Oct. 19: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (canceled in case of rain or cloudy skies). Dave Tabor of Stellafane, Springfield Telescope Makers; hand-crafted telescopes and Orion FunScope telescopes from Space Science Institute available. Moon pies and hot apple cider. Free, all ages. Bring blankets or folding chairs, telescopes if you have them. 455 North Ave. Hosted by fletcherfree.org.
Country Park Autumn Craft Fair
Oct. 19: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Handmade ornaments, lighted bottles, dolls, knitted and crocheted items, raffle prize, baked goods, etc. Free parking and admittance. Proceeds help fund events for community elders. Country Park Apartments, 635 Hinesburg Road. Anne Duplin, 802-522-3755, firstname.lastname@example.org.
UVM and South Burlington
High School Division 1 Men’s Lacrosse Games
“A Game For Healing”
Oct. 20: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fall season finale in pre-season tournament playing both Harvard University and Manhattan College. All teams will play each other on the turf. Free. Donations will be given to local mental health organizations. Event coordinated and supported by UVM Men’s Lacrosse Program and the South Burlington Post Office Boys Lacrosse Program, Mental Health Awareness Club and Athletic Leadership Council. 550 Dorset St. Gar Smith, email@example.com.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Dodge For A Cause
Oct. 30: 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. Must be 18-plus. Prizes for Best-dressed in Pink (one man, one woman) and Last Person Standing. Instructions for first-time players. $10 entry to play. Supports American Cancer Society’s initiatives: Road to Recovery, Hope Lodge, Patient Navigators, Reach to Recovery, etc. Orchard School, 2 Baldwin Ave. bit.ly/dodgeforacause
St. John Vianney
Holiday Craft Fair
Nov. 2: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Almost 50 crafters, refreshments sold, raffle table. 160 Hinesburg Road. Catherine Joachim, 802-233-0289, firstname.lastname@example.org, facebook.com/events/523599435114883/?active_tab=about
Williston Federated Church
Chicken Pie Supper
Oct. 19: 5 and 6 p.m. Annual chicken pie supper menu includes chicken pie with biscuits, mashed potatoes, squash, coleslaw, pumpkin or apple pie and beverage served family style. Reservations are required. Limited take out available by reservation. Adults/$13, children 12 and under $6. For reservations, call Carol at 862-7400.
Queen City Contras
Oct. 18: Beginners 7:45 p.m. 8 to 11 p.m. Mad Robin Callers Collective and North End Studios co-sponsoring special dance; trying out possible new venue. Don Stratton, Mad Robin Callers Collective, calling. Larks and Ravens. Music by David Carpenter, Franklin Heyburn, Brian Perkins and April Werner. All welcome, dances taught, no partner necessary. Bring clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing. By donation. O’Brien Community Center, 32 Malletts Bay Ave., 802-877-3698; queencitycontras.org
Little Umbrella: Art Curation
Union Station Gallery
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Oct.: Photographer Stephen Mease of Williston; special events in Vermont.
1 Main Street. Sarah Drexler, 802-391-4083, email@example.com
The Gallery at Main Street Landing
Kara Torres, “Myopia;” Ben Balcom, film: “The Sequence of Years. mainstreetlanding.com; 391-4083,
60 Lake St.
Burlington City Arts
• Oct. 23: 6 p.m. doors, 6:30 p.m. Architecture + Design Film Series: “Kusama: Infinity.” Free. Contois Auditorium. Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.
• Oct. 25: 5 to 7 p.m. Opening reception: Transcendent. 802-865-7166, burlingtoncityarts.org
Birds of Vermont Museum
To Oct. 31: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. “Art inspiring seeds of conservation.” Work from 34 artists and photographers asks and sometimes answers, “How can art explore, examine, and express pollination – metaphorically and otherwise?” 900 Sherman Hollow Road.
Emile A Gruppe Gallery
• Oct. 17 to Nov. 24: Tom Waters, “Forest, Field & Stream,” landscapes in oil; through Nov. 24.
• Oct. 20: 2 to 4 p.m. Artist reception. 3:30 p.m. Drawing; attendees eligible to win a painting.
22 Barber Farm Road. 899-3211, emilegruppegallery.com.
Vermont International Film Festival
“The Made Here Showcase”
• Oct. 17 and 18: Films from Northeastern U.S. and Canada.
• Oct. 18: 7 p.m. Awards announcement.
• Oct. 27: 7 p.m. Lyric Theatre sponsors the screening of “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.” This German expressionist classic from 1920s will feature live piano and percussion accompaniment from Randal Pierce and Colin Henkel.
Main St. Landing Film House, 60 Lake St. 3rd floor. 802-260-2600. vtiff.org.
Second Friday of the month. Animated shows from Japan; four or more episodes. Discussion follows. Enter through side door. 777-9012, firstname.lastname@example.org. Laboratory B, 266 Pine St.
Seeds of Light
Grow Greater Happiness
Nov.4 to Dec. 9: 3:30 to 5 p.m. Free six-week mindfulness series for kids ages 7 to 11. Maximum 12 kids. Pre-registration required. Seeds of Light is a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring mindfulness and self-care tools to young people in a way that is fun and easy to integrate into daily life. Railyard Apothecary, 270 Battery St. seeds-of-light.org
Flynn Free Family Saturdays
Nov. 16: Red Kite Green Mountain, for young people on the autism spectrum and their caregivers. Local artists and educators; beautiful interactive puppets.
10 to 11 a.m. Musical programs. Main Lobby of the MainStage. Free; pre-registration suggested. 802-86-FLYNN, flynntix.org
University of Vermont
VTeen 4-H Science Pathways Café
• Nov. 6: Registration deadline: nov2019cafe.eventbrite.com.
• Nov. 9: Infectious Diseases Café.
5 to 7 p.m. Grade 7 to 12. Free; pre-registration required. Free pizza and beverages. Led by Katrina Moreau, clinical assistant professor, and Koela Ray, senior lecturer, UVM College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Department of Biomedical and Health Sciences.
Disability-related accommodation: Lauren Traister, 866-260-5603. Mansfield Dining Room, Dudley Davis Center, UVM campus. uvm.edu/extension/youth/announcements.
Burlington City Arts Center
• Oct. 24: 6 to 8 p.m. Young Writers Project: Voices for Change. With Narges Anzali, Becca Orten, Lizzy Fox, poet. Free, free pizza. BCA Gallery.
• Oct. 26: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Family Art Saturday. Drop-in art activities. Open to the public. 865-7166, burlingtoncityarts.org. 135 Church St.
COTS Annual Meeting
Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
Oct. 25: 8 to 9:30 a.m. Keynote speaker is child and family homelessness advocate Barbara Duffield, executive director of The SchoolHouse Connection. RSVP at email@example.com or 802-864-7402. First Congregational Church of Burlington, 38 S. Winooski Ave.
Legal Services Vermont and
Vermont Legal Aid
Nov. 5: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Public meeting. Nonprofit law firms providing civil legal help and help with legal problems of crime victims. No registration needed. Light refreshments. Legal Services Vermont, 274 N. Winooski Ave. Sam Abel-Palmer, Legal Services Vermont, 802-383-2213; David Koeninger, Vermont Legal Aid,
Mother Up! Burlington
Third Thursday of the month. 6-7:30 p.m. Mother Up!: Families Rise Up for Climate Action is a project of 350VT bringing together families to talk about the tough realities of climate change and to participate in the transition to a healthier and safer world. Meeting location rotates to different homes.
Champlain Valley Prostate Cancer
Second Tuesday of month. 6-7:30 p.m. General discussion and sharing among survivors, those beginning or rejoining the battle, wives, partners, etc. Mary L. Guyette RN, MS, ACNS-BC, 274-4990, firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope Lodge,
237 East Ave.
ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
• Oct. 26 and 27: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mad Science & Marvelous Metals Weekend. Hands-on activities.
• Through Jan. 5, 2020: Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab. Interactive explorations.
Wednesdays: 11 a.m. Science & Stories. College St. 864-1848, echovermont.org
University of Vermont
• Oct. 23: 5:30 pm. “Playing the Artworks” with Daniel Bernard Roumain, composer, performer, educator and activist.
• Oct. 24: 6 p.m. Painted Word Poetry Series: Sandra Lim.
• Oct. 29: Aruna D’Souza, renowned art critic and art historian.
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: noon to 4 p.m. $3 students and seniors, $5 adults, $10 family; age 6 and under free. 61 Colchester Ave.
Cathedral Church of St. Paul
• Oct. 20: 3 p.m. Capital City Concerts: all Bach program.
• Nov. 12: Noon. Champlain Consort; Renaissance and Elizabethan music on period instruments.
Tuesdays: noon to 1 p.m. Free; bring bag lunch, coffee and tea provided.
2 Cherry St., corner of Battery. 864-0471, email@example.com,
Deborah Rawson Memorial Library
Nov. 3: Scott Alarik from Boston; musician, journalist (Boston Globe), author, radio program producer; performer on A Prairie Home Companion. 2 p.m. 8 River Road. 899-4962.
Green Mountain Club
Join the Burlington section of the Green Mountain Club. Contact hike leader for meetup time and location.
• Oct. 19: 8:30 to 11 a.m. Bird Monitoring Walk. Meet at Colchester’s Delta Park to observe fall migration of shore birds and waterfowl. Easy walk. 1 mile. Juli Tyson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vermont Fish and Wildlife
“Take a Time Out for Turtles”
Oct. 26: 10 to 11 a.m. (may continue to 4 p.m.) Volunteers welcome at annual spiny softshell turtle beach cleanup day. North Hero State Park. Group may move to another site by 11 a.m. Pull up vegetation to prepare nesting sites for next year. Dress in layers of warm clothes, bring work gloves, leaf rake, short-handled tools (trowels) and own lunch. Families welcome. Participants can choose how long to assist. Eric Lazarus, email@example.com.
Ethan Allen Homestead Museum
“The Bennington Storehouse”
Oct. 20: 2 p.m. The Battle of Bennington actually took place near Hoosick, N.Y. Bob Hoar, historian and docent at the Bennington Battlefield State Historic Park, will speak about the storehouses that were the target of the British forces at the Battle of Bennington. 1 Ethan Allen Homestead. 865-4556, ethanallenhomestead.org.
Community Medical School
The Robert Larner, M.D., College of Medicine
University of Vermont
Nov. 12: 6 to 7:30 p.m. “How Knowledge, Belief, & Truth Impact Medical Practice,” Eike Blohm, M.D., Assistant Professor of Surgery. Sullivan Classroom, Medical Education Building (Room 200), UVM Larner College of Medicine, 89 Beaumont Ave. med.uvm.edu
Ekphrastic Poetry Reading Series
• Oct. 18: Submission deadline at firstname.lastname@example.org. All ages. “Ekphrastic” means a vivid, verbal description of a work of art. Original poetry in direct response to Mercedes Bautista’s “Joy and Other Acts of Resistance” art exhibit at Flynndog Gallery, 208 Flynn Ave., Burlington, or other art of the writer’s choice.
• Oct. 19: 2 to 3 p.m. Voicing Art Poetry Reading. In-person and internationally livestreamed family-friendly reading. poartry.org/voicing-art. Flynndog Gallery/Nomad Coffee South End Station.
“Time is Not a Factor in Your Life”
Oct. 27: 2 to 3 p.m. David Hohle, CSB, of Chicago, explores how to gain dominion over time by living in the timeless, stressless spiritual now. Community Sailing Center, 505 Lake St. Free.802-864-4709, christianscienceburlington.org/events
St. Michael’s College
Author Emily Bernard
Oct. 23: 7:30 p.m. Author Emily Bernard reads from her memoir “Black is the Body: Stories from my Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and Mine.” www.smcvt.edu. McCarthy Arts Center Recital Hall,
18 Campus Road.
Veterans Town Hall
Nov. 3: 1 p.m. McCarthy Arts Center,
Vermont Humanities Council
Nov. 6: Carol Berry, “From Rembrandt to Van Gogh and Beyond.”
Brownell Library, 6 Lincoln St. 878-6955. vermonthumanities.org
Milton Historical Society
“A Real Monster Walks the Streets”
Oct. 23: 7 p.m. Vermont Agency of Transportation Archaeologist Brennan Gauthier presents “A Real Monster Walks the Streets of Burlington: H.H. Holmes in Vermont,” which lays out the entire H. H. Holmes in Vermont story. Often called America’s first serial killer, Holmes was born in New Hampshire, and arrived in Burlington as a medical student, and would return later as a wanted con man, and killer. miltonvthistory.org. Milton Grange Hall, 135 River St.
Education & Enrichment for Everyone (EEE)
Fall Speaker Series
• Oct. 18: “Cuba: A New Cold War?” Armando Vilaseca, President, Cuban American Friendship Society.
• Oct. 25: “The Importance of Public Access TV to Democracy.” Lauren-Glenn Davitian, Executive Director, Center for Media and Democracy.
2 to 3 p.m. Nondenominational, nonprofit. $5 at door, $45 membership (free admission to series). Faith United Methodist Church, 899 Dorset St. eeevermont.org
Annual Fall Conference
Oct. 19: 8:30 to 4 p.m. Topics: Expression of French-Canadian Culture in Winooski, Howard Coffin on Vermont Women in the Civil War, French Honor of Merit, Exploring New England Town Records. Displays. Books for purchase. St. John Vianney Church (Parish Hall), 160 Hinesburg Road. 802-310-9285, vt-fcgs.org and vtgenlib.org.
Burlington Garden Club
“Art from Nature ABCs”
Oct. 22: 1 p.m. Author/artist Chris Gluck, talk and demonstration of her leaf collages. Faith United First Methodist Church, 899 Dorset St. bgcvt.org
Faith United Methodist Church
Book Group: “This I Believe”
Girls Nite Out Productions
“The Sleepover ~ A Comedy of Marriage”
Nov. 6 – 16: 7:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat. and Nov. 16, 2 p.m. matinee. A ridiculously funny comedy by Vermont playwright Carole Vasta Folley. An overnight marriage retreat goes hilariously off the rails. Tickets at girlsniteoutvt.com and 802-393-GNOP. Main Street Landing, Black Box Theater, 60 Lake St.
Essex Community Players
“Inherit the Wind”
Oct. 18, 19, 20, 25 and 26. Fictional account based on the 1926 Scopes “Monkey” trial and Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. By Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. Essex Memorial Hall, 5 Towers Road. Tickets: essexplayers.com
“The Secret Garden”
Show dates: Nov. 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23. Director Beth Curtis. Sylvia Ashby adaptation of book by Frances Hodgson Burnett. $18 general, $15 seniors and students. 802-343-2602, Shelburne Town Center activity room, 5420 Shelburne Road. shelburneplayers.com