May 23, 2017

Events & Happenings

Upcoming Events

CVUHS CLASS OF 1972 REUNION - Saturday, July 15. The class reunion will be held at Cedar Knoll Country Club from 3 – 8p.m. Golf is available for anyone wanting to partake. Please RSVP to Gary Shepard at by May 26, 2017.
PAINTING WORKSHOP - Monday – Wednesday, June 19 – 21. The Bryan Memorial Gallery hosts a workshop by painter Douglas Davis from 10a.m. – 4p.m. Advanced registration is required; a materials list will be provided upon receipt of registration. Attendance is extremely limited. Register on line at or over the phone at 644-5100.  
LGBTQIA MARCH - Saturday, June 10. The LGBTQIA Solidarity March on Montpelier will be held at 10a.m. in the Vermont Department of Labor parking lot in Montpelier and the march will be to the Statehouse. The Rally will follow and a Town Hall style Q&A on the Statehouse Steps as well as entertainment and dancing. Visit the Facebook […]
DRAWING CLASS - Saturday, June 10. The Milton Artists’ Guild hosts an interactive drawing workshop “Who am I?” from 1 – 3p.m. in Milton. .” For more information visit  
VERMONT’S EARLY CHILDHOOD - Wednesday, May 31. Building Bright Futures hosts a question and answer session from 9:30 – 11a.m. in Williston. RSVP & SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS: RSVP to Nicole Haley by May 19 at or 802-391-0545. If you have a question you want answered, let them know.
TOWN YARD SALE - Saturday, May 27. The town of Monkton hosts a town wide yard sale from 8a.m. – 1p.m. at the Monkton Fire House. A limited amount of tables are available for $10 each at the Monkton Volunteer Fire Department inside and outside. Sign up early to reserve a spot. Contact Jamie Steadman if you would like […]
EXHIBITION - Thursday, May 25. The Vermont Folklife Center hosts a public reception and galler talk to celebrate the opening of “The Dames” from 4 – 7p.m. in Middlebury. Complementary, locally-sourced food and drink.
EXHIBITION - Tuesday, May 23. Burlington City Arts and the Integrated Arts Academy hosts the Family Portrait Project recption from 4 – 6p.m. and at the Fletcher Free Library from 3:30 – 4:30p.m. For more information about exhibitions, special events, artist opportunities, classes and workshops, call.865.7166 or visit BURLINGTONCITYARTS.ORG.  
CONCERT - Sunday, May 21. CVU High School hosts a concert featuring the Hinesburg Community Band and the South County Chorus at the auditorium at 4:30. The event is FREE, with donations gratefully accepted.  
TALK - Sunday, May 21. The Ethan ALlen Homestead hosts “Chief Grey Lock and the Abenaki Culture” at 2p.m. in Colchester. For more information call 863-5403 or email  
LAMOILLE COUNTY PLAYERS AUDITION - The Lamoille County Players are looking for community members to be a part of “The Miracle Worker”. Auditions for all roles except the role of Helen Keller will be held on May 20 and 21 at 1:00pm at the Hyde Park Opera House. Character descriptions and more info at
SPRING FEST - Saturday, May 20. The Williston Church of the Nazarene hosts Spring Fest from 11a.m. – 2p.m. Free food, music, games, and bouncy house. The event is free and open to the public and will happen rain or shine. For more information, visit
THEATER - Friday and Saturday, May 19 – 20. The Main St. Landing Black Box Theatre hosts “Of the Better Kind” at 7p.m. on Saturday and 4p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $10 – $25 at
CELEBRATE ART DAY - Thursday, May 18. The Shelburne Museum hosts a Celebrate Art Museum Day with reduced admission of $14 for adults and $7 for children ages 5-18, along with two special youth-focused initiatives. For information, visit  
VOLLEYBALL GAME / POTLUCK DINNER - Friday, May 26. The Essex Alliance Church hosts a volleyball game and potluck dinner at 6p.m. at the church in Essex Jct. Suggested donation $2.00 per person. To RSVP and for more information contact Patty: 238-2820.
MUSEUM OPENING - Sunday, May 21. The Rokeby Museum will open for its 2017 season and special program at 3p.m. in Ferrisburgh. $2 program only free with Museum admission. For more information contact Jane Williamson at or call 877-3406.  
RICHARD’S RIDE - Saturday, May 20. The Richard Tom Foundation hosts Richard’s Ride. All rides start at Cochran Ski Area. Children’s rides are free (under 17) and include a 4.4 mile road or trail ride. Other rides include technical mountain bike, 13-mile Family, 30-mile, and challenging 76-mile. For more information and to register, visit or call 849-9863. […]
5K RELAY AND KIDS FUN RUN - Saturday, May 20. Williston Runs for Education hosts a 5K / Relay and fun run at 9:30a.m. behind Williston Central School. Music, entertainment & raffle. Proceeds support Williston students. Register online at or contact with questions.  
VOLLEYBALL GAME / TACO NIGHT - Saturday, May 13. Essex Alliance Church hosts a single adults’ volleyball game and taco night at 6p.m. at the church in Essex Jct. Suggested donation $5.00 per person. To RSVP and for more information contact Sue: 999-5291  
WILLISTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY - Saturday, May 13. The Williston Historical Society hosts a member meeting and potluck at 6p.m. at the old white school house on the town green. WCS students will present their 3D project about the Giles Chittenden House. Conntact Terry Macaig at 878-3872 or
POETRY READING - Friday,May 26. The Shelburne Museum hosts Rick Bessette Poetry Reading from 3pm – 4pm on the Ticonderoga Free with museum admission. Registration recommended. To register, please visit  
DINNER AND SILENT AUCTION - Saturday, May 13. Faith United Methodist Church hosts a Ham Dinner and Silent Auction in South Burlington. There will be two seatings: 5:00 and 6:15, plus takeout is available. The cost is $ 10.00 for adults and $ 6.00 for children 10 and under. For reservations or take out, please call the church at 863-6764 […]
HEPATITIS-C SCREENING - Friday, May 12. Camp Johnson hosts a free Hepatitis-C screening for military veterans in Colchester from noon-4:30 pm and Saturday May 13 from 9am -4:30pm. Sponsored by The American Legion and the UVM Medical Center. For more information call Jeff Comstock at 233-0823.
TALK - Saturday, May 6. The Essex Community Historical Society hosts a talk on the Town’s history at the Fort Ethan Allen Museum and Water Tower. Light refreshments will be served. essexcommunityhistoricalsociety.  
CINCO DE MAYO FIESTA - Friday, May 5. Vermont Cinco de Mayo Fiesta debuts at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Jct., 5 p.m. to midnight. Food trucks, burrito bar, chocolate sampling, 120 ft. margarita bar, DJ Luis Calderin, cornhole, Cirque de Fuego fire circus and giveaways including a trip to Cancun and more. Age 21+. Sponsored by Oil ‘N’ […]

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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



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



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



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.


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.


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


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. 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


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. or visit


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


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


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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.


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.


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.


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


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


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. 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.


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