Here is a list of Community & Non-Profit Events coming soon in our area:


Wednesday, December 6th

1st Wednesdays at the Brownell Library in Essex Junction present Dartmouth professor Jane Carroll with “Reformation and Response: What Luther Did to Art” at 7pm.

For all parents who have lost a child, you are invited to join the annual Candlelight Vigil around the Christmas Box Angel at Riverview Cemetery in Chazy at 6pm.  There will be hot chocolate and cookies at the American Legion across from the cemetery following the vigil.

Friday, December 8th
The Middlebury Community Players Foundations present “How to Eat Like a Child and Other Lessons in Not Being a Grown-Up” at Middlebury Union High School at 7pm with an all-child cast.  For tickets and information, visit

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops concert is on stage at the Barre Opera House at 7:30pm.  For tickets and information, go to

Carolyn’s Highgate Methodist Community Center, 3327 Route 78, is having a chicken and biscuits dinner from 4:30pm to 6:30pm.  Eat in or take out.  For reservations, call 868-4921

Saturday, December 9th
Saint Jude Church in Hinesburg is hosting a Craft Fair and Canteen from 9am to 3pm.

The Knights of Columbus are hosting Bingo at All Saints Parish Hall in Richford.  Doors open at 11:30am and the games begin at 1pm.

The Second Congregational United Church of Christ of Jeffersonville at 16 Church Street is holding its annual Craft Show and Cookie Sale from 9am to 3pm.  A table is $25.  Call Sue at 644-2721

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops concert is on stage at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington at 7:30pm.  For tickets and information, go to or

Sunday, December 10th
The Lyon Mountain American Legion, 3958 Route 374 is having a Holiday Craft Sale.  For a table, call Vicki at 518-570-1388

The South Burlington Chorus presents its Winter Concert at the McCarthy Arts Recital Hall at St. Michael’s College in Colchester at 5pm.  Tickets are $10 and free for anyone under 18.  Advance tickets are available at or at the South Burlington Recreation and Parks Department.

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops concert is on stage at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland at 7:30pm.  For tickets and information, go to or

Tuesday, December 12th
A public forum to discuss mental health and substance abuse is being held at the Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak Street, from 3pm to 4pm and is sponsored by Behavioral Health Services of Clinton and Essex Counties.  Learn more by calling Peter Trout at 518-563-8000

New Haven Congregational Church is having a Shepard’s pie community dinner with meat or vegetarian at 6:30pm.  The meal is free, but donations to the food shelf are appreciated.

Thursday, December 14th
Westport Federated Church at 6486 Main Street is having a baked ham and potato dinner at 4:30pm.  Take out is available and donations of non-perishable food items are appreciated.

Saturday, December 16th
Bring an unwrapped new toy to the “Toy Drive for Boys and Girls” gathering at 16 Heatherbush Road in Essex Junction from 5pm to 8pm.  There will be a cappella music, S.D. Ireland lighted trucks and coco and cookies.

South Burlington Recreation and Parks present “A Holiday Lights Tour” from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.  This free event is available on a first come, first served basis to any South Burlington resident 55 and older.  Call 846-4108.

Through December 10th
The Fletcher Free Library invites community members to participate in the 27th annual Books for Children Gift Campaign, which provides preschoolers with new, quality books.  Learn more at the library or bookstores Crow Bookshop and Phoenix Books in Burlington.

Through Wednesday, December 13th
Operation Fire Cuffs teaming a large number of law enforcement agencies, rescue squads, fire departments, the Red Cross, UVM and St. Michael’s College to collect gifts and monetary donations for children of all ages to be delivered to the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital on December 14th.  Contact Firefighter Phil Edgerly at for more information.