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Middlebury Events Roundup

Monday, March 1, 2021

Check out these upcoming events in Middlebury!

Wednesday, March 3 @ Noon
Age Well Drive-Through Meal Pickup
VFW, 530 Exchange Street
Contact-free pickup. Menu includes pork cutlet with white gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, green beans, wheat bread, milk and apple crisp, served freshly chilled as a heat-and-eat-at-home meal. Advanced reservations only. Sign up by 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26. Call Michelle to reserve at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and over. All meal recipients must register with Age Well. Snow date Thursday, March 4.

Wednesday, March 3 @ 7pm
Middlebury First Wednesdays: US Immigration Policy in Historical Perspective
Dartmouth professor Richard Wright examines the present-day contradictions of US immigration policy and places them in historical perspective. A program of Vermont Humanities.

Saturday, March 6 from 9am-12:30pm
Middlebury Farmers Market
VFW, Exchange Street
A safe & cozy indoor market through April 2021

Saturday, March 6 @ 7:30pm
Ripton Community Coffee House Livestream Concert: Caitlin Canty
Watch on Facebook or YouTube; no charge – donations gladly accepted.

Monday, March 8 @ 7pm
A History of the American Musical
Online Class Series – A Four Part Zoom Presentation by Doug Anderson
A celebration of the legendary composers, lyricists and performers who forged a distinctly American art form, illustrated by archival footage from vaudeville to Hamilton. 
Series continues March 15, March 22 & April 5

Tuesday, March 9 from 10am-4pm
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Ct.
Make appointments to donate by downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

Thursday, March 11 @ 7pm
“Rashomon” screening and virtual discussion
Conflicting perspectives are at the heart of Akira Kurosawa’s classic “Rashomon,” Middlebury Classic Film Club’s second film in its spring series, “A Question of Perspective: A Lot Depends on One’s Point of View.”
Available on Kanopy through Ilsley Public Library. More info at [email protected]. To register for Zoom discussion call 802-388-4095 and leave a message.

March 11-16
Town Hall Theater’s Jackson Gallery Hosts MUHS Art Student Exhibitions
Visual Art students from Middlebury Union High School present their final art exhibitions as part of the International Baccalaureate®​ (IB) diploma program.

Sullivan Fortner

Friday, March 12 @ 7:30pm
Sullivan Fortner, Jazz Piano
Grammy Award-winning pianist Sullivan Fortner has gained international praise as a pianist, composer, and band leader, and for his collaborative work with artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Paul Simon, Diane Reeves, Etienne Charles, Cecile McLorin Salvant, John Scofield, and more.
Open to the Public, registration required. https://www.middlebury.edu/college/arts/performing-arts-series/spring-2021-virtual-performance-registration

Saturday, March 13 from 9am-12:30pm
Middlebury Farmers Market
VFW, Exchange Street
A safe & cozy indoor market through April 2021

Sunday, March 14 @ 4pm
The American Dream Project Online Play Reading Series: Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks
With her trademark explosive language in this powerful 2002 Pulitzer Prize winning play, Suzan Lori-Parks explores the deepest of connections, and what it means to be a family of man. The play was the number-one choice in last year’s New York Times list of “The 25 Best American Plays Since Angels in America.”

Tuesday, March 16 @ 6pm
Tome Talk Virtual Book Discussion Group
Join Renee at the Ilsley Public Library to discuss The Lager Queen of Minnesota, J. Ryan Stradal

Thursday, March 18 @ 1pm
Edgewater Gallery Online Winter Workshop
Still Life: Direct Painting with Oils – Painting Demo & Discussion with Karen O’Neil
Working from a small still life set-up, O’Neil will be taking you through her process of direct painting with oils. There will be a question/ answer session immediately following the demonstration. The class will be recorded and the recording will be available following the class.

Thursday, March 18 @ 5pm
Abenaki Speaker Series: Chief Don Stevens
History of Abenaki in Vermont, Sovereignty, and Recognition
Don Stevens is Chief of the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk-Abenaki Nation is an award-winning leader, businessman, writer, and lecturer. He has been featured in magazines, books, TV shows, and documentaries.

Saturday, March 20 from 9am-12:30pm
Middlebury Farmers Market
VFW, Exchange Street
A safe & cozy indoor market through April 2021

Middlebury Farmers Market

Saturday, March 27 from 9am-12:30pm
Middlebury Farmers Market
VFW, Exchange Street
A safe & cozy indoor market through April 2021

March 31-April 2
Town Hall Theater Great Art Wednesdays Online: Easter in Art
72-hour streaming rental
This beautifully crafted film explores the Easter story as depicted in art, from the time of the early Christians to the present day. Shot on location in Jerusalem, United States and throughout Europe, the film explores the different ways artists have depicted the Easter story through the ages and thus depicts the history of us all.

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