Here’s what’s happening this week in Montpelier:
The Montpelier High School is looking for a new principal to replace retiring Principal Peter Evans.
The hiring committee has whittled the search down to two candidates: Adam Bunting of Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg and Spaulding High School Assistant Principal Chris Hennessy.
On Wednesday, both applicants are expected to attend the School Board meeting to make brief presentations.
The School Board members and the public will have a chance to ask Bunting and Hennessy questions.
The Kellogg-Hubbard Library is also hiring. The library is looking for a library director.
Applicants should be “innovative, energetic and dynamic” and willing to work for a salary range between $55,000 and $60,000 a year.
Minimum qualifications are a Master of Library Science or a Master of Library Information Science and at least two years of library administration experience. Candidates should also have demonstrated financial management skills, excellent public speaking skills and broad-based technical knowledge.
The deadline to apply for this position is Friday.
Downtown building owners have until Friday to commit to district energy.
City Manager William Fraser and Planning and Community Development Director Gwendolyn Hallsmith would like anyone interested in connecting to the district energy system to heat their building to submit a letter of intent by the end of the week.
Fraser said that they will certainly accept letters after Friday, but he wants to get a good sense of who’s planning to plug in before the City Council’s April 11 meeting.
On Thursday, the Vermont Humanties Council is planning to resume its “You Come Too” poetry series with a discussion of poetry by E.E. Cummings.
The Cummings poems to be discussed include “in Just,” “anyone lived in a pretty how town,” “Buffalo Bill’s,” “somewhere I have never traveled, gladly beyond,” “i thank you God for most this amazing,” and “spring is like a perhaps hand.”
This event is to be held at the Vermont Humanities Council building located at 11 Loomis St. and begin at 5:30 p.m. It’s free and open to the public.
On Friday night at the North Branch Nature Center there’s a full moon owl prowl scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Chip Darmstadt, the nature center’s executive director, said, “Few things in nature are as exciting as seeing an owl.”
April, he said, is a great time for night time ramble to hopefully hear or see any of the three local owl species.
There’s the tiny migratory Northern Saw-whet Owl, and the Great-horned and Barred Owls, which Darmstadt said already are nesting in Vermont.