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Montpelier Alive: Enriching a Vibrant Downtown
 What’s Happening in Montpelier: Aug 24th to Aug 30th. 


1. Primary Election
2. The Wood Shop Opens
3. Meet Lucy Stone, Suffragist
4. Master Plan Hearing
5. Rachael Rice and The Cosmic Americans
6. Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival
7. 14th Annual Used Musical Instrument Sale
8. Capital City Farmer’s Youth Market
9. Art at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library
10. Antara at Langdon Street
11. Ayurvedic Workshop
12. Find it in Montpelier: Bicycle Benefits

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1. Primary Election
All registered voters are reminded to cast a ballot on Tuesday, August 24th. Montpelier’s City Hall on Main Street will be open for voting from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


2. The Wood Shop Opens
The T.W. Wood on College Street celebrates two new openings as of Tuesday, August 24th: The first “open call” exhibit in almost a decade opens as does their brand new retail operation, “The Wood Shop”. The gallery is open 12 to 4 p.m. For more information call 828-8743.


3. Meet Lucy Stone, Suffragist
The Vermont Women’s Fund invites you to celebrate the 90th anniversary of suffrage on Tuesday, August 24th at 7 p.m. in the Vermont State House Chambers on State Street. Storyteller Judith Black performs as suffragist and abolitionist Lucy Stone in this free, all-ages event. For more information please call 398-2300 ext. 2


4. Master Plan Hearing
A public hearing on the Master Plan takes place on Wednesday, August 25th, at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers in City Hall.  The plan, under consideration for adoption, has taken stakeholders three years to develop, and so it's important that the City Council hear from you about what you think of the final result.  Please let the Planning Department know if you need a ride or child care by calling 223-9506.


5. Rachael Rice and The Cosmic Americans
August 28th means Thursday’s noontime Brown Bag Concert in the Christ Church Courtyard on State Street, featuring Rachael Rice and The Cosmic Americans, rescheduled form earlier this season.  This free alt-country event is sure to please. To preview the music, please click here. In case of rain, the concert will move inside Christ Church.  This annual series is brought to you by Montpelier Alive and sponsored by Sullivan, Powers, & Co.


6. Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival
The Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival travels to Montpelier on Friday, August 27th at 8 p.m. at the Unitarian Church on Main Street. The concert for strings includes works by Kodály, Rossini, and Dvorak. Tickets are $15 at the door only.

                         
7. 14th Annual Used Musical Instrument Sale
Saturday, August 28th is the 14th Annual Used Musical Instrument Sale at Bethany Church on Main Street. Arrive at 9 a.m. sharp to browse through the variety of strings, woodwinds, and rare finds. This event is sponsored by Guitar Sam and Vermont Musical Instrument Repair and benefits Central Vermont Share The Music, which provides musical scholarships. Donation drop off is Friday, August 27th 4 to 7 p.m. For more information please e-mail CVSM@comcast.net.


8. Capital City Farmer’s Youth Market
Come down to Farmer’s Market on State Street on Saturday, August 28th to see what the local youth is selling. Vendors aged 5 to 19 years will be displaying their handicrafts, homemade goods and other creations from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. only. Music by Tuesday’s Quintet. For more information please call 223-2958.


9. Art at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library
Two art shows at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library on Main Street wrap up on Monday, August 30th, so please make sure to visit them before they disappear! Terry Wendelken’s mixed media assemblages are on the first floor Holmes Room and the second floor Kitzmiller Room features work by Linda Hogan. If you are a visual artist and would like to share your work in the library, please stop and talk to Carol.


10. Antara at Langdon Street
The Langdon Street Café on Langdon Street hosts music most nights of the week, but 8 p.m. on Friday, August 27th will be rockin’ with guest Antara. Her trademark guitar riffs and folk poetry have travelled across the country. For a full schedule of music, click here.


11. Ayurvedic Workshop
Ginna Bourisseau leads a weekend Ayurvedic workshop on Saturday and Sunday, August 28th and 29th at the Tulsi Tea Room on Elm Street. The two-day workshop will look deeper into the knowledge of the vedas to develop better understanding. $110 early bird registration by August 25th or $140 thereafter. The Tulsi Tea Room reopens Monday, August 30th.  For more information please call 793-2326.


12. Find it in Montpelier: Bicycle Benefits
It’s not too late to reap the rewards of biking through town—besides great exercise and less pollution, local retailers are offering discounts for Bicycle Benefits members. Membership is $5 and can be purchased at any participating location. Start reaping your savings today!


Did you know that this newsletter is compiled by contributions sent in from readers?  If you're hosting an event, please send in your information to director[at]montpelieralive.org. Are you having a hard time finding something in town? Or would like to let us know about a unique find.  Send these along, too!

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