31
Jul

Intro to the Fine Art of Pyrography with David Kreider

July 31, 2016 through July 31, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

If you have been charmed by the ancient art of woodburning and wondered if you could ever learn to create such handsome works of art, this two-day class will introduce you to the secrets of this rare artform. You will be introduced to a spectacular array of artists from around the world who are working in this medium, and as you choose a project to call your own David will coach you into bringing it to life. Students will have the opportunity to look over his shoulder as he works and to see firsthand how the fundamentals of burning and using the edges and settings of even a very basic tool can turn a pencil sketch into a masterpiece of art. You will have opportunity to experiment with different species of wood to build on their unique qualities, visual textures, and tones and try creating something new.


31
Jul

Making Fabric Pottery with Beth Ezold

July 31, 2016 through July 31, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

Learn how to make different sized round and oval bowls using: cording, fabric, thread, and your sewing machine. One style of handles will also be shown. When the bowls are completed, then the fun can begin with embellishments. Beth Ezoid has a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. After retiring from 33 years as a school teacher, she found that sewing had become a passion again. ( began when she was 10.) In her years of teaching, crafts was always part of her curriculum. SheI has been taking quilting classes since 2004 and enjoys the variety of projects. The fabric pottery has been part of her life for four years. Friends and family have enjoyed receiving them, and they have sold very well in consignment stores.


31
Jul

Silver Fabrication Workshop for All Levels & Ages with Harold Bosco

July 31, 2016 through July 31, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

This course is offered to meet the needs of a variety of students. A background in metals or Silver Fabrication 1 is strongly recommended. Students will design and craft one-of-a-kind jewelry creations. As in Fabrication 1, soldering, sawing and forming are taught and used to create these works. A very supportive and calm environment will prevail in the classroom to assure the enjoyment of your study. There is a $20 lab fee for consumables. Harold Bosco received an MA from University of MA studying fabrication, forging and casting metals. He has worked in silver and gold for 29 years, including fine gold repair and custom work. Harold exhibits at arts and craft shows throughout New England; has won awards for his designed jewelry, teaches classes and continually accepts apprentices.


31
Jul

Expressive Landscape Painting in Acrylic, Oil & Watercolor with Patricia Killian

July 31, 2016 through July 31, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

You may use watercolor, oil, or acrylic as your medium as you learn a keen observation of composition, spatial, rhythmic relationships and lyrical detail work. Whether you chose on-site drawing or photograph inspired landscapes, you will be creating your own expressive and interpretive painting. Patricia has a B.F.A fromTufts University & Boston Museum School and a M.F.A from the University of Pennsylvania. She taught Fine Arts at Lebanon College for twenty years. Her Art has been exhibited at the Institute of Contemorary Art, Philadelphia, Musemu of Fine art, Boston and New England Galleria


31
Jul

"On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!" FML's Summer Reading 2016

July 31, 2016 through August 31, 2016 88 Main Street, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

Everyone is invited to join the FML's exciting summer reading program. Stop by the library and sign up and receive your special library bag filled with a reading log and other surprises sure to the summer great!


31
Jul

Forever

July 31, 2016 through July 31, 2016 982 Rte 100, Weston, VT
DESCRIPTION

A One-Woman Tour de Force! Pulitzer finalist Dael Orlandersmith returns to Weston’s OtherStages with a celebrated and provocative new work. In this uplifting exploration of the family we are born into and the family we choose, Orlandersmith travels to the famed Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris where, by the graves of legendary artists such as Marcel Proust, Oscar Wilde, and Jim Morrison, she finds unexpected. Mature language and subject matter.


1
Aug

Youth Basket Class with Judith Nevin

August 1, 2016 through August 5, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

Spend the week and take home many baskets. This class is designed to give students the opportunity to learn variety of basket making techniques. The children will make many different baskets during the course of the week. Students do not need to bring any tools, the instructor will supply tools for the students to use. Judith Nevin has been making baskets for more than 20 years. She has traveled throughout the country researching baskets and their history. Judy is extremely interested in Native American and Shaker basketry and many of the baskets she has created herself reflect her interest is these cultures. She continues to study with basket makers from all over the country and has taught individual lessons, groups of school children and classes at Fletcher Farm School and several galleries. She is a member of the Society of Vermont Artists and Craftsmen, Inc.


1
Aug

Theorem Painting with Mary Avery

August 1, 2016 through August 5, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

Theorem is an oil painting as well as watercolor painting on paper or creamy velveteen created by applying paint through the aid of a series of stencils. The concept of Early American Reproduction and history of this technique that was popular in the 1800’s will be included in this class. Students will learn the technique in the theoremetrical manner for preparation of velvet, cut their own stencils, and learn the process of mixing colors, how to shade and fine line work. The student will be able to complete a finished picture suitable for framing or bell pulls, sewing cases, and similar projects. A variety of patterns will be available which consists primarily of flowers or fruit often arranged in a bowl or basket-sometimes bird or butterflies. Framing will be taught as well. This course is available for beginning as well as advanced students.


1
Aug

Introduction to Impressionist Full Color Painting with Marcia Wise

August 1, 2016 through August 5, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

This workshop loosens the student up by it’s bold and fearless approach to using color, as it gives everyone a hands-on opportunity to jump into painting right away. We will cover the elements of a good painting and drawing skills with an introduction to the Impressionist Color Theory utilizing block studies working outdoors, weather permitting. (The workshop will combine plein air painting with studio color studies. Students will also be asked to bring photographs for reference studies.) We will learn how to simplify scenes into shapes of color values beginning with blocks studies, and then integrating simple rounded objects as we move toward creating simple landscape paintings. Students will be moved along quickly with critiques each day, often at the end of a painting session or after applying a color note, while also getting attendees to begin to critique their own work and other’s as well.


1
Aug

Polymer Clay and Forged Wire Jewelry with Christine Damm

August 1, 2016 through August 2, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

Even if you've never worked with polymer clay before or already have experience with wire working, come learn to texture, paint and layer polymer clay onto forged (hammered) wire forms you make yourself. This technique can be adapted to the making of all kinds of jewelry elements, like pendants, earrings, and chains. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination. On Day 1 we'll form, texture and cure your polymer pieces, then color them with a variety of paints, pastels and crayons. On Day 2, these elements will be attached to shapes forged from wire, using more polymer and a polymer medium to join them together, adding findings, ear wires and jump rings to produce wearable pieces. Students will have access to the instructor's extensive collection of coloring materials and will have individual attention with color choices and learning basic skills for hammering and working with wire.


1
Aug

Multiple Media Pyrography and Pyrogravure Coloree with David Kreider

August 1, 2016 through August 5, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

If you have been charmed by the ancient art of woodburning and wondered if you could ever learn to create such handsome works of art, this two-day class will introduce you to the secrets of this rare art form. You will be introduced to a spectacular array of artists from around the world who are working in this medium, and as you choose a project to call your own David will coach you into bringing it to life. Students will have the opportunity to look over his shoulder as he works and to see firsthand how the fundamentals of burning and using the edges and settings of even a very basic tool can turn a pencil sketch into a masterpiece of art. You will have opportunity to experiment with different species of wood to build on their unique qualities, visual textures, and tones and try something new.


3
Aug

Toddler and Preschool Story Time

August 3, 2016 through August 17, 2016 88 Main Street, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

Each week features a theme, music, and a craft or activity


3
Aug

Glass Painting with Lisa Gray

August 3, 2016 through August 3, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

This class will give you tips on how to successfully paint glass. Since glass is a non-absorbent surface it doesn’t allow paint to adhere to it easily therefore the subject you are painting needs to be simplified. Simplifying your design does not have to detract from the end result, in fact it can be very appealing. Learn how to work the paint without smudging, your patience will be rewarded and the art of glass painting will become easier in the process. In this class you will create a set of glasses and one other glass project to work on during drying time.


3
Aug

2016 Cavendish FREE Summer Concert Series

August 3, 2016 through August 10, 2016 Route 131, Proctorsville, VT
DESCRIPTION

The lineup begins - July 6th with the ever-popular Gypsy Reel July 13th with a newcomer to this series, Alison Turner 20th we will hear from returning regular Sensible Shoes July 27th the Green Brothers Band August 3rd it is perennial favorite Chris Kleeman August 10th it’s Vermont’s great Cajun band Yankee Chank. The Cavendish Community and Conservation Association will again coordinate the series. All concerts are free and open to the public, so grab your lawn chair, a picnic and a cold drink, and join your friends and neighbors to enjoy plenty of rollicking good music from the gazebo. The summer concert series has a long history in Proctorsville and many area residents reserve Wednesday evenings to listen to the live music. As always, the concerts will be held unless severe weather threatens. In case of rain, alternative plans will be announced on the Cavendish Facebook page. If you would like to help, we would like to hear from you. Call Robin at 226-7736 to volunteer or for more information on the concerts.


4
Aug

Discovery Day Camp on Thursday Mornings at The Nature Museum

August 4, 2016 through August 11, 2016 186 Townsend Road, Grafton, VT
DESCRIPTION

Reconnect your kids with the rhythms of nature this summer during a weekly Thursday morning day camp, for kids 8 and under. Join our Environmental Educator to explore habitats, encounter animals, and discover the natural world. Experience hands-on nature learning through fun games, interactive activities, and outdoor explorations. Whether kids come once or become a regular camper, they will explore the wonders of nature. We invite 3- and 4-year-olds to attend only if they are accompanied by a guardian. We offer natural science summer camps that are guaranteed to increase the health, happiness, and well-being of kids. Summer camp can do wonders for kids’ self-confidence and independence, not to mention being a blast for both of you (hello kid-free time!). Our campers venture to forests, streams and ponds with seasoned Environmental Educators which put them in tune with the natural world.


4
Aug

Big Insane Games!

August 4, 2016 through August 4, 2016 88 Main Street, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

Mike Randall and his Big Blue Trunk of fun will be set up on the back lawn for an afternoon of silliness and fun. Everyone is invited to try their hand at such crazy games as Life Size Angry Birds Sling Shot, Cannon Ball Square Pants, wacky ring toss and much more. Balloons animals will round out this extra special afternoon of fun!


4
Aug

Mama Mia!

August 4, 2016 through August 20, 2016 12 Park Street, Weston, VT
DESCRIPTION

You’ll be dancing in the aisles! The Vermont Premiere of one of Broadway’s longest-running hits is this summer’s feel-good musical. "Mamma Mia!" unfolds on a Greek island paradise when a daughter’s quest to discover her father’s identity brings three men from her mother’s past to the island they visited together 20 years earlier. Propelled by the irresistible songs of ABBA, it’s a jukebox musical journey filled with love and laughter.


5
Aug

Hops in the Hills Beer & Wine Festival

August 5, 2016 through August 7, 2016 77 Okemo Ridge Rd., Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

Top Ten 2016 Summer Event Winner - Sample over 50 craft beers, over a dozen hard ciders and over 20 wines - all while hanging out in the beautiful courtyard at Okemo's Jackson Gore Inn. Enjoy a great lineup of live music, delicious local food and goods from neighborhood crafters. This event is family - friendly, featuring our Adventure Zone with the Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster, zipline tours and more! We gladly welcome picnic baskets and lawn chairs.


5
Aug

Okemo's Annual Hops in the Hills Beer & Wine Festival presented by William Raveis/Vermont Properties and Development Inc

August 5, 2016 through August 7, 2016 111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

Named a Vermont Chamber of Commerce Top Ten Summer Event. Sample more than 50 craft beers and ciders from area brewers and enjoy a selection of fine wines as well. The festival showcases a great lineup of live music, craft vendors, assorted food trucks and the great outdoors at Okemo’s Jackson Gore Inn courtyard. Okemo’s Adventure Zone offers zipline tours, miniature golf, Segway PT tours, a treetop challenge course and mountain coaster. Beer pairing dinners will be offered Friday and Saturday evening. On Saturday, local restaurants will vie for the title of Okemo Valley Chicken Wing Champion with the winner determined by attendee votes. Friday 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday noon to 7 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Free admission. Call (802) 228-1600.


5
Aug

LIVE MUSIC with Ali Turner

August 5, 2016 through October 21, 2016 1342 Hwy 106, Perkinsville, VT
DESCRIPTION

Join us for Live Music every Friday (year-round) outside on the deck (weather permitting), otherwise in the tavern. Check out our full line-up: June 10 - Erik Boedtker, June 17 - Draa Hobbs, June 24 - Johnny O, July 1 - Peter Neri, July 8 - Erik Boedtker, July 15 - Johnny O, July 29 - Dave Clark, Aug 5 - Ali T, Aug 12 - Johnny O, Aug 19 Dave Clark, Sept 2 - Chris Kleeman, Sept 9 - Johnny O, Sept. 16 - Erik Boedtker, Sept 23 - Ali T, Sept 30 - Draa Hobbs, Oct. 7 - Dave Clark, Oct. 14 - Chris Kleeman, Oct. 21 - Ali T


5
Aug

Jackson Gore Summer Music Series presented by William Raveis/Vermont Properties and Development Inc.

August 5, 2016 through September 2, 2016 111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

Enjoy a free lawn concert with regional musical guests every Friday evening from June 10 through Sept. 2. Pack the lawn chairs or picnic blankets and bring the family to enjoy live music and an outdoor barbecue from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Jackson Gore Inn courtyard at Okemo Mountain Resort. Call (802) 228-1600. 10-Jun Rick Redington and the Luv 17-Jun Gypsy Reel 24-Jun 2adam12 1-Jul Studio 2 The Beatles Tribute 8-Jul Vermont Symphony Orchestra 15-Jul Cold Chocolate 22-Jul Satin and Steel 29-Jul Jenni Johnson and the Jazz Jenketeers 12-Aug Dr. T and the Versatiles 19-Aug Tony Lee Thomas 26-Aug Chris Kleeman 2-Sep CK3


6
Aug

Quilter's Choice Class with Susan Balch

August 6, 2016 through August 12, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

This an opportunity to pick your own project , set your own goals, and receive highly personalized instruction in a creative and supportive atmosphere. You may choose to bring a work-in-progress , a project you are "stuck on", or a new project. If you are feeling adventurous, just bring a selection of fabrics and Susan will guide you in exploring ides or working intuitively to create a piece. If you are new to quilting or would like to try something new, Susan will guide you with ideas tailored to your individual skills and preferences. Demonstrations, discussions, and critique will be provided on a as needed basis. The small group setting is ideal for sharing ideas and brainstorming solutions. This class maybe taken as a 5 day class or a 7 day class.


6
Aug

Weave a Necktie Chairseat with Joyce Fuller

August 6, 2016 through August 7, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

If you just can't throw out those old neckties here is the perfect way tyo give them a new life! Find an old chair or rocker that was made for a woven or rush seat, and learn to weave the strongest seat you can imagine. No previous weaving skills are required, and there are no special tools involved. Go to the flea markets and antique shops to find that perfect chair and a variety of silk ties! These chairs have country flair and are fun to make and are great gifts for men. Basic sewing machine skills are required. Joyce will have ties available to purchase for students needing extras. If you need ties for a whole chair seat please contact the instructor as soon as possible.


6
Aug

How to Draw Cartoons with Robert Brunelle Jr

August 6, 2016 through August 7, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

In this class students will learn the basics of drawing cartoons, humorous pictures and caricatures. Topics will include: designing characters, setting up panels for strips or comic books, writing speech balloons, depicting motion, drawing backgrounds, setting up gags and punchlines, and using various drawing media, including digital, to create your cartoons. Robert Brunelle, Jr. is a painter, book illustrator, and political cartoonist. His comic strip, “Mr. Brunelle Explains It All”, has been amusing readers of the Funny Times since 1997, and may be seen on the on-line comics sites www.blacklinecomics.com and www.politecompany.com. Since 1981 he has been the art teacher at the Browns River Middle School, and since 1995 he has served as the president of the Northern Vermont Artist Association. You may see examples of his paintings and cartoons at www.mrbrunelle.com.


6
Aug

Ex_Machina Movie

August 6, 2016 through August 6, 2016 37 Depot Street, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

Ex Machina is a 2015 British-American science fiction psychological thriller film. Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at an internet-search giant, wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company's brilliant and reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac). Upon his arrival, Caleb learns that Nathan has chosen him to be the human component in a Turing Test-charging him with evaluating the capabilities, and ultimately the consciousness, of Nathan's latest experiment in artificial intelligence. That experiment is Ava (Alicia Vikander), a breathtaking A.I. whose emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated--and more deceptive--than the two men could have imagined. The movie is rated R.


6
Aug

Ex_Machina

August 6, 2016 through August 6, 2016 37 Depot Street, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

"Ex_Machina" will be FOLA's next film at the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium on Saturday, August 6 at 7 PM. Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at an internet-search giant, wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company's brilliant and reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac). Upon his arrival, Caleb learns that Nathan has chosen him to be the human component in a Turing Test-charging him with evaluating the capabilities, and ultimately the consciousness, of Nathan's latest experiment in artificial intelligence. That experiment is Ava (Alicia Vikander), a breathtaking A.I. whose emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated--and more deceptive--than the two men could have imagined. The film is free; donations are appreciated. Berkshire Bank will supply popcorn for the film while FOLA will offer water. Information, (802) 228-7239 or www.fola.us.


8
Aug

Porcelain Dollmaking with Barbara Blanchard

August 8, 2016 through August 12, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

Complete a choice of Antique reproduction dolls (1) Nancy Girl Molded hair decorated with two molded bows. Head-Torso doll with molded shoes, painted eyes (doll size 6”) or (2) Sweet William who will pair up quite nicely with many of the all bisque girls as a big or little brother. He too has molded hair, molded socks and shoes, painted eyes and head-torso in one. (doll size 6 ¾”) Barbara Blanchard is a certified Seeley Doll Instructor since 1994. She owned a studio in Ct and has been teaching Porcelain Doll Making since 1995. She was awarded a Red Ribbon at the Doll Convention in New York for one of her dolls. She also specializes in an array of other molds, something for each month or occasion of the year.


8
Aug

Chip Carving Workshop with Wayne Barton

August 8, 2016 through August 12, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

Enjoy learning the art of chip carving. This class is designed for all levels. Beginning carvers will learn all the basics including proper sharpening and how to carve borders, grids, rosettes, lettering and more. For the more advanced students, projects will be presented to increase your carving skills and challenge your imagination. You’ll be amazed how much students learn carving together at different levels. Wayne Barton is a professional woodcarver living in Park Ridge, Illinois with his wife Marlies, their four children having left the nest. First given an interest in woodcarving at the age of five by his Norwegian grandfather, he has had a love for woodcarving all his life. Mr. Barton took his formal training in the woodcarving center of Brienz, Switzerland, and his carvings can be found in private collections in Europe, Asia, and North America.


8
Aug

Beginning/Intermediate Rosemaling with Barbara Gutheil

August 8, 2016 through August 12, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

Traditional Norwegian Folk Painting is a sophisticated country art, that was practiced principally from about 1700 to 1850. We will practice color mixing and brush strokes. We will use artists oil paints and concentrate on the Telmark and Hellingdal styles of painting on wooden items. Barbara Gutheil first started decorative painting in 1979 with Bauernmalerei painter Pipka and continued to attend these classes in the Midwest. Barbara has been Rosemaling since 1996, studying with Eldred Arntzen, noted American Rosemaler, and in Norway with Eli Saelid, Anne Kertveit, Turid Fatland, and Johild Maeland.


8
Aug

Primitive Stenciling Open Workshop with Sande Snyder

August 8, 2016 through August 12, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

Join Sande and her creativity, enthusiasm and fine instruction to create your own Primitive Village on decorative wood items, floor cloths, headboards, your cabinet doors and more! You'll have fun designing background and details around stencils by Donna Bernardo. Let your imagination fly free and be your own “Town Planner”, creating the town of your dreams. Hands on guidance will be provided for painting at your own speed. This technique is easy to learn and so satisfying! Students will go home with many finished, one of a kind primitive art in the style of Rufus Porter and others. Sande Snyder is a Syracuse Univ. graduate with a BS in education. She has studied decorative painting with Lorraine McGowan, CDA, for the past six years and has taken several courses with Donna Bernardo. She was a member of Donna's class which painted the large mural in the Meadowview Room.


8
Aug

Quilting Quick & Easy with Mimi Strack

August 8, 2016 through August 10, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

This class will offer a series of quilts that are easy, quick, and economical – perfect for donations to charities. Learn how to use your extra fabric, how to organize, how to select and modify designs to maximize use of fabric, and how to set up your own kits. While the focus of the class will be on making tops, students will learn various options on finishing techniques. Mimi Strack has been making quilts for more than thirty years; quilting professionally and teaching quilting since 1981; has a broad background in many aspects of quiltmaking, especially hand techniques, fabric/color coordination, and design; serves as a quilt judge; does freelance commission work; has extensive teaching experience including Fletcher Farm School; active member of Cornerstone Quilters Guild.


8
Aug

Ludlow Vermont's August Blood Drive

August 8, 2016 through August 8, 2016 111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

There's no greater gift you can offer than giving blood. Come out and join us on Monday August 8th to give your gift. You can even use your RapidPass! Walk-in or set up an appointment.


11
Aug

Painting with Water Mixable Oils with Robert Sydorowich

August 11, 2016 through August 12, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

Local artist Robert Sydorowich will provide you with the hands on techniques you need to master this exciting new medium. You'll learn what water-soluble oil color is, it's unique characteristics, including safe and easy soap and water cleanup and why H2O oils is generating so much enthusiasm among artists. Water-soluble oils make painting easier and more fun than ever before, you get the buttery flexibility of oil painting without the use of any harsh solvents. It will change the way you paint, you may never go back traditional oils again. The instructor will start with a painting demonstration giving tips and cautions for using water-soluble oils. The class will then go on their own and apply these principles to their own work. The workshop is for all levels- beginners, intermediate and advance a painters will benefit from these strategies.


11
Aug

Murder for Two

August 11, 2016 through September 4, 2016 982 Rte 100, Weston, VT
DESCRIPTION

Two Actors, Thirteen Roles, and Two Pianos! Classic musical comedy meets madcap murder mystery in this theatrical whodunit. Small town cop Marcus Moskowitz tries desperately to prove his sleuthing skills and solve the murder of the Great American Novelist Arthur Whitney before the real detective shows up. Join us for this hilarious mixture of music and mayhem on our OtherStages, fresh from its extended Off-Broadway run!


12
Aug

Digital Macro Photography with Camera, iPad or iPhone with Sonya Vickers

August 12, 2016 through August 14, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

This course is all about taking pictures close up of small things. Both point-and-shoot small cameras and SLR cameras with interchangeable lenses do an excellent job of getting a close look at nature. The iPhone and iPad also make interesting tools for macro. All levels of ability are covered from “I just got this camera and don’t know a thing” to “I need to expand my knowledge of my D-SLR”. I will first get you better acquainted with your camera so that you can use all of its capabilities. Then we will explore nature from bugs eyes to the center of flowers. There will even be microscopes available for a closer look. The photographs you take can either be an art form or be used for identification.


12
Aug

LIVE MUSIC with Johnny O

August 12, 2016 through September 9, 2016 1342 Hwy 106, Perkinsville, VT
DESCRIPTION

Join us for Live Music every Friday (year-round) outside on the deck (weather permitting), otherwise in the tavern. Check out our full line-up: June 24 - Johnny O, July 1 - Peter Neri, July 8 - Erik Boedtker, July 15 - Johnny O, July 29 - Dave Clark, Aug 5 - Ali T, Aug 12 - Johnny O, Aug 19 Dave Clark, Sept 2 - Chris Kleeman, Sept 9 - Johnny O, Sept. 16 - Erik Boedtker, Sept 23 - Ali T, Sept 30 - Draa Hobbs, Oct. 7 - Dave Clark, Oct. 14 - Chris Kleeman, Oct. 21 - Ali T


13
Aug

Collage Vest Class with Cher Rezendes

August 13, 2016 through August 15, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

Time to get out those small scraps of fabric, ribbon and lace (that were left over from your favorite sewing and quilt projects), but never had the heart to throw away. Through careful design, composition and a variety of surface design techniques participants will turn a collection of mismatched pieces of fabric into a beautiful quilted vest. Cheryl Rezendes is the author of Fabric Surface Design. She received her training as a painter at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. After graduation she made her living as a custom clothier while pursuing her own artwork as a mixed-media collage artist. She has been working almost exclusively with fiber since 1997. Cheryl has worked as an elementary school art teacher, interior designer, and as an art columnist for a daily newspaper as well as currently writing for Stitch-It...Today.


13
Aug

Stained Glass Class with Barbara Klumb

August 13, 2016 through August 14, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

If you’ve always marveled at those beautiful stained glass windows and lamps and wondered how it was done, this is the class for you! Beginners will learn how to score, break, fit and solder stained glass and will be able to finish 3 or more projects depending on complexity. Intermediate students are encouraged to bring ideas and designs you would like to do or the instructor will help you select from many possible choices (i.e. Jewelry boxes, small lamps, window designs). Barbara Klumb is the owner and operator of Stained Glass Plus. She holds a BS degree in Art Education from Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY. She has 25 years’ experience in stained glass work and was the owner of the stained glass shop in Hillsboro, NH for 8 years. Barbara has done repairs and restoration of stained glass windows in several historical buildings and churches in NH.


13
Aug

Pit Roasting Hands-on Cooking Class

August 13, 2016 through August 13, 2016 1342 Hwy 106, Perkinsville, VT
DESCRIPTION

10-1 pm – Demo & hands-on Class ~ 165. per person Return for dinner at 6 pm in the wine cellar Every year, we fire up the stone-lined garden pit and roast parts and sometimes a whole animal. Join us for this unique cooking experience where we build a fire the night before, move the coals over to set the meat wrapped in cheese cloth and ferns and corn husks. Weather permitting, we’ll prep under the garden’s apple trees then eat lunch in The Hidden Kitchen. At 6 pm, return to the inn for a pre-set tasting menu prepared by our chef to continue the salute to Native American cooking. Special guest host Abenaki Chief Roger Longtoe Sheehan and his wife, professional story tellers and indigenous tribe leaders, share the natives cooking and farming techniques. Class & dinner included. (drinks, tax, gratuity not included at dinner).


14
Aug

5th Annual Hot Dog Cook-Off

August 14, 2016 through August 14, 2016 698 Route 11 West, Chester, VT
DESCRIPTION

Fun for the whole family - come out and join us for the 5th annual Hot-Dog Cook-Off. Lots of food and a silent auction to benefit the local charity; Chester-Andover Family Center. Prizes for the best Dogs Music too!


14
Aug

An Evening With David E. Sanger

August 14, 2016 through August 14, 2016 12 Park Street, Weston, VT
DESCRIPTION

New York Times’ National Security Correspondent David E. Sanger returns to Weston Playhouse for a special lecture, “A Raucous Election. A World Afire.” Tickets are on sale now and include Sanger’s take on current events, and a moderated audience question and answer session, followed by a dessert reception with an opportunity to meet, mingle, and discuss. Reserve your tickets in advance before they sell out!


15
Aug

Exploring Small Things in Nature through Drawing with Sonya Vickers

August 15, 2016 through August 19, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

Have you ever really observed a bug long enough to be able to draw it? This course will introduce students to observation of natural objects and allow them to learn details that are too easy to miss in our fast paced world. There will be time to sit in a meadow and observe the kinds of flowers that grow there and the tiny bugs that make these flowers their home. We will also explore the life in a nearby stream by actually getting into it. Field microscopes will be available to spy on a very different world than the one we inhabit. Students will be able to record their observations in a nature journal similar to the ones made by Lewis and Clark on their journey across the continent. Ages 7-15


15
Aug

Stained Glass Open Workshop with Barbara Klumb

August 15, 2016 through August 19, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

This class will give beginner students a chance to develop their skills in stained glass and complete several more complex projects. Intermediate students may choose more advanced designs; lampshades, boxes, kaleidoscopes or large window designs. If you have any stained glass designs that are broken, bring them in, and we'll also work on stained glass repair. Barbara Klumb is the owner and operator of Stained Glass Plus. She holds a BS degree in Art Education from Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY. She has 25 years’ experience in stained glass work and was the owner of the stained glass shop in Hillsboro, NH for 8 years. Barbara has done repairs and restoration of stained glass windows in several historical buildings and churches in NH.


17
Aug

Walking and Leadership Retreat: aWALKening to Personal Leadership (Aug. 17-19)

August 17, 2016 through August 19, 2016 45 Kingdom Road, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

NOTE: Early Bird Discount ends on April 30, 2016. Rejuvenate yourself while cultivating your own brand of leadership. The Inn at Water's Edge, in Ludlow, VT will serve as the perfect setting for the 3-day aWALKening to Personal Leadership retreat. (www.aWALKening.com.) Enjoy walking, relaxation and reflection time and engage in discovery activities related to a multi-dimensional model of leadership. Walking will be on country roads and at the state park nearby. The Inn's renowned food and charming innkeepers will round out this fun and renewing experience. The retreat will be co-led by two internationally certified leadership coaches, trainers and experienced walkers. Gain clarity about your path and the impact you want to have. Walking awakens connection to the inner self, especially when done in nature. From this place it is easier to claim what leadership means in your life.


18
Aug

Read With Oreo

August 18, 2016 through August 18, 2016 88 Main Street, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

School age children are invited to the library to read a story with Oreo the Reading Dog.


19
Aug

LIVE MUSIC with Dave Clark

August 19, 2016 through October 7, 2016 1342 Hwy 106, Perkinsville, VT
DESCRIPTION

Join us for Live Music every Friday (year-round) outside on the deck (weather permitting), otherwise in the tavern. Check out our full line-up: July 29 - Dave Clark, Aug 5 - Ali T, Aug 12 - Johnny O, Aug 19 Dave Clark, Sept 2 - Chris Kleeman, Sept 9 - Johnny O, Sept. 16 - Erik Boedtker, Sept 23 - Ali T, Sept 30 - Draa Hobbs, Oct. 7 - Dave Clark, Oct. 14 - Chris Kleeman, Oct. 21 - Ali T


20
Aug

Hypertufa for the Garden with Bonnie Gale

August 20, 2016 through August 20, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

In this fun and messy one-day class, students will make several different hypertufa (false stone) shallow troughs as well as many garden ornaments. Hypertufa is a mix of Portland Cement®, sand and peat moss which can be molded on the inside or outside of a rigid shape. Hypertufa troughs help alpine plants over-winter and add interesting texture to the garden. The workshop will start with a PowerPoint presentation. Students will then make two basic troughs each, one inside and one outside a provided form. Students will then have a choice of garden ornaments. Color and embellishments will be explored in the trough making and ornaments. Students need to dress for the mess. A list of simple supplies to bring to class will be provided.


20
Aug

Nature Drawing & Journaling with Sonya Vickers

August 20, 2016 through August 21, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

Where Science meets Art: Have you ever really observed a bug long enough to be able to draw it? This course will introduce students to observation of natural objects and allows them to learn details that were too easy to miss in our fast paced world. There will be time to sit in a meadow and observe the kind of flowers that grow there, and the tiny bugs that make these flowers their homes. We will also explore the life in a nearby stream by actually getting into it. Field microscopes will be available to spy on a very different world than the one we inhabit. Students will record their observations in a nature journal similar to the ones made by Lewis & Clark on their journey across the continent.


20
Aug

Needle Felting Open Workshop with Sue Carey

August 20, 2016 through August 22, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

This is an opportunity to sculpture your favorite animal or bird by needle felting with wool. Because of the intimate class size, the instructor will be able to give individualized attention so that students can create a preferred item. Planning, designing, and producing felted shapes will be discussed. Various felting techniques will be taught so that students can realize their own ideas. If unique colors of wool are desired, please contact the instructor before the workshop. Sue Carey first started raising sheep 30 years ago and became interested in using her sheep’s fiber for needle felting over 20 years ago. Being a fiber artist and shepherd, are two passions that integrate extremely well with the sheep’s wool providing raw material for her artistic endeavors. As a shepherd, she has gained extensive knowledge of wool including proper ways of nurturing, genetics, handing, and processing.


20
Aug

Useful Baskets with Judith Nevin

August 20, 2016 through August 21, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

We will be making two baskets this weekend. The Double Wine Basket is made with a high handle, filled bottom and a divider to keep your bottles safe. The basket measures 8 ½” x 3” x 8 ½”. The Twill Container is square to round and has two different types of twill. The basket measures 9” at the top and stands 8” tall. Students will be learning to carve handles, skids and rims. Judith Nevin has been making baskets for more than 20 years. She has traveled throughout the country researching baskets and their history. Judy is extremely interested in Native American and Shaker basketry and many of the baskets she has created herself reflect her interest is these cultures. She continues to study with basket makers from all over the country and has taught individual lessons, groups of school children and classes at Fletcher Farm School and several galleries.


20
Aug

Farm Dinner

August 20, 2016 through August 20, 2016 1342 Hwy 106, Perkinsville, VT
DESCRIPTION

For over 12 years, The Inn at Weathersfield has been celebrating their local farm partnerships and featuring them at this annual outdoor event. In 2016, the inn will feature Epraim Mountain Farm, Hemingway Farm and Chickering Farm. Join us for this multi course dinner. Enjoy live music. Bring your friends and make new ones. Bid on silent auction items to benefit the local Springfield Area Parent & Child Center. Rain or Shine (held inside if weather issue) Ticket price (doesn't include tax/gratuity)


20
Aug

Farmhouse Dinner Series

August 20, 2016 through September 17, 2016 77 Okemo Ridge Rd., Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

Coleman Brook Tavern, Okemo Mountain Resort’s premier restaurant, is introducing a Farmhouse Dinner Series. Six communal, artisan dinners featuring great hospitality, a fun atmosphere and delicious local foods are scheduled on Saturday evenings throughout the summer. Coleman Brook Tavern’s Farmhouse Dinners will celebrate the bounty of Vermont’s terroir, its producers and food creations in a family-style setting. One large table will be set for dinner and everyone will eat together. Each week will feature a different menu and some of Okemo’s farmer partners will be in attendance. The Farmhouse Dinner Series is offered with very limited seating and reservations are required. Dinner is $55 per person. Diners may call Coleman Brook Tavern at 802-228-1435 to secure their place at the table for this not-to-be-missed dining opportunity. More information is available at okemo.com/farmhousedinner.


21
Aug

Natural Soap Making with Bonnie Gale

August 21, 2016 through August 21, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

In this one day class, students will have the opportunity to make healing old-fashioned soap while learning the history of soapmaking. We will be making vegetarian soap with pure olive oil and goat’s milk. Each student will learn how to make soap from scratch with oils and lye and go home with 10 pounds which is 30 bars of wonderfully colored and scented soap. Students will have the option to add natural color and pure essential oils as well as herbs and oatmeal. A recipe sheet for various types of soap is included in the fee Please wear old clothes or bring an apron. This class is a lot of fun! A list of simple supplies to bring to class will be provided.


24
Aug

Gorgeous Impressionism and Dynamic Expression in Pastel with Robert Carsten

August 24, 2016 through August 26, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

Pastel is well-suited for utilizing these two magnificent styles of painting. Robert will present and demonstrate distinguishing features and techniques of each with the aim of enhancing drama, strength, expression and beauty in your pastel paintings. Working from sketches and photos in the landscape subject matter of your choice, learn to build form by layering strokes with an expanded palette of color and limited value range. Composition, linear and atmospheric perspective, practical color theory, and attention to achieving vibrant, textural surfaces distinguish this workshop by a very popular, nationally acclaimed instructor, arts writer and exhibitions juror. This fun and educational workshop will consist of demonstrations, critique, and lots of painting time. All levels welcome. Materials list provided upon registration


25
Aug

Get Ready for Kindergarten Story Time

August 25, 2016 through August 25, 2016 88 Main Street, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

Calling all soon to be Kindergartners! Bring your family to the library to listen to some fun Kindergarten stories, meet new friends and take home some fantastic learning tools. Please register early to save your place


25
Aug

Fabulous Fibers, Working with Wool with Sandi Cirillo

August 25, 2016 through August 28, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

In this 4 day class, students will learn about natural dyeing and commercial dyes and their effect on wool. We will use the colors we produce to make a variety of projects ranging from felted landscapes emphasizing textural qualities and 3 dimensional bowls and felted scarves using wet and needle felting techniques. This class will expand your horizons as you think about the properties of wool and how natural and man made fibers go hand in hand to create beautiful and unique pieces of fiber art. All that is required of this class is a desire to learn and a lot of enthusiasm. Don't be sheepish....... sign up for this class now. Sandi Cirillo, a retired art educator, currently lives in Searsport, Maine and has been a fiber artist for over 20 years.


25
Aug

All My Sons

August 25, 2016 through September 4, 2016 12 Park Street, Weston, VT
DESCRIPTION

Tensions ignite as family secrets are revealed in the fiery drama that won Arthur Miller his first Tony Award for playwriting. In the tradition of the great Greek tragedies, the play unfolds over a single day as Joe Keller, a decent, hard-working man, is forced to accept responsibility for a past action, freeing his son from a life of guilt and persecution. "All My Sons" is the second of Weston's American Masters offerings and is produced in partnership with Burlington's Flynn Center.


26
Aug

"Cruise-In" - Okemo Valley Antique & Classic Car/Motorcycle Show

August 26, 2016 through August 26, 2016 25 Pond St, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

Please join us Friday August 26th for the Fun Run scavenger hunt followed by a Cruise In at Bensons Chevrolet Cruise In and early car/motorcycle show registration. Pizza from Goodman’s American Pie, music, family fun. FUN RALLY AROUND THE OKEMO VALLEY The fun rally will cover about forty miles on mostly paved roads. You are given a prescribed route and must find the answers to supplied questions as you travel the roads. This is an untimed event but you will supply the total mileage for the trip. The ones with most correct answers wins. Three prizes will be awarded. In the case of a tie, tie breaker questions will be included. Come join us and have some fun. All are welcome to participate Pick up questions at the Okemo Valley Chamber of Commerce office anytime after 2 PM on Friday, August 26th. Return the answer sheet to Benson's Chevrolet between 5 and 6 PM. Look for a small blue mini pickup on the lot. The rally master, Paul Nevin, will be with his mini to collect your answer sheets. Winners will be determined before the end of the cruise in at 8 PM.


27
Aug

Wild World of Mushrooms with The Nature Museum

August 27, 2016 through August 27, 2016 186 Townshend Rd, Grafton, VT
DESCRIPTION

Join a wild edible mushrooming adventure called "The Wild World of Mushrooms” on Saturday, August 27th. Your mycological tour guide, Ari Rockland-Miller, will give a colorful presentation introducing the region’s most distinctive and delicious species, followed by a guided foray in the rich woods nearby. Ari makes mushroom hunting accessible, safe, and wildly entertaining. Rockland-Miller will introduce participants to the Northeast’s safest and most distinctive gourmet and medicinal fungi, emphasizing his “ForageCast” strategy. Workshop participants will also discover how to best cook these fruits of the forest when our wild finds are served up right on the spot. Once you put on your forager’s eyes, your hikes will never be the same again! There are two "Wild World of Mushroom" walks in one day in hopes of maintaining an intimate setting for guests. Participants may choose between a morning foray or an afternoon foray.


27
Aug

Okemo Valley Antique & Classic Car Show

August 27, 2016 through August 28, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

Please join us on Saturday August 27 and Sunday August 28, 2016 for our annual Okemo Valley Antique and Classic Car/Motorcycle Show. The event happens at Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts, 611 Route 103 South in Ludlow Vermont. 10am-3pm each day. Vendors and sponsors are welcomed! Food, music, fun for the entire family!!


27
Aug

Okemo Valley Antique & Classic Car/Motorcycle Show

August 27, 2016 through August 28, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

Please join us for the Okemo Valley Antique & Classic Car/Motorcycle Show at the grounds of Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts in Ludlow VT. Cars and motorcycles from decades ranging from the 1910’s-1989 will be represented and judged. Car enthusiasts, novices, family & friends are encouraged to attend and will have the opportunity to view the antique cars, motorcycles & classic cars and guests will even have a chance to vote for their favorite car in the “People’s Choice” competition. Saturday, August 27 from 10am-3pm. 3pm parade from Ludlow to Chester Sunday, August 28 from 10am - 3pm with 2pm awards ceremony. Sponsored by Springfield Buick GMC


29
Aug

Cruise In at The Vermont Country Store

August 29, 2016 through August 29, 2016 Route 100, Weston, VT
DESCRIPTION

Take a Spin Down Memory Lane. On Monday, August 29th, from 5.30 -7.30 pm, head to Mildred’s Dairy Bar at The Vermont Country Store in a classic car or truck and receive a maple creemee on us. It’s a great way to show off your ride, meet other drivers and enjoy the best soft serve around.


30
Aug

Landscape Painting in Watercolor with Robert O'Brien

August 30, 2016 through September 1, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

This workshop will cover the basic principles of landscape painting in the watercolor medium, and will be geared especially to the beginning and intermediate painter. Students will learn glazing techniques, use of color, composition, the importance of value and creating texture through the use of dry brush technique. Painting light and shadow will be introduced and some drawing experience is recommended. Students will learn how to paint skies, trees, rocks, water, and structure and how to compose these subjects into a finished painting. nurtures their heart and soul as well. Robert O'Brien has been painting in the watercolor medium for over 30 years and teaching for over 20 years. He is a member of the New England Watercolor Society, the North East Watercolor Society and the Central NY Watercolor Society;. Robert’s subjects are mainly close-focus, using the dry-brush technique in many of his works.


2
Sep

LIVE MUSIC with Chris Kleeman

September 2, 2016 through October 14, 2016 1342 Hwy 106, Perkinsville, VT
DESCRIPTION

Join us for Live Music every Friday (year-round) outside on the deck (weather permitting), otherwise in the tavern. Check out our full line-up: June 3 - Ali Turner, June 10 - Erik Boedtker, June 17 - Draa Hobbs, June 24 - Johnny O, July 1 - Peter Neri, July 8 - Erik Boedtker, July 15 - Johnny O, July 29 - Dave Clark, Aug 5 - Ali T, Aug 12 - Johnny O, Aug 19 Dave Clark, Sept 2 - Chris Kleeman, Sept 9 - Johnny O, Sept. 16 - Erik Boedtker, Sept 23 - Ali T, Sept 30 - Draa Hobbs, Oct. 7 - Dave Clark, Oct. 14 - Chris Kleeman, Oct. 21 - Ali T


10
Sep

Forage & Eat Wild Cooking Class

September 10, 2016 through September 10, 2016 1342 Hwy 106, Perkinsville, VT
DESCRIPTION

10:30-1:30 pm Back by popular demand, Boston-based Didi Emmons and forager David Craft return! Forage the inn property and learn what wild edibles you can eat! Then head back into The Hidden Kitchen and enjoy this hands-on very popular class as you learn to cook these edibles. After, sit back as a class and enjoy your dishes together. Menu (subject to change) Day Lily Salad with Pine Nuts, Goat Cheese, Balsamic & Parmesan Knotweed Lemon Jam Muhummara with Crackers Stinging Nettle Soup with Sweet Potato French Lentil Tabouli with Chickweed, Goosefoot & Feta Millet Cakes with Chickweed Borani Knotweed Raisin Bread Pudding


16
Sep

LIVE MUSIC with Erik Boedtker

September 16, 2016 through September 16, 2016 1342 Hwy 106, Perkinsville, VT
DESCRIPTION

Join us for Live Music every Friday (year-round) outside on the deck (weather permitting), otherwise in the tavern. Check out our full line-up: May 13 - Peter Neri, May 20 - Draa Hobbs, May 27 - Chris Kleeman, June 3 - Ali Turner, June 10 - Erik Boedtker, June 17 - Draa Hobbs, June 24 - Johnny O, July 1 - Peter Neri, July 8 - Erik Boedtker, July 15 - Johnny O, July 29 - Dave Clark, Aug 5 - Ali T, Aug 12 - Johnny O, Aug 19 Dave Clark, Sept 2 - Chris Kleeman, Sept 9 - Johnny O, Sept. 16 - Erik Boedtker, Sept 23 - Ali T, Sept 30 - Draa Hobbs, Oct. 7 - Dave Clark, Oct. 14 - Chris Kleeman, Oct. 21 - Ali T


17
Sep

Fall Craft Festival on The Chester Green

September 17, 2016 through September 18, 2016 40 The Common, Chester, VT
DESCRIPTION

Kicking off the fall season on September 17-18th from 10AM-4PM, is the 42nd annual Chester Fall Craft Festival on the Green. Hundreds of people converge on the Green in Chester, VT, one of the “Most Beautiful Villages in New England” to explore unique handmade crafts offered by over 60 artists lining the Green. Handmade crafts include wood products, glass, jewelry, photography, watercolors, fiber arts, paper arts, pottery, quilts, soaps and more! Discover the Beer Garden behind the Fullerton Inn, stroll through the quaint stone village, and sample a wide variety of interesting food. Live artisan demonstrations are scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday. Midday music is provided by Vermont musicians, including Will Danforth and Ida Mae and the Honest Mistakes. Sponsored by the Chester Rotary Club, the Festival is a hallmark of the beginning of fall in this quintessential New England village.


17
Sep

Okemo Mountain School Sixth Annual Benefit Golf Tournament

September 17, 2016 through September 17, 2016 6802 Popple Dungeon Road, Chester, VT
DESCRIPTION

Come and support OMS on September 17, 2016, and play the beautiful championship course at Tater Hill Golf Club in Chester, VT. The entry fee is $125 for an individual and $450 for a foursome. This includes the green fee, a cart, tee prizes, and a BBQ dinner at the Clubhouse Restaurant. Shotgun start at 1 pm and a fun scramble format. There are amazing tee prizes including a $15,000 "hole in one," $1,000 "closest to the pin," airline tickets, ipads, skis, and much, much more! All proceeds will go towards the OMS scholarship fund, financial aid, and to keep tuition low for all students.


24
Sep

Fairy House Festival

September 24, 2016 through September 25, 2016 186 Townshend Rd, Grafton, VT
DESCRIPTION

The Nature Museum will present its 8th annual Fairy House Festival on September 24 and 25, 2016. Visitors will follow a nature path sprinkled with fairy houses, then return to The Nature Museum to create their own fairy dwellings. Hands-on crafts, face painting, and bubbles round out the experience. Light refreshments will be available for purchase and picnicking is encouraged. The event will be held Saturday, September 24, and Sunday, September 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The Nature Museum is located at 186 Townshend Road in Grafton, Vermont. To purchase advance tickets from The Nature Museum, visit www.nature-museum.org or call (802) 843-2111 . Tickets are also available at the gate. Children age 2 and under attend for free.


24
Sep

The Fairy House Festival @The Nature Museum

September 24, 2016 through September 25, 2016 186 Townshend Rd, Grafton, VT
DESCRIPTION

On September 24 and 25 The Nature Museum will present its 8th Fairy House Festival. This enchanting family experience is held in the forests of Grafton, in the fairy village that is made up of charming fairy houses that have been made by volunteers (fairy architects) and carefully placed along a nature trail. Knotholes become front doors, seashells transform into bathtubs, acorn caps become dinnerware and twigs are woven into ladders. Visitors will follow a nature path sprinkled with charming fairy houses, then return to The Nature Museum to create their own fairy dwellings in the gardens. Hands-on crafts, face painting and bubbles round out this interactive and magical experience for all. Light refreshments will be available for purchase and picnicking is encouraged. The Festival benefits the Museum’s environmental education programs presented in regional public schools and libraries throughout the year and the Museum’s natural history exhibits.


26
Sep

Cruise In at The Vermont Country Store

September 26, 2016 through September 26, 2016 Route 100, Weston, VT
DESCRIPTION

Take a Spin Down Memory Lane. On Monday, September 26th, from 5.30 -7.30 pm, head to Mildred’s Dairy Bar at The Vermont Country Store in a classic car or truck and receive a maple creemee on us. It’s a great way to show off your ride, meet other drivers and enjoy the best soft serve around.


30
Sep

LIVE MUSIC with Draa Hobbs

September 30, 2016 through September 30, 2016 1342 Hwy 106, Perkinsville, VT
DESCRIPTION

Join us for Live Music every Friday (year-round) outside on the deck (weather permitting), otherwise in the tavern. Check out our full line-up: May 27 - Chris Kleeman, June 3 - Ali Turner, June 10 - Erik Boedtker, June 17 - Draa Hobbs, June 24 - Johnny O, July 1 - Peter Neri, July 8 - Erik Boedtker, July 15 - Johnny O, July 29 - Dave Clark, Aug 5 - Ali T, Aug 12 - Johnny O, Aug 19 Dave Clark, Sept 2 - Chris Kleeman, Sept 9 - Johnny O, Sept. 16 - Erik Boedtker, Sept 23 - Ali T, Sept 30 - Draa Hobbs, Oct. 7 - Dave Clark, Oct. 14 - Chris Kleeman, Oct. 21 - Ali T


8
Oct

Okemo's Fall into Winter Celebration presented by Lipton Tea

October 8, 2016 through October 8, 2016 111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

Farewell to foliage – it’s time to start celebrating the transition of the seasons with live music, hayrides, pumpkin carving, a pie-eating contest, a crafters’ market and seasonal eats. Plus, Okemo’s Adventure Zone will be open with activities for the entire family. Enjoy live music, a beverage from the beer garden and great food selections. The party starts at 11 a.m., rain or shine, at Okemo’s Jackson Gore Inn courtyard. Lawn chairs and picnic blankets are welcome. Call (802) 228-1600.


28
Oct

LIVE MUSIC FRIDAYS

October 28, 2016 through October 28, 2016 1342 Hwy 106, Perkinsville, VT
DESCRIPTION

Join us for Live Music every Friday (year-round) outside on the deck (weather permitting), otherwise in the tavern. Check out our full line-up: May 6 - Erik Boedtker May 13 - Peter Neri May 20 - Draa Hobbs May 27 - Chris Kleeman June 3 - Ali Turner June 10 - Erik Boedtker June 17 - Draa Hobbs June 24 - Johnny O July 1 - Peter Neri July 8 - Erik Boedtker July 15 - Johnny O July 29 - Dave Clark Aug 5 - Ali T Aug 12 - Johnny O Aug 19 Dave Clark Sept 2 - Chris Kleeman Sept 9 - Johnny O Sept. 16 - Erik Boedtker Sept 23 - Ali T Sept 30 - Draa Hobbs Oct. 7 - Dave Clark Oct. 14 - Chris Kleeman Oct. 21 - Ali T


  • Jul 31

    Intro to the Fine Art of Pyrography with David Kreider
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    If you have been charmed by the ancient art of woodburning and wondered if you could ever learn...

  • Jul 31

    Making Fabric Pottery with Beth Ezold
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    Learn how to make different sized round and oval bowls using: cording, fabric, thread, and your...

  • Jul 31

    Silver Fabrication Workshop for All Levels & Ages with Harold Bosco
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    This course is offered to meet the needs of a variety of students. A background in metals or...

  • Jul 31

    Expressive Landscape Painting in Acrylic, Oil & Watercolor with Patricia Killian
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    You may use watercolor, oil, or acrylic as your medium as you learn a keen observation of...

  • Jul 31

    "On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!" FML's Summer Reading 2016
    10:00 am - 05:00 pm
    88 Main Street, Ludlow, VT

    Everyone is invited to join the FML's exciting summer reading program. Stop by the library and...

  • Jul 31

    Forever
    03:00 pm - 04:15 pm
    982 Rte 100, Weston, VT

    A One-Woman Tour de Force! Pulitzer finalist Dael Orlandersmith returns to Weston’s...

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  • Aug 1

    Youth Basket Class with Judith Nevin
    09:00 am - 03:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    Spend the week and take home many baskets. This class is designed to give students the...

  • Aug 1

    Theorem Painting with Mary Avery
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    Theorem is an oil painting as well as watercolor painting on paper or creamy velveteen created...

  • Aug 1

    Introduction to Impressionist Full Color Painting with Marcia Wise
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    This workshop loosens the student up by it’s bold and fearless approach to using color, as...

  • Aug 1

    Polymer Clay and Forged Wire Jewelry with Christine Damm
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    Even if you've never worked with polymer clay before or already have experience with wire...

  • Aug 1

    Multiple Media Pyrography and Pyrogravure Coloree with David Kreider
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    If you have been charmed by the ancient art of woodburning and wondered if you could ever learn...

  • Aug 3

    Toddler and Preschool Story Time
    10:30 am - 11:30 am
    88 Main Street, Ludlow, VT

    Each week features a theme, music, and a craft or activity

  • Aug 3

    Glass Painting with Lisa Gray
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    This class will give you tips on how to successfully paint glass. Since glass is a non-absorbent...

  • Aug 3

    2016 Cavendish FREE Summer Concert Series
    06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
    Route 131, Proctorsville, VT

    The lineup begins - July 6th with the ever-popular Gypsy Reel July 13th with a newcomer to this...

  • Aug 4

    Discovery Day Camp on Thursday Mornings at The Nature Museum
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    186 Townsend Road, Grafton, VT

    Reconnect your kids with the rhythms of nature this summer during a weekly Thursday morning day...

  • Aug 4

    Big Insane Games!
    01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
    88 Main Street, Ludlow, VT

    Mike Randall and his Big Blue Trunk of fun will be set up on the back lawn for an afternoon of...

  • Aug 4

    Mama Mia!
    07:30 pm - 09:00 pm
    12 Park Street, Weston, VT

    You’ll be dancing in the aisles! The Vermont Premiere of one of Broadway’s...

  • Aug 5

    Hops in the Hills Beer & Wine Festival
    10:00 am - 04:30 pm
    77 Okemo Ridge Rd., Ludlow, VT

    Top Ten 2016 Summer Event Winner - Sample over 50 craft beers, over a dozen hard ciders and over...

  • Aug 5

    Okemo's Annual Hops in the Hills Beer & Wine Festival presented by William...
    12:00 pm - 07:00 pm
    111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow, VT

    Named a Vermont Chamber of Commerce Top Ten Summer Event. Sample more than 50 craft beers and...

  • Aug 5

    LIVE MUSIC with Ali Turner
    07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
    1342 Hwy 106, Perkinsville, VT

    Join us for Live Music every Friday (year-round) outside on the deck (weather permitting),...

  • Aug 5

    Jackson Gore Summer Music Series presented by William Raveis/Vermont Properties and...
    06:00 pm - 09:00 pm
    111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow, VT

    Enjoy a free lawn concert with regional musical guests every Friday evening from June 10 through...

  • Aug 6

    Quilter's Choice Class with Susan Balch
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    This an opportunity to pick your own project , set your own goals, and receive highly...

  • Aug 6

    Weave a Necktie Chairseat with Joyce Fuller
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    If you just can't throw out those old neckties here is the perfect way tyo give them a new...

  • Aug 6

    How to Draw Cartoons with Robert Brunelle Jr
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    In this class students will learn the basics of drawing cartoons, humorous pictures and...

  • Aug 6

    Ex_Machina Movie
    07:00 pm - 08:45 pm
    37 Depot Street, Ludlow, VT

    Ex Machina is a 2015 British-American science fiction psychological thriller film. Caleb Smith...

  • Aug 6

    Ex_Machina
    07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
    37 Depot Street, Ludlow, VT

    "Ex_Machina" will be FOLA's next film at the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium on Saturday, August 6...

  • Aug 8

    Porcelain Dollmaking with Barbara Blanchard
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    Complete a choice of Antique reproduction dolls (1) Nancy Girl Molded hair decorated with two...

  • Aug 8

    Chip Carving Workshop with Wayne Barton
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    Enjoy learning the art of chip carving. This class is designed for all levels. Beginning...

  • Aug 8

    Beginning/Intermediate Rosemaling with Barbara Gutheil
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    Traditional Norwegian Folk Painting is a sophisticated country art, that was practiced...

  • Aug 8

    Primitive Stenciling Open Workshop with Sande Snyder
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    Join Sande and her creativity, enthusiasm and fine instruction to create your own Primitive...

  • Aug 8

    Quilting Quick & Easy with Mimi Strack
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    This class will offer a series of quilts that are easy, quick, and economical – perfect for...

  • Aug 8

    Ludlow Vermont's August Blood Drive
    12:30 pm - 05:30 pm
    111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow, VT

    There's no greater gift you can offer than giving blood. Come out and join us on Monday August...

  • Aug 11

    Painting with Water Mixable Oils with Robert Sydorowich
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    Local artist Robert Sydorowich will provide you with the hands on techniques you need to master...

  • Aug 11

    Murder for Two
    07:30 pm - 09:00 pm
    982 Rte 100, Weston, VT

    Two Actors, Thirteen Roles, and Two Pianos! Classic musical comedy meets madcap murder mystery...

  • Aug 12

    Digital Macro Photography with Camera, iPad or iPhone with Sonya Vickers
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    This course is all about taking pictures close up of small things. Both point-and-shoot small...

  • Aug 12

    LIVE MUSIC with Johnny O
    07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
    1342 Hwy 106, Perkinsville, VT

    Join us for Live Music every Friday (year-round) outside on the deck (weather permitting),...

  • Aug 13

    Collage Vest Class with Cher Rezendes
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    Time to get out those small scraps of fabric, ribbon and lace (that were left over from your...

  • Aug 13

    Stained Glass Class with Barbara Klumb
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    If you’ve always marveled at those beautiful stained glass windows and lamps and wondered...

  • Aug 13

    Pit Roasting Hands-on Cooking Class
    10:00 am - 09:00 pm
    1342 Hwy 106, Perkinsville, VT

    10-1 pm – Demo & hands-on Class ~ 165. per person Return for dinner at 6 pm in the wine...

  • Aug 14

    5th Annual Hot Dog Cook-Off
    01:00 pm - 04:00 pm
    698 Route 11 West, Chester, VT

    Fun for the whole family - come out and join us for the 5th annual Hot-Dog Cook-Off. Lots of...

  • Aug 14

    An Evening With David E. Sanger
    07:30 pm - 09:00 pm
    12 Park Street, Weston, VT

    New York Times’ National Security Correspondent David E. Sanger returns to Weston Playhouse...

  • Aug 15

    Exploring Small Things in Nature through Drawing with Sonya Vickers
    09:00 am - 03:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    Have you ever really observed a bug long enough to be able to draw it? This course will...

  • Aug 15

    Stained Glass Open Workshop with Barbara Klumb
    09:15 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    This class will give beginner students a chance to develop their skills in stained glass and...

  • Aug 17

    Walking and Leadership Retreat: aWALKening to Personal Leadership (Aug. 17-19)
    08:00 am - 11:59 pm
    45 Kingdom Road, Ludlow, VT

    NOTE: Early Bird Discount ends on April 30, 2016. Rejuvenate yourself while cultivating your own...

  • Aug 18

    Read With Oreo
    03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
    88 Main Street, Ludlow, VT

    School age children are invited to the library to read a story with Oreo the Reading Dog.

  • Aug 19

    LIVE MUSIC with Dave Clark
    07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
    1342 Hwy 106, Perkinsville, VT

    Join us for Live Music every Friday (year-round) outside on the deck (weather permitting),...

  • Aug 20

    Hypertufa for the Garden with Bonnie Gale
    11:00 am - 04:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    In this fun and messy one-day class, students will make several different hypertufa (false...

  • Aug 20

    Nature Drawing & Journaling with Sonya Vickers
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    Where Science meets Art: Have you ever really observed a bug long enough to be able to draw it?...

  • Aug 20

    Needle Felting Open Workshop with Sue Carey
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    This is an opportunity to sculpture your favorite animal or bird by needle felting with wool....

  • Aug 20

    Useful Baskets with Judith Nevin
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    We will be making two baskets this weekend. The Double Wine Basket is made with a high handle,...

  • Aug 20

    Farm Dinner
    05:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    1342 Hwy 106, Perkinsville, VT

    For over 12 years, The Inn at Weathersfield has been celebrating their local farm partnerships...

  • Aug 20

    Farmhouse Dinner Series
    06:30 pm - 11:59 pm
    77 Okemo Ridge Rd., Ludlow, VT

    Coleman Brook Tavern, Okemo Mountain Resort’s premier restaurant, is introducing a...

  • Aug 21

    Natural Soap Making with Bonnie Gale
    11:00 am - 04:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    In this one day class, students will have the opportunity to make healing old-fashioned soap...

  • Aug 24

    Gorgeous Impressionism and Dynamic Expression in Pastel with Robert Carsten
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    Pastel is well-suited for utilizing these two magnificent styles of painting. Robert will...

  • Aug 25

    Get Ready for Kindergarten Story Time
    10:30 am - 11:15 am
    88 Main Street, Ludlow, VT

    Calling all soon to be Kindergartners! Bring your family to the library to listen to some fun...

  • Aug 25

    Fabulous Fibers, Working with Wool with Sandi Cirillo
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    In this 4 day class, students will learn about natural dyeing and commercial dyes and their...

  • Aug 25

    All My Sons
    07:30 pm - 09:45 pm
    12 Park Street, Weston, VT

    Tensions ignite as family secrets are revealed in the fiery drama that won Arthur Miller his...

  • Aug 26

    "Cruise-In" - Okemo Valley Antique & Classic Car/Motorcycle Show
    05:00 pm - 08:00 pm
    25 Pond St, Ludlow, VT

    Please join us Friday August 26th for the Fun Run scavenger hunt followed by a Cruise In at...

  • Aug 27

    Wild World of Mushrooms with The Nature Museum
    09:30 am - 12:00 pm
    186 Townshend Rd, Grafton, VT

    Join a wild edible mushrooming adventure called "The Wild World of Mushrooms” on Saturday,...

  • Aug 27

    Okemo Valley Antique & Classic Car Show
    10:00 am - 03:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    Please join us on Saturday August 27 and Sunday August 28, 2016 for our annual Okemo Valley...

  • Aug 27

    Okemo Valley Antique & Classic Car/Motorcycle Show
    10:00 am - 03:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    Please join us for the Okemo Valley Antique & Classic Car/Motorcycle Show at the grounds of...

  • Aug 29

    Cruise In at The Vermont Country Store
    05:30 pm - 07:30 pm
    Route 100, Weston, VT

    Take a Spin Down Memory Lane. On Monday, August 29th, from 5.30 -7.30 pm, head to Mildred’s...

  • Aug 30

    Landscape Painting in Watercolor with Robert O'Brien
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    This workshop will cover the basic principles of landscape painting in the watercolor medium,...

  • Sep 2

    LIVE MUSIC with Chris Kleeman
    07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
    1342 Hwy 106, Perkinsville, VT

    Join us for Live Music every Friday (year-round) outside on the deck (weather permitting),...

  • Sep 10

    Forage & Eat Wild Cooking Class
    10:00 am - 01:30 pm
    1342 Hwy 106, Perkinsville, VT

    10:30-1:30 pm Back by popular demand, Boston-based Didi Emmons and forager David Craft...

  • Sep 16

    LIVE MUSIC with Erik Boedtker
    07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
    1342 Hwy 106, Perkinsville, VT

    Join us for Live Music every Friday (year-round) outside on the deck (weather permitting),...

  • Sep 17

    Fall Craft Festival on The Chester Green
    10:00 am - 04:00 pm
    40 The Common, Chester, VT

    Kicking off the fall season on September 17-18th from 10AM-4PM, is the 42nd annual Chester Fall...

  • Sep 17

    Okemo Mountain School Sixth Annual Benefit Golf Tournament
    01:00 pm - 08:00 pm
    6802 Popple Dungeon Road, Chester, VT

    Come and support OMS on September 17, 2016, and play the beautiful championship course at Tater...

  • Sep 24

    Fairy House Festival
    10:00 am - 04:00 pm
    186 Townshend Rd, Grafton, VT

    The Nature Museum will present its 8th annual Fairy House Festival on September 24 and 25, 2016....

  • Sep 24

    The Fairy House Festival @The Nature Museum
    09:00 am - 04:00 pm
    186 Townshend Rd, Grafton, VT

    On September 24 and 25 The Nature Museum will present its 8th Fairy House Festival. This...

  • Sep 26

    Cruise In at The Vermont Country Store
    05:30 pm - 07:30 pm
    Route 100, Weston, VT

    Take a Spin Down Memory Lane. On Monday, September 26th, from 5.30 -7.30 pm, head to...

  • Sep 30

    LIVE MUSIC with Draa Hobbs
    07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
    1342 Hwy 106, Perkinsville, VT

    Join us for Live Music every Friday (year-round) outside on the deck (weather permitting),...

  • Oct 8

    Okemo's Fall into Winter Celebration presented by Lipton Tea
    11:00 am - 05:00 pm
    111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow, VT

    Farewell to foliage – it’s time to start celebrating the transition of the seasons...

  • Oct 28

    LIVE MUSIC FRIDAYS
    07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
    1342 Hwy 106, Perkinsville, VT

    Join us for Live Music every Friday (year-round) outside on the deck (weather permitting),...

Plymouth, Vermont

Plymouth Town office: 802-672-3655 Population: 456 Sq. miles: 48.7 Town website: http://www.plymouthvt.org/ Bounty Info:  

Plymouth is a Vermont treasure. President Calvin Coolidge said of Vermont in 1928, “Vermont is a state I love. I could not look upon the peaks of Ascutney, Killington, Mansfield, and Equinox without being moved in a way that no other scene could move me.”

Located along scenic Routes 100 & 100A, Plymouth, Vermont is comprised of two small villages, Plymouth and Plymouth Notch, the home of President Calvin Coolidge.

Historic Plymouth Notch

There is a pace, a character, and a pastoral richness that all converge in this wild and beautiful Vermont landscape. This small hill town remains virtually unchanged since 1923, when in the old family homestead, Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th President of the United States.

Historic Plymouth Notch is carefully preserved. The village church, general store, cheese factory, and community dance hall that served as the 1924 Summer White House, all offer visitors a glimpse of a gentler time, with a touch of modern comfort and hospitality to make your Vermont visit effortless!

Just down the road is the Coolidge State Forest with seasonal campsites and trails that rise to prominent hills overlooking the breathtaking valley and the Coolidge Mountain range in the distance. In the heat of the summer, be sure to spend some time at Camp Plymouth State Park on beautiful Echo Lake, where you can swim, rent boats, play horseshoes or volleyball, or take advantage of their extensive playground and four-season amenities. You can also check out the historic Plymouth School which will provide you with the historic preservation information and activities.

 

Scenes from the Annual Calvin Coolidge 4th of July Celebration Honoring Calvin Coolidge, in Plymouth, Vermont

For More Information about Plymouth, Vermont

For places to stay and other things to do year round in the Okemo Valley, be sure to bookmark our page and check back often throughout the year. We’ve got a great always up-to-date Calendar of Events for the latest in goings on. The Okemo Valley is YOUR place in Vermont!