Film: “Lake Effect”
5:30 to 8 p.m.
Ferrisburgh Town Offices & Community Center
The Lewis Creek Association presents “Lake Effect,” a locally produced documentary. Discussion afterward with Glynda McKinnon and Kate Kelly of Lewis Creek Association. Film looks at research from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center’s Dr. Elijah Stommel into a possible connection between blue-green algae blooms and neurodegenerative disease ALS. Refreshments. Free. More information: Kate Kelly, 488-5203, email@example.com
Children’s Clothing & Book Swap
Hinesburg Town Hall
Hinesburg Friends of Families hosts its annual event. Drop off items to donate on Friday, Oct. 18, from noon to 8 p.m. at Hinesburg Town Hall. The swap will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. No toys, please. More information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hinesburg Selectboard Meeting
Kidpower Parent-Child Workshop: Everyday Safety
6 to 8 p.m.
Children and parents learn Kidpower’s Everyday Safety skills (social skills people of all ages use to build safe, positive experiences with other people everywhere they go). Parents are guided in practicing the skills with their children. Families learn how to integrate the concepts into their everyday lives at home. Ages 6-12 with an adult. Space is limited. Free. Registration required. Call 482-2878 or email email@example.com.
Funded in part by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, with the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Planning Commission Meeting
Creepy Creature Halloween Cake Decorating
2:45 to 3:45 p.m.
Hinesburg Nursery School
Baker and nursery school teacher Wendy Frink of Blackberry Hill Bakery presents a Halloween cupcake decorating class. Kids will create their own confections with homemade cupcakes, buttercream icing and Halloween-themed decorations. Sign-up required. For youngsters in grades K-8. Students will meet in Hinesburg Community School flex space, then will walk to Hinesburg Nursery School. Fee: $18 for residents; $23 for non-residents.Sponsored by Hinesburg Recreation Department.
Afterschool Family Movie
3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Visit for a family-friendly movie (rated PG) and snacks. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free.
Owl & Songbird Banding
8 a.m. to noon
Dead Creek Visitor’s Center, Addison
Vermont Fish & Wildlife staff explain and demonstrate how and why they band birds and teach techniques to identify birds up close and afar. Free. Information: vtfishandwildlife.com/watch-wildlife/dead-creek-visitor-center
Through Oct. 27
“Amassed and Up-ended: Decoding the Legacy of Stuff,” exhibit of objects, artworks, documents from four generations of the Robinson family who lived at Rokeby, 1793-1961. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. 27. $10 adults, $5 kids. Route 7 Ferrisburgh. Information: rokeby.org.
Monthly Acoustic Open Mic
Charlotte Grange #398
Daddy Long Legs performs folk songs, Celtic and old-time melodies, early minstrel and jazz pieces. Fiddle, viola, banjo, gourd banjo, piano, guitar, percussion and vocals. Suggested donation: $10. Charlotte Grange on Facebook, 2858 Spear St., Charlotte.
Halloween Craft And Cookie Decorating Party
2:15 to 3:30 p.m.
Kids ages 5-10 gather for a not-too-spooky story, cookie decorating, and a pumpkin craft. Space is limited. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or stop in to sign up.
Hinesburg Fire Department
Halloween Night At Carpenter-Carse
5 to 7 p.m.
Stop in for a doughnut and a cup of cider or coffee before or after (or instead of) trick-or-treating.
The Hinesburg Artist Series presents the South County Chorus and the Hinesburg Community Band performing at Champlain Valley Union High School.