Community Events


Art Exhibit: In a Field With No Bounds. Catherine Hall, Corin Hewitt, Julia Kunin, Meg Lipke, Charlotter Meg Walker and Barbara Zucker. The exhibition includes sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, and paintings. The subjects and mediums are wide-ranging, but all the work comes together with a similar force and energy. Runs through April 26. New City Galerie, 132 Church Street, Burlington. Info:

Events in Charlotte or including a Charlotter

Saturday, February 13

Family event: CCS library. All Charlotte families welcome. Feel free to wear your pajamas! Story time, music time and craft time. Parents can take home local resources while kids bring home a free book. Snacks included! Book donations accepted at main lobby of CCS or Charlotte Library. Free. 10–11:30 a.m. Info:

Event: A Romantic Valentine’s Evening with Francesca Blanchard. As part of the Mt. Philo Inn Artist Series, Francesca Blanchard performs the final show in her American tour. The Little Garden Market will be providing appetizers. Tickets: $30+$4.50 processing fee, includes music and food. 6:30-10:30 p.m. Info: or 802-425-3335.

Tuesday, February 16

Event: Meet The Candidates Night, sponsored by The Charlotte Grange. Come meet the Town Meeting Day candidates. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome! The Charlotte Senior Center. 7 p.m.

Wednesday, February 17

Presentation: Getting to Net Zero Energy in Old Houses and New. How new construction can be built net zero, and old housing stock can be transformed from inefficient and leaky to practically fossil fuel-free. Charlotte Library. 7–8:30 p.m. Info:

Sunday, February 21

Concert: Faculty Scholarship Concert. A showcase of music and dance, classical and jazz, old and new for the benefit of student scholarships. Performers include UVM faculty Clare Byrne, David Feurzeig, Patricia Julien, D. Thomas Toner, Sylvia Parker, Anne Janson, Jeff Salisbury, Charlotter William Tilley, Julie Peoples-Clark, Ray Vega, Paula Higa, Tom Cleary, Amber deLaurentis, David Neiweem, with special guest Marsh Professor-at-Large Srinivas Krishnan. Admission by donation. UVM Music Building Recital Hall. 384 South Prospect St., Burlington. 3:00–4:00 p.m. Info: 802-656-7776

Wednesday, February 24

Film: Gray Matters. Directed by Marco Antonio Orsini. 2014. 72 Minutes. Contois Auditorium, City Hall, Burlington. Doors open/reception begins at 6 p.m, film at 6:30. Charlotte sponsors include Vermont Eco-Floors and Artisan Engineering. Info:

Around the region

Thursday, February 11

Blood drive: The Red Cross will be holding a blood drive at the Charlotte Senior Center. 2–7 p.m. Please make an appointment: 800-733-2767 or
Theater: Two short comedies: Black Comedy and The Real Inspector Hound. Tickets are $12. 8 p.m. Info: 802-382-9222, Middlebury.

Friday, February 12

Theater: Two short comedies. (See Feb. 11) $17. 8 p.m.

Saturday, February 13

Conference: Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA Vermont) presents 34th Annual Winter Conference: “Our Soil, Our Health.” Davis Center, UVM, Burlington.

Saturday through Monday, Feb. 13–15.

Children’s Crafts: Shelburne Craft School hour-long project making session. Make a handprint cut-out dish. For ages 5 to 15. Cost $10. 10–11 a.m. Info:

Theater: Two short comedies. (See Feb. 11) $17. 8 p.m.

Birding info: Birds of Vermont Museum. Huntington: Open museum to find out about the Great Backyard Bird Count. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Info:

Sunday, February 14

Activity: The FUN Group: Social Activity Group for Kids with Intellectual/Developmental Delays. Gymnastics Party! RSVP, as there IS a participation limit! GymStar Gymnastics, 3762 Shelburne Road, Shelburne. 1:30-3 p.m.

Presentation: Ferrisburgh Historical Society. Green Mountain Boy “Mad Matt the Democrat” presented by UVM historian Vince Feeney. Free. Ferrisburgh Town Hall/Community Center. 2 p.m. Info: Silas at 425-3380.

Theater: Two sort comedies. (See Feb. 11) 2 p.m. $17

Monday, February 15

Talk: Shelburne Democratic Committee invites Vermont Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Matt Dunne, to speak. The event is being cosponsored by the Charlotte and South Burlington Democratic Committees. Shelburne Town Offices. 7 p.m. Save the Date: Gubernatorial candidate, Sue Minter, will be speaking to us on March 21.

Thursday, February 18

Workshop: Nonviolence Activism 101 presented by the Peace & Justice Center. Feb. 18 & 25. O’Brien Community Center, 32 Malletts Bay Ave., Winooski. 5:30–8:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 20

Workshop: “Good Forestry is Good for Wildlife: Focus on Black Bear” with Sue Morse of Keeping Track. Sponsored by Vermont Woodlands Association. Jericho, VT.  Pre-reg. by Feb. 15 is required. Registration: $25 per person at 9 a.m.– 4 p.m. Info: VWA office at 802-747-7900 or email

Children’s Crafts: Shelburne Craft School hour-long project making session. Make a hot chocolate mug. For ages 5 to 15. Cost $10. 10–11 a.m. Info:

Talk: Shakespeare’s Leading Lady: A Conversation and book signing of Tina Packer’s newest work Women of Will: Following the Feminine in Shakespeare’s Plays. Tickets: $10. 1 p.m. Free Workshop following at 2:30 p.m. Info: 802-382-9222,

Workshop: Brook trout carving class with David Tuttle. Wood blank, eyes, snacks, and coffee provided. All levels welcome. Bring your tools/gloves if you have them; if you don’t, let us know. Bring lunch. $30 for Museum and GMWC members, $40 for everyone else. 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Pre-register: 802-434-2167 or

Dance: VPR A Go-GO’s Cabin Fever Dance Party with Joel Najman. 60’s era costumes encouraged but not required. Town Hall Theater, 68 South Pleasant St. Middlebury.

Tickets: $15. 8 p.m. Info: 802-382-9222 or

Tuesday, February 23

Children’s Camp: Common Ground Center in Starksboro Wilderness Winter Vacation Camp. Grades 3-6. 8:30am-4:30pm. $90 per person. Tues & Wed, Feb. 23 & 24 (reg. deadline: Tuesday, Feb. 16). Info: 802-453-2592.

Wednesday, February 24

Workshop: Rural Vermont hosts the first of three Small Farm Action Days with a special focus on water quality. Small farmers and customers learn practical skills and take action to influence pending water quality rules. Vermont Statehouse, Montpelier, 9 a.m. Info and RSVP: or 802-223-7222.

School Break
CVU and CCS will be on break Feb. 22-29.
Now let’s hope there’s some snow to enjoy!