May 6, 2016

Events & Happenings

Upcoming Events

WORKSHOP - Tuesdays, September 13, 20 and 27. The Building Empathy and Addressing Racial Oppression workshop will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier. Participants are expected to attend all three parts of this workshop. Free. Registration recommended. Register online at pjcvt.org or 863-2345, Ext. 6.  
APPLE TREE PRUNING AND MAINTENANCE - Saturday, April 16. Join Dave Wilcox, tree farmer and state lands forester, for a free workshop about apple tree pruning and maintenance in Berlin from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Bring your pruning tools. All welcome. Register by April 12 at www.vermontwoodlands.org or 747-7900
HARVARD UNIVERSITY ARBORETUM CURATOR TO SPEAK - Monday, April 11. Professional horticulturalist Dr. Michael Dosmann will hold a talk entitled “Tales From the Plant Explorer: Why Plant Collecting is as Important as Ever” from 6-8 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church in South Burlington. $20 per person at the door. No reservations needed. Proceeds support ongoing education programs and events at the […]
SPRING VOLUNTEER WORK PARTY - Saturday, April 16. The Birds of Vermont Museum will hold its volunteer work party from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. All welcome. Pre-register. museum@birdsofvermont.org
HOMESHARE VERMONT INFO SESSION - Monday, April 11. Learn how HomeShare Vermont can help you find the right housemate. Staff will explain the program and answer your questions at noon. Feel free to bring your lunch. RSVP to home2@sover.net or 863-5625.

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FUN RUN & JIGGETY JOG

Saturday, May 7. Walk, run, jog, bike, skate, and hula hoop in support of the Vermont Respite House, VNA’s hospice for people with terminal illness. This annual event is the single-largest for the Respite House, Vermont’s only Medicare-certified hospice home, and helps pay for room, board, personal care and special services for residents, regardless of their ability to pay. A 5K course begins at Allen Brook School, with check-in at 8 a.m., and start at 9 a.m. Jiggety joggers start at 9:05 a.m. Register at http://www.firstgiving.com/vnacares/.

 

GREEN UP DAY

Saturday, May 7. Green bags will be distributed at the Town Hall Annex for Williston residents wishing to participate in the day of service from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. See “Around Town” on p.5 for more information.

 

GARDEN CLEAN UP

Saturday, May 7. The Williston in Bloom committee will hold a spring garden bed cleanup session on Green Up Day on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Town Hall Bandstand. Volunteers are welcome. Contact Kimberly Richburg at 878-1239.

 

TECH WORKSHOP FOR SENIORS

Saturday May 7. Tech 4 Tomorrow is hosting a community technology workshop at Tuttle Middle School in South Burlington, in partnership with Small Dog Electronics and the AARP, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The class will be geared towards helping seniors learn from industry professionals about the iPhone/iPad; Facebook; and internet safety.  Each segment lasts 25 minutes with time for questions and mingling. seniors and help answer their tech questions. Open to any and all interested seniors. More at www.tech4tomorrow.org or 448-0595.

 

SPRING BASH

Saturday, May 7. The Bellwether School will host it’s Spring Bash Fundraiser on Saturday from 7 – 10 p.m. at Signal Kitchen in Burlington. Dan Johnson and Beg Steal or Borrow playing live.  Live auction featuring 4 pavilion Phish tickets to SPAC.  Funds raised will benefit Bellwether’s Tuition Assistance Fund. Information: 863-4839 or lindsay.bellweather@outlook.com

 

WORLD FAIR TRADE DAY CELEBRATION

Saturday, May 7. Join the Peace & Justice Center in celebrating the goods produced by fair trade efforts globally, inside City Hall Park in Burlington from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the Farmers’ Market. Demonstrations and food samples will be available as well as performances by local musicians and dancers. Free. Information: 863-2345

 

 

CATS THE MUSICAL

Through Sunday, May 8. A Pentangle Arts production in collaboration with ArtisTree based on the universally popular poetry of T.S. Eliot, CATS tells the story, in song and dance, of the annual gathering of Jellicle cats at which time one special cat is selected to ascend to the Heaviside layer. Held at the Woodstock Town Hall Theater. For tickets and more: www.pentanglearts.org.

 

THE CURIOUS COUSINS OF VERMONT OUTSIDER ARTIST GAYLEEN AIKEN

Thursday, May 5 to Saturday, May 21, the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History in Middlebury is recognizing Gayleen Aiken (1934–2005), an idiosyncratic 20th century folk and outsider artist. As a child in Barre, Vermont, Gayleen created a family of fictional cousins, with the last name of Raimbilli, telling stories and creating hobbies for each one. The cousins are illustrated in oil and mixed media paintings and drawings, many with descriptive writings included.

 

5 KM STATE AGENCY RACE

Saturday, May 12, State House Lawn, Montpelier. The 33rd annual Vermont Corporate Cup Challenge and State Agency Race is a 5 kilometer team running/walking event open to businesses, government and non-profit organizations in Vermont. The proceeds from this event benefit the many programs and events of the Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. To register visit www.vcccsar.org.

 

INTERNET SAFETY

Thursday, May 12. The New England Federal Credit Union will hold a free seminar, “Internet Safety: Avoiding Scams, Fraud and Hoaxes” from 5:30-7:00 pm,, 141 Harvest Lane, Williston VT,  Free, Seating is limited, 879-8790 or sign up at nefcu.com Mike Stridsberg, NEFCU Information Security Manager, exposes the latest tricks of the hacker trade and discusses steps you can take to prevent becoming a victim of online fraud.

 

 

BAKE SALE

Saturday, May 14. Relay for Life will host a bake sale on Saturday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Williston Walmart. This event is sponsored by Temple Chapter, Order of Easter Star. All proceeds will go for “The Grandmasters Team.”

 

BIKE RIDES

Saturday, May 14. The Green Mountain Bicycle Club (GMBC) will be offering Introductory Group Rides on Saturdays at 10 a.m. at the Wheeler lot at Veterans Memorial Park in South Burlington. There will be at least two ride leaders who will teach group dynamics including signaling and passing. The pace will be determined by the ability of new riders. Cyclists must wear helmets and have bikes in good working

condition. Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Contact Amy Otten – 878-4070 / amyotten@netscape.com

 

 

5K RELAY & KIDS FUN RUN

Saturday, May 14. Williston Central School will host the Williston Runs for Education 5k / Relay & Fun Run at 9:30 a.m. New this year: 5K Relay option for 2-3 person teams. Check in begins at 8 a.m. Music, entertainment & raffle. Proceeds support Williston students. Register online at www.willistonruns.org or call 238-2474.

 

BREAKFAST MEETING

Wednesday, May 18. The Kelley Marketing Group will host a breakfast meeting on Wednesday from 7:45 – 9 a.m. in the Ireland Building Room 217 at Champlain College in Burlington. Professionals in marketing, advertising, communications, social media and related areas brainstorm ideas for a different non-profit organization each month. New members welcome. Free. Organizations seeking advice may apply at thekelleymarketinggroup.org For more information contact Jay McKee, 864-4067

 

 

BIKE RIDES

Saturday, May 21. The Green Mountain Bicycle Club (GMBC) will be offering Introductory Group Rides on Saturdays at 10 a.m. at the Wheeler lot at Veterans Memorial Park in South Burlington. There will be at least two ride leaders who will teach group dynamics including signaling and passing. The pace will be determined by the ability of new riders. Cyclists must wear helmets and have bikes in good working

condition. Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. John Bertelsen – 864-0101 / jo.bertel@gmail.com
 

PEOPLE’S UNITED BANK VERMONT CITY MARATHON & RELAY

Sunday, May 29, starting at Battery Park, Burlington. The marathon course winds through the city streets of Burlington, and includes spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and lake. Run as little as three miles or as many as 26.2. Run for a cause, with a friend or for yourself. Information: www.vermontcitymarathon.org

 

GEAR SWAP

Gear Swap and Clothing Sale takes place Saturday, April 30, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Monitor Barn in Richmond. Tons of discounted new and used gear for the family, free music and food. Deals will be available from the Outdoor Gear Exchange, CC Outdoor Store, Skida, Blue Turtle Knives and Johnson Woolen Mills, along with local and national brands. Consignors or potential donors can visit www.gearswapvt.org before the swap for more info.

 

BULLDOG RESCUE

The Vermont English Bulldog Rescue, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, based in Williston, will hold an event at Pet Food Warehouse Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1. They will offer breakfast and lunch goodies along with bulldog shirts, mugs, and a few surprises. Tom Radford from Blue Dog Training will demonstrate training sessions. Bring your appetites and dogs and see what the rescue is all about. Enter for the giveaways and check out the silent auction items. For more, call Karen Sturtevant 238-1567.

 

 

MEN’S CHORAL CONCERT

Sunday, May 1. St. Michael’s College will host the Vermont Choral Union in Concert on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the McCarthy Arts Center in Colchester. Tickets: $15, $10 for seniors/students and $40 for families at Eventbrite.com or at the door. Admission free with SMC ID. Details at www.VTChoralUnion.org or 802-989-7355.

 

 

 

RUNNING/WALKING PROGRAM

Wednesday, May 4. First Strides Vermont will host a beginner 12-Week running or walking program on Wednesday from 5:45 – 7 p.m. behind Williston Central School. This program will help you comfortably progress from the couch to walking or running at a pace that’s right for you. Open to women ages 16 to 116. More info: firststridesvermont.com or info@firststridesvermont.com

 

RESCUE DOG FUNDRAISER

Friday, May 6. All-Breed Rescue will hold its third annual Calcutta to raise funds to help support the rescue goes the organization helps rehome. One ticket covers an Italian dinner for two, entertainment by DJ Corey Gottfried and a chance to win some of the spread of prizes, including hundreds of dollars in gift certificates to local businesses. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and dinner service starts at 6:30 p.m. Location: Burlington VFW, 176 South Winooski Ave. More information: Cynthia at cynthiaharris10@gmail.com

 

CONTRA DANCE

Friday, May 13. Queen City Contras will host its regular dance as a part of Young Tradition Weekend on Friday at 8 p.m. at Shelburne Town Hall. All are welcome, all dances taught, no partner or experience necessary. Beginners’ session at 7:45.

Admission is $9.00 adults. Under 12 free. Please bring clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing. Dance Info: 371-9492 or 343-7166. Website: www.queencitycontras.org

 

 

BUSINESS WORKSHOP

Wednesday, May 25. The Vermont Small Business Development Center and Community National Bank will host a public workshop series on Wednesday from 9 a.m. – noon at Northeast Vermont Development Association in St. Johnsbury. The series is on online business done right the first time. The workshop will focus on website construction and targeted online marketing strategies for small business owners. The cost is $25. To register for the workshop visit the “Training” tab atwww.vtsbdc.org or call 728-9101.

 

CHORAL CONCERT

Saturday, May 21. First Baptist Church will host Bella Voce Spring Concert: “Heart Songs: Music of the World” on Saturday at 8 p.m. in Burlington. Tickets: $18 Adults, $15 Seniors and Students. Advance tickets available through the Flynn Box Office:

 

 

BLAST OFF WITH BOOKS

Thursday, April 28. The Stern Center for Language and Learning will host a Blast Off with Books event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and an evening session from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Burlington International Airport. Suggested donation of $10. Visit http://bit.ly/blast-off-details

for more information.

 

 

FLEA MARKET

Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30. The Redeemed Thrift Shop will host a flea market/yard sale on Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the store in Burlington. $10 – $20 per table, you will need to provide your own table. Contact Ellen Lyon at 238-9611 or thatgirl57@earthlink.net

 

Stuff the truck

CVU’s Habitat for Humanity Club will be hosting a ‘Stuff the Truck’ event on Saturday April 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the CVU parking lot.  Habitat’s Re-Store delivery truck will be taking gently used household materials to be donated to the store to help build and furnish homes for those in need. Not accepted: clothing, televisions, damaged items, computers. Info: Morgan Schnell or MaryAnne Gatos, 482-7195 or email morganschnell@cssu.org.

 

VERMONT DAY SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE

Sunday, May 1. The Vermont Day School will host an open house at 3 p.m. in Shelburne. This is an opportunity to visit the school, meet our teachers and learn more about our philosophy, curriculum and unique approach to education. Contact Libby Macdonald at 495-5150

 

TALK ON ADOLESCENCE

Wednesday, May 4. Dave Melnick will host a talk on The Enigma of Adolescence: Decoding our 21st Century Youth on Wednesday from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the CVU Auditorium. In-kind donation of $5 or $10 towards CVU scholarships. Doors open at 6 p.m.

 

 

VERMONT DAY SCHOOL VISITING DAY

Thursday, May 5. The Vermont Day School will host Middle School Visiting Morning for prospective parents and middle school students from 9 to 10 a.m. in Shelburne. Tour the school discuss the middle school program. Pre-registration is required for this event. Contact Libby Macdonald (lmacdonald@vtdayschool.org) to sign up or for more information visit vtdayschool.org) or 495-5150.

 

 

RUMMAGE SALE

Friday, May 6 & Saturday, May 7. The United Church of Fairfax will host a rummage sale on Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Baptist Building in Fairfax. Clean clothes, books, toys and white elephant. Benefit of the United Church of Fairfax missions. For info call 849-6313.

 

MAYFEST

Saturday, May 7. The Lake Champlain Waldorf School will host Mayfest on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Shelburne. Contact Pam Graham for more information at 985.2827 or pgraham@lakechamplainwaldorfschool.org

 

5K FUN RUN

Saturday, May 7. The VNA Vermont Respite House will host a 5k Fun Run and Jiggety Jog on Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Allen Brook School in Williston. Check in begins at 8 a.m. Participants are encouraged to fundraise to support Vermont Respite House. Register online at www.vnacares.org/run or call 860-4435.

 

CUB SCOUT SPRING REGISTRATION NIGHT

Monday, May 9. Williston Central School is hosting Cub Scout registration on Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Registration is for boys entering first grade in the fall of 2016 as well as any boys up through fifth grade are welcome to sign up. Register early to attend our family campout in June, march in the July 4th parade, and attend our August scavenger hunt. Call Meg Freeman at 578-4760 for more information.

 

 

RUMMAGE SALE

Friday and Saturday, May 13-14. The Richmond Congregational Church will host a rummage sale on Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. bargain bag sale. All proceeds given to local charities. Call 434-2053 for more information.

 

YARD SALE

Saturday, May 14. The Girl Scout Troup of Monkton will host a Town Wide yard Sale on Saturday from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Monkton Fire House and homes throughout Monkton. All proceeds will go towards the white water rafting trip and other summer events. $10 per table, sign up will take place Friday, May 13 from 5 – 7 p.m. contact Jamie at jls_2499@hotmail.com or 338-6731.

 

KOREAN FOOD FEST

Saturday, May 14. The Vermont American United Methodist Church will host a Korean Food Fest on Saturday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Essex Junction. Proceeds will support the United Methodist Women’s Mission. Adults, $12, Children $8.

 

CONCERT

Saturday, May 21. The First Baptist Church will host Bella Voce Spring Concert: “Heart Songs: Music of the World” on Saturday at 8 p.m. in Burlington. Tickets: $18 Adults, $15.00 Seniors & Students. Advance tickets available through the Flynn Box Office:

(802) 86-FLYNN, www.flynntix.org

 

CONCERT

Saturday, May 22. The Stowe Community Church will host Bella Voce Spring Concert: “Heart Songs: Music of the World” on Saturday at 8 p.m. in Stowe. Tickets: $18 Adults, $15.00 Seniors & Students. Advance tickets available through the Flynn Box Office:

(802) 86-FLYNN, www.flynntix.org

 

SUMMER HARVEST FEST

Sunday, August 14. The Vermont Farmers Food Center will host annual Summer Harvest Fest on Sunday from 3 – 7 p.m. at the Food Center in Rutland. Proceeds will benefit the completion of Vermont Farmers Food Center’s projects. Tickets are $40 for adults, children 6 and under are free. Reservation required at 342-4727 or vfmrutland@gmail.com

 

SPRING COMEDY ‘THE FOREIGNER’

Friday, April 15 – April 23. The Shelburne Players will hold their spring comedy/farce, “The Foreigner,” at the Shelburne Town Center. Performance dates are April 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and April 17 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15, $12 for the Sunday matinee. www.shelburneplayers.com or 343-2602.

 

BAROQUE SELECTIONS FOR VIOLIN AND CELLO

Tuesday, April 19. Violinist Laura Markowitz and cellist John Dunlop perform a smattering of Baroque music they love at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Burlington, including compositions by Corelli, Bach, and Telemann.
Violinist Sofia Hirsch and organist Evan Hagbergjo join them for select works at 12 p.m. Bring a bag lunch. Coffee and tea are provided. Hosted by Cathedral Arts. Information: 864-0471

 

SPRING VOLUNTEER WORK PARTY
Saturday, April 16. The Birds of Vermont Museum will hold its volunteer work party from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. All welcome. Pre-register. museum@birdsofvermont.org.

 

HEALTH CARE CAREER FAIR

Tuesday, April 19. UVM will host a Health Care Career Fair
 from 
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
On-campus interviewing available Wednesday, April 20. 656-3450 or 
career@uvm.edu.

 

PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Sunday, April 17. Grace United Methodist Church in Essex Junction is having free pancake breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausage, pancakes, coffee and juice. Seatings at 8:30 and 10:35 a.m. 878-5923 or 878-8071.

 

GIRL EXPO – VERMONT

Saturday, April 23. The Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains will hold the Girl Expo – Vermont from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Junction. Open to the public. Expo is geared towards girls ages 5 – 18. Tickets $3 in advance girlscoutsgwm.org or $5 at the door.

 

INTRO TO VIDEO PHONE CALLS

Friday, April 29. As part of an ongoing regional technology series geared towards seniors, Tech 4 Tomorrow will guide new users in free video phone-calling platforms Facetime (on the iPhone) and Skype. Workshop from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the South Burlington Community Library. Free. More information: www.tech4tomorrow.org or 448-0595.

 

Sunday, May 1. As part of an ongoing regional technology series geared towards seniors, Tech 4 Tomorrow will guide new users in using Facebook and setting up an account. Workshop at Wake Robin in Shelburne, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free. More information: www.tech4tomorrow.org or 448-0595.

 

TROUT SALE

Wednesday, April 27. The Winooski Conservation District will host its annual trout sale from 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Rusty Parker Memorial Park in Waterbury. Orders will be accepted until Friday, April 11.  www.winooskinrcd.org

 

BIRD MONITORING WALKS

Saturday, April 30. Join fellow birders on the monthly monitoring walk on the Birds of Vermont Museum’s property in Huntington beginning at 7:30 a.m. Most fun for adults, older children. Bring your own binoculars. Free, preregister.
museum@birdsofvermont.org or call 434-2167.

 

BIRD MUSEUM OPENING DAY

Sunday, May 1. Enjoy our opening day and the return to daily hours, of 10 a.m. ­– 4 p.m. Discover new exhibits and reacquaint yourself with old favorites. Go birding from the treehouse, explore the pond, see what’s leafing and blooming outdoors and in. Check out our 2016 art exhibit: “In Layers; the Art of the Egg,” or find the newest bird carving in the Spring Wetland diorama! Museum is open every day thereafter through October 31. Information: museum@birdsofvermont.org or call 434-2167

 

FUN RUN & JIGGETY JOG FOR RESPITE HOUSE

Saturday, May 7. Walk, run, jog, bike, skate, and hula hoop in support of the Vermont Respite House, VNA’s hospice for people with terminal illness. This annual event is the single-largest for the Respite House, Vermont’s only Medicare-certified hospice home, and helps pay for room, board, personal care and special services for residents, regardless of their ability to pay. A 5K course begins at Allen Brook School, with check-in at 8 a.m., and start at 9 a.m. Jiggety joggers start at 9:05 a.m. Register at http://www.firstgiving.com/vnacares/.

 

TECH WORKSHOP FOR SENIORS

Saturday May 7. Tech 4 Tomorrow is hosting a community technology workshop at Tuttle Middle School in South Burlington, in partnership with Small Dog Electronics and the AARP, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The class will be geared towards helping seniors learn from industry professionals about the iPhone/iPad; Facebook; and internet safety.  Each segment lasts 25 minutes with time for questions and mingling. seniors and help answer their tech questions. Open to any and all interested seniors. More at www.tech4tomorrow.org or 448-0595.

 

Vermont Writer Introduces The Spoonholder at Richmond Library on Thursday, April 14

VERMONT WRITER SPEAKS ON HAND ARTS

CONTACT:

Ilamae Lund

1820 Hathaway Point Road

St. Albans, VT 05478

802-528-5656

ilamaelund@gmail.com

 

Vermont author Ilamae Lund will speak about her approach to writing and her new book, The Spoonholder, at the meeting of a senior group at the Richmond Library on April 14. Her presentation will also address the therapeutic benefits of the hand arts during periods of prolonged stress and grief, 1:30 and is open to the public.

 

 

Ilamae Lund

 

802.528.5656

new email address:  ilamaelund@gmail.com

WORLD FAIR TRADE DAY CELEBRATION

Saturday, May 7. Join the Peace & Justice Center in celebrating the goods produced by fair trade efforts globally, inside City Hall Park in Burlington from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the Farmers’ Market. Demonstrations and food samples will be available as well as performances by local musicians and dancers. Free. Information: 863-2345

 

 

BUILDING EMPATHY/RACIAL OPPRESSION WORKSHOP

Tuesdays, September 13, 20 and 27. The Building Empathy and Addressing Racial Oppression workshop will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier. Participants are expected to attend all three parts of this workshop. Free. Registration recommended. Register online at pjcvt.org or 863-2345, Ext. 6.

 

 

ONGOING

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 www.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.

 

SCALE MODELERS

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.

 

 

 

When: Sunday, April 24th

Where: Wake Robin, Shelburne

200 Wake Robin Dr., Shelburne

Topic: Information on Connecting Hearing Aids to phones and devices

Hosted by UVM Honor Students in the Communication Sciences department

 

When: Friday, April 29th 3pm-4:30pm

Where: South Burlington Community Library

550 Dorset St. South Burlington

Topic: Intro to Facetime/Skype

 

When: Sunday, May 1st 3-4:30pm

Where: Wake Robin, Shelburne

200 Wake Robin Dr. Shelburne

Topic: Intro to Facebook

 

When: Wednesday, May 4th 3-4:30pm

Where: Allenwood, South Burlington

90 Allen Rd. South Burlington

Topic: Intro to Skype/FaceTime

 

When: Sunday, May 15th 1-2:30pm

Where: Richmond Terraces, Richmond

220 Thompson Rd., Richmond

Topic: Google Search

 

When: Sunday, May 22nd 1-2:30pm

Where: Richmond Terraces, Richmond

220 Thompson Rd., Richmond

Topic: Intro to Facebook

 

When: Sunday, June 5th 1-2:30pm

Where: Richmond Terraces, Richmond

220 Thompson Rd., Richmond

Topic: Intro to Facetime/Skype

 

 

 

 

VERMONT’S WILD TURKEYS AND YOU

Thursday, May 19 • 6:30 – 8pm

 

State Turkey Biologist Amy Alfieri regales us with tales of the turkeys. How could they disappear from Vermont (they did!) and then return? Where in Vermont do they live now? Why do they flock up in winter? When do they have chicks? How is their population managed in the absence of large predators like cougar or wolf?

 

These and other questions will be answered tonight!

 

Suggested donation: $10

 

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CARVING DEMONSTRATIONS (an Open Studio Weekend special event)

Saturday, May 28 • noon – 4pm

 

As a special Open Studio weekend event, visit and view carving demonstrations with David Tuttle, one of our carvers and teachers.

 

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DISCOVERY in the NESTLINGS NOOK

Second Tuesdays, May 10, June 14, July 12, August 9, September 13, October 11  • 10:30am-11:30am

 

Preschoolers discover birds through stories and investigative play!

Books, crafts, music, nature walks and more.

 

Every month celebrates a different aspect of birds and their lives.

May: Bird Talk

June: Nests and Eggs

July: You and the Birds

August: Bird Bodies

September: Bird Seasons

October: Wild Birds, Wild Art

 

Intended for pre-schoolers but all ages are welcome.

Free with admission; donations welcome

 

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SUNDAYS for FLEDGLINGS: kids explore the world of birds

Most Sundays, May-October

May 8, 15, 22, and 29* • 2:00-3:00pm

 

Birds!

Discover birds from feathers to flying, from art to zoology.

Develop “mad skillz” in observation, research, and goofing around.

Earn a Junior Birder Badge!

 

Perfect for kids aged 5-9 (siblings welcome), we offer this program as a series on almost every Sunday from May to October; each Sunday is different! Come to one, some, many or all.

 

Free with admission, donations welcome • please pre-register by phone or email: (802) 434-2167 or museum@birdsofvermont.org

 

What will we investigate?

May: What Does the Bird Say?

June: Eggs and Nests

July: You and the Birds

August: the Body of a Bird

September: Changes for the Birds

October: Wild Birds, Wild Art

 

* May 29 is Open Studio weekend. We will have Fledglings only if we have enough staff or volunteers that day. Please call ahead to be sure.

 

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