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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

Grafton Village Cheese

Location:  400 Linden St. (Rte. 30), Brattleboro, VT

Our Brattleboro Specialty Cheese & Wine Shop is located close to Route 91. A visit to our Brattleboro store includes an opportunity to watch our cheddar being made via our viewing area. Open daily, 10 am - 6 pm, and until 8 pm on Fridays. 802-246-2221 x101.   www.graftonvillagecheese.com

Guided Mountain Bike Lessons and Trips

Location:  Zoar Adventure Center, 36 W. Main St., Wilmington, VT

Jack Kemp, local ski and bike coach and former Team Devo Cycling Director, will be leading mountain bike lessons and guided trips on alternating Saturday afternoons.  If you’ve ever been frustrated when riding a mountain bike, can’t get up the hills or nervous about taking turns in the woods, this is a great way to learn!

Jack will provide basic instruction for beginners on how to ride woods trails, shift gears and deal with changing terrain. Guided rides will practice these techniques along the Hoot, Toot and Whistle trail that leaves from the Reardon Bridge at the west end of town. Please call ahead 800-532-7483 to reserve a spot or stop by ZAC beforehand to sign up. Cost is $70 per person including a Trek Excalibur bike & helmet for the 3-hour session. Minimum age is 10 years. Happy pedaling!  www.zoaroutdoor.com

Whitingham Farmers Market - Fridays      4 - 7 PM

Location:  Whitingham Municipal Center, 2948 VT Rte. 100, Jacksonville, VT

Homemade, homegrown, handcrafted products and live music. Bring the family and enjoy!   www.whitinghamfarmersmarket.org

Apples to iPods

Apples to iPods is a fun way to introduce new technology to a Vermont tradition of picking apples with friends or family. In partnership with Small Dog Electronics, Woodchuck Draft Cider and Vermont Tree Fruit Growers, we're able to hide wooden apples in participating orchards.  Participating pick-your-own orchards have a hidden wooden apple just ripe for the picking! Find one and you'll get an Apple iPod, iPod Shuffle or iPad awarded on a first-come-first-served basis, so start searching early.  Click here for participating orchards.

Corn Maze

Location:  Gaines Farm, 6343 Coolidge Hwy. (Rte. 5), Guilford, VT

Each autumn The Gaines Farm cranks out a-Maize-ing family fun with the annual Corn Maize. Join us for games, good food, good folks and 7 acres of ten-foot corn stalk, Maize madness. It's an agricultural feat that will mystify, and entertain. Will you ever find the end?
Open Saturdays & Sundays from September 16 to October 29, and Indigenous People's Day, October 9, 11 AM to 5 PM  www.gainesfarm.com

Hicks Family Farm Corn Maze

Location:  Hicks Farm, 1299 Rte. 2, Charlemont, MA

 We are an extended family working hard to keep our 5th generation farm in operation.  We opened the corn maze in 2011 and have continued to grow into a family friendly place to visit!  Come play the scavenger hunt game in the maze. & play mini golf in and out of  the cornfield!  Come visit a few of the farm animals and  have fun. Open Saturdays and Sundays, starting Sept. 2. www.hickscornmaze.com

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Green Mountain Glass, Music and Crafts Festival
Glassware, Live Glassblowing, Demos,Glass Blowing Contest, Live Bands, Crafters, Artisans, Food and much more all in the heart of the Green Mountains. BYOB & Pet Friendly
Green Mountain Glass, Music and Crafts Festival
Green Mountain Glass, Music and Crafts Festival
Green Mountain Glass, Music and Crafts Festival
Glassware, Live Glassblowing, Demos,Glass Blowing Contest, Live Bands, Crafters, Artisans, Food and much more all in the heart of the Green Mountains. BYOB & Pet Friendly

 

 

9th Annual Vermont Wine & Harvest Festival

September 22 - 24, 2017

Location:  Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

Grand Tasting at Mount Snow Resort. Set in the backdrop of our world renowned Vermont fall foliage, attendees of the Vermont Wine and Harvest Festival will discover, savor, and enjoy Vermont vintners, small specialty food producers, chefs, painters, publishers, cheese makers, potters, jewelers, photographers and farmers. Visit our website for more details www.thevermontfestival.com.

Village Wine Tasting Stroll & Soup Contest

September 22, 2017           5 - 7 PM

Location:  downtown Wilmington, VT

Register and pick up your map at The Chamber of Commerce, 21 West Main St., Wilmington VT

Festival preview tasting and the Village Stroll, featuring live entertainment and the Vermont Soup Tasting Contest in the heart of Wilmington. Stroll the historic village of Wilmington while sampling soups from the Valley’s chefs. The various shops, galleries, and restaurants will all be featuring wines from around the world including award winning Vermont Wines by Shelburne Vineyards. Sample over 30 different soups and wines.  www.thevermontfestival.com

Meet & Greet with Tracey Medeiros

September 22, 2017          5 - 7 PM

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

Tracey Medeiros is the author of The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook, The Vermont Farm Table Cookbook, and Dishing Up Vermont. She writes The Farmhouse Kitchen: A Guide to Eating Local column for Edible Green Mountains magazine and is also a freelance food writer, food stylist, and recipe developer and tester. She is often seen on various television cooking segments preparing one of her favorite recipes while sharing helpful culinary tips with the viewing audience. Tracey travels regionally as a guest speaker and cooking instructor, emphasizing her commitment to the sustainable food movement by using locally produced fresh ingredients to create dishes that are healthy and delicious.  www.myvermontbookstore.com

Classical Fare at the Red Door

September 22, 2017           7:30 PM

Location:  St. Mary's of the Mountains, 13 E. Main St., Wilmington, VT

An evening of classical music and desserts, at the conclusion of Wilmington’s Soup & Wine Stroll.  Join us, along with Dennis Ainsworth, Marietta Formanek, Karen Horton, Barbara Lipstadt, Kathleen Loomis-Ward, Robin Matathias, Richard Mattern, Santo Patane, Lynne Valente and Peter Walker, for a delightful and varied program of classical music, to support the Deerfield Valley Community Cares Heating Fund.  Admission by free will donation.   The concert will be “at the Red Doors” at St. Mary’s in the Mountains.   For further information, please visit the St. Mary’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/StMarysVT/.

Walk for Animals

September 23, 2017         9 AM - 1 PM

Location:  Grafton Village Cheese, 400 Linden St. (Rte. 30), Brattleboro, VT

We can’t wait to see you at this year’s Walk for Animals on Saturday, September 23rd! This event is just plain FUN! We get to go for a walk with our beloved dogs, share our love of animals with our community, and raise big bucks that will help us care for animals in need. What more could you ask for?

The Walk for Animals will be held at Grafton Village Cheese Company on Linden St. in Brattleboro. The registration table opens at 9 am. At 10 am, we will walk a new route into town before we return to Grafton for ice cream, dog treats, games, and prizes!

New This Year:  In celebration of the 15th anniversary of this beloved event, we will have dog and human contests, K-9 agility demonstrations, police K-9 demonstrations, and vendors offering dog-related products and free samples.

How Do I Participate?  It’s simple!  Just create your own fundraising page here:  https://www.crowdrise.com/15th-annual-walk-for-animals.
Once you have created your page, you can post it on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter and email the link to your friends!

Well-behaved dogs on a leash are welcome at the Walk (no flexi-leads please). It’s also fine to leave Fido at home if this is not his idea of fun – but the more humans we have walking and showing that they care about animals, the better! All walkers who raise $50 or more will get an awesome Walk for Animals t-shirt, and top fundraisers will win prizes from local businesses.

This event is not just a whole lot of fun, it is an essential fundraiser for your local humane society. Thanks to community support, WCHS is doing great things for animals and the people that love them. In fact, we are helping more animals than ever, thanks to you! So grab your friends, two and four-legged, and make plans to join us on September 23rdwww.wchs4pets.org

New England Street Food Festival

September 23, 2017         11 AM - 7 PM

Location:  Kampfires Campground, 792 US-5, Dummerston, VT

Free, family-friendly event featuring live music, entertainment, and food sampling.

Peru Fair

September 23, 2017              9 AM - 4 PM

Location:  Peru, VT

An old fashioned country fair. Fabulous Pig Roast, Music & Family Entertainment, Vermont Crafts, Cloggers, Antiques & Art Exhibits, Vermont Artisans Demos, Clowns & Magicians, Pony Rides, Food & Vermont Fare, Baked Goods, & Fun for Everyone!  Admission:  $6.00.  www.perufair.org

7th Annual Vermont Wildlife Festival

September 24, 2017         10 AM - 4 PM

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

The Vermont Wildlife Festival was first held in 2010 on Hogback Mountain in Marlboro Vermont. It was originally intended as an opportunity for locals and visitors to the region to share their passion for the outdoors in all its facets. Representatives from the hunting and conservation communities, wildlife rescues, State agencies and nature centers all came out for a fun day of learning and fun in the beautiful Vermont outdoors! The event has continued to grow and this year moves to Mount Snow resort! With the help of Mount Snow, the Southern Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Zoocademy, the Museum is keeping that spirit of inclusiveness! The event is admission by a donation of your choice and we again have a wide variety of attractions to engage anyone with an interest in the outdoors. Live birds of prey, reptile rescues and a live wolf demonstration bring the flashy live animals into focus. The Deerfield Valley Sportsmans’ Club and the American Museum of Fly Fishing will keep us learning about the hunting and fishing traditions of Vermont. The State is sending interactive exhibits and experts from the DEC, Fish and Wildlife and Forest Parks and Recreation. In all, we have over 28 groups who will be on hand to entertain and educate, including a number of new additions like an influx of survival schools, a full sized tepee and a native culture exhibition from Healing Winds! The event runs from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on September 24, bring the whole family for a fun fall outing!

Please contact the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum for more information www.vermontmuseum.org (802) 464-0048.

Come to quaint, historic Manchester, Vermont for the annual Manchester Fall Art and Craft Festival at Riley Rink in Hunter Park. This Festival, bringing annual visitors from New York, Massachusetts, and elsewhere in the Northeast, provides a unique and memorable shopping experience. Find handcrafted creations made by expert Artists and Artisans, and meet the actual makers of the work. Visitors also enjoy the Specialty Foods and Spirits tent, with producers of Vermont products including maple syrup, craft distilled spirits, and other gourmet items. Also find wine, beer, and great food to eat on-site while you enjoy live music and other entertainment. Enjoy a memorable visit to beautiful Manchester!  Adult daily admission $10, Weekend pass $12, Kids Free. Free Parking. No pets, please. Click here for more information.

Hungry Lion Bike Tour

September 30, 2017

Location:  start at Town Hill, Whitingham, VT

On September 30, the Whitingham-Halifax Lions Club will host the Sixth Annual Hungry Lion Bike Tour (HLBT) through southern Vermont and western Massachusetts. The HLBT attracts riders from all across New England and even as far as New York City, to enjoy fall foliage rides of 10 to 75 miles.  Our 2017 tours will offer cyclists a choice of rides through a wide range of terrain, from challenging hills to riverside lanes, from rolling countryside to picturesque villages.

HLBT's four fully supported rides include rest stops with healthy snacks, water and beverages, as well as a barbecue & band celebration at the finish. Sag wagon support is available for riders who request it en-route, and riders are eligible to win a variety of prizes including bike gear and gift certificates from local businesses. 

All rides start and finish at Town Hill in Whitingham, Vermont.  www.hungrylionbiketour.com

Gallery Walk

October 6, 2017          5:30 - 8:30 PM

Location:  downtown Brattleboro, VT

This festival of the arts features exhibit openings at galleries, eateries, and other businesses, most within a few blocks of Main Street. Activities, street performances, and more – a festive block party.  www.gallerywalk.org

Gulp and Gallop 5k

October 7, 2017       9 AM

Location:  Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

For the “athletic beer drinkers” there’s the 6th Annual Gulp and Gallop 5k Beer Run on Saturday! Gulp and gallopers make four laps starting and returning in the base area. Each time participants complete a lap they have their choice of water or a cup of beer to drink before heading back out onto the course. This fun run is for the 21+ crowd only (must bring valid government issued ID) and crazy outfits are highly encouraged. Cost is $15 per person. Check-in starts at 8:30 Saturday morning in the Main Base Area and the first 50 people to arrive at check-in to sign the waiver get a Gulp and Gallop t-shirt. You must pay your entry fee before checking in. Register online or purchase on-site at the Clocktower. There will be a Kool Aid 1k for the kids in the afternoon, which is free of charge.

Afterwards check out the FREE 44th Annual Harvest Arts and Craft Show  and the 20th Annual Oktoberfest (admission required and not included).

44th Annual Harvest Arts & Crafts Show

October 7 - 8, 2017           10 AM - 5 PM

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

Get a jump on your holiday shopping at the 44th Annual Harvest Arts and Crafts Show featuring 50+ vendors including local artisans, specialty food makers and more. 

The event is conveniently located throughout the Main Base Lodge and base area. Did we mention that there is also FREE ADMISSION! Expect to see original works of art, handmade jewelry and furniture, sample homemade fudge and speak face to face with the purveyors. Then head outside and checkout our 20th Annual Oktoberfest- two great events and truly a weekend not to be missed!  www.mtsnow.com

20th Annual Mount Snow Oktoberfest

October 7 - 8, 2017        11 AM - 5 PM

Location:  Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

Like most German-themed Oktoberfest events, the 20th Annual Mount Snow Oktoberfest will have plenty of beer, schnitzel and Oom-pah music; but throw in kids games, pumpkin painting, an apple sling shot and the famous “schnitzel toss” and you’ve got two days of fun for the whole family! A Columbus Day Weekend tradition since 1997, the Mount Snow Oktoberfest is one of our signature festivals and was named a 2017 Top 10 Fall Event by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce.

The Kid’s Zone is where families will find festival games like the beanbag toss, a huge bouncy house, pumpkin painting and other kid-friendly activities. While the young ones are playing, the big kids can enjoy a large selection of beers from at least 25 different German and domestic breweries as well as authentic German fare served out of Der Markeplatz in the Main Base Lodge and the sausage roast outside of Cuzzins. Plus, try your hand at games like the keg toss, yodeling contest and stein holding as well as a horseshoe tournament.  For you shoppers, don't forget the 44th Annual Harvest Arts & Crafts Show going on inside the Base Lodge and for the "athletic beer drinkers" there’s the 6th Annual Gulp and Gallop 5k Beer Run on Saturday!

The Bluebird Express will be open each day of the festival for scenic rides to the summit! The Bullwheel will be open with beer and food as well. Please note: due to high demand, we will have to limit uphill capacity to the summit. Check with the lift staff about wait times before going for your ride.  www.mtsnow.com

“Outdoor Photo Site with Fall Color”

October 7, 2017              All Day

Location:  Boyd Family Farm, 125 E. Dover Rd., Wilmington, VT

The Boyd Family Farm hillside panorama celebrates the colors of the season! Potted Mums, Ornamental Cabbage & Hay Bales available for Fall decorating. Bring your friends and your cameras. www.boydfamilyfarm.com (802) 464-5618

“Pumpkin Carving”

October 7 - 8, 2017          11 AM - 3 PM

Location:  Boyd Family Farm, 125 E. Dover Rd., Wilmington, VT

Pick out your perfect pumpkin at the Boyd Family Farm – all shapes, sizes and colors.  Do your carving with us and leave the mess behind.   www.boydfamilyfarm.com (802) 464-5618

47th Newfane Heritage Festival

October 7 - 8, 2017         10 AM - 4 PM

Location:  on the Common, Newfane, VT

On Columbus Day Weekend, tents blossom on the Newfane Common for the Heritage Festival. Amid the colorful Fall Foliage on the village streets and surrounding hillsides, talented artists and craftpeople display their creative efforts. Locals and tourists return year after year for this signature event in southeastern Vermont.  Click here for more information.

Dummerston Apple Pie Festival

October 8, 2017

Location:  1038 East West Rd., Dummerston, VT

Held on the commons in Dummerston, VT town's center every year on the Sunday of Columbus Day Weekend.

  • 7:30 am - 11:00 am Fireman's Pancake Breakfast 
  • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Craft Fair
  • 10:00 am There will be 1500 "Church-made" pies sold whole or by the piece served under the tent with homemade ice cream, fresh donuts, hot cider and VT cheddar cheese.  The event is held rain or shine, indoors or under a tent.  www.dummerston.org

15th Annual Heirloom Apple Day

October 8, 2017         10 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM

Location:  Scott Farm Orchard, 707 Kipling Rd., Dummerston, VT

On Sunday October 8th, The Scott Farm will host its annual Heirloom Apple Day, a celebration of our heirloom apples, fresh, baked and squeezed.  Visit our apple barn at 10, 12 or 2 for a free tasting of some of our 120 varieties of apples and listen to the enlightening history of these unique fruits with our orchardist Zeke Goodband. Heirloom apples and cider will be on sale after the tasting.  Whetstone Cider Works will be sampling their hard ciders and Rigani Wood-Fired Pizza will be making seasonal sensations in their oven.  www.scottfarmvermont.com

33rd Annual Pumpkin Festival

October 14, 2017          9 AM - 4 PM

Location:  on the Common, Rte. 30, Townshend, VT

Quality crafts, antiques and art work.  Free Admission   -   Free Parking   -   Pumpkin Pies  -  Food Vendors    -    Locally Grown Apples and Cider   -   Free Pony Rides  www.townshendvermont.org

Eastern States Cup Downhill Finals

October 14 - 15, 2017

Location:  Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

Eastern States Cup returns to Mount Snow for an eighth straight year, this time for the Finals! Come out and test your skills against the northeast’s best riders, or come and cheer them on with great spectator viewing all along the course. Whether you are a novice to downhill or an experienced pro, this is a great race for you! There will be categories covering all ability and age levels with the amateurs racing for some great gear from our sponsors while the pros duke it out for a piece of the cash purse.

Mount Snow has a long standing tradition of great downhill trails and this race promises to be no different. Our trail crew will be out diligently working to create a fun and challenging course incorporating rocks & roots, open trail, and slopestyle features.  www.mtsnow.com

6th Annual Quilt & Craft Show

October 14 - 15, 2017

Location:  Memorial Hall, 14 W. Main St., Wilmington, VT

This year's show was organized by the Norton House in loving memory of founder Suzanne A. Wells Wurzberger. Come to see an amazing collection of quilts, historical and modern. There will also be demonstrations, a raffle on the hour, and a trunk show by The Fashion Plate. Entry by donation, with all proceeds to benefit local charities.

Tom Harrell Quartet

October 14, 2017           8 PM

Location:  Vermont Jazz Center, 74 Cotton Mill Hill, #222, Brattleboro, VT

Tom Harrell, trumpet; Danny Grissett, piano; Ugonna Okegwo, bass; Joe Dyson, drums

Tom Harrell is one of the most prolific trumpeters in jazz. His career spans more than 40 years and he has appeared on over 260 albums with artists such as Charles McPherson and Horace Silver. Harrell is also one of the most important forces for positivity in jazz and he surrounds himself with loyal friends who share his vision that music is a vehicle for healing, unity and peace. He also is perpetually creative; he composes as part of his daily routine, writing for numerous projects that reflect his desire to create using a broad range of pallets. Drummer and collaborator Johnathan Blake stated "one of the things that my time with Tom has taught me is [the importance of] living in the moment and letting the music play you, as opposed to forcing the music."

Tom Harrell twice earned trumpeter of the year in Down Beat Magazine. He has released 27 albums as a leader and has appeared as a sideman with important figures in jazz history including Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Dizzie Gillespie, Horace Silver, Art Farmer, Phil Woods, Lee Konitz, Sam Jones, Jim Hall, Charlie Haden, Joe Lovano. His performance with pianist Bill Evans (on Evans' last commercial recording) earned the ensemble a Grammy Award for "Best Instrumental Jazz Performance" in 1981. He will be performing at the Vermont Jazz Center with his working quartet promoting their new recording called Moving Pictures.  www.vtjazz.org

Heirloom Apple Pie Workshop

October 21, 2017        10 AM - 1 PM

Location:  Scott Farm Orchard, 707 Kipling Rd., Dummerston, VT

Tackle Pie Dough Anxiety! Learn from the Queen of Tarts how to prepare flaky pie dough and effortlessly roll out pie crust using the right recipe and technique.  We will prepare and bake pies using the beautiful heirloom apples from Scott Farm.

The $50 price of this workshop includes the pie you bake, the dough you make, and a take-home tote of heirloom baking apples. Reservations required.  www.scottfarmvermont.com

Samirah Evans and Evelyn Harris - A Special Tribute to Etta James and Nina Simone

October 21, 2017              7:30 PM Doors,  8:00 PM Showtime

Location:  Memorial Hall, 14 W. Main St., Wilmington, VT

This special tribute to iconic Jazz and blues artists Nina Simone and Etta James has been designed to feature acclaimed selections from both celebrated artists in addition to compositions that personally resonate with both performers. Evans has shared stages with blues and soul legends BB King and James Brown. Grammy nominated Harris is a former member of Sweet Honey in the Rock.  They will be accompanied by local celebrity pianist Miro Sprague, bassist Dave Picchi and drummer Jon Fisher. Tickets:  $15.00 advanced, $18.00 Door.  Click here for tickets.

15th Annual Gilfeather Turnip Festival

October 28, 2017             All Day

Location:  downtown Wardsboro, VT

At Town Hall, and The Big Tent - all on Main Street, Wardsboro, VT. America’s best turnip culinary event! Join the whole town for Gilfeather turnip soup and turnip recipe tastings at the Turnip Café, outdoor soup kiosk, farmer’s market, many new craft and specialty  artisan food vendors, 1000 + lbs of turnip, turnip seeds, turnip cookbooks, festival tee shirts, turnip-theme gifts, live music & entertainment.  Free admission. Rain or shine.

Enter the Turnip Contest! Awards for the largest Gilfeather turnip grown from seed or seedling – enter yours to win in many creative categories.  Click here for more information.

10th Annual On-Farm Heirloom Apple Harvest Dinner

October 28, 2017         6 PM

Location:  Scott Farm Orchard, 707 Kipling Rd., Dummerston, VT

Scott Farm Orchard and the Vermont Fresh Network will co-host our 10th annual harvest dinner at the farm’s apple barn.  The 5-course meal will showcase our delicious heirloom apples along with many other local foods.  Chef Tristan Toleno of Entera Catering will prepare the meal.  Dinner is $50. per person.  This year the drinks will be BYOB. Reservations required. Make your reservations early – it sells out fast!    www.scottfarmvermont.com

Stellaria Trio- An Evening of Classical Music

November 3, 2017             7:30 PM Doors, 8:00 PM Showtime

Location:  Memorial Hall, 14 W. Main St., Wilmington, VT

The Stellaria Trio kicks off its 2017-18 season of global immersion programs with a spotlight on works by Nordic composers. Violinist Letitia Quante, cellist John Dunlop, and pianist Claire Black comprise Burlington VT's newest classical piano trio.  Tickets: $12.00 advanced, $15.00 Door.  Click here for tickets.

Bella's Bartok with Reynolds, Campbell and Avera opening

November 4, 2017          7:30 PM Doors, 8:00 PM Showtime

Location:  Memorial Hall, 14 W. Main St., Wilmington, VT

To understand Bellas Bartok, imagine what you would get if Salvador Dali and Toulouse Lautrec were fronting the Moulin Rouge's house band, and you have the exuberant spectacle that is Bella's Bartok. This 6-piece powerhouse melds Bohemian Klezmer Punk with pop sensibilities into an eminently danceable party. The diversity of musicians that make up Bella's Bartok, combined with their boundless energy on stage, has been known to break a dance floor, or two (or three), but who's counting?

Opening the show- Local favorites Reynolds, Campbell & Avera. This trio brings stripped down covers spanning the genres of blues, alt rock, hip-hop, country, folk, and bluegrass.  Tickets: $15.00.  Click here for tickets.

Camille Thurman + the Darrell Green Trio

November 4, 2017              8 PM

Location:  Vermont Jazz Center, 74 Cotton Mill Hill, #222, Brattleboro, VT

Camille Thurman, saxophone and voice, Darrell Green, drums; bass and piano TBA

"Emerging" doesn't quite describe the artistry of Camille Thurman. Her journey to manifest her own dream appears to have occurred very quickly. Like a butterfly from the cocoon, Thurman seems to have skipped the awkward phase of adolescence. Through talent, grit, discipline and serious study she has proven herself to be a mature player, confidently living the music. Camille has three albums out under her own name and has shared the stage with such luminaries as Dr. Billy Taylor, Benny Golson, George Coleman, Dianne Reeves, Russell Malone, George Benson, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Alicia Keys, India Arie, Ciara, Missy Elliot and many others. Ms. Thurman has performed in the 2009 Women in Jazz Festival, the 2010 Ashdod Israel Festival, the Blue Note, Kitano, Iridium, the Jazz Standard, NJPAC and many others. She is a two-time award winning recipient of the ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composers Award and is a Fulbright Scholar. Thurman's compositions were featured in the ASCAP/ Kennedy Center "Songwriters: The Next Generation" showcase; she has also appeared on BET's Black Girls Rock.  www.vtjazz.org

Colrain Craft Tour

November 11 - 12, 2017           10 AM - 5 PM

Location:  Colrain, MA

Putney Craft Tour

November 24 - 26, 2017        10 AM - 5 PM

Top Ten Vermont Winter Event as named by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, Year of the Arts 2017, Thanksgiving Weekend Nov 24, 25, 26 (10-5).  Putney celebrates  Craft, Culinary and Performance Weekend highlighted by the Putney Craft Tour. The tour features blacksmiths, glass blowers, potters, jewelers, weavers, woodworkers – even artisan cheese makers and custom bike makers. Find that one-of-a-kind gift and buy direct from the artisan who made it. www.putneycrafts.com

Turkey Hangover Hillclimb

November 24, 2017            Noon

Location:  Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

Burn off some of those turkey day calories and get your legs in shape for a great winter of skiing by coming out for our annual fun run! Meet by the Grand Summit Express for a run, walk, or sprint up the mountain. This event is FREE!!!

  • Beginners will climb to the bottom of Yard Sale.
  • Intermediates will climb to the top of Yard Sale using the Exhibition trail.
  • Experts will climb to the top of Yard Sale using the Exhibition and Yard Sale trails. 

There will be prizes for top finishers as well as for the best costumes. Bragging rights for all!

*Children under 18 must have a parent/guardian present  www.mountsnow.com

Torchlight Parade, Fireworks, & Santa!

November 25, 2017              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.

Immediately after, be sure to join us in the base lodge to get your holiday photo taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus!  *Weather Permitting   www.mountsnow.com

The 19th Annual Cotton Mill Open Studio & Holiday Sale

December 1 - 3, 2017

Location:  The Cotton Mill, 74 Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro, VT

Join in the festivities at Cotton Mill Arts Open Studio and Holiday Sale, December 1 – 3, 2017. This 19th annual seasonal event celebrates the work and creations of artists, musicians, bakers, cooks, and craftspeople of the Cotton Mill, and many other talented, juried artists and artisans from Brattleboro and surrounding communities. This popular spirited, sensory extravaganza spread throughout the three floors of the Mill is sure to provide something for everyone.

Tenants invite you to visit their studios, while local artists invite you to visit their booths. Experience a variety of tasty culinary delights, exhilarating performances, music, and media presentations, and purchase artistic creations: iron art, pottery, functional wooden art, jewelry, cosmetics, sachets, woven goods, pet products, and did we mention culinary delights?? In addition, student artwork will be on display throughout the building.

The Open Studio and Holiday Sale is a much anticipated annual social and shopping event for the whole family. The experience will collectively please your palate, tickle your senses and put a smile on your face.

There will be a number of volunteers on hand to guide visitors around the three floors of the Cotton Mill.

Free admission.  Register for a  free raffle food basket and purchase raffle tickets for additional products created by the artists and artisans.

Handicap accessible. A volunteer will be operating the elevator.  www.thecottonmill.org

 

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

  • P.O. BOX 415, 9 Haystack Road, Wilmington VT 05363