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

Ranger-guided Mansion Tours
City:Woodstock
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

TOUR: REVOLUTIONARY/CIVIL WAR IN BENNINGTON COUNTY
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
Phone:802-362-4997
Email:bckrddisc@aol.com

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
Phone:802-375-6037
Email:Vilped@villagepeddlervt.com

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
City:Brattleboro
Place:Brattleboro Food Co-op
Price:Free!
Time:9-9
Contact Name:Shareholder Services
Phone:802-246-2822
Email:msbfc@sover.net

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
City:Brattleboro
Place:Brattleboro Food Co-op
Price:Free
Time:Wednesdays 12pm
Contact Name:Shareholder Services
Phone:802-257-0236
Email:msbfc@sover.net

Free lunchtime yoga for Shareholders


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

Stone.Glass.Wood. An Exhibition of Abstract Works.
City:Stowe
Place:West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park
Price:Free
Phone:802-253-8943
Email:art@westbranchgallery.com

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

TOUR: FALL FOLIAGE SAMPLER
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
Phone:802-362-4997
Email:bckrddisc@aol.com

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
City:Burlington
Place:FlynnSpace
Price:$32-$37.50
Time:7:30pm
Contact Name:Abbie Tykocki
Phone:8028621497
Email:abbie@vtstage.org

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.


10/23/14 - 10/25/14 in Williston

The Haunted Forest
City:Williston
Place:Catamount Outdoor Family Center
Price:$9-$15
Time:7
Contact Name:Katie Ballard
Phone:802-238-0923
Email:Ashley.haunted.forestvt@gmail.com

One weekend only! Join us for our spooky walk in the woods and face your 'Fears&Phobias' at The Haunted Forest. Visit us online at www.thehauntedforest.com to purchase your tickets. Also join us on Saturday October 18th for our Pumpkin Carving Event! 10-4 an event for the whole family!


10/24/14 - 10/24/14 in Montpelier

Haunted Vermont
City:Montpelier
Place:Kellogg-Hubbard Library
Price:FREE
Time:6:30 PM
Contact Name:Liz Medina
Phone:802-223-3338
Email:vista@kellogghubbard.org

Vermont Ghost Expert Joe Citro will thrill us with tales of local hauntings. Not for the weak of heart, this frightening evening is recommended for ages 12 and up.


10/24/14 - 10/24/14 in Burlington

UVM Women's Hockey Home Opener
City:Burlington
Place:Gutterson Fieldhouse
Price:$2.00
Time:7 P.M
Phone:802-656-3131

The UVM Women's Hockey team opens there 2014-15 season with a big game vs. Union at 7 P.M! All proceeds will benefit the Meals on Wheels Foundation as we look to break our attendance record again!


10/24/14 - 10/25/14 in Putney

Egg Noir, New Visions series at Sandglass Theater
City:Putney
Place:Sandglass Theater
Price:Tickets are $16 general and $13 for students and seniors, payable by cash or check at the door. Tickets are available online at http://sandglasstheater.org. Getting tickets in advance is highly encouraged as seating is limited.
Time:7:30 both evenings
Contact Name:Shoshana Bass
Phone:802-387-4051
Email:info@sandglasstheater.org

New Visions kicks off this season with Jana Zeller and her newly reworked Egg Noir, an object theater piece exploring the course of human vision. A scientist who breeds egg heads, a machine who processes them into eye balls, and a poet in the desert who records the eye’s vision, are locked into a routine that produces a healthy eyeball. One day a bad egg infiltrates this world and threatens to destroy it. “This is what you get when you mix puppetry and alchemy" -Puppet Slam Curator at the Puppet Showplace in Boston.


10/25/14 - 10/25/14 in Montpelier

Pumpkin Carving Contest & Pie Sale
City:Montpelier
Place:City Hall Plaza (39 Main Street)
Time:11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Contact Name:Ashley Witzenberger, Montpelier Alive
Phone:(802) 223 9604
Email:director@montpelieralive.org

Pumpkins are on site and free. Yummy pies for sale from local community members and restaurants.


10/25/14 - 10/25/14 in Woodstock

Conservation Through the Artist's Eye
City:Woodstock
Place:Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park
Price:$8 adults; 15 and under free; $4 seniors and America the Beautiful card holders
Time:2pm - 3:30pm
Contact Name:Tim Maguire
Phone:802 457 3368, ext. 22
Email:MABI_visitorservices@nps.gov

American landscape paintings have inspired conservationists for over 100 years. See paintings by Hudson River School artists on this 1½- hour Mansion tour and discover how landscape painting profoundly influenced the development of a conservation ethic. Reservations required. http://www.nps.gov/history/museum/exhibits/mabi/ Park at the Billings Farm and Museum. Meet at Carriage Barn Visitor Center.


10/25/14 - 10/25/14 in Windsor

American Precision Museum - 15th annual Model Engineering Show
City:Windsor
Place:American Precision Museum
Price:$10.00 adults $5.00 students
Time:9:00am--4:00pm
Contact Name:Sheila Brannan
Phone:(802) 674-5781
Email:apm@americanprecision.org

Visit with New England’s finest model engineers and enjoy informative workshops and demonstrations throughout the day. Show is held at the Windsor Recreational Center, 29 Union Street, Windsor and the museum. Adult admission $10.00 Students $5.00 to both the museum and the show.


10/25/14 - 10/25/14 in Brattleboro

Food Choice Series: Get to Know Your Greens!
City:Brattleboro
Place:Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room
Price:Free, Pre-registration Req'd
Time:1-3pm
Phone:802-257-0236
Email:msbfc@sover.net

Learn about nutrition powerhouses! required This class will be co-taught by Vicky Senni, Brattleboro Food Co-op Education Outreach Coordinator, and Robin Matathias. Robin teaches Environmental Studies at Keene State College, where she developed and teaches a popular course on Food Health and the Environment.


10/25/14 - 10/25/14 in Montpelier

Halloween at the Library
City:Montpelier
Place:Kellogg-Hubbard Library
Price:FREE
Time:2:00 PM
Contact Name:Liz Medina
Phone:802-223-3338
Email:vista@kellogghubbard.org

Wear your costume and get ready for some Halloween fun, Library style! Story and activities. All ages.


10/25/14 - 10/25/14 in Manchester

Halloween on the Hill
City:Manchester
Place:Southern Vermont Arts Center
Price:Free
Time:11 am - 2 pm
Contact Name:Barbara Lundy
Phone:8023671314
Email:blundy@svac.org

Free family event! Games with candy prizes, photo op with witches, and a free magic show by Vermont magician Tom Joyce!


10/25/14 - 10/25/14 in East Burke

CircumBurke Mountain Bike & Trail Run Challenge
City:East Burke
Place:Kingdom Trails

Kingdom Trails, Conservation Collaboratives and the Burke Area Chamber of Commerce welcome you to the Northeast Kingdom on Saturday October 25, 2014 for an unforgettable adventure around Burke Mountain. The 26 mile MTB circuit includes miles of rarely used singletrack with over 3000 feet of climbing and descending. The Mountain Run and CircumBurke Lite use a challenging 18 mile circuit which avoids some of the singletrack and elevation gain. A two lap endurance MTB event will cover the 26 mile circuit twice for 52 miles. FORMAT & START TIME: Mass Start Waves, Start Time TBA MTB LITE: 18 miles MTB: 26 Miles. Men, Women, Fat Bike and Singlespeed categories. ENDURANCE MTB: 52 miles, Time cut-off at 3 hours for 1st lap . ENDURO BIKE: Supplemental option for Strava.com users. Be classified in Enduro over 2 singletrack sections! “Leaderboard” will be generated by Strava during event. 2013 sections-Leif’s&Clodhopper. MOUNTAIN RUN: 18 miles FOOD STATIONS: Every 4-6 miles, water, bagels & refreshments. POST RACE MEAL Hot food for all participants @ the Belmont Stock Farm RAFFLE PRIZES: Post-race raffle and CircumBurke glass for all. RESULTS; Unofficial times and finish order posted afterwards. REGISTER @ BikeReg Before 8/31: $45. Before 10/25: $55. or On-Site (from 7:30 to 9:00 AM): $65. (Pre-reg online is significantly cheaper!). ORGANIZERS: Conservation Collaboratives, Kingdom Trails, and Burke Area Chamber of Commerce. NO CANINE Accompaniment; for safety & landowner concerns.


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

The First Ever Vermont Comic con
City:Burlington
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
City:Woodstock
Place:Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park
Price:$8/$4
Time:2pm - 3:30pm
Contact Name:Tim Maguire
Phone:802 457 3368 ext 22
Email:MABI_visitorservices@nps.gov

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. http://www.nps.gov/history/museum/exhibits/mabi/ 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
City:Manchester
Place:Equinox Golf Course, Manchester, VT
Price:$80.00
Time:12:00 pm
Contact Name:Tom Johnston
Phone:802-770-2234
Email:t4jovt@vermontel.net

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
City:Marlboro
Place:Marlboro College, Serkin Performing Arts Center
Price:Free and open to the public
Time:3pm
Contact Name:Matthew Barone
Phone:802-251-7644
Email:mbarone@marlboro.edu

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 South Burlington

UVM Halloween Barn
City:South Burlington
Place:UVM Horse Barn
Price:Suggested Donation - $3
Time:5:00pm
Contact Name:Sam D'Amico
Phone:802-863-0205
Email:uvmhorsebarn@gmail.com

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.


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

Mini Trees Kids Cooking Class!
City:Brattleboro
Place:Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom
Price:Free, Pre-registration req'd
Time:4-5:30
Phone:802-257-0236
Email:msbfc@sover.net

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.


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

Kids Pumpkin Party!
City:Brattleboro
Place:Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom
Price:Free, Pre-registration req'd
Time:4-5:30
Phone:802-257-0236
Email:msbfc@sover.net

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.


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

Chair Yoga Class and Book Signing with Jeanne Erlbaum
City:Montpelier
Place:Kellogg-Hubbard Library
Price:FREE
Time:6:00 PM
Contact Name:Liz Medina
Phone:802-223-3338
Email:vista@kellogghubbard.org

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) jean.erlbaum@verizon.net


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

Two Friends Read Poetry: Andy Potok/Barry Goldensohn
City:Montpelier
Place:Kellogg-Hubbard Library
Price:FREE
Time:7:00 PM
Contact Name:Liz Medina
Phone:802-223-3338
Email:vista@kellogghubbard.org

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.


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

DISRUPTION: Vermont Commons School Documentary Screening
City:Burlington
Place:Vermont Commons School
Price:Free
Time:6 pm
Contact Name:Mary Hamilton
Phone:802 865-8084 x 16
Email:mhamilton@vermontcommons.org

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 350vt.org; 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.


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

StoryWalk Halloween
City:Montpelier
Place:Kellogg-Hubbard Library gronds
Price:FREE
Time:10:00 AM
Contact Name:Liz Medina
Phone:802-223-3338
Email:vista@kellogghubbard.org

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
City:Montpelier
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
Email:director@montpelieralive.org

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
City:Killington
Place:Killington Grand Hotel
Price:$30, $65, $95 plus cost of room
Time:6pm Friday thru 5pm Sunday
Contact Name:Susan
Phone:802-734-1911
Email:susan@jcvt.org

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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