As we celebrate Black History Month once again, we might ask, “What are the chances that an African American pastor would gather a white congregation in Vermont in the mid-1850’s, then appoint a group of white men as Trustees of their proposed church building, and finally oversee the constru…

Based on the enthusiastic response to the first ArtSmart: Dialogue on the Magic Flute at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Erik Kronke will moderate pre-opera sessions for the Met Opera in HD film presentations. Kronke brings knowledge of opera as both a performer and opera connoisseur to …

Bill Torrey, a sixth generation Vermonter, woodsman, author, and storyteller, will give at talk on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 7 p.m. in the SAL room of the Waterbury Public Library, 28 N. Main St. Torrey will share true stories of his life growing up during the 1960s and his 40-year career workin…

Jan Reynolds will sign copies of her new book, “The Glass Summit: One Woman’s Epic Journey Breaking Through,” on Sunday, Dec. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Cork Wine Bar & Market in Stowe.

A holiday “Ho Ho Ho Open Mic” will be held at Wednesdays@7, a reader’s theater cabaret, on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Grange Hall Cultural Center, 317 Howard Ave., Waterbury Center.

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…

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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