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From The Blog Weekend Fun: Find poetry in art, food, & motion with a snowshoe hike, winter celebrations, tastings, movies, creative classes, & a concert

Hooray for the holiday weekend!

1/16/20-1/19/20: With the bounty of activities headed our way during MLK weekend, from parties and art classes, to music and mouthwatering food, plus snow-sports and films on the silver screen, you won't want these next few days to end...


Celebrate the life and legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr!

January 17-19 & beyond: Prepare yourself for the razor-sharp wit of the black comedy whodunnit, Knives Out, playing at Pentangle Arts’ Woodstock Town Hall Theatre.

January 18-19 & beyond: Then, place yourself at the center of a snowy dreamscape when you hitch a horse-drawn sleigh ride at Billings Farm & Museum! As part of this Winter on the Farm weekend, the whole crew from kids to adults will partake in animal meet-and-greets, hands-on programs and activities, tours of the historic farm house, documentary showings, and much more. See link for details.

horse-drawn sleigh ride at Billings Farm
Billings Farm staff photo
Sleigh rides around the farm.


2 – 4 PM: Keep calm and knit on when you join in on a Thursday Knitting Group at the Norman Williams Public Library (NWPL) that’s open and welcoming to all ability levels!

3:30 – 5:30 PM: Or you can try your hand at a different pastime at the NWPL when you Play Bridge with friends and neighbors (free).

VINS forest canopy walk in winter
The Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS)
The forest canopy walk at VINS under fresh snow
BFM Sip n Paint
Billings Farm & Museum

3 & 5:30 PM: One of 2019’s best films is coming to Billings Farm & Museum. Don’t miss your chance to see the movie Richard Brody of The New Yorker called “a gripping, frustrating documentary about a beekeeper's fragile isolation,” Honeyland, presented by the Woodstock Vermont Film Series during two showings. See link for details.

5 – 7 PM: Unleash your creative side with help from artist-in-residence Kristina Rodanas during the workshop Painting on the Rocks at Billings Farm & Museum – where a historic piece of the farm serves as your canvas. See link for details.

7 – 11 PM: When you party in style with friends and community members, everyone wins – including the Woodstock Ski Runners! During their Winter Celebration at the Woodstock Inn & Resort, join the Woodstock Ski Runners in their fundraiser featuring a silent and live auction, food and cash bar, live music by The Tricksters, and more.

The "Sonny Saul Spectacular"


8:30 AM & 3 PM: Join in on a Community Sing and Let Freedom Ring during two special tributes to Martin Luther King Jr happening on the Woodstock village green where participants of all ages will lend their voices to peace and freedom songs from the 60's. Lyric sheets provided.

10 AM – 2 PM: Let instinct guide your art-making with a Process Painting workshop at Artistree! With instruction from art educator Annie Moore, you’ll focus on organic creativity, allowing yourself to become immersed in the process, relieving yourself of comparison and critique.

4 – 7 PM: Then, close out the weekend with a one-two punch of musical proportions: the two-part Sonny Saul Spectacular at Artistree! Musicians ranging in age from 17 to 81 will regale you with jazzy tunes punctuated by an intermission for food and drinks. Click the link here to learn more!