Our Calendar is offered as a service for local events sponsored by church groups, youth clubs, civic organizations, arts organizations, and other non-profit, charitable organizations. In general we run non-advertorial, educational, informational, and community-focused events that are free to the public. Ticketed events for which all proceeds will benefit a charitable organization will be considered.

Upcoming Events



The Intervale Center


Aug. 15, 22, 29: 5:30-8 p.m. 16th annual. Free admission. Local food and music festival, children’s activities. Cash only event. No pets or alcohol. Limited parking. intervale.org/summervale 180 Intervale Road.

American Heart Association


Aug 15: 4:30-8:30 p.m. 5 p.m. welcome. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cycling. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Celebration. First relay-style stationary cycling event in Vermont. cyclenation.org/Burlington, nancy.luke@heart.org Waterfront Park, 20 Lake St.


Cycle and Walk 4 CMT

Aug. 25: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Help find a cure for CMT (Charcot-Marie-Tooth), a progressive disease of the nerves, causing the muscles to atrophy. Guest of Honor – Paralympic Bronze medalist Anthony Zahn. Riders choose from one of four cycling routes that travel through the scenic Vermont towns of Shelburne, Charlotte and Hinesburg. All routes start and end at the Old Lantern in Charlotte. All proceeds go the CMT Association. Visit cycle4cmt.com to register. 3260 Greenbush Road.


Vermont Genealogy Library

Free Open House

Sept. 7: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Start discovering your genealogy. Demonstrations of the Internet resources available. Volunteers on hand to give tours. Genealogy books for sale and free refreshments. Open for research: Tuesday, 3-9:30 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 310-9285, vtgenlib.org. Dupont Hall, Fort Ethan Allen, 377 Hegeman Ave.


Milton Historical Society

Milton Speedway State Historic Marker Dedication

Aug. 17: 1 to 2 p.m. With Rod Case, Norm Monette, Frankie Woodward and other former racers. 734-0758, Milton Historical Society on Facebook. 499 Route 7 South.


Shelburne Craft School

Community Day

Aug. 15: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Art sale. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Music by Jane and Charlie Kittredge and Dylan Fitzsimmons, Maple Wind Farms cookout, potluck, craft demonstrations (wood turning, clay wheel, live portrait drawing), Nancy Milliken Earth Press Project, children’s crafts, tours, open studios, refreshments. Donations: info@shelburnecraftschool.org. 64 Harbor Road. 


SoBu Nite Out

Summer Series

Aug. 15: 5-8 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 29. Food trucks, live music by Quadra, yard games, bike valet. There will be a fireworks show around 9 p.m. at this evening’s event. Parking will be limited, a shuttle bus is available from the SBHS parking lot from 5-10 p.m. Veterans Memorial Park, 1000 Dorset St.



Little Umbrella: Art Curation

Union Station Gallery

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. through August: James Vogler, abstract oil paintings. 1 Main St.

The Gallery at Main Street Landing

Kara Torres, “Myopia;” Ben Balcom, film: “The Sequence of Years. mainstreetlanding.com; 391-4083, 60 Lake St.


Birds of Vermont Museum

Pollinate This!

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.


Bryan Memorial Gallery

Through Sept. 2: “Then and Now,” a plein air landscape exhibition of works by 12 20th century masters of the medium, and 30 contemporary plein air landscape artists. Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., and by appointment. Free admission. 644-5100, bryangallery.org. 180 Main St.


Emile A Gruppe Gallery

To Aug. 24: Michael Smith, “I can’t move,” case studies in still-life behavior.

Thursday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and by appointment. 899-3211, emilegruppegallery.com. 22 Barber Farm Road.



Anime Night

Second Friday of the month. Animated shows from Japan; four or more episodes. Discussion follows. Enter through side door. 777-9012, lazerem91@gmail.com.  Laboratory B, 266 Pine St.

Vermont International 

Film Festival 

Aug. 29: 7 p.m. Norah Schapiro, “Time for Ilhan;” documentary, Ilhan Omar.



Lake Champlain 

Chamber Music Festival

• Aug. 20: 6:30 to 7 p.m. The Merz Trio: Brigid Coleridge, Lee Dionne, Julia Yang. Scenes and Stories, interactive concert for children. 

• Aug. 22: 3 p.m. Create Music; 40-minute interactive workshop 

for children.

863-3403. fletcherfree.org; lccmf.org Fletcher Free Library, 235 College St.

ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

Aug. 31: 12:30-4 p.m. Archaeology Adventures; with archaeologist and potter, Charlie Paquin. Native American pottery construction. Free with admission or membership. 864-1848, 

echovermont.org 1 College St.


Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival

St. Michael’s College

Aug. 24: 1:30 to 2 p.m. Merz Trio: More Scenes and Stories. 2 p.m. Instrument Petting Zoo: try harp, flute, violin, trumpet with help of Zoo Keeper and instrument handlers. Free ice cream. No ticket required. lccmf.org. Elley-Long Music Center, 223 Ethan Allen Ave.



NAMI Family Support Group

2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 7 p.m. Family Support Groups empower and educate family members and close friends of individuals with persistent mental health challenges. All groups are led by trained individuals who have a family member living with a mental health condition and understand the same challenges you are experiencing. Howard Center, corner of Pine St. and Flynn Ave.

Radio Amateurs of Northern VT

Second Tuesday of month. 7 p.m. Anyone interested in ham radio welcome. Meets every second Tuesday of the month. Refreshments. Mitch, 879-6589, ranv.org. Wheeler House, 1100 Dorset St.


NAMI Family Support Group

1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 6 p.m. Family Support Groups empower and educate family members and close friends of individuals with persistent mental health challenges. All groups are led by trained individuals who have a family member living with a mental health condition and understand the same challenges you are experiencing. NAMI Vermont, Kidder Newhouse Building (South Entrance), 600 Blair Park Road, Suite 301.



Fleming Museum

University of Vermont

$3 students and seniors, $5 adults, $10 family; age 6 & under free. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 12-4 p.m. uvm.edu/~fleming/. 61 Colchester Ave.



Burlington City Arts

Free Summer Concerts

12:30 p.m. Wednesday and Friday through Aug. 28

• Aug. 16: Bessette Quartet

• Aug. 21: Jenni Johnson and the Jazz Junketeers

• Aug. 23: AliT

• Aug. 28: Dayna Kurtz

burlingtoncityarts.org. Lower Church St. near City Hall.


Free Music Fridays

Aug. 16: 8 p.m. Free Music Fridays: Brett Hughes. Box office open daily: 4:30-10 p.m. info@artsriot.com, 400 Pine St. 

Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival


• Aug. 20: 12:15 p.m. Free recital featuring Soovin Kim and four singers. Bach, Sonata No. 3 for solo violin in C major. Bach/Theone, Chaconne arranged for violin and four voices. St. Paul’s Cathedral, 3 Cherry St. 

Fletcher Free Library

• Aug. 20: 6:30 to 7 p.m. Free Family Concert. The Merz Trio: Brigid Coleridge, Lee Dionne. Julia Yang. Scenes and Stories, interactive concert for children.

• Aug. 22: 3 p.m. Young Composers Children’s Workshop. 863-3403. 235 College St. lccmf.org


Local Motion

Island Line Bike Ferry

Through Sept. 2: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Local Motion, Vermont’s statewide advocate for active transportation, vibrant communities and safe streets, operates ferry seven days a week that links the Island Line Trail, a popular bike path, to the Champlain Islands. Round trip: $8 adults, $5 youth 7-17, free 6 & under. localmotion.org.

Green Mountain Bicycle Club

Day Touring Rides

Rides begin 15 minutes after meeting. Under 18 need signed parental waiver. Helmets required. Visit thegmbc.com for more info or contact ride leader.

Aug 18: Double Ferry South. 8:45 a.m. Forty-one miles heading from Burlington down to Charlotte to take the ferry to New York. Roads there offer beautiful views of the lake which will be followed by the ferry from Port Kent to Burlington. Bring money for the ferries. Meet at Curtis Lumber parking lot Leader: Kerry Crosby, 578-3249, crosbykn@comcast.net.


Bird Monitoring Walk

Aug. 17: 8:30-10:30 a.m. Join Winooski Valley Park District’s environmental educator, Juli Tyson, for a bird monitoring walk around Ethan Allen Homestead to observe what species are present. We will keep track of the bird species we see for citizen science and make a report to eBird.org. An easy walk about two miles around the trails. 1 Ethan Allen Homestead.


South Burlington 

Recreation & Parks Slow Roll Series

Aug. 18, Sept. 1 & 15: 9-10 a.m. The Recreation and Parks Department wants to provide everyone the skills and knowledge of how to ride a bike safely. Everyone welcome. Short and safe routes. Be sure to have your bike and helmet. Bring bike, lock, water bottle, snacks, money for cremees just in case. If any members of the community are interested in being leaders or sweepers, contact Ben McShane: bmcshane@sburl.com,  802-846-4145. Start at Veterans Memorial Park.

Vermont Master Naturalists

Explore the Winooski Gorge

Aug. 31: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Explore the landscape of the Winooski Gorge area in South Burlington from geology to plants and animals to land use history and beyond. Led by Alicia Daniel and Jane Dorney. Walk is a sneak preview of the South Burlington Master Naturalist Program. vermontmasternaturalist.org. Meet at the parking lot for the Winooski Gorge Park on Lime Kiln Road.



Ethan Allen Homestead Museum

“Land Surveying During Early Years in Vermont”

Aug. 18: 2 p.m. Talk by Brad Holden, Land Surveyor. Rare surveying equipment display. ethanallenhomestead.org. 1 Ethan Allen Homestead.



Shelburne Players

Auditions for “The Secret Garden”

• Sept. 6: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

• Sept. 7: 10 a.m. to noon. Five males, two of school age; five females, one of school age (10-12). Show dates: Nov. 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23. Help needed with stage managing and costumes. shelburneplayers.com for sides and updates. Shelburne Town Center, 5420 Shelburne Road.


Lyric Theatre Company

Auditions for “The Addams Family”

• Aug. 28: 6:15 p.m. Registration deadline. 7 to 9 p.m. Kick-off, information meeting (actors and volunteers).  

• Sept. 3, 4, 5: 5:45 to 10:15 p.m. Adult auditions; age 16 on or before Sept. 3, 2019; believable stage age 18 and up. 

• Sept. 7: 9 a.m. Registration deadline. 9 a.m. to noon Youth auditions (Pugsley, two ancestor children); must have turned 8 by Sept. 7; Pugsley stage age 10 to 13; ancestor children stage age 5 to 13.

lyricvtsm@gmail.com, 802-324-3651, lyrictheatrevt.org. 7 Green Tree Drive.

Library Happenings


Bennington Battle Day, Aug. 16 


Extended through the end of August. All donations will be given to the new food pantry opening later this year in South Burlington.


One-day passes for area museums, state parks and more are available for South Burlington residents with a South Burlington library card. Check library website for a full list of locations and how to reserve a pass for a specific date. 


Wednesday, Aug. 21, 6 p.m.

Practice your English and make new friends in this ongoing ESL discussion group facilitated by Tricia Griffith.


Wednesday, Aug. 21, 6:30 p.m.

All skill levels welcome. Bring latest project to share or get help with challenging patterns.


Thursday, August 22, 9 a.m.

Please join the Friends to help support the library in providing high quality programs and services for adults and children. Open to the public. Meeting is at Wheeler House.


Pick up your passport at the library and create your own unique Vermont adventure exploring Vermont libraries this summer. Sponsored by the Vermont Library Association and VTLib. Bring your passport back between Sept. 1-15 and show us your library adventures to be entered into a raffle for a special prize.



Astro-Ducks have invaded the library and are hiding in the stacks. Find their hiding spot now through Aug. 24 and win a prize. For kids ages 3 to 10. One play a day.


Registered summer reading participants who have read three or more books can pick up a ribbon to attend the Champlain Valley Fair Monday, Aug. 26. Ribbon entitles participant to free admission on that day, participation in a Read & Win ceremony at noon, a free book, a free ice cream at the dairy bar, free admission to The Beatles tribute concert that evening and a ride ticket. For ages 5 to 13 with an adult.  


Calling all kindergarteners and families new to South Burlington: Do you have a library card?  September is Library Card Sign Up Month at the South Burlington Public Library. New residents and new kindergarteners welcome. Accompanying adults must have identification - either electronic or otherwise - that includes a permanent address.


The story time series resumes Sept. 10.

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