“Twenty years a child; twenty years running wild; twenty years a mature man … and after that, praying.” ~Irish proverb

Birthday party: A Charlotte Library 20th birthday celebration will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the library on March 19. Cake, party games and prizes for all ages. For more information visit charlottepubliclibrary.org.

St. Patrick’s Day sing-along: After enjoying a traditional corned beef and cabbage luncheon, Orchard Corl and Carlanne Herzog will lead a St. Patrick’s Day sing-along of classic Irish tunes at the Charlotte Senior Center. Dress the part if you like, but come ready to get your feet tapping and leave with a smile on your face and a song in your heart! For more information call 425-6345.

Rug concert: The Vermont Youth Orchestra Association presents a Spring Rug Concert at 11 a.m. at the Elley-Long Music Center in Colchester on March 11. For children ages 5 and under. Introduce kids to orchestral instruments and classical music in an engaging, interactive concert setting. During this 45-minute concert, musician will introduce their instruments and play a few short pieces. In between instruments, our host will teach the kids about music and guide them through fun movements. At the end, children will have a chance to meet the musicians and their instruments. For more information call 655-5030 ext. 100.

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. A group of 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: Afterschool 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 Wednesdays 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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