June 29, 2017

Events & Happenings

Upcoming Events

FILM SCREENING - Thursday, June 29. The Vermont INternational Film Foundation hosts it’s June screening of Food Evolution at the All Souls Interfaith Gathering in Shelburne at 6:30 p.m.
FILM SCREENING - Thursday, June 29. Transition Towns hosts a Film Screening and Talk by Ruah Swennerfelt at the Williston Town Hall from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. For more info, please contact Marcy Kass at mkdesign@gmavt.net
BOOK DISCUSSION - Thursday, June 29. Phoenix Books hosts Paul Graham for a discussion of “IN Memory of Bread” in Burlington at 7 p.m.
LUNG CANCER WALK - Thursday, June 22. The American Lung Association hosts its Lung Force Walk at Battery Park in Burlington from 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Cost is free. This is a fundraising event and all participants are encouraged to raise donations. For more information, visit action.lung.org/site/TR?pg=informational&sid=7051&fr_id=15823 or contact Kirstin Roberts at VTLungForce@LungNE.org, 876-6866.  
MICHAEL’S PLAYHOUSE OPENING SEASON - Tuesday – Saturday,  June 20 – 24 and Tuesday – Saturday, June 27 – July 1. The St. Michael’s Playhouse opens their 70th season with “Million Dollar Quartet” at 8 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays.  
AUTHOR TALK - Wednesday, June 28. Phoenix Books in Burlington hosts author Catherynne Valente for a talk on her book “The Refrigerator Monologues” at 7 p.m. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Vermont Foodbank. Each $3 ticket comes with a coupon for $5 off a copy of the featured book. Coupons expire at closing the evening […]
MUSEUM TALK - Sunday, June 25. The Ethan Allen Homestead hosts a talk by Jim Hogue on “Ethan Allen – In His Own Works” at 2 p.m.
LASAGNA DINNER FOR SENIORS - Tuesday, June 27. Immaculate Heart of Mary hosts a lasagna dinner catered by Bove’s at the IMH Hall on Williston Road. Choose between seatings at 12 p.m. or 5 p.m. The meal is compliments of Immaculate Heart of Mary and includes brownie sundaes, entertainment and door prizes. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the meal. […]
FRENCH HERITAGE DAY - Sunday, June 25. Vermont’s 12th Annual French Heritage Day will be celebrated indoors and outdoors on Winooski Falls Way from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Free parking, music, art exhibits, food and more.
ETHAN ALLEN DAY WEEKEND - Friday – Sunday, June 23 – 25. The Ethan Allen Homestead Museum hosts Ethan Allen Day weekend starting at 2 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For More Details call 865-4556 or e-mail info@ethanallenhomestead.org. More information at ethanallenhomestead.org.
CAR SHOW - Saturday, June 17. The Community Bible Church and Brian’s North End Automotive host the 7th Annual Heaven on Wheels Car Show from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. for more information, visit communitybiblechurch.ws/carshow
MARCH FOR MILK - Saturday, June 17. The March for Milk with Dignity takes place at 7 a.m. at the State House in Montpelier and ends at Ben and Jerry’s plant in Waterbury. For more Information visit migrantjustice.net or call 540-8370, info@migrantjustice.net
CALL FOR ARTISTS - Wednesday, July 12. The Chittenden County Stream Team is accepting storm drain mural concepts until June 30 for the stormwater awareness campaign. To find out more about volunteering contact holly@winooskinrcd.org.
BOOK LAUNCH - Thursday, June 15. Phoenix Books hosts Rosemary Gladstar’s book launch “Herbal Healing for Men” at 7p.m. in Burlington. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Vermont Foodbank. Each $3 ticket comes with a coupon for $5 off a copy of the featured title.
BAKE OFF - Tuesday – Sunday, June 13 – 18. Vermont Stage hosts their annual “Bake Off” of Barfoot in the Park by Neil Simon at the Flynn Stage. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday–Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $37.50 for adults and $33.75 for students on Friday and Saturday evenings, and $32 and $28.80, […]
BLACK LIVES MATTER FORUM - Sunday, June 11. The Rokeby Museum hosts a Black Lives Matter forum at 3 p.m. $2 program only or free with Museum admission. For more information, contact Jane Williamson at Rokeby@comcast.net  
Zero Energy Home - June 13, 2017, Zero Energy Home, Presented by – Li Ling Young, Energy Consultant with Efficiency Vermont, 5:30 – 7:00 pm, New England Federal Credit Union, 141 Harvest Lane, Williston VT,  Free, Seating is limited, 879-8790 or sign up at nefcu.com.  A net zero home generates as much energy as it uses. A net zero energy home […]
People’s Climate Fest - JUNE 9, 2017 – 5:00PM until midnight Free admission.  Celebrating the power of the People’s Climate Climate Mobilization movement and march! Listen to live music, see images from the People’s Climate Marches in Montpelier and DC, and hear stories from people who were there. Join us to dance, play climate games, take action, laugh, share […]
SAFE DRIVER COURSE - Wednesday, June 28. The Winooski Senior Center hosts the new AARP Smart Driver Class at 5 p.m. The fee for the course is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non- members. Participants should bring a box lunch. To reserve space in the upcoming class, call the Senior Center between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. […]
DINNER - Friday, June 23. The Vermont Council on World Affairs hosts the annual dinner at the Dion Family Student Center at St. Michael’s College in Colchester starting at 7 p.m. Please email Patricia Preston at patricia@vermont.org for more information.
CONCERT - Saturday, June 17. Philo Records Barn hosts a benefit concert to restore Utah’s Caboose from 2 – 8 p.m. in North Ferrisburgh. Suggested donation $20/person or $35/family. Bring a chair and picnic. For more information visit tinyurl.com/ConcertUtah.
WALK FOR THE ANIMIALS - Sunday, June 11. The Human Society of Chittenden County hosts their annual Walk for the Animals and 5K Doggie Fun Run at Veteran’s Memorial Park in South Burlington from 8 – 11 a.m. For more information, and to register, visit https://www.chittendenhumane.org/.
SPEAKER SERIES - Thursday, June 8. The Vermont Council on World Affairs hosts a speaker on “Sustainable tourism on a Finite Planet: Environmental, Business, and Policy Solutions” with Megan Epler Wood from 7 – 8 p.m. in the Memorial Lounge in the Waterman Building, University of Vermont. For more information, email vcwa@vermont.org
ART EXHIBIT - Friday, June 2. The Emile A Gruppe Gallery hosts “Wild Fibers” an exhibit of works by the VT members of The Surface Design Association from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. in Jericho.
RACE - Sunday, August 27. Zoe’s Race will be held at Oakledge Park in Burlington to benefit home renovations programs for children with developmental differences. $20-40 with the option to fundraise for more projects. For more information contact Rebecca Johnston at rebeccaj@howardcenter.org or 488-6910.

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Introduction to Violin/Fiddle, fun group class this summer! Five weekly sessions for kids ages 8-11. (Wednesday afternoon/evening– will figure out the hour that works best) Pick either session one: June 28-July 26; or session two: Aug 2-30. Violins available to borrow for first five who respond! Experienced violinist/teacher Laura Markowitz has had a teaching studio in Richmond for over a decade, and teaches violin at Brown’s River Middle School. Contact Laura: lmarkowitz2408@gmail.com, (802)829-8168


The Isham Barn hosts Gentle Yoga every Wednesday throughout the summer from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the Isham Barn in Williston. Cost is $10 and half of that will go to the Williston Community Food Shelf. Bring a mat if you have one, there will be many on hand as well.


A taste of history. Starting on Thursday, June 15, The Burlington Edible History Tour will once again take participants back in time to connect the history of Burlington’s early migrant groups to their food traditions, with stops at 5 farm-to-table restaurants over a 2 mile walk. Tours run Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 1:00 – 4:15pm, through October 14. Tickets must be purchased in advance through FlynnTix via their website at www.flynntix.org, phone 802-863-5966, or in-person sales at 153 Main Street in Burlington, or through the Tour’s website at www.burlingtonediblehistory.com.

The tour donates 10% of profits to New Farms for New Americans, AALV.




The Birds of Vermont Museum opens daily, May 1 – October 31 from 10am – 4pm. Discover new exhibits and reacquaint yourself with old favorites. Admission is free for members.


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.


Julie Erdelyi, Program Manager for Communication Services at the Stern Center for Language and Learning will be offering a monthly parent support group for parents of children with autism. This group is free to attend and is intended to build a supportive community of families of children with autism. Meetings are the third Thursday of every month from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the Stern Center for Language and Learning in Williston. 878-2332 or www.sterncenter.org