Daily Events

Mar 21 - Manchester

"Guitar Jam Session"

The Manchester Community Library will be hosting a "Guitar Jam Session" starting at 6:30 p.m. All guitarists are invited to bring their instruments to the library and perform with other musicians. Please note that guitar jam meetings have changed date; to the 3rd Thursday of each month. So tune it up, dig out the old amplifier and bring your gear to the library for a night of fun at this free event. Or plan to come to listen to your neighbors. For more information, call Cindy Waters at the Manchester Community Library, at 362-2607 or email events@mclvt.org. mclvt.org

 

Mar 23 - Manchester

"Sculpture Tour & Symposium at the Museum of the Creative Process"

Join Museum Curator, Dr. Albert Levis for a fascinating talk about the integration of the arts and sciences. Explore a guided tour through one of the four exhibits of the Museum of the Creative Process and learn how creativity is the universal language of conflict resolution. museumofthecreativeprocess.com

 

Mar 23 - Manchester

"Explore Four Season Green Houses"

At Manchester Community Library explore the four-season greenhouse, a place where a person can escape to and enjoy the sun, warmth and plants, at 2 pm. Jonathan Hescock of Vermont Victory Greenhouses will dig into the challenges and solutions for creating a four-season greenhouse for the Northeast. The program is free and open to the public. Manchester Community Library is located at 138 Cemetery Ave. in Manchester Center, Vt.  For more info, call the Library at 802-362-2607 or email events@mclvt.org. mclvt.org

 

Mar 23 - Dorset

"Freddi Shehadi in Concert at Dorset Playhouse"

Emmy Award winning guitarist, Freddi Shehadi, will lead an all-star musical ensemble on Saturday at 7:30 at the Dorset Playhouse. Proceeds will benefit the Playhouse Building Fund. Repairs and maintenance, especially the roof, are greatly needed to insure the continued use of the Playhouse. This extraordinary ensemble will feature luminaries Bill Ware (Vibraphone, Piano, Percussion) Tom Major (Drums, Percussion) Matt Scott (Bass & Vocals). Surprise guests are expected! These musicians have played with iconic bands such as Steely Dan, Elvis Costello, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Boo Diddley, Carly Simon, Chuck Berry among others. Doors open at 7pm for pre-concert refreshments in the Café.  Concert begins at 7:30pm.  Tickets are available at Northshire Bookstore, online at DorsetPlayers.Org or by calling 802-867-5570.

 

Mar 23-24 - Vermont

"Vermont Maple Open House Weekend"

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!

See all the Sugarmakers and Sugarhouses in VT!

The Shires hosts many great maple folks.

Berdard's Sugarhouse in Readsboro.

Ball Brook Sugarhouse in Pownal.

Dunn's Leakee Bucket SugarShack in Bennington will be open for tours and tastings over the weekend.

The Mance Family Tree Farm in Shaftsbury will be open for tours and tastings over the weekend.

Glastenview Maple Farm in Shaftsbury will be open for tasting and tours over the weekend

Maple Hill Farm in Shaftsbury.

The Wing Farm in Shaftsbury will be open for tours and tastings over the weekend.

The Sugar Shack in Arlington will be hosting their annual event with silver dollar pancakes, giveaways, treats and more from 10am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday.

Maple Valley Maple Farm in West Rupert will have coffee, donuts, and waffle sticks available during their tours and tastings!

Merck Forest and Farmland Center in Rupert will be holding their 9am Pancake breakfast Saturday and Sunday!

 

Mar 30 - Manchester

"Sculpture Tour & Symposium at the Museum of the Creative Process"

Join Museum Curator, Dr. Albert Levis for a fascinating talk about the integration of the arts and sciences. Explore a guided tour through one of the four exhibits of the Museum of the Creative Process and learn how creativity is the universal language of conflict resolution. museumofthecreativeprocess.com

 

Mar 30 - Woodford

"Prospect Mountain Black Fly Citizens' 5k Ski Race"

Celebrate spring and another great year at Prospect Mountain Ski Area. Race starts at 11am near the lodge. A suggested $10 donation for season pass holders, all others charged $20 for race entry and day pass. Participate in the race and then spend the rest of the day relaxing on the trails. There will be prizes! prospectmountain.com

 

Mar 30 - Bennington

"Basement Music Series: Bella's Bartok"

Join the Vermont Art Exchange at the Masonic Hall in Bennington for the Winter Music Series. Tickets: Adults; advance $18, at-the-door $22. Students; $10 Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. From street-punk performers to an electric, brass-filled, accordion-based spectacle. vtartxchange.org

 

Mar 30 - Stratton

"Stratton Mountain Penguin Plunge"

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 it's 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 visit on the event and how to register visit penguinplunge.org. stratton.com

 

Apr 3 - Manchester

"Author and Illustrator David Macaulay Discusses His Creative Process"

David Macaulay, award-winning author and illustrator of Castle, Cathedral, and The Way We Work, will discuss current projects and challenges in his work in a talk at First Congregational Church in Manchester at 7:00 pm. His talk, "Life in the Studio," is part of the Vermont Humanities Council's First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public. Talks in Manchester are hosted by Manchester Community Library.

The statewide underwriters for the First Wednesdays 2018-2019 series are The Alma Gibbs Donchian Foundation, the Windham Foundation, and the Institute of Museum & Library Services through the Vermont Department of Libraries. "Life in the Studio" is underwritten by Anonymous. Manchester Community Library is sponsored by Mystic Cafe and Wine Bar, Spring & Harbor Boutique, and Union Underground. An exhibit of selected drawings and sketches from Macaulay's books is on display, now through April 8, in the Upper Gallery of Manchester Community Library.

For more information, contact Manchester Community Library at 802.362.2607 or the Vermont Humanities Council at 802.262.2626 or info@vermonthumanities.org, or visit vermonthumanities.org.

 

Apr 13 - Bennington

"Basement Music Series: The Prescription with Side Effects Horn Section"

Join the Vermont Art Exchange at the Masonic Hall in Bennington for the Winter Music Series. Tickets: Adults; advance $18, at-the-door $22. Students; $10 Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. A dance frenzy, rock, soul, pop and funk dance party. vtartxchange.org

 

Apr 27 - Bennington

"Basement Music Series: Howard Fishman"

Join the Vermont Art Exchange at the Masonic Hall in Bennington for the Winter Music Series. Tickets: Adults; advance $18, at-the-door $22. Students; $10 Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. Steeped in country, soul, gospel, rock, blues...jazz, Gypsy swing, and American folk. vtartxchange.org

 

May 16 - Bennington

"Hemmings Cruise-In"

Hemmings Cruise-Ins are family friendly car gatherings open to all years, all makes and models. It's a relaxed format and a chance to share your car with a wide variety of car people during the beautiful New England summer.

Trophies are awarded and winners will be featured in Hemmings Motor News! Cruise-ins often are cancelled when rain threatens, so it's a good idea to check their website or call 800-227-4373 shortly beforehand to be sure the event is still on. hemmings.com

 

May 30 - Bennington

"Hemmings Cruise-In"

Hemmings Cruise-Ins are family friendly car gatherings open to all years, all makes and models. It's a relaxed format and a chance to share your car with a wide variety of car people during the beautiful New England summer.

Trophies are awarded and winners will be featured in Hemmings Motor News! Cruise-ins often are cancelled when rain threatens, so it's a good idea to check their website or call 800-227-4373 shortly beforehand to be sure the event is still on. hemmings.com

 

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