Here is a list of Community & Non-Profit Events coming soon in our area:
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 www.unitedwayadk.org
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 www.piervana.com 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 www.northcountychamber.com
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 www.vinsweb.org 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 www.northcountrychamber.com
Friday, February 1st
The VFW Post on Pearl Street in Essex Junction is having a wing night from 6pm to 7pm. The public is invited.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, February 1st – 3rd
The annual Colchester Winter Festival is taking place in and around the high school with a variety of family activities.
Saturday, February 2nd
St. Rose of Lima Church in South Hero is hosting a turkey dinner with all the fixings starting at 5pm. Take-out is available by calling 372-4092
All Saint’s Parish on Main Street in Richford is hosting bingo. Doors open at 11:30am and the games start at 1pm.
The Knights of Columbus are having a French Canadian Supper with pea soup, meat pie and mashed potatoes starting at 5pm at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 64 West Main Street in Richmond.
The Northern Washington County Trailblazers annual spaghetti dinner is being held at the Putnam Firehouse in Putnam, New York from 4pm to 7pm. Take out is available.
Patmos Masonic Lodge, 40 South Street in South Hero is having a breakfast buffet from 7:30am to 10:30am. It is open to the public.
The Clinton County Historical Association at 98 Ohio Avenue in Plattsburgh is welcoming families from 11am to 3pm to make special Valentine’s Day cards for loved ones. It is free and for everyone 5 years of age and up. Learn more at www.clintoncountyhistorical.org
The annual Penguin Plunge on Burlington’s Waterfront Park to benefit Special Olympics Vermont starts at 11am. To learn more, register or to support this event, go to www.penguinplunge.org
Sunday, February 3rd
The Northern New York Pink Heals is hosting a Cancer Awareness Pancake Breakfast at the Beekmantown Fire Station #1 from 8am to noon.
Monday, February 4th
The Swanton Boy Scouts Troop 823 is conducting a bottle drive from 4:30pm to 6pm or bottles and cans can be dropped off at the Sunoco gas station across from McDonald’s.
Wednesday, February 6th
The Ladies of the New Haven Congregational Church are having a Soup Supper at 6pm. For more information, call Carol at 453-5059
1st Wednesdays at the Brownell Library in Essex Junction presents UVM professor Emily Bernard as she discusses race, the Obama presidency and the election of Donald Trump at 7pm. All are welcome.
Mater Christi School, 50 Mansfield Avenue in Burlington is hosting an open house from 8:30am to 11am. Learn more about this private Catholic school for preschool to 8th grade at www.materchristischool.net
Thursday, February 7th
The Humane Society of Chittenden County is hosting its annual Purrses for Paws at the Burlington International Airport from 6pm to 8pm with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails and your chance to purchase new and like-new purses and bags. Tickets are $30. Parking is free. Go to www.chittendenhumane.org