Community Sailing Center
Grand opening
June 2: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The new Community Waterfront Campus & Sailing Education Center hosts an all-day open house with free sailing, activities from our community partners, such as lakeside yoga with Evolution, ONE Art Center, rides on the Friendship Sloop with Whistling Man Schooner Co., meet and greet with Champ from the Lake Monsters, free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream scooped by Jerry.

Old North End Community Center
Nepali Dinner Fundraiser
June 3: 5 to 8 p.m. Hosted by Sherpa Foods. Benefits Empower1 and Peace for People. Old North End Community Center, 20 Allen St. $20 at door. Advance $18:

Saint Michael’s College
Vermont Catholic Charities 
June 6: 6:30 p.m. Vermonters Helping Vermonters. Fundraiser for Vermont Catholic Charities. Local food and beverages donated. Live music by the Cassarinos. $50 per person. Dion Family Student Center at Saint Michael’s College. Register:

Champlain Valley Expo
Chittenden County Stamp Show
June 2: 9:30 to 4 p.m. 40th annual. Sponsored by the Chittenden County Stamp Club. Dealers and collectors will can evaluate and purchase postage stamps, old letters, post cards and postal accessories.

Grace United Methodist Church
Indoor Lawn Sale
June 8-9: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Payment by donation. 130 Maple St.

St. Albans Area Watershed Association
Take a Stake in the Lake 5k and Clean Water Fair
June 9: 9 a.m. race. $25 (race, t-shirt, door prize drawings, SAAWA membership). Walk or run; Kill Kare to Bay Park. 10 a.m. to noon, children’s activities. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fair.  St. Albans Bay Stonehouse, St. Albans Bay Park, 579 Lake Road. Register: Jeff Moulton, 238-9319,

Wake Robin
Tag & Book Sale
June 9: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. rain or shine. 24th annual. Household items, antiques, jewelry, sporting goods, plus thousands of books. Many bargains. Proceeds benefit the Residents’ Association, which sponsors activities and events. 200 Wake Robin Drive. Follow the signs from Bostwick Road.

Veterans Memorial Park
Walk/5K for Animals
June 10: 8-11 a.m. 24th annual; largest fundraiser for the Humane Society of Chittenden County. Participants raise funds through pledges. One-mile walk or 5K run for individuals/teams. Music, snacks, contests, prizes. Dog-friendly. Veterans Memorial Park, Dorset Street. Information and registration online at

Burlington City Arts
• Through June 10: Vox Populi American culture through portraiture. Free.
• Through June 10: Across the Distance. Contemporary Arab art video exhibition from the Barjeel Art Foundation based in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Free.
135 Church St. 865-7166;

Emile A Gruppe Gallery
Through June 3: Photographers Bernhard Wunder and Thomas Vogelsang, “Vermont and Beyond – Landscapes, Macros and Abstracts.”
June 7 to July 15: “Luminous Landscapes of Vermont, painted by Julie J. McGowan, photographed by Mary Claire Carroll.
June 8: 5 to 7:30 p.m. Artist reception.
22 Barber Farm Road. 899-3211,

Birds, Bees and Butterflies

“Still Life with Bees” by Phoebe Stone / Courtesy photo

Middlebury’s Jackson Gallery in the lower level of Town Hall Theater presents “Birds, Bees and Butterflies in the Land of Milk and Honey,” an exhibition of art and poetry opening Friday, June 1 through July 8. Reception Friday, June 8, 5-7 p.m. Led by Klara Calitri, a prolific artist whose work includes painting, monotype prints, ceramics and sculpture informed by her Austrian heritage and inspired by nature filled with flowers, birds, etc. This combination exhibit features entries by a host of Vermont artists and writers. Some pieces are donated for sale to benefit the Otter Creek Audubon Society. Packets of milkweed seeds will be distributed at the reception. More information: 382-9222,

Richmond Farmers Market
Fridays June 1 to Oct. 12: 3 to 7 p.m. on the Volunteers Green in Richmond. Local produce, prepared foods, handmade crafts, baked goods, local meat, spirits, live music and more. A dozen new vendors this season. Music June 1 by reggae band Lyon’s Disciple.

Shelburne Farmers Market
Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the village green through Oct. 13. More than 50 vendors from Shelburne and the region, 11 new this year. Produce, cheese, prepared foods, crafts, jewelry, art, lots more. Information online at the Shelburne Business and Professional Association website:

ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
• Family Science Play Day
June 2: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Families invited to a day of science exploration and discovery, hosted by ECHO and Let’s Grow Kids. Activities include hands-on science play with the Big Blue Blocks, games, bubble play, and crafting station.
1 College St.

Phoenix Books Burlington
June 9: 11 a.m. Story Time with City Market, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle; reading and healthy food activity. 191 Bank St. 448-3350.

Town Offices
Family Scouting Information Night
May 31: 6:30 p.m. at the Shelburne Town Offices meeting rooms. Learn about new opportunities for Cub Scout families as the scouts prepare to welcome girls into the pack starting this fall. Open to scouts in grades K-5. All scouts in this age group are welcome to attend. Questions ahead of the meeting? Contact David Buley at

Fitness at Any Age
Tuesdays 9:15 to 10 a.m. Interval type, moderate to high intensity exercise class. $10. Charlotte Senior Center. 212 Ferry Road. 425-6345,

Chittenden County Chess Club
Every Thursday at 7 p.m. Registration 7-7:15 p.m.; Games begin at 7:30 p.m. Great competitive fun. Information: Dave at 324-1143 or email Lake Champlain Waldorf High School, 122 Bostwick Road.

Shelburne Museum
• Through June 3: Puppets: World on a String.
• Through Aug. 26: In the Garden: Flower Power: Desire, Love and Sentiment; Everlasting Blooms: Floriform Metalwork of Marie Zimmermann; Invasive Species: Insects in the Home.
• June 16-17: 15th annual Classic Auto Festival. Electric vehicles. Talks, films, all ages activities. On June
16 at 5:30 p.m., ribbon-cutting ceremony for new electric solar-paneled shuttle replacing old gas-powered shuttle.
• June 23 to Oct. 21: Playing Cowboy: America’s Wild West Shows.
6000 Shelburne Road; 802-985-3346.

City Hall Park
Summer Concerts
Noon, through Aug. 29. Sponsored by Burlington City Arts.
June 6: The Moon and You.
June 7: Myra Flynn, Paul Boffa & Dave Grippo.
June 8: The Jazz Thieves.
June 13: USAF American Clarinet Quartet.
June 15: Pappy.
At City Hall Park. More information:

Discover Jazz Festival
June 1-10. 35th annual.
June 1: 8 p.m. Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Vermont All State Jazz Ensemble. Flynn MainStage.
June 2: Chucho Valdes Jazz Bata.
June 2: 10 p.m. Camille Thurman & The Darrell Green Trio. FlynnSpace.
June 3: 6 and 8:30 p.m. Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, “Stretch Music.” FlynnSpace.
June 4: 7 p.m. Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom. FlynnSpace.
June 5: 7 and 9:30 p.m. Jennifer Hartswick & Nick Cassarino. FlynnSpace.
June 6: 7 p.m. Johnny O’Neal Trio; Luke Selick, Charles Goold. FlynnSpace.
June 7: 7 and 9:30 p.m. Bill Frisell Trio. FlynnSpace.
Schedule and details at 86-FLYNN,

St. Paul’s Cathedral
Greenfield Piano Associates
June 1: 7:30 p.m. “Mostly Chopin…Master of the Piano.” Donation $10 to $20 benefits Scholarship Fund. 2 Cherry St.

Town Hall Theater 
Opera Company of Middlebury
June 1, 3, 7, 9: Andre Previn’s “A Streetcar Named Desire.” Composer André Previn’s take on this American classic stays faithful to the original play. “Streetcar” opens the company’s 15th season and marks the 20th show directed by Douglas Anderson and stage-managed by Mary Longey. Tickets, showtimes and details at, 382-9222 and at 68 S. Pleasant St. Tickets: 388-9222,

Northern Harmony Quartet
June 7: 7:30 p.m. Larry Gordon, Sinead O’Mahoney, Emma Rothman, Emily Weatherill.
Richmond Free Library, 201 Bridge St. Suggested sliding scale: $5 to $15. 426-3210,,

Ben & Jerry’s Concerts on The Green at Shelburne Museum
June 9: The Decemberists
June 14: Sturgill Simpson; opener Lucette.
July 13: Dispatch; opener Raye Zaragoza.
Unless otherwise noted, gates open at 6 p.m., shows at 7 p.m. All ages. 12 and under free. 877-987-6487, Ticketfly:

Shelburne United Methodist Church
Stellaria Trio
June 10: 2:30 p.m. Violinist Letitia Quante, cellist John Dunlop, and pianist Claire Black perform a program called “Dark Horses”that includes Beethoven’s Piano Trio No. 6 in E-flat Major and Dvořák’s Piano Trio No. 3 in F Minor – two robust, delightful and yet lesser-known works by these celebrated composers. Free. Donations welcome. (Suggested $20 adults, $5 children) Ten percent of proceeds will be given and matched by Vermont Republic Landscaping and Patents as a donation to the Vermont River Conservancy. 30 Church Street.

Shelburne Vineyard
• June 7: Doors at 6 p.m., music at 6:30. First Thursday Concert. Outdoors, weather permitting. Music by Joe Sabourin and his band My Mother’s Mustache playing a range from Motown, funk, blues and World music. Bring chairs, blankets, kids. Benefits Steps to End Domestic Violence. Food by Taco Truck All Stars. Fiddlehead beer, wine. Free.
• June 9: Doors 6:30 p.m., music at 7. Myra Flynn with Paul Boffa and jazz friends. Picnic and concert. $10. Food by Taco Truck All Stars; Fiddlehead beer and wine. Limited seating with tickets online at
6308 Shelburne Road. or Facebook.

Green Mountain Bicycle Club
Upcoming weekend rides
Riders must wear helmets and obey the rules of the road. Check with ride leaders if weather is questionable. Riders under 18 must have a signed waiver from a parent. Rides begin promptly 15 min. after the meeting time. Announced by Thursdays, Social Rides are more leisurely versions of the mapped ride. Email to be added to the Social Riders contact list.
• June 3: 9:15 a.m. Grand Isles Flats. 28 miles (easy/moderate) circles Grand Isle and includes some dirt and will be in the opposite direction and a more casual pace than the long ride. The 58 mi. (moderate) ride can visit St. Anne’s Shrine, and a fossil bed; food break at Hero’s Welcome in North Hero. Meet at Folsom School, South Street in South Hero.
Leader: Bryan Harrington, 899-2908 /; Co-Leader: Holly Creeks, 233-9013, Social ride contact: Donna Leban – 862-1901,
• June 9: 10 a.m. Introductory Ride for new riders. 12-20 miles at a
leisurely pace to teach new cyclists the rules of the road and how to ride in a group. Meet at Veterans Memorial Park, South Burlington, Wheeler lot.
Leader: Kevin Batson – 825-2618/
Co- Leader: Holly Creeks – 233-9013 /

Phoenix Books Burlington
May 31: Matthys Levy’s first novel, “Building Eden;” author of “Why Buildings Fall Down.”
June 5: Maria Hummel, third novel, “Still Lives.”
7 p.m. talks: $3 for Vermont Foodbank; includes $5 discount coupon for featured book.  Coupons expire at end of event. 191 Bank St. 448-3350.

Main Street Landing
Black Box Theatre
• Spielpalast Cabaret
May 31-June 2: 7 p.m. cocktail hour, 8 p.m. show.
June 1: 10 p.m. cocktail hour, 11 p.m. show. Vermont’s longest-running cabaret troupe returns with wit, jazz, sass and satire. “Spielpalast Cabaret” brings vintage burlesque and vaudeville to the stage. Cash bar and entertainment prior to shows. $25 advance; $27 one hour before show time.
• Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar
June 7-10: 7:30 p.m. Lanie Robertson’s Tony award-winning play about jazz legend Billie Holiday in 1959. Adult language; age 17 up.
60 Lake St. 86-FLYNN,

Best musical with the worst title

PHOTO by John Snell Photography

Water politics are onstage in “Urinetown” opening tonight at Montpelier’s City Hall Arts Center. Lost Nation Theater presents the multiple Tony Award, Obie Award and Critics Circle Award-Winning musical by Mark Hollmann & Greg Kotis, Thursdays-Sundays, through June 17. This satire on capitalism, populism, politics, people, and musical theater itself is a cautionary tale about clean water. Tickets and information: 229-0492,,

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