The Charlotte News

Events in Charlotte, VT

Charlotte Playgroup
All children 0-5, with a caregiver, are welcome for free play, stories and fun. Please bring a snack and water. Mondays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Charlotte Central School. Follows the school calendar. Send an email for more information.

Restorative yoga
Special guests Lee Diamond and Kirk Jones will present a workshop from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Yoga Roots in Shelburne on Nov. 4. Restore your body’s natural rhythms by melting away tension with a gentle yoga warmup followed by restorative poses with Tibetan singing bowls placed on your body. Leave class feeling rejuvenated and rested. Cost is $30. Preregistration is required. For more information call (802) 985-0090 or visit Yoga Roots.

Hunger banquet
The Hunger Banquet, hosted at the Vermont Zen Center from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Shelburne on Nov. 5, is an interactive opportunity for people 10 years and older to see firsthand the effects of poverty throughout the world. All proceeds from ticket sales and silent auction donated to Oxfam America, Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf and Shelburne Food Shelf. Tickets are $35. For more information visit the Hunger Banquet website.

Budget forum
The Champlain Valley School District board of directors is hosting a community budget forum on Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at CVU, Room 160, and encourages everyone to come share what is on their minds. Childcare and kid food provided.

Virtual hike
“Secrets of Mt. Philo” will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at CVU on Nov. 8. Take a virtual hike up Mt. Philo to learn the history of Vermont’s first state park. No hiking boots necessary. Judy Chaves is the instructor for this CVU Access workshop. The fee is $20. For more information or to register call (802) 482-7194 or send an email.

A Christmas Story
Don’t miss Lyric Theatre Company’s A Christmas Story, The Musical on the Flynn MainStage, Nov. 9 through 12. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 6:30 p.m. on Sunday; matinees at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The Sunday matinee will be audio-described for patrons who are blind or visually-impaired. Tickets are $24-$42; student/senior discount at some performances. Order online or call (802) 86-FLYNN.

Tai chi
Mixed-level tai chi classes for beginners to those familiar with the form run through Dec. 6 at the Charlotte Congregational Church vestry on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:15 a.m. to noon. Classes are progressive, starting at the beginning of the form and adding moves as the class progresses. Suggested donation is $5 per class. To register email Mary West or call (802) 922-0498 to leave a message.

A discussion on efficiency and heat pump technology will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Charlotte Library on Nov. 15, hosted by Peter and Carrie Fenn. Please RSVP to Carrie Fenn.

Pie season
Apple pies will be on sale at the Charlotte Congregational Church on Fridays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Homemade with Vermont apples and flaky crust with just the right dash of cinnamon, they are $16 each. Freeze one for Thanksgiving dinner and enjoy one for dessert Friday night! At the top of the hill on the Charlotte Hinesburg Road. You can also call and reserve one at (802) 425-3264.

Teen yoga
Yoga to Prevent Sports Injury for Teens/Tweens, with Rowan Beck, will be held on Mondays at 6:15 p.m. at Honest Yoga in the Blue Mall at 150 Dorset Street in South Burlington. Participating athletes will increase their endurance, speed and focus, allowing them to feel relaxed during competition.

Farm yoga
Yoga Roots is continuing to offer Vinyasa yoga Monday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Adam’s Berry Farm through the fall. Ten percent of all proceeds will be donated to the Charlotte Land Trust. Sign up online or call (802) 985-0090 for more information.

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