ALL WEEKEND LONG…
March 5-7 & beyond: Feeling stir crazy as winter wanes? Unleash your creative energy on the walls when you join in on Studio Fever 2020 at Artistree, your chance to decorate the vertical space with your own artistic creations.
March 6-9: Catch a showing of the heartfelt rom-com set against the backdrop of the Winter Olympic Games, Olympic Dreams (PG-13), playing at Pentangle Arts’ Woodstock Town Hall Theatre.
THURSDAY, MARCH 5…
1:30 – 2:30 PM: Want to see a different side of Woodstock? During a slideshow presentation of Off the Beaten Path: Views of Woodstock, you’ll join the Woodstock History Center on a visual exploration of side streets, backyards, and country roads of our town, captured throughout its storied history.
6:30 – 9:30 PM: Give yourself a gift that’s pasta-due: A Hands-on Hand-made Pasta Lesson with Odyssey Events in Bridgewater, where you’ll learn how to craft tortellini, fettuccini, and ravioli – plus three fillings and three sauces! See link for pricing and details.
6:30 PM: Or if you’d rather try your hand at a warm sweet potato and bacon salad with brussels sprouts, head to Pomfret for Mix, Mingle & Make Food at Artistree, a cooking class led by chef Holly Pierce. $5 per person.
7 – 9 PM: Then, close out your Thursday with the sweet sounds of Open Mic Night, a jam session for one-and-all happening at Artistree. Listeners welcome!
FRIDAY, MARCH 6…
5:30 PM: Bring a drink and a friend during this special Ladies Night during Studio Fever at Artistree – and be ready to paint the walls in honor of Women’s History Month!
5:30 - 8:30 PM: Or love the wine you’re with at Simon Pearce’s Wine Dinner: Illahe Vineyards with Farrell Distributing, featuring innovative white wines and world-class pinot noir.
SATURDAY, MARCH 7…
All day: A day at the (alpine) races has never been more chill! During the Vertical Challenge races at Suicide Six Ski Area, skiiers and boarders of all ages go head-to-head for gold, silver, and bronze medals, plus prizes and plenty of wintery fun. This event is free and open to all ages and abilities – register now.
9 AM: Or take to Woodstock’s snowy trails by foot during the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller parkrun timed 5k (one-time advanced registration required).
9 AM – 1 PM: Add a (literal) splash of color to your works of art during the Artist’s Toolbox: Wet Media in Drawing workshop at Artistree. There, you’ll sample wet media like ink, watercolor, water soluble pencils, crayons, and more. See link for pricing and details.
Then, beginning at 10 AM, choose your path through the trees:
11:30 AM – 2 PM: Craving a cozy, unique dining experience? It doesn’t get any more singular than this: a Saturday Soup Kettle Lunch in the middle of the snowy woods at the Mt. Tom Cabin – accessible by snowshoe or ski! $5 per bowl, see link for more information.
1 – 4 PM: Good music, good brews, and good vibes await at the kickoff of March Radness Music Series: Krishna Guthrie & Bobby Maguire at Long Trail Brewery in Bridgewater!
3 & 5:30 PM: Or make it a quiet afternoon on the farm when you watch one of two showings of a film that examines the cultural and financial impact of New England’s dairy farmers, Forgotten Farms, presented by the Woodstock Vermont Film Series at Billings Farm & Museum. See link for ticketing information.
3 – 5 PM: Who was Vivian Maier? A nanny? A shutterbug who took over 100,000 photographs? One of the 20th century's greatest street photographers? During a showing of the documentary, Finding Vivian Maier, playing at Artistree, you’ll learn that she was all those things and more…
5 PM: Watch the Union Arena Skating Club dance on the ice during their spectacular show, The Roaring 20s, happening at the Union Arena.
5:30 – 10:30 PM: Costumes and paper faces will be on parade during the Masquerade Jazz & Funk Winter Music Carnival at the Barnard Town Hall! Get ready for a non-stop lineup of dance-worthy music from a Bandemonium Jazz jam to Kotoko Brass, plus a free taco bar, mask-making, photo booth, BYOB, and more. Presented by BarnArts, see link for pricing and details.
SUNDAY, MARCH 8…
10 AM – 3 PM: Antique skis are good for more than wall décor! Grab a pair predating 1990 and head to the starting line at the Nordic Center for the Antique Ski Race. The race begins at 11 AM and don’t be late – because awards and a pancake brunch are waiting at the finish line! Register online, see link for pricing and details.
12 – 3 PM: Or whip up your own tasty meal during The Soufflé Also Rises and Local Apple-Tart Cooking Class with Odyssey Events in Bridgewater! Click here for more information.