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Eat Sleep Shop Local starts Dec. 1, 2017

Wilmington, Vermont's annual shop local bonanza, where you can shop, then shop some more! Shop, stay, or dine at any participating merchant in Wilmington, then take your receipt to the Southern Vermont Deerfield Valley Chamber of Commerce. For each receipt of $25 or more, you'll get a $5 coupon that works like cash at participating locations!! You also get a raffle entry for every $20 spent! Grand prize drawing December 24 at 4 pm...with a prize of $500. Second prize will be a gift basket with goods donated by our wonderful merchants.  www.wilmingtonworksvt.com

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

Winter Rentals from Zoar Adventure Center

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

Explore the winter beauty of Vermont's trails with winter rentals from Zoar Adventure Center. Our snowshoe rentals for $25/day include the snowshoes and adjustable poles to help you make your way through the trails. The ski rental package includes nordic skis, boots and poles for $35/day. When you arrive to pick up your gear, our staff will help outfit you properly and can give you tips on the best spots to explore in the area. The Hoot Toot and Whistle trail, part of the local Wilmington Trail system starts at our door step on the Reardon Bridge and offers a nice 4 mile round trip through the woods along the Harriman Reservoir and Deerfield River. Other spots used include the Catamount Trail, Valley Trail to Haystack Mtn. and the Chimney Hill trails. Lessons or guided trips are available upon request for $70/person including gear and guide.

Snowshoe and xc ski rentals are based out of our Zoar Adventure Center in Wilmington, VT at 36 West Main St. We also offer retail gear for your outdoor adventures including clothing by NRS and Outdoor Research, Tubbs snowshoes, Darn Tough Socks, Turtle Fur hats and fleece, hiking and ski poles, back packs, glove and mittens.  We are open weekends, vacation weeks and holidays (not Thanksgiving or Christmas) 10 am – 4 pm Dec – March. You can reach us by phone at our main location office at 800-532-7483.  Check us out on the web at www.zoaroutdoor.com for special sales and trips such as moonlight snowshoes!

Farm Market Open

November - December 23, 2017             9 AM - 5 PM

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

Stock up on root crops for the holidays. Syrup, Jams and Jellies. Pre-Order your holiday wreaths to be shipped or picked up.  Thereafter it is by chance or appointment ... just call 802-464-5618.  www.boydfamilyfarm.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

 

 

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

Moonlight Magic

November 24, 2017           4 - 9 PM

Location:  Shelburne Falls, MA

On Friday, November 24, 2017, Moonlight Magic in Shelburne Falls will once again kick off the holiday season. The event, coordinated by the Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association, begins at 4:00 pm and continues until 9:00 pm. The popular annual “festival of lights” features thousands of luminarias - courtesy of Yankee Candle and Mohawk Trail High School students – lighting up the village filled with an eclectic variety of stores, galleries, and restaurants offering special holiday promotions, in-store treats, and holiday cheer.

Vendors from across the valley contribute a rich assortment of items, including baked goods, maple products hand-crafted in the region, arts and crafts, delicious food, and hot drinks. The Iron Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic creating a pedestrian mall so shoppers can stroll back and forth across the Deerfield River enjoying events and shops on both sides of the river.

At 5:15 pm, shortly after the town officially lights up, the Parade of Lights will begin in Buckland across from Lamson Factory Outlet Store, featuring Santa, the Grinch and Max, Clifford, and the Snow Princess. The Parade marches down Conway Street, through the Village of Buckland and then crosses the Iron Bridge into Shelburne. Santa and Mrs. Claus continue to Santa’s Workshop at the Shelburne-Buckland Senior Center on Main Street.

Mark your calendars now to remember to attend this festive, free event!  www.shelburnefalls.com

1st Annual Pettee Memorial Library Open House - A Community Event

November 25, 2017             Noon - 4 PM

Location:  Pettee Memorial Library, 16 South Main St., Wilmington, VT

Crafts, tech demonstrations, StoryWalk, makerspaces, homemade refreshments.  www.petteelibrary.org

Small Business Saturday

November 25, 2017         11 AM - 6 PM

Location:  downtown Bennington, VT

It's the day of the year that EVERYONE belongs on Main Street! It's the day to support those locally owned shops that support your community all year. Small Business Saturday has become the "day to see and be seen" on Main Street. Small Business Saturday is celebrated nationwide on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. All Downtown shops will be open and offering early holiday season specials. Come early and receive gifts such as tote bags, special buttons and balloons. Santa and Mrs. Claus make an appearance at the Downtown Visitor Center between 12 pm and 2 pm. It's the perfect photo-op - picture your children on Santa's lap in front of a 200 year old fireplace in the beautifully decorated Old Blacksmith Shop of the Downtown Visitor Center. Many more activities are planned throughout the day including strolling carolers, free gift wrapping, complimentary hot chocolate and cookies, and special holiday performances.  www.betterbennington.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

An Open Stage

November 25, 2017             7 PM

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

See talented local youth perform on the big stage at Memorial Hall! Song, Dance, Circus Arts and more from kids of all ages. Entry by donation to benefit the Wings Performing Arts Program.

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

Gallery Walk

December 1, 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

Holly Days, Holly Nights Shopping & Dining Promotion!

December 1 - 3, 2017

Location:  Brattleboro, VT

The holiday season is upon us, which means it’s time for Holly Days, Holly Nights – greater Brattleboro’s popular holiday shopping, dining and savings event!

Look for the savings card in the following newspapers:  Brattleboro Reformer – Greenfield Recorder – Deerfield Valley News – Keene Sentinel.

Cards can also be found at participating businesses and at the Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce, 180 Main Street, Brattleboro.  www.brattleborochamber.org

JingleFest

December 1, 2017        5 - 8 PM

Location:  downtown Greenfield, MA

Visit Santa in Wilson's from 5-6:30 and get a gift, see the Town Tree light up on Veterans Mall at 5:30, get cocoa from the GBA for a quarter at Frosted Bake Shop (while supplies last), hear caroling on Veterans Mall, see A Charlie Brown Christmas for free at 6:30 at the Garden Cinema, attend a free craft workshop for kids, and vote for your favorite holiday window and win a shopping spree!  And don't forget all the sales, specials, and give-aways at your favorite shops and restaurants!

PopUp Shop at Brooks House

December 1, 2017        5:30 - 8 PM

Location:  Brooks House Atrium, High & Main St., Brattleboro, VT

Our annual PopUp Shop holiday extravaganza! Beautiful gifts, live music and food, all for a great cause!  www.brattleborohospice.org

VJC Big Band

December 1, 2017         8 PM

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

This year the VJC annual big band dance concert reaches for the stars! The revenue from this annual gala serves as the primary source of funding to assist scholarship students attending VJC's educational programs. The VJC offers an average of $17,000 in scholarships each year to help students attend ensembles, private lessons and our annual summer jazz workshop. The big band gala is always a favorite for dancers and listeners alike. There is nothing like the energy created by a 16 piece big band--especially when fronted by two extraordinary guest artists! Kevin Mahogany's voice is reminiscent of Johnny Hartman's: sultry, big and beautiful. Originally from Kansas City, he has internalized that city's historic connection to swing and blues; in fact he played a character based on the legendary jazz great Big Joe Turner in Robert Altman's film Kansas City. Complementing Mahogany's blues aesthetic is guitarist Dave Stryker who traveled the US for two years with Brother Jack McDuff (organist) and then was with Stanley Turrentine for over a decade. Mahogany and Stryker have performed and recorded together on numerous occasions. We are in for a major treat to hear them perform with the VJC's big band under the direction of Rob Freeberg.  www.vtjazz.org

“Snowball Bazaar”

December 1 - 2, 2017        Fri. 5:30 - 8 PM, Sat. 9:30 AM - 3 PM

Location:  Second Congregational Church, 115 Hillside St., Bennington, VT

The Second Congregational Church in Bennington Vermont will hold its 69th Annual Snowball Bazaar Friday from 5:30 to 8 pm and Saturday from 9:30-3. Delight in beautiful handmade wreaths and centerpieces, an enormous tag sale, delicious homemade baked goods, silent auction, Hand made pet supplies, homemade desserts and luncheon. Call (802) 442-2559 or visit www.bennscc.org for more information.

Dover Holiday Craft Fair

December 2, 2017           9 AM - 3 PM

Location:  Dover Town Hall, 190 Taft Brook Rd., East Dover, VT

Local artists and crafters!  Stop by and visit, shop for unique handmade gifts for everyone on your holiday list!  Admission is free.

Santa Claus is Coming to Brattleboro!

December 2, 1017          1 - 2:30 PM

Come see Santa, Frosty, & his Elves drive down Main St. in a tractor provided by The Robb Family Farm, escorted by the Police & Fire Departments.  Decorate sugar cookies with many toppings & take pictures in Santa’s workshop!   Donation for pictures.  Special thanks to the Robb Family Farm, Brattleboro Union High School and the Vermont Country Deli!   www.brattleboro.org

Holiday Benefit Concert

December 8, 2017           7 PM

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

Supporting the Deerfield Valley Food Pantry.  Featuring a wide variety of local musicians.  Admission can be a financial donation, or whatever you can spare in the way of non-perishable food and items for the Food Pantry.  Please be generous, let's build a mountain of food!  Sponsored by the Deerfield Valley News.

Bright Lights Craft Fair

December 9, 2017          10 AM - 4 PM

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

The craft fair will feature unique, hand-crafted items made by area artists and crafters. Some of the items you can expect to find include: hand-blown glass ornaments, wreaths, centerpieces, photography, jewelry, hand woven items, pottery trivets, wine trays, hand knitted hats and mittens, collectible teddy bears, soaps, woodwork, pressed flower art and much, much more. After the craft fair, continue shopping throughout the day at participating downtown businesses to take advantage of specials offered to attendees of the craft fair. A list of participating businesses will be posted in Memorial Hall on the day of the craft fair. Proceeds from vendors’ booth fees will benefit Pettee Memorial Library.

Second Saturdays in Shelburne Falls

December 9, 2017           10 AM - 8 PM

Location:  Shelburne Falls, MA

Come to the Village of Shelburne Falls the second Saturday of each month for a day of art and food celebration! See new exhibits, meet and greet with artists, studio demonstrations, and artist receptions. Each Saturday's activities are tied to a theme; events and hours vary. Find out all about it at www.shelburnefalls.com, a jewel of an artisans village on the Deerfield River. Gaze out over Salmon Falls, walk the Bridge of Flowers, ride an historic trolley, and spend a wonderful day in a magical place.

“Family Day at the Bennington Museum”

December 9, 2017       10 AM - 5 PM

Location:  Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington, VT

$3 Admission – Children who bring school or art supplies for local children’s programs are admitted free
Children’s Shopping Boutique – 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
Shopping helpers and free gift wrapping for children ages 4 -12
Photos with Santa – 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Children’s crafts – Bake Sale
Bidding on Original Artwork closes December 28 at 5 pm

All proceeds from the Festival benefit Education Programs at the Museum.  www.benningtonmuseum.org

Founders Day

December 12, 2017

Location:  Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

Mount Snow has one of the most colorful and interesting histories of any resort in the ski industry thanks in large part to our visionary founder and National Ski Areas Association Hall of Fame member, Walter Schoenknecht. To celebrate our great history we have decided that December 12, Mount Snow’s birthday, will be known as Founders Day! 

As part of the celebration, lift tickets are on sale for just $12. Hurry and get them, before they're gone!  www.mountsnow.com

Demo Day

December 16, 2017         8 AM - 1:30 PM

Location:  Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

Come try out this year's newest skis on snow for FREE from 8am - 1:30pm. Simply head over to the Cape House Demo Center (located behind the Waffle Cabin on Main St) to sign up, and then you can test out as many pairs as you'd like from the representatives located on snow in front of the Bluebird Express. All you need to signup is a credit card & valid driver's license.  www.mountsnow.com

2nd Annual Red Door Community Carol Sing

December 16, 2017        4 PM

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

Join us for traditional carols, seasonal favorites, treats, and surprises. Pre-carol sing entertainment begins at 3:30 PM.  Donations to benefit Deerfield Valley Rescue.

Grommet Jam #1

December 27, 2017        10 AM

Location:  Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

#1 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. Lift ticket required & NOT included. Children should be able to ride the Grommet lift by themselves. Registration is limited to 70 participants.  www.mountsnow.com

NYE Torchlight Parade & Fireworks

December 31, 2017           5:45 PM

Location:  Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

Kick off your New Year's Eve celebration with 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.

Beforehand join us for FREE s'mores at the top of the Tubing hill at 4 pm, and then head to the Base Area at 4:45 pm for a bonfire!   *Weather Permitting   www.mountsnow.com

Youth Day

January 7, 2018

Location:  Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

One day only!

Youth ages 17 & under pay just $17.  Come on out for this great deal and enjoy a fun day on the mountain with the entire family...and friends...and neighbors, too. With what you save on the kids' lift tickets, you can treat them to a slice of Tony's pizza and a waffle with extra chocolate sauce!    www.mountsnow.com

Wycliffe Gordon's International All Stars

January 13, 2018           8 PM

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

When we talk about the trombone in traditional and straight-ahead jazz, we talk about Wycliffe Gordon. The two are inseparable. Gordon's commitment to the music is demonstrated by the plethora of projects he is constantly working on; his latest album is a tribute to Louis Armstrong, and he has recently completed a series of workshops at colleges and festivals, a weeklong stint at the Blue Note with David Sanborn, and a tour to celebrate the centennial anniversaries of Ella, Monk, Mongo and Dizzy.  Also impressive is a recent performance and studio recording of Gordon's full-length soundtrack to a 1920 silent film by African-American director Oscar Micheaux. This landmark film deals directly with the Great Migration, racial relations, the Ku Klux Klan and Jim Crow.

The son of a piano-playing gospel preacher, Gordon came to prominence as an original member of the Wynton Marsalis Septet and has been connected with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra since 1989. He has 20 albums out as a leader and has appeared as a sideman in over 300 recordings including projects with Wynton Marsalis, Winard Harper, Anat Cohen, Sherman Irby, Roswell Rudd, the Herbie Nichols Project, Marcus Roberts, Jimmy Owens, Natalie Merchant, Paul Simon and many others.  www.vtjazz.org

Torchlight Parade & Fireworks

January 14, 2018           5:45 PM

Location:  Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

Kick off your New Year's Eve celebration with 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.  *Weather Permitting www.mountsnow.com

Grommet Jam #2

January 15, 2018

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.

Lift ticket required and NOT included. Child should be able to ride the Grommet lift by themselves.
Registration is limited to 70 participants.  www.mountsnow.com

Vermont Raptors: Birds of Prey

January 20, 2018         11 AM

Location:  Brattleboro Museum, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro, VT

Meet the birds of prey! In connection with the exhibit Touchstones, Totems, Talismans: Animals in Contemporary Art, Southern Vermont Natural History Museum’s raptor expert Michael Clough brings live hawks, owls, and falcons to BMAC for a face-to-face exploration of what it takes to be a raptor.  Admission: Free with regular museum admission.  www.brattleboromuseum.org

96th Annual Winter Carnival

February 2 - 4, 2018

Location:  Greenfield, MA

Be a part of a tradition that began over 90 years ago! Ice sculpture contests, Fireworks, Fire Dancers, Breakfast with Frosty, Family Fun Day, Sleigh Bell Run, Cardboard Sled Race, K9 Keg Pull, Sledding, Ice Skating, and so much more!   www.greenfieldrecreation.com

Season Passholder Appreciation Weekend

February 3 - 4, 2018

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 2017/18 Season Passes are valid, so there is no excuse for you not to come and join in on the fun!  

In addition to all the great events, Passholders will also receive an additional 10% off their regular pass discounts at all retail locations.  www.mountsnow.com

Vans Hi-Standard Series

February 3, 2018         8:30 AM

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

Style is everything at this Snowboard Jam, so make sure to bust out your most creative tricks to earn some cash. Spectators will enjoy watching talented riders consistantly lay down incredible moves. The more unique, the more points!  www.vans.com/histandardseries

Bud Light Mardi Gras

February 10, 2018

Location:  Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

Join us as Mount Snow transforms into Bourbon St. There will be fun Bud Light sponsored Après Ski parties going on inside Cuzzins from 11 am until close with live music in the afternoon, plus more music at night at the Snow Barn.

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!

Join us from 11 am - 5 pm in the Bud Light Beer Garden next to the Cuzzins deck for some fun in the sun, and starting at 3 pm Cuzzins will turn into a Masquerade Party with MORE beads and masks!

Later, get down to the Snow Barn for live music, MORE beads, and more!  So get out your purple, green, and gold and join Mount Snow and Bud Light for this epic party!  www.mountsnow.com

Cloud Nine Nuptials

February 14, 2018            10 AM

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 Wednesday, February 14.

Our Justice of the Peace will hold a ceremony at the top of Cloud Nine trail. When the ceremony is completed we will take a group run down Cloud Nine, take the lift back to the summit, and conclude our morning with complimentary cake, hot chocolate, and coffee at The Bullwheel located on the second floor of the Summit Lodge.

If you would like to get married legally, you will just need to provide the Justice of the Peace with the proper paperwork for her to sign and make the matrimony official.

Everyone needs a valid lift ticket and should be able to ski intermediate terrain. Take advantage of our Valentine Special: 2 adult lift tickets for just $59!   www.mountsnow.com

Harris Hill Ski Jump

February 17 - 18, 2018          10 AM - 3 PM

Location:  Cedar St., Brattleboro, VT

Discover the original extreme sport.  Celebrating 96 years, Harris Hill welcomes an international field of competitors for two days of ski jumping competition on New England’s only Olympic-size 90-meter hill.  Come thrill to the daring flight of jumpers soaring to 300 feet at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour.  Enjoy the festive atmosphere; fun for the whole family; music; food court; souvenirs; bonfire; beer tent. Join in with the ringing of cow bells as jumpers attempt to break the new hill record set in 2017.  Tickets online (www.brownpaperticket.com) or at the gate.  Check the website for up-to-date news and event information: www.harrishillskijump.com.  Harris Hill is located in Brattleboro, off of I-91 exit 2. Follow the signs to Cedar Street.

Brattleboro Winter Carnival

February 17 - 25, 2018

Location:  Brattleboro, VT

www.brattleborowintercarnival.org

Concert: UMASS Percussion Ensemble

February 17, 2018         7 PM

Location:  Brattleboro Museum, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro, VT

The UMass Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Ayano Kataoka, performs in the museum’s Center Gallery. The concert will be followed by a reception with the performers.

Percussionist and marimbist Ayano Kataoka is known for her brilliant and dynamic technique, as well as the unique elegance and artistry she brings to her performances. A versatile performer, she regularly presents music of diverse genres and mediums. A leading proponent of contemporary repertoire, Ms. Kataoka has participated in several consortiums to commission works for solo marimba or chamber ensemble from such composers as Charles Wuorinen, Martin Bresnick, Paul Lansky, and Alejandro Viñao. She was the first percussionist to be chosen for The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society Two, a three-season residency program for emerging artists offering high-profile performance opportunities in collaboration with The Chamber Music Society. Ms. Kataoka joined the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2008.

Admission: Free for BMAC members and youth 18 and under, $5 for all others.  www.brattleboromuseum.org

Marquis Hill Blacktet

February 17, 2018            8 PM

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

Thelonious Monk Award Winner and trumpeter Marquis Hill crafts sound to fit his own personal vision of what he wants to hear. Hill's band is the Blacktet: a loyal, working ensemble that gives him the opportunity to write for the precise tone quality produced by each member while simultaneously sculpting a group sound. To Hill, the most important element of this band is its groove: The Blacktet swings super-hard and its grooves use elements of hip hop, hard bop and swing. The ensemble's touch is light and its use of dynamics and space makes the music very easy to listen to. An example of Hill's attention to the nuance of sound is his choice to use a vibraphone rather than a piano as the chordal instrument. He says he "wanted the music to be nice and open and free... and the vibraphone really adds that openness, a dryer sound that doesn't take up as much space." Hill's band presents the new Chicago sound but, even more, he has created something unique, compelling and very fresh. The Blacktet gives us a new paradigm of jazz that will take us into the future.  www.vtjazz.org

Presidents' Week Winterfest

February 17 - 25, 2018

Location:  Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

A full week of events, activities, live music, competitions, and fun for the whole family.  Schedule TBA.  www.mountsnow.com

Grommet Jam Finals

February 19, 2018

Location:  Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

The finals of the 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.

Lift ticket required and NOT included. Child should be able to ride the Grommet lift by him/herself.

Registration is limited to 70 participants.  www.mountsnow.com

Torchlight Parade & Fireworks

February 21, 2018           6 PM

Location:  Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

Kick off your New Year's Eve celebration with 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.  *Weather Permitting www.mountsnow.com

Jack Jump World Championships

March 4, 2018

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!  www.mountsnow.com

Carinthia Freeski Open

March 9 - 10, 2018

Location:  Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

Our annual AFP Silver certified event is back to its roots as a freeskiing slopestyle competition that since its inception has seen some of the biggest names in the sport on the podium. This season's version is going to be no different with a $7,000 cash purse up for grabs for the pros and tons of gear for the winners in the amateur division. Carinthia's acclaimed terrain park builders go all out for this competition so athletes and spectators alike can expect one of the biggest slopestyle courses in the land. So bring your A-game if you want to go home with the goods, and bring your camera because these kids go BIG.  www.mountsnow.com

Jazzmeia Horn

March 10, 2018           8 PM

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

"My name is Jazzmeia Horn and that is not a mistake," says Horn. "God does not make mistakes." This powerful statement is backed up by the truth: Jazzmeia Horn is the winner of the 2015 Thelonious Monk Vocal Contest and the 2013 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Competition. She is a natural who grew up in a family passionately rooted in gospel music; her grandmother, a jazz-loving pianist, gave Horn her name. "I guess she knew I was going to be a musical child" claims Jazzmeia. Time proved her Grandma right - Jazzmeia's innate musicality and hard work have earned her numerous awards along with the opportunity to perform as a side-woman with legendary musicians like Junior Mance, Billy Harper, Peter Bernstein, Vincent Herring, Kirk Lightsey, Frank Wess, Ellis Marsalis and many others. Since moving from her native Dallas to attend the New School, Horn has fully embraced and become a symbol of the New York jazz scene. After graduating in 2009, New York became Jazzmeia's home base for traveling the world. Just the last 3 months of 2017 took her from Brooklyn to Bogota, South Korea, China, London, San Diego and the Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy. Her evolution from New York musician to festival-hopping jazz star happened quickly and is reflected by the success of her debut album, A Social Call, which quickly surged to Billboard's Top 10 Jazz Albums upon its release. This emerging artist is traveling on a rocket!   www.vtjazz.org

Bud Light ShamRock Weekend

March 16, 2018

Location:  Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Mount Snow on Friday, March 16! Thousands of our most fervent (and verdant) fans descend to party on Cuzzins Deck, ski in costume, and rock out to live Irish music outdoors. There will be eggs and kegs in the morning, the annual Pot O' Gold scavenger hunt for a 18/19 Season Pass, and more!

Enjoy $17 lift tickets for this special day! Hurry and get them, before they're gone.  www.mountsnow.com

The C.O.M.P.

March 17, 2018

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

Carinthia Open Mega Plaza. Carinthia's acclaimed park builders construct a one-of-a-kind, plaza-style setup that will be loaded with rails, boxes, and a whole arsenal of unique features found nowhere else but here. Athletes will need to choose their line carefully so they can go big, get technical, and flex their style to walk away with a piece of the cash purse for pros or gear from event sponsors for the ams in this jam-style format competition. The plaza will be located near the base area of Carinthia which is easily accessible to spectators, so come up and check out the C.O.M.P.!   www.mountsnow.com

Bud Light Reggaefest

March 23 - 25, 2018

Location:  Main Base Area at 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 competition on Saturday and the Duct Tape Derby on Sunday.  www.mountsnow.com

Bud Light Sink or Skim

March 24, 2018            11:30 AM

Location:  Main Base Area at 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 2018/19 Season Pass!  www.mountsnow.com

Southern Vermont Wings & Winter Homebrew Festival 

March 24, 2018           Noon - 4 PM

Location:  Masonic Hall, 504 Main St., Bennington, VT

Vermont Chamber Top 10 Winter Event.  The finest chicken wings and homebrew in the area; the Festival is all about celebrating this craft. With over 20 home brews, including beer, wine, mead and braggot, this is about bringing out the expert and novice alike. Vote for the best brew and best wings in the region. Grab a friend and make sure to head to the Shires of Vermont region to be part of this fun and eclectic event!  www.bennington.com

Donny McCaslin Quartet featuring Jason Lindner

March 24, 2018         8 PM

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

Donny McCaslin (tenor saxophone), Jason Lindner (keyboards and piano)
Bass and drums TBA

McCaslin and Lindner have been cultivating a sturdy side-plot in the garden of jazz for years. Both musicians have solid roots in the language. They each have earned jazz cred many times over, playing standards and more familiar fare (Lindner was house pianist at Smalls during the mid-90s and McCaslin replaced Michael Brecker in Steps Ahead). But like Miles Davis, neither McCaslin nor Lindner is content to reiterate their past accomplishments. Listeners discover a forward-seeking restlessness permeating their music; non-stop surprises and unexplored textural landscapes emerge from their continual quest to provide soundscapes for the future. A lot of this has to do with the use of retro-analog sounds emitting from Lindner's arsenal of keyboards, but it is also because the band shares a penchant for rhythmically complex, hard-driving melodies that unfold into cathartic climaxes. David Bowie heard the quartet during their residency at the 55 Bar in lower Manhattan (along with electric bassist Tim Lefebvre and drummer Mark Guiliana) and decided to use them as the core of his ensemble for his final record Blackstar. Thanks to their glorious collaboration with Bowie on his swansong, this band has been propelled into the public eye and supported by those enamored with their indefinable sound.  www.vtjazz.org

Bud Light Duct Tape Derby

March 25, 2018

Location:  Tubing Area at Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

A Mount Snow Signature Event! The Duct Tape Derby has grown into one of the most fun and 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!

Awards will be given out for: 
1) Best Slider 
2) Most Creative 
3) Best Kids Only Sled 
4) Judges Choice

So save that cardboard and get ready for another year of fun at the Duct Tape Derby!!!  www.mountsnow.com

10th Annual Winter Brewers Festival

March 31, 2018         Noon - 5 PM

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

Our legendary brewers festival series continues with our 10th Annual Winter version. A one-day celebration of springtime, beer and live music!  Live music and breweries TBA.  www.mountsnow.com

Bud Light Glade-iator

April 1, 2018

Location:  Ripcord at 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.

Age Categories:

There are Men's and Women's divisions for each age category:
17 & Under
18-35
36-49
50+

*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

Minus Zero

April 6 - 8, 2017

Location:  Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

Winter sport and music festival MINUS ZERO is coming to Mount Snow in 2018 for its biggest event yet. For its FOURTH edition, the festival has announced dates of April 7th & 8th, and will also feature opening festivities and kick off parties starting on the evening of Friday, April 6th. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, November 15th at 10 AM EST. Look for the line-up to be announced in the coming weeks.

Last year, a sold-out crowd of thousands hit the slopes and partied at MINUS ZERO, which featured over three stages of music featuring over 50 top international and emerging electronic music acts including Bassnectar, Zeds Dead, GRiZ, Illenium and Claptone, snowboarding with a Rail Jam & Jump competition and a demo from some of the top pro-boarders including Carinthia Team athletes Nate Haust and Jeremy Ellenberg.

"With a beautiful backdrop amid the mountains and a stunning roster, it is no wonder that the festival attracted thousands of fans in its first year," declared DJ Mag of MINUS ZERO’s inaugural event in 2016 with headliners deadmau5 and Kaskade. With three stages of music and slopes open, the picturesque backdrop of the Vermont mountains provides a stunning and unique setting which can only be experienced at MINUS ZERO.

For all the information about this event, please visit Minus Zero's website, www.minuszerofestival.com.

Solo Jazz Piano Festival

April 13 - 15, 2018          8 PM

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

A festival celebrating the VJC's refurbished nine-foot Steinway D concert grand piano. Performances by jazz legends and regional favorites.  www.vtjazz.org

Trio da Paz

May 12, 2018          8 PM

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

Romero Lubambo, guitar; Nilson Matta, bass; Duduka da Fonseca, drums

The initial common bond of this trio was that they all share Brazil as their native homeland. But now, after over 30 years playing music together, they are recognized as the ultimate rhythm section in Brazilian jazz. They have been the perfect choice for jazz legends like Kenny Barron, Joe Locke, Claudio Roditi, George Garzone and Herbie Mann in their searches for an authentic samba and bossa nova feel. Each member of Trio da Paz is an accomplished master: Guitarist Romero Lubambo "may be the best practitioner of his craft in the world today" (Jazziz); 5 time Grammy winner and bassist Nilson Matta has been called a "virtuoso" by YoYo Ma, and drummer Duduka DaFonseca has been called "the Patron Saint of Samba jazz" (All About Jazz). "After 30 years together, we still bring the same energy, emotion and happiness whether we're stepping onstage or into a recording session," says Matta. "That's the secret to Trio da Paz, what captivates our fans and why we keep making new ones all over the world."  www.vtjazz.org

Romero Lubambo, guitar; Nilson Matta, bass; Duduka da Fonseca, drums

The initial common bond of this trio was that they all share Brazil as their native homeland. But now, after over 30 years playing music together, they are recognized as the ultimate rhythm section in Brazilian jazz. They have been the perfect choice for jazz legends like Kenny Barron, Joe Locke, Claudio Roditi, George Garzone and Herbie Mann in their searches for an authentic samba and bossa nova feel. Each member of Trio da Paz is an accomplished master: Guitarist Romero Lubambo "may be the best practitioner of his craft in the world today" (Jazziz); 5 time Grammy winner and bassist Nilson Matta has been called a "virtuoso" by YoYo Ma, and drummer Duduka DaFonseca has been called "the Patron Saint of Samba jazz" (All About Jazz). "After 30 years together, we still bring the same energy, emotion and happiness whether we're stepping onstage or into a recording session," says Matta. "That's the secret to Trio da Paz, what captivates our fans and why we keep making new ones all over the world."  www.vtjazz.org

Eugene Uman's Convergence Project

June 9, 2018             8 PM

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

Eugene Uman, piano; Michael Zsoldos, saxophone; Jeff Galindo, trombone; David Picchi, bass; Jon Fisher, drums + special guests

Eugene Uman's annual concert at the VJC has become an opportunity for him to assemble a dream band that manifests his vision and unites his musical influences. Uman's compositions draw from a vocabulary of modern jazz, hard bop, rock, soul, Latin American rhythms and gospel; listeners can expect a "convergence" of the music he loves, a mash-up of styles where groove is king. Uman's energetic playing and writing style is flavored with the Latin rhythms that he has absorbed from numerous excursions to South America. Several of his compositions employ forms and grooves adapted from Colombian music such as cumbia, pasillo, puya, bambuco, and currulao. In the last several years, with the addition of Jon Fisher's drumming and David Picchi's bass work, the Convergence Project's focus has evolved to highlight their profound strengths in funk and soul. Uman's most recent creative venture is to mesh wordless vocals, sung by Wanda Houston, with the harmonized melodies of the horn lines and to add lyrics, penned by Verandah Porch and Patty Carpenter, to his Gospel-tinged compositions.  www.vtjazz.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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