By The Charlotte News

Photo by Deb Preston

Boot camp
Boot Camp is back. After a month off, everyone should be ready to get their booties to Kristin Hartley’s boot camp at CCS. This early-morning wakeup call is fun and will leave you energized and smiling. For more information email Kristin.

Farm film
A film screening of Portrait of Wendell Berry will be shown at 6:30 p.m. at Shelburne Farms on Sept. 6. Filmed across four seasons in the farming cycle, this film blends observational scenes of farming life, interviews with farmers and community members with evocative, carefully framed shots of the surrounding landscape. Wendell Berry, writer, poet, teacher, farmer and outspoken citizen of an endangered world, gives a compelling vision of the good and true life.

Road race
Race Vermont will host the Charlotte Covered Bridge 5K, 10K and Half Marathon at 8:00 a.m. at Shelburne Beach on Saturday, Sept. 9. The event is closed for registration, capping out at 400 registered participants. Please call Rayne at (802) 316-7142 or send an email with questions, comments or to volunteer.

Garden tour
The Shelburne Charlotte Garden Club will meet at 11:00 a.m. at the Shelburne Vineyard at 6308 Shelburne Road in Shelburne on Tuesday, Sept. 12. All are welcome to join in on a tour. Following the tour, anyone who wishes may stay for an optional wine tasting at $8 per person. For more information please call Ann Mead at (802) 985-2657.

War talk
Join David Ryan who will share information about the economic importance of 18th century Charleston, South Carolina, and highlight some key players in the Revolution from Charleston, especially Thomas Heyward, Jr., the first owner of the Heyward-Washington House, at 7:00 p.m. at the Charlotte Library on Ferry Road on Sept. 12. Heyward was one of the four signers of the Declaration of Independence from South Carolina and figured prominently in the Revolutionary War. This is a unique opportunity to hear a perspective of the Revolution that is rarely discussed. This program should be of interest to adults who wish to have a more complete picture of our Revolution, as well as students who are studying U.S. history this fall. Co-sponsored by the Charlotte Library and the Charlotte Historical Society.

Tractor parade
The 17th Annual East Charlotte Tractor Parade will be held at Spear Street and Jackson Hill Road in East Charlotte on Oct. 8. Food vendors, a petting zoo and more will be set up by 11:00 a.m. and the parade will begin at 1:00 p.m.

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 goods 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.

Parent and child classes
Join the parent and child classes at the Lake Champlain Waldorf School. The classes meet once a week and include circle time with songs and lap games, organic snacks and free play. These are led by early childhood expert Kirsty Gourlay. Each week she shares articles and discusses different aspects of child development and parenting. The program takes place at the All Soul’s Interfaith Gathering, off Bostwick Road in Shelburne. Early registration ends Friday; some of the classes in the fall session are already full. Please contact Pam Graham, at (802) 985-2827 ext. 212 or via email for more information.

Square dance
Learn modern country western square dance. The Lake Champlain Squares are having two free introductory sessions for new dancers on Tuesdays, Sept. 12 and 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School, 500 Dorset St., in South Burlington. All are welcome. No partner, no special outfit, no equipment and no experience needed. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. There will be snacks, smiles and laughter! See you there. For more information call (802) 985-2012 or (802) 878-2485.

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