Here is a list of Community & Non-Profit Events coming soon in our area:
Through Saturday, November 10th
Lowell’s Moving and Delivery, 552 Avenue D, Suite 10 in Williston is collecting non-perishable food and person hygiene items to help the New Jersey victims of Hurricane Sandy. Hours are Monday through Friday 7am to 3pm and Saturday from 9am to 3pm.
Through November 18th
The Best Western Windjammer Inn and Conference Center and Windjammer Restaurant on Williston Road are drop-off sites for gently used children’s and adult winter coats through November 18th. The coats will be given out to any person need at the annual Sweetwater’s Thanksgiving dinner. Organizations such as COTS, the Lund Home and Women Helping Battered Women will benefit.
Through November 30th
Spectrum Youth and Family Services in Burlington is looking for donations of winter clothing for the teens with whom they work including gently-used coats, winter gloves, thick socks, winter shoes and boots and hats (Thinsulate-style.) Call Mary at 864-7423, ext. 318
Through Sunday, December 9th
The Fletcher Free Library in Burlington invites community members to participate in the 22nd annual “Books for Children Gift Campaign,” which provides Burlington preschoolers with new, quality books during the holiday season. Pick up a list at the library or at downtown bookstores Crow Bookshop or Phoenix Books.
Thursday, November 8th
The North Country Chamber of Commerce presents the annual “Taste of the North Country” at the SUNY Field House in Plattsburgh. The auction preview is at 5pm, the Tasting and Silent Auction are from 5:30pm to 7pm and the live auction starts at 7pm. For tickets and a look at the items up for bid, go to www.northcountrychamber.com or call 563-1000
The Brown Bag Series offering free mental health programs presents “As We Age: Caregiving” from 11:45am to 1pm at The Plattsburgh Library, 19 Oak Street in the 2nd floor meeting room. Bring your lunch.
Behavioral Health Services North is holding a free discussion group for all unpaid caregivers from 11:30am to 1pm at the United Way Building, 45 Tom Miller Road in Plattsburgh. For more information, call 565-4543
Friday, November 9th
Vermont Works for Women is holding its 25th Anniversary Bash from 7pm to 9pm at the Elley-Long Music Center at Fort Ethan Allen in Colchester. The event will also debut “Labor of Love”, a multimedia exhibit honoring 29 Vermont working women in photographs and interviews. For tickets and more information, visit www.vtworksforwomen.org or call 655-8900
The Middlebury Arts Walk committee is having a fundraising event, “Middlebury Arts Rock”, at Two Brothers Lounge with live blues performed by the Bob MacKenzie Band. Go to www.middleburyartswalk.com
Elder Education Enrichment presents Haviland Smith, retired CIA Station Chief, with “Assessing Active Potential Threats to the U.S.” at 2pm at Faith United Methodist Church, Dorset Street in South Burlington. For details, go to www.eeevermont.org
Friday and Saturday, November 9th & 10th
U-32 High School presents “The Fantasticks” at 7pm both nights and at 1pm on Saturday. Tickets are available at the door.
Saturday, November 10th
The Vermont Genealogy Library on Hegeman Avenue at Fort Ethan Allen in Colchester presents “Tools and Techniques for Using the New 1940 U.S. Census” with Barb Wicker from 10:30am to noon. The class is $5. For more information, go to www.vt-fcgs.org or call 238-5934
The Lamoille Lodge #6, Fairfax Recreation and the United Church of Fairfax are having a Deer Hunter/Community family Breakfast from 4am to 9am at the Baptist Building on Main Street.
The 5 Corners Craft Fest is taking place from 9am to 3pm at area churches in Essex Junction with crafts, food, silent auctions and basket raffles.
Mt. Abraham in Bristol is having a Project Graduation Craft Fair and Silent Auction from 10am to 3:30pm.
The KidSafe Collaborative of Chittenden County is having a Casino Night at the Hilton in Burlington from 7pm to 11pm. Tickets are $25, which includes $100 in chips. For tickets, call the Vermont Agency at 861-3427 or go to www.kidsafevt.org
The Greek Orthodox Church at the corner of Ledge Road and South Willard Street in Burlington is having its pastry sale and dinner starting at 10am.
The Catholic Daughters are having a Christmas Gift Show at St. Mary’s Parish Center, Fairfield Street in St. Albans from 10am to 3pm.
The VFW Howard Plant Post 782 on South Winooski Avenue in Burlington is having the Ladies Auxiliary Craft and Bake Sale from 9am to 3pm.
Burlington Ensemble performs “Giving Bach” at College Street Congregational Church in Burlington at 7:30pm to benefit the Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation. Tickets are $5 on-line at www.burlingtonensemble.com
The Cavendish Baptist Church at 2258 Main Street is having a Christmas Sale from 10am to 2pm.
The Mooers Knights of Columbus is hosting their annual Turkey Night at St. Joseph’s Church Hall, 73 Maple Street at 7:30pm. Win cash, turkeys, hams and more.
The East Middlebury United Methodist Church at the Junction of Routes 125 & 116 is having a bake sale and bazaar from 9am to 2pm.
Boy Scout Troop 70 is having an all-you-can-eat Veteran’s day Spaghetti Dinner from 5pm to 7:30pm at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in St. Albans.
The 36th Annual Milton Pre-Christmas Craft Show with over 70 crafters is being held at Milton High School on Route 7 from 9am to 4pm.
The Lyon Mountain American Legion Home is having a roast turkey dinner from 4pm to 6:30pm.
Tropical Storm Irene survivors of Northfield are holding a food and supply drive for Super Storm Sandy survivors at the Northfield Grand Union parking lot from 8am to 5pm. They are collecting non-perishable food items, cleaning supplies, rubber gloves, blankets, flashlights, batteries, diapers, pet food, gloves and winter jackets. Cash is also accepted.
Saturday and Sunday, November 10th & 11th
The Vermont Crafts & Products Fair is being held at St. John the Evangelist Church, 206 Vine Street in Northfield from 9am to 3pm on Saturday and 10am to 2pm on Sunday.
A Veterans Day Ceremony is taking place at Memorial Park at Five Corners in Essex Junction at 11am with an open house to follow at the Essex Junction VFW Post 6689 on Pearl Street.
The VFW Howard Plant Post 782 is holding a Veterans Day Ceremony at Battery Park in Burlington at 11am.
The Colonel Donald G. Cook, Chapter #5 of the Disabled American Veterans is holding a Veterans Day ceremony at the cemetery across from Camp Johnson on Route 15 in Colchester at 11:11am.
The Vermont Historical Society is opening the latest exhibit, “Service & Sacrifice: Vermont’s Civil War Generation” from 2pm to 4pm at 60 Washington Street in Barre.
The Eagles Club on Route 109 in Jeffersonville is having a Deer Hunters Widow Bingo. Doors open at 11:30am and the games begin at 1pm.
The District #3 Fire Department Auxiliary is having a pancake breakfast from 8am to 11am at the Wallace Hill Station in Plattsburgh. The breakfast includes bacon, sausage, ham and eggs.
The Hospice Program of Franklin County Home Health Agency invites community members to their annual “Celebration of Life: Community Remembrance and Candle Lighting Ceremony” at 2pm at Holy Angels Church on Lake Street in St. Albans.
Guardians of the Ribbon are having a Thanksgiving Dinner and bingo at 8 Ball Billiard’s Café, 7202 State Route 9 North, Plattsburgh from 11am to 5pm. Veterans who show a military ID get to eat free.
Bryan Memorial Gallery on Main Street in Jeffersonville is having an opening reception for “Hidden Treasures,” a juried exhibition of artwork from deceased artists. At 2pm, there is an artists’ roundtable and the reception is from 3pm to 5pm. For more details, visit www.bryangallery.org
Monday, November 12th
Elder Education Enrichment presents “Recent Trends in the Study of the Holocaust” with the director of the Center for Holocaust Studies and UVM history professor Alan Steinweis at 2pm at Faith United Methodist Church, Dorset Street in South Burlington. For more details, go to www.eeevermont.org
Wednesday, November 14th
St. Bernadette’s Annual Turkey Bingo is being held at the American Legion in Middlebury with quickies at 6:15pm and regular play at 7pm. Proceeds benefit St. Mary’s School.
CVU High School Wrestling and Champlain Valley Hawks Youth Wrestling are having a spaghetti dinner at the Vermont Army National Guard Armory in Williston (across from Williston Central School) from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Call Deb Brown for tickets at 922-0419
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 14th-17th
The Colchester Theatre Company presents “The Apple Tree,” a musical comedy, at 7:30pm at the high school theatre. Tickets are $5 at the door.
Thursday, November 15th
The North Country Chamber of Commerce is having a Masquerade Night at Perrywinkles on Smithfield Boulevard in Plattsburgh for its Business after Hours from 5:30pm to 7pm. For reservations, call 563-1000
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 15th-17th
Mount Abraham Union High School presents “The Wizard of Oz” in Wright Auditorium in Bristol at 7:30pm each evening and at 2pm on Saturday.
Milton High School presents “Guys and Dolls” at 7pm each evening.
Friday and Saturday, November 16th & 17th
The Milton Artists’ Guild is having its 8th Annual Holiday Art Show and Sale at the Milton Grange Hall on Route 7. Hours are 6pm to 8pm Friday evening and 9am to 4pm on Saturday.
Friday, November 16th
Elder Education Enrichment presents retired Senior Foreign Service Officer George Jaeger with “Europe: A Continent in Transition” at 2pm at Faith United Methodist Church, Dorset Street in South Burlington. For more information, visit www.eeevermont.org