Thursday, Nov 21

Community Engagement Workshop

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

Join this fast-paced workshop with Rebecca Sanborn Stone, a public engagement specialist from Community Workshop. Learn how towns and organizations are reinventing public engagement with potlucks and pop-ups, high-tech tools and old-fashioned dialogue. You’ll walk away with new tools and ideas for making community engagement fun, energizing, and effective. This event will be held at the Green Mountain Conference Room at the Northwestern Medical Center. Emily Klofft, eklofft@nrpcvt.com, 802-524-5958.

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

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

We’ll explore how young students are encouraged to study the world around them for healthy and sustainable answers to solving everyday problems. Hands-on demos with mushrooms, burdock and milkweed, and their alternate uses will be on display in the STEM Lab. What problem would you solve with the aid of nature?Program from 4-6 PM on Thursday the 21st at the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium’s STEM Lab, 73 Prospect Street. Aditi Datta, aditi@vtinnovationcommons.com. www.nekentrepreneur.com.

Hazen Artisan and Entrepreneurship Academy: Informational Meet-up

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

Stop by Front Seat Coffee in Hardwick from 4-5 PM on Thursday 11/21 to meet the team behind this new program at Hazen Union School. Find out how the Artisan and Entrepreneurship Academy is weaving innovation, creativity, student-centered learning and community connections into a new suite of programming for Hazen students. Bring your questions or your interest in getting involved in this casual, drop-in conversation. Aditi Datta, aditi@vtinnovationcommons.com. 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. 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! 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. This event will focus on opportunities for innovation in the traditional NEK industry sectors of forestry and agriculture. Hackathon teams will assemble Friday night, then spend the next 24 hours working on solutions that could transform these industries. Each team will be required to have one member who can help deliver a technical aspect to the final solution. Students are encouraged to participate! Aditi Datta, aditi@vtinnovationcommons.com. 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. Topics include composition, mixing colors, special effects of brush stroke techniques and transferring images to a canvas. Registration required by November 18. To sign up call 802-933-2524, email sheldon.library@yahoo.com or contact us via Facebook. Ages 16 and up. Sheldon Library, sheldon.library@yahoo.com, 802-933-2524.

Pie Making Class

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

In this class you will explore the ingredients and art of making a delicious pie crust. Each participant will choose a pumpkin or apple pie to bake and take home, along with recipes. 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 Adults. Children 12 and under $2.00Lunch includes: Homemade Soup, Rolls, Dessert and Beverage MaryBeth Barnum, mmbarnum@franklinvt.net, (802) 285-2132.

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.

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. The goal is to help those beyond the entry-level where social services end, bust through the glass ceiling into their next stage of growth.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- because at the heart of every serial Gigster is a frustrated and potentially flourishing entrepreneur. Join us for a tour of the space with TWC Ambassador, Sunny Naughton, and an interactive workshop to get your gigs flowing with NEK Gig Union Incubator Leader, Cynthia Shelton. Aditi Datta, aditi@vtinnovationcommons.com. nekentrepreneur.com.

Monday, Nov 25

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! 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. 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. Socialize and share ideas with other fiber artists! Sheldon Library, sheldon.library@yahoo.com, 802-933-2524.

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. It’s a great way to meet other parents/caregivers. stalbansfreelibrary.org.

Messy Mondays

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

Children and families are invited to join us for some hands on fun during Messy Mondays. 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, 802-868-3970. https://hlccvt.org

Book Club

6:30-7:30 p.m., Sheldon Public Library, 1640 Main St., Sheldon

Stop by to discuss “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens. Copies available at the library. Sheldon Public Library, sheldon.library@yahoo.com, 802-933-2524.

Tuesday, Nov 26

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, 802-868-3970. hlccvt.org

Afterschool Game Day

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

Board games, group games, solo games — you’ll be introduced to a new one each and every week! 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.

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. 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. smllibrarian@gmail.com, 802-933-2524.

Wednesday, Nov 27

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.

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! swantonlibrary.org

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. librarian@highgatevt.org, 802-868-3970. hlccvt.org

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