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Movies in West Dover

Location:  4 Mountain Park Plaza, W. Dover, VT

www.memhall.org

Southern Vermont Natural History Museum

Location:  7599 VT. Rte. 9, W. Marlboro, VT

The Southern Vermont Natural History Museum fosters an interest in nature, the environment and the natural sciences through exhibition and educational activities. The museum displays one of New England's largest collections of native species along with live animal exhibits, ecology, geology and natural history exhibits. With nearby access to over 600 protected acres of hiking trails, the family fun and adventure can continue outside year-round.  www.vermontmuseum.org

Brattleboro Museum and Art Center

Location:  10 Vernon St., Brattleboro, VT

www.brattleboromuseum.org

Bennington Museum

Location:  75 Main St., Bennington, VT

www.benningtonmuseum.org

Mass Moca:  Museum of Contemporary Art

Location:  87 Marshall St., N. Adams, MA

www.massmoca.org

Sterling & Clark Art Institute

Location:  225 South St., Williamstown, MA

www.clarkart.edu

Brattleboro Farmers Market

Location:  Church Building. 80 Flat St., Brattleboro, VT       Saturdays 10 AM - 2 PM

An indoor diverse farmers market open every Saturday from 10 - 2 November through March. Visitors will find plenty of weekly staples, treats, gifts and more. Enjoy lunch in the cafe' and different local musicians every week. A great place to start your weekly shopping or tackle your gift list. Always all local!  Visit www.brattleboroareafarmersmarket.com.

Mind Lock Escape Room

Location:  Mt. Snow Marketplace, 131 VT Rt. 100, W. Dover, VT

Mind Lock Escape Room is a family owned and operated business. It was born with the idea to provide indoor entertainment to people who live in and visit Southern Vermont.  www.mindlockescaperoom.com

Snowflake Saturdays in the Village        

Every Saturday in January and February, 1 - 5 PM, come to Downtown Wilmington for pop-up special events, tastings, activities, and a warm welcome for all ages, each week. Check www.wilmingtonworksvt.com for a weekly listing of events. 

Specific Datesour guide

Grommet Jam #2

January 20, 2020

Location:  Mt. Snow, W. Dover VT

#2 of 3 Grommet Jam events for our 12 and under skiers and riders. This event series is a great way for kids to get out and learn a few things from our coaches and ski school instructors.

Coaches and instructors from our Training Center and Ski & Snowboard School will help out our little jibbers in our Grommet park at Carinthia in the morning and after a lunch break (not included) we'll have a fun park competition with an awards ceremony to immediately follow. Prizes and raffle for participants immediately following the competition at the Carinthia Base Lodge.  www.mountsnow.com

The Futures Tour

January 20 - 22, 2020

Location:  Carinthia, Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

The Futures Tour will consist of six regional FIS/USASA sanctioned slopestyle and halfpipe events across the nation that will offer an improved and expanded athlete development pipeline for young skiers and riders. To create synergy in the pipeline, the top three athletes from the 2019 USASA National Championships will hold secured positions in their respective disciplines. Regional athletes will enjoy a two-week priority registration period where they can sign up for events in their area. After the regional priority registration period closes registration will be available to athletes from all regions.

These new events will take place across four of the five USASA regions. There will be two in the Rockies and New England and one each in the Western and Central. The increased availability of FIS sanctioned grassroots competition will result in reduced travel costs and decreased barriers to entry for young athletes looking to progress to the next level in their sport. The addition of The Futures Tour is by no means a complete re-working of the athlete development pipeline, but rather fine-tuning of a system that has been extremely successful to this point. U.S. Snowboard Pro Team member and Olympic bronze medalist Arielle Gold could not agree more. For more information and registrations visit: https://svt.usasa.org

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

January 20, 2020         10 AM - 1 PM

Location:  Greenfield Community College, One College Drive, Greenfield, MA

For over a decade Greenfield Community College has been celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior. The event has expanded over the years, and the 2020 event will be our largest to date. As has been the tradition over the past several years, family oriented activities will be available for young children and their caretakers. Additionally, we will be offering a programming track for young and older adults. All are welcome to this free event.

10 am-12 pm — Family-oriented activities to include arts and crafts, cookie decorating, lessons about MLK’s legacy and readings
10-11 am — Opening Panel featuring former US Attorney Carmen Ortiz; Robert Carr, author and philanthropist; and Elena Quiroz-Livanis from the Massachusetts Department of Education
11 am-12 pm — Breakout Youth Leadership Workshops
Climate Change Youth Summit (Led by Traprock Youth)
Q&A with Robert Carr, Author of Last Chance
Inter-generational Dialogue
12-1 pm — Lunch and remarks by President Yves Salomon-Fernandéz
And featuring performances by the Greenfield Community Choir and the Musica Franklin Program!

USASA Southern Vermont Series - Slopestyle

January 24 - 26, 2020

Location:  Mt. Snow, W. Dover VT

The Southern Vermont Snowboard and Freeski Series is one of the longest running USASA series in the country. It was created by Suzi Rueck in 1989 and at the time called The Green Mountain Series. From the early 2000’s Scott Palmer ran the series for 15 years until he passed the torch to Ross Powers and Paul Kelly for the 2016 season.

Snowboarding and freeskiing is not just about competing. The Southern Vermont Series promotes sportsmanship, camaraderie and pride.

Many of the top level snowboard and freeski athletes in the world have been a part of The Southern Vermont Series. We currently have the 2nd largest USASA Series in the country.  More info on registration coming soon!  www.mountsnow.com

Northern Roots Traditional Music Festival

January 25 - 26, 2020

Location:  Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way, Brattleboro, VT

The popular event, directed by Keith Murphy, continues to offer a unique showcase of a variety of northern musical traditions including Irish, Scottish, English and French Canadian. The festival musters the considerable local talent in the Brattleboro area as well as a select roster of regional guests.

The festival begins Saturday, Jan. 25, with a full slate of daytime participation and performance activities at the Brattleboro Music Center, including workshops, panels, mini-concerts, a dance band class, and more. Saturday also has a special “family track,” which includes a concert and dance for all ages. The day concludes with a gala evening performance.

Sunday, Jan. 26, a series of boisterous participatory sessions — pub singing, French Canadian and Irish tune jamming, and more! – will take place at Brattleboro’s local pub, McNeill’s Brewery.  www.bmcvt.org

Winterfest

January 25, 2020

Location:  North Bennington, VT
The NorShaft Lions will be offering up over 30 different chilis at their 12th Annual Chili Fest on Saturday from 11:30 - 1:15. For a $6 donation you can sample five different chilis.  (Samples are 3 oz each) There's cornbread and fixings to go with the chilis.  The Chilis range from traditional beef (hot, medium, and mild) to sausage (hot and mild), to a variety of chicken, turkey, white, vegetarian, venison, moose and even a bacon and a sweet potato chili. 

The event takes place at St. John the Baptist Church (3 Houghton Street, North Bennington).  The event keeps growing (last year we had over 230 people) so this year it has expanded into yet another room.  Come enjoy the chilis, the fun of seeing neighbors or making new friends, and support a worthy cause. Proceeds from this event help the NorShaft Lions provide scholarships to graduating seniors, support to families coping with pediatric cancer, among the numerous other services. The Girl Scouts will be at the NorShaft Lions’ Chili fest with a bake sale, hot dogs, and hot chocolate.

The Village School of North Bennington will host its Annual Winter Carnival on Saturday from 11:30 pm – 3:30 pm.  This indoor carnival will feature fun and games for kids of all ages including a bouncy house, face painting, cotton candy, popcorn, delicious fare from the Hound Dogs Food Truck, games of chance, games of skill and interactive STEM-based games (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), as well as a video game tournament. www.bennington.com/winterfest

Komen New England Snowshoe Vermont

January 26, 2020            9 AM - 11 AM

Location:  Grafton Trails & Outdoor Center, 783 Townshend Rd., Grafton, VT

Enjoy the crisp Vermont winter air and help raise money for Komen New England. Funds raised will support local organizations who are providing breast health services in Vermont and New Hampshire! Join as an individual, member of a team, or make a donation. Price: $30 adults/$15 kids 12 and under.  komennewengland.org/snowshoe/vermont

Windham County's Got Talent 2020

January 30, 2020            6:30 - 8:30 PM

Location: Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro, VT

The Bratteboro Reformer is proud to announce the third annual Windham County's Got Talent!  Doors open at 6:00 pm. Sit back, relax, and watch twelve finalists compete for $1,000. The best part? You, the audience, will be the fifth judge! Hold on to your program, because it will give you the opportunity to vote at the end. We hope to see you there! Twelve Finalists will be selected and will be given the opportunity to perform at Latchis Theatre on January 30th.  www.latchistheatre.com

Season Passholder Appreciation Weekend

February 1 - 2, 2020

Location:  Mt. Snow, W. Dover VT

We say thanks to our valued Season Passholders with a weekend full of fun events and more. This is the one weekend a year when any and all Mount Snow 2019/20 Season Passes are valid, so there is no excuse for you not to come and join in on the fun!   www.mountsnow.com

Nicki Steel Meet & Greet

February 1, 2020         4:30 PM

Location:  Bartleby's Bookstore, 17 W. Main St., Wilmington, VT

Nicki will be having her annual show at Bartleby's in Wilmington, VT for the entire month of February. The show will feature Hearts in Nature collages, enlargements and cards (perfect for Valentines Day!) and a display of New Works from the previous 12 months. The Opening Reception will be on February 1st from 4:30 to 6. She'll be showing a slide show of the Eagles of Harriman Reservoir during the Reception. Light refreshments will be served.  www.myvermontbookstore.com

Gallery Walk

February 7, 2020          5:30 - 8:30 PM

Location:  downtown Brattleboro, VT

A year-round, festive FIRST FRIDAY stroll, 5:30 to 8:30, in downtown Brattleboro, Vt. and nearby locations.  www.gallerywalk.org

High School A Cappella Warm-up Concert

February 7, 2020          7:30 PM

Location:  Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro, VT

Local high school a cappella groups perform at the museum during Gallery Walk. Proceeds support BMAC's work with children in grades K-6. ADMISSION: Free for children 18 and under, $5 for all others. www.brattleboromuseum.org

New England Raptors

February 8, 2020           6:30 PM

Location:  Grand Summit, Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

Tonight we will be talking about the Birds of Prey! Meet a live hawk, falcon and owls up close and personal. This interactive program is intended to spark questions and discussion.  www.vermontmuseum.org

17th Annual Collegiate A Cappella Concert

February 8, 2020           7:30 PM

Location: Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro, VT

This popular annual benefit concert returns to the historic Latchis Theater in downtown Brattleboro, with a lineup that includes the award-winning Nor’easters from Northeastern University, the Williams College Ephlats, The Vocal Suspects, and Univoz Vocal Ensemble, featuring Brattleboro’s own beatboxer extraordinaire, Ian Epstein!  TICKETS: $10-$50 Purchase online or call 802-257-0124 x101.  Note: All seating is reserved. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. show.  www.brattleboromuseum.org

Cloud Nine Nuptials

February 14, 2020

Location:  Mt. Snow, W. Dover VT

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Mount Snow in the most romantic way possible: renew your vows or get married on the mountain at the top of Cloud Nine on Friday, February 14.  More info and registration coming soon!  www.mountsnow.com

Brattleboro Winter Carnival

February 15 - 23, 2020

Brattleboro Winter Carnival is a 64 year tradition in the greater Brattleboro area. The committee strives to provide nine days of family fun during Brattleboro's public school vacation.  There are events to watch, events to participate in and even events to compete in!  Check out our schedule of events and come see what all the excitement is about! www.brattleborowintercarnival.org

Our Wild Neighbors: Museum Open House

February 15, 2020          1 - 6 PM

Location:  Southern Vermont Natural History Museum, 7599 VT. Rte. 9, W. Marlboro, VT

Join the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum for an afternoon of back yard wildlife! Our annual open house is free to the Public and will feature an opportunity to learn about the wild critters who call our back yards and local woodlots home. Starting at 1:00, live animals, special guests, activities and more will provide something for all ages. After the great response to last year's Bonfire we'll again finish off the day with a fire behind the Vermont Distiller's Building (starting at 4:30). Let us know you're interested and follow us on facebook for announcements of specific program times, guests and new developments!  www.vermontmuseum.org

Vermont Wildlife

February 15, 2020           6:30 PM

Location:  Grand Summit, Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

We will get up close with a variety of the Museum’s education animals for a fun and informative exploration into Vermont Wildlife!  Owls, bunnies, snakes and more will be on-hand for an up close encounter.  www.vermontmuseum.org

Bobby Watson & Horizon

February 15, 2020             8 PM

Location:  Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro, VT

Simply put, Bobby Watson is one of the most important alto saxophonists/jazz musicians on the scene today. His recorded output measures in the hundreds, he is revered as a jazz educator, and many of his compositions have become jazz standards. The group Watson is best known for is the ensemble that will perform at the Jazz Center: Horizon. Watson, along with bassist Curtis Lundy and drummer Victor Lewis, launched the first edition of Horizon, an acoustic quintet modeled in many ways after the Jazz Messengers but one with its own distinct slightly more modern twist. The group is now considered one of the preeminent small groups of the mid-1980s to mid-1990s when they toured constantly and recorded several highly acclaimed titles for Blue Note and Columbia. Watson and Lewis continue as the backbone of the group. At the VJC’s performance they will be joined by venerable alumni pianist Ed Simon and bassist Essiet Okon Essiet as well as trumpeter Giveton Gelin.  www.vtjazz.org

Harris Hill Ski Jump

February 15 - 16, 2020

Location:  Cedar St., Brattleboro, VT

Vermont Chamber Top 10 Winter Event. Join us for two days of breathtaking, heart-stopping ski jumping! Watch jumpers up close as they launch from the top of the jump and soar more than 300 feet at speeds up to 60 mph! Learn first hand why we call it "The Original Extreme Sport". Be part of the action as Harris Hill comes alive with the anticipation and excitement of the spectators, the focus and friendliness of the athletes, the festive atmosphere of the music, food vendors, beer tent and the ringing of cow bells as people thrill to the up-close, daring flight of jumpers. It's all happening at Harris Hill Ski Jump, where top jumpers from around the world compete on New England's only Olympic-size 90-meter hill.  www.harrishillskijump.com

Torchlight Parade and Fireworks

February 16, 2020                 5:45 PM

Location:  Mt. Snow, W. Dover VT

Join us as our  Mount Snow Ski & Snowboard School  instructors will descend the Canyon ski trail in a beautiful torchlight glow. Immediately following we’ll light up the sky with a huge fireworks display. The best place to watch our instructors descend Canyon is between the Clocktower and the Cape House.  www.mountsnow.com

Grommet Jam Finals

February 17, 2020

Location:  Mt. Snow, W. Dover VT

#3 of 3 Grommet Jam events for our 12 and under skiers and riders. This event series is a great way for kids to get out and learn a few things from our coaches and ski school instructors.

Coaches and instructors from our Training Center and Ski & Snowboard School will help out our little jibbers in our Grommet park at Carinthia in the morning and after a lunch break (not included) we'll have a fun park competition with an awards ceremony to immediately follow. Prizes and raffle for participants immediately following the competition at the Carinthia Base Lodge.  More info on registration coming soon!  www.mountsnow.com

Vermont Raptors

February 18, 2020            6:30 PM

Location:  Grand Summit, Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

Come meet a live hawk, falcon and owls up close and personal.  This interactive program is intended to spark questions and discussion.  We will see live birds, touchable artifacts and even see a live raptor fly!  www.vermontmuseum.org

Apres Relay

February 21, 2020          3 PM

Location:  Sundance Base Area, Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

THE CONCEPT: Teams of 4 - 1 Fat Tire Rider, 1 Snowshoe Runner, 1 Kayaker Captain and 1 Corn Hole Captain

The course is set - The Fat Tire Rider and Snowshoe Runner do a lap on the course. They then meet up with teammates #3 & #4 who pull them each up the slope in an inflatable kayak. Once up to the designated spot they all jump in the 2 kayaks together and ride down the slope to the corn hole field. All 4 team members must sink a corn hole prior to running to the finish line.

The setting is directly in front of the Sundance Lodge and visible to spectators to create a festive cheering atmosphere.

This event is $10 and open to All Ages. You must register beforehand in order to participate. Registration ends at 11:59 PM on Feb. 20th.  www.mountsnow.com

Craft Brew & Chili Stroll

February 21, 2020         4 - 7 PM

Location:  downtown Wilmington, VT

Stroll downtown Wilmington, tasting some of the region's finest chili from local restaurants and craft beer from around the statewww.visitvermont.com

Chamber Series: Violinist Itamar Zorman & Pianist Adam Golka

February 21, 2020        7:30 - 9:30 PM

Location:  Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way, Brattleboro, VT

Recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust award, Itamar Zorman was also joint winner of the 2011 International Tchaikovsky Competition. He is a regular participant  at the Marlboro Music Festival and is increasingly in demand as soloist with orchestras around the world.

Adam Golka returns to Brattleboro following performances in Europe and the across the United States. Originally from Texas, Golks is currently planning a survey of Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas in multiple U.S. cities.  www.bmcvt.org

Ski & Ride til You Drop!

February 22, 2020

Location:  Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

Go solo or make a team. Sign up sponsors to donate based on the number of runs, or a set amount. Show up and have a blast. Each individual who raises $350 or more will earn one FREE lift ticket (max 1 ticket per person). Entry fee: $100.00 includes lift ticket, $40 with season pass. Pre-register at www.adaptiveatsnow.org.  Call 802-464-4069. Day of registration: starts at 8 AM outside main lodge.

Winterfest 2020

February 22, 2020         5 PM

Location:  Grand Summit Hotel, Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

Cocktails, buffet dinner, silent auction, live auction and raffle. Tickets: $70.00/person before  2/5/20, $80.00 after 2/6/20. Tables: $675.00 for a table for 10, $540.00 for a table for 8. Bonus: Free $100 of raffle tickets for tables purchased before 2/15/20. Ticket info: www.adaptiveatsnow.org

Bud Light Mardi Gras

February 22, 2020

Location:  Mt. Snow, W. Dover VT

Join us as Mount Snow transforms into Bourbon St. Oh, and what would Mardi Gras be without beads? We will have over 12,000 to giveaway in lift lines, lodges, parties, and other locations all day long!  So get out your purple, green, and gold and join Mount Snow and Bud Light for this epic party!  Schedule of events coming soon!  www.mountsnow.com

Hoot Toot & Whistle 5k Snowshoe Race

February 22, 2020             10:30 AM

Location:  Readsboro School, 301 Phelps Lane, Readsboro, VT

A flat/rolling 5k out-and-back lollipop on the Catamount Ski Trail along the Deerfield River. If no snow a trail race may be held. REGISTRATION: Day of only, $15 ages 18-64yrs, $5 discount for USSSA members, over 65 & under 18 race for free. Please fill out a registration form and bring it with you to save time on race day. Proceeds go toward a donation to the  E.J. Bullock Building Restoration Fund. RACE DAY CHECK-IN: 9 AM – 10 AM, Readsboro School. Leave enough time to get from the school to the start line. DION SNOWSHOES available for rental at $5/pair; limited number, arrive early!  MORE INFORMATION: call Bob Dion at  (802) 423-7537 or email dion@bcn.net.  www.dionwmacsnowshoe.com

Mister Chris & Friends in Concert

February 22, 2020            Noon - 1 PM

Location: Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro, VT

People of all ages are invited to sing and dance along, as Vermont PBS presents Mister Chris and Friends at the Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro, on Saturday, Feb. 22, at noon.

Doors open at 11 a.m., as Vermont PBS, ECHO Lahey Center for Lake Champlain will provide interactive Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematic (STEM)-focused activities at the Latchis to create a fully immersive, hands-on afternoon of discovery for the whole family.

The concert starts at noon and will feature favorites from the popular Vermont PBS music series for kiddos, Mister Chris and Friends! Families will also enjoy an episode from season two of Mister Chris and Friends titled “Tradition” with special guest Dr. François Clemmons.

Accessibility and inclusion are paramount to the mission of Vermont PBS and Mister Chris and Friends, so the entire concert experience has been designed so those with light and sound sensitivities can play and sing along too!

Joining Chris in the The Mister Chris and Friends Band are: Caleb Bronz (Drums), Tyler Bolles (Upright Bass), Emma Cook (Keys, Guitar, Vocals) and Ethan Tischler (Guitar, Banjo, Vocals). Watch Mister Chris and Friends: Visit www.vermontpbs.org/misterchris.

Tickets are $5 and can be reserved in advance at https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=larts

Can Cops Cook?

February 29, 2020          5 - 7 PM

Location:  Brattleboro VFW Post 1034, 40 Black Mountain Rd., Brattleboro, VT

Can Cops Cook is a family-friendly cooking competition hosted by Safe Place Child Advocacy Center. This year, in addition to our usual Law Enforcement participants, we have also invited members from the Brattleboro Fire Department, Probation and Parole, Rescue Inc, DCF, and the Windham County State's Attorney's Office. It will be an event with some stiff competition! We invite the community to join us Saturday, February 29th from 5-7 pm at the Brattleboro VFW to sample each participant's dish, and then cast votes for the best chef! There will be plenty to eat and drink, so bring your family and your friends for this super fun event!  Price: $10.00.  www.safeplacecac.net

UMass Percussion Ensemble

February 29, 2020          7 - 9 PM

Location:  Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro, VT

A performance by the UMass Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Ayano Kataoka, followed by a reception with the performers.  Free for BMAC members and youth 18 and under, $5 for all others.  www.brattleboromuseum.org

Jack Jump World Championships

March 1, 2020

Location:  Mt. Snow, W. Dover VT

The Jack Jump World Championships return to Mount Snow again this March! A combination of homemade Jack Jump design and ingenuity and user skill will factor into determining who can make it down our dual paneled slalom Charlie's Chase course with the best combined time. After the race join us for an after party complete with awards and a bib raffle for all competitors.  Speed, great racing, fantastic crashes and a ton of fun make the Jack Jump World Championships at Mount Snow a can't miss- So get your Jack Jump ready!  More info on schedule and registration coming soon!  www..mountsnow.com

4th Annual Winter Homebrew Festival

March 7, 2020

Location:  Bennington, VT

Join us for the 4th annual Winter HomeBrew Festival! Shake off the Winter blues with the area's best appetizers and Home Brewed beverages! You’ve been cooped up all winter and now it is time get out and enjoy the area's finest Home Brewed Beverages and Delicious Appetizers! Enjoy unlimited beverage sampling from New England's premiere Home Brewers. Expect a wide range of beverages to include Beer, Wine, Cider, and Mead. Additionally, each home brewer will have several different styles to taste like IPA’s, Stouts, Porters, Hard Cider, Sours, Barrel Aged, Belgians, and everything in between! We typically have over 100 unique beverages to sample.
Our hand selected Restaurants have been charged in creating the finest bite sized appetizer for the Festival. It can be hot or cold, sweet or savory, the only guideline is it must be delicious! You will be able to sample (1) appetizer from each participating restaurant (10).
In addition to the Food and Drink we will have many local vendors joining the festival. Everything from Hot Sauces to Chocolates to spice blends to jams and jellies. Truly something for everyone and each vendor will have samples to try!
This event has sold out every year it's been held and there are limited tickets available. We encourage you to get your tickets early before they sell out. Also, ticket prices will increase as we near the event.  www.bennington.com/winterhomebrew

2020 Circus Spectacular

March 7 - 8, 2020            Sat. 7:30 - 9:30 PM, Sun. 1 - 3 PM

Location:  Latchis Theater, 50 Main St., Brattleboro, VT

The Circus Spectacular is a dazzling fundraising event. Starring guest artists from circuses around the world, this is a unique opportunity to see some of today's most renowned high flying aerialists, acrobats, and jugglers in Brattleboro on the Latchis Theater stage. An evening of incredible, world-class entertainment for the entire family that supports scholarship and outreach programming from the New England Center for Circus Arts.  www.necenterforcircusarts.org

Emerging Artist: Joel Ross "Good Vibes"

March 14, 2020              8 PM

Location:  Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro, VT

When deciding on which emerging artists to feature in the Jazz Center’s season, we put out a call to a group of young jazz lovers: “who would you like to hear?” The most requested name was easily vibraphonist Joel Ross, who had appeared at the VJC before as a sideman with Marquis Hill in February 2018. With the impetus of the release of his debut album on Blue Note Records, KingMaker, we are happy to present Ross at the VJC with his own ensemble.  www.vtjazz.org

Ski Vermont Specialty Food Day

March 15, 2020           11 AM - 4 PM

Location:  Mt. Snow, W. Dover VT

The Ski Vermont Specialty Food Day Tour brings local Vermont products right to your favorite ski areas! Free samples and products for purchase await!

St. Patrick's Ticket Deal - $17.00 Lift Ticket

March 17, 2020

Location:  Mt. Snow, W. Dover VT

Come celebrate St.Patrick's Day at Mount Snow!  We'll be offering a $17 Lift ticket (online only) and be hosting live music on Main Street during the day.  Purchase your $17 St. Patrick's lift ticket here: mountsnow.com/tickets-passes  Please note that the St. Patrick's Day Deal is valid for March 17, 2020 only.  Limited quantities available. MUST buy online in advance. Tickets on the day of the event will be available for $49 at the ticket window.

Bud Light Reggaefest

March 20 - 22, 2020

Location:  Mt. Snow, W. Dover VT

Bud Light Reggaefest returns to Mount Snow for a weekend of fantastic live Reggae music! Featuring great performances at the Snow Barn as well as a party out in the Base Area Saturday and Sunday. Plus check out our annual  Sink or Skim Pond Skimming and the Duct Tape Derbywww.mountsnow.com

22nd Annual Whitingham Maple Festival

March 21 - 22, 2020

Location:  Whitingham, VT

The Maple Festival celebrates an important aspect of Whitingham’s economic and cultural heritage. Eight of our eighteen Whitingham sugar makers have graciously opened the doors of their sugar houses and given their time so that residents, visitors, and guests, alike will gain a better understanding and appreciation for ‘the art and science’ of Maple syrup and sugar making and the historical importance of ‘sugaring’ to our town. whitingham-maplefest.weebly.com

Bud Light Sink or Skim

March 21, 2020

Location:  Main Base Area, Mt. Snow, W. Dover VT

Our annual pond skimming competition! Think you can make it across our 100 foot long icy cold pond? Don your best costume and give it a shot!  Those who make it across dry will be judged by our esteemed panel based on costume, form & style to determine this year's Sink or Skim Champion and winner of a 2020/21 Season Pass!  www.mountsnow.com

Holly Near in a Benefit Concert

March 21, 2020             7 - 10 PM

Location:  Greenwall Auditorium, Bennington College, 1 College Dr., Bennington, VT

Climate Advocates Bennington-350VT will host Holly Near in a benefit concert supporting 350Vermont and Climate Advocates Bennington's re-forestation initiative: help us help the planet by joining the world-wide effort to plant 2 billion trees. One of the most powerful singer/songwriters of our time, Holly Near's life-long commitment to justice and song inspires, builds community and brings joy to the soul. Bring your parents...bring your friends...bring your kids and grandkids. 350vt.nationbuilder.com/hollynear

BUHS Booster Club presents Rusty DeWees "The Logger"

March 21, 2020           7:30 - 11 PM

Location:  Brattleboro VFW Post 1034, 40 Black Mountain Rd., Brattleboro, VT

Rusty DeWees THE LOGGER will perform comedy, music, and stories. Hosted at Brattleboro's VFV on Saturday, March 21st at 7:30 pm for your family's pleasure! Doors will open at 6:30 for drinks and light snacks. This is a 21+ event. The Boston Globe says, The Logger is: Inventive, entertaining, exceptional! Actor/Comedian Rusty DeWees is known for his THE LOGGER persona full-on comedian, burgeoning musician, Rusty's one-man comedy shows are best described as Blue Collar Comedy meets Prairie Home Companion. All proceeds will go to the BUHS Athletic Booster Club which is a volunteer group of parents and individuals. All money made goes back to the kids in the form of scholarships and donations to sports programs. Price: $18.00.

Bud Light Duct Tape Derby

March 22, 2020

Location:  Tubing Hill, Mt. Snow, W. Dover VT

A Mount Snow Signature Event! The Duct Tape Derby has grown into one of the funnest and most unique competitions you'll ever witness (or be involved in). Build a craft of only Cardboard, Duct Tape, Zip Ties and Paint. That's it!  www.mountsnow.com

12th Annual Winter Brewers Festival

March 28, 2020

Location:  Main Base Area, Mt. Snow, W. Dover VT

Join us as we celebrate springtime, live music, and of course, beer!  More info on breweries and tickets will be announced soon!  www.mountsnow.com

Bud Light Gladeiator

March 29, 2020

Location:  Mt. Snow, W. Dover VT

The Glade-iator competition is a mogul skiing contest on the soft bumps of the legendary Ripcord, one of the steepest trails in the east! Competitors will show off their bump and jump skills and will be judged on a combination of time, form, line, and aerial maneuvers off one of our two jumps (option of small or large). This is also one of the best spectator events of the year, complete with sun, snow and a cash BBQ & Bud Light bar. Ripcord will be closed to the public, so the best way to get there is to take River Run from the top of the Canyon Express lift.

Spectators are invited to come hang out at the bottom of Ripcord and enjoy the BBQ and Beer Garden! Spectators must be able to ski Intermediate terrain (River Run).  www.mountsnow.com

Comics on a Mission

April 4, 2020            7:30 - 9:30 PM

Location:  Latchis Theater, 50 Main St., Brattleboro, VT

The Hatch returns with Comics on a Mission with a clown car full of talent to benefit the HatchSpace community woodshop and school in Brattleboro.

The HatchSpace mission to teach and preserve the skills and traditions of craft while celebrating the joy of simply making things is a welcome tonic for the endless fever dream news cycle we seem trapped in. Get your tickets now for a night of fun and do-gooderism. Tickets range: $60, $40, and $25. www.latchistheatre.com

Chamber Series: Musicians from Marlboro

April 4, 2020          7:30 - 9:30 PM

Location:  Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way, Brattleboro, VT

The Brattleboro Music Center has enjoyed a long-lasting, deep relationship with the Marlboro Music Festival. The BMC is proud to present a concert each season from the Festival’s touring program. For this event, we welcome nine powerful musicians (including Judith Serkin) to perform works by Respighi and Brahms as well as the youthful Mendelssohn Octet in E-flat Majorwww.bmcvt.org

Peter Bernstein, Larry Goldings & Bill Stewart Trio

April 5, 2020             4 PM

Location:  Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro, VT

Peter Bernstein, Larry Goldings, and Bill Stewart formed a trio in 1989 at a club called in Auggies in NYC (it is now the upper west side jazz haven called Smoke). Since that fateful night this group has toured the world and recorded numerous albums. According to the New York Times, they are the “the best organ trio of the last decade.”   www.vtjazz.org

4th Annual Solo Jazz Piano Festival

April 24 - 25, 2020        8 PM

Location:  Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro, VT

Our fourth annual solo jazz piano festival celebrates the VJC’s nine-foot Steinway concert grand piano, a gift from the Mckenzie Family Charitable Trust. This festival honors the piano’s immense contribution in jazz by presenting leading and upcoming musicians who have devoted their lives to mastering the instrument’s creative potential and stylistic legacies. The event is both educational and performance-based, including, from all four of the headlining artists, master-class style presentations (offered to pianists and non-pianists) as well as a free-wheeling Q & A session panel.  www.vtjazz.org

Brattleboro Concert Choir – The Birds Will Still Sing: Music of Perseverance

April 25 - 26, 2020         Sat. 7:30 - 9:30 PM, Sun. 3 - 5 PM

Location:  Latchis Theater, 50 Main St., Brattleboro, VT

This program showcases four deeply personal and idiosyncratic musical expressions of the drive to strive, to overcome, and to persevere.  www.bmcvt.org

Terri Lyne Carrington

May 16, 2020          8 PM

Location:  Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro, VT

Three-time Grammy award winner Terri Lyne Carrington grew up in a musical family – her first set of drums belonged to her grandfather who was Fats Waller’s drummer. A true protégé, she received a full scholarship to Berklee School of Music at age 11 where she was mentored by the legendary Jack DeJohnette. After Berklee, Carrington’s talent, ability and work ethic have earned her recognition as one of the most formidable musicians on the scene today.  www.vtjazz.org

From Our Gardens to Yours

May 23, 2020           9 AM - 1 PM

Location:  Wardsboro Public Library, 170 Main St., Wardsboro, VT

ANNUAL SPRING PLANT SALE & BAKE SALE– fundraiser for Friends of the Wardsboro Library. ONE DAY ONLY - Saturday, May 23th – 9 AM to 1 PM. Both events at 170 Main Street. Two exciting raffles, VT hearty perennials, annuals, shrubs, vegetables, Gilfeather turnip seedlings & herbs – all priced to sell. Meet master gardeners. Free admission & parking. Rain or Shine.  www.friendsofwardsborolibrary.org

Mayfest Arts & Craft Festival

May 23, 2020              10 AM - 5 PM

Location:  downtown Bennington, VT

Spring's outdoor handmade festival in the heart of Downtown Bennington! Artisans bring their handmade ware, downtown merchants offer specials, food to tempt you, entertainers create atmosphere and the community visits with one another after a long winter! Come see why this is our 35th year!  www.betterbennington.org

 

These are just a few of the events in our area. Visit our local chamber of commerce for a more comprehensive listing of area events or visit  www.vermontvacation.com for statewide events.

 

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