30
May

Cruise In at The Vermont Country Store

May 30, 2016 through May 30, 2016 657 Main St, Weston, VT
DESCRIPTION

Take a Spin Down Memory Lane. On Monday, May 30th, 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. 802.824.6287


30
May

Cruise In at The Vermont Country Store

May 30, 2016 through May 30, 2016 Route 100, Weston, VT
DESCRIPTION

Take a Spin Down Memory Lane. On Monday, May 30th, 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.


2
Jun

Okemo Valley Golf Club Ladies' Clinics

June 2, 2016 through July 28, 2016 77 Okemo Ridge Road,, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

June 2-July 28 Every Thursday, 4 to 5 p.m. through July 28. Instructors cover a different topic each week. $10 per clinic or $75 for all 10. Call (802) 228-1396.


2
Jun

Carpe diem for Businesses, Non-Profits and Organizations

June 2, 2016 through June 2, 2016 40 The Common, Chester, VT
DESCRIPTION

Have you ever wondered how to attract more customers, members to an organization, volunteers, or parishioners to your church in the era of social media? Many small businesses and organizations want to know what the right strategies are and where they should be online to make their marketing efforts as effective as possible. The Rotary Club of Chester is pleased to announce that on June 2 at 5:15 pm, we will be hosting Kim Dixon, owner of Insights LLC and an e-marketing entrepreneur. Kim Dixon has provided valuable information about effective marketing through free community workshops throughout Vermont for the past five years. The program has successfully helped those in multiple industries including tourism, non-profits, health and manufacturing. The event will take place at the Fullerton Inn, on the Common in Chester, from 5:15-6:30 PM, and is open to the public at no charge. Reservations are not necessary but for planning purposes, including our free hors d’oeuvre buffet, please help us out by registering at chestervtrotary@gmail.com .


3
Jun

LIVE MUSIC with Ali Turner

June 3, 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


4
Jun

Cheese Tasting at The Vermont Country Store

June 4, 2016 through June 4, 2016 Route 100, Weston, VT
DESCRIPTION

Come sample an assortment of cheeses from Plymouth Artisan Cheese. The Plymouth Cheese Factory is one of the oldest cheese factories in the United States and is located at the Calvin Coolidge Homestead.


4
Jun

"Wild" - FOLA Movie in Ludlow June 4

June 4, 2016 through June 4, 2016 37 Depot Street, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

"Wild" will be the next FOLA (Friends of Ludlow Auditorium) film featured at the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium on Saturday, June 4 at 7 PM. Wild is a 2014 American biographical drama film directed by Jean-Marc Vallée. The screenplay by Nick Hornby is based on Cheryl Strayed's 2012 memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. The film stars Reese Witherspoon as Strayed, alongside Laura Dern (as Strayed's mother). Both actresses received Academy Award nominations for their performances, in the categories of Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress respectively. The film is free; donations are appreciated. Berkshire Bank will supply popcorn for the film while FOLA will offer water. For additional information, call (802) 228-7239 or visit FOLA's web site at www.fola.us.


6
Jun

Golf for a Cause!

June 6, 2016 through June 6, 2016 77 Okemo Ridge Road,, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

The Crown Pointe Board of Realtors is proud to host a day of golf at the Okemo Valley Golf Club. $100 per player $70 per OVGC member $70 first timers-- Includes a lesson and driving competition! The fun will continue with a 50/50 raffle, BBQ and prizes! All proceeds benefit local families in need.


7
Jun

Summer Reading Kick Off Movie Matinee

June 7, 2016 through June 7, 2016 88 Main Street, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

Disney Studios Presents "McFarland USA" (PG) "MCFARLAND, USA, is based on the inspiring true story of underdogs triumphing over tremendous obstacles. This heartwarming drama follows novice runners who strive to build a cross-country team under Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner) in their predominantly Latino high school. Everyone has a lot to learn about each other, but when Coach realizes the boys' exceptional running ability, things change. Beyond their talent, it's the power of family, commitment to each other and work ethic that transform them into champions -- helping them achieve their own American dream" (Amazon.com"


7
Jun

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

June 7, 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!


10
Jun

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

June 10, 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

LIVE MUSIC with Erik Boedtker

June 10, 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


11
Jun

Okemo Valley Home, Garden & Recreation Show

June 11, 2016 through June 11, 2016 31 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

Please join us under the tent at Mr. Darcy's Bar & Grille, 31 Route 103 South in Ludlow. Shop various vendors home and garden displays as well as recreational items. Join Tygart Mountain Sports, Grafton Promotional Association, Lavallee Building Supply, Sherwin Williams Paints, Rockledge Farm, HB Energy Solutions, Mr. Darcy’s, Sun Common, Cota + Cota Oil, Jamaica Cottage Shop, Aubuchon Hardware, and New England Deck & Patio, just to name a few of the businesses that have already signed up!


11
Jun

The Vermont Epic, New England's Toughest Cycling Weekend

June 11, 2016 through June 11, 2016 77 Okemo Ridge Rd., Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

Chose from three rides on June 11. Rides include the annual B2VT, a 130-plus mile ride from Bedford, Mass., to Okemo Mountain Resort. New this year, the VT Monster, a 70-mile Gravel Grinder and the VT40, a 40-mile recreational ride.


13
Jun

Ludlow Vermont's JUNE Blood Drive

June 13, 2016 through June 13, 2016 37 Main Street, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

There's no greater gift you can offer than giving blood. Come out and join us on Monday June 13th to give your gift. You can even use your RapidPass! Walk-in or set up an appointment.


13
Jun

Dicovery Zone!

June 13, 2016 through June 27, 2016 88 Main Street, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

STEM Activities for the Whole Family! June 13th- Indoor Bocce-Using ramps and various types of balls, teams will compete to see who can come closest to the "Palino" (large ball that is rolled first). It will be a fun night of strategy and discovery June 27th- Crazy Car Race- Participants will have the opportunity to test various "race cars" to see how they fare on different surfaces, which car goes the farthest etc. Come expiriment, have fun and find out!


14
Jun

Crafty Tuesday

June 14, 2016 through June 28, 2016 88 Main Street, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

Join us each week for a different and fun craft. Ages 4 & up welcome. June 14th- Flashy Frisbee's June 21st-Penny Spinners June 28th-Flip Catchers


17
Jun

LIVE MUSIC with Draa Hobbs

June 17, 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


18
Jun

Weston Birthday Bash

June 18, 2016 through June 18, 2016 12 Park Street, Weston, VT
DESCRIPTION

In the picturesque village of Weston, population 500, you’ll find two of Vermont’s most iconic institutions, Weston Playhouse Theatre Company and The Vermont Country Store. The two organizations are commemorating their many years of service (80 and 70, each) with a daylong community celebration on Saturday, June 18. Everyone is invited! A Birthday Bash Parade kicks off the festivities at 11 am with Senator Patrick Leahy, long-time Weston Company Member Sam Lloyd, and Vermont Country Store proprietor Lyman Orton at the start, followed by school kids on decorated bikes, community floats, antique tractors, classic cars, and more. At noon, Weston’s Young Company will lead a chorus of “Happy Birthday,” followed by free birthday cake and ice cream, donated by King Arthur Flour and Wilcox Dairy. Daytime activities include a scavenger hunt, face painting, lawn games, and opportunities to engage with neighborhood organizations at their booths. From 1 – 4 pm, live music on the Village Green includes the Blue Flames steel band, bluegrass trio The Merry Pranksters, and folk duo Hungrytown, plus a YoCo preview of SchoolHouse Rock, Live! Daytime events are free and open to the public. Food and drink will be available for purchase throughout the day, so bring a picnic blanket or grab a seat under the tent for lunch. Enjoy burgers and dogs from the Weston Village Store, the Weston Rod & Gun Club’s famous pulled pork, and artisan cheeses from Woodcock Farm. Plus, delicious items from the chefs at JJ Hapgood General Store, The Bryant House, the Inn at Weston, Apple Knoll Inn, the Southern Pie Company, and the Weston Women’s Club. A 7:30 pm Weston Playhouse Theatre Company Alumni Performance and Playhouse Party is also free to the public, but seating is limited and must be reserved with the Box Office at (802) 824-5288. The performance is followed by a 9:30 pm Open Mic in the Cabaret. Daytime event parking is available at The Vermont Country Store and Walker Farm. Visitors arriving from points north may encounter a traffic detour due to bridge work. Please visit westonplayhouse.org for specific travel suggestions. Stay for an evening Alumni Celebration performance, followed by a three-story Playhouse Party and Open Mic in the Cabaret.


18
Jun

"How to Eat your Yard" with gardening expert & author Henry Homeyer

June 18, 2016 through June 18, 2016 1342 Hwy 106, Perkinsville, VT
DESCRIPTION

Landscape your yard with edible plants. Join us for a special dinner featuring edible plants you can plant in your own yard. This lecture-style class will be held in our dining room and feature special guest speaker – Henry Homeyer, author of “Organic Gardening – Not Just in the Northeast” and more. (Menu and details to come) (Recipes included in this lecture/discussion dinner) $50 pp (plus tax & gratuity) (optional wine pairing)


23
Jun

Read With Oreo

June 23, 2016 through June 23, 2016 88 Main Street, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

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


23
Jun

Schoolhouse Rock Live!

June 23, 2016 through July 10, 2016 982 Rte 100, Weston, VT
DESCRIPTION

The Emmy Award-winning cartoon series that taught children history, grammar, math, science, and politics through clever, tuneful songs is instructing a whole new generation to “Do The Circulations” on Weston’s OtherStages this summer! With its infectious energy and classic sing-along numbers, Schoolhouse Rock Live! is fun for the whole family. Don’t miss our talented Young Company in this delightful one-hour musical.


24
Jun

LIVE MUSIC with Johnny O

June 24, 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


25
Jun

Okemo Bicycle Hill Climb

June 25, 2016 through June 25, 2016 111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

June 25 – A challenging 5.8 mile uphill bike race along Route 103 and Mountain Road to the top of Okemo Mountain. Based at Jackson Gore, this event is affiliated with the Bike Up Mountain Points Series (BUMPS), 11 uphill races held throughout New England. Through the Hill Climb, the Ludlow Rotary hopes to increase community awareness and support of its charities. Registration, for all pre-registered and new riders, will be open at the Ice House, Jackson Gore: Friday, June 24, 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 25, 8 to 10 a.m. All parking is at lower Jackson Gore Inn parking lots, see signs upon arrival. Race start time is 10:30 a.m., Saturday. For the course overview and directions, please visit www.bikereg.com and search for the Okemo Bike Hill Climb.


27
Jun

Ms. K's Imagination Station with Amber Kaemmerlen

June 27, 2016 through July 1, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

Each day will begin with a new art project. We will focus on how to use a variety of different mediums throughout the week. We will draw, paint, sculpt, and use our intuition to create high quality unique pieces. We will have a student art show on our last day to showcase our hard work. Friends and family are welcomed! Amber is running two classes which will be doing entirely different projects if you want to sign up for both her classes. Ages 7-11


27
Jun

Tatting 101/102

June 27, 2016 through June 29, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

Many of you might have seen your grandmother or Aunts sitting by the hours tatting with a small devise called a shuttle. Many of you might have even been shown how do it without success. Evelyn will slow the process down and take the mystery out of making double stitches, rings and chains and soon you will be enjoying this portable craft too. Students will have to be ambidextrous for total success. Those students who already know the basics can move on and learn other techniques like split rings, split chains, self closing mock rings and lock stitch. Students will also explore the fun of tatting with beads and buttons.


28
Jun

Man of La Mancha

June 28, 2016 through July 16, 2016 12 Park Street, Weston, VT
DESCRIPTION

Based on "The Adventures of Don Quixote" by Miguel de Cervantes, this epic musical is the winner of five Tony Awards, including best musical! Directed by Weston’s Malcolm Ewen, our summer opener will have you dreaming “The Impossible Dream” as a hero battles to restore chivalry to the world.


30
Jun

Make Your Own Board Game!

June 30, 2016 through June 30, 2016 88 Main Street, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

In this fun 1 hour program, children, grades K through 6th, will have an opportunity to draw, design and color their own game boards, in the classic Candy Land style, with children’s illustrator Christine Mix. Children will use their imagination to create their own game worlds to share with family and friends. Christine will share ideas on how to create their own game pieces, card decks and game accessories they can make or find at home or in nature.


1
Jul

LIVE MUSIC - Peter Neri

July 1, 2016 through July 1, 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


2
Jul

Okemo's Great American Party presented by SouthFace Village at Okemo

July 2, 2016 through July 2, 2016 111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

As American as Apple Pie! Celebrate freedom and the holiday weekend with the best party of the summer. Okemo’s Jackson Gore courtyard will be transformed into an all-American backyard barbecue with live music, games, a hot-dog-eating contest, frosty-cold beverages and fresh-from-the-grill burgers, hot dogs plus lots more. Okemo’s Adventure Zone will be open with zipline tours, miniature golf, Segway PT tours, a treetop challenge course and mountain coaster. Families are welcome, and all attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets. Party-goers can also opt for full-service dining with al fresco seating at Jackson Gore’s Coleman Brook Tavern. Admission is free and the party runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fees are charged for Adventure Zone, food and games. Call (802) 228-1600.


5
Jul

Fantastic Fun with Paper Craft with Sue Carey

July 5, 2016 through July 8, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

Paper airplanes, balls, mache, cutting, birds, lanterns, origami, quilling – there are so many things to do with paper. Paper crafting is making 3-D objects from flat pieces of paper. In this class we will explore the fascinating world of paper crafts. Students will have the opportunity to explore a variety of crafts or focus on one type. 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. A Bachelor of Science in Biology helps with the visual creation of realistic birds and animals.


7
Jul

Drawing Nature with Roger Hyndman

July 7, 2016 through July 10, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

Capture in sketches and drawings the powerful drama and beauty of the landscape, utilizing a variety of drawing materials and tools. You will select and compose the image, recording the countryside, farm, waterfall, a variety of plants and flowers , and beautiful natural forms. Use a variety of drawing material such as graphite, pencils, charcoal, pastels, and mixed media. Explore and use composition techniques such as perspective, balance, focal point, movement, size, and shape. Capture the "open air" image, utilizing highlight and shadow, interesting textures, shading and the incredible moods of nature. Drawing nature will appeal to artists of all levels, beginners to painters, photographers and artists of all media. The workshop will conclude with a class exhibit, critique, and celebration.


8
Jul

Dyeing to Nuno Felted Scarves with Nancy Dorian

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

Using Nuno felting techniques, you will be elated as you transform layers of hand-painted silks, sumptuous merino wool roving and other novelty silk embellishments into gorgeous flowing fabric. During the felting process, the wool fibers migrate through the weave of the silk and entangle, pulling the silk and any other embellishments along with them as they shrink. This results in an incredibly lightweight garment that drapes the body beautifully. On day one of this two-day workshop, we will hand dye and use a microwave to heat-set the silk. Then, move on to the nuno felting portion later in the day covering design, layout, felting, fulling and finishing, to create your own art-to-wear. The instructor will supply silk yardage, wool roving, embellishments, dyes and use of tools and equipment to complete 2 scarves. Additional silk yardage and scarf kits will be available for sale.


8
Jul

Vermont Symphony Orchestra presented by Mary W Davis Realtor & Associates Inc.

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

An evening of great symphony music with a scenic mountain backdrop. Okemo Mountain Resort and Mary W. Davis Realtor & Associates, Inc. are proud to bring the VSO to the Okemo Valley. Grounds open at 5:30 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. concert. Advance tickets are available online at okemo.com. Tickets are $31 in advance or $36 at the door. Kids under 18 are free in advance or $12 at the door. Lawn chairs and picnic blankets are welcome for seating. Plan for dinner before the show at Coleman Brook Tavern or enjoy an outdoor barbecue with beer and wine available. In keeping with the VSO tradition, the concert ends with a fanfare of fireworks.


9
Jul

Natural Soap Making with Bonnie Gale

July 9, 2016 through July 9, 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.Class registration fee is $124 with a materials fee of $89.


9
Jul

Playful Painting with Alcohol Ink with Lis-el Crowley

July 9, 2016 through July 10, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

Working on non-porous surfaces with a rainbow of highly pigmented and flowing colors, painting with Alcohol Ink leads to surprising and beautiful results. Whether you are an experienced artist, or someone who just wants to have fun and paint beautiful things, this medium is just right. During this in depth class, you will create several paintings on a variety of media, including yupo paper, photo paper, ceramic tile, glass and candles. Whether you are a representational artist, or someone who feels creatively challenged, you will be amazed at your results.


9
Jul

Chinese Brush Painting with Linda Schultz

July 9, 2016 through July 10, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

Learn the basics for this meditative art form. Using the "Four Treasures", the brush, the ink stick, ink stone and the paper you will learn the techniques to create the "Four Gentlemen", the bamboo, orchid, plum and chrysanthemum. Each "Gentleman" introduces a new stroke and reinforces techniques already learned. Continual demonstrations will be provided throughout the classes, along with individual attention.


9
Jul

Warping the Loom, a Review with Susan Rockwell

July 9, 2016 through July 10, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

If you have learned how to weave and need a review of how to dress the loom then join us for this weekend class. We will review how to warp the loom both from the front and the back of the loom. We will talk about which method to use and when they are appropriate. The purpose of this course is to help you become confident and comfortable with the process of warping the loom. We will cover drafting and sett if we have time. The loom and all the equipment you will need is provided at the School.


9
Jul

Quilter's Choice with Susan Balch

July 9, 2016 through July 15, 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 may be taken as a 5 day class or a 7 day class.


10
Jul

Hypertufa for the Garden with Bonnie Gale

July 10, 2016 through July 10, 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. Registration fee $124. Materials fee $75.


11
Jul

Hand Building Clay I with Kimberly Carr

July 11, 2016 through July 15, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

Join in the fun of creating creatures, fabulous vessels and instruments to play at your leisure in this exciting week long adventure working in clay. While you try your hands in modeling and molding wet clay, you will be introduced to wheel throwing, glazing and embellishing your ceramic pieces using found materials. Hand building and intro to wheel throwing, Gloss glazing, under glazing, painting and embellishing bisque fired pieces. Additional Kiln firing fee


11
Jul

Drawing & Painting with Marcia Dockum

July 11, 2016 through July 15, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

This class is designed for the student who would like to focus on drawing and painting. This one week class provides children with diverse experiences in various art mediums. Observation and detail drawing will be the primary focus. The class will be working both inside the classroom and outdoors. Students will go home with many completed projects. Ages 9-15. Marcia Dockum has studied art at the Center for Music, Drama and Art at Lake Placid, NY, earned a B.S. in Art Education from Johnson State College, a Masters Degree in Education from the College of St. Joseph and currently teaching art, grades 7 -12 at Black River HS in Ludlow, VT.


11
Jul

Intaglio (Solar) Printmaking Workshop with Roger Hyndman

July 11, 2016 through July 15, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

Explore the heritage of the intaglio printmaker, utilizing historic concepts and techniques to influence your approach to contemporary printmaking. Intaglio (Solarplate) Printmaking is a highly versatile and expressive medium, transforming original drawings, paintings, collage, vintage and/or contemporary photographs, JPEG’S, and copier art into high quality etchings. Create an Intaglio (Solarplate) etching using UV light (the sun) without losing your image. Enjoy developing your plate with ordinary tap water, printing with an intaglio (etching) press, and cleaning up without the use of turps. You will not use any acids. Intaglio (Solarplate) Printmaking will appeal to artists of all levels, from students and beginners to experienced printmakers, photographers, painters, and artists of all media. The focus will be upon utilizing the tools of the intaglio printmaker, your potential and creativity as an artist, the simplicity of creating an etching, plate processing, and the production of professional artwork.


11
Jul

Adult Hand Building Clay & Wheel Throwing with Carole Carr

July 11, 2016 through July 13, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

Students will experience a variety of hand building techniques such as coiling, forming clay slabs, draping, incising and embossing as well as learning to throw on the wheel and footing in order to complete a number of projects to be bisque fired. Students will experience a variety of finishing techniques to complete their bisque fired pieces, such as gloss glazing, under glazes, paints and other surface applications. Gloss glazing, under glazing, painting and embellishing. Registration fee $298. Materials fee $30, plus additional kiln firing fee.


11
Jul

Introduction to Weaving and Open Studio with Susan Rockwell

July 11, 2016 through July 15, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

The perfect opportunity awaits you at the Weave House, where all the equipment you need for learning how to weave is provided. Learn all the basics that turn yarn into a finished piece of fabric, whether a scarf, rug, placemat or clothing. You will learn step-by-step about how to use a floor loom, how to measure a warp, dress the loom and weave a sampler of different weave patterns, yarns and colors. Students will learn how to prepare and interpret weaving drafts and plan a project of their own choice from beginning to end. We will also discuss resources that will enable you to continue weaving at home. This course is for the beginning student as well as those who know how to weaver and would like to bring their own project(s). If bringing your own project, please contact the instructor.


11
Jul

Introduction to Silversmithing with Harold Bosco

July 11, 2016 through July 15, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to teach basic methods of handcrafting jewelry from sterling silver. Sketchbook designs are employed to help students reach their desired goals. Individualized and assisted techniques are used to assure the success of each student. Sawing, soldering and filing are the procedures used to create rings, chains, bracelets, pendants and earrings. A relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere in the classroom makes this course fun. This is the standard silver fabrication course that is offered at an academic level. Registration fee $390. Materials fee $80+. Also a $20.00 lab fee per student is required to cover the cost of consumables.


12
Jul

Pastel Landscapes in Bold Color with Robert Carsten

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

This fun and exciting workshop will explore various ways to exploring bold color with dramatic light effects in pastel landscapes. Working from your sketches or photos, we will explore concepts of color, design, and techniques. Various approaches will be presented and demonstrated. Critique, at-easel assistance, and lots of painting time will make this an educational and enjoyable painting experience. All levels are welcome from beginner through advanced. Materials list provided.


14
Jul

Painting Landscapes in Watercolor with Robert Sydorowich

July 14, 2016 through July 15, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

To paint a landscape is to know and experience nature, the countryside, the mountains, the trees, the grass and the sky. Painting with a fresh eye, seeing with a painter’s eye and most important being you. This workshop is for fledgling and experienced artists it will cover all the basics - composition, color, light and shade, lost and found edges, spontaneity and the materials and techniques needed to create a better landscape painting. The instructor will start each secession with a painting demonstration then the class will go on their own to apply these principles to their own work We will be painting outdoors - plein air - weather permitting’


14
Jul

Chester VT 250

July 14, 2016 through July 17, 2016 Pinnacle, Chester Festival Fairground and others, Chester, VT
DESCRIPTION

Chester, Vermont celebrating its 250th Year and will hold a variety of events to be held July 14-17, 2016. The celebration will provide guests with a historical perspective, while offering fun events and activities for the whole family. Music, food, traditional and old time activities and games, historical tours, reenactment, demonstrations, antique shows, and much, much, more--all wrapping up with a Fireworks show at dark.


14
Jul

Forever

July 14, 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.


16
Jul

Classic American Baskets with Judy Nevin

July 16, 2016 through July 17, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

We will be making two baskets this weekend. The Twill Market Basket has a filled bottom and a high hand carved handle. The sides are woven in a color of the students choosing. The basket is approximately 18 ½” x 10” x 4”. The Bi-Colored Cat Head Basket is square to round with an interesting pattern formed by the use of color. The basket stands 7”high and is 12” in diameter. Students will learn to carve their own handles, rims and skids.


16
Jul

Basic Drawing Class with Deborah Gentile

July 16, 2016 through July 18, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

Think you can't draw? Does drawing conjure up feelings of inadeauacy and anxiety? Well think again. In this basic hands on class you will discover seeing objects as shapes, and learn other unique dynamics that will have you rethinking your potential. Deborah is originally from Milford, CT. and has been a resident of New Hampshire since 1990. She is an Artist, and has an appreciation for realism, and enjoys photography. She studied fine art at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, CT. She includes art in her everyday life. She has shown her artwork at Art In The Park and Art Walk, in Keene, New Hampshire. Art Walk is where she demonstrated her painting techniques to the public. She manages her own website, and has answered an overwhelmingly number of blog requests. Please visit her website at: www.deborahgentile.com.


18
Jul

Jewelry Camp for Young Artists with Harold Bosco

July 18, 2016 through July 22, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

This class is geared for the young artist to learn the fun and simple forms of Silver Fabrication. Sterling Silver will be the primary medium. Other metals and methods of jewelry fabrication will be explored. Young adults love jewelry and now they can learn the basics. With a degree in teaching and years of teaching experience, Harold is proud to offer a jewelry making class for our young people. Open classroom and responsive teaching will aid each student to meet their goals. Ages 11-17. 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.


18
Jul

Hand Building Clay & Wheel Throwing II with Kimberly Carr

July 18, 2016 through July 22, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

If you have worked in clay and are ready to build on your knowledge with some really exciting techniques such as graffito, embossing, wheel throwing and footing then you will love this class. You will be able to create secret vessels, towering coiled creations and large but intricate slab sculptures from your imaginations! Hand building, wheel throwing and footing. Gloss glazing, under glazing, painting and embellishing, bisque fired pieces. Additional Kiln firing fee


18
Jul

Wonders of Wool with Sue Carey

July 18, 2016 through July 22, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

This class will study both the crafts that use wool and the sheep from which wool is derived. We will investigate sheep, their behavior, and why they were import to our ancestors. Ways to process wool and wool crafts will be explored. By the end of the week, we hope to have delved into simple carding, dying, weaving, crocheting, knitting, felting, and needle felting. Projects include dying with natural material, making a felt ball, cardboard weaving, drop spinning, simple crocheting, wet felting, finger knitting, and needle felting. One or two of the instruction’s lambs plan on making an appearance. Ages 8 – 15. Tuition - $225, material cost is $35.


18
Jul

Explorations in Precious Metal Clay with Lis-el Crowley

July 18, 2016 through July 20, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

In this three day, in depth workshop, you will explore the many possibilities fine silver metal clay provides for creative expression. It is suitable for beginners and advanced students alike. Lisel will demonstrate a wide variety of techniques from which you can choose to create a variety of beautiful, wearable art pieces incorporating glass, stones, metal and other media. Lisel will cover, conditioning and rolling the clay, applying texture, layering, coiling, creating hollow forms, stone setting, glass setting, firing, finishing, applying patina, post firing color application and more. Registration fee $298. Materials fee $150+. Lis-el is a Senior Certified Art Clay Silver instructor, and is currently working in ceramic, metal clay, fused glass, fiber, and metal. Her work can be found in galleries and shops throughout New England.


18
Jul

Ceramic Glazing & Embellishment with Carole Carr

July 18, 2016 through July 20, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

Students will experience a variety of finishing techniques to complete their bisque fired pieces, such as gloss glazing, under glazes, paints and other surface applications. Gloss glazing, under glazing, painting and embellishing. Registration fee $298. Materials fee $30, plus additional kiln firing fee. This class may be taken as an add-on to Carole's July 11-13 clay building and wheel throwing class. Carole Carr is a working artist and teacher for more then 30 years , and looks forward to sharing many of her experiences and knowledge. She is currently working at Georgian Court University and Lavallette Elementary School ranging from adults to children. She brings a great deal of enthusiasm to her teaching to all levels of earning in the wonderful artistic environment Fletcher Farm provides.


18
Jul

Intro to Polymer Clay: Colorful Layers for Jewelry and Mixed Media with Christine Damm

July 18, 2016 through July 19, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

Rev up your wardrobe with jewelry made by using a simple surface coloring technique with polymer clay, a heat-cured modeling material. Crafting elements for journaling and mixed-media uses or covering tiles, picture frames or other home decorating projects are just a few of this technique’s many uses. Beginning to advanced students from any discipline-- mixed media, journaling, painting or jewelry arts--can benefit from this class. Just bring your curiosity and a well-developed artist's or crafting skill-set. On Day 1, we’ll use the instructor’s extensive collection of pastels, paints and colorants to make large sheets of colorful veneer. Day 2 is devoted to covering jewelry shapes for earrings or pendants and other forms with these layers. Coaching with color choices will be provided and you’ll come away with the confidence and skills to tackle projects on your own.


20
Jul

Basic Cake Decorating with Lisa Gray

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

Most people feel confident baking a cake, it’s the frosting and decorating that can be intimidating. Learning to decorate cakes does take practice but is not difficult. This class will teach you a number of basic techniques such as frosting, outlining, filling in, shells, basket weave, leaves and roses. When you put all these techniques together you can create a beautiful piece of edible art. Lisa Gray has been crafting for more than 35 years. Never one to settle on just one thing she has acquired many skills in various mediums such as jewelry, painted glass, soap making, quilting and cake decorating, just to name a few. She has shared her skills and knowledge for the past 10 years by teaching both children and adults at a summer camp hosted by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for HIV/AIDS affected individuals.


21
Jul

Round and Round the Garden

July 21, 2016 through July 30, 2016 12 Park Street, Weston, VT
DESCRIPTION

British Humor at Its Best! Go for a fun-filled romp around the garden in the third play of Alan Ayckbourn’s comic trilogy, "The Norman Conquests". See one or all three plays as Weston collaborates with Dorset Theatre Festival and Northern Stage to produce the entire trilogy, right here in Vermont! Hilarious yet deeply human, this comedy will have you aching with laughter as you uncover the secrets swirling around an English country house on a summer weekend.


23
Jul

Shaker Oval Boxes, the Basics with Eric Pintar

July 23, 2016 through July 24, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

In this workshop we will focus on the construction of a nest of six boxes. Enjoy learning the process by which the Shakers made these wooden vessels more than 150 years ago. Elegant simplicity describes the Shaker design. Each student will make a nest of six boxes from cherry wood. Thin strips of wood are carefully prepared in Michigan and each student carves the “fingers” on one end before soaking them in a hot water bath. The bands are bent in an oval shape and copper tacks are applied to hold each band together. Quarter-sawn cherry tops and bottoms are fitted and held in place by wooden pegs. Simple construction and elegant design makes this project appealing to anyone with an interest. No woodworking experience necessary.


23
Jul

Beginning Punch Needle Rug Hooking with Judith Hotchkiss

July 23, 2016 through July 24, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

In this workshop students will learn the basics of rug hooking using the Oxford punch needle and beautiful hand-dyed wool yarn. Students will complete a small project that may be finished as a chair pad, pillow, wall hanging or table top decoration. Students may choose from a wide array of patterns and will color plan their project with help from the instructor. Multiple finishing options will be taught. Judith is an Oxford Punch Needle certified instructor as well as McGown certified to teach traditional rug hooking.


23
Jul

Painting in Acrylics with Robert Brunelle Jr

July 23, 2016 through July 24, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

Open to all skill levels, from beginner to experienced, this course will cover the basics of painting with acrylic paints. Topics covered will include: mixing colors, using brushstrokes to achieve various effects, composing the picture, tips on drawing your picture, and various products that can be added to acrylic paints. Students will end up with at least one finished acrylic painting. 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.


23
Jul

Batik with Soy Wax and Textile Paints with Cher Rezendes

July 23, 2016 through July 25, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

If you’ve always wanted to try batik but were afraid and overwhelmed, this is the class for you. Soy wax, which was originally developed to make candles, makes the job of batiking much easier. There are no unhealthy fumes to worry about exhausting. The melting point of soy wax is much cooler than traditional batik wax, so the risk of fire is very small. Also, soy wax is water-soluble! So removing the wax from your cloth is as easy as ironing and washing it out in your own sink or washing machine. And because we won’t be using dyes there will not be a need to steam or batch. The paint will heat set when you are ironing out the wax. What’s not to love?


24
Jul

Okemo Blueberry Fest presented by SouthFace Village at Okemo

July 24, 2016 through July 24, 2016 111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

Celebrate all things blueberry. Start the day with a blueberry pancake brunch in the Jackson Gore Inn courtyard, followed by live music, games, local vendors, a pie eating contest and nearby blueberry picking (conditions permitting).


24
Jul

Okemo Blueberry Fest

July 24, 2016 through July 24, 2016 111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

Join Okemo in celebrating the delicious little blue fruit as it comes into season in Vermont. The celebration starts at 10 am in the Jackson Gore Courtyard. Bring an appetite for yummy blueberry treats, including blueberry pastries, blueberry popsicles, blueberry pies, blueberry muffins and just plain blueberries! Start off the day with a blueberry pancake brunch, with fresh, local berries, served in the courtyard patio. Then, get creative and tie-dye a t-shirt to take home as a souvenir. Enjoy more treats while hanging with the kids and dancing to the kid-friendly tunes. The celebration would not be complete without a pie eating contest, to take place at 12:30 p.m.


24
Jul

Creative Metal Working with Piper Strong

July 24, 2016 through July 25, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

With the theme of making a garden animal, the student will explore metals,( Steel, Copper) mediums and ways to cut, bend and fasten metals along with creating a finished piece. I will include a quick intro to gas (oxy-acedoline) welding. This may lead to a sculpture welding class where students can learn sculpting methods using (steel, Copper) as a medium in the round and for structural purposes. For 20 years Piper has made art and art objects for the craft and fine art market and display. She has an MFA from The University of Pennsylvania and a minor in Art History. She has taught at the College level, Plymouth State and at the school age level for 10 plus years. Her work has been in public and private collections in the US and abroad, been featured in The New York Times, American Art, and Craft Magazine.


25
Jul

Trash to Treasure - a Mosaic Experience with Phyllis Gagnon

July 25, 2016 through July 29, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

This is the perfect class to re-purpose and recycle those yard sale, flea market, thrift Store and attic finds. Learn the basic techniques of designing, cutting adhering, grouting and sealing your own mosaic treasures. Students should bring items such as small stools,tables,chairs, shelf,old windows (glass intact),trays, wooden boxes, clay pots, bowling balls, or anything metal to mosaic. Also plates, pieces of bric-brac, tiles, or anything you want to ass to your piece. Instructor will also have items available for purchase. Students will be able to complete multiple small projects or a large one during this class. Phyllis Gagnon has been creating in different mediums and sharing those with students for numerous years. She has a BS in Education from Keene State College and lives in Claremont, NH. She has taught in public and private schools, in her own studio and at Flecther Farm School.


25
Jul

Intermediate/Advanced Shaker Oval Boxes with Eric Pintar

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

This workshop is designed for individuals who have taken the Shaker Oval Box workshop or who have Shaker Oval Box making experience and would like to add some diversity to their collection. Students will tailor their workshop by selecting several projects from a variety of styles and woods of oval boxes (12 sizes), fixed handle Oval carriers (9 sizes), divided handle oval carriers (3 sizes), swing handle oval carrier, music box and oval trays (6 sizes). Instructor will send a detailed list of project choices to registered students who must select their complement of projects and return it to him in sufficient time to assure the proper quantities of materials will be available. Additional projects will be available at the workshop for students who compete their initial projects and wish to work further. The instructor will provide all material, tools, and equipment.


25
Jul

Combining Punch Needle and Traditional Rug Hooking with Judith Hotchkiss

July 25, 2016 through July 27, 2016 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

Whether you are a punch needle enthusiast or a traditional rug hooker, this workshop will expand your thinking about either craft. Combining the two techniques opens up all kinds of creative possibilities. Several methods for combining traditional and punch will be explored and techniques of each medium will be taught. A wide array of hand-dyed wools and yarns will be available to add color and texture to your project. Students may choose from a wide array of patterns and will color plan their project with help from the instructor. Multiple finishing options will be taught. Judith is an Oxford Punch Needle certified instructor as well as McGown certified to teach traditional rug hooking.


28
Jul

HOG Iron Adventure Run 2016 Rally

July 28, 2016 through July 30, 2016 111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow, VT
DESCRIPTION

During the last week of July, motorcycle riders will be returning to the Okemo Valley to attend the fourth annual Iron Adventure Run, sponsored by Harley Owners’ Group (HOG) the Official Riding Club of Harley-Davidson. A schedule of events and preregistration details are available at www.ironadventurerun.com. Information and updates are also available on the Facebook page for The Iron Adventure Run. The Jackson Gore Inn, Ludlow , Vermont will be the host site for the 2016 Event. Groups of bikers will be riding throughout the Okemo Valley as they enjoy another exciting adventure throughout Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Canadian riders are also expected to attend this Event as well.


29
Jul

Silver Fabrication Workshop for All Levels & Ages with Harold Bosco

July 29, 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.


29
Jul

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

July 29, 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


29
Jul

LIVE MUSIC with Dave Clark

July 29, 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


30
Jul

Intro to the Fine Art of Pyrography with David Kreider

July 30, 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.


30
Jul

Making Fabric Pottery with Beth Ezold

July 30, 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.


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

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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).


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.


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)


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

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, 25 Pond Street, Ludlow, VT Please join us from 5pm-8pm at Bensons Chevrolet for our Cruise In and early car/motorcycle show registration. Pizza from Goodman’s American Pie, music, family fun. Sponsored by: Benson’s Chevrolet


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-chester-Ludlow Sunday, August 28 from 10am - 3pm with 2pm awards ceremony. Sponsored by Springfield Buick GMC


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

Pickling & Canning Hands-on Cooking Class

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

10-1 pm Learn the lost skills of pickling and canning in this hands-on class with Executive Chef Michael Ehlenfeldt inside The Hidden Kitchen. Learn more on our website. $55. pp


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.


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.


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.


  • May 30

    Cruise In at The Vermont Country Store
    05:30 pm - 07:30 pm
    657 Main St, Weston, VT

    Take a Spin Down Memory Lane. On Monday, May 30th, from 5.30 -7.30 pm, head to Mildred’s...

  • May 30

    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, May 30th, from 5.30 -7.30 pm, head to Mildred’s...

  • Jun 2

    Okemo Valley Golf Club Ladies' Clinics
    04:00 pm - 05:00 pm
    77 Okemo Ridge Road,, Ludlow, VT

    June 2-July 28 Every Thursday, 4 to 5 p.m. through July 28. Instructors cover a different topic...

  • Jun 2

    Carpe diem for Businesses, Non-Profits and Organizations
    05:15 pm - 06:30 pm
    40 The Common, Chester, VT

    Have you ever wondered how to attract more customers, members to an organization, volunteers, or...

  • Jun 3

    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),...

  • Jun 4

    Cheese Tasting at The Vermont Country Store
    11:00 am - 02:00 pm
    Route 100, Weston, VT

    Come sample an assortment of cheeses from Plymouth Artisan Cheese. The Plymouth Cheese Factory...

  • Jun 4

    "Wild" - FOLA Movie in Ludlow June 4
    07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
    37 Depot Street, Ludlow, VT

    "Wild" will be the next FOLA (Friends of Ludlow Auditorium) film featured at the Ludlow Town...

  • Jun 6

    Golf for a Cause!
    01:00 pm - 11:59 pm
    77 Okemo Ridge Road,, Ludlow, VT

    The Crown Pointe Board of Realtors is proud to host a day of golf at the Okemo Valley Golf...

  • Jun 7

    Summer Reading Kick Off Movie Matinee
    01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
    88 Main Street, Ludlow, VT

    Disney Studios Presents "McFarland USA" (PG) "MCFARLAND, USA, is based on the inspiring true...

  • Jun 7

    "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...

  • Jun 10

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

  • Jun 10

    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),...

  • Jun 11

    Okemo Valley Home, Garden & Recreation Show
    10:00 am - 04:00 pm
    31 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    Please join us under the tent at Mr. Darcy's Bar & Grille, 31 Route 103 South in Ludlow. Shop...

  • Jun 11

    The Vermont Epic, New England's Toughest Cycling Weekend
    07:00 am - 11:59 pm
    77 Okemo Ridge Rd., Ludlow, VT

    Chose from three rides on June 11. Rides include the annual B2VT, a 130-plus mile ride from...

  • Jun 13

    Ludlow Vermont's JUNE Blood Drive
    12:30 pm - 05:30 pm
    37 Main Street, Ludlow, VT

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

  • Jun 13

    Dicovery Zone!
    05:00 pm - 06:00 pm
    88 Main Street, Ludlow, VT

    STEM Activities for the Whole Family! June 13th- Indoor Bocce-Using ramps and various types of...

  • Jun 14

    Crafty Tuesday
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    88 Main Street, Ludlow, VT

    Join us each week for a different and fun craft. Ages 4 & up welcome. June 14th- Flashy...

  • Jun 17

    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),...

  • Jun 18

    Weston Birthday Bash
    11:00 am - 04:00 pm
    12 Park Street, Weston, VT

    In the picturesque village of Weston, population 500, you’ll find two of Vermont’s...

  • Jun 18

    "How to Eat your Yard" with gardening expert & author Henry Homeyer
    06:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    1342 Hwy 106, Perkinsville, VT

    Landscape your yard with edible plants. Join us for a special dinner featuring edible plants you...

  • Jun 23

    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.

  • Jun 23

    Schoolhouse Rock Live!
    04:00 pm - 05:00 pm
    982 Rte 100, Weston, VT

    The Emmy Award-winning cartoon series that taught children history, grammar, math, science, and...

  • Jun 24

    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),...

  • Jun 25

    Okemo Bicycle Hill Climb
    10:30 am - 11:59 pm
    111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow, VT

    June 25 – A challenging 5.8 mile uphill bike race along Route 103 and Mountain Road to the...

  • Jun 27

    Ms. K's Imagination Station with Amber Kaemmerlen
    09:00 am - 03:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    Each day will begin with a new art project. We will focus on how to use a variety of different...

  • Jun 27

    Tatting 101/102
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    Many of you might have seen your grandmother or Aunts sitting by the hours tatting with a small...

  • Jun 28

    Man of La Mancha
    07:30 pm - 09:30 pm
    12 Park Street, Weston, VT

    Based on "The Adventures of Don Quixote" by Miguel de Cervantes, this epic musical is the winner...

  • Jun 30

    Make Your Own Board Game!
    01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
    88 Main Street, Ludlow, VT

    In this fun 1 hour program, children, grades K through 6th, will have an opportunity to draw,...

  • Jul 1

    LIVE MUSIC - Peter Neri
    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),...

  • Jul 2

    Okemo's Great American Party presented by SouthFace Village at Okemo
    11:00 am - 06:00 pm
    111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow, VT

    As American as Apple Pie! Celebrate freedom and the holiday weekend with the best party of the...

  • Jul 5

    Fantastic Fun with Paper Craft with Sue Carey
    09:00 am - 03:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    Paper airplanes, balls, mache, cutting, birds, lanterns, origami, quilling – there are so...

  • Jul 7

    Drawing Nature with Roger Hyndman
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    Capture in sketches and drawings the powerful drama and beauty of the landscape, utilizing a...

  • Jul 8

    Dyeing to Nuno Felted Scarves with Nancy Dorian
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    Using Nuno felting techniques, you will be elated as you transform layers of hand-painted silks,...

  • Jul 8

    Vermont Symphony Orchestra presented by Mary W Davis Realtor & Associates Inc.
    07:30 pm - 11:59 pm
    111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow, VT

    An evening of great symphony music with a scenic mountain backdrop. Okemo Mountain Resort and...

  • Jul 9

    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...

  • Jul 9

    Playful Painting with Alcohol Ink with Lis-el Crowley
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    Working on non-porous surfaces with a rainbow of highly pigmented and flowing colors, painting...

  • Jul 9

    Chinese Brush Painting with Linda Schultz
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    Learn the basics for this meditative art form. Using the "Four Treasures", the brush, the ink...

  • Jul 9

    Warping the Loom, a Review with Susan Rockwell
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    If you have learned how to weave and need a review of how to dress the loom then join us for...

  • Jul 9

    Quilter's Choice 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...

  • Jul 10

    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...

  • Jul 11

    Hand Building Clay I with Kimberly Carr
    09:00 am - 03:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    Join in the fun of creating creatures, fabulous vessels and instruments to play at your leisure...

  • Jul 11

    Drawing & Painting with Marcia Dockum
    09:00 am - 03:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    This class is designed for the student who would like to focus on drawing and painting. This one...

  • Jul 11

    Intaglio (Solar) Printmaking Workshop with Roger Hyndman
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    Explore the heritage of the intaglio printmaker, utilizing historic concepts and techniques to...

  • Jul 11

    Adult Hand Building Clay & Wheel Throwing with Carole Carr
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    Students will experience a variety of hand building techniques such as coiling, forming clay...

  • Jul 11

    Introduction to Weaving and Open Studio with Susan Rockwell
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    The perfect opportunity awaits you at the Weave House, where all the equipment you need for...

  • Jul 11

    Introduction to Silversmithing with Harold Bosco
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    This course is designed to teach basic methods of handcrafting jewelry from sterling silver....

  • Jul 12

    Pastel Landscapes in Bold Color with Robert Carsten
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    This fun and exciting workshop will explore various ways to exploring bold color with dramatic...

  • Jul 14

    Painting Landscapes in Watercolor with Robert Sydorowich
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    To paint a landscape is to know and experience nature, the countryside, the mountains, the...

  • Jul 14

    Chester VT 250
    07:00 am - 08:00 pm
    Pinnacle, Chester Festival Fairground and others, Chester, VT

    Chester, Vermont celebrating its 250th Year and will hold a variety of events to be held July...

  • Jul 14

    Forever
    07:30 pm - 08:45 pm
    982 Rte 100, Weston, VT

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

  • Jul 16

    Classic American Baskets with Judy Nevin
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    We will be making two baskets this weekend. The Twill Market Basket has a filled bottom and a...

  • Jul 16

    Basic Drawing Class with Deborah Gentile
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    Think you can't draw? Does drawing conjure up feelings of inadeauacy and anxiety? Well think...

  • Jul 18

    Jewelry Camp for Young Artists with Harold Bosco
    09:00 am - 03:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    This class is geared for the young artist to learn the fun and simple forms of Silver...

  • Jul 18

    Hand Building Clay & Wheel Throwing II with Kimberly Carr
    09:00 am - 03:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    If you have worked in clay and are ready to build on your knowledge with some really exciting...

  • Jul 18

    Wonders of Wool with Sue Carey
    09:00 am - 03:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    This class will study both the crafts that use wool and the sheep from which wool is derived. We...

  • Jul 18

    Explorations in Precious Metal Clay with Lis-el Crowley
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    In this three day, in depth workshop, you will explore the many possibilities fine silver metal...

  • Jul 18

    Ceramic Glazing & Embellishment with Carole Carr
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    Students will experience a variety of finishing techniques to complete their bisque fired...

  • Jul 18

    Intro to Polymer Clay: Colorful Layers for Jewelry and Mixed Media with Christine Damm
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    Rev up your wardrobe with jewelry made by using a simple surface coloring technique with polymer...

  • Jul 20

    Basic Cake Decorating with Lisa Gray
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    Most people feel confident baking a cake, it’s the frosting and decorating that can be...

  • Jul 21

    Round and Round the Garden
    07:30 pm - 09:45 pm
    12 Park Street, Weston, VT

    British Humor at Its Best! Go for a fun-filled romp around the garden in the third play of Alan...

  • Jul 23

    Shaker Oval Boxes, the Basics with Eric Pintar
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    In this workshop we will focus on the construction of a nest of six boxes. Enjoy learning the...

  • Jul 23

    Beginning Punch Needle Rug Hooking with Judith Hotchkiss
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    In this workshop students will learn the basics of rug hooking using the Oxford punch needle and...

  • Jul 23

    Painting in Acrylics with Robert Brunelle Jr
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    Open to all skill levels, from beginner to experienced, this course will cover the basics of...

  • Jul 23

    Batik with Soy Wax and Textile Paints with Cher Rezendes
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    If you’ve always wanted to try batik but were afraid and overwhelmed, this is the class for...

  • Jul 24

    Okemo Blueberry Fest presented by SouthFace Village at Okemo
    10:00 am - 02:00 pm
    111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow, VT

    Celebrate all things blueberry. Start the day with a blueberry pancake brunch in the Jackson...

  • Jul 24

    Okemo Blueberry Fest
    10:00 am - 02:00 pm
    111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow, VT

    Join Okemo in celebrating the delicious little blue fruit as it comes into season in Vermont....

  • Jul 24

    Creative Metal Working with Piper Strong
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    With the theme of making a garden animal, the student will explore metals,( Steel, Copper)...

  • Jul 25

    Trash to Treasure - a Mosaic Experience with Phyllis Gagnon
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    This is the perfect class to re-purpose and recycle those yard sale, flea market, thrift Store...

  • Jul 25

    Intermediate/Advanced Shaker Oval Boxes with Eric Pintar
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    This workshop is designed for individuals who have taken the Shaker Oval Box workshop or who...

  • Jul 25

    Combining Punch Needle and Traditional Rug Hooking with Judith Hotchkiss
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT

    Whether you are a punch needle enthusiast or a traditional rug hooker, this workshop will...

  • Jul 28

    HOG Iron Adventure Run 2016 Rally
    08:00 am - 11:00 pm
    111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow, VT

    During the last week of July, motorcycle riders will be returning to the Okemo Valley to attend...

  • Jul 29

    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 29

    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 29

    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),...

  • Jul 30

    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 30

    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...

  • 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

    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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

    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

    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 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

    Pickling & Canning Hands-on Cooking Class
    10:00 am - 01:00 pm
    1342 Hwy 106, Perkinsville, VT

    10-1 pm Learn the lost skills of pickling and canning in this hands-on class with Executive...

  • 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 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....

  • 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...

Weston, Vermont

Weston Town office: 802-824-6645 Population: 501 Sq. miles: 35.2 Town Website: Weston-Vermont

Straddling scenic Route 100, with one foot firmly planted in the foothills of the Green Mountain National Forest, and the other in the fertile West River valley, Weston, Vermont has come to exemplify Vermont at its finest. Anchored by one of the most picturesque village greens in Vermont, the entire village of Weston is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Incorporated in 1799

With hills rising prominently on all sides and a crystal clear brook running through the center of town, the town of Weston, Vermont is a veritable looking glass back to 1799, the year the town was incorporated. Historic homes and antique shops, bountiful general store, museums, galleries, gardens, inns, artists, arborists and shops of all shapes and sizes grace the village’s main street and the roads that needle into the hills in every direction.

Dotted with hill farms and hideaways, studios and workshops, trailheads and historic sights, Weston, Vermont is the home of the iconic Vermont Country Store, The renowned Weston Playhouse (Vermont’s oldest professional theatre company), and the famous Weston Priory, a Benedictine monastery and one of the last of its kind.

The town of Weston offers unrivalled recreation, farm crafted cheeses, arts and culture, outstanding dining and lodging, and virtually everything the complete vacation getaway could possibly demand. You will find a visit to Weston a wonderful escape, a welcome respite and a surprising adventure!

For More Information about Weston, 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!