Calendar: Sept. 20-Oct. 14

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

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

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.

Haiku workshop
Saturday, Sept. 23, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Join a haiku writing workshop at Vermont Zen Center on Thomas Road in Shelburne. The event will begin with a discussion of the components of traditional haiku encountered through reading traditional and modern examples followed by a walk through the Zen Center gardens where participants can take photos and notes to inspire their writing. A period of writing and sharing of work will then ensue. Beginning and experienced writers are both welcome. Register.

Sheldon Museum armchair auction
Saturday-Monday, Sept. 23-Oct. 2
Support the Henry Sheldon Museum in Middlebury from the comfort of your armchair. An online auction runs from 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, through midnight Monday, Oct. 2. This auction provides support for the Sheldon Museum’s exhibitions, programming and community outreach. More information or 802-388-2117.

Photo by Bobby Kintz. 
Jim (Michael Smith) and Laura (Lindsay Repka) contemplate Laura’s collection of glass animals in The Glass Menagerie at the Valley Players Theater, Waitsfield, playing weekends Sept. 29-Oct. 15.
Photo by Bobby Kintz. Jim (Michael Smith) and Laura (Lindsay Repka) contemplate Laura’s collection of glass animals in The Glass Menagerie at the Valley Players Theater, Waitsfield, playing weekends Sept. 29-Oct. 15.

The Glass Menagerie
Friday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m.
The Valley Players open the American theater classic “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams on Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. in Waitsfield. The show will run through Oct. 15 with performances at 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $18 for Friday and Saturday nights and $14 for Sunday matinees.

Repair Cafe’
Sept. 30, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sustainable Charlotte will host the next Repair Cafe’, a four-hour community party of talented local folks volunteering their skills to repair your broken stuff. Just bring your broken things to the Repair Cafe’ and watch and learn as the handy folks do their magic. In addition to fixing, the Repair Café also aims to promote and teach the lost art of repair to all ages, keep perfectly good stuff out of the landfill and build a sense of community by working together to meet each other’s needs. Register. Things that have been repaired in the past include lamps, furniture, toys, small appliances, electronics, radios, fans, heaters, humidifiers, jewelry, cuckoo clocks, watches, eyeglass, old tube stereos, garden tools, knives, scissors, axes, fishing rods, camping stoves, clothes, sewing machines, dolls, zippers and bikes. Got something different to fix? The folks from Sustainable Charlotte are up for challenges. There is no charge for our repairer’s labor, but if your repair requires new parts you are responsible for buying those parts. Please bring a food or monetary donation to the Charlotte Food Shelf. Also, do you have a repair or creative skill you want to offer? Email.

Courtesy photo. Stephen Kiernan
Courtesy photo. Stephen Kiernan

Charlotte author reading
Saturday, Sept. 30, 2:45 p.m.
Charlotte resident and novelist Stephen P. Kiernan will join a panel concerning book banning (1 p.m.) and read from his work (2:45 p.m.) at the Fletcher Free Library in Burlington on Saturday, Sept. 30. This part of the second Green Mountain Book Festival which runs Sept. 29-Oct. 1, during Banned Books Week. Kiernan will be joined on the panel by fellow authors Kate Messner and Kekla Magoon, and author and cartoonist Alison Bechdel. His most recent novel is “The Glass Chateau.” The event is free. More info.

Photo contributed. 
Heritage, Harvest & Horse Festival Saturday, Sept. 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Photo contributed. Heritage, Harvest & Horse Festival Saturday, Sept. 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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. This walk should take more than an hour. Charlotte Walks happen every second Thursday, meeting at a different trailhead at 8:30 a.m.

Illustrated talk & tour about marble industry
Saturday, Oct. 14, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
The Henry Sheldon Museum is presenting a lecture about the marble industry in western New England, including Middlebury, by historians Glenn Andres and William Hosley at the Ilsley Public Library. Tickets are $35 for public and $25 for Sheldon Museum members. Tickets and information or 802-388-2117.

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.

Parent Coaching from Conflict to Cohesion
Wednesdays, Oct. 11-Nov. 16, 6-8 p.m.
Marigold Farm at 151 Prindle Road in Charlotte is hosting a parent coaching group. This class is for parents and caregivers who want to cultivate a relationship with their young ones that feels fun, sustainable and respectful. Participants will learn skills to improve communication and strengthen the family system through straightforward, actionable steps. Learn more or register.