April 25, 2017

Events & Happenings

Upcoming Events

SPELLING BEE - Wednesday, May 24. The Zonta Club of Burlington hosts a spelling bee in the Champlain Collge Alumni Auditorium in Burlington starting at 7p.m. Event will benefit the Champlain College Single Parents Program. To participate, contact Barbara Ziemann via email at BurlingtonVT@zontadistrict1.org. The event is free and open to the public.  
SYMPOSIUM - Friday, May 19. The Stern Center for Language and Learning hosts their third and final Symposium session at the BTV Airport from 9a.m. – 3:30p.m.
SEMINAR - Thursday, May 18. The New England Federal Credit Union hosts a seminar on “Keeping Elders’ Money Safe” in Williston from 5:30 – 7p.m. To sign-up and reserve your seat, visit NEFCU.com or call 1-800-400-8790.  
RUMMAGE SALE - Friday and Saturday, May 5 and 6. The United Church of Fairfax hosts a rummage sale Friday 3 – 7p.m. and Saturday 9a.m. – 2p.m. at the Baptist Building in Fairfax. For info call 849-6313. $125 per workshop. To register visit sterncenter.org.  
EXHIBIT OPENING - Sunday, April 30. The Chandler Center for the Arts hosts an artist exhibit reception in Randolph from 4 – 6p.m. Visit chandler-arts.org for more information.  
BIG CHILL - Sunday, April 30. Bayside Park in Mallett’s Bay, Colchester hosts the “Big Chill – Be a Hero for Epilepsy”. Registration begins at 10:30 am. At 11:30am, teams of registered participants will take a dip in the water followed by the barbecue.The cost of the barbecue is $10 for adults and $5 for children. For sponsorship […]
GENEALOGY - Saturday, April 29. The Vermont Genealogy Library hosts a class on “Italian Genealogy Roundtable” in Colchester from 10:30 a.m. – noon. Visit website vtgenlib.org or call 310-9285 for more information.  
CONCERT - Tuesday, April 25. The Cathedral Church of St. Paul hosts the Trio Music of the Ages at 12:00p.m. in Burlington. Free, bring a bag lunch. Coffee and tea are provided. Donations accepted.
TALK - Monday, April 24. The UVM Medical Center presents a talk on “In Our Own Voice” from 6 – 7:30p.m. at the Davis Auditorium in Burlington.  
CRAFT FAIR - Saturday, April 22. The Burlington Elks Lodge hosts a craft fair from 9a.m. – 4p.m. Free admission and parking. Lunch and refreshments available for sale.
TALK - Saturday, April 22. The Lotus Mountain Retreat Center in Bolton hosts a talk on “Anatomy of Transformation” For more information email lotusmountainretreat@gmail.com.
CRAFT FAIR - Saturday, April 29. CVU hosts a craft fair featuring 65 local crafters from 9a.m. – 4p.m. in the large gym. For more information email cvuvenue@cssu.org.  
HAM SUPPER AND SILENT AUCTION - Saturday, April 29. The Winooski United Methodist Church hosts a ham supper and silent auction starting at 5 p.m. Take out is available. Please call ahead. Tickets $ 10.00 per person, children 10 years and under $ 5.00. Reservations preferred: Call 355-3139 or 655-7371. Free parking available in the City Hall Parking lot and on […]
COMMUNITY GARDEN SIGN UP - Tuesday, April 25. The St. George Community Garden sign up and application process will be at 6p.m. at the St. George town office. Applications can be found on the town Website page under community or contact the community garden at St.George_community_garden_proj@yahoo.com  
GARDEN CLUB - Tuesday, April 25. The Burlington Garden Club hosts a meeting on UVM Professor Josef Gorres on “Snake Worms – Not Your Grandparents’ Earthworm: How Japanesee Earthworms Change Vermont Forests” at 1p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church in South Burlington.
WILLISTON REPUBLICANS - Wednesday, April 19. Williston Republicans host an event to discuss the Vermont Legislative agenda as well as local and national issues at 7:15 p.m. Guest speaker will be Williston Selectboard member Joy Limoge to discuss how individuals and groups can affect Select Board decisions. Location is the Community Room in the Williston Police Department.  
UVM LANE SERIES - Thursday, April 13. The UVM Lane Series presents jazz master Stefon Harris at 7:30p.m. at the UVM Recital Hall. Tickets are $30 for adults and $5 for students and are available for purchase by calling the Lane Series office (656-4455) or by visiting the website, uvm.edu/laneseries.
UVM’s “Light” and Young Vermont Double Exhibit - Double Exhibit! Frog Hollow announces a Double Exhibit LIGHT, our 3rd Annual UVM Coop Exhibit and YOUNG VERMONT, a student curated exhibit of young talent from the Green Mountain State. The month of April will see a double exhibit in Frog Hollow’s newly established exhibit space at the back of its existing location. YOUNG VERMONT is a UVM […]
HEALTH FAIR - Sunday, April 30. The Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church hosts a Health and Wellness Fair after the 10:30a.m. mass from 11:30a.m. – 12:30p.m. Refreshments, drawings, free health educational information. Contact djvanmullen@gmail.com for more information.
PERFORMANCE - Friday, April 28. UVM Hall in Burlington hosts Singer/songwriter Eliza Gilkyson and Gretchen Peters for the Three Women And The Truth tour.  
RUMMAGE SALE - Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29. The Richmond Congregational Church hosts a Rummage sale from 9:30a.m. – 7p.m. on Friday and 9:30a.m. – 2p.m. Saturday
CONCERT - Saturday, April 22. The Elley-Long Music Center in Colchester hosts the Burlington Choral Society. Tickets are at flynntix.org. More information visit bcsvermont.org
STORYTELLING - Thursday, April 20. HomeShare Vermont hosts a Moth inspired storytelling event at the Sunset Ballroom atop Comfort Suites in South Burlington from 6 – 9p.m.. Tickets are $35 each and can be purchased at homesharevermont.org or call 863-5625.  
MARKETING MEETING - Wednesday, April 19. The Kelley Marketing Group hosts a breakfast meeting for all non-profits interested in marketing help from 7:45 to 9a.m. in the Ireland Building at Champlain College in Burlington. This event is free. Apply at thekelleymarketinggroup.org
CONCERT - Friday, April 17. The UVM Recital Hall in Burlington hosts String Quartets by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. This event is free and open to the public.

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The month of April will see a double exhibit in Frog Hollow’s newly established exhibit space at the back of its existing location. Frog Hollow nurtures and educate young artists in Vermont and help promote community based art projects. The UVM Pottery Co-op in Living and Learning is a student and community based teaching studio for beginners to advanced potters. Throughout the month of April there will be pottery demonstrations in the storefront of the gallery. A full schedule of demonstrations will be posted to our website in coming days.



Chandler Gallery will host its perennially popular Area Artists Show, These Green Mountains, April 29 – June 17. Submissions of innovative art of all kinds: painting, photographs, prints, sculpture, artists books, sculpture, mixed media, glass, pottery, jewelry, fiber, and more. Drop-off dates of framed ready-to-hang art: Monday, April 24, 6 – 8 pm. Tuesday, April 25, 5 – 7 pm, or by appt. (call Janet at 730-6992). Some pick-ups may be arranged. There is a $10 entry fee to help cover costs.



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.



Essex Art League meets the first Thursday of the month through June, from 9-11 am at the Essex Junction Congregational Church on Rt. 15. The meeting agenda includes a business and social time followed by a guest artist presentation. A detailed calendar of meetings, speakers and online gallery of members works can be found at essexarleague.com



Thursdays from 10-11:30 a.m. join the Hinesburg Community Resource Center’s Friend of Families program for little ones from birth to 18 months and their caregivers in the nursery space at the United Church of Hinesburg’s parish hall. For more information, contact Rachel Kring at 482-4667 or email HinesburgFOF@gmail.com.



The Vermont Historical Society offers 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.


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. 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 tie 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.


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


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.


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.