Symposiums, concerts and reunions abound

A Homeward Bound pet supply yard sale will be held on Saturday, June 3, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 236 Boardman Street, Middlebury. Everything for pets! Leashes, collars, crates, beds, toys, carriers and litter boxes, all at reasonable prices. For more information call (802) 388-1100 ext. 224.

The Vermont Suicide Prevention Center will host a Vermont Suicide Prevention Symposium on Monday, June 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Killington Grand Resort Hotel in Killington with nationally celebrated and award-winning speakers and more than 200 Vermont professionals, community members and survivors. For more information contact Nicole Miller at (802) 254-6590 or send her an email.

Starting on Thursday, June 15, the Burlington Edible History Tour will once again take participants back in time to connect the history of Burlington’s early migrant groups to their food traditions, when farm to table was a way of life. Tickets must be purchased in advance through FlynnTix via its website, phone (802) 863-5966, in person at 153 Main Street in Burlington, or through the tour’s website at

A Celebration of Utah Phillips and Philo Records will take place on Saturday, June 17, from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 126 Covered Bridge Road in North Ferrisburgh. The benefit concert will raise money to move Utah’s flanger car to Black Butte Center for Railroad Culture. For more information visit this website.

The Charlotte Senior Center will host the new AARP Smart Driver class on Thursday, June 22, at 9:30 a.m. The 4.5-hour refresher course is open to all drivers 50 years and older. The fee for the course is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. Participants should bring a box lunch as there will be a half-hour lunch break. To reserve space in the upcoming class, please call Mary Recchia at (802) 425-6345. Space is limited.

Champlain Valley Union High School Class of 1972 will host a reunion on Saturday, July 15, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Cedar Knoll Country Club in Hinesburg. Light fare. Golf is available. Please RSVP to Gary Shepard by May 26.

Summer Tai Chi
Open to all adults whether beginners or advanced. Designed to keep you engaged and current in your practice. All programs offer a fall-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 by email.

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 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.


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.

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