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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 will be taught by Julie Holmes. For more information, send an email.

Fundraiser
Purrrses for Paws will be held at 6:00 p.m. at the Burlington International Airport to support the Humane Society of Chittenden County on Feb. 9. 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.

Presentation
The Shelburne Historical Society presents the Shelburne Steamboat Graveyard at 11:00 a.m. at Shelburne Town Hall on Feb. 11. Sure to be of interest to all of Charlotte’s history lovers, boat lovers, lake lovers and curious people in general. For more information email Shelburne Historical Society President Dorothea Penar.

History
Geology of Vermont. Ray Coish, emeritus professor of geosciences at Middlebury College, will talk about the geology of Vermont, with a focus on Ferrisburgh, at 2:00 p.m. at the Ferrisburgh Town Offices and Community Center on Feb. 12. Sponsored by the Ferrisburgh Historical Society. All are welcome. For more information, contact Silas Towler at (802) 425-3380.

Open House
To learn about project-based learning, attend Vermont Day School’s winter open house at 3:00 p.m. in Shelburne on Feb. 12. The school is also hosting a kindergarten visiting morning for prospective kindergarten students (preregistration required). For more information, visit the school’s website.

Film
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 her an email.

Talk
The Charlotte Garden Club will sponsor a slide talk by garden designer Charlotte Albers at 10:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Shelburne on Feb. 14. The program, “Great Gardens of the Hudson Valley,” will feature public gardens along the historic Hudson River, many on the National Register of Historic Places. For more information contact Ann Mead at (802) 985-2657.

Open House
The Burlington Technical Center, serving high school students from CVU, EHS, SBHS and other area high schools, will host an open house from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 52 Institute Road in Burlington on Feb. 18. Students, families and friends are encouraged to visit. For more information visit Burlington Technical Center or call (802) 864-8426.

Carnevale
Carnevale Vergennes! “Il Circo della Vita!” The Circus of Life! is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Vergennes Opera House on Saturday, March 4. For tickets or information about any upcoming concerts or events call (802) 877-6737 or send an email.

Painting/Drawing
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 Duker’s website, or call him at (802) 425-2934.

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