Calendar of Events – April 7 – April 21, 2022


By Mary Landon, Calendar Coordinator

Event listings may be emailed to Mary Landon. Weather cancellations and COVID guidelines are available on individual websites.

Music at Shelburne Vineyard
Thursday, April 7, 6–8:30 p.m.
Unwind with some wine and live music from Tom Pearo. Free event and no tickets required. A portion of bar sales benefit the Shelburne Food Shelf. Music is outside if weather is nice enough for blankets and lawn chairs. Click for more info.

Ecological gardening
Thursday, April 7, 7–8 p.m.
KidsGardening and Charlie Nardozzi help celebrate Kids Garden Month. Register for this webinar about no-dig methods, companion planting and using a garden to teach kids about relationships between people, plants, animals, fungi and other microorganisms. Click for more info or to register.

Virtual Owl Friday
Friday, April 8, 6–7 p.m.
Jean Francois Therrien, a senior scientist at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, has studied the movement ecology of snowy owls on a continental scale. Therrien talks about the seasonal availability of food supplies for these owls and other Arctic birds. Register for this free virtual talk or call 802-359-5000.

Band recital
Friday, April 8, 7:30–8:30 p.m.
The University of Vermont Concert Band presents its free spring concert with a variety of musical offerings. The public event is held at the University of Vermont Recital Hall.

Classical piano concert
Friday, April 8, 7:30–9 p.m.
The Charlotte Congregational Church hosts Burlington-based pianist Claire Black for her performance “Poetic Unity.” Black returns for several area concerts after a two-year absence. Her program features pieces by Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann and Ludwig van Beethoven. Free but donations appreciated. For more info, call 802-425-3176.

Try a telescope
Friday, April 8, 7:30–9 p.m.
Hinesburg’s Carpenter-Carse Library has a telescope which patrons may borrow, much like taking out a book. A member of the Vermont Astronomical Society will give a tutorial on how the telescope may best be used. If weather permits, the group goes outside for hands-on experience of the heavens. In case of inclement weather, event happens April 9. Watch carpentercarse.org for updates. Pre-register by emailing.

Stay out of the kitchen
Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m.–noon
Symphony? Woody shrubs? Marathon? Book sale? So hard to choose an activity today from the many that are offered. Not only is it the opening day of Vermont’s trout season, but it’s opening day of pickleball season at the Charlotte beach courts. It’s a fast game, guaranteed to make you laugh and have fun. Greg Smith is a welcoming coach; lessons and equipment provided for newcomers starting at 10 a.m. on Saturdays. That’s where you’ll learn about the kitchen. Games for experienced players are on Mondays and Thursdays at 5:30 till it’s too dark to see. For more info on this and other recreational activities, see the town recreation website.

Burlington half marathon
Saturday, April 9, 8 a.m.
RunVermont hosts a no-frills, no-hills race beginning at Waterfront Park in Burlington. The course is scenic and mostly flat. Two-person relays welcome. Click to register or for more info or call 802-863-8412.

Let’s go fishing
Saturday, April 9, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Become a certified instructor in this Vermont Fish & Wildlife program. Pass on local fishing traditions and knowledge to future generations. A one-day training workshop is held April 9 in Castleton or April 23 in Montpelier. No charge; learn more and pre-register on the website.

Vergennes book sale
Saturday, April 9, 9 a.m.–noon
Find interesting bargains on children’s and adult’s books at the Bixby Library book sale. For more info call 802-877-2211.

Stay out of the kitchen
Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m.–noon
Symphony? Woody shrubs? Marathon? Book sale? So hard to choose an activity today from the many that are offered. Not only is it the opening day of Vermont’s trout season, but it’s opening day of pickleball season at the Charlotte beach courts. It’s a fast game, guaranteed to make you laugh and have fun. Greg Smith is a welcoming coach; lessons and equipment provided for newcomers starting at 10 a.m. on Saturdays. That’s where you’ll learn about the kitchen. Games for experienced players are on Mondays and Thursdays at 5:30 till it’s too dark to see. For more info on this and other recreational activities, see the town recreation website.

Edible woody landscape design
Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m.–noon
Red Wagon Plants in Hinesburg hosts Jacob Holzberg-Pill for a practical workshop on well-known and unusual species for the home garden. Discover the best trees and shrubs for a delicious, cold-hardy landscape. Click to register, or for more info.

Eclectica string quartet
Saturday, April 9, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Known as a string quartet without borders, Eclectica features violins, viola and cello performing a mix of classical tunes, traditional Scottish and Swedish music, and folk-inspired tunes from diverse locations. Visit the website for more info about this free event at the South Burlington Public Library.

Vermont Youth Strings
Saturday, April 9, 2:30 p.m.
Spring concerts will be presented by the Vermont Youth Strings, as well as Da Capo (woodwind and brass ensemble), at the Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael’s College in Colchester. Both groups are part of the Vermont Youth Orchestra Association. Click for more info or call 802-655-5030.

Symphony concert
Saturday, April 9, 7:30–8:30 p.m.
Enjoy a free spring concert performed by the University of Vermont (UVM) Symphony Orchestra. Featured are some esteemed orchestral works by Delibes, Mahler, Abels and Brahms. Yutaka Kono conducts at the UVM Recital Hall.

Holy Week services. Charlotte Congregational Church

April 10, 10 a.m.
Palm/Passion Sunday.
Childcare and Sunday School available

April 14, 7 p.m.
Maundy Thursday
Service of Tenebrae (Shadows)

April 15, 4 p.m.
Good Friday
Stations of the Cross walk behind church meet in church parking lot at 4 p.m.

April 16, 12 noon,
Holy Saturday
Community Easter Egg Hunt in Church yard

April 17, 5:45 a.m.
Easter Sunday Sunrise service
Meet in parking lot for walk up to clearing behind church. No livestream of this service.

Worship service, 9 a.m.
Rev. Susan Cooke Kittredge preaching

Worship service, 11 a.m.
Rev. Kevin Goldenbogen preaching. Childcare available for 9 and 11 a.m. services.

Vermont wind ensemble
Sunday, April 10, 3–4 p.m.
The free spring concert of the University of Vermont (UVM) wind ensemble is held at the UVM Recital Hall. D. Thomas Toner conducts an imaginative program.

Solaris vocal ensemble
Sunday, April 10, 3–4:30 p.m.
Burlington-based Solaris presents Delightful Pairings, a program featuring classical choral works with a variety of folk songs, spirituals and some jazzy pieces. The performance is at Burlington’s College Street Congregational Church. Click for tickets, or more info.

Vermont Youth Philharmonia
Sunday, April 10, 5:30 p.m.
The Youth Philharmonia and Percussion Ensemble, both part of the Vermont Youth Orchestra Association, present their spring concert at the Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael’s College in Colchester, VT. Click for more info or call 802-655-5030.

Natural resource planning
Tuesday, April 12, 9–10 a.m.
The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department joins the Vermont Natural Resources Council for a free webinar on town plan changes, competing values and natural resource issues that most towns face. These two departments have completed their decennial review of every town plan, including zoning, subdivision and ordinance information, in Vermont. They share insights into best practices for Vermont municipalities. Webinar will be repeated on Tuesday, May 10, 1–2 p.m. Click for more info or to register.

Vernal pools
Tuesday, April 12, 7–8 p.m.
Join an ecologist and a herpetologist as they discuss the small but mighty wonders contained in vernal pools. These wild areas may be overlooked but provide critical breeding habitat and contribute to the ecological health of forests. Presented by the Vermont Land Trust, this free webinar is for all ages. Click to learn more or register.

Contemporary quilts
Wednesday, April 13, 6–7 p.m.
Shelburne Museum, as part of its 75th anniversary celebration, offers a webinar on the museum’s extensive collection of decorative bedcovers. Presenter Katie Wood Kirchhoff speaks about the upcoming exhibit titled Maria Shell: Off the Grid, opening May 15. Shell’s dynamic contemporary pieces present unique use of lines and shapes in quilting. Click for more info or to register.

For kids by kids
Thursday, April 14, 4–4:45 p.m.
KidsGardening hosts a livestream garden chat with three young gardeners, ages 6,14 and 16. Learn how they became interested in gardening, what gardening brings to their lives and what they’re working on now. Fun talk for all ages. Click for more info or to register.

The Pie Guy
Thursday, April 14, 5:30–7 p.m.
Gary Stuard learned the cozy and comforting art of baking from his mother and grandmother. In this live-streamed class, Gary takes participants through the steps to create a sweet and tart favorite, strawberry rhubarb pie. Click for more info or to register.

Owls: Souls of the Night
Friday, April 15, 6–7 p.m.
The Vermont Institute of Natural Science hosts a virtual talk all about owls with author and researcher Scott Weidensaul. He speaks about understanding owl biology and ecology. Free, but donation suggested. Click for more info or to register or call 802-359-5000.

Hip hop artist Omega Jade
Saturday, April 16, 7 p.m.
The Clemmons Family Farm and Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury collaborate for an evening of stand-up comedy, hip hop and poetry with Vermont-based performer Omega Jade. Jade is part of the Facing the Sunrise Black Performing Arts Series and is a teaching artist at Clemmons Family Farm in Charlotte. The event in St. Johnsbury is free; tickets required to reserve seats.

Bixby Book Club
Tuesday, April 19, 6–7 p.m.
Join in person or via Zoom link for a discussion of Julia Alvarez’s book, “In The Time of Butterflies.” The Vergennes library has chosen this book for its April meeting; next month’s title is “Independent People” by Halldor Laxness, for readers who like to get a head start. No pressure to read the complete book, just join for some spirited sharing. For more info or to reserve a copy of either book, send an email.

Worm composting
Tuesday, April 19, 6–7 p.m.
Composting food scraps keeps waste out of the landfill and creates rich humus to add back into gardens. Learn the basics of increasing soil health in this instructional workshop from Chittenden Solid Waste Management staff. Free event is held at the South Burlington Public Library and requires no pre-registration. Click for more information.

Wine and story
Tuesday, April 19, 7–9 p.m.
Treat yourself to a night of shared stories and award-winning wines at Shelburne Vineyard. Come just to listen or to share a story. The prompt is: “When life takes a sharp right turn” … or another meaningful topic of your own. No notes, be practiced, 5–7 minute time slots, $5 and be entered to win a bottle of wine. Click for more information.

Earth Day teen retreat
Wednesday, April 20, to Friday, April 22
Spaces are available for teens to attend a rejuvenating retreat at NorthernShire in Underhill. The ReTribe organization hosts programs for adults, teens and children at this intentional community with a hostel, shared spaces, dorms, woods, pond, gardens and trails. Connect with other teens, enjoy nature-centered activities, make art and learn traditional skills. For ages 13–19. Click for more info or to register.

Shine a Healing Light
Thursdays, starting April 21, 4:30 p.m.
A collaborative workshop will be held over four weeks at the Charlotte Congregational Church. Through art, writing and personal creative expression, event participants share their perspectives over two years of the pandemic. Facilitated by Linda Reynolds and Melanie Stultz-Backus, the workshop is interactive and self-directed. Dates are April 21, April 28, May 5 and May 12. An exhibition and reception close out the workshop on Sunday, May 15. For more info, email or call 802-425-3176.

Evening of poetry
Thursday, April 21, 6–8 p.m.
Celebrate local live poetry at the Bixby Library in Vergennes. All voices and all talents encouraged. Perform, or watch live or via Zoom. Space is limited. Hosted by A. Jay Dubberly of Zig Zag Lit Mag. Click to sign up to read or listen.

What are timberdoodles?
Thursday, April 21, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Join the Friends of the Missisquoi and Green Mountain Audubon as they welcome Liam Berigan in a talk about tracking the American woodcock, including some birds tagged in Vermont. Berigan covers the ecology of this forest-dwelling shorebird and discusses the evolving understanding of woodcock migration. Register for this free Zoom event.

‘No Other Lake’ movie
Thursday, April 21, 7–8:30 p.m.
In 2021, University of Vermont student Jordan Rowell set out on a two-week kayak trip along 120-mile-long Lake Champlain. The resulting conservation/adventure documentary celebrates the beauty of Lake Champlain and highlights some of its challenges. The movie screens at Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington and is followed by a discussion with the filmmakers. To learn more or purchase tickets, visit the website.

Watercolor exhibition
Saturday, April 23, deadline
The 10th Annual Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition will take place at Red Barn Galleries in Waitsfield in June and July. The call for artists deadline is April 23. Direct questions to Gary at 802-583-2224.





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