Penguin Community Calendar

Friday, June 14th

Cartoons, Coloring & Coffee – Jericho Ale & Bean, 51 VT RT 15, Jericho, VT – 9:00-11:00am – Join them for Cartoons, Coloring & Coffee! A fun Friday morning ritual at Jericho Ale & Bean where parents can chat while the kids have some fun with coloring pages and cartoons. Round up the kids, grab a friend or two, and swing on by. (For overflow parking, please park at Jericho Town Hall or the Red Mill)

Richmond Farmers Market – Volunteer Green, Richmond, VT – 3:00pm – 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.

Saturday, June 15th

Capital City Farmer’s Market – 133 State Street, Montpelier, VT – 9:00am-1:00pm – Shop every Saturday all summer long at the Capital City Farmer’s Market. Locally produced meats, cheeses, vegetables, flowers, maple, honey and more, with the benefit of the farmer available to answer all your questions – how they produce their crop, and how to prepare and serve it, Prepared foods galore, crafts, and live music make this a weekly experience.

Burlington Farmer’s Market – 345 Pine Street, Burlington, VT – 9:00am-2:00pm – Located in the South End, the Burlington Farmers Market is a community and tourist destination event. It is the he perfect place for breakfast or lunch, and stocking up on fresh produce for the week.

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. They  have ethnic foods utilizing local ingredients and we have crafters selling everything from jewelry, handcrafted metal products, pottery and children’s clothing

Open from early May to the end of October. 

Monday, June 17th

Free Nature Playgroup at Audubon Vermont – 368 Main Rd, Richmond, VT – 9:30-11:00am – Playgroup currently meets on Monday mornings 9:30 AM – 11 AM outside the Audubon sugarhouse on Main Road. Caregivers and their children from infant to 5 years-old meet outdoors for 1.5 hours on a guided exploration with an Audubon Educator. This space is meant for very young children and adults to be outdoors, for caregivers to be in community with one another, and for Audubon staff to share their love of nature.

The best parking lot to use is our Sugarhouse Parking Lot located at 368 Main Road, Richmond, VT. It’s ideal for families to arrive on time as playgroup heads out to explore our trails after the educator’s introduction at the sugarhouse. Educators usually leave a note at our kiosk listing where the group is headed so that late arrivals can catch up. But families can also call our offices at 802-434-3068 for directions.

Bathroom facilities are located at our Visitor Center at 255 Sherman Hollow Road, Huntington, VT.

If there are Mondays where playgroup is not meeting, they will be listed on the playgroup webpage. Day-of cancellations due to inclement weather will also be announced on social media.

Tuesday, June 18th  

Craftytown at South Burlington Public Library – 180 Market Street, South Burlington, VT – 3:00-4:30pm – Each event features a different kind of activity. All are welcome, and no pre-registration is necessary. Projects are geared to kids ages 8 and up, or ages 6 and up with an adult helper. A reminder that only kids in grades 5 and up can come to the library without a grown-up. Kids in grades 4 and younger need to come with an adult. Join us for arts and craft fun! A finished project can be taken home after every session.

Check websites for craft each week. The Library is ADA accessible; patrons are asked to call in advance if special services are required.


The American Red Cross is always looking for blood donations—accepting donors at the Blood Donation Center at 32 North Prospect Street in Burlington 365 days a year, and conducting Blood Drives on both sides of Lake Champlain throughout the year.  For more information, or to locate a blood drive in your community, visit