AMVETS Vermont Post 1
March 11: 6:30 p.m. Open to all veterans, National Guard, and Reservists. Meets second Monday of the month. John Kehoe, 796-3098, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Chittenden County Chess Club
Every Thursday at 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 email@example.com. Lake Champlain Waldorf High School, 122 Bostwick Road.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. https://vtiff.org/events/.
KIDS & TEENS
Burlington City Arts Center: Family Art Saturday
Drop-in; third Saturday of the month. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Create original work inspired by BCA’s current exhibitions.135 Church Street. 865-5355, email@example.com.
Burlington City Arts Center SoundCheck
Workshop by Young Writers Project Feb. 21, March 21, April 18: 6 p.m. 7 p.m. open mic. 135 Church St. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rosie and Friends
Feb. 16: 10 a.m. Meet and greet, author Helen Hipp, Rosie and Friends. Age 4-8. Kindness crafts, story time, dance party, giveaways, raffle. 10:30 a.m. Story time. Free. Bring non-perishable donations to Chittenden County Food Shelf and be entered to win prizes. University Mall, 155 Dorset St. rosiethehippo.com. 863-1066.
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.
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, email@example.com. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
UVM Faculty Scholarship Concert
Feb. 24: 3-4 p.m. Music and dance faculty. Amber deLaurentis, David Feurzeig and Sylvia Parker, Anne Janson, Patricia Julien, Steve Klimowski, Matt LaRocca, Paul Besaw, and Julian Barnett, Brooke McCorkle, David Neiweem, Melissa Dickerson, Adam Hall, and Ray Vega. By donation. Benefits student scholarships. Music Building Recital Hall, 384 S. Prospect St. Kelly Dutra, 656-7776.
Rick & The All-Star Ramblers
March 20: 6:30 p.m. Fletcher Free Library, 235 College St. 482-2878, rickandtheramblers.com.
Feb. 16: 7:30 p.m. “Classics & Contemporaries” Lou Kosma conducting. See Barre listing for details. Saint Michael’s College, Elley-Long Music Center, 223 Ethan Allen Ave. $20, $15 seniors, $5 for students; at door or vermontphilharmonic.com.
Stellaria Trio in Concert
March 1: 7:30-9 p.m. Suggested donations: $20, $5 limited means. Free: children, holders of St. Michael’s ID cards. Saint Michael’s College, McCarthy Arts Center Recital Hall, 18 Campus Road. Claire Black, 518-796-4188, email@example.com; stellariatrio.comm.
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.
Ethan Allen Homestead
Feb. 17, 2 p.m. “African American Slave Biographies from the Canadian Maritimes” UVM professor Harvey Amani Whitfield will discuss his latest book, the first on slavery in the Maritimes, a startling corrective to the enduring and triumphant narrative of Canada as a land of freedom at the end of the Underground Railroad. Free. Donations appreciated. 1 Ethan Allen Homestead. ethanallenhomestead.org.
Community Medical School
Feb. 19: 6-7:30 p.m. “Bigger Isn’t Better: Risks and Reasons for an Enlarged Heart.” David Warshaw, Ph.D., UVM Professor and Chair of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics; Jonathan Flyer, M.D., UVM Assistant Professor of Pediatrics.med.uvm.edu/community_medical_school.
University of Vermont, Carpenter Auditorium, Given Building, 89 Beaumont Ave.
SMC Annual Sutherland Lecture
Feb. 21: 4:30 p.m. Saint Michael’s College presents the annual Sutherland Lecture, this year by Columbia University scholar Roosevelt Montás, titled “Liberal Education and Human Freedom. This talk will explore the meaning and relevance of liberal education today, explore its potential for illuminating our shared humanity, and consider its place in a college education. Free and open to the public. For info: 654-2216. Dion Family Student Center Roy Event Center, 94 Place Saint Michel.
Richmond Free Library
March 8: 7 p.m. Green Mountain Club, Burlington Section Taylor Series. Charlotte Albers, landscape designer and consultant, “Hidcote Manor and Gardens of the Cotswolds.” firstname.lastname@example.org. Talk and slideshow. $8; $5 GMC members.
201 Bridge St. 434-3036, richmondfreelibraryvt.org.
Education & Enrichment for Everyone
Fridays, 2-3 p.m. EEE Spring Speaker Series:
• Feb. 15: “Vermont vs. Hollywood: 100 Years of Vermont on Film,” Amanda Gustin, Public Program Manager, Vermont History Center.
• Feb. 22: “The Treaty of Versailles: Did It Bring Peace?,” Nicole Phelps, Associate Professor of History, UVM.
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.
SBHS Drama Club
Feb. 15 & 16: 7 p.m. The South Burlington High School (SBHS) Drama Club present an evening of absurdist theatre based on Franco-Romanian playwright Eugene Ionesco. “Ionesco Deconstructed” An evening of hilarity and tragedy. Not suited for young children. Tickets are available at www.sbschools.net/Domain/8 or at the door, $10 for adults and $6 for students and seniors.
2019 Little League Season