Half marathon, tour of China and a calcutta! Oh my!

Here is a compilation of events happening on our area. Please email Lynn Monty to list your community event.

Storytelling, live music and good food will be served up at HomeShare Vermont’s “There’s No Place Like Home: Celebrating 35 Years” event from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Sunset Ballroom atop Comfort Suites, 1712 Shelburne Road in South Burlington, on Thursday, April 20. Moth award-winning storytellers Sue Schmidt and Kevin Gallagher will headline the event along with other storytellers. Live music will be performed by The Brevity Thing. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online at HomeShare Vermont or by calling (802) 863-5625.

Earth Day planting
The Charlotte Park Oversight Committee will plant 20–30 disease resistant elm trees on Saturday, April 22. The planting is made possible by a $1,000 grant from the Vermont Urban and Community Forestry Program. For more information email Tree Warden Mark Dillenbeck.

Carissa’s Calcutta at The Old Lantern on 3260 Greenbush Road on Saturday, April 22. It’s a great cause and promises to be a lot of fun. For more information call (802) 310-3515.

Lewis Creek Covered Bridges 5K/10K & Half Marathon at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, in Charlotte. The registration fee for the 5K and 10K is $30 and the half marathon is $45 if registered by May 9. Add $10 to race-day registration. Price includes finisher medal for all three divisions. T-shirts available for $15 if ordered by April 22. For more information visit Race Vermont.

Tour of China
Jeanne Wisner will share her most interesting photos from her 200-plus trips to China at 7:00 p.m. at The Charlotte Library on April 25. Sponsored by the Charlotte Historical Society and The Charlotte Library. For more information call (802) 425-3864.

CVFRS Fire & Ice Meltdown at the Old Lantern on 3260 Greenbush Road from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on April 28. Fun, food and silent auction. Music by the Hitmen. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For more information call (802) 425-3111 or send an email.

Craft Fair
The Champlain Valley Union High School Craft Fair will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 29. Artisan foods, jewelry, woodwork, scarves, paintings and more from crafters across 25 Vermont towns will be there. For more information, send an email.

Ferrisburgh rummage sale
The annual North Ferrisburgh Methodist Church rummage sale will be held at 227 Old Hollow Road Thursday, May 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday, May 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A dollar-a-bag day will be Saturday, May 6, from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. Proceeds will benefit children and youth going to church summer camps and on mission trips.

This spring as you sort through your clothes please remember SCHIP’s Treasure Resale Shop, which has donated more than $615,000 to other nonprofits in the past decade. Donate, volunteer or shop. SCHIP’s accepts any season clothing at any time during the year, provided it is gently used. It also accepts home décor, jewelry and other small items. Call the shop at (802) 985-3595 for more information.

Grange rummage sale
This year’s Charlotte Grange spring rummage sale will be later than usual. It will be held Friday, May 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 6, from 8:00 a.m. to noon. Drop-off dates will be Saturday, April 29 ,from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Monday, May 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Open house
Vermont artists with original art or handmade crafts are invited to participate in Shelburne Pond Studios’ Vermont Craft Council spring open studios weekend. Saturday, May 27, and Sunday, May 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. Application fee $35. Send an email for an application and details.


Multi-age pick-up basketball on Mondays at 7 p.m. at Charlotte Central School. For more information call (802) 425-6129, ext. 204, or send an email.

Baby playgroup
Building Bright Futures baby playgroup, first and third Tuesdays of the month from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Charlotte Library. Ages 0 to 2. For more information, send an email.

The Charlotte Playgroup meets Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 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 Building Bright Futures or contact Colleen.

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 (802) 425-6129, ext. 204, or send an email.

Mom and baby yoga on Tuesdays at 8:15 a.m. at Charlotte Central School. For more information call (802) 425-6129, ext. 204, or send an email.