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Feb
17
Fri
“Conversations with the Earth” Exhibit: Paintings by Joan Columbus
Feb 17 – Mar 31 all-day

Joan Columbus has been living in Mexico for the past twenty years, and her paintings reflect that experience. Joan paints about how she feels about our relationship to the earth and what she sees happening here.
She has been drawing and painting her whole life. Her paintings hang in private collections in the US, England, Italy, Germany, Mexico and the Bahamas.
Exhibit runs February 16 through March 31.

Feb
23
Thu
Reception for new AVA Gallery Director
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join us on February 23 at 7pm to welcome AVA’s new executive director, Paul “Trip” Anderson to the community. The free reception will take place in AVA’s Clifford West Gallery surrounded by art made by students from 16 local high schools. Trip will give a short talk about his vision for the future of AVA, followed by refreshments and conversation. Come meet Trip and mingle with friends and neighbors from all over the Upper Valley!

Feb
24
Fri
Killington Elementary School Board Meeting
Feb 24 @ 8:15 am – 9:15 am

Elementary school board meets the last Friday of the month at 8:15 a.m.

Friday Folk Time (ages 5+)
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Friday Folk Time with tales and craft project for children ages 5 and above at Quechee Library.

Storytime, Killington
Feb 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Friday Storytime, 10:30-11:00 am
Join us for stories, songs and activities.

Sherburne Memorial Library, 2998 River Road
Killington, VT 05751

Cardboard Box Derby
Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

NEW DATE due to anticipated weather

Cardboard Box Derby
Firday, February 24, noon check-in, 1 p.m. start
Test your creativity by constructing a cardboard box that can cruse down our snow covered track. The Derby is the most outrageous event to hit Quechee! Be sure to get your team together and register in advance. There are many judging categories available. Rules & regulations are available at Membership Services in the Clubhouse. Jake’s Market in Quechee is your Derby headquarters again this year! Make sure to register for the pre-derby and post-derby parties individually.

Movie Matinee
Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Friday, February 24, Movie Matinee, 1-3 pm, watch a recently released animated film while snacking on popcorn

Aging with Grace Film Series: Amacord by Federico Fellini
Feb 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

“Amacord” Directed by Federico Fellini in Italian with English sub-titles. (2hr 3min.)
A carnivalesque portrait of provincial Italy during the Fascist period, Fellini’s most personal film satirizes his youth and turns daily life into a circus of social rituals, adolescent desires, male fantasies, and political subterfuge, all set to a gorgeous, nostalgia-tinged score. Please note, film starts at 3:00 PM!
Film series sponsored by North Chapel Amazing Grays, Thompson Senior Center and Norman Williams Public Library.

Bill of Rights for Kids, News Reporting Challenges
Feb 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Bill of Rights for Kids – Quechee Library, 2/24, 3 P.M. – Explore the challenges of news reporting in the ever-changing times. We’ll spend an hour talking and mocking up a newspaper. What do you want to report? For who and why? What are your sources?
This program is inspired by the big exhibit in the library from the National Archives.

Adults—and any interested young student—are invited to return Monday, March 6 at 7 p.m. to hear Peter Teachout discuss the adoption of the Bill of Rights and today’s First Amendment challenges.

Magic: The Gathering
Feb 24 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Friday Magic: the Gathering, 3:15-4:15 pm
New and experienced players welcome!

Sherburne Memorial Library
2998 River Road
Killington, VT 05751

Movie Double Feature Friday
Feb 24 @ 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Double Feature Friday – Wilder Club and Library, 2/24, 3:30 P.M.
Visit the Wilder Club and Library for Double Feature Friday. February 24 will be one for the fishes! First at 3:30 p.m.: kids will see 71% of the Earth’s surface covered by water. That’s a lot of space to find one fish. Will Dory and Marvin find his lost clownfish son in this Pixar Ocean classic?

Then at 5:30- It’s Spielberg’s 1975 thriller classic…da dum….da dum. See what you missed the first time…after you closed your eyes.

Open House & Tea / Welcome for New Library Director
Feb 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

he Board of Trustees of the Hartland Public Library is pleased to invite the community to an Open House in honor of our new Library Director, Nancy Tusinski.

Please join us on Friday afternoon, the 24th of February, from 4:00 to 5:30 in the library’s community room to welcome Nancy and enjoy a cup of tea with trustees, staff, and neighbors.

Friday Nights for Teen Tinkerers at Montshire Museum
Feb 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Friday Nights for Teen Tinkerers
The tinkering studio is open! Come and spend a Friday evening away from your parents and younger siblings!

Plan, create, and build something cool—a robot that draws, an electronic blinky bug, or tessellating designs. You’ll have a chance to use your imagination and sharpen your neurons. These teen tinkerer nights are designed for youth in grades 6–9 and take place the last Friday of the month. Sign-up for one, two, or all three sessions; or just drop in (space and supplies may be limited). Each month we will explore a different topic.

For youth in grades 6-9

Pre-registration recommended.
register online
Audience: Children
Members: $Fee
Pre-Registration Required

Pentangle Movie: Fences (PG-13)
Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:50 pm

Nominated for 4 Academy Awards including Best Actor Denzel Washington and Best Supporting Actress Viola Davis

Fences is the story of Troy Maxson, a mid-century Pittsburgh sanitation worker who once dreamed of a baseball career, but was too old when the major leagues began admitting black players. He tries to be a good husband and father, but his lost dream of glory eats at him, and causes him to make a decision that threatens to tear his family apart. Directed by Denzel Washington.

Tickets: https://pentanglearts.org/event/fences/all/

Public Astronomical Observing
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Public Astronomical Observing
Location: Shattuck Observatory, Dartmouth College
every Friday from January 6, 2017 to March 3, 2017 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers free viewing through their campus astronomical telescope to the Dartmouth community and the public. Observation of the moon, planets and stars is available Friday nights during the Dartmouth term. Observing is only possible under good weather conditions – if the weather is questionable, call 603-646-9100 to confirm the status of a session.

Feb
25
Sat
Qigong at the Norman Williams Public Library
Feb 25 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. Come try (or continue) our free qigong class at Norman Williams with Gerry Sandweiss.

Animal Tracking Workshop at National Park @ Marsh - Billings
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Animal Tracking Workshop at MBRNHP
There will be animal tracking workshop on Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park Forest Center. Who’s walking through my backyard? Come and learn the tracks and signs of many common Vermont mammals. Along with whose tracks, learn how fast they are moving, their mood, their most recent meals and so much more. All ages are welcome. Please dress appropriately for outside, as the workshop will happen snow or shine. Bring a bagged lunch, water and snow-shoes. Adult and child snowshoes are available if needed. Parking is available in the Billings Farm and Museum overflow lot, lo-cated on Old River Road. There is no fee and reservations are not necessary. To learn more visit nps.gov/mabi/index.htm, call (802) 457-3368 ext. 222 or email christine_frohloff@partner.nps.gov

Mini Shred Madness
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

PARKS :: MINI SHRED MADNESS
Easy Street Terrain Park, Sat Jan 14
This rail jam is for the groms!
Join us in the park and compete for prizes in a friendly and fun environment. Grom skiers and riders, 13 years and under will get a feel for park riding and experience the rules and navigation of the park. Mini Shred Madness is all about having fun in a competition setting. There will be Killington Park team riders cruising through the event offering help and motivation to participants. Not to mention, there will be all sorts of free giveaways being handed out at the event to competitors.

DATES
January 14, 2017 – Killington Resort
February 25, 2017 – Pico Mountain

REGISTRATION
All registration will take place from 9:00 – 10:00 am on the 2nd floor of Ramshead Lodge. $10 entry fee, cash or check only.

All participants of Mini Shred Madness must fill out an Express Assumption of Risk form with a parent/guardian’s signature. Save time at registration – Print & sign now

DIVISIONS
Super Grom – Ages 9 & Under (First time park riders)
Grom – Ages 10 – 13 (Have park-riding experience),: Male & Female

RULES
Each participant must wear a properly fastened snow sports helmet during all event practice/inspection and competition.
Scope it out. Make a habit of course/venue inspection before every event.
Know your limits (skill and ability levels) and stay within them. This isn’t the time to try something you’ve never done before.
SCHEDULE
9:00 – 10:00 amRegistration2nd Floor, Ramshead Lodge
9:45 – 11:30 amCompetitionEasy Street Terrain Park, Ramshead
12:00 – 12:30 pmAwardsEasy Street Terrain Park, Ramshead
*Schedule subject to change

JAGfest Speaker: Andrew Shade, Editor & Founder of Broadway Black
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Speaker: Andrew Shade, Editor & Founder of Broadway Black
About: Broadway Black is dedicated to highlighting the achievements and successes of African-American theatre artists on and off the Broadway stage.

JAG Productions is pleased to announce JAGFest, an annual festival that showcases and celebrates new plays by emerging playwrights of color. Presented February 24 – 27 at various venues in Woodstock & Pomfret, VT, the weekend-long festival of play readings and lectures celebrates and explores diverse, new voices in American theater. JAGFest will include four staged readings over the course of four days, each featuring a post-show conversation with the playwrights, actors, and directors. Producing Artistic Director Jarvis Green says “I am beyond excited to add diversity to the cultural abundance of Woodstock and the Upper Valley with JAGFest. Introducing residents and visitors to the newest voices in theater with a festival that reflects the beautiful complex diversity of our world while bringing attention to the Black experience in theatre is absolutely thrilling. The festival harmonizes with our dedication to gathering and engaging a community of artists, teachers, friends and activists with bold new stories that reflect our world.

VINS Owl Festival
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Owl Festival
Saturday, February 25, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Join the VINS Nature Center for a day to celebrate all things owls. There will be many different live owls and other raptors, a nature movie, crafts and face painting. Visit the campfire in the afternoon to warm your hands and listen to a story. Stop by, spend the day, you never know whooo you might run into! Included with admission to the VINS Nature Center. For more information call 802.359.5000 or email us at info@vinsweb.org . Please dress appropriately as many activities will be held outside.

Classic Book Discussion: 1984 by George Orwell
Feb 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

In the words of Newspeak — IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH. Does that resonate? We shall learn all about it when we read George Orwell’s 1984. Orwell’s novel, written in 1949, is a classic in what literati call “negative utopia.” So get ready for Big Brother, the telescreen, hate week, etc. Discussion is open to all – led by John Matthews.

JAGfest Speaker: Taylor Reynolds, Producing Artistic Leader of The Movement Theatre Company
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Speaker: Taylor Reynolds, Producing Artistic Leader of The Movement Theatre Company

About: The Movement Theatre Company creates an artistic social movement by developing and producing new work by artists of color. Our work engages audiences in a rich theatrical dialogue, enlightens communities to the important issues affecting our world, and empowers artists to celebrate the many sides of their unique voice.

JAG Productions is pleased to announce JAGFest, an annual festival that showcases and celebrates new plays by emerging playwrights of color. Presented February 24 – 27 at various venues in Woodstock & Pomfret, VT, the weekend-long festival of play readings and lectures celebrates and explores diverse, new voices in American theater. JAGFest will include four staged readings over the course of four days, each featuring a post-show conversation with the playwrights, actors, and directors. Producing Artistic Director Jarvis Green says “I am beyond excited to add diversity to the cultural abundance of Woodstock and the Upper Valley with JAGFest. Introducing residents and visitors to the newest voices in theater with a festival that reflects the beautiful complex diversity of our world while bringing attention to the Black experience in theatre is absolutely thrilling. The festival harmonizes with our dedication to gathering and engaging a community of artists, teachers, friends and activists with bold new stories that reflect our world.

JAGfest Panel Discussion: Featuring the Cast of Sweet & Smart People
Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Panel Discussion: Featuring the cast of Sweet & Smart People

About: The cast of Sweet & Smart People discuss diversity in the American theater.

JAG Productions is pleased to announce JAGFest, an annual festival that showcases and celebrates new plays by emerging playwrights of color. Presented February 24 – 27 at various venues in Woodstock & Pomfret, VT, the weekend-long festival of play readings and lectures celebrates and explores diverse, new voices in American theater. JAGFest will include four staged readings over the course of four days, each featuring a post-show conversation with the playwrights, actors, and directors. Producing Artistic Director Jarvis Green says “I am beyond excited to add diversity to the cultural abundance of Woodstock and the Upper Valley with JAGFest. Introducing residents and visitors to the newest voices in theater with a festival that reflects the beautiful complex diversity of our world while bringing attention to the Black experience in theatre is absolutely thrilling. The festival harmonizes with our dedication to gathering and engaging a community of artists, teachers, friends and activists with bold new stories that reflect our world.

Woodstock Film Series: The Band’s Visit
Feb 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

February 25 • 3:00 & 5:00 pm
The Band’s Visit
(Israel • 2007 • 1 hr. 27 min. • subtitles) rated PG-13
Cannes Film Festival: Award of Youth, FIPRESCI Prize, Un Certain Regard; additional 46 wins, 13 nominations.
A band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center, only to find themselves in the wrong town. “The movie is . . . something of a marvel: a precious work of minimalism that grows before your eyes into something profound and profoundly affecting. ”
—Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald

Inspired by the surrounding countryside, the Woodstock Vermont Film Series transports viewers to distinctive cultures and destinations that share a strong sense of place. Through the medium of cinematography, we celebrate the diversity and joy of humanity and the powerful influence of place in our lives.
Billings Farm & Museum • Rte 12N • Woodstock, VTHD digital projection & Dolby® Surround-sound • Complimentary refreshments Season Tickets Available • 802-457-2355 • www.billingsfarm.org/filmfest

Bruins Alumni Game vs Union Arena Bears
Feb 25 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Saturday February 25, 2017 4:30pm, Bruins Alumni play against the Union Arena Bears (a team made up of coaches and parents of the Bear tournament teams as well as some local Woodstock players). All to support Union Arena Community Center! Adults $12, Youth $6 (age 14 & under) Tickets to this event sell out quickly – so don’t delay Stop by the Arena or call TODAY (802) 457-2500

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