Special Events with MSAC & Partners

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

Celebrate the 2021 Birthday of Trees with the Montpelier Tree Board
The 2021 Festival of Trees goes outdoors this year with the 2021 Festival of Trees Scavenger Hunt. Go to https://www.montpelier-vt.org/1218/Festival-of-Trees to find the Tree Board Scavenger Hunt. Use the Hunt to go outside and take some time to get to know the trees you see every day at your house, on your street, in your neighborhood or on a walk through Montpelier. Take a Scavenger Hunt selfie with your favorite tree and email it to the Tree Board Chair, John Snell, jrsnelljr@gmail.com, between January 24 and 31, to be eligible to win a prize!

Remember, let's stay safe and healthy, so when you walk outside, dress for the weather and "Masks on faces, 6 foot spaces, uncrowded places"

Although we can't hug our human friends right now, we can hug a tree.

For more information about the Tree Board's 2021 Festival of Trees and to find the Trees Scavenger Hunt go to https://www.montpelier-vt.org/1092/Festival-of-Trees

CVCOA Presents: Medicare & You Workshop 
Tuesday, Jan. 26 | 1-3 pm | 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. 

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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

(On hold through at least Jan. 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.

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

(On hold through at least Jan. 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.