Around Town

CVU craft fair May 2

The annual AccessCVU Craft Fair is set for May 2 at Champlain Valley Union High, with more than 70 Vermont crafters. There is no cost for admission.

New this year, the CVU Sophomore Class Council will host the “For Kids-Make ‘n Take Craft Fair,” designed for children from preschool through fourth grade from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities will be set up in separate stations and include: decorate your own cookies; put together Perler bead items; create your own placemats; make bottlecap magnets; paint a pet rock; craft a suncatcher; Mother’s Day gift making. All stations will be supervised by CVU sophomores. Entry to the Make ‘n Take event is $5 per child and will go directly to supporting Class Council activities. Maximum cost per family is $10.

All Shook Up Variety Show returns

Francesca Blanchard is the featured artist in this year’s All Shook Up Variety Show, benefiting young people with special needs, set for May 16.

Blanchard will perform to benefit the The Joe Shook Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships for differently-abled campers to attend Partners In Adventure’s summer day camp program. The Fund honors Joe Shook, beloved camper, Williston resident and CVU student, who passed away at the age of 20.

The show will be hosted by local comedian Maryanne Gatos and will include performances by Williston fiddler Duncan Yandell, a friend of Joe’s, guitarist Dylan Hudson and R&B artist Jamell Rogers.

The event will take place at the Williston Central School at 7 p.m. Tickets for adults are $25, $10 for children under 12.

Avoid muddy trails

The Green Mountain Club is reminding residents that hiking trails are vulnerable during the spring.

Higher elevation trails on state lands are closed from April 15 through Memorial Day weekend. Lower elevation state parks and forests have trails that are open.

Hikers walking on saturated soil or on the sides of trails cause irreversible erosion and vegetation damage. Green Mountain Club staff recommends that if the trail is so muddy you need to walk on the side, turn back and seek another area in which to hike.

For details on what trails are open, visit the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation website,