FRANK Community Calendar

Friday, February 23rd  

Fit and Strong Moms – Fit2Excel Building, Essex, VT – 9:00-10:00am – Attention All Mothers! You are invited to come to the new Fit and Strong Moms workout program. Join us Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at the Fit2Excel location from 9-10am led by ACE certified personal trainer Sarah Roberts. We use body weight exercises and resistance bands so that the workouts can be adjusted for any level of fitness. All ages and levels of fitness are welcome. The environment is nonjudgmental and supportive, and they try to have fun while they exercise. Moms can choose to come by themselves or bring their kids with them. There will be a kid area for children to play alongside their mothers while moms get their workout completed. The first workout is FREE! After that the cost is $10 per workout or $50 for an unlimited monthly membership. Aimed to be accessible and affordable, so reach out if you can’t afford the rate. Learn more on Facebook or Instagram or email questions to

Saturday, February 24th

Newport Winter Festival – Gardner Memorial Park, Newport, VT – 9:00am-7:30pm – The Winter Festival is a nostalgic visit from the past. They use the weekend to celebrate timeless Vermont traditions like snowmobiling, ice skating, sledding, and bonfires. Nothing chases the frostbite blues away like heartwarming time spent with family and friends. Whether you’re participating in activities or simply watching, you’re going to love this winter wonderland weekend. ​

Winter Celebration Dance – 175 Wilson Road, Middlebury, VT – 2:00-4:00pm – Join Vermont Children’s Museum at Middlebury Fitness to boogie down and celebrate winter with a glow light dance party! If you participated in the Winter Move Your Body Challenge, then you will have earned raffle tickets for the prizes to be drawn during the dance. You do not have to have participated in the Move Your Body Challenge to attend the dance.

Monday, February 26th

Teen Trivia Night – Williston Library, Williston, VT – 5:00-6:00pm – Monday, February 26, 5-6 pm. Play Jeopardy-style trivia on topics chosen by our Food for Thought group for a chance to win some prizes!

Friday, March 1st

Grab ‘N’ Go Craft Kits – Essex Free Library, Essex, VT – 9:00am-5:00pm – Swing by the library and pick up a craft pack to take home.

Ongoing: The American Red Cross is always looking for blood donations—accepting donors at the Blood Donation Center at 32 North Prospect Street in Burlington 365 days a year, and conducting Blood Drives on both sides of Lake Champlain throughout the year.  For more information, or to locate a blood drive in your community, visit