Special Events at MSAC

As a reminder, the Governor’s safety advisories continue to urge Vermonters age 65 and older to shelter at home. The City of Montpelier and MSAC encourage anyone participating in our volunteers’ outdoor activities to follow all the State of Vermont’s safety precaution recommendations.  

Tuesday walks with Joan now MONDAY

This longtime MSAC drop-in group is back, but meet-up locations will vary. Please contact Joan 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 and shared your email, Joan will email you her meet-up locations in the future and let you know of changes/cancellations.

The Next Spring Weekend Walk for All Ages with Harris | Saturday, June 6, 9:00-10:30 am 

(Required: Walkers must adhere to Covid-19 social distancing safety regimens of wearing face masks, walking at least six feet apart, and not participating if you have symptoms or have been in contact with someone who does. Subject to amendment if circumstances require) Please RSVP to 223-7399 by the previous Friday at noon to check if there have been any changes in the schedule or destination. Click here for an updated flyer listing all walks through June 20. This is a Senior Center supported offering open to all ages.

Some MSAC partner public education events are now online! We are pleased that some of our community partners have created online versions of events that would have been offered in our facility this spring, and more are in the works for in the future.  These are free and open to the public, with registration through the partners and instructions in the descriptions.

Compost Basics: A CVSWMD Webinar | Thu. June 4, 1:00 pm 

In this webinar, you’ll learn how to compost successfully - whether you’re starting for the first time, or are a compost veteran. We’ll cover cold composting, as well as active and passive management techniques. You’ll leave with strategies for jump-starting an old pile, keeping smells down and animals out, and how to compost safely during this time of COVID-19. We’ll also review Vermont’s food scrap ban from the landfill, and other options for managing food scraps in addition to home composting. Join Cassandra Hemenway, Outreach Manager at the Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District, trained and certified in turning food waste into soil! Also presenting is Theron Lay-Sleeper, CVSWMD outreach coordinator, and lifelong composter. Register through CVSWMD at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/backyard-compost-basics-a-free-webinar-tickets-103866425274 

Rick Winston presents the History of Savoy Theater, a Benefit for the Savoy | Friday, June 5, 7:30-9:30 pm

Come join us for a special zoom event to benefit the Savoy Theater. Rick Winston, founder of the theater in 1981 will tell his story of how the Savoy came to be using slides and commentary. Rick will also talk about the beginnings of the Green Mountain Film Festival, which has been a mainstay of the theater for over 20 years.  The presentation will be followed by a virtual Q&A.  To register for this unique event please use this link.  Rick will send out the passcodes prior to the start via email.  We hope to see you there! 

All other special events canceled, postponed or on hold at this time
Due to the pandemic, MSAC is closed to the public except for FEAST senior meal production for delivery and to-go. All special events and activities on and off-site are postponed or canceled at this time until further notice, with the exception of walks and online events we announce here. We will continue to post online offerings of our community partners as space allows! This includes our Annual Meeting originally scheduled for June 16, which is postponed. 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.