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



American Lung Association: LUNG FORCE Walk

June 20: Fifth annual. 5 p.m, participant check-in; 6:15 p.m., opening ceremonies; 6:30 p.m. Walk begins; 7:20 p.m., closing ceremonies, awards. Family-friendly educational “Mission Tents,” food, music, children’s activities. lungforce.org/Burlington; Jana Beagley, 876-6863, jana.beagley@lung.org. Battery Park, 1 North Ave.

Interfaith Summer Solstice Labyrinth Walk

June 21: 5:30 p.m. Invocation and blessing on longest day of year. Members of UU Labyrinth Ministry lead the walk. Seven circuit Cretan/Classical Labyrinth. Free. All welcome. uusociety.org First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington, 152 Pearl St. (top of Church St).

Very Merry Theatre: Summer Fundraiser

June 27: 7-10 p.m. A fun filled evening for adults 18 and over including music, dancing, cash bar and silent auction to support Very Merry Theatre’s mission to ensure all children have access to performing arts. $15. For more information, visit verymerrytheatre.org. Arts Riot, 400 Pine St.

American Heart Association CycleNation

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.


AMVETS Vermont Post 1

Second Monday: 6:30 p.m.. Open to all veterans, National Guard and Reservists. John Kehoe, 796-3098, amvetsvt@gmail.com. American Legion Post, 3650 Roosevelt Highway.

Vermont Genealogy Library

Open for research: Tuesday, 3-9:30 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Dupont Hall, Fort Ethan Allen, 377 Hegeman Ave. 310-9285, vtgenlib.org.


Warriors S.O.A.R. Golf Classic

Aug. 12: 10 a.m. Third annual. Fundraiser for local nonprofit providing support, outreach, assistance, recovery to veterans (warriorsoar.org). classy.org/event/3rd-annual-warriors-soar-golf-classic/e234670?preview=true. Cedar Knoll Country Club, 13460 Route 116. 


Family Three-Mile Mass Ride for the Planet

June 22: Rain or shine. Montpelier High School to TimberHomes Vermont, 21 Fork Road. Snacks, music, games. Organized by Mother Up! Project of 350 Vermont. Wear helmets, bring water. Shuttle to bring adults back to high school. tinyurl.com/cvca350vt350VT.org


2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s - Champlain Valley

Sept. 15: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Shelburne Museum, 6000 Shelburne Road. alz.org


VTLyme.orgHealing from Lyme Disease

June 22: 12-4 p.m. VTLyme.org hosts a talk and presentation by Dr. Robert Stram and Bob Giguere. Dr. Stram is the founder of the Stram Center for Integrative Medicine. His practice includes treatment of tick-borne diseases. Bob Giguere is head of sales at IGeneX, a company that specializes in tick-borne disease testing. Speakers begin at 1 p.m. and will be followed by a Q&A. At noon, view Stand-4-Lyme video about Lyme disease research at Stanford University. vtlyme.org. Free and open to the public. Faith United Methodist Church, 899 Dorset St.

Vermont Humanities Council: Reading Frederick Douglass 2019

July 1: 12 p.m. The South Burlington Public Library hosts a public reading of the 1852 speech in which noted orator, former slave and abolitionist Frederick Douglass took exception to being asked to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence while slavery was still legal. Moderated by Paul Suk-Hyun Yoon, Senior Advisor for Strategic Diversity Assessment & Research at the University of Vermont. 155 Dorset St.


Chittenden Solid Waste District Backyard Composting Workshops

Green Mountain Compost

June 26: 5:30-7 p.m.

Learn the joy of home composting. Discover the benefits of “closing the loop” with your own household food scraps in this interactive, hands-on demonstration of a healthy compost and digesting system. Free. Attendance at these popular composting workshops is limited. Sign up early. https://cswd.net/composting/backyard-composting/backyard-composting-workshops/,  cswd.net, 660-4949, 1042 Redmond Rd.



Vermont Youth Dancers “Turn to Stone, A Journey to Narnia”

June 22: 6:30 p.m. & June 23: 2 p.m. A twist on “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” $15. vermontyouthdancers.org, South Burlington High School, 550 Dorset St.



Burlington City Arts

Current: Nicole Czapinski, “forever, a little ghost.” First artist in new series dedicated to experimentation. Crystal Wagner: Traverse. Site-specific installation, first floor gallery. 865-7166. Burlingtoncityarts.org. 135 Church St.


Bryan Memorial Gallery

• Through June 23: “Ebb and Flow” Exhibit.

• July 1-14: Call to Artists: “2019 Land and Light and Water and Air;” show Sept. 5-Nov. 3.

Friday to Sunday, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., and by appointment. Free admission. info@bryangallery.org, bryangallery.org. 180 Main St.


Emile A Gruppe Gallery

Through July 21: “Window on the Northeast Landscape,” by artists in Vermont, New York and Massachusetts. Watercolors by Kathleen Manley and Christine Zavgren; oils by Jane Morgan.

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


Middlebury Museum of Art

To-Aug. 11: “Collecting for the Middlebury College Museum of Art,” 50 works, one from each year. middlebury.edu/arts. 443-3168, 72 Porter Field Rd.

Vermont Folklife Center - Vision & Voice Gallery

Through summer 2019: “Ice Shanties: Fishing, People & Culture.” M-F: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. ADA accessible, first floor, rear entrance, 88 Main St. 388-4964, vermontfolklifecenter.org



Anime Night

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

Vermont International Film Festival “Hail Satan?”

June 27: 7 p.m. Chronicling the extraordinary rise of one of the most colorful and controversial religious movements in American history, “Hail Satan?” is a new feature documentary from acclaimed director Penny Lane.  The 94-minute documentary offers a timely look at a group of often misunderstood outsiders whose unwavering commitment to social and political justice has empowered thousands of people around the world. $8/$5/Free for VTIFF members. vtiff.org. Main Street Landing Film House, 60 Lake St.



Burlington City Arts Center Family Art Saturday

June 22 (Fourth Saturday of the month): 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Drop-in. Create original work inspired by BCA’s current exhibitions. Free and open to the public. 865-7166, www.burlingtoncityarts.org. 135 Church St.

Flynn - Free Family Saturdays

10-11 a.m. Free. Pre-registration required. flynncenter.org Flynn Lobby, 153 Main St.


UVM Extension 4-H Youth Farm Safety Day

• June 25: Deadline for disability-related accommodation: Martha Manning, 802-524-6501, extension 449.

• June 30: Pre-register to receive T-shirt.

• July 9: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Age 10 to 16. Basic first aid and more. 4-H enrollment not required. Lunch included. Free. go.uvm.edu/farmsafetyday2019. Ballard Acres Farm, 1900 Ballard Rd.



Mother Up! Burlington

Third Thursday of the month. 6-7:30 p.m. Mother Up! 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. Contact maeve@350vt.org for more information.

NAMI Support Group

Thursdays: 3 p.m. The National Alliance on Mental Illness hosts a free 90-minute recovery support group, facilitated by trained NAMI peers living in recovery, for people living with mental illness where people learn from one another’s experiences, share coping strategies, and offer mutual encouragement and understanding. Free. namivt.org. Saint Paul’s Cathedral, 2 Cherry St.


Learn to manage land for wildlife habitat and forest health

June 22: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For landowners and foresters. Pre-register: Chittenden County Forester Ethan Tapper, ethan.tapper@vermont.gov, 585-9099. Begins in Fish and Wildlife District Office, 111 West St., moves outdoors (EQIP projects in the field).


Chittenden County Chess Club

Thursdays: 7 p.m. Registration 7-7:15 p.m.; Games begin at 7:30 p.m. Great competitive fun. Information: Dave at 324-1143 or email carterd253@hotmail.com. Lake Champlain Waldorf High School, 122 Bostwick Rd.

RSVP Bone Builders

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays: 10-11 a.m. No registration required. Free. No-impact weight training program designed to prevent and even reverse the effects of osteoporosis and increase balance and strength. Sponsored by United Way of Northwest Vermont and taught by trained volunteer instructors. Shelburne United Methodist Church, 30 Church St.


Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Support Group

Second Tuesdays of the month. 10-11:30 a.m. Light refreshments. Free respite care while caregivers attend the support group. Info: Dawn Plante, 863-6631, rdplante@comcast.net. The Residence at Quarry Hill, 465 Quarry Hill Rd.

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.



Ethan Allen Homestead Museum Ethan Allen Day

• June 21: 11:30 a.m. sharp. Abenaki tradition: “Shooting the Fire” summer solstice ceremony. No photography permitted. By donation.

• June 22 & 23: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Ethan Allen Day, “Experience the Vermont Frontier!” Re-enactors of Col. Seth Warner’s regiment. Military drill, demonstrations, hands-on activities.

www.ethanallenhomestead.org. 1 Ethan Allen Homestead. 

Fleming Museum University of Vermont

$3 students and seniors, $5 adults, $10 family; age 6 and 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. www.uvm.edu/~fleming/. 61 Colchester Ave.



Stellaria Trio in Concert

June 22: 7:30 p.m. Violinist Letitia Quante, cellist John Dunlop, pianist Claire Black. Suggested donations: $20, $5 limited means. Children free. stellariatrio.com College Street Congregational Church, 265 College St.

Burlington City Arts Free Summer Concerts

To-Aug. 28: 12:30 p.m. Twenty-two free concerts. Wednesday and Friday.

• June 21: The Useless Cans, Gypsy Jazz.

• June 26: Lowell Thompson, Americana.

• June 28: The Revenants, Americana.

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


Green Mountain Bicycle Club Day Touring Rides  

Rides begin 15 minutes after meeting. Under 18 need waiver signed by parent. Helmets required. thegmbc.com.

• June 30: 8:45 a.m. Rouse’s Point Rouser, 60-mile loop, short ride 50 miles. Meet at Grand Isle Ferry parking lot. Info: Matt Kuivinen, 881-9045, mattkui@earthlink.net, Social Ride Leader: Donna Leban, 862-1901, lightspd@comcast.net.

• July 7: Willsboro Wanderer. 8:30 a.m. for 9 p.m. ferry. Meet: Old Champlain Flyer parking lot, Ferry Road, Charlotte, NOT ferry parking lot. Phyl Newbeck, 899-2908, phyl@together.net. Bryan Harrington, 899-2908, alpinefogman@yahoo.com.

• July 14: Monkton Ridge Ride, 23 (E), 38 (M) or 43 (M). 8:45 a.m. at Shelburne Village Shopping Center. Brian Howard, 505-1148, bjhowd@gmail.com. Matt Kuivinen, 881-9045, mattkui@earthlink.net.

• July 21: Triple (or Double) Ferry Ride (bring money). 8:45 a.m. Curtis Lumber Parking Lot, Burlington. North to Colchester, Local Motion bike ferry to the Islands, followed by Grand Isle Ferry to Plattsburgh, ending with Burlington ferry. 43 miles (E/M), some packed gravel; or skip bike ferry, take longer ride on Routes 2 and 7 (50 miles). Kerry Crosby, 578-3249, crosbykn@comcast.net; Joanna Cummings, joanna@yellowladyslipper.org,  Social Ride Leader: Donna Leban, 862-1901, lightspd@comcast.net.

• July 28: Not Quite Quebec. 8:45 a.m. Tractor Supply Co., Exit 20 off I-89. 51 (M) and 64 (M/S). Low traffic roads, crosses Missisquoi River twice, along shore of Lake Carmi. Dave Merchant, 825-3808, dpierchand@comcast.net. Joyce McCutcheon, 893-1690, mellowmiti@aol.com.


Friends of the Winooski River: River of Light Paddling by the Light of the Moon

July 16: 6:30 p.m. PaddleSurf Champlain rentals. $25. Heineberg Bridge put-in. Reservations: Jason, 881-4905 or jason@paddlesurfchamplain.com. 7 p.m. Sunset launch. Heineberg Bridge Access, Colchester side of Route 127 bridge over Winooski River. 2.5 miles to Lake Champlain. Take out: Colchester Fishing Access. winooskiriver.org/river-of-light-moonlight-paddle.php.


GMBC Introductory Group Rides

June 22: 10 a.m.  Green Mountain Bicycle Club hosts introductory group rides to teach novice cyclists how to ride safely in a group. 12 to 20 miles. Helmets required, bikes in good working condition, under 18 with adult. Meet at Veterans Memorial Park (Wheeler Lot). For info, contact group leader: Dorothy Pumo, 829-8729,  dpumo5@gmail.com

Burlington Garden Club Community Garden Volunteer Work Program

First Saturday of month: July 6, Aug. 3, Sept. 7: 9-11 a.m. Help maintain the four gardens in the Vermont Garden Park: All–American, Cottage, Butterfly, and Grandma and Grandpa Gardens. Bring small garden tools and gloves. 615-390-9965, djvanmullen@gmail.com. 1100 Dorset St.

Stunt Kite Fliers & Archery Hobbyists

Saturdays: 10 a.m. to noon. All skill levels. Free. David, 658-0030. Meet at Presto Music Store, Blue Mall, Dorset St.

Library Happenings


Through Sept. 1, pick up a Passport to Vermont Libraries and create a unique Vermont adventure exploring libraries throughout the state this summer. Enter a raffle to win a prize by bringing the passport back to the South Burlington Public Library between Sept. 1 and 15. Sponsored by the Vermont Library Association and VTLib.


Tuesday, June 25, 5:30 p.m.

Cooking demo and tasting. Bill Wargo, the library’s Cookbook Club facilitator, will teach how to get the most out of an instant pot in this fun cooking class. Pre-register. 


Wednesday, June 26, 6 p.m.

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


Wednesday, June 26, 6:30 p.m. 

Bring a latest project to share with other knitters or get help with challenging patterns. 


Thursday, June 27, 6:30 p.m. 

A discussion of “City of Thieves” by David Benioff. A limited number of books are available to borrow. This is the last meeting until September.



Join the library’s blast off into the summer reading program, A Universe of Stories, which will run through Aug. 10. Read across the galaxies and read to win prizes. For updates on summer reading, visit the library website.


Ages 2 to 6 story time 

June 22 and 29, 10:30 a.m.

Join the library for a family-friendly 30-minute story time geared to ages 2 to 6 featuring the favorite space-themed stories and songs, with a “just right” craft to round out the fun. Free. No pre-registration necessary.


June 22 & 29, 10:30 a.m.

The library has a furry friend waiting to hear your stories. Meet Charlie, a poodle, at the library to practice reading aloud. Charlie is a registered therapy dog, great for dog lovers and first-time dog greeters alike. Sign up in advance at the circulation desk for a guaranteed 15-minute time slot or drop in and see if Charlie is available. 


Tuesday, June 25, 10:30 a.m.

A 30-minute, weekly musical story time for kids aged 1 to 5. Includes stories, songs and fingerplays followed by age-appropriate activity stations in the garden. Free. No pre-registration necessary. Bring water, sunscreen and a hat. Port-o-lets available, but no public restrooms. Canceled if there is rain or inclement weather, check the library Facebook page for up-to-the minute information on the day of the event. Parking is available in the lot at the entrance to Dorset Park. Please use the stroller-friendly walking path. Families with newborns or accessibility issues may park in the Wheeler House lot. 


Wednesday, June 26, 10:30 a.m.

Join the library for a gentle 20 to 30-minute story time geared to infants and pre-crawlers.  Stories, songs, sensory activities and early literacy tips for caregivers. Feel free to stay and socialize afterwards. No pre-registration necessary. 

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