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Piano Lessons
 Afterschool piano lessons are held after school on Thursdays at Charlotte Central School for students in grades 2 or higher. Lessons are taught by Julie Holmes and start on Jan. 26. For more information, send an  email.

Vinyasa flow led by Charlotte’s Chessy Kelley accompanied with live world percussion by Joss Price from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at Yoga Roots Vermont on Jan. 27. Cost is $20. For more information call (802) 985-0090 or visit Yoga Roots.

Welcome the Year of the Rooster from 10:00 a.m. to noon at Lake Champlain Waldorf School on Jan. 28. Drumming, dragon dance and goldfish kite-making for kids ages 5 and up. All are welcome to get a taste of Chinese culture. RSVPs are appreciated. For more information contact Pam Graham at (802) 985-2827 ext. 212 or by email, or visit Lake Champlain Waldorf School.

Attend the Open Door Microchip Clinic from 10:00 a.m. to noon at Homeward Bound on Jan. 28. Get your year started off right and sign up your pets (dogs and cats only) for Homeward Bound’s low-cost microchip clinic. Microchipping is a great and permanent way to provide identification for your pet. Cost is $35. Space is limited. To sign up call (802) 388-1100.

Junior League
The Junior League of Champlain Valley is seeking new members! This is a nonprofit organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. A “Sip & See” informational meeting will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Main Street Landing (60 Lake Street, Burlington) board room on Jan. 30. For more information contact Erin Evarts.

Driver’s Education Class
A driver’s education program will be held by the 802 Driving School at Charlotte Central School starting Jan. 31. The eight-week program will be taught by Joe Barch. Limited spots available. Registration is $690. For more information, send an email.

Join in for some contemporary dance that combines music, choreography and improvisation in a fun and active art form. It’s an all-levels class held on Thursdays at the Charlotte Central School through Feb. 2. Grades K through 3 held 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and grades 4 through 8 are held 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. To register contact Nicole Conley at (802) 425-6129, ext. 204, or by email.

Explore literature and the arts with Susan Lepple Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. at Charlotte Central School through Feb. 7. Students can look forward to reading and experiencing exciting, silly, thought-provoking and creative books. Movement, music and dance are also tools for inspiration. Create your own works of art using collage, sculpture, assemblage, drawing and painting. For grades 1 through 4. To register contact Nicole Conley at (802) 425-6129, ext. 204, or by email.

Purrrses for Paws will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Feb. 9 at the Burlington International Airport to support the Humane Society of Chittenden County. This evening will consist of hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and an exciting live and silent auction offering new and like-new purses, in addition to many on sale. For more information visit the Humane Society of Chittenden County.

Transition Charlotte presents the film “How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change” from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Charlotte Senior Center on Feb. 13. Refreshments provided. Oscar-nominated director Josh Fox continues investigating climate change. Traveling to 12 countries on six continents, the film acknowledges that it may be too late to stop some of the worst consequences. For more information call Ruah Swennerfelt at (802) 425-3377 or send an email.

Painting/drawing sessions have begun at the Inn at Charlotte in Duker Bower’s studio. A group of local artists meet for 5-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 Duker’s website, or call him at (802) 425-2934.

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