Events in 2017

Grandma Mapes with the hand she created for the show and auction

5th Annual “A Show of HANDS” Silent Auction
Thursday, March 30
6:00-8:30 p.m. (Bidding closes at 7:45)
Penny Cluse Café, 169 Cherry Street in Burlington
About 100 decorated wooden hands will adorn the walls from March 4-30. On the 30th, we’ll hold a Silent Auction. Proceeds will directly benefit our HANDS programs. We’ll have light appetizers, a cash bar, and much laughter. Special thanks to all of the artists who donated their work; Matt Gang for cutting out the hands;, Shelburne Orchards, and Peter Swift for this year’s sponsorship; Penny Cluse Café and the staff there; our amazing volunteers; this year’s MC Carla Bond; and board members Carla Bond, Holly Cluse, and Jon Crystal. ****Special Announcement: Vermont artist Warren Kimble donated a gorgeous hand and we’ll be having a live auction at 7:00 p.m. on that hand only.*** If you’d like to see all of the hands in this year’s show, please go to Thank you and hope to see you on the 30th!

Warren Kimble “Vermont Farm”

Events in 2016

12th Annual Holiday Dinner
Sunday, December 25

In partnership with Age Well (formerly Champlain Valley Agency on Aging), Burlington School Food Project, Elks Club, and Temple Sinai, among so many other people and organizations, we’ll be presenting our free 12th Annual Holiday Dinner. We can deliver a meal to your home…..or you can join us at the Elks Club for dinner! We’ll be posting specific details here shortly so please check back.

Check out the “Stuck in Vermont” from Seven Days that covered the 2016 dinner.

4th Annual “A


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


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