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Dorset Vermont is a town on the northern border of Bennington County, in the Southwestern region of Vermont. Dorset is noted as home to America's oldest marble quarry, and as the birth place of Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill W. The Bill Wilson House and the Griffith Library can be found in East Dorset. Marble from the East Dorset quarry was provided for the New York Public Library Main Branch building in New York City.

Today, Dorset is primarily known as a summer place, with the Dorset Theatre Festival as one of Dorset's most well-known attractions. There is still plenty of activity during the winter, being about 30min to Bromley Mountain and only 15min to the Manchester Designer Outlets.

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Dorset Theatre Festival - Dorset, VT
Dorset, VT - The Dorset Theatre Festival has been a fixture in the Dorset and Manchester areas for more than 30 years, serving as a launch pad for acclaimed plays and playwrights Douglas Carter Beane’s "When Bees in Honey Drown" and "Advice from a Caterpillar", "The Jazz Club" by John Nassivera and the 1996 Pulitzer Prize finalist "Old Wicked Songs" by Jon Marans. The Dorset Theatre Festival continues its audience-pleasing productions each summer, June through September.
Mad Tom Orchard - East Dorset, Vermont
East Dorset, VT - A visit to Mad Tom Orchard is great fun for young and old. Picnickers are welcome, and bring your camera to record the fun! Children love to pick the low fruit and we provide picking poles for ambitious people who want the best from the top. The beautiful Green Mountains provide the views, the refreshing breezes, and a perfect spot to enjoy autumn in Vermont.

Vermont Events in May

Compost Bin Sale 5/7/16 - 5/7/16

The Bennington County Solid Waste Alliance is selling two types of composting containers. This offer is for residents of the Towns of Arlington, Bennington, Dorset, Glastenbury, Manchester, Rupert, Pownal, Sandgate, Searsburg, Shaftsbury, Stamford, Sunderland and Woodford Soil Saver Composters for $51.00. These provide an easy way to convert common yard and food waste into an effective fertilizer that you can use in your garden, flowerbeds or to fertilize trees. The Soil Saver has a large capacity (28” wide by 28” deep by 32”) so it can serve a household of up to five people. In addition, the locking lid helps to keep animals out of the compost. They have two sliding doors for easy removal of compost and a self-watering lid feature. We are also selling the Busch Kitchen Composter ($11.00), which has a filter for eliminating odors Compostbin2and a capacity of 1.3 gallons. This can be used to store food scraps in the kitchen until you can take them to your back yard composter. We are taking orders now for distributing at the Dorset Highway Garage on Village Street on Greenup Day, May 7, 2016 between 9:00AM and 12:00PM. If you are interested, please fill out the information on our Survey Monkey form. The link is https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FG3H29M. You must pick up your order on May 7th. Your order is not complete until we receive your check, so please send them in promptly.

Kentucky Derby Party to Benefit The Dorset Equine Rescue 5/7/16 - 5/7/16

Please join us at The Dorset Inn’s Kentucky Derby Party to benefit The Dorset Equine Rescue on Saturday May 7th at 5:30 pm. There will be great food, a silent auction, live music and betting! We will be watching the race live on a big screen!

Understanding Evangelicalism and the Religious Right 5/17/16 - 5/17/16

Green Mountain Academy welcomes Professor Randall Balmer of Dartmouth College to talk about Evangelicalism, America’s folk religion, which has been a prominent fixture on the American religious landscape since at least the eighteenth century. Nineteenth-century evangelicals sought to reform society by abolishing slavery, supporting public education, and advocating equal rights for women, including voting rights. In the late 1970s, however, evangelicals coalesced into a very different political movement, the Religious Right, which began as an attempt to defend racial segregation—not, as commonly believed, in opposition to abortion.Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to register, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit our website www.greenmtnacademy.org.

August: Osage County 5/20/16 - 5/29/16

August: Osage County is a look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional women who raised them.

Exploring Svalbard – A Polar Trek 5/26/16 - 5/26/16

Green Mountain Academy in partnership with The Dorset Village Library as part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s Vermont Reads 2016, Adventurer David Golibersuch will talk about his traverse of Svalbard's largest island, Spitsbergen, by skis and dogsled. This talk will explore the geography of the Arctic, the history of Svalbard, methods for travel in the polar regions, and view some spectacular images of the glaciers and mountains of the area. 5:30 – 7:00 pm, $15 in advance/$20 at door, The Dorset Village Library, Route 30 and Church Street, Dorset VT. For more information call 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.

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