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Every Saturday through the end of October

The Burlington Farmers’ Market opens Mother’s Day weekend and is a new location in its 40th year.  Visit from 8:30 am to 2 pm at 345 Pine Street in the city’s South End.


Wednesday, October 9th

Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are needed for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and AARP Tax Aid Program to help low income individuals and families in Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties get their taxes done for free.  Classroom training will start October 9th at SUNY Plattsburgh from 3:30pm to 6:30pm.  For details, visit

Thursday, October 10th

Steps to End Domestic Violence staff are joining representatives from the South Burlington City Council, City Hall, the Police Department, the Community Justice Center and Hope Works for community discussions about domestic violence at 5:30pm at Tuttle Middle School on Dorset Street in South Burlington.  Learn more at

Spectrum Family and Youth is hosting its annual Empty Bowl Dinner presented by in the Grand Maple Ballroom, 4th floor of the Davis Center at UVM, 590 Main Street, Burlington from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.  For tickets, go to

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and Special Guest Vermont Financial Regulation Commissioner Mike Pieciak discuss current investing and regulation issues at Delta Hotels by Marriott (formerly Trader Duke’s) on Williston Road at 5:30pm.  For more information, go to

Friday, October 11th

Carolyn’s Highgate Methodist Community Center at 3327 Route 78 is having a lasagna dinner from 4:30pm to 6:30pm.  Eat in or take out.  Reservations are recommended.  Call 868-4921

Friday and Saturday, October 11th & 12th

Richmond Congregational Church at 20 Church Street is having its fall rummage sale from 9am to 7pm on Friday and from 9am to 1pm on Saturday.

Friday through Sunday, October 11th – 13th

Smugglers’ Notch Academy is having its annual Ski and Snowboard Swap in the Tarrant Building at St. Michael’s College in Colchester.  Hours are 5pm to 8pm on Friday, 9am to 6pm on Saturday and 9am to 2pm Sunday.  Learn more at 

Saturday, October 12th

The North Hero Volunteer Fire Department is holding its Fall Roast Beef Dinner at North Hero School from 4:30pm to 7pm.

The Second Congregational United Church of Christ in Jeffersonville is holding its annual Flea Market/Craft Show from 9am to 3pm along with a rummage sale.

St. Amadeus Parish at 75 North Main Street in Alburgh is hosting a Craft and Vendor Sale from 9am to 2pm.

The Essex Fire Department, 190 Sandhill Road, is having an Open House from 10am to 2pm with demonstrations, free food and cake and fire safety tips.  For more details, go to

The Ethan Allen Homestead Museum in Burlington, along with its Abenaki partners, celebrate the harvest on the Intervale from 10am to 4pm where crafters and re-enactors share some of the skills and trades of the 18th Century. 

The American Legion at 100 Armory Lane in Vergennes is hosting the Addison County Benefit Pull Banquet on Friday, October 18th at 6pm.  The cost for the dinner is $20 and reservations must be made by October 12th by emailing

Sunday, October 13th

The Vermont Youth Orchestra, in its 56th season, is in concert at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington at 3pm.  For tickets and information, go to and

St. Rose of Lima Church in South Hero is having its Columbus Day Buffet Breakfast from 7:30am to 11am.

Monday, October 14th

The Ethan Allen Homestead Museum in Burlington presents a screening of “Against the Darkness: The American Abenaki Experience” at 6pm.  It presents the history of the Abenaki Community in Vermont from 1790-2005.  There is no admission charge, but donations are appreciated.

Thursday, October 17th

The Westport Federated Church, 6486 Main Street, is hosting a roast pork dinner at 4:30pm.  Take out is available.

STOP Domestic Violence is holding a candlelight vigil at Trinity Park in Plattsburgh from 7pm to 8pm in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month.

Binghamville Methodist Church in Fletcher is having a baked ham supper with servings at 5pm and 6pm.  For reservations, call 849-2120

Friday, October 18th

VFW Post 6689 on Pearl Street in Essex Junction is having a wing night from 5:30pm to 7pm.  The public is invited.

Saturday, October 19th

The Franklin County Home Health Agency is hosting its 11th annual Blue Jean Ball at the American Legion in St. Albans.  The evening includes dinner, dancing and live and silent auctions.  Tickets are $55.  Visit or call Courtney at 802-393-6767.