May 31, 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.

Submit an Event

To submit a calendar listing, email Emily@willistonpublishing.com

We publish not for profit submissions, with preference given to those events in the greater Williston area. Calendar listings must be received two weeks before the event. Calendar listings are published as space permits.

 

 

PRIVATE DRIVES & WATERWAYS WORKSHOP

Thursday, May 26. The Friends of the Winooski River will host a workshop at 6:30 p.m. at the Smilie School in Bolton on the ways that water bodies can be significantly impacted by what occurs on the road surface, geared towards private roads and driveway owners. Participants will learn more about best management practices that can protect water quality and save money. As a property owner if you believe your road segment or driveway has an impact on a nearby stream, you may be eligible for technical assistance. RSVP at info@winooskiriver.org.

 

CARVING DEMONSTRATIONS

Saturday, May 28. From 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., the Birds of Vermont Museum will host a special Open Studio weekend event with carving demonstrations by David Tuttle, one of the staff carvers and teachers. Info: 434-2167 or visit Birds of Vermont Museum on Facebook.

 

FLEDGLINGS: KIDS AND BIRDS

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

 

VERMONT CITY MARATHON & RELAY

Sunday, May 29, starting at Battery Park, Burlington. The marathon course winds through the city streets of Burlington, and includes spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and lake. Run as little as three miles or as many as 26.2. Run for a cause, with a friend or for yourself. Information: www.vermontcitymarathon.org

PAIN MANAGEMENT

Mondays, May 30 through June 27. Living with ongoing pain is not easy. Learn practical tools at this UVM Health series at the Richmond Library for managing frustration, pain and fatigue; tips for healthy eating, ways to improve sleep, techniques for making treatment decisions and more. 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Register or find out more by calling 847-2278 or email selfmanagement@uvmhealth.org.

 

WOMEN GROW MEETING

Thursday, June 2. The Vermont Chapter of Women Grow will host a meeting at the Garden Barn at Lang Farm in Essex on Thursday from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Speakers include Vermont State Senator David Zuckerman and Representative Sam Young. Refreshements will be served. Tickets can be purchased on line by going to: https://www.universe.com/events/vermont-women-grow-signature-networking-event-tickets-M4G5KP. For additional information, please contact Chairman of the Vermont Chapter of Women Grow Mia Feroleto at mia.feroleto@gmail.com or by calling 802 952 6217.

DAIRY FEST

Thursday-Sunday, June 2-5. Enosburg Falls Lions Club will host the Vermont Dairy Festival in Enosburg Falls. The four-day event includes pig races, dairy baking contests, magic and clown shows, and the annual 10,000-meter Milk Run. Visit http://www.vermontdairyfestival.com/index.html for more information.

 

DISCOVER JAZZ FESTIVAL

Friday, June 3 to Sunday, June 12. The Flynn Center will host the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival. The festival will include 100+ live music events across the city. For more information and to purchase tickets visit http://discoverjazz.com/

 

LUNCHEON

Saturday, June 4. Trinity College of VT Association of Alumni will be hosting the 15th annual reunion luncheon at the Elks Club on Shelburne Road. This luncheon is open to all classes. Additional information and the registration form can be found at tcvtaaf.net.

 

ONION RIVER RACE AND RAMBLE

Sunday, June 5. The Friends of the Winooski River are hosting the 3rd annual Onion River Race and Ramble, a ten-mile canoe, paddleboard and kayak race held on the Winooski River, starting in Bolton and ending in Richmond. Start time is 10 a.m., and ages 8 and up are welcome to enter. A free light lunch will be provided afterwards. For complete rules and to register or volunteer, visit winooskiriver.org/race-overview.php.

 

TECH WORKSHOP FOR SENIORS

Sunday, June 5. Tech 4 Tomorrow is hosting three sessions of community technology workshops geared towards seniors at Richmond Terraces housing on Thompson Rd., 1 to 2:30 p.m. The class topics are Introduction to Facebook (May 22), and Introduction to Facetime/Skype (June 5.) Open to any and all interested seniors. More at tech4tomorrow.org or 448-0595.

 

CANNABIS SPEAKER SERIES

Wednesdays June 8, 22 and July 13. The University of Vermont is organizing a free, online cannabis speaker series featuring five academic experts in medicine, botany, business, and policy. Presented by the Continuing and Distance Education and College of Medicine divisions, the series will feature doctors—all from UVM— from programs including the new Cannabis Science and Medicine Program. “There is much to learn from states that are ahead of the curve as well as from our own experience right here in Vermont,” said Dean Cynthia Belliveau, EdD. The lectures are free and open to the public. For more information and to register, visit go.uvm.edu/uvmcannabis.

 

 

CAR SEAT CHECK

Saturday, June 11. Beginnings will sponsor a free child car seat check on Saturday from 9 a.m. – noon at Timber Lane Pediatrics in South Burlington. This is an opportunity to make sure your car seat is installed correctly and is safe. For more information call 658-5959.

 

DOGGIE FUN RUN

Sunday, June 12. The Humane Society of Chittenden County relies almost entirely on donations from the community. This year’s 22nd Annual Walk for the Animals features a timed 5K doggie fun run, a dog parade on Church Street and a corporate challenge for local businesses. All donations will benefit animals in need. This event will be held rain or shine in Battery Park, Burlington. Get sponsored to run or walk at firstgiving.com/hscc (hit events.)

 

 

NESTLINGS NOOK

Tuesday, June 14. 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. All ages are welcome. Free, but donation suggested. Info: 434-2167 or museum@birdsofvermont.org

 

QUILT FESTIVAL

Friday-Sunday, June 24-26. The Champlain Valley Expo will host the Vermont Quilt Festival in Essex Junction. This is New England’s largest and oldest quilt events. The three-day event offers lectures and classes presented by noted quilt artists, quilt appraisal services, free gallery talks, demos, and great shopping. More: vqf.org/

ONGOING

DIVORCE CARE SUPPORT GROUP

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.

THIRD THURSDAY SERIES

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.

COMMUNITY MEDICAL SCHOOL

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.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY

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.

GREATER BURLINGTON SOCIAL TENNIS LEAGUE

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

CHAMPLAIN VALLEY PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

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

BRIDGE CLUB

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.

CRAFT CONNECTION

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.

CHITTENDEN COUNTY CHESS CLUB

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

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.

FREE COMMUNITY DINNERS

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.

WILLISTON ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP

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

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

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.

LA LECHE LEAGUE

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

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

RICHMOND FREE LIBRARY EVENTS

Visit www.richmondfreelibraryvt.org to get connected to the calendar and check events, sign up to get newsletters and announcements via email, locate online services and materials.

ISLAM Q & A SESSIONS

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.

ESSEX ART LEAGUE

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 NEEDED

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.

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

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.

CANCER SURVIVOR CLASSES

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

CENTERPOINT PARENT SUPPORT GROUP

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

FLETCHER FREE LIBRARY PROGRAMS

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.

VERMONT COMMUNITY ACCESS MEDIA

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.

FATHERHOOD EDUCATION

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.

GREEN MOUNTAIN CARE BOARD PUBLIC MEETINGS

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

BURLINGTON ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETINGS

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.

SCALE MODELERS

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.