Mar 062011
 

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News of Note:

New Cafe & Coffeehouse just 5 min. to the West of Woodstock – Woodbridge Cafe & Coffeehouse – Homemade goodies: Breakfast all day, Lunch & Dinner BYOB. M-F 7:30am-2pm, Fri/Sat 7:30-7:30pm(Open Mic), Sun &;30-7pm www.woodbridgecoffeehouse.com

Prince & Pauper Restaurant, Woodstock, VT – this great restaurant offers Spring specials from Sun – thru Thurs. until April 28th all bistro entrees are only $16 including home made bread & house salad 802 457-1818

Keeper’s Restaurant, Reading, VT – now open on Sundays 802 484-9090

Spooner’s Bar & Grill – Woodstock, VT – Mon.-Thurs. 2 for $22 Entrees, includes appetizer, salad, dessert 802 457-4066

Claire Murray Store – Ascutney, VT – March Madness Sale – Save 40-60% off storewide

Billings Farm and Museum is once again having it’s Woodstock Vermont Film Festival in partnership with the Environmental Film Festival in the nation’s Capital – check below for Apr. 2, and Apr. 16 802 457-2355 – $10/film, seating limited

The Kedron Valley Stables are operating their sleigh rides for the public again this season. See the Kedron Valley from behind a horse. Call the stables at 802/457-1480 for reservations.

Starting in February – First Fridays are back at the Kedron Valley Inn, South Woodstock, 457-1473 – Also Mon. is Italian night with Specials a la carte or 3 courses for $29 www.kedronvalleyinn.com

New Spot to visit in Windsor, VT – http://vermontfarmstead.com/

Experience Real Vermont – visit Sugarbush Farm, Taftsville, which offers detailed information/demos on maple sugaring, a cheese shop and sampling room for cheese and maple syrup, educational displays and of course, a gift shop full of Vermont specialties. They offer sleigh rides in the Winter behind those big draft horses that do double duty during sugaring season (typically March timeframe). During foliage season the drive to their farm across the Taftsville covered bridge offers some of the prettiest views of Vermont’s colorful leaves. If you run out of their Vermont products you can also order online until you’re back in VT again! http://www.sugarbushfarm.com/

Vermont Institute of Natural Resources (VINS) – Quechee, VT Winter hrs. 10-4pm 7 days/week-802 359-5000 or www.vinsweb.org Raptors Up Close at 2pm on Sat. & Sun. from Jan-Apr

Mar. 11-13 – Woodstock, VT – Vermont Special Olympic Winter Games at Suicide Six – Opening Ceremony on the Green on Friday night – 7:30pm with fireworks display over Mt. Tom

Mar. 12 – Hartland, VT – Famous Roast Beef Suppers – Hartland Congregational (Brick) Church, 5-7 pm, at Hartland 3 Corners next to Sumner Mansion, Adults $12, Children $6

Mar. 19, – Woodstock, VT – Dervish, 7:30pm, Town Hall, Pentangle Arts

Mar. 19 – Hartland, VT – Famous Roast Beef Suppers – Hartland Congregational (Brick) Church, 5-7 pm, at Hartland 3 Corners next to Sumner Mansion, Adults $12, Children $6

Mar. 19 – Woodstock, VT – Billings Farm & Museum, 3pm, The Cave of the Yellow Dog

Mar. 19 – 20 – Vermont – Tenth Annual Vermont Maple Open House, Sugar houses throughout the state are open to visitors – check the sites nearby on www.vermontmaple.org/open-house-weekend

Mar. 24 – Claremont. N.H. – Cherish the Ladies – Irish Music, Caremont Opera House, 603 542-4433

Mar. 26 – Woodstock, VT Winter Farmer’s Market, North Universalist Chapel Society social room, 10-1pm, 7 Church St.

Mar. 27 – Woodstock, VT – Fred Garbo Inflatable Theater Co., Town Hall, Pentangle Arts, 2pm

Apr. 2 – Woodstock, VT – 14th Annual Community Showcase: A Green Mountain Home Companion, 7:30 pm, Town Hall, Pentangle Arts

Apr. 2 -Woodstock, VT – Billings Farm & Museum, 3pm, The Garden

April 3 – White River Junction, Northern Stage Performance of The Rainmaker- 802 296-7000, www.northernstage.org

Apr. 7 – Lebanon, NH – The Johnny Clegg Band, 7:30 Lebanon Opera House

Apr. 13-May 1 – White River Junction, Northern Stage Performance of Evita – 802 296-7000, www.northernstage.org

Apr.16-24 – During National Park Week, April 16-24, 2011, entrance is free at the almost 400 national parks. In additon, there are lots of deals and discounts in the parks and in nearby cities.

Apr. 16 – Woodstock, VT – Billings Farm & Museum, 3pm, The Rabbit-Proof Fence

Apr. 16 – Claremont, NH – Sherrill Douglas starring in a musical tribute to Patsy Cline in “Crazy ‘Bout Patsy”, Claremont Opera House. 8pm, 603 542-4433

Apr. 23 – Woodstock, VT Winter Farmer’s Market, North Universalist Chapel Society social room, 10-1pm, 7 Church St.

Apr. 24 (Easter Sunday) – Woodstock, VT – Easter Brunch Buffet at the Woodstock Inn & Resort, 11-3pm , 802 457-6671

Apr. 24 (Easter Sunday) – Quechee, VT – Quechee Club restaurant 11-1:30pm

May 7- Bridgewater, VT – 37th Annual Bridgewater Raft Race, Sat. May 7, 2011, 12 noon -Rt 4, just west of Long Trail Brewery featuring home made rafts

May 8 – Hartland, VT – A big musical event is being planned by the Hartland Winter Trails. It will be an afternoon filled with live performances from many of the biggest names in the Upper Valley music scene. Mark the date on your calendar, and watch here for more details in the near future. http://www.hartlandwintertrails.org/

May 8 – Quechee, VT – Mother’s Day Brunch – Quechee Club restaurant, 11-1:30pm

May 12 – Woodstock, VT – Bruce Cockburn with band – Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 7:30pm

May 20 – Lebanon, NH – Kingston Trio – Lebanon Opera House, 7:30

May 21 – Woodstock, VT – An Acoustic Evening with Jon Anderson, 7:30pm, Woodstock Town Hall

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