Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Happenings in South Burlington for March 12-18, 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 March 12-18, 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 March 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, Saturday: 2:40-4:10 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:  Monday: 10:00am-12:00pm; Tuesday: 10:00am-12:00pm, and 3:30-5:30 pm;  Wednesday: 11:00am-1:00pm and 3:30-5:30 pm; Thursday: 10:00am-12:00pm, 3:30pm-5:30pm; Friday: 10:00am-12:00pm
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."

Winter Concert Series at South Burlington Community Library

Where:  South Burlington Community Library, 540 Dorset Street
When:  Sunday, March 12 at 2:00 pm
Who:  Ages 3 and up
Cost:  Free
  • Sunday, January 15th - Missisquoi River Band
  • Sunday, February 12th - George Voland Jazz
  • Sunday, March 12th - Windsong Quintet
 Families welcome! Kids can choose to enjoy the performance with front row seats or from the listening corner filled with quiet tabletop activities.

Hike it Baby at Wheeler Nature Area
Where:  Wheeler Nature Area, 730 Swift Street
When:  Monday, March 13 from 9:00-11:00 am
Who:  Ages 0 and up
Cost:  Free
Hike Wheeler at a caregiver pace and explore!  Meet by the trail head at the parking lot.

Tiny Tot Time at South Burlington Community Library
Where:  South Burlington Community Library, 540 Dorset Street
When:  Tuesday, March 14 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.


Baby Time at South Burlington Community Library
Where:  South Burlington Community Library, 540 Dorset Street
When:  Wednesday, March 15 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.

Rockin' Ron the Friendly Pirate at University Mall
Where:  University Mall, 155 Dorset Street
When:  Wednesday, March 15 at 10:30 am
Who:  Ages 2-6
Cost:  Free
Rockin' Ron the Friendly Pirate will perform Pirate Music for Kids and Kids at Heart, every Wednesday at 10:30 am.

Storytime at Barnes and Noble
Where: Barnes and Noble, 102 Dorset Street
When: Wednesday, March 15 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:  The Whales Tales in South Burlington: 30 Community Drive
When:  Thursday, March 16 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! 
Park in the Planet Fitness parking lot spaces closest to the road. Meet across the road to a short loop (~1mile). This hike will be at a toddler pace. 
Helpful things to bring: Snack and water. Children's change of clothes for the ride home. This whole route is flat and can accommodate strollers. Need to arrive after 9:20? Latecomers are welcomed and can be easily seen from the hiking path. This event happens rain, snow or shine! 
For more info - Hike It Baby hikes.

Jiggity Jog at South Burlingto Community Library
Where:  South Burlington Communtiy LIbrary, 540 Dorset Street
When:  Friday, March 17 at 10:00 am
Who:  Ages 2 to 5
Cost:  Free
Join Miss Susan for songs, dancing and instrument playing at the South Burlington Community Library.


Family Pizza and Paint Night at Davis Studio:  Paint your Pet (bring a photo)
Where:  Davis Studio, 916 Shelburne Rd.
When:  Friday, March 17 from 5:00-7:30 pm
Who:  Ages 3 and up
Cost:  25 dollars per person, Please pre-register.

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, March 17 at 7:00 pm
Who: All Ages
Cost: Free
Come wearing pajamas to this story time upstairs in the Children's Department!

Saturday Morning Family Playtime at Ascension Church
Where:  Ascension Church, 95 Allen Road
When:  Saturday, March 18 from 9:30-11:00 am
Who:  Ages 0-6
Cost:  Free
Come to Ascension Church in South Burlington on Saturday mornings this winter for some indoor and outdoor play!  They will have a variety of gross motor activities so your little one can burn some energy.  They will also have arts and crafts.  This playgroup is brought to you by the South Burlington Family Center in partnership with Growing Kids South Burlington.  Older siblings are welcome.

Story Time at Barnes and Noble

Where: Barnes and Noble, 102 Dorset Street
When: Saturday, March 18 at 11:00 am
Who: All Ages
Cost: Free
Join them for story time upstairs in the Children's Department

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