Vermont's cities and towns will see a few newcomers taking office this week after Town Meeting Day. Here's to small-town democracy. It's also gun-control advocates' turn to rally at the Statehouse on Wednesday, and the week ends with St. Patrick's Day on Sunday. (Here's a reminder that you shouldn't drink green beer and you REALLY shouldn't drink Irish car bombs on Sunday.)
7 p.m.: The Burlington City Council meets for the first time since Town Meeting Day. See the agenda here.
Tuesday, March 12
9:10 a.m.: Grab Gov. Peter Shumlin's ear at a legislative open door at the Statehouse Ceremonial Office.
Wednesday, March 13
9 a.m.: Early Childhood Day at the Legislature brings together lawmakers, childcare providers and parents to address the state of Vermont's youth. Includes a keynote by Harvard scholar Lisbeth B. Schor. Click here for registration.
10 a.m.: Gun-control supporters hold a "Day of Action" rally at the Statehouse in Montpelier "in support of common sense gun legislation," culminating in a press conference in the Cedar Creek Room at 10:30 a.m. More info here.
1 p.m.: Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger holds a press conference on an unspecified topic. (One hopes Tim Gunn spotted the mayor on this week's Seven Days cover and has offered him a judge spot on Project Runway.)
7 p.m.:Seven Days cofounder, coeditor and publisher Paula Routly talks about starting and running a growing media company at Champlain College's Perry Hall. The event is part of the school's BYOBiz Speaking From Experience lecture series.
1 p.m.: After the parade, the Vermont Democratic Party celebrates St. Patrick's Day with traditional Irish music and step dancing at Halvorson's Upstreet Café. Suggested contributions start at $25 per person.