December 9, 2018

Events & Happenings

Upcoming Events

HISTORICAL SOCIETY - Saturday January 27, 10:30 AM, at the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, the Williston Historical Society will host Vermont State Archaeologist, Jess Robinson. He will speak about stone tools found in Williston and recently donated to the Society. He will also talk about other archaeological digs in the Williston area.
EMBROIDERERS’ GUILD - The Green Mountain Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America will meet on Wednesday, January 10 at 9:30 am in the Living Room/Dinning Room at The Pines, 5 Aspen Drive, South Burlington, VT 05403. All abilities welcome. We will be learning needle tatting or bring your own project to work on. First meeting is complimentary. […]
Cancer Support Group - Champlain Valley Prostate Cancer Support Group MEETING DATE: Tuesday December 12, 2017                TIME: 6:00 to 8:00 PM WHERE: HOPE LODGE, 237 East Ave, Burlington VT *PLEASE NOTE: We will be meeting on the second Tuesday of each month at Hope Lodge.   Dr. Steve Ades will be our guest. He is a medical oncologist at […]
GIFTS GALORE - Sunday, Dec. 17. The Richmond Free Library hosts a gift show with 10 local vendors. For more information, email
BOOK FAIR - Monday- Friday, Nov. 27 – Dec. 1. The Williston Central School hosts a book fair on Monday 1 – 8p.m., Tuesday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Friday from 8a.m. – 12 p.m.
TALK - Tuesday, Oct. 17. The Pierson Library in Shelburne hosts Hank Kaestner’s talk on “The Jewels of Ecuador at 6:30 p.m. This talk is sponsored by the Green Mountain Audubon Society. This program is free and open to the public. Free parking is available on site. For more information visit:  
CLASS - Saturday, Oct. 14. The Vermont Genealogy Library hosts a class on “Using Neighbors in Genealogy Research” from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Colchester. Cost is $10. For more information visit or call 310-9285.
STUNT NITE - Tuesday, Nov. 21. Rice Memorial High School hosts a Stunt Nite at the Flynn Center in Burlington at 4p.m. and 8p.m. For more information and for tickets visit or 86-FLYNN for tickets;  
EVENT - Saturday, Nov. 4. The Champlain VAlley Office of Economic Opportunity hosts a “Pull Against Poverty – a Tug of War event” at 2 p.m. in the Robert Miller Community Center in Burlington to raise money for their programs. Register at
DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENING - Friday, Oct. 27. The Allen Brook School hosts a developmental screening for children ages 3 – 5 years of age from 9 – 11 a.m. Pre-registration is required. Please call Victoria Francis, Early Childhood Outreach Educator, at 871-6240 to schedule an appointment.  
WALK - Sunday, October 15. The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer-Northern Vermont walk is held at Veteran’s Memorial Park at 1 p.m. with registration at 11 a.m. For more information visit or contact Dave carmichael at 872.6325 or
WALK - Sunday, Oct. 8. The 8th Annual Champlain Valley Buddy Walk is held at Burlington’s Battery Park at 12 – 3 p.m. This walk raises funds for programs that benefit people with Down Syndrome and their families. For tickets and more information visit    
BREAKFAST - Saturday, Oct. 7. The Williston FAP hosts a Community Fall Fest Breakfast from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. in the Williston Central School cafeteria. $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for students, children under 4 free.
TALK - Thursday, Oct. 5. The Richmond Free Library hosts a presentation on Climate Change on Animals for the North from 1:30 – 3 p.m.
ITALIAN DINNER - Sunday, Nov. 5. The ermont Italian Cultural Association hosts an Italian Dinner and Raffle at 5 p.m. at the Eagles Club in South Burlington. Tickets are $36. To purchase tickets, mail your check to Vermont Italian Cultural Association, Box 4054, Burlington, VT 05406 or go to:  
HARVEST DINNER - Saturday, Oct. 28. The Milton Knights of Columbus hosts a Harvest Dinner at the St. Ann Parish Hall in Milton at 5:30 p.m. Adults, $14, Students, $10, Seniors, $12, Kids under 6 are free. For advanced tickets call St. Ann rectory at 893-2487.  
VOLLEYBALL GAME/POTLUCK - Saturday, Oct. 14. The Essex Alliance Church hosts a Single Adults’ Volleyball/Game/Potluck Dinner Night at 6 pm Essex Jct. Suggested donation $2.00. per person. To RSVP and for more information contact Linda at 922-7479.  
HARVEST DINNER - Saturday, Oct. 14. Ethan Allen Homestead hosts an 18th Century Harvest Dinner from 3 – 7 p.m. in Burlington. Tickets on sale now, you can purchase tickets by calling the gift shop at (802) 865-4556 or online at  
CHICKEN PIE SUPPER - Saturday, Oct. 14. The Williston Federated Church hosts a chicken pie supper with seatings at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. in Williston. Tickets: Adults $12.50 – Children 12 and under $6. Call Carol at 862-7400 to make a reservation.  
FLU SHOT CLINIC - Thursday, Oct. 12. The Kids Rehab Gym hosts a Flu Shot Clinic from 12 – 2 p.m. at the Community Fitness Space, Kismet Place, in Williston. Walk-In clinic. No Appointment Necessary. If you have insurance coverage, please bring your insurance card. If no insurance, the cost is $34.99 or $59.99 for seniors 65+.
MEETING - Wednesday, Oct. 11. The Green Mountain Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America will meet at 9:30 a.m. at The Pines in South Burlington. All abilities welcome. First meeting is complimentary. Bring a bag lunch. Car-pooling is available from many areas. Contact number 372-4255 or e-mail at:
TRACTOR PARADE - Sunday, Oct. 8. The East Charlotte Tractor Parade takes place at 1 p.m. on the corner of Spear ST. and Hinesburg Rd. For more information contact 355-4246.  
RUMMAGE SALE - Friday and Saturday, Oct. 6 – 7. Grace United Methodist Church hosts their annual fall rummage sale from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Essex Jct. For more information call Jane at 878-4078 or Ann at 879- 7943
RUMMAGE SALE - Friday and Saturday, Oct. 6 – 7. The Fairfax Community Center hosts a rummage sale on Friday from 3 – 7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Benefit of the United Church of Fairfax missions. For info call 849-6313 or email
POTLUCK - Tuesday, Oct. 3. The Dorothy Alling Memorial Library hosts a Transition Williston Potluck from 6-9 p.m. This group is new and welcoming newcomers, everyone bring a dish to share.

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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.


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. or visit


The Birds of Vermont Museum is open daily through Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Discover new exhibits and reacquaint yourself with old favorites. Admission is free for members.


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


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


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.


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.


League matches will be played at South Burlington High School on Wednesday nights from 6–8 p.m.


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. or 872-5722.


Women gather for a tie of crafts and fellowship at Essex Alliance Church twice a month Wednesday evenings. For more information, contact Deb Schonberg at 238-2291.


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


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.


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.


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.


Come meet other nursing moms—share your knowledge and get your questions answered. Meetings are the second Tuesday of every month from10:15-11:45 a.m. at the Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. 879-3000


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The Islamic Society of Vermont presents an informative series of question and answer sessions about all aspects of Islam. The informal conversation groups meet twice per month for friendly dialogue at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. 865-7211.


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.


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.


Centerpoint Parent Support Group meets Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. at the Centerpoint. 488-7712.


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 more information, call 651-9692 or visit


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 6 become better parents, partners and providers for their families. or 860-4420.


GMCB holds public meetings from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesdays or Thursdays. 828-2177.


Julie Erdelyi, Program Manager for Communication Services at the Stern Center for Language and Learning, offers a monthly parent support group for parents of children with autism. This group is free to attend and is intended to build a supportive community of families of children with autism. Meetings are the third Thursday of every month from 6–7:30 p.m. at the Stern Center for Language and Learning in Williston. 878-2332 or