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Upcoming Events

November

November 1, 5:30pm–7:30pm
Introduction to Dyeing and Felting
Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road, Woodstock, VT 05091
802-457-2355
billingsfarm.org
Price: $110/person or $100/member (materials included). This workshop, led by local artisan Tiana St. James, will explore an array of wool dyeing techniques, using wool from Billings Farm’s Southdown Sheep. Participants will transform the hand-dyed wool into a felted landscape wall hanging, while exploring both wet felting and needle felting techniques.

November 4, 7:30pm–9:00pm
Paul Asbell’s Burmese Panther Quintet – Music Performance
ArtisTree Community Arts Center, 2095 Pomfret Road, South Pomfret, VT 05067
802-457-3500
artistreevt.org
The musicians in the Paul Asbell Jazz Quintet have played together for many decades, and the resultant chemistry is obvious to jazz aficionados and casual listeners alike. Individually and collectively, each of the players boasts a long history— both regionally, and on the national stage— performing with Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Howlin’ Wolf, Paul Butterfield, Sonny Stitt, Joe Lovano, Peter Apfelbaum, Clark Terry, Fontella Bass, Kilimanjaro, and countless others. After a string of gigs during Discover Jazz Festival 2018, the musicians went into the studio and emerged with the CD “Burmese Panther”. The recording showcases a polished set of Asbell originals in diverse mainstream jazz flavors, from classic Blue Note-era to fiery latin-jazz to New Orleans funk to fingerpoppin’ blues. One reviewer called them “flat-out gorgeous songs with the potential to become standards themselves”, and noted they were “performed by genuinely world-class players.” Their Discover Jazz Festival 2022 set on the City Hall Stage will feature the identical lineup, performing both the “Burmese Panther” material and newer compositions.

November 5, 7:30pm–9:00pm
Annie and Some Farmers – Music Performance
ArtisTree Community Arts Center, 2095 Pomfret Road, South Pomfret, VT 05067
802-457-3500
artistreevt.org
Annie and Some Farmers is a collaboration of multi generational disparate musicians who come from all parts of the greater upper Connecticut River Valley. They first met at a farmers barn jam session (as they are all actively involved in agriculture) and they are bound by mutual love of a broad vision of what American country music was in the last half of the 20th century. Artists such as Buck Owens, Tom Waits, Gram Parsons and Rodney Crowell are a few of the many artists who will be represented in the program.

November 12, 10:00am–11:30am
Billings Backyard Workshop: Natural Vermont Holiday Decorations
Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road, Woodstock, VT 05091
802-457-2355
billingsfarm.org
Price: $15 person / $10 member. Ditch the plastic decorations this holiday season! Join Ben Pauly, Creative Director of Landscape Design at the Woodstock Inn, to make beautiful Vermont Holiday decorations with materials found in your backyard. Ben will share his favorite natural materials for decorating and talk about how your holiday decorations can be more sustainable and (ever)green. Each participant will make a natural decoration to take home with them. A Q&A period with the presenter may continue for up to 30 minutes past the scheduled end time.

November 19, 3:00pm–8:00pm
Woodstock VT Film Series Special Kickoff Event: Come Back Anytime
Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road, Woodstock, VT 05091
802-457-2355
billingsfarm.org
Billings Farm & Museum will kick off a new season with an event to benefit the Woodstock Vermont Film Series, featuring a screening of Come Back Anytime followed by a reception on Saturday, November 19. The film Come Back Anytime presents a window into the lives of self-taught Japanese ramen master Masamoto Ueda and his wife Kazuko, who have run their tiny Tokyo ramen shop, Bizentei, for more than 40 years. Ueda serves his legendary ramen to scores of devoted customers who have joined him over the decades in making the restaurant an intimate place of community. For Ueda, it’s more than just a livelihood, but his life. And his die-hard regulars are more than just customers. They are true friends. On the weekends, they venture together across the Japanese countryside, harvesting pears, bamboo shoots, and wild mountain yams. Acknowledging that nothing lasts forever and that the master must retire someday, everyone resolves to make the best of what time remains — to truly appreciate this special place, this uniquely delicious and soul-nourishing food, and this special community of friends before it is gone forever.

November 24, 10:00am–12:00pm
16th Annual Zack’s Place Turkey Trot
Start at the Woodstock Elementary School
zacksplacevt.org
The Zack’s Place Turkey Trot, a 5K run and walk held on Thanksgiving Day, was first established in 2007, and has become a dependable annual fundraiser ever since. As participants line up and register for the race they are entertained by a band on a flatbed truck. Hot coffee, tea and hot chocolate are offered. The race begins in front of the Woodstock Elementary School at 10:00 AM, with the more skilled runners in front and the rest following. The run meanders through the historic Village of Woodstock, then on towards Billings Farm, around Mountain Avenue, and back around The Town Green, ending at the starting line. An award ceremony, also with refreshments and a band, follows the race where medals are presented.

November 25–27
The Killington Cup
Killington Resort, 3861 Killington Rd, Killington, VT 05751
800-621-6867
killington.com
A stop on the Audi FIS World Cup Tour. It’s BIGGER than a race. The Killington Cup is a celebration of the history and passion for alpine ski racing here in the Northeast. In addition to watching the fastest female ski racers in Slalom and Giant Slalom battle for the top prize on the signature Superstar trail, the weekend is packed full of entertainment including live music and a vendor village on race days. The next Killington Cup is scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend 2022.

November 26–28, 10:00am–5:00pm
Thanksgiving Weekend
Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road, Woodstock, VT 05091
802-457-2355
billingsfarm.org
An experience for the whole family with 19th-century Thanksgiving traditions, crafts, and food.

December

December 3–4, 10:00am–5:00pm
Christmas at the Farm
Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road, Woodstock, VT 05091
802-457-2355
billingsfarm.org
Travel to Victorian Christmas past! See the site transformed by beautiful lights and natural décor. Make holiday crafts, candle dipping, and farm recipes.

December 9–11, 10:00am–5:00pm
Wassail Weekend
Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road, Woodstock, VT 05091
802-457-2355
billingsfarm.org
Get in the holiday spirit with Wassail punch, cider donuts, and festive décor.

December 10–11, 10:00am–5:00pm
Christmas at the Farm
Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road, Woodstock, VT 05091
802-457-2355
billingsfarm.org
Travel to Victorian Christmas past! See the site transformed by beautiful lights and natural décor. Make holiday crafts, candle dipping, and farm recipes.

December 17–January 1, 10:00am–5:00pm
Christmas at the Farm
Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road, Woodstock, VT 05091
802-457-2355
billingsfarm.org
Travel to Victorian Christmas past! See the site transformed by beautiful lights and natural décor. Make holiday crafts, candle dipping, and farm recipes.

February

February 18–26, 10:00am–4:00pm
Magic of Maple
Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road, Woodstock, VT 05091
802-457-2355
billingsfarm.org
Celebrate Vermont’s maple history with sugar on snow, children’s stories, crafts, maple recipes, and more.