The Town of Charlotte, VT

Discussion: A discussion on efficiency and heat-pump technology will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Charlotte Library on Nov. 15, hosted by Peter and Carrie Fenn. Please RSVP to carrie.fenn@suncommon.com.

Luncheon: Ladies of the Lake Red Hats November luncheon will be held Friday, Nov. 17, at 1 p.m. in the dining room of the Residence at Quarry Hill, 465 Quarry Hill Road, in South Burlington. All women in the greater Burlington area of “a certain age” welcomed. The cost is $15 for lunch with tax and tip included. Credit cards are not accepted. Please call or email for reservations no later than Wednesday, Nov. 15. Contact Katharine Stockman at (802) 999-4394 or email kastockman@aol.com.

Film Festival: The Bow Wow Film Festival, a short film for the love of dogs, will be held to benefit Homeward Bound, Addison County’s Humane Society, at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury on Saturday Nov. 25. Showings are at 2 and 5 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. For more information and to purchase tickets visit townhalltheater.org.

Charlotte Playgroup: All children 0-5, with a caregiver, are welcome for free play, stories and fun. Please bring a snack and water. Mondays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Charlotte Central School. Follows the school calendar. Email bbfcharlotteplaygroup@gmail.com for more information.

Pickleball: Step forward and whack the pickleball with purpose on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Charlotte Central School’s Multi-Purpose Room. Jugballs (the indoor version of the pickleball) and racquets will be provided to newcomers to the game. For more information call 425-6129 ext. 204 or email Recreation@townofcharlotte.com.

Driver’s education: The Charlotte Recreation Department will be offering a driver’s education program this winter by the 802 Driving School. The eight-week program will be taught by Joe Barch, who has over 15 years of experience teaching in public schools. Registration is $690. Please find forms on the town website at charlottevt.org under the “Recreation” tab or email Nicole Conley at Recreation@townofcharlotte.com or phone 425-6129 ext. 204.

Writing workshop: A morning workshop with author Tim Brookes on crafting the best prose will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Shelburne Town Offices on Saturday, Dec. 2. Brookes was born in England, educated at Oxford and moved to the United States in 1980. He has published 16 books, more than 500 newspaper and magazine articles and was a regular essayist on NPR for 21 years. Fee is $65. Register at writestoriesnow.com/writing-best-prose/ or email paula@writerstoriesnow.com.

Sing along: The Charlotte Congregational Church invites the community to its 7th annual Sing Along performance of Handel’s Messiah at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3. This special evening of music will feature musicians from the Vermont Symphony, the Burlington Chamber Orchestra and four professional vocalists, accompanied by a chorus of audience and choir members. Come celebrate the season with beautiful music and spirit. Tickets, $15 per adult and $50 for a group of four, can be purchased at the door. For more information please contact the church office at 425-3176 or scookekitt@mac.com. The church is located at 403 Church Hill Road in Charlotte.

Christmas Party: The Charlotte Historical Society Christmas Party will be held Sunday, Dec. 3, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Charlotte Museum on the corner of Church Hill, Museum and Hinesburg roads. Join us for refreshments and conversation. Looking for unique gifts to give? Four books on local history will be available for purchase at the museum (cash or check only, please). For more information email colelogcabin@gmavt.net.

Tai chi: Mixed-level tai chi classes through Dec. 6 at the Charlotte Congregational Church vestry on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:15 a.m. to noon. Classes are progressive, starting at the beginning of the form and adding moves as the class progresses. Suggested donation is $5 per class. To register email Mary West at igolflikeagirl@gmail.com or call 922-0498 to leave a message.

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