December 11, 2016

Events & Happenings

Upcoming Events

TREE COLLECTION - Saturday, Jan. 7. Williston Boy Scout Troop #692 will collecting trees curbside in: South Ridge, Brennan Woods, Wild Flower Circle, Old Stage Estates, Ledgewood, Pleasant Acres, Turtle Pond, Indian Ridge, Meadowridge, Chelsea Commons, Sunrise Drive, Oneida Acres and Finney Crossing. Trees should be out by 9:30 a.m. As a fundraiser for the scouts, a donation […]
FIRST NIGHT BURLINGTON - Saturday, Dec.31. First Night Burlington hosts it’s private New Year’s Eve celebration. First Night Burlington is Vermont’s largest, single-day arts festival, providing a healthy, accessible, and affordable New Year’s Eve celebration to thousands of people throughout the day and evening.
MENORAH LIGHTING - Sunday, Dec. 25. Join Chabad of Vermont as they celebrate 33 years of sharing the light of Chanukah with Burlington by the traditional lighting of the grand menorah on the UVM Green. Public Menorah Lighting events will also be held in Montpelier and St. Albans. Visit Chabad of Vermont throughout Chanukah at their Church Street […]
HOLIDAY DINNER - Sunday, Dec. 25. The Elks Lodge hosts a holiday dinner from noon – 3p.m. in Burlington. The event is free and open to the public. To reserve a free meal delivered at home to anyone 50 years or older in Chittenden County (either ham or vegetarian lasagna), please call Age Well at 865-0360 by December […]
HOLIDAY CONCERT - Sunday, Dec. 18. The College Street Congregational Church hosts the Solaris Holiday Concert at 3 p.m in Burlington. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased at the Flynn Theatre Box Office (Flynntix.org) or at the door. Visit the Solaris website for more information: www.SolarisEnsemble.org  

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ONGOING

ESSEX ART LEAGUE

Essex Art League meets the first Thursday of the month, Sept. thru June, from 9:00-11:00am, 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 the League’s website

 

CVU SPANISH CLASSES

Wednesday, Sept. 21. CVU will host Spanish Seminars I and II starting at 6 p.m. Discover the basics of the Spanish language in a fun and interactive way. Register anytime at access@cssu.org or 482-7194

 

BABY PLAYGROUP

Thursdays from 10-11:30 a.m. join the Hinesburg Community Rescoure Center’s Friend of Families program for little ones from birth to 18 months and their cargivers 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.

 

PRESCHOOL MUSIC

Mondays, 11 am with Peter Alsen & Thursdays, 10:30 am with Marcie Hernandez. (Except Thursday, August 11: Spanish Music with Constancia Gomez.) For children up to age 5 with a caregiver. No pre-registration. Limit: one session per week per family. Free. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, 21 Library Lane, Williston, VT.802-878-4918. www.williston.lib.vt.us

 

RICHMOND FARMERS MARKET

Every Friday from 3-6:30 at the Richmond Farmers Market you’ll find family-friendly fun and dining options. Our vendors make it easy for you to create your own wonderful meals by offering fresh, healthy ingredients to take home in addition to unique hand crafted products that make great gifts. The Market offers entertainment for everyone, with weekly music and fun activities for children, as well as a lively social event right in our local community. Visit richmondfarmersmarketvt.org for more information

 

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 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.