Calendar of Events: July 27 – Sept. 17, 2023

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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: 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.

Festival of Fools
Friday-Sunday, Aug. 4-6
The 16th annual Festival of Fools, Aug. 4-6, happens in Burlington on Church Street. Every year, Festival of Fools brings over 100 free performances stretched across three days of merrymaking with acrobatics, dancers, sketch comedy and unbelievable music. For schedule and more info.

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.

Growing young gardeners
Through Thursday, Aug. 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.

Sensory Friendly Friday
Friday, Aug. 18, 8:30-10 a.m.
On the third Friday of every month, through October, Shelburne Museum invites the community into the museum before regular opening hours to view special exhibitions in a light-and-sound-adjusted environment. Created in consultation with Inclusive Arts Vermont, this program for children, teens and adults alike is designed to offer a positive museum-going experience for visitors with varying sensory processing differences at the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education. Free pre-registration is required by contacting 802-985-0924 or email.

Vergennes 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.

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.