The Kellogg-Hubbard Library is putting out a call for poetry submissions for PoemCity 2017. Submissions will be accepted through February 1st, 2017. During the month of April, selected poems will be displayed in shop windows throughout downtown Montpelier. More than just a text display, PoemCity is a month long celebration featuring poetry/art installations, as well poetry-related workshops and readings. Last year, the PoemCity calendar included 36 events. PoemCity 2017 is a presentation by the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Follow us on poem-city.org / Facebook / Twitter. Poetry submissions are open to Vermonters of all ages. Submission Guidelines Below: 1. Deadline: February 1, 2017 2. Please send 1 to 3 poems as MS Word attachments. Poems must be submitted as separate documents but in one account. 3. Each poem must not exceed 24 lines. Submit poems here!
The Women’s March on Montpelier is held in solidarity with the National Women’s March on Washington and sister marches around the country and world. Developed and led by women, we welcome everyone to stand together for parity, equity, dignity, and justice for all women. The Women’s March is followed by the Unity Rally, joining communities across our state with one voice against hate and injustice. This is an inclusive, accessible, and family-friendly afternoon of events. The Unity Rally on the Statehouse lawn begins at 2:00 p.m. and will feature speakers, art, music, and opportunities to get further involved. These events are planned by individuals and groups representing the breadth, depth, and diversity of Vermont. We are building a movement of people and groups across the state to stand in unity for social, economic, and environmental justice.
Discussion and Presentation with Sheri Englert of Vermont Bee Supply. We’ve all heard about what a tough time bees are having and how important they are as pollinators for the foods we eat. If you’ve ever considered keeping bees now is your chance to learn the basics and what it takes to get started. Co-sponsored by Washington & Orange Counties Master Gardener Program and the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.
Gus Speth, Therese Linehan and Michael Sacca from the Alliance for Vermont Communities will give an overview of the proposed NewVistas mega-development and how the communities of Royalton, Sharon, Strafford and Tunbridge have responded. Kate McCarthy from the Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) will join the conversation to reflect on the statewide implications for a project like New Vista. She will also give an overview of how local and regional planning works and can be used to shape development patterns, as well as, including information about Act 250. Co-sponsored by the Alliance for Vermont Communities and the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.
As part of the Farmer's Night concert series at the Vermont State House, the 40th Army Band will present a concert featuring traditional patriotic American tunes, as well as selections from David Holsinger and Gustav Holst.