American Lung Association LUNG FORCE Walk
June 20: Fifth annual. 5 p.m. Participant check-in. 6:15 p.m. Opening ceremonies. 6:30 p.m. Walk begins. 7:20 p.m. Closing ceremonies, awards. Family-friendly educational “Mission Tents,” food, music, children’s activities.; Jana Beagley, 876-6863, Battery Park, 1 North Ave.

Very Merry Theatre Summer Fundraiser
June 27: 7-10 p.m. A fun filled evening for adults 18 and over including music, dancing, cash bar and silent auction to support Very Merry Theatre’s mission to ensure all children have access to performing arts. $15. For more information, visit Arts Riot, 400 Pine St.

Clemmons Family Farm
African American and African Diaspora arts and culture community-building and creative placemaking programs.
• July 13: 1:30-2:30 p.m. West African Drumming with Ismael Bangoura. Donation. Register.
• June 22 & July 14: 1:30-2:30 p.m. West African Dance with Sidiki Sylla and Ismael Bangoura.
Admission by donation. Register.
Limited to max. of 35 people. Pre-registration required through Eventbrite sites. Visit for registration links. 765-560-5445. 2190 Greenbush Rd.

Champlain Valley Union High School Vermont Reads
June 19: 6-7 p.m. Community discussion: “March: Book One,” by Congressman John Lewis, civil rights leader. Light refreshments.. 482-7100, CVU Library. 369 CVU Rd.

Warriors S.O.A.R. Golf Classic
Aug. 12: 10 a.m. Third annual. Fundraiser for local nonprofit providing support, outreach, assistance, recovery to veterans ( Cedar Knoll Country Club, 13460 Route 116.

Climb out of the darkness
June 15: 10 a.m.-noon. Honoring those with perinatal mood or anxiety disorder (PMAD). Walk to Peace Park and back. Good Beginnings of Central Vermont. 595-7953, #ClimboutIf.
State House lawn, 115 State St.

Family Three-Mile Mass Ride for the Planet
June 22: Rain or shine. Montpelier High School to TimberHomes Vermont, 21 Fork Road. Snacks, music, games. Organized by Mother Up! Project of 350 Vermont. Wear helmets, bring water. Shuttle to bring adults back to high school.;

Music in the Park
June 15: 7 p.m. South Burlington Recreation and Parks hosts a free concert featuring the Green Mountain Brass Band. Bring chairs or a blanket and maybe a picnic to enjoy during the concert.
No alcohol or glass bottles in the park. Veterans Memorial Park, 1000 Dorset St.

Golf Tournament for Epilepsy
• June 19: Required pre-registration deadline.
• June 24: 11:30 a.m. Ninth annual. 1 p.m. start. Prizes, boxed lunch, dinner barbecue.
Bethany Garrow, Miss VT USA 2019. Individual $150; Foursome $600, Tee Sponsorship $100. Registration form or to volunteer: 802-318-1575, Vermont National Country Club. Healing from Lyme Disease
June 22: 12-4 p.m. hosts a talk and presentation by Dr. Robert Stram and Bob Giguere. Dr. Stram is the founder of the Stram Center for Integrative Medicine. His practice includes treatment of tick-borne diseases. Bob Giguere is head of sales at IGeneX, a company that specializes in tick-borne disease testing. Speakers begin at 1 p.m. and will be followed by a Q&A. At noon, view Stand-4-Lyme video about Lyme disease research at Stanford University.
Free and open to the public. Faith United Methodist Church, 899 Dorset St. Event followed by a “Practitioner Forum” at the Hotel Vermont in Burlington. 5:30-8 p.m.
Visit for more information.

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum 22nd annual Challenge Race
June 30: 9:30 a.m. Registration; 11 a.m. race start. Three-mile race. Open to all human-powered boats. Triangular course crosses Lake Champlain from Vermont to New York and back. $25 participant includes gift bag and lunch. Benefits longboat program. 4472 Basin Harbor Rd.

Chittenden Solid Waste District Backyard Composting Workshops
Green Mountain Compost
June 26: 5:30-7 p.m.
Learn the joy of home composting. Discover the benefits of “closing the loop” with your own household food scraps in this interactive, hands-on demonstration of a healthy compost and digesting system. Free. Attendance at these popular composting workshops is limited. Sign up early.,, 660-4949, 1042 Redmond Rd.

Photo by Mike Reilly

Saturday, June 15, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Downtown Burlington
The Vermont Dance Alliance presents “Traces: A Public Dance Happening,” a day of free outdoor dance performances happening throughout downtown Burlington. The day features pieces by dance artists from throughout the state, ranging in styles from contemporary and improvisation to Noyes Rhythm and ballet. Begin at Church Street Marketplace in front Burlington City Arts to pick up a performance map of the event. Or find the map at All performances are outdoors and take place rain or shine. For more information, visit

Queen City Contras
June 14: 7:45 p.m. beginners; 8 p.m. Lausanne Allen calling; music by Chimney Swift. All welcome, dances taught, no partner or experience necessary. $9 adults; under 12 free. Bring clean, soft-soled dancing shoes. 877-3698, North End Studios, 294 N. Winooski Ave.

Balkan Folk Dancing
June 16: 3:30-6:30 p.m. Taught by Louise Brill and others. Line and circle dances, then intermediate dances, reviews, open request dancing. Beginners welcome. No partner needed. Free first time. $6 donation and snacks for the break welcome. Wear informal, comfortable clothing. 802-540-1020; Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, 188 N. Prospect St. Enter through back door.

Vermont Youth Dancers “Turn to Stone, A Journey to Narnia”
• June 22: 6:30 p.m.
• June 23: 2 p.m. A twist on “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” $15., South Burlington High School, 550 Dorset St.

Anime Night
Second Friday of the month. Animated shows from Japan; four or more episodes. Discussion follows. Enter through side door. Laboratory B, 266 Pine St. 777-9012,

“Mt. Philo Commune” at Mt. Philo Inn
June 16: 4 p.m. Vermont Archive Movie Project (VAMP) encore showing presented by the Vermont International Film Festival. A documentary film portrait of the Mt. Philo commune in the early 1970s. Directed by Robert Machover & Michael Singer. (Documentary, 23 mins., 1973) Followed by Q&A with Bridget Meyer and other commune members. Free, with suggested $20 donation towards VAMP’s costs of restoring Vermont films. Book tickets at 27 Inn Rd.

Burlington City Arts Center Family Art Saturday
June 22 (4th Saturday of the month): 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Drop-in. Create original work inspired by BCA’s current exhibitions. Free and open to the public. 865-7166, 135 Church St.

Flynn – Free Family Saturdays
10-11 a.m. Free. Pre-registration required. Flynn Lobby, 153 Main St.

Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation and Cynosure, Inc. (GBIC) 65th Annual Meeting
June 19: 5-7 p.m. ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain. 862-5726, extension 12.

NAMI Support Group
Thursdays: 3 p.m. The National Alliance on Mental Illness hosts a free 90-minute recovery support group, facilitated by trained NAMI peers living in recovery, for people living with mental illness where people learn from one another’s experiences, share coping strategies, and offer mutual encouragement and understanding. Free. Saint Paul’s Cathedral, 2 Cherry St.

Fitness at any age
Tuesdays 9:15-10 a.m. Interval type, moderate to high intensity exercise class. $10. Charlotte Senior Center. 212 Ferry Road. 425-6345,

Taekwondo classes
Wednesdays: 3:15 and 5:15 p.m. Taekwondo KICKS offers free introductory classes open to ages 5 through adults. St. Jude’s Parish. Register by email or phone: or 377-0476.

Chittenden County Chess Club
Thursdays: 7 p.m. Registration 7-7:15 p.m.; Games begin at 7:30 p.m. Great competitive fun. Information: Dave at 324-1143 or email Lake Champlain Waldorf High School, 122 Bostwick Rd.

RSVP Bone Builders
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays: 10-11 a.m. No registration required. Free. No-impact weight training program designed to prevent and even reverse the effects of osteoporosis and increase balance and strength. Sponsored by United Way of Northwest Vermont and taught by trained volunteer instructors. Shelburne United Methodist Church, 30 Church St.

Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Support Group
Second Tuesdays of the month. 10-11:30 a.m. Light refreshments. Free respite care while caregivers attend the support group. Info: Dawn Plante, 863-6631, The Residence at Quarry Hill, 465 Quarry Hill Rd.

DAR John Strong Mansion Museum
Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Guided tours through Labor Day. 1796 home; five generations of the Strong family. Vermont Daughters of the American Revolution; special tours by appointment. $5 adults, $3 seniors and students, $10 family. 6656 VT-17W. 759-2309, 6656 Vt. Route 17 W.

Ethan Allen Homestead Museum Ethan Allen Day
June 22 & 23: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Ethan Allen Day, “Experience the Vermont Frontier!” Re-enactors of Col. Seth Warner’s regiment. Military drill, demonstrations, hands-on activities. 1 Ethan Allen Homestead.

Fleming Museum University of Vermont
$3 students and seniors, $5 adults, $10 family; age 6 & under free. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 12-4 p.m. 61 Colchester Ave.

Middlebury Museum
To Aug. 11: “Being There: Photographs by James P. Blair,” National Geographic Society photographer., 443-5235. 72 Porter Field Rd.

Shelburne Museum
To Aug. 25: Harold Weston (1894-1972): Freedom in the Wilds; the “Thoreau of the Adirondacks.” American modernist painter and social activist. Early Adirondack views, 1920-1923; selections from the Stone Series, 1968-1972, and ephemera.
6000 Shelburne Road; 985-3346;

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Saturday, June 15, 12-6 p.m., Shelburne Farms, 1611 Harbor Rd., Shelburne
Scrag Mountain Music and New Music on The Point presents Sounds of the Earth, a summer festival celebrating the natural soundscape-inspired music of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and environmental activist John Luther Adams. This event, held in and around the rustic Shelburne Farms Coach Barn, includes live music, vocal and drumming workshops, children’s activities, raffles, food trucks and more. Featured musicians include the JACK Quartet, TURNmusic, Rural Noise Ensemble, percussionist Jan Williams, double bassist Robert Black, composer Eve Beglarian and participants of New Music on The Point. Admission is “Come as you are. Pay what you can.” At-will donations will be collected at the event. For details, including specific concert times, visit Above, JACK Quartet Banff.

Pocock Rocks Music Festival and Street Fair
June 15: 3-8 p.m.10th annual. Free community event from Bristol CORE. Musical performances on two stages. Rain or shine. After party at Hatch 31 with The Big Pick All Stars. 760-6076,, Main St.

Stellaria Trio in Concert
June 22: 7:30 p.m. Violinist Letitia Quante, cellist John Dunlop, pianist Claire Black. Suggested donations: $20, $5 limited means. Children free. College Street Congregational Church, 265 College St.

Burlington City Arts Summer Concert Series
To-Aug. 28: 12:30 p.m. Twenty-two free concerts. Wednesday and Friday. Lower Church St. near City Hall.

Green Mountain Bicycle Club Day Touring Rides
Rides begin 15 minutes after meeting. Under 18 need waiver signed by parent. Helmets required.
• June 16: 9:15 a.m. Champlain Bridge ride, 43 or 55 miles. Meet at Vergennes Union High School, Monkton Road, east parking lot. Info: Amy Ross, 324-2137,, Social Ride: Donna Leban, 862-1901,
• June 30: 8:45 a.m. Rouse’s Point Rouser, 60-mile loop, short ride 50 miles. Meet at Grand Isle Ferry parking lot. Info: Matt Kuivinen, 881-9045,, Social Ride Leader: Donna Leban, 862-1901,

Friends of the Winooski River River of Light
Paddling by the Light of the Moon
July 16: 6:30 p.m. PaddleSurf Champlain rentals. $25. Heineberg Bridge put-in. Reservations: Jason, 881-4905 or 7 p.m. Sunset launch. Heineberg Bridge Access, Colchester side of Route 127 bridge over Winooski River. 2.5 miles to Lake Champlain. Take out: Colchester Fishing Access.

Shelburne Farms Summer Programs
• June 15: Raptors in Residence. Meet a live bird of prey and learn about the amazing world of raptors with Outreach for Earth Stewardship. Free with admission.
• June 17: 6:30-8 p.m. Summer Campfire with Outreach for Earth Stewardship. Enjoy sitting around a campfire on a warm summer evening, fun activities and a visit from a live owl. Recommended for ages five and up. Register at Member: $5/person; Non-member: $6/person
• June 21: 7-9 a.m. Morning Bird Walk. Celebrate the return of the dawn chorus. Join naturalist Matt Kolan to explore shrubland, grassland, wetland and forest habitats in search of the sights and sounds of our feathered friends. Register at $6/person

GMBC Introductory Group Rides
June 22: 10 a.m. Green Mountain Bicycle Club hosts introductory group rides to teach novice cyclists how to ride safely in a group. 12 to 20 miles. Helmets required, bikes in good working condition, under 18 with adult. Meet at Veterans Memorial Park (Wheeler Lot). For info, contact group leader: Dorothy Pumo, 829-8729,

Burlington Garden Club Community Garden Volunteer Work Program
First Saturday of month: July 6, Aug. 3, Sept. 7: 9-11 a.m. Help maintain the four gardens in the Vermont Garden Park: All–American, Cottage, Butterfly, and Grandma and Grandpa Gardens. Bring small garden tools and gloves. 615-390-9965, 1100 Dorset St.

Stunt Kite Fliers & Archery Hobbyists
Saturdays: 10 a.m. to noon. All skill levels. Free. David, 658-0030. Meet at Presto Music Store, Blue Mall, Dorset St.

The Valley Players “Harvey”
June 14-16: Friday & Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. Directed by Tom Badowski. “Harvey” is the first show ever pro-duced by the Valley Players in 1979. Information at or by calling 802-583-1674. 4254 Main St.