It’s been another HOT week in the north, and I don’t know about you, but I took every opportunity I could to be in the water. Sometimes it was the lake, sometimes the river, sometimes just the hose in my yard (hey, you do what you gotta do to beat the heat).
I actually took my toddler to the Winooski River twice this past weekend, and it was lovely. We saw countless minnows, some jumping fish, and a whole lot of folks fishing along the shore. We also made a visit to Delta Park in Colchester, and saw a large group of paraboarders. This unique park, located right off the bike path, provides public lake access… and it might also be a Beaver kingdom (go see for yourself).
This week’s list includes another mix of music, food, classes and more, so scroll below and see what matches your mood. Enjoy!
1) Emma Cook & Questionable Company at BCA Summer Concert Series
Where: City Hall, 149 Church Street, Burlington
When: Wednesday, 12:30PM-1:30PM
Check out this Wednesday’s free BCA Summer Concert with Emma Cook & Questionable Company at City Hall. This band, with folk funk origins, is influenced by country, soul, and jazz, and you’ll love the smooth sound of Emma Cook’s vocals. For Event Info >>
2) Yoga in the Park with Kerry Walker
Where: Balance Yoga, Richmond Park, Richmond
When: Thursday, 5:30PM-6:45PM
Join Balance Yoga in the Richmond Park for an all levels yoga class. Just bring a mask (not required while practicing). You can even bring your kid(s) with you! Make sure to register in advance. For Event Info >>
3) Outdoor Pebble Art Workshop
Where: Sam Mazza’s Farm Market, 277 Lavigne Road, Colchester
When: Thursday, 6PM-8PM
Get outside and join Once Upon a Rock Vermont for some creative fun at Sam Mazza’s Farm Market in Colchester. This event will be held in the pavilion outside, where you’ll create a one-of-a-kind, framed pebble art piece. Social distancing guidelines will be followed (masks are required). For Event Info >>
4) STEM Cafe: Create a Scribble Bot
Where: ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, 1 College Street, Burlington
When: Friday-Monday, 10AM-3PM
At this free event for all ages, you’ll learn how to bring a pool noodle to life with a toothbrush motor, and how to keep it balanced. This hands-on activity is included with a timed ticket at ECHO, and includes a demonstration before you create your own experiment. For Event Info >>
5) Taste of the Fair
Where: Champlain Valley Fair
When: Friday, 4PM-9PM; Saturday, 11AM-9PM; Sunday, 11AM-6PM
While the fair won’t be returning this year as normal, this “Taste of the Fair” event may be just the fair fix you need. Attendees can drive right to the midway, park and purchase food (to enjoy in your car or at home). Admission is free, and there will be plenty of the regular fair midway options (like fried dough, gourmet burgers, cotton candy, corn dogs, fried Oreos, and more). But it is a ticketed event, so make sure to reserve in advance online. For Event Info >>
6) DIY Lotions and Creams
Where: Railyard Apothecary (online event)
When: Friday, 5PM-6PM
It puts the lotion on the skin, or else… sorry, I couldn’t help myself. But you know how it is! No one wants the skin of a crocodile (except crocodiles). Lotions and creams are super useful, and in this class with Herbalist Emma Merritt, you’ll learn how to make your own lotion or cream right from home. For Event Info >>
7) Kudu Stooge
Where: The Double E, 21 Essex Way, Essex Junction
When: Friday, 5PM-9PM
As part of their “Grazin’ in The Grass Series”, this all ages outdoor show with psychedelic rock group Kudu Stooge will be held this Friday. There will be food trucks, and bar service (no outside food or beverage is permitted), and you can bring a blanket or low lawn chair to sit out. Please note that a mask is required for entry. For Event Info >>
8) The Black Perspective Presents: Outdoor Movie Night
Where: Battery Park, Burlington
When: Friday, 8PM
Here’s an opportunity to educate yourself on the black experience by watching a black film in Battery Park this Friday evening. Starting at 8PM, catch “If Beale Street Could Talk”, a story about young black love set in early 70's Harlem. Bring a blanket or chairs to sit out, as well as a mask. For Event Info >>
9) BCA Summer Artist Market
Where: 339 Pine Street, Burlington
When: Saturday, 8:30AM-2PM
The BCA Summer Artist Market brings you goods from Vermont artists and makers at this special retail experience on Pine Street. It’s a great way to support your local community, and there will be precautions in place due to COVID, so make sure to visit the website for details. For Event Info >>
10) Open Streets BTV
Where: Cherry, Bank, College & Center Street, Burlington
When: Saturday, 12PM-8PM
The Church Street Marketplace (Cherry, Bank, and College Streets) will be closed to cars and open for business this Saturday to allow local, small businesses to offer safe dining and shopping experiences outdoors. This is a great way to more safely support our local businesses and help them through this challenging time.
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