Calendar of Events; June 1-20, 2023

Please send event listings at least three weeks in advance.

Lift Every Voice
Through Saturday, June 10
An exhibit of hooked rugs is on display through June 10 at Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh. The show, called “Lift Every Voice,” is included in museum fee. The rugs are reproduced from the “I Am the Black Woman” series by Elizabeth Catlett in 1947. More info.

Folk rock in South Hero
Thursday, June 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Snow Farm Vineyard in South Hero hosts the Ryan Sweezy Band at this kick-off event for their free summer music series. On-site food vendors, wine and other beverages available. No outside alcohol allowed; bring blankets or lawn chairs and picnics if desired. Dogs on leash are allowed; byo waste bags. More info on the summer lineup.

Vineyard 25th anniversary
Thursday- Sunday, June 1-4
Shelburne Vineyard is celebrating 25 years over a four-day span with live music, food trucks, tours, tastings and more. Many events are free; food, wine tastings and some music require payment or tickets. Complete schedule and details.

Richmond Farmers Market
Friday, June 2, 3-6:30 p.m.
Volunteer Green in Richmond comes alive on Friday evenings, through Oct. 13, with live music, prepared foods, vegetable and craft vendors and more. Learn more.

Burgers are back
Friday, June 2, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Tickets are available for all of the Bread and Butter Farm burger nights. Event is outdoors, rain or shine, so dress accordingly. Learn more and buy tickets for Burger Nights.

Museum’s First Free Friday
Friday, June 2, 5-7:30 p.m.
Enjoy the Ray Vega Latin Jazz Sextet at Shelburne Museum and purchase fine local foods from a variety of food trucks. Play lawn games or wander the campus. This is the season’s opener of free first Fridays. Learn more and see the full summer schedule.

Swing band in the park
Friday, June 2, 7:30 p.m.
Burlington City Arts holds midday and twilight concerts, free and open to the public in City Hall Park. The Green Mountain Swing Band opens the evening series. For a complete calendar of all music, plus the Saturday art markets.

Bixby Library book sale
Saturday, June 3, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Peruse used books and find bargains in Vergennes at the Bixby book sale.

Market in Montpelier
Saturday, June 3, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Montpelier’s farmers market is at 133 State Street in the capital city. Lots of vendors, food, music and community. Every Saturday through the season; free parking. More info.

Girls on the Run 5k
Saturday, June 3, 10 a.m. race start
Sign up to be a running buddy or a community runner in this fund-raising 5K held at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction. Day-of registration opens at 7:30 a.m. onsite. Read more.

Fungi foray
Saturday, June 3, 10 a.m.-noon
John Atkinson of the Catamount Outdoor Family Center in Williston takes all ages and levels of fungi familiarity on a trail walk at the center in search of specimens. Bring water, snacks, bug spray, camera and a container for your finds. More info and registration. Atkinson leads a fungi foray on bikes from 1-3 p.m. the same day. Explore the trails but go a little further afield. For all ages and abilities. More info and registration.

Focus on feathers
Saturday, June 3, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Artist Rachel Mirus leads an illustration workshop inspired by birds and feathers at the Birds of Vermont Museum in Huntington. Field sketching materials provided. Bring your own natural materials to illustrate, if desired. Enjoy your own picnic lunch after the workshop; bring any items you need to be comfortable outdoors. Best for ages 13 and up. Register.

Woodside hike
Saturday, June 3, 1-3 p.m.
Audubon Vermont holds a Pride hike at Woodside Natural Area off Route 15 in Essex. All families and allies are welcome; bring water and whatever you need to be comfortable outdoors. Free. Register.

Evening of improv
Saturday, June 3, 6-8 p.m.
The Joslin Memorial Library in Waitsfield will come alive with historical vignettes, acted out by Mad River Valley locals. In honor of the library’s 1913 birthday, actors perform short improv scenes depicting life when the library first opened. Free. More info.

Student film festival
Saturday, June 3, 7 p.m.
The Beyond the Peaks student film festival, held at the Strand Center Theater in Plattsburgh, N.Y., presents the award showcase featuring short films created by high school students in New York, Vermont and Quebec. Free. More info.

Reading the landscape
Saturday-Sunday, June 3-4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Take part in an intensive field course for naturalists, professional or amateur, organized by the North Branch Nature Center of Montpelier in the Burlington area by Alicia Daniel. More info on this and similar courses.

Weave a kitchen basket
Sunday, June 4, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
During this workshop at Red Wagon Plants in Hinesburg, participants will complete a small woven basket, perfect for collecting berries or storing countertop essentials. No experience required; all materials and instruction provided. Learn more and register.

Ladies rally
Sunday, June 4, 9 a.m.
Fill your car with friends, tie on a colorful scarf and prepare to travel the roads in and around our beautiful area, making a variety of stops and having a festive lunch. Get the convertible ready for adventure during this fundraising event for the Vergennes Opera House. Any road-worthy vehicle may join this guided tour and all folks welcome, not just ladies. Leave the Vergennes Green promptly at 9 a.m. More info will be announced on the website; register now. Call 802-877-6737 with questions.

Private gardens open
Sunday, June 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Garden Conservancy is pleased to invite the public to visit two private area gardens: Hidden Garden of Lewis Creek Road and Lincoln Hill Botanical Garden, both in Hinesburg. Read more and buy tickets.

House and gardens tour
Sunday, June 4, 1-2:30 p.m.
Visit historic Shelburne Farms, tour the inn and learn about the surrounding formal gardens. Register and see a complete list of available dates.

Brick House gardens
Sunday, June 4, 2-4 p.m.
Stroll through the lush gardens at the Brick House, part of Shelburne Museum and the home of Electra Havemeyer Webb, museum founder. Ticket includes garden-party themed food, house tours and one drink ticket. Peony bouquets for sale onsite. Read more and buy tickets.

Bach, Bach, Brahms and Britten
Sunday, June 4, 4 p.m.
Hear the Vermont Choral Union in their program, Hope Conquers Fear, at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Burlington. The acoustics are wonderful in this space. Tickets available at the door. Upcoming concerts are on the website.

Visit Brot Bakehouse School and Kitchen
Monday, June 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Brot Bakehouse in Fairfax offers a workshop in sourdough techniques. Make flatbreads with the group and bring home a starter. Work with baker Heike Meyer and learn her sourdough tips. Learn more or register for this City Market class.

Dragons awake
Monday, June 5, 5:30 p.m.
It’s time to prepare the dragon boats for their season on Lake Champlain. Join members of Dragonheart Vermont, the local breast cancer support dragon boat organization, by getting boats ready for launch at Burlington’s Coast Guard station. This short ceremony is open to the public; find out more about joining a team or attending a practice session. More info.

The science of forests and carbon
Wednesday, June 7, noon-1 p.m.
University of Vermont Extension forester Alexandra Kosiba discusses how forests sequester carbon and steps landowners can take to maximize sequestration on their own land. Free online event requires registration.

Summer beach music
Wednesday, June 7, 5-8 p.m.
The Vermont Youth Orchestra kicks off the summer music offerings at the Charlotte Town Beach. Arrive at 5 p.m. for picnicking and music begins at 6 p.m. Free for season beach pass holders; all others pay regular parking fees. Cash or check donation hat is passed during these events. Please leave dogs at home. The series continues with appearances by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra quartet on Wednesdays: July 19, July 26 and Aug. 2. More info in future calendars.

Charlotte walks
Thursday, June 8, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Meet with other Charlotters for a one-hour walk on the Town Link Trail. Pull into Sweet Roots Farm on Route 7 and bear left toward the ballfield parking lot. Walk is at an average adult walking pace. Walks will be scheduled every second Thursday of the month, so watch this calendar for future walks.

Art reception
Thursday, June 8, 5-7 p.m.
Henry Sheldon Museum in Middlebury holds a reception for its new summer exhibits. Free event with live music. More info.

The Pie Guy bakes
Thursday, June 8, 5:30-7 p.m.
Gary Stuard is known locally as the Pie Guy. Follow along with Gary as he demonstrates his unique recipe for raspberry rhubarb pie. Free online class, through City Market, requires registration.

Flights of fancy in Vergennes
Thursday, June 8, 5:30-7 p.m.
The Bixby Library in Vergennes holds its Summer Soiree fundraiser with live music, auctions, raffles, food and cash bar. A new art show featuring works by the Vermont Pastel Society will be  on exhibit. More info and tickets.

Alicia Daniel in Shelburne
Thursday, June 8, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Alicia Daniel is a local professor, field naturalist, ecologist, author and botanist. She will give a free talk at Shelburne’s Pierson Library with suggestions for helping our state’s wild places and animals. For more info, call 802-985-5124.

Friday nights at the farm
Friday, June 9, 5-8 p.m.
Sisters of Anarchy ice cream company begins their season of Friday night family fun at the Fisher Brothers Farm on Spear Street in Shelburne. Bring blankets or chairs and the whole family to enjoy live music, food, ice cream and a farm-fresh celebration. Event repeats Friday evenings through August 25. More info.

Shelburne book sale
Friday-Sunday, June 9-11
Find some summer reading, or gather a stash for the winter, at the Pierson Library’s book sale. June 9 hours are open to Friends of the Library; Saturday and Sunday are open to the public. For more info, call the library at 802-985-5124.

Relay for Life
Friday-Saturday, June 9-10, 6 p.m.-5:30 a.m.
Walk laps at the Champlain Valley Exposition in support of the American Cancer Society’s Walk for Life. Cheer on survivors, help raise money and remember those who have passed. More info and registration.

Cabaret and dinner
Friday, June 9, 7 p.m.
The Full Circle Theater Collaborative presents an Evening at the Tonys, their fundraising cabaret and dinner held at the Isham Family Farm in Williston. Read more and get tickets.

Respite House Jiggety Jog
Saturday, June 10, 8 a.m.
Run, jog or walk in support of the McClure Miller Respite House in Colchester. Gather for the start at Malletts Bay School on Blakely Road. All funds raised go to supporting residents’ expenses regardless of their ability to pay. Read more and sign up.

Women’s mountain biking clinic
Saturday, June 10, 8 a.m.-noon
Catamount Outdoor Family Center in Williston offers an introductory level mountain biking clinic for women. Read more and sign up.

Biodiversity Jamboree
Saturday, June 10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
This summer nature festival in Montpelier is perfect for all ages, with field outings, exhibits, kid’s activities, live raptors, music, food and more. Held at the North Branch Nature Center, the jamboree will have something for everyone. The day is full of free events; donations gratefully accepted. Keynote speaker Doug Tallamy, author of “Nature’s Best Hope,” will speak at the Pavilion Auditorium in Montpelier and requires tickets.

Big Beautiful Life
Saturday, June 10, 10 a.m.-noon
Take part in the Big Beautiful Life Run, Walk and Roll event at Founder’s Memorial School in Essex Junction. In-person or virtual options. This event raises money to provide joy kits to kids in medical crisis. Learn more and sign up.

Family magic show
Saturday, June 10, 2 p.m.
Popular magician and entertainer Alyx Hilshey brings her family-friendly show to the Isham Family Farm in Williston. Read more and get tickets.

Get ready for Vermont Days
Saturday-Sunday, June 10-11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Vermont Days is an annual weekend with free admission to day-use areas at Vermont State Parks as well as state-owned historic sites. Free fishing day on June 10 gives residents and non-residents the chance to fish without a license. At the Ed Weed Fish Culture Center in Grand Isle Fish & Wildlife staff hold a family fishing festival: fishing basics, lure making, fly casting and fish biology for young anglers and their families. More info.

Grange Hall tour plus pie
Sunday, June 11, 1-2 p.m.
Come to the Grange on Spear Street in East Charlotte for a building tour with local historian Dan Cole. The Grange Hall served as a school for over 80 years. Cole will discuss the history and importance of Charlotte’s one-room schools. Enjoy a piece of homemade pie, with coffee or tea, and sit a while with neighbors and friends. More info.

Local 4H meeting
Monday, June 12, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Families of 4H members, as well as friends and community members, are encouraged to gather at the Grange for the final 4H meeting of the year. Students will present some of their work from the year. For more info, email Katie Devoid.

Landscape walking tour
Tuesday, June 13, 4-6 p.m.
Join in a walking tour of the Shelburne Farms landscape with Patricia O’Donnell and Greg DeVries of Charlotte’s Heritage Landscapes. Learn from these landscape architects about the design concepts used by Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr., as he designed the Farm’s rolling acres. The tour covers four miles roundtrip, mostly on gravel paths. A shuttle is available at tour’s end for those wishing a return ride from the Inn. Read more and sign up.

Preparing herbs for tea
Tuesday, June 13, 5-6:30 p.m.
Learn what medicinal herbs to grow and how to best dry them for making tea blends, in this workshop at Red Wagon Plants in Hinesburg. Read more or sign up.

Watercolor in the garden
Wednesday, June 14, 1-2:30 p.m.
Artist Alice Eckles teaches garden appreciation with watercolor at Horsford Gardens and Nursery. Eckles guides and encourages with techniques for capturing the ever-changing beauty of a flower garden. Read more and sign up.

Trapping and hunting discussion
Tuesday-Thursday, June 20-22
The Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife is holding three public hearings about new proposed regulations for trapping and for hunting coyotes with the aid of dogs. The new proposed rules. For info about time and place of the two in-person hearings. The hearing on June 22 is virtual, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Comment period on these issues is open now through Friday, June 30, by emailing.