Daily Events

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

 

May 2-Jul 13 - Bennington

"Bright Ideas Exhibition"

The Bennington Area Arts Council and the Lightning Jar have come together to celebrate the roles of arts and entrepreneurship in the creative economy. To kick off this partnership, the two organizations have collaborated on a shared art exhibition. 'Bright Ideas', a show exploring collaboration, innovation, and legacies will be on view at the Lighting Jar from May 2 through July 13, 2018. The show will feature artwork from local and regional artists that replied to the Art Council's recent Call for Art. There will be an opening reception Wednesday, May 2 from 5:30 to 8pm at the Lightning Jar at 194 North Street. Attendees are asked to use the Depot Street entrance. The reception will provide an opportunity to meet the artists and the Arts Council. Works featured in the show will be on sale until the show closes in July. benningtonareaartscouncil.org and lightningjarvt.com

 

May 12-Sep 16 - Bennington

"Thinking About Extinction and Other Droll Things: Recent Prints and Drawings by Edward Koren"

Bennington Museum presents recent works by illustrator Edward Karen, known for his works in The New Yorker. benningtonmuseum.org

 

May 19 - Rupert

"Meet the Lambs at Merck Forest and Farmland Center"

Have your little lambs meet our little lambs: this is a popular event with the wee folk who are just learning about farm animals and prefer them pint-sized. We'll have food and games and lots to see. 9am to 3pm, Suggested Donation: $3per person. merckforest.org

 

May 21-Jun 30 - Manchester

"Celebration of Peonies at Hildene"

Thousands of fragrant flamboyant peony blooms, more than 20 varieties of peonies heirloom and new in the Lincoln family's formal garden. 9:30 to 4:30. Check in at Welcome Center. hildene.org

 

May 26 - Bennington

"Mayfest"

Downtown Bennington transforms into a festival of arts, crafts, activities, food, & entertainment.  In 2018 there will be over 120 crafters and artisans from throughout New England featuring handmade crafts of wood, pottery, glass, metal, fabric, jewelry, and more.  As always, School Street will be lined with ethnic treats including Indian, German, Thai, and American.  You'll also find favorites such as fried dough, gourmet seafood, wood fired pizza, BBQ, blooming onions, ice cream, and more! betterbennington.org

 

May 26 - North Bennington

"Park-McCullough House Opening Day - FREE ADMISSION"

Open for the season! There will be a raffle, bake sale and more! Kid friendly. Regular tours start Sunday the 27th and run through Columbus Day. parkmccullough.org

 

May 28 - Weston

"Classic Cars and Maple Creemees at Vermont Country Store"

Take a Spin Down Memory Lane. From 5.30 -7.00 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. vermontcountrystore.com

 

May 30 - Manchester

"The Healing Power of Music at Manchester Community Library"

Music can have a profound effect on health and well-being. It's been shown to ease pain, induce relaxation, reduce anxiety, and help heal. At 6:30 p.m. at Manchester Community Library, Guitarist Eric Despard will share his journey in becoming the first trained Medical Musician under the tutelage of founders Dr. Marvin McMillen and Andrew Schulman, CMM (Certified Medical Musician), author of "Waking the Spirit". His talk, The Healing Power of Music: Music as Medicine, will include musical selections including pieces by J.S. Bach, the Beatles, and more.

The free program is sponsored by the Roberta and Russell Housman Charitable Foundation.  Manchester Community Library is located at 138 Cemetery Ave. in Manchester Center, VT. For more information, contact the Library at 802-362-2607. mclvt.org

 

Jun 2 - Arlington

"Annual Battenkill Duck Derby"

Duck Derby and Family Fair. Free Admission. Kiddie games, basket raffle, pony rides, bouncy house, food, entertainment, and much more. Purchase your duck tickets! You could be the winner of the grand prize of 1,000! Other money prizes as well. Fun for the whole family. Benefits Happy Days Childcare Program. At the Arlington Recreation Center.

 

Jun 2-Sep 16 - Bennington

"CAMBIUM (Into the Woods): Works by Bill Botzow"

"I've come to think about the layer in a tree between the bark and the wood. It's called the cambium. It is very thin and it is most alive. Somehow its cells know to divide in one direction to make wood and in another direction to make bark. The cells also stretch sideways as the woody center gets bigger and in height as the tree grows taller. Its life supports other life. That's where the beetles live, eat, procreate and die leaving behind their amazing channels that rival exquisite drawings. My path to thinking about the cambium layer comes by noticing, by paying attention to the growing forms we see all around us. Attention, noticing, touching, gathering, ordering, responding has led to sculptures and drawings that I hope in some way honor that liveliest, hidden place where the creative grows." This exhibition consists of eight watercolor/mixed media works on paper, most of them featuring unspoiled landscape imagery, along with a large scale multi-panel featuring the bug trails the artist mentions in his statement. Also on view, a selection of Botzow's wood sculptures, created from natural branches gathered from nature and combined into wonderful sculpture forms. benningtonmuseum.org

 

Jun 14-30 - Weston

"'Anne of Green Gables' at Weston Playhouse"

The beloved novel set to music. Book and Lyrics by Gretchen Cryer. Music by Nancy Ford. Curtain Times: Tuesday through Saturday at 4pm, and Saturday June 16 at 1pm. Tickets: $20 adult, $10 children.

westonplayhouse.org

 

Jun 15-24 - Bennington

"'The Almost True & Truly Remarkable Adventures of Israel Potter' at Oldcastle Theatre"

The captivating novel by Herman Mellvile has been transformed into a rollicking play by Joe Bravaco and Mary Rosler. Join young Israel as he goes from a small New England town to the American Revolution to motherland England and back again. Along the way he meets historical figures, falls in love, fights the British, becomes a spy, escapes imminent death a few times and sings a few songs. oldcastletheatre.com

 

Jun 21-24 - Londonderry

"Wanderlust"

Unplug from the Ordinary - yoga, mindfulness, classes, concerts, hikes, great food. wanderlust.com

 

Jun 21-Jul 7 - Weston

"'Our Town' at Weston Playhouse"

Bridging the common and the cosmic, a fresh look at a Pulitzer Prize-winning classic. Curtain Times: Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30pm, Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2pm, and Sunday matinee at 3pm. Tickets: $49-60. westonplayhouse.org

 

Jun 22-Jul 15 - Manchester

"Taconic Music Summer Festival"

Taconic Music is known for their worldclass Chamber Music. The Summer Festival brings together classical music masters and students in order to showcase the best-of-thebest. Concerts and classes are open to anyone. To see a list of concerts and other events visit taconicmusic.org.

 

Jun 23 - Manchester

"Summer Music Festival Opening Concert"

Beethoven, String Quartet in F Major, OP. 18, No. 1; Yi-Wen Jiang, Selections from China Song; Mendelssohn, String Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20. THE SHANGHAI QUARTET. taconicmusic.org

 

Jun 25 - Bennington

"The Great Race Comes to Bennington!"

The Great Race Vintage Car Rally: Every year the Great Race makes its way across the United States using a different route. The rally takes a week to complete. This year, the 120 vintage cars and their race teams will be stopping at Hemmings Motors News at 222 Main Street for their lunch break on June 25th as they make their way through town to Burlington, VT. The race will bring many followers, car clubs, spectators and visitors to the area. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come to Hemmings Motor News on that day to watch the cars, visit our store and be a part of the action and excitement. greatrace.com

 

Jun 25 - Weston

"Classic Cars and Maple Creemees at Vermont Country Store"

Take a Spin Down Memory Lane. From 5.30 -7.00 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. vermontcountrystore.com

 

Jun 30 - Manchester

"Taconic Summer Music Festival Concert II"

ENSO STRING QUARTET. Playing music by Elgar, Turina, Harrison, and Beethoven. taconicmusic.org

 

Jun 30-Nov 4 - Bennington

"Crash to Creativity: The New Deal in Vermont"

Crash to Creativity: The New Deal in Vermont sheds light on an important, under-studied aspect of our state's history, focusing on the role of many government sponsored New Deal projects in fostering a culture of creativity and innovation in the Green Mountains, 1933-1943. The many artists, writers, and civil workers whose products were funded through the New Deal, helped document the state's history, record its conditions during the Depression and attendant recovery, and build the infrastructure that continues to benefit us today. The exhibition will feature paintings by Francis Colburn, Ronald Slayton among others, photographs, furniture from Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) cabins, archival documentation of New Deal projects such as letters, as well as transcriptions and audio recordings of Vermonters created by the Federal Writers Project. benningtonmuseum.org

 

Jul 3-Aug 12 - East Dorset

"Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show"

For six exciting weeks, the country's top equestrians compete across a challenging hunter/jumper course at East Dorset's Beebee Farm. As a spectator,  you'll be near the action with a chance to stroll the stalls for a behind-the-scenes look at these championship horses. Sweeping mountain views, awesome event staff, and fabulous food vendors! vt-summerfestival.com

 

Jul 5-28 - Weston

"'Fun Home' at Weston Playhouse"

The groundbreaking new music based on the book by Alison Bechdel. Curtain Times: Tuesday through Saturday 7:30pm, Wednesday and Saturday matinees as 2pm, and Sunday matinee at 3pm. Tickets: $47. westonplayhouse.org

 

Jul 7 - Manchester

"Taconic Summer Music Festival Concert III"

HORSZOWSKI TRIO. Playing music by Mozart, Ravel, and Vaughan Williams. taconicmusic.org

 

Jul 9-10 - Manchester

"Circus Smirkus Presents Vaudeville Big Top Tour"

Ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys! Circus Smirkus proudly presents "Vaudeville!" - a celebration of the grand American tradition of variety entertainment! You’re in for a spectacular lineup of unforgettable acts, with amazing acrobats, mystifying magicians, jaunty jugglers, and wondrous wirewalkers. Awe, delight, and side-splitting laughter awaits! Get your tickets now for a dazzling tribute to the greatest form of family entertainment in history!

This year's Troupe is comprised of 30 hardworking and talented teenagers ages 10-18 who come from California, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, Washington and Canada. Event on Facebook

 

Jul 12-Aug 4 - Weston

"'West Side Story' at Weston Playhouse"

The iconic American musical. Curtain Times: Tuesday through Saturday 7:30pm, Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2pm, and Sunday matinee at 3pm. Tickets: $54-68. westonplayhouse.org

 

Jul 13-22 - Bennington

"'The Whipping Man' at Oldcastle Theatre"

Oldcastle veteran Matthew Lopez's extraordinary play about redemption and forgiveness, the lasting scars of slavery and the responsibility that comes with freedom. Set during the American Civil War, the New York Times calls the play, "vivid and emotionally potent, Haunting, striking and powerful." oldcastletheatre.com

 

Jul 19 - Bennington

"Midnight Madness"

A shopper's dream. The best deals of the year all night. betterbennington.org

 

Jul 30 - Weston

"Classic Cars and Maple Creemees at Vermont Country Store"

Take a Spin Down Memory Lane. From 5.30 -7.00 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. vermontcountrystore.com

 

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