Here is a list of Community & Non-Profit Events coming soon in our area:
On-Going Calendar Events:
Wednesday, May 15th
St. Jude’s Parish on Route 116 in Hinesburg and the American Red Cross are holding a blood drive from 12:30pm to 6pm.
National Life Group in Montpelier is sponsoring a Red Cross blood drive from 9am to 3pm. Go to www.redcrossblood.org for more details.
The North Country Chamber of Commerce is having a job fair at the West Side Ballroom in Plattsburgh from 4pm to 8pm. It is sponsored in part by Hall Communications. For more information, go to www.northcountrychamber.com
Thursday, May 16th
The North Country Chamber of Commerce is having its monthly Business after Hours at The Turtle in Plattsburgh from 5:30pm to 7pm. Call the chamber for reservations at 563-1000
The American Red Cross North Country Chapter is hosting a two-day training course for those who want to become First Aid, CPR and AED instructors. The course is being held on two consecutive Thursdays, May 16th and 23rd from 9am to 4pm at 26 Emory Street in Morrisville, New York. To sign up, visit www.redcross.org/takeaclass
Friday, May 17th
St. James Episcopal Church at Gate “F” to the Champlain Valley Fairgrounds in Essex Junction is having an all-ages game night from 6pm to 9pm. The evening includes refreshments. For more information, call 878-4014
The Alice T. Miner Museum on Route 9 in Chazy is hosting author Anne Easter Smith for a book signing and talk about her book “Royal Mistress,” which is about the rise and fall of Jane Shore, who captivated three of England’s most powerful men in the 15th century. The event is at 7pm.
Saturday, May 18th
The War of 1812 in Plattsburgh is holding a book talk and signing from 1pm to 3pm for “Nine Days a Soldier: The Story of Aiken’s Volunteers in the War Of 1812”with the author, Joy Demarse, and illustrator, Elyse Zielinksi, both of Plattsburgh. For more information, go to www.battleofplattsburgh.org
The Mount Abraham Union High School’s Track and Field Team is hosting its 4th annual “Friendly 5K Challenge” with registration from 8am to 8:55am with the start at 9pm. For more information, call Chris Marion at 453-4999
Green Mountain Chorus, Maiden Vermont and the Flynn Show Choir Select perform in Barbershop Harmony in “Glee’s Company: A Singing Salute to the TV Show ‘Glee’” at South Burlington High School at 2pm and 7:30pm. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $5 for students. Call 505-1464 or go to www.greenmountainchorus.org
The Red Knights International Firefighters Motorcycle Club VT IV is having its annual “Blessing of the Bikes” at the Eagles Club, 67 New Haven Road in Vergennes at 11am. For more details, call Mike Coyle at 373-0273
Team Brooke is having a fundraiser for the May 19th walk for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is having food, auctions, a pie-eating contest and much, much more at the VFW in Champlain from 1pm to 5pm. For more info, call 236-1866
Grace United Methodist Church, 130 Maple Street in Essex Junction is hosting a day of family friendly games from 11am to 3pm for Change the World Day. Learn about Imagine No-Malaria. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Essex Junction Heavenly Pantry and get a free ice cream sundae.
Team Friends and Family for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life is hosting a car wash at Timebuyer on Route 3 in Plattsburgh from 9am to 3pm.
The Clinton-Essex District Order of the Eastern Star State of New York is sponsoring its 10th Annual Basket Party and Luncheon at the Masonic Temple in Ticonderoga at noon. Admission is $6.
The Cambridge Fire Department is having an open house from 9am to 3pm.
A benefit for SPC. Jonathon McCray and his battle with leukemia is being held at VFW Post 309, 710 Route 22B in Peru starting at 1pm. The event includes a spaghetti dinner, 50/50 raffles, live music by “Replay”, activities for the kids, a bake sale and more. Jon was diagnosed after a deployment to Afganistan.
The Montpelier Community Gospel Choir Spring Concert is at 7pm at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1265 Main Street in St. Johnsbury. For tickets and information, call 778-0881 or visit www.vtgospel.com
Plattsbugh High School senior Sarah Ashabranner has helped organize a car wash to benefit DAV Chapter 179 and help local veterans at Stewart’s Shops, 262 Rugar Street in Plattsburgh from 9am to 2pm.
Saturday and Sunday, May 18th & 19th
The Champlain Sail and Power Squadron is conducting a course in basic boating safety at the Lodge at Gander Mountain Sports at the Champlain Center Mall in Plattsburgh from 9:30am to 2:30pm on Saturday and from 10am to 3pm on Sunday. For information or to enroll, call Bob at 493-7251
Sunday, May 19th
The Montpelier Community Gospel Choir performs its spring concert at Bethany United Church of Christ, 115 Main Street, Montpelier at 7pm. There will be a free-will offering.
A wide selection of plants including annual and perennial flowers, herbs and vegetables are on sale from 9am to noon at the Town Hall in North Hero to benefit the North Hero Library.
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Walk to Cure Diabetes begins at 10am at Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg. To learn more or to register, go to www.jdrf.org
The Friends of Saxony are holding a benefit to help Marc Chapman and his family after a fire in late April destroyed their home and Marc’s Saxony Recording Studio. The event is being held at the Rainbow Banquet Hall in Altona from 1pm to 8pm.
St. Rose of Lima Church in South Hero is hosting its annual Spring Tea and Raffle from 2pm to 4pm.
The Champlain Valley Bluegrass and Old Time Music Association are holding a get together at the Ticonderoga American Legion at 1pm. A Basket Raffle is being held at the Moriah Fire House to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The preview is at 11am and the drawings begin at 2pm.
Monday, May 20th
The South Burlington Rotary Club is having its 15th annual golf tournament at Vermont National Country Club at 1pm to raise money for the new Veterans Memorial at Dorset Park. Call Don Jenkins at 233-2676
Elder Education Enrichment (EEE) presents “Les Miserables: The Nuclear Bombs Remaining in the Back Yard” with John Isaacs, executive director of Council for a Livable World. The talk begins at 2pm and is being held at Faith United Methodist Church on Dorset Street in South Burlington. For more information, go to www.eeevermont.org
Tuesday, May 21st
The Cathedral Church of St. Paul on Cherry Street in Burlington presents “The Singer’s Choice: A Garland of Our Favorite Songs and Arias” from noon to 1pm. It is free. Bring a bag lunch. Coffee and tea provided.
Tuesday and Thursday, May 21st & 23rd
A two-day boating safety class offered by the Coast Guard Auxiliary is being held at the South Plattsburgh Fire Department, station #1 on Route 22 from 5:30pm to 9:30pm both days. For more information or to register, call Robert at 493-7251 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, May 22nd
The Caregiver Resource Center of Clinton County is having a free discussion group on effective techniques and behaviors in working with dementia patients at St. Peter’s Church in Plattsburgh from 6:30pm to 8pm. For more information, call Mary at 565-4543
Friday and Saturday, May 24th & 25th
The Jericho Methodist Church on Route 15 is having its annual spring tag sale from 9am to 6pm on Friday and from 9am to 3pm on Saturday.
Saturday, May 25th
Relay for Life Team Tailgaters is having a gigantic lawn and bake sale on Route 7 in Milton. Luminary bags will also be for sale.
The Wild Center in Tupper Lake is hosting a Massawepie Mire Birding Expedition with professional guide and ornithologist Alan Belford. For more details, go to www.wildcenter.org
The North Hero Volunteer Fire Department is having a roast beef dinner from 4:30pm to 7pm at North Hero School.
May 25th is the deadline to register for the Funds for Fallen Officers Walk and Memorial Motorcycle Run happening on Saturday, June 15th in St. Albans. The money raised supports C.O.P.S. (Concerns for Police Survivors.) These events celebrate Vermont State Trooper Sergeant Michael Johnson, who died in the line of duty ten years ago. To register or learn more, call Chrissy at 309-8689 or email email@example.com
The Lincoln Library is having its annual “Front Porch Book and Bake Sale” and “Side Porch Plant Sale” from 10am to 3pm.
Saturday and Sunday, May 25th & 26th
St. Rose of Lima Church in South Hero is having a lawn and bake sale from 8am to 4pm on Saturday and from 9am to 2pm on Sunday.
Sunday, May 26th
Elisabeth Von Trapp is performing a concert at the Winooski United Methodist Church at the corner of West Allen and Follett Streets at 4pm. Everyone is welcome. There will be a good will offering.
The First Baptist Church at 81 St. Paul Street in Burlington is hosting a marathon breakfast from 8am to 9:30am for $5 per person.
Thursday, May 30th
The Visiting Nurse Association presents “Start the Conversation,” a program that encourages families to learn about end-of-life care options, at The Terraces at Shelburne from 1:15pm to 2:15pm. It is free and open to the public.
Friday, May 31st
“Celebrate Colchester’s Performing Arts Night” commemorates the town’s 250th anniversary combining the community chorus, the high school band and choruses, the community band and a historical skit. This celebration takes place at Colchester High School at 7:30pm.
The Cathedral Church of St. Paul on Cherry Street in Burlington presents “Piano Two by Two” featuring music of Beethoven, Brahms, Revel and more at 7:30pm.
The performance is by members of Greenfield Piano Associates.
“Wheels for Conner” benefit spaghetti dinner and dance is being held at the Hinesburg Community Alliance Church. Dinner is from 5pm to 7pm and the dancing begins at 7:30pm. For reservations, call Victoria at 985-3914. The cost is by donation. May 31st is Connor’s 6th birthday.