The Montpelier Arts Center has several events planned to commemorate Black History Month. On Saturday, Feb. 3, at 1 p.m., learn about the strong role blacks have had in the world of classical music by attending a panel session with experts who will also discuss the popular idea of incorporating jazz, hip-hop and gospel into classical music. During a series of four Wednesdays, explore the life and works of Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison. Discussions will be led by Karen Arnold, former poet in residence at the Arts Center. The film “Beloved,” based on Morrison’s book, will be shown. Sessions begin Wednesday, Feb. 7 and continue until March 7, at 7 p.m.