ALL WEEKEND LONG…
February 28, 29, March 1: We’ve got all the ingredients for a night of fun with friends: instruction from an award-winning chef, great conversation, BYOB, and the perfect reward for your efforts; a delicious meal of pizza, pasta, or souffle made by your own hands! Click here to learn more about cooking classes with Odyssey Events in Bridgewater.
February 27-March 1: The sweetest time of year is here, and Billings Farm & Museum invites you to join in on the fun! During Maple Celebrations at the farm, tastings and cooking demonstrations abound – think sugar on snow, maple popcorn, maple shortbread, and of course, maple syrup. Plus, you don’t want to miss out on horse-drawn sleigh rides (conditions permitting), snowman building, animal-meet-and-greets, and so much more. See link for details.
February 29 & March 1: Guy Ritchie’s back with plenty of laughs, action, and blackmail in his latest film, The Gentlemen (R), playing at Pentangle Arts’ Woodstock Town Hall Theatre.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27…
4:30 – 5:30 PM: Want to learn how you can reduce your carbon footprint? Join Sustainable Woodstock and the SW Energy Action and Transportation Group for a round of Green Drinks – plus appetizers and new friends – at Worthy Kitchen! This event is free and open to all.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28…
Carve out a bit of fun for your Friday when you’re carving down the slopes for less during a full day of Ski & Ride with The Point at Suicide Six in neighboring Pomfret. Click the link to learn how you can snag half-price lift tickets!
4 – 6 PM: From snow to canvas, local artist Katie Runde has mastered many media – and now can you experience some of her finest works during her Exhibit and Artist Reception at ArtisTree's Woodstock Gallery.
4 – 6 PM: Or find your next locally-brewed beer of choice when you sample several varieties from Rutland Beer Works during a tasting at the Woodstock Farmers’ Market.
5:30 – 6:30 PM: Looking to wine-down this weekend? The Woodstock Athletic Club has an activity just for you: at Wine Yoga, an invigorating class comes complete with a heart-healthy glass of wine. See link for details.
5:30 – 9 PM: Although registration is closed for this nighttime exploration of the wintery woods followed by a 3-course meal, there’s more than the Owl Prowl Wine & Dine happening at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee. Click here to discover what’s coming next!
6 PM: Teens grades 7-12, put a creative spin on your weekend with Branch Out Teen Night: Studio Fever in the Gallery at Artistree – a chance to hang with friends, get artsy, and have fun!
7:30 – 9:30 PM: Hear the true story of one radio station’s role in covering and promoting revolutionary political and social changes during a special reception, screening, and Q&A for the film, WBCN and The American Revolution, playing at Pentangle Arts’ Woodstock Town Hall Theatre. Meet the film’s director and executive producer before the showing, then stick around for a unique opportunity to ask questions! See link for details.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29…
All day: The berms of Suicide Six are calling – hop on your fat bike and get your slalom on! The race begins at 1 PM for this Abe-BERM-Ham's Fat Bike Slalom at Suicide Six including men’s and ladies’ open and master divisions, as well as youth and grom categories. Then, after crossing the finish line, celebrate with food, brews, and live entertainment at the lodge! Click here for details.
9 AM: Or if you’d rather race the old-school way, grab your running shoes and join in on this week’s timed 5k run/walk with Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park (NHP) parkrun (conditions permitting)!
9 – 11 AM: Hear from two conservation specialists on how riparian buffers along our local stream-beds impact water quality during the Working Woodlands Workshop: Trees for Streams at the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP.
Next up at 10 AM, choose your adventure:
- For the kids, there’s… Marko the Master Magician bringing a flash of magic to the Artistree HayLoft
- For the pottery-proficient, there’s… Glazing Time workshop at Artistree
- For artists ready to put paintbrush to paper, there’s… Watercolor Weekends: Color Choices in Watercolor at Artistree
- For curiosity-seekers ages 5 and under, there’s… the unveiling of Wonder Woods, a new exhibition at the Montshire Museum in Norwich
11:30 AM - 2 PM: Craving a rustic lunch? It’s just a short ski or snowshoe away as part of the Saturday Soup Kettle Lunch ($5 per person!) at the cozy Mt Tom Cabin set in the majestic quiet of the snowy woods.
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM: Rather travel by sled or car for some trail-side grub? You can enjoy burgers, hot dogs, and dessert during the Little Ascutney Snowmobile Club’s Bonfire and BBQ in South Reading.
SUNDAY, MARCH 1…
10 AM – 2 PM: This Sunday-funday activity is a beautiful thing: toss rules aside to make your own masterpiece organically during a Process Painting workshop at Artistree. Prepare for an art-making experience where educator Annie Moore and your intuition are your only guides… see link for details!