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From The Blog Weekend Fun: Experience the Call of the Wild, a puppet show, cooking classes, & a workshop for the birds

Adventurous activities await Thursday, November 21st through Sunday, November 24th as the holidays are on our doorstep...

Billings Farm in Winter
“Woodstock” by “pushypenguin” Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC-BY2.0). Accessed 5 November 2018.
Winter snow at Billings Farm & Museum


November 21 & 23: Enter a deep state of relaxation with help from the Monks of the Maple Forest Practice during two free meditation sessions at the Little House Gallery in South Woodstock. Happening Thursdays from 6:30 – 7:30 PM and Saturdays from 3 – 4 PM.

November 22-24 & beyond: Experience a piece of the life of iconic American freedom fighter Harriet Tubman during a powerhouse showing of the film, Harriet (PG-13), playing at Pentangle Arts’ Woodstock Town Hall Theatre.

November 23 & 24: Then, get hands on with farm animals, demonstrations, and crafts during a weekend of November at the Farm – coming to Billings Farm & Museum.

November 23 & 24: Then, as the weather cools, heat things up in the kitchen with The Soufflé Also Rises and Local Apple-Tart cooking classes with Odyssey Events in Bridgewater.

Stuffed pepper
Hops N Barley Woodstock


10:30 – 11:30 AM: Unlock the centuries-old system of coordinated body-posture and movement, breathing, and meditation as part of Qigong Class at the Kedron Valley Inn. $20 per session, reach out to Gerry Sandweiss at or (802)457-4332 to learn more.

4 – 6 PM: Boxed wine is making a comeback! During the Rethink Boxed Wines event at Woodstock Hops N’ Barley, you’ll get to sample some of the best wines available in a box and learn more about these tasty, affordable options.


10 – 11 AM: Want to attract color and life to your yard and support local bird populations in one fell swoop? During the Bird Feeding 101 workshop at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee, you’ll discover the birds you can expect to visit your feeders, what types of feeders and feed are best, and how you can become a part of the global citizen science effort, Project FeederWatch. This event is included with general admission.

11 AM – 12 PM: Celebrate Thanksgiving early with a side of laughter! During the Holiday Punch Puppet Show at Artistree – the whole family young and old can experience the sidesplitting antics of Punch and Judy, involving crocodiles, an unruly baby, a faithful hound, and a Thanksgiving turkey. See link for details and ticket information. Space is limited.

Holiday Punch puppet show

12 – 1 PM: After the puppet show’s curtains have fallen, stick around for a Junk Music & Sound Experimentation Workshop also at Artistree. At this exclusive event, up to 20 participants will make their own instruments and noisemakers from household items – bringing new meaning to the phrase music is all around us!

3 & 5:30 PM: During your choice of two showings of the documentary, Coming Home, you’ll follow five ex-prisoners as they re-enter their Vermont communities. Presented by the Woodstock Vermont Film Series at Billings Farm & Museum. See link for details.

6 – 9 PM: Learn how to make the perfect meal for a cold winter’s day during the hands-on Name that Fish Stew cooking class with Odyssey Events in Bridgewater.

7 – 10 PM: Then, close out your Saturday with good food, drinks, and music when Kind Bud plays the Public House in Quechee.


Spend some time in front of the silver screen, visit the farm, or get cooking!