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5/24/14 - 10/31/14 in Woodstock

Ranger-guided Mansion Tours
Place:Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park
Price:$8 adults 16-61 /$4 seniors 62+/FREE children 15 and younger
Time:10am, 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
Phone:802 457 3368 ext 22

Ranger-led one-hour tours of the historic mansion, connecting with the story of the early development of environmental conservation in the USA. Numbers limited, please call for reservation. See website for many other special programs (many of them free). There is no charge for admission to the 555-acre National Park with its 20+ miles of hiking trails, open 365 days a year. Park at Billings Farm and Museum.

6/25/14 - 11/30/14 in Manchester Center

City:Manchester Center
Place:Advance Reservations Necessary - tour meets at the Manchester visitors center
Price:$35 per person - Advance Reservations Necessary
Time:9:30 - 11:45 AM
Contact Name:Dick Smith

This tour is for history buffs. Local author & historian will show you the significance of our area during the Revolutionary & Civil War. Many places on the National Register. Learn the vital role that Vermont played in these 2 eras. Advance Reservations Necessary.

7/1/14 - 10/30/14 in East Arlington

Chocolate Tasting
City:East Arlington
Place:The Chocolatorium
Price:$5.00 a person. Children under 5 free
Time:1 pm. And 3 pm
Contact Name:Nick Monte

Come learn about where chocolate comes from and how it is made through a short movie followed by a tasting. This takes about 45 minutes. The tasting includes 7 chocolates from different countries and plantations with varying percentages of cocoa mass. Tastings are Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Saturday. See our website or call for more details.

7/7/14 - 12/31/14 in Brattleboro

Pennywise Pantry
Place:Brattleboro Food Co-op
Contact Name:Shareholder Services

Learn how to shop for fresh, long-lasting, and nutritious foods throughout the store. With this interactive and hands-on tour, we'll explore the Coop, learning a simple method for finding the best value for your food budget. You'll learn tips for selecting and storing these foods at home to get the longest use out of them, develop a better understanding of Co-op sales, and get inspiring recipes to start cooking quick and affordable meals at home. No matter what kind of diet you follow, these penny-wise tools help you stock your kitchen with variety of healthy, local, and even organic foods. By appointment only. Call 802-246-2822 to make an appointment. In the Store. Free. Pre-registration required.

7/9/14 - 12/31/14 in Brattleboro

Lunchtime Yoga for Shareholders
Place:Brattleboro Food Co-op
Time:Wednesdays 12pm
Contact Name:Shareholder Services

Free lunchtime yoga for Shareholders

8/16/14 - 10/31/14 in Stowe

Stone.Glass.Wood. An Exhibition of Abstract Works.
Place:West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park

How appropriate here in Vermont to find three abstract artists who link the heart and mind to the natural surround. Paul Schwieder, Duncan Johnson and Chris Curtis, will be exhibiting their works in the upcoming show Stone. Glass. Wood. at West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park. The opening reception is open to the public and will be on Saturday, August 16th from 6:00 – 8:30 PM at West Branch Gallery.

9/27/14 - 10/27/14 in Manchester Center

City:Manchester Center
Place:tour meets at Manchester Visitors Center; advance reservations necessary
Price:$35 per person
Time:tour starts at 1 PM and returns at 4 PM
Contact Name:sharon oconnor

See the foliage with spectacular mountain/valley vistas and up-close cascades of color. Tour stops at many unique and interesting places along the way. Advance reservations necessary for this highly popular fall foliage tour. Limited to 8-11 passengers.

10/8/14 - 10/26/14 in Burlington

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Contact Name:Abbie Tykocki

Melancholy turns into mayhem when Vanya and his sister Sonia—along with their clairvoyant housekeeper Cassandra—are paid a surprise visit to their comfortable country home by Hollywood star sibling, Masha and her twenty something boy-toy Spike, in this wickedly wonderful Chekhovian mash-up. This winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play by master of comedy, Christopher Durang, equally tickles the casual theatregoer in search of meaningful fun and the ardent student of Russian classics.

10/25/14 - 10/26/14 in Burlington

The First Ever Vermont Comic con
Place:Sheraton Hotel 870 Williston Rd
Price:Tickets available online and at the door
Time:10am - 7pm (Saturday) // 10am -5pm (Sunday)

10/26/14 - 10/26/14 in Woodstock

Spitituality and the Environment
Place:Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park
Time:2pm - 3:30pm
Contact Name:Tim Maguire
Phone:802 457 3368 ext 22

This 1½-hour walking tour will explore ways faith has informed stewardship practice and the appreciation of nature. The tour includes a closer look at the original Hudson River School paintings inside the Mansion. Reservations required. Park at the Billings Farm and Museum. Meet at Carriage Barn Visitor Center.

10/26/14 - 10/26/14 in Manchester

Danby-Mt. Tobor Fire Dept. Golf Benifit
Place:Equinox Golf Course, Manchester, VT
Time:12:00 pm
Contact Name:Tom Johnston

Annual golf benefit to support the Danby Mt. Tabor Fire Dept. 4 member scramble lunch provided

10/26/14 - 10/26/14 in Marlboro

Marlboro College Presents
Place:Marlboro College, Serkin Performing Arts Center
Price:Free and open to the public
Contact Name:Matthew Barone

The Sada project is a body of compositions written by Marlboro music faculty member Matan Rubinstein as roadmaps and frameworks for improvisers in a small group setting. In this concert, the composer will be joined with two master musicians to play a selection of those works, some newly composed for the occasion, and some older. The program will feature Matan on piano joined by Wes Brown on bass and Bob Weiner on drums and percussion.

10/27/14 - 10/27/14 in Brattleboro

Mini Trees Kids Cooking Class!
Place:Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom
Price:Free, Pre-registration req'd

Part of the Harvest of the Month series. Come to the Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom and make creamy soups from Mini Trees. Broccoli and cauliflower are this month's harvest, and we're going to turn them into a delicious meal! Let us know if you're vegan-- we can accommodate.

10/27/14 - 10/27/14 in South Burlington

UVM Halloween Barn
City:South Burlington
Place:UVM Horse Barn
Price:Suggested Donation - $3
Contact Name:Sam D'Amico

Enjoy an evening of free trick-or-treating at the UVM Barn. Visit the barn members and horses in their costumes and get come great treats. Nothing too spooky, just lots of fun.

10/28/14 - 10/28/14 in Montpelier

Chair Yoga Class and Book Signing with Jeanne Erlbaum
Place:Kellogg-Hubbard Library
Time:6:00 PM
Contact Name:Liz Medina

Join yoga and meditation teacher Jeanie Erlbaum in celebrating her new book “Sit with Less Pain”. Jeanie will offer a brief talk followed by 30 minute sample chair yoga class based on the techniques in her book. Participants can purchase the Sit with Less Pain book and companion CDs at the event, and Jeanie will be available to answer questions and sign copies of her book after the talk. Free and open to all. For more info, please contact Jean at 413-773-9474 (or)

10/28/14 - 10/28/14 in Brattleboro

Kids Pumpkin Party!
Place:Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom
Price:Free, Pre-registration req'd

Time for pumpkins! In the first hour of class, we'll make sweet pumpkin treats and roasted seeds. If you'd like to carve a pumpkin while our treats are in the oven, bring one with you and we'll supply all the tools.

10/29/14 - 10/29/14 in Burlington

DISRUPTION: Vermont Commons School Documentary Screening
Place:Vermont Commons School
Time:6 pm
Contact Name:Mary Hamilton
Phone:802 865-8084 x 16

DISRUPTION tells the story of the greatest crisis humanity has ever faced and the movement to fight it. Our generation is the first to experience climate change and the last to make a difference. By weaving commentary from recognized voices analyzing climate, politics and society today, the film brings the issue of global warming to the streets in a call to action. Join us for this important film with a panel discussion afterward, Wednesday, October 29th from 6 to 9pm. This is the first of three films in our Vermont Commons School Documentary Film Series! The panel discussion will include Dr. Maeve McBride, Coordinator of; Dr. Alan Betts of Atmospheric Research in Pittsford and Vermont’s leading Climate Scientist; Andrea Lloyd, plant ecologist and Professor of Biology at Middlebury; and Staci Lasker, Vice President of Operations and Administration at New Leaf Paper.

10/29/14 - 10/29/14 in Montpelier

Two Friends Read Poetry: Andy Potok/Barry Goldensohn
Place:Kellogg-Hubbard Library
Time:7:00 PM
Contact Name:Liz Medina

Join Andy Potok and Barry Goldensohn as they read from their books: My Father’s Keeper is Potok’s novel, and The Hundred Yard Dash Man is a book of poetry by Goldensohn. Books will be on sale.

10/31/14 - 10/31/14 in Montpelier

StoryWalk Halloween
Place:Kellogg-Hubbard Library gronds
Time:10:00 AM
Contact Name:Liz Medina

The Kellogg-Hubbard Library is joining the StoryWalk® Project in celebrating Halloween by posting a picture book entitled “The LittleOld Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything” by Linda Williams. On October 31st, the pages from this wonderful children's book will be up from 10 am to 6 pm on the library grounds for all to enjoy at no cost. This story is great for preschoolers through 8 year olds, though people of all ages enjoy this delightful story. The StoryWalk® is candy-free The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

10/31/14 - 10/31/14 in Montpelier

Halloween Trick or Treat
Place:Downtown Montpelier's stores and restaurants
Price:Free to attend
Time:4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Contact Name:Ashley Witzenberger, Montpelier Alive
Phone:(802) 223 9604

Halloween trick or treat with downtown merchants. Visit our stores and restaurants and trick-or-treat in a safe and place!

10/31/14 - 11/2/14 in Killington

Jewish Communities of Vermont - Summit 2014
Place:Killington Grand Hotel
Price:$30, $65, $95 plus cost of room
Time:6pm Friday thru 5pm Sunday
Contact Name:Susan

Jewish Communities of Vermont will bring the greater Vermont Jewish Community in a day-long event on Nov.2, 2014, preceded by a Shabbaton on Oct. 31 and Nov.1. Come for the day or make a weekend of it. Check website for full details.

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