July 1, 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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RICHMOND FARMERS MARKET

Fridays through the summer. The Richmond Farmers Market has family-friendly fun every Friday from 3 – 6:30 p.m. at the Volunteer’s Green. Contact Margaret at RFMmanager@gmail.com or visit richmondfarmersmarketvt.org for more information. EBT and debit cards accepted.

 

 

NETWORKING GET-TOGETHER

Thursday, June 23. The VBSR will be hosting a networking and education evening from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at Red Wagon Plants in Hinesburg. Free for members and state officials, $10 for nonmembers. For more information contact RUSSE@VBSR.ORG and to register visit: http://conta.cc/1TZyjml

 

FREE LASAGNA LUNCH

Thursday, June 23. Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7415 Williston Road, is sponsoring a Bove’s lasagna meal in their parish hall, with two seatings, 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the meal. Reservations are required by June 15. Call or email Cindy Rose at crose@fnwsu.org or 233-8387 or Danielle O’Brien timobrien@comcast.net or 879-3228.

 

TRAIL HIKE

Thursday, June 23. Melinda Scott, Williston’s Conservation Planner, will lead a guided tour of The Sucker Brook Trail (2 miles total) 5-6:30 p.m. Meet at 5 p.m. at 5035 St. George Road (Route 2A) parking area. Free offsite program. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, 21 Library Lane, Williston, VT. 878-4918. williston.lib.vt.us

QUILT FESTIVAL

Friday-Sunday, June 24-26. The Champlain Valley Expo will host the Vermont Quilt Festival in Essex Junction. The three-day event offers lectures and classes presented by quilt artists, quilt appraisal services, as well as talks by gallery curators, demonstrations and great shopping. vqf.org.

 

FIELD DAY

Saturday and Sunday, June 25 – 26. The Radio Amateurs of Northern Vermont will host a Field Day operation on Redmond Raod, off Mountain View Drive in Williston from 2-6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. – 2 p.m on Sunday. This is an exercise in which amateur radio (ham) operators set up communication systems under emergency conditions, using pwer supplied by generators and batteries. For more information, call Mitch at 879-6589 or go to the club’s web site at http://www.ranv.org.

 

ANCESTRAL VERMONT GARDENS

Sunday, June 26. Becky Rupp, author of How Carrots Won the Trojan War, winner of the Garden Writers’ Association Gold Award, will discuss the ups and downs of our ancestors’ garden choices, among them the turnip which is now Vermont’s official state vegetable. Rupp’s talk is called “Pumpkins, Parsnips, Potatoes, and…Violets: Tales of Early American Vegetables” and takes place at 4 p.m. at the Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington. Free. Call 865-4556.

EARLY BIRDER WALK

Sunday through June 26. The Birds of Vermont Museum will host Early Birder morning walks on Sundays through June 26 from 7-9 a.m. in Huntington. Appropriate for Adults and older children. Free, donations welcome. Pre-registration is helpful, but not required. Call 434-2167 or email museum@birdsofvermont.org.

 

DISC GOLF

Monday, June 27, 5-7 pm. Learn how to play disc golf with instructors from Williston Central School. Meet at the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, 21 Library Lane, and walk to the WCS Fields. Free offsite program. 878-4918. williston.lib.vt.us

 

PAIN MANAGEMENT

Mondays through June 27. Living with ongoing pain is not easy. Learn practical tools at this UVM Health series at the Richmond Library for managing frustration, pain and fatigue; tips for healthy eating, ways to improve sleep, techniques for making treatment decisions and more. 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Register or find out more by calling 847-2278 or email selfmanagement@uvmhealth.org.

 

LOCAL HISTORY DISCUSSION

Tuesday, June 28. Join others at Carpenter Carse Library and travel back in time to learn about Hinesburg and the surrounding towns at 7 p.m., through old maps, books, poems, and artifacts. Bring any old ephemera, advertisements, curiosities, photos, and of course, your memories and explore the history that makes the local hometowns so interesting.

 

SHINE N DINE

Wednesday, June 29. SunCommon will host a Shine N Dine from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Taverna Khione in Shelburne. They will treat guests to drinks and mezes and talk about how to go solar at no upfront cost. For more information contact, Kelsey Jonat, kelsey@suncommon.com.

 

BLOOD DRIVE

Tuesday, June 28. VSECU will host it’s semi-annual blood drive for the American Red Cross at the Williston Branch at 1755 Essex Road. . For more information about VSECU, call 802/800 371-5162 or visit www.vsecu.com.

 

COMMUNITY WRITING GROUP

Tuesday, July 5. Join Hinesburg-area writers at 7 p.m. for the Community Writers Group at Carpenter Carse Library. All genres welcome. Get your literary juices flowing with creative writing prompts, network with other local wordsmiths, and help us establish a fun, stimulating monthly workshop. Community Room. Contact: Laura Wisniewski at bhy@beecherhillyoga.com or Jessica at 578-7931

 

 

WEED WALK

Thursday, July 7. Join local herbalist and wise woman Jessica LaBrie for a 6 p.m. walk around the Carpenter Carse Library in Hinesburg as we identify local wild or naturalized plants and learn about how they can be used for food, healing, and more! Rain or shine (this event will be rescheduled in the case of thunderstorms). Carpenter Carse Library, Hinesburg

 

 

GAME OF HOPE

Friday, July 8. The Vermont Lake Monsters will host a Game of Hope to promote cancer awareness and raise funds for the American Cancer Society at Centennial Field. Game time against the Batavia Muckdogs is 7:05 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m. Tickets available at https://www.ticketreturn.com/prod2/Buy.asp?EventID=163916&promocode=acs#.VyPElPkrKM8.

 

WORKSHOP

Tuesday, July 12 – Sunday, July 17. The Wake Up To Dying Project will host workshops and chats at the Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. These workshops will invite people to acknowledge death and prepare for it. For more information, contact Nina Thompson at 793-9111 or visit wakeuptodyingproject.org

 

HEALTHY HINESBURG

Wednesday, July 13. Join this 8 a.m. gentle stretch chair yoga class at Carpenter Carse Library. Excellent for people suffering from mobility, chronic pain or autoimmune challenges, gentle stretch chair yoga is a soothing way to move lymph and tune in to the messages of your body. Perfect for all ages and abilities, and for anyone who wants a quick way to stretch your body while at work, in the car, or watching TV.

 

 

SOCCER TOURNAMENT

Saturday, July 16. The Stefan Pierson Memorial Soccer Tournament will be hosted at the University of Vermont Athletic Complex at 8 a.m. All age groups invited. Team format will be 7v7, 40-50 teams. Registration is $150, additional donations made in memory of someone now fighting or who has lost the cancer battle will be memorialized on web page. Contact Bernadette.Pierson@conquertheday.org or call 370-9835 for more information. conquertheday.org
Local History Discussion and Share

Tuesday, July 26. Join others at Carpenter Carse Library and travel back in time to learn about Hinesburg and the surrounding towns at 7 p.m., through old maps, books, poems, and artifacts. Bring any old ephemera, advertisements, curiosities, photos, and of course, your memories and explore the history that makes the local hometowns so interesting.

 

NETWORKING GET-TOGETHER

Thursday, July 28. VBSR will host an evening of networking and education from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at SunCommon’s headquarters in Waterbury. Registration will open soon. For information contact russe@vbsr.org

 

 

COMMUNITY WRITERS’ GROUP

Tuesday, August 2. Join Hinesburg-area writers at 7 p.m. for the Community Writers Group at Carpenter Carse Library. All genres welcome. Get your literary juices flowing with creative writing prompts, network with other local wordsmiths, and help us establish a fun, stimulating monthly workshop. Community Room. Contact: Laura Wisniewski at bhy@beecherhillyoga.com or Jessica at 578-7931

 

 

GOLF TOURNAMENT

Friday, August 5. Turning Point Center of Chittenden County will host the 7th Annual 2016 Hank Schaefer Memorial Golf Tournament on Friday wtih a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. at the Rocky Ridge Golf Club in St. George. For more information and registration: http://turningpointcentervt.org/home/news/golf-tournament-2016/ Contact: Gary De Carolis at 861-3150 or garyd@turningpointcentervt.org
YOGA

Sunday, August 14. Hope Works will be hosting Yoga on Church Street There will be a group instructor-led yoga session, give-aways and more.

 

LOCAL HISTORY DISCUSSION

Tuesday, August 23. Join others at Carpenter Carse Library and travel back in time to learn about Hinesburg and the surrounding towns at 7 p.m., through old maps, books, poems, and artifacts. Bring any old ephemera, advertisements, curiosities, photos, and of course, your memories and explore the history that makes the local hometowns so interesting.

 

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

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.

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.