Sunday, May 21, 2017

Happenings in South Burlington for May 21-27, 2017

South Burlington provides so many opportunities for families to go out and enjoy their community. Often there are free things to do as well as things that don't cost too much money. Here are some ideas for the week of May 21-27, 2017. Get out and have some fun!

If you have signed up for our Birthday Book Program and your child has a birthday in the month of May please go to the South Burlington Community Library to pick up your FREE birthday bookThere is also the option of having it mailed to your home.  If you are interested in signing up for this great FREE program, please see below for how to register.  Happy Birthday and Happy Reading!

Sign up to receive FREE books!
What: A free, age-appropriate book for your child on each of their birthdays from ages 1-5
Who: All families with children ages 0-5 that live in South Burlington
How: 1. You can sign up right here on this blog by filling out the form under the tab above.
          2. You can go to the South Burlington Library and fill out a card there.
          3. You can email with your name, address, each     child's birth date.

Go to the South Burlington Library during your child's birthday month, pick up your free book, and sign in so we know you've received it.  You also have the option of having the book mailed to your home.

Public Skating at Cairns Arena
Where: Cairns Arena, 600 Swift Street
When:  Sunday:  1:00-2:30 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 10:00 am-12:30 pm
Who: Everyone
Cost: Adults:  $5.00, Children 6-17:  $3.00, Children under 5:  $2.00
Contact: Times are subject to change, 802-658-5577
Skaters of all ages lace up and hit the ice. Skates available for rent for $3.00.


South Burlington Playgroup
Where:  Ascension Church, 95 Allen Road
When:  Mondays and Tuesdays from 9:30-11:00 am, and Wednesdays from 3:00-4:30 pm
Who:  Ages 0-5
Cost:  Free
Come play and meet friends at the South Burlington Playgroup, a free caregiver/child playgroups sponsored by the South Burlington Family Center. Playgroups are a wonderful way to connect with other parents and caregivers. Children have the opportunity to interact with peers and adults in a safe and supportive environment. 

Wildflowers Open Studio
Where: 1 Executive Dr Suite 103
When:  Please check their website
Who:  Ages 0-6
Cost:  15 dollars for one child, 5 dollars for each additional child.  Parent/guardian must be present
Time for children to independently explore the four fixed learning areas; tinkering, open ended art, sensory play, and paint exploration. Activities and materials that are appropriate for all ages and abilities. However, parents and caregivers of toddlers should be advised that small loose parts may be present. A time for caregivers to act as engaged observers of their children's learning process, guiding exploration as their children interact with peers and with materials. A place where children can relish in limitless creativity without concern for MESS! Thus, Children should always arrive in "studio clothes."

Tiny Tot Time at South Burlington Community Library
Where:  South Burlington Community Library, 540 Dorset Street
When:  Tuesday, May 23 at 9:15 and 10:30 am (2 sessions)
Who:  Ages 0-3
Cost:  Free
Join Mr. Monkey and Miss Meg for songs and stories during this literacy based playgroup for young patrons. The morning will begin with a short book and group activity followed by time to play with friends and explore a variety of developmentally appropriate materials for young children including board books, blocks, puzzles and puppets.

Kids in the Kitchen at Healthy Living:  Chicken Taquitos
Where:  Healthy Living Market, 222 Dorset Street
When:  Tuesday, May 23 from 4:00-5:00 pm
Who:  Ahes 2 and up
Cost:  25 dollars for each adult/child pair.  Registration required:  call 863-2569 or visit:
Come to a cooking class at Healthy Living!

Baby Time at South Burlington Community Library

Where:  South Burlington Community Library, 540 Dorset Street
When:  Wednesday, May 24 at 10:30 am
Who:  Ages 0-2
Cost:  Free
Join Miss Meg for this story time for infants.  The activities have been chosen for non-walking infants.

Storytime at Barnes and Noble
Where: Barnes and Noble, 102 Dorset Street
When: Wednesday, May 24 at 11:00 am
Who: All Ages
Cost: Free
Come to this storytime, upstairs in the Children's Department!


South Burlington Playgroup Partners with Hike It Baby
Where:  East Woods
When:  Thursday, May 24 from 9:15 am-11:15 am
Who:  Parents with young children
Cost:  Free
Hike It Baby South Burlington and the South Burlington Family Center are teaming up to get families out in the fresh air! 
Helpful things to bring: Snack and water. Children's change of clothes for the ride home. This event happens rain, snow or shine! 

Storytime Adventures at South Burlington Community Library
Where:  South Burlington Community Library, 540 Dorset Street
When:  Friday, May 26 at 9:30 am
Who:  Ages 3-5
Cost:  Free
Join Miss Susan for songs, dancing and instrument playing at the South Burlington Community Library.

Burger Night at Bread and Butter Farm
Where:  Bread and Butter Farm, Cheesefactory Road
When:  Friday, May 26 from 4:30-7:30 pm
Who:  Everyone
Cost: There is a charge for food
At Burger Night they serve a full meal that comes almost entirely from their farm. They raise the cows who provide the beef, they bake the buns, and they grow the veggies for the salads. This year you can compliment your meal with a popsicle made from fresh seasonal berries from Adam's Berry Farm.

The music has not had to travel far either. Each week, Chris Dorman (founder of Music for Sprouts) brings amazing bands to liven up the event. Many of the bands are local and their set at Burger Night is a chance to celebrate their integral role in our local community.

  Family Pizza Night at Davis Studio
Where:  Davis Studio, 916 Shelburne Road
When:  Friday, May 26 at 5:00 pmWho:  Ages 3 and up with an adult
Cost:  25 dollars per person, dinner is extra
You and your child will be guided through the process of creating an acrylic painting on a stretched canvas. Relax and enjoy the creative energy, learning how to mix colors and design a painting that is uniquely yours. You'll make outstanding paintings while spending a memorable evening together.
Grab dinner in their Starving Artist Cafe. They will have pizza, salad and ice-cream treats available for purchase starting at 5:00 p.m and painting starts at 6:00pm.

Friday Night Pajama Storytime
Where: Barnes and Noble, 102 Dorset Street
When: Friday, May 26 at 7:00 pm
Who: All Ages
Cost: Free
Come wearing pajamas to this story time upstairs in the Children's Department!

Story Time at Barnes and Noble
Where: Barnes and Noble, 102 Dorset Street
When: Saturday, May 27 at 11:00 am
Who: All Ages
Cost: Free
Join them for story time upstairs in the Children's Department