April 17, 2014

Events & Happenings

The Williston Fire Department’s Annual Pancake Breakfast is set for this Sunday, April 13, from 8 a.m. to noon. The hearty all-you-can-eat breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, hash browns, sausage, fruit, juice, coffee and tea. Residents can eat breakfast, meet neighbors and the members of the Williston Fire Department who serve this community. Handicapped and senior parking available at the fire station on a first come, first served basis. All other parking either along Talcott Road or at the Allen Brook School. Adults $8, seniors $6, kids 2-12 $5, kids under 2 free. (Observer file photo by Jayson Argento)

The Williston Fire Department’s Annual Pancake Breakfast is set for this Sunday, April 13, from 8 a.m. to noon. The hearty all-you-can-eat breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, hash browns, sausage, fruit, juice, coffee and tea. Residents can eat breakfast, meet neighbors and the members of the Williston Fire Department who serve this community. Handicapped and senior parking available at the fire station on a first come, first served basis. All other parking either along Talcott Road or at the Allen Brook School. Adults $8, seniors $6, kids 2-12 $5, kids under 2 free. (Observer file photo by Jayson Argento)

 

 

 Friday, April 11
CONCERT
Classical Guitarist Peter Fletcher performs as part of the Brick Church Music Series, held at the Old Brick Church in Williston, to benefit the Friends of the Library. Doors open at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m. Tickets at Town Hall, town website and library. $12 at the door, $10 in advance, $10/8 for children and seniors.
VCGN FUNDRAISER
Vermont Community Garden Network’s Artful Eating and Gardening fundraiser event at Gardener’s Supply Greenhouse in Williston from 4:30-7 p.m. Gardeners and foodies gather to eat and meet Ed Behr, author of “50 Foods: The Essentials of Good Taste and The Art of Eating” and Ellen Ecker Ogden, garden designer and author of “The Complete Kitchen Garden.” $15 in advance/$18 at the door. http://tinyurl.com/April11VCGN or 861-4769.
CONTRA DANCE
Queen City Contras will hold its regular dance at 8 p.m. at Edmunds School in Burlington. All are welcome, all dances taught, no partner or experience necessary. Beginners’ session at 7:45. Admission is $8 adults. Under 12 free. Bring clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing. 371-9492, 343-7165 or www.queencitycontras.org
FUNDRAISING DINNER
Fundraising dinner and silent auction for the Rock Point School in Burlington from 6 – 7:30 p.m., silent auction ongoing until 8:30 p.m. $30. Music, school tours, student art show. Silent auction is free and open to the public. RSVP to 863-1104 or [email protected]

Saturday, April 12
MAKE-A-WISH GALA
Make-A-Wish Vermont will celebrate 25 years of making Vermont children’s wishes come true with a black-tie Gala, held at 5:30 p.m. at the University of Vermont’s Davis Center in Burlington. Vintage carnival games, prizes, live auction. www.vermont.wish.org or 864-9393.
BIG BASKET RAFFLE
The 14th Annual Big Basket Raffle and Silent Auction to benefit the Williston schools is at 7 p.m. at Williston Central School. Ticket sales begin at 6 p.m. Adults-only event with free entry and refreshments, Fun Night for Kids K-4 to run concurrently ($10/child, $20/family).
‘EVERYONE AROUND THE TABLE’
The Lake Champlain Waldorf School in Shelburne hosts a presentation by Jason Frishman, the founder of Folkfoods, entitled “Everyone Around the Table: Routines, Rhythms and Stories for a Healthy Family Meal” from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Free, childcare and healthy snack provided.
BIG CHILL PREPARTY
Pre-party for The Big Chill-Be a Hero for Epilepsy event is set for 7 to 11 p.m. at the Eagles Club in Burlington. Live music, silent auction, 50/50 raffle. The event is open to the public and raises funds to help children who have epilepsy. [email protected] or 318-1575.

Sunday, April 13
EGG HUNT
Living Hope Christian Church in Williston extends a special invitation to families with children to join the Palm Sunday Service at 10 a.m. The Living Hope Puppets will perform lively songs during the service, and the morning will conclude with an Egg Hunt for children. All are welcome to bring a dish for a shared lunch.
UVM SKATING CLUB SHOW
The UVM Figure Skating Club will present its annual spring show at Gutterson Arena including the UVM synchronized skating team, the Catamount Blades, and solo skaters. The show begins at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5, children under 5 free.
TURKEY HUNTING 101
Vermont Fish & Wildlife will hold a first-time turkey hunting seminar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mountain Deer Taxidermy in Northfield. 828-1193 or [email protected]

Thursday, April 17
ELECTRIC CARS
Consultant David Roberts presents “All about Electric Cars” from 5:30-7 p.m. at New England Federal Credit Union in Williston. Free, Seating is limited. Call 879-8790 or sign up at nefcu.com. Learn more about how electric vehicles work, their benefit, and why you might want to make your next car an electric vehicle. www.DriveElectricVT.com

Friday, April 18
‘TRY A MAJOR DAY’
Vermont Tech will host a “Try a Major Day” for high school sophomores and juniors. Students will be able to walk in the footsteps of current Vermont Tech students on both Randolph Center and Williston campuses. The Vermont Tech academic programs taking part in the event include Aviation, Diversified Agriculture, Engineering Technology, IT & Computer Science, Nursing & Allied Health, Veterinary Technology and more. Programs run from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., including lunch. Students may find out more and sign up/register by going to http://www.vtc.edu/tryamajor.

Saturday, April 19 – Sunday, April 20
AUDITIONS FOR ‘DAMN YANKEES’
The Lamoille County Players will hold auditions for “Damn Yankees” starting at 1 p.m. both days, at the Hyde Park Opera House. The show dates are July 24-27 and July 31-Aug. 3. Character descriptions and more info at www.LCPlayers.com

Saturday, April 19
EASTER PARADE AND EGG HUNT
The Williston-Richmond Rotary club will hold its 16th annual Bill Mikell Easter Parade and Egg Hunt at the Williston Central School at 9 a.m. for children 12 years old and younger. The event will take place regardless of the weather. Easter baskets with prizes will be awarded to children who find specially marked Easter eggs. Other prizes will be awarded to children wearing costumes or bonnets. Children should bring their own baskets. [email protected] or 343-2704.
Wednesday, April 23
DRONES FILM AND TALK
The Peace & Justice Center hosts an evening of discussion about drones at the Savoy Theater at 6 p.m. Learn about the legalities of international and domestic drone usage and watch a short film, “Wounds of Waziristan,” by journalist Madiha Tahir.
Friday, April 25 – Saturday, April 26
FLOWER SHOW
Burlington Garden Club will host a Standard Flower Show at the Hilton Hotel in Burlington with floral designs, horticulture specimens, educational exhibits, youth projects and more. Friday from 2 – 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Sunday, April 27
SUNDAY WAKE-UP YOGA
Sunday Wake-up Yoga fundraiser for Vermont Acupuncture Association at the Richmond Free Library from 10 – 11:15 a.m. Bring your own yoga mat. Suggested donation $10. 310-6237.

ONGOING EVENTS
‘TWELFTH NIGHT’
Shelburne Players presents its spring comedy “Twelfth Night” by William Shakespeare at Shelburne Town Center through April 12. Tickets available at Shelburne Supermarket and online at www.shelburneplayers.com

MARY BRYAN EXHIBIT
Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville celebrates the 30th anniversary of its founding with an exhibition of paintings by Mary Bryan, May 2 – Sept. 7. The exhibition of 100 paintings includes watercolors, oils, collages and egg tempera paintings. The opening reception is May 6 from 2 – 4 p.m. www.bryangallery.org.

FREE COMMUNITY DINNERS
The United Church of Hinesburg hosts free community dinners the last Friday of each month (exceptions are Aug. 22, Oct. 24 and Nov. 14). Open to the public. Donations accepted for the Vermont Foodbank.

‘LANDSCAPE PERSPECTIVES’ EXHIBIT
A new exhibition at the Emile A. Gruppe Gallery in Jericho, “Landscape Perspectives,” features the works of three Vermont oil painters; Julie A. Davis; Fiona Cooper Fenwick; and Jane Neroni. The show runs through April 20, www.emilegruppegallery.com or 899-3211.

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 SURVIVOR CLASSES
Join the wellness classes at Survivorship NOW, created by cancer survivors for cancer survivors. 777-1126 or www.survivorshipnowVT.org.