What to do this weekend, May 21-23

Catamount Outdoor Family Center is hosting the first of four women-only mountain bike clinics this Saturday, May 22. Sign up to learn foundational skills like body mechanics, bike handling, braking, shifting, negotiating trail obstacles and balance. 

Happy weekend! Summer seems to be making an early appearance, and there are plenty of events happening this weekend to make the most of it. 

You can get started on your kitchen garden, go hiking or make one of these 80 summer salads. 

Here's what else is happening nearby: 

“Grease” Night at the Drive-in

When: 7 p.m., Friday

Where: Sunset Drive-in Colchester

Details: Put on your favorite 50s attire and head down to the Sunset Drive-In in Colchester for a safe and fun evening. “Grease” and “Grease 2” will begin playing at sunset. A variety of carnival games will be available before the show. Purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win fabulous prizes. Buy your tickets here.

Live Music at 1st Republic Brewing

When: 7 p.m., Friday

Where: 1st Republic Brewing, Essex Junction

Details: The Vermont-based Americana trio, The Flycatchers, is playing its first gig of 2021 on Friday at 1st Republic Brewing. Enjoy their country sounds while enjoying great brews from this veteran-owned brewery!

Women’s Introduction Mountain Biking Clinics

When: 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Saturday

Where: Catamount Outdoor Family Center, Willison

Details: Want to try mountain biking? This clinic, designed for novice riders, is for you! Sign up to learn foundational skills like body mechanics, bike handling, braking, shifting, negotiating trail obstacles and balance. Clinics cost $45 and will be held on May 22, June 12, July 10 and August 28.

Stretch and Sip Yoga

When: 11 a.m., Sunday

Where: Switchback Brewing Company, Burlington

Details: Enjoy a sunny morning of yoga on the Tap Room patio this Sunday. The hour-long vinyasa flow class will be led by Sarah Quinttus of Quittusential Yoga. Bring your own mat and quench your thirst afterwards with a complimentary pint from Switchback. Call the brewery during open hours at (802) 651-4114 to reserve a spot.

Virtual Community Potluck Conversation

When: 2 p.m., Sunday

Where: Virtual on Zoom

Details: Do you have a favorite local history site you can’t wait to visit again? A history book you’ve been reading? A contemporary topic with historical roots that you’d like to discuss? Bring your topic to a potluck conversation co-sponsored by the Chittenden County Historical Society and the Essex Community Historical Society. Like a traditional potluck supper, the fun is in the surprise of what’s brought to the table. This free event is open to all. Join the Zoom or call-in (929)205-6099. ID# 898 5346 0908

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Bridget Higdon is a Staff Writer. She was previously the editor-in-chief of The Vermont Cynic, UVM's independent newspaper. She’s been published in Seven Days, Editor & Publisher and Vermont Vacation Guide. She likes to cook and explore Vermont by bike.


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