“Recent snow storms reduced visibility, making travel hazardous in west Charlotte.” Photo by Chris Falk

 

Open house: The Charlotte Volunteer Fire Service will host an open house from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Feb. 23 at the station to answer questions about replacing the 37 year old Mack pumper truck. Another meeting on the subject will be held at 6 p.m. at CCS on March 6. For more information call 425-3111 or email admin@CVFRS.org.

Book release: The Flying Pig Bookstore will celebrate the launch of a new book by author and artist Jason Chin at 11 a.m. on Feb. 25. Chin will be reading from Grand Canyon and signing copies of the book at the Flying Pig. Chin creates nonfiction books about environmental and scientific topics—but with an imaginative twist. The event is free of charge and open to the public. RSVPs are welcome but not required: flyingpigevents@gmail.com or 985-3999.

Benefit concert: Rick Norcross, longtime leader of western swing band “Rick and the All-Star Ramblers” will perform a solo concert to benefit the Ethan Allen Homestead Museum at 2 p.m. on Feb. 26. Admission is $20 per person. Call 863-5403 for tickets.

Carnevale: Carnevale Vergennes! “Il Circo della Vita!” The Circus of Life! is scheduled for March 4 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Vergennes Opera House. For tickets or information about any upcoming concerts or events call 877-6737 or email info@vergennesoperahouse.org.

Ongoing:

Basketball: Multi-age pick-up basketball on Mondays at 7 p.m. at Charlotte Central School. For more information call 425-6129, ext. 204, or email recreation@townofcharlotte.com.

Baby playgroup: Building Bright Futures Baby Playgroup, first and third Tuesdays of the month from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Charlotte Library. Ages 0 to 2. For more information email bbfcharlotteplaygroup@gmail.com.

Dance: Afterschool dance at 3 p.m. on Thursdays at Charlotte Central School. For more information call 425-6129, ext. 204, or email recreation@townofcharlotte.com.

Painting: Charlotte Painting/Drawing Sessions have begun at the Inn at Charlotte in Duker Bower’s studio. Local artists meet for five-hour sessions to paint from a model, both portrait and figure. These are uninstructed sessions; the fee is $22. Bring your own equipment. See dates and details at bowerart.com. Or call Duker at 425-2934.

Piano lessons: Piano lessons are held after school on Thursdays at Charlotte Central School for students in grades 2 or higher. Lessons will be taught by Julie Holmes. For more information call 425-6129, ext. 204, or email recreation@townofcharlotte.com.

Playgroup: The Charlotte Playgroup meets Mondays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the multipurpose room at Charlotte Central School. Follows the school calendar. No playgroup when school is not in session. For more information visit buildingbrightfutures.org or contact Colleen at bbfcharlotteplaygroup@gmail.com.

Riding lessons: Steeple Ridge Farm will be hosting weekly afterschool horseback riding lessons. Students will learn the basic care of the horse, including grooming, bathing, feeding and upkeep. This program will be offered to all grades on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information call 425-6129, ext. 204, or email recreation@townofcharlotte.com.

Yoga: Mom and baby yoga on Tuesdays at 8:15 a.m. at Charlotte Central School. For more information call 425-6129, ext. 204, or email recreation@townofcharlotte.com.

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