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Vermont Events in January

Author Charles W. Johnson Talk & Book Signing for His New Book 'Ice Ship' 1/30/15 - 1/30/15
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!

7th Annual Chili Festival 1/31/15 - 1/31/15
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.

Winter Festival 2015 1/31/15 - 1/31/15
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.

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