"Photographs by Laura Gilpin and Her Circle at the Bennington Museum"
When Laura Gilpin passed away in 1979 most of her negatives, photographs, and letters went to the permanent archive at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. Three portfolios of photographs however were kept by her family. The Bennington Museum is fortunate to have this opportunity to share with the public a selection from these portfolios which include photographs by Gilpin herself as well as photographs given to Gilpin over her long career by friends and mentors, including Clarence H. White and Gertrude Käsebier. This exhibition of remarkable photographs will be on view in the Works on Paper Gallery of Bennington Museum.
Opening Reception on Oct 7th at 2:30pm, join curator Jamie Franklin and Bennington College instructor Jonathan Kline for an opening reception of this remarkable exhibition. This event is free and open to the public. benningtonmuseum.org
Nov 11-Dec 30 - Manchester
"Southern Vermont Arts Center Winter Member Show"
The exhibit of our Artists Members crosses many mediums including photography, abstract/landscape/still life painting, sculpture, and collage. svac.org
Nov 24-Dec 30 - Bennington
"The Annual Festival at the Bennington Museum"
"Time for the Holidays" celebrates the creativity of wide range of artists as they respond to the works of Nichols Goddard's Musical Clock, c. 1810. Few American clocks of the early nineteenth century are more sophisticated, mechanically complex, or beautiful than this one. A set of ten bells and hammers play seven tunes. All this lends itself to wonderful interpretations. benningtonmuseum.org
Nov 24-Dec 31 - Manchester
Six weeks of small town charm, snow-capped mountains, and the spirit of the season. Manchester Merriment kicks off Thanksgiving Weekend and continues through New Year's Day. Highlights include tree lighting, tractor parade, historic inn tours, and Hildene, the Lincoln Family Home decked in her Victorian finery. Plus, festive and fun holiday markets, visit from Santa, and the Elf Express train ride for kids! Details to come. manchestervermont.com
Dec 16 - Bennington
"Music at the Museum presents Holiday Music with the Taconic Chamber Players"
Music at the Museum is pleased to present an afternoon of holiday music with the Taconic Chamber Players. Sit back and get ready for the holidays as Joana Genova and Deanna Baasch on violins, Ariel Rudiakov on the viola, and Nathaniel Parke playing the cello perform a varied program from Bach to Duke Ellington.
This free concert is made possible by the generous support of Alison Nowak and Robert Cane. Admission to the Bennington Museum galleries is not included.
"National Wreaths Across America Day Celebration at the Vermont Veterans Home"
Residents of Bennington and the surrounding area, we are asking you to join the community on National Wreaths Across America Day; at 12:00 at the Vermont Veterans' Home on 325 North Street in Bennington. Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, the mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as over 1,100 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad. We at the Vermont Veterans’ Home are honored to participate in this national event as one of the locations.
Dec 16 - Manchester
"Hooked on the Holidays"
Join the American Museum of Fly Fishing for some seasonal fun. Family friendly activities all afternoon. Decorate cookies, tie "clown flies" for the holiday tree, sip hot cocoa, and roast s'mores on the lawn while mom and dad learn to cast from the experts. amff.org
Oldcastle Theatre is at it again. Join us for our 4th annual Holiday Variety Show. Set up to be like an old fashion radio show, enjoy skits, jokes, and great holiday singing, from such favorites like Richard Howe, Paul Romero, Amy Hayes, and more.
Tickets are $18 for adults, $10 for students. 7-9pm
"Eggnog Open House at Tilting at Windmills Gallery"
Toast the season with Tilting at Windmills Gallery during their Eggnog Open House with refreshments and thanks for sharing the love of art another year. There's much to celebrate - Tilting is now 46 years old! tilting.com
Dec 16-17 - Manchester
The magical, musical Elf Express is just what little ones dream of. On the hour long journey, singing and dancing elves tell the story of Christopher Pop-In-Kins while pint-sized passengers can enjoy hot chocolate and cookies. Plus, a visit from Mr and Mrs Claus! The whole experience takes place aboard vintage Green Mountain Flyers, with five departures from the r.k. Miles Depot Station each day. Make sure to check the FAQs which have all the important details; where to park, when to arrive, bathroom breaks, etc. manchesterlionselftrain.com/
Dec 19 - Manchester
"Movie Screening 'Charles Dickens and the making of a Christmas Carol'"
The Manchester Community Library, in cooperation with GNAT-TV, present ENCORE! A Second Showing of Favorite Programming. Enjoy a daytime screening of some choice Library programs from the GNAT-TV archives. On Tuesday, at 1 p.m., attend a free screening of "Charles Dickens and the Writing of A Christmas Carol," a fascinating look at the story behind the writing of Dicken's most famous novella. The talk was originally presented in December, 2015, and received rave reviews.
This film screening of this special presentation is free and all are welcome. Manchester Community Library is located at 138 Cemetery Ave. in Manchester Center, VT. For more information, contact Cindy Waters at the Library, 802-549-4577. mclvt.org
Dec 20 - Manchester
"An Evening of Holiday Music with Taconic Chamber Players"
Manchester Community Library and Taconic Music present "An Evening of Holiday Music" at the Library. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a reception offering mulled cider, mulled wine, and sweet and savory hors d'oeuvres donated by area fine restaurants. Violinists Joana Genova and Deanna Baasch, violist Ariel Rudiakov and cellist Nathaniel Parke will play light classical, Broadway, and holiday tunes, starting at 6:30 p.m. Their performance will offer some pieces to warm your heart and bring a tear to your eye, others to make you snap your fingers and tap your feet.
This lovely evening is a holiday gift to the community; the pre-program reception and musical performance are free and open to all. The event is co-sponsored by Christmas Days and The Roberta and Russell Housman Charitable Foundation. Manchester Community Library is located at 138 Cemetery Ave. in Manchester Center, VT. For more information, call the Library at 802-362-2607. mclvt.org
Dec 30 - Manchester
"New Year's Family Concert"
New Year's celebration with Taconic Chamber Players and students from Strings for Kids. Suggested donation $10 for adults. Kids free. taconicmusic.org
Dec 30 - Rupert
"Evening Hike at Merck Forest"
Let's send off 2017 with an evening hike in the winter landscape. If the sky is clear, we'll see a waxing gibbous moon (only days before it's full). Dress for the weather, and come equipped with a headlamp, water and snacks. merckforest.org
Dec 31 - Manchester
"New Year's Celebration with Taconic Music"
From light classical to jazz and folk. Musical feast around the world with our string band and percussionist Matthew Gold.
Tickets $25 for adults. $10 for children and students. Seating is limited to 150. Concert 5 – 6:15 pm (no intermission). Cash bar from 4 – 7pm. taconicmusic.org
Jan 14 - Rupert
"Snowshoe hike to the Thoreau Cabin"
Join Keld Alstrup and a group from the Green Mountain Club on a snowshoe trek to the Thoreau Cabin, deep in the Merck Forest woods. This hike will be of moderate difficulty, and the route, perhaps 4.5 miles long. Dress for the weather, and come equipped with water and snacks. This activity is FREE. merckforest.org
Jan 27 - North Bennington
The North Bennington Winter Festival starts with the pre-Plunge breakfast at Lake Paran, followed by hearty souls plunging into the freezing waters. Festivities continue with lots of activities throughout the Village; the Chili Fest with over 20 Chilies to sample, the Indoor Winter Carnival for Children at the Village School of North Bennington, the Spirits of Old Bennington Tastings at Powers Market, Storytime and children's activities at the Library, Snowman building (with or without snow) at the Park McCullough mansion, solar power displays and electric car races at the Left Bank, the Girl Scout's bake sale, and Food and Drink at Kevin's. The free wagon ride will take you to all the key locations. North Bennington is the perfect village for strolling and provides easy access to all the activities. 9 am - 5 pm.
Jan 27 - North Bennington
"9th Annual Chili Fest"
The NorShaft Lions Annual Chili Fest takes place as part of the North Bennington Winter Festival. Come discover why people keep coming back for 9 yeats. Taste over 25 different chilies from the traditional beef (hot, medium and mild) to chicken,turkey, sausage, venison, vegetarian, white, corn, chocolate dessert chili, etc. The Chili Fest takes place at St. John the Baptist Church Community Hall from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm. Five samples (3 oz each) for $6. Proceeds benefit the NorShaft Lions...and go right back into our community.
Jan 27 - Rupert
"Tracking Workshop of Merck Forest"
Find out who's out and about in the winter landscape.
If you go: Merck Forest & Farmland Center is located between Rupert and Dorset, at the top of the very large hill at 3270 Route 315 (Rupert Mountain Road). Please do not rely solely on your GPS: once you reach the top of the big hill on 315, turn into Merck Forest's Driveway. If you start going downhill, you've missed us! Contact us by phone at 802-394-7836 or find us on the web at merckforest.org. $5 per person. This event will run, weather-permitting; call 802-394-7836 to confirm that the workshop will be held.
Jan 28 - Peru
"Ski for Heat and Chicken Wing Challenge"
Join us for a fun, community event aimed at supporting Ski for Heat to help our Southern Vermont neighbors in need of winter heating assistance, and have fun doing it! Bromley will be offering $40 lift tickets to registered participants, with 50% of proceeds going directly to Ski for Heat. Raise additional pledges to earn more lift tickets - for each $100 you raise, you'll get another Bromley lift ticket! Season Passholder? Show your support by registering and raising pledges, or trying the hot wings (below) in the Boar! The Wild Boar Tavern will have a special "Bring on the Heat" spicy chicken wing special on the menu on January 28, featuring handmade Bromley Bomb Sauce. Finish your order in 3 minutes and it’s on the house. Plus, Bromley will donate an additional $25 to Ski for Heat, and you’ll win a lift ticket! SkiforHeat.org. bromley.com