, 244-7036. 28 N. Main St. waterburypubliclibrary.com.
Eckankar: “Mining the Spiritual Gold of Adversity”
Waterbury Public Library, 28 N. Main St. 244-7036; email@example.com.
Green Mountain Club
Dec. 5: 7 p.m. Elias Rosenblatt shares research and experience with “The History, Status, and Research Efforts of Moose in Vermont.” All ages. Free 4711 Waterbury-Stowe Road/Route 100. Register: stowelandtrust.org. Alan Thompson, 802-244-8231, firstname.lastname@example.org.