March is just around the corner and the Maple sugaring process will be starting soon. I recommend a visit to Sugarbush Farm just outside of Woodstock in Taftsville (www.sugarbushfarm.com) . They have an educational display of their sugaring process – including a visit to their sugar house – the horses that pull the sugaring wagon are there for the kids and they have a tasting room where you can sample the different grades of maple syrup as well as the cheeses made at the farm. Naturally there is also a shop for purchasing many different Vermont products. You can visit anytime but note that Mar. 26-28 is Maple Open House Weekend with lots of special activities. A few notices of activities for March and April have been trickling in – they’re listed below. Check back often for updates.
March 5 – Woodstock, VT – Danu at the Woodstock Town Theatre, 7:30pm, Pentangle Arts (www.pentanglearts.org )
March 12-14 – Woodstock, VT – Special Olympics Winter Games – Opening Ceremonies – Mar. 12, 7pm on the Woodstock Green followed by fireworks from Mt. Tom. Come show your support!!
Sun. Mar. 14th – Brownsville, VT – Roast Beef Supper at the Brownsville Community Church
Wed. March 17 – Happy St. Patrick’s Day –Are you wearing green?
March 20 – Woodstock, VT – 2pm Puppet State Theatre Co. in “The Man Who Planted Trees”, (www.pentanglearts.org )
Mar. 20 – Suicide Six, Woodstock, VT – Vermont Antique Ski Race, 10:30am www.vermontskimuseum.org
Mar. 26-28 – Vermont – Maple Open House Weekend – check it out at www.vermontmaple.org
Apr. 1 – Hanover, NH – Dartmouth Spaulding Auditorium – Zakar Hussain and the Masters of Percussion. www.hop.dartmouth.edu
Apr. 3 – Woodstock, VT – Pentangle’s 13th Annual Community Showcase, 7:30pm (www.pentanglearts.org )
Apr. 8 – Woodstock, VT – Cherryholmes, 7:30pm Woodstock Town Theatre (www.pentanglearts.org )
Apr. 9/10 – Hanover, NH – Dartmouth Spaulding Auditorium – Reduced Shakespeare Company (comedy) www.hop.dartmouth.edu
Apr. 10 – Woodstock, VT – Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, 7:30 pm Woodstock Town Theatre –This is a benefit for Haiti
Apr. 11 – Brownsville, VT– Roast Beef Supper at the Brownsville, Church
Apr. 11 – Woodstock, VT – Theaatreworks USA in If You Give a Pig a Pancake & Other Story Books, 1pm & 4pm (www.pentanglearts.org )
Apr. 11 – Hanover, NH – Dartmouth Rollins Chapel, Chamberworks The Animal Kingdom – (performing songs about the animals from classical music – free www.hop.dartmouth.edu
Apr. 15 – Woodstock, VT – Janis Ian and Karla Bonoff, 7:30pm, Woodstock Town Theatre, (www.pentanglearts.org )
Apr. 15 – Hanover, NH – Dartmouth Spaulding Auditorium – Rokia Traore www.hop.dartmouth.edu
Apr. 17 – Hanover, NH – Dartmouth Spaulding Auditorium – Nicola Benedetti, violin www.hop.dartmouth.edu
Apr. 17 – Lebanon, NH – Lebanon Opera House – Aasif Mandvi – www.LebanonOperaHouse.org
Apr. 20 – White River Junction, VT – Flavors of the Valley – Held at Harford H.S. from 2 to 7pm. More than 50 grocers, restaurant owners, chefs, nonprofit leaders and farmers will offer samples and sell local products
Apr. 22 – Hanover, NH – Dartmouth Spaulding Auditorium – The Anat Cohen Quartet www.hop.dartmouth.edu
Apr. 24 – Lebanon, NH – Lebanon Opera House – The Wailin’ Jennys – www.LebanonOperaHouse.org
Apr. 29/30 – Hanover, NH – Dartmouth Spaulding Auditorium – Dartmouth College Gospel Choir www.hop.dartmouth.edu