COMMUNITY CALENDAR

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


Upcoming Events

Friday, July 28th

As part of the Poke-O-Moonshine Fire Tower Centennial this summer, a slide show, “Fire Tower History and Current Work,” is being presented at Adirondack Architectural Heritage, 1745 Main Street in Keeseville at 7:30pm.  There will also be a silent auction from 7pm to 9pm.

Learn about Essential Oils and their safe and effective benefits during a free 2-hour presentation by Dr. Lynn Thompson at the O’Brien Community Center on Mallets Bay Avenue in Winooski from 1pm to 3pm.  To register, call 1-715-456-6734

Saturday, July 29th

Westport Federated Church, 6486 Main Street, is having a crafts, baked goods, jewelry and nuts sale from 10am to 1pm.  Learn more at www.westportfederatedchurch.org

A Mud Run for Cancer is being held at 1204 Weaver Road in Huntington at 10am to benefit The Rednecks for Cancer Relay for Life Team.  It is open to all truck sizes and driver entry is free.  Gates open at 9am.

Sacred Heart Parish, 8 Hall Street in Chazy is having its annual indoor yard sale in conjunction with the Chazy Town Wide Yard Sale from 8am to 4pm.

Vermont Shakespeare Festival presents “Richard III, the Anatomy of a Villain” on the Shelburne Museum Circus Lawn at 6pm.  Tickets are available at www.flynntix.org or at the gate.

The 2017 raffle quilt to benefit Franklin County Home Health Agency is on display at the Montgomery Farmers Market.  The winner of this queen-sized quilt will be drawn at the 9th annual Blue Jean Ball on October 21st.

St. Amadeus Church at 98 North Main Street in Alburgh is having a craft and vendor sale from 9am to 2pm.

The Kings Daughters and Sons of Swanton in cooperation with the Swanton Police Department are having a Car Seat Safety Check and Bake Sale in the Swanton Villages parking lot next to the fire station from 10am to 1pm.  Free car seats are available for low income qualifiers.

The 8th annual Swanton Chamber Car Show is being held on the Village Green from 9am to 2:30pm.  To register or learn more, go to www.swantonchamber.com  It is free to the public.

Saturday and Sunday, July 29th & 30th

The Greek Annual Summer Food Festival is taking place at the Greek Orthodox Church at the corner of Ledge Road and South Willard Street in Burlington from 11am to 3 pm on Saturday and from noon to 5pm on Sunday.  The weekend also features Greek music and dances performed by the children.

Sunday, July 30th

The Centennial Celebration of the restored Poke-O-Moonshine fire tower features a late morning hike to the summit and fire tower with a 1pm tour of the tower and entertainment.  BYO lunch.  Cake and speeches are part of a 3pm to 4pm gathering at the base campground.  And there is a party at Ausable Brewing Company, 765 Mace Chasm Road in Keeseville from 4:30pm to 7:30pm with food and live music.  Learn more at www.pokeomoonshine.org

The United Methodist Church in Fletcher is hosting an ice cream social and band concert at 6:30pm featuring the Fletcher-Fairfax-Westford Band.

The 2017 raffle quilt to benefit the Franklin County Home Health Agency is on display at the Jig in the Valley in Fairfield.  The winner of this queen-sized quilt will be drawn at the 9th annual Blue Jean Ball on October 21st.

Tuesday, August 1st

Author and Champlain College Professor Willard Sterne Randall presents a talk and book signing of his latest work, “Unshackling America: How the War of 1812 Truly Ended the American Revolution” at the Grand Isle Free Public Library at North Hero Community Hall on Route 2 at 1pm.

Master Hair Stylist Patrick Lomantini continues his 50-state tour, his Ultimate Road Trip for Homeless Animals.  He partners with All Breed Rescue at O’Brian’s Aveda Institute, 400 Cornerstone Drive in Williston from 10am to 3pm.  For hair cut reservations, call 876-7044.  Learn more at www.barkaid.org

The Island Center at Knights Point State Park Free Music in the Park Summer Tuesday features Quadra from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  Food trucks will be there.  BYOB.

Wednesday, August 2nd

A pot luck supper and a talk on Milton’s Racing History are being held at The Eagles Club, 42 Centre Drive in Milton starting at 6pm.  Bring a dish and learn more about Milton’s Catamount Stadium and Milton Speedway.  It is free and open to the public.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th

The 42nd annual Franklin County Field Days bring live music, livestock shows, food, games and rides to the Franklin County Field Days Grounds, 294 Airport Road in Highgate.

Saturday, August 5th

The Addison County Gospel Choir performs at the First Baptist Church, 81 St. Paul Street in Burlington at 7pm.  The 35-voice choir and band present traditional gospel favorites.  General admission is by donation.

A World Breastfeeding Week Walk is being held in Lake Placid at the public beach around Mirror Lake at 10am.  It is sponsored by the Essex County Health Department WIC Unit.  Learn more at www.ewic@co.essex.ny.us

Camp Ta-Kum-Ta’s annual Lobster Bake is taking place from 5pm to 9pm in South Hero.  For more details, go to www.takumta.org or call 372-5863

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

Saturday and Sunday, August 5th & 6th

The Altona Town Wide Garage Sale is taking place from 9am to 4pm both days and is sponsored by the Altona Fire Department Auxiliary.  On Saturday, crafts, baked goods and refreshments will be for sale at the fire station.

Sunday, August 6th

The 10th annual “Get Your Rear in Gear 5K Run/Walk” to fight colon cancer is taking place at Bayside Park in Colchester.  Registration starts at 8:30am and the run/walk gets underway at 10am.  Learn more at www.coloncancercoalition.org/colchester or call Daphne at 782-9268

The 47th annual Antiques and Uniques Festival is being held on the Craftsbury Common from 10am to 4pm. More than 100 antiques dealers and crafts people are participating.

The 4th annual Mark Dragoon Memorial Golf Tournament is being held at Harmony Golf Course in Port Kent with starting times at 7:30am and 1:30pm.  The event is put on by the Keeseville Volunteer Fire Department and raises money for Swift Water Rescue.  Call Dan at 518-578-4730

Monday, August 7th

The 11th annual Colonel Alan J. Leclair Golf Tournament to benefit the National Guard Association of Vermont is being held at Champlain Country Club in Swanton.  The four-person scramble has a shotgun start at 9am.  There is also a silent auction.  The cost is $70 and checks should be mailed to Scott Brochu, 45 NCO Drive, South Burlington, 05403.  Call or email team information to scott.e.brochu.mil@mail.mil or call 660-5487

Tuesday through Friday, August 8th – 11th

The 14th annual Community Yard sale to benefit KidSafe Collaborative is taking place at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction August 12th and 13th.  Donations are being accepted at various times August 8th through the 11th at CVE.  Volunteers are needed.  Learn more at www.kidsafevt.org

Tuesday though Saturday, August 8th – 12th

Addison County Field Days is happening in Vergennes.  To learn more about Vermont’s largest agricultural fair, visit www.addisoncountyfielddays.com

Thursday, August 10th

St. Michael’s Church at 270 Bend Road in Greensboro Bend is having a chicken pie supper with servings at 5pm and 6:30pm.  No reservations.  Take out is available.

Join the Alzheimer’s Association of Vermont for a community kick-off party at Centennial Field with the Vermont Lake Monsters at 5:30pm for the September Walk to End Alzheimer’s.  RSVP at www.alz.org/vermont or call 316-3839

Friday, August 11th

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