Special Events with MSAC & Partners

Special Events brought to you by MSAC, the City, and in collaboration with our partners

Community Jams Return!

The Montpelier Senior Center will host a Community Jam on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 6:15 PM to 8 PM. There will be a jam on 4/7. The purpose of Jam is to get the players to have fun playing with other musicians, learning to play songs by ear as well as learning the jam protocols associated with traditional American and Celtic music. All acoustic string instruments are welcome (no amplification please). Accordions, concertinas, etc. would be welcome as well. Because of changes to the Covid protocols at the Senior Center, wind instruments - harmonicas, penny whistles, recorders and flutes - can now attend. Unfortunately we must limit percussion instruments. Jacob Stone, Greta Stone and Susan Reid are the musicians who are leading the group. All ages and levels of playing are welcome to participate. This is a drop-in group, please feel free to come to any session. There is a suggested $5 donation requested at each session. Masks are optional. The session is held at the Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. If you are interested in being added to the email list, send a note to Bob Barrett, 223-1856, barrettsvt@gmail.com. 

Next Director's Tea will be April 21st- more info to come! 

Ellie Hayes Body-Mind calligraphy Opens in new windowEllie Hayes' Chinese Calligraphy Exhibit continues through March in MSAC's Community Room! 

Our Lunar New Year events in February were special, and we want to share with more of you! If you’re unable to get to 58 Barre Street to see Ellie's calligraphy scrolls, you can view a presentation of her show here: vimeo.com/672353054. Ellie’s Qi Gong demonstration can also be viewed online here: vimeo.com/670726176.  To read Ellie's artist statement and more details on the calligraphy, click here.

Save the Date! Coffee with a Cop at MSAC
Tuesday, April 12, 11am (pick up FEAST Curbside afterwards!)
Police and community members come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. In thousands of cities and towns in all 50 states, and in many other countries, "Coffee with a Cop" has done wonders for community trust, police legitimacy, and partnership building.

People playing Mahjong tilesWeekly (and other regular) Drop-in Groups & Classes

Click here to find registration materials and current lists and schedules of in-person and online free and fee-based offerings for all ages. Dozens of diverse options! 

See our Community Announcements page for more great events offered by other organizations!  

We will continue to post online offerings of our community partners as space allows! We will update this site as the situation evolves and will send other news in our weekly e-letter. Anyone can subscribe by sending us a request to msac@montpelier-vt.org.


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End Of Life Series - Starting Sept. 8th

The End of Life Series returns this fall with their first event, Advance Care Planning, happening on September 8th, 2022. Join Cynthia Stadler APRN, from BAYADA Hospice, for a four-part series exploring important issues encountered towards the end of life. We will introduce a different topic each session, but also allow plenty of time to discuss questions, concerns, and thoughts participants wish to bring.

Sessions will be in-person at MSAC and refreshments will be served. Topics include Advance Care Planning on 9.8.22; Being Mortal film screening on 10.20.22; Taking Control at End of Life on 11.10.22; and Understanding Dementia on 12.8.22.

Call to register: 802-223-2518