ALL WEEKEND LONG…
March 19-22: Experience a "show about matters of the heart and matters of the closet" according to Isherwood of the New York Times with performances of Love, Loss, and What I Wore at the Grange Theatre in Pomfret.
March 20-22 & beyond: Embark on a grand and glorious quest for magic when the whole family catches a showing of the animated film, Onward (PG), playing at Pentangle Arts’ Woodstock Town Hall Theatre.
March 21-22: Satisfy your sweet tooth and then some, with syrupy samples, sap collection and boiling demonstrations (check schedule), and more during the free Maple Open House Weekend at Sugarbush Farm!
March 21-22: From an intro and history to attunement, demonstrations and practice of techniques like Gasho meditation and Gyoshi ho, you’ll uncover the art of palm healing with Reiki Certification Workshops I (Saturday) and II (Sunday) at Artistree. See links for pricing and details.
March 21-22 & beyond: Then, get hands-on another way during your choice of cooking (and eating!) classes with Odyssey Events, including: Hand-made Pasta, Up-a-Notch Veggies, and The Soufflé Also Rises and Local Apple-Tart – and it’s all happening in Bridgewater. See link for more information.
THURSDAY, MARCH 19…
6:30 - 8:30 PM: St. Paddy’s Day celebrations aren’t over till the bangers and mash are served! During an evening of Mix, Mingle & Make Food at Artistree, you’ll craft this Irish pub food classic, sausage and mashed potatoes, with help from chef Holly Pierce. See link for details.
7 – 9 PM: Then, this next event will be music to your ears, literally… don’t miss out on Open Mic Night, featuring musical collaborations of friends, neighbors, and you at Artistree!
7:30 - 10 PM: Or leave the strumming up to the likes of Americana, bluegrass, folk, indie, and rock songwriter Bow Thayer when he plays live at The Barnard Inn & Max's Tavern.
FRIDAY, MARCH 20…
SATURDAY, MARCH 21…
The early bird gets the worm with these morning adventures starting at 9 AM:
- 9 AM: Stretch your legs on the beautiful grounds of Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller during this week’s timed parkrun 5k! One-time advanced registration required.
- 9 – 11 AM: Learn about the species that surround us and collect data on their activities during the Working Woodlands Workshop: iNaturalist Tutorial with the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park.
- 9 AM – 12:30 PM: In the mood for maple? You’re in luck! Samples of syrups and maple-infused desserts, as well as sap boiling demonstrations and tours await during the free Sugar Maple Celebration at the First Congregational Church.
- 9 AM – 1 PM: Or get artsy at Artistree during two workshops: Artist’s Toolbox: Color and The Art of Lettering on Clay.
10 AM – 2 PM: The maple madness continues... Peek inside a sugar shack and see of the syrup is made at King Farm during their Maple Sugar Shack Open House – you may even get to sample some of the sweet amber goodness!
10 – 2:30 PM: Or find magic within the woods when you bring the kids to a Winter Forest Fairy Hunt at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS), complete with trail exploration, fairy house construction, hot chocolate, and even a meet-and-greet with a fairy godmother! See link for details.
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Work through your emotional roadblocks for every Chakra shade in the rainbow during Color it Out! Wellness Workshop at the Woodstock Athletic Club. See link for details.
12 & 4 PM: CANCELED - The Vermont Brewers Festival is here with plenty of beer! Take your pick from two tasting sessions at the base of Bear Mountain Lodge at Killington for access to over 100 beers, cozy fire pits, food, and fun.
1 – 4 PM: Or if Long Trail is the only brewery you crave, grab a $3 can, grab a seat, and enjoy the sweet sounds of Sammy B & King Arthur as they perform live in Bridgewater!
3 & 5:30 PM: Get an insider’s look at our 35th president’s Amherst College speech about poetry and power during showings of the movie, JFK: The Last Speech, presented by the Woodstock Vermont Film Series at Billings Farm & Museum.
7 – 10 PM: Get a serving of folk/Americana, pop, funk, rock, blues, and soul with a side of delicious food when you hear the Brooks Hubbard Band perform live at the Public House Pub in Quechee.
SUNDAY, MARCH 22…
10 AM: It’s a Sunday Funday for the record books, because the mud, maple, and rural dirt roads are calling as part of The Vermont Overland Maple Adventure Ride.
10 AM – 4 PM: Or for a more leisurely end to your weekend, Vermonters can explore the wonders of VINS for $5 (today only), from state-of-the-art raptor enclosures to nature trails, the canopy walk, and beyond.