We have some ideas for how to spend your Saturday, December 7, 2013.
The Humane Society of Chittenden County & Burlington Subaru are partnering to host an adoption and microchip event "Share the Love" from 12-4 PM. Low-cost microchip clinic from 1-3 PM. It's at Burlington Subaru, 351 Shelburne Road, Burlington. Microchipping costs $10.
The first annual Holiday Bazaar sponsored by the Friends of the Sherman Free Library will take place on Saturday from 10 AM - 2 PM in the Mount Moriah Presbyterian church hall, just across the street form the library.
Beautiful art, handcrafted items, local books, new gifts, baked goods, and gift quality used books will be for sale.
The Parish of St. Bridget in West Rutland will host a Christmas Sale from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM in the Parish Hall. Sixteen vendor tables with varied crafts and homemade items, photography, Pampered Chef, Avon, Maple Cotton Candy, Bake Sale and Huge Basket Raffle. Lunch counter from 11 am to 1 pm.
FARMER'S MARKET & CRAFT SHOW
December 7 & 14 - 9am to 2pm at the Lothrop Elementary School Gym, 3447 US Route 7, Pittsford. The show will offer: artwork, jewelry, maple products, knit/crochet items, local fibers, photography, and more.
The South End Arts & Business Association is holding its 6th Annual South End Holiday sHOP event on December 6-8, 2013. Over 40 businesses, studios, and artist markets will be open for holiday shoppers looking for those one-of-a-kind locally made gifts. For more info, please visit http://seaba.com/holiday-hop/
FESTIVAL OF TREES
Bennington Museum is holding its Festival of Trees -- you can see more than 20 trees decked out to represent the community. It's also Family day -- with shopping for adults and crafts for the kids. It's open from 10-5. Admission to the museum is $3 for everyone. Any child that brings a personal care item for an adult or child is admitted at no charge. (The discount applies to those under 18 only, but adults are welcome to bring a donation too!) Visit with Santa from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
RIVER OF LIGHT PARADE
Waterbury is holding it's 4th River of Light Parade from 5-6 p.m. The big event begins at 5 p.m. at Thatcher Brook Primary School. The parade will head down Stowe Street to Main Street where it will turn right and continue up Main Street to Dac Rowe Park, ending with a community bonfire. Spectators are invited to bring water-inspired lanterns and join the parade or line the parade route. Battery powered LED lights will be available for sale from the school gym before the parade for $1 each. http://ariveroflightinwaterbury.wordpress.com/
The Vermont International Festival aims to expose visitors to a variety of cultures -- including food and crafts from around the world. More than 40 vendors and organizations are expected to be on hand for the 21st year of the event. It's open 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Saturday. Tickets will be on sale at the door: $7 for adults; $5 for children 6-12 years old; $5 for seniors (65+); $20 family pass; children under 6 are FREE. Admission is good for the entire weekend. For more information, go to www.vermontinternationalfestival.com.
Everyone welcome to a free Holiday Dinner at the North Pownal Congregational Church. The ham dinner will be served from 3 - 6 p.m. on December 7th. Invite your family, friends and neighbors and join us.
GINGERBREAD HOUSE COMPETITION
The annual Gingerbread House Competition will be on display 10-5 p.m.. This year's theme is Cinderella It's at the Vermont Folklife Center at 88 Main Street in Middlebury. www.vermontfolklifecenter.org
RECYCLE CRAFT WORKSHOP
Recycled Craft Workshop at the Ethan Allen Homestead from 10:00am - 12:00pm
"A Home BEFORE the Holidays" event aims to find new homes for dogs. Potter's Angels Rescue, an all-volunteer rescue based in Randolph, VT, will have about 15 dogs who are up for adoption at the Shelburne Town Gym from Noon to 4pm. Volunteers dressed as elves will be there handling the dogs and introducing them to people who come in looking to adopt.
Upper Valley cartoonist Marek Bennett will lead a comics workshop at Highgate Apartments in Barre. Workshop from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., presentation at 1 p.m.
Newport will be filled with Santas for the Santa Festival. There will be a Santa Parade, Santa Run, costumes, hayrides, and a food drive. The parade begins at 11 a.m. It goes from Gardener Park down the Causeway, up Main Street to the Gateway Center, before ending at the porch of the Em Hebard State Building, where Santa will meet children. Kids who visit Santa will receive candy canes. For more information: http://www.newportsantafestival.com/
ICE WINE TASTING
Boyden Valley Winery is holding its Vermont Ice Wine & Cocktail Open House. Ice wine will be paired with chocolates and cheese and there's sleigh rides too. That's from 10 to 5.
Montpelier Montessori School will hold a "Holiday Trees with Character" sale from 10 am - 1 pm at Karl Circle in Berlin (just past Agway on Route 2). Affordably priced at $5 - $10 or by donation, the evergreens are wild trees harvested from Vermont's fields and forests.