ALL WEEKEND LONG…
November 7 & 9: Join the Monks of the Maple Forest Practice for free hour-long rounds of meditation in South Woodstock's Little House Gallery, beginning at 6:30 PM on Thursday and 3 PM on Saturday. No registration necessary.
November 7-10: Good grief! Don’t even think about missing a performance of the play that brings the Peanuts gang to new life, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, coming to Artistree’s Grange Theatre in celebration of its 50th anniversary! See link for tickets and showtimes.
November 8-11: Life gets interesting when Yi discovers a yeti on her roof. The whole family can uncover what happens next with a showing of the animated film, Abominable, playing at Pentangle Arts’ Woodstock Town Hall Theatre!
November 8-9 & beyond: Presented by BarnArts, one Pulitzer Prize nominated drama is delivering a nuanced portrayal of family to the Barnard Town Hall with performances of the heart wrenching yet humorous play, Other Desert Cities. See link for showtimes and tickets.
November 9-10 & beyond: Even as the final leaves fall from the trees, there’s still plenty of lively activity over a Billings Farm & Museum! As part of November Weekends, you can meet the resident cows, horses, sheep, oxen, and chickens, plus partake in hands-on activities and wagon rides the kids will love.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7…
6:30 PM: Learn how to craft the perfect rainy-day meal during a round of Mix, Mingle & Make... FOOD – featuring hands-on instruction from chef Holly Pierce on Autumn Soups! Only $5 per person, this class is welcoming to all and is a great place to meet new friends at Artistree.
7 – 9 PM: If you think musical flow is the way to go, then take up a space on the stage or sit back in the audience for a free-for-all jam session as part of Open Mic Night in Artistree’s Hay Loft. Free.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8…
10:30 – 11:30 AM: Learn the art of conscious movement during Qigong Classes at the Kedron Valley Inn. $20 per session or $100 for the 6 week series. Contact Gerry Sandweiss at [email protected] or (802)457-4332 for more information.
4 – 6 PM: Find hard cider a-peel-ing? Sample some crisp fall flavors before you buy during a Stowe Cider Tasting at Woodstock Hops N’ Barley.
6 – 9 PM: Life is too short not to have pasta – or better yet, make your own! During a Pasta Making Party with Odyssey Events in Bridgewater, you’ll learn how to hand-craft tortellini, fettuccini, and ravioli, plus two fillings and three sauces. BYOB, see link for details and reservations.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9…
9 – 9:45 AM: CLASS IS FULL. Sing, say, dance, and play during an active music and movement class for the whole family at Artistree! Perfect for kids ages three to eight, this Family Intro to the Orff Approach presents delightful songs, dances, and musical activities that focus on singing and keeping a steady beat to enhance timing, coordination, listening, and language skills. Click here to learn more.
9 – 11 AM: Want to better understand climate science? Join NPS Science Communication Specialist Ed Sharron for the Working Woodlands Workshop, Climate Change: Past, Present and Possible Futures of Global Climate. During this two-hour presentation at the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park (NHP), you’ll explore Earth’s past, current, and possible future climate. You’ll also reveal the latest findings, as well as promising ways being explored to drastically reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. Reservations recommended.
6:30 – 9 PM: Then, grownups can spend a night at the museum during Montshire Unleashed, perfect for science enthusiasts who can let loose in the Montshire Museum in Norwich while enjoying Jasper Murdock Ale and wine from the Norwich Inn and tasty local food. Click here for pricing and more information.
1 – 4 PM: Tis the season to be freezing thanks to the Ottauquechee Health Foundation’s First Annual Polar Plunge! Participants will dive right into the Kedron Valley Inn pond for a good cause, then enjoy everything needed to warm them right back up: hot food, hot drinks, fire pits, live music, and great conversation! Click here to learn how to register, sponsor, or be a spectator.
3 & 5:30 PM: Both intimate and heartbreaking, the documentary following the impossible decisions faced by a young mother living in war-torn Syria, For Sama, will move you to tears as it plays at Billings Farm & Museum, presented by The Woodstock Vermont Film Series.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10…
Get a moo-ve on to Billings Farm & Museum, snag some maple butter popcorn and a seat in front of the silver screen at Pentangle Arts’ Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, shop, dine, and explore the great outdoors! Its all at your fingertips in Woodstock.