Please email your event listings at least three weeks in advance.
In the kitchen with Audrey
Thursday, Jan. 26, 5:30-7 p.m.
Join chef, jazz singer and flower farmer Audrey Bernstein for a free virtual cooking class through City Market. On the menu is chicken marbella. Instructions sent upon registration.
Thursday, Jan. 26, 6-8 p.m.
Find support and build caring connections with others in this ongoing group that meets online Thursday evenings, a program of All Soul’s Interfaith Gathering in Shelburne. For info on joining, email. More info on the website.
Music in South Hero
Friday, Jan. 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Snow Farm Vineyard continues its popular Wine Down Fridays with the band She Was Right and dinner. No cover charge; dinner and beverages available starting at 5:30 p.m. To pre-order dinner, call Kristen at 802-922-8074. More info.
Friday, Jan. 27, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center performs at Middlebury College’s Mahaney Arts Center. In-person and streaming tickets available.
Potato print Saturday
Saturday, Jan. 28, 10 a.m.-noon
This family event, best for ages 6 and older, involves carving designs into potatoes and printing the shapes in ink on paper. Learn more or register. This Richmond studio offers youth and adult art and craft courses through March; schedule.
Day of contemplation
Saturday, Jan. 28, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
A day of deep meditation and silence is held at All Soul’s Interfaith Gathering in Shelburne. Participants bring their lunch for a mindful and silent group meal. Free to register; donations gladly accepted at the door. All the info and registration. All Souls hosts a variety of classes and activities, including yoga, breath work and a grief support group.
Saturday, Jan. 28, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Create a collage map of your neighborhood in this drop-in Family Art Saturday at Burlington City Arts on Church Street. Based on a current exhibit, the collages can represent our understanding of freedom, home and borders. Free event, just stop by. For all ages and families.
Folk meets classical
Saturday Jan. 28, 1 p.m.
Capital City Concerts in Montpelier presents a free family concert featuring a mother and son flutist and violinist duo at Montpelier’s Unitarian Church. More info.
Tree talk Tuesdays
Tuesday, Jan. 31, noon-12:30 p.m.
The Vermont Land Trust presents this first of four online educational programs, each talk featuring two Vermont tree species. The forestry team talks about hemlocks and red maples: how to identify them and how they fit into the forest ecology of our state. Free to register and donations gladly accepted.
Rotary speech contest
Tuesday, Jan. 31, deadline to register
The contest’s topic is Why are diversity, equity and inclusion important? High-school age youth prepare and deliver a five-minute speech either in person or via Zoom on Wednesday., Feb. 8, 7:30 a.m., at Shelburne United Methodist Church. Details and entry forms or email.
Virtual book discussion
Tuesdays, Jan. 31, Feb. 21 & March 14, 6 p.m.
Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh holds its winter book discussion series. Each Tuesday evening talk, via Zoom, discusses a different title. Jan. 31 book is Teaching White Supremacy by Donald Yacovone. All talks are free but require registration.
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 7 p.m.
This evening, Vermont Humanities presents three digital events. Topics include city monuments, farm memories and trauma-informed journalism. All events are free and require registration. More info.
Folk Talk Trio
Thursday, Feb. 2, 6-8:30 p.m.
This folk/Americana band entertains at Shelburne Vineyard with classics, originals and high energy. They have some Vermont roots, too. Free concert. More info.
Biking across Canada
Thursday, Feb. 2, 7-8 p.m.
At the Richmond Free Library, cyclist Mary Lou Recor shares photos and stories from her three-month ride to Nova Scotia, starting in Vancouver. This talk is part of the Outdoor Adventure Series of speakers through the Green Mountain Club. Free but donations gratefully accepted. Register.
Winter trees and tracks
Saturday, Feb. 4, 9 a.m.-noon
Join a community science naturalist at the Green Mountain Audubon Center in Huntington for an educational walk along its trails, photographing animal tracks and tree species. Sightings will be contributed to the popular identification app, iNaturalist. This morning is a bioblitz, a time when people gather as much information as possible about the flora and fauna in a given area on a particular day. Appropriate activity for beginner or experienced outdoors-lovers; all families welcome to this free event. Register and get info.
Frame drum workshop
Sunday, Feb. 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Construct a 16-inch Native American-style drum during this workshop at Spirit Dancer Crystals and Gifts, now located off Flynn Avenue in Burlington. It may not be too late to register. More info or to register or email.
Ted K movie
Sunday, Feb. 5, 2-4 p.m.
The Middlebury New Filmmaker’s Festival presents a narrative film based on the diaries and writings of Ted Kaczynski. Director Tony Stone will attend and participate in a Q&A following the film, held at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. More info and tickets. March film is about Golda Meir; April film is about Yogi Berra.
La fiesta at the Flynn
Sunday, Feb. 5, 3-5 p.m.
The Flynn Theater in Burlington presents the Vermont Youth Orchestra in a winter concert with a Mexican theme. Members of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra will join the youth orchestra for two works. More info and tickets.
Full moon gathering
Sunday, Feb. 5, 4-9 p.m.
Sleepy Hollow Ski and Bike Center in Huntington is hosting, weather permitting, an evening that includes lighted Nordic ski trails, food, a bonfire, local music and more. No alcohol is sold there, but BYOB is permitted. Ski passes and event tickets. Direct questions to Carol at 802-434-2283 or email.
Earth Repair Homeschool
Mondays, Feb. 6-April 3, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Registration due by Thursday, Jan. 26: an eight-week science exploration class for homeschoolers ages 9-13 will be held at Burlington Co-housing Community, near Centennial Woods on East Avenue. Instructor Jess Rubin covers diverse topics relating to the natural world, earth science and sociology 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. each Monday. To register, email Jess and put Earth Repair Homeschool in the subject line. More info.
Theatre for all ages
Wednesday, Feb. 8, noon
The story of Buster Bear, a character in Thornton Burgess’s classic tale, is presented on stage by the Very Merry Theatre in Burlington. Free performance is great for all ages and genders and takes place at 20 Allen Street in Burlington’s Old North End. More info.
Acrylic on canvas
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 7-9 p.m.
Paint a moonlit woods scene, complete with bear, in this class offered at Black Flannel Brewing in Essex. Enjoy a discounted dinner if you come at 6:30. All supplies and instruction included; appropriate for all abilities. For more info or to buy tickets, see the Black Flannel Facebook page.
March and Run
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m.
Andrew Aydin is co-author, with the late congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis, of the graphic novel trilogy “March.” Aydin is the former policy advisor to Lewis. The first book in the authors’ subsequent series is called “Run,” which Aydin will speak about the writing and creation of, at the Statehouse. It is a continuation of the extraordinary life story of Lewis, in graphic novel format. Free. More info or by emailing.
Friday, Feb. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The Me and My Special Person Dance takes place in the Shelburne Town Gym and made possible by the Shelburne Recreation Department. The dance is for young people in grades kindergarten-fifth, accompanied by their special adult friend or relative. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. More info or call 802-985-5110.
Myra Flynn and band
Friday, Feb. 10, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Vermont singer-songwriter Myra Flynn performs two sets of her soulful songs in the loft at Shelburne Vineyard. Doors open at 7 p.m. More info and tickets.
Birding at the Causeway
Saturday, Feb. 11, 8-10 a.m.
Join a small group of bird enthusiasts, of all levels, to watch and identify winter birds on the Colchester Causeway, a former railway bed that is now a bike path extending into Lake Champlain. Organized by the Green Mountain Audubon Society in Burlington, registration is required for this free event. Donations are gratefully accepted. Learn more and register.
Snowshoe and scavenger hunt
Saturday, Feb. 11, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Try out snowshoes at Chipman Hill in Middlebury and do a scavenger hunt at your own pace. This family event, organized by Middlebury Area Land Trust, has a limited enrollment. Snowshoes are provided or bring your own, including poles, if you wish. Participants may drop-in at their convenience; all snowshoes must be returned by 1:30 p.m. No restrooms onsite. Dress for outdoors; event will wrap up with a fire and cocoa. Info or to register.
Block print on fabric
Saturday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Shelburne Craft School offers a workshop on using carved blocks and ink to print designs on clothing or pieces of fabric. Class is for ages 14 and older. All block printing supplies included; students may bring their own clothes or fabrics, but there will be fabric available for practice. Info and registration.
Classical concert on the rug
Saturday, Feb. 11, 11 a.m.-noon
This program by the Vermont Youth Orchestra in Colchester introduces small children to instruments, singers and composers of classical music. Meet the musicians and their instruments up close. This free event is held at the Elley-Long Music Center on the campus of St. Michael’s College in Colchester. More info.
My Brother’s Wedding
Saturday, Feb. 11, 3-5 p.m.
As part of its Black is Beautiful Film Festival, the Fletcher Free Library in Burlington is screening the film My Brother’s Wedding. Films are free; learn more.
It is rocket science
Saturday, Feb. 11, 5-7 p.m.
Teen Science Café at the University of Vermont Davis Center for seventh-12th grade students with an interest in science and engineering. Free educational event with an aerospace engineer. Learn how to design your own functional model rocket. Free pizza and drinks. Learn more or register.
Saturday, Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m.
The Vergennes Opera House presents one of its most loved events, a winter thaw concert with music by the Little City Jazz orchestra. Tickets for general admission are free but must be reserved. Doors and cash bar open at 6:30 p.m. Come in out of the cold and get ready to dance. Donations gladly accepted to benefit the Little City Jazz high school music scholarship fund. Reserve Tickets.
Programs for young musicians
Beginning Sunday, Feb. 12
Individual and group training programs offered by the Vermont Youth Orchestra Organization at the Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael’s College. There is training for strings, percussion instruments, woodwinds and brass instruments. More info.
Forester for a day
Saturday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Registration fills quickly for this Shelburne Farms event for ages 5 and older with an adult. Wear a hard hat, watch a tree being felled and learn about the importance of trees in our lives. Work in the woodshop to make a wooden product for your home. Dress for outside. Info and registration. See the Shelburne Farms calendar for info about winter horse-drawn rides.