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From The Blog Weekend Fun: Gardens Galore, Must-Hear Music, and Parents' Day

Get ready for a weekend bursting from opportunities: jaunts through gardens, a cooking and ceramics class in one, the Duck Derby, an up-close-and-personal look at insects... the list goes on and on! Keep reading to learn more...


Tour Killington Peak, fabulous area restaurants, and one of the state’s top golf courses as you enjoy a weekend’s worth of wine during the Killington Wine Festival (July 20-22)! Nowhere else can you sample a bevy of international wines, taste delicious food, take a spin on a gondola, and hear live music at one of Vermont’s tallest mountains. Registration required.

For a revealing look into US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s unique life and legacy, catch a showing of RGB (PG) at the Town Hall Theater. Playing between July 20-23 from 7:30 9 PM.

Get motivated for the 30th Annual Vermont 100 Endurance Race, one of America’s oldest 100-milers, happening July 21-22!

From July 21-22, Circus Smirkus is coming to Hanover, NH! Head to the big top for a vaudeville experience, complete with acrobats, magicians, jugglers, and wirewalkers! Happening from 1 – 3 PM.


Take a break from your desk and head to the Optimist Center from 10 AM – 4 PM for Open Co-Working!

For an immersive garden experience, visit Kelly Way Gardens from 3 to 3:45 PM for the Five Senses Tour, a celebration of the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and textures of nature.

Later, check out Feast & Field Market for fresh produce, great local fare and drinks, and live funk music by Fu’chunk nestled in the open, rolling fields of Barnard from 4:30 – 8 PM.

Or hear Dan Brown perform under the stars from 6 – 7:30 PM, as part of the free Summer River Road Concert series. At Killington’s Sherburne Memorial Library.

Or for a night of drama, check out North Country Community Theatre’s performance of Curtains, from 7:30 – 10 PM in Lebanon.


If you’re a fan of everything handmade, register now for Farmhouse Pottery’s event, Glazed Donuts with King Arthur Flour! From 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, you’ll learn how to bake mouthwatering donuts at King Arthur Flour’s campus, chow down on a catered lunch, then head over to Farmhouse Pottery for a lesson in wheel throwing – so you can make your own glazed donut match striker!

Then, work up a sweat and improve core strength and balance with the Stability Ball Group Fitness Class, happening from 5 – 6 PM at the Woodstock Athletic Club.

Or for a more leisurely evening, pull up a chair on the back lawn of the Woodstock History Center from 5:30 – 7:30 PM for a Brown Bag Concert featuring Marc Berger and RIDE, an alumnus of SXSW Music Festival and The Kerrville and Falcon Ridge Folk Festivals who has opened shows for Bob Dylan.

Or head over to Lebanon for the Front Porch Concert Series performance by the Pete Kilpatrick Band, from 7 – 8:30 PM.


If you’re itching for new mountain biking trails:
Don’t miss Elemental Bike Park’s Grand Opening Celebration and Kickoff Party at Suicide Six! A 10 AM ribbon cutting opens a day of BBQ, beer, hourly rides with the LMNTL team, music, and family activities! Get the dirt here.

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For live music you don’t want to miss:


Is Parents' Day! Celebrate mom and dad by getting out and enjoying the town. Or...

Visit David’s House, a home-away-from-home for children receiving treatment through Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and their families, for the 10th Annual Sundae at the House! From 11 AM – 2 PM, join in on games, exhibits, food, live animals, and sundaes! Admission is only $5 per car.

Later, join the Congregation Shir Shalom in Woodstock from 1 -3 PM for bagels and the Adult Education Series: Discussion the Sabbath by Heschel.