Author Daphne Kalmar from Hardwick, a graduate of the Vermont College of Fine Arts, will read from “A Stitch in Time,” her debut novel for middle-grade students ages 9 to 12, on Friday, Nov. 30, at 3:30 p.m. at Stowe Free Library, 90 Pond St.

Cults & Culture, a discussion about the role of power, authority and control in groups, will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Morristown Centennial Library, 20 Lower Main St., Morrisville.

A reception for the new exhibit, “Peak to Peak: 10th Mountain Division Then and Now,” takes place on Friday, Nov. 30, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum, 1 S. Main St., Stowe. The opening reception is free and open to the public. Donations at the door are appreciated.

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, who blew the whistle on high lead content in the drinking water in Flint, Mich., will tell her story of government inaction today, Thursday, at the Voices for Vermont’s Children Conference at Topnotch Resort in Stowe.

Northern Rivers Land Trust is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and Susan Sawyer, an artist, writer and naturalist from Woodbury, has compiled “The Natural History of the Northern Rivers Land Trust Area,” a book now in second printing.

Green Mountain Showdown, a bike culture variety show presented by Mountain Bike Vermont, comes to the Rusty Nail Stage at Tres Amigos this Friday, Nov. 9 from 8 to 11 p.m. The seventh annual event showcases locally produced mountain bike video shorts, video slideshows, and spoken-word pieces…

A poetry reading, “Bullets into Bells: Poets and Citizens Respond to Gun Violence,” will be held on Friday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Church of Montpelier at 130 Main St.

The official state competition to select who will represent the state of Vermont in the national Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageants will be held this weekend at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe. The Saturday evening show culminates in a celebration of the current title holder…

Jacob Atem was 6 years old when his family was killed by northern Sudanese Arab militias waging war on southern Sudan, where he lived.

Grange Hall Cultural Center and Moxie Productions invite people to bring their scariest, spookiest and strangest stories and poems to a sharing of Halloween-appropriate writing on Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. in a Readers Theater Cabaret and Open Mic at the Grange Hall Cultural Cente…

Find things to do this week in Stowe, Waterbury, Morrisville and across the county: community, exhibits, film and theater, kid-friendly, meetings, music and nightlife, sports and outdoors, talks, workshops and more.

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