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Chimney Hill Activities

Please note that all events and activity times are 7:00 - 9:00 PM unless otherwise noted.

February 24 - Wii Olympic Game Night. Go for the gold on our Wii play areas and take top spot on the podium, fun
for the whole family, no experience necessary.

Click here for the Events & Activities flyer.

Ongoing Events & Places of Interest

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!

Adams Family Farm

Location:  15 Higley Hill Rd., Wilmington, VT

www.adamsfamilyfarm.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

Brattleboro Winter Carnival

February 17 - 25, 2018

Location:  Brattleboro, VT

Brattleboro Winter Carnival is a 60 year tradition in the greater Brattleboro area!  Nine days of family-friendly fun includes skating, skiing, pancake breakfast, sleigh rides, variety show, queen’s pageant and much, much more! www.brattleborowintercarnival.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.  Click here for listing of events.  www.mountsnow.com

Torchlight Parade & Fireworks

February 21, 2018           5:45 PM

Location:  Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

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

Winterfest - Fundraiser for Adaptive Sports

February 24, 2018              all day

Location:  Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

Winterfest is Adaptive Sports at Mount Snow's primary fundraiser and supports year round programming. All proceeds go toward supporting programming with Adaptive Sports at Mount Snow.  "Ski-Till-You-Drop-Athon" Saturday, 9 am  Form teams and raise money, ski hard.  Prizes given for most money raised (also a non-ski category), most laps skied, and best team costume. Raise $100 and get a free Gala ticket!  Click here for more information.  www.msadaptive.org

Après Ski Fun

February 24, 2018           3 - 6 PM

Location:  downtown Wilmington, VT

Spot the Skip Morrow skier who will be hidden all over town. Get an 'Après Ski Pass' wherever you spot him, and get it punched each time you see another skier. 10 punches on one card gets you an entry to win our raffle!  Literary Trivia, 3 - 5 pm, Bartleby's Bookstore, test your bookish knowledge! Answer all the questions correctly and you could win a Bartleby's gift card! As you go around town, there will be specials, tastings, weekly 3 PM snow shoe outings from Zoar, and events for all ages, from family-friendly to Saturday Date-Night-Friendly!  www.facebook.com/WilmingtonWorks

Gallery Walk

March 2, 2018        5:30 - 8:30 PM

Location:  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

39th Annual Artspace Pottery Seconds and More Sale

March 2 - 3, 2018         Fri. 5 - 8 PM, Sat. 10 AM - 4 PM

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

We’re expecting many talented potters and artists this year, so be sure to stop by! This is a great opportunity to purchase beautifully crafted items at low prices while supporting Artspace at the same time. There will also be a chance to win one of many door prizes generously donated by the artists, and performances by Artspace Strings For Kids students.
Items will be available for purchase both days. There will be plenty of free parking. Purchased items will be wrapped and packaged safely.  Admission is $2.00 on Friday, Free on Saturday.

Samuel Adams Air & Après

March 3, 2018

Location:  Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

A nighttime showcase that combines the thrill and technical skill of some of the best skiers and riders in the sport, alongside cutting-edge 3D projection mapping. Sam Adams Air & Après is an on-snow spectacular that has to be seen to believe.

Stop by the Sam Adams Festival Village during the day, check out the noon-time demo at the show site all to get you get ready for the night show. The show will kick-off around sunset, so grab yourself a cold Sam Adams, get there early and come party the night away with Sam Adams Air and Après.  www.mountsnow.com

Circus Spectacular 2018

March 3, 2018          7:30 - 9 PM

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

The Circus Spectacular is a dazzling fundraising event hosted by the New England Center for Circus Arts. 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.  www.necenterforcircusarts.org

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

Wings & Winter Homebrew Festival

March 10, 2018       Noon - 4 PM

Location:   Bennington, VT

Join us for our Second Annual Wings and Winter HomeBrew Festival! We had a Sell Out crowd last year and have big plans for 2018. Bigger Venue, More Wings, More HomeBrewers, and LIVE Music! Enjoy plentiful samples of wings from the area's top restaurants and over 100 unique HomeBrewed Beverages (to include Beer, Wine, Cider, and Mead!)

Get your tickets early as we will sell out for this limited ticket event! For more info go to: www.bennington.com/homebrew

The Vermont Chamber of Commerce has declared Bennington's Wings and Winter Homebrew Festival as one of the top ten winter events in the state according to the Bennington Area Chamber.  www.bennington.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 Fest

March 16 - 17, 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/events/calendar/bud-light-shamrock-fest

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

20th Annual Maple Festival

March 17 - 18, 2018

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 is known as the birthplace of Brigham Young and there are two monuments in town noting Young’s achievements. The town is located in southern Vermont, about 25 miles north of Greenfield, Massachusetts, and between Bennington and Brattleboro, Vermont.   www.whitingham-maplefest.us

Paula Poundstone at the Latchis!

March 17, 2018          8 - 10 PM

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

Comedian, author and “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!” pundit Paula Poundstone returns to the Latchis Theatre on Saturday, March 17, at 8 p.m.

With smart, observational humor and a legendary spontaneous interaction with the crowd, Paula Poundstone is one of our country’s pre-eminent comedians. She improvises with a crowd like a jazz musician, swinging in unexpected directions without a plan, without a net. There’s a disarming ease in her craft, an immediate sense that she’s so quick on her feet you need never worry about the possibility of something going wrong.

Tickets for the March 17 performance at the Latchis Theatre are $45 orchestra, $35 balcony and are available at PaulaPoundstonetickets.

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

Vermont Maple Open House Weekend

March 24 - 25, 2018

Maple Open House Weekend is a statewide event celebrating sugaring season being held March 24 and 25. Sugar makers throughout Vermont will open the doors of their sugarhouses, inviting visitors in to experience and enjoy this remarkable time of year when pure Vermont maple syrup is made. Whether it’s the sight of steam rising from the sugarhouse, the inviting aroma of boiling sap, or the sweetly divine flavor of syrup as enjoyed in traditional sugar-on-snow, visitors are treated to an experience for the senses! vermontmaple.org

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

VT Craft Brew & Chili Stroll

March 30, 2018          5 - 7 PM

Location:  downtown Wilmington, VT

Taste your way through the village of Wilmington.  Pick your favorite chili and help to crown the winner!  Fantastic Vermont craft brews from Foley Brothers, Trout River, Stowe Cider and more.  Advance tickets for sale now.  $10.00 per person until March 29th.  $15.00 per person at the door.  For more information regarding entering your award winning chili into the stroll event and a chance to win $200.00 call 802-464-8092.  www.visitvermont.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

BMC Chamber Series: Windscape

April 20, 2018           7:30 - 9:30 PM

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

Created in 1994 by five eminent wind soloists, Windscape has won a unique place for itself as a vibrant, ever-evolving group of musical individualists, an “unquintet” which has delighted audiences throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Asia. Windscape’s innovative programs and accompanying presentations are created to take listeners on a musical and historical world tour”evoking through music and engaging commentary vivid cultural landscapes of distant times and places.

As Artists in Residence at Manhattan School of Music, the members of Windscape are master teachers, imparting not only the secrets of instrumental virtuosity, but also presenting a distinctive concert series, hailed for its creative energy and musical curiosity. The series offers the perfect setting for the ensemble to devise new “sometimes startling” programs and to experiment with new arrangements and repertoire combinations. Popular programs which have emerged from this process in recent seasons include The Roaring 20’s, The Fabulous 50’s, The Young Titan: Beethoven Comes to Vienna, and East Meets West: The Music of Japan and the Impressionists.  www.bmcvt.org

Touch a Truck

May 12, 2018           9 AM - 1 PM

Location:  Brattleboro Memorial Hospital parking lot, 17 Belmont Ave., Brattleboro, VT

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital is once again hosting Touch a Truck on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. More than 40 trucks will be converging in the BMH parking lot to provide an opportunity for kids (and kids at heart!) to “touch a truck” and raise funds for the hospital.  $5.00 ages 2 - 12, all others by donation, $15.00 family pack for families with 3+ children.

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

Strolling of the Heifers Parade 2018

June 1 - 3, 2018

Location:  Brattleboro, VT

A weekend of fun and education for the whole family, built around the world-famous, agriculturally-themed Strolling of the Heifers Parade. Come down to Brattleboro’s historic Main Street on Saturday, June 2, 2018, parade theme: MAY THE FARMS BE WITH YOU. The parade kicks off at 10 AM sharp with scores of lovable heifer calves, groomed, decorated and led by future farmers. The heifers are followed by farm animals, bands, tractors, floats, clowns and surprises. Follow the parade crowd to the 11-acre Slow Living Expo for food, entertainment, animals, tractors, music and family fun, plus demonstrations, craft show and exhibits related to our mission of farm and food innovation. And that’s not all: Stroll Weekend starts Friday night, June 1 with our Street Festival featuring a culinary competition, Gallery Walk, music, food, fun and dancing. On Sunday, June 3, enjoy our Famous Farmers Breakfast, the cycling Tour de Heifer and the Farm Tour. Always rated one of Vermont’s Top 10 Summer Events! Visit our website for the full weekend schedule! Website: www.strollingoftheheifers.com. Phone for info: 802-246-0982.

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

Tiny House Fest Vermont

June 23, 2018           10 AM - 5 PM

Location:  Flat St., Brattleboro, VT

This street fest features a Pop-up Tiny House Village, Housing + Placemaking Academy, Building Arts Marketplace, Building Demos, Speed Design Reviews, Parklets, Performances, MakerSpace for kids & adults, and more!   www.tinyhousefestvermont.com

 

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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