Mary Landon, Calendar Coordinator
Calendar compiled by Mary Landon.
Please email your event listings. COVID and weather guidelines for venues are available on individual websites.
Thursday, Jan. 27, 10 a.m.–noon
Are you about to venture into your own small business? Have all your tax questions answered in a free Zoom webinar of all things business taxes, hosted by Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity. The webinar, Introduction to Business Taxes, is led by retired accountant Ross Miller. Bring your questions, even if you already have a small business. Click for more info, or to register.
Friday, Jan. 28, 9 a.m.–noon
Enjoy a few hours at Shelburne Pond participating in an Ice Fishing Clinic offered by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. All ages and experience levels are encouraged to learn about regulations, techniques, fish identification, ice safety and more. Equipment will be provided for this free event. Dress for being outside on the ice. Bring a warm drink and a bucket to sit on, if desired. For more info, call 802-505-5562. Pre-registration required.
Saturday, Jan. 29
Today is a Free Ice Fishing Day, thanks to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. Ice fishing is open on this day to residents and nonresidents without a fishing license. This gives you a chance to try out a new winter activity on any Vermont body of water that allows ice fishing. Always be safe on the ice—know the ice conditions before you go. For more info visit the website or call 802-505-5562.
Saturday, Jan. 29, 8 a.m.
Get outside early for a Bird Monitoring Walk at the Birds of Vermont Museum in Huntington. This walk occurs monthly and is led by experienced birders. Appropriate for all levels and ages of bird enthusiasts. Walk the property and document which species are present. For more info, call 802-434-2167, or visit the website.
Saturday, Jan. 29, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Join teacher-naturalist Dave Muska of the North Branch Nature Center in Montpelier, as he introduces Wildlife Tracking 101. Learn about the stories that animals leave behind. A great class for photographers, hunters and anyone who wishes to deepen their outdoor experience. Program geared toward beginner adult and teen trackers. For more info or to register, visit the website or call 802-229-6206.
Saturday, Jan. 29, 10–11:30 a.m. or 12:30–2 p.m.
Explore the Shelburne Farms landscape in a family-oriented Winter Wildlife Wander. Ages five and older, with accompanying adult. Look and listen for clues of local wildlife in the forests and fields. Pre-registration required. Dress appropriately. For more info, call 802-985-8686, or visit the website.
Saturday, Jan. 29, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
The Catamount Trail Association (CTA) will partner with the Craftsbury Outdoor Center to host a free Community Ski Day at the Gilbrook Natural Area in Winooski. With cooperative weather conditions, the hosts provide free cross-country skiing instruction and rental equipment. Arrive any time between 10 and 1; no pre-registration needed. Snowshoes will also be available to try. Weather cancellation will be shown on the CTA Facebook page.
Saturday, Jan. 29, 1–3 p.m.
Join Chittenden County Forester Ethan Tapper, along with Wildlife Biologist Andrea Shortsleeve, for an informational walk in the Hinesburg Town Forest. Their topics are Winter Wildlife Ecology and Forest Management in this large recreational area. Dress for two hours of outdoor time, on uneven or slippery terrain. For more info, and where to meet visit the website.
Sunday, Jan. 30, 4 p.m.
The musical duo Robinson & Rohe will entertain in person at the Richmond Congregational Church. Valley Stage Productions presents this duo as part of their P.M. Sundays music series. Known for intimate and magical vocal harmonies and an unadulterated sound, Robinson and Rohe are sure to warm a winter evening. Tickets available at the Valley Stage website for in-person as well as streaming options. Call 802-434-4563 for more info.
Tuesday, Feb. 1. 5:30–7 p.m.
City Market hosts an online class called Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening with Peter Burke. The workshop focuses on growing a fresh, steady supply of greens and sprouts, even through the winter, in any living space. If you have a windowsill, there is no reason to not enjoy homegrown greens all year. The workshop is free; streaming instructions will be emailed after you pre-register. For more info visit the website.
Friday, Feb. 4, 5:30–7 p.m.
Prowl for Owls and enjoy the evening sounds during this hike on the beautiful trails of the Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee. Weather permitting, the walk will be done on snowshoes; dress warmly and headlamps are encouraged. For ages 18 and over. Reservations and pre-payment required. Snowshoes available at VINS. For more info, call 802-359-5000 or visit the website.
Saturday, Feb. 5, and Sunday, Feb. 6, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
The Winter Renaissance Faire will take place at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction. This family-friendly event has something for all ages, including musicians, acrobats, medieval fight demonstrations, artisans and a variety of old-world food options. For more info or tickets, see Chaplain Valley Expo or Vermont Gatherings.
Sunday, Feb. 6, 9 a.m.–noon
Enjoy a few hours at Shelburne Pond participating in an Ice Fishing Clinic offered by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. All ages and experience levels are encouraged to learn about regulations, techniques, fish identification, ice safety and more. Equipment provided for this free event; dress for being outside on the ice. Bring a warm drink and a bucket to sit on, if desired. For more info, call 802-505-5562. Pre-registration required.
Friday, Feb. 7, 7 p.m.
The Ethan Allen Homestead Museum is pleased to host a Zoom book discussion in observance of Black History Month. The evening focuses on the book The Problem of Slavery in Early Vermont 1777-1810 by Harvey Amani Whitfield. Please register for this free event. Book may be purchased on their website.
Wednesday, Feb. 9, 6–7 p.m.
Learn about the Atowi Project in a free Zoom presentation called Atowi: Intersections of Culture, Language, Place & Relationship with the Plant Nations from an Indigenous Perspective. Featured speakers are Melody Mackin and Rich Holschuh of the Atowi Project. Event offered thanks to the North Branch Nature Center. For more information, or to join the Zoom event, click here.