Penguin Community Calendar

Weekly Storytimes and Playgroups

Mondays
ONLINE Playgroup – Milton Family Community Center – 10:00am
Movement & Music – St. Albans Free Library – 10:30am
Baby Laptime – Richmond Free Library – 10:30am
Stories with Megan – Fletcher Free Library, Burlington – 11:00am

Tuesdays
Outdoor Playgroup – Old Mill Park, Jericho – 9:30am
Essex Preschool Playgroup – Essex Junction – 9:30am
Crawlers, Waddlers & Toddlers – The Family Room, Burlington – 10:00am
Playgroup and Family Support – Winooski Library – 10:00am
Storytime on the Green – Williston Library – 10:30am
Outdoor Story Hour – Cabot Library – 10:30am
Sing-a-long with Linda Bassick – Fletcher Free Library, Burlington – 11:00am

Wednesdays
Storytime and Playgroup – Richmond Free Library – 10:00am
Preschool Story Time – Fairfax Community Library – 10:30am
Story Time – Jericho Town Library – 10:30am
Story Time – Bixby Library, Vergennes – 10:30am
Story Time – Brownell Library, Essex – 10:30am
Storytime – Essex Free Library, Essex – 11:00am
LEGO Builders – South Burlington Public Library – 3:00pm
Crafternoon – Fletcher Free Library – 3:30pm

Thursdays
Essex Preschool Playgroup – Essex Junction – 9:30am
Storytime – Winooski Library – 10:00am
Story Hour – St. Albans Free Library – 10:30am
Science Storytime – Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich – 10:30am
Outdoor Storytime – Kellogg Hubbard Library, Montpelier – 10:30am
Storytime – Westford Public Library – 11:15am
Read to a Dog – Fairfax Community Library – 3:15pm

Fridays
Milton Family Community Center Outdoor Playgroup – Milton, VT – 10:00am
Outside Story Hour – Craftsbury Public Library – 10:00am
Friday Movie – South Burlington Community Library – 3:00pm
Pajama Story Time – Brownell Library, Essex – 5:30pm

Saturdays
Story Time – Milton Public Library – 10:00am
Family Playshop – Fletcher Free Library, Burlington – 10:15am

Thursday, 9/8

Concerts at Currier Park – Currier Park, Barre, VT – 4:00-8:00pm – Enjoy music and food trucks every Thursday night this summer. Bring a blanket or chairs and enjoy!
– 9/8 – Elizabeth Begins (aka Betty B)
– 9/15 – Michele Fay Band
– 9/22 – Raised By Hippies
– 9/29 – Native Acoustic

Jericho Farmers Market – Mills Riverside Park, Jericho, VT – 3:00-6:30pm – Agricultural-based Market. Serving the greater Jericho-Underhill community. They are a producers market, you buy directly from the farmer or producer of the product. It is a fun, festive, family friendly atmosphere where you can spend the afternoon browsing, chatting with your neighbors, eating and listening to the weekly fare of live, LOCAL music.

Vergennes Farmers Market – City Park, Vergennes, VT – 3:00-6:00pm – VFM exists for the purpose of providing a direct marketing outlet for farmers, food and craft artisans living in, or near, Addison County, Vermont. The market is primarily an agricultural market with an emphasis on consumers having an authentic experience of meeting the producers face to face.

Waterbury Farmers Market – South Main Street, Waterbury, VT – 4:00-7:00pm – The Waterbury Farmer’s Market brings local fresh products to the community while providing a local resource for farmers and local artisans to sell their products. This event is held Thursdays in Rusty Parker Memorial Park (Main St. and Park Row).

Friday, 9/9

Richmond Farmer’s Market – Volunteer Green, Richmond, VT – 3:00-6:30pm – Find the Richmond Farmer’s Market every Friday at 3:00pm on Volunteer’s Green. You will find baked goods, crafts, maple syrup, meat, eggs, pizza and produce. Check the schedule for the musical line-up. Youth Booth – The second Friday of each month they invite area youth with an entrepreneurial flair to sell items that they have either made, baked or grown. Space is limited to two youth vendors per month.

Splash Pad Dance Party – City Hall Park, Burlington, VT – 4:30-5:30pm – Soak up some summer fun with Splash Dance, BCA’s weekly DJ-fueled dance party in City Hall Park. Kids and parents are invited to suit up and boogie along in the interactive splash pad to some of Vermont’s best DJs. After a super successful summer in 20201, this program will run on Fridays AND Saturdays, doubling the good vibes and fountains of fun. The splash pad runs every day, from 10 am to sundown-ish however the DJ is only there on Fridays and Saturdays.

Family Fridays – Bandstand Park, Lyndonville, VT – 4:00-6:00pm – Join them for Friday evening fun at Bandstand park in the town common!

  • September 9 – Mindfulness and calming activities
  • October 7 – Storytelling with Michael Caduto, pumpkins, activties and more

Taste of Montpelier Food Festival – State Street, Montpelier, VT – The premiere Taste of Montpelier will bring the best of Vermont’s culinary scene to the heart of its capital city. The Taste of Montpelier promises to be unique among its peers: seamlessly integrated into a downtown, with events that appeal to foodies and families alike and world-class entertainment paired with world-class food. Proceeds benefit the Vermont Food Bank and Montpelier Alive!

Saturday, 9/10

Valley Dream BIG 10K and 3K – 5901 Pleasant Valley Road, Cambridge, VT – 9:00am – Join Running Aligned and the Brewster River Mountain Bike Club in raising money for Girls on the Run Vermont! With two race options, a trail 10K and a more youngster friendly trail 3K, there is something for everyone. Come race along the gorgeous single-track maintained by the BRMBC; at the top of the climb in the 10K race you will be blessed with a stunning view of Mount Mansfield. You also get sweeping views from the start and finish area as well if you aren’t feeling up to a 10K! www.ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did

Taste of Montpelier Food Festival – State Street, Montpelier, VT – The premiere Taste of Montpelier will bring the best of Vermont’s culinary scene to the heart of its capital city. The Taste of Montpelier promises to be unique among its peers: seamlessly integrated into a downtown, with events that appeal to foodies and families alike and world-class entertainment paired with world-class food. Proceeds benefit the Vermont Food Bank and Montpelier Alive

Randolph Farmers Market – Gifford Medical Center Green, Randolph, VT – 9:00am-1:00pm – Live music, vegetables, fruit, plants, baked goods, maple syrup, honey, crafts from many local artists.

Burlington Farmers Market – 345 Pine Street, Burlington, VT – 9:00am-2:00pm The Summer Market will return to it’s alternate location at  345 Pine Street in the South End for the Summer 2020 season, starting in June. More than 90 stands overflow with seasonal produce, flowers, artisan wares, prepared foods, and more. People gather to wander around, chat with growers and friends, and fill their baskets with some of the best food money can buy. Like many places in Burlington, dogs are always welcome but must be kept on a leash. They have a wide range of products from farmers selling preserves and fresh vegetables, fruits, fresh meats, cheeses, maple syrup, honey and eggs. We have ethnic foods utilizing local ingredients and we have crafters selling everything from jewelry, handcrafted metal products, pottery and children’s clothing. Live music and dance create the perfect atmosphere for lunch and stocking up for the week. Open from early May to the end of October.

Capital City Farmer Market – 133 State Street, Montpelier, VT – 9:00am-1:00pm – Capital City Farmers Market is located at 133 State Street (the tax department parking lot), just west of the Capitol building. The summer market is open every Saturday, May-October. The market is outdoors, from 9am-1pm…rain, snow or shine. Pre-ordering is recommended, but not required. Check their weekly vendor list.  Restrooms are available directly across the street in the Visitor’s Center.

Shelburne Farmer’s Market – 332 Shelburne Hinesburg Road, Shelburne, VT – 9:00am-1:00pm – The Shelburne Farmers’ Market makes available Vermont vegetables, fruit, herbs, honey, and maple syrup grown on local farms. Also available are prepared foods and Vermont crafts. The market opens at the end of May and runs through the second week in October on Saturdays from 9:00 to 1:00.

Waitsfield Farmer’s Market – Mad River Green, Waitsfield, VT – 9:00am-1:00pm – The Waitsfield Farmers Market is open every Saturday from mid-May to mid-October on the Mad River Green in Waitsfield The market is open 9:00-1:00. Their market has a wide range of Vermont grown herbs, vegetables, fruits, and flowers. They also feature locally made breads, handmade cheese, maple syrup, locally grown meats, amazing arts & crafts and they present free live music. Visit to their market to experience the bounty and beauty of VT.

Northwest Vermont Farmer’s Market – Taylor Park, St. Albans, VT – 9:00am-2:00pm – This farmer’s market promotes locally grown, crafted, baked or cooked products of the highest standards while providing the consumer with the assurance of quality that they have grown to expect of Vermont products. The market open from mid May through the last Saturday in October. Hours are 9:00 am to 2:00 pm rain or shine.

They gladly accept EBT and have a Debit machine for your convenience. There is no fee for EBT transactions. Our debit transaction fee is $1.50 per transaction which helps us to pay the costs associated with having this machine on site.

Craftsbury Farmers’ Market – Craftsbury Common, VT – 10:00am-1:00pm – Celebrate Local with them!  Local farmers, artisans and artists offer fresh produce, prepared foods, baked goods, cheese, honey, pickles, pies, flowers, crafts, paintings, sketches, natural soaps & skin care products… Family-friendly entertainment every Saturday on one of Vermont’s most beautiful town greens. www.craftsburyfarmersmarket.com

Washington Farmers Market – Carpenter Park, Washington, VT – 9:00am-2:00pm

Vermont Golden Honey Festival – Proctorsville, VT – 10:00am-4:00pm – Repeatedly voted one of the “Top 10 Fall Events” by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, the Vermont Golden Honey Festival is part Farmers Market with local produce and hot food, and part craft fair with artists and crafters selling their unique items for you and for gifts.

Every vendor is encouraged to have products with some connection to bees … honey apple pizza, honeybee print fabrics, beeswax balms and soaps, and so much more. Our co-hosts, Goodman’s American Pie of Ludlow Vermont offers up their Honey Apple wood-fired pizza from their 1940s-tow-truck-converted-into-a-mobile-wood-fired-beehive-pizza-oven! (The honey used on their pizza is from Jess Goodman’s own hives right here in Proctorsville.)

Honey-related food and drinks (including mead and honey gin for the adults), crafts, books and kids’ activities are just a few things highlighted during this one-day Rain Or Shine event that is quickly becoming a regional favorite.

Sunday, 9/11

Pinkheals NNY Cancer Awareness Ride – Beekmantown VFW, Beekmantown, NY – 11:30am – Join the Pink Heals NNY for their annual Cancer Awareness Ride. Kickstands up at 12:00; arrive 30 minutes prior for registration. Bike & Passenger – $20. Poker Hand – $5. BBQ Dinner included, along with raffles and music. Call 518-578-6938 or 518-578-0331.

Vermont National Guard Open House – 105 NCO Drive, South Burlington, VT – 10:00am-3:00pm – Want to climb in a helicopter, humvee, fire truck, ambulance, and other military vehicles? Want to see an F-35 fighter jet up close? Want to test your driving, flying, and marksmanship skills in military simulators? Want to watch the Norwich Silent Drill Team, military working dogs, or jaws of life demonstrations? Want to listen to the world class Army Band? All that, and more awaits you at this free, family-friendly, hands-on event! Many local food trucks, a kid zone, and job and education fair round out this community event. We’ll be here rain or shine. Hope to see you!

Dancing with the Burlington Stars – 153 Main Street, Burlington, VT – 6:30-8:30pm – Dancing with the Burlington Stars is a charity fundraising event where teams of local celebrities and dance professionals compete for a good cause. Funds go to the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (VABVI), which was founded in 1926 to enable blind and visually impaired Vermonters to be more independent, cultivate adaptive skills, and improve their quality of life.

Join Darren Perron, Adam Bunting, Serena Magnan O’Connell, and many more local favorites for this year’s show!

Stowe Farmers Market – Stowe, VT – 10:30am-3:00pm – The Stowe Farmers’ Market offers an incredible assortment of local fresh vegetables, meats, cheese, milk, berries, maple syrup, bread and baked goods, pickles, flowers, herbal products, mushrooms, fermented vegetables, thirst quenching beverages, mead and spirits. The prepared food vendors have got you covered for lunch at the market: from irresistible BBQ to pot-stickers, crepes or samosas, to farm pizza or fresh local salads and ice cream for dessert. Craft producers offer stunning handmade jewelry, bags, pottery, photography, slate works, glass work, collages, paintings and more.

Winooski Farmers’ Market – Winooski Falls Way, Winooski, VT – 10:00am-2:00pm – Managed by the Winooski Community Partnership, the Winooski Farmers Market brings you Vermont’s finest local produce, farm goods, artisan crafts, locally prepared foods, musical entertainment and a fun interactive kid’s program –  the Power of Produce (POP) Club.  Set directly in front of the Champlain Mill along the banks of the Winooski River, the Farmers Market is located in the heart of the downtown.

Tuesday, 9/13

Milton Farmers’ Market – Milton, VT – 4:00-8:00pm – The Milton Farmers’ Market Tuesdays from June through September. There will be live music every week, hot food by Matt Mullens food stands, and lots of organic and local produce!