It’s difficult to overstate the ubiquity of onigiri — balls of sticky rice held together by a patch of seaweed — in Japan, but now they’re available to skiers and snowboarders at Stowe Mountain Resort.


Vermont Everyone Eats, the COVID-19 response program that provides meal assistance to Vermonters while supporting local restaurants, farmers and food producers, will continued through April 1.

Here’s a quiz for Harry Potter fans: What kind of owl played Hedwig in the movies? If you guessed a snowy owl, you’re correct. With their bright yellow eyes, bulky-looking bodies and white feathers that cover everything from their beaks to their large feet, these owls strike an impressive pose.

In the spirit of the original Smugglers Notch Primitive Biathlon, Lamoille Valley Fish and Game Club, 1158 Garfield Road, Morrisville, will host a primitive biathlon on Saturday, Jan. 29, and Sunday, Jan. 30.

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The ski conditions on the Stowe Recreation Path should see a big improvement in the new year thanks to Stowe Nordic’s recent purchase of a groomer.

On Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. the Vermont Studio Center offers a free, virtual talk over Zoom with artist Jean Shin, who is recognized for her monumental installations that incorporate everyday objects.

“Musings from the Nurses Room,” a show of abstract paintings by Heather Bernek Guptill, will be held at Axel’s Gallery, Stowe Street, Waterbury, through Saturday, Feb. 5.

The Burlington Garden Club offers a free talk Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 1 p.m., at the United First Methodist Church, 899 Dorset St., South Burlington, entitled “Propagating Plants by Seeds, Cuttings, Layering and Grafting.”

The Greater Burlington Multicultural Resource Center will hold its annual Martin Luther King Jr. remembrance Sunday, Jan. 16, 3 p.m. in the sanctuary of the St. Joseph’s Cathedral Church, 20 Allen Street, Burlington.

Join the South Burlington Energy Committee and Dwight DeCoster, director of the Weatherization Program at Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity for a presentation and discussion on its low- and moderate-income home weatherization program, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 5:30-7 p.m., City Hall Room 301, 180 Market St.

The Lamoille Valley Housing & Homelessness Coalition hosts its 5th Homelessness Awareness Day Thursday, Jan. 20, from noon-2 p.m. at the Northgate Plaza in Morrisville to memorialize the 53 Vermonters who died while homeless in 2021.

On Saturday, Jan. 22, from 4-5:30 p.m., Johnson Public Library offers a Zoom presentation entitled “Your Vegetable Gardening Questions Answered” with Tony and Joie Lehouillier from Foote Brook Farm in Johnson. (Note: This is a corrected time.)