What to do locally…this weekend!

My picks from the Seven Days Calendar:

Farmers Markets/Craft Shows:

Burlington Winter Farmers Market – Vendors sell ethnic cuisine, pottery, artisan cheese and anything else they can produce in the cold. Saturday, November 6, 10AM–2PM atMemorial Auditorium in Burlington. Free.

Cozy Nook Craft Fair – Shoppers support the library by browsing crafts and baked goods created by 27 local artisans. Saturday, November 6, 9AM–3PM at Essex Free Library in Essex. Free.

Champlain Islands Winter Farmers Market – Baked items, apples, winter greens, cheeses and meats sustain shoppers in search of locally grown goods. Saturday, November 6, 10AM–2PM at South Hero Congregational Church in South Hero. Free.

Fall Craft Show – Get a jump on holiday shopping as more than 75 Vermont crafters display their wares. Proceeds benefit Williston schools. Saturday, November 6, 9:30AM–4PM at Williston Central School in Williston. Free.

Healing Gifts: A Healing Arts Expo & Fair – Shoppers browse through an array of gifts that have low or no environmental impact, experience different healing and life-improvement modalities, view a movie with content that was left out of The Secret, sample raw foods and more. Visit website for full details. Saturday, November 6, 10AM at Robert Miller Community & Recreation Centerin Burlington. $15 for seniors; $16 with preregistration by November 3; $25 at the door.

Holiday Bazaar – Vendors peddle locally made crafts, jewelry, toys and baked goods. Saturday, November 6, 9AM–6PM at St. John Vianney Parish Hall in South Burlington. Free.

Wool Event – Live sheep take over the store for learning programs about shearing and wool production, themed crafts for kids, and harvest snacks. Saturday, November 6, 1–5PM at Alpine Shop in South Burlington. Free.

Events:

‘7’ – A black-tie benefit for the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf features live music by the Grift and DJ Craig Mitchell, a live “Auction of Sins,” and more. Saturday, November 6, 8PM at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington.  Hosted by B2B Cartel to Benefit the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf.  Featuring DJ Craig Mitchell and live music by The Grift.  21+ with ID
$20 at the door and a non-perishable food donation (to pay for your sins). CASH BAR, snacks and a one of a kind experience. Dress… Sinfully Formal.  Tickets are also available online at http://7iscoming.eventbrite.com/

(If you are thinking about going to this, get your tickets NOW because I have heard it might sell out!)

Dinner Party & Dance Benefit – Authentic Latin American eats precede dancing to the rhythms of Jairo Sequeira and friends, and bidding on local goods and services. Proceeds support grassroots art education in Guatemala and mining awareness in Colombia. Saturday, November 6, 6PM atFlynndog in Burlington. $15-20.

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