Special Events with MSAC & Partners

Let's gather safely and joyfully this summer!

Current COVID guidelines affecting MSAC operations  

This week!

Our Summer Class Registration for Adult and Youth Classes Started June 14, Classes begin early July

Click here to view MSAC classes page for more info. 

Partner event: The Power of a Healthy Plate, June 15th at noon (FREE)

June 15th nutrition education flyerJaya Davis, RD, LD from the Southwestern VT Council on Aging, presenting: Does what you eat and drink matter? Can eating healthy make you feel better? The power of nutrition and healthy eating can help improve a variety of diseases. We will explore the different chronic diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease, faced by so many. Together we will learn ways to create a healthy plate and stick with the best portion sizes for you. Join here: https://bit.ly/2OYsuOo


Elders Together Drop-in Group to meet in-person at MSAC: Tuesday, June 15, 1-2:30pm

Join this monthly group from 1:00-2:30pm for our first in-person gathering indoors since last Fall! Come early for FEAST Curbside lunch if you wish, or bring your own! Contact Mary Alice Bisbee at maryalicebisbee@gmail.com or call 223-8140 to RSVP or ask questions. Carpooling is possible. Past topics of discussion among this older group have included health care, housing, transportation, and life experiences. They look forward to determining upcoming topics.

More Zoom Trainings for Video and Phone: 

T4T Intro to Zoom Training: Wednesday, June 16, 2-3pm

Phone Basics, Zoom 102: Thursday, June 17 | 2:00—3:00 pm

Have you heard about Zoom but want to try it out, learn more and practice? Join MSAC’s AmeriCorps member Andrew Gribbin to receive patient assistance. If group times aren’t convenient, he can help one on one. Contact Andrew at 262-6287 or email msac-americorps@montpelier-vt.org to sign up.

Craft Night in Hubbard Park with Notion Fabric & Craft, In-person: Wednesdays starting, 5-7pm!

🧶🌳CRAFT NIGHT IN THE PARK 🌳🧶The sun is shining, the door is open to the outside world, and Notion is partnering with Montpelier Parks to bring you Community Craft Night in Hubbard Park every Wednesday from 5-7 this summer starting on June 9th (next week)! Grab your handheld project and join us at the New Shelter (Old Shelter on 6/15) for crafts, conversation, and community. We are so excited to connect with you in person!

Save the Dates: Coming next week and beyond

MSAC Annual Membership Meeting, Tuesday: June 22, 12:45-2:00pm with Willem Lange, Storyteller for entertainment!

Agenda will be posted this week. Attend in-person, on Zoom video or phone. RSVP to msac@montpelier-vt.org or by calling 223-2518. 

VT Legal Aid's Free Virtual Senior Advice Clinic: Thursday, June 24

VLA Virtual Senior Legal Advice Clinic 6.24.21Vermonters 60 and over may call 1-802-318-4169 and leave a message to request a free legal consultation, or use our online intake at https://vtlawhelp.org/seniors . The Elder Law Project continues to host these clinics on a monthly basis, as our offices will remain closed to the public for the foreseeable future.



Montpelier Ukuele Players Outdoors: Thursday, June 24, 3:30-5:00pm

Biweekly Thursdays at Elm Street Pool Pavilion. Email barrettsvt@gmail.com to get on the notification list and learn more about what they play. Outdoors but undercover, wheelchair-accessible, no restrooms available at this time. Bring your own chair and music stand, but some picnic tables may be available.  

FEAST Farm Walking Tour: Tuesday, June 29, 2-3:00pm (RSVP to 262-6288). 

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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.

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Drop-in Groups (most weekly)

Some of our free/by donation drop-in groups and clubs are resuming (or never stopped!) their meetings. A number of previously paused groups are resuming their meetings outside in May!

  • Walks with Joan
    Mondays | 9:15 am | meetup locations vary week to week
    The longtime MSAC drop-in group Walks with Joan is back on Mondays at 9:15 am! 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.
  • Ad-Hoc Writers Group Online
    The Ad-Hoc Writers Group meets online on Monday Nights. To get more information about dates, times, and links, contact hugo@liepmann.us.
  • Trash Tramps Outdoors
    Tuesdays | 2:00 pm | meets at 1:50 pm in front of MSAC
    (email Nancy Schulz at saddleshoes2@gmail.com to get on email list)
    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 masks 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) at storywalk@yahoo.com.
  • French Club Online
    Tuesdays | 3:00 pm | Zoom
    Anyone interested in joining the online French conversation group can email Ellen.Sholk@gmail.com, with the subject line "Parlons Francais" to receive an invitation to join.
  • Photography Club Outdoor Walks with Linda Hogan
    Wednesdays | 9:00 am | meets in front of MSAC
    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 9:00 am on Wednesdays, weather permitting. Masks and social distancing between participants required. 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.
  • Crafters Group (Paused)
    Wednesdays | 1:00 - 3:00pm | Still paused but stay tuned!
    Knitting, sewing, and other hand-crafts. All are welcome at all levels of skill! Many generous crafters donate their items for sale by MSAC as a fundraising effort. Currently not meeting but may resume in-person in June or July. Contact Norma in the MSAC office with questions. nmaurice@montpelier-vt.org
  • Rainbow Umbrella Women's Discussion Group Online
    Rainbow Umbrella (RU) Women's Discussion Group is meeting every other Wednesday from 5:30 - 7:00 pm on Zoom.
    For information, including Zoom link and schedule of upcoming dates, please email womendiscuss@gmail.com.
  • Elders Together Group Resumes Outdoors for Now!
    Monthly, varying dates and locations; next date: Tuesday, July 13th, 1:00-2:30 at MSAC indoors!
    Contact Mary Alice Bisbee at maryalicebisbee@gmail.com for more information and to RSVP. Some carpooling may be possible but arranged by Mary Alice. Past topics of discussion have included health care, housing, transportation, and exchange of life experiences. 
  • Montpelier Ukulele Players 
    Biweekly Thursdays, next date: June 24 | 3:30-5:00pm | Elm Street Pool Pavilion; Pending: at MSAC indoors start on Thursday, July 8, To be confirmed with the time soon! 
    Email barrettsvt@gmail.com to get on the notification list and learn more about what they play. Outdoors but undercover, wheelchair-accessible, no restrooms available at this time. Bring your own chair and music stand, but some picnic tables may be available.  
  • MSAC Book Discussion Group Online, 2nd Thursdays, 5:00-6:00 pm, June 10 title is Landmarks by Robert MacFarlane. Contact Barbara Dall at 229-4870 if interested in joining. 
  • Poetry Club (Paused)
    Still paused for pandemic but historically has been a Monday noontime meeting at K-H Library. 
  • Italian Club (Paused)
    After many online meetings throughout the pandemic, the Italian group has decided to pause until in-person meeting is again an option. Stay tuned!