Events in 2019

15th Annual Holiday Dinner
Wednesday, December 25, 2019
We’ll be partnering again this year with Age Well, Burlington School Food Project, Michelle Charron, Elks Club, Penny Cluse Café, and Temple Sinai along with many other individuals and businesses to help provide at least 700 meals and giftbags on Christmas Day. Please stay tuned for details on having a hot meal delivered or joining us for a sitdown meal. Thank you!

“HANDS in the Kitchen” Workshops
Tuesdays from June 4-July 23, 4:00-5:30pm
Old North End Community Center, 20 Allen Street in Burlington

“HANDS in the Kitchen” is a fun, hands-on workshop series that promotes healthy eating and offers cooking tips for adults 50 years and older. Workshops are offered on Tuesdays from June 4-July 23 from 4:00-5:30pm and take place in the Event Hall at ONE Community Center, 20 Allen Street in Burlington. A hot meal is included each week as well.

Individual classes are $5 each or $40 for the series. Through a collaboration between HANDS and Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront, scholarships and free transportation are available.

Workshops and dates:

June 4         “Introduction to Healthy Eating: Shopping Tips, Cooking for

One, & A Healthy Plate” with Chef Robin Burnett

June 11       “Jar Salads” with Chef Robin Burnett

June 18       “Herbs in the Kitchen” with Carolina Lukac

June 25       “Simple Low-Sugar Jams” with Chef Robin Burnett

July 2          “Simple Pickling and Canning” with Jess Hyman

July 9          “Repurposing Food and Simple Sauces” with Chef Robin


July 16        “Fruit Smoothies” with Chef Robin Burnett

July 23        “Let’s Talk Tomatoes” with Charlie Nardozzi

Please register in any of the following ways: go to Miller Center, 130 Gosse Court or Parks, Recreation & Waterfront at 645 Pine Street, call 802-864-0123, or online at For more information, please go to




7th Annual “A Show of HANDS”
March 1-29, 2019 with a Silent Auction on March 28 from 6:00-8:00pm…Bidding ends at 7:45pm
Penny Cluse Café, 169 Cherry Street in Burlington

Almost 100 artists donated decorated wooden hands which adorn the walls for a month. On March 28, we’ll auction off all of the hands as a fundraiser for our upcoming gardening programs at long-term nursing centers, senior housing, and community sites. Hands are available for our “Buy It Now” option for $175 (we ask that you leave the hands up through the auction). Please go to our “A Show of HANDS” page for more info. Hope to see you there! And thank you.


“HANDS in the Dirt”
Created by videographer Sam Mayfield
Please watch the full movie below (Thanks to samayfield!):


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