Special Events with MSAC & Partners

The City of Montpelier and MSAC encourage anyone participating in an in-person activity to follow all State of Vermont Department of Health Covid-19 safety precautions.

MSAC Finance Committee Meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 27 | 2 -3:30 pm | online
Agenda includes review of FY20 budget, pandemic impacts on MSAC Finances during current FY21 budget year, City budget realities and our priorities for FY22 budgeting, and more. Members at large are welcome to participate; request Zoom link by emailing Janna at jclar@montpelier-vt.org

Central Vermont Council on Aging presents "How to Compare Prescription Drug Plans" workshop
Wednesday, Oct. 28 | 9-10:30 am | online | registration required
Open Enrollment runs now through December 7 for these plans, and CVCOA is ready to help! Click here to see flyer with more info. If you want to participate, pre-register with us by calling (802) 479-0531 or emailing medicareworkshops@cvcoa.org.  When you call to register, you will receive information on how to join in the workshop session on Zoom.  Click here for more information.

Learn how to compare and choose the Medicare prescription drug plan for 2021 that is right for you. Drug plan premiums, costs and coverage change every year. Every year during Open Enrollment, from Oct 15-Dec 7, Medicare enrollees can change their Medicare health plans and prescription drug coverage for the following year. In this workshop you will learn what to look for when comparing plans. To participate, pre-register by calling (802) 479-0531 or email: medicareworkshops@cvcoa.org

MSAC Program Committee Meeting
Wednesday, Oct. 28 |10 am - 12 pm | online
Agenda includes review of Fall programming roll-out, lessons learned from programming in the pandemic, proposals and priorities for Winter quarter, and more. Members at large are welcome to participate; request Zoom link by emailing Janna at jclar@montpelier-vt.org.

Osher's Distinguished Speakers Program on Zoom: Vermont's Economy After the Pandemic
Wednesday, October 28 | 1-2:30 pm | via Zoom
In February, Vermont had one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation. In April it had one the highest and it experienced one of the highest rates of job loss in the nation. How will the pandemic and its aftermath affect the state’s economy, job creation and job loss, unemployment, and opportunities for Vermonters to improve their well-being? What changes will the pandemic bring to the underlying structure of Vermont’s economy and to its businesses and to the state’s fiscal situation? The presentation will explore these and other issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
https://learn.uvm.edu/program/osher-lifelong-learning/olli-at-uvm-distinguished-speaker-series/

Central Vermont Council on Aging presents "Free Online Medicare & You" -  a free, online workshop
Tuesday, Nov. 3 | 3:30-5:30 pm | online | registration required
Medicare & You Workshops are offered regularly to help individuals who are new to the Medicare system.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased to announce CVCOA is offering Medicare & You sessions remotely using Zoom.  If you want to participate, pre-register with us by calling (802) 479-0531 or emailing medicareworkshops@cvcoa.org. When you call to register, you will receive information on how to join in the workshop session on Zoom.

Osher's Distinguished Speakers Program on Zoom: Weather Wise: The Science of Weatherlore
Wednesday, November 4 | 1-2:30 pm | via Zoom
“Red at night, sailors’ delight”. Many people have heard, if not used this or other phrases to forecast the weather. These weather sayings are collectively known as “weatherlore”, and while most of us can use a smart phone, radio or TV for a weather forecast, these time-tested proverbs continue to delight, amuse, and inform people who depend on the weather for their enjoyment or livelihood. Mark Breen, voice of Vermont Public Radio’s “Eye on the Sky” will share these sayings, and determine which ones are more reliable. Mr. Breen will examine how these sayings have evolved, and how most hold true to some very sound scientific principles. The talk is light and entertaining, and will be followed by questions, and the audience is welcomed to share their favorite weather sayings.

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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.

Returning Clubs, Groups, & Events
Some of our free/by donation drop-in groups and clubs have resumed (or never stopped!) meeting. Click on the group/club name below to find out more information.

  1. Ad-hoc Writers Group
  2. French Club
  3. Crafting Group

The Ad-hoc Writers Group has resumed meeting online. To get more information about dates, times and links, contact: hugo@liepmann.us.

  1. Walks with Joan
  2. Poetry Club
  3. Italian Club

The longtime MSAC drop-in group Tuesday (now at 10:15am) Walks with Joan is back, but meet-up locations will vary. Please contact Joan Barrett by Sunday night at 223-1856 or email barrettsvt@gmail.com if you intend to come. Bring a mask and plan to practice appropriate distancing and follow safety precautions. Once you have attended, Joan will email you her meet-up locations in the future and let you know of changes/cancellations.

  1. Trash Tramps
  2. Photo Club
  3. Rainbow Umbrella Women's Discussion Group

The group of volunteers who call themselves the Trash Tramps have resumed their regular Tuesday afternoon outings. All are invited to participate in this one-hour, weekly clean up of Montpelier’s downtown. Reflective vests, metal tongs, and bags are supplied. Volunteers are asked to wear a mask and maintain physical distance from one another. Here’s an opportunity to do something productive and satisfying that contributes to the well being of our community. Please come to the front of the senior center on Tuesdays at about 1:50 pm to collect supplies. We look forward to having you join us! Questions? Please contact Anne Ferguson (aka Eileen Dover): storywalkvt@yahoo.com.