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4/25/14 - 4/25/15 in Burlington

ECHO: Rock Collectors Camp: Awesome Arrowheads
City:Burlington
Place:ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center
Price:$55 Members, $60 Non-Members
Time:8:30am-2:30pm
Contact Name:Nina Ridhibhinyo
Phone:1.802.864.1848x142
Email:camps@echovermont.org

Is Kryptonite real? Can you really turn an animal into a diamond? Come uncover the rockin’ world of geology at ECHO. Campers will learn where to find different rocks in Vermont, discover their special properties, and explore their unique uses. Ranging from fossils to flint, campers will leave each day with an awesome new rock for their home collections! For grades K - 5th. Aftercare available until 5 p.m. for an additional fee. Visit www.echovermont.org/camps or call 1-802-864-1848 x 142 for more information.


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


7/11/14 - 10/3/14 in Bennington

Funtastic Friday Chocolate Events
City:Bennington
Place:Village Chocolate Shoppe
Price:$5.00
Time:6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Contact Name:Nick Monte
Phone:802-447-3789
Email:Vilped@villagepeddlervt.com

Fun events for the whole family. July 11. Motorcycle rally -create a chocolate motorcycle. Proceeds to benefit Meals on Wheels July 25. Mexican Fiesta Party - enjoy a real Mexican Fiesta Village Chocolate Shoppe style August 1- Frozen The chocolate adventure begins. Be amazed as the VCS is transformed into the frozen kingdom of Arendelle. Bring Olaf to life. Come dressed as your favorite character to get a special treat. August 8. Make your own candy bar August 15. Ice cream buffet August 22. Baby shower for Molly our 100 lb chocolate moose. Free event but bring a gift to donate to those in need in Bennington County Sept 5. Let's Make a deal. Chocolate twist on the popular TV show. This is a free event Oct 3. Chocolate Extravaganza. Details to follow. Proceeds to benefit Bennington Coalition for the Homeless. Cost TBD


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.


8/20/14 - 10/13/14 in Strafford

Tours of Historic Justin Morrill Homestead
City:Strafford
Place:Justin Morrill Homestead, 214 Morrill Memorial Highway, Strafford, VT 05072
Price:Admission $6.00
Time:11 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday (& holiday Mondays), May 24 through October 13
Contact Name:Michael Caduto
Phone:802-765-4484
Email:director@morrillhomestead.org

Guided tours of Gothic Revival historic house, formal gardens, interpretive exhibits and walking trail.


9/6/14 - 10/18/14 in Montpelier

Fall Book Sale
City:Montpelier
Place:Kellogg-Hubbard Library
Time:all day
Contact Name:Liz Medina
Phone:802-223-3338
Email:vista@kellogghubbard.org

This sale offers thousands of books, from shiny new bestsellers to antique curiosities. You can also find CDs, DVDs, music and more. The books are organized by subject for easy browsing. Hardcovers are $2 apiece, softcovers are $1.


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.


10/2/14 - 10/12/14 in Essex

The Spitfire Grill
City:Essex
Place:Memorial Hall, 5 Towers Road, Essex
Price:$18 adulst, $16 children and Seniors
Time:7:30 (Thurs-Sat); 2:00 (Sundays)
Contact Name:Adam Cunningham
Phone:802-878-9109
Email:adamscunningham@hotmail.com

The Essex Community Players present "The Spitfire Grill," a musical celebrating second chances. The show runs October 2-4 and 9-11 at 7:30, October 5 and 12 at 2:00. Fresh out of prison, Percy Talbot picks a small town at random in which to start over. She gets a job at the local diner and quickly realizes the town and its residents have seen happier days. But through her determination to rebuild her life, and the relationships she forms, both she and the townsfolk find redemption. With music influenced by bluegrass and folk themes, The Spitfire Grill is an intimate show that will warm your heart even as the days turn cold.


10/3/14 - 10/3/14 in Brattleboro

Marlboro College Presents
City:Brattleboro
Place:Marlboro College Graduate Center
Price:Free and open to the public
Time:7:30pm
Contact Name:Matthew Barone
Email:mbarone@marlboro.edu

This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. Dam removal has moved beyond the fictional Monkey Wrench Gang to go mainstream. Where obsolete dams come down, rivers bound back to life, giving salmon and other wild fish the right of return to primeval spawning grounds, after decades without access. DamNation’s majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, but also through a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature. The winner of several awards, including the 2014 Environmental Advocacy Award at the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital, "DamNation is a movie that matters," said the Santa Barbara Independent.


10/3/14 - 10/3/14 in Burlington

First Friday Art, Burlington
City:Burlington
Place:Throughout Burlington
Price:Free
Time:5-8PM
Contact Name:Chris at Art Map Burlington
Phone:(802) 264-4839
Email:info@artmapburlington.com

First Friday Art is a monthly, community-wide event where dozens of art venues across Burlington host openings, exhibitions, and happenings. The event is free and open to anyone. Most venues are open from 5PM to 8PM, but some are open earlier or later. Art Map Burlington is the official guide to First Friday Art. Visit the website for details and preview of the event.


10/3/14 - 10/3/14 in Berlin

Friday Night Fires with The Deadicated Trio
City:Berlin
Place:Fresh Tracks Farm, 4373 VT Rt 12
Price:FREE
Time:7:00 pm
Contact Name:Tracy Roux
Phone:802-223-1151
Email:events@freshtracksfarm.com

We’ve got yet another wonderful round of live music for you! Our Friday Night Fires are continuing with the Grateful Dead cover band, “Deadicated.” Join us from 7:00 – 9:00 pm on Friday, October 3rd for a night of groovin’ and wine pourin’. Lets put on a show that would make Jerry Garcia himself proud :) The Deadicated Trio is tribute band, comprised of Karen Krajacic (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Bill Shafer (lead guitar) and Peter Williams (bass). These three accomplished, VT performers share a love and appreciation for the legendary and diverse songbook of The Grateful Dead. Karen Krajacic, a multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter who plays frequently throughout the local region and beyond, was for 12 years the leader of Folk By Association, a harmony-driven female acoustic duo that recorded 2 CDs and toured in 26 states. She released a solo EP in 2013, and has her complete schedule and more info here. Bill Shafer brings unmatched enthusiasm and creativity to his work, with a willingness to push boundaries and take risks at every turn. He also performs in Mama’s Medicine, an original blues-rock project which has appeared at several area festivals and venues. Peter K.K. Williams has been honing his craft ever since building his first electric bass in 1963. A veteran of stage and studio, he has played with countless bands and orchestras throughout his career, including Blues For Breakfast and Deja Nous. Our tasting room is located just 3.2 miles south of Montpelier, and we’re only a 15 minute drive away from our neighbors at Norwich University! As always, there is no ticket/entry fee, and we have plenty of free parking as well!


10/3/14 - 10/4/14 in Killington

2014 Killington Brewfest Weekend
City:Killington
Price:Varies

Wet your whistle with a backdrop of 4,241' of Vermont's finest autumn foliage and enjoy live music, a plethora of fabulous food offerings and over 100 of the finest craft beers in the region. One of Killington's most distinctive annual celebrations, the Brewfest gets bigger and bigger every year. Now an action-packed multi-day event with two sampling sessions, you’ve got plenty of time for all the activities, beer and food you can handle.


10/3/14 - 10/5/14 in Stowe

Stowe Oktoberfest
City:Stowe
Place:Stowe Events Field

The Stowe Events Field will be transformed into a Bavarian village for this annual celebration of harvests and fall foliage. From oompah bands to authentic German foods to freshly brewed Vermont beers to pumpkin and face painting -- there's something for every "villager" -- young and old.


10/4/14 - 10/4/14 in Quechee

Crossroads Postcard & Stamp Show
City:Quechee
Place:Mid-Christian School Gym
Price:Free
Time:9 AM - 3 PM
Contact Name:Joyce Lapointe
Phone:802-263-5111
Email:lapointejvt@gmail.con

20+ Dealers with millions of Stamps and thousands of Postcards * Exhibits Free Admission - Free Parking Sponsored by the Upper Valley Stamp Club


10/4/14 - 10/4/14 in Shelburne

Champlain Mini Maker Faire
City:Shelburne
Place:Shelburne Farms Coach Barn
Time:10:00am - 5:00pm
Contact Name:Doug Webster
Email:info@champlainmakerfaire.com

The third-annual Champlain Mini Maker Faire will be a two-day event featuring dozens of Makers and the new ChampBot Challenge. A Maker Faire brings together families and individuals to celebrate the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset and showcase all kinds of incredible projects. At the Champlain Mini Maker Faire, you’ll find arts and crafts, science and engineering, food and music, and more. What makes this event special is that all these interesting projects and smart, creative people come together. They are actively and openly creating a maker culture. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.champlainmakerfaire.com/buy-tickets-3/


10/4/14 - 10/4/14 in Brattleboro

Antiquarian Book & Ephemera Fair
City:Brattleboro
Place:Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
Price:$5
Time:11 am-5 pm
Phone:802-257-0124
Email:info@brattleboromuseum.org

Whether you’re a die-hard collector of hard-to-find, first-edition, literary masterpieces, or just someone who loves old books, maps, and postcards, you won’t want to miss the Vermont Antiquarian Booksellers Association’s foliage fair, held in conjunction with the Brattleboro Literary Festival.


10/4/14 - 10/4/14 in South Burlington

Oktoberfeast 3
City:South Burlington
Place:Magic Hat Brewery
Price:5$ to benefit the Vermont Food Bank
Time:12 PM to 5 PM
Contact Name:Dani Gleason
Phone:802-658-2739
Email:dgleason@nabreweries.com

The Magic Hat Artifactory Presents: Oktoberfeast 3, A benefit for the Vermont food Bank Saturday October 4th, 2014 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM At the Magic Hat Brewery – 5 Bartlett Bay Road South Burlington VT The Magic Hat Artifactory is hosting Oktoberfeast 3, a benefit for the Vermont Foodbank, which will feature Vermont food purveyors sampling and selling their goods in a farmer market setting. Enjoy copious amounts of samples from all our vendors and purchase you favorite items to bring home. There will be a $5 entry fee that will benefit the Vermont Foodbank. Additional event features include live music, an outdoor beer garden and special cask releases. For more information go to MagicHat.Net/Oktoberfeast


10/4/14 - 10/4/14 in Colchester

Sjogren's Syndrome Rockin' 5K
City:Colchester
Place:Niquette Bay State Park
Price:$30
Time:9am
Contact Name:Flora Hurteau
Phone:802-891-6348
Email:flora.hurteau@gmail.com

5K Run (or hike); prizes; beautiful views of lake and mtns.; challenging running; benefits research for a cure to Sjogren's Syndrome- autoimmune disease which affects all body systems. Tech tees $15, order by 9/18. Day of event reg. $35


10/4/14 - 10/5/14 in Tunbridge

Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival
City:Tunbridge
Place:Tunbridge Fairgrounds
Price:Adults $6, Seniors $5, Children under 12 $1
Time:10:00 am
Contact Name:Jane Woodhouse
Phone:802-592-3062
Email:vtsheepandwoolfest@gmail.com

The Festival is set amid the Vermont hills during the peak of fall foliage. Features include a marketplace with over 70 vendors of fiber, yarn, fiber crafting equipment and supplies, fencing, small ruminant equipment and supplies and local meat and cheese. The weekend includes shepherd workshops, fiber arts classes, demos, fleece show and sale and fiber arts contests. Visit the animal barn where fiber animals are offered for exhibit and for sale. Music and local food vendors - including maple cremees! - round out the event.


10/5/14 - 10/5/14 in Marlboro

Marlboro College Presents
City:Marlboro
Place:Marlboro College
Price:Free
Time:3:00PM
Contact Name:Matthew Barone
Email:mbarone@marlboro.edu

Spirit music…. Music that targets the heart, sending vibrations from invisible wisdom generated by sub-harmonic fractals, sonic oscillations, and rhythmic convergence, helping you to transcend this physical plane. Renowned jazz musicians Oluyemi Thomas and Michael Wimberly will present an afternoon of compositions and improvisations in this tradition. Saxophonist Oluyemi Thomas was born in Detroit, Michigan, and as a creative musician, performer, recording artist, teacher, and engineer, he seeks to express his abiding love for the hidden power of art touching on the inner core of individuals. For two decades he & his wife, poet Ijeoma, have been members of the music and poetry unit Positive Knowledge, and his music can be heard on diverse labels. Bennington College music professor Michael Wimberly is a composer, percussionist, and music producer based in Harlem, New York, who has recorded and toured internationally and is currently in postproduction for his documentary film The Sound of Freedom. As creator of the international percussion event called Power of Drum, Wimberly is actively engaged making the learning power of music, and its relation to all the other arts and sciences, accessible to all youths and children.


10/5/14 - 10/5/14 in Shelburne

Champlain Mini Maker Faire
City:Shelburne
Place:Shelburne Farms Coach Barn
Time:11:00am - 4:00pm
Contact Name:Doug Webster
Email:info@champlainmakerfaire.com

The third-annual Champlain Mini Maker Faire will be a two-day event featuring dozens of Makers and the new ChampBot Challenge. A Maker Faire brings together families and individuals to celebrate the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset and showcase all kinds of incredible projects. At the Champlain Mini Maker Faire, you’ll find arts and crafts, science and engineering, food and music, and more. What makes this event special is that all these interesting projects and smart, creative people come together. They are actively and openly creating a maker culture. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.champlainmakerfaire.com/buy-tickets-3/


10/6/14 - 10/6/14 in South Burlington

1st Annual Mater Christi Golf Tournament
City:South Burlington
Place:Vermont National Golf Course
Price:$125 player
Time:8:00am
Contact Name:Sarah Lavoie
Phone:802-658-3992
Email:pto@mcschool.org

Registration will begin at 8:00 AM followed by a full breakfast and a shotgun start at 9:30.There will be opportunities to win prizes throughout the course of the day. Please come out and support Mater Christi School, and have some fun while you are doing it. You may register as a team of four ($500.00) or as a single player ($125.00). That fee includes a cart.


10/7/14 - 10/7/14 in Burlington

Free Screening of American Promise
City:Burlington
Place:Merrill's Roxy Cinema
Price:FREE
Time:6:30 PM
Contact Name:Kyle Silliman-Smith
Phone:(802) 863-2345
Email:program@pjcvt.org

For the first time, Sundance Award-Winning Film American Promise is coming to Burlington. Join the Peace & Justice Center and Partnership for Change this inspiring and intimate film that provides a personal look at the racial achievement gap found in our education system. This issue sets our youth up for lifelong inequity. This film is being presented to provide awareness, offer support and inspire participation in a movement for racial justice to improve our kids’ future. Please support this event and come learn more about the local movement that is working to end racism in our schools. Due to limited seating we encourage people to pick up free tickets to this film at the Peace & Justice Store, 60 Lake St, Burlington, at Merrill’s Roxy Cinema at 222 College St, Burlington or by reserve your spot by calling 863-2345.


10/7/14 - 10/13/14 in Chester

Big Buzz Chainsaw Carving Festival
City:Chester
Place:Rte. 103
Price:$5
Time:10:am
Contact Name:Barre Pinske
Phone:508-965-3211
Email:barrepinske@hotmail.com

The 5th annual Big Buzz Chainsaw Carving Festival will held Oct. 7th - 13th, 2014 on Rte. 103 in Chester Vermont. This is the Columbus Day weekend Holiday which is often peak time for leaf color in Vermont. In a short 5 years the Big Buzz has grown from a regional event to attracting Artists from across the US and around the World. The Quick Carve Events are a fan favorite. Carvers create complete works in one hour after which they are auctioned off to the highest bidder. Quick carve events are at 1:30 in the afternoon Friday - Monday. A display of Fire Sculptures will take place at dusk Saturday night Oct. 11th. Standing logs with chainsaw cuts carefully stitched together will be lit on fire creating unique burning Sculpture. Fire Sculptures are very interesting in that the trees burn and change over a period of hours creating shapes for a moment and then evolving into something different as the flames lick the wood with colors and smoke.


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.


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

17th Annual Breast Cancer Conference
City:Burlington
Place:Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center
Price:FREE
Time:8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Contact Name:Charles Brooks
Phone:(802) 656-2176
Email:charles.brooks@uvm.edu

The 17th Annual Breast Cancer Conference features more than 80 sessions for education and support for patients, survivors, health care providers, and anybody who is interested in learning more about health and wellness. There are opportunities to learn more about the disease, chances to explore new policy changes like the role of medical marijuana in cancer treatment, and many complementary activities such as Reiki, massage, and water color painting. Sessions fill up quickly, so be sure to register soon! Pre-registration ends at 8:00 AM on October 6th!


10/10/14 - 10/12/14 in Waitsfield

Baked Beads 22nd Annual Columbus Day Weekend/Waitsfield Jewelry & Scarf Sale
City:Waitsfield
Place:Under the Tent, Route 100 at 46 Carroll Road
Price:Free parking & admission
Time:10am-5pm
Contact Name:Robin Cohen
Phone:802-496-2440
Email:clearance@bakedbeads.com

Products: 75% less than retail -- $3 earrings, $5 necklaces & bracelets, $20/3-scarves; tights, novelty socks, Blue Q pouches & more, Anne Taintor gifts, hair accessories, hats, mittens, candles, slippers, pashminas, jewelry displays, and beads; one free scarf of choice per customer with $50 purchase Shop to Benefit Program: The 2014 Shop to Benefit Program recipient will be the Harwood Rwanda Program. Baked Beads hosts two annual tent sales in their home-base location of Waitsfield Vermont. Waitsfield sale customers shop to benefit a local charity that is selected each year with donation amounts varying, depending on the combined Memorial and Columbus Day Weekend proceeds. With the Shop to Benefit Program, Baked Beads strives to increase awareness of local organizations while fundraising and uniting the community.


10/11/14 - 10/11/14 in Burlington

Out of the Darkness Walk to Prevent Suicide
City:Burlington
Place:Battery Park
Price:by donation
Time:9:00am
Contact Name:Linda Livendale
Phone:802-272-6564
Email:Vermont@afsp.org

The Burlington Out of the Darkness Community Walk is a 5K walk, with the proceeds benefiting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). Registration starts at 9:00AM; opening ceremony 10:00AM; lunch is provided. By walking in the Out of the Darkness Community Walks, you will be walking with thousands of other walkers nationwide to raise money for AFSP's vital research and education programs to prevent suicide and save lives, increase national awareness about depression and suicide, and provide support for survivors of suicide loss. In deciding to walk you are taking us a step closer to making suicide prevention a national priority. Please join us!


10/11/14 - 10/11/14 in Brattleboro

Celtic/Jazz Group Alba's Edge at the Hooker Dunham Theater
City:Brattleboro
Place:Hooker Dunham Theater
Price:$12/10 in advance
Time:7:30
Contact Name:Neil Pearlman
Phone:(802)-254-9276
Email:pearlmanster@gmail.com

About to head into the studio and record their debut album, genre bending group Alba's Edge brings their unique blend of Celtic, Jazz and Latin American musical cultures to Brattleboro's Hooker-Dunham Theater on October 11th at 7:30pm. Tickets are $12 at the door, $10 in advance and can be reserved by calling the theater at (802)-254-9276. For more information see www.AlbasEdge.com Alba's Edge explores the common ground between the expressive melodies of Scotland, hypnotic rhythms of Latin America, dance grooves of Funk and improvisations and harmonies of Jazz. The quartet's unique sound is gaining attention both in the US and overseas, with BBC Radio Scotland praising their sound as “A wonderful concoction.” After wrapping up a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign at the beginning of September, the Alba's Edge October tour provides fans new and old with a chance to hear some of their freshest material before they head into the studio to make their first full length recording. Brother and sister Neil and Lilly Pearlman (piano and fiddle) grew up in a family steeped in Scottish culture, but have always been inspired by the music and dance of other cultures as well. In their quest to break down the boundaries between cultures and genres, they joined forces with two other like-minded musicians to create Alba's Edge. Bassist Doug Berns brings a wealth of experience playing in a variety of projects around New York City ranging from Afro-Beat to Jazz to Metal, and Jacob Cole is a versatile drummer with a varied background in Jazz and Latin styles. The cross-cultural approach of Alba's Edge has led them across the US and Mexico as cultural ambassadors for their melting-pot approach to Celtic music. Come out on October 11th to discover the excitement first hand!


10/11/14 - 10/11/14 in Springfield

Vermont Apple Festival
City:Springfield
Place:13 Fairground Rd
Price:Free to Public
Time:9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Contact Name:Jenevieve Johnson
Phone:802-885-2779
Email:springfieldrcoc@vermontel.net

Crafts, Kids rides, Apple Pie!! Yummy Food, and live music!! Fun for all ages! Free to public


10/11/14 - 10/11/14 in Ludlow

Okemo, VT Mountaintop Hike+Yoga
City:Ludlow
Place:Okemo Mountain Resort
Price:$20
Time:3pm
Contact Name:Kerry Ruggi
Phone:914-262-8323
Email:kerryruggi@gmail.com

Enjoy the change of the season with a change in perspective... hike+yoga returns for the second year at Okemo Mountain! HIKE: Meet at the Okemo Base Lodge by the Clock Tower. We will hike our way up Mountain Road at a leisurely pace starting at 3pm, arriving on our hill overlooking Okemo's valley. Bring friends, family, pets - all welcome! YOGA: Meet at Hot Dog Hill by the Sugar House to lay down our mats at 3:30pm for a one hour yoga practice. This is open to all levels who appreciate the outdoors and Okemo's splendor. No guest limit on participants, the more the merrier! ACCOMMODATIONS: Contact Jackson Gore Inn at Okemo for accommodations at 866-706-5366. MAT RENTAL: If you will not be bringing your own yoga mat, please contact me for mat rental (no fee) at kerryruggi@gmail.com Know-before-you-go: - All levels welcome (children ages 12+ welcome too!) - 60 minutes (with the exception of 3pm Hike&Yoga) - Mats provided upon request (kerryruggi@gmail.com - Drop-in rate: $20 cash


10/11/14 - 10/11/14 in Bondville

Run or Dye
City:Bondville
Place:Stratton Mountain Resort
Time:9am
Contact Name:Betsy
Phone:18007872886
Email:marketing@stratton.com

Don't worry - be Happy! Run or Dye is for everyone. No need to worry about if you are too fast, too slow, too old or too young. Just come experience the magic of the most colorful 5K this world has to offer. Beginning at 9am on Saturday, October 11.


10/11/14 - 10/11/14 in Brattleboro

Control and Letting Go, A Lecture by Wolf Kahn
City:Brattleboro
Place:Brattleboro Museum & Arts Center
Price:Tickets; $10 ($5 for BMAC members).
Time:7:00 p.m.
Contact Name:Emily Fabel
Phone:802-257-0124, ext. 101
Email:office@brattleboromuseum.org

Wolf Kahn is a leading figure in American art. His rich and expressive body of work represents a synthesis of his modern abstract training with Hans Hofmann, the palette of Matisse, Rothko's sweeping bands of color, and the atmospheric qualities of American Impressionism. Kahn's work is held in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, among many others. Book and memorabilia signing to follow.


10/11/14 - 10/11/14 in Springfield

Vermont Apple Festival
City:Springfield
Place:13 Fairground Rd
Price:Free to Public
Time:9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Contact Name:Jenevieve Johnson
Phone:8028852779
Email:springfieldrcoc@vermontel.net

The 32nd Annual Vermont Apple Festival is a memorable event for the entire family. Enjoy samples from the Farmer's Market and petting the farm animals. Jumpstart your holiday shopping with a Vermont made gift, over 80 vendors to choose from. Get your fill of hearty chowder or chili, then treat yourself to homemade apple crisp. They will also have plenty of kids activities such as pony rides, puppet shows, and carnival rides! See you on October 11th!!


10/11/14 - 10/11/14 in Bennington

Oktoberfest
City:Bennington
Place:Colgate Park, Route 9 W
Price:$5 per person
Time:11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Contact Name:susan j. coons
Phone:518-686-4689
Email:sjoycoons@hotmail.com

German foods, German and fall beers, fine wines, vendors, children's activities and dancing and toe-tapping music presented by Rymanowski Brothers. Great fall activities for the entire family.


10/11/14 - 10/12/14 in Hubbardton

Barn Sale & Blacksmithing/Forging Demo at Hubbardton Forge
City:Hubbardton
Place:Barn of Route 4A West, 1/4 mile from Hubbardton Forge factory
Price:Free
Time:Sat. 9 - 4pm, Sun 9 - 2pm
Contact Name:Cathy Miglorie
Phone:802-468-3090
Email:cmiglorie@vtforge.com

Columbus Day weekend, watch as Vermont craftspeople work with red-hot steel, bending and shaping the metal into Hubbardton Forge’s distinctive lighting designs using traditional blacksmithing tools and techniques. In the Barn, buy hand-forged lighting and accessories-discontinued, returned, and one-of-a-kind Hubbardton Forge lamps, pendants, chandeliers, sconces, lampshades and more- at 50% off advertised price. Quantities are limited. Special kids’ activities and refreshments available.


10/11/14 - 10/12/14 in West Dover

Mount Snow Art & Craft Show
City:West Dover
Place:Mount Snow Ski Area Base Lodge
Price:Free
Time:10am - 5pm
Contact Name:Jack Rush
Phone:464-3333
Email:JRush@mountsnow.com

This 40th annual event is held in conjuction with Mount Snow's Octoberfest.


10/11/14 - 10/13/14 in Bondville

Columbus Day Weekend
City:Bondville
Place:Stratton Mountain Resort
Contact Name:Stratton Mountain
Phone:1-800-787-2886
Email:marketing@stratton.com

Join us as we celebrate autumn and the changing season in the midst of stunning fall foliage over Columbus Day Weekend, October 11-13. Family fun, fall foliage and a run to the Summit are in store during our annual Chilifest Cookoff, North Face Race to the Summit and Harvestfest!


10/12/14 - 10/12/14 in Bondville

The North Face Race to the Summit
City:Bondville
Place:Stratton Mountain Resort
Price:Pre-Register at $35
Time:9:30am
Contact Name:Stratton Mountain
Phone:1-800-787-2886
Email:marketing@stratton.com

Experience Vermont's fall foliage in a whole new way as you run up Stratton in the North Face Race to the Summit.


10/12/14 - 10/12/14 in East Thetford

12th Annual Pumpkin Festival at Cedar Circle Farm
City:East Thetford
Place:Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center
Price:$10 parking per car, all activities free
Time:10 AM-3 PM
Contact Name:Cat Buxton
Phone:802-785-4737
Email:growing@cedarcirclefarm.org

Lots of family fun and free activities! Ongoing horse-drawn wagon rides to the pumpkin patch and corn palace. Enjoy children’s crafts and games in the enchanted forest, meet the visiting owls from VINS, and listen to Simon Brooks Storyteller spin tales (10:30, 11:30 & 1:30), face painting and cider pressing. Listen to live music throughout the day from three great Upper Valley bands: Stovepipe Mountain Band (10-noon on the north stage facing the pumpkin patch), The Cold River Ranters (10 under big tent, 12:30 & 2 on the south stage), and Haywire (12-3 under the big tent). Eat well from the Organic Good Food Concession: farm-made butternut apple crisp, pumpkin brownies, grilled local sausages, fresh salads, organic local ice cream, plus wood-fired pizzas from NOFA-VT’s mobile oven and goodies from VT Crepe and Waffle. Win prizes donated by local businesses in our Share our Harvest raffle (drawing at 2:30). Solar bike inventions, educational activities and displays, and self-guided farm tour. Rain or shine. $10 per car (carpooling strongly encouraged). Walk or bike and get in free! A Green Event - help us to reduce waste, bring your own plate, cup, and silverware. No pets please.


10/12/14 - 10/12/14 in Marlboro

4th Annual Blanche Moyse Memorial Concert: J.S. Bach, Motets & Orchestral Works
City:Marlboro
Place:Persons Auditorium - Marlboro College
Price:$40 Preferred $20 General in advance ($22 at the door) $5 Students
Time:3:00 pm
Contact Name:Pam Lierle
Phone:802-257-4523
Email:pamrl@svcable.net

The Chorale reunites with past members of the New England Bach Festival Orchestra in memory of their mentor, Blanche Moyse, to perform four of Bach's glorious Motets, as well as two brilliant orchestral works. Mary Westbrook-Geha, director. BWV 225 Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied; BWV 227 Jesu, meine Freude; BWV 228 Fürchte dich nicht; BWV 229 Komm, Jesu, komm; BWV 1043 Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, featuring violinists Mitsuru Tsubota and Mayuki Fukuhara; and BWV 1067 Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, featuring flutist Carol Wincenc.


10/12/14 - 10/12/14 in Victory

Backcountry Cyclocross
City:Victory

Not your average CX in the park. A cyclocross through the backwoods of Victory for cross bikes or mountain bikes – on a 10 km circuit, dominated by sections of singletrack, pasture and logging trail. Select from 20 or 40 kilometer options. 1 lap beginner and kids categories offered. Expect more hills and distance than a suburban cyclocross, almost no dirt roads but smoother surfaces than most MTB events..32-35c cyclocross tires would work well for the course, although MTB’s with 1.9 Inch tires will go well too. Climbing gears are recommended. The BCX will take place two weeks before the CircumBurke MOUNTAIN RUN and MTB CHALLENGE, our other event which circles Burke and Umpire Mts. REGISTER @ Bikereg.com: $25 til 9/30. $35 til 10/10 5 pm. $45 day of


10/15/14 - 10/19/14 in Essex Junction

Hooked in the Mountains XVII-An Exhibition of Hooked Rugs and Fiber Art
City:Essex Junction
Place:Champlain Valley Exposition
Price:$8 adults, $6 seniors, children under 12 free
Time:10am-7pm
Contact Name:Jen
Phone:802-434-8191
Email:jenolav@gmail.com

This is one of the worlds largest Rug shows with over 500 Hooked Rugs and works of Fiber Art, 20 nationally known vendors, Guest speakers and Demonstrations and concesssions daily. Visitors will enjoy Special themed exhibits and Featured artists. In addition, on the weekend at the same location, a quilt show, an alpaca festival and more fiber art demonstrations will transform the Expo into a Festival of Fiber!


10/16/14 - 10/16/14 in Montpelier

Montpelier's Moonlight Madness
City:Montpelier
Place:Throughout downtown Montpelier
Price:Free to attend
Time:6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Contact Name:Ashley Witzenberger, Montpelier Alive
Phone:(802) 223 9604
Email:director@montpelieralive.org

Blowout clearance and discount sale throughout downtown, plus stargazing and moon watch with the North Branch Nature Center. Organized by Montpelier Alive and the Montpelier Business Association.


10/17/14 - 10/17/14 in Montpelier

Montpelier Fall Art Walk
City:Montpelier
Place:Multiple locations throughout downtown Montpelier
Price:Free to attend
Time:4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Contact Name:Ashley Witzenberger, Montpelier Alive
Phone:(802) 223 9604
Email:director@montpelieralive.org

Montpelier Art Walk showcases works of Central Vermont artists at multiple locations downtown, six times a year, the Friday of every month in 2014.


10/17/14 - 10/18/14 in Hardwick

Vermont Vaudeville
City:Hardwick
Place:Hardwick Town House
Price:$5-$15
Time:8pm & 2pm
Contact Name:Maya McCoy
Phone:8024721387
Email:maya@vermontvaudeville.com

Vermont Vaudeville is back at the Hardwick Town House for one weekend only on October 17th and 18th. Now in their 6th year, the Northeast Kingdom troupe will once again pack the house with their unique combination of comedy, circus, and music. “What Goes Up”, the latest side-splitting, jaw-dropping entertainment extravaganza, is a gravitational experiment in pure hilarity, featuring all new material from founding company members Rose Friedman, Brent and Maya McCoy, and Justin Lander as well as the Vermont Vaudeville house band-- Geoff Goodhue and Otto Muller. Guest performers for this fall show include: Magic Brian, a New York City-based comic magician whose career has spanned international venues as well as the Coney Island Sideshow and The Late Show with David Letterman; and The Fourth Wall, a Boston-based hybrid arts ensemble made up of three classically trained musicians who are also dancers and physical comedians, not to mention winners of the 2014 Savvy Musician in Action award. For the first time, you can grab dinner at the Town House before the show. Meghan's Wood-Fired Grill will be serving locally-sourced Tacos on the Town House Lawn starting two hours before each performance. And, of course popcorn, cider and baked goods by Red Sky Trading will be available in the lobby. Performances are Friday October 17th and Saturday October 18th at 8pm and a reduced price matinee on Saturday at 2pm. Tickets are $12 adults/$6 kids in advance and $15/$8 at the door. The matinee performance is $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Tickets are available at Galaxy Bookstore in downtown Hardwick and online at www.vermontvaudeville.com. The crowds come out for Vaudeville, so get your tickets early.


10/18/14 - 10/18/14 in Montpelier

Sight Unseen Montpelier Arts Festival
City:Montpelier
Place:Several unique venues within downtown Montpelier
Price:Free to attend
Time:4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Contact Name:Ashley Witzenberger, Montpelier Alive
Phone:(802) 223 9604
Email:director@montpelieralive.org

Explore downtown Montpelier while viewing talent from artists of all kinds including visual, performance, poetry and food.


10/18/14 - 10/18/14 in Cabot

Cabot Apple pie Festival
City:Cabot
Place:Cabot School Gym
Price:free admission & parking
Time:9 am - 3 pm
Phone:802-563-3396




10/21/14 - 10/21/14 in Burlington

Listening For What Matters Most
City:Burlington
Place:Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Burlington, VT 05401
Price:$5 Suggested Donation
Time:7:00 p.m.
Phone:802-863-2345
Email:kyle@pjcvt.org

Listening is essential to good communication, yet it takes practice, focus, and skill to do it well. In this interactive presentation participants will experience reflective listening as an active process that allows people to express themselves and be understood around topics that matter most to them. Through exercises and engaging discussion, participants will learn key techniques to becoming a more effective listener, with the goals of creating deep empathy, opening up safe spaces, and strengthening relationships. This workshop will be lead by Robin Guillian and is being offered as part of Vermont’s Conflict Resolution Month activities. Robin Guillian is a Mediator, Trainer, and Justice of the Peace in Burlington, Vermont. She is the owner of Vermont Mediation Project, and organizer of Conflict Resolution Month in Vermont, a public outreach initiative. She served as a mediator for Chittenden County Superior Court, Small Claims Project, and is on the Environmental Court and Mobile Home Park Mediation Rosters. Robin has a Masters in Mediation and Applied Conflict Studies from Woodbury Institute at Champlain College and a BS in Aeronautics from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. For more information contact Kyle at 802-863-2345 x6 or kyle@pjcvt.org.


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 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 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)




10/31/14 - 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!



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