Community Events: May 3

Lewis Creek Covered Bridges 5K/10K & Half Marathon at 8:00 a.m. on May 13 in Charlotte. The 5K & 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. For more information visit Race Vermont.

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 a.m. 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.

Garden club
The Shelburne Charlotte Garden Club will meet at 10:00 a.m. at Horsford’s Nursery in Charlotte on May 9. Bring a container to plant annuals. A greenhouse tour with Eileen is planned to get ideas for gardens for the coming season. Gloria Good and Ann Mead are planning this meeting. For information, please call Ann at (802) 985-2657.

The Lund Mother’s Day Ride and Walk for Children will be on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14. With 55-, 30-, 16- and 4-mile rides and a walk there is something for everyone. Food, music, festivities and fun follow the rides/walk. Celebrate Mother’s Day doing something active, fun and beneficial to local women, children and families. Sign up today at the Lund website, or call Sophie at (802) 448-3617.

The Persist5K Race celebrates Mother’s Day in the spirit of The Women’s March. It will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 14, beginning at Battery Park in Burlington and then following the bike path. The race is noncompetitive and will not be timed. A one-mile walking route is also available. To register, visit Persist5K.

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.

Summer Tai Chi
Open to all adults, whether beginners or advanced students.  Designed to keep you engaged and current in your practice. All programs offer a falls prevention component and are safe for persons with inflammatory joint conditions. These will be held on Mondays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. from June 5 to Aug. 14 at the Charlotte Congregational Church. To register please contact Mary West at (802) 922-0498  or send her an email.


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 to 10 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.

Please email Lynn Monty to list your community event.