Summer is moving at a fast clip, or at least it seems to be. I’m in a bit of denial that we’re entering August already, especially considering that my summer hasn’t been filled with it’s typical events and activities. There are still events and activities though, they just require a new addition to your wardrobe (yes, the mask).
So what events are coming up this week? Are you in the mood to laugh? To dance? To learn? To listen? This week offers another mix of in person and online events from which to choose, and… be sure to scroll below for information on The Great Vermont Picnic, because picnic’s are awesome, supporting local is super awesome, and the flexibility of this event is super duper awesome. (Was that too many awesomes? I knew it was too many awesomes. I should have stopped at the second awesome. Sigh.)
Have a great week all!
1) Good Clean Fun! Family Friendly Comedy
Where: Vermont Comedy Club (online event)
When: Wednesday, 1PM-1:45PM
If you have young kids at home, check out the Vermont Comedy Club’s Good Clean Fun show! It’s family-friendly improv comedy that you can watch (and maybe even participate in) from the comfort of your home. This is a great way to introduce your kids (5+) to the joys of out-loud laughter. For Event Info >>
2) Trio Gusto, Free Winooski Wednesday Concert
Where: O’Brien Community Center, 32 Malletts Bay Ave, Winooski
When: Wednesday, 6PM-7:30PM
Catch a free show from Trio Gusto, as they play original songs and covers of Cole Porter, Django Reinhardt, and Georges Brassens. You can bring a blanket or chair, and sit out (with a mask) to enjoy music outside. Food and beverages are available for purchase from Jilib’s Giblets. For Event Info >>
3) Spirit of Summervale Livestream with Collin Cope & Friends
Where: Intervale Center (online event)
When: Thursday, 6:30PM-8PM
Join the weekly Summervale livestream music broadcast with Collin Cope & Friends. Collin has been active in Vermont’s music scene for a number of years, playing the harmonica and lending his lead vocals to several groups, including The Tenderbellies, Rumblecat, The Sugarsnap Trio, and more. Tune into the Intervale Facebook or Instagram pages at 6:30PM to catch the show. For Event Info >>
4) Jenni Johnson & The Jazz Junketeers at BCA Summer Concert Series
Where: City Hall, 149 Church Street, Burlington
When: Friday, 12:30PM-1:30PM
You’ve probably heard Jenni Johnson’s name before. She’s been a regular presence in the music scene here for a long time, and this Friday, she’ll be gracing the BCA Summer Concert Series stage on Church Street with The Jazz Junketeers. Don’t miss this free show. For Event Info >>
5) Yoga in the Outfield
Where: Centennial Field, Burlington
When: Friday, 6PM-7PM
Break out your yoga mats and head to Centennial Field to join the Vermont Lake Monsters for yoga with Kelly Skinner in the outfield. Tickets must be purchased in advance, so make sure to get them early. For Event Info >>
6) STEM Cafe: Ozobot Coding Where: ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, 1 College Street, Burlington
When: Saturday, 10AM-12PM (members) or 1PM-3PM (general public)
In this all ages, free STEM Cafe class, you’ll use a mini robot—with the ability to read colors—to learn the basics of coding. In this hands-on activity, you’ll color the codes, and explore what the bots can do. ECHO’s Education Team will show you how to do it, and then turn it over to you to explore. For Event Info >>
7) The Great Vermont Picnic
When: all August
I love picnics! The Vermont Fresh Network is hosting this month-long event, The Great Vermont Picnic. All you need to do to participate is order takeout from any local restaurant, pair your meal with a local beverage, cheese, fruit or other Vermont product, plan ahead to purchase the pairing from a local market or farmstand, and choose a picnic spot to enjoy your meal. When you snap a photo for tagging on Instagram, you’ll be entered for a ticket giveaway to the 25th Annual Forum Dinner in 2021. For Event Info >>
8) Zumba in the Outfield
Where: Centennial Field, Burlington
When: Saturday, 10AM-11AM
Here’s another opportunity to do something different and get active in Centennial Field. Join the Vermont Lake Monsters for an hour-long Zumba session with Ciara Gregory. Make sure to purchase your tickets in advance! For Event Info >>
9) Abby Sherman Live at On Tap!
Where: On Tap Bar & Grill, 4 Park Street, Essex Junction
When: Saturday, 5:30PM-8:30PM
If you’re looking to get out on Saturday night, catch some fresh air and the popular Abby Sherman with her Vermont band as they play at On Tap Bar & Grill. For Event Info >>
10) Full Moon Flow in Waterfront Park
Where: Waterfront Park, Lake Street, Burlington
When: Monday, 7:30PM-9PM
Sangha Studio is hosting another yoga class at Waterfront Park this upcoming Monday, this time held under the full moon in Aquarius. Lunar flow includes some yin postures, moon salutations, and time to cool down as the sun sets behind you.
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