Thursday, May 23
LEGISLATIVE APPRECIATION EVENT
Chittenden County Republicans host George Schiavone legislative appreciation night honoring Republicans serving in the Vermont Legislature. Doubletree Hotel, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. $25/person, $45/couple. Contact Bret Powell, 878-5347.
SPRING MOVEOUT PROJECT
Students moving out for the summer—or others—bring unwanted but still usable household goods, books and clothing to this annual swap. Leftovers donated to local charities and reuse stores.
Saturday, May 25
MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
The Essex Memorial Day Parade begins at 10 a.m. at the Five Corners in Essex. Volunteers needed. www.essexmemorialdayparade.com or 363-8401.
THERAPY DOGS TEST SESSIONS
Therapy Dogs of Vermont will offer test sessions at 10 and 11:30 a.m. See if you and your dog can become one of 300 certified therapy dog teams in Vermont. www.therapydogs.org.
COMMUNITY PASTA DINNER
The Burlington Ronald McDonald House Charities will host a community pasta dinner in preparation for the KeyBank VT City Marathon from 5-7 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel, South Burlington. $25 adults; $15 kids under 12. 862-4943.
Friday, May 24 – Saturday, May 25
The Jericho United Methodist Church holds its annual spring tag sale with clothes, household goods, books, toys, holiday stuff, videos and more. Baked goods for sale. Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday, May 25 – Sunday, May 26
OPEN STUDIO TOUR
Local artists statewide will open their studios to visitors. www.vermontcrafts.com or 223-3380.
BENEFIT GARAGE SALE
All Breed Rescue in South Burlington will host a fundraiser yard sale at 18 Lime Rock Rd. in South Burlington from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to help the dogs lead a better life while the rescue center works to find them a home. Accepting donations until 7 p.m. on May 24. ww.allbreedrescuevt.com.
Wednesday, May 29
Benefit concert featuring Essex Children’s Choir and the Queen City Lark choir at 7 p.m. at the Williston Federated Church. By donation, to benefit HowardCenter’s youth services and First Call program. 482-3413.
Thursday, May 30
CHEERLEADING INFORMATION NIGHT
Information night for sixth through eighth graders interested in being cheerleaders for the CSSU Buccaneers. 7 p.m. at the Champlain Valley Union High School gym. [email protected]
F-35: A CITIZENS’ HEARING
Community conversation about F35s at the Unitarian Universalist Church in
Burlington at 7 p.m. Contact Christopher Hurd, 238-5256.
DELTA BIRD WALK
Look for birds in Delta Park, Colchester at 6 p.m. with the Winooski Valley Park District. Free. [email protected] or 863-5744.
Friday, May 31
FREE COMMUNITY DINNER
The United Church of Hinesburg hosts a free community dinner with sloppy joes, salad, ice cream and live music from 5:30-7 p.m. All donations go to local hunger relief.
PIANO TWO BY TWO
Piano duos performed by members of Greenfield Piano Associates, with music by Beethoven, Grieg, Brahms, Ravel, Poulenc and others at The Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Burlington at 7:30 p.m. Admission by contribution to GPA Scholarship Fund. 864-0471.
“Rock and Roll Night with Filk” at 7:30 p.m. at the Richmond Free Library. Early 90s alternative pop featuring local favorites Don Dresser, Blake Talley, Steve Bower and Erik Filkorn. Suggested donation of $5. Proceeds benefit the Round Church Bicentennial Celebration. [email protected] or [email protected]
COMEDY FOR A CAUSE
Comedy Night to benefit Northeastern Family Institute at Chow Bella, St. Albans, 7 p.m. For ages 18 and up, $15. 524-1700.
Saturday, June 1
United Church of Hinesburg hosts Heart for Hunger Fun Run & Walk for VT Foodbank’s Backpack Program. Begins at 9 a.m. (8:45 a.m. for walkers, 8:30 a.m. for 1K) at CVU High School parking lot. Adults $12; students (12-21) $10; Children (11 & under) $8. ucofh.org.
CULTURED BEVERAGES WORKSHOP
Learn to make fruity, fizzy Kombucha and gingerbug sodas with the whole family at the Lake Champlain Waldorf School in Shelburne from 10 a.m. to noon. Free. 985-2827.
BCSO SPRING CONCERT
The Burlington Civic Symphony Orchestra presents music by Hector Berlioz, George Gershwin, and Vermont composer Dennis Báthory-Kitsz at 8 p.m. the Elley-Long Music Center at Saint Michael’s College, Colchester. Admission $5-15. www.flynntix.org or www.bcsovt.org.
GARAGE SALE/FLEA MARKET
Garage sale and flea market at St. James Episcopal Church, Essex Junction from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Food, collectibles, household items, books, sporting goods and more. 876-7524.
DOLPHINS FOOTBALL REGISTRATION
Williston and South Burlington youth can register for the Dolphins youth football teams at the Pride Complex at 1234 Williston Road, South Burlington from 4 to 6 p.m. 863-5134.
Sunday, June 2
JANE AUSTEN IN VERMONT
The Vermont Region of the Jane Austen Society of North America will welcome Sheryl Craig on “Trickle-Down Economics in Pride and Prejudice; Or, Why ‘Mr. Darcy Improves upon Acquaintance’” from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Hauke Center of Champlain College. Free. 343-2294.
Tuesday, June 4
GEORGIA BOY CHOIR
The Georgia Boy Choir performs a concert at the First Congregational Church of Essex Junction at 7 p.m. By donation. 878-5745, ext. 105 or [email protected]
Friday, June 7
FIRST FRIDAYS ART WALK
Local artists hang art in the shop windows on Church Street and citywide, from 5-8 p.m. www.artmapburlington.com or 264-4839.
Saturday, June 8
FREE FISHING DAY
Go fishing without a fishing license, one day only. Email [email protected] or visit www.vtfishandwildlife.com.
Saturday, June 8 – Sunday, June 9
Vermont Emergency Management holds two-day course for the Community Emergency Response Team, which assists local emergency response agencies. Course includes emergency preparedness, fire safety, light search and rescue, disaster Psychology and more. Vermont State Police Williston Barracks from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. [email protected] or 985-8535 to register. Info: http://vem.vermont.gov/programs/cert.
REVOLUTIONARY WAR REENACTMENT
Revolutionary War re-enactors recreate an encampment
of colonial militia who were training to reinforce the American forces
in Canada in 1776 at the Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $5 adults; $3 children 6-12; children under 6 free. 865-4556 www.ethanallenhomestead.org.
Sunday, June 9
Several historical societies celebrating 250th anniversary of their towns’ charters will display exhibits, maps and more at the Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington, 3-5 p.m. All are welcome.
Thursday, June 13
WOODSIDE WILDLIFE WALK
Evening stroll with the Winooski Valley Park District to learn about wildlife species and impacts on their habitat. Woodside Park, Essex, 6 p.m. Free. Register by emailing [email protected] or calling 863-5744.
Saturday, June 15
Third annual family-friendly Heaven on Wheels Car Show is set from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All makes and models welcome. Suggested donation $5. 355-5150 or www.communitybiblechurch.ws/carshow.
Tuesday, June 16
POETRY IN SOUND
The Davydov-Fanning Duo presents a piano and cello concert at The Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Burlington at 4 p.m. $15; $10 for students/seniors; $5 age 15 and under. 864-0471.
ESSEX CHILDRENS CHOIR
The Essex Children’s Choir presents its spring concert, “A Garden of Sound,” at 4 p.m. in the McCarthy Arts Center at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester. Adults $10; students $5; children under age 12 free. www.essexchildrenschoirofvermont.org or 863-9161.
Friday, June 21
THE LONGEST DAY
A sunrise-to-sunset team event of consecutive activities to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association and to show those facing Alzheimer’s disease they are not alone. www.alz.org/thelongestday.
RONALD MCDONALD GOLF TOURNAMENT
The 21st Annual Benefit Golf Tournament, supporting the Ronald McDonald House Charities, will be held at the Champlain Country Club in Swanton. Registration begins at 8 a.m. 862-4943 or [email protected]
Saturday, June 22
WOMEN ON TARGET
The North Country Sportsman’s Club on Old Creamery Road, Williston will host a Women on Target Shotgun Clinic, with sessions from 8:30 a.m. – noon and noon – 3:30 p.m. Appropriate for ages 12 and up, those under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. $40, advance registration is recommended. www.shootncsc.com, [email protected] or 343-1702.
ROCKIN’ BREW AND BBQ
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Burlington will host a picnic fundraiser at Oakledge Park, Burlington with live music, local food and brews, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. $25 adults, $10 kids 12 and under; free for kids 3 and under. 862-4943 or www.rmhcvt.org.
Thursday, June 24
FULL MOON WALK
Evening trail walk at the Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington at 8:30 p.m. Organized by Winooski Valley Park District. Free. Meet at the picnic shelter. Register by emailing [email protected] or calling 863-5744.
Tuesday, June 25
COMPUTER SECURITY WORKSHOP
Free computer security workshop at 8 a.m. at Vermont Technical College in Williston. Small Businesses can learn to protect records, client information and bank accounts. To register, call 828-4422.
Saturday, June 29
Williston kindergartener Livia Brochu will read her award-winning story, “An Ice Skating Story” at The Vermont Community Foundation in Middlebury at 10 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 3
EJHS CLASS OF ’73 REUNION
Essex Junction High School Class of ’73 will hold its 40th reunion on at 5 p.m. at Splash in Burlington. $40 before July 1, $45 after. www.ejhs73.com.
Sunday, Aug. 25
RACE TO THE TOP OF VERMONT
Catamount Trail Association will hold the sixth annual The North Face Race To The Top Of Vermont at Stowe Mountain Resort.
Saturday, Sept. 7
KELLY BRUSH CENTURY RIDE
Eighth annual ride to support adaptive sports and ski racing safety will be held in Middlebury, with options to ride between 25 and 100 miles. www.kellybrushfoundation.org.
INTRODUCTORY BIKE RIDES
Green Mountain Bicycle Club will offer free 12- to 20-mile introductory group rides for new riders on June 1, 15 and 29 and July 13 and 27. Experienced riders explain the rules of the road to novice cyclists and teach them how to ride safely in groups. No one will be left behind. All rides leave from dirt parking lot at Dorset Park in South Burlington at 10 a.m. Viola Chu, 735-7924 or [email protected]
The North Country Sportsman’s Club will host a series of classes this spring and summer for people who would like an introduction to shooting sports. Beginning May 5, classes will be held from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. the first Sunday of each month through September. $20 per person, ages 12 and up, those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. www.shootncsc.com or 343-1702.
WILLISTON ART EXHIBIT
This 4th of July, Williston celebrates the 250th anniversary of its charter. Community artists and crafters are invited to participate in an exhibit of two-dimensional artwork that has a Williston theme at the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library during the month of July.
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 fourth Tuesday of every month at the Alzheimer’s Association, Vermont Chapter in Williston. 272-3900 or alz.org/Vermont.
HUMANE SOCIETY CAMP REGISTRATION
Registration has begun for Kids Animal Camp at Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society, one of the nation’s oldest continually operating no-kill humane societies. Children 6-10 years of age are invited to sign up for a week-long session of day camp held during the weeks of June 24-28, July 15-19 or July 29-August 2. Runs from 9 a.m. – noon daily, $125 per child. 484-5829 or [email protected]
‘THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP’
Lost Nation Theater presents murder mystery spoof “The Mystery of Irma Vep” June 6—23 at City Hall Arts Center, Montpelier. Tickets $10-30. 229-0492 or www.lostnationtheater.org.
Cathedral Arts in Burlington presents informal noontime concert series from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. every Tuesday. Bring a bag lunch. Coffee and tea provided. 864-0471.
RICHMOND FREE LIBRARY EVENTS
Visit 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.
UVM FILM SERIES
The University of Vermont Film Series, which features movies that focus on how the human body is used in film, will be shown at the Billings Lecture Hall on the UVM campus, Thursdays, once a month beginning at 6 p.m. Film Series memberships fees and film titles and dates can be found at www.uvm.edu/laneseries.
St. Paul’s Cathedral in Burlington presents a concert series, Tuesdays, from noon to 1 p.m. Bring a bag lunch. Coffee and tea provided. 864-0471.
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.
CVAA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
CVAA is in need of volunteers to provide grocery shopping assistance and companionship for area seniors. 865-0360.
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. [email protected]
The Vermont Humanities Council presents its First Wednesdays series, held the first Wednesday of every month now through May, featuring speakers of national and regional renown. Brownell Library in Essex Junction at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. 878-6955 or www.vermonthumanities.org.
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 12:30 p.m. at the Community Health Center in Burlington. 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 www.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.
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/
Lake Champlain Waldorf will hold infant & toddler programs Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Lake Champlain Waldorf school in Shelburne. Enjoy a rhythmic morning of play, song, puppetry and community for families with toddlers. 985-2827 or www.LakeChamplainWaldorfSchool.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.
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Chittenden County, held June 21 and 22, is seeking volunteers for promotional help with hanging posters and for help the day of the event and morning after the event. 872-6316 or [email protected]
VERMONT INT’L FILM FESTIVAL SERIES
The Vermont International Film Festival presents Global Roots, a new monthly series which runs the second Sunday of every month at 5 p.m. through September at North End Studios in Burlington. Free and open to the public. www.vtiff.org
The Milton Artists’ Guild presents “Visions of a Hometown,” a traveling exhibition. At the Milton Town Offices for the month of June, then New Moon Café in Burlington in July, the State House Cafeteria Gallery in Montpelier in August, the Festival Gallery and Bridges Resort in Waitsfield in September, and Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury in October. www.miltonartistsguild.org.
To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month, the Art Therapy Association of Vermont is sponsoring the Statehouse Art Exhibition from May 1 – 31 at the Statehouse Cafeteria in Montpelier. The art exhibit, titled “Community: Hope and Strength through Art,” conveys the power of artistic expression and the impact it has on the lives of people living in Vermont. 434-4834.
Frog Hollow Gallery in Burlington will feature work from the Vermont Woodworking School, displayed from May 3 – 31. Free. 863-6458, www.froghollow.org.