Calendar of events: July 13 through September 17, 2023

Please email your event listings at least three weeks in advance.

A good-sized crowd turned out for a previous Grange on the Green concert.
A good-sized crowd turned out for a previous Grange on the Green concert.

Grange on the Green: The Will Patton Quartet
Thursday, July 13, 5:30-7 p.m.
The Will Patton Quartet will play Roma jazz and Brazilian styles as well as straight-up bebop and many original compositions. Sponored by Cumbancha Music, ReArch Company and Otter Creek Awnings. More information.

Burlington library birthday
Saturday, July 15, noon-3:30 p.m.
The Fletcher Free Library celebrates its 150th birthday with a parade, performers, music, community art, birthday cake and more. The celebration will begin with a costume parade down Church Street at noon. Free performances include a 12:30 p.m. musical program by Mikahely, a 1:30 p.m. magic show with Marko the Magician, and a 2:30 p.m. music and dance performance by A2VT. Throughout the day there will be airbrushed tattoos from Little Artsy Faces, a photobooth, Cyanotypes Community Art with Renee Greenlee, a scavenger hunt, Bubbles with Phinneus and birthday cake.

Holocaust History and Its Connections in Vermont
Sunday, July 16, 2 p.m.
The Ethan Allen Homestead Museum presents a free lecture by Vermont Holocaust Memorial members Miriam Rosenbloom and Tom Glaser. Vermont Holocaust Memorial vice president and daughter of Holocaust survivors, Miriam Rosenbloom, will share the background and goals of the nonprofit organization. Tom Glaser of Shelburne will share a presentation of his family’s harrowing story of survival through the Holocaust. At the conclusion, participants will be invited to take part in Vermont Holocaust Memorial’s Leaf Project, a memorial to the 1.5 million children who perished in the Holocaust.

Grange on the Green: Nick Carter
Thursday July 20, 5:30-7pm, Charlotte Town Green
Nick Carter will play original music as well as well-known folk music. Sponsored by ReArch Company and Otter Creek Awnings. More information.

Wonka and Oompa Loompas
Photo contributed
Wonka and Oompa Loompas.

‘Wily Wonka’
Thursdays-Sundays, through July 16
The Valley Players will present the family-friendly musical Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka” at the Valley Players Theater in Waitsfield. Performances will be on Thursday-Saturday, July 13-15, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 16, 4 p.m. Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka” follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. To purchase tickets or get more information.

Extended exhibition
Through Friday, July 21
Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh is currently exhibiting 15 pictorial hooked rugs that chronicle significant African American women and events. The rugs are reproductions of a 1947 series of linocuts from artist Elizabeth Catlett’s I am the Black Woman series. The exhibition has been extended through July 21. Rokeby is open 10-5 daily.

Chasing Light exhibit
Friday, July 21-Sept. 2
Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery is opening Chasing Light, oil paintings by David Smith, on July 21 with a reception 5-7 p.m. Smith’s paintings are vividly patterned land and water that look askew as way to find special glimmers. Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery is located at 86 Falls Road in Shelburne Village. Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For information call 802-985-3848 or email.

Family Art Saturday
Saturday, July 22, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Get creative with your crew at the Burlington City Arts Center for a free make-and-take art activity inspired by our current exhibition, Hyunsuk Erickson: Thingumabob Society. Erickson will be on-hand to share an activity that uses materials and techniques from her playful mixed-media sculptural forms.

Grange on the Green: Minced Oats
Thursday July 27, 5:30-7 p.m.
Minced Oats will play neo-traditionalist Americana, bluegrass and folk music on the Charlotte Town Green. Sponsored by Point Bay Marina, ReArch Company and Otter Creek Awnings. More information.

Charlotte walks
Thursday, Aug. 10, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Join for Thompson’s Point and Whiskey Bay walk at 8:30 a.m. at the parking lot for Whiskey Bay at 1000 North Shore Road. The parking lot is on the non-lake side of road; drive slowly, it can be tricky to spot. We’ll have someone standing visibly by the road to help you find us. Walk will be an about 3-mile loop of dirt roads and trails around Thompson’s Point including North Shore Road and Flat Rock Road. Bring your bathing suit and towel for a dip in the lake afterwards. Whiskey Bay has free public access to Lake Champlain in Charlotte.

Vergennes DayVergennes Day 
Saturday, Aug. 26, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 
Head to the Vergennes City Park for the 41st annual Vergennes Day on Saturday, Aug. 26. With over 60 vendor booths in city park, there is fun for all ages. Come check out live music on the bandstand, pancake breakfast and bubble pit at the fire station, horse and wagon rides, Little City Road Race, Lions Club chicken barbecue, merchant sales and more.

Growing young gardeners
Through Thursday, August 17, 10 a.m.-noon
Every Thursday, young people are invited to participate in a free gardening program at the Vermont Garden Park on Dorset Street in South Burlington. A program of the Burlington Garden Club, kids and their accompanying adults learn about different subjects related to gardening. It is not required to attend each week. Best for ages 4-10 with a grown-up (or two). Each session is free; snack time and a craft project is included. To read more and see what to bring, visit the website and scroll down a bit.

Tour de FarmsSunday, Sept. 17, 8:30 a.m.
Tour de Farms
Sunday, Sept. 17, 8:30 a.m.

Tour de Farms
Sunday, Sept. 17, 8:30 a.m.
Registration is open for the Tour de Farms, one of Vermont’s oldest cycling farm tours, returning to Shoreham for its 15th year of celebrating local food, the revenue raised support Addison County Relocalization Network’s new food hub that facilitates the distribution of locally produced foods. The day of tasting products finishes at 4:30 p.m. at the Shoreham Apple Fest. The tour features a 30-mile route, as well as a family-friendly 10-mile route. Riders start at Shoreham Green 42 miles south of Burlington, off Route 22A. The terrain includes rolling hills with a mix of paved and dirt roads, so a mountain bike or road bike with wide tires is recommended. Register.