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Family events

Lunar New Year of China, Korea and Vietnam

Date & Time: 
Feb 18 2018 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Asian Cultural
Center of Vermont (ACCVT) presents the Lunar New Year Festival of China,
Vietnam, Korea, . Sunday, Feb 18th, 1-3:30 at The Brattleboro Museum
and Art Center (10 Vernon St). Celebrate the year of the Brown Earth Dog with a
pot-luck, crafts, calligraphy, and a Dragon parade. This year we feature Li Fei
Osbourne who will share a
dance of the Yi people (one of the Chinese ethnic minorities) and then teach us
all a Yi dance. More information on the website: http://accvt.org/

Strolling of the Heifers 2018

Date & Time: 
Repeats every day until Sun Jun 03 2018 .
Jun 1 2018 - 8:30am - 5:30pm
Jun 2 2018 - 8:30am - 5:30pm
Jun 3 2018 - 8:30am - 5:30pm

A weekend of fun and education for the whole family, built around the world-famous, agriculturally-themed Strolling of the Heifers Parade. Come down to Brattleboro’s historic Main Street on Saturday, June 2!

2018 Parade theme: MAY THE FARMS BE WITH YOU

The parade kicks off at 10 am sharp with scores of lovable heifer calves, groomed, decorated and led by future farmers. The heifers are followed by farm animals, bands, tractors, floats, clowns and surprises.

Follow the parade crowd to the 11-acre Slow Living Expo for food, entertainment, animals, tractors, music and family fun, plus demonstrations, craft show and exhibits related to our mission of farm and food innovation.

Family Snowshoe Adventure

Date & Time: 
Feb 21 2018 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

Young, old, small, tall -- this is a snowshoe adventure for the whole family! We'll venture out on the trails and return for a campfire lunch with hot dogs, veggie dogs, bread on a stick, marshmallows, apples, cheese, and hot cider.

$15 non-member, $9 members
Pre-registration is encouraged as space is limited.

llama llama, i Love You!

Date & Time: 
Feb 10 2018 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Wear your pajamas to a special story time, breakfast and crafting event to celebrate the life of Anna Dewdney at Brooks Memorial Library. This free event is for ages 2-7 and their families.For more information, contact the Brooks Memorial Library Children's Room (802)-254-5290 x110.

The Grammar School Family Contra Dance

Date & Time: 
Jan 20 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

The Grammar School presents a Family Contra Dance

Saturday, January 20th 6:30 - 8:30
Grammar School Gym, 69 Hickory Ridge Road in Putney, VT (map)

All dances will be taught, no experience necessary
Caller Andy Davis; Accordion & Piano Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin; Fiddler Laurie Indenbaum

Admission is free


It's a Wrap! Wrap Session at Brooks Memorial Library

Date & Time: 
Dec 23 2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Need a secret place to wrap special holiday surprises? Join fellow wrappers in the library meeting room on Saturday morning, 10:00 a.m.- noon.

Bring your wrapping paper, ribbon and any other favorite supplies, and we will provide scissors, tape, refreshments, and good company.
See you there!

Sleigh/Hay Rides

Date & Time: 
Dec 31 2017 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Enjoy the outdoors by going on a sleigh/hay rides with your friends and family at Fairwinds Farm in Brattleboro. This is one of the many events as part of Last Night Brattleboro, a New Year's Eve Substance-Free Celebration.

$8 for adults and $4 children up to 12 years.

Please do not bring your dogs.

Children's Holiday Craft Fair

Date & Time: 
Dec 1 2017 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Friday, Dec. 1: Children's Holiday Craft Fair at the River Garden, 157 Main Street in Brattleboro, 5-8 pm. Come see a great mix of creativity by local children!

Brooks Memorial Library Closing Early at 6 PM Due to the Holiday Tomorrow

Date & Time: 
Nov 22 2017 - 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Dear Library Community,

The Library will be closing at 6 pm On Wednesday, November 22, to give your loyal library staff a chance to get ready for Thanksgiving. 

We will be also be closed on Thursday, November 23rd, and we look forward to seeing you again on Friday, November 24th!

Happy Thanksgiving :)

~Your Library Staff

Collectors Show and Sale

Date & Time: 
Nov 11 2017 - 8:30am - 2:30pm

SAturday Nov. 11 th 830am-230pm
Holiday inn
Dealer Tables Available 802-379-2353

Tri Town Collectors Club498 Coleman Hill Rd Rawsonville, Vt 05155 802-297-1274

Harvest Festival

Date & Time: 
Oct 8 2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Harvest Festival is The Putney School's annual fall celebration, and it dates back to the school's founding in 1935. We celebrate fall through food, music, crafts, games, and good cheer. It's a perfect family event -- no admission fee, bounce houses, face painting, games, and more. Alumni, parents, the local community, and friends of the school come together, and we hope you will join us, too.

Cider Press Saturday Festival

Date & Time: 
Oct 14 2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Join us for a day-long celebration with cider pressing, face painting, scarecrow making, pumpkin painting, balloon animals, Abenaki storytellers, food trucks, craft beer and the infamous cider donut hang! Includes all activities and day admission to the Children’s Farm & Forest.

$3 members | $10 adults, $8 children

Visit retreatfarm.org for the full schedule of events!

The Neighborhood Schoolhouse Annual Enchanted Halloween 2017

Date & Time: 
Oct 15 2017 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

On Sunday, October 15th 2017, The Neighborhood Schoolhouse is hosting its 8th annual fair, Enchanted Halloween. Enchanted Halloween is a fundraiser that supports the school’s scholarship program. The event is family-friendly and features a bouncy house, a magical mansion, pumpkin painting, face paint, scarecrow making, tarot reading, and magical Hogwarts themed crafts.
Tickets can be purchased at the Kids Playce, The Neighborhood Schoolhouse website, or at the gate. Ticket pre-sales begin October 1st.
$5 for children, $8 for adults, and no family will pay more than $25

9th Annual Fairy House Festival

Date & Time: 
Sep 23 2017 - 10:00am - Sep 24 2017 - 4:00pm

Fairy House Festival, Grafton, Vermont

The Nature Museum presents the 9th annual Fairy House Festival on Sat, Sept 23 and Sun. Sept 24, 10-4p in the forests of Grafton.

Visitors will follow a nature path sprinkled with charming fairy houses, then return to The Nature Museum to create their own fairy dwellings in the gardens.

Hands-on crafts, face painting and bubbles round out this interactive and magical experience for all. Light refreshments will be available for purchase and picnicking is encouraged.

Advance tickets to the festival can be purchased at The Nature Museum by visiting www.nature-museum.org, or by calling (802) 843-2111.

The Forest of Mystery

Date & Time: 
Oct 28 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

The Forest of Mystery 2017: The Groovetastic Tale of the Phantom of the Forest

Written and Directed by James and Jessica Gelter
Friday, October 27 & Saturday, October 28
(Rain Date: Sunday, October 29)
Hour-long journeys begin every 15 minutes, 6:15-8:30 p.m.
Information and tickets: www.BEEC.org, 802-257-5785

The Forest of Mystery

Date & Time: 
Oct 27 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

The Forest of Mystery 2017: The Groovetastic Tale of the Phantom of the Forest

Written and Directed by James and Jessica Gelter
Friday, October 27 & Saturday, October 28
(Rain Date: Sunday, October 29)
Hour-long journeys begin every 15 minutes, 6:15-8:30 p.m.
Information and tickets: www.BEEC.org, 802-257-5785

Plant a Garden for Pollinators

Date & Time: 
Sep 30 2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Saturday, September 30 from 10 – noon at Retreat Farm (Route 30 Brattleboro)
Cost: $15 adult/$5 child (age 2 – 13) Pre-registration required, space is limited.
For information and to register visit BEEC.org, call (802)257-5785, or e-mail patti@beec.org

Do you want to help our native bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds? Plant them a garden of native flowers! Landscape designer Tom Sullivan will lead this kid-friendly family workshop. While the kids make seed balls, paint signs, and play pollination-themed games, adults will learn the essentials of creating an attractive garden that native pollinators will love.

The workshop will culminate in a garden party at the Retreat Farm’s new

Village Dance -Community Contra Dance

Date & Time: 
Sep 16 2017 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Please join us this Saturday, September 16, at the Evening Star Grange in Dummerston Center.
Village Dance favorite “Flicker” plays the music. All proceeds of the dance
will be sent to aid those suffering from recent hurricanes.

Village Dance Series
Community Contra Dance
6:30 ~ 9:30 pm

Evening Star Grange
Dummerston Center, VT

"Flicker" Hilary Weitzner & Ellery Witman - fiddles
Avery Witman - cello Andy Davis - caller

Adults: $8 Children: $5 Families: $20
All are welcome


Back to School Day

Date & Time: 
Sep 9 2017 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Stop at the Co-op to celebrate back to school time. We will
have lots of tastings and product demonstrations throughout the store plus free
kids activities.

Free Event for the community at the Co-op

Hospital Fair Day

Date & Time: 
Aug 5 2017 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Voted a Top 10 Summer event by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, and called “New England at its finest” by the Boston Globe, the free annual fair features activities to please the whole family: a live auction, bargain booths, bingo, pony rides, face painting, jewelry, food, kids games, a costume booth for kids, a dunking booth, lots of good food, and more. The Fair also includes an Arts & Crafts Show, which will be held in the Townshend Church. All fine arts and crafts pieces in the show will be for sale.

Fair Day is a major fundraiser that helps the hospital purchase needed equipment. Bring cash for booth activities. Live auction and art show accepts cash, checks, and credit cards.

Come & enjoy the fair!

Free! No admission and parking is free!Rain or shine.

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