May 192014
 

Early Summer in Vermont can still have chilly evenings and early mornings so always bring along a little jacket or sweater so you can enjoy the outdoors during those times. It’s a busy time in Vermont as Summer is very short this far North. There are often bikers, runners and horse riders on the roads so please drive slowly and carefully. Relax and enjoy this lovely state!

Big News for Mountain Bikers – Woodstock’s first mountain biking trails have been opened on Mt. Peg! There are lots of regular biking routes in the Woodstock area through Taftsville and Quechee. Didn’t bring a bike there are plenty to rent from the bike shop in downtown Woodstock.

New restaurants! Check it out:

The Hartland Diner in Jessup’s Plaza at Hartland 3 Corners – open 7 days a week for lunch and breakfast (served all day!).

The owners of the former Stella’s restaurant have opened a restaurant in Windsor at the railroad station (Windsor Station Restaurant and Barroom)serving dinner!

Opened in Quechee Singleton’s Market with food items, deli, Vermont products and clothing – check it out on Facebook. It has almost everything you could need from fresh fish, homemade sausages, wine, beer…the list is endless!

Firestone’s Restaurant in Quechee is now closed but River Stones restaurant is open in the same location with a lot of the old favorites on the menu as well as some new delicious sounding items.

Another new restaurant in Woodstock – The Worthy Kitchen where the Eastender used to be (on the East end of Rt. 4)! Very casual atmosphere, limited menu but the specials change and the food is good. Beer choices are endless.

If you are returning to the area from previous visits please note their are lots of restaurants in the area you may wish to try: Trap Door Bakery and Deli in Quechee, and in Woodstock: Melaza Bistro, Pi Brick Oven Trattoria(with Jazz music every Wed. at 7pm), and Mon Vert Cafe. Of course, many of my “old” favorites are still there: Kedron Valley Inn and Tavern(S. Woodstock), Keeper’s (Reading), The Black Rock Restaurant (Springfield), Harpoon Brewery (Windsor), Long Trail Brewery(Bridgewater) for lunch, Harpoon Brewery (Windsor), Simon Pearce restaurant and The Parker House(Quechee) and many more!! The Kedron Valley Inn is only 3 mi. from the cabin. Bentley’s restaurant in Woodstock offers dancing to their DJ on Friday and Saturday nights at 10 pm

Kedron Valley Inn restaurant, S.Woodstock

Keeper’s Cafe in Reading, VT

Taftsville Covered Bridge has reopened. It’s been closed since “Irene” and it will be a great relief to have that access to River Road re-opened!

I recommend a visit to Sugarbush Farm (www.sugarbushfarm.com) where they have a wonderful education display and video on sugaring, a animal petting area and a wonderful cheese and maple syrup tasting room with of course a gift shop full of goodies to take home or buy for gifts.

Harpoon Brewery – Windsor – don’t forget live music on Thurs. evenings. And visit Farmstead Cheese (Sustainable Farmer) next door! They are expanding into cheesemaking at this location as well and offer lots of local products. Also in the same complex there is the Silo making Vermont’s own Vodka/Gin/Whiskey.

Brownsville General Store at the base of Ascutney mountain offers a daytime deli and a special dinner offering (eat in or take out) from 5-7pm every Friday night.

Brown’s Tavern is also open for dinner at the Ascutney Resort nearby.

If you stop at Mike’s Mobil just off Rt. 91 on Rt. 12/5 you’ll find a lot of hot foods to choose from, to keep you from needing to cook that first meal!

Montshire Museum in Norwich, VT gets top marks for it’s displays for young and old including the outside grounds www.montshire.org

Artisan’s Park in Windsor off Rt. 5 – home to many interesting places such as Harpoon Brewery, Sustainable Farmer (cheese making and other VT products), Simon Pearce outlet store, The Silo (manufacturer of Gin, Vodka and Whiskey) and Great River Outfitters who feature a lot of Water Activities – check out their calendar http://greatriveroutfitters.com

The Windsor Station Restaurant(Windsor, VT) has live music every Tuesday and Friday. Harpoon Brewery (Rt. 5 Windsor) has live music every Thursday and first Saturday. Browns Tavern (Ascutney Resort, VT) has Live music every Sunday Skunk Hollow Tavern (Hartland 4 Corners) has live music every Wednesday and Friday. For details of who is playing check the links below.

For Windsor area entertainment information:
Windsor Station: http://windsorstationvt.com/live-music
Harpoon: http://www.harpoonbrewery.com/breweries/windsor
Brown’s Tavern: http://brownstavern.webs.com/apps/calendar
Skunk Hollow: http://www.skunkhollowtavern.com/Entertainment.aspx

Often there is live music at RiverStones restaurant in Quechee, VT – Friday night at 8pm

For info on what’s happening at the Woodstock Town Theatre then check out: www.PentangleArts.org

For more cultural activities in the nearby area check out these sites:

www.hop.dartmouth.edu   Hanover, NH

www.TupeloHall.com  White River Junction, VT

www.ClaremontOperaHouse.com   Claremont, NH

www.OperaNorth.org   Lebanon, NH

www.NorthernStage.org  White River Junction, VT

www.ArtistreeVT.org  Woodstock, VT

Outdoor activities at Saint Gaudins, Cornish, NH www.sgnhs.org

May 23 – Woodstock, VT -Chris Bakriges & Stanley Chepaitis Concert, 7-9pm, http://http//www.artistreevt.org/chris-stanley.html

May 23-26, Windsor, VT – Simon Pearce, factory outlet sale, beautiful items with discounts up to 60%. After shopping enjoy visiting in the same area: Harpoon Brewery, Sustainable Vermont Farmstead Cheeses and the Silo. There are also canoe rentals at this location.

May 24-25 – Vermont Craft Council Open Studio at various locations, 10-5pm, look for yellow signs, http://www.vermontcrafts.com/links/open.html

May 28 – Woodstock, VT – Market on the Green, 3-6pm

June 1 – Woodstock, VT – 23rd annual Covered Bridges Half Marathon, www.cbhm.com

June 1 – Woodstock, VT – Billings Farm Museum, Ice Cream Sundays

June 4 – Woodstock, VT – Market on The Green, 3-6pm

June 7 – Woodstock, VT – Billings Farm Museum, Trek to Taste, 10-3pm,Choose from four different hike routes & along the way taste free, heart-healthy foods from local producers. Family games, crafts, demonstrations, ice cream social, music and more. www.TrekToTaste.info

June 7 – Woodstock, VT – Mt. Tom Farmer’s Market, Mt. Tom Parking Lot, 9:30-12:30

June 10 – Woodstock, VT – Chamber Music Series, Unitarian Universalist Church, Woodstock, 4pm

June 11 – Woodstock, VT – Market on The Green, 3-6pm

June 13-15 – Quechee, VT – Hot Air Balloon Festival and Crafts Fair, www.quecheeballoonfestival.com

June 14-15 – Vermont statewide – Entrance to all VT state parks is free

June 14 – Woodstock, VT – Mt. Tom Farmer’s Market, Mt. Tom Parking Lot, 9:30-12:30

June 18 – Woodstock, VT – Market on The Green, 3-6pm

June 21 – Hartland, VT – Third Annual Hartland Community Arts Jazz Festival -One Day Outdoor Jazz Festival. Over 60 musicians include nationally recognized special guests and favorite local jazz performers. Food vendors on site, big tent, adjacent playground, an event for the whole family. Festival goers are invited to bring a picnic and chairs. Featuring:Vermont Jazz Ensemble and a host of performers to be announced. hartlandcommunityarts. org for more info, 1pm
June 21 – Ascutney Mtn., VT – The Five and Dime Trail Run, all day, barbecue after the race,www.runreg.com/ west-windsor5dime-trailrun

June 21 – Woodstock, VT – Mt. Tom Farmer’s Market, Mt. Tom Parking Lot, 9:30-12:30

June 25 – Woodstock, VT – Market on The Green, 3-6pm

June 26 – Woodstock, VT – Brown Bag Concert on the Green, noon – 2pm

June 28 – Woodstock, VT – Mt. Tom Farmer’s Market, Mt. Tom Parking Lot, 9:30-12:30

June 28 – Pomfret, VT – Suicide Six, Vermont Symphony Orchestra

(Gates open at 5:00 pm for picnicking) Anthony Princiotti, conductor The Vermont Symphony Orchestra proudly presents “Let’s Dance”. Bring a picnic, kick off your shoes, and join us for music from the world of dance – from waltzes to swing and polkas to salsa. Toe-tapping melodies by Strauss, Delibes, Borodin, and Gershwin will put you “in the mood” for dance hits from Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller. The 1812 Overture, marches, and fireworks conclude the show. Admission: See www.pentanglearts.org for full pricing details.

June 29 – Woodstock, VT – Garden Tour -Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park,Woodstock. Explore the park’s colorful gardens on this short one-hour walk. More than beautiful scenery, this landscape reflects layers of careful design that are linked to the conservation movement in the 19th century. 10:30am

July 2 – Woodstock, VT – Billings Farm Museum, Wagon Ride Wednesdays, 11-3pm

July 2 – Woodstock, VT – Market on The Green, 3-6pm

July 3 – Woodstock, VT – Brown Bag Concert, The Green, noon – 2pm

July 3 – Brownsville, VT – food and fireworks – POSTPONED till July 5

July 4 – Brownsville, VT – parade, 1 pm

July 4 – Fourth of July parades occur in most of the small villages but often on different days over the weekend and at different times of day so you can visit several during the Holiday. As they become advertised I’ll update the blog on where and when!

July 4 – Woodstock, VT – Billings Farm Museum, Old Vermont Fourth of July, 10 – 5pm

July 4 – Hartland, VT – Old Home Day activities, Parade at 11am

July 4 – Woodstock, VT – activities in town throughout the day with fireworks at the High School after dark (games etc. at the school beforehand)

July 5 – Woodstock, VT – Mt. Tom Farmer’s Market, Mt. Tom Parking Lot, 9:30-12:30

July 5 – Brownsville, VT – food and fireworkJuly 5 – Barnard, VT – Chicken Barbecue and Flea Market, Barnard Town Hall, 10am

July 5 – Pomfret, VT – Strawberry Supper, Pomfret Town Hall, seatings at 5pm, 6:15 and 7:30

July 6 – Reading, VT – Old Home Day, Parade 11:00, Ox Pull at 1pm, Duck Derby at 2pm, lots of activities, barbecue etc.

July 9 – Woodstock, VT – Market on The Green, 3-6pm

July 10 – Woodstock, VT – Brown Bag Concert, The Green, noon – 2pm

July 11 – Woodstock, VT,Woodstock History Center 26 Elm Street, Band Concert and Ice Cream Social, bring a chair or blanket, 7pm

July 12 – Woodstock, VT – Mt. Tom Farmer’s Market, Mt. Tom Parking Lot, 9:30-12:30

July 13 – Woodstock, VT – Garden Tour, Marsh -Billings Rockefeller National Historic Park, 10:30am

July 16 – Woodstock, VT – Market on The Green, 3-6pm

July 17 – Woodstock, VT – Brown Bag Concert, The Green, noon – 2pm

July 18 – 20 – Killington, VT – Killington Wine Festival

July 18-19 – West Windsor, VT – 100 mi Endurance run and ride – Horses and runners will be on the area roads and trails for over 24 hrs. straight as they compete – Be Aware as you are driving especially at night. Glow sticks mark the evening route

July 19 – Woodstock, VT – St. James Fair, St. James Church and on The Green, 10 am

July 19 – Woodstock, VT – Mt. Tom Farmer’s Market, Mt. Tom Parking Lot, 9:30-12:30

July 23 – Woodstock, VT – Market on The Green, 3-6pm

July 23 – Windsor, VT – Concert at the Commons, 6:30pm

July 24 – Woodstock, VT – Brown Bag Concert, The Green, noon – 2pm

July 25 – Windsor, VT – Beer tasting at Windsor Wine & Spirits, 4-6pm

July 25-26 – Woodstock, VT – Antiques and Art in Woodstock, Union Arena Community Center, Rt. 4, all day

July 25-27 – Woodstock, VT – Bookstock, Green Mountain Literary Festival, www.bookstockvt.org

July 26 – Woodstock, VT – Mt. Tom Farmer’s Market, Mt. Tom Parking Lot, 9:30-12:30

July 26-27 – Windsor, VT – Harpoon Barbecue NE Championship, 11am, at Harpoon Brewery in Artisan’s Plaza

July 27 – Quechee, VT, 7:30-9:30, Summer Music Festival followed by fireworks, Quechee Ski Hill, bring a blanket, picnic, wine and enjoy.The Summer Music series will spotlight a variety of musical genres, showcase multi-faceted theatrics with a modern twist and perform renditions of classic musical selections. ADULTS: $30 PER PERSON; STUDENTS: $10; CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER: FREE, 100% of proceeds go to education of those surviving domestic violence.

July 28 – South Woodstock, VT – Green Mountain Horse Assoc. Chef’s Night, food, Wine, Beer tastings with equestrian entertainment, 5pm

July 30 – Woodstock, VT – Market on The Green, 3-6pm

July 31 – Woodstock, VT – Brown Bag Concert, The Green, noon – 2pm

Woodstock Farmer’s Market – every Wed. seafood specials; every Fri. Lobster Roll Dinners

Aug. 1 – Sep. 21 – Woodstock, VT, Annual Quilt Exhibition, Billings Farm Museum

Aug. 1 – Windsor, VT – Summer Art Show in the lovely gardens at Cider Hill Gardens on Hunt Road, www.ciderhillvt.com

Aug. 1 – Quechee, VT, 7:00-9:00, Summer Music Festival followed by fireworks, Quechee Ski Hill, bring a blanket, picnic, wine and enjoy.The Summer Music series will spotlight a variety of musical genres, showcase multi-faceted theatrics with a modern twist and perform renditions of classic musical selections. ADULTS: $30 PER PERSON; STUDENTS: $10; CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER: FREE, 100% of proceeds go to education of those surviving domestic violence.

Aug. 2 – Woodstock, VT – Mt. Tom Farmer’s Market, Mt. Tom Parking Lot, 9:30-12:30

Aug. 2 – Windsor, VT – Car Show at Frazer Insurance Agency on Rt. 5, 11-3pm

Aug. 6 – Woodstock, VT – Market on The Green, 3-6pm

Aug. 7 – Woodstock, VT, Brown Bag Concert, The Green, noon – 2pm

Aug. 8 – Woodstock, VT – SummerFest, downtown Woodstock, Local foods, beer, wine, crafts, 10 – 9pm

Aug. 9 – Windsor, VT – Harpoon Brewery Point-to-Point 100 mile bike ride

Aug. 9 – Woodstock, VT – New England Lobster Bake, Woodstock Golf Club, $38, 6-8pm, rsvp 457-6672

Aug. 9 – Woodstock, VT – Mt. Tom Farmer’s Market, Mt. Tom Parking Lot, 9:30-12:30

Aug. 12 -13 – Perseid Meteor Showers, best viewing from midnight until dawn if the sky is clear and the moon not too bright!

Aug. 13 – Woodstock, VT – Market on The Green, 3-6pm

Aug. 14 – Woodstock, VT, Brown Bag Concert, The Green, noon – 2pm

Aug. 15-17 – Cornish, NH, Cornish Fair

Aug. 16-17 – Bridgewater, VT, Naked Table Project,

A Naked Table workshop is an immersive experience into the process of making your own furniture locally, and is done over the course of two days. In the workshop individuals and groups not only make their own tables, but they learn about furniture making basics and sustainable forestry principals from experts. Any experience level is welcome, and we provide all the tools necessary to make each table. There’s no better way to warm a home than to make the things in it together.Admission: View workshop prices online: http://nakedtable.com/collection

Aug. 16 – Woodstock, VT – Mt. Tom Farmer’s Market, Mt. Tom Parking Lot, 9:30-12:30

Aug. 16 – Woodstock, VT – New England Lobster Bake, Woodstock Golf Club, $38, 6-8pm, rsvp 457-6672

Aug. 16 – Barnard, VT – Barnard Street Dance, 1pm – 10pm, food, musical acts, dancing, games

Aug. 17 – Woodstock, VT – Central VT Chamber Music Festival,North Universalist Chapel Society, 7 Church St, 4-6pm, free

Aug. 20 – Woodstock, VT – Market on The Green, 3-6pm

Aug. 21 – Woodstock, VT – Brown Bag Concert, noon – 2pm

NOW until Fall – Pomfret, VT – Proper Road portion of the annual Sculpturefest opens – thru the Fall. www.sculpturefest.org

Aug. 22-24 – Woodstock, VT – Downtown Sidewalk Sale

Aug. 23 – Quechee, VT – Scottish Festival, Sheep Dog Trials

Aug. 23 – Woodstock, VT – New England Lobster Bake, Woodstock Golf Club, $38, 6-8pm, rsvp 457-6672

Aug. 23 – Woodstock, VT – Mt. Tom Farmer’s Market, Mt. Tom Parking Lot, 9:30-12:30

Aug. 24 – Woodstock, VT – First VT Overland Grand Prix, 53 mile dirt road bike race

Aug. 27 – Woodstock, VT – Market on The Green, 3-6pm

Aug. 28 – Woodstock, VT – Brown Bag Concert, noon – 2pm

Aug. 30-31 – Plymouth, VT – Annual Plymouth Folk &  Blues concert, 2-5pm, www.plymouthfolk.com

Aug. 29-31 – Woodstock,VT – Pentangle Light Garden – artists will have sculptures incorporating lights on The Green for lovely night time viewing – also see below Sculpturefest

Aug. 30 – Woodstock, VT – Mt. Tom Farmer’s Market, Mt. Tom Parking Lot, 9:30-12:30

Aug. 30 – Woodstock, VT – New England Lobster Bake, Woodstock Golf Club, $38, 6-8pm, rsvp 457-6672

Aug. 30 – Fall – Pomfret, VT – King Farm portion of the annual Sculpturefest opens – thru the Fall. www.sculpturefest.org

Aug. 31 – Woodstock, VT – Annual Mozart Festival, Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, 4pm

Aug. 1 – Sep. 21 – Woodstock, VT, Annual Quilt Exhibition, Billings Farm Museum

Sept. 6-7 – Woodstock, VT – Art Festival on the Green, 10 -5pm

Sept. 13 – Woodstock, VT – Big Sam’s Funky Nation, jazz performance at Town Hall Theatre, www.pentanglearts.org

Sept. 13 – Quechee, VT – Autumn Cheese Festival, VINS, 5:30-7:30pm, local cheese makers, VINS raptor exhibits, and a live bird program, www.vins.org

Sept. 14 – Windsor, VT – Vermont Mac & Cheese Challenge, Artisans Park, Vermont Farmstead Cheese Co., 11-3pm, www.vtmacandcheese.com

Sept. 27-28 – Woodstock, VT – 11th Annual Vermont Fine Furniture Woodsorking & Forest Festival. Sat. 9:30-5pm; Sun. 10-4:30pm, Union Arena, Rt. 4 E of Woodstock

Oct. 10-12 – Pomfret, VT – Ibex outdoor clothing Annual Tent Sale at Suicide Six

Oct. 11-12 – Woodstock, VT – Apples & Crafts Fair

Oct. 11-12 – Windsor, VT – Harpoon Octoberfest, Harpoon Brewery, Artisans Place on Rt. 5, noon – 6pm but doors close at 4:30pm, http://www.harpoonbrewery.com/festivals/872/2014-harpoon-octoberfest-vermont

Oct. 17 – Woodstock, VT – Jazzmeia Horn, Town Hall Theatre, www.pentanglearts.org

Oct. 18 – 19 – Woodstock, VT – Billings Farm Wagon Ride weekend

Oct. 24 – Nov. 2 – Woodstock, VT – Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Town Hall Theatre, www.pentanglearts.org

Dec. 12 – Woodstock, VT – Hot Club of San Fancisco presents Cool Yule, Town Hall Theatre, www.pentanglearts.org

Mar 242014
 

Obviously Woodstock believes Spring is just around the corner….of the snow piles. Check out the Spring issue of the Woodstock Magazine: http://issuu.com/mountainviewpublishing/docs/woodstock-magazine-spring-2014

New restaurants! Check it out:

The Hartland Diner in Jessup’s Plaza at Hartland 3 Corners – open 7 days a week for lunch and breakfast (served all day!).

The owners of the former Stella’s restaurant have opened a restaurant in Windsor at the railroad station (Windsor Station Restaurant and Barroom)serving dinner! 

Opened in Quechee Singleton’s Market with food items, deli, Vermont products and clothing – check it out on Facebook. It has almost everything you could need from fresh fish, homemade sausages, wine, beer…the list is endless!

Firestone’s Restaurant in Quechee is now closed but River Stones restaurant is open in the same location with a lot of the old favorites on the menu as well as some new delicious sounding items.

Another new restaurant in Woodstock – The Worthy Kitchen where the Eastender used to be (on the East end of Rt. 4)! Very casual atmosphere, limited menu but the specials change and the food is good. Beer choices are endless.

 If you are returning to the area from previous visits please note their are lots of restaurants in the area you may wish to try: Trap Door Bakery and Deli in Quechee, and in Woodstock: Melaza Bistro, Pi Brick Oven Trattoria(with Jazz music every Wed. at 7pm), and Mon Vert Cafe. Of course, many of my “old” favorites are still there: Kedron Valley Inn and Tavern(S. Woodstock), Keeper’s (Reading), The Black Rock Restaurant (Springfield), Harpoon Brewery (Windsor), Long Trail Brewery(Bridgewater) for lunch, Harpoon Brewery (Windsor), Simon Pearce restaurant and The Parker House(Quechee) and many more!! The Kedron Valley Inn is only 3 mi. from the cabin. Bentley’s restaurant in Woodstock offers dancing to their DJ on Friday and Saturday nights at 10 pm

Kedron Valley Inn restaurant, S.Woodstock, April hours, Fri. and Sat. 5:30-9:00pm

Keeper’s Cafe in Reading, VT, closed from Apr. 1-17

Taftsville Covered Bridge has reopened. It’s been closed since “Irene” and it will be a great relief to have that access to River Road re-opened!

I recommend a visit to Sugarbush Farm (www.sugarbushfarm.com) where they have a wonderful education display and video on sugaring, a animal petting area and a wonderful cheese and maple syrup tasting room with of course a gift shop full of goodies to take home or buy for gifts. Call first during the Winter and Mud Season to make sure roads are passable.

Harpoon Brewery – Windsor – don’t forget live music on Thurs. evenings. And visit Farmstead Cheese (Sustainable Farmer) next door! They are expanding into cheesemaking at this location as well and offer lots of local products. Also in the same complex there is the Silo making Vermont’s own Vodka/Gin/Whiskey.

Brownsville General Store at the base of Ascutney mountain offers a daytime deli and a special dinner offering (eat in or take out) from 5-7pm every Friday night.

Brown’s Tavern is also open for dinner at the Ascutney Resort nearby.

If you stop at Mike’s Mobil just off Rt. 91 on Rt. 12/5 you’ll find a lot of hot foods to choose from, to keep you from needing to cook that first meal!

Montshire Museum in Norwich, VT gets top marks for it’s displays for young and old including the outside grounds www.montshire.org 

Winter Activities at the Artisan’s Park in Windsor off Rt. 5 – home to many interesting places such as Harpoon Brewery, Sustainable Farmer (cheese making and other VT products), Simon Pearce outlet store, The Silo (manufacturer of Gin, Vodka and Whiskey) and Great River Outfitters who feature a lot of Winter Activities such as: dog sledding, sleigh rides and snowshoeing  check out their calendar http://greatriveroutfitters.com/winter-schedule

The Windsor Station Restaurant(Windsor, VT) has live music every Tuesday and Friday.              Harpoon Brewery (Rt. 5 Windsor) has live music every Thursday and first Saturday.                        Browns Tavern (Ascutney Resort, VT) has Live music every Sunday                                                      Skunk Hollow Tavern (Hartland 4 Corners) has live music every Wednesday and Friday.  For details of who is playing check the links below.

For Windsor area entertainment information:
Windsor Station: http://windsorstationvt.com/live-music
Harpoon: http://www.harpoonbrewery.com/breweries/windsor
Brown’s Tavern: http://brownstavern.webs.com/apps/calendar
Skunk Hollow: http://www.skunkhollowtavern.com/Entertainment.aspx

Music in April at RiverStones restaurant in Quechee, VT – Friday night at 8pm

       Apr. 4 – Gregory Brown

       Apr. 11 – Rick Redington

       Apr. 18 – Pete Meijer

       Apr. 25 – Eric Boedtker

April  Music at Skunk Hollow Tavern, Hartland Four Corners, VT – Brownsville – Hartland Road

APRIL 4TH, PETER CONCILIO JAZZ TRIO, ANOTHER GREAT NIGHT OF OUTSTANDING JAZZ!!!

APRIL 11TH, FRYDADDY, COME PREPARED TO DANCE YOUR SOCKS OFF!! OUR HOUSE BAND

APRIL 18TH, THE PARTY CRASHERS ANOTHER GREAT, GREAT BAND

APRIL 25TH, SULLIVAN, HANSCOM, AND DAVIS, THESE GUYS REALLY ROCK!!

Apr. 3 – Hanover, NH – Imani Winds, Spaulding Auditorium, Dartmouth College, 7pm

Apr. 4 – Woodstock, VT – Doug Perkins Trio Concert, Town Hall Theatre, 7-9pm

Apr. 5 – Woodstock, VT – Hyannis Sound, a cappella men’s group, performing at the North Universalist Chapel Society, 7:30pm

Apr. 12 – Woodstock, VT – Little Red Riding Hood, Children’s Opera – live, Norman Williams Public Library, noon – 12:30

Apr. 19 – Woodstock, VT – Billings Farm Museum, Baby Animal Day

Apr. 25 – Woodstock, VT – Glad Rags Sale, Masonic Temple across from Mac’s Market

Apr. 25 – May 4 – In Vermont – Restaurant Week – check to see if your favorite restaurant has a special discount this week

Apr. 26 – Woodstock, VT – Town Theatre, Source to Sea, Robin and Linda Williams, 7:30pm

Apr. 26 – Woodstock, VT – Blue Horse Inn, Cantare Con Spirito, 7pm

Apr. 26 – Woodstock, VT – Glad Rags Sale, Masonic Hall

May 3-4 – Woodstock, VT – Billings Farm Museum, Sheep Shearing and Herding with Border Collie Dogs

May 10 – Woodstock, VT – Mt. Tom Road to the Pogue 10K race www.roadtothepogue.com

May 15 – Woodstock, VT – Studio 31, Blue Horse Inn, Project Trio, 7:30, Reservations – www.pentanglearts.org

A preview of Summer events:

June 1 – Woodstock, VT – 23rd annual Covered Bridges Half Marathon, www.cbhm.com

June 13-15 – Quechee, VT – Hot Air Balloon Festival and Crafts Fair, www.quecheeballoonfestival.com

June 21 – Hartland, VT – Third Annual Hartland Community Arts Jazz Festival

July 25-27 – Woodstock, VT – Bookstock, Green Mountain Literary Festival, www.bookstockvt.org

Aug. 23 – Quechee, VT – Scottish Festival, Sheep Dog Trials

Aug. 24 – Woodstock, VT – First VT Overland Grand Prix, 53 mile dirt road bike race

Dec 122013
 

New restaurants! Check it out:

The Hartland Diner in Jessup’s Plaza at Hartland 3 Corners – open 7 days a week for lunch and breakfast (served all day!).

The owners of the former Stella’s restaurant have opened a restaurant in Windsor at the railroad station (Windsor Station Restaurant and Barroom)serving dinner! 

Opened in Quechee Singleton’s Market with food items, deli, Vermont products and clothing – check it out on Facebook. It has almost everything you could need from fresh fish, homemade sausages, wine, beer…the list is endless!

Firestone’s Restaurant in Quechee is now closed but River Stones restaurant is open in the same location with a lot of the old favorites on the menu as well as some new delicious sounding items.

Another new restaurant in Woodstock – The Worthy Kitchen where the Eastender used to be (on the East end of Rt. 4)! Very casual atmosphere, limited menu but the specials change and the food is good. Beer choices are endless.

 If you are returning to the area from previous visits please note their are lots of restaurants in the area you may wish to try: Trap Door Bakery and Deli in Quechee, and in Woodstock: Melaza Bistro, Pi Brick Oven Trattoria(with Jazz music every Wed. at 7pm), and Mon Vert Cafe. Of course, many of my “old” favorites are still there: Kedron Valley Inn and Tavern(S. Woodstock), Keeper’s (Reading), The Black Rock Restaurant (Springfield), Harpoon Brewery (Windsor), Long Trail Brewery(Bridgewater) for lunch, Harpoon Brewery (Windsor), Simon Pearce restaurant and The Parker House(Quechee) and many more!! The Kedron Valley Inn is only 3 mi. from the cabin. Bentley’s restaurant in Woodstock offers dancing to their DJ on Friday and Saturday nights at 10 pm

Taftsville Covered Bridge has reopened. It’s been closed since “Irene” and it will be a great relief to have that access to River Road re-opened!

I recommend a visit to Sugarbush Farm (www.sugarbushfarm.com) where they have a wonderful education display and video on sugaring, a animal petting area and a wonderful cheese and maple syrup tasting room with of course a gift shop full of goodies to take home or buy for gifts. Call first during the Winter and Mud Season to make sure roads are passable.

Harpoon Brewery – Windsor – don’t forget live music on Thurs. evenings. And visit Farmstead Cheese (Sustainable Farmer) next door! They are expanding into cheesemaking at this location as well and offer lots of local products. Also in the same complex there is the Silo making Vermont’s own Vodka/Gin/Whiskey.

Brownsville General Store at the base of Ascutney mountain offers a daytime deli and a special dinner offering (eat in or take out) from 5-7pm every Friday night.

Brown’s Tavern is also open for dinner at the Ascutney Resort nearby.

If you stop at Mike’s Mobil just off Rt. 91 on Rt. 12/5 you’ll find a lot of hot foods to choose from, to keep you from needing to cook that first meal!

Montshire Museum in Norwich, VT gets top marks for it’s displays for young and old including the outside grounds www.montshire.org 

Winter Activities at the Artisan’s Park in Windsor off Rt. 5 – home to many interesting places such as Harpoon Brewery, Sustainable Farmer (cheese making and other VT products), Simon Pearce outlet store, The Silo (manufacturer of Gin, Vodka and Whiskey) and Great River Outfitters who feature a lot of Winter Activities such as: dog sledding, sleigh rides and snowshoeing  check out their calendar http://greatriveroutfitters.com/winter-schedule

Dec. 4-31 – White River Junction, VT – Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, featuring a stellar cast of Broadway and regional performers, Northern Stage, www.northernstage.org

Dec. 13 – Woodstock, VT – Wassail Open House, Woodstock History Center, 5-7pm

Dec. 13 – Woodstock, VT – Pentangle Arts Wassail Weekend Featured Concert – Irish Christmas in America, Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 7:30pm

Dec. 13-15 – Woodstock, VT – 30th Annual Wassail Weekend, See the schedule of events at www.woodstockvt.com

Dec. 14 – Woodstock, VT – Wassail Tea, 2 seatings, St. James Episcopal Church Great Hall, www.pentanglearts.org

Dec. 14 – Woodstock, VT – some of the Wassail events:

Holiday House Tour – 9:30-2pm

Reading of “A Child’s Christmas in Wales”

Wassail Parade through Woodstock Village, 2pm

Lighting of the Memory Tree with Carole Sing and Lighting of the Bon Fire on the Green, 3pm

“The Ten”, A capella men’s choir, Congregational Church, 3 and 4:30pm

Lighting of the Luminaries on the Green, 4pm

Dec. 15 – Woodstock, VT –Annual Messiah Sing, Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, 4pm

Dec. 15 – Plymouth, VT – Coolidge Holiday Open House, 10-4pm

Dec. 22 – Woodstock, VT – Judy Collins, Holidays and the hits, Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 7pm, www.pentanglearts.org

Dec. 31 – Ludlow, VT – Midnight Arrives Early at Okemo: Okemo Mountain Resort turns New Year’s Eve into a family celebration by moving midnight forward – allowing families with young children to ring in the New Year at a reasonable hour, 5-9 p.m. with bingo, dancing, wagon rides, a comedy show and trivia tournament.

Jan. 4 – South Woodstock, VT – Horse Sleigh Combined Test (competition), Green Mountain Horse Assoc. on Rt. 106, www.GMHAinc.org

Jan. 5 – South Woodstock, VT – Sleigh Rally (parade), Green Mountain Horse Assoc. on Rt. 106, www.GMHAinc.org

Jan. 11 – Woodstock, VT – Suicide Six ski area – NE Winter Wild http://www.newinterwild.com/index.php?doc=27_176

Jan. 11 – Statewide in VT – Winter Trails Day: Free Cross-Country Ski & Snowshoeing
Nordic skiing and snowshoeing are free at multiple locations during Winter Trails Day. Participating areas include: Bolton Valley Nordic Center, Bluebuerry Lake, Craftsbury Outdoor Center, Ole’s Cross Country Ski Center, Mountain Top Inn & Resort Nordic Center, Woodstock Nordic Center, Smugglers’ Notch Resort Nordic Center, Rikert Nordic Center and Strafford Nordic Center. Inventory and lesson space is limited.

Jan. 12 – Windsor, VT – Wine and Cheese tasting, Sustainable Farmer, Artisans Way – off Rt. 5 next to Harpoon Brewery, 11-3pm

Jan. 16  – Woodstock, VT – National Theatre Live from London, performance of “The Habit of Art”, Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 7:30pm

Jan. 18 – South Woodstock, VT – Horse Sleigh Combined Test (competition), Green Mountain Horse Assoc. on Rt. 106, www.GMHAinc.org (Based on snow availability)

Jan. 18 – Hartland, VT  – Logging of a Bygone Era is a collection of films and slides narrated by Dick Nason, retired forester. Dick will take us to logging camps high in the woods and describe the living and working conditions of these hardy men. He has incredible footage of logs being skidded with teams of draft horses and early tractors. He then takes us to the log dams where men danced over rolling logs while moving them through the icy waters. Dick has plenty of stories to tell and loves audience participation. The event will be held at Damon Hall, Hartland, VT, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM, and is FREE.  A roast beef supper at the Hartland Church is a short walk away after the film, make an evening of it!

 Jan. 18 – Quechee, VT – Winter Wildlife Celebration, Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS), www.vinsweb.org

Jan. 18 – Windsor, VT – Skating party on the Commons (assuming it’s cold enough!), 5-7pm, DJ, hot dogs, etc.

Jan. 18-20 – Woodstock, VT – Sleigh Ride weekend at Billings Farm

Jan. 23 – Woodstock, VT – National Theatre Live from London, performance of “The Habit of Art”, Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 7:30pm

Jan. 25 – Woodstock, VT – Winter Farmer’s Market, 10-1pm at the Masonic Temple near Mac’s

Jan. 25 – Lebanon, NH – “An Ode To Winter, Upper Valley Community Band, Lebanon Opera House, 7:30pm

Jan. 25 – Windsor, VT– ULLR Festival, Great River Outfitters, noon -7pm, Artisan’s Plaza off Rt. 5 next to Harpoon Brewery, dress up in Viking or Halloween type outfits, check out the schedule: http://greatriveroutfitters.com/component/content/article/272

Jan. 25 – Hartland, VT – Roast Beef Dinner, Hartland Congregational (Brick) Church, 5-7pm

Jan. 27 – Feb. 2 – W. Lebanon/Plainfield,NH – just across the Conn. R from the cabin – NH Wine
Week. The biggest names in the wine world will flock to N.H. for a week-long celebration of wine
Dozens of wine industry titans, boutique vineyard owners and local producers will participate.View a full
list of celebrity appearances and register for events online at www.NHWineWeek.com.

FEBRUARY SPECIAL!!

Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month
Month-long, Statewide
Many people vow to get active in the New Year, and what could be more fun than playing in the snow and learning a new sport to get you moving in 2014! January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard month and Ski Vermont offers $29 packages including professional lessons, equipment rentals and a beginner lift ticket. Sign up at skivermont.com/learn while supplies last.

Music near the cabin:
Feb 1st Larry Dougher, Harpoon Brewery http://www.harpoonbrewery.com/breweries/windsor
Feb 2nd Eeik Boedtker and Johnny O Brown’s Tavern http://brownstavern.webs.com/apps/calendar
Feb 4th: Matt Maserve Windsor Station http://windsorstationvt.com/live-music
Feb 5th Eeik Boedtker and Johnny O Brown’s Tavern http://brownstavern.webs.com/apps/calendar
Feb 8th Cliff Street Funk Essentials, Windsor Station http://windsorstationvt.com/live-music
Feb 11th  Jim Yeager, Windsor Station http://windsorstationvt.com/live-music
Feb 12th Eeik Boedtker and Johnny O Brown’s Tavern http://brownstavern.webs.com/apps/calendar
Feb 14th Water Gomez til 8 Peter Concilio’s Latin Jazz Quartet till 11 http://windsorstationvt.com/live-music
Feb 18th Erik Boedkter Windsor Station http://windsorstationvt.com/live-music
Feb 19th Eeik Boedtker and Johnny O Brown’s Tavern http://brownstavern.webs.com/apps/calendar
Feb 22nd Suncooked Windsor Station http://windsorstationvt.com/live-music
Feb 26th Eeik Boedtker and Johnny O Brown’s Tavern http://brownstavern.webs.com/apps/calendar

For entertainment at Skunk Hollow Tavern in Hartland look here:http://www.skunkhollowtavern.com/Entertainment.aspx

Feb. 1 – Hartland, VT – 8th annual Tiki Torch Trek – cross-country ski or snowshoe on the Hartland trails lined with Tiki torches and enjoy food on the trek. More info in 2014 on www.hartlandwintertrails.org

Feb. 1 – Hartland, VT – Roast Beef Dinner, Hartland Congregational (Brick) Church, 5-7pm

Feb. 8 – Hartland, VT – Roast Beef Dinner, Hartland Congregational (Brick) Church, 5-7pm

Feb. 13 – Woodstock, VT – Studio 31 Presents A Baroque Valentine, Blue Horse Inn, 7:30pm

Feb. 14-16 – Woodstock, VT – The Vermont Flurry: Snow Sculpture Festival, The Village Green

Feb. 15 – Hartland, VT – Roast Beef Dinner, Hartland Congregational (Brick) Church, 5-7pm

Feb. 15 – South Woodstock – Pig Roast to benefit the local Snowmobile Club, South Woodstock Fire House on Rt. 106, 11 -3pm

Feb. 15-23 – Woodstock, VT – Sleigh Ride Week, Billings Farm

Feb. 22 – Woodstock, VT – Hello Pops! A Stage and Screen Salute to Louis Armstrong, Town Hall Theatre, 7:30pm

Feb. 22 – Quechee, VT – Owl Festival, Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS), www.vinsweb.org

Feb. 22 – Hartland, VT – Roast Beef Dinner, Hartland Congregational (Brick) Church, 5-7pm

Feb. 23 – Woodstock, VT – Satchmo! A Stage Meets Screen Salute to Louis Armstrong, Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 3pm http://pentanglearts.org/event/hello-pops-a-stage-and-screen-salute-to-louis-armstrong/

Music in March
Friday February 28th Skunk Hollow 9pm Lohn Lackard Blues Band
Saturday the 1st Windsor Station 8pm  Gypsy Reel
Sunday the  2nd Browns Tavern 6:30pm Erik  Boedtker and Johnny O
Tuesday the 4th Windsor Station 6:00pm Davey Davis
Wednesday the 5th 8:30 Skunk Hollow Open Mic
Friday the 7th Skunk Hollow 9pm Peter Concilio Jazz Trio
Saturday the 8th American Legion 7pm The Wild Women Of Windsor Snow Ball featuring The Vagabonds
Saturday the 8th . March 8th 8pm  Windsor Station Roadtrash Band
Sunday the  9th  Browns Tavern 6:30pm Erik  Boedtker and Johnny O
Tuesday the 11th  6pm Windsor Station Jason Cann
Wednesday the 12th 8:30 Skunk Hollow Open Mic
Thursday the 13th 6pm  Harpoon Jason Cann
Friday the 14th Skunk Hollow 9pm Sensible Shoes
Saturday the 15th 8pm  Windsor Station Jester Jigs
Sunday the  16th  Browns Tavern 6:30pm Erik  Boedtker and Johnny O
Tuesday the 18th 6pm Windsor Station Johnny O
Wednesday the 19th 8:30 Skunk Hollow Open Mic
Thursday the 20th 6pm Harpoon Jason Cann
Friday the 21st 9pm Skunk Hollow The Stone Cold Roosters
Sunday the  23rd  Browns Tavern 6:30pm Erik  Boedtker and Johnny O
Wednesday the 26th 8:30 Skunk Hollow Open Mic
Thursday the 27th 6pm Harpoon Jason Cann
Friday March 28th  Skunk Hollow 9pm Wherehouse
Sunday the  30th Browns Tavern 6:30pm Erik  Boedtker and Johnny O

Mar. 6 and 13 – Woodstock, VT – National Theatre Live from London, performance of “Coriolanus”, Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 7:30pm

Mar. 19-22 – Ludlow, VT – 2014 US Alpine Masters Championships at Okemo Mtn.

March 22-23 – Statewide – Sugar Houses Open House – opportunity to visit the farms where your maple syrup comes from. I recommend Sugarbush Farm for cheese and maple syrup – year round tasting room and gift shop www.sugarbushfarm.com Lots of other activities offered in Woodstock: sugar on snow and maple butter popcorn on the Woodstock Green, a scavenger hunt at Suicide Six, and a bike ride to some of the area sugarhouses. 

Woodstock Maple Madness

Woodstock Maple Madness Weekend, Celebrating Vermont’s Sweet Season, VT state Maple Open House weekend.Sat events, Pancake Breakfast at the Elementary school, on the Village Green 11am-1pm, tree tapping,maple goodies,ongoing-silent auction of local artists decorated sap buckets-place your bid on one or more of these wonderful sap buckets-VT Artisan Trunk Show/Library, Maple Taste around at Suicide Six Ski area Sat night 6-8:30 prepared by local chefs. Live Auction/entertainment-Cash Bar

Admission: maple taste around $25.00

Directions: Woodstock Village Green, Woodstock Village, Woodstock ARea, Suicide Six Ski ARea, Pomfret, VT

Maple Madness Scavenger Hunt

Find the Maple Leaf- area business have hidden a Maple leaf- pickup a card at participating businesses, have each stamp your card. Drop your card in the “Bucket” at the Welcome Center and be entered into a drawing to win a “Bucket full Maple Goodies”

 

Mar. 30 – Woodstock, VT – Carolina Chocolate Drops, Woodstock Town Theatre, 7:30-9:30 www.pentanglearts.org

 

 

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New restaurants and bargains at familiar ones! Check it out:

The Prince and the Pauper – Nov. specials – Sun. to Wed. $16 for all Bistro Entrees including home made bread & house salad. Reservations are recommended 457-1818 www.princeandpauper.com

Melaza Caribbean Bistro – Sundays 3 course dinner for $16 from 4:30-7:30 www.melazabistro.com

The Kedron Valley Inn – closed between Nov. 3 and Nov. 20

The Hartland Diner in Jessup’s Plaza at Hartland 3 Corners – open 7 days a week for lunch and breakfast (served all day!). The owners of the former Stella’s restaurant have opened a restaurant in Windsor at the railroad station (Windsor Station Restaurant and Barroom)serving dinner! 

Opened in Quechee Singleton’s Market with food items, deli, Vermont products and clothing – check it out on Facebook. It has almost everything you could need from fresh fish, homemade sausages, wine, beer…the list is endless!

Firestone’s Restaurant in Quechee is now closed but River Stones restaurant is open in the same location with a lot of the old favorites on the menu as well as some new delicious sounding items.

Another new restaurant in Woodstock – The Worthy Kitchen where the Eastender used to be (on the East end of Rt. 4)!

 If you are returning to the area from previous visits please note their are lots of restaurants in the area you may wish to try: Trap Door Bakery and Deli in Quechee, and in Woodstock: Melaza Bistro, Pi Brick Oven Trattoria(with Jazz music every Wed. at 7pm), and Mon Vert Cafe. Of course, many of my “old” favorites are still there: Kedron Valley Inn and Tavern(S. Woodstock), Keeper’s (Reading), The Black Rock Restaurant (Springfield), Harpoon Brewery (Windsor), Long Trail Brewery for lunch(Bridgewater), Simon Pearce restaurant and The Parker House(Quechee) and many more!! The Kedron Valley Inn (only 3 mi. from the cabin) has Beer and Burger night on Sundays! Enjoy dinner outdoors on their spacious porch or inside the Inn.

Taftsville Covered Bridge has reopened. It’s been closed since “Irene” and it will be a great relief to have that access to River Road re-opened!

I recommend a visit to Sugarbush Farm (www.sugarbushfarm.com) where they have a wonderful education display and video on sugaring, a animal petting area and a wonderful cheese and maple syrup tasting room with of course a gift shop full of goodies to take home or buy for Christmas gifts. 

Harpoon Brewery – Windsor – don’t forget live music on Thurs. evenings. And visit Farmstead Cheese (Sustainable Farmer) next door! They are expanding into cheesemaking at this location as well and offer lots of local products. Also in the same complex is Vermont’s Vodka store.

Brownsville General Store at the base of Ascutney mountain offers a daytime deli and a special dinner offering from 5-7pm every Friday night.

Brown’s Tavern is also open for dinner at the Ascutney Resort nearby.

If you stop at Mike’s Mobil just off Rt. 91 on Rt. 12/5 you’ll find a lot of hot foods to choose from, to keep you from needing to cook that first meal!

Montshire Museum in Norwich, VT gets top marks for it’s displays for young and old including the outside grounds www.montshire.org 

Speaking of grounds…don’t overlook Saint Gaudens – a national park with outdoor sculptures just across the Conn. River in Cornish, NH

Nov. 2 – Hartland, VT – Turkey Supper, UU Church

Nov. 2-3 – Woodstock, VT – Wagon Ride Weekends at Billings Farm & Museum, 10-3:30

Nov. 9-10 – Woodstock, VT – Wagon Ride Weekends at Billings Farm & Museum, 10-3:3

Nov. 10 – Hanover, NH – Dartmouth College Glee Club, Rollins Chapel, 2pm

Nov. 10 – Woodstock, VT– Sara Groves, Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 7pm, www.pentanglearts.org

Nov. 13 – Hanover, NH – “Playing for Peace”, a concert by Sally Pinkas, Kinan Azmeh and The Apple Hill Quartet performing chamber music at the Spaulding Auditorium on Dartmouth College Campus, 7pm, www.hop.dartmouth.edu

Nov. 14 – Woodstock, VT – National Theatre Live from London, performance of “Macbeth”, Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 7:30pm

Nov. 15 – Claremont, NH – comedian Bob Marley, Claremont Opera House 8pm, www.claremontoperahouse.org

Nov. 15 – Hartland, VT – Winter Farmer’s Market, Damon Hall, 4-7pm

Nov. 16-17 – Woodstock, VT – Wagon Ride Weekends at Billings Farm & Museum, 10-3:30

Nov. 19 – Hanover, NH – Handel Society of Dartmouth College, Spaulding Auditorium, 7pm, hop.dartmouth.edu

Nov. 21 – Woodstock, VT – National Theatre Live from London, performance of “Macbeth”, Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 7:30pm

Nov. 22 – Woodstock, VT – “Choro da Manha”, salon-style concert, Blue Horse Inn, 7:30pm, pentanglearts.org

Nov. 23-24 – Woodstock, VT – Wagon Ride Weekends at Billings Farm & Museum, 10-3:30

Nov. 28 – Woodstock, VT – Thanksgiving Turkey Trot, 5K run thru Woodstock Village, www.zacksplacevt.org

Nov. 29 -30 – Woodstock, VT – This weekend is a chance to shop for Christmas at the Holiday Craft Fair (exquisite crafts featuring VT and New England crafts and art) at the Woodstock Inn on the Garden Level. 10 – 5pm, free and open to the public

Nov. 29 – Dec. 1 – Woodstock, VT – Thanksgiving Weekend at Billings Farm & Museum, www.billingsfarm.org

Dec. 6 – Hartland, VT – Winter Farmer’s Market, Damon Hall, 4-7pm

Dec. 9 – Woodstock, VT – Music at the Mezz at Norman Williams Public Library, “A Worldwide Holiday Season Celebration”, 6pm

Dec. 13 – Woodstock, VT – Wassail Open House, Woodstock History Center, 5-7pm

Dec. 13 – Woodstock, VT – Pentangle Arts Wassail Weekend Featured Concert – Irish Christmas in America, Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 7:30pm

Dec. 13-15 – Woodstock, VT – 30th Annual Wassail Weekend, See the schedule of events at www.woodstockvt.com

Dec. 14 – Woodstock, VT – Wassail Tea, 2 seatings, St. James Episcopal Church Great Hall, www.pentanglearts.org

Dec. 14 – Woodstock, VT – some of the Wassail events:

Holiday House Tour – 9:30-2pm

Reading of “A Child’s Christmas in Wales”

Wassail Parade through Woodstock Village, 2pm

Lighting of the Memory Tree with Carole Sing and Lighting of the Bon Fire on the Green, 3pm

“The Ten”, A capella men’s choir, Congregational Church, 3 and 4:30pm

Lighting of the Luminaries on the Green, 4pm

Dec. 15 – Woodstock, VT –Annual Messiah Sing, Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, 4pm

Dec. 15 – Plymouth, VT – Coolidge Holiday Open House, 10-4pm

Dec. 22 – Woodstock, VT – Judy Collins, Holidays and the hits, Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 7pm, www.pentanglearts.org

Jan. 16 and 23 – Woodstock, VT – National Theatre Live from London, performance of “The Habit of Art”, Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 7:30pm

Mar. 6 and 13 – Woodstock, VT – National Theatre Live from London, performance of “Coriolanus”, Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 7:30pm

 

Mar 292013
 
NEW in March! – The successful Stella’s Restaurant in Hartland 3 Corners has just closed but in its place the Hartland Diner is now open – 7 days a week for lunch and breakfast (served all day!). Don’t despair about Stella’s though as they are preparing to open a restaurant in Windsor at the railroad station (Windsor Station Restaurant and Barroom)serving dinner in the late Summer. They are busy renovating now! 
Opened March 1 in Quechee Singleton’s Market with food items, deli, Vermont products and clothing – check it out on Facebook.
Firestone’s Restaurant in Quechee is now closed but will re-open in the near future as River Stones restaurant.
Another new restaurant is rumored to be coming to Woodstock – The Worthy Kitchen where the Eastender used to be….stay tuned!
Please call in the Spring for restaurant reservations to make sure your pick is open as this is the season a lot of restaurants try to get in a quick vacation. In South Woodstock the Kedron Valley Inn will be closed for all of April. If you are returning to the area from previous visits please note their are new restaurants in the area you may wish to try: Trap Door Bakery and Deli in Quechee, and in Woodstock: Melaza Bistro, Pi Brick Oven Trattoria, and Mon Vert Cafe.
Maple Sugaring has now ended but I recommend a visit to Sugarbush Farm (www.sugarbushfarm.com) where they have a wonderful education display and video on sugaring, a animal petting area and a wonderful cheese and maple syrup tasting room with of course a gift shop full of goodies. 
The Prince & the Pauper Restaurant in Woodstock is having a May special – Mon.-Wed. (and on Mother’s Day) its Prixe Fixe menu (including appetizer,home-made bread, salad, entree and dessert), is only $40!!
 Harpoon Brewery – Windsor – don’t forget live music on Thurs. evenings. And visit Farmstead Cheese (Sustainable Farmer) next door! They are expanding into cheesemaking at this location as well.

Brownsville General Store at the base of Ascutney in addition to it’s daytime deli serves Friday night dinners – eat-in or take-out.

April 5 – Claremont, NH – Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary, Claremont Opera House, 8pm

April 7 – Hartland, VT – Upper Valley Music Center presents a Faculty Showcase featuring works by Mendelssohn, Brahms as well as a medley of traditional New England fiddle tunes, Damon Hall, Hartland 3 Corners, 3pm

April 7 – South Woodstock, VT – All you can eat Pancake Breakfast, South Woodstock Firehouse on Rt. 106, including music by the Nantucket Sound, 8-11am

Apr. 19 – Hanover, NH – Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, 8pm, www.hop.dartmouth.edu

Apr. 20 – Woodstock, VT – Winter Farmer’s Market, Masonic Hal, Pleasant St., Rt. 4, 10-1pm

Apr. 20 – Claremont, NH – Roderick Russell, Stage Hypnotist, Claremont Opera House, 8pm

Apr. 21 – Woodstock, VT – Camerata New England Trio, NUCS Chapel, 2pm

Apr. 26 – Woodstock, VT – Hammer & Feather Concert, Artistree, 7-9pm, www.artistreevt.org

Apr. 27 – Woodstock, VT – Cantabile Women’s Chorus, “Alleluia Let Us Sing”, NUCS, 3pm

Apr. 27 – Woodstock, VT – Billings Farm & Museum, Opening Day of 30th Season, 10-5pm

Apr. 28 – Woodstock, VT – The Bel Canto Chamber Singers, NUCS, 4pm

May 4 – Claremont, NH – Retromania with Rob Zappulla, Claremont Opera House, 8pm

May 4-5 – Lebanon, NH – Giselle, Lebanon Opera House, Sat (7:30pm), Sun(2:30 pm),www.LebanonOperaHouse.org

May 4-5 – Woodstock, VT– Sheep Shearing and Herding demos, Billings Farm and Museum, 10-5pm, www.billingsfarm.org

May 4-5 – Woodstock, VT – 35th Anniversary Concert, Freelance Family Singers, First Congregational Church, May 4, 7pm, May 5, 3pm

May 11 – Woodstock, VT – 7th Annual Road to the Pogue 10K run on the soft carriage roads of Mt. Tom, www.roadtothepogue.com

May 17-19 – Woodstock, VT – Woodstock Sidewalk Sales

May 17 – Woodstock, VT – Fred Haas and Sabrina Brown Concert, Artistree, www.artistreevt.org, 7-9pm

May 18 – Claremont, NH – Heritage Blues Quartet, Claremont Opera House, 8pm

May 18-19 – South Woodstock, VT – Green Mountain Horse Assoc, Hunter/Jumper Horse Show

May 19 – Woodstock, VT – Spring Jazz Spectacular, Town Hall Theatre, 6pm, www.PentangleArts.org

May 25 – Woodstock, VT – Woodstock Garden Club plant sale, Library lawn, 8am-1pm

may 25 – Woodstock, VT – Memorial Day Parade, around the Green, 10:30am

May 25 – Woodstock, VT – Winter Farmer’s Market, Masonic Hal, Pleasant St., Rt. 4, 10-1pm

May 25 – Woodstock, VT – Mt. Tom Farmer’s Market, Mt. Tom parking lot, 9:30-12:30

May 25-26 – Vermont – Open Studio Weekend, check locations on www.vermontcrafts.com

May 25-27 – Killington, VT – Killiington Stage Race, competitive cycling race

May 31-June 2 – South Woodstock, VT – Green Mountain Horse Assoc. June Horse Trials, spectators welcome, GMHA on Rt. 106

June 1 – Woodstock, VT – Trek to Taste, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park, 10am-3pm, www.tastetotrek.org

June 1 – Woodstock, VT – Mt. Tom Farmer’s Market, 9:30-12:30, Mt. Tom parking lot

June 2 – Woodstock, VT –Covered Bridges Half Marathon starting in S. Pomfret at Suicide Six through Woodstock ending in Quechee

June 8 – Woodstock, VT – Mt. Tom Farmer’s Market,9:30-12:30, Mt. Tom parking lot

June 8-9 – Vermont – Vermont Days, Free admission to all Vermont state parks, www.vtstateparks.com

June 12 – Woodstock, VT– Market on the Green, Farmer’s Market on the Woodstock Green, 3-6pm

June 14-16 – Quechee, VT – Quechee Hot Air Balloon Festival, www.QuecheeBalloonFestival.com

June 14 – 16 – South Woodstock, VT – Green Mtn. Horse Assoc. June Dressage Horse Show, Rt. 106

June 15 – Woodstock, VT – Mt. Tom Farmer’s Market, 9:30-12:30, Mt. Tom parking lot

June 16 – Woodstock, VT– Ice Cream Sundays, Billings Farm & Museum, www.Billingsfarm.org
June 16 – Woodstock, VT – Quartet Bussieres, 4pm, North Universalist Church
June 19 – Woodstock, VT – Market on the Green, 3-6pm
June 22 – Woodstock, VT – Mt. Tom Farmer’s Market, 9:30-12:30, Mt. Tom parking lot
June 23 – Woodstock, VT– Ice Cream Sundays, Billings Farm & Museum, www.Billingsfarm.org
June 26 – Woodstock, VT – Brown Bag Concert on the Green, Interplay Jazz All-Stars, noon
June 26 – Woodstock, VT – Market on the Green, 3-6pm
June 29 – Woodstock, VT – Mt. Tom Farmer’s Market, 9:30-12:30, Mt. Tom parking lot
June 30 – Woodstock, VT– Ice Cream Sundays, Billings Farm & Museum, www.Billingsfarm.org
Jul 3 – Woodstock, VT– Wagon Ride Wednesdays, Billings Farm & Museum, www.Billingsfarm.org
Jul 3 – Woodstock, VT – Market on the Green, 3-6pm
Jul 4 – Woodstock, VT – Old Fashioned Fourth of July, Billings Farm & Museum, www.Billingsfarm.org
 and fireworks at the Woodstock H.S. at dusk
Fourth of July activities in all the villages with parades and fireworks – exact dates to follow…..
Jul 10 – Woodstock, VT– Wagon Ride Wednesdays, Billings Farm & Museum, www.Billingsfarm.org

July 13-14 – West Windsor, VT– 6th Annual VT Mountain Bike Festival

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vermont-Mountain-Bike-Festival/252044394805741?fref=pb

‎6th Annual Vermont Mountain Bike association Festival July 13-14, 2013 at Ascutney Mtn Resort West Windsor VT
Jul 17 – Woodstock, VT– Wagon Ride Wednesdays, Billings Farm & Museum, www.Billingsfarm.org
Jul 20 – West Windsor/Woodstock, VT – VT 100 endurance ride and run, www.vermontenduranceride.com (for horse back riders) and www.vermont100.com (for runners)

Jul  21 – Woodstock, VT– National Ice Cream Day, Billings Farm & Museum, www.Billingsfarm.org

Jul 24 – Woodstock, VT– Wagon Ride Wednesdays, Billings Farm & Museum, www.Billingsfarm.org
Jul 31 – Woodstock, VT– Wagon Ride Wednesdays, Billings Farm & Museum, www.Billingsfarm.org

Aug 1- Sep 21 – Woodstock, VT– Annual Quilt Exhibition, Billings Farm & Museum, www.Billingsfarm.org

Aug. 7 – Woodstock, VT– Wagon Ride Wednesdays, Billings Farm & Museum, www.Billingsfarm.org
Aug. 10 – Woodstock, VT – Summer Fest (formerly called Taste of Woodstock), downtown streets, 10-9pm
Aug. 14 – Woodstock, VT– Wagon Ride Wednesdays, Billings Farm & Museum, www.Billingsfarm.org
Aug. 21 – Woodstock, VT– Wagon Ride Wednesdays, Billings Farm & Museum, www.Billingsfarm.org
Aug. 28 – Woodstock, VT– Wagon Ride Wednesdays, Billings Farm & Museum, www.Billingsfarm.org
Sep 4 – Woodstock, VT– Wagon Ride Wednesdays, Billings Farm & Museum, www.Billingsfarm.org

Sep 7-8 – Woodstock, VT– 4th Annual Woodstock Art Festival, on the Green

Sep 11 – Woodstock, VT– Wagon Ride Wednesdays, Billings Farm & Museum, www.Billingsfarm.org
Sep 18 – Woodstock, VT– Wagon Ride Wednesdays, Billings Farm & Museum, www.Billingsfarm.org
Sep 25 – Woodstock, VT– Wagon Ride Wednesdays, Billings Farm & Museum, www.Billingsfarm.org

 

Dec 192012
 
NEW in March! – The successful Stella’s Restaurant in Hartland 3 Corners has just closed and in April in its place the Hartland Diner will be open – 7 days a week for lunch and breakfast (served all day!). Don’t despair about Stella’s though as they are preparing to open a restaurant in Windsor serving dinner in the late Summer.
Opened March 1 in Quechee Singleton’s Market with food items, deli, Vermont products and clothing – check it out!!
Unfortunately those of you who are familiar with Woodstock and Quechee restaurants will be sorry to hear that Firestones in Quechee and Bentley’s in Woodstock have closed. Another restaurant is planned at the Bentley’s location in the near future. Stay tuned!
The New Year started off with lots of snow in Vermont – check on the status here: http://www.skivermont.com
NOTE: With all the new snow Sugarbush Farm (www.sugarbushfarm.com) is giving sleigh rides again this year. Here are the details:
 
Rides are only given with advance reservation- call Sugarbush from 9 to 5 to make a reservation- preferably the day before.
 
Rides are about 40 minutes long going out in the maple sugar woods where we give folks an explanation of how trees are tapped and sap collected
 
Charge is $50.00 for 1 to 5 passengers in the same reservation group, with $10.00 extra for each person over 5. Children under 2 free. Credit cards are accepted.
 
Fee also includes hot drinks and cheese and maple syrup samples inside the Sugarbush Farm cheese tasting room. 
 
 Rides are  given  between  11 am and 3 pm.
 
Please remember Sugarbush is on a “back ” road so best if folks at least have snow tires and some days when snow covered and not sanded 4 wheel or all wheel drive. Maple sugaring starts in March!

NEW: Outdoor Ice Skating in Windsor, VT on State Street and in Brownsville, VT at Albert Bridge School (to be ready in late Jan.) Bring your own skates – weather cooperating of course!

DOGSLEDDING: In Windsor, VT
http://www.thevermontstandard.com/2013/01/photo-gallery-dog-sledding-adventures/ 

Harpoon Brewery – Windsor – don’t forget live music on Thurs. evenings. And visit Farmstead Cheese next door!

Brownsville General Store at the base of Ascutney in addition to it’s daytime deli serves Friday night dinners – eat-in or take-out.

 Jan. 12 – Vermont/statewide – Winter Trails Day, Nordic ski centers provide free ski rentals and lessons today!

Jan. 13 – South Woodstock, VT – (Horse) Sleighing Combined Test, Green Mountain Horse Assoc., Rt. 106, spectators welcome.

Jan. 18 – Woodstock, VT – John Mceuen and Alpin Hong, Woodstock Town Theater, 7:30pm, www.pentanglearts.org

 Jan. 19 – Quechee, VT – VINS Winter Fun Day, special events, Off of Rt. 4, www.vinsweb.org
Jan.19 – Hartland, VT – Roast Beef Supper, Brick Church, Hartland 3 Corners
Jan. 26 – Woodstock, VT – Winter Farmer’s Market, Masonic Hal, Pleasant St., Rt. 4, 10-1pm
Jan.26 – Hartland, VT – Roast Beef Supper, Brick Church, Hartland 3 Corners
Jan. 26 – South Woodstock, VT – (Horse) Sleigh Rally, Green Mountain Horse Assoc., Rt. 106, spectators welcome, www.ghmainc.org
Jan. 27 – South Woodstock, VT – (Horse) Sleighing Combined Test, Green Mountain Horse Assoc., Rt. 106, spectators welcome, www.ghmainc.org

Feb. 1-2 – Claremont, NH – Rusty DeWees: Entertainer, comedic artist, actor, producer, writer, musician, master of duct tape…and the Logger of course!, Claremont Opera House, 8pm, www.claremontoperahouse.org

Feb. 2 – Hartland, VT – Annual Tiki Torch Trek, 5-8pm, Fun event with food along the trek, check for details in Jan. at www.hartlandwintertrails.org

Feb. 2 – Hartland, VT – Roast Beef Supper, Brick Church, Hartland 3 Corners

Feb. 9 – Woodstock, VT – John Jorgenson Quintet – Woodstock Town Theater, 7:3pm, www.pentanglearts.org

Feb. 9 – Hartland, VT – Roast Beef Supper, Brick Church, Hartland 3 Corners

Feb. 15-17 – Woodstock, VT – The Vermont Flurry – snow sculpture on the Woodstock Village Green

Feb. 16 – Hartland, VT – Roast Beef Supper, Brick Church, Hartland 3 Corners

Feb. 18 – Quechee, VT – VINS Owl Prowl, off of Rt. 4, www.vinsweb.org

Feb. 23 – Quechee, VT – VINS Owl Festival, 1-4pm, off of Rt. 4, www.vinsweb.org

Feb. 23 – Woodstock, VT – Winter Farmer’s Market, Masonic Hal, Pleasant St., Rt. 4, 10-1pm

Feb. 23 – Hartland, VT – Roast Beef Supper, Brick Church, Hartland 3 Corners
Feb. 23 – South Woodstock, VT – Pig Roast, S. Woodstock Fire House on Rt. 106, 11-3pm, food, music

Feb. 24 – Hanover, NH – Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble, “Glimpses of Love”, 2pm, www.hop.dartmouth.edu

Mar. 2 – Hartland, VT – Roast Beef Supper, Brick Church, Hartland 3 Corners

Mar. 9 – Woodstock, VT – Karan Casey and John Doyle, Woodstock Town Theater, 7:30pm

Mar. 9 – Hartland, VT – Roast Beef Supper, Brick Church, Hartland 3 Corners
Mar. 16 – Hartland, VT – Roast Beef Supper, Brick Church, Hartland 3 Corners
Come to Barnard Town Hall on March 16 to join in the Masquerade Jazz and Funk Winter Music Carnival put together by BarnArts Center for the Arts. Music begins at 6pm and runs until midnight! Four different musical groups will be performing including the WUHS Jazz-Funk Band. Jazz will start out the evening with Woodstock pianist Sonny Saul and bassist Bill Martin of Barnard. The upper valley funk band Green Room will get the groove going mid-evening and the headliner is singer Jenni Johnson from Burlington playing with her seven-piece “Junketeers”, include local musicians Mark van Gulden and Kathleen Dolan.Costumes welcome, masks encouraged, fun required!Tickets:$15 adults,$5 students
For more information:802-332-6020 info@barnarts.org  http://www.barnarts.org
Mar. 23 – Woodstock, VT – Winter Farmer’s Market, Masonic Hal, Pleasant St., Rt. 4, 10-1pm

March 23-24 – statewide –  – Open House at Maple Sugar Farms, I recommend www.SugarbushFarm.com

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ALSO Check this calendar for other events in the area: www.thevermontstandard.com/calendar/

Starting in November, VINS (Vermont Institute of Natural Science) exhibits will be open from 10-4pm and they will have daily live bird programs at 2pm (weekdays) and 11am and 2pm (weekends) – Quechee, VT, off of Rt. 4, www.vinsweb.org

The Prince & the Pauper Restaurant – Woodstock, VT – starting Nov. 4, (Sun-Wed), all Bistro Entrees $16, 457-1818

Melaza Restaurant in Woodstock is taking a vacation. Closed from Nov. 11-20 and closed Thanksgiving Day.

Harpoon Brewery in Windsor, VT, music every Thurs. night, 6-9pm

Northern Stage in White River Junction, VT, Briggs Opera House performs “Sleuth” – Oct. 31- Nov. 18. 802 296-7000 or www.northernstage.org

Nov. 3-4 – Woodstock, VT – November Horse-drawn Wagon Ride Weekends, Billings Farm Museum, 10-3:30pm

Nov. 4 – Hanover, NH – Dartmouth College Glee Club, 2pm, www.hop.dartmouth.edu 

Nov. 9 – Woodstock, VT – Flamenco Dance Project, 7:30pm, www.pentanglearts.org

Nov. 10 – Woodstock, VT – Woodstock Vermont Film Festival, “Incendies” nominated for best foreign film, Billings Farm theatre, 3pm, http://www.billingsfarm.org/assets/pdf/wvfs-flyer-2012-2013.pdf

Nov. 10-11 – Woodstock, VT – November Horse-drawn Wagon Ride Weekends, Billings Farm Museum, 10-3:30pm

Nov. 16 – Hartland, VT – Winter Indoor Farmer’s Market, 4-7pm at Damon Hall (intersection of 3 Corners) across from Jessup’s Plaza

Nov. 17-18 – Woodstock, VT – November Horse-drawn Wagon Ride Weekends, Billings Farm Museum, 10-3:30pm

Nov. 22 – Woodstock, VT – The Thanksgiving Turkey Trot, on The Green

Nov. 23-25 – Woodstock, VT – Billings Farm Museum, Thanksgiving Weekend during the 1890’s, horse-drawn wagon rides, 10-3:30pm

Nov. 23-24 – Woodstock, VT – Holiday Fair, The Woodstock Inn & Resort Garden Level, 10 – 5 pm, free, featuring Vermont & New England crafts and art – perfect for Christmas shopping!

Nov. 24 – Woodstock, VT – Winter Farmer’s Market, Masonic Hal, Pleasant St., Rt. 4, 10-1pm

Nov. 25 – South Woodstock, VT – Brunchy Stuff and Shop, Vermont Horse Country Store, 9-2pm, Munch on brunch goodies while perusing the store for unique gifts and art esp. for the equestrian

Dec. 5 – Jan. 6 – White River Junction, VT – Peter Pan, Northern Stage, Briggs Opera House www.northernstage.org

Dec. 6 – South Woodstock, VT – Annual Holiday Party, Vermont Horse Country Store, 4-8pm, Rum cake, eggnog, music and an opportunity to buy those Christmas gifts esp. for the equestrian

Dec. 7-9 – Woodstock, VT – WASSAIL WEEKEND check out the parade on  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQpAwfL27hU&feature=related

Dec. 7 – Woodstock, VT – 1-3:30pm – Christmas at the Billings Farm

4pm – School Choir on steps of Norman Williams Public Library

5-7pm – Christmas Visions

7:30pm – Wassail Weekend Concert – The Campbell Brothers -Town Hall Theatre, www.pentanglearts.org

Dec. 8 – Woodstock, VT – 10-3:30 – Christmas at Billings Farm

10-4pm – 11th Annual Holiday House Tour, www.pentanglearts.org

10-5pm Woodstock Wassail Holiday Craft Fair

11-2pm  Wassail Cafe on The Green

12:30  Reading of “A Child’s Christmas in Wales”, Norman Williams Library

2pm – 28th Annual Wassail Parade (lots of horses, carriages, costumes) down Main St. to Green

2:30pm – Yule Log and Memory Tree Lighting on The Green

2:30-4:30 – Christmas Visions

3-4:30 – Christmas A Capella concert by the Ten of NYC, Woodstock Congregational Church

4pm – Lighting of the Luminaries, Woodstock Rotary Club

6:30 pm – Wassail Feast with YOH Players Theatre at the Woodstock Inn, $55/pers. 802 457-6609 for reservations

Dec. 9 – Woodstock, VT – 10-3:30 Christmas at Billings Farm

10-3 pm – Woodstock Wassail Holiday Craft Fair

4 pm – Annual Messiah Sing, Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church

Dec. 5 – Jan. 6 – White River Junction, VT – Peter Pan, Northern Stage, Briggs Opera House www.northernstage.org

Dec. 13-16 – Hanover, NH – “The Christmas Revels” – an Irish celebration of the Winter Solstice, order tickets online or 603-646-2422, http://www.revelsnorth.org

Dec. 16 – Woodstock, VT – “If you ever leave me…I’m going with you”, Woodstock Town Theater, 3pm, www.pentanglearts.org

Dec. 16 – Claremont, NH – The Nutcracker, Claremont Opera House, 1pm

Dec. 22 – Woodstock, VT – Winter Farmer’s Market, Masonic Hal, Pleasant St., Rt. 4, 10-1pm

Dec. 24 – Plainfield, NH – Christmas Eve Dinner, Home Hill Inn & Restaurant, 4 course tasting menu, $55/person, www.homehillinn.com, 603 – 675-6165

Dec. 25 – Woodstock, VT – Christmas Buffet Dinner, Woodstock Inn, $55/pers.$27.50/12 and under, reserve 802 457-6621

Dec. 29 – Claremont, NH – Recycled Percussion (from America’s Got Talent!!), Claremont Opera House, 8 pm

Dec. 31 – Plainfield, NH -New Years Eve Dinner, Home Hill Inn & Restaurant, 5 course tasting menu, $65/person, www.homehillinn.com, 603 – 675-6165

Jan. 12 – Vermont/statewide – Winter Trails Day, Nordic ski centers provide free ski rentals and lessons today!

Jan. 18 – Woodstock, VT – John Mceuen and Alpin Hong, Woodstock Town Theater, 7:30pm, www.pentanglearts.org

 Jan. 19 – Quechee, VT – VINS Winter Fun Day, special events, Off of Rt. 4, www.vinsweb.org

Jan. 26 – Woodstock, VT – Winter Farmer’s Market, Masonic Hal, Pleasant St., Rt. 4, 10-1pm

Feb. 2 – Hartland, VT – Annual Tiki Torch Trek, 5-8pm, Fun event with food along the trek, check for details in Jan. at www.hartlandwintertrails.org

Feb. 9 – Woodstock, VT – John Jorgenson Quintet – Woodstock Town Theater, 7:3pm, www.pentanglearts.org

Feb. 15-17 – Woodstock, VT – The Vermont Flurry – snow sculpture on the Woodstock Village Green

Feb. 18 – Quechee, VT – VINS Owl Prowl, off of Rt. 4, www.vinsweb.org

Feb. 18 – Quechee, VT – VINS Owl Festival, off of Rt. 4, www.vinsweb.org

Feb. 23 – Woodstock, VT – Winter Farmer’s Market, Masonic Hal, Pleasant St., Rt. 4, 10-1pm

Feb. 24 – Hanover, NH – Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble, “Glimpses of Love”, 2pm, www.hop.dartmouth.edu

Mar. 9 – Woodstock, VT – Karan Casey and John Doyle, Woodstock Town Theater, 7:30pm

Mar. 23 – Woodstock, VT – Winter Farmer’s Market, Masonic Hal, Pleasant St., Rt. 4, 10-1pm

Apr. 20 – Woodstock, VT – Winter Farmer’s Market, Masonic Hal, Pleasant St., Rt. 4, 10-1pm

May 25 – Woodstock, VT – Winter Farmer’s Market, Masonic Hal, Pleasant St., Rt. 4, 10-1pm

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Please note that often businesses (restaurants) take a mini-vacation during the Spring so always call first during Apr-May to make sure your choice is open for reservations.

Wondering where to have Easter dinner? These restaurants are serving that I know of: The Quechee Club (reservations req’d 802 295-9356)

Simon Pearce -Quechee, VT – 802 295-1470

The Red Rooster, Woodstock, VT 802 457-6671

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Latest indication is that because of the mild Winter, maple sugaring has  started early – check out www.sugarbushfarm.com to have a fun tasting of both maple syrup grades and home-made cheeses

AND because of the mild Winter, The Woodstock Inn and Resort is planning to open their golf course early this year – around April 9, depending on the weather of course. Call to check on the status or to schedule a tee time. 457-6674

It’s Fiddlehead Season!!!     Many people consider fiddleheads a delicacy. They can only be found during the Spring. Fiddleheads can be picked if you know your ferns, or can be found at the local markets and grocery stores. Some of the restaurants have them on the menu during this time of year. What are fiddleheads? Well I leave the answer to that to the experts. About.com recently had an informative article about them and I’ve provided the link below.

http://gonewengland.about.com/cs/recipes/g/glfiddleheads.htm?nl=1

In summary they are young fern fronds that have not opened yet; but not all ferns are edible. It’s the Ostrich Fern that provides the edible fiddlehead. If you are preparing them yourself be sure to cook them in several waters so as to wash off the bitter taste that can prevail. If you are a newcomer to the delicacy, I suggest you try them first in one of the local restaurants.

New – Kedron Valley Inn – just 3 mi. from the cabin – is open for lunch on Sat. and Sun.(12-3pm) and dinner Thurs.-Sun. (5:30-9:00) – Note they are closed 3/18-4/5

The Prince and The Pauper restaurant in Woodstock is having their March special! Sun-Thurs. throughout March. All Bistro Entrees are only $16 including home made bread and house salad. Reservations: 802 457-1818

Simon Pearce Restaurant in Quechee (offering lunch and dinner) is open during Mud Season and has a Mud Season Special dinner menu for certain dates:

dinner Sundays through Thursdays where we will be featuring something new and different.

Daily themes include:

Sundays: Industry Night
If you work in the hospitality business bring in proof of employment and receive 25% off the price of your food for the evening. We know your restaurant is closed so come on in and say “hi.”

Mondays: Vegan Night
Our Monday night specials feature an entirely vegan three course menu for $30 per person. Spread the word!

Tuesdays: Share2Share
A new concept where our specials will be designed for two people to share. Our part of the sharing is that we will donate $1 for each special entrée to the Vermont Foodbank to help feed those less fortunate.

Wednesdays: Wine Lovers’ Wednesdays
Deanna will choose one particular region or style of wine and the selected bottles will be 50% less their usual price. This offer is valid during lunch and dinner so spread the word with your wine geek friends and neighbors! Visit our website for full schedule of wine regions.

Thursdays: Culinary World Tour
Sample savory indigenous cuisine from a different continent each week. Visit our website for the World Tour destinations.

Mud Season Menu begins March 18.
Not available April 4, 8, and 22–25.


1760 Quechee Main Street, Quechee, Vermont
802.295.1470
www.simonpearce.com

Melaza Caribbean Bistro in Woodstock – April is Customer Appreciation Month – $13.95 dinner specials every Wed. and Thurs. in April – 457-7110

Kedron Valley Stables –  offers carriage rides – call to check schedule and location – the stables are only 2 miles from the cabin.  457-1473

INTO indoor wall climbing?? – The Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center,  on Rt. 4 near intersection with Rt. 12 between Woodstock and Quechee

Sample of Productions at White River Junction, VT – Northern Stage,  check website for additional performances www.northernstage.org

Mar. 14 – Apr. 1 – “Red”

Apr. 11 – May 6 – “Chicago”

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Sample Calendar for Dartmouth College Hopkins Center, Hanover, NH – http://hop.dartmouth.edu/calendar

Mar. 30-31 – Hanover, NH – India Jazz Suites, North Indian dancing, check website for details, www.hop.dartmouth.edu

Apr 10 – Hanover, NH – Takacs Quartet, 7pm, www.hop.dartmouth.edu

Apr. 19 – Hanover, NH – Cubano Be, Cubano bop, High Energy Latin Jazz, 7pm, www.hop.dartmouth.edu

May 8 – Hanover, NH – Sally Pinkas, piano concert, 7pm www.hop.dartmouth.edu

May 22 – Hanover, NH – Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, an evening of bluegrass and comedy, Spaulding Auditorium, Dartmouth College, 7pm, www.hop.dartmouth,edu

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Other Events:
Mar. 31 – Woodstock, VT – Cabin Fever Follies, Pentangle Arts Council local variety show, Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 2:30pm and 7:30pm, showcasing local musicians, dancers, instrumentalists, and singers
Mar. 31 – Woodstock, VT – Hyannis Sound, North Universalist Chapel Society, 7:30pm – Ten man seasonal vocal group from Cape Cod
Apr. 1 – Woodstock, VT – Wrensong Spring Concert, a cappella madrigal group,  North Universalist Chapel on Rt. 4 in Woodstock, 4pm
Apr. 7 – Woodstock, VT – Billings Farm Museum, Baby Animal Day, 10-3:30pm
circus

Circus at Union Arena
“CIRCUS, CIRCUS, and MORE CIRCUS”
Wednesday, April 11– shows at 4:30pm and 7pm
The Walker Family Circus is coming to Woodstock!
One day only!!!! Don’t miss it!
Tickets only $15 and kids are FREE with a paying adult. Additional kids are only $5
Tickets available thru their website:www.walkerinternationalevents.com
Also available at the Arena on Day of Show, and…. with purchase of one adult ticket, two children (age 14 & under) are admitted FREE with coupon, which will be available at local businesses
For additional info, call the Arena or the Circus home office at: (800) 528-6577.www.unionarena.org

Apr. 12 – Lebanon, NH – Free Jazz Ensemble Concert, &;30pm, Lebanon Opera House

Apr. 13 – South Woodstock, VT – 4-6pm, Celebrate Spring by enjoying a free party at the tack store next to GMHA in South Woodstock- Vermont Horse Country Store, fiddle music, horse drawn wagon rides, lemonade and cookies.

Apr. 15 – South Woodstock, VT – Pancake breakfast at the South Woodstock Fire Station, 8-11am

Apr. 15 – Woodstock, VT – Classical Music Concert, 2 pm, Universalist Unitarian Church

Apr. 18 – Taftsville, VT – Wine Tasting, Taftsville Country Store, Rt. 4 East out of Woodstock

Apr. 20 – Lebanon, NH – Swan Lake ballet, Moscow Festival Ballet, Lebanon Opera House, 7:30, 603 448-0400

Apr. 21 – Claremont, NH – Second Wind Concert, Claremont Opera House, 7:30pm, limited seating, 603 -542-4433

Apr. 27 – Taftsville, VT – Beer Tasting, Taftsville Country Store, Rt. 4 East out of Woodstock

Apr. 28 – Woodstock, VT – Billings Farm Museum -Opening daily, 10-5pm

Apr. 28 – Woodstock, VT – Glad Rags Sale, Masonic Hall (across from Mac’s Market), 9-12:00 and 1-3pm, clothing (quality new and used), accessories and household items

May 5-6 – Woodstock, VT

Sheep Shearing & Herding with Border Collies: Wild Wooley Weekend
Woodstock, VT

A weekend devoted to our Southdown sheep and their border collie friends. Watch the spring shearing of the farm’s ewes and demonstrations of border collies herding sheep in the farm fields. The Teago Volunteer Fire Department will provide lunch –proceeds benefit the department. Admission includes the children’s art show and the 27th annual spring commemorative button.

Admission: Adults: $12, Seniors: $11, Children ages 5-15 $6, ages 3 & 4 $3, 2 & under free

Directions: Billings Farm & Museum Route 12n GPS: 69 Old River River Woodstock, VT 05091 1/2 mile north of the village

May 13 – Hartland, VT – Feminine Tone Concert, 4pm, Hartland Unitarian Universalist Church, Hartland 4 Corners
May 18 – Woodstock, VT – Jay Nash in Concert
May 26-27 – throughout Vermont – Vermont Open Studio weekend, www.vermontcrafts.com
May 27 – Norwich, VT – Outdoor Crafts Fair, 10-3pm
May 27 – Hartland, VT – Hartland Farm Fest – 11-3pm

Melaza Caribbean Bistro

Classic New England Cuisine meets the Caribbean!

Chef David’s Famous Caribbean Style Pig Roast

Join us on Memorial Day (Monday, May 28th, 2012) from 3 p.m. until dusk at Melaza Caribbean Bistro in Downtown Woodstock, Vermont for Chef David’s Famous Caribbean Style Pig Roast Buffet featuring liveLatino-style music and kids face painting.

Time: 3:00 p.m.

Date: 05/28/2012

71 Central Street

Woodstock, VT

Reservations are not required but are strongly recommended for this event.

 

802-457-7110

 

The buffet will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and will fea­ture:

 

Slow-roasted Pork Adobo

Barbecued Grilled Chicken

Grilled Veggies

Pigeon-pea Rice

Sweet Plantain

Yucca al “Mojo”

Fried Plantain Chips

Tropical Fruit Salad

Macaroni & Potato Salad

Key Lime Pie, Tres Leche Cake, Flan

Children 6 and under eat free!

 

Kids 12 and under: $12

 

Adults: $22

 

Memorial Day Weekend – Woodstock, VT – projected opening of a new restaurant downtown – Brick Oven Trattoria
June 2 – Woodstock, VT – Trek to Taste, Billings Farm Museum, www.trektotaste.info
June 3 – Woodstock, VT – Billings Farm Museum Ice Cream Sundays
Nov 192011
 

SPECIAL DINING OPPORTUNITY! – From Nov. 1- Dec. 22 Woodstock’s Prince & the Pauper restaurant offers bistro entrees for only $16 each including home made bread and house salad. Good only Sun.-Thurs.

BIG NEWS – Woodstock Farmer’s Market on Rt. 4 West is due to re-open (post-Irene)  mid-November

Woodstock and Hartland also have INDOOR FARMER’S MARKETS once a month during the Winter.

Christmas Trees for Sale – 1.while they last – Rt. 12 Barnard, Across from the Cemetery, 802 234-9080- call to check on availability. 2.Bunny Acres Christmas Tree Farm (weekends 9-3pm: Dec. 3-4, 10-11, and 17-18) Bethel, VT Call 802 234-9817 or 7257 3. Noda Farm in Meriden, NH – free range – cut your own, $25/tree, 603 510-0033 4. Wright’s Sawmill, take Rt. 5 from Hartland to White River Junction, VT 4.Bridgewater Corners Store, Junction of Rt. 4 and 100A, one weekend only – Dec. 10 (10-7pm) and Dec. 11 (10-4)5. Woodstock Masonic Temple, Dec. 3-11

Sleigh Rides: Dec. 15-31 – Sleigh/wagon(depending on the snow!) rides at Sugarbush Farm – maple syrup, cheese making and a gift shop brimming with VT products.  www.sugarbushfarm.com

January will feature some sleigh rallies in South Woodstock – check out this youtube of last year’s sleigh rally  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSyZFYXttdg

Dec. weekends and Dec. 26-Jan. 1 – Woodstock, VT – Christmas at the Farm at Billings Farm & Museum, sleigh/wagon rides

Kedron Valley Stables – also offers sleigh/carriage rides – call to check schedule and location – the stables are only 2 miles from the cabin.  457-1473

Dec. 7- Jan. 8 – White River Junction, VT – “Annie”, www.NorthernStage.org

Dec. 2 – White River Junction, VT – Carbon Leaf, Tupelo Music Hall, 8pm

Dec. 3 – Brownsville, VT – Christmas Bazaar – Brownsville Church, 9-2pm

Dec. 3 – Lebanon, NH – City Center Ballet, Clara’s  Dream, Lebanon Opera House, 1pm, 4pm, and 7pm

Dec. 3-4 – Woodstock, VT – Holiday Concert, Freelance Family Singers, First Congregational Church, Sat. 7pm and Sun. 3pm

Dec. 3 – White River Junction, VT – Chadwick Stokes, Tupelo Music Hall, 8pm

Dec. 3-4 – Hanover, NH – Rodelinda, Met Opera, Dartmouth College Hopkins Center, 12:30

Dec. 4 – Windsor, VT – All-you-can eat Brunch, 11-1pm,  St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Dec. 4 – White River Junction, VT – George Winston, Tupelo Music Hall, 8pm

Dec. 7-8 – Hanover, NH – Dartmouth College Gospel Choir Holiday Show, 6 and 8:30pm, Rollins Chapel, 603 646-2422

Dec. 8-9 – Woodstock, VT – Vienna Boys Choir, 7:30pm, www.pentanglearts.org

Dec. 9 – Taftsville, VT – Wine Tasting, Taftsville General Store, Rt. 4 E, 4-6pm

Dec. 8, 9 and 10 – Woodstock, VT – YOH Theatre Players present Scrooge! The Musical, Woodstock Union H.S., Fri. 7:30pm, Sat. 8pm, Sun. 5:30pm   http://www.yohplayers.org/2011_Site/Home.html

Dec 9 – Woodstock, VT – Wassail Open House, Woodstock History Center, 5-7pm

Dec. 9 – Taftsville, VT – Wine Tasting of Holiday Wines, Taftsville General Store, Rt. 4 E out of Woodstock, across from the damaged Taftsville Covered Bridge, 4-6pm

Dec. 9-10 – White River Junction, VT – Polar Express, Round trip train trip from White River Junction to “North Pole” on the Green Mountain Railroad, tickets must be purchased online, www.hartfordvtpolarexpress.com

Dec. 9, 10, 11 – Woodstock, VT – Wassail Weekend including the 27th Annual Wassail Parade, Sat. 2pm, Holiday House Tour (Sat. 10-4pm), Yule Log, etc. see www.woodstockvt.com for schedule of activities and search youtube for a view of past Wassail Parades

Youtube video of the Wassail Parade   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vER_3nExrTw

Dec. 9, 10, 11 – Woodstock, VT – Wassail weekend at Billings Farm & Museum, Sat.  – traditional music at noon, Sun.-sleigh/wagon rides

Dec. 10 – Woodstock, VT – Ice skate with Santa, www.unionarena.org

Dec. 10 – Hartland,VT – Christmas Concert, Damon Hall, Hartland 3 Corners, 7:30pm

Dec. 10 – Hanover, NH – Faust, Met Opera, Dartmouth College Hopkins Center, 1 pm

Dec. 11 – Claremont, NH – Claremont Opera House, The Nutcracker Suite, 1 pm

Dec. 11 – Hartland, VT – Christmas Concert, Damon Hall, Hartland 3 Corners, 2pm

Dec. 11 – White River Junction, VT – Martin Sexton, Tupelo Music Hall, 7pm

Dec. 11 – Woodstock, VT – Annual Messiah Sing, 4pm, Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church

Dec. 11 – Plymouth Notch, VT – Coolidge Holiday Open House, Pres. Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site, 10-4pm, voted one of VT’s top Winter Events, wwww.HistoricVermont.org/Coolidge

Dec. 14 – Woodstock, VT – Winter Farmer’s Market, Masonic Hall, 2-6pm

Dec. 15 – Hanover, NH – The Christmas Revels, An Elizabethan celebration of the Winter Soltice, Dartmouth College Hopkins Center, 7pm

Dec. 16 – Hartland, VT – Indoor Farmer’s Market, Damon Hall, 4-7pm, Hartland 3 Corners

Dec. 16 – Hanover, NH – The Christmas Revels, An Elizabethan celebration of the Winter Soltice, Dartmouth College Hopkins Center, 7pm

Dec. 17 – Woodstock, VT – Ice skate with Santa, www.unionarena.org

Dec. 17 – Woodstock, VT – Musical Sing-a-long, 5pm, Shir Shalom’s sanctuary, shirshalom@me.com

Dec. 17 – Hanover, NH – The Christmas Revels, An Elizabethan celebration of the Winter Soltice, Dartmouth College Hopkins Center, 2pm and 7pm

Dec. 18- South Woodstock, VT – Christmas and Holiday Traditions – Community Pageant & Supper, 4pm, South Chapel in the village followed by a Holiday Potluck at the Firehouse.

Dec. 18 – Hanover, NH – The Christmas Revels, An Elizabethan celebration of the Winter Soltice, Dartmouth College Hopkins Center, 1pm and 5pm

Dec. 18 – Hartland, VT – Feminine Tone chorus, 4pm, Hartland Unitarian Universalist Church

Dec. 29 – White River Junction, VT – Riders of the Purple Sage, Tupelo Music Hall, 8pm


 

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MONTH LONG EVENTS:

Prince & Pauper Restaurant Special for the Month of Nov. – Woodstock, VT $16 for all Bistro Entrees including home madde bread and house salad – Sun. thru Thurs. only. Reservations:(802) 457-1818 

Windsor, VT – Two Trees Sculpture Garden – Sculptor Herb Ferris will have an outdoor sculpture garden with changing seasonal exhibits, Located on the corner of Main St. and State St. in Windsor, VT 

Billings Farm Museum – Woodstock, VT – Wagon Ride weekends – Sat/Sun in Nov. from 10:30-3pm

Nov. 2 – Hanover, NH – Dartmouth Wind Symphony, 7pm, Hopkins Center for Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Nov. 3-21- White River Junction, VT – Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps, Northern Stage, www.northernstage.org 802 296-7000

Nov. 5 – Woodstock, VT – Acoustic Little Feat, 7:30pm. Pentangle Arts, Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, www.pentanglearts.org, 802 457-3981

Nov. 5 – White River Junction, VT – Charlie Farren & Jon Butcher, 8pm, www.TupeloHall.com

Nov. 6 – West Windsor, VT – Holiday Bazaar – Ascutney Union Church. 9-2pm, 802 674-2484

Nov. 6 – White River Junction, VT – Dar Williams, 8pm, www.TupeloHall.com

Nov. 6 – Hanover, NH – Blair String Quartet, 11am & 8pm, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Nov. 7 – Lebanon, NH – 37th Annual Fall Antique Show, Lebanon High School, Evans Dr. – 10-4pm

Nov. 6-7, Nov.13-14, Nov. 20-21 – Woodstock, VT – Wagon Ride Weekends, Billings Farm & Museum 

Nov. 11 – White River Junction, VT – Paula Cole, 8pm, www.TupeloHall.com

Nov. 12 – Hartland, VT – INDOOR Farmer’s Market – Damon Hall, Hartland 3 Corners intersection

Nov. 11-14 – Woodstock, VT -Billings Farm Museum – Woodstock Vermont Film Festival (Films and documentaries from around the world) For further info Call (802) 457-2355 or www.billingsfarm.org

Nov. 13 – White River Junction, VT – Rusted Root, 8pm, www.TupeloHall.com

Nov. 20 – Claremont, NH – Claremont Opera House, Tartan Terrors – Celtic Music, Comedy and Dance, 8pm www.claremontoperahouse.com 603 542-4433

Nov. 20 – Woodstock, VT – Upper Valley Bluegrass Festival, Crooked Still and Dailey & Vincent, 7:30pm, Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, www.pentanglearts.org

Nov. 20 – Bridgewater, VT – Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar. Bridgewater Grange on Rt. 100A. 10-3pm

Nov. 21 – White River Junction, VT, David Bromberg Quartet, 7pm, www.TupeloHall.com

Nov. 21 – Brownsville, VT – Roast Beef Dinner – Brownsville Church

Nov. 25 – Woodstock, VT – Turkey Trot – 10 am – (Register at 8:30-9:30am Woodstock Elem. Sch, Benefit of Zack’s Place, www.zacksplacevt.org

Nov. 25 – Hartland, VT – Universalist Church, Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Nov. 26 – White River Junction, VT, Eddie Money, 8pm, www.TupeloHall.com

Nov. 26-27 – Woodstock, VT – Holiday Craft Fair -Woodstock Inn & Resort – 10-5pm

Nov. 26-28 – Woodstock, VT – Thanksgiving programs and activities – Billings Farm & Museum