July 25, 2016

Events & Happenings

Upcoming Events

WORKSHOP - Tuesdays, September 13, 20 and 27. The Building Empathy and Addressing Racial Oppression workshop will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier. Participants are expected to attend all three parts of this workshop. Free. Registration recommended. Register online at pjcvt.org or 863-2345, Ext. 6.  
APPLE TREE PRUNING AND MAINTENANCE - Saturday, April 16. Join Dave Wilcox, tree farmer and state lands forester, for a free workshop about apple tree pruning and maintenance in Berlin from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Bring your pruning tools. All welcome. Register by April 12 at www.vermontwoodlands.org or 747-7900
HARVARD UNIVERSITY ARBORETUM CURATOR TO SPEAK - Monday, April 11. Professional horticulturalist Dr. Michael Dosmann will hold a talk entitled “Tales From the Plant Explorer: Why Plant Collecting is as Important as Ever” from 6-8 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church in South Burlington. $20 per person at the door. No reservations needed. Proceeds support ongoing education programs and events at the […]
SPRING VOLUNTEER WORK PARTY - Saturday, April 16. The Birds of Vermont Museum will hold its volunteer work party from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. All welcome. Pre-register. museum@birdsofvermont.org
HOMESHARE VERMONT INFO SESSION - Monday, April 11. Learn how HomeShare Vermont can help you find the right housemate. Staff will explain the program and answer your questions at noon. Feel free to bring your lunch. RSVP to home2@sover.net or 863-5625.

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Saturday, July 23. The Knights of Columbus and Daughters of Isabella will host the annual St. Ann Day Chicken BBQ at 5:30 p.m. at St. Ann’s in Milton. $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $8 for students, kids under 6 free, $40 per immediate family. Proceeds will go to support Works of Charity.



Wednesday, July 25. The American Cancer Society in Williston will host a driver safety class from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The refresher course is open to all drivers 50 years and older and addresses the physical changes brought on by the aging process, how they affect driving ability and then offers ways to compensate for those changes. The course also addresses changes in vehicles, regulations and roads Some insurance companies offer a discount to drivers who have completed the class. $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Must pre-register. Call Baird Morgan at 372-8511 to reserve a spot.

Tuesday, July 26 and Aug. 23. Join others at Carpenter Carse Library and travel back in time to learn about Hinesburg and the surrounding towns at 7 p.m., through old maps, books, poems, and artifacts. Bring any old ephemera, advertisements, curiosities, photos, and of course, your memories and explore the history that makes the local hometowns so interesting.



Thursday, July 28. VBSR will host an evening of networking and education from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. at SunCommon’s headquarters in Waterbury. Registration will open soon. For information, contact russe@vbsr.org.


Friday-Saturday, July 29-30. The second annual Stowe Brewers Festival with three, 4-hour tasting sessions and more than 40 brewers and cider-makers serving more than 130 beers and ciders, food trucks, free workshops and demonstrations, a wide variety of specialty food and product vendors, live music and free on-site parking. Admission is $45 and includes entry, 15 tasting tickets, bonus spirits-tasting tickets and a souvenir glass. VIP admission also available, and designated drivers enter free. Live bands for all three sessions. Round-trip rides from the University Mall available for $20. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Pride Center of Vermont. For tickets, visit StoweBrewersFestival.com.

Saturday, July 30. Green Mountain Hounds hunt club will host a horseback trail ride in Jericho between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. at 399 Browns Trace Road. Ride at your own pace through Mobbs Farm and the UVM Research Forest. Pre-register for a discount. Proceeds to benefit the hounds of the Green Mountain Hounds hunt club. Contact Andrea Hook at 899-2366 or andreahook@aol.com, and see greenmountainhounds.com for more details.


Saturday, July 30. the North Ferrisburgh United Methodist Church will be hosting their annual “Lobsterfest” at the church. Lobster is $23, chicken is $12; seatings are at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Reservations only. Call 425-2263 by Thursday, July 21.



Sunday, July 31. The Old Round Church will host a concert of Vermont’s smallest pipe organ at 7 p.m. in Richmond. The concert is arranged by the Richmond Historical Society, a 501c(3) non-profit organization. In lieu of an admission fee, the organization requests donations of $10 per person, with proceeds to benefit the Old Round Church. For more information, please contact Martha Turner at rhs@oldroundchurch.com.


Sunday, July 31. The Dormition Greek Orthodox CHurch will host its Greek Festival from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the church grounds. Proceeds from the festival will not only support the church itself, but also contribute to the building of the St. Nicholas National Shrine on the site of the St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, the only house of worship destroyed at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. For more information contact: Rev. Father Andreas M. Papayiannis, Presiding Priest, priest@gocvt.org, 862-2155.



Tuesday, August 2. Join Hinesburg-area writers at 7 p.m. for the Community Writers Group at Carpenter Carse Library. All genres welcome. Get your literary juices flowing with creative writing prompts, network with other local wordsmiths, and help us establish a fun, stimulating monthly workshop. Community Room. Contact Laura Wisniewski at bhy@beecherhillyoga.com or Jessica at 578-7931.



Friday, August 5. Turning Point Center of Chittenden County will host the 7th Annual 2016 Hank Schaefer Memorial Golf Tournament with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. at the Rocky Ridge Golf Club in St. George. Visit turningpointcentervt.org/home/news/golf-tournament-2016 or contact Gary De Carolis at 861-3150 or garyd@turningpointcentervt.org for information and to register.

Friday and Saturday, August 5-6. The greater Greater Burlington YMCA and SLAMT1D will host the Green Mountain Slamfest 3 on 3 tournament at St. Michael’s College in Colchester. Formmore information or to register your team, contact Zach at zach@slamt1d.org or call 724-433-6990



Tuesday, August 9. Ceal Moran will host the Genealogy Day “Get Together” from noon – 8 p.m. at the White River Craft Center in Randolph. This event if free. For more information contact Cecile at 425-4929 or genealogydayeveryaugust9th@finalfreedom.com. Or visit: www.finalfreedom.com/genealogy



Sunday, August 14. Hope Works will be hosting Yoga on Church Street. Group instructor-led yoga session, giveaways and more.



Monday, August 15 – Sunday, August 21. City Market/Onion River Coop and Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing will host the Vermont Open Farm Week, a collaborative statewide agritourism project, at various farms throughout the state Please visitDigInVT.com for a map of participating farms by region.



Friday, September 9. The State of Vermont will host the State Government Municipal Day from 8:15 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. at 1 National Life Drive in Montpelier. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. $25 registration fee includes morning coffee and a buffet lunch. Register online at http://anr.vermont.gov/about_us/special-topics/municipal-day.




Tuesdays, September 13, 20 and 27. The Building Empathy and Addressing Racial Oppression workshop will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier. Participants are expected to attend all three parts of this workshop. Free. Registration recommended. Register online at pjcvt.org or 863-2345, Ext. 6.



Saturday, September, 10. Vermont Tech will host the annual 5K classic race starting at 9 a.m. in Randolph. The race is sponsored by Three Stallion Inn and is a tour of the campus. Registration through Sept. 8 is $25 per person, Sept. 10 is $30 per person. For race information and registration visit https://g2racereg.webconnex.com/knights5k2016




Every Friday from 3-6:30 at the Richmond Farmers Market you’ll find family-friendly fun and dining options. Our vendors make it easy for you to create your own wonderful meals by offering fresh, healthy ingredients to take home in addition to unique hand crafted products that make great gifts. The Market offers entertainment for everyone, with weekly music and fun activities for children, as well as a lively social event right in our local community. Visit richmondfarmersmarketvt.org for more information



Divorce is a tough road. Feelings of separation, betrayal, confusion, anger and self-doubt are common. But there is life after divorce. Led by people who have already walked down that road, a 13-week Divorce Care Support Group (for men and women) will be offered on Sunday evenings, 5:30-7:30 pm, Feb. 28 through May 29 at the Essex Alliance Church in Essex Junction. 989-4081 or sandybrisson@gmail.com.


The Vermont Historical Society will offer presentations about historic topics over the lunch hour the third Thursday of each month at the Vermont History Museum at 109 State Street in Montpelier. Talks held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Snelling Room at the Vermont History Museum. www.vermonthistory.org/calendar.


Designed to share the medical learning experience with our greater community, Community Medical School is a public lecture series featuring relevant topics presented by University of Vermont College of Medicine/University of Vermont Medical Center faculty experienced with delivering scientific information in an engaging, easy-to-understand manner. Held on the first Tuesday of each month in Carpenter Auditorium in UVM’S Given Building from 6 – 7:30 p.m., including a Q+A Session.


The Essex Alliance Church hosts a 12-step faith-based recovery program every Thursday night from 7 to 9 p.m. Multiple support groups for both men and women on subjects such as chemical dependency, co-dependency, sex addiction and pornography, food issues and overcoming abuse. All 18+ are welcome, no childcare. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. recovery@essexalliance.org.


League matches will be played at South Burlington High School on Wednesday nights from 6 – 8 p.m. www.ustanewengland.com/BurlingtonSocialTennisLeague


General discussion and sharing among survivors and those beginning or rejoining the battle from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hope Lodge in Burlington the second Tuesday of each month. 274-4990


The Burlington Bridge Club at 600 Blair Park Road, Suite 120 in Williston holds weekly bridge events. Games are held Monday and Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:15 a.m. Special newcomers games Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. Cost for regular games is $6 per person, includes coffee and snacks. Burlingtonbridgeclub@outlook.com or 872-5722.


Women gather for a time of crafts and fellowship at Essex Alliance Church twice a month Wednesday evenings. For more information and times, contact Deb Schonberg at 238-2291.


Play chess against a human, not a computer. The club meets at 7 p.m. on Thursdays at Faith Methodist Church in South Burlington. Experts and novices welcome. $2 nightly fee. 324-1143 or carterd253@hotmail.com.


Toastmasters of Greater Burlington helps locals develop your speaking and leadership skills and ace job interviews. The group meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month at the Holiday Inn in South Burlington. 782-4832.


The United Church of Hinesburg hosts free community dinners the last Friday of each month. Open to the public. Donations accepted for the Vermont Foodbank.


Emotional, educational and social support group for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias meets at 5 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month at the Alzheimer’s Association, Vermont Chapter in Williston. 272-3900 or www.alz.org/Vermont.


Williston Richmond Rotary club meets for breakfast every Thursday from 7:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the Federated Church in Williston. Breakfast is $8. amikell@catic.com or visit www.willistonrotary.org.


Newcomers’ Club welcomes people new to the Burlington area. It meets the third Wednesday of the month and offer programs from museum visits to home concerts to book sharing. It is a good way to meet new friends and to get acquainted with the community. 854-0766 or 985-3870.


Come meet other nursing moms—share your knowledge and get your questions answered. Meeting are the second Tuesday of every month from10:15 – 11:45 a.m. at the Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. 879-3000 or www.lllmarivt.org


Nursing beyond a year? Join other moms to discuss the joys and challenges of an older nursling. Discussion topics include nighttime parenting, benefits, setting limits, weaning. Bring a snack to share. Toys available. Meetings are the fourth Wednesday of each month from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Aikido of Champlain Valley in Burlington. 879-3000 or www.lllmarivt.org


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The Islamic Society of Vermont presents an informative series of question and answer sessions about all aspects of Islam. The informal conversation groups will meet twice per month for friendly dialogue at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. 865-7211.


The Essex Art League meets the first Thursday of the month, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Essex Junction Congregational Church. The agenda includes a business and social time, and features a guest artist presentation. www.essexartleague.com.


Blood donors are urgently needed. Walk in or by appointment. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. to 1p.m. Saturdays. www.redcrossblood.org.


The Northwest Vermont Cancer Prayer and Support Network will host a spiritually based support group, held Essex Center United Methodist Church the fourth Monday of the month from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. stpaulum@myfairpoint.net.


Join the wellness classes at Survivorship NOW, created by cancer survivors for cancer survivors. 777-1126 or www.survivorshipnowVT.org.


Centerpoint Parent Support Group meets Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. at the Centerpoint. 488-7712.


The Fletcher Free Library in Burlington presents a variety of programs, free and open to the public, which include film screenings, book discussions, lectures and workshops. Contact 865-7211 for program details.


All Vermont Community Access Media workshops are free and available to those living and working in the service area. Workshops are held at the VCAM studio in Burlington. For schedule or for more information, call 651-9692 or visit vermontcam.org.


The VNA offers year-round fatherhood education classes in collaboration with the HowardCenter and Vermont Adult Learning, targeted to help dads of children age birth to six become better parents, partners and providers for their families. www.vnacares.org/fatherhood or 860-4420.


GMCB holds public meetings from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesdays or Thursdays. 828-2177.


The Burlington Walk/Bike Council (BWBC), an all-volunteer advisory council to the City of Burlington, meets the fourth Thursday of every month at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall Room 12. http://burlingtonwalkbike.org.


Mount Mansfield Scale Modelers will meet the third Thursday of every month at Brownell Library in Essex Junction from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 879-0765.



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www.hinesburgcma.org orcall Hinesburg Community Alliance Church

802 482-2132


As part of an ongoing regional and free tech series for seniors, Technology for Tomorrow will guide new users on various topics relating to internet safety and properly using devices to communicate and share images.

Tues. July 19, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.: Intro to cameras on phones and tablets. Workshop is at 1 p.m. at Thayer House, 1197 North Ave. in Burlington and at 3 p.m. at the Winooski Senior Center. Learn how to operate your phone or tablet camera and take, save, and send photos.

Weds. July 20, 10:30 a.m.: Photo editing on your device, at South Burlington Community Library. Learn how to edit the photos you take, and expand your editing knowledge and learn about the social media platform Instagram. Are you a hobby-photographer? Would you like a way to share your photos of your garden? Interested in social media? This may be for you.

Fri. July 22, 1 p.m.: Intro to smartphones and tables, at St. Joseph’s Home, at 234 N. Prospect St., Burlington. Workshop will cover making and answering phone calls, sending and reading texts, syncing email, accessing the internet, setting up wifi, downloading and using apps, and navigating your smartphone/tablet.





Turning Point Center of Chittenden County

7th Annual 2016 Hank Schaefer Memorial Golf Tournament

Date: Friday August 5, 2016

Time: Shotgun Start at 8:30 AM

Location: Rocky Ridge Golf Club, 7470 VT-116, St George, VT 05495

For more information and registration: http://turningpointcentervt.org/home/news/golf-tournament-2016/

Contact: Gary De Carolis, Executive Director



Proceeds will support non-profit programs and services provided by Turning Point Center of Chittenden County to those in recovery from the disease of addiction.

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Wednesday, July 13. The Henry Sheldon Museum will host a talk on “Profiles, Scissortypes, and Blockheads:The Art of New England Silhouettes” in Middlebury on Wednesday. $5 Non-members, free for members. For more information on the exhibit, visit www.HenrySheldonMuseum.org or call the Sheldon at 802-388-2117.





Sunday, May 29. The Birds of Vermont Museum is holding a workshop perfect for ages 5 to 9 years, every Sunday through October. Discover birds from feathers to flying, from art to zoology.

Develop “mad skillz” in observation, research, and goofing around, or earn a “junior birder” badge! Activities start at 2 p.m., and every week is different. Pre-register by phone or email: (802) 434-2167 or museum@birdsofvermont.org

Birds of VT: Publish this on a monthly basis swapping out the info.



Tuesdays, June 14, July 12, Aug. 9, Sept. 13, Oct. 11. The Birds of Vermont Museum helps preschoolers discover birds through stories and investigative play at 10:30 a.m., through books, crafts, music, nature walks and more. Every month celebrates a different aspect of birds and their lives. In June, it’s Nests and Eggs. July’s topic is You and the Birds. August’s topic is birds’ bodies. All ages are welcome. Free, but donation suggested. Info: 434-2167 or museum@birdsofvermont.org

September: Bird Seasons

October: Wild Birds, Wild Art


What will we investigate?

May: What Does the Bird Say?

June: Eggs and Nests

July: You and the Birds

August: the Body of a Bird

September: Changes for the Birds

October: Wild Birds, Wild Art


* May 29 is Open Studio weekend. We will have Fledglings only if we have enough staff or volunteers that day. Please call ahead to be sure.



Saturday, June 11. Champ Ride for HIV Prevention today and join our “ON THE ROAD TO ZERO” campaign efforts.

There will be great prizes for top fundraisers, so get those bikes tuned and ready for

Pick your route: 17, 32, 67, 100 miles or build your own route

June 11 2016 – HIV advocacy, prevention and support. Champ Ride 2016

Here all the ways you can participate:

Register for our Champ Ride for HIV Prevention today and join our “ON THE ROAD TO ZERO” campaign efforts.

There will be great prizes for top fundraisers, so get those bikes tuned and ready for Saturday, June 11th at Oakledge Park

Pick your route: 17, 32, 67, 100 miles or build your own route
Battle of Shelburne Crossroads, Civil War Weekend – May 21st & 22nd, 2016
A Civil War Encampment with Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery & more. The Civil War Weekend will include two days of battles; Infantry, Cavalry and Artillery demonstrations, and soldier and 19th-century Civilian camp life. Learn about Vermont’s role in the Civil War, see Union and Confederate troops squaring off against each other using 1860’s tactics, and talk with re-enactors about the life of a typical s…oldier. Experience the past through living history.
Camp opens to the public at 9:00 am Saturday & Sunday, with battles taking place at 2:00 pm on Saturday and at 1:00 pm Sunday.
Sponsored by the Champlain Valley Historical Reenactors, Inc., and including the 2nd Vermont Volunteer Infantry – Co. A, 2nd Mississippi (Magnolia Rifles), 1st Vermont Cavalry – Co. K, The Civil War Medical Coalition, Grays & Blues of Montreal, and the associated Green Mountain Citizens.
9:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday and 9:00am to 2:30pm on Sunday, at the crossroads of Harbor and Bay Roads, Shelburne, VT




Burlington, Vermont – April 22, 2016: On Thursday, May 26th at 7pm, Phoenix Books Burlington will host Dede Cummings for a talk on her new book, The Good Living Guide to Beekeeping.

Beekeeping is nothing new—the ancient Egyptians were well versed in the benefits of living with bees—but in recent years, there has been a surge of folks struck with the desire to build and nurture a hive of their own. Beekeeping has become the passion of farmers in rural Vermont, urbanites with rooftops in LA, and thousands of people in between. This book is for beginners and experts alike, with all the basic information you need to get started, as well as stories and tips that will inspire and instruct the most seasoned beekeeper.

In this guide, you will learn how to:

  • Choose a spot for your hive
  • Build a hive with simple tools and materials
  • Buy bees or attract them to your hive
  • Harvest the fruits of the bees’ labor
  • Make beeswax candles and lip balm
  • Utilize honey, wax, and propolis for medicinal purposes
  • And much more!

Cummings offers readers something truly unique—a book that comes alongside you like a wise friend, offering sage advice as well as humorous anecdotes and fascinating interviews with beekeepers across the country. Equally good for reading while curled up inside during the long winter as for carrying with you to the hives mid-summer, this will be a welcome addition to any bee enthusiast’s library.

Dede Cummings is the author of The Organic Composting Handbook and coauthor of The Medicinal Gardening Handbook. She is a publisher, book agent, avid gardener, and healthy living enthusiast. She lives in Brattleboro, Vermont, in a house built by her husband, Steve Carmichael.

Tickets are $3 per person, and include a coupon for $5 off a book by the featured author. Coupons expire at closing the evening of the event. Seating is limited.

  • Why you should go: Discover secrets of the hive, stories of the field, and the practical guide that explains it all.
  • Great for: Beginning and experienced beekeepers, as well as those who are simply curious.

Phoenix Books Burlington is located at 191 Bank Street in Burlington, Vermont. Copies of The Good Living Guide to Beekeeping will be available for attendees to purchase and have signed. For more information, please call 802-448-3350 or visit www.phoenixbooks.biz.