July 30, 2015

Events & Happenings

 

 

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ONGOING

AUGUST BICYCLE CLUB RIDES

The Green Mountain Bicycle Club will host rides throughout the state on Aug. 1 in South Royalton, Aug. 2 in Woodstock and Shelburne, Aug. 9 in Burlington, Aug. 16 in Jeffersonville, Aug. 23 in Milton, Aug. 29 in Brighton, Aug. 30 in Burke and Shelburne. Helmets required. www.thegmbc.com.

 

LYRIC THEATRE AUDITIONS

Lyric Theatre will be holding auditions for its fall production of Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” at Spotlight Vermont in South Burlington. Auditions are Aug. 22-25. A kickoff meeting will be held Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. www.lyrictheatrevt.org/backstage_xmas

 

ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE

The Richmond Free Library will hold English Country Dancing on Aug. 3 and Aug. 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Richmond. Free. 899-2378 or [email protected]

 

‘SHREK THE MUSICAL’

The Stowe Theatre Guild will open “Shrek the Musical” at Town Hall Theatre in Stowe with performances to run Thursday through Saturday through Aug. 1 at 8 p.m. Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. Stowetheatre.com, [email protected] or 253-3961.

 

‘CATS’

Lamoille County Players present Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “CATS” July 30 – Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 2 at 2 p.m. at Hyde Park Opera House. $18 adults, $12 student and senior. $10 special July 26. www.LCPlayers.com  888-4507.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT

Frog Hollow presents the exhibit, “Cuba!” by photographer Victoria Blewer at their galley in Burlington. Free and open to the public. www.froghollow.org

 

AMERICAN MODERNS

“American Moderns, 1910-1960: From O’Keeffe to Rockwell” will be on view at Shelburne Museum through Sept. 13. Organized by the Brooklyn Museum, this will be the last place where the exhibition can be seen altogether. www.shelburnemuseum.org

 

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. [email protected]

 

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 Academy at 156 Commerce Street in Williston holds weekly bridge events—Mondays at 7 p.m. is novice night, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. is an open game, Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. is open, Friday at 10 a.m. is open, bring your lunch. Cost for regular games is $6 per person, includes coffee and snacks. [email protected] or 425-3066. www.bridgewebs.com/BurlingtonAcademy/

 

CHITTENDEN COUNTY CHESS CLUB

Play chess against a human, not a computer. The club meets at 7 p.m. on Thursdays in Room 202 in the Joyce Learning Center, Champlain College, Burlington. Experts and novices welcome. $2 nightly fee. 324-1143 or [email protected]

 

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.

 

SAMBATUCADA REHEARSAL

Sambatucada is an all-volunteer samba street percussion band. It rehearses every Monday from 6-8:30 p.m. at the 8-Space Studio in Burlington. Rehearsals are initially free; regular members pay $40 a year in dues. The band regularly performs at First Night, Mardi Gras, July 3, Dragon Boat Races, COTS Walk, River of Light Parade and more. www.sambatucada.org or 862-5017.

 

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 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. [email protected] or visit www.willistonrotary.org.

 

RICHMOND FREE LIBRARY EVENTS

Visit 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. [email protected].

 

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.