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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,

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.


Vermont Genealogy Library

Open for research: Tuesday, 3 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dupont Hall, Fort Ethan Allen, 377 Hegeman Ave. 802-310-9285,,


Craftsbury Public Library

12 Church Lane. 586-9683,


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.


Highland Center for the Arts

2875 Hardwick St. 533-2000,


Jeudevine Memorial Library

93 N. Main St. Lisa Sammet, Library Director, 472-5948;


Lanpher Memorial Library

141 Main St. Amy Olsen, 802-888-4628,,


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.

194 Main St. Cari Varner, 802-644-2117,,


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.


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,,


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,


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,

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.

14 Stowe St. RSVP: Jodi LaVanway: 244-1234,,

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.

  • Ongoing Events

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.

Eckankar: “Mining the Spiritual Gold of Adversity”

Feb. 19, 2020: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Last of three talks. Open discussion series.,,

Waterbury Public Library, 28 N. Main St. 244-7036;


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: Alan Thompson, 802-244-8231,

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