Special Events with MSAC & Partners

Due to the Governor's latest State of Emergency Order, all in-person group opportunities with MSAC have been canceled until further notice.

“How to Use Zoom” Free Trainings Level 101
Tuesday, April 13 | 1—2 pm (Level 201 on 4/29!)
Join MSAC’s AmeriCorps member Andrew Gribbin to learn the fundamentals of Zoom. Topics will include an overview of Zoom functions, including using the mute/ unmute buttons, turning your video on/off, using the chat function, and more. Whether you’ve never been on Zoom or would like a chance to practice the fundamentals, this training is for you! Contact Andrew at 262- 6287 or email msac-americorps@montpelier-vt.org to register.

Poetry & Music are Sprouting!
Poetry Reading and Music with Scudder Parker and D. Davis

Friday, April 16 | 1:00—2:00 pm | online | Free
Please join us! Scudder Parker, poet and author of Safe as Lightning, his award-winning first volume, and D. Davis, composer and performer, from his album Hopeful, will present together for your listening enjoyment. It’s been a long winter…and an even longer year of pandemic. But Spring is coming, and we hope COVID is on the run. Let’s celebrate an hour of verse and music with our local artists. To sign up and get the Zoom link or phone number to call, contact msac@montpeliervt.org or call 223- 2518. Free and open to all!


Upcoming Events:

“How to Use Zoom” Free Trainings Level 201
Thursday, April 29 | 10:00—11:00 am

Free, Online Medicare & You Workshops with CVCOA
Wednesday, April 21 | 10:00 am—12:00 pm

Osher’s Distinguished Speakers Program Online Presents: Paris 1914
Wednesday, April 21 | 1:00-2:30 p.m.

MSAC Members Poetry Reading
Wednesday, April 21 | 3:00 - 4:15 pm

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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. Please note that until further notice, no in-person groups at MSAC are meeting, but with recent State of VT guidance, some outdoor groups may resume soon, and others may in late Spring. Stay tuned!

  1. Ad-hoc Writers Group
  2. French Club

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

In-person Crafting at MSAC! (On hold forforeseeable future)
Wednesdays | 1:00—3:00 pm | Reservations required!
Has the pandemic got you learning a new hobby, or revisiting an old forgotten one? Come show of your new (or old) crafting skills by joining the MSAC Crafting group. Please be prepared to undergo a health screening, sit 6 feet apart, and wear a mask. Reserve your spot by calling 223-2518 or email 
msac@montpelier-vt.org.

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

(On hold through at least Feb. 15) 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.

(On hold through at least Feb. 15) MSAC and our long-time Photography Instructor, Linda Hogan invite local photographers of all ages and abilities to take a weekly stroll through Montpelier to take pictures of our lovely City. Photo Club will leave from the MSAC courtyard at 9 am on Wednesdays, weather permitting. Masks are required as well as physical distancing for participants. Please email Linda Hogan at paragraphics@pshift.com if you plan to join this inSIGHTful group. This is a free activity, though a donation to MSAC would be most welcome.

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

(On hold through at least Feb. 15) 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.