Community Calendar

Community Beach Party and Pot Luck July 11

This year on July 11, the Recreation Commission wants to keep the Town Party popping a little bit beyond the afternoon. Join your neighbors and friends at the Charlotte Town Beach from 4–8 p.m. for some fun in the sun: Celtic dancers, volleyball, tennis, soccer, petanque (they will explain what that is there), horseshoes, pickle ball, or a disc golf demo. There will also be an “on water demo” of paddleboards and kayaks from Outdoor Gear Exchange. It’s free admission and parking if you bring a potluck dish. Don’t forget!

Misty Knoll Chicken and Fat Cow Farm burgers will be on the BBQ for all to enjoy, and live music from the Mystic Party Band. No dogs. No trash—carry out what you bring in.

Contact Bill Fraser-Harris for more information at



EXHIBIT: Frog Hollow, the Nation’s First State Craft Center presents a new body of work by photographer Victoria Blewer, Cuba! Victoria Blewer will be in the gallery on Thursday, July 23 to give an informal talk about photographing Cuba. The talk begins at 6:30 p.m. The talk is free and open to the public. 85 Church St, Burlington. Info: 863-6458,,



FIREWORKS: Burlington Fireworks Train. Charlotte Passenger Station Park & Ride, 730 Ferry Rd.

Charlotte. Trains running between Charlotte and Burlington, with stops in Shelburne and South Burlington. Trains depart Charlotte at 5:15 p.m., 6:45 p.m., and 8:15 p.m. Return train departs Burlington at 10:30 p.m. Info: 800-707-3530, Buy tickets in advance on the website:



CONCERT: Vermont Symphony Orchestra at Shelburne Farms. Our musical sorcery spirits you to Middle Earth—and then safely back to your picnic spread. Concert concludes with 1812 Overture, marches and fireworks. Gates open at 5:30 pm for picnicking, concert at 7:30 p.m. Info: Flynntix at 802-86-FLYNN or Adults: $35 ($40 at the Gate) Under age 18: free w/ advance adult ticket purchase only

($12 at the Gate).


FESTIVAL: 37th Annual Middlebury Summer Festival-on-the-Green, A free, family-friendly event supported by community donations. July 5 through 11, Middlebury Recreation Park, Middlebury. Info: 802-462-3555



TRAINING: The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Lakes and Ponds Program will be holding an information and training event at Kingsland Bay State Park, Ferrisburgh from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on the Shoreland Protection Act which took effect last summer on July 1, 2014. Info: Craig Heindel, 860-9400 x102,



ACTIVITY: Audubon Vermont presents, Bird Banding: Science in Action,
7–11 a.m. Drop in any time.

We’ll walk you through the banding process, from mist nets to data sheets. Please call ahead if rain is forecasted, we are unable to band birds in the rain. Info: 434-3068, 255 Sherman Hollow Road, Huntington.



EVENT: Support Mrs. Vermont and Shelburne Recreation by visiting a Touch A Truck event Saturday, July 18 from 10-2. Cost is $5/person. This is a great family fun event that let’s kids get up close to all the big vehicles they see on the road. Carnival games and food for sale makes this a fun day event.

FESTIVAL: 10th Annual French Heritage Day, celebrated in Winooski for the first time 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Winooski Falls Way, music, arts, food, games, crafts, re-enactors, family, community, history. Info: Steve Norman, Organizer, 802-363-2431,,

EXHIBIT: Helen Day Art Center in Stowe, Vermont presents our 24th annual outdoor sculpture exhibition: Exposed 2015, curated by Rachel Moore. Exhibition dates: July 11 – October 14, 2015. July 11 Opening Reception: Walkabout & Progressive hors d’oeuvres at 4 p.m. Helen Day Art Center, 90 Pond Street, Stowe. Info: 802-253-8358,

ACTIVITY: Audubon Vermont presents: July Bird Monitoring Walk. 7–9 a.m. Take your birding to new heights this summer. Help us gather long-term data on bird populations. 255 Sherman Hollow Road, Huntington. No pre-registration needed. Info:

JULY 12 


THEATER: Uncle Buzzy’s Hometown Theater Show will be performed at 5 p.m. at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater. Tickets are $15. Info/tickets: 802-382-9222,, at the THT Box Office (Mon-Sat, noon-5pm) and at the door, if available.

CONTRA DANCE: Queen City Contras will hold its regular dance at 8 p.m. at Shelburne Town Hall, 5376 Shelburne Road. Music provided by The Irregulars. All are welcome, all dances taught, no partner or experience necessary. Beginners’ session at 7:45 p.m. Admission is $9 for adults. Under 12 free. Please bring clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing. Info: 802-371-9492 or 802-343-7166,

JULY 13 


PICNIC: Annual Grange Summer Picnic at the Charlotte Town Beach. 6:30 p.m., potluck. The Grange provides hotdogs and drinks. Rain location is the Grange Hall in East Charlotte on Spear St. Info: Dorothy Hill, 425-4140.

JULY 16 


PRE-SCHOOL ACTIVITY: Audubon Vermont presents: Down by the River. 9–10:30 a.m. What could be better than a visit to the Huntington River on a hot summer’s day? Sign up now to hold your spot. Info: or 434-3068. 255 Sherman Hollow Road, Huntington, VT 05462

JULY 17 


EXHIBIT: “Running the Gamut: From Realism to Abstraction” A group show featuring the paintings of Daniels Gottsegen and 15 other artists. July 17–September 1, 2015. Opening Reception: Friday, July 17, 5:30–7:30 p.m. All are welcome! Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery 86 Falls Rd., Shelburne Village. Info:,

JULY 23 


COMEDY: Middlebury Actors Workshop at Addison Repertory Theater presents Greater Tuna. July 23–26 and July 30–August 2 8 p.m. Thursday–Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. $22. At the A.R.T. black box, located at the Hannaford Career Center, 51 Charles Ave, Middlebury. Info: 802-382-9222,

JULY 25 


ACTIVITY: The Charlotte Library at the Grange, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Activities for children, books to lend and a light breakfast. Contact Cheryl Sloan, 425-3864,


Event: Celebrate Your Farmer Social Adam’s Berry Farm, Charlotte, July 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m., RSVP and Dinner donation requested.

EXHIBIT: Art, farm, history—a new exhibit at Rokeby Museum brings together three things Vermont is famous for. The Farm: The Drawings of Rowland Evans Robinson, 1850-1880 features nearly 40 pictures of farm life 150 years ago. The Farm just opened and will be on view at Rokeby Museum’s Education Center until October 25, 2015. Info: 802-822-3406. For a preview: