Seasonal Events



Autumn at St. John’s


Sunday, October 21, 6 p.m. at JCOGS


Author Rick Winston discusses his new book Red Scare in the Green Mountains: VT in the Mccarthy Era 1946-1960


What happened in Vermont when the anti-Communist fear known as the “Red Scare” swept the country? Quite a bit, as it turns out.


Rick Winston explores some forgotten history as we see how a small, rural “rock-ribbed Republican” state with a historically libertarian streak handled the hysteria of the time. Now, as our country again experiences a political atmosphere charged with intolerance, condemnation, and widespread falsehoods, this book could not be more timely.


Free and open to the public, light refreshments served.





An Intimate Concert with David Kaplan, Jia Kim &
Siwoo Kim ~ October 27

The musicians and audience will both be seated on stage for this special concert. Please scroll down for additional details.

Saturday, October 27, 7:00pm
Tickets: $35

Committed to bringing Stowe area audiences the finest performances of an extraordinary repertoire, the Spruce Peak Chamber Music Society (SPCMS) is presenting two intimate evenings of chamber music in 2018, with audience and musicians together, on-stage, at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center.

On Saturday, October 27, pianist David Kaplan , violinist Siwoo Kim , and Artistic Director/cellist Jia Kim will be performing movements from chamber music masterpieces including Mozart’s beautifully operatic Piano Trio in C Major, the soulful “Dumky” Trio by Dvořák, and the ultimately passionate and spirited 2nd Trio in C Minor by Mendelssohn.

Please join us for this intimate stage concert — Seating is limited to 100 seats.




St. John’s in the Mountains
2018 Annual Dinner





SAVE the DATE: Saturday Nov. 3rd at 5:30 p.m.

Please join us for another fun evening with a delicious meal and fellowship!!

Unlike last year’s 10 year gala, we will be holding a more casual and affordable, but equally delicious meal in the Undercroft. The menu will feature roasted pork, vegetables and potatoes, and a yummy dessert. A sign up to attend and to bring food will follow in the coming weeks. Suggested donation $10 each, which includes the meal and non alcoholic beverages. Donations of $5.00 per glass would be appreciated if you would like some wine.

Please put it on your calendar and enjoy a Soup Supper like Harvest dinner.




Help Your Neighbors Who Lost Food from the Autumn 2017 Storm

The wind storm and power outages have put many community members already struggling to put food on the table in an extremely difficult situation. As a result, many Vermonters are choosing between replacing the contents of their refrigerator or putting gas in their car or fuel in their home. Or even worse, these families are going without. 

OPERATION RESTOCK is a partnership effort of Capstone Community Action, the Vermont Foodbank, and Mayor Thom and Karen Lauzon to provide emergency food assistance. We ask the community to help their neighbors in need by making a donation at, or sending a gift to Capstone Community Action, attn.: Operation Restock, 20 Gable Place, Barre, VT 05641.




Please help the Rohingya refugees who are in dire plight

EDUCATE:  Surf the web or click on the following links for background information:

ADVOCATE:  Write to Congressional reps and senators to reimpose sanctions on the Burmese Army and on Burmese companies close to the Army. Ask Senators to cosponsor S. Res 250 condemning what is happening (Sen. Leahy is a cosponsor). You can call the US Capital switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to any Senate or House office.

Write to Ambassador Nikki Haley asking her to urge the UN Security Council to ban visas for Burma’s military leadership and freeze their assets.

You can contact her at

DONATE:  To help the more than 400,000 refugees who are fleeing Burma:


International Rescue CommitteeUNICEF