Monday, Nov 18

Community Making at Spark

5-8 p.m., Spark, 165 East Craftsbury Road , Greensboro

Join us at Spark for demonstrations on practical making — creating custom printed and cut vinyl as well as laser cutting and 3D printing demos. Aditi Datta, aditi@vtinnovationcommons.com. https://www.nekentrepreneur.com.

Knitting Circle

5-6:30 p.m., Swanton Public Library, 1 First Street, Swanton

Join Barbara and local knitters, crocheters, and fiber artists every Monday. Participate in our charity knitting drive, or bring your own project! https://swantonlibrary.org/.

Readers’ Theatre

3:30-5:30 p.m., Swanton Public Library, 1 First Street, Swanton

Join Grace Kelley for some afterschool make-believe! Kids will bring their favorite books and fairytales to life through play and theatrical fun.Grades K — 6. https://swantonlibrary.org/.

Knitting Circle

3-5:30 p.m., Sheldon Public Library, 1640 Main St., Sheldon

A drop-in stitch group for knitting, crocheting or other handwork. Sheldon Library, sheldon.library@yahoo.com, 802-933-2524.

Fiber Arts Social

1-3 p.m., St. Albans Free Library, 11 Maiden Lane, St. Albans

Bring your easily portable fiber art project and come join our drop-in stitching group. This is mainly a share and social group. http://stalbansfreelibrary.org.

Lunch & Learn at Lyndon Institute

12-1:30 p.m., Lyndon Institute Lyndon Center , 168 Institute Cir, Lyndon Center

Get a firsthand look at the CTE program at Lyndon Institute. Hear from and see projects from current students focused on the Biketech curriculum. Aditi Datta, aditi@vtinnovationcommons.com. https://www.nekentrepreneur.com.

Beginners Tai Chi

11 a.m.-12 p.m., Enosburgh Fire Station, 83 Sampsonville Rd, Enosburg Falls

Improve balance and flexibility while reducing stress. Easy to learn with a certified teacher. Hosted by Age Well. Contact: Nilah Côté 802-285-2069 or nilah.cote@gmail.com.

Movement & Music

10:30-11:30 a.m., St. Albans Free Library, 11 Maiden Lane, St. Albans

Children age 0-6 and their caregivers are invited to sing, dance and reveal their inner musician on Monday’s Music and Movement time. Check the library’s website for holiday breaks.http://www.stalbansfreelibrary.org.

Messy Mondays

10-11 a.m., Highgate Library and Community Center, 17 Mill Hill Road, Highgate Center

Each week we will have a new activity that allows children to get their hands dirty while expanding their mind. Highgate Library and Community Center, librarian@highgatevt.org, 8028683970. https://hlccvt.org/.

Breakout EDU

3-4 p.m.,

Breakout EDU for grades 6-8.Similar to an “escape room,” we will be using Breakout EDU to solve a series of puzzles to unlock codes, solve a mystery, and break into a locked box. Free food! Students can ride the bus over from school. Pre-register by calling 933-2524 x 206 or emailing smllibrarian@gmail.com. Sheldon Library, smllibrarian@gmail.com, 802-933-2524.

Tuesday, Nov 19

CAE Financing Panel & Resource Fair for Specialty Food & Farm Business

5-7 p.m., Vermont Food Venture Center, Vermont 15, 140 Junction Rd , Hardwick

If you have a small business, come learn more at our CAE open house and financing panel during NEK Entrepreneurship Week. Aditi Datta, aditi@vtinnovationcommons.com.

Afterschool Game Day

3:30-5 p.m., Swanton Public Library, 1 First Street, Swanton

Play games at the library! Board games, group games, solo games — you’ll be introduced to a new one each and every week! https://swantonlibrary.org/.

Vermont Genealogy Library

3-9:30 p.m., Vermont Genealogy Library, 377 Hegeman Ave, Fort Ethan Allen, Colchester

The Vermont Genealogy Library is open for research on Tuesdays 3 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please visit our website http://www.vtgenlib.org/ or call 802-310-9285 for more info. http://www.vtgenlib.org/ .

Pre-School Story Hour

9:30-10:30 a.m., Fairfax Community Library, 75 Hunt Street, Fairfax

Join us for themed stories, songs, and activities for ages 0-6. No registration necessary. http://www.fairfaxvtlibrary.org.

Play Cafe

9-10:30 a.m., Sheldon Municpal Library , 1640 Main St., Sheldon

Spend time with other caregivers while children enjoy stories, music, crafts, movement and lots of play. Healthy snacks and coffee provided. Sheldon Municipal Library, smllibrarian@gmail.com, 802-933-2524.

Paint & Tea

6-8 p.m., Sheldon Public Library, 1640 Maint St., Sheldon

Join art instructor Pat Murphy in discovering the techniques of different artists each month. No experience necessary. All materials provided. Ages 16 and up. Sheldon Public Library, sheldon.library@yahoo.com, 802-933-2524.

Tunes on Tuesday

10-11 a.m., Highgate Library and Community Center, 17 Mill Hill Road, Highgate Center

Is music and movement your child’s favorite part of story hour? We’ve got the program for you. Sing, dance, make music and let your silly side show. Get your little one active in a fun way! Highgate Library and Community Center, librarian@highgatevt.org, 8028683970. https://hlccvt.org/.

Wednesday, Nov 20

Climate solutions forum

6-8 p.m., St. Albans City Hall, 100 North Main Street, St. Albans

Members of the Vermont legislatures’ Climate Solutions Caucus are hosting a forum to discuss potential climate legislation, including: Global Warming Solutions Act — Goals to cut emissions are good, but we aren’t meeting them.

Foundry Tours & Rapid Prototyping Demos

5-9 p.m., The Foundry at LI, 79 King Drive, Lyndon Center

Take a tour of The Foundry Workshop and experience live demonstrations of rapid prototyping. Please RSVP as soon as possible. Aditi Datta, aditi@vtinnovationcommons.com. https://www.nekentrepreneur.com.

Story Hour

10-11 a.m., Swanton Public Library, 1 First Street, Swanton

Join us in the Children’s Room for a story and related craft! https://swantonlibrary.org/.

Beginners Tai Chi

10-11 a.m., Enosburgh Fire Station, 83 Sampsonville Rd, Enosburg Falls

Improve balance and flexibility while reducing stress. Easy to learn with a certified teacher. Hosted by Age Well. Contact: Nilah Côté 802-285-2069 or nilah.cote@gmail.com.

HLCC Story Hour

10-11 a.m., Highgate Library and Community Center, PO Box 76/17 Mill Hill Road, Highgate Center

Read, craft, and enjoy a healthy snack. Sponsored in part by The Family Center: Parent Child Center of Northwestern Counseling & Support Services. Highgate Library and Community Center, librarian@highgatevt.org, 8028683970. https://hlccvt.org/.

Thursday, Nov 21

Community Engagement Workshop

6-8 p.m., Northwestern Medical Center, Saint Albans

21st Century communities need 21st century ways of engaging and working with community members. Learn how towns and organizations are reinventing public engagement. Emily Klofft, eklofft@nrpcvt.com, 8025245958.

Nature’s Lab: Biomimicry and What it Means for Innovation

4-6 p.m., Fairbanks Museum STEM Lab, 1302 Main St. , St. Johnsbury

What does slug mucus have to do with surgical practices? Let’s reconnect with nature to find out. Hands-on demos with mushrooms, burdock and milkweed, and their alternate uses will be on display in the STEM Lab. Aditi Datta, aditi@vtinnovationcommons.com. https://www.nekentrepreneur.com.

Hazen Artisan and Entrepreneurship Academy: Informational Meet-up

4-5 p.m., Front Seat Coffee, 101 S Main St , Hardwick

Meet the team behind this new program at Hazen Union School. Bring your questions or your interest in getting involved in this casual, drop-in conversation. Aditi Datta, aditi@vtinnovationcommons.com. https://www.nekentrepreneur.com.

Music and Movement

10-11 a.m., Swanton Public Library, 1 First Street, Swanton

A child is never too young to respond to music or language. Bring your toddler for an active hour centered around music, rhythm, and FUN. https://swantonlibrary.org/.

Friday, Nov 22

Story Hour

10-11 a.m., Swanton Public Library, 1 First Street, Swanton

Join us in the Children’s Room for a story and related craft! https://swantonlibrary.org/.

24 Hour Hackathon — The Future of Agriculture/Forestry in Vermont

12 a.m., DO NORTH Coworking , 930 Broad St 2nd Floor , Lyndonville

How it works: A hackathon is a collaborative event focused on delivering creative solutions to big problems. Teams compete to develop workable solutions to a prompt over a brief, intense period of exploration. Students are encouraged to participate! Stay tuned for more details about team registration. Aditi Datta, aditi@vtinnovationcommons.com. https://www.nekentrepreneur.com.

Saturday, Nov 23

Acrylic Painting with Robert Brunelle

10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sheldon Municipal Library, 1640 Main St., Sheldon

Learn the basics of acrylic painting. Registration required by November 18. Ages 16 and up. Sheldon Library, sheldon.library@yahoo.com, 802-933-2524.

The Work Commons Presents: a Collaboration with the NEK Gig Union Incubator

10-11:30 a.m., The Work Commons , 194 Main St. , Newport

The NEK Gig Union Incubator seeks to stabilize, monetize, incentivize, and advertise seasonal, temporary and part-time gigs and side hustles. In addition to developing a pool of Gigsters and revealing hidden work opportunities, the NEK Gig Union Incubator supports a peer-advisory self-employment development team. Aditi Datta, aditi@vtinnovationcommons.com. https://www.nekentrepreneur.com.

Vermont Genealogy Library

10 a.m.-4 p.m., Vermont Genealogy Library, 377 Hegeman Ave, Fort Ethan Allen, Colchester

The Vermont Genealogy Library is open for research on Tuesdays 3 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please visit our website http://www.vtgenlib.org/ or call 802-310-9285 for more info. http://www.vtgenlib.org/

Pie Making Class

10 a.m.-1 p.m., Barlow Street Community Center, 39 Barlow Street, Saint Albans

Pie Making Class — November 23rd, 2019 10:00am-1:00pmIn this class you will explore the ingredients and art of making a delicious pie crust. Andrew, a.gratton@stalbansvt.com, 802-524-1500.34. https://stalbansvt.myrec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=29999.

Christmas Bazaar

10 a.m.-2 p.m., East Franklin Union Church, Lake Road, East Franklin,

There will be: Crafts, Food, Candy, Wreaths, and a White Elephant table. Please join us for lunch — $5.00 AdultsChildren 12 and under $2.00 MaryBeth Barnum, mmbarnum@franklinvt.net, (802) 285-2132.

Swanton Village Fire Auxiliary Craft Fair

10 a.m.-3 p.m., Mary S. Babcock School, 24 4th St., Swanton

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