Here is a list of Community & Non-Profit Events coming soon in our area:
Through March 15th
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and AARP Tax Aid Program in Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties helped thousands of low income individuals and families get their taxes done free last year. To volunteer or learn more, visit www.unitedwayadk.org
Friday, February 15th
The Bristol Knights of Columbus are having a spaghetti dinner from 5pm to 7pm at St. Ambrose Parish Hall.
The VFW Post 782 at 176 South Winooski Avenue in Burlington is having bingo at 6pm. All are welcome.
The VFW Post on Pearl Street in Essex Junction is hosting a wing night from 5:30pm to 7pm. It is open to the public.
Friday through Sunday, February 15th – 17th
The Great Ice outdoor celebration in North Hero kicks off Friday night with the Christmas Tree Bonfire and Fireworks at 5:30pm. To learn more about the indoor and outdoor weekend events for the family in North Hero, visit greaticevt.org
Saturday, February 16th
The Vermont chapter of USA Dance is hosting its monthly social dance at the Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School in South Burlington. Doors open at 6:30pm. Any attire is fine and singles and couples are welcome. Go to www.dancevermont.org
The Jericho Town Library presents 6th generation Vermonter, woodsman, author and story-teller Bill Torrey with hilarious and heartwarming stories at 2pm at the Emily A. Gruppe Gallery. Tickets are $15 and are available at www.brownpapertickets.com
The Lyon Mountain Knights of Columbus is hosting a breakfast from 5am to 10am at the Lyon Mountain American Post #1623 in conjunction with the Reelin’ for Recovery Ice Fishing Derby on Chazy and Chateaugay Lakes.
The Vermont Genealogy Library, 377 Hegeman Avenue at Fort Ethan Allen in Colchester presents Ed McGuire on DNA testing and the variety of tests and their costs from 10:30am to noon. Learn more at www.vtgenlib.org or call 350-1333
Sunday, February 17th
The Bristol American Legion Auxiliary is hosting a “Steak Shoot” or “Bingo for Meat” from noon to 4pm at the Bristol Post 19. All are welcome.
VFW Post 782 at 176 South Winooski Avenue in Burlington is putting on a “Calcutta” from 2pm to 4pm to help keep the post open. Tickets are $30 and include spaghetti dinner for two and a chance to win money. Call 864-6532
The VFW Post on Pearl Street in Essex Junction is having an Auxiliary breakfast from 9am to 11am. Everyone is welcome.
The Ethan Allen Homestead off of the Burlington Belt Line presents “African American Slave Biographies from the Canadian Maritimes” with UVM professor Harvey Amani Whitfield at 2pm. The event is free, but donations are appreciated.
Thursday, February 21st
The North Country Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a seminar on “Trenching and Excavation OSHA” from 8am to 4:30pm at the chamber offices on Route 9 in Plattsburgh. To learn more or to sign up, go to www.northcountrychamber.com or call 518-563-1000
The Clinton County Historical Association presents Peter Slocum, a tour guide with the North Star Underground Railroad Museum, with “Northern Slavery – Part of the American Story” at 6:30pm at the Peru Community Church, 13 Elm Street.
Friday, February 22nd
The Vermont Italian Cultural Association welcomes UVM Senior Hayley Malloy, who spent last summer in Tuscany excavating the remains of a twelfth century church. She discusses the dig at the Waterman Building, Room 427, from 4pm to 6pm. All are welcome.
February 22nd is the deadline to register for the 2nd 2019 Owl Prowl with the Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee Friday, March 1st. Snowshoe at the center and then enjoy a 3-course dinner at the Quechee Inn. Go to www.vinsweb.org or call 802-359-5000
Saturday, February 23rd
The Vermont Genealogy Library, 377 Hegeman Avenue at Fort Ethan Allen in Colchester presents “Using FamilySearch.org” with Marcie Crocker from 10:30am to noon. A donation of #10 is appreciated. For more details, go to www.vtgenlib.org or call 310-9285
HAM-CON, a gathering of electronics hobbyists from all over Vermont and the North Country, is taking place at the Holiday Inn on Williston Road in South Burlington from 8am to 1pm. The event includes Ham Radio, Technology, Building Electronics and Computer Usage.
The New Haven Ladies Union is having a rummage sale of clothing and books from 9am to 1pm at the New Haven Congregational Church.
All Breed Rescue, dedicated to rescuing dogs from southern high-kill shelters and finding them good homes in Vermont is hosting an adoption at Style Encore and Plato’s Closet in Williston. The businesses have been collecting donations of new pet supplies, food, treats and money for All Breed.
The American Legion Post 20 in Plattsburgh is having a chili cook-off from 4pm to 8pm. There is a $25 per team/entry fee. All proceeds benefit the Legion’s local house fire victims, Veterans and cancer patients. Find details on Facebook.
A spaghetti dinner, music and raffles come together from noon to 5pm at Assumption of Mary Parish Center in Redford to help John and Dawn Maye, whose home was devastated by fire in late January.
An “Uprooting Racism” workshop postponed by weather is rescheduled at the Varnum Memorial Library in Jeffersonville with leaders from the Peace and Justice Center at 6pm. All are welcome.
Sunday, February 24th
Howard Plant VFW Post 782 at 176 South Winooski Avenue in Burlington hosts bingo at 1pm and lunch for a nominal fee is available at noon. All are welcome.
The Johnny Cash Tribute Show to benefit The Big Change Round-up for the UVM Children’s Hospital is happening from 2pm to 4pm at the Burlington Masonic Lodge #1618, 1636 Williston Road, South Burlington. Details are available on Facebook.
Rokeby Museum on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh presents its director Jane Williamson with “Finding Jesse: How Free and Safe the Underground Railroad in Vermont Became A Reality” at 2pm in honor of Black History Month.