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2/14/15 - 6/3/15 in Stowe

Subtle, Not Subtle: Evocative Nuance
Place:West Branch Gallery

“Subtle, Not Subtle: Evocative Nuance” focuses on the delicate complexity of artwork by Marc Civitarese, Janis Pozzi-Johnson, Jonathan Prince, and Helen Shulman. An artist reception will take place on February 28th, 2015 from 6-8:30PM.

4/22/15 - 6/22/15 in Stowe

Kathleen Kolb: Houses
Place:West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park
Contact Name:Alina Lacey-Verona
Phone:(802) 253-8943

Vermont houses are a recurring subject of Kathleen Kolb’s paintings. This exhibition examines the influence of American Luminism in her work and how the artist uses paintings of houses to illustrate how Vermonters live.

5/1/15 - 9/24/15 in Manchester

Place:39 Bonnet St., Manchester Center, VT 05255
Price:$35 PP.
Time:1 - 4 PM
Contact Name:Sharon O'Connor

Discover the lure, charm & nostalgia of Vermont’s country backroads. Visit & learn about unique places you wouldn’t normally find on your own. Many stops along the way, group size 2 – 10, comfortable tour vehicle. Daily. Advance reservations necessary.

5/1/15 - 11/29/15

Place:Bennington County, VT
Price:$35 PP.
Time:9:30 - 11:45 AM
Contact Name:Dick Smith

Local historian and author will take you to all places in our area with historical significance to the Revolutionary & Civil Wars. Over 25 points of interest. This is a "history buff's" delight! Group size, 2-10; comfortable tour vehicle. Advance reservations necessary.

5/19/15 - 6/17/15 in Montpelier

Reading Faulkner: Go Down Moses
Place:Kellogg Hubbard Library
Contact Name:Rachel Senechal

Bob Barasch will present themes of the 1942 Faulkner novel “Go Down, Moses” in a three-part series. The book chronicles the decline of the McCaslin family while exploring “the relationship between white and negro races here.” As in all of Faulkner's works, the real struggle is not only within one of the named families, but within the human family itself. Tuesdays, May 19, June 2, and June 16. The library has copies of the book. For more information, contact

5/29/15 - 5/29/15 in Westminster

Windham Orchestra -- CONTRASTS
Price:Windham Orchestra (tickets for all concerts): Name your price $5 - $50
Time:7:30 pm
Contact Name:Mary Greene

Etan Nasreddin-Longo 'Paradise Lost' (premiere) Sibelius 'The Storm' Debussy 'Three Nocturnes'

5/29/15 - 5/29/15 in Brattleboro

Place:NECCA, 74 Cotton Mill Hill #300
Price:$5 suggested donation, at the door. CASH ONLY.
Time:7:30 PM
Contact Name:NECCA

An original circus show performed by the WRCC Circus Arts students including acts of partner acrobatics, aerial fabric, trapeze, dance, juggling and more! A one act show great for all ages! Directed by Erin Lovett Sherman.

5/29/15 - 5/30/15 in Burlington

Barnes and Noble Book Fair to benefit the Rice H.S. Library
Place:Barnes and Noble store
Contact Name:Ann Jason Kenney
Phone:802-862-6521 x220

Book Fair to benefit the Rice H.S. Library on 5/29/15-5/30/15 in the Barnes and Noble store and online from 5/29/15-6/4/15 at Use #11595147 at checkout. Thank-you!

5/30/15 - 5/30/15 in Stowe

Craft Brew Races - Stowe
Place:Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa
Time:12-4 p.m.
Contact Name:Matt Gray

The Craft Brew Races is a 5k road race followed by a local craft beer festival. The series features races around the country in 2015. Runners and walkers are welcome to participate in the 5k. The post race beer festival will be held immediately following the race featuring 20+ breweries. This is a 21+ event. Whenever possible local food vendors and local musicians will participate as well.

5/30/15 - 5/30/15 in Montpelier

Place:North Branch Nature Center
Time:7:00 am - 1:30 pm

Early morning bird walks Bird banding demonstrations Bird drawing and photography contests Bird carving demonstrations Learn more about our 4th annual festival celebrating birds at NBNC!

5/30/15 - 5/30/15 in Burlington

Improv for a Cause: Great Minds on the Spot!
Place:Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center
Time:7:30 pm

Please welcome Shelburne natives, Steve Waltein, Andrew Knox, and Ben Rameaka as they provide an evening of comedy in Burlington, Vermont. They will be joined by fellow comedian, Kate James, Chicago based comedy writer and improviser. Steve is a member of the teaching faculty at iO and The Second City based in Chicago. He travels all over the world with The Improvised Shakespeare Company. Andrew performs with the Second City National Touring Company and is excited to be back in Vermont to provide live entertainment to his friends , family and community. In 2010, he took home first place at the Higher Ground Comedy battle. Ben is an improviser, actor and voice over artist. He performs on the UCB house team Airwolf every Saturday night and plays James Whippy in's original series "Alpha House". Proceeds of the event will raise necessary funds for the Stern Center Scholarship program.

5/30/15 - 5/30/15 in Essex Junction

HOOKED: Fusion 802 presents
City:Essex Junction
Place:Essex High School
Price:$8 adult, $6 student
Contact Name:Wendy Robert

Hooked Join us as Wendy, Peter, Michael and John have an adventure exploring Neverland, meeting the Tiger Lilies, navigating the waters of Captain Hook, avoiding crocodiles and much more, all while discovering if dreams really do come true and no one ever really has to grow up. Tickets are on sale now. Please contact Wendy at tickets are limited for the 3pm show so call now

5/30/15 - 6/1/15 in Ludlow

Women on the Range
Place:Black River Rod & Gun Clu
Time:Call for details
Contact Name:David VanGuilder

This course is open to all women 18 years of age and older Course will cover proper firearm safety, firearm maintenance, firearm terminology, firearm handling and target shooting. The course will also teach Basic Rifle Marksmanship and Basic Pistol Marskmanship. The students will primarily be shooting the .22 caliber however they will also shoot the 9mm, 45acp, .38 and .40s&w for pistol calibers and the .223/5.56 (the dreaded AR15) for rifle calibers. This class is primarily driven towards the beginner, however all skill levels can attend. Cost of class is $135 per student. Cost covers ammunition, range fee, targets, etc. Class is taught by NRA Certified Instructors - Class limited to 20 people

5/30/15 - 6/30/15 in Woodstock

June is Dairy Month At Sugarbush Farm
Place:Sugarbush Farm
Time:9:00 am - 5:00 pm daily
Phone:802 457 1757 / 800 281 1757

Enjoy Dairy Month by stopping by to taste 15 kinds of cheese including 8 year old Wicked Super Sharp Cheddar, award winning Naturally Smoked, Mountain Jack and Sharp Cheddar with Horseradish. Watch how cheese is hand waxed for safe travel & keeping. Get tips and recipes on cooking with cheese. Visit the farm house kitchen where many Vermont products are sampled including Vermont meats, jams, pickles and sauces. Also visit the maple sugar house to learn how syrup is made in the spring. Directions: 591 Sugarbush Farm Rd, Woodstock Vt. 05091

5/30/15 - 9/13/15 in Burlington

Smokey Bear & Woodsy Owl: Home Sweet Home
Place:ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
Price:free with admission
Time:10:00 a.m.
Contact Name:Jessie Forand

We all know that famous furry face, now join Smokey Bear along with Woodsy Owl and their forest friends to care for the natural resources we rely on to survive! This traveling exhibit, created by the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service, will be at ECHO until Sept. 13. Harbor young woodland stewards through on-the-job forest ranger training, a puppet stage, forest trail, fishing vessel, and more. Every other Friday from 10 a.m. to noon the Burlington Fire Department will join us to lend a hand working to prevent fires locally.

5/31/15 - 5/31/15 in Brattleboro

Windham Orchestra -- CONTRASTS
Place:Latchis Theatre
Price:Windham Orchestra (tickets for all concerts): Name your price $5 - $50
Time:3:00 pm
Contact Name:Mary Greene

Etan Nasreddin-Longo 'Paradise Lost' (premiere) Sibelius 'The Storm' Debussy 'Three Nocturnes'

5/31/15 - 5/31/15 in Norwich

Upper Valley Reptile Group Open House
Place:River Road Veterinary Clinic
Time:10am - 4pm
Contact Name:Christina Hazelton
Phone:(603) 276-9181

Want to meet & learn about some of the amazing reptiles at Upper Valley Reptile Group? Here's your chance! UVRG is hosting a "Reptile Open House Day" This is a fun and informative event that the whole family may enjoy. You'll get to meet a REAL American Alligator and many of our other animal ambassadors. You'll also get a chance to discuss native reptiles & amphibians with a member of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. There will be many offerings, including: - Raffle & Door prizes - Same-Day adoptions - Gifts and sale items - Reptile care information Facebook Link: UVRG is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

5/31/15 - 5/31/15 in Brattleboro

Fly for Five
Place:NECCA Flying Trapeze Rig, 10 Town Crier Drive
Price:$5 CASH ONLY
Time:11 AM - 2 PM
Contact Name:NECCA

Come try the Flying Trapeze! Anyone and everyone is welcome to take a swing during this open house – with safety lines and a net, of course! $5 a swing on this exhilarating aerial ride that is tons of fun! Bring a picnic and watch & fly! Located at 10 Town Crier Drive, Brattleboro, VT

5/31/15 - 5/31/15 in Quechee

Foraging for Wild Plants presented by New England Wild Flower Society
Place:Vermont Institute of Natural Science Nature Center
Price:$23 (Member) / $28 (Nonmember)
Contact Name:Director of Public Programs
Phone:508.877.7630 *3303

Wild plants found in the Northeast can add variety to one’s diet and supply rich nutrients that aren’t always found in cultivated species. Spend an afternoon in the wild with Arthur Haines, author of Flora Novae Angliae, learning how to identify, harvest, and prepare wild plants found in central Vermont. Come prepared for the weather and uneven ground, and bring a hand lens if you have one.

5/31/15 - 5/31/15 in South Burlington

Lund Ride for Children
City:South Burlington
Place:50 Joy Drive, South Burlington
Price:$10 - $150
Contact Name:Amy Cronin

LUND RIDE FOR CHILDREN PRESENTED BY NORTHCOUNTRY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION – Join Lund’s Ride for Children on Sunday May 31, to raise money for women, children and families in Vermont. Sign up today the 4 mile family ride or 16, 30 or 55 mile rides through scenic Shelburne, Charlotte and Ferrisburgh. Fully supported ride followed by live music from Rumblecat, ice cream, food, raffle, kids activities and more. $10 registration and $10 fundraising requirement for family ride and $50 registration and $100 fundraising requirement for long rides. Registration and more information at

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