Calendar: Sept. 7-Oct. 27, 2023

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Art on Main in Bristol is holding a stone labyrinth walk 1-4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 10. The stone labyrinth is designed for walking meditation. The walk is $35 and should be purchased in advance, as numbers are limited, at Art on Main, 25 Main Street Bristol, or by calling the gallery at 802-453-4032 or under events at

Book launch
Thursday, Sept. 7, 6:30 p.m.
A public book launch for “Attic of Dreams: A Memoir” by Marilyn Webb Neagley will be held Thursday, Sept. 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Pierson Library in Shelburne, with books for sale by The Flying Pig Bookstore. Neagley, one of the formative leaders of Shelburne Farms, is the author of two previous books and co-editor of another. She has been a Vermont Public Radio commentator and lives with her husband in Shelburne.  

Benefit piano concert
Friday, Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m.
The Capital City Concerts in Montpelier opens its season with a performance by pianist Jeffrey Chappell on Friday, Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m. at the Barre Opera House. Ticket proceeds will be donated to flood relief. The concert will include Mozart’s Fantasy and Fugue in C Major, Beethoven’s Opus 109 Sonata, Chopin’s Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante, and Samuel Barber’s Piano Sonata. A seasoned veteran of the concert stage, Chappell has performed in Europe, Latin America, Asia and throughout the United States in recital and with major symphony orchestras. All ticket proceeds will go to Montpelier Alive and Capstone Community Action to help families, individuals and businesses affected by the flooding. Tickets start at $5. Go to the website to reserve seats and learn more.

Free student September Saturdays
Saturdays, Sept. 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Shelburne Museum welcomes college students Saturdays in September with free Saturday admissions continuing on Sept. 16, 23 and 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission with valid student ID.

Moonlight in Milton
Saturday, Sept. 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Moonlight Body Mind Spirit Expo returns to Milton at the newly renovated Milton Grange Hall. Vendors, readers, healers, speakers, workshops, and more to nurture and uplift the body, mind and spirit. For more info: call the Moonlight Gift Shoppe at 802-893-9966 or email.

Stone labyrinth walk
Sunday, Sept. 10, 1-4 p.m.
Art on Main in Bristol takes art outdoors for an afternoon devoted to a recently completed stone labyrinth designed for walking meditation at the property of Art on Main board member Anne Majusiak. Tickets for the labyrinth walk are $35 and should be purchased in advance as numbers are limited.  They may be purchased at Art on Main, 25 Main Street Bristol, by calling the gallery at 802-453-4032 or under events on the website.

Veggie Swap and Share
Tuesday, Sept. 12, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Bring surplus garden harvest to share and swap with neighbors to the Grange at 2858 Spear Street. Enjoy a food preservation and fermentation demonstration by Sobremesa. Any remaining items will be distributed by the Charlotte Food Shelf.

Charlotte Walks: Williams Woods
Thursday, Sept. 14, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Join a walk at Williams Woods at the parking lot of Williams Woods Natural Area at 1489 Greenbush Road. The trail is a 1-mile loop through the “best remaining mature valley clayplain forest in the Champlain Valley” and is owned by the Nature Conservancy. Charlotte Walks happens at 8:30 a.m. every second Thursday at a different trailhead. Walks will generally last about an hour and will be led at an adult walking pace.

Golf Ball Drop
Friday, Sept. 15, 4-6 p.m.
The Golf Ball Drop in Shelburne is back. The Rotary Club of Charlotte-Shelburne-Hinesburg will be holding the Golf Ball Drop, a fund-raising event from 4-6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 15, at the Kwini Club Driving Range at 5353 Spear Street. The funds raised will support the fire and rescue services of Charlotte, Hinesburg and Shelburne. In 2022 this event raised more than $8,000 for these vital community services. More than $2,000 in prizes will be awarded and only 1,500 golf balls will be sold. There will also be a long-drive competition. Golf balls can be obtained here.  

John Doyle & Mick McAuley
Friday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m.
John Doyle and Mick McAuley will perform at the Elley Long Music Center in Colchester. The concert is presented with support from the Burlington Irish Heritage Festival as part of a continuing series of performances by influential Irish musicians from Ireland and North America. Suggested donation is $25. Reservations and more information by email or 802-233-5293.

Tour de Farms
Sunday, Sept. 17, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.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 supports 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.

The Whole Chicken
Tuesday, Sept. 19, 6-8 p.m.
Philo Ridge Farm is holding another in its series of butcher workshops that include dinner. This one is called “The Whole Chicken” and the farm’s in-house butcher team will talk about the field-to-table life cycle of heritage breed chickens at Philo Ridge Farm. There will be small bites from the kitchen during the class followed by a sit-down dinner including buttermilk fried chicken, dirty rice with chicken livers and Creole spices, braised kale, Nitty Gritty cornbread with maple butter, marinated tomatoes with garden herbs, spinach salad with crispy chicken skin and strawberry rhubarb jam cookie. Tickets can be purchased here.

Wednesday, Sept. 20, 6:30 p.m.
The documentary “Helvetica” will be shown in the Contois Auditorium in Burlington on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 6:30 p.m. It’s free to see this documentary about typography, graphic design and global visual culture that looks at the proliferation of one typeface and invites us to consider the thousands of words we see every day.

Family art
Saturday, Sept. 23, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Get your whole creative crew together for some outdoor art-making at Family Art Saturday in Burlington City Hall Park. Drop in and create your very own colorful character portraits of yourself or your family reimagined as fantastic creatures.

Heritage, Harvest & Horse Festival
Saturday, Sept. 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Bring the family to the Heritage, Harvest & Horse Festival at Fort Ticonderoga for a day of autumn fun in the midst of the King’s Garden heirloom apple trees and the beautiful Adirondack landscape. Discover the importance of horses and other working animals throughout history during demonstrations. Meet farm animals, stroll through our farmers market featuring local food, beverages and crafts; participate in family fun activities; and tackle the 6-acre corn maze. More info.

Charlotte Walks: Pease Mountain
Thursday Oct. 12, 8:30-10 a.m.
Join a walk at Pease Mountain at the rear of the bus parking lot of Charlotte Central School (to the far west of the school by the skating rink). David Ziegelman of the Charlotte Trails Committee will guide our group up Pease Mountain. We expect this month’s walk to take more than an hour. Charlotte Walks happens every second Thursday, meeting at a different trailhead at 8:30 a.m.

Youth Environmental Summit
Friday, Oct. 27, 8:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m.
You must register by Oct. 16 for the Youth Environmental Summit, an annual conference for middle and high school students to learn about environmental issues and get involved in local communities. Through hands-on workshops, action-inspiring discussions, networking with environmental professionals and like-minded peers, the mission of the event is to prepare youth for leadership on environmental issues. For sixth grade through seniors, the program is free and at the Barre Civic Center. Register.