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April 22 Tuesday

Rummage Sale Donations in Lyme Center: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Lyme Center Church, Dorchester Road. Items accepted for a rummage sale taking place April 24-26. Sponsored by Lyme Center Ladies Aid. 603-795-2869.


Spanish Conversation in Hanover: 9:30-10:30 a.m., Umpleby's Bakery, 3 South St. The Buena Gente Social Club welcomes all ages and language proficiency levels. Free. 802-649-5151.


French Conversation Club in Hanover: Noon-1 p.m., Howe Library, 13 South St. French conversation for people of all language abilities. Led by Gloria Finkelstein. Free. 603-643-4120.


Gallery Talk in Hanover: 12:30 p.m., Hood Museum of Art, East Wheelock Street. Soo Sunny Park: "From Minimalist to Contemporary Sculpture in the 1970s." Free. 603-646-2426.


Artist Chat in Norwich: 2 p.m., Public Library, 368 Main St. Conversation with local photographer Chad Finer, whose exhibit of Norwich portraits is on display at the library. Free. 802-649-1184.


Technology and Culture Lecture in Hanover: 2:30-4:30 p.m., 100 Life Sciences Building at Dartmouth College, Dewey Field Road. Charles Palmer, technology officer for IBM research: "An(other) Inconvenient Truth: The Collision of Security and Privacy in the Digital Age" ^ $10. Sponsored by ILEAD. 603-646-0154.


Authors Discussion in Hanover: 4:30-6 p.m., Filene Auditorium in Moore Hall, 3 Maynard Street. A talk with Carla Kaplan, author of Miss Anne in Harlem, and Farah Griffin, author of Harlem Nocturne. Free. 603-646-3397.


Linux Users Group in Windsor: 5-6 p.m., WinCycle, 59 Main St. Learn about Linux, an open source and free computer operating system. Free. Sponsored by WinCycle. 802-674-6329.


GMO Informational Forum in White River Junction: 5:30 p.m., Upper Valley Food Co-op, 193 N. Main St. Free. Sponsored by the Co-op. 802-298-5804.


Science Pub in Lebanon: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Salt hill Pub, on the pedestrian mall. Explore the concept of happiness with psychology professors William Kelley and Paul Whalen. Free. 603-646-0397.


Solar Powered Exhibits in Cornish: 6-8 p.m., Town Hall and Fairgrounds, 294 Town House Road. Exhibits, refreshments and local foods. Free. Sponsored by Solarize Cornish-Plainfield. 603-542-4813.


Still Life Drawing in Woodstock: 6-8 p.m., ArtisTree Community Arts Center, 1206 Route 12. Monitored class open to all levels of experience ^ $15 at the door. 802-457-3500.


Toast of the Valley Toastmasters in West Lebanon: 6-7:30 p.m., Kilton Library, 80 Main St. Develop public speaking skills in a supportive environment. Meets second and fourth Tuesdays each month. Free. 603-653-9884.


"119 Days Without Sunset on a Frozen Island" in Hartland: 6:30 p.m., Hartland Library, 153 Route 5. A talk and slide show with Hartland native Alex Ambros. Free. 802-436-2473.


History Lecture in Plainfield: 7-8:30 p.m., Plainfield Historical Society, Route 12A. "Winning the War, Shaping the Peace" with historian and curator Carrie Brown. Free. Sponsored by Plainfield Historical Society. 603-298-8834.


Vermont History Lecture in Bridgewater: 7 p.m., Bridgewater Historical Society, 12 N. Bridgewater Road. Author Judith Edwards discusses the 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps, which created 30 camps and employed more than 40,000 men to work in Vermont's forests. Free. Sponsored by Bridgewater Historical Society. 802-672-1521.


Children's Events -- April 22

Stories and Art in Etna: 10-11 a.m., Etna Library, 130 Etna Road. Stories, songs and crafts for preschoolers with caregivers. Free. 603-643-3116.


Where the Wilder Things Are in Wilder: 10 a.m., Wilder Club and Library, 78 Norwich Ave. Tales and projects for children of all ages. Free. 802-295-6341.


Mother Goose Time in West Lebanon: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Kilton Library, 80 Main St. Toys, rhymes and music for children up to age 2 with caregivers. Free. 603-298-8544.


Preschool Stories and Activities in Lebanon: 10:30-11:15 a.m., Lebanon Library, 9 E. Park St. For children ages 3-6 with caregivers. Free. 603-448-2459.


Toddler Activities in Claremont: 10:30 a.m., Fiske Free Library, 108 Broad St. For children from birth to 36 months. Free. 603-542-7017.


Family Place Play Group in Wilder: 1-2:30 p.m., 52 Olcott Drive. For infants up to age 2 with caregivers. Free. 802-649-3268.


Community Meals -- April 22

Listen Dinner in White River Junction: 5 p.m., River Point Plaza, 44 Maple St. Free. 603-398-2780.


Film -- April 22

Seeking the Current in Hanover: 6:30-9 p.m., Howe Library, 13 South St. Screening of a documentary about a pre-HydroQuebec journey down the Romaine River. Includes discussion with representatives from the Conservation Law Foundation and the New Hampshire Association of Conservation Districts. Free. 603-643-6850.


Last Call in Woodstock: 7-9 p.m., Norman Williams Library, 10 The Green. Documentary about the effect of unlimited growth on the environment. Followed by discussion. Free. 802-649-7250.


Health -- April 22

Health Clinic in New London: 9 a.m.-noon, VNA Office, 107 Newport Road. Blood pressure, glucose screenings and nurse consultations. Free. 603-526-4077.


Health Clinic in Newbury, N.H.: 12:30-2 p.m., Town Library, 933 Route 103. Blood pressure, glucose screenings and nurse consultations. Free. 603-763-5803.


Meditation -- April 22

Mindfulness Practice in Norwich: 9-11:30 a.m., St. Francis of Assisi, 70 Beaver Meadow Road. Meditation in the way of Thich Nhat Hanh. Followed by discussion ^ Donation. 802-436-1136.


Dharma Talk and Meditation in White River Junction: Shambhala Center, 158 S. Main St. Open meditation with instruction available, 5:30-6:30 p.m. "Listen to Your Mother: An Earth Day Talk" with Stephen Marcus, 6:30-8 p.m. ^ $5-$10 donation. 802-484-7235.


Ongoing -- April 22

Bradford, Vt., Historical Society Museum: 10 a.m.-noon Friday, Academy Building, 172 Main St. Current exhibit is "Eating and Dining: Artifacts From the Collection." Free. 802-222-4423.


Enfield Shaker Museum: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday, 447 Route 4A. Self-guided tours Tuesday-Thursday. Guided tours Sunday, Monday, Friday and Saturday ^ $8 or $12, under 10 free. 603-632-4346.


Hartford Historical Society Museum: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday, Garipay House, 1461 Maple St. Tours and exhibits cover the history of Hartford, including the Abenaki tribes. Free. 802-296-3132.


Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial in South Royalton: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1:30-5 p.m. Sunday, 357 LDS Lane. Memorial includes historic artifacts, films, sculptures and hiking paths. Free. 802-763-7742.


Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 1 Montshire Road. Featured exhibit through May 26 is "Sustainable Shelter: Dwelling Within the Forces of Nature" ^ $11 or $14, under 2 free. 802-649-2200.


Newport Historical Society Museum: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, 1837 Nettleton House, 20 Central St. Changing displays of historical items, photographs and documents. Free. 603-863-1294.


Norwich Historical Society: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 277 Main St. A 19th century portrait exhibit features four generations of prominent families. Free. 802-649-0124.


Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 6565 Woodstock Road. Trails, exhibits, live bird programs and animal feeding times ^ $11-$13, under 3 free. 802-359-5000.


Outdoors -- April 22

Hike in Andover: Hike along Brook Mountain to a spectacular waterfall. Led by Peter Hope for Ottauquechee Section of the Green Mountain Club. Free. Call for details. 603-863-6456.


Performances -- April 22

The Spitfire Grill in White River Junction: 7:30 p.m., Briggs Opera House, 12 N. Main St. Northern Stage presents a folk and bluegrass musical about the camaraderie of small-town life ^ $23-$65. 802-296-7000.


Senior Centers -- April 22

Chapin Center in New London: Walk at Proctor Academy, 8:30 a.m. Outdoor recreation, 10 a.m. Walk-in painting, 1 p.m. Poker, 2 p.m. 37 Pleasant St. 603-526-6368.


Greater Randolph Center: Lift for life, 8:30 a.m. Mahjong, card games, 10 a.m. Musical entertainment, 11:30 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $4 or $5. Writing group, 12:45 p.m. 6 Hale St. 802-728-9324.


Horse Meadow Center in North Haverhill: Breakfast, 8:30-10 a.m. Nifty needlers, 9:30 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $3 or $6. 91 Horse Meadow Road. 603-787-2539.


Hanover Center: Exercise, 9 a.m. Coffee, 10 a.m. Line dancing, 10:30 a.m. ^ $35 for 5 classes. Bridge, 1:30 p.m. R.W. Black Community Center, 48 Lebanon St. 603-643-5531.


Orange East Center in Bradford, Vt.: Exercise, 9 a.m. Balance class, 9:40 a.m. Line dancing, 10 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $3 or $5. 176 Waits River Road. 802-222-4782.


Orford Area Senior Services: Musical entertainment, 11:30 a.m. Lunch at noon. United Congregational Church, Main Street. 603-353-9107.


Thompson Center in Woodstock: Exercise, 9 a.m. Double king pede, 10 a.m. Free wellness clinic, 10 a.m.-noon. Bingo, 10:30 a.m. Spanish table, lunch at noon ^ $5 or $7. Yoga, Scrabble, 1 p.m. "Home sharing" talk, 1 p.m. 99 Senior Lane. 802-457-3277.


Upper Valley Center in Lebanon: Chair exercise, gift shop, 9 a.m. Watercolor class, 10 a.m. Musical entertainment, 11:30 p.m. Lunch at noon ^ $3 or $7. Bus to West Lebanon, 1 p.m. Line dancing, 1 p.m. 10 Campbell St. 603-448-4213.


Bugbee Center in White River Junction: Board meeting, 10 a.m. Aqua aerobics, 10:15 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $4 or $5. School jazz concert, 12:30 p.m. Cribbage, fitness, 1 p.m. 262 N. Main St. 802-295-9068.


April 23 Wednesday

Electronics Recycling in Lebanon: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Systems Plus, Centerra Marketplace. Small electronics will be recycled for free. Fees apply for televisions, printers and computer monitors. Sponsored by Systems Plus, Lenovo and Computer Recycling of Claremont. 603-682-6881.


Rummage Sale Donations in Lyme Center: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Lyme Center Church, Dorchester Road. Items accepted for a rummage sale taking place April 24-26. Sponsored by Lyme Center Ladies Aid. 603-795-2869.


Pokemon in West Lebanon: 3:30-5:30 p.m. Lebanon Public Library, 9 E. Park St. Play Pokemon card game. Cards available. Free. 603-632-5820.


Tango Lecture and Concert in Hanover: 4:30-5:30 p.m., 041 Haldeman Hall, North Main Street. Music and reflections with Hernan Reinaudo, one of Argentina's outstanding new tango musicians. Free. 603-646-2140.


Nation Magazine Discussion in Hanover: 6-8 p.m., Howe Library, 13 South St. Topics include politics, history and the economy. Free. 603-643-2560.


Author Mary Holland in Bradford, Vt.: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Academy Building, 172 N. Main St. An Earth Day celebration with the author of Naturally Curious ^ $5 or $10 donation, under 5 free. Sponsored by Bradford Conservation Commission and Bradford Library. 802-439-3562.


"Cutting Waste and Saving Dollars" in Newport: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sugar River Savings Bank, 10 N. Main St. Solid waste management directors discuss how less waste and more recycling make economic sense. Free. 603-477-9947.


Piloxing Fitness Class in Canaan: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Indian River School, Royal Road. A fusion of boxing, Pilates and dance. Continues weekly through April 30 ^ $10 drop-in fee. Sponsored by Mascoma Valley Recreation. 603-523-4501.


"Log Drives on the Connecticut River" in Hanover: 7-8 p.m., Howe Library, 13 South St. A talk by Maine native and historian Jere Daniell. Free. Sponsored by Hanover Conservancy. 603-643-3433.


Prose and Poetry Readings in Norwich: 7 p.m., Norwich Bookstore, 291 Main St. Local authors read works from the current issue of Bloodroot Literary Magazine. Free. 802-649-1114.


Children's Events -- April 23

Play Group in South Royalton: 9:30-11 a.m., United Church, North Main Street. For children of all ages. Free. 802-685-2264.


Preschool Stories in Hanover: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Howe Library, 13 South St. Forty-five minute sessions for children ages 3-5. Free. 603-643-4120.


Stories at Quechee Library: 10 a.m., 1957 Quechee Main St. Appropriate for children of all ages. Free. 802-295-1232.


Stories and Activities in West Lebanon: 10:30-11:15 a.m., Kilton Library, 80 Main St. For children of all ages with caregivers. Free. 603-298-8544.


Lego Club in Wilder: 3 p.m., Wilder Club and Library, 78 Norwich Ave. Lego construction for all ages. Free. 802-295-6341.


Community Meals -- April 23

Listen Dinner in White River Junction: 5 p.m., River Point Plaza, 44 Maple St. Free. 603-398-2780.


Community Meal in Windsor: 5-6 p.m., American Legion Hall on Court Street. Bring a friend for a meal sponsored by Windsor churches and community groups. Free. 802-674-2157.


Community Dinner in Bradford, Vt.: 6 p.m., Congregational Church, North Main Street. All welcome for food and fellowship. Free. 802-222-4586.


Dances -- April 23

Scottish Country Dance in Fairlee: 7-9 p.m., Town Hall, 75 Town Common Road, off Route 5. All dances taught. Beginners welcome. No partner necessary. Bring soft-soled shoes ^ $3, first time free. 802-439-3459.


Flea Markets/Yard Sales -- April 23

Second Hand Rose in White River Junction: Noon-3 p.m., United Methodist Church, 106 Gates St. Summer clothes now on sale. 802-295-2502.


Health -- April 23

Health Clinic in Newport: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Rite Aid, 51 S. Main St. Blood pressure, glucose screenings and nurse consultations. Free. 603-863-5766.


Blood Drive in Lebanon: Noon-5 p.m., Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, 10 Alice Peck Day Drive. 800-733-2767.


Meditation -- April 23

Introduction to Zen Practice in White River Junction: 6-7 p.m., Upper Valley Zen Center, 58 Bridge St. Zen practice in a relaxed setting ^ Donation. 603-448-4877.


Ongoing -- April 23

Bradford, Vt., Historical Society Museum: 10 a.m.-noon Friday, Academy Building, 172 Main St. Current exhibit is "Eating and Dining: Artifacts From the Collection." Free. 802-222-4423.


Enfield Shaker Museum: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday, 447 Route 4A. Self-guided tours Tuesday-Thursday. Guided tours Sunday, Monday, Friday and Saturday ^ $8 or $12, under 10 free. 603-632-4346.


Hartford Historical Society Museum: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday, Garipay House, 1461 Maple St. Tours and exhibits cover the history of Hartford, including the Abenaki tribes. Free. 802-296-3132.


Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial in South Royalton: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1:30-5 p.m. Sunday, 357 LDS Lane. Memorial includes historic artifacts, films, sculptures and hiking paths. Free. 802-763-7742.


Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 1 Montshire Road. Featured exhibit through May 26 is "Sustainable Shelter: Dwelling Within the Forces of Nature" ^ $11 or $14, under 2 free. 802-649-2200.


Newport Historical Society Museum: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, 1837 Nettleton House, 20 Central St. Changing displays of historical items, photographs and documents. Free. 603-863-1294.


Norwich Historical Society: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 277 Main St. A 19th century portrait exhibit features four generations of prominent families. Free. 802-649-0124.


Upper Valley Cinderella Project in Lebanon: 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, through May 10, Raq-On Dance Studio, 31 Hanover St., on the pedestrian mall. High school girls choose from gently used gowns, shoes and accessories for prom. Free. 802-296-2625.


Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 6565 Woodstock Road. Trails, exhibits, live bird programs and animal feeding times ^ $11-$13, under 3 free. 802-359-5000.


Outdoors -- April 23

Wednesday Walkers in White River Junction: 9 a.m.-noon, Hartford Municipal Building, 171 Bridge St. Excursion on Cole Pond Trail in Enfield. Sponsored by Hartford Recreation. Free. 802-295-5036.


"Canals, Dams and Mills" Walking Tour in Enfield: 1 p.m., Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 Route 4A. A guided hike on Shaker Mountain trails explores the water power of the traditional Shaker community. Appropriate for all ages. Free. 603-632-4346.


Performances -- April 23

The Spitfire Grill in White River Junction: 7:30 p.m., Briggs Opera House, 12 N. Main St. Northern Stage presents a folk and bluegrass musical about the camaraderie of small-town life ^ $23-$65. 802-296-7000.


Senior Centers -- April 23

Chapin Center in New London: Walk at Proctor Academy, 8:30 a.m. Duplicate bridge, 9:15 a.m. Hand and foot card game, 1 p.m. Computer tutor, 2-4 p.m. Tai chi at Presbyterian Church, 2:30 p.m. 37 Pleasant St. 603-526-6368.


Greater Randolph Center: Lift for life, 8:30 a.m. Crafts, 10:30 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $4 or $5. 6 Hale St. 802-728-9324.


Greater Randolph Center: Lift for life, 8:30 a.m. Crafts. 10:30 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $4 or $5. 6 Hale St. 802-728-9324.


Upper Valley Center in Lebanon: Gift shop, chair exercise, 9 a.m. Mahjong, 10 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $3 or $7.50. Bus to Centerra, 1 p.m. 10 Campbell St. 603-448-4213.


Horse Meadow Center in North Haverhill: Bone builders, writing group, 9:30 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $3 or $6. Bingo, 1 p.m. 91 Horse Meadow Road. 603-787-2539.


Thompson Center in Woodstock: 99 Senior Lane. Tai chi, 9:30 and 10:40 a.m. Chair massage, 10 a.m.-noon. Handwork circle, bingo, 10:30 a.m. Community Care Coordinator, 11:45 a.m.-2 p.m. French table, lunch at noon ^ $5 or $7. 802-457-3277.


Bone Builders for Seniors in Hartland: 10 a.m., Damon Hall, 1 Quechee Road. Sponsored by RSVP. Free. 802-436-2336.


Orange East Center in Bradford, Vt.: Computer class, 10 a.m.-noon. Lunch at noon ^ $3 or $5. 176 Waits River Road. 802-222-4782.


Mascoma Area Center in Canaan: Food pantry by appointment. Lunch and 50/50 drawing at noon ^ $3 and $7. Bingo, 12:30 p.m. 1166 Route 4. 603-523-4333.


Hanover Center: Potluck lunch with music by Karolyn Wiebe, noon. Bring a dish to share. R.W. Black Community Center, 48 Lebanon St. 603-643-5531.


Bugbee Center in White River Junction: Center opens at 4 p.m. Volunteer recognition dinner, 5 p.m. ^ $4 or $5. 262 N. Main St. 802-295-9068.


April 24 Thursday

Electronics Recycling in Lebanon: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Systems Plus, Centerra Marketplace. Small electronics will be recycled for free. Fees apply for televisions, printers and computer monitors. Sponsored by Systems Plus, Lenovo and Computer Recycling of Claremont. 603-682-6881.


Anthropology Lecture in Hanover: 4-5:30 p.m., 317 Silsby Hall, corner of North Main Street and Tuck Drive. James Fernandez, of Northwestern University: "The Fate of Fictive Kinship and the Fiction of Culture." Free. 603-646-3256.


Art Panel Discussion in Hanover: 4:30 p.m., Hood Museum of Art, 6 E. Wheelock St. Three former Dartmouth College artists-in-residence discuss art and activism. Free. 603-646-2802.


Garlic Mustard Program in Hanover: 4:30-6 p.m., Howe Library, 13 South St. Discussion about garlic mustard identification, ecology and regional control strategies. Free. 603-643-5844.


Cribbage in Norwich: 6:30 p.m., American Legion, 228 Beaver Meadow Road ^ $5 per person. No partner required. 802-299-0395.


Lecture on Creativity in Norwich: 6:30 p.m., Public Library, 368 Main St. Author and illustrator David Macaulay: "Tough Times in the Studio." Free. 802-649-1184.


Socrates Cafe in Hartland: 6:30 p.m., Hartland Public Library, 153 Route 5. Philosophical discussion on the topic "What is reality?" Free. 802-436-2473.


Favorite Poem Night in Newport: 7 p.m., Richards Free Library, 58 N. Main St. Poetry lovers of all ages share their favorites. Read a poem or just come to listen. Free. 603-863-3430.


Literature Lecture and Discussion in Claremont: 7-9 p.m., Fiske Free Library, 108 Broad St. Kristin Comment presents "Constance Fenimore Woolson: Her Life and Writings." Reading material is available at the library. Free. 603-542-7017.


"New Hampshire's One-Room Schools" in Piermont: 7-9 p.m., Piermont Village School, 131 Route 10. Steve Taylor discusses the "romance and reality" of New Hampshire's hundreds of one-room schools. Free. Sponsored by New Hampshire Humanities Council. 603-272-4359.


Orford Historical Society Annual Meeting in Orford: 7 p.m., Rivendell Academy, Route 25A. Brief business meeting is followed by a talk by Art Pease: "The Other Orford: Beyond the Bridge and the Ridge." Free. 603-353-9307.


Children's Events -- April 24

Story Hour in Hartford: 10-11 a.m., Hartford Library, 1587 Maple St. For children with caregivers each Thursday. Free. 802-296-2568.


Preschool Stories and Activities in West Lebanon: 10:15-11 a.m., Kilton Library, 80 Main St. For children ages 3-6 with caregivers. Free. 603-298-8544.


Little Kids Stories in Claremont: 10:30 a.m., Fiske Free Library, 108 Broad St. Stories for children ages 18-36 months. Free. 603-542-7017.


Mother Goose Time in Lebanon: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Lebanon Library, 9 E. Park St. Toys, rhymes and music for children up to age 2 with caregivers. Free. 603-448-2459.


"Living and Working in Space" in Newbury, N.H.: 1-2 p.m., Town Library, 933 Route 103. Representatives from the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center present a space program for children in grades 1-6. Children should be accompanied by caregivers. Free. 603-763-5803.


Stories and Crafts in Lyme: 1 p.m., Converse Free Library, 38 Union St. For children age 3-6. Free. 603-795-4622.


After School Parks Program in Woodstock: 3-4 p.m., Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park, 54 Elm St. Programs for children ages 3-14 include hands-on activities, games, national park trivia and a slide show. Free. 802-457-3368.


Community Meals -- April 24

Listen Community Dinner in White River Junction: 5 p.m., River Point Plaza, 44 Maple St. Free. 603-398-2780.


Hand in Hand Dinner in Woodstock: 5-7 p.m., North Universalist Chapel Society, 7 Church St. A weekly meal for people interested in sustainable local growth ^ Donation. 802-299-1777.


Dances -- April 24

Line Dancing in Enfield: 5:10-6:10 p.m., Community Building, Route 4. Dance instruction with Jamie Orr. Continues weekly through May 22 ^ $9 drop-in, $42 for 6 weeks. Sponsored by Mascoma Valley Recreation. 603-632-5026.


Flea Markets/Yard Sales -- April 24

Rummage Sale in Lyme Center: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Lyme Center Church, Dorchester Road. Snacks available. Free admission. Sponsored by Lyme Center Ladies Aid. 603-795-2869.


Health -- April 24

Health and Foot Clinic in New London: Blood pressure, glucose screenings and nurse consultations, 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Foot care by appointment, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. ^ $20 or $25. VNA Office, 107 Newport Road. 603-526-4077.


Blood Drive in Randolph: 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Vermont Technical College, 124 Administration Drive. 800-733-2767.


Meditation -- April 24

Insight Meditation in Lebanon: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 14 Green St., in the barn behind the house. Meditation followed by discussion. Instruction available ^ Donation. 603-675-2819.


Meditation in White River Junction: Noon-1 p.m., Shambhala Center, 158 S. Main St. Open meditation with instruction available. Free. 802-484-7235.


Ongoing -- April 24

Bradford, Vt., Historical Society Museum: 10 a.m.-noon Friday, Academy Building, 172 Main St. Current exhibit is "Eating and Dining: Artifacts From the Collection." Free. 802-222-4423.


Enfield Shaker Museum: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday, 447 Route 4A. Self-guided tours Tuesday-Thursday. Guided tours Sunday, Monday, Friday and Saturday ^ $8 or $12, under 10 free. 603-632-4346.


Hartford Historical Society Museum: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday, Garipay House, 1461 Maple St. Tours and exhibits cover the history of Hartford, including the Abenaki tribes. Free. 802-296-3132.


Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial in South Royalton: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1:30-5 p.m. Sunday, 357 LDS Lane. Memorial includes historic artifacts, films, sculptures and hiking paths. Free. 802-763-7742.


Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 1 Montshire Road. Featured exhibit through May 26 is "Sustainable Shelter: Dwelling Within the Forces of Nature" ^ $11 or $14, under 2 free. 802-649-2200.


Newport Historical Society Museum: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, 1837 Nettleton House, 20 Central St. Changing displays of historical items, photographs and documents. Free. 603-863-1294.


Norwich Historical Society: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 277 Main St. A 19th century portrait exhibit features four generations of prominent families. Free. 802-649-0124.


Upper Valley Cinderella Project in Lebanon: 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, through May 10, Raq-On Dance Studio, 31 Hanover St., on the pedestrian mall. High school girls choose from gently used gowns, shoes and accessories for prom. Free. 802-296-2625.


Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 6565 Woodstock Road. Trails, exhibits, live bird programs and animal feeding times ^ $11-$13, under 3 free. 802-359-5000.


Performances -- April 24

The Spitfire Grill in White River Junction: 2 and 7:30 p.m., Briggs Opera House, 12 N. Main St. Northern Stage presents a folk and bluegrass musical about the camaraderie of small-town life ^ $23-$65. 802-296-7000.


Senior Centers -- April 24

Chapin Center in New London: Walk at Proctor Academy, 8:30 a.m. Contract bridge, 9:30 a.m. Chess, 6-8 p.m. 37 Pleasant St. 603-526-6368.


Greater Randolph Center: Lift for life, 8:30 a.m. Wii games, cards, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Knit wits, 10-11:30 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $4 or $5. Giving wisely and scams talk, 12:30 p.m. 6 Hale St. 802-728-9324.


Mascoma Area Center in Canaan: Bone builders, 8:30 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $3 and $7. 1166 Route 4. 603-523-4333.


Bugbee Center in White River Junction: Computer tutor, 8:45 a.m. Quilting, 9 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $4 or $5. Ben & Jerry desserts, 12:30 p.m. Fitness, 1 p.m. 262 N. Main St. 802-295-9068.


Hanover Center: Exercise, 9 a.m. Coffee break, 10 a.m. Bridge, 1:30 p.m. R.W. Black Community Center, 48 Lebanon St. 603-643-5531.


Horse Meadow Center in North Haverhill: Art class, 9 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $3 or $6. Cribbage, grief support group, 1 p.m. 91 Horse Meadow Road. 603-787-2539.


Orange East Center in Bradford, Vt.: Exercise, 9 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $3 or $5. Tai chi, 1:30 p.m. ^ Donation. 176 Waits River Road. 802-222-4782.


Thompson Center in Woodstock: Exercise, 9 a.m. Cribbage, 10 a.m. Italian class, 10:30 a.m. Italian table, lunch at noon ^ $5 or $7. Bone builders, 2 p.m. 99 Senior Lane. 802-457-3277.


Upper Valley Center in Lebanon: Chair exercise, quilting, 9 a.m. Walking club, 9:30 a.m. Diabetes support group, 10:30 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $3 or $7.50. Bingo for baubles, 1 p.m. Bus to West Lebanon, 1 p.m. 10 Campbell St. 603-448-4213.


April 25 Friday

Electronics Recycling in Lebanon: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Systems Plus, Centerra Marketplace. Small electronics will be recycled for free. Fees apply for televisions, printers and computer monitors. Sponsored by Systems Plus, Lenovo and Computer Recycling of Claremont. 603-682-6881.


Environmental Lecture in Hanover: 12:15 p.m., Hanover High School, 41 Lebanon St. John Seager, president and CEO of Population Connection: "Making the Connection: Women's Education, Health, Population and the Environment." Free. 802-885-4826.


Art Reception in Lebanon: 5-7 p.m., AVA Gallery and Art Center, 11 Bank St. Exhibit features work by Dave Laro, Wayne Nield and Steve Rosenthal, plus student drawings from an AVA class. Free. 603-448-3117.


Engineering Open House and Expo in Hanover: 5:30-8 p.m., Thayer School of Engineering, 14 Engineering Drive. Free. 603-646-2606.


Insanity Fitness Class in Enfield: 5:45-6:45 p.m., Community Building, Route 4. Aerobic exercise with a certified trainer. Continues weekly through April 28 ^ $10 drop-in fee. Sponsored by Mascoma Valley Recreation. 603-523-4501.


"119 Days Without Sunset on a Frozen Island" in Norwich: 6:30 p.m., Montshire Museum of Science, 1 Montshire Road. A talk and slide show with Alex Ambros. Free. Sponsored by Heinz and Inge Trebitz for the Ottauquechee Section of the Green Mountain Club. 802-785-2129.


Astronomical Observing in Hanover: 8-10 p.m., Shattuck Observatory, Observatory Road, off Wheelock Street. View the moon, planets and stars through the Dartmouth College telescope, weather permitting. Call to confirm. Free. 603-646-9100.


Children's Events -- April 25

Stories and Art in Etna: 10-11 a.m., Etna Library, 130 Etna Road. Stories, songs and crafts for preschoolers with caregivers. Free. 603-643-3116.


Spanish Play Group in Hanover: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Howe Library, 13 South St. For children of all language abilities, up to age 4, with caregivers. Free. 603-643-4120.


After School Parks Program in Woodstock: 3-4 p.m., Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park, 54 Elm St. Programs for children ages 3-14 include hands-on activities, games, national park trivia and a slide show. Free. 802-457-3368.


Lego Club in Quechee: 3 p.m., Quechee Public Library, 1957 Quechee Main St. Lego construction for all ages. Free. 802-295-1232.


Middle School Pool Party in White River Junction: 7-9 p.m., Upper Valley Aquatic Center, 100 Arboretum Lane. Music, food and games for children in grades 5-8 ^ $3. Sponsored by UVAC and Hartford Recreation. 802-295-5036.


Community Meals -- April 25

Listen Community Dinner in White River Junction: 5 p.m., River Point Plaza, 44 Maple St. Free. 603-398-2780.


Community Dinner in Hanover: 5-6 p.m., Our Savior Lutheran Church, 5 Summer St. Served by Dartmouth Students Fighting Hunger. Free. 603-643-3703.


Baked Beans and Hot Dog Supper in Fairlee: 5:30-7 p.m., Community Church of Christ, Route 5. Menu includes homemade baked beans ^ Donation. 802-333-9507.


Dances -- April 25

Taking Flight Gala in Sharon: 6-11 p.m., The Sharon Academy High School, 6704 Route 14. Dance with live music and silent auction to benefit The Sharon Academy art program ^ $25 or $30. 802-763-2500.


Film -- April 25

White River Indie Film Festival: Weekend festival begins at 2 p.m. with a screening of Through a Lens Darkly at Tupelo Music Hall, 188 S. Main St. ^ $7 or $9 individual tickets, $100 pass. Visit www.wrif.org for a complete schedule. 802-498-8438.


Gloria in Hanover: 7 p.m., Visual Arts Center, 22 Lebanon St. Comedy and drama about a middle-aged divorcee ^ $5 or $8. 603-646-2422.


Flea Markets/Yard Sales -- April 25

Rummage Sale in Lyme Center: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Lyme Center Church, Dorchester Road. Snacks available. Free admission. Sponsored by Lyme Center Ladies Aid. 603-795-2869.


Ongoing -- April 25

Bradford, Vt., Historical Society Museum: 10 a.m.-noon Friday, Academy Building, 172 Main St. Current exhibit is "Eating and Dining: Artifacts From the Collection." Free. 802-222-4423.


Enfield Shaker Museum: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday, 447 Route 4A. Self-guided tours Tuesday-Thursday. Guided tours Sunday, Monday, Friday and Saturday ^ $8 or $12, under 10 free. 603-632-4346.


Hartford Historical Society Museum: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday, Garipay House, 1461 Maple St. Tours and exhibits cover the history of Hartford, including the Abenaki tribes. Free. 802-296-3132.


Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial in South Royalton: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1:30-5 p.m. Sunday, 357 LDS Lane. Memorial includes historic artifacts, films, sculptures and hiking paths. Free. 802-763-7742.


Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 1 Montshire Road. Featured exhibit through May 26 is "Sustainable Shelter: Dwelling Within the Forces of Nature" ^ $11 or $14, under 2 free. 802-649-2200.


Newport Historical Society Museum: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, 1837 Nettleton House, 20 Central St. Changing displays of historical items, photographs and documents. Free. 603-863-1294.


Norwich Historical Society: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 277 Main St. A 19th century portrait exhibit features four generations of prominent families. Free. 802-649-0124.


Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 6565 Woodstock Road. Trails, exhibits, live bird programs and animal feeding times ^ $11-$13, under 3 free. 802-359-5000.


Performances -- April 25

Brahms House Concert in Woodstock: 3:30-5:30 p.m., home of Claire and Dennis Shillen, 5947 N. Bridgewater Road. The Contare Con Spirito quartet performs works by Brahms ^ $50 per person, includes appetizers and wine. Sponsored by BarnArts Center for the Arts. Reservations required. 802-332-6020.


37 Postcards in New London: 7:30 p.m., Old Middle School, Cougar Court. Comedy explores the ramifications of trying to go home again ^ $10 or $12. Benefits the New London Outing Club. 603-526-2910.


The Spitfire Grill in White River Junction: 7:30 p.m., Briggs Opera House, 12 N. Main St. Northern Stage presents a folk and bluegrass musical about the camaraderie of small-town life ^ $23-$65. 802-296-7000.


Senior Centers -- April 25

Chapin Center in New London: Walk at Proctor Academy, 8:30 a.m. Women's group, 9 a.m. Chair exercise, 10:15 a.m. Dementia support group, 1-3 p.m. 37 Pleasant St. 603-526-6368.


Mascoma Area Center in Canaan: Shopping in Lebanon, 8:30 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $3 and $7. 1166 Route 4. 603-523-4333.


Hanover Center: Exercise, 9 a.m. Painting, 9:45 a.m. Coffee, 10 a.m. Art class, 10:30 a.m. R.W. Black Community Center, 48 Lebanon St. 603-643-5531.


Orange East Center in Bradford, Vt.: Exercise, 9 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $3 or $5. 176 Waits River Road. 802-222-4782.


Thompson Center in Woodstock: 99 Senior Lane. Pamper yourself day, 9 a.m.-noon. Bingo, 10:30 a.m. German table, lunch at noon ^ $5 or $7. 802-457-3277.


Upper Valley Center in Lebanon: Chair exercise, gift shop, 9 a.m. Community nurse, 10 a.m.-noon. Lunch at noon ^ $3 or $7.50. 10 Campbell St. 603-448-4213.


Bugbee Center in White River Junction: Tai chi, 9:30 and 10:40 a.m. Suite notes, 10 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $4 or $5. Shopping, bingo, 1 p.m. 262 N. Main St. 802-295-9068.


Horse Meadow Center in North Haverhill: Bone builders, 9:30 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $3 or $6. 91 Horse Meadow Road. 603-787-2539.


April 26 Saturday

Spin-athon Fundraiser in White River Junction: 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Upper Valley Aquatic Center, 100 Arboretum Lane. Attend one of six 50-minute spin classes to raise money for Second Growth, a nonprofit support center for adolescents ^ $50 donation per hour. 802-295-9800.


Glad Rags Sale in Woodstock: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1-3 p.m., Masonic Temple, 30 Pleasant St. Sale of quality new and used clothing, accessories, jewelry and household items raises money for local charities. Free admission. 802-295-7234.


Piyo Strength Class in Canaan: 9-10 a.m., Indian River School, Royal Road. A fusion of Pilates and yoga with a licensed instructor. Continues weekly through April 26 ^ $10 drop-in fee. Sponsored by Mascoma Valley Recreation. 603-523-4501.


Rabies Clinic in Claremont: 9 a.m.-noon, Moose Lodge, 209 Broad Street. Rabies shots for cats and dogs ^ $10 per shot. Benefits Sullivan County Humane Society. 603-477-1189.


Weekend Walkers in Canaan: 9-11 a.m., Mascoma Valley Regional High School, Route 4. A community walk inside the hallways at the high school. Free. Sponsored by Mascoma Valley Recreation. 603-523-4501.


International Speech Contest in White River Junction: 9:30 a.m.-noon, Veterans Administration Center, 163 Veterans Drive. A Toastmasters District Five, Division G international speech and table topics contest. Free admission. scott@hoaonlineresource.com.


French Conversation Club in Enfield: 10 a.m., Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 Route 4A. Conversation and culture for all ability levels. Free. 603-306-6606.


Herb Garden Orientation in Hartland: 10 a.m.-noon, Hartland Public Library, 153 Route 5. Planning session for the Hartland Community Herb Garden. Free. 802-436-2473.


Italian Conversation Club in Enfield: 10 a.m., Mickey's Roadside Cafe, 330 Route 4. Conversation and cultural enrichment for all ability levels. Free. 603-306-6606.


Art Reception in Hanover: 1-2:30 p.m., Howe Library, 13 South St. Exhibit features the work of amateur artists who are 55 or older. Continues through May 28. Free. 603-640-3252.


Rabies Clinic in Georges Mills: 1-2 p.m., Sunapee Cove Assisted Living, 1250 Route 11. Rabies shots for dogs and cats. Bring proof of previous rabies vaccination ^ $15 per pet. 603-763-0566.


Guided Art Tour in Hanover: 2 p.m., Hood Museum of Art, 6 E. Wheelock St. "Sense of Place In Residence: Contemporary Artists at Dartmouth." Free. 603-646-2426.


"Hope for Our Sisters" in Hanover: 2-4 p.m., Howe Library, 13 South St. Presentation about obstetric fistula, a debilitating medical condition that affects more than 50,000 women worldwide each year ^ Donations accepted. 802-249-0391.


Artist Reception in Meriden: 3-6 p.m., Aidron Duckworth Museum, 21 Bean Road. Massachusetts artist Lorna Ritz displays landscape drawings and abstract paintings. Artist talk at 4 p.m. Free. 603-469-3444.


Diamonds and Denim Party in White River Junction: 6 p.m.-midnight, Miller Arts Building, 76 Gates St. A fundraiser for Northern Stage includes an online auction, cabaret performance and food from local restaurants ^ $75 or $150, $15 for children age 5-12. Register for online bidding at www.biddingforgood.com/northernstage. 802-291-9009.


History Lecture in Charlestown: 6:30 p.m., Fort at No. 4, 267 Springfield Road.John-Eric Nelson: "History of the Crown Point Road" ^ $2 donation. 603-826-5700.


Children's Events -- April 26

Family Art Day in Sharon: Noon-4 p.m., The Sharon Academy High School, 6704 Route 14. Workshops with local artists and exhibit by students. Free. 802-763-2500.


Community Meals -- April 26

All You Can Eat Breakfast in Norwich: 8-11 a.m., Upper Valley Community Grange, 344 Main Street. Menu includes pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, juice, and coffee ^ $4-$7, under 5 free. 802-457-1652.


Ham and Turkey Supper and Variety Show in East Bethel: East Bethel Grange Hall, 78 Store Hill Road. Dinner served from 5-7:30 p.m. ^ $4 or $9. Variety show at 8:15 p.m. ^ $3 or $5. 802-728-9892.


Roast Pork Dinner in East Corinth: 5-7 p.m., Congregational Church, 645 Village Road. Menu includes mashed potatoes, vegetables, rolls, beverage and dessert ^ Donation. 802-439-6864.


Roast Pork Supper in Hartford: Seatings at 5 and 6 p.m., Greater Hartford United Church of Christ, Route 14. Family-style meal includes mashed potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, applesauce and homemade pies ^ $4 or $10, preschoolers free. 802-295-2510.


Roast Pork Supper in White River Junction: 5-6:30 p.m., St. Anthony's Church, 1 Church St. Includes sweet potato casserole, corn with pimientos and strawberry shortcake ^ $6 or $12. 802-356-3527.


Southern Barbecue Dinner in Plainfield: 5-6:30 p.m., Fire Station, 1260 Route 12A. Includes ribs, macaroni salad, corn bread, coleslaw and bread pudding ^ $5 or $10, under 5 free. Sponsored by Plainfield Community Church. 603-298-8913.


Dances -- April 26

Dance Workshop and Community Dance in Hanover: R.W. Black Community Center, 48 Lebanon St. Cha cha lessons, 6 p.m. ^ $10. Ballroom, Latin and swing dance with The Squids, 8-11 p.m. ^ $10. Free beginner lessons for dance attendees at 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by Upper Valley Dance Club. 802-356-1156.


Farmers Markets -- April 26

Bradford, Vt. Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Methodist Church, Main Street. 802-222-4495.


New London Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Whipple Hall. 603-865-9841.


Norwich Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Tracy Hall, 300 Main St. More than 30 local vendors offer prepared and fresh foods, arts and crafts. Free admission. 802-384-7447.


Film -- April 26

White River Indie Film Festival: Weekend festival resumes at 10 a.m. with a screening of Dirty Wars at Tupelo Music Hall, 188 S. Main St. ^ $7 or $9 individual tickets, $100 pass. Visit www.wrif.org for a complete schedule. 802-498-8438.


The Wind Rises in Hanover: 7 p.m., Visual Arts Center, 22 Lebanon St. An animated movie about love and perseverance. Director by Hayao Mayazaki ^ $5 or $8. 603-646-2422.


Flea Markets/Yard Sales -- April 26

Rummage and White Elephant Sale in Sunapee: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., United Methodist Church, Route 11. Coffee and pastries available. Bag sale at noon. 603-763-5822.


Rummage Sale in Lyme Center: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Lyme Center Church, Dorchester Road. $1 bag sale on clothing. Snacks available. Free admission. Sponsored by Lyme Center Ladies Aid. 603-795-2869.


Clothing Swap Donations in White River Junction: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Bugbee Senior Center, 262 N. Main St. and Upper Valley Food Co-op, 193 N. Main St. Donate gently used, clean clothes for a free swap that takes place the next day. Free. 603-448-1889.


Second Hand Rose in White River Junction: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., United Methodist Church, 106 Gates St. Summer clothes now on sale. 802-295-2502.


Ongoing -- April 26

Bradford, Vt., Historical Society Museum: 10 a.m.-noon Friday, Academy Building, 172 Main St. Current exhibit is "Eating and Dining: Artifacts From the Collection." Free. 802-222-4423.


Enfield Shaker Museum: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday, 447 Route 4A. Self-guided tours Tuesday-Thursday. Guided tours Sunday, Monday, Friday and Saturday ^ $8 or $12, under 10 free. 603-632-4346.


Hartford Historical Society Museum: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday, Garipay House, 1461 Maple St. Tours and exhibits cover the history of Hartford, including the Abenaki tribes. Free. 802-296-3132.


Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial in South Royalton: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1:30-5 p.m. Sunday, 357 LDS Lane. Memorial includes historic artifacts, films, sculptures and hiking paths. Free. 802-763-7742.


Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 1 Montshire Road. Featured exhibit through May 26 is "Sustainable Shelter: Dwelling Within the Forces of Nature" ^ $11 or $14, under 2 free. 802-649-2200.


Newport Historical Society Museum: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, 1837 Nettleton House, 20 Central St. Changing displays of historical items, photographs and documents. Free. 603-863-1294.


Norwich Historical Society: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 277 Main St. A 19th century portrait exhibit features four generations of prominent families. Free. 802-649-0124.


Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 6565 Woodstock Road. Trails, exhibits, live bird programs and animal feeding times ^ $11-$13, under 3 free. 802-359-5000.


Outdoors -- April 26

Bird Trip in Hanover: 6:30-9 a.m., meeting at electric substation off South Main Street. Search for spring birds at Lower Mink Brook and Mink Brook Nature Preserve. Free. Sponsored by Hanover Conservancy. 603-643-3433.


Hike in Corinth: Excursion on hilly woods to the Pike Hill Copper Mine. Led by Marcia Dunning for Ottauquechee Section of the Green Mountain Club. Free. 802-333-4340.


Benefit Walk or Run in Brookfield, Vt.: 8 a.m., Elementary School, Ridge Road. Participants choose from three routes or varying lengths that run along country roads. Dogs allowed on leashes ^ Collect pledges. Register online at www.randolphareafoodshelf.org. 802-728-6248.


A 5K Walk and Fun Run in Claremont: 10 a.m., Claremont Middle School, 107 South St. "Steppin' Up to End Violence" raises money for Turning Points Network, which assists survivors of domestic and sexual assault ^ Pledges. Registration from 8:30-9:30 a.m. 603-543-0155.


Raft Race in Bridgewater: Noon, 5313 Route 4, on the Ottauquechee River, starting in Bridgewater near Long Trail Brewery. Rafters compete in the 40th annual race to raise money for Bridgewater Fast Squad ^ $5 entry fee. Free to watch. 802-245-4106.


Vernal Pool Adventure Walk in Newbury, N.H.: 1-2:30 p.m., The Fells, 456 Route 103A. A guided tour sponsored by the Lake Sunapee Protective Association is appropriate for all ages ^ $5 per family. 603-763-4789.


Performances -- April 26

Cosi Fan Tutte in Hanover: 1 p.m., Visual Arts Center, 22 Lebanon St. A live high-definition video broadcast of a Metropolitan opera ^ $29. 603-646-2422.


Concert, Meal and Campfire Sing Along in Claremont: 4 p.m., Union Church, 133 Old Church Road. Celtic folk music concert with Castlebay, 4 p.m. Outdoor meal, weather permitting, 5 p.m. Campfire sing along, 6:30 p.m. ^ Donation. 603-558-8174.


The Sleeping Beauty in Lebanon: 7 p.m., Lebanon Opera House, 51 N. Park St. A fairy tale production with City Center Ballet ^ $13.50-$26.50. 603-448-0400.


A Salute to Brahms in Lebanon and Bethel: Cantare Con Spirito performs vocal works by Brahms. 2-3:30 p.m., AVA Gallery, 11 Bank St., Lebanon. 7-8 p.m., Town Hall, 134 S. Main St., Bethel. ^ $15 suggested donation. 802-332-6020.


Community Talent Show and Bake Sale in Lyme: 7-9 p.m., Congregational Church, 1 Dorchester Road. Benefits the Haven and Listen ^ Donation. 603-795-2287.


Suzuki Faculty Concert in Hanover: 7 p.m., Our Savior Lutheran Church, 5 Summer St. Upper Valley Music Center staff members perform chamber music selections by Beethoven, Brahms, Vaughan Williams and Leclair ^ $15 suggested donation. Benefits Upper Valley Music Center scholarship fund. 603-448-1642.


37 Postcards in New London: 7:30 p.m., Old Middle School, Cougar Court. Comedy explores the ramifications of trying to go home again ^ $10 or $12. Benefits the New London Outing Club. 603-526-2910.


The Spitfire Grill in White River Junction: 7:30 p.m., Briggs Opera House, 12 N. Main St. Northern Stage presents a folk and bluegrass musical about the camaraderie of small-town life ^ $23-$65. 802-296-7000.


"Beat the Band" in Randolph: 7:30 p.m., Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main St. Five regional bands perform to earn the honor of audience favorite ^ $12. 802-728-6464.


Bel Canto Chamber Singers in Lebanon: 7:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, 10 S. Park Street. Program features a "bouquet" of music to lift spirits and welcome spring ^ $6 or $12, under 12 free. 603-448-1889.


Robin and Linda Williams in Woodstock: 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theatre, 31 The Green. The Virginia-based duo celebrates 40 years of performing and the release of a new CD ^ $20 or $40. 802-457-3981.


April 27 Sunday

Weekend Walkers in Canaan: 1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m., Mascoma Valley Regional High School, Route 4. A community walk inside the hallways at the high school. Free. Sponsored by Mascoma Valley Recreation. 603-523-4501.


Hartford Historical Society Open House: 2-4 p.m., Garipay House, 1461 Maple St. Event honors the late Phil Bouthillier, known as the "Father of Hartford Hockey." Free. 802-295-2123.


Author Event in Strafford: 7 p.m., Justin Morrill Homestead, 210 Justin Morrill Highway. An evening with Ben Kilham, author of The Social Black Bear: What Bears Have Taught Me About Being Human. Free. 802-765-4037.


Children's Events -- April 27

Family Art Day in Hanover: Noon-5 p.m., Hood Museum of Art, 6 E. Wheelock St. Children ages 6-12 create sculptures out of provided materials. Must be accompanied by adult. Author Ashley Bryan will read stories at 2 p.m. Free. 603-646-1469.


Community Meals -- April 27

Valley Singles Club in Claremont: 5-7:30 p.m., Union Church, 133 Old Church Road. Meet new friends at a potluck dinner for adults age 50 and older. Bring a dish to share and a beverage. Not a church-sponsored function. Free. 603-826-5877 or 802-299-0491.


Film -- April 27

White River Indie Film Festival: Weekend festival resumes at 10 a.m. with a screening films by local filmmakers at the Hotel Coolidge, 39 S. Main St. ^ $7 or $9 individual tickets, $100 pass. Visit www.wrif.org for a complete schedule. 802-498-8438.


The Conversation in Randolph: 6 p.m., Chandler Upper Gallery, 71-73 Main St. A 1974 film by Francis Ford Coppola starring Gene Hackman as a spy faced with an ethical challenge ^ $9. 802-431-0204.


The Life Aquatic in Hanover: 7 p.m., Visual Arts Center, 22 Lebanon St. A Wes Anderson comedy starring Bill Murray ^ $5 or $8. 603-646-2422.


Indian Film Series in Hanover: 7-9 p.m., 03 Rockefeller Center, Webster Avenue. Screening of Jagte Raho, a film about a poor man roaming through middle-class India in the 1950s. Free. 603-646-3256.


Flea Markets/Yard Sales -- April 27

Clothing Swap in White River Junction: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Bugbee Senior Center, 262 N. Main St. Pick out gently used, clean clothing at no cost. Free. 603-448-1889.


Health -- April 27

Blood Drive in Lebanon: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Granite State Harley Davidson, 351 Miracle Mile. 800-733-2767.


Meditation -- April 27

Meditation in White River Junction: 10 a.m.-noon, Shambhala Meditation Center, 158 S. Main St. Sitting and walking meditation. Instruction available by chance or by appointment ^ Donation. 802-484-7235.


Ongoing -- April 27

Bradford, Vt., Historical Society Museum: 10 a.m.-noon Friday, Academy Building, 172 Main St. Current exhibit is "Eating and Dining: Artifacts From the Collection." Free. 802-222-4423.


Enfield Shaker Museum: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday, 447 Route 4A. Self-guided tours Tuesday-Thursday. Guided tours Sunday, Monday, Friday and Saturday ^ $8 or $12, under 10 free. 603-632-4346.


Hartford Historical Society Museum: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday, Garipay House, 1461 Maple St. Tours and exhibits cover the history of Hartford, including the Abenaki tribes. Free. 802-296-3132.


Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial in South Royalton: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1:30-5 p.m. Sunday, 357 LDS Lane. Memorial includes historic artifacts, films, sculptures and hiking paths. Free. 802-763-7742.


Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 1 Montshire Road. Featured exhibit through May 26 is "Sustainable Shelter: Dwelling Within the Forces of Nature" ^ $11 or $14, under 2 free. 802-649-2200.


Newport Historical Society Museum: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, 1837 Nettleton House, 20 Central St. Changing displays of historical items, photographs and documents. Free. 603-863-1294.


Norwich Historical Society: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 277 Main St. A 19th century portrait exhibit features four generations of prominent families. Free. 802-649-0124.


Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 6565 Woodstock Road. Trails, exhibits, live bird programs and animal feeding times ^ $11-$13, under 3 free. 802-359-5000.


Outdoors -- April 27

Bike Ride in the Upper Valley: A leader's choice excursion of 25 miles. Led by Heinz Trebitz for Ottauquechee Section of the Green Mountain Club ^ Trail fees. Call for details. 802-785-2129.


Strong for Boston 5K in Wilder: 9:30 a.m., Dothan Brook School, 2300 Christian Street. A 5K run to benefit Boston charities that aid victims of the Boston Marathon bombings ^ $15-$20. Register at www.runreg.com/hartfordstrong or race day at 8:30 a.m. Sponsored by Hartford Recreation and Friends of Hartford Track. 802-295-5036.


Ash Awareness Walk in Corinth: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Corinth Town Hall, Cookeville Road. A guided walk of two to three miles with forester Courtney Haynes includes education about the social, environmental and economic impact of the emeral ash borer. Dogs not allowed. Free. 802-522-0017.


Game Day in Hanover: 3-4:30 p.m., Fields behind Thompson Arena, Park Street. Dartmouth athletes play games with children grades 3-6. Free. Sponsored by Darthmouth Athletes United. For more information email athletes.united@darthmouth.edu.


Performances -- April 27

Cosi Fan Tutte in Hanover: 1 p.m., Visual Arts Center, 22 Lebanon St. A live high-definition video broadcast of a Metropolitan opera ^ $29. 603-646-2422.


The Sleeping Beauty in Lebanon: 1 p.m., Lebanon Opera House, 51 N. Park St. A fairy tale production with City Center Ballet ^ $13.50-$26.50. 603-448-0400.


Stories About Guatemala in Unity: 1 p.m., Quaker City Meeting House, Quaker City Road. Professional storyteller Andy Davis weaves tales based on a combination of Guatemalan folklore and his own travels. Free. 603-543-0910.


37 Postcards in New London: 2 p.m., Old Middle School, Cougar Court. Comedy explores the ramifications of trying to go home again ^ $10 or $12. Benefits the New London Outing Club. 603-526-2910.


Dartmouth College Gospel Choir in Hanover: 2 p.m., Spaulding Auditorium at Hopkins Center, 4 E. Wheelock St. Reunion performance features members from Director Walter Cunningham's 11-year tenure ^ $10 or $15. 603-646-2422.


Bel Canto Chamber Singers in Woodstock: 2-3:30 p.m., North Universalist Chapel Society, 7 Church St. Program features a "bouquet" of music to lift spirits and welcome spring ^ $6 or $12, under 12 free. 603-448-1889.


The Spitfire Grill in White River Junction: 5 p.m., Briggs Opera House, 12 N. Main St. Northern Stage presents a folk and bluegrass musical about the camaraderie of small-town life ^ $23-$65. 802-296-7000.


Spring Fling Musical in Charlestown: 7 p.m., Congregational Church, North Main Street. Community chorus performs songs from the 1920s to present day ^ Donations. 603-826-3335.


April 28 Monday

Insanity Fitness Class in Enfield: 5:45-6:45 p.m., Community Building, Route 4. Aerobic exercise with a certified trainer. Continues weekly through April 28 ^ $10 drop-in fee. Sponsored by Mascoma Valley Recreation. 603-523-4501.


Trivia Night in Canaan: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Canaan Library, 1173 Route 4. Four-member teams and individuals compete for prizes. Free. 603-523-9650.


Children's Events -- April 28

Family Place Play Group in Wilder: 9-10:30 a.m., 52 Olcott Drive. For children from birth to age 5 with caregivers. Free. 802-649-3268.


Infant Play Group in Hanover: 10 a.m.-noon, Howe Library, 13 South St. For children up to age 2 with caregivers. Free. 603-643-4120.


Preschool Stories in Claremont: 10:30 a.m., Fiske Free Library, 108 Broad St. Stories for children ages 3-5; includes coloring pages to take home. Free. 603-542-7017.


Stories and Activities in Lebanon: 10:30-11:15 a.m., Lebanon Public Library, 9 E. Park St. For children of all ages with caregivers. Free. 603-448-2459.


Children's Author in Newport: 3:30 p.m., Richards Free Library, 58 N. Main St. Robert Scott reads from and talks about his new book Horatio's Hometown Hero. Free. 603-863-3430.


Community Meals -- April 28

Listen Dinners in Canaan and White River Junction: 5 p.m., Mascoma Area Senior Center, 1166 Route 4, Canaan; River Point Plaza, 44 Maple St., White River Junction. Free. 603-398-2780.


Dances -- April 28

Argentine Tango Dance Course in Hanover: 7:30-10 p.m., Occom Commons at Goldstein Hall (McLaughlin Cluster), Maynard Street. Instruction from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Practice until 10 p.m. ^ $5 per class, $40 for the series. Continues through May 19. Sponsored by Dartmouth Argentine Tango Society. 603-340-1383.


Health -- April 28

Foot Clinic in Newport: 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Senior Center, 76 S. Main St. Foot care by appointment ^ $20. 603-526-4077.


Blood Drive in Claremont: Noon-5 p.m., Senior Center, 5 Acer Heights Road. 800-733-2767.


Blood Drives in Claremont and Canaan: Noon-5 p.m., Senior Center, 5 Acer Heights Road, Claremont. 1-6 p.m., St. Mary's Parish, 1157 Route 4, Canaan. 800-733-2767.


Meditation -- April 28

Meditation and Discussion in Hanover: 5:30-7 p.m., Friends Meeting House, 43 Lebanon St. Sponsored by Valley Insight Meditation ^ Donation. 603-252-9020.


Meditation in Springfield, N.H.: 7-8:30 p.m., Wonderwell Mountain Refuge, 253 Philbrick Hill Road. Meditation led by resident teacher Lama Samten ^ Donation. Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. Free. 603-763-0204.


Ongoing -- April 28

Bradford, Vt., Historical Society Museum: 10 a.m.-noon Friday, Academy Building, 172 Main St. Current exhibit is "Eating and Dining: Artifacts From the Collection." Free. 802-222-4423.


Enfield Shaker Museum: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday, 447 Route 4A. Self-guided tours Tuesday-Thursday. Guided tours Sunday, Monday, Friday and Saturday ^ $8 or $12, under 10 free. 603-632-4346.


Hartford Historical Society Museum: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday, Garipay House, 1461 Maple St. Tours and exhibits cover the history of Hartford, including the Abenaki tribes. Free. 802-296-3132.


Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial in South Royalton: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1:30-5 p.m. Sunday, 357 LDS Lane. Memorial includes historic artifacts, films, sculptures and hiking paths. Free. 802-763-7742.


Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 1 Montshire Road. Featured exhibit through May 26 is "Sustainable Shelter: Dwelling Within the Forces of Nature" ^ $11 or $14, under 2 free. 802-649-2200.


Newport Historical Society Museum: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, 1837 Nettleton House, 20 Central St. Changing displays of historical items, photographs and documents. Free. 603-863-1294.


Norwich Historical Society: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 277 Main St. A 19th century portrait exhibit features four generations of prominent families. Free. 802-649-0124.


Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 6565 Woodstock Road. Trails, exhibits, live bird programs and animal feeding times ^ $11-$13, under 3 free. 802-359-5000.


Performances -- April 28

Charlotte's Web in Lebanon: 10 a.m., Lebanon Opera House, 51 N. Park St. A Theatreworks USA production inspired by the classic E.B. White story. Appropriate for children in grades K-5 ^ $4-$6. 603-448-0400.


Senior Centers -- April 28

Chapin Center in New London: Walk at Proctor Academy, 8:30 a.m. Men's group, 8:45 a.m. Computer tutor, 9-11 a.m. Stitch crafts, 10 a.m. Chair exercise, 10:15 a.m. Duplicate bridge, 12:45 p.m. French group, 4 p.m. 37 Pleasant St. 603-526-6368.


Mascoma Area Center in Canaan: Bone builders, 8:30 a.m. Yoga, 9:45 a.m. Blood pressure check, 11:30 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $3 and $7. 1166 Route 4. 603-523-4333.


Orange East Center in Bradford, Vt.: Exercise, 9 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $3 or $5. 176 Waits River Road. 802-222-4782.


Thompson Center in Woodstock: Exercise, 9 a.m. Memoir club, 10:15 a.m. Bingo, 10:30 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $5 or $7. Bridge, 1 p.m. Bone builders, 3 p.m. 99 Senior Lane. 802-457-3277.


Upper Valley Center in Lebanon: Chair exercise, gift shop, 9 a.m. Walking club, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $3 or $7.50. Bingo, 1 p.m. 10 Campbell St. 603-448-4213.


Horse Meadow Center in North Haverhill: Bone builders, 9:30 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $3 or $6. Health tips, 1 p.m. 91 Horse Meadow Road. 603-787-2539.


Bone Builders and Line Dancing for Seniors in Hartland: Bone builders, 10 a.m. Free. Social time, 1 p.m. Dance, 1:30-2:30 p.m. ^ $28 for four weeks. Damon Hall, 1 Quechee Road. 802-436-2336.


Bugbee Center in White River Junction: Free health clinic, 10 a.m. Bingo, shopping, 1 p.m. Lunch at noon ^ $4 or $5. 262 N. Main St. 802-295-9068.


Greater Randolph Center: Bingo, Wii games, exercise, 10:30 a.m. Contract bridge at Joslyn House, 2:15-4 p.m. Lunch at noon ^ $4 or $5. 6 Hale St. 802-728-9324.


Hanover Center: Free health screenings, 1 p.m. Knitting, 1 p.m. R.W. Black Community Center, 48 Lebanon St. 603-643-5531.


April 29 Tuesday

Spanish Conversation in Hanover: 9:30-10:30 a.m., Umpleby's Bakery, 3 South St. The Buena Gente Social Club welcomes all ages and language proficiency levels. Free. 802-649-5151.


French Conversation Club in Hanover: Noon-1 p.m., Howe Library, 13 South St. French conversation for people of all language abilities. Led by Gloria Finkelstein. Free. 603-643-4120.


Gallery Talk in Hanover: 12:30 p.m., Hood Museum of Art, East Wheelock Street. Virginia Beahan: "A Photographic Journey: From Walker Evans to Luke Fowler." Free. 603-646-2426.


Religion Lecture in Hanover: 3-5 p.m., 041 Haldeman Hall, North Main Street. Harvey Cox, of Harvard Divinity School, discusses the papacy of Pope Francis ^ $10. Sponsored by ILEAD. 603-646-0154.


Student Photography Exhibit in Pomfret: 3-7 p.m., Pomfret School, 1071 Pomfret Road. Students in grades K-6 display the results of their work with professional photographers. Free. 802-457-1234.


"Consider the Conversation" in West Lebanon: 5-6:30, Kilton Library, 80 Main St. Discussion about how to begin a conversation about end-of-life issues. Free. Sponsored by Lake Sunapee Region VNA and Hospice. 603-526-4077.


Linux Users Group in Windsor: 5-6 p.m., WinCycle, 59 Main St. Learn about Linux, an open source and free computer operating system. Free. Sponsored by WinCycle. 802-674-6329.


Figure Drawing in Woodstock: 6-8 p.m., ArtisTree Community Arts Center, 1206 Route 12. Monitored class open to all levels of experience. Poses will be timed, with an emphasis on longer poses ^ $15 at the door. 802-457-3500.


"Appalachian Trail Angels" Program in Hanover: 7-8:30 p.m., Howe Library, 13 South St. Gergory Cook shares stories of providing snacks, rides and shelter for hikers along the AT. Free. Sponsored by Hanover and Norwich Friends of the Appalachian Trail and the library. 603-643-4120.


Author Reading in Windsor: 7-8:30 p.m., Windsor Public Library, 43 State St. Elizabeth Buechner Morris reads from Bitter Passage, a historical novel set during the 1849 Gold Rush. Free. 802-674-2556.


Poetry Readings in Claremont: 7 p.m., Fiske Free Library, 108 Broad St. Readings with Diana Lee Velie, of Newbury, N.H., and Jim Fowler, of Charleston. Followed by a short writing exercise. Free. 603-542-7017.


Vermont History Lecture in Bridgewater: 7 p.m., Bridgewater Historical Society, 12 N. Bridgewater Road. Author Judith Edwards discusses the 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps, which created 30 camps and employed more than 40,000 men to work in Vermont's forests. Free. Sponsored by Bridgewater Historical Society. 802-672-1521.


Children's Events -- April 29

Stories and Art in Etna: 10-11 a.m., Etna Library, 130 Etna Road. Stories, songs and crafts for preschoolers with caregivers. Free. 603-643-3116.


Where the Wilder Things Are in Wilder: 10 a.m., Wilder Club and Library, 78 Norwich Ave. Tales and projects for children of all ages. Free. 802-295-6341.


Mother Goose Time in West Lebanon: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Kilton Library, 80 Main St. Toys, rhymes and music for children up to age 2 with caregivers. Free. 603-298-8544.


Preschool Stories and Activities in Lebanon: 10:30-11:15 a.m., Lebanon Library, 9 E. Park St. For children ages 3-6 with caregivers. Free. 603-448-2459.


Toddler Activities in Claremont: 10:30 a.m., Fiske Free Library, 108 Broad St. For children from birth to 36 months. Free. 603-542-7017.


Family Place Play Group in Wilder: 1-2:30 p.m., 52 Olcott Drive. For infants up to age 2 with caregivers. Free. 802-649-3268.


Community Meals -- April 29

Listen Dinner in White River Junction: 5 p.m., River Point Plaza, 44 Maple St. Free. 603-398-2780.


Film -- April 29

Tea Theater in Quechee: 3 p.m., Quechee Public Library, 1959 Quechee Main St. A classic movie about spring on the big screen. Free. Call for title. 802-295-1232.


Meditation -- April 29

Mindfulness Practice in Norwich: 9-11:30 a.m., St. Francis of Assisi, 70 Beaver Meadow Road. Meditation in the way of Thich Nhat Hanh. Followed by discussion ^ Donation. 802-436-1136.


Dharma Talk and Meditation in White River Junction: Shambhala Center, 158 S. Main St. Open meditation with instruction available, 5:30-6:30 p.m. "The Challenge of Coesistence" with Ella Reznikova, 6:30-8 p.m. ^ $5-$10 donation. 802-484-7235.


Ongoing -- April 29

Bradford, Vt., Historical Society Museum: 10 a.m.-noon Friday, Academy Building, 172 Main St. Current exhibit is "Eating and Dining: Artifacts From the Collection." Free. 802-222-4423.


Enfield Shaker Museum: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday, 447 Route 4A. Self-guided tours Tuesday-Thursday. Guided tours Sunday, Monday, Friday and Saturday ^ $8 or $12, under 10 free. 603-632-4346.


Hartford Historical Society Museum: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday, Garipay House, 1461 Maple St. Tours and exhibits cover the history of Hartford, including the Abenaki tribes. Free. 802-296-3132.


Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial in South Royalton: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1:30-5 p.m. Sunday, 357 LDS Lane. Memorial includes historic artifacts, films, sculptures and hiking paths. Free. 802-763-7742.


Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 1 Montshire Road. Featured exhibit through May 26 is "Sustainable Shelter: Dwelling Within the Forces of Nature" ^ $11 or $14, under 2 free. 802-649-2200.


Newport Historical Society Museum: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, 1837 Nettleton House, 20 Central St. Changing displays of historical items, photographs and documents. Free. 603-863-1294.


Norwich Historical Society: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 277 Main St. A 19th century portrait exhibit features four generations of prominent families. Free. 802-649-0124.


Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 6565 Woodstock Road. Trails, exhibits, live bird programs and animal feeding times ^ $11-$13, under 3 free. 802-359-5000.


Outdoors -- April 29

Road Walk in Norwich: An easy excursion on Upper Turnpike and Needham Road. Led by Inge Brown for the Ottauquechee Section of the Green Mountain Club. Call for details. 802-296-5777.


Performances -- April 29

The Spitfire Grill in White River Junction: 7:30 p.m., Briggs Opera House, 12 N. Main St. Northern Stage presents a folk and bluegrass musical about the camaraderie of small-town life ^ $23-$65. 802-296-7000.


Senior Centers -- April 29

Chapin Center in New London: Walk at Proctor Academy, 8:30 a.m. Outdoor recreation, 10 a.m. Walk-in painting, 1 p.m. Poker, 2 p.m. 37 Pleasant St. 603-526-6368.


Greater Randolph Center: Lift for life, 8:30 a.m. Mahjong, card games, 10 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $4 or $5. Writing group, 12:45 p.m. 6 Hale St. 802-728-9324.


Hanover Center: Exercise, 9 a.m. Coffee, 10 a.m. Line dancing, 10:30 a.m. ^ $35 for 5 classes. Bridge, 1:30 p.m. R.W. Black Community Center, 48 Lebanon St. 603-643-5531.


Orange East Center in Bradford, Vt.: Exercise, 9 a.m. Balance class, 9:40 a.m. Line dancing, 10 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $3 or $5. 176 Waits River Road. 802-222-4782.


Thompson Center in Woodstock: Exercise, 9 a.m. Double king pede, 10 a.m. Bingo, 10:30 a.m. Spanish table, lunch at noon ^ $5 or $7. Yoga, Scrabble, 1 p.m. 99 Senior Lane. 802-457-3277.


Upper Valley Center in Lebanon: Chair exercise, gift shop, 9 a.m. Watercolor class, 10 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $3 or $7. Bus to West Lebanon, 1 p.m. Line dancing, 1 p.m. 10 Campbell St. 603-448-4213.


Bugbee Center in White River Junction: Aqua aerobics, 10:15 a.m. Lunch at noon with music by the Pea Pickers ^ $4 or $5. Cribbage, fitness, 1 p.m. 262 N. Main St. 802-295-9068.


Orford Area Senior Services: Musical entertainment, 11:30 a.m. Lunch and birthday celebrations at noon. United Congregational Church, Main Street. 603-353-9107.


April 30 Wednesday

Poetry Reading in Claremont: 12:30 p.m., Puksta Library at River Valley Community College, 1 College Drive. Readings with poet Carrie Etter. Free. 603-542-7744.


Pokemon in West Lebanon: 3:30-5:30 p.m. Lebanon Public Library, 9 E. Park St. Play Pokemon card game. Cards available. Free. 603-632-5820.


"Powering a Bright Future" in Randolph: 6-8 p.m., Kimball Library, 67 N. Main St. First of a two-part discussion about sustainable sources of energy. Register and pick up books at the library. Free. 603-643-0328.


Piloxing Fitness Class in Canaan: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Indian River School, Royal Road. A fusion of boxing, Pilates and dance. Continues weekly through April 30 ^ $10 drop-in fee. Sponsored by Mascoma Valley Recreation. 603-523-4501.


Children's Events -- April 30

Play Group in South Royalton: 9:30-11 a.m., United Church, North Main Street. For children of all ages. Free. 802-685-2264.


Preschool Stories in Hanover: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Howe Library, 13 South St. Forty-five minute sessions for children ages 3-5. Free. 603-643-4120.


Stories at Quechee Library: 10 a.m., 1957 Quechee Main St. Appropriate for children of all ages. Free. 802-295-1232.


Stories and Activities in West Lebanon: 10:30-11:15 a.m., Kilton Library, 80 Main St. For children of all ages with caregivers. Free. 603-298-8544.


Lego Club in Wilder: 3 p.m., Wilder Club and Library, 78 Norwich Ave. Lego construction for all ages. Free. 802-295-6341.


Community Meals -- April 30

Listen Dinner in White River Junction: 5 p.m., River Point Plaza, 44 Maple St. Free. 603-398-2780.


Community Meal in Windsor: 5-6 p.m., American Legion Hall on Court Street. Bring a friend for a meal sponsored by Windsor churches and community groups. Free. 802-674-2157.


Dances -- April 30

Scottish Country Dance in Fairlee: 7-9 p.m., Town Hall, 75 Town Common Road, off Route 5. All dances taught. Beginners welcome. No partner necessary. Bring soft-soled shoes ^ $3, first time free. 802-439-3459.


Film -- April 30

Basic 50th Anniversary in Hanover: 1-2:30 p.m., Auditorium at Hood Museum of Art, 6 E. Wheelock St. Documentary on the history of Basic, a computer program that was invented at Dartmouth College. Followed by discussion at Hopkins Center with students on computing technologies at 3 p.m. and a panel discussion with experts at 4:30 p.m. Free. 603-646-0299.


Flea Markets/Yard Sales -- April 30

Second Hand Rose in White River Junction: Noon-3 p.m., United Methodist Church, 106 Gates St. Summer clothes now on sale. 802-295-2502.


Health -- April 30

Blood Drive in Lebanon: Noon-5 p.m., Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, 10 Alice Peck Day Drive. 800-733-2767.


Meditation -- April 30

Introduction to Zen Practice in White River Junction: 6-7 p.m., Upper Valley Zen Center, 58 Bridge St. Zen practice in a relaxed setting ^ Donation. 603-448-4877.


Ongoing -- April 30

Bradford, Vt., Historical Society Museum: 10 a.m.-noon Friday, Academy Building, 172 Main St. Current exhibit is "Eating and Dining: Artifacts From the Collection." Free. 802-222-4423.


Enfield Shaker Museum: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday, 447 Route 4A. Self-guided tours Tuesday-Thursday. Guided tours Sunday, Monday, Friday and Saturday ^ $8 or $12, under 10 free. 603-632-4346.


Hartford Historical Society Museum: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday, Garipay House, 1461 Maple St. Tours and exhibits cover the history of Hartford, including the Abenaki tribes. Free. 802-296-3132.


Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial in South Royalton: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1:30-5 p.m. Sunday, 357 LDS Lane. Memorial includes historic artifacts, films, sculptures and hiking paths. Free. 802-763-7742.


Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 1 Montshire Road. Featured exhibit through May 26 is "Sustainable Shelter: Dwelling Within the Forces of Nature" ^ $11 or $14, under 2 free. 802-649-2200.


Newport Historical Society Museum: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, 1837 Nettleton House, 20 Central St. Changing displays of historical items, photographs and documents. Free. 603-863-1294.


Norwich Historical Society: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 277 Main St. A 19th century portrait exhibit features four generations of prominent families. Free. 802-649-0124.


Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 6565 Woodstock Road. Trails, exhibits, live bird programs and animal feeding times ^ $11-$13, under 3 free. 802-359-5000.


Performances -- April 30

"Music and Biology" Ensemble Performance in Hanover: 6:30 p.m., Oopik Auditorium in the Life Sciences Building, Dewey Field Road. Program features a collaboration between composer Fay Wang and the Dartmouth College Biology Department. Free. 603-646-3991.


The Spitfire Grill in White River Junction: 7:30 p.m., Briggs Opera House, 12 N. Main St. Northern Stage presents a folk and bluegrass musical about the camaraderie of small-town life ^ $23-$65. 802-296-7000.


Senior Centers -- April 30

Chapin Center in New London: Walk at Proctor Academy, 8:30 a.m. Duplicate bridge, 9:15 a.m. Hand and foot card game, 1 p.m. Computer tutor, 2-4 p.m. Tai chi at Presbyterian Church, 2:30 p.m. 37 Pleasant St. 603-526-6368.


Greater Randolph Center: Lift for life, 8:30 a.m. Crafts. 10:30 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $4 or $5. 6 Hale St. 802-728-9324.


Greater Randolph Center: Lift for life, 8:30 a.m. Crafts, 10:30 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $4 or $5. 6 Hale St. 802-728-9324.


Bugbee Center in White River Junction: Computer tutor, 8:45 a.m. Poetry, 10 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $4 or $5. Line dancing, 1:30 p.m. 262 N. Main St. 802-295-9068.


Orange East Center in Bradford, Vt.: Foot care by appointment, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Computer class, 10 a.m.-noon. Lunch at noon ^ $3 or $5. 176 Waits River Road. 802-222-4782.


Upper Valley Center in Lebanon: Gift shop, chair exercise, 9 a.m. Mahjong, 10 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $3 or $7.50. Bus to Centerra, 1 p.m. 10 Campbell St. 603-448-4213.


Thompson Center in Woodstock: 99 Senior Lane. Tai chi, 9:30 and 10:40 a.m. Chair massage, 10 a.m.-noon. Handwork circle, bingo, 10:30 a.m. Community Care Coordinator, 11:45 a.m.-2 p.m. French table, lunch at noon ^ $5 or $7. Lumosity demonstration, 12:45 p.m. 802-457-3277.


Bone Builders for Seniors in Hartland: 10 a.m., Damon Hall, 1 Quechee Road. Sponsored by RSVP. Free. 802-436-2336.


Hanover Center: Basket crafts, 1 p.m. Sign up. R.W. Black Community Center, 48 Lebanon St. 603-643-5531.


May 1 Thursday

Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 69 Old River Road. Exhibits and activities explore Vermont's rural heritage ^ $4 to $14, under 2 free. 802-457-2355.


Painting Workshop in Woodstock: 10 a.m.-noon, ArtisTree Community Arts Center, 1206 Route 12. Instruction in painting with acrylics for all levels ^ $30. 802-457-3500.


Shakespeare Play Reading in Hanover: 2-4 p.m., Rotary Room at Howe Library, 13 South St. Shakespeare lovers read aloud from Othello, starting with Act V. Free. 603-643-2560.


Disabilities Awareness Workshop in Quechee: 3:30 p.m., Quechee Library, 1957 Quechee Main St. Discussion with Sam Drazin, founder of Changing Perspectives. Followed by discussion of Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Part of Vermont Reads 2014. Free. 802-295-1232.


Bingo in Claremont: Doors open at 4:30 p.m., games start at 6:30 p.m., Senior Center, 5 Acer Heights Road. Sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Croydon Volunteer Fire Department. Food and drinks available. Free. 603-863-4732.


Creative Writing Group for Adults in Hartland: 6:30 p.m., Hartland Public Library, 153 Route 5. Writing exercises based on prompts. No experience needed. Sharing is optional. Free. 802-436-2473.


Cribbage in Norwich: 6:30 p.m., American Legion, 228 Beaver Meadow Road ^ $5 per person. No partner required. 802-299-0395.


Poetry Reading in Randolph: 7 p.m., Chandler Upper Gallery, 71-73 Main St. Reading of poems on display during April. Homemade desserts provided. Free. 802-728-6464.


Bazaars/Fairs -- May 1

Volunteer Fair in Lebanon: 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Hypertherm, 71 Heater Road. Learn about volunteer opportunities in the Upper Valley from organization representatives. Free. 603-643-3441.


Children's Events -- May 1

Story Hour in Hartford: 10-11 a.m., Hartford Library, 1587 Maple St. For children with caregivers each Thursday. Free. 802-296-2568.


Toddler Story Times in Hanover: 10:15 and 11:15 a.m., Howe Library, 13 South St. Thirty-minute sessions for children ages 2-3 with caregivers. Free. 603-643-4120.


Little Kids Stories in Claremont: 10:30 a.m., Fiske Free Library, 108 Broad St. Stories for children ages 18-36 months. Free. 603-542-7017.


Community Meals -- May 1

May Breakfast in Claremont: 6-10 a.m., First Congregational Church, 72 Pleasant Street. Includes pancakes, bacon, eggs and doughnuts ^ $5 or $7. 603-542-2031.


Listen Community Dinner in White River Junction: 5 p.m., River Point Plaza, 44 Maple St. Free. 603-398-2780.


Hand in Hand Dinner in Woodstock: 5-7 p.m., North Universalist Chapel Society, 7 Church St. A weekly meal for people interested in sustainable local growth ^ Donation. 802-299-1777.


Dances -- May 1

Line Dancing in Enfield: 5:10-6:10 p.m., Community Building, Route 4. Dance instruction with Jamie Orr. Continues weekly through May 22 ^ $9 drop-in, $42 for 6 weeks. Sponsored by Mascoma Valley Recreation. 603-632-5026.


Health -- May 1

Health Clinic in New London: 9 a.m.-noon. VNA Office, 107 Newport Road. Blood pressure, glucose screenings and nurse consultations. Free. 603-526-4077.


Health Clinic in Claremont: 10:30 a.m.-noon, Senior Center, 5 Acer Heights Road. Blood pressure, glucose screenings and nurse consultations. Free. 603-543-5998.


Meditation -- May 1

Insight Meditation in Lebanon: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 14 Green St., in the barn behind the house. Meditation followed by discussion. Instruction available ^ Donation. 603-675-2819.


Meditation in White River Junction: Noon-1 p.m., Shambhala Center, 158 S. Main St. Open meditation with instruction available. Free. 802-484-7235.


Ongoing -- May 1

Bradford, Vt., Historical Society Museum: 10 a.m.-noon Friday, Academy Building, 172 Main St. Current exhibit is "Eating and Dining: Artifacts From the Collection." Free. 802-222-4423.


Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 1 Montshire Road. Featured exhibit through May 26 is "Sustainable Shelter: Dwelling Within the Forces of Nature" ^ $11 or $14, under 2 free. 802-649-2200.


Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 6565 Woodstock Road. Trails, exhibits, live bird programs and animal feeding times ^ $11-$13, under 3 free. 802-359-5000.


Performances -- May 1

The Spitfire Grill in White River Junction: 2 and 7:30 p.m., Briggs Opera House, 12 N. Main St. Northern Stage presents a folk and bluegrass musical about the camaraderie of small-town life ^ $23-$65. 802-296-7000.


"Eleanor Roosevelt" in Lebanon: 3-4 p.m., Dwinell Room at Harvest Hill, 23 Alice Peck Day Drive. Elena Dodd puts on skit called "Wife, Mother and First Lady." Free. 603-443-9532.


Martha Redbone Roots Project in Hanover: 7 p.m., Spaulding Auditorium at Hopkins Center, 4 E. Wheelock St. Martha Redbone and her band play a blend of Native American, funk, Appalachian folk and Piedmont blues music ^ $15-$25. 603-646-2422.


May 2 Friday

Zen Benefit Art Show in White River Junction: 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Upper Valley Zen Center, 58 Bridge St. Gallery show for local artists to benefit Zen Center. Opening reception Friday, 7-9 p.m. Closing reception Saturday, 7-9 p.m. Free. 603-448-4877.


Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 69 Old River Road. Exhibits and activities explore Vermont's rural heritage ^ $4 to $14, under 2 free. 802-457-2355.


Respite Care for Caregivers in Lebanon: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., United Methodist Church, 18 School St. Supervised care for elderly or handicap dependents. Sponsored by Lake Sunapee VNA. Free. 603-526-4077.


Art Reception in Hanover: 5-6 p.m., Roth Center for Jewish Life, 5 Occom Ridge. Reception for exhibit of Shari Boraz' fiber artwork. Wine and cheese. Free. 603-646-0410.


Artist Reception in White River Junction: 5-7 p.m., Hotel Coolidge, Zollikofer Gallery, 39 S. Main St. Exhibit features mixed media artwork by Center for Cartoon Studies senior Ben Gowen. Refreshments and wine tasting included. Talk at 6 p.m. Free. 802-295-3118.


Gallery Night in New London: 5-7 p.m. Exhibits and receptions for artists Ludmila Gayvoronsky, Kyle Stuckey, Brenna Colt, Linda Dessaint, Ann Eldridge, Stephen Gorman, Barbara Hunting and the Kearsarge Chorale Chamber Singers at the New London Inn, New London Hospital and Country Houses Realty. Free. Sponsored by Center for the Arts. 603-526-4444.


Gallery Night in New London: 5-7 p.m. Exhibits and receptions for artists Ludmila Gayvoronsky, Kyle Stuckey, Brenna Colt, Linda Dessaint, Ann Eldridge, Stephen Gorman, Barbara Hunting and the Kearsarge Chorale Chamber Singers at the New London Inn, New London Hospital and Country Houses Realty. Free. Sponsored by Center for the Arts. 603-526-4444.


Northern Stage Open House in White River Junction: 5-7 p.m., Miller Arts Building, 76 Gates St. Refreshments, conversation and an inside look at the theater company. Free. 802-291-9009.


Artists Reception in Woodstock: 5:30-7 p.m., ArtisTree Community Arts Center, 1206 Route 12. Exhibit of fifth and sixth grade art created from images they captured at the microscopic, human and astronomic scales. Free. 802-457-3500.


Art Reception in White River Junction: 6-8 p.m., Two Rivers Printmaking Studio, 85 N. Main St., Suite 160. Exhibit is "Patty Castellini and Victoria Shalvah Herzberg, Collaboration: A Study of Emotion in Color and Form." Continues through June 4. Free. 802-295-5901.


Nearly New Sale in Norwich: 7 -9 p.m. Tracy Hall, 300 Main St. Spring and summer clothing sale. Benefits Norwich Women's Club Scholarship fund. Free admission. 802-649-2259.


Astronomical Observing in Hanover: 8-10 p.m., Shattuck Observatory, Observatory Road, off Wheelock Street. View the moon, planets and stars through the Dartmouth College telescope, weather permitting. Call to confirm. Free. 603-646-9100.


Children's Events -- May 2

Spanish Play Group in Hanover: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Howe Library, 13 South St. For children of all language abilities, up to age 4, with caregivers. Free. 603-643-4120.


Lego Club in Quechee: 3 p.m., Quechee Public Library, 1957 Quechee Main St. Lego construction for all ages. Free. 802-295-1232.


Community Meals -- May 2

Ham and Bean Supper in Plainfield: 5-6:30 p.m., Blow-Me-Down Grange, 1107 Route 12A. ^ $6 or $11, free for Cornish, Plainfield and Meriden residents 65 and older. 603-448-0773.


Listen Community Dinner in White River Junction: 5 p.m., River Point Plaza, 44 Maple St. Free. 603-398-2780.


Community Dinner in Hanover: 5-6 p.m., Our Savior Lutheran Church, 5 Summer St. Served by Dartmouth Students Fighting Hunger. Free. 603-643-3703.


Film -- May 2

The Horse Boy in Quechee: 4 p.m., Quechee Library, 1957 Quechee Main St. A film about a family with an autistic son. Part of Vermont Reads 2014. Free. 802-295-1232.


Tim's Vermeer in Hanover: 7 p.m., Visual Arts Center, 22 Lebanon St. A documentary on an inventor trying to understand the painter Johannes Vermeer. Followed by discussion ^ $5 or $8. 603-646-2422.


Hitchcock Film Series in Hartland: 7 p.m., Hartland Library, 153 Route 5. Free. Call for title. 802-436-2473.


Ongoing -- May 2

Bradford, Vt., Historical Society Museum: 10 a.m.-noon Friday, Academy Building, 172 Main St. Current exhibit is "Eating and Dining: Artifacts From the Collection." Free. 802-222-4423.


Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 1 Montshire Road. Featured exhibit through May 26 is "Sustainable Shelter: Dwelling Within the Forces of Nature" ^ $11 or $14, under 2 free. 802-649-2200.


Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 6565 Woodstock Road. Trails, exhibits, live bird programs and animal feeding times ^ $11-$13, under 3 free. 802-359-5000.


Performances -- May 2

Our Town in Lebanon: 7 p.m., Lebanon Opera House, 51 N. Park St. A three-act play about two families in a small New Hampshire town ^ $5-$10. 603-448-0400.


Shrek -- The Musical in Canaan: 7 p.m., Mascoma Valley Regional High School, Route 4. School production by Mascoma drama studnets ^ $7 or $10. 603-632-4308.


Random Acts of Harmony in Sunapee: 7-9 p.m., Sunapee Community Coffeehouse, Methodist Church, 17 Lower Main St. Contemporary folk music sung in harmony with acoustic guitar ^ Donation. 603-763-2668.


An Evening With Groucho in Randolph: 7:30 p.m., Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main St. Award-winning actor and director Frank Ferrante revives his portrayal of comedian Groucho Marx ^ $10-$30. 802-728-6464.


Everybody Loves Opal in Bradford, Vt.: 7:30 p.m., Old Church Theater, 137 N. Main St. Play about a middle-aged recluse who collects odd objects ^ $5 or $10. 802-222-3322.


The Spitfire Grill in White River Junction: 7:30 p.m., Briggs Opera House, 12 N. Main St. Northern Stage presents a folk and bluegrass musical about the camaraderie of small-town life ^ $23-$65. 802-296-7000.


May 3 Saturday

Green Up Day in Sharon: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., town garage, route 14. Pick up of roadside trash, tires and scrap metal is followed by a potluck dinner, 6 p.m., at Seven Stars on Route 14 ^ Donation. 802-763-8268.


Weekend Walkers in Canaan: 9-11 a.m., Mascoma Valley Regional High School, Route 4. A community walk inside the hallways at the high school. Free. Sponsored by Mascoma Valley Recreation. 603-523-4501.


Zen Benefit Art Show in White River Junction: 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Upper Valley Zen Center, 58 Bridge St. Gallery show for local artists to benefit Zen Center. Opening reception Friday, 7-9 p.m. Closing reception Saturday, 7-9 p.m. Free. 603-448-4877.


Benefit Tack Sale in Woodstock: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Green Mountain Horse Association, Route 106. Sale of horse tack, equipment and other goods raises money for new arenas at a historic site. Free admission ^ $25 to be a vendor. 802-457-1509.


Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 69 Old River Road. Exhibits and activities explore Vermont's rural heritage ^ $4 to $14, under 2 free. 802-457-2355.


Clay Class in Woodstock: 10 a.m.-noon, ArtisTree Community Arts Center, 1206 Route 12. Parents and children make an item to be left for glazing and firing ^ $20 per parent-child pair, $5 per extra person. 802-457-3500.


Sheep Shearing and Herding in Woodstock: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road. Sheep shearing and border collie herding demonstrations. Children's art show and an annual commemorative button included with admission ^ $4-$14, under 2 free. 802-457-2355.


Community Meals -- May 3

Chicken Pie Supper in Royalton: 5 p.m., Royalton Academy, Route 14. Prepared by Maybelle Dumont for the Knights of Columbus ^ $5 or $10. Takeout available. 802-276-3014.


Pot Roast Dinner in Cornish: 5-7 p.m., United Church, Center Road. Menu includes potatoes, red cabbage, rolls and pies ^ $5 or $10, preschoolers free. 603-542-8546.


Flea Markets/Yard Sales -- May 3

Second Hand Rose in White River Junction: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., United Methodist Church, 106 Gates St. Discount summer clothing. 802-295-2502.


Ongoing -- May 3

Bradford, Vt., Historical Society Museum: 10 a.m.-noon Friday, Academy Building, 172 Main St. Current exhibit is "Eating and Dining: Artifacts From the Collection." Free. 802-222-4423.


Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 1 Montshire Road. Featured exhibit through May 26 is "Sustainable Shelter: Dwelling Within the Forces of Nature" ^ $11 or $14, under 2 free. 802-649-2200.


Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 6565 Woodstock Road. Trails, exhibits, live bird programs and animal feeding times ^ $11-$13, under 3 free. 802-359-5000.


Outdoors -- May 3

Bird Trip in Hanover: 6:30-9 a.m., Storrs Pond Recreation Area, Reservoir Road. Beginners welcome. Free. Sponsored by Hanover Conservancy. 603-643-3433.


Community Cleanup Day in Lebanon: 9 a.m.-noon, Colburn Park, downtown. Meet at the park, enjoy a continental breakfast, collect a trash bag, then head out to clean up your neighborhood or your favorite area of Lebanon or West Lebanon. Free. Sponsored by Lebanon Recreation and Lebanon Conservation Commission. 603-448-5121.


Upper Valley Serves 5K/10K Race in Hanover: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 100 Tuck Hall. Race proceeds support veterans organizations ^ $25-$30. Register at http://uppervalleyserves.racewire.com.


Performances -- May 3

Occom Pond Singers in Hanover: 11 a.m., Plaza at Hopkins Center, 4 E. Wheelock St. Program features native song and dance and traditional regalia. Free. 603-646-2422.


Our Town in Lebanon: 7 p.m., Lebanon Opera House, 51 N. Park St. A three-act play about two families in a small New Hampshire town ^ $5-$10. 603-448-0400.


Shrek -- The Musical in Canaan: 7 p.m., Mascoma Valley Regional High School, Route 4. School production by Mascoma drama studnets ^ $7 or $10. 603-632-4308.


The Spitfire Grill in White River Junction: 7:30 p.m., Briggs Opera House, 12 N. Main St. Northern Stage presents a folk and bluegrass musical about the camaraderie of small-town life ^ $23-$65. 802-296-7000.


Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra in Randolph: 2 p.m., Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main St. Works by Prokofiev, Moor and Beethoven ^ $5-$15. For more information visit www.vermontphilharmonic.org.


May 4 Sunday

Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 69 Old River Road. Exhibits and activities explore Vermont's rural heritage ^ $4 to $14, under 2 free. 802-457-2355.


Nearly New Sale in Norwich: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Tracy Hall, 300 Main St. Spring and summer clothing sale. Half-price sale, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $10 bag sale, 1:30-3 p.m. Benefits Norwich Women's Club Scholarship fund. Free admission. 802-649-2259.


Sheep Shearing and Herding in Woodstock: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road. Sheep shearing and border collie herding demonstrations. Children's art show and an annual commemorative button included with admission ^ $4-$14, under 2 free. 802-457-2355.


Weekend Walkers in Canaan: 1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m., Mascoma Valley Regional High School, Route 4. A community walk inside the hallways at the high school. Free. Sponsored by Mascoma Valley Recreation. 603-523-4501.


Slot Car Races in Charlestown: 1:30-8 p.m., 796 Old Acworth Stage Road. Race model cars on a six-lane oval track. Appropriate for ages 8 and older. Loaner cars available for beginners. Prizes awarded. Free hot dogs. 603-826-4242.


Film -- May 4

The Darjeeling Limited 4 p.m., Visual Arts Center, 22 Lebanon St. A comedy starring Owen Wilson about three brothers taking a trip in India ^ $5 or $8. 603-646-2422.


Meditation -- May 4

Meditation in White River Junction: 10 a.m.-noon, Shambhala Meditation Center, 158 S. Main St. Sitting and walking meditation. Instruction available by chance or by appointment ^ Donation. 802-484-7235.


Ongoing -- May 4

Bradford, Vt., Historical Society Museum: 10 a.m.-noon Friday, Academy Building, 172 Main St. Current exhibit is "Eating and Dining: Artifacts From the Collection." Free. 802-222-4423.


Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 1 Montshire Road. Featured exhibit through May 26 is "Sustainable Shelter: Dwelling Within the Forces of Nature" ^ $11 or $14, under 2 free. 802-649-2200.


Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 6565 Woodstock Road. Trails, exhibits, live bird programs and animal feeding times ^ $11-$13, under 3 free. 802-359-5000.


Performances -- May 4

Our Town in Lebanon: 2 p.m., Lebanon Opera House, 51 N. Park St. A three-act play about two families in a small New Hampshire town ^ $5-$10. 603-448-0400.


Stuart Little in Hanover: 3 p.m., Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, 4 E. Wheelock St. Dallas Children's Theater brings E.B. White's 1945 mouse tale to the stage ^ $18-$23. 603-646-2422.


Everybody Loves Opal in Bradford, Vt.: 4 p.m., Old Church Theater, 137 N. Main St. Play about a middle-aged recluse who collects odd objects ^ $5 or $10. 802-222-3322.


Shrek the Musical in Canaan: 4 p.m., Mascoma Valley Regional High School, Route 4. School production by Mascoma drama studnets ^ $7 or $10. 603-632-4308.


The Spitfire Grill in White River Junction: 5 p.m., Briggs Opera House, 12 N. Main St. Northern Stage presents a folk and bluegrass musical about the camaraderie of small-town life ^ $23-$65. 802-296-7000.


May 5 Monday

Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 69 Old River Road. Exhibits and activities explore Vermont's rural heritage ^ $4 to $14, under 2 free. 802-457-2355.


Children's Events -- May 5

Family Place Play Group in Wilder: 9-10:30 a.m., 52 Olcott Drive. For children from birth to age 5 with caregivers. Free. 802-649-3268.


Preschool Stories in Claremont: 10:30 a.m., Fiske Free Library, 108 Broad St. Stories for children ages 3-5; includes coloring pages to take home. Free. 603-542-7017.


Community Meals -- May 5

Listen Dinners in Canaan and White River Junction: 5 p.m., Mascoma Area Senior Center, 1166 Route 4, Canaan; River Point Plaza, 44 Maple St., White River Junction. Free. 603-398-2780.


Dances -- May 5

Argentine Tango Dance Course in Hanover: 7:30-10 p.m., Occom Commons at Goldstein Hall (McLaughlin Cluster), Maynard Street. Instruction from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Practice until 10 p.m. ^ $5 per class, $40 for the series. Continues through May 19. Sponsored by Dartmouth Argentine Tango Society. 603-340-1383.


Meditation -- May 5

Meditation and Discussion in Hanover: 5:30-7 p.m., Friends Meeting House, 43 Lebanon St. Sponsored by Valley Insight Meditation ^ Donation. 603-252-9020.


Meditation in Springfield, N.H.: 7-8:30 p.m., Wonderwell Mountain Refuge, 253 Philbrick Hill Road. Meditation led by resident teacher Lama Samten ^ Donation. Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. Free. 603-763-0204.


Ongoing -- May 5

Bradford, Vt., Historical Society Museum: 10 a.m.-noon Friday, Academy Building, 172 Main St. Current exhibit is "Eating and Dining: Artifacts From the Collection." Free. 802-222-4423.


Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 1 Montshire Road. Featured exhibit through May 26 is "Sustainable Shelter: Dwelling Within the Forces of Nature" ^ $11 or $14, under 2 free. 802-649-2200.


Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 6565 Woodstock Road. Trails, exhibits, live bird programs and animal feeding times ^ $11-$13, under 3 free. 802-359-5000.


Senior Centers -- May 5

Bone Builders and Line Dancing for Seniors in Hartland: Bone builders, 10 a.m. Free. Social time, 1 p.m. Dance, 1:30-2:30 p.m. ^ $28 for four weeks. Damon Hall, 1 Quechee Road. 802-436-2336.