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From The Blog Weekend Fun: Leap into the new year with a comedy show, interactive storytelling, a flick, & a cooking class

We've got your 2019 locked and loaded with these great local activities... read on!


January 3-6: Antique-lovers, head to Quechee for the 26th Anniversary Holiday Sale at the Antiques Collaborative, complete with refreshments.

January 4-6 & beyond: Catch a showing of the film that was called “a gritty romp that makes the cliché-prone heist genre feel fresh again” by the Observer – Widows, playing at Pentangle Arts’ Woodstock Town Hall Theatre. 

January 5-6: Make it your heyday during January Weekends at Billings Farm & Museum – where you can meet the resident cows, horses, oxen, chicken, and sheep, then tour the restored farmhouse!

January 5-6: Hit the slopes then grab a slice with Andy Parry and crew during the traveling freeskiing demo tour, Newschoolers Tell A Friend, at Killington Resort.

Photo by Merrick Morton - © 2018 - Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.
Elizabeth Debicki, Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez and Cynthia Erivo in Widows


6 – 8 PM: Hit the town with LGBTQ peers and allies during an OUT in the Valley Happy Hour at the Skinny Pancake in Hanover, NH.

7:30 – 9:45 PM: Fall in love with the 1995 film, The Bridges of Madison County, playing at Pentangle Arts’ Woodstock Town Hall Theatre and featuring powerhouse performances by Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood.

8 – 11 PM: Or watch, listen, and laugh as comedian Dan Boulger – Comedy Central, the BBC, and the HBO Aspen Comedy Festival alumnus – hits the stage at the Engine Room in WRJ.


12 – 1 PM: Put pen to paper and dive into your unconscious with help from author and writing instructor Joni B. Cole during this January Lunch and Learn, HEART TO HEART: Fostering Wellness through Expressive Writing. Happening at Open Door Integrative Wellness in WRJ, this event is free and open to all.

11 AM – 12 PM: Families, get ready to immerse yourself in imaginative, interactive fun at Winter Storytime: Tales for the Season at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee. You’ll read along, then enjoy a craft and a live animal encounter!

4 – 6 PM: Celebrate the First Friday of 2019 at the Upper Valley Food Coop in WRJ! There, get your hands on delicious samples, sway to the live musical stylings of Sandi Anderson, and enter a free raffle.

VINS Nature Center


8:30 – 10 AM: Kids can get the improv on with the Creative Movement class for ages five to ten! Through a mix of imagination, spatial awareness building, and expressive energy channeling, your little ones will have a blast while learning to respect themselves and others. Happening at Open Door Integrative Wellness in WRJ.

8:30 AM – 12 PM: Spend a morning with Upper Valley experts in women’s wellness – tackling topics from finance to hypnosis during the Upper Valley Women’s Workshops in Lebanon, NH. Registration required.


9 AM – 4 PM: Strap on your Nordic skis for a day of fun in Hanover at the 3rd Annual Friends & Family Day! At the Dartmouth Cross Country Ski Center, you’ll find marshmallows for roasting, hot chocolate for toasting, and half off rentals, group lessons and day passes. 

11 AM – 2 PM: Then, head to Bridgewater Corners and whet your appetite for the Light & Hearty January Brunch Lesson! With help from Odyssey Events, you’ll learn how to handcraft a delicate Vermont Cheese Soufflé and a tasty Apple Tart with Maple Cream Sauce. Top it all off with the favorite drink from your fridge at the BYOB event.

12 – 3 PM: Or for the blushing bride in your life, head to one of New Hampshire’s best bridal shows at the Hilton Garden Inn in Lebanon – where you’ll meet the area’s finest wedding pros, enjoy appetizers and a cash bar, and be entered to win prizes upon prizes!

For music in the area this weekend, check out Yellow House Media.