Community Events July 26

Photo by Lynn Monty

Mozart festival
The Vermont Mozart Festival will hold concerts at Charlotte Town Beach on July 27 and August 3, each at 7:00 p.m. There will be a parking fee. For more information, send an  email.

Rover visit
The Rover, CSWD’s mobile hazardous-waste collection unit, will be in town from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on July 29. Bring your household hazardous waste to the Charlotte Central School west parking lot. A wide variety of household hazardous waste will be accepted at no charge from Chittenden County residents only. Business waste will not be accepted. Hazardous waste includes any unused product that is poisonous, reactive, corrosive or flammable. You can easily identify hazardous products by reading packaging labels. For a complete listing of what to bring to the Rover, please see the CSWD website.

Blood Drive
The Charlotte Senior Center hosts the American Red Cross blood drive on Thursday, August 4, from 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the center. Walk-ins welcome; appointments can be made by calling the Red Cross at 1-800-RED-CROSS.

A Red Balloon reunion will take place at 4:00 p.m. at the Red Balloon on 3998 Greenbush Road on Aug. 5. It is a potluck—please pass the word to Red Balloon students, parents, families and teachers. RSVP to Barbara Lawrence or call (802) 425-3068.

Free market
Spear’s Corner Store is having its first “Free Market on the Green” from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Aug. 19. This once-a-summer event will be a yard sale / free market for anyone wanting to sell anything from jams and crafts to the last bit of goods that didn’t make your spring yard sale. To register, email Emily. Twenty spots are available and the deadline is Aug. 12.

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 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. through Aug. 14 at the Charlotte Congregational Church. To register please contact Mary West at (802) 922-0498 or by email.

Morning Music for Little Farmers at Philo Ridge Farm from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 19. This event is part of Vermont Open Farm Week, a statewide event that provides a behind-the-scenes look into Vermont’s vibrant working agricultural landscape. Rain or shine, advance tickets are encouraged. For more information call (802) 735-6904.

The Charlotte Museum, on the corner of Church Hill Road and Hinesburg Road, will be open from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. each Sunday through Aug. 26. New exhibits this year include a recently acquired portrait of Henry and Elizabeth (Palmer) Thorp, who at one time owned the Thorp Barn in the Charlotte Park & Wildlife Refuge, as well as information and early photographs of the Prindle family, one of Charlotte’s significant early families. This includes Cyrus Guernsey Pringle, renowned botanist who chose to use the old-fashioned surname spelling. For further information, contact Dan Cole at (802) 425-3105 or by email.

Bake off
A maple-themed bake-off is scheduled to happen at the East Charlotte Tractor Parade on Oct. 8, hosted by Spear’s Corner Store. Bakers are urged to sign up now. Visitors are the judges who will vote on their favorite baked good from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Maple syrup (or flavor) must be an ingredient in the baked good. Please register with Emily. Deadline is Oct. 1.

Please email Lynn Monty to list your community event.