ALL WEEKEND LONG…
January 24-26 & beyond: What’s old is made new again! Louisa May Alcott’s timeless story is back with a vengeance in Greta Gerwig’s powerful retelling of Little Women (PG), playing at Pentangle Arts’ Woodstock Town Hall Theatre.
January 25-26: Frolic on the farm till the cows come home! When you experience Winter at the Farm at Billings Farm & Museum, you’ll meet the resident Jersey herd, horses, oxen, chickens, and sheep, then tour the historic 1890 Farm Manager’s house, partake in interactive programs, and more. See link for details.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 23…
12 – 1 PM: Middle schoolers: Become a fly on the wall during the battle to integrate Little Rock’s Central High during a powerhouse performance of the one-woman play, Warriors Don’t Cry, presented by Theater Works USA at Pentangle Arts’ Woodstock Town Hall Theatre. Linking video technology, original music, spoken word, poetry, and prose, this show is a feast for the senses and a catalyst for discussion of social responsibility, civil discourse, social media, community engagement, and freedom. Don’t miss out. Buy your tickets now!
2 – 4 PM: Winter is coming… knit faster with help from the Thursday Knitting Group at the Norman Williams Public Library (NWPL) where all ability levels are welcome to join in!
3:30 – 5:30: Or go all in on a round of cards when you Play Bridge at Norman Williams!
6:30 PM: Then, whip up the tasty winter meal – chicken and white bean chili with corn muffins – during this night of Mix, Mingle & Make… FOOD at Artistree complete with hands-on instruction from chef Holly Pierce – where great conversation is the perfect side dish. Only $5 to participate, see link for details.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 24…
SATURDAY, JANUARY 25…
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM: Real estate on the brain? Gain essential knowledge and insights on how to find the perfect home for your family and budget during the Homebuyer Education Workshop at the Woodstock History Center. See link for more information.
10 AM’s a triple-threat of fun with these activities:
- 10 – 11 AM: A free showing of the children’s films, The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child at Artistree
- 10 AM – 12:30 PM: Glass Fusing: Cast Glass Tiles workshop at Artistree
- 10 AM – 1 PM: Working Woodlands Workshop: Winter Tree ID at the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM: Kids and parents, a day of astronomical proportions awaits. During Astronomy Day at the Montshire Museum in Norwich, learn about and create celestial bodies like solar systems, comets, and moon phases, plus meet astronomers, touch meteorites, see how astronomers study the light from stars, and much more!
11:30 AM - 2 PM: Adopt the pace of nature when you strap on your snowshoes and take to the snowy trails of Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park! You’ll find a cozy refuge and a hot meal – like a mirage deep in the woods – and it’s all part of a Saturday Soup Kettle Lunch at the Mt. Tom Cabin.
1:30 – 4 PM: Next up: celebrate the season the South Woodstock way! During their Winter Fun Day at the Kedron Valley Inn, chill out at the ice bar, munch s'mores by the fire, then admire snow carvings or craft your own… to learn more or reserve your ice block, contact [email protected].
2 – 4 PM: Upcycle Billings Farm’s historic slate roof tiles into works of art when you join a session of Painting on the Rocks, led by Artist-in-Residence Kristina Rodanas. Click here to learn more.
3 & 5:30 PM: Then, stick around the farm for showings of a film that takes a refreshingly candid look at the life and transformative musical career of its subject, David Crosby: Remember My Name, presented by the Woodstock Vermont Film Series at Billings Farm & Museum.
3:20 - 6:20: Take to the stands as Vermont Law School students and grads break the ice over a game of hockey at the Union Arena.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 26…
It’s a Sunday-funday for the record books! The longest running ski race in North America, the FISK Trophy Race, is taking over Suicide Six Ski Area all day long with slalom speed for competitors and cowbells for those on the sidelines.
9 AM – 4 PM: Replenish as you explore the connections between meditation and the creative practice of your choice (from drawing to painting, sculpting, writing, and more) during the Artful Meditation Retreat at Artistree. See link for pricing and details.
12 – 2 PM: Whisk yourself away to a land of delicious dairy and eggs during the hands-on cooking class, The Soufflé Also Rises, presented by Odyssey Events in Bridgewater.
1 – 3 PM: In a special 4-week class presented by the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS), you’ll learn how to paint the beautiful birds in our backyards – and it all begins today! Register now to reserve your spot at Tip to Tail: The Art of Sketching Birds, with focus on basic avian skeletal sketching, shapes and proportions, feather and scales, and live sketching during each class.