10 things to do this weekend in Franklin County | Culture & Leisure

Kitchen for Kids – Apples, apples, apples galore

When: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, September 23

Where: Swanton Recreation, 16 Jewett St., Swanton

Details: This workshop will provide a structured kitchen environment for children in grades 1-6. Lessons in nutrition, kitchen safety and cooking will be given by an experienced chef and each workshop will cost $10 per child. Register online at the Swanton Recreation website.

Zen with a pen

When: 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Friday, September 23

Where: Swanton Public Library, 1 First St., Swanton

Details: Explore creative doodling with Judy Paxman to help melt away the stress of the week. Pre-registration is required by calling (802) 868-2559 or emailing Faith.dubois@abenakination.com. This event is offered free of charge to the community by the Abenaki Nation of Missisquoi and the VT Department of Health.

Child car seat inspection event

When: 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 24

Where: Highgate Volunteer Fire Department, 2996 VT Route 78, Highgate

Details: Make sure your child is riding safely by attending this free car seat inspection event. Bring your child, your car, and your child’s safety seat to receive personal instruction on proper installation and use from a nationally certified technician. Co-sponsored by the Highgate and Franklin Fire Departments, as well as the Be Seat Smart program.

Cooking lessons

When: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, September 24

Where: Sheldon Interfaith Food Shelf

Details: Children 5th grade and up are invited to take part in this free cooking class offered by the Sheldon Library. Class size is limited; please pre-register at 802-933-2524 or smlibrarian@gmail.com. See the menu at: www.facebook.com/sheldonmunicipallibrary.

Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation

When: 10 a.m. Saturday, September 24

Where: First Congregational Church, St. Albans

Details: This course is the first in a three-part series that will explore ways to help reduce stress and stay centered. Everyone is welcome. The class is free, but please call to reserve your spot: 802-524-4555.

Saint Albans Museum Disc Golf Tournament

When: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 24

Where: Hard’Ack Recreation, St. Albans

Details: The Saint Albans Museum is hosting a disc golf tournament in support of its mission to protect local history and culture. There will be a full 18-hole course with two-person teams as well as recreational and advanced divisions with prizes for each division.

Chicken Pie Supper

When: 5:30 p.m. Saturday, September 24

Where: Richford United Methodist Church, 86 River Street, Richford

Details: A meal consisting of chicken pot pie, mashed potatoes with gravy, squash, beets, coleslaw and pie. The cost for adults is $12 and $6 for children ages 6-12. Advance ordering is recommended but not required by calling 802-848-3477. Leave a message if no one answers. Proceeds to benefit Church Repair.

The Johnny Cash Tribute Show

When: 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 24

Where: Enosburg Falls Opera House

Details: The Johnny Cash Tribute Show returns to the Enosburg Falls Opera House with an all-new must-see show. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., cash bar. Tickets are $20 and are available in advance below or at the door on the evening of.

Second Annual Outdoor Market and Fall Gathering

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 25

Where: The Soule House, 123 North Road, Fairfield

Details: Local vendors and food will be available for sale at this event, as well as horse-drawn wagon rides.

Friends walk 2022

When: 12:30 p.m. Sunday, September 25

Where: Collins Perley Sports and Fitness Center, St. Albans

Details: A walk to educate, advocate and celebrate with the Down syndrome community, organized by Northwest Counseling and Support Services. All are invited to show their support for inclusion and acceptance during Down Syndrome Awareness Month by forming a team to walk. There will also be a sensory toy station, bouncy house, and free food and drink.


Look forward:

Medicare 101 Workshop

When: 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27

Where: 1 Franklin Park West, St. Albans

Details: Head to this free workshop to learn more about Medicare Parts A and B and when to enroll. Prescription Part D plans, Medicare supplement, Advantage plans, etc. will also be discussed. Call 802-429-8302 to RSVP.

Meeting with EBCA candidates

When: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, September 27

Where: Enosburg Falls Opera House

Details: Hosted by the Enosburg Business & Community Association, this event will give each candidate 5 minutes to introduce themselves. Light refreshments and discussion will ensue. The event will be indoors and outdoors to accommodate any concerns.

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