Community calendar

Here is a list of Community & Non-Profit Events coming soon in our area:


Thursday, January 17th

The North Country Chamber of Commerce is having its monthly Business after Hours at Olive Ridley’s in Plattsburgh from 5:30pm to 7pm.  Learn more or register at or call 518-563-1000

Friday, January 18th

The VFW Post on Pearl Street in Essex Junction is having a Wing Night from 5:30pm to 7pm.  The public is invited.

January 18th is the deadline to register for the 12th annual Junior Iron Chef Vermont  Competition, which takes place on March 16th at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Junction.  Teams of 3-to-5 middle or high school students prepare dishes in under 90 minutes.  Go to

Saturday, January 19th

Stephan Conrady, a master organist, is giving a concert on the 100-year-old pipe organ at the Winooski United Methodist Church, 24 West Allen Street from 6pm to 7:30pm.  No ticket is required, but a free will offering will be taken.  Free parking is available behind the Winooski Police Department at City Hall.

USA Dance Green Mountain Chapter is hosting its monthly social dance at the Elley-Long Music Center, 223 Ethan Allen Avenue in Colchester at Fort Ethan Allen from 6:30pm to 11pm.  Learn more at

The Varnum Library, the Waterville Union Church and the Second Congregational Church in Jeffersonville along with the Peace & Justice Center are holding their first “Uprooting Racism” workshop at 6pm at the library.  All are welcome.

Sunday, January 20th

The Vermont Ecumenical Council invites everyone to its annual service commemorating the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity at Trinity Episcopal Church in Shelburne at 4pm.  Following the service, there will be a potluck dinner.

The Vermont Youth Orchestra performs Beethoven, Dvorak and Ellington with Counterpoint at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington at 3pm.  For tickets and information, visit

The VFW Post on Pearl Street in Essex Junction is having an Auxiliary Breakfast from 9am to 11am.  The public is invited.

The Ethan Allen Homestead Museum in Burlington off of the Belt Line presents “Living like Original Vermonters of the Winooski-Applying the Best of the Past for a Sustainable Future” at 2pm.  Mike Ather of talks about utilizing hundreds of plants and mushrooms to heal like the early inhabitants in the area.  Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

Thursday, January 24th

The Eagles Club at 1233 Shelburne Road in South Burlington and Jennifer Goslovich are hosting an evening to benefit Circus Zambia at 6pm.  There is a $5 entrance fee.  Learn more at or call 658-9000

Friday, January 25th

January 25th is the deadline to enter the Chili Cook-Off at the Colchester Winter Carnival at the high school on Saturday, February 2nd at 10am to benefit the Josh Pallotta Fund, which helps veterans and service members struggling with PTSD.

The North Country Chamber of Commerce is having its 107th annual dinner at the West Side Ballroom, 253 New York Road in Plattsburgh.  Cocktails are at 6pm followed by dinner and business awards.  There is a 50s theme.  Sign up at

January 25th is the deadline to sign up for the Vermont Institute of Natural Science Owl Prowl 2019 on Friday, February 1st.  Snowshoe the trails at the VINS Nature Center from 5:30pm to 7pm followed by dinner at the Quechee Inn.  To learn more or to register, go to or call 802-359-5000

 Saturday, January 26th

The Gibson Brothers are in concert at the Chazy Central Rural School Auditorium at 7pm to benefit ETC Housing for the homeless of Clinton County.  Doors open at 6pm.  Tickets in advance are $18 and $20 at the door.  For more details, call 518-563-2223

Sunday, January 27th

The Chazy American Legion Post 769 at 9509 Route 9 is having a country breakfast from 8am to 11am.  All are invited.

Tuesday, January 29th

The North Country Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a seminar on “Trenching and Excavation” from 8am to 4:30pm at the chamber offices on Route 9 in Plattsburgh.  Learn more at

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