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11/26/14 - 2/14/15 in Rochester

DUET: Varujan Boghosian & Ben Frank Moss
Place:BigTown Gallery
Contact Name:BigTown Gallery

BigTown Gallery is thrilled to present this selection of new collage work by Varujan Boghosian and paintings by Ben Frank Moss. These two artists, both retired Dartmouth College faculty, come together to fill our gallery with contemplative, accomplished works. DUET is one of several fairly extensive shows featuring the work of Boghosian, and the first time we have shown as many paintings by Moss. Also on view are three pieces by fiber artists Bhakti Ziek and Pat Dipaula Klein, made specially for our Holiday Show. And don't forget to stop by our gift shop! Exhibition runs November 26, 2014 – February 14, 2015

12/6/14 - 12/6/04 in Lunenburg

Lunenburg Gingerbread Bazaar
Place:Lunenburg Primary School, Bobbin Mill Road
Time:10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Contact Name:Chris

Looking for a place where you’ll find affordable family fun – something for every member of the family? The Gingerbread Bazaar’s the place! You’ll find door prizes, free games and contests offering great prizes to the winners, free cookie decorating with Mrs. Claus, and the Pocket Lady with affordable grab bag items. Vendors offering a wide price range of Christmas theme and gift items, raffle, famous 8th grade Cookie Walk, fabulous fudges, Lunenburg Tees in a new color, baked goods including pies, and homemade soup luncheon offered from 11AM-2PM It’s not too late to reserve a vendor space or gather supplies and make plans to enter the Gingerbread contest!

1/3/15 - 3/29/15 in Stowe

Menagerie: Animals in Art
Place:West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park

In the exhibition, “Menagerie: Animals in Art”, twelve artists, working in painting and sculpture, portray a variety of animals: foxes, cows, dogs, horses, turkeys, bees, hedgehogs, butterflies, bobcats, and more. Artists include Aline Ordman, Adelaide Tyrol, Anna Dibble, Christopher Griffin, Gabriel Tempesta, Gary Milek, Georganna Lenssen, Giovanna Cecchetti, Janet Fredericks, Karen Petersen, Nissa Kauppila, and Rebecca Kinkead. The exhibition runs January 3rd, 2015 to March 29, 2015 in the Central Gallery of West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park. An artist reception will take place on February 28th, 2015 from 6-8:30PM.

1/18/15 - 1/31/15 in Montpelier

Raffle of Original Photograph by Craig Line
Place:Kellogg Hubbard Library
Price:Tickets are $2 a piece, 6 for $10, and 15 for $20.
Contact Name:Liz Medina

Photograph of Peruvian market by Craig Line. Tickets are $2 a piece, 6 for $10, and 15 for $20. Drawing is on January 31st.

1/26/15 - 1/26/15 in Brattleboro

Kids Harvest Of The Month: Carrot Parsnip Muffins
Place:Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom, 7 Canal St
Price:Free, Pre-Registration Required

If you like carrot cake, you might love these muffins that include carrots and their cousins--- parsnips! Bring your kids to join us in the kitchen to make a tasty treat with these sweet root veggies. Let us know if you have food restrictions.

1/27/15 - 1/27/15 in Brattleboro

Co-op Kids: Vegan Sushi Rolls
Place:Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom
Price:Free, Pre-Registration Required

We'll use fresh and pickled veggies to make a savory set of sushi rolls, experimenting with both white rice and forbidden black rice. Yum!

1/27/15 - 1/27/15 in Montpelier

What's Up Your Sleeve, Grandpa? A Fun Class to Learn Simple Tricks with Everyday Objects
Place:Kellogg Hubbard Library
Contact Name:Liz Medina

Rob Mermin, founder of Circus Smirkus presents a hands-on “magic class” of easy-to-do tricks, puzzles, and homemade amusements especially for grandparents, aunts and uncles, teachers, and parents to impress youngsters. Ordinary objects become magical! Surprise yourself and others! Experience that “Wow, Grandma is so cool!” reaction. You will learn how in the very first minute. No skill required! These are simple tricks of science and wonder that can immediately be taught to kids. Bring a notebook. For all ages, but especially grandparents.

1/28/15 - 1/28/15 in Montpelier

An African Safari: Lions, Elephants, and Giraffes!
Place:Kellogg Hubbard Library
Contact Name:Liz Medina

Join us for an African Safari with the recently retired Director of Youth Services, Grace Greene, and Katie Greene. They will show you amazing photos and share information from their Wildlife and Cultural Safari to Tanzania last summer.

1/28/15 - 1/28/15 in South Burlington

The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz - Screening
City:South Burlington
Place:Vermont Commons School
Price:Free and Open to the Public.
Time:6 pm
Contact Name:Jill Strawbridge

Are you concerned about Open Internet? Net Neutrality? Freedom of Information? Come learn about Aaron Swartz’s life, his work, and the implications of the interplay between technology and our civil liberties. Guest panelists will include: Brian Knappenberger, award winning film maker of “The Internet’s Own Boy” and “We are Legion: The Story of the Hactivists”. Brian will be skyping in to attend the discussion. Martha Reid, Vermont State Librarian and Open Internet Proponent. Bill Simmon, is a filmmaker, writer, media educator and the Director of Media Services at Vermont Community Access Media. Cathleen Stadecker, Lawyer with Downs Rachlin Martin focusing on intellectual property counseling involving trademark, copyright, advertising, unfair competition, and Internet issues.

1/29/15 - 1/29/15 in Montpelier

Film Screening of “Little Jerusalem”
Place:Kellogg Hubbard Library
Contact Name:Liz Medina

In the late 19th century, Jews from neighboring villages in rural Lithuania settled in Burlington, Vermont, a bustling port amid countryside that reminded them of home. Archival images and interviews with descendants of the original settlers capture the history of a community that enriches the culture of Vermont to this day. A discussion of the film will be held after the screening. Co-sponsored by VTPBS and Beth Jacob Synagogue.

1/29/15 - 1/29/15 in Brattleboro

Get Down and Dirty (and healthy!) with Ashwagandha
Place:Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom
Price:$5 for Shareholders, $7 for Non-Shareholders, Pre-Registration Required

Become intimate with the herb of the month as we discuss historical use, recent research, and practical ways to grow, prepare, and use ashwagandha. We will investigate this powerful health tonic’s versatility by making a variety of medicinal preparations in class. No prior herbal training required.

1/29/15 - 1/29/15 in Brattleboro

Lecture: Vermont Congressional History
Place:Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
Price:$5 general; Free for BMAC members
Time:7:00 p.m.
Contact Name:Emily Wergin

In connection with the exhibit World Leaders & Global Citizens: Photographs by Patrick Leahy, U.S. Senator, UVM Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Frank Bryan, discusses the outsized role the tiny state of Vermont has had on the national enterprise. According to Bryan, “Senator Leahy’s long and distinguished career represents the continuing importance of federalism in American political life.” Admission: $5, free for BMAC members and youth 18 and under

1/30/15 - 1/30/15 in Montpelier

Learn basic design concepts and how to apply them in making your own PR materials in a free image manipulation program.
Place:Kellogg Hubbard Library
Contact Name:Liz Medina

Learn basic design concepts and how to apply them in making your own PR materials in a free graphic image manipulation program – otherwise known as GIMP! Save money by using non-proprietary software and make your flyers more effective by learning key design concepts for public relations material. Presented by Liz Medina, a VISTA with a fine arts and graphic design background.

1/30/15 - 1/30/15 in Manchester

Author Charles W. Johnson Talk & Book Signing for His New Book 'Ice Ship'
Place:Northshire Bookstore
Contact Name:Susan Sylvia

Please join us for a talk and slide presentation by Charles Johnson for his new book 'Ice Ship', the story of the extraordinary ship, the Fram. The book follows the ship from conception to construction, through 20 years of three epic expeditions, to its final resting place as a museum. It is also the story of the extraordinary men who steered the Fram over the course of 84,000 miles: a three-year, ice-bound drift, finding out what the Arctic really was; a remarkable four-year exploration of unmapped lands in the Canadian Arctic; and a two–year voyage to Antarctica, where Roald Amundsen claimed the South Pole. We promise an entertaining and interesting evening!

1/30/15 - 2/1/15 in Bondville

Burton Mountain Festival
Place:Stratton Mountain Resort

The Burton Mountain Festival presented by MINI will be bringing a full payload of product, parties and positive vibes. Try out the latest gear for free, jam out to some après entertainment and introduce the kids to sideways sliding in the Riglet Park.

1/30/15 - 2/1/15 in Bondville

Girls Time Out Snowboard Camp
Place:Stratton Mountain Resort
Time:All day
Contact Name:Shannon Greene

Take a Girls’ Time Out and hit the slopes at Stratton. The Girls’ Time Out Snowboard Camp is a women-only, two-day camp is designed by Stratton’s female riders to make fearless riders of every woman.

1/31/15 - 1/31/15 in Londonderry

Winter Family Fun Day!
Place:Magic Mountain, Londonderry, VT
Contact Name:Stephanie Albaugh
Phone:(802) 656-0346

Military families of all ages are invited to join OMK for this winter family fun day! We'll be enjoying the snow tube trails of Magic Mountain, invite you to build snow sculptures with us, and will have games indoors as well! When you start to feel chilly, we’ll have delicious pizza and hot cocoa for warming up, too! This event is free to military families thanks to the generous support of many who have provided donations to Operation: Military Kids over the past few years. Many thanks to those people, groups, and organizations! We know this event will be a great way to bring our military kids and families together for an afternoon of fun - and what a great opportunity to meet new friends! Join us! All children MUST be at least 44 inches tall to go tubing. Any child under this height will not be allowed to snow tube per Magic Mountain's policy, but are still welcome to attend the event. Children are expected to be under parental supervision for the duration of the event. Additionally, please bring your own helmet. Helmets are available for rent for $10. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Stephanie Albaugh at 802-656-0346 or by January 16, 2015 so we may assist you.

1/31/15 - 1/31/15 in Brattleboro

Northern Roots Festival
Place:New England Youth Theater & McNeill's Brewery
Price:Day $20, Eve. $20, Both $35 Youth (under 12): Day $10, Eve. $10, Both $15 3pm family concert & dance admission $5 at door Limited evening seating - advance ticket purchase recommended
Time:noon through evening
Contact Name:Mary Greene

Brattleboro Music Center presents its 8th annual Northern Roots Traditional Music Festival. This day-long celebration brings together local and regional musicians representing the best of the northern musical traditions including Irish, Scottish, English and French Canadian. SATURDAY DAYTIME EVENTS Workshops for all instruments, Panels, Concerts Sessions, Dance Band, Family Dance 12:00-5:30 pm SATURDAY EVENING PERFORMANCE Featuring the best of Northern Musical Traditions 7:30 pm LOCATIONS: New England Youth Theater, 100 Flat Street Afternoon Sessions at McNeill’s Brewery TICKETS: Day $20, Eve. $20, Both $35 Youth (under 12): Day $10, Eve. $10, Both $15 3pm family concert & dance admission $5 at door Limited evening seating - advance ticket purchase recommended READ MORE & DOWNLOAD SCHEDULE OF EVENTS at: For tickets and information please call the Brattleboro Music Center at 802-257-4523, or visit

1/31/15 - 1/31/15 in North Bennington

Winter Festival 2015
City:North Bennington
Place:North Bennington, VT
Price:Free and Fee
Time:11:00 - 4:30
Contact Name:Laura Boudreau

Come Enjoy the Winter Fun! The day starts off with the Penguin Plunge for Special Olympics at Lake Paran Boat Launch – check-in begins at 9; costume contest at 10:30, plunge at 11 am. Then join us from 11:30 – 2pm for the After Plunge Party at the Vermont Arts Exchange (Sage Street). There will be the opportunity to taste over 20 different chilies (sponsored by the NorShaft Lions Club), a cash bar, and live music There will be chair massages, and art activities as well. The Ice Carving Competition at the North Bennington Train Station starts on Friday, with the bulk of the sculpting happening on Saturday. Prizes will be awarded at 3:00. There will also be a Winter Market Place at the Train Station. The Annual Indoor Winter Carnival at the North Bennington Graded School is a fun spot for children. Also check out the McCullough Library for their special program. Weather permitting, there will be Wagon Rides from 11:30 am – 4 pm to take you around the Village to all the event venues. The day concludes with the annual Pet Fashion Show, which starts at Whitman’s Feed Store at 3:30 pm. There’s plenty of free parking in the Lake Paran Beach Parking Lot off of Lake Paran Road. Bus will run from the parking lot to the Plunge site. North Bennington Restaurants, Inns and Markets also await you.

1/31/15 - 1/31/15 in Bennington

7th Annual Chili Festival
Place:Vermont Arts Exchange (Sage Street)
Price:5 Samples - $6.00
Time:11:30 - 1:30
Contact Name:NorShaft Lions Club

Sample over 20 different chilies -- hot, mild, chicken, turkey, vegan, chocolate, and more. Live Music. Cash Bar. Proceeds go to the NorShaft Lions Scholarship Fund. The Chili Festival is part of an all day Winter Festival. Ice Carving, Penguin Plunge, Indoor Winter Carnival. Come enjoy all the fun.

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