THURSDAY, DEC. 13
“ON GOLDEN POND” AUDITIONS: 6:30-9 p.m. Lyric Creative Space, 7 Green Tree Drive. The independent theater company Poor Lost Circus Performers holds auditions for their spring production of “On Golden Pond”, directed by Jeffrey Fox. Casting will be for the roles of Ethel Thayer, Chelsea Thayer Wayne, Bill Ray, and Charlie Martin. Rehearsals held initially in Charlotte.
VIFF PRESENTS LIYANA: 7 p.m. Main Street Landing Film House, 60 Lake Street, Burlington. The Vermont International Film Festival presents “Liyana” as part of their monthly screening series. This 77-minute film is a genre-defying documentary that tells the story of five children in the Kingdom of Eswatini who turn past trauma into an original fable about a girl named Liyana, who embarks on a perilous quest to save her young twin brothers. Open to the public. $8/$5/ and free for VTIFF members. All proceeds go to VTIFF, a nonprofit organization. For more info: vtiff.org.
SUNDAY, DEC. 16
CAROLING DOWNTOWN: 2-3 p.m. Join Lyric Theatre Company in their annual tradition of caroling downtown Burlington. Meet on the Church Street Marketplace outside the entrance to the Burlington Town Center. Sing along or just come and listen.
TUESDAY, DEC. 18
SBRP TAI CHI: 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. City Hall, 575 Dorset Street. South Burlington Recreation and Parks offers beginner/intermediate sun-style tai chi, long-form. Slow, gentle, relaxed movements are combined with focused, deep breathing. It can be done standing or sitting. Open to people of all ages, this drop-in class is free and meets Tuesdays.
THURSDAY, DEC. 20
SOUTH BURLINGTON ROTARY CLUB: 7:30-8:30 a.m. DoubleTree Hotel. Program: Aimee Bushey and the South Burlington High School Chamber Chorus. For more information: southburlingtonrotary.org.
NAMI SUPPORT GROUP: 3 p.m. Saint Paul’s Cathedral, 2 Cherry Street, Burlington. NAMI VT (National Alliance on Mental Illness) hosts a 90-minute recovery support group for people living with mental illness where people learn from one another’s experiences, share coping strategies, and offer mutual encouragement and understanding. The groups provide an ongoing opportunity to discuss the challenges of living with mental illness and the techniques for maintaining wellness. All meetings are facilitated by trained NAMI peers living in recovery. Group meets every Thursday. Free. For more information: namivt.org.