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

Monday, November 11th

VFW Post 6689 is holding its Veterans Day ceremony at 11 am at the Five Corners in Essex Junction.

VFW Post 782 in Burlington is holding its Veterans Day Ceremony at Battery Park at 11 am.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, White River Junction VA Medical Center is hosting a Veterans Day Ceremony honoring all who have served from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at Freedom Building (44) on Veterans Drive.

Wednesday, November 13th

The North Country Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Taste of the North Country at the SUNY Field House in Plattsburgh starting at 5pm. Sample specialties from area restaurants and vendors and take part in the silent and live auctions. Those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday, November 16th

The Bakersfield Historical Society is having a Craft & Bake Sale from 10am to 3pm with 13 artisans and a self-serve “Crock Pot Café”.

The Vermont Chapter of USA Dance is hosting its Ballroom Social Dance at the Elley-Long Music Center, 223 Ethan Allen Avenue, Fort Ethan Allen in Colchester. Doors open at 6:30pm. Any attire is welcome and no partner is necessary. Learn more at www.dancevermont.org

The East Middlebury United Methodist Church at the junction of Routes 125 & 116 is having a Soup, Bake Sale and Bazaar from 9am to 2pm.

Heineberg Senior Center at 14 Heineberg Road in Burlington is holding its Holiday Bazaar from 9am to 2pm.

The Otter Valley Softball Team is hosting a Holiday Craft Fair at the high school from 9am to 3:30pm to raise money for a team trip to Florida in April.

Sunday, November 17th

VFW Post 6689 on Pearl Street in Essex Junction is having a breakfast from 9am to 11am. The public is invited.

The Addison Volunteer Fire Department is putting on an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast at the fire station, 44 VT Route 17 in West Addison from 7am to 11am.

The Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington welcomes the Historical Interpreter for the Vermont State Historic Sites, Michael Blakeslee, as he introduces the parsons who went to war in the 1770s and later started churches in the state at 2pm. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

East Middlebury United Methodist Church at Routes 125 & 116 is having a Warm Clothing Collection from 1pm to 3pm.

Wednesday, November 20th

St. Bernadette’s 70th annual Turkey Bingo is happening at the American Legion in Middlebury. Quickies start at 6:15pm and regular play for cash and turkeys begins at 7pm.

Thursday through Saturday, November 21st – 23rd

Mt. Abraham Union High School presents “The Music Man” with performances at 7pm on Thursday and Friday and at 2pm on Saturday. Doors open a half-hour before the show

Saturday, November 23rd

The 3rd annual Holiday Bazaar and Raffle for the MS Society of New England is taking place at the Tuttle Middle School on Dorset Street in South Burlington from 10am to 3pm. There will be over 50 vendors and a bake sale for the South Burlington softball team’s spring trip.

The Williston Federated Church at 44 Williston Road is holding its annual Christmas Bazaar from 9am to 2pm. There will be crafts, a bake sale, meals to go, plants and Solemate Socks.

The American Legion, 49 Wilson Road in Middlebury is hosting a Fall Vendor Craft Fair from 10am to 3pm with over 30 crafters and vendors to benefit The University of Vermont Children’s Hospital.

St. John the Baptist Church, 222 Missisquoi Street in Enosburg Falls is holding a Pre-Holiday Bake Sale from 9am to 2pm.

East Franklin Union Church on Lake Road in East Franklin, Vermont is having a Christmas Bazaar from 10am to 2pm. There will be crafts, wreaths and candy, too.

The Lyon Mountain American Legion Post #1623 on Route 374 is hosting a roast beef dinner from 3pm to 6pm and a band night with “Bootleg” from 7pm to 11pm. Take out is available. Call 1-518-420-6544

Friends Methodist Church at 78 Monkton Ridge in Monkton is holding its Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale from 9am to 2pm. Crafts, homemade chocolates, doughnuts, handcrafted items and a hearty lunch are available.

The Addison County Eagles Club at 67 New Haven Road in Vergennes is holding a benefit dance for Chuck and Jackie Steady to help them recover from a bike accident this past summer. Doors open at 7pm and the dance begins at 8pm.

Sunday, November 24th

Nativity Parish Center on Canada Street in Swanton is hosting a Benefit Bingo starting at 11:30am.

Through Wednesday, November 27th

JCEO of Clinton and Franklin Counties in New York is looking for help in providing over 700 families with a Thanksgiving Meal Basket. You can help by donating $30 for a basket and sending a check made out to JCEO, 54 Margaret Street, Plattsburgh 12901 or by donating food to the JCEO offices (in Plattsburgh and Malone.)

Feeding Vermont (formerly the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf) at North Winooski Avenue and Willard Street in Burlington’s Old North End is conducting its annual Turkey Round-Up collecting turkeys, Thanksgiving feast foods and money.

Thanksgiving Thursday, November 28th

Sweetwaters Restaurant on the Church Street Marketplace in Burlington is hosting its 29th annual Thanksgiving Day meal starting at 10am. All are welcome and all are welcome to donate pies.

Westport Federated Church on Main Street is having a Thanksgiving Community Dinner from noon to 2pm. All are welcome and there is no charge. Volunteers wishing to help can call 518-962-4465

The North Avenue Alliance Church, 901 North Avenue in Burlington is once again having a Thanksgiving Day sit-down meal from 11:30am to 1:30pm. There is no cost and all are welcome. For those who need a meal delivered, call 864-0501 or St. Mark’s at 864-7686 

The Peru New York Lions Club will be hosting its 42nd annual John P. Adams Memorial Turkey Trot on November 28th, 2019 (Thanksgiving Day). Preregister by going to Adirondackcoastevents.com. The 1-mile fun run/walk begins at 8:40 a.m. and the 5 & (unofficial) 10K races shortly afterward. Contact: Tom Brown at 1-518-593-0977.