Here is a list of Community & Non-Profit Events coming soon in our area:
Saturday, May 11th and every Saturday through the end of October
The Burlington Farmers’ Market opens Mother’s Day weekend and is new location in its 40th year. Visit from 8:30am to 2pm at 345 Pine Street in the city’s South End.
Saturday, June 29th
Colchester High School at 131 Laker Lane is having its 4th annual Car Show to benefit the Football Program from 7:30am to 3pm. It is $20 to enter a vehicle with 25 trophies being awarded. There are also donated raffle items and breakfast and lunch available from the Colchester Cheerleading Booster Club.
Sunday, June 30th
VFW Post 7823 at 530 Exchange Street in Middlebury is holding a Flea Market from 9am to 2pm. Admission is free.
Gardens of Stowe is a self-guided garden tour that takes visitors through some of Stowe’s most unique and interesting private and commercial gardens at your own pace. The event from noon to 5pm starts at Stoweflake Mountain Resort and Spa, where tickets can be purchased. Gardening Guru Charlie Nardozzi will be there.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is holding a Veterans Appreciation Day at the Vermont Motocross Association’s race on Rider Hill in Derby. Veterans receive free admission for the race, which starts at 9am. Gates open at 6am. Outreach specialists from the VA will be there with information and services.
Nominations are being accepted through the end of June for the 2nd annual Hero of the Year, sponsored by the Heroes Home Advantage program from ReMax North Professionals. Nominate someone who is military, law enforcement, a firefighter, a first responder, a teacher or is in healthcare. Go to www.heroeshomeadvantagevt.com/hero-of-the-year
Monday, July 1st
The 40th Army Band “Unplugged” of the Vermont National Guard performs at the Ethan Allen Homestead off of the Burlington Belt Line (Route 127) at 7pm. The concert is free and open to the public and ice cream from Lake Champlain Chocolates will be served.
The Vermont Astronomical Society is holding its monthly meeting at the Brownell Library in Essex Junction at 7:30pm. All are welcome. Learn more at www.vtastro.org
Tuesday, July 2nd
The 40th Army Band “Center Mass Brass” of the Vermont National Guard performs at Bombardier Park, 20 Park Place in Milton at 7pm. It is free and open to the public.
The “HANDS in the Kitchen” series promoting healthy eating and cooking tips for adults 50 and older presents “Simple Pickling and Canning” with Jess Hyman from 4pm to 5:30pm at ONE Community Center, 20 Allen Street in Burlington. To register, call Burlington Parks and Rec at 864-0123 or visit www.handsvt.org
Wednesday, July 3rd
The Very Merry Theater presents “Pinocchio” during Lunch at the Library at Fletcher Free in Burlington from noon to 1pm.
The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is asking for volunteers to help in rounding up and placing identification bands on the legs of Canada geese at its Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area off of Route 17 in Addison starting at 8am. Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by adults. Call the Fish and Wildlife Office at 878-1564 to volunteer.
The 40th Army Band of the Vermont National Guard joins the Montpelier Parade at 6pm in Montpelier and performs on the steps of the Capitol Building at 9:30am during the fireworks.
Thursday, July 4th
“Vermont’s Own” 40th Army Band performs a concert sponsored by Smuggler’s Notch Resort at 8pm on the Village Green in Jeffersonville for the community’s Fourth of July Celebration. The finale will be the “1812 Overture” and is followed by a fireworks display.
Celebrate the Fourth of July in Stowe with a family-friendly, day-long celebration featuring parades starting at 10am, then festivities and fireworks at dusk at the Mayo Events Field in Stowe.
Through Sunday, July 7th
SUNY Plattsburgh’s Cardinal’s women’s basketball is putting on its annual Hoops Camp for girls ages 8-17 from Monday, July 8th through Friday, July 12th. Hours are from 9am to 1pm in Memorial Hall. Fees are $140 for first-time campers and $120 for those returning. Email Coach Cheryl Cole at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-564-4147
Friday, July 26th
The Naval tradition of minting a commemorative coin to celebrate the Commissioning of the USS Vermont invites Vermonters to submit a design by July 26th. The crew of the new submarine will decide and complete the design in August. Learn more at www.uss.vermont.org and submit your entry to email@example.com