VT Radio & Technology Show
Feb. 23: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. HAM-CON is a gathering of electronics hobbyists from all over Vermont with interests in ham radio, technology, building electronics, computer usage, and more. Forums, technical talks, discussions, and demonstrations on antennas, digital communications, radio interference, and computer applications. The activities room will feature demonstrations and a live on-air station W1V where visitors can talk to people all over the world. Holiday Inn, 1068 Williston Road.
Feb. 25: 6:30 p.m. Join state representatives Ann Pugh, Maida Townsend, Martin LaLonde and John Killacky, along with Senator Michael Sirotkin and moderator Vince Bolduc, as they talk about what’s being debated in the State House this year. South Burlington Public Library, University Mall, 155 Dorset St.
Waterfowl Season Public Hearing
Mar. 14: 6:30-9 p.m. The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department hosts a public hearing on the status of waterfowl populations and proposed waterfowl hunting seasons for the State of Vermont and Lake Champlain zone in New York. Under federal regulations, waterfowl seasons, bag limits, and shooting hours in the Lake Champlain Zone must be uniform throughout the entire zone and be identical to the waterfowl season in Vermont’s portion of the zone. Waterfowl hunters are encouraged to attend. www.vtfishandwildlife.com Winooski High School, 60 Normand Street.
Ninth Annual Dance Showcase
Feb. 23: 7 p.m. Benefits Vermont Family Network and Puppets in Education. New York City, New England and Montreal’s professional and semi-professional dance companies and soloists. Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Black Box Theater. 60 Lake St. puppetsineducation.org, vermontfamilynetwork.org. $25 advance (Vermont Family Network, 876-5315, extension 247), $28 at door.
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, email@example.com.
Feb. 28, 7 p.m. Vermont International Film Festival presents Capernaum written and directed by Nadine Labaki. The film takes Labaki’s unique cinematic microscope to the region’s countless neglected children “excluded from society” - the youths who fall through the cracks in the system and are left to fend for themselves. Awards/Major Festivals: Grand Jury Prize – Cannes Film Festival, Nominated for Best Foreign Language film – 2019 Academy Awards. Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Film House, 60 Lake St. vtiff.org.
KIDS & TEENS
Once Upon a Time
Mar. 3: 11 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. Neat with a Twist presents “Once Upon a Time: A Cabaret for Kids.” You and your children will have your dreams come true as local performers sing the songs you love from the movies. This exciting performance is kid-friendly and kid-focused. Kids will be able to gather close to the stage, sing, and dance along, and after the show, meet the princes, princesses, and even villains from the show. $10 plus taxes and fees. Tickets: www-vermontcomedyclub-com. Vermont Comedy Club, 101 Main Street.
Teen Science Café
Mar. 30: 5-7 p.m. UVM Extension 4-H sponsors their next VTeen 4-H Science Pathways Café, “Looks at Genomes.” Teens will have an opportunity to work with a renowned molecular genomic pathologist and learn how to read DNA to better understand what causes illness and disease. Free pizza and drinks served. Any student in grades 7-12 welcome. Registration required by Mar. 27: https://teensciencecafemarch30.eventbrite.com. 802-888-4972. Free. UVM Mansfield Dining Room at Dudley Davis Center.
South Burlington Kindergarten Registration
South Burlington Kindergarten is a full-time, five-day per week program. Children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 to enter. Registration for children entering kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year will take place the following dates:
- Chamberlin School - April 15 & 16
- Rick Marcotte Central School - April 8 & 9
- Orchard School - April 16 & 17
For more information and to set up a registration time, call your elementary school: Chamberlin School, 262 White Street, 652-7403, Rose Dattilio. Orchard Elementary, 2 Baldwin Avenue, 652-7302, Sue O’Brien. RMCS, 10 Market Street, 652-7202, Barb Gilmore.
Woman’s Disordered Eating Support Group
Mondays: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Open to the public. Free. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org. Turning Point Center, 179 South Winooski Avenue.
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. Saint Paul’s Cathedral, 2 Cherry Street, Burlington. namivt.org.
Chittenden County Chess Club
Thursdays: 7 to 7:15 p.m. Registration. 7:30 p.m. Games; competitive fun. Lake Champlain Waldorf High School, 122 Bostwick Road. Dave, 324-1143, email@example.com.
Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Support Group
March 12, 10-11:30 a.m. Light refreshments. Free respite care while caregivers attend the support group. Group meets every second Tuesday of the month. Info: Dawn Plante, 863-6631, firstname.lastname@example.org. The Residence at Quarry Hill, 465 Quarry Hill Road.
Champlain Valley Prostate Cancer Support Group
March 12: 6-7:30 p.m. General discussion and sharing among survivors, those beginning or rejoining the battle, wives, partners, etc. Meets every second Tuesday of the month. Refreshments. Hope Lodge, 237 East Ave. Mary L. Guyette RN, MS, ACNS-BC, 274-4990, email@example.com.
Radio Amateurs of Northern VT
March 12: 7 p.m. Anyone interested in ham radio welcome. Meets every second Tuesday of the month. Refreshments. Wheeler House, 1100 Dorset St. rMitch, 879-6589, ranv.org.
Feb. 24: 2 p.m. South Burlington Public Library hosts Vermont’s own “Trad-Roots Power Trio” for a free concert. Pete’s Posse plays a dynamic repertoire of folk roots genres including songs, tunes, traditional and original music. Composed of acclaimed musician Pete Sutherland, his talented protégé Oliver Scanlon, and the uber-dynamic Tristan Henderson, Pete’s Posse never fails to surprise and excite. All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served courtesy of the Friends of the Library. 155 Dorset Street, University Mall.
Bird Monitoring Walk
Feb. 23: 8:30 a.m. Join Winooski Valley Park District’s environmental educator Juli Tyson for a bird monitoring 2-3 mile walk at Ethan Allen Homestead with hopes to see an arctic visitor, the Common Redpoll, and maybe the resident Barred Owl. Meet in the parking lot by the information board. All experience levels welcome. Field guides and binoculars are available to borrow, as well as snow shoes if necessary for the conditions. Free.
Feb. 24: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The Intervale Center, a food and farming nonprofit, hosts Wintervale, a community celebration of winter recreation, good food, and open space. The winter festival features a bonfire, a chili-cook off, hot chocolate tastings, sugar on snow, kid activities and nature walks, and more! All are welcome. Free and open to the public. Donations to capital campaign welcomed. 180 Intervale Road. www.intervale.org.
Tales from the Middle Ages
Feb. 22: 4-6 p.m. UVM senior Hayley Malloy presents a talk about her summer spent in Tuscany excavating the remains of a twelfth century church under the auspices of the Archaeological Field School Pozzeveri. The goal was to reconstruct the settlement’s evolution throughout the Early Middle Ages. Malloy received a grant from the Vermont Italian Cultural Assoc. UVM, Waterman, Room 427.
Education & Enrichment for Everyone
Feb. 22: 2-3 p.m. “The Treaty of Versailles: Did It Bring Peace?,” Nicole Phelps, Associate Professor of History, UVM. Faith United Methodist Church, 899 Dorset St. $5 at door. Dorothy Lovering, 658-6554, firstname.lastname@example.org; eeevermont.org.
Burlington Garden Club Presents
Feb. 26: 1 p.m. Wildflower expert Dan Jaffe and author of “Design-Less Gardening: A Naturalistic Approach.” Low maintenance gardens using native plants. Faith United Methodist Church, 899 Dorset St. Carolyn Bates, 238-4213, email@example.com.
2019 Little League Season