Queen City Contra Dance

Friday, September 13, 8-11 pm at North End Studio A, Burlington

 If you’re a new dancer, you can join the dance the very first minute of your very first night!  To help orient you, please come to a brief pre-dance lesson, from 7:45 to 8:00 just before the regular dance starts. The Queen City Contra Dance has been a fixture in the Burlington area for over thirty years. The dance is organized and supported by a lively community of dancers, musicians and callers. Admission is $9.00, children 12 and under are free. For more information call Don or Lianna at 802-877-3698. Please bring soft soled shoes for dancing. Brought to you by Queen City Contras Incorporated (Burlington, VT), every second Friday of the month. Supporting a very old New England Tradition. A smoke-free, no alcohol event. queencitycontras.org

27th Annual VT International Festival

Friday, December 6 - Sunday, December 8, 2019, at the Champlain Valley Exposition

The Vermont International Festival is a unique, unforgettable celebration of the cultures that make up our community. At the exposition, one will find crafts from all over the world, ethnic and gourmet foods, and traditional international music, dance and stories. Local cultural and ethnic organizations provide information about their programs with exhibits, demonstrations and workshops. This annual gala offers a fun environment in which we learn and experience new things and appreciate one another.​ vermontinternationalfestival.com

"I feel like I just found the jackpot of places!"

Ethiopian & Eritrean Pop-Up Dinner

Saturday, September 21, 4:30-7:30 pm at the O'Brien  Center, Winooski
Contact Mulu at tewmlde@yahoo.com for more information. 
$20/adult. $10/ages 5-12. Under 5 free.

"Thank you so much for the event space—it was perfect,

and the gentleman who assisted us was so helpful!"

Movie Screening

Thursday, September 26, 6:30 pm at the O'Brien Center, Winooski
Think nuclear war can't happen? Think again. On the night of September 26, 1983, Russian missile officer Stanislav Petrov disobeyed military protocol and probably prevented a nuclear holocaust. He says that he is not a hero. "I was just in the right place at the right time." You decide! The Man Who Saved the World recreates those tense moments in 1983 when Stanislav was faced with the decision of his life. And it chronicles his spectacular journey to the United States three decades later, where he was finally acknowledged for his historic deed and found the strength to reconcile with his past. The Man Who Saved the World shines a light on the continued risks of nuclear weapons today, and the challenge to reject nuclear weapons in order to prevent an unimaginable disaster. A discussion will follow lead by John Reuwer, MD, of Physicians for Social Responsibility. For more information Contact Sr. Pat: pat.mckittrick@uvmhealth.org. FREE!

Burlington Westie First Saturday Dance

Saturday, October 5, 6:30-11:00 pm at North End Studio A, Burlington

6:30 – Doors Open, Intro Lesson for First Timers and newer students
7:00-8:00pm – Main Lesson
8:00-11:00pm – Dance Party!
$12, $8 Students. 
bwestie.com for more details.

How many adults?
How many age 5-12?


Thursday, September 19, 7:30-9:00 pm at Studio A

"V is the Valley" is a project to bring the folk songs of the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection to Vermonters. Singer and storyteller Jack DesBois brings the joy, community and meaning-making of songs rooted in Vermont.  Jack's richly textured bass voice breathes new life into old stories, inviting audiences into the adventure of folk singing. What results is a lively discussion of folksong and its place in today's Vermont; each conversation is as unique as the communities and individuals that join in.  $10-$15 suggested donation. jackdesbois.com

"Thank you for allowing us to hold our retreat in your space. It was a wonderful location that enabled many sisters to be able to attend. The space was just right to perform the activities that we had planned for the day."

Open House

At the O'Brien Center, Winooski
Friday, September 27, 4:00-8:00 pm

Free food!

Saturday, September 28, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

"My family and I truly appreciate the help we got from Ben on the day of the event!

We are very glad we have a place like North End Studios."

YES? Attuning to Non-Verbal Consent

Thursday, September 26, 7:30-8:30 pm at Studio A, Burlington
Consent comes from the roots of con- meaning “together” and sentire- meaning “to feel.” Consent is beyond mere agreement; it is the commitment to feel together. This workshop is meant to equip you with the skills you need to feel your own desires and boundaries and feel the desires and boundaries of others. This workshop is going to be interactive, based in our individual feeling bodies, and will involve very little contact with others. All contact will be fully consensual and optional as well as platonic in nature. Please dress in comfortable clothing for movement. Presented by Hannah Taylor, communication consultant and personal empowerment coach specializing in relationships and dynamics between men and women. Suggested donation $20 cash or venmo. Sliding scale available. Contact Hannah at hannahaline23@gmail.com for more info.