"Southwestern Vermont Health Care: A Century of Caring"
On display at the Bennington Museum. One hundred years ago, Putnam Memorial Hospital opened its doors in Bennington. While the facility, practices, and technology have changed dramatically throughout the century, the commitment to delivering exceptional healthcare to the community has remained constant. This retrospective exhibit offers a glimpse of the evolution of care alongside a history of the hospital. benningtonmuseum.org
Feb 1-May 8 - Bennington
"Enthusiasms: Personal Paintings by Jessica Park"
On display at the Bennington Museum in the Regional Artists Gallery. Jessica Park (b. 1958) sees the world through high definition rainbow-colored glasses. A native of Williamstown, Massachusetts, Park is an internationally acclaimed artist on the autism spectrum. One of the few things that Park connected with during her early childhood was art and she has been a professional artist since the mid-1980s. Her paintings combine extreme technical proficiency with a transcendent, visionary imagination. Park's images depict everyday objects and images with precise attention paid to the most mundane of details, along with scientifically accurate depictions of rare and unusual astronomical phenomenon, seamlessly brought together into fantastical combinations. This is all done in a brilliant, carefully calculated color palette and intricate patterning that seems to almost vibrate with energy. benningtonmuseum.org
Feb 15-Mar 15 - Arlington
"Apeture/Paris Photo Best Photobooks of 2017"
Exhibit of 35 artistic photobooks from Aperture Magazine and Paris Photo. Blending photography, journalism, design and bookbinding, books feature diverse and provocative content of interest to art lovers, photographers, students and educators. Works are from the U.S. and several foreign countries. marthacanfieldlibrary.org
Feb 27 - Manchester
"Afternoon Movie at the Manchester Community Library"
At 1 p.m., Manchester Community Library will screen a contemporary film on the real life story of Dr. Jan Zabinski and his wife, Antonina, who ran the Warsaw Zoo. When Poland is invaded by Germany, the Zoo becomes a sanctuary for hundreds of Jews, thanks to the efforts of the zookeepers. Jessica Chastain stars as Antonina. The film screening is free and open to the public and is part of the Library's Contemporary Film series. Running time is 127 minutes. Manchester Community Library is located at 138 Cemetery Ave. in Manchester Center, VT. For more information and the title of the film, call 802-362-2607. mclvt.org
Mar 2-11 - Dorset
"The Dorset Players presents Mothers and Sons"
At turns funny and powerful, 'Mothers And Sons' portrays a woman who pays an unexpected visit to the New York apartment of her late son's partner, who is now married to another man and has a young son. Challenged to face how society has changed around her, generations collide as she revisits the past and begins to see the life her son might have led. This production will be presented on Friday and Saturday, March 2 & 3, March 9 & 10 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, March 4 & 11 at 2 pm. Tickets are available on line at dorsetplayers.org.
Mar 2 - Weston
"First 'Tour of Vermont' Craft Beer Dinner"
The Inn at Weston is proud to present the 2018 "Tour of Vermont" Craft Beer Dinner Series with our new Executive Chef John Pirrello! Dinner starts at 6PM. Tickets are $50 and include four courses (featuring local VT cheese from Vermont Farmstead Cheese Co.) served alongside four samples of beers from Northshire Brewery, Drop In Brewing Company, von Trapp Brewing, and Queen City Brewery. Special overnight packages will be available for attendees who'd like to make a weekend of it. Future dates to be announced. Phone: (802) 824-6789. Menu available online. innweston.com
Mar 3 - Bennington
"Winter Basement Music Series Presents: Aubrey Logan"
A special treat from the West coast, we welcome Aubrey Logan who captivates audiences and delivers originality to everything modern in music. Her style as an entertainer ranges from sassy to sultry, and her performances never fail to elicit the highest critical praise. She takes a song you've heard a thousand times and spins it on its heels. It's new. It's fresh. It delights. And whether she's jammin' on her trombone or sailing through a song with her nothing-held-back, multi-octave vocal instrument, Aubrey Logan is jazz, yes, but she can't be defined by jazz alone.
Doors open at 7:00 and shows starts at 8:00 pm. Join in and support downtown Bennington, the Arts and live music! Tickets: Adults; advance $20, at-the-door $25. Students; $10. For more information: vtartxchange.org or call 442-5549.
Mar 3 - Manchester
"NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"
National Theatre Live, the best of British theatre broadcast to cinemas around the world, presents the screening of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof". Tennessee Williams' twentieth century masterpiece makes a thrilling revival starring Sienna Miller. On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy's birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real… and which will win out?
Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for seniors and $8 for students. For more information, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit greenmtnacademy.org. Tickets
Mar 9-11 - Stratton
"The Vermont Open"
THE 2018 VERMONT OPEN SNOWBOARD AND MUSIC FESTIVAL A celebration of the beginning of snowboarding and its progression, the 6th Annual Vermont Open is truly open. This event invites snowboarders of all ages to come together to ride, party, enjoy the snow and compete for a prize purse of over $20,000. Participants can register for competition in the retro pipe, banked slalom, slope style and rail jam, and preregistration will be available soon. ROSS POWERS FOUNDATION Partial proceeds of the Vermont Open benefit the Ross Powers Foundation. Live music will entertain the crowd at night with kick off and post parties around the weekend. stratton.com
Mar 10 - Bennington
"Wings & Winter Homebrew Festival"
Named on of Vermont's top 10 winter events by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce! Be a part of the areas tastiest Festival. Enjoy over 30 styles of Wings and over 100 styles of HomeBrewed Beverages. This is a limited ticket event so buy your ticket today to ensure you can attend this great event! 12pm - 4pm, at the Brush Building at 190 North Street. Tickets. bennington.com
Mar 11 - Bennington
"Music at the Museum"
Sue Ann Kahn, flutist and Susan Jolles, harpist. An engaging program that ranges in style from a sonata by J.S. Bach to the premiere of a new Sonatina by Bennington composer Allen Shawn. Additional music by Henry Cowell, Toru Takemitsu, Lionel Nowak, and Jean Francaix. 2-4 pm, free and open to the public. benningtonmuseum.org
Mar 17 - Bennington
"Winter Basement Music Series Presents: Sean Rowe"
Sean Rowe knows he cuts an imposing figure. He boasts a bouncer's build, a biker's hair and a voice lower than Johnny Cash with a head cold. He's a baritone - a rarity outside of country music. Like the best baritones, Rowe can sound sinister or sexy, sage-like or sweet.
Doors open at 7:00 and shows starts at 8:00 pm. Join in and support downtown Bennington, the Arts and live music! Tickets: Adults; advance $18, at-the-door $22. Students; $10. For more information: vtartxchange.org or call 442-5549.
Mar 17 - Peru
"St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt & Festivities"
Get out on the mountain 3/17 for a chance to win a 2018/19 Full Season Pass! We heard a wee rumor that a tiny green guy is hiding his pot o'gold atop Bromley Mountain - with a little luck you'll find it, and make all your mountain dreams come true for next winter! (We will literally be hiding a pot of "gold" somewhere on the mountain between Runaround and Pushover. Find it, bring it to Switchboard, and the Season Pass is yours. We'll give hints on its location throughout the day on Instagram.) bromley.com
Mar 18 - Manchester
"Chamber Music Concert: Beethoven and Brahms"
An afternoon of chamber music with Taconic Music Artistic Directors Joana Genova, violin Ariel Rudiakov, viola, with Nathaniel Parke, cello and Gili Melamed-Lev, piano at the Zion Episcopal Church. $15 ticket. Beethoven: Serenade for violin, viola and cello in D Major, op. 8. Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, op. 25. Kreisler: Londonderry Air for piano trio. taconicmusic.org
Mar 24 - Bennington
"Benefit Concert and Conversation at Oldcastle Theatre"
Philip Glass, the iconic American composer, will appear in concert and conversation in a benefit for Oldcastle Theatre Company at 7:30 p.m. Mr. Glass will play some of his own compositions on piano and will join Maestro Thomas Lawrence Toscano in a wide ranging conversation. The two have are long time friends, having worked together frequently and even a share a birthday. "This is," according to Oldcastle's Producing Artistic Director, Eric Peterson, "an opportunity to experience Mr. Glass' musicianship in an intimate setting while also listening in as two extraordinary composers chat. For further information visit the Oldcastle Theatre website, oldcastletheatre.org or call 802-447-0564.
Mar 24-25 - Arlington
"The Sugar Shack Maple Open House"
Join us from 10:00am - 2pm for our maple open house! FREE silver dollar pancakes with warm maple syrup, sugar house tours with demonstrations, and syrup giveaways both days.
We'll also have maple creemees, (maple soft serve ice cream) maple glazed doughnuts and lots more goodies for purchase in the Sugar Shack! sugarshackvt.com
Mar 24-25 - Rupert
"Maple Celebration at Merck Forest"
Merck Forest is excited to host their Maple Celebration & Pancake Breakfast again this year. Featuring Merck's own sausage and syrup! Yum! merckforest.org
Mar 24-25 - Vermont
"Vermont Maple Open House Weekend"
Maple Open House Weekend is a statewide event celebrating sugaring season being held March 24 and 25. Sugar makers throughout Vermont will open the doors of their sugarhouses, inviting visitors in to experience and enjoy this remarkable time of year when pure Vermont maple syrup is made. Whether it's the sight of steam rising from the sugarhouse, the inviting aroma of boiling sap, or the sweetly divine flavor of syrup as enjoyed in traditional sugar-on-snow, visitors are treated to an experience for the senses! vermontmaple.org
Fling into Spring surrounded by hundreds of spring plants & gardening needs, have fun with the all day Sip & Seed activity (featuring Sparkling Springmosas) all while shopping select local vendors including Icy Palmer Candle Co's New Spring-Summer scents, Mill Brook Naturals fresh & gorgeous products, Nana Kay’s legendary Bakery and AbBeads CustomJewelry. Located at Equinox Valley Nursery 9am - 4pm. The Icy Palmer Candle Co. VT on Facebook. equinoxvalleynursery.com
Mar 24 - Peru
Bromley family's favorite sun-soaked (or just plain soaked) event is back for another year! Featuring pond skimming, a duct tape derby, live music, a BBQ, and free turns on the Summer Adventure Trampolie Things! Registration for pond skimming and duct tape derby will begin at 8:30am at the Info Desk in the base lodge. bromley.com
Mar 31 - West Dover
"10th Annual Winter Brewers Festival"
Our legendary brewers festival series continues with our 10th Annual Winter version. A one-day celebration of springtime, beer and live music! mountsnow.com
Mar 31-June 13 - Bennington
"Bennington Collects: Special Exhibit at the Bennington Museum"
The urge to collect is one of human nature's most natural instincts. From the typical collections of baseball cards, stamps, and coins to extremely varied collections, people are constantly gathering objects and classifying them with their own personal system. Bennington Collects brings together an eclectic selection of collections that have been compiled by residents of the greater Bennington area. Each collection presents an opportunity to learn a little about a topic that may have never crossed our mind. benningtonmuseum.org
Mar 31 - Bennington
"The Magic Show Starring Ben Zabin at Oldcastle Theatre"
Part of the Winter Basement Music Series. Session Americana (Boston) is a rock band in a teacup, or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle. This band/collective of talented musicians craft a musical experience unlike any other. Doors open at 7:00 and shows starts at 8:00 pm. Join in and support downtown Bennington, the Arts and live music!
Tickets: Adults; advance $18, at-the-door $22. Students; $10. For more information: vtartxchange.org or Call 442-5549.
Apr 11 - Manchester
"An Evening with Billy Collins"
The former US Poet Laureate will speak and read from his work. Join us at Burr Burton Academy for this free lecture. burrburton.org
Apr 14 - Bennington
Part of the Winter Basement Music Series. NEKtones take the stage delivering a full force sound layin down funky soul & R&B. The NEKtones are a quintet with a musical palette defined by the landscape of the North East Kingdom of Vermont. Doors open at 7:00 and shows starts at 8:00 pm. Join in and support downtown Bennington, the Arts and live music!
Tickets: Adults; advance $18, at-the-door $22. Students; $10. For more information: vtartxchange.org or Call 442-5549.
Apr 14 - Manchester
"Wilburton Inn Murder Mystery Party"
Family Innkeeper and New York City playwright, Tajlei Levis, uses the Wilburton's rich history as inspiration for each year's original murder mystery. Gather in the living room salon and meet the colorful cast of suspects. The 1902 mansion is like a real game of Clue as guests follow the interactive drama from the Billiard Room to the Library and Dining Room. There is music, dancing, comedy, drama, and a culinary feast. Everyone gathers in the living room after dinner to decide WHO DONE IT! Prizes are awarded for best sleuthing and most creative costume. wilburtoninn.com