Community Events Calendar

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


Throughout October

Sweet Clover Market at Essex Shoppes and Cinema in Essex is collecting cookbook donations and selling them at $5 each throughout the month to raise money for Steps to End Domestic Violence. 


Friday and Saturday, October 5th & 6th

The United Church of Fairfax is having a rummage sale from 3pm to 7pm on Friday and from 9am to 2pm on Saturday at the Fairfax Community Center also known as the Baptist Building on Main Street.

Saturday, October 6th

Shelburne United Methodist Church at 30 Church Street is having a chicken and biscuit dinner with seatings at 5pm and 6:15pm.  Reservations are required.  Call 985-3981 or email

Stowe Trails Partnership and MTBVT present the Leaf Blower Mountain Bike Festival from 8:30am to 6pm based out of Ranch Camp this year.  For more details on this one day celebration of bikes and community, go to

All Dogs Need A Haven, a canine rescue, is hosting an adoption event at Guy’s Farm and Yard, 555 Fairfax Road in St. Albans from 10am to 1pm.  Take exit 19 off of I-89.

The North Hero Volunteer Fire Department is having a roast beef dinner from 4:30pm to 7pm at North Hero School on Route 2.  View the plans for the new fire station.  No reservations are necessary.

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

Steps to End Domestic Violence is having its 2nd annual “Take Steps in Their Shoes” at ArtsRiot on Pine Street in Burlington from noon to 4pm.  Wear purple shoes if you have them, enjoy “Moth”-style stories and check out the silent auction.  Register at

St. Amadeus Parish, 75 North Main Street in Alburgh is hosting a Harvest Days Flea Market and Vendor Sale from 8am to 2pm.

St. Rose of Lima Church in South Hero is holding a plant sale including bulbs, house plants, cuttings and dried flowers from 10am to 2pm. 

The Friends Methodist Church, Monkton Ridge in Monkton is having a Harvest/Ham Buffet Dinner from 5pm to 6:30pm.  For more information, call 453-2870

Saturday and Sunday, October 6th & 7th

Vermont Shakespeare Festival presents the U.S. premiere of a new version of the only classical play starring two women in power.  A staged reading of Friedrich

Schiller’s “Mary Stuart” is at the Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro at 7pm on Saturday and in the McCarthy Recital Hall at St. Michael’s College in Colchester at 3pm on Sunday.  Learn more at

The Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum on River Road in Peru, New York is celebrating its 2018 Harvest Weekend from 10am to 4pm both days.  There will be demonstrations, animals and rides.  Visit

Sunday, October 7th

The 9th annual Champlain Valley Buddy Walk takes place at Burlington’s Battery Park with on-site registration opening at noon and the walk starting at 1pm.  Help raise awareness and funds for programs that benefit people with Down syndrome and their families.

St. Rose of Lima Church in South Hero is holding its annual Columbus Day Weekend Buffet Breakfast from 7am to 11am.  Take out is available by calling 372-4092

Run for the Lake with Friends of Northern Lake Champlain is being held at Georgia Town Beach.  Check-in starts at 7:30am and walks and runs for all ages begin at 8:30am.

The Mad River Path Association presents the Mad Dash with a timed 10k/5k foot race, a 5k fitness walk and a free kids’ Fun Run at 358 Meadow Road in Waitsfield.  It takes place from 8:30am to noon.  Discounts for early registration at

Wednesday, October 10th

Arlo Guthrie and family perform at Spruce Peak Resort in Stowe at 7pm.  For tickets and information, go to

The Vermont Catholic Professionals are putting on an inaugural Networking Breakfast from 8am to 9:30am at the Pomerleau Alumni Center at St. Michael’s College.  It is free.  Attendees can register at

Thursday, October 11th

The United Methodist Church at 24 West Allen Street across from the police station presents “A 100 Year Celebration” Christian concert at 7pm featuring Tori Harper with her hit “Joy” and local favorites “Over Orange Heights” and Jason O’Brian.  Tickets are $15.  Go to or call 355-3139

Friday, October 12th

Carolyn’s Highgate Methodist Community Center, 3327 Route 78, is having a pork roast dinner from 4:30pm to 6:30pm.  For reservations or take-out, call 869-4921

Friday and Saturday, October 12th & 13th

The Richmond Congregational Church is having a fall rummage sale from 9am to 7pm on Friday and from 9am to 1pm on Saturday.

Saturday, October 13th

The Vermont Agency Foundation presents the 6th annual Casino Night Fundraiser to benefit KidSafe Collaborative of Chittenden County at the Hilton on Battery Street in Burlington from 7pm to 11pm.  Tickets are $25 per person and include $100 worth of playing chips and hors d’oeuvres.  Visit

The Georgia United Methodist Church is holding its annual Chicken Pie Supper at 5pm at Georgia Elementary School.  Reservations are recommended.  Call 893-4413

Mooers United Methodist Church is having a harvest dinner at the Mooers Fire Station from 4pm to 7pm.

Essex Junction 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus is having its annual Chicken Pie Dinner at St. Pius X Church Hall on Jericho Road in Essex Center with seatings at 5:30pm and 6:15pm.  Take out is available.  For tickets/reservations, call Ron at 879-6989

The Arrowhead Eagles Club, 42 Centre Drive in Milton presents “Groovy Lunch Bunch Studio Two-The Early Beatles Tribute” from 7pm to 9pm.  Doors open at 5:30pm.  Tickets are $25 and are available by calling Kathy at 893-1035

The Williston Federated Church at 44 North Williston Road is holding its annual chicken pie supper with seatings at 5pm and 6:30pm.  Reservations are required.  Call Carol at 862-7400

The Vermont Christian Rock-toberfest is happening at Barre Auditorium at 7pm.  For details and tickets, go to

The Second Congregational Church of Jeffersonville is holding its annual Fall Craft and More Show from 9am to 3pm.  A soup and sandwich lunch will be available.

The Second Annual Hinesburg Firemen’s Association Craft Fair is taking place from 9am to 3pm at the Hinesburg Fire Station.

The Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department is having a Fire Prevention Open House from 10am to 1pm.

Mountain View 4H is hosting a spaghetti dinner to raise funds for a group trip at the Bridport Grange Hall from 5pm to 7pm.

The Vermont Genealogy Library, 377 Hegeman Avenue at Fort Ethan Allen in Colchester presents “How to Earn One of Our Historic Pins” depending on your ancestors from 10:30am to noon.  Learn more at or call 310-9285

Home Depot in Williston is hosting its annual “Fire and Safety Day” from 10am to 1:30pm.  The event is free.

The Westport Cemetery Association is offering a historical tour at 1pm and a Scavenger Hunt at 2pm at Hillside Cemetery on Main Street.

The Hometown Foundations, Inc. and Rally2Give are having a motorcycle cruise at Wilkins Harley-Davidson, 663 South Barre Road in Barre with a barbecue and an exotic car show to raise money for a K9 Unit for the city.  It starts at 10am.  For more information, email or call 203-250-5391

The Essex Fire Department, 190 Sand Hill Road in Essex is having an open house with safety tips and activities from 10am to 2pm. 

Saturday and Sunday, October 13th & 14th

It is Open Studio Weekend at the Milton Artists’ Guild from 10am to 4pm both days featuring artist demos and live music.

Billings Farm and Museum in Woodstock is holding an “Autumn Wagon Ride Weekend” from 10am to 5pm both days.

Sunday, October 14th

St. Thomas Church in Underhill Center is having their annual Harvest Ham Dinner with seatings at 4pm and 5:15pm.  Take out is available.  For tickets, call 899-4632

St. Joseph’s Church in Dannemora is having its annual Harvest Roast Turkey Dinner from 11am to 5pm.  Take out is available. 

Wednesday, October 17th

Mater Christi School, 50 Mansfield Avenue in Burlington is having a Fall Open House from 8:30am to 11am.  Please register to attend by calling 658-3992

Thursday, October 18th

Westport Federated Church, 6486 Main Street, is having a chicken and biscuit dinner starting at 4:30pm.  Take out is available.  Donations of non-perishable food items for the Food Shelf are appreciated.

The Binghamville Church in Fletcher is having a baked ham supper with seatings at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm.  For reservations, call 849-2120

Friday, October 19th

The VFW Post on Pearl Street in Essex Junction invites the public for “Wing Night” from 5:30pm to 7pm.