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updated: October 26, 2020

Plainfield Village
Plainfield , VT
Where to Shop for Groceries

Plainfield Co-op
Order ahead by email or phone, pick up on porch
walk up window available if only for 4 - 6 items
Plainfield Co-op New expanded Sunday hours from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM, beginning this Sunday, August 23rd. The store is open to the public Monday through Saturday, Noon until 8:00 PM. And now, Sunday hours: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM.
Plus, our Express Window is open 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM, Monday through Saturday, as well as Sunday 11-7.
Masks required. Maximum four customers in the store at a time.
Curbside pickup for phone and email orders: M, T, W, F, Sat., 9-Noon. Details at Plainfieldcoop.com Your Neighborhood Grocery Store.

or see below for Co=op in Hardwick:
Buffalo Mountain Co-op
Buffalo Mountain Co-op
Main Street
Hardwick , VT
Where to Shop for Groceries

Order ahead by Web site, email
Groceries delivered to trunk of your car in front of store, or put on a table in front of store with your name on bags
Open seven days a week for In-Store Shopping!
Curbside Service with preorder: five days a week 8 am to noon
Fresh New England/Iceland fish brought in on Fridays
See website: Buffalo Mountain Co-op
Adamant Co-op
Adamant Road/Ctr of Village
Adamant , VT
Where to Shop for Groceries

only 15 min + from us at Pie
open from 9 to 5, Monday through Friday, now opening for in store shopping October 1 onward

Order ahead by phone, pick up on porch, or walk up window for just a few items
walk up window available if only for up to 10 items
Please visit our website adamantcoop.org for a full list, with photos. Call to place an order, 223-5760, and please come to our walk up window, for a max of ten items.
This autumn
Marshfield, VT

Marshfield Outdoors

The Marshfield Conservation Commission
would like to propose a perfect antidote to the past few months of social isolation and confinement in our homes...GET OUTSIDE!
Marshfield--and surrounding towns--are blessed with hundreds of acres of beautiful conserved land hosting a diverse array of plant and animal life,
as well as extensive trails for a variety of outdoor activities. A primary goal of the Conservation Commission is to raise awareness and appreciation of our town's natural resources, and one way that we can pursue this goal during an ongoing pandemic is to encourage everyone reading this message to spend time outdoors exploring our natural areas. As long as we all take precautions to prevent any chance of spreading COVID-19 (wear masks and keep at least six feet apart), it is possible to spend time outdoors safely with friends and family. We've already seen full trailhead parking lots and a larger than normal number of people enjoying our trails. We hope to see all of you out there too!
Here are some links to information about a few natural areas in Marshfield that we recommend exploring...

Right near Pie in the Sky: Over 600 acres of land boasting several miles of trails that traverse forests, wetlands, and open fields. A trail map is available posted at Pie and also via this link to the Town of Marshfield website... https://www.town.marshfield.VT.us/?SEC=9BBAD366-40F0-43CE-9823-BE64096895C5
Visible from Route 2. This link provides some information about the bridge's history and its recent restoration (in 2009), as well as tips for exploring the surrounding public conserved land...
This trail begins at the Plainfield Park 'n' Ride and follows the route of a historic railroad bed through the towns of Plainfield, Marshfield, Groton, Ryegate, Newbury, and Wells River. The trail surface is mostly level, providing a gentle surface for both hiking and biking. The rail trail is part of the Cross Vermont Trail, and more information and maps can be found on the website of the Cross Vermont Trail Association via this link...

Upstairs at the Savoy
Montpelier, VT

film: Savoy has re-opened, limited showings four days a week

A Word from the Management of the Savoy

We are currently running films Friday through Monday only. Seating is limited to 35 per show Upstairs, 10 per show Downstairs.
Please reserve your tickets online when possible.
Thank you!
In light of the current situation the theater has begun screening high quality independent and film festival quality films for a fee, available at your convenience. Just choose one of several on at any one time, from the website, and plug in a card - it is that simple -- and may help our independent two-screen theater stay alive through this down-time

currently offering: xx; xx,
xx xx

or see: Savoy Theater
Catamount Arts
St. Johnsbury, VT
Remains closed. On line Events, and a few regional live events may be accessed thru Catamount
Theater is Closed for The Time of the Plague except for virtual events
see calendar below & Catamount's web site for Drive In Series: Concerts and films
and see listings below on this list for outdoor films:
virtual-cinema As of 8/1/20 plans are: Due to safety concerns for audiences and performers, touring shows such as the KCP Presents Series have been pushed back into 2021. There will be no live shows in 2020, but we are working with agents and performers to reschedule KCP shows for next year.
In the meantime, Catamount staffers are hard at work assessing opportunities for innovation at the Arts Center. We’re anticipating modifications to the building, and we’re scouting alternative spaces so we can ensure safe physical occupancy for future programming.
Call: 802-748-2600 or 888-757-5559
Catamount Arts

Jaquith Library
Old Schoolhouse Common
Marshfield, VT
Library & many of its programs is open
The Jaquith Public Library in Marshfield is now open the following hours:
Tuesdays thru Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m & 3 PM-6 PM.
For the time being we can only allow 9 people in the library at any one time for 30 minutes per person (5 patrons for browsing and 4 on computers)

books & DVDsJ aquith may still be delivering to your doorstep, please ask the librarian
thruout this strange period Books have been delivered to the doorstep
Mini Concerts and full drive in movies on Thursday evening beginning August 13
See info below or call the library - pre registration required for films, which are free
info at: 426-3851
October 17

7 p m
Virtual on Line Event
Greensboro, VT
Circus Smirkus Fall Gal
Our first ever virtual gala promises to be an evening as unique and creative as you'd expect from Circus Smirkus! Come for the performances, stay for the auction and join fans from all over the world in supporting Circus Smirkus. Tickets here Circus Gala
Price: $20 adults, $5 students
October 31
11 - 8 pm Jaquith Library
Old Schoolhouse Common
Marshfield, VT
Halloween Pumpkin Walk and Story Walk
Along the Old Schoolhouse Common Recreation Path in Marshfield. The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything will be our Halloween book on the trail.

info at: 426-3851
Jaquith Public Library
November 6 - 8
Friday - Sunday
corner of State & Main
Montpelier, VT
Artisans' Hand Birthday Sale

A kind of all around town sale, sidewalk sales, etc

In the spirit of safety
(since this is usually a very busy day at the gallery)
we are extending our
Birthday Sale to 3 days
November 14
6 pm
(rain or cloud date Sunday November 15) Jaquith Library

Marshfield, VT
Stargazing at the Stranahan : meet at the Jake Martin Rd. Stranahan Forest parking area
Join naturalist Bradley Materick for an exploration of the night sky. Bring your questions about the stars and constellations, the origin and evolution of our solar system, galaxy, and universe, or any other cosmological quandaries you may have.
To minimize Covid risk, we will wear face coverings & keep our distance.
We are also limiting the number of participants to 12 and pre-registration is required.
To register, contact Bradley Materick at jbmaterick@gmail.com or at 802-578-3050.

info at: 426-3851
Jaquith Public Library
November 16

virtual Event
Ag Literacy Week 2020: Exploring Abenaki Foodways Cooking Class

sponsored by Northeast Organic Farm Association
and Vermont Department of Libraries
Guest Speaker: Chef Jessee Lawyer
Roll up your sleeves and gather in the kitchen for this virtual instructional cooking class taught by Missisquoi Abenaki chef Jessee Lawyer. Jessee will demonstrate how to create a seasonal dish showcasing Native techniques and pre-colonial, Vermont-grown and gathered ingredients. Recipes will be included so you can create the dish for your own family and friends.
This year we are celebrating the 11th year of Agricultural Literacy Week! Tune in for this week-long (virtual) celebration to inform, educate and create community around the topic of resiliency in all of its forms.
Each night will feature a webinar bringing together the voices of our community. All events are free and open to the public

register here for cooking class: register

On-Going Classes, Events & Exhibits:
Jaquith Library
Old Schoolhouse Common
Marshfield, VT
Art Exhibit:
Paintings by Viiu Niiller
info at: 426-3851
Jaquith Public Library
every day at 4:30 pm
- Plainfield Methodist Church yard
behind the Stone Wall
Plainfield, Vermont
Tai Chi in Plainfield Village
Join us for Tai Chi Together
sponsored by the Plainfield Coop Community center– Due to the closing of the municipal buildings and Co-op Community Center, we will now be practicing outside, weather permitting.
No experience is necessary, and all are welcome to join our class. In fact, in light of the pandemic crisis it is our intent to practice Tai Chi Together not only on Wednesdays, but every day around 4:30 pm. Please dress for the weather so that you don’t “catch cold”!
Tai Chi is a well known gentle exercise that has been shown to reduce stress and improve the immune system.These are good things everyday! And, they may prove to be even more beneficial as we weather this health care storm.
Join us to create resilience and improve the health of yourself and our community
This Fall
thru December 20
Peacham Corner Guild
Village of Peacham, VT
Craft Store

The Peacham Corner Guild will be open every Thursday to Sunday until December 20, plus open Columbus Day!
Some of our Christmas Show invited guests will have products at the shop, stay tuned
Sundays at 4 pm
---suspended for now
Yoga at the Riverhouse - Plainfield

All bodies and beings (no critters) welcomed.
Contact Julie Macadam with any further inquiries.
suspended thru the emergency
10:30 - 12:00 noon
Capital City Grange
Rt 12
Montpelier, VT
Afro-caribbean Dance
Move Your Body to the Rhythms of Cuba and Haiti Accompanied by Live Drummers!
For more information contact Carla Kevorkian
802-985-3665 or CarlaKevorkian@gmail.com
In addition to this weekly dance class at the Capital City Grange in Montpelier, Carla plays percussion with the Vermont 10-piece Latin jazz ensemble, Guagua
This Class is for Everybody
$12 Drop-in
Newcomers always welcome!
Maple Corner Community Center - Calais
Mondays 6 - 7:30 pm
kundalini yoga
Teacher: Susi Wahlrab
Kundalini is the science of living vibrant as we age, drawing into the energy of awareness in which we tune into the subtle voice of the soul. The breath and movement which strengthen, cleanse and deeply relax, is safe for all ages, all levels of experience.
Classes are $13 to drop-in or $80/$90 for 8 class card
More info: email susanwahlrab@comcast.net or 229-9664

orange maple trees on hillside