June 24, 2018

Events

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Solstice, summer reading celebration

3-5 p.m.

Thursday, June 21

Carpenter-Carse Library

69 Ballards Corner Road, Hinesburg

 

Kick off summer reading and celebrate the solstice with live music, kids’ activities and wood-fired pizza. All ages are welcome at this family event. This is an opportunity for children to sign up for summer reading programs.

 

 

NEFCU Financial Seminar

10-11 a.m.

Saturday, June 23

NEFCU, 141 Harvest Lane, Williston

Your financial well-being is a balance between your spending, debt and savings. Learn to manage your money by exploring simple ways to save for your goals. Make choices that allow you to enjoy life while building your future. Financial well-being can be experienced regardless of income. Sign up at nefcu.com

 

 

Ham radio operators field day

Saturday, Sunday June 23-24

Redmond Road, Williston

 

The Radio Amateurs of Northern Vermont — a club consisting of ham radio enthusiasts from the Essex, Williston and South Burlington — set up communication systems under emergency conditions, using power supplied by generators and batteries. In a severe disaster, all forms of electronic communication can be wiped out. That means no phone, no internet and no electricity. During Field Day, self-contained stations are set up and participants receive real time training in communications in these adverse conditions.

The site will be open for public visits from 2-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. Guides will be on hand to answer questions and explain the details on obtaining an amateur radio license.

Call Mitch for more information at 879-6589 or visit ranv.org.

 

 

Painter presentation

1-2:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 24

Emile Gruppe Gallery

22 Barber Farm Road, Jericho

 

In conjunction with the current show, Luminous Landscapes, Julie McGowan, a contemporary luminist painter, will give a free presentation about the Hudson River School painters. Julie will describe their work through the lens of the social, religious and political views of the period and will conclude with a discussion of the techniques that define these paintings. More information is available at emilegruppegallery.com

 

 

Experience the Vermont frontier

Saturday, Sunday June 23-24

1 Ethan Allen Homestead, Burlington

 

In honor of Ethan Allen Day, the re-enactors of Col. Seth Warner’s regiment will bring the Ethan Allen Homestead to life. Come watch numerous craft, lifestyle, cooking and trade demonstrations, as well as military drills, and the eviction of a Yorker by the Green Mountain Boys.

 

 

 

 

AARP Safe Driver Course

9:30 a.m.

Thursday, June 28

Charlotte Senior Center

212 Ferry Road, Charlotte

 

The course will address the normal, physical changes caused by the aging process and how these changes may impact one’s driving ability. Participants must be 50 or older and will also learn how to interact with other road users including truck drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians. The cost for this 4.5-hour refresher course is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members.

 

 

 

Backyard composting workshop

5:30-7 p.m.

Wednesday, June 27

Green Mountain Compost

1042 Redmond Road, Williston

 

Learn about home composting and digesting in this free workshop. Discover how to manage your own household food scraps in this interactive, hands-on demonstration of a healthy compost system and a backyard digester.

 

 

 

Justice and Poetry for All

6-8 p.m.

Friday June 22

Clemmons Family Farm

2213 Greenbush Road, Charlotte

 

This event, from Sundog Poetry Center, aspires to raise the voices of those in marginalized populations through poetry. It will be a celebration of African-American poetry, including readings from Major Jackson, Rosa Castellano, Mary Jane Dickerson, Rajnii Eddins, Vera Escaja-Heiss and Judith Yarnall, among others.

Plans for future events in the series include spotlights on LGBTQ+ people, the Abenaki and migrant workers. For more information, visit sundogpoetry.org.

 

 

Celebration of Senior Citizens

12 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Thursday, June 28

Immaculate Hear of Mary hall

7415 Williston Road, Williston

 

All Williston and Richmond senior citizens are invited to a free lasagna dinner, catered by Bove’s. Choose either a noon seating or a 5 p.m. seating. The event includes brownie sundaes, entertainment and door prizes. Reserve your spot by June 23 by calling Pam at 879-0870 or emailing pamk@together.net.