Discover the cheer, nostalgia & allure of Vermont backroads during the late fall and winter season. Visit; the oldest marble quarry in the U.S., quintessential VT villages, an international woodworking facility/kitchen store, Vermont’s finest artisans’ boutique, a maple syrup/cheese shop, a Norman Rockwell exhibit, an antique covered bridge, sweeping mountain/valley vistas. You’ll have an opportunity to purchase local VT products. Learn the fascinating history, fun facts & other places to visit in the area. Travel in a comfortable 10-passenger tour vehicle with local guide. (4 passenger SUV is used for small groups). Daily tour starts at 1 PM & returns by 3:30 PM. $35 PP. Advance reservations necessary via email, www.backroaddiscovery.com or call 802-362-4997.
The New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA) invites tots through adults to join us for a variety of classes starting January 3rd and running until March 18th, 2017. Registration open now through January 16, 2017. Busy at work and need a break to stretch and refocus for your afternoon? Try our Workday Wellness Hour on Tuesdays from 12-1pm. Maybe evenings are better for you to try your hand at Circus Fit or Juggling 101. From beginners on trapeze to advanced acrobatics, there is something for everyone! For more information visit our website www.necenterforcircusarts.org
Come to our special intro class: to discover, share a soft practice and relax. Class taught by Djemila Cavanaugh of Long River Tai Chi Circle, Cheng Man-ching lineage. For more info or to learn about the upcoming weekly class, call Djemila at (802) 490-0225, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or check updates on FaceBook: Djem’s Tai Chi classes
Each year, the Governor of Vermont ceremoniously taps a maple tree, signifying the beginning of the year’s first agricultural crop. This year, Governor Phil Scott, accompanied by Anson Tebbetts, Vermont’s Secretary of Agriculture, will tap a tree on February 28th, at Silloway Maple, in Randolph Center. Come to the sugarhouse to watch the Governor, and enjoy complementary sugar on snow, hot dogs boiled in sap, hamburgers, and doughnuts, provided by the Orange County Maple Sugarmaker’s Association. There will be a Maple Specialty Food Contest as part of the festivities. All Vermont residents and businesses are welcomed to enter, with the prize in each category a gallon of maple syrup. For details, visit https://sillowaymaple.com/index.php/notebook A panel of students from the New England Culinary Institute will judge this contest. The Silloway maple operation was started in the 1940s by Paul Silloway, who gathered with a team of horses. Today, his grandson, Paul Lambert manages the family business, tapping 6,500, and using reverse osmosis, solar power, and traditional wood fire. Several family members work alongside. Visiting a maple sugarhouse is a window into what is not just a business, but a way of life for many Vermont farm families.The Silloway/Lambert families invite you to join them at 1303 Boudro Road, Randolph Center, to see the Governor tap. Festivities run from 10:00 – 2:00, with the Governor arriving at 11:30.