Thursday, Nov. 14
American Red Cross Blood Drive.
12:30 to 6 p.m.
All blood types needed. At the United Church of Hinesburg, Vermont Rt. 116. Information at redcrossblood.org.
Annual Family Night Benefit Dinner for Hinesburg Nursery School.
4 to 9 p.m.
Reservations recommended. Twenty percent of sales will support a new playground at the school. Raffle tickets sold on site to win trip to Russell Tree Farm with a sleigh ride and a Christmas tree. Takeout orders accepted. Find the hidden turkey in your takeout meal to win a gift card to Lantman’s market. At Papa Nick’s Restaurant, 10997 Route 116, Hinesburg.
Lewis Creek Association hosts a presentation by Mike Kline.
6 to 7 p.m.
LCA hosts a presentation by Mike Kline, of Fluvial Matters, LLC, at Carpenter-Case Library. Kline will discuss the basics of fluvial geomorphology, the importance of floodplains, the potential impacts of climate change on streams such as Lewis Creek, and what can be done to protect brook trout and other cold-water species habitats. Free. Information at lewiscreek.org.
Saturday, Nov. 16
1 to 2:30 p.m.
Local artists John Penoyar and Judi Maculan feature their latest works in the Carpenter-Carse Library Community Room. Free. carpentercarse.org.
Field Trip to Lewis Creek climate change refugia site.
1:30 to 3 p.m.
Learn what landowners can do to improve habitats for cold-water fish and wildlife species such as brook trout and wood turtles. Join Lewis Creek Association’s Kate Kelly and Matt Gorton, along with Chris Powers, a Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department specialist. Meet at the Park ‘n’ Ride behind Hinesburg Town Hall at 1:30 p.m. to carpool to the site. Free. Contact: Kate Kelly, 488-5203, firstname.lastname@example.org; lewiscreek.org.
Tuesday, Nov. 19
Bees Besieged: A History of Beekeeping.
6 to 7 p.m.
Writer Bill Mares, a beekeeper of 45 years, discusses the history of beekeeping with a special focus on research that he has done in Vermont. Sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council at Carpenter-Carse Library. carpentercarse.org.
Sunday, Nov. 24
Great Vermont Barn Dance TV show taping with Rick Palieri.
Event features Rick Norcross & the All-Star Ramblers Western Swing Band at Hinesburg Town Hall. Free. 864-6674.