Monday, Dec 2

Open mike wth Chris Parker

6 p.m., Twiggs: An American Gastropub, 28 North Main Street, St. Albans City

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/.

Beginners Tai Chi

11 a.m.-12 p.m., Enosburgh Fire Station, 83 Sampsonville Rd, Enosburg Falls

Improve balance and flexibility while reducing stress. Easy to learn with a certified teacher. Hosted by Age Well. Contact: Nilah Côté 802-285-2069 or nilah.cote@gmail.com.

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.

Music & Movement

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 come to the Library to sing, dance and reveal their inner musician at Music and Movement time! Becky Manahan, stalbansfreelibrary@gmail.com, 802-524-1507. http://stalbansfreelibrary.org.

Craft Fair

10 a.m.-3 p.m., American Legion, 29 Pratt Street, Rouses Point

Proceeds to benefit The Honor Flight. Andrea Allen, allens20017@hotmail.com, 8023237011.

Tuesday, Dec 3

Wreath Making Class

6-8 p.m., City Of St Albans, 100 N Main St, Saint Albans

Bring on the holiday season! Join us for a fun, festive wreath making session the week after Thanksgiving. All wreath building materials will be provided along with a bow of your choice. Andrew, a.gratton@stalbansvt.com, 8025241500.29. https://stalbansvt.myrec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=30013.

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.

Play Cafe

9-10:30 a.m., Sheldon Municpal Library , 1640 Main St., Sheldon

Spend time with other caregivers while children enjoy stories, music, crafts, movement and lots of play. Healthy snacks and coffee provided. Sheldon Municipal Library, smllibrarian@gmail.com, 802-933-2524.

Play Cafe

9-10:30 a.m., Sheldon Municipal Library, 1640 Main St., Sheldon

Spend time with other caregivers while children enjoy stories, music, crafts, movement and lots of play. Healthy snacks and coffee provided.

Holiday Pajama Story Time

6-7 p.m., St. Albans Free Library, 11 Maiden Lane, St. Albans

Wear your pajamas and join us for some holiday cheer. Becky Manahan, stalbansfreelibrary@gmail.com, 802-524-1507. http://stalbansfreelibrary.org.

Twenties Holiday Party with Live Jazz

6-9 p.m., Twiggs, 22 N Main St, Saint Albans

Enjoy a 1920s style party at St. Albans newest speakeasy. Live jazz, a cash bar and twenties costumes (optional) make this a stylish start to the holiday season. Donna Howard, vtfestivaloftrees@gmail.com, 802-527-7243. http://www.vtfestivaloftrees.com.

Tunes on Tuesday

10-11 a.m., Highgate Library and Community Center, 17 Mill Hill Road, Highgate Center

Is music and movement your child’s favorite part of story hour? We’ve got the program for you. Sing, dance, make music and let your silly side show. Get your little one active in a fun way! Highgate Library and Community Center, librarian@highgatevt.org, 8028683970. https://hlccvt.org/.

Wednesday, Dec 4

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/.

Beginners Tai Chi

10-11 a.m., Enosburgh Fire Station, 83 Sampsonville Rd, Enosburg Falls

Improve balance and flexibility while reducing stress. Easy to learn with a certified teacher. Hosted by Age Well. Contact: Nilah Côté 802-285-2069 or nilah.cote@gmail.com.

Homeschool Program: Chess Club

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

Becky Manahan, stalbansfreelibrary@gmail.com, 802-524-1507. http://stalbansfreelibrary.org.

HLCC Story Hour

10-11 a.m., Highgate Library and Community Center, PO Box 76/17 Mill Hill Road, Highgate Center

librarian@highgatevt.org, 8028683970. https://hlccvt.org/.

Free Holiday Movie at the Welden Theatre

6:30-8 p.m., Welden Theatre, 104 N Main St, Saint Albans

The Welden is offering a free, kid-friendly holiday movie to all. What movie is it? You’ll have to come and see!A Festival of Trees event Donna Howard, vtfestivaloftrees@gmail.com, 802-527-7243. http://www.vtfestivaloftrees.com.

Thursday, Dec 5

Running of the Bells 2019

6:30-8 p.m., Taylor Park, Saint Albans

Join O’Rourke Media Group & our sponsors for the 9th Annual Running of the Bells in downtown St. Albans! REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 5:30pm! Race kicks off at 6:30pm. The Running of the Bells is a holiday fun run, walk, jog that involves participants attaching jingle bells to their hats, shoes, gloves, coats, strollers, and wherever they would like to in order to make some noise as they move. The course is 1 mile in length and takes participants through downtown St. Albans while enjoying all the holiday lights. NEW THIS YEAR: The event will begin and end in Taylor Park! Trophies will be awarded for best holiday costumes!Santa will be on hand giving out candy canes and listening to the little ones wish list, a DJ will be playing some festive holiday music and there will be hot chocolate as well!The Running of the Bells will benefit Operation Happiness. Participants are encouraged to bring donations of canned goods and toys for Franklin and Grand Isle County families in need. There will be a vehicle available in Taylor Park to place canned goods and toys in.Varies. http://www.runningofthebells.com.

Holiday Party

5-7 p.m., Sheldon Public Library, 1640 Main St., Sheldon

sheldon.library@yahoo.com, 802-933-2524.

Music and Movement

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

https://swantonlibrary.org/.

Live music: Allison Fay Brown

6:30 p.m., The Old Foundry, 1 Federal Street, St. Albans

Friday, Dec 6

St. Albans Festival of Trees Gala — A Winter Carnival

7-11:55 p.m., City Of St Albans, 100 N Main St, Saint Albans

Enjoy our winter carnival as we celebrate the holiday season and fight hunger in Franklin County.As usual, the space at St. Albans City Hall will be be spectacularly decorated for our theme, and will a plethora of beautiful, creative and intriguing holiday trees donated by local organizations. Donna Howard, vtfestivaloftrees@gmail.com, 802-527-7243.50. vtfestivaloftrees.com.

Live music: Dale & Darcy

6 p.m., Twiggs: An American Gastropub, 28 North Main Street, St. Albans City

Celtic and bluegrass

Free Vascular Screening

12-4:30 p.m., Dermatology Aesthetic, 30 Congress Street, St. Albans

RSVP by calling 844-800-2919Do you have painful varicose veins or swelling in the legs, leg heaviness and fatigue with prolonged standing, or skin breakdown and/or leg ulcers? Visit Dr. Stephen Nightingale Dermatology Aesthetic at 30 Congress Street, #2 in St. Albans for this free vascular screening.

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/.

Who-ville in Highgate (formerly Polar Express)

5:30-7:30 p.m., Highgate Library and Community Center, 17 Mill Hill Road, Highgate Center

Michelle Beaulieu, librarian@highgatevt.org, 8028683970.$5/$10. https://hlccvt.org/.

Saturday, Dec 7

The Vermont Choral Union “Love and Peace this Christmas”

7:30-9 p.m., First Congregational Church of St. Albans, St. Albans

The Vermont Choral Union presents its holiday concert, “Love and Peace this Christmas.” The Choral Union, under the direction of interim music director Steven Klimowski, performs a cappella music, giving voice to sacred and secular texts highlighting human affection and the great mystery of the incarnation. Presented by the 11th Annual St. Albans Festival of Trees. Tickets available at the door or at www.vtchoralunion.org info@vtchoralunion.org, 802-238-9848.$20 adults, $15 seniors/students, $40 Family of three or more. http://WWW.VTCHORALUNION.ORG.

Live music: Blue Rock Boys

6:30 p.m., The Old Foundry, 1 Federal Street, St. Albans

Paint & Juice

10-11 a.m., Sheldon Municipal Library, 1640 Main St., Sheldon

Learn to paint a Playful Snowman with Fellicia Cota! Recommended ages 4-12. Pre-registration is required by Tuesday, December 3rd. Reserve your spot by sending us a private message, emailing smllibrarian@gmail.com, or calling 802-933-2524 x 206.

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/ .

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

9-11 a.m., VFW Post #758, 353 Lake Road, St. Albans

Calling all Veterans. Join us for coffee and donuts at.A time of remembrance for the events of that infamous day. Open to the community. Sheila Spaulding, belair327@comcast.net, 802-868-7798.

Christmas Bazaar

9 a.m.-2 p.m., Williston Federated Church, 44 North Willisotn Rd., Williston

The Williston Federated Church, 44 North Williston Road, Williston will hold their annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, November 23rd, 9 AM — 2 PM. The bazaar features: Crafts, a Bake Sale, Meals To Go, Plants, Attic Treasures, Solmate Socks and a Silent Auction. Lunch will be served from 11AM — 1PM. For more information contact Carol at 862-7400. Carol Bouchard, carolcbouchard@gmail.com, 8028627400.

Craft and Food Sale

10 a.m.-3 p.m., Diane Chaffee, 4 Victoria Lane Apt 308, St. Albans

On Saturday, December 7th Craft & Bake Sale 10-3 at Brookside III, Common Room.Enter Victoria Lane, on the right, Number 4 on the building. Slate blue building white with balconies. Diane Chaffee, dianemarcychaffee@hotmail.com, 802-582-8982. https://facebook.com/events/3207544712605596/?ti=icl.

Holiday Craft Fair

9 a.m.-3 p.m., Maquam Bay of Missisquoi, Inc. (Abenaki Tribal Office), 100 Grand Ave., Swanton

Janie Gregory-Hilliker, jghilliker@hotmail.com, 802-868-6255 .

Who-ville in Highgate (formerly Polar Express)

5:30 p.m.-7:30 a.m., Highgate Library and Community Center, 17 Mill Hill Road, Highgate Center

Michelle Beaulieu, librarian@highgatevt.org, 8028683970.$5/$10. https://hlccvt.org/.

Santa’s Workshop — a Festival of Trees event

9 a.m.-3 p.m., St Albans Historical Museum, 9 Church St, Saint Albans

Donna Howard, vtfestivaloftrees@gmail.com, 802-527-7933. http://www.vtfestivaloftrees.com.

Journey to the North Pole — a Festival of Trees event

9 a.m.-12 p.m., Downtown St. Albans, Saint Albans

Donna Howard, vtfestivaloftrees@gmail.com, 802-527-7243. http://www.vtfestivaloftrees.com.

Breakfast With Santa

8-10 a.m., St Mary’s Parish Ctr, 45 Fairfield St, Saint Albans

Tasha Dickinson, tasha.k.dickinson@gmail.com, 802-527-7775.5. http://www.vtfestivaloftrees.com.

Live music: Erin Caswells-Brown

6 p.m., Twiggs: An American Gastropub, 28 North Main Street, St. Albans City

Country and folk

Tree Showcase and Live Entertainment — a Festival of Trees Event

10 a.m.-5 p.m., City Of St Albans, 100 N Main St, Saint Albans

Join us in a weekend of live entertainment by local performers! You’ll have the opportunity to see many beautiful and fun trees, decorated and donated by community members. We’ll be auctioning and raffling the trees and other donated items, so pick up some tickets while you’re there. vtfestivaloftrees@gmail.com, 802-527-7243. http://www.vtfestivaloftrees.com.

Sunday, Dec 8

The Vermont Choral Union “Love and Peace this Christmas”

3-4:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Cathedral, Burlington

Presented by Cathedral Arts. Info@vtchoralunion.org, 802-238-9848.$20adults,$15seniors/students, $40 family of three or more. http://Www.vtchoralunion.org.

Tree Showcase and Live Entertainment — a Festival of Trees Event

11 a.m.-3 p.m., City Of St Albans, 100 N Main St, Saint Albans

Join us in a weekend of live entertainment by local performers! You’ll have the opportunity to see many beautiful and fun trees, decorated and donated by community members. We’ll be auctioning and raffling the trees and other donated items, so pick up some tickets while you’re there.We’ll have dance performances and music by many local groups. Last year’s performers included Bellows Free Academy, St. Albans, St Albans City School, Studio 3 Dance & Fitness, Electric Youth Dance, Dance Works Academy, the trio of Kai Janil & Parker Larose & Kylie Begnocke, and Up North Dance Studio LLC — UNDSWatch for updates on this year’s performers.This event is free, thanks to the generosity of our Festival of Trees sponsors, including the City of Saint Albans, Jolley St. Albans, Med Associates Inc., People’s United Bank, RiseVT, St Albans Historical Museum, TD Bank, St Albans Historical Museum, Harrison Concrete, WoodmenLife — St. Albans, VT Chapter 1, Heald Funeral Home, Handy Toyota, Franklin County Industrial Development Co, Suncrest Independent Living, and many more Donna Howard, vtfestivaloftrees@gmail.com, 802-527-7243. http://www.vtfestivaloftrees.com.

South Burlington Rotary’s UGLY SWEATER 3

10 a.m.-1 p.m., Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School, 500 Dorset Street, South Burlington

It’s almost that time of the year again! From dancing snowmen to dangling jingle bells, those once-fashionable-now-outrageous sweaters are making a comeback!”Not on the RUNway, but in a FUN way!” — at the Rotary Club of South Burlington’s 3rd Annual ‘Ugly Sweater Fun RUN & Walk’

The beneficiaries of this annual fundraising event are the Rotary Club of South Burlington’s local charity initiatives. www.southburlingtonrotary.org/Jay Pasackow, Ugly Sweater Committee Email: jaypasvt@gmail.com

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