Special Events at MSAC

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.

Reminder: Foot Clinic Mon. Sept. 28th for those who have already registered.

Appointments for this clinic are full, but call our office to get on the waiting list or reserve for a future clinic. 223-2518. Call Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice at (802) 223-1878 to learn about other clinics in the Central Vermont Region where you may be able to get an appointment sooner! 

Reminder: Feast In Person Tuesday Sept. 29th for those who have already registered.
Tuesday, September 29 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
MSAC Community Room | RSVP Required!
Chef Mike and MSAC staff are feeling confident that we can safely start inviting people indoors for our much missed congregate meals! Join us for some brisket, potatoes, broccoli, carrots and dessert as well as some (distant) in-person dining. Please be prepared to undergo a health screening, sit 6 feet apart, wear a mask except when eating or drinking, and be served at your table. Reservations required for this event by calling 262-6288 or emailing feast@montpelier-vt.org.

Next Medicare & You Workshop 
Tuesday, October 6 | 1 - 3 pm | Online | Reservations 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 mail to: medicareworkshops@cvcoa.org. When you call to register, you will receive information on how to join in the workshop session on Zoom. Here are upcoming dates and times:

MSAC Crafters Tabling at Planting Hope's Solidarity Craft Fair
Saturday, October 10 | 9 am - 3 pm | Julio's Parking Lot (54 Main St, Montpelier)

The 27th Annual Fair will be held at the Julio's Parking Lot, 54 State Street in Montpelier, Vermont. The rain date is on Sunday, Oct. 11, and part of the proceeds support Planting Hope. Sales at the MSAC Crafters’ Table support MSAC fundraising for our programs, and they are offering knit, sewn, quilted items and more!

Backyard Compost Basics - A Free Webinar
*Last Scheduled CVSWMD Webinar of the Year*
Thursday, October 15, 2 - 3:30 pm | Online | Registration Required
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

Next FEAST Together Remotely (by phone or video on Zoom)
Friday, October 16 | 12:30-1:30 | RSVP by October 15

Next Advisory Council Meeting
Monday, October 19 | via Zoom

We will continue to post online offerings of our community partners as space allows! This includes our Annual Meeting originally, 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.  


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 Monday 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.