Upcoming Events

April

April 14-15, 10:00am-5:00pm
Baby Farm Animal Celebration
Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road (Route 12N & Old River Road), Woodstock, VT 05091
(802) 457-2355
billingsfarm.org
The Farm’s most popular event, the Baby Farm Animal Celebration has been expanded to two days and will feature the opportunity to meet the farm’s baby animals and attend family-centered programs. Horse-drawn wagon rides and heirloom seed and children’s craft activities also will be featured. Our skilled staff will introduce you to the farm’s calves, lambs, chicks, ducklings, and goslings and discuss their care, diet, and growth, while you see them up close. Craft activities including making pom-pom chicks and lamb handprints will be available for children. Start planning your garden! Learn about the importance of heirloom seeds and select a few varieties from the Billings Farm to plant at home. Admission includes all programs and activities plus the farm life exhibits, 1890 Farm House, working dairy farm, and horse-drawn wagon rides.

April 21-30, 5:00pm-10:00pm
Restaurant Week at Simon Pearce
Simon Pearce Restaurant, 1760 Quechee Main St, Quechee, VT 05059
(802) 295-1470
simonpearce.com
From April 21-30, 2017, The Simon Pearce Restaurant will be participating in Vermont Restaurant Week, offering a special prix-fixe menu for $40 per person. 10% of all proceeds will be donated to the Vermont Foodbank. - Menu - Starters Maplebrook Farm Burrata Roasted beets, pear, tatsoi, vanilla bean vinaigrette Coconut Shrimp Papaya-pineapple slaw, sweet chili vinaigrette Seared Sea Scallops English pea purée, prosciutto Entrees Horseradish-Crusted Cod Crispy leeks, herb mashed potatoes, balsamic shallot reduction Porcini Mushroom Tagliatelle Broccolini, porcini and trumpet mushrooms, spring vegetables, lemon and thyme cream Milk-and-Lemon-Braised Beeler Pork Loin House-made sausage, white beans, acorn squash, escarole Crisp Roasted Duckling (add $5) Currant, almond and grilled red onion tabbouleh, spiced mango chutney Desserts White Chocolate Mousse Cake Maple Crème Brûlée Spiced Apple Cake

April 22, 9:00am-3:00pm
Glad Rags Spring Sale
Woodstock Masonic Hall, 30 Pleasant Street, Woodstock, VT 05091
(802) 457-1054
gladrags.org
Glad Rags Gears up for Spring Sale – Continues its two-day format Glad Rags will hold its annual spring sale at the Masonic Lodge, 30 Pleasant Street in Woodstock on Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sale features the best of the best in quality new and used men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, household items, linens and shoes. Saturday all items are regular price and Sunday everything that is left is half off. Shoppers are reminded to bring their own shopping bags the day of the sale. Proceeds from the sale directly benefit non-profit groups in the community. For more information about the sale, visit www.gladrags.org, find them on Facebook or call Loie Havill, (802) 457-1054.

April 23, 12:00pm-2:00pm
Spring Floral & Cocktail Event
Simon Pearce Restaurant, 1760 Quechee Main St, Quechee, VT 05059
(802) 295-1470
simonpearce.com
Celebrate Spring with Simon Pearce Sunday, April 23, 12 - 2pm Enjoy a three-course lunch from our New Spring Menu. Between courses view a floral arranging demonstration by Tedd Kapinos, owner of Jasper & Prudence Floral and Events, and cocktail demonstration by celebrity entertaining expert and author of Cocktail Chameleon, Mark Addison, in partnership with SILO Distillery. Space is limited. Reservations Required. Call 802-295-3655 or visit the restaurant host today to make your reservation. Cost of the event is $55 per person plus tax, gratuity and additional beverages.

April 27, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Open Mic Night @ ArtisTree
Artistree Community Arts Center, 2095 Pomfret Road, South Pomfret, VT 05067
(802) 457-3500
artistreevt.org/open-mic-every-other-thursdays.html
Join our relaxed, supportive and fun atmosphere and show off your musical stuff! All levels and abilities are welcome to participate in the open mic experience. Come alone or with a group! Come to play or just to watch! Alternating Thursdays, 7-9pm Cost: FREE Ages: Adults and 16+

 

May

May 2–20, 7:30pm-10:00pm
Mamma Mia!
The Barrette Center for the Arts, 74 Gates St, White River Junction, VT 05001
(802) 296-7000
northernstage.org
Northern Stage presents Mamma Mia! This musical sensation takes the music of ABBA and weaves it into a sunny tale that has delighted over 50 million people worldwide. Shortly before her wedding, a young woman swipes her mother’s diary in the hopes of finding the name of her father. When she discovers three possible candidates, she decides to invite them all. Thus begins a joyous adventure filled with wild twists, wacky characters, and the timeless tunes of ABBA. Featuring hits “Dancing Queen,” “Take A Chance on Me,” “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” and many more, you’re guaranteed to leave singing at the top of your lungs! Visit northernstage.org for more details and to purchase tickets.

May 4, 10:30am-11:30am
Story & Yoga Time with Angel
Norman Williams Public Library, 10 The Green, Woodstock, VT 05091
(802) 457-2557
northchapelvt.org
Join The North Chapel Spiritual Exploration for Children and Families Committee in a 4-part series "Story & Yoga Time with Angel Rubino" at the Norman Williams Public Library. This is a free 4-part series that will include a story, yoga, movement, meditation and more! Appropriate for ages 2-6 with caregiver/family. We look forward to seeing you there. Dates are Thursdays February 9th, March 9, April 6 and May 4. Contact Geraldine Fowler at the North Chapel for more information: office@northchapelvt.org or call (802) 457-2557 or visit www.northchapelvt.org.

May 4, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Simon Pearce Wine Dinner | An Evening with Famille Perrin
Simon Pearce Restaurant, 1760 Quechee Main St, Quechee, VT 05059
(802) 295-1470
simonpearce.com
Our final Wine Dinner event of this season is hosted by Famille Perrin - Beaucastel in parternship with with Baker Distributing - featuring wines from Rhône Region of Southeastern France. Join us for a curated five-course meal with specially chosen wine accompaniments. This event is $95 per person excluding tax, gratuity and additional beverages. For reservations and more information, please call our restaurant directly at 802-295-1470. We look forward to seeing you!

May 6-7, 10:00am-5:00pm
Sheep Shearing & Herding with Border Collies
Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road (Route 12N & Old River Road), Woodstock, VT 05091
(802) 457-2355
billingsfarm.org
This event showcases the spring shearing of the farm’s Southdown ewes by Craig Marcotte along with spinning and carding demonstrations highlighting the skills needed to turn fleece into yarn. Visitors can also watch herdsman, Steve Wetmore, as his team of Border Collies herd sheep in the farm fields during narrated programs.

May 11, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Open Mic Night @ ArtisTree
Artistree Community Arts Center, 2095 Pomfret Road, South Pomfret, VT 05067
(802) 457-3500
artistreevt.org/open-mic-every-other-thursdays.html
Join our relaxed, supportive and fun atmosphere and show off your musical stuff! All levels and abilities are welcome to participate in the open mic experience. Come alone or with a group! Come to play or just to watch! Alternating Thursdays, 7-9pm Cost: FREE Ages: Adults and 16+

May 27-28, 10:00am-5:00pm
Cheese & Dairy Celebration
Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road (Route 12N & Old River Road), Woodstock, VT 05091
(802) 457-2355
billingsfarm.org
Celebrate Vermont’s rich dairy heritage during this two-day event: meet New England artisan cheesemakers, sample their delicious artisan cheeses and dairy products, and take part in engaging dairy education programs. Take part in Judge Jerseys with the farm manager to improve your bovine knowledge, and participate in a dairy scavenger hunt, “name the calf” contest, and hand crank ice cream.

 

June

June 3, 5:00pm-7:30pm
Covered Bridges Half Marathon Pasta Supper
Suicide Six, 247 Stage Road, South Pomfret, VT 05067
(802) 457-3555
www.woodstockvt.com/covered-bridges-half-marathon-pasta-supper
Farm fresh, all-you-can-eat Pasta Supper at Suicide Six. Sauces prepared by local restaurants such as the Woodstock Inn and Woodstock Farmers Market. Full salad bar, gluten free offering. Three seatings at 5-5 and 7 PM at Suicide Six.

June 8, 7:00pm-9:00pm
7th Annual Long Trail Century Ride to Benefit Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports
Long Trail Brewing Company, 5520 Route 4, Bridgewater Corners, VT 05035
(802) 786-4991
longtrailcenturyride.com
Pedal or Party! The Long Trail Century Ride is an event established through a partnership of Long Trail Brewery in Bridgewater Corners, Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, Killington Resort, the Lookout Tavern, and many local businesses in the Killington region. The goal of the annual event is to enjoy the beauty of Vermont through cycling all while raising funds for the state’s largest nonprofit organization committed to providing sports and recreation to people with disabilities. Whether cycling on the 100-mile or 60-mile loops, or simply journeying near the Brewery on the 20-mile loop or the family-friendly 5K, there is something for everyone. All rides start and finish at Long Trail Brewery, located on Route 4, plus BBQ, live music, kids games, vendor village, refreshments, and more. Party-only tickets are available at the door.

 

July

July 1–September 30
Cooler in the Mountain Concert Series: Vermont Chamber Top 10 Summer Event
Killington Mountain Resort's Snowshed Adventure Center, 4763 Killington Rd., Killington, VT 05751
(802) 773-4181
mountaintimes.info/cooler-in-the-mountain-concert
Killington, Saturday afternoons July-September Top names from the national scene take the stage for the eight-week, free outdoor concert series. Guests are invited to grab a lawn chair or blanket and head to Killington Resort’s Snowshed Adventure Center for these family-friendly events. Past lineups have included a diverse list of national acts such as Robert Randolph and the Family Band, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Donovan Frankenreiter.

July 4, 7:00am-11:59pm
President Calvin Coolidge Birthday Celebration: Vermont Chamber Top 10 Summer Event
President Coolidge Historic Site, 3780 Route 100A, Plymouth, VT 05056
(802) 672-3773
historicsites.vermont.gov
Plymouth Notch, July 4 Commemorate the birthday of the only U.S. President born on Independence Day! At noon, march with members of the Vermont National Guard to the cemetery where a wreath from the White House is placed at the President’s gravesite. Activities include tours of the historic village, chicken barbecue, wagon rides, traditional craft demonstrations, children’s games, and a marathon reading of Coolidge’s autobiography. Special highlight: a naturalization ceremony, when 20 immigrants are sworn in as U.S. citizens.

July 4, 10:00am-5:00pm
Old Vermont Fourth
Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road (Route 12N & Old River Road), Woodstock, VT 05091
(802) 457-2355
billingsfarm.org
Celebrate the Billings Farm & Museum's "Old Vermont 4th" on Tuesday, July 4, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., featuring traditional music, flag-making, hand cranked ice cream, horse-drawn wagon rides, patriotic speeches, and an historic debate. Throughout the day, families may make their own 43-star flags (the flag of 1890), Uncle Sam bookmarks, presidential silhouettes, fireworks stencils, and compete in sack races, crank fresh strawberry ice cream, and enjoy a wagon ride. Visitors are welcome to join in an “historic” base ball game played in the Billings’ fields or enjoy the games as spectators. Debates and speeches have played a key role in the Independence Day observance, as was the reading of the Declaration of Independence, which will occur at noon. Adults and older students can test their 19th century vocabulary skills in spirited spelling bees.

July 7, 7:00pm-8:00pm
Old Time Band Concert & Ice Cream Social
Woodstock History Center, 26 Elm Street, Woodstock, VT 05091
(802) 457-1822
woodstockhistorical.org
Come listen to old-time tunes played by the South Royalton Town Band while you enjoy a complimentary dish of ice cream. Please bring a blanket or chair. Concert will be cancelled in the event of rain. Free, with donations appreciated.

July 14-16, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Killington Wine Festival
Killington Resort, 4763 Killington Road, Killington, VT 05751
(802) 773-4181
killingtonwinefestival.com
One of the Killington Region's signature events, this year's Wine Festival toasts 16 years of tasting events in the heart of the Green Mountains. Friday, ride the gondola to Killington Peak Lodge for the Estate Tasting. Saturday, enjoy the Grand Tasting at the base of Killington Mountain. Sunday, join the Wine & Nine at the Green Mountain National Golf Course. Specialty wine dinners will be available around Killington at various restaurants.

 

September

September 1–30
Cooler in the Mountain Concert Series: Vermont Chamber Top 10 Summer Event
Killington Mountain Resort's Snowshed Adventure Center, 4763 Killington Rd., Killington, VT 05751
(802) 773-4181
mountaintimes.info/cooler-in-the-mountain-concert
Killington, Saturday afternoons July-September Top names from the national scene take the stage for the eight-week, free outdoor concert series. Guests are invited to grab a lawn chair or blanket and head to Killington Resort’s Snowshed Adventure Center for these family-friendly events. Past lineups have included a diverse list of national acts such as Robert Randolph and the Family Band, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Donovan Frankenreiter.

 

Weekly Events

Mondays, 10:30am-11:15am
Baby & Toddlers Story times
Norman Williams Public Library, 10 The Green, Woodstock, VT 05091
(802) 457-2295
normanwilliams.org
Story time for babies and toddlers Birth to 3. This 20-minute story time introduces our youngest patrons to stories, songs and finger plays. This is a weekly program—every Monday.

Mondays, 8:00pm-11:00pm
Open Mic Night
Bentleys Restaurant, 1 Elm Street, Woodstock, VT 05091
(802) 457-3232
bentleysrestaurant.com
Brian Warren hosts our popular weekly Open Mic Night every Monday starting around 8pm. Even though you can never know who might take the stage, you can always count on a great evening of live music and fun among friends and neighbors!

Tuesdays, 10:30am-11:15am
Preschool/PreK Story Times
Norman Williams Public Library, 10 The Green, Woodstock, VT 05091
(802) 457-2295
normanwilliams.org
This 45-minute story time for children ages 3-6 features three, thematically-related books, along with a craft or activity that reinforces the weekly theme. This is a weekly program - every Tuesday.

Wednesdays, 3:00pm-5:00pm
Afterschool Movies for Kids
Norman Williams Public Library, 10 The Green, Woodstock, VT 05091
(802) 457-2295
normanwilliams.org
Join us at the library for after-school movie fun! Call ahead for movie title. Children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver. Note: Movies will not be shown on November 25th, December 23rd and December 30th.

Thursdays, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Thursday Afternoon Knitting Group
Norman Williams Public Library, 10 The Green, Woodstock, VT 05091
(802) 457-2295
normanwilliams.org
Knitters are invited to meet on the mezzanine of NWPL Thursday afternoons starting December 1 and running through the month of January. All knitters are welcome – from beginners to experts. We will knit together, learn together, and provide each other assistance when needed. Plan to bring your current project, knitting questions or problems, or a pattern to share.

Fridays, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Live Music
Inn at Weathersfield, 1342 Hwy 106, Perkinsville, VT 05151
(802) 263-9217
weathersfieldinn.com
If you're looking for somewhere to enjoy a truly unique farm-to-table dining experience off the beaten path, head over to The Inn at Weathersfield. Tucked back off Route 106 in Perkinsville, the Inn features a different local musician on guitar from 7-9 pm in the tavern every Friday. Don't worry, you can still talk and hear each other. Check out our full line-up: DEC. 16 - Ali T DEC. 23 - Ken Rokicki DEC. 30 - Dave Clark (Sat. DEC. 31 - Peter Concillio Trio)