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Events Calendar 2017

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Arts & Crafts Shows

Cotton Mill Open Studio & Holiday Sale - Brattleboro, VT

Dec 1, 2017 - Dec 3, 2017 74 Cotton Mill Hill Brattleboro, VT
Celebrate the artists, musicians, food producers, craftspeople and businesses of the century-old mill, as well as juried artists and artisans from surrounding communities. Meet seasoned and emerging artists; savor culinary delights; sip cocktails crafted from local spirits; enjoy art installations, live music and dance. Shop! Handicap accessible.
Time: Friday, 4-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: free
Telephone: 802-348-7156

Touch of Vermont Gift Market - Montpelier, VT

Dec 16, 2017 - Dec 16, 2017 Montpelier City Hall, 39 Main Street, Montpelier, VT
Buy your holiday gifts from Vermont craftspeople while helping to raise money with an amazing raffle benefiting the Good Beginnings of Central Vermont. Every vendor has donated a Vermont crafted item and you have nearly 50 opportunities to win.
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 802-310-1725

DIY Gifts & Crafts

Winter Gifts and Craftmaking - Shelburne, VT

Dec 10, 2017 - Dec 10, 2017 Shelburne Farms, 1611 Harbor Road Shelburne, VT
Learn how to make easy handmade gifts and create “green” crafts with natural and recycled materials. You’ll have fun and be inspired to make more handmade gifts this season at home! For ages five and up with accompanying adult. Registration is required. Please contact Educator Cat Wright at cwright@shelburnefarms.org with any questions.
Time: Two sessions: 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30- 2:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults plus one child, $23; each additional child, $17

Festivals

Vermont International Festival 2017 - Essex Junction, VT

Dec 1, 2017 - Dec 3, 2017 Champlain Valley Exposition Center, 105 Pearl Street Essex Junction, VT
Visitors will find crafts from all over the world, ethnic and gourmet foods, and traditional international music, dance and stories. Local cultural and ethnic organizations provide information about their programs with exhibits, demonstrations and workshops. Festival admission good for entire weekend.
Time: Friday 5-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $7; seniors over age 64 and children at 6 to 12, $5; family pass, $20; children under 6, free.
Telephone: 802-878-5545

Historic

Thanksgiving 2017 at Billings Farm - Woodstock, VT

Nov 24, 2017 - Nov 26, 2017 Billings Farm & Museum, Route 12 & River Road Woodstock, VT
The weekend will feature traditional cooking demonstrations in the farmhouse, horse-drawn wagon rides, farm tours, and food preparation and preservation activities. Visit the farmhouse where the Aitken family lived and worked from 1890 to 1910. Costumed interpreters prepare Thanksgiving fare, talk about Thanksgiving traditions, take you on a tour of the farm on a wagon pulled by draft horses
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Adults: $14; 62 & over, $13; children age 5-15, $8; age 3-4, $4
Telephone: 802-457-2355

Home & Studio Tours

Putney Craft Tour 2017 - Putney, VT

Nov 24, 2017 - Nov 26, 2017 participating artists Putney, VT
Once each year, local craftsmen open their studios for the public to come and explore and to purchase our unique crafts directly from the makers. Putney in the home and workplace of one of the highest concentrations of award winning craftsmen in America. Brochure and tour guide.
Time: All day

Outdoor Activities

Horse-Drawn Rides at Shelburne Farms - Shelburne, VT

Dec 23, 2017 - Jan 1, 2018 Shelburne Farms, 1611 Harbor Road Shelburne, VT
Giddy-up on these festive and fun 20-minute rides from the Welcome Center. Depending on snow, you’ll enjoy either a sleigh or a wagon ride. All rides are weather permitting. Rides begin on the half-hour and last 20 minutes. The extra 10 minutes is needed for loading and unloading the sleigh. No reservations required. Seats are first-come, first-served.
Time: Every half-hour from 11 a.m. t 2 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $10; children 3-17 years, $8
Telephone: 802-985-8442

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

Acrobats and Warriors of Tianjin, China - Stowe, VT

Nov 24, 2017 - Nov 24, 2017 Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Drive Stowe, VT
The entire family will love this electrifying display of high-flying acrobatics, mesmerizing illusions, powerful martial arts, juggling and contortion tricks, and feats of balance that are guaranteed to dazzle and delight.
Time: 3 p.m. and 7 p.m
Admission: $45-$55

Crankies! - Putney, VT

Dec 2, 2017 - Dec 3, 2017 Sandglass Theater, 17 Kimball Hill Putney, VT
A crankie is an old storytelling art form in which a long illustrated scroll is wound around two spools and set into a box with a viewing window. The scroll is hand cranked, the unfolding story narrated, sung or just accompanied by music. This The event will encompass live performances, a crankie building workshop, an auction of original hand painted crankies by local artists.
Time: December 2 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.; December 3 at 3 p.m.
Admission: General, $16; students and seniors, $13
Telephone: 802-387-4051

Holiday Ice Skating Show: The Gift - Burlington, VT

Dec 16, 2017 - Dec 16, 2017 Gordon H. Paquette Ice Arena, 216 Leddy Park Road Burlington, VT
The Holiday ice show features skaters from the local figure skating club and skaters from Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront programs.No tickets necessary. Admission by donation.
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Admission: Admission by donation

Science & Nature

Bird Walk - Manchester, VT

Dec 9, 2017 - Dec 9, 2017 Hildene, 1005 Hildene Road Manchester, VT
The Vermont Bird and Sky Watch and local birders meet to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please contact Randy Schmidt at 802-362-2270 or at randy@thevermontbirdplace.com. Meet in the Welcome Center parking lot
Time: 8 a.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 802-362-1788