Thursday, Oct 17

Baked ham supper

5 p.m., Binghamville Methodist Church, Fletcher

Menu: Baked ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, cabbage salad, rolls, pickles and homemade dessertFor reservations call Dennis or Charles at 849-2120.Adults: $12; Children under 12: $5; Pre-schoolers free.

Chamber of Commerce Mixer

1:30 p.m., Artist in Residence, 10 South Main Street, St. Albans

Enjoy the hospitality and creative ambiance of our own local, downtown gallery, stocked to the rafters with hand-made goodness! Hear several of the artists speak to their process, enjoy delicious food and drink. This is the final Chamber mixer of the season! Mixers will return in January 2020.$5 members; $8 non-members.

Drop-in Knitting Club

1-2 p.m., Essex Free Library, 1 Browns River Road, Essex

Bring in your current knitting project or start a new one in the company of fellow knitters!

Music and Movement

10-11 a.m., Swanton Public Library, 1 First Street, Swanton

A child is never too young to respond to music or language. Bring your toddler for an active hour centered around music, rhythm, and FUN. https://swantonlibrary.org/.

Friday, Oct 18

Contras Comes to Winooski

7:45 p.m., O’Brien Community Center, 32 Malletts Bay Avenue, Winooski

Queen City Contras is trying out a possible new venue and, with Mad Robin Callers Collective and North End Studios is co-sponsoring a special dance on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 at 7:45 p.m.Music will be provided by David Carpenter, Franklin Heyburn, Brian Perkins, & April Werner Mad Robin Callers Collective’s Don Stratton will be the caller (using gender-neutral terms, Larks and Ravens). All are welcome, all dances taught, no partner or experience necessary. Beginners’ session at 7:45. Admission is pay-what-you-will; donations defray expenses. Please bring clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing.Pay-what-you-will. http://www.queencitycontras.org.

SHAKE in concert

7-9 p.m., Meeting House on the Green, 52 School Street, East Fairfield

Spooky Movie: ParaNorman

6:30-8:15 p.m., Brownell Library, 6 Lincoln St., Essex Jct

A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse. Focus Features 2012, 92 min. Rated PG. Free popcorn & drinks!

Story Hour

10-11 a.m., Swanton Public Library, 1 First Street, Swanton

Join us in the Children’s Room for a story and related craft! https://swantonlibrary.org/.

Saturday, Oct 19

Annual Pumpkin Party

2-4 p.m., Opera House at Enosburg Falls, 123 Depot St., Enosburg Falls

Our annual themed holiday party for the whole family — costumes encouraged! Come join us for Halloween music, games & crafts. Each child will be given a pumpkin to decorate and is invited to participate in our costume parade! Matt Stebbins, info.fotoh@gmail.com, 8029336171.$5 first child, $3 for more. http://www.enosburgoperahouse.org/event/cd34aa7072610acee712e409070f3a20.

11th Annual Blue Jean Ball

6-11 p.m., American Legion, 100 Parah Drive, St. Albans

Kick up your heels at the 11th Annual Blue Jean Ball! This year, Franklin County Home Health Agency is celebrating 50 years of care for Franklin County. Shine up your gold and denim to celebrate this milestone year with us! Dinner by Santini Catering, dance to DJ Bobby Cee, bid early and often on fabulous items in our silent and live auctions and take a chance at winning an incredible bottle of wine in our Wine Pull! The winner of our fabulous quilt raffle will also be pulled! This benefit helps ensure access to the home health and hospice care people in our community need. Tickets available at https://bit.ly/2nEYau4$55 per person.

Public Skate

4:15-6:15 p.m., Essex Skating Rink, 2 Educational Drive, Essex Jct

Public Skate. Rentals and Sharpening Available. Admission is $3 for students, $4 for adults, and no registration is necessary.

Art Lab

3-4 p.m., Brownell Library, 6 Lincoln St., Essex Jct

Explore a rotating selection of art materials. This program is about process not product; there are no samples, no right or wrong way to play with the materials. Recommend for children under 6 and their caregivers.

Trunk or Treat

2:30-3:30 p.m., Founders Memorial School, 33 Founders Road, Essex

Please join the Essex Cadette Troop 30136 in their 3rd Annual Trunk or Treat inclusive event geared towards kids up to 5th grade. Come dressed in your Halloween best and safely trick or treat from a variety of decorated vehicles of creative themes. They will also have a variety of games and face painting.

Youth Baking Class

1-2:30 p.m., St. Albans Free Library, 11 Maiden Lane, St. Albans

Old-Fashioned Soft Pumpkin Cookies with a Maple Icing. This is a hands-on class. Each baker will follow along with the instructor and make their own cookie dough to take home and bake. We will bake a batch in class so that the cookies can be sampled! Ages 9-14, registration required. Drop in or call to register: 524-1507.

Story Time and Play Time

10:30 a.m., Arvin A. Brown Library, 88 Main Street, Richford

Join us for stories, songs, snacks and playtime!

Weekend Storytime

10:30-11:30 a.m., Essex Free Library, 1 Browns River Road, Essex

Start your weekend with books, rhymes, and songs.

Vermont Genealogy Library

10 a.m.-4 p.m., Vermont Genealogy Library, 377 Hegeman Ave, Fort Ethan Allen, Colchester

The Vermont Genealogy Library is open for research on Tuesdays 3 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please visit our website http://www.vtgenlib.org/ or call 802-310-9285 for more info. http://www.vtgenlib.org/ .

St. Albans Co-op Harvest Festival

9 a.m., St. Albans Creamery Store, 138 Federal Street, St. Albans

A vendor-based festival featuring autumn products, food and crafts. A kid’s coloring contest (stop in the store to pick up the coloring sheet!) and a best pie contest are highlights!

Sunday, Oct 20

Turkey Dinner

4 p.m., St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 11 Church Street, St. Albans

Family style — a classic turkey dinner. Three seatings at 4:00, 5:15 and 6.30.$10 adults; $5 children 12 and under.

Westford Music Series: The Nisht Geferlach Klezmer Band

4-5 p.m., White Church on the Common, Route 128, Westford

The jazzy, ecstatic, yet soulful and stirring music of the Jews of Eastern Europe and more recently of New York’s Lower Ease Side have found a home in Vermont. Central Vermont has become a setting for a group of musicians entranced by the rhythms and spirit of klezmer music which inspired them to form The Nisht Geferlach Klezmer Band. They have been in high demand with their unique repertoire of golden age songs of New York’s Yiddish Theater as well as freilachs, bulgars and other lively instrumentals that display the Dixieland influence on Jewish immigrant music. Their music is melancholic, thoughtful and joyful sometimes in the same tune. Free will donation.

Monday, Oct 21

Must Read Mondays

6:30-7:30 p.m., Brownell Library, 6 Lincoln St., Essex Jct

Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the south for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. Wilkerson compares this epic migration to the migrations of other peoples in history. she interviewed more than a thousand people, and gained access to new data and official records, to write this definitive and vividly dramatic account of how these American journeys unfolded, altering our cities, our country, and ourselves. Pick up a copy of this book at the main desk and join us for a casual discussion.

Knitting Circle

5-6:30 p.m., Swanton Public Library, 1 First Street, Swanton

Join Barbara and local knitters, crocheters, and fiber artists every Monday. Participate in our charity knitting drive, or bring your own project! https://swantonlibrary.org/.

Readers’ Theatre

3:30-5:30 p.m., Swanton Public Library, 1 First Street, Swanton

Join Grace Kelley for some afterschool make-believe! Kids will bring their favorite books and fairytales to life through play and theatrical fun.Grades K — 6. https://swantonlibrary.org/.

Fiber Arts Social

1-3 p.m., St. Albans Free Library, 11 Maiden Lane, St. Albans

Spend a few hours stitching your cares away! Bring your easily portable fiber art project and come join our drop-in stitching group. We’ll share tips and experiences, and maybe a few laughs. This is mainly a share and social group. http://stalbansfreelibrary.org.

Movement & Music

10:30-11:30 a.m., St. Albans Free Library, 11 Maiden Lane, St. Albans

Children age 0-6 and their caregivers are invited to sing, dance and reveal their inner musician on Monday’s Music and Movement time. It’s a great way to meet other parents/caregivers. Infants welcome! (Check the library’s website for holiday breaks.) http://www.stalbansfreelibrary.org.

Tuesday, Oct 22

Pumpkin Painting

4-5 p.m., Fairfax Community Library, 75 Hunt Street, Fairfax

Create fun pumpkins for Halloween, without the mess of carving! All ages. Please register. http://www.fairfaxvtlibrary.org.

Afterschool Game Day

3:30-5 p.m., Swanton Public Library, 1 First Street, Swanton

Play games at the library! Board games, group games, solo games — you’ll be introduced to a new one each and every week! https://swantonlibrary.org/.

Vermont Genealogy Library

3-9:30 p.m., Vermont Genealogy Library, 377 Hegeman Ave, Fort Ethan Allen, Colchester

The Vermont Genealogy Library is open for research on Tuesdays 3 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please visit our website http://www.vtgenlib.org/ or call 802-310-9285 for more info. http://www.vtgenlib.org/ .

Pre-School Story Hour

9:30-10:30 a.m., Fairfax Community Library, 75 Hunt Street, Fairfax

Join us for themed stories, songs, and activities for ages 0-6. No registration necessary. http://www.fairfaxvtlibrary.org.

Workforce Development Summit

12 a.m., Saint Albans Museum, 9 Church Street, St. Albans

The Regional Development Corporations (RDCs) of Vermont, in partnership with the Department of Labor (VDOL) and the Vermont State Workforce Development Board (SWDB), will host this summit fall to support state efforts to increase the size and skill of Vermont’s workforce.

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