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March 23 at 7 PM - Movie Night at the Clubhouse Theater - Black Panther. One of the Best Superhero Movies of the Century. Rated PG-13.

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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

Zoar Adventure Center

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

We 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, gloves and mittens.  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.

Brattleboro Winter Farmers' Market

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

Weekly indoor farmers' market November through March in downtown Brattleboro, VT. Local produce, maple syrup, locally raised meats, baked goods, preserves, many beautiful handcrafted items and much more. The market is open every Saturday November through March from 10-2. Live music in the lunch cafe' from 11-1.  www.brattleborowinterfarmersmarket.org

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Bud Light Reggaefest

March 22 - 24, 2019

Location:  Main Base Area, 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

Full Moon Hike at the Hogback Mountain Conservation Area

March 22, 2019         6 PM

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

Join us for a hike up Mt. Olga under the light of the winter's last full moon!  We'll enjoy an easy walk from the Hogback Mountain Conservation Area trailhead to the Fire Tower for a 360 degree view of the moonlit landscape. On the way we'll explore the secret lives of nocturnal animals and maybe even hoot with an owl or two. Keep an eye on the Museum's facebook page for updates on trail conditions or contact us directly with any questions. www.vermontmuseum.org

2019 Womens Film Festival

March 22 - 30, 2019

Location:  New England Youth Theater, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro, VT

The annual Women’s Film Festival in Brattleboro, VT is the longest running women’s film festival in New England. Now in its 28th year, it is a celebration of movies from around the world and a platform for women to tell their own stories.  It is also a major fundraiser for the work of the Women’s Freedom Center, a non-profit domestic and sexual violence organization in Southeastern Vermont.

21st Annual Whitingham Maple Festival

March 23 - 24, 2019

Location:  Whitingham, VT

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

Vermont Maple Open House Weekend

March 23 - 24, 2019

Maple Open House Weekend celebrates the first crop of the season as Vermont’s sugar makers 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!
There will be more details for specific events as the date gets closer. Last year Sugar Makers from The Shires included: Danny and Joanne Birch, Ball Brook Maple, Armstrong Farm, The Wing Farm, Mance Family Tree Farm, Glastenview Maple Farm, Kobik Farm, XR Maple Farm, The Sugar Shack, Dutton Farm Stand, Havoc Hill Sugar House, Merck Forest and Farmland Center, Mountain Valley Maple. We hope to see them and many more join us this year. vermontmaple.org

Bud Light Sink or Swim

March 23, 2019

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

Our annual pond skimming competition! Think you can make it across our 100 foot long icy cold pond? Don your best costume and give it a shot!

Those who make it across dry will be judged by our esteemed panel based on costume, form & style to determine this year's Sink or Skim Champion and winner of a 2019/20 Season Pass!

To register, come to the Main Base Lodge by Tony's Pizza at 11 am the morning of.  The event is limited to the first 100 participants, and those under 18 who wish to try their luck must have a parent or guardian present at registration.  www.mountsnow.com

Bud Light Duct Tape Derby

March 24, 2019

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

A Mount Snow Signature Event! The Duct Tape Derby has grown into one of the funnest and most unique competitions you'll ever witness (or be involved in). Build a craft of only Cardboard, Duct Tape, Zip Ties and Paint. That's it!  Sleds should be in position at the top of the tubing hill no later than 11 am for judging.  Sliding will begin at noon.

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

The Vermont Brew & Chili Stroll

March 29, 2019         5 - 7 PM

Location:  downtown Wilmington, VT

Fashioned after the Wine and Soup Stroll in September, Brew & Chili Stroll will feature Village Wide Craft Beer Tasting and a chili competition for local chefs. Sponsored by The Southern Vermont Deerfield Valley Chamber and Ratu’s Liquor Market, we are encouraging chefs to think globally when creating chili. We saw well over 600 participants enjoying soup from talented chefs at the wine and soup stroll. www.visitvermont.com

11th Annual Winter Brewers Festival

March 30, 2019

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

Join us as we celebrate springtime, live music, and of course, beer!   We'll have 20+ breweries pouring over 50 types of beer & cider for you to try while Brewers Fest favorite Jeff Tuohy Band rocks out on the outdoor Cuzzins stage.   www.mountsnow.com

Stratton Mountain Penguin Plunge

March 30, 2019          1 PM

Location:  Stratton Mountain, VT

Join us at Stratton Mountain for the annual Penguin Plunge on Saturday and help raise money for Special Olympics Vermont. Whether you brave the cold and jump into Stratton’s icy pond or come watch in support of others, we hope you will join us! Now in its twenty-fourth year, the Penguin Plunge event series raises nearly 40% of the operating budget for Special Olympics Vermont and supports sports training and competition, health screenings, and leadership opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, serving 1,310 athletes and 400 Unified partners in the state. For more information on the event and how to register visit penguinplunge.org. stratton.com

Storytellers on a Mission

March 30, 2019         7:30 - 9:30 PM

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

An evening of humorous storytelling from some of the hottest entertainers in the business. A fundraiser for southern Vermont’s Groundworks Collaborative. Hosted by comedian and actor Jordan Carlos. Storytellers include Tara Clancy, Jon Glaser, Jodi Lennon and Adam Burke. Produced by The Hatch. Tickets start at just $25 and are available at www.catamountarts.org.

Bud Light Glade-iator

March 31, 2019

Location:  Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

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

Gallery Walk

April 5, 2019            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

12th Annual Wags to Riches Party and Auction

April 6, 2019          6 - 9 PM

Location:  Club VT, 55 Putney Landing Rd., Putney, VT

Join us on Saturday, April 6th at Club VT in Putney for a tail-wagging good time at the 12th Annual "Wags to Riches" Party and Auction! Wags will feature fabulous live and silent auctions, live music, cocktails, and delectable hors d’oeuvres and desserts! Doors open at 5:30 PM.

Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased by clicking on the link below:

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=99luzdmab&oeidk=a07eg3savz9bef6f034

Proceeds from the event will allow WCHS to help stray, abandoned, neglected and surrendered pets by giving them a second chance at a healthy, happy life. www.wchs4pets.org

Solo Jazz Piano Festival

April 12 - 13, 2019            8 PM

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

Our third annual solo jazz piano festival celebrates the VJC's 9' Steinway concert grand piano, a gift from the Mckenzie Family Charitable Trust. This festival honors the piano's immense contribution in jazz by presenting leading and upcoming musicians who have devoted their lives to mastering the instrument's creative potential and stylistic legacies. This year's headliner is NEA Jazz Master Joanne Brackeen, who is one of the most decorated pianists in the jazz tradition. With over 20 albums as a leader, Brackeen is also a veteran of the bands of Art Blakey, Sonny Stitt, Woody Shaw, Joe Henderson Joe Farrell, Freddie Hubbard, Toots Thielemans and Stan Getz, to name a few.

This year the VJC will be collaborating with the American Piano Association for the first time to present formally a laureate of the APA's Cole Porter Jazz Fellowship Award.  www.vtjazz.org

Colrain on Canvas, An Art Show

April 13 - 14, 2019         9 AM - 4 PM

Location:  Shelburne-Buckland Community Center, 53 Main St., Shelburne Falls, MA

An exhibition of 52 paintings by 45 artists, some famous, of Colrain scenes. All from private collections, these paintings are rarely seen. Suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Colrain Historical Society.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Pine Hill Orchards

April 13, 2019         1 - 2 PM

Location:  Pine Hill Orchards, 248 Greenfield Road, Colrain, MA

Hippity Hop on over to Pine Hill to search in the orchard for THOUSANDS of eggs! Bring the cameras for pictures with the Easter Bunny! Decorate Easter cookies, snack on Pine Hill’s Famous Cider Donuts and Fresh Pressed Cider, and more! Of course Kylie the Cow and all her furry friends will be waiting to see you all in the barnyard! Rain date 4/14/19 1 pm. www.pinehillorchards.com
 

Gallery Walk

May 3, 2019            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

BMH Touch a Truck

May 11, 2019         9 AM - 1 PM

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

Touch a Truck is a fun-filled family event that allows children to explore a wide variety of trucks and vehicles for a small admission fee. Kids will be in their element, climbing in and out of the big rigs, digging in the giant mulch pile, and interacting with the drivers. This hugely successful event drew more than 1500 children, parents, and grandparents last year. Price: $5.00 to $15.00 $5 for ages 2-12 / $15 for families with 3 or more children.

Pedrito Martinez and Alfredo Rodriguez Duo

May 18, 2019             8 PM

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

Two of Cuba's greatest young musical masters will come together in an incendiary duo performance. Pedrito Martínez (b. 1973) is the winner of the Thelonious Monk competition in percussion and Alfredo Rodriguez (b. 1985) has quickly emerged as one of the finest Cuban jazz pianists after being "discovered" by legendary producer Quincy Jones. Martínez' fame spread initially due to his work with the folkloric ensemble, Los Muñequitos de Matanzas, which led to work with Jane Bunnett's Spirit of Havana in 1998. Since then he has become one of the most highly regarded Afro-Cuban percussionists in the world. Pianist Rodriguez attended three music conservatories in Cuba, winning classical piano competitions in each. After performing at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2016, he was invited by Quincy Jones to collaborate on a project that was presented at the Shanghai World Expo. These two Grammy-nominated artists first worked together on Rodriquez' 2012 release Invasion Parade. Since that initial session they have had the rare arrangement of performing together as a duo, leaving audiences completely mesmerized by their fearless and virtuosic playing.  www.vtjazz.org

Sheila Jordan with Cameron Brown, Eugene Uman and Friends

June 1, 2019           8 PM

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

This concert celebrates NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan in her 90th year. It serves as an expression of gratitude to Jordan for her loving and generous 20-plus year involvement in our community as a mentor and performer. VJC director, Eugene Uman usually performs on this date with his Convergence Project. This concert is a golden opportunity to join forces with one of the vocal legends of our time in its stead. We will also welcome Jordan's muse, bassist Cameron Brown, and other friends (TBA) to enhance the festivities.

In her autobiography "Jazz Child, a Portrait of Sheila Jordan," Jordan tells of how the legendary saxophonist Charlie Parker "gave me courage by telling me I was unique in my sound and that I had million-dollar ears." Her 1963 debut on Blue Note Records, Portrait of Sheila, is considered a jazz classic. Since then she has recorded over 22 albums as a leader and appeared as a guest soloist on hundreds of others. Along with the NEA Jazz Master Award, Jordan has received an IAJE Humanitarian Award, a Mary Lou Williams' Women in Jazz Lifetime of Service Award and many others. Sheila has taught thousands of students around the world, helping them to realize their potential, and encourages us all to savor and delight in the immensity and swinging depth of jazz music.  www.vtjazz.org

Gallery Walk

June 7, 2019            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

Strolling of the Heifers Parade, Expo, and Weekend Events

June 7 - 9, 2019           Friday, 5 - 8:30 PM, Saturday, 9 AM - 4 PM, Sunday, 8 AM - 4 PM

Location:  downtown 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 and dance to the MOOOsic on Saturday, June 8!

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.

When it’s over, follow the crowd to the 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 7 with our Expo Festival featuring a culinary competition, Gallery Walk, music, food, fun and more. On Sunday, June 9, 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!  www.strollingoftheheifers.com

2019 Independence Day Fireworks

July 5, 2019            4 - 10:30 PM

Location:  Hayford Field, behind the old High School,  Wilmington, VT

Join us on Hayford Field for an evening of family fun. 

Gallery Walk

July 5, 2019            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

 

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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