February 28, 2017

Events & Happenings

Upcoming Events

SILENT AUCTION - Thursday, March 30. Penny Cluse Cafe hosts the 5th Annual “A Show of HANDS”. A silent auction of the hands takes place from 6 – 8:30 p.m. The exhibit and auction are a benefit for HANDS, a local non-profit that provides food for older adults in Vermont.. For more info or to donate, go to […]
MAPLE OPEN HOUSE - Saturday and Sunday, March 25 & 26. During Maple Open House Weekend, guests will be able to tour sugarhouses, watch as the maple syrup is produced and sample many of the maple products from Vermont.
LAUGHTER FOR LEARNING - Wednesday & Thursday, March 22 & 23. The Stern Center for Language and Learning hosts 3rd annual improv comedy event at the Vermont Comedy Club to benefit students receiving instruction services and educators receiving Professional Learning services through the Cynthia K. Hoehl Institute for Excellence. $25 for the 7 PM shows and $10 for the […]
LIVE AND SILENT AUCTION - Saturday, March 11. Vermont Cares hosts a live and silent auction fundraiser at Essex Resort & Spa at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at vtcares.org.  
MARDI GRAS - Saturday, March 11. Magic Hat Brewing hosts the Mardi Gras Parade in Burlington. Mardi Gras will support the Vermont Foodbank.
IRISH HERITAGE FESTIVAL - March 7 – 24. The Burlington Irish Heritage Festival takes place in March. Details of the schedule are on their website burlingtonirishheritage.org.  
RADIO AND TECHNOLOGY SHOW - Saturday, Feb. 25. Ham-Com hosts the Vermont Radio and Technology Show at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in South Burlington from 8a.m. – 1p.m. Admission is $8.  
GENEALOGY - Saturday, Feb. 25. The Vermont Genealogy Library in Colchester hosts a class on Winooski’s History and Heritage from 10:30 – 12p.m. Cost is $5. Visit vtgenlib.org/ or call 310-9285 for more info.
VERMONT KIDS DAY - Saturday, March 18. Vermont Kids Day will be held at the Sheraton Burlington from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Arts and crafts, music and dance, photo booth, bouncy houses, face painting, games, costumed characters and much more. $8 per person, family four-pack for $30. vermontkidsday.com or call 872-9000 x118.
SYMPOSIUM SERIES - Friday, March 10. The Stern Center for Language and Learning hosts “Language: The Missing Piece of Academics” from 9 a.m. – 3:30p.m. at the Main Street Landing Film House. Cost is $300 for series or $125 per workshop. Register at fs24.formsite.com/sterncentervt/2017-spring-symp/index.html
CONCERT - Sunday, Feb. 26. Rick Norcross, long time leader of Vermont’s premier western swing band, “Rick and the All-Star Ramblers,” will perform a solo concert at Ethan Allen Homestead at 2 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Homestead museum. Admission is $20/person. Call 863-5403 for tickets.  
CONCERT - Friday – Sunday, Feb. 24 – 26. Counterpoint Chorus presents Bach Motets & Flute Sonatas. Friday at 7:30 p.m. at St Paul’s Episcopal Church in Burlington, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at St Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Middlebury, Sunday at 3 p.m. at Unitarian Church in Montpelier. Tickets available at the door. Adults $20, Seniors $15, […]
MODEL RAILROAD MEET - Sunday, Feb. 19. The Green Mountain Division of the National Model Railroad Association meets at 1 p.m. in the Community Room at the Brownell Library in Essex. Lew White will speak, refreshments will be served; all skill levels and rail modeling interests welcome. Email nmragmd@gmail.com or see greenmountainnmra.com for more information.
MUSEUM TALK - Sunday, Feb. 19. The Ethan Allen Homestead Museum hosts a talk called “Ethan Allen — Prisoner of War,” by Allen biographer Willard Sterne Randall at 2 p.m.  
HOMESHARE - Monday, March 29.. HomeShare Vermont hosts an information session from 4 – 4:30p.m. in South Burlington. RSVP to 863-5625 or home2@sover.net.  
HOMESHARE - Monday, March 13. HomeShare Vermont hosts an information session from 12 – 12:30p.m. in South Burlington. RSVP to 863-5625 or home2@sover.net.    
SINGLE ADULTS’ OUTING - Thursday, March 4. Essex Alliance Church hosts a volleyball, soup and game night at 6p.m. Suggested donation $2 per person. To RSVP and for more information contact Barb 879-1469.  
CONCERT -   Feb. 24 – 26. Counterpoint Chorus presents Bach Motets & Flute Sonatas. Friday at 7:30 p.m. at St Paul’s Episcopal Church in Burlington, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at St Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Middlebury, Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Unitarian Church in Montpelier. Tickets available at the door, Adults $20, Seniors $15, Students and […]
VALENTINE’S LUNCH - Tuesday, Feb. 14. The Heineberg Community and Senior Center hosts a lunch starting at 11:45 a.m. with swing dancing following in Burlington. For reservations stop by the Center, or call, at least 24hrs in advance at 863-3982. There is a suggested donation of $7 and all proceeds go to the Heineberg Community and Senior Center. […]
PUBLIC HEARING - Monday, Feb. 13. The Community College of Vermont in Winooski hosts The Vermont House and Senate Committees on Appropriations are seeking public input on the FY 2018 Governor’s Proposed State Budget public hearing from 6 – 7 p.m. For more information about the format of these events, or to submit written testimony, call Theresa Utton-Jerman […]
PROTESTING  COYOTE KILL - Saturday, Feb. 11. Wildlife advocates convene on Bristol Green at 1 p.m. for a peaceful public demonstration showing support for Vermont’s coyotes, and opposition to the statewide coyote killing contest scheduled Feb. 9-12, 2017. (The contest involves weighing the coyote carcasses in Bristol, with an awards ceremony that in the following weekend.) Spread the word, […]
HOMESHARE -   Monday, Feb. 13. HomeShare Vermont hosts an information session from 4 – 4:30p.m. in South Burlington. RSVP to 863-5625 or home2@sover.net.  
WINTER BREWFEST - Saturday, Feb. 11. Vermont’s largest winter brewers’ festival premieres at the Sheraton-Burlington, with samples of 75 varieties of Vermont craft beer, ciders, wine and spirits. Music, food sampling, party games, food pairing workshops,a giant Connect Four and Jenga will accompany the world’s finest brews at the first major indoor brew fest in Vermont. Funk band […]
PUBLIC HEARING - Monday, Feb. 13. The Community College of Vermont in Winooski hosts The Vermont House and Senate Committees on Appropriations are seeking public input on the FY 2018 Governor’s Proposed State Budget public hearing from 6 – 7 p.m. For more information about the format of these events, or to submit written testimony, call Theresa Utton-Jerman […]
RUMMAGE SALE - Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10 & 11. Grace United Methodist Church hosts a rummage sale from 9a.m. – 4p.m. on Friday and 9a.m. – 1p.m. Saturday. Contact the church at 878-8071 for questions.

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ONGOING

MUSEUM EXHIBITION

The Walker Contemporary Museum will host Amy Ross and her Butterfly Effect Exhibit from Feb. 17 – March 31.

 

ESSEX ART LEAGUE

Essex Art League meets the first Thursday of the month, Sept.- 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 essexarleague.com

 

BABY PLAYGROUP

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.

 

THIRD THURSDAY SERIES

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.

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. 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.