By Mary Landon, Calendar Coordinator

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Weather cancellations and COVID guidelines are available on individual websites.

Thursday, March 10, 10-11 a.m.
Climate action-planning: What should towns do to address climate change? Vermont’s first Climate Action Plan has been released. What are appropriate climate-related projects for Vermont’s towns to tackle? Join the Agency of Natural Resources Global Warming Solutions Act Coordinator, Marian Wolz, and Jens Hilke of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s Community Wildlife Program, to learn more about what is in the Plan and what local towns can do to address these issues. Free Zoom presentation. Ask questions of two of Vermont’s natural resource experts. Click to register.

Thursday, March 10 and Monday, March 14, 7:30-9 p.m.
Come together with community members to share stories in fond remembrance of local couple Marty Illick and Terry Dinnan. Tai Dinnan, their daughter, invites friends of Marty and Terry to an evening of sharing memories, via Zoom, on March 10 and/or March 14. Tai welcomes the healing process of storytelling and hearing new and familiar memories about her beloved parents and their shared lives. To be a part of the Zoom sharing and have a scheduled time to speak, please email with your date preference. Written memories and photos may also be shared by emailing them. Zoom links are as follows: Thursday March 10, 7:30-9 pm EST and Monday March 14, 7:30-9 pm EST.

Friday- Sunday, March 11-13
Seabirds and Pelagic Birding Boat Trip in Cape Ann, Mass. Cape Ann, Mass., is a worldwide destination for winter birds and birders. This adventure is an outstanding opportunity to spend quality time with species rarely, if ever, seen inland. This trip is about watching, enjoying, and studying seabirds among a community of like-minded nature lovers. Group is under the leadership of guide and educator, Sean Beckett, of the North Branch Nature Center.

Saturday, March 12, 8-10 a.m.
Otter Creek Audubon and the Middlebury Area Land Trust invite community members to help survey birds and other wildlife at Otter View Park and the Hurd Grassland. Meet at the parking area of Otter View Park, at the intersection of Weybridge St. and Pulp Mill Bridge Rd. in Middlebury. Birders of all ages and abilities welcome. Click for more information or call 802-388-6019.

Saturday, March 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
The long-standing Vermont tradition of the Penguin Plunge promotes awareness about the needs and accomplishments of people with intellectual disabilities. This event brings in 40 percent of the operating budget for Special Olympics Vermont, and the success of this event is critical to their future. Participants plunge into Lake Champlain as groups or individuals. Click for more info.

Saturday, March 12, 10-11:30 a.m.
Vermont author and garden designer Ellen Ecker Ogden’s six steps to successful kitchen garden design are based on her years as an artist, gardener, seed saver, author and accomplished cook. Her online workshop, Artful Kitchen Garden Design, is presented by Red Wagon Plants of Hinesburg, and requires pre-registration. Click for more info or call 802-482-4060. Scholarship assistance available.

Saturday, March 12, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Local author and artist Jason Chin was recently awarded the Caldecott Medal for his illustrations in the picture book titled Watercress. Shelburne’s Flying Pig Bookstore, along with the Pierson Library, are pleased to host Jason for a midday reading and book signing at the bookstore. Exact time TBD. Click for info or to register.

Saturday, March 12, 7 p.m.
Clemmons Family Farm, in collaboration with Catamount Arts, is pleased to announce an evening with Afro-jazz singer/songwriter KeruBo, as part of the Facing the Sunrise Black Performing Arts Series. The series aims to engage audiences with performances that celebrate and teach the Black Experience with positive and uplifting messages from Vermont’s Black artist community. KeruBo, the first artist in the series, will appear at Catamount ArtPort in St. Johnsbury. Her music is about healing, preserving African culture and heritage, and highlighting social issues affecting vulnerable minorities such as women and children. She blends African traditional music with influences including Brazilian samba/bossanova, jazz, and blues. She sings African folk music, Afro-pop, and Afro-jazz, ranging from traditional African laments to more modern arrangements that weave in storytelling. Clemmons Family Farm is partnering with Catamount Arts to promote greater racial equity in Vermont’s creative economy, collaborating to offer audiences increased access to members of Vermont’s African-American and African Diaspora Artists Network (VAAADAN). In addition to strengthening community through programming and education about African-American and African diaspora histories and culture, the collaboration will showcase the work of Vermont artists of African descent and model how Black-led and white-led arts and culture institutions can leverage their respective resources for the benefit of all patrons. The performance is free, but tickets are required for this live show. Click for more info.

Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13
Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee offers special $10 admission to VT residents both days between 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Most outdoor and indoor exhibits are open; the Songbird Aviary is temporarily closed. Click for more info or call 802-359-5000.

Sunday, March 13, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
The WOKO Giant Indoor Flea Market has tag sale items, crafts, and antiques. Visitors may shop, or rent a table to sell their own treasures. The market takes place at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Jct. To reserve a table, call 802-878-5545. Click for more info.

Sunday, March 13, 3 p.m.
A Celtic Concert at the Mahaney Arts Center, Middlebury College, is an informal, session-like celebration of spirited, authentic, traditional songs and dance tunes of Ireland, Scotland, and the diaspora. Featuring Irish harp, button accordion, Irish uilleann pipes, whistles, Scottish harp, Scottish pipes, and voice. The concert is free. Click for more info.

Sunday, March 13, 4-6 p.m.
Valley Stage Productions of Huntington presents the musical trio Kalos as part of their PM Sundays performance series. The members of Kalos are masters of traditional music with roots in New England and the British Isles. They deliver an alluring musical complexity full of spontaneity and joyfulness. Guitar, fiddle, accordion and vocals combine for a wonderful mix of recognizable melodies and original pieces. They perform at the Richmond Congregational Church. In-person or streaming tickets available or call 802-434-4563.

Monday, March 14, 4 p.m.
Favorite local weather forecast program, “Eye on the Sky,” is celebrating 40 years on the air. Join Vermont Public Radio (VPR) listeners and Fairbanks Museum forecasters for an online anniversary party. Event is free, and streams live on Youtube. For more info, or to pre-register, go to the VPR site.

March 14-18
Welcome to New England Museum Week. Celebrate how your local organizations support the civic life in your state. Raise awareness of museums across the region, as they make a huge difference in our daily lives and communities. On Friday, March 18, a webinar focusing on Vermont and New Hampshire museums will take place from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Find out what 2022 holds for potential government impacts on local museums. To learn more, or sign up for the webinar.

Wednesday, March 16, 5-6:30 p.m.
The Vermont Community Garden Network offers its free Gardening 101 Workshop series between March and September (5 workshops). The first virtual workshop on March 16 tackles three basic steps for garden planning. All levels of experience are welcome, but the classes are geared toward beginners. You may attend one or all sessions. For all dates, or to register or email Abby.

Wednesday, March 16, 6-7 p.m.
Wolf Peaches, Poisoned Peas, and Madame Pompadour’s Underwear: The Surprising History of Common Garden Vegetables is an intriguing talk by writer/scientist Rebecca Rupp at the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library in Williston. Pre-register for this in-person talk, part of the Vermont Humanities Speakers Bureau series. Click for more info.

Wednesday and Thursday, March 16 and 17, 7-8:30 p.m.
Local business SunCommon presents the Climate Action Film Festival as a platform to bring to light the stories of dedicated individuals who are putting their energies into this worldwide challenge. Tune in online for two evenings of short films and presentations, including Q&A panels with filmmakers and activists. Tickets are by donation, to benefit climate action partners. Click for more info.

Wednesday-Friday, March 16-18
A film about the life and work of artist Alexander Calder will be streamed (over three days) as part of the Architecture + Design Film Series. Alexander Calder is a portrait of one of the pre- eminent artists of the 20th century who invented the art form of the mobile. This acclaimed film shows Calder at work in his studio and conveys the ingenuity and boundless inventiveness evident in his more than 16,000 pieces. This annual series is sponsored by numerous local art and architecture organizations. Free screening info.

Thursday, March 17, 7:30 p.m.
The Air National Guard Band, Flightline Brass, presents a free concert at the Vergennes Opera House. Comprised of a variety of members and instruments, the group performs Dixieland, jazz, popular music and other works for military and civilian functions. They are a New Orleans-style brass band for all ages. Click for more info or call 802-877-6737.

Thursday, March 17, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Vermont’s renowned Bread and Puppet Theater performs their new show, Finished Waiting, at ArtsRiot in Burlington. Finished Waiting is a show for all ages, created by Peter Schumann in collaboration with the Bread & Puppet company. According to Peter, the show will star “the clock and its customers, skies, cities, mountains, forward dancers, backward dancers, a stop officer, and an eye divinity who teaches seeing to non-suspecting eyes.” Doors open at 6:30. Click for tickets or more info.

Friday, March 18- Sunday, March 20
Cochran’s Ski Area in Richmond hosts their Rope-a-Thon fund-raising event over the weekend, weather permitting. Each year, Cochran’s serves thousands of local school kids, racers, and families, regardless of their ability to pay. The Rope-a-Thon is the most important annual fundraiser for the non-profit ski area; supporting them ensures they can continue their mission of keeping skiing and riding affordable and accessible to all. Join for any portion of the weekend festivities. There will be food, drinks, prizes, and lots of competitive fun. Sign up for free; ask friends and family to sponsor your ski runs. Click for more info or call 802-434-2479.

Saturday, March 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Winter Birding in the Champlain Valley is a program put on by the North Branch Nature Center (NBNC) of Montpelier. The Champlain Valley is one of New England’s premier inland destinations for winter birdwatching. Join avid birder, guide, and NBNC Executive Director Chip Darmstadt on a trip to explore the shores, fields, and forests of the Champlain Valley in search of eagles, waterfowl, raptors, owls, snow buntings, winter finches, and more. Inclement weather date is March 20. Spotting scopes will be provided. Click for more info, or to register.

Saturday, March 19, 10 a.m.-noon
Julie Rubaud from Red Wagon Plants in Hinesburg presents an in-person workshop called First Time Vegetable Gardener Workshop. Learn some easy steps to get on the path to gardening success. Julie discusses how to get the right plants to meet your garden goals, and how to take care of them until you can harvest. Pre-registration required and scholarship assistance available. For more info, call 802-482-4060.

Saturday, March 19, 10 a.m.-noon
Vermont Land Trust and Women Owning Woodlands Vermont present an outdoor workshop called The Nuts and Bolts of Forest Management. When done correctly, forest management can benefit landowners and forest ecology in multiple ways, including increasing the diversity of tree species and ages, enhancing habitat for songbirds, protecting soil and water quality, and improving forest health. Free and pre-registration required. Click for more info.

Saturday, March 19, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., two-hour slots
Discover Maple Sugaring! at this family event at Shelburne Farms. Head into the woods to see a sugarhouse in action, tap a sugar maple, and taste some delicious maple syrup. Roland Bluto of the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk-Abenaki Nation will share a story of how the Abenaki came to acquire maple syrup. Program repeats on March 26. Dress for being outside; please pre-register.

Saturday, March 19, 7:30 p.m.
The inimitable Rusty DeWees will present a year’s worth (or more!) of new material for a night of humor, storytelling and great music at the Vergennes Opera House. Rusty is known and loved for his performances as “The Logger,” in which he blends “blue collar comedy meets Prairie Home Companion.” A Vermont treasure. Doors and cash bar open at 6:30. Click for tickets and more info or call 802-877-6737.

Monday, March 21 deadline
On July 12, 2022, Antiques Roadshow (AR) will be at Shelburne Museum, filming for season 27 of the popular PBS show. Tickets are required to attend this event, and are awarded only via the AR Ticket Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes entry deadline is midnight on March 21. Shelburne Museum does not dispense tickets to this event, and will be closed on July 12, except to those with AR tickets. Click to enter for tickets, or learn more.

Wednesday, March 23, 12 noon
The Vermont Historical Society hosts a free Zoom talk by historian and author Rachel Hope Cleves as part of its Winter Speaker series. Her subject is the relationship between Charity Bryant and Sylvia Drake, who were recognized as a married couple by their kin and community in Weybridge, VT. They lived together in Weybridge from 1807 to 1851. Cleves explores the roles that family, work, religion, love, and sexuality played in the women’s lives. In 2014, Cleves published the book Charity and Sylvia. Click to register, or for more info.

Wednesday, March 23, 6-7 p.m.
Join author and nationally recognized arts writer Bob Keyes, along with Tom Denenberg, Director of Shelburne Museum, in a conversation about Keyes’s recent book, The Isolation Artist: Scandal, Deception, and the Last Days of Robert Indiana. Keyes shines a spotlight on the deceptive world that surrounded the reclusive millionaire artist who died in 2018, leaving behind dark rumors and scandal, as well as lawsuits and accusations of fraud. Please pre-register for this free webinar.

Thursday, March 24, 7 p.m.
Attend an in-person movie screening at the Middlebury New Filmmaker’s Festival at the Town Hall Theater. Geared toward families, the theme of the film series is Humans and Animals: Shared Experiences, Intersecting Worlds. Today’s documentary, rated PG, is Buck. Directed by Cindy Meehl and winner of the 2011 Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival, Buck is a revealing examination of the life of acclaimed ‘horse whisperer’ Buck Brannaman, who recovered from years of child abuse to become a well-known expert in the interactions between horses and people. Click for more info and trailer or call 802-382-9222.