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Winooski Summer Playgroup Activities

Jul 7

Playgroups move outside for the summer to area playgrounds, library and farms. Playgroups are a great way for connect with other families, find out about other resources in the area, and begin conversations about child development and parenting. Lunch provided!

 7/7    11am-1pm,  meet at Landry Park Playground for activities, lunch, and stories.

7/14   11am-1pm,  Winooski Library, meet at O’Brien Community Center and we will walk together.     

7/21    10:30-1:30, Field Trip to Shelburne Farms.  Meet at O’Brien Community Center at 10:30. We will carpool. Please let us know if you have room in your car for others or if you need a ride. Each parent/caregiver must have a safe car seat for their child. You  must call 655-1422 to register by 7/19.

7/28    10:30-1:00, Field Trip to Sam Mazza’s Farm in Colchester to pick blueberries. Meet at O’Brien Community Center at 10:30 to carpool.  Please let us know if you have room in your car for others or if you need a ride. Each parent/caregiver must have a safe car seat for their child. You must call 655-1422 by 7/26 to register.

  8/4    11am-1pm, Landry Park Playground, activities, lunch, stories.

  8/11   11am-1pm, Landry Park – Last Summer Playgroup! – Transition to Pre-K & K Ice Cream Social. Come and meet some of your child’s classmates at the last playgroup of the summer! 

For more information, please contact Karen at the Winooski Family Center 802-655-1422 or karenp@howardcenter.org.

Jacksonville StoryTime

Jul 25

*Events may change without notice, please call the phone number listed to get current info.  MONDAYS: Jacksonville Whitingham Free Library,Toddler and Preschool Rhyme & Story Time,10:30, 802-368-7506    

Westminster Playgroup

Jul 25

Events may change without notice, please call the phone number listed to get current info. MONDAYS: Westminster- Westminster Center School, Early Childhood Playgroup and Open Gym, (ages 0-5), 9-10:00 AM, for more information. contact  Annie Briccetti at 802-387-6689 or abricce@wnesu.net        

Charlotte Summer Playgroup

Jul 25

Playgroups are a great way for connect with other families, find out about other resources in the area, and begin conversations about child development and parenting. Children of all ages are welcome. Please bring a snack and water bottle.

Summer playgroups meet outside at the Charlotte Central School playground.

For more information, please contact Charlotte BBF town coordinator Colleen at bbfcharlotteplaygroup@gmail.com.

Summer Playgroup (Addison County)

Jul 25

Addison County Summer Playgroup

Monday and Wednesday 9:30 – 11:30

Quarry Hill School

1622 Quarry Road

Middlebury
388-7297

June 20th- August 3rd

indoor and outdoor activities
snack provided

Suggested donation- $3

 
 

Made possible with support from

Parent Child Center

Building Bright Futures

Neat Repeats

Vermont Birth – Five

Monday Morning Play Group- Rockingham

Jul 25

Parents and caregivers with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers are invited to spend a morning in the libraries playroom every Monday morning.

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Montgomery Little Explorers outdoor playgroup

Jul 26

Little Explorers outdoor playgroup meets at the Montgomery Recreation Center Tuesday from 10-11:30 am.

Story Time at Fairfax Library

Jul 26

Co-Sponsored by the Fairfax Community Library

Story Time at Highgate Library

Jul 26

Highgate Public Library Story Time. Join Mrs. Liza and all her story time friends on: Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10am. Visit us at www.highgatelibrary.wordpress.com or call 868-3970 for more information.

St. Albans Playgroup

Jul 27

Playgroup
Dates: Every Wednesday
Time: 9-10:30am
Where: 130 Fisher Pond Rd, St. Albans, VT 05478
Registration: Sign up with Margaret Maley at 393-6591 or e-mail at Margaret.Maley@ncssinc.org
Age/Audience: Children w/ caregiver

Story Time at Highgate Library

Jul 27

Highgate Public Library Story Time. Join Mrs. Liza and all her story time friends on: Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10am. Visit us at www.highgatelibrary.wordpress.com or call 868-3970 for more information.

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Orleans & Northern Essex – Playgroups & Events

Story Hour in Orleans

Jul 25

Visit the Jones Memorial Library for Story Hour on Monday at 11:00 am and 5:00 pm

Attend Story Hour in Derby

Jul 26

Visit the Dailey Memorial Library for Story Hour on Tuesdays at 10:30 am

Story Hour in Newport

Jul 27

Visit the Goodrich Memorial Library for a Preschool Story Hour every Wednesday at 10:30

Story Hour at the Barton Public Library

Jul 27

Attend Story Hour at the Barton Library at 11:00 am or 4:00 pm on Wednesdays.

Story Hour at the Glover Library

Jul 29

Attend Story Hour at the Glover Library at 10:00 am on Fridays

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Chittenden – Playgroups & Events

Winooski Summer Playgroup Activities

Jul 7

Playgroups move outside for the summer to area playgrounds, library and farms. Playgroups are a great way for connect with other families, find out about other resources in the area, and begin conversations about child development and parenting. Lunch provided!

 7/7    11am-1pm,  meet at Landry Park Playground for activities, lunch, and stories.

7/14   11am-1pm,  Winooski Library, meet at O’Brien Community Center and we will walk together.     

7/21    10:30-1:30, Field Trip to Shelburne Farms.  Meet at O’Brien Community Center at 10:30. We will carpool. Please let us know if you have room in your car for others or if you need a ride. Each parent/caregiver must have a safe car seat for their child. You  must call 655-1422 to register by 7/19.

7/28    10:30-1:00, Field Trip to Sam Mazza’s Farm in Colchester to pick blueberries. Meet at O’Brien Community Center at 10:30 to carpool.  Please let us know if you have room in your car for others or if you need a ride. Each parent/caregiver must have a safe car seat for their child. You must call 655-1422 by 7/26 to register.

  8/4    11am-1pm, Landry Park Playground, activities, lunch, stories.

  8/11   11am-1pm, Landry Park – Last Summer Playgroup! – Transition to Pre-K & K Ice Cream Social. Come and meet some of your child’s classmates at the last playgroup of the summer! 

For more information, please contact Karen at the Winooski Family Center 802-655-1422 or karenp@howardcenter.org.

Charlotte Summer Playgroup

Jul 25

Playgroups are a great way for connect with other families, find out about other resources in the area, and begin conversations about child development and parenting. Children of all ages are welcome. Please bring a snack and water bottle.

Summer playgroups meet outside at the Charlotte Central School playground.

For more information, please contact Charlotte BBF town coordinator Colleen at bbfcharlotteplaygroup@gmail.com.

South Burlington Summer Playgroup

Jul 26

Playgroups move outside for the summer to Jaycee Park. Playgroups are a great way for connect with other families, find out about other resources in the area, and begin conversations about child development and parenting.

 For more information, please contact South Burlington BBF town coordinator Colleen 489-0410 or SBurlFC@gmail.com.

Burlington Summer Meet-Up

Jul 27

Join us for fun summer meet up at Ethan Allen Park in Burlington’s New North End for families and caregivers with children birth to age five. Siblings welcome.

For more information or directions, please contact Burlington BBF town coordinator Beth at 578-6471.

Colchester Playgroup

Jul 27

We facilitate free, weekly playgroups for families and caregivers with children birth to age five and provide large and small motor activities, crafts, stories, and manipulatives. Playgroups are a great way for connect with other families, find out about other resources in the area, and begin conversations about child development and parenting. Please bring a snack. Playgroups do not meet when school is not in session. For more information or directions, please contact Colchester town coordinator Kristin at 316-2918.

note: no playgroup 6/15, 6/22, 6/29

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Baby Chat in Morrisville - free!

Aug 4

A playgroup for the youngest members of our community and their parents; come play, socialize and make new friends while learning about developmental expectations and needs for your child. A local specialist in child health will be available at the groups as a resource. The groups are free and no registration is required – just attend any or all of the groups listed:

  • 1st Thursday of each month @ 10 –11:30 am @ the Playroom, 30 Fairgrounds Plaza, in Lamoille Valley
  • 2nd Saturday of each month @ 10 –11:30 am @ the Lamoille Family Center in Lamoille Valley
  • 4th Tuesday of each month @ 10 – 11:30 am @ the Church of the Nazarene in Johnson

Baby Chat at the Family Center - free!

Aug 13

A playgroup for the youngest members of our community and their parents; come play, socialize and make new friends while learning about developmental expectations and needs for your child. A local specialist in child health will be available at the groups as a resource. The groups are free and no registration is required – just attend any or all of the groups listed:

  • 1st Thursday of each month @ 10 –11:30 am @ the Playroom, 30 Fairgrounds Plaza, in Lamoille Valley
  • 2nd Saturday of each month @ 10 –11:30 am @ the Lamoille Family Center in Lamoille Valley
  • 4th Tuesday of each month @ 10 – 11:30 am @ the Church of the Nazarene in Johnson

Baby Chat in Morrisville - free!

Sep 1

A playgroup for the youngest members of our community and their parents; come play, socialize and make new friends while learning about developmental expectations and needs for your child. A local specialist in child health will be available at the groups as a resource. The groups are free and no registration is required – just attend any or all of the groups listed:

  • 1st Thursday of each month @ 10 –11:30 am @ the Playroom, 30 Fairgrounds Plaza, in Lamoille Valley
  • 2nd Saturday of each month @ 10 –11:30 am @ the Lamoille Family Center in Lamoille Valley
  • 4th Tuesday of each month @ 10 – 11:30 am @ the Church of the Nazarene in Johnson

Baby Chat at the Family Center - free!

Sep 10

A playgroup for the youngest members of our community and their parents; come play, socialize and make new friends while learning about developmental expectations and needs for your child. A local specialist in child health will be available at the groups as a resource. The groups are free and no registration is required – just attend any or all of the groups listed:

  • 1st Thursday of each month @ 10 –11:30 am @ the Playroom, 30 Fairgrounds Plaza, in Lamoille Valley
  • 2nd Saturday of each month @ 10 –11:30 am @ the Lamoille Family Center in Lamoille Valley
  • 4th Tuesday of each month @ 10 – 11:30 am @ the Church of the Nazarene in Johnson

Baby Chat in Morrisville - free!

Oct 6

A playgroup for the youngest members of our community and their parents; come play, socialize and make new friends while learning about developmental expectations and needs for your child. A local specialist in child health will be available at the groups as a resource. The groups are free and no registration is required – just attend any or all of the groups listed:

  • 1st Thursday of each month @ 10 –11:30 am @ the Playroom, 30 Fairgrounds Plaza, in Lamoille Valley
  • 2nd Saturday of each month @ 10 –11:30 am @ the Lamoille Family Center in Lamoille Valley
  • 4th Tuesday of each month @ 10 – 11:30 am @ the Church of the Nazarene in Johnson

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Caledonia & Southern Essex – Playgroups & Events

Early Head Start Playgroup

Jul 26

Early Head Start Play Group – St. Johnsbury
Tuesdays 9:30- 11 Thursdays 9:30-11
NEKCA: Parent Child Center
115 Lincoln Street
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
(802) 748-6040

Lyndonville Story Time

Jul 26

Lyndonville Story Time
Cobleigh Public Library
Tuesdays 10:00 am (Birth- Age 5)
Wednesdays 10:30 am (Birth -Age 5)
14 Depot Street
Lyndonville, VT 05851
(802) 626-5475
Website: http://cobleighlibrary.org/main/

Danville Story Time

Jul 27

Danville Story Time
Pope Memorial Library
Wednesdays 10:00-11:00 a.m.
121 Park Street, Danville, VT 05828
(802) 684-2256

Little Sprouts - A postpartum class

Jul 27

A postpartum class for all moms and babies
Free and no registration required
In the Birth Center’s Day room on the third floor of the hospital
Questions: 802-748-7337

Lyndonville Story time

Jul 27

Lyndonville Story Time
Cobleigh Public Library
Tuesdays 10:00 am (Birth- Age 5)
Wednesdays 10:30 am (Birth -Age 5)
14 Depot Street
Lyndonville, VT 05851
(802) 626-5475
Website: http://cobleighlibrary.org/main/

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Summer Playgroup (Addison County)

Jul 25

Addison County Summer Playgroup

Monday and Wednesday 9:30 – 11:30

Quarry Hill School

1622 Quarry Road

Middlebury
388-7297

June 20th- August 3rd

indoor and outdoor activities
snack provided

Suggested donation- $3

 
 

Made possible with support from

Parent Child Center

Building Bright Futures

Neat Repeats

Vermont Birth – Five

Summer Playgroup (Addison County)

Jul 27

Addison County Summer Playgroup

Monday and Wednesday 9:30 – 11:30

Quarry Hill School

1622 Quarry Road

Middlebury
388-7297

June 20th- August 3rd

indoor and outdoor activities
snack provided

Suggested donation- $3

 
 

Made possible with support from

Parent Child Center

Building Bright Futures

Neat Repeats

Vermont Birth – Five

Summer Playgroup (Addison County)

Aug 1

Addison County Summer Playgroup

Monday and Wednesday 9:30 – 11:30

Quarry Hill School

1622 Quarry Road

Middlebury
388-7297

June 20th- August 3rd

indoor and outdoor activities
snack provided

Suggested donation- $3

 
 

Made possible with support from

Parent Child Center

Building Bright Futures

Neat Repeats

Vermont Birth – Five

Summer Playgroup (Addison County)

Aug 3

Addison County Summer Playgroup

Monday and Wednesday 9:30 – 11:30

Quarry Hill School

1622 Quarry Road

Middlebury
388-7297

June 20th- August 3rd

indoor and outdoor activities
snack provided

Suggested donation- $3

 
 

Made possible with support from

Parent Child Center

Building Bright Futures

Neat Repeats

Vermont Birth – Five

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Central Vermont – Playgroups & Events

Summer Family Playgroup

Aug 17

Young children and a parent or caregiver are invited to join us for a special summer family playgroup event at the Family Center of Washington County. All families are welcome. This event will be a Family Movie Night. Contact Chris Robertson at christopherr@fcwcvt.org or 262-3292 x115 for more information. 

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Northern Windsor & Orange – Playgroups & Events

No Events

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Rutland – Playgroups & Events

Mount Holly Playgroup

Jul 26

Free playgroup for children accompanied by parent or caregiver.  It is sponsored by the Rutland County Parent Child Center. Children have the opportunity socialize and learn with other children while listening to songs, dancing, playing with educational toys and participating in creative projects.

Parents and other caregivers make new friends, reduce isolation, and share ideas ,experiences, and learn from other parents/caregivers.

Contact: Lynn Gould-lynn.gould@rcpcc.org

 

 

Castleton Playgroup

Jul 27

Free playgroup for children accompanied by parent or caregiver.  It is sponsored by the Rutland County Parent Child Center. Children have the opportunity socialize and learn with other children while listening to songs, dancing, playing with educational toys and participating in creative projects.

Parents and other caregivers make new friends, reduce isolation, and share ideas ,experiences, and learn from other parents/caregivers.

Contact: Lynn Gould-lynn.gould@rcpcc.org

 

Pittsford Playgroup

Jul 28

Free playgroup for children accompanied by parent or caregiver.  It is sponsored by the Rutland County Parent Child Center. Children have the opportunity socialize and learn with other children while listening to songs, dancing, playing with educational toys and participating in creative projects.

Parents and other caregivers make new friends, reduce isolation, and share ideas ,experiences, and learn from other parents/caregivers.

Contact: Lynn Gould-lynn.gould@rcpcc.org

Rutland City Playgroup

Jul 29

Free playgroup for children accompanied by parent or caregiver.  It is sponsored by the Rutland County Parent Child Center. Children have the opportunity socialize and learn with other children while listening to songs, dancing, playing with educational toys and participating in creative projects.

Parents and other caregivers make new friends, reduce isolation, and share ideas ,experiences, and learn from other parents/caregivers.

Contact: Lynn Gould-lynn.gould@rcpcc.org

Mount Holly Playgroup

Aug 2

Free playgroup for children accompanied by parent or caregiver.  It is sponsored by the Rutland County Parent Child Center. Children have the opportunity socialize and learn with other children while listening to songs, dancing, playing with educational toys and participating in creative projects.

Parents and other caregivers make new friends, reduce isolation, and share ideas ,experiences, and learn from other parents/caregivers.

Contact: Lynn Gould-lynn.gould@rcpcc.org

 

 

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Springfield Area – Playgroups & Events

Monday Morning Play Group- Rockingham

Jul 25

Parents and caregivers with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers are invited to spend a morning in the libraries playroom every Monday morning.

North Springfield Play Group

Jul 25

Come to play and meet new friends.  Children love playing with others.  All parents with young children are welcomed.  Contact Nichole at 886-5242 or email at nichole@vermontel.net.

Library Story Time- Rockingham

Jul 26

Stories, songs, crafts, and fun for all ages! Special guests will be visiting story time throughout the summer.

Crafty Tuesday

Jul 26

For children in kindergarten through grade 6 to come and make a craft!

Animal Athletes with the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum-Rockingham

Jul 26

All around us are Olympic superstars.  This interactive and ACTIVE program will look at the amazing physical feats some of our local wildlife are able to perform.

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Southeast Vermont – Playgroups & Events

Jacksonville StoryTime

Jul 25

*Events may change without notice, please call the phone number listed to get current info.  MONDAYS: Jacksonville Whitingham Free Library,Toddler and Preschool Rhyme & Story Time,10:30, 802-368-7506    

Westminster Playgroup

Jul 25

Events may change without notice, please call the phone number listed to get current info. MONDAYS: Westminster- Westminster Center School, Early Childhood Playgroup and Open Gym, (ages 0-5), 9-10:00 AM, for more information. contact  Annie Briccetti at 802-387-6689 or abricce@wnesu.net        

Wilmington Storytime (Free)

Jul 25

Events may change without notice, please call the phone number listed to get current info. MONDAYS: Wilmington- Pettee Memorial Library, Storyhour, 10:30am, contact Helena Queenie at 802-464-8557.

Townsend Playgroup

Jul 26

Playgroups for parents and their children up to five years of age are offered weekly for any family in Windham County. Currently groups are offered in Brattleboro, Whitingham, Wilmington and Townshend. This 1 and 1/2 hour group offers opportunities for children to play with other infants, toddlers and preschoolers and for parents to meet other parents as well. Each group is facilitated by a coordinator who provides a light snack and depending on the interests of the group, a small activity.

Playgroup Schedule for Townsend, Vermont

Tuesdays at the Townshend Library 9:30-11:00 AM

 

Guilford Storytime

Jul 26

Events may change without notice, please call the phone number listed to get current info. TUESDAYS: GuilfordGuilford Free Library – 10:45 Join Cathi Wilken, librarian, for a program of stories, books and activities for toddlers and preschoolers. For information call: 802-254-6545  

 

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