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January 2014

January 1, 2014, First Day Hikes at Vermont State Parks
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Jan. 11,  Stowe Ladies Nordic Ski Expo
Join the Catamount Trail Association for a full day of traditional nordic (skate & classic), backcountry, and telemark i Join the Catamount Trail Association for a full day of traditional nordic (skate & classic), backcountry, and telemark instruction for women by women at one of the most beautiful venues in all the Northeast. This is a unique opportunity for women to learn 802-864-5794

January 11, 2014, Winter Trails Day
For a day of free snowshoeing and cross-country skiing . If you are new to winter sports, snowshoeing and cross country skiing are quick to learn and fun for all ages making them perfect for families and groups and they are a great way to get some exercise. www.snowlink.com/wintertrails.aspx

January 11, Enjoy Vermont’s Historic Ski Culture at Catamount Trail Association’s 6th Annual Ladies Nordic Ski Expo
Women in the United States are starting to make a name for themselves in the Nordic skiing world. Last winter, two members of the US team took home the top honor at the Quebec World Cup Relays. This summer, Olympian Liz Stephen set a new course record at the Catamount Trail Association’s North Face Race to the Top of Vermont as she began her path to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. The Catamount Trail Association is welcoming all women to join the Nordic ski world, whether to hone their skate technique, practice their tele turn, or simple learn to kick and glide, at the 6th Annual Ladies Nordic Ski Expo, happening this year on January 11th at Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont. The spectacular location draws participants to the event, and helps women of all ages find their niche within the Nordic skiing culture. Greg Maino, Communications and Events Manager, gmaino@catamounttrail.org  (802) 864-5794 Check out the Catamount Trail Association’s website at www.catamounttrail.org  for more details and to sign up today!

Jan 11, Vermont Sportsman Hardwater Tournament Series
Scott R Blair will host a Fishing Tournament from 5:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Lake Champlain, Check in locations:Dillenbeck Bay Access Area Town: Alburgh. Fish: Yellow Perch Pumpkinseed Crappie Bluegill Icefishing. For further information contact: Scott R. Blair, 210 Gazo Avenue, Burlington VT 05408. (802) 324-6069 - (evenings) pkrprblm@gmail.com 

Jan. 11,  Smugglers' Notch Winter Trails Day
An annual celebration of snowshoeing and cross country skiing. An annual celebration of snowshoeing and cross country skiing free for those new to both sports and nationally sponsored by the Snow Sports Industries of America. Smugglers' Nordic Ski and Snowshoe Adventure Center will provide free rentals and offer short instructional sessions for first time snowshoers and cross country skiers. Cross country ski sessions will be held on the hour and snowshoeing sessions will be held on the half hour. Smugglers' Notch Resort Nordic Ski and Showshoe Adventure Center 4323 Vermont Route 108 South 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm 802-644-1173 www.smuggs.com/pages/winter/skiride/winter-events.php  smuggs@smuggs.com

Jan 11, 2014 - Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge
Jay Peak, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm The Vertical Challenge Race Series is a free, fun race open to all ages and abilities. Bring your friends, bring your family and join in the fun and the excitement of this race series. Race Registration Opens at 8:00 am. The Vertical Challenge Race starts at 11:00 am. Race Awards and Victory Party at 3:00 pm. www.jaypeakresort.com/things-to-do/events/mountain-dew-vertical-challenge#.Us_nF_vO540

Jan. 11, Stowe Race to the Cabin
5k classic point-to-point beginning at the Trapp Family Lodge Outdoor Center and ending at the Slayton Pasture Cabin. "Race start 10am, day-of registration opens at 9am. Classic Technique, Awards and after-party will be held at the Trapp Brewery. Registration: Register online at www.skireg.com  or day-of at 9:00am. $25 entry fee for race or tour includes race and beverage of choice of the Trapp Brewery." 802-253-5755

Jan 17 - 19, 22nd Annual Yankee Sportsman Classic
Champlain Valley Expo, Essex Jct., VT. Come Celebrate with over 175 exhibitors, Outfitters, Hunting and Fishing Supplies, Boats, RV’s, ATVs, Snowmobiles and much more! Whitetail, Waterfowl, Turkey, Elk, Bear, Coyote, Rabbit and Moose Hunting & Calling, Ice-Fishing, Dog Training, Wildlife Management, and more. Over 45 Free Seminars: http://www.yankeeclassic.net/

Jan. 18, Stowe Tour De Trapp
30K/15K Skate Marathon (Zak Cup) A great season opener for distance racing. The 2 or 4 lap mass start skate race will occur on the race course.  802-253-5721

January 18, 2014, 5th Annual Whitingham, VT. Ice Fishing Derby
Whitingham Fireman's Association will host a Fishing Tournament, 12:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Waterbody: Lake Sadawga, Check in locations:Lake Sadawga Access Area, Town: WHITINGHAM, Fish: Yellow Perch Chain Pickerel Icefishing. For further information contact: Stanley Janovsky, Jr., Whitingham Fireman's Association, PO Box 198, Jacksonville VT 05342. (802) 368-2466, (802) 368-7184 (evenings) whitinghampublicworks@yahoo.com 

Jan 18 2014 - Bird Monitoring Walk
8:00am - 10:00am, Meeting Place: Office Building, Green Mountain Audubon Center, Map: http://goo.gl/maps/wxJOd  Fee: Donations are appreciated. What's going on with Audubon's birds this winter? Discover which "winter irruptives" are visiting Vermont from the far north. Check in on our "winter regulars" to see how they're surviving in the snow. Following a monthly monitoring route, we track bird populations in every season for the Audubon Center's Important Bird Area. The long-term data we gather contributes to the eBird database, which is available to a global community of educators, land managers, ornithologists, conservation biologists, and the public. http://ebird.org/content/vt

Jan. 18-19, Green Mt Gun & Knife Show
Knights Of Columbus # 7525 ( 2 Berard Drive, South Burlington, VT 05403) Show Hours are: Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 9am-3pm
Contact: Bill & Lianne Borchers : 802-875-4540/ 802-380-8351 Web www.greenmtgunshowtrail.com

Jan. 18 - 20 Woodstock Sleigh Ride Weekend at Billings Farm & Museum
Horse-drawn sleigh rides. In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend showing of a film. Horse-drawn sleigh rides through the frosty farm fields, sledding with jack jumper sleds. Visit the dairy farm and restored farmhouse, farm programs and hands-on activities. An award winning documentary, shown in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Billings Farm & Museum 69 Old River Road 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 802-457-2355 www.billingsfarm.org   info@billingsfarm.org

Jan 17 - 19, 22nd Annual Yankee Sportsman Classic
Champlain Valley Expo, Essex Jct., VT. Come Celebrate with over 175 exhibitors, Outfitters, Hunting and Fishing Supplies, Boats, RV’s, ATVs, Snowmobiles and much more! Whitetail, Waterfowl, Turkey, Elk, Bear, Coyote, Rabbit and Moose Hunting & Calling, Ice-Fishing, Dog Training, Wildlife Management, and more. Over 45 Free Seminars: http://www.yankeeclassic.net/

January 19, 2014, Lake Morey Skate-a-thon
10am – 3pm, Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, VT. How many miles will you skate? Upper Valley Trails Alliance's signature ice trail event, Skate-a-thon, is held on the longest skating trail in the nation. The more laps (4 miles per lap) you skate the more chances you'll have to win prizes. Lunch, hot chocolate, and Nordic Skate rentals provided to registered participants.  Come out and enjoy the great outdoor times at this annual UVTA fund-raiser. Special thanks to Nordic Skater www.nordicskater.com  for providing FREE Nordic Skate rentals to registered participants since 2004. Lake Morey Skating Trail maintained by Lake Morey Resort in partnership with UVTA and Hulbert Outdoor Center. www.uvtrails.org/calendar

Jan. 19, Hartland, VT. - Arming the Union, Vermont Gunmakers
Carrie Brown explores the critical role that Windsor, VT played in producing the rifles that won the Civil War During the Civil War, the Union army fielded more than two million men, most of them armed with newly-made, highly accurate rifles. In this illustrated lecture, historian and museum curator Carrie Brown explores the critical role that Windsor, Vermont, played in producing technology that won the war and changed American life and popular culture even after the war ended. A Vermont Humanities Council event. Hartland Public Library 153 US Route 5 Sunday, 2:00 pm 802-436-3383 www.vermonthumanities.org

January 19, 2014, Stowe Tour de Snow
The Stowe Tour de Snow is designed to showcase the best of what Stowe has to offer winter visitors, locals and neighbors alike. The idea is both simple and genius. On the 5.3 mile Stowe Recreation Path, families and friends ski, walk, snowshoe or run and participate in fun-filled activities grouped into stations each sponsored, organized, and staffed by local and area businesses and organizations. The seven large stations include a combination of warm up exercises, yoga intro sessions, Nordic terrain park, "Learn to Ski and Snowshoe" clinics, dunk tank, biathlon and laser rifle target shooting, hockey puck shooting, sled-pulling contest, slalom ski course competition, snow disc golf, environmentally friendly winter arts & crafts, winter survival station, food and drinks, family bootcamp, and other games and contests on skis and snowshoes. The Stowe Tour de Snow finishes at the heart of Stowe Village, in the Helen day Art Center on Pond Street where participants are treated to more festivities, prizes, raffles, food and contests. http://www.stowetourdesnow.com/

Jan 24 - 26, 2014, The 8th Annual Ice Bash
Schedule will include Ice Climbing, Mountaineering, and Avalanche Clinics, the Friday Night Drytooling Competition, speakers and athlete presentations, public demos of ice climbing equipment, raffles and support for our local Access Fund Affiliate, CRAG-VT. Featuring Intro to Ice Climbing, Steep Ice Techniques, The Science of Ice Climbing, Learn to Lead, Women’s Beginner-Intermediate Ice Climbing, Avalanche Companion Rescue, Guided Gully Climbs, and much much more! www.smuggsicebash.com

January 25, Vermont Free Ice Fishing Day
To celebrate Vermont's new Free Ice Fishing Day on Jan 25, we're giving away an introductory ice fishing kit valued at $155! To enter the contest you must correctly answer four ice fishing questions, which will be posted on our Facebook page in the coming weeks. www.vtfishandwildlife.com/Detail.cfm?Agency__ID=2345

January 25, 2014, 13th Annual Youth Ice Fishing Derby (14 & younger)
Hartford Parks & Recreation Dept (2014) will host a Fishing Tournament, 7:30 AM to 12:00 Noon. Waterbody: Dewey's Pond, Check in locations:Sign-in tent on the ice. Town: HARTFORD, Fish: ALL Legal Species, For further information contact: Jay McDonough, Hartford Parks & Recreation Dept., 171 Bridge Street, White River Jct VT 05001 (802) 295-5036, (802) 295-5036 (evenings), jmcdonough@hartford-vt.org 

Jan 25, 2014, Snowshoe Walk at the Ethan Allen Homestead
2:00 pm, Ethan Allen Homestead, 1 Ethan Allen Homestead, Burlington,, VT. - Join the Winooski Valley Park District for a fun walk through the snow as we look for tracks and other signs of wildlife! The WVPD will provide snowshoes for those that need them. Please contact the WVPD for registration. Free. info@wvpd.org  or (802) 863-5744

January 25, BIRD MONITORING WALK
8:00 - 9:45am. Join experienced birders on the monthly bird monitoring walk on the Museum's property. We go out the last Saturday of every month. Most fun for adults, older children, and somewhat more experienced birders. Please bring your own binoculars. Free • Please pre-register Birds of Vermont Museum, 900 Sherman Hollow Road, Huntington, Vermont 05462.  Please pre-register by email or phone: museum@birdsofvermont.org  or (802) 434-2167

Jan. 25, Vermont Sportsman Hardwater Tournament Series
Scott R Blair will host a Fishing Tournament. Waterbody: Lake Champlain, Check in locations:Larrabees Point Access Area, Town: SHOREHAM, Fish: Yellow Perch Pumpkinseed Crappie Bluegill Icefishing, For further information contact: Scott R. Blair, 210 Gazo Avenue,
Burlington, VT 05408. (802) 324-6069, (evenings) - pkrprblm@gmail.com 

Jan 25, 2014, Vermont Senior Games State Championship 5K classic
10:00 am, Blueberry Lake XC Area, Plunkton Rd, Warren, VT. - Classic XC race and snow shoe races. Gold, Silver, Bronze medals awarded by gender in 5 year age groups (50-54, 55-59, 60-64, etc). Gold medal winners are Vermont State Champions. The $20 registration fee includes all Nordic races. Registration and info www.vermontseniorgames.org 

January 25-26 - Craftsbury Ski-Orienteering Races
Ski-Orienteering National Team-member and Craftsbury local, Adrian Owens, is putting together several Ski-Orienteering events to add to this winter's race calendar. On Saturday, January 25th, we'll host a long distance race with starts from 9-11am ($10 race entry fee) and a shortish middle distance race with starts from 3-3:30 ($5 race entry fee). Meet at the yurt. All participants will need to have a Craftsbury trail pass (not included in entry). Contact Adrian Owens to pre-register and save a dollar per race: aowens@sterlingcollege.eduwww.craftsbury.com
802.586.7767, 535 Lost Nation Rd, Craftsbury Common, VT 05827

January 25 -26, 2014, Nineteenth Annual Smugglers Notch Primitive Biathlon
An unusual event based on Olympic biathlon but utilizing traditional style muzzleloading rifles and wood framed snowshoes which attracts approximately 200 entrants each year – free to spectators, nominal fee to participate – and takes place at the Sterling Ridge Resort off Junction Hill Road in Jeffersonville. Part of the 2014 Smugglers' Notch Heritage Winterfest. www.primitivebiathlon.com

Jan. 26,  Chittenden  - Annual Paintball Biathlon
Mountain Top Resort is hosting the annual Paintball Biathlon, featuring the children's BKL race. The competition combines cross-country skiing and shooting at targets. Everyone welcome. Advance registration required. Mountain Top Inn & Resort Nordic Ski & Snowshoe Center 195 Mountain Top Road 802-483-6089 802-483-2311 www.mountaintopinn.com/calendar_of_events.php  stay@mountaintopinn.com

Jan 26, 2014, Get Out and Backcountry Ski Festival
9:00 am, Bolton Valley Nordic Center, 4302 Bolton Valley Access Rd, Bolton, VT. The 6th Annual Get out and Backcountry Ski Festival is a great way to advance your backcountry skiing technique and explore the vast and exciting terrain of the Bolton Valley Backcountry. Learn tips to make that perfect telemark turn, how to best wax your skis for different conditions, and what to pack on an all day outing. Register early and get excited to spend the day with some of the best backcountry skiers in the area. Up to January 17th – CTA Members: $55.00 / Non-members: $75.00 Non-member price includes complimentary 1 year CTA membership. Late Registration, after January 17th – $90.00, Late Registration also includes complimentary 1 year CTA membership for non-members. Registration will close on Friday, January 24th at 12:00pm. http://catamounttrail.org/

Jan. 28 - 30, The 2014 Vermont Farm Show
Champlain Valley Exposition, The Farm Show is Vermont’s largest agricultural showcase. For agricultural professionals, it is an opportunity to meet with vendors, preview products and machinery, attend trade association meetings, and network within the greater farming community. This winter show also holds wide appeal for the general public. With tractors, live animals, and agricultural products on display, there’s something for everyone at the Farm Show. Young and old alike flock to Wednesday's Consumer Night to see, taste, and buy Vermont products during the Buy Local Market and the Capital Cook-off. www.vtfarmshow.com

Jan. 31,  Pittsfield, VT -  2014 Peak Winter Death Race
Ultimate challenge to test you mentally, physically, and emotionally in the extreme climate of winter Vermont. This is the ULTIMATE challenge. The Death Race is designed to present you with the totally unexpected, the totally insane, and take you out of your comfort zone. This race is a 48+ hour event that is created to break you physically, mentally, and emotiona Amee Farm 4275 Vermont 100 928-503-4249 winterdeathrace14.eventbrite.com Yes Adm. thomas.a.villarreal@gmail.com

Jan. 31,  Smugglers' Notch Rails for Ryan
Join us for this first under the lights rail jam to benefit the Flyin' Ryan Foundation. Join us at 6:00 pm as Gnar Bear and Smuggs present this first under the lights rail jam at the Madonna/Sterling Mountains Base Lodge. Entry is FREE, with a suggested $5 donation to benefit the Flyin' Ryan Foundation. Compete or just join for a good time. Prizes will be awarded to those who step up and really throw down. Registration begins at 5:00 pm under the Smuggs tent in front of the Base Lodge. Smugglers' Notch Resort 4323 Vermont Route 108 South 802-644-8851 www.smuggs.com/pages/winter/skiride/winter-events.php    smuggs@smuggs.com

 

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February 2014

February 1, 2014, - North Bennington Penguin Plunge
Saturday, February 1, 2014. Lake Paran boat launch. 11am . Special Olympics Vermont is part of a global movement that works year round to foster inclusion and acceptance of people with intellectual disabilities by using the power of sport to showcase their gifts and abilities. All proceeds from the Penguin Plunge fundraising event will support sports training, equipment, and competition at the state, national, and international level for the 1,000 Special Olympics Vermont athletes. Liza Reed, Events Manager, Special Olympics Vermont, lreed@vtso.org , (802) 863-5222 x105 www.PenguinPlunge.org

Feb. 1,  - Benson Polar Bear Challenge
2nd Annual Benson Polar Bear 8 Hour Obstacle Challenge Over 5+ miles, 45+ obstacles, trail running, hills, mud, ice, and snow?! Do you think you’re up for the ULTIMATE challenge, in the middle of winter?? All the braggin’ rights go the person who can COMPLETE the most LAPS in 8 hours! Only the tough. Shale Hill Adventure Farm 517 Lake Road Saturday, 7:00 AM EST 802-537-3561 www.shalehilladventure.com   shalehilladventure@aol.com

Feb. 1st, Noon-3pm, - Ryegate's 2nd Annual Winter Carnival
Interested in skating on the Upper Valley's newest outdoor skating loop? Thanks to Sally Wilson and friends, Ryegate now has a 1 & 1/2 mile loop on Ticklenaked Pond. Last year UVTA shared details with Sally on caring for natural -ice skating trails and now with some new equipment in hand, Ryegate is ready to showcase the new resource at Winter Carnival. As well as skating, the event will also feature Broom Hockey, Ice Fishing Contests, Snowman building Contest, Sledding with snow mobile tows back up the hill, Chili Contest, roasting Hot Dogs over the fire with a Sing-a-long and a Curling Tournament. http://www.uvtrails.org/page/ryegates-2nd-annual-winter-carnival

Feb. 1, - Down Home Derby Ice Fishing Tournament
BENSON FISH & GAME CLUB will host a Fishing Tournament, 12:00 AM to 6:30 PM, Waterbody: all Vermont waters and Lake Champlain. Check in locations:Benson Town Office (Stage Road, Benson, VT), Fish: ALL Legal Species, For further information contact: THOMAS BARTHOLOMEW, BENSON FISH & GAME CLUB, 593 HOWARD HILL ROAD, BENSON VT 05743. (802) 537-2468, (evenings) tbarthol@shoreham.net 

February 1, 2014, 18th Annual Winter Trails Festival
The Annual Winter Trails Festival at the Green Mountain Club is a great way to get out and shake off some cabin fever. We'll have a nice variety of hikes to choose from and free snowshoe demos available. For those who want to stay on campus, previous years have featured many workshops. $8 for GMC members, $10 for general public, kids get in FREE! Become a GMC member at the event and receive FREE admission. www.greenmountainclub.org/news.php?id=197

February 1, 2014, The 33rd Annual Craftsbury Marathon from Greensboro to Craftsbury
Join us for the largest nordic ski event in the east! Come challenge yourself Saturday, February 1st, skiing either 25 or 50k on some of the most scenic ski terrain in New England with up to 1000 competitors of all ages. The 2014 Marathon will run in the traditional point to point format from Highland Lodge in Greensboro to Craftsbury Common via the Outdoor Center. The past several seasons have been marked by extensive work on the marathon trail: removing bumps, sharp corners, steep chutes, and poor drainage on the connector. The trail work also allows us to groom the entire course with our team of PistenBullys this year. Whether you choose to compete or to volunteer, we believe you'll find that the marathon is an event with something for everyone! Hope you'll join us! www.craftsbury.com/skiing/marathon/home.htm

February 1, 2014, Pond Hockey Tournament
Lake Memphremagog, Prouty Beach, Newport, VT, www.skatethekingdom.com

February 1- 2, 2014, Newport, VT - Winter Festival
Taking place Friday, January 31st and Saturday, February 1st in downtown Newport. Featuring a wide array of activities and competitions including the Guy Fortin Memorial Broom Ball Tournament, Fire on Ice snowmobile races, Pond Hockey Tournament, Long Distance Skate Races, open skating, bonfire, fireworks and more. www.newportrecreation.org/programs--events.html

Feb. 1 -2, 2014, Lake Dunmore Ice Fishing Derby
Lake Dunmore Kampersville will host a Fishing Tournament, 6:00 AM Saturday to 3:00 PM Sunday. Waterbody: Lake Dunmore, Check in locations: Kampersville Store (1457 Lake Dunmore Road). Town: SALISBURY, Fish: LandLocked Salmon Lake Trout Rainbow Trout Yellow Perch Northern Pike Largemouth Bass Smallmouth Bass. For further information contact: Holly Hathaway, Lake Dunmore Kampersville, P. O. Box 56, Salisbury VT 05769. (802) 352-4501, (802) 388-7507 (evenings), hollyvt2005@yahoo.com 

February 2, 2014, RedZone 5K Run/Walk
8:30 am - Day of registration begins @ DBS 2300 Christian Street, Hartford, VT 05001. Hartford Parks & Recreation Department, 171 Bridge Street, White River Junction, VT. 05001  Contact: 802-295-5036 E-mail: shausler@hartford-vt.org  or http://www.runreg.com/redzone5k  10:00 am- Race Start, Registration Deadline: Saturday, February 1st at 12:00. Noon On-Line at www.Runreg.com . Register at HPRD through January 31st by 5:00 p.m.. Day of registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on February 2nd. Community Wide Youth & Adult, Cost: $15 pre-registration - $20 day of registration. Strollers & Dogs-on-a-leash are free.

February 2, 2014 9:00 am, Ground Hog Family Fun Day
Come on out to The Darling Hill Nordic Center on Groundhog Day. There will be snowshoe demos, local retailers, and vendors with fun and games for kids of all ages (moms and dads included). www.kingdomtrails.com/events/ground-hog-family-fun-day

February 2, Winter Trees and Birds of Red Rocks
1 - 3 p.m., Winter’s a wonderful time to learn your trees. Buds, bark and branching provide ample clues to discern the differences between oak and maple, birch and beech. more... Pre-Registration is Required: 434-3068 or vermont@audubon.org   Meeting Place: Red Rocks Park, South Burlington, Map: http://bit.ly/RedRocksPark

February 2, 2014, Mad River Valley Ski Mountaineering Race
8:00 am, Mad River Glen, Schuss Pass, Fayston, VT, - The Randonnee Rally Race Series is a series of ski mountaineering races held at some of the premier resorts in North America. The Race Series test the competitor’s endurance, equipment and skiing skills while skinning up and skiing down some of the toughest terrain that these resorts and their surrounding mountains have to offer. Join us as competitors make the trek from Mad River Glen to Sugarbush along the Long Trail. $40 per race or $20 for junior competitors (17 and Under). http://madriverglen.com/visit/event-calendar

February 7-9, USSA SuperTour
The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is very excited to announce we will play host to a USSA SuperTour event the weekend of February 7-9th in conjunction with the Dartmouth Winter Carnival. The SuperTour/Carnival weekend will offer three FIS scored races: a freestyle individual start on Friday, a classic individual start on Saturday, and a freestyle sprint on Sunday. The first two races will be EISA scored as part of the Dartmouth Winter Carnival weekend. These races will bring together the best US domestic racers and a number of Canadian skiers as well as the top EISA collegiate competitors on Craftsbury's FIS homologated courses, which last served as venue for the SuperTour as part of the week of SuperTour Finals racing in March of 2012. We are honored to be selected and look forward to sharing our trails and facilities with the broader North American ski community. Keep an eye on our website, we'll be posting lots of helpful information racers, coaches and fans as the racing draws near. Hope you can join us; it should be an exciting weekend of racing for all! www.craftsbury.com/skiing/supertour.htm

February 8, 2014, - Burlington Penguin Plunge
Burlington Waterfront Park. 11am. Join Special Olympics Vermont for the 19th Annual Burlington Penguin Plunge! Invite your friends, co-workers, family and classmates to brave the icy waters of Lake Champlain with you to raise awareness and funds for the 935 athletes of Special Olympics Vermont. This annual fundraising event has been named one of Vermont’s top ten winter events by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and will bring together nearly 1,300 brave Plungers and 3,000 spectators. Special Olympics Vermont is part of a global movement that works year round to foster inclusion and acceptance of people with intellectual disabilities by using the power of sport to showcase their gifts and abilities. All proceeds from the Penguin Plunge fundraising event will support sports training, equipment, and competition at the state, national, and international level for the 1,000 Special Olympics Vermont athletes. Liza Reed, Events Manager, Special Olympics Vermont, lreed@vtso.org,  (802) 863-5222 x105 www.PenguinPlunge.org

Feb 8, 2014, Lake Champlain Islands Ice Fishing Derby
ISLANDS FISHING DERBY COMMITTEE will host a Fishing Tournament, Waterbody: Lake Champlain, Check in locations:Hog Island Market (West Swanton); Harborside Harvest Market (North Hero); Martin's General Store (Highgate Springs); Lakeshore Ace Hardware (Colchester); Bayside Bait & Tackle (St. Albans Bay); Keeler's Bay Variety (South Hero), Town: Fish: ALL Legal Species, For further information contact: Todd Sudol, ISLANDS FISHING DERBY COMMITTEE, 597 Holy Cross Road, Colchester VT 05446. (802) 233-7613, (802) 862-1150 (evenings) casimer37@aol.com 

February 8 - 9, 2014, Southern Vermont Primitive Biathlon
Manchester, VT. A primitive biathlon is a fun and challenging wilderness competition of target shooting and snowshoeing. The event is open to all muzzleloading firearm enthusiast, regardless of their skill level or athletic ability. Spectators are welcomed and encouraged to view portions of the course. Other black powder shooting events are held throughout the weekend. All the wonderful prizes shown below have been generously donated by many local sponsors. To date, this event has contributed $3400 to Green Mountain Conservation Camps and $13,400 to the Manchester Rod and Gun Club's Green Mountain Conservation Camps Scholarship Fund. www.svtpb.org

Feb. 8 - 9, 2014, - Great Ice in Grand Isle – Frozen Fun on Northern Lake Champlain
Great Ice in Grand Isle, the 8th annual celebration on the ice in northern Lake Champlain, will be condensed into one event-packed weekend, February 8 and 9, plus a Valentine’s dance on Valentine’s Day. A 1 k oval for distance skating, a hockey rink and a track will all be plowed on the ice to hold the following events: 8 - Nordic Skating: 8 - 10 a.m., Kids Fishing Derby 10 to 12:30 p.m., Dog Sled Rides at Shore Acres on Route 2 1 to 3 p.m. (adults $10, kids $6), Frozen Chozen Regatta (racing multi-wheel rigs on the ice, $20 to register) 1:30 to 3 p.m. and public skating all day. Free parking, warm food available. For information and a weather update call Hero's Welcome General Store, 372-4161 or Islands Chamber at 372-8400. The events, most of which are free, are held on City Bay in North Hero and are sponsored by local businesses and open to all. City Bay, North Hero Village, VT. www.champlainislands.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi?id=152

Feb. 9, Smugglers' Notch, - 13th Annual Northern Vermont Snowshoe Race
NORTHERN VERMONT SNOWSHOE RACE AND FAMILY SNOWSHOE FESTIVAL Smugglers' and TSL Snowshoes present this exciting day of treks, walks and races on snowshoes. There's something for everyone: a 1/2K kids' fun run, a 4K fun run/walk, and an 8K race that is a qualifier for the 2014 US Snowshoe Association National Championship. Rentals are available at the Nordic Center. An online registration form will be posted here soon. Smugglers' Nordic Ski and Snowshoe Adventure Center 4323 Vermont Route 108 South 802-644-1173 www.smuggs.com/pages/winter/skiride/winter-events.php  smuggs@smuggs.com

Feb. 9, 2014, 31st Annual Ice Fishing Derby
UPPER VALLEY FISH AND GAME CLUB will host a Fishing Tournament. Waterbody: Lake Fairlee, Check in locations: Lake Fairlee Access Area. Town: WEST FAIRLEE, Fish: Brown Trout Rainbow Trout Chain Pickerel Largemouth Bass Smallmouth Bass. For further information contact: Rhett W. Scruggs, UPPER VALLEY FISH AND GAME CLUB, P.O. Box 265, East Thetford VT 05043. (802) 649-2985, (802) 333-4067 (evenings) Rhett_W_Scruggs@valley.net

February 9, 2014, Vermont Senior Games State Championship Alpine GS
8:45 am. Lincoln Peak at Sugarbush, 1840 Sugarbush Access Rd., Warren, VT. - ALPINE GS Race – Combined time for two Modified Giant Slalom runs. Medals for the first three places by gender in five year age groups (i.e. 50–54, 55–59, etc.). First racer off at 10:00 a.m. Awards ceremony at noon in the Mushroom located in the top floor of the Valley House Lodge. The race will be held on the Legends race area on Lincoln Peak. The race is also a NASTAR qualifier. Gold medal winners are Vermont State Champions. Sign in starts at 8:45 o’clock in the Farm House (see signs.) Bibs and lift ticket must be picked up no later than 9:45. Go to www.sugarbush.com  for trail maps, room accommodations, location, etc 

Feb. 13 - 16, 2014, Northeast Kingdom Ice Fishing Derby
Wright's Sports Shop will host a Fishing Tournament, Waterbody: all waters in Northeast Kingdom and Lake Carmi, Check in locations: Wright's Sports Shop (Derby, VT), Fish: LandLocked Salmon Lake Trout Rainbow Trout Walleye Yellow Perch Northern Pike. For further information contact: Ronald J Wright, Wright's Sports Shop, 48 Community Drive, Newport VT 05855. (802) 334-6115, (evenings)

February 14, Valentine’s Day Snowshoe Candlelight Hike
Tired of the same old Valentine’s Day dinner and movie date plans? Or, are you trying to find a place where the whole family can go for the evening? Look no further! Come and join-in the fun at the Valentine’s Day Snowshoe Candlelight Hike at the Green Mountain Conservation Camp Kehoe! After snowshoeing through the beautiful candle-lit woods in the moonlight, warm up inside near the fi replace of the Education Center with some hot chocolate, apple cider, and Valentine’s Day treats. This event is free and open to the public. Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm, Friday, February 14th, Location: GMCC Kehoe Education Center, 636 Point of Pines Road, Castleton. For more information, call: 802.265.2279, Alison.Thomas@state.v.us 

Feb. 15, 2014 - Bird Monitoring Walk
8:00am - 10:00am, Meeting Place: Office Building, Green Mountain Audubon Center, Map: http://goo.gl/maps/wxJOd  Fee: Donations are appreciated. What's going on with Audubon's birds this winter? Discover which "winter irruptives" are visiting Vermont from the far north. Check in on our "winter regulars" to see how they're surviving in the snow. Following a monthly monitoring route, we track bird populations in every season for the Audubon Center's Important Bird Area. The long-term data we gather contributes to the eBird database, which is available to a global community of educators, land managers, ornithologists, conservation biologists, and the public. http://ebird.org/content/vt

Feb. 15, Elmore Polar Splash
The annual Lake Elmore Polar Splash will take place on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 11 a.m. at Elmore State Park. Pre-register for the event or sign up between 9 and 10 a.m. Collect pledges from friends, family and colleagues who love the thought of you jumping into the icy Lake Elmore waters in frigid February. Proceeds will benefit the Morrisville Rotary Club’s community service projects, the Lamoille Home Health and Hospice, and local, regional, national and international causes. Pre-register at www.polarsplash.dojiggy.com  Information: Tricia Follert, tfollert@morristownvt.org,  888-6669.

February 15, 2014, Moonlight Ski and Snowshoe
6:00 - 8:00 pm. Kingdom Trails will host a 1/2 mile self-guided, torchlit trail ski or snowshoe from the Darling Hill Nordic Center on the Bemis Trail. Bring a headlamp as the torches provide enough light to guide your way, but not enough to make out details. When you arrive, check in at the Darling Hill Nordic Center for directions- or simply make your way to Bemis and head up to Junction #13 where you’ll find a fire and hot chocolate to warm you up. Members and Day Pass holders are free. All others. $5. http://www.kingdomtrails.com/events/moonlight-ski-and-snowshoe-4

February 15, 9am – 3pm, WOOD DUCK CARVING CLASS WITH DAVID TUTTLE
Come to a one-day carving class with David Tuttle of the Green Mountain Woodcarvers. We will carve and paint a Wood Duck. Wood blank, eyes, snacks, and coffee provided. In the workshop at the Museum. No carving experience required! Beginners are as welcome as experts. Do bring your tools and gloves if you have them; if you don't, let us know. Dave often brings some knives, gloves, etc. to sell. Please bring your lunch. Great for teens and adults. $25 for Museum and GMWC members • $35 for everyone else. Call 802 434-2167 to pre-register. All events are at the Birds of Vermont Museum unless otherwise noted. Changes and updates will be posted on our website, at: http://birdsofvermont.org/events.php 

February 15, 10am – 3pm, OPEN HOUSE AT THE MUSEUM FOR THE BACKYARD BIRD COUNT
Observe and record birds in our "backyard" and learn more about the Great Backyard Bird Count. We'll share with you our experience in this long-running citizen science project. The Museum exhibits and trails will be open; warm drinks and snacks for sale as well. All events are at the Birds of Vermont Museum unless otherwise noted. Changes and updates will be posted on our website, at http://birdsofvermont.org/events.php

Feb 15 - 16, 2014, Lake Bomoseen Ice Fishing Derby
CASTLETON LIONS CLUB will host a Fishing Tournament, 6:00 AM Saturday to 3:00 PM Sunday. Waterbody: Lake Bomoseen, Check in locations: Crystal Beach, Route 30 (Bomoseen, VT). Town: CASTLETON, Fish: Brown Trout Yellow Perch Northern Pike Largemouth Bass Smallmouth Bass. For further information contact: Stanley Patch, Jr., CASTLETON LIONS CLUB, P. O. Box 2, Castleton VT 05735. (802) 468-5001, (802) 468-5001 (evenings), stanandmamie@myfairpoint.net 

February 15 & 16, 2014, - Harris Hill Ski Jump!
Cedar Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301, The ski jump is organized entirely by volunteers. It takes over 100 volunteers to put on this two-day tournament which is made possible by the generous support of the community through sponsorships, cash donations and in-kind donations of time, expertise and materials. Competition schedule for the 2014 Harris Hill Ski Jumping Competition. Concessions, a beer tent and event souvenirs will all be on-site. Gates open at 10 am. Awards following event at the base of Harris Hill. http://www.harrishillskijump.com/

February 16, 2014. - Newport Penguin Plunge
Sunday, February 16, 2014. The Gateway Center. 1pm, Special Olympics Vermont is part of a global movement that works year round to foster inclusion and acceptance of people with intellectual disabilities by using the power of sport to showcase their gifts and abilities. All proceeds from the Penguin Plunge fundraising event will support sports training, equipment, and competition at the state, national, and international level for the 1,000 Special Olympics Vermont athletes. Liza Reed, Events Manager, Special Olympics Vermont, lreed@vtso.org,  (802) 863-5222 x105 www.PenguinPlunge.org

FEBRUARY 16, 2014, WOODFORD WHITE OUT!
TIVO's Prospect Mountain 10KM Snowshoe Race. Day of Registration Only - Race starts at 10:30 A.M. PROSPECT MOUNTAIN NORDIC SKI CENTER, WOODFORD, VT. www.runwmac.com/snowshoes/woodford.htm

February 16, 2014, Nordic Ski Demo Day
Kingdom Trails and local retail partners are providing the opportunity to get on a pair of skis and go. Whether you are new to the sport, or just looking to try out new product, there will be plenty to do for all. From skate clinics to group tours, you will work up quite a thirst that can be quenched at the after party, hosted by the Wildflower Inn. Hope to see you there! http://www.kingdomtrails.com/events/nordic-ski-demo-day

Feb. 21 -23, 2014, Aerie 4218 7th Annual Perch Derby
ARROWHEAD AERIE 4218 will host a Fishing Tournament, Waterbody: Lake Champlain, Check in locations:Arrowhead Aerie 4218, Town: MILTON. Fish: Yellow Perch White Perch. For further information contact: Reggie C. Blaisdell, ARROWHEAD AERIE 4218, 582 Route 7 South Milton VT 05468. (802) 598-4570, (evenings) reggie.blaisdell@yahoo.com 

Feb. 21 - 23, 2014, 4th Annual Eli Goss Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament
Eli Goss Memorial Scholarship Fund will host a Fishing Tournament, Waterbody: Lake Seymour, Check in locations:public beach fishing access
Town: MORGAN, Fish: ALL Legal Species, For further information contact: Stephanie Goss, Eli Goss Memorial Scholarship Fund, 1465 South Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach FL 32931. (802) 673-8931, (802) 673-8931 (evenings) Stee01@live.com 

February 22, BIRD MONITORING WALK
8:00 - 9:45am. Join experienced birders on the monthly bird monitoring walk on the Museum's property. We go out the last Saturday of every month. Most fun for adults, older children, and somewhat more experienced birders. Please bring your own binoculars. Free • Please pre-register Birds of Vermont Museum, 900 Sherman Hollow Road, Huntington, Vermont 05462.  Please pre-register by email or phone: museum@birdsofvermont.org  or (802) 434-2167

Feb 22, 2014, XC Ski Women's Weekend at Blueberry Hill Inn
Goshen, VT. Breakfast and soup lunch provided, along with xc ski trail passes. $269 for the room itself includes all above. $40 each additional person to 4 in a room. beginners to advanced skiers. boldpaths@gmail.com  or 802-333-3549. www.boldpaths.com/tours.html

February 22, 2014, Ride, Glide, and Rawhide Winter Race POSTPONED until Saturday March 8th, 2014
9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Join Kingdom Trails in a race that celebrates all of our winter disciplines in a very undisciplined way. Teams will race on skis, snow shoes and fat bikes in a short course manner that will be fun for racers and spectators alike. After party to follow hosted by the Wildflower Inn. http://www.kingdomtrails.com/events/ride-glide-and-rawhide-winter-race

February 22, 2014 - Grafton Cheese Fishing Derby
6:00am to 3:00pm. Head to the Retreat Meadows for the annual Grafton Cheese Fishing Derby, held during the Brattleboro Winter Carnival. Located across from the Grafton Cheese retail store in Brattleboro. 6 am – 3 pm (5 am registration). Cost: $7 adults / $3 for juniors 16 and under. Prizes for the kids and cash prizes for adults. Linden Street Retreat Meadows, Brattleboro, VT 05301  Phone: 802-246-2221  Cost: $7 adults / $3 for juniors 16 and under. http://brattleborochamber.org/events/grafton-cheese-fishing-derby

Feb 22, VAST Winterfest - Barre Thunder Chickens Freestyle Snowmobile Jump Event
This is a ride-in event for all VAST members to participate in some fun on the snow. VAST is partnering up with the Barre Town Thunder Chickens Snowmobile Club and will be hosting VAST Winterfest with the Barre Town Thunder Chickens Snowmobile Freestyle Jump Show and Times Argus SnoQuest. VAST Winterfest, Kiddie Snowmobile Track and more. HOT FOOD by Jockey Hollow Catering. Two Freestyle Jumping Shows 4:00 and 6:00 featuring TreeLineSled Riders including local performers Jesse Mastine and Jesse Moran. Fireworks! to follow the 6:00 show. Time: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Location: Wilson Industrial Park - 81 Parker Road, Barre, VT. http://www.vtvast.org/VAST/Events/Club-Events/Central/VAST-Winterfest---Barre-Thunder-Chickens-Freestyle-Jump-Event.html 

Feb. 22-23, Green Mt Gun & Knife Show
CT Valley Auto Auction Bld. (1567 RT 14, White River Jct, VT 05001) Show Hours are: Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 9am-3pm
Contact: Bill & Lianne Borchers : 802-875-4540/ 802-380-8351 Web www.greenmtgunshowtrail.com

February 22 & 23, St. Albans Recreation 6th Annual Winter Carnival
Saturday, February 22 – All Events take place in Taylor Park – Downtown St. Albans. 12:00noon- 5:00pm Open Sledding at Hard’ack – FREE! 1:00pm-4:00pm – Kids activities & games in Taylor Park Snowpainting, Games, Race, FUN! 1:00-3:00pm – Hot Cocoa, Coffee and Cookies – Free at Twiggs! 1:00pm – Horse Drawn Wagon Rides – FREE! 1:00pm- Chainsaw Carving Demonstration in Taylor Park ~ Mark LeClair. Watch a creation take form before your eyes! You could actually win a work of art! 3:00 pm –Waiter & Waitress 50/50 Shuffle in Taylor Park What’s this all about? Waiters & Waitresses! Show us your stuff – Timed race with work related obstacles J in Taylor Park. $10 entry fee per person, Winner splits the pot! Show up ready to go ~ Costumes & attitude count!  Dusk (6:30-7:00) FIREWORKS IN TAYLOR PARK! Join us at a new time and location to take in the fireworks!
Sunday, February 23 – All Events take place at Hard’ack Recreation Area
12:00 – 2:00pm noon Open sledding at Hard’ack – FREE! 1:00pm Chainsaw Carving Demonstration @ Hard’ack ~ Mark LeClair. Watch a creation take form before your eyes! You could actually win a work of art! 1:00pm Family BBQ sponsored by the Elks – FREE! 1:00pm Winner of Snowman Contest Announced. 2:00 ACE Duct Tape Derby registration begins $10 per sled registration fee. Create a vessel out of duct tape and cardboard, bring it to Hard’ack and race it! See complete rules and details at www.stalbansrec.com 2:30 ACE Duct Tape Derby Starts

February 22 - 23, The 42nd Annual Great Benson Fishing Derby
Sponsored by the Fair Haven Rotary Club. · All Vermont waters & Lake Champlain.  Over $10,000 in cash prizes...$5800 in Big Fish prizes & $4500 in Big Cash Raffle. Paying 3 places in 5 categories: Lake Trout, Other Trout, Walleye, Northern & Bass and "Biggest Other". · Kid's under 12 division - 5 prizes for largest string of 3 Perch, Headquarters at Crystal Beach, 3734 Rte 30 N, Castleton - East Shore of Lake Bomoseen. For information call 802-558-2561; mail: Fair Haven Rotary, PO Box 606, Bomoseen, VT 05732.  Email; fairhavenrotary@gmail.com  or message at: www.facebook.com/fairhavenrotary 

February 23, 2014 Stowe Derby
The Stowe Derby is one of the oldest and most unique ski races in North America. It started in 1945 as a personal challenge between two amazing skiers - Austrian, Sepp Ruschp who was hired to come to America and head the new ski school at Stowe and Erling Strom, world famous mountaineer from Norway. The challenge was the same as it is today - to race from the top of Mt. Mansfield, Vermont's highest peak to the historic village of Stowe... on ONE pair of skis! The ultimate test of a skiers ability. Ruschp was the winner of the first Stowe Derby.
Today, the race attracts over 900 competitors, ranging from Canadian Cross Country Ski Team members and NCAA Champions to recreational skiers looking for a thrill. While the race can be very competitive at all levels, it is also a fun race, having been chosen as one of the top sporting events in the state by readers of Vermont Sports Magazine. www.stowederby.com

Feb. 28 - March 2, 2013, Winter Doe Camp
A Winter Retreat for Adventurous Women at the Hulbert Outdoor Center. Fairlee, VT - Announcing a Winter Retreat for Adventurous Women! Vermont Outdoors Woman has begun registration for its Annual Winter Doe Camp at the Hulbert Outdoor Center, March 1-3, 2013. Participants can camp out or stay in heated cabins at night and play in the snow all day. Spend the weekend learning winter outdoors skills while staying near the shores of Lake Morey! Classes such as dog sledding, fire making, traditional winter camping, cross country skiing, orienteering, spring turkey hunting, ice fishing and many more will be offered. Don't miss the opportunity to receive affordable outdoor education in a stress-free, supportive environment. The minimum age is 15 and minors must be accompanied by an adult. Cost for the all inclusive weekend program is $290. Gift certificates and day fee's are also available. Visit the website for more information: http://www.voga.org/winter_doe_camp.htm

 


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March 2014

Feb. 28 - March 2, 2013, Winter Doe Camp
A Winter Retreat for Adventurous Women at the Hulbert Outdoor Center. Fairlee, VT - Announcing a Winter Retreat for Adventurous Women! Vermont Outdoors Woman has begun registration for its Annual Winter Doe Camp at the Hulbert Outdoor Center, March 1-3, 2013. Participants can camp out or stay in heated cabins at night and play in the snow all day. Spend the weekend learning winter outdoors skills while staying near the shores of Lake Morey! Classes such as dog sledding, fire making, traditional winter camping, cross country skiing, orienteering, spring turkey hunting, ice fishing and many more will be offered. Don't miss the opportunity to receive affordable outdoor education in a stress-free, supportive environment. The minimum age is 15 and minors must be accompanied by an adult. Cost for the all inclusive weekend program is $290. Gift certificates and day fee's are also available. Visit the website for more information: http://www.voga.org/winter_doe_camp.htm

Mar. 1 Pittsfield 2014 Peak Snowshoe Race
Snowshoe Race "Ultra Snowshoe Race - 100 miles and Snowshoe Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, and 6 Mile Option. The course will be a rugged 6.5 mile loop in the Green Mountains of Vermont. Each loop has 1,200 vertical.  *100 milers start Friday, 02/28/14 at 8:00 am" Amee Farm 4275 Vermont 100 928-503-4249 www.2014peaksnowshoe.eventbrite.com     thomas.a.villarreal@gmail.com

March 1, 2014 - Winterbike 2014 – Northeast Kingdom's Fat Tire Festival
On March 1, the second annual Winterbike took place at Kingdom Trails in East Burke, VT. Home of one of the greatest trail networks in the northeast, the Kingdom Trails now offers year-round activities for bicyclists on their vast network of shared trails. From the Nordic Center, cross-country skiers, snowshoers, hikers and mountain bikers enjoy many miles of shared trails. Down in the village, on Darling Hill, the locals are also packing down single track for winter use. http://www.mtbvt.com/archives/18580

Mar. 8,  Smugglers' Notch Molly Rowlee Benefit Rail Jam
Support families with children undergoing treatment for cancer. This special Rail Jam benefits the Molly Rowlee Fund, which supports families with children undergoing treatment for cancer. This is the fourth year at Smuggs for this event, and it promises to again be awesome - come out and have some fun and support this great cause! The fun includes music, giveaways, and a raffle. The cost to participate is $25. Smugglers' Notch Resort 4323 Vermont Route 108 South 802-644-8851 www.mollyrowlee.org/   smuggs@smuggs.com

March 8, 2014, Ride, Glide, and Rawhide Winter Triathlon
9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Join Kingdom Trails in a race that celebrates all of our winter disciplines in a very undisciplined way. Teams will race on skis, snow shoes and fat bikes in a short course manner that will be fun for racers and spectators alike. After party to follow hosted by the Wildflower Inn. http://www.kingdomtrails.com/events/ride-glide-and-rawhide-winter-race

March 8, 2014, - MVP Health Care Frigid Infliction
The MVP Health Care Frigid Infliction is a 10-hour winter adventure race for teams of two or three. This race is scheduled for Saturday, March 8 2014 near Bolton Valley, VT. The Frigid Infliction is a regional qualifier for the USARA National Championship. Sign up now! This race features several winter disciplines as well as requiring you to continually navigate. We use an accelerated cutoff system which allows us to really challenge experienced teams while providing a great race for the first timers. If you have never done an adventure race before, this is the perfect one to start with. This was the first adventure race for about a third of the participants the past four years, so don't be intimidated! Teams do not need support crews for this event. Outside of what is provided by the race organizers, teams must be self-sufficient. This is an adventure, after all! http://www.gmara.org/frigid/index.shtml

March 8, 2014 - Bird Monitoring Walk
8:00am - 10:00am, Meeting Place: Office Building, Green Mountain Audubon Center, Map: http://goo.gl/maps/wxJOd  Fee: Donations are appreciated. What's going on with Audubon's birds this winter? Discover which "winter irruptives" are visiting Vermont from the far north. Check in on our "winter regulars" to see how they're surviving in the snow. Following a monthly monitoring route, we track bird populations in every season for the Audubon Center's Important Bird Area. The long-term data we gather contributes to the eBird database, which is available to a global community of educators, land managers, ornithologists, conservation biologists, and the public. http://ebird.org/content/vt

March 8-9, Green Mt Gun & Knife Show
Carl M. Dessaint VFW 1034 (40 Black Mtn. Rd, Brattleboro,VT. 05301) Show Hours are: Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 9am-3pm
Contact: Bill & Lianne Borchers : 802-875-4540/ 802-380-8351 Web www.greenmtgunshowtrail.com

Mar. 9  Stowe - Bolton to Trapps Tour
Event: 1st Annual Catamount Trail Classic - Sunday, March 9th Location: Bolton Valley Resort & Trapp Family Lodge Time: Description: Help us raise money for the Catamount Ski Cubs youth program by skiing from Bolton to Trapps on a classic section of the Catamount Trail! We promise this will be one of the most fun days you have on the trail all season. At the end of the day we will celebrate a great day on the trail with music, food and refreshments. For more info please visit www.catamounttrail.org  802-864-5794

March 9, - "Touring the Trails" for United Way
Craftsbury Outdoor Center. We're excited to announce a fun outdoor event coming to Craftsbury this winter: Sunday, March 9, from 1:00-5:00pm you're invited to come ski or snowshoe as part of a fundraiser for the Green Mountain United Way. You'll be raising money for the work the United Way does through out the Northeast Kingdom and beyond while challenging other participants for most sponsorship money brought in, and vying for other fun prizes. Following the afternoon of fun in the snow, pizza will be served to all participants, compliments of the Center. www.craftsbury.com/general/about/news/mar14UWTTT_140123.htm

Mar. 9, Smugglers' Notch Extreme Skiing Challenge
The Smugglers' Notch Ski and Snowboard Club will be hosting the 2013 Extreme Skiing Challenge. This is an opportunity for junior and adult freeskiers to show their stuff on some of the most difficult terrain Smugglers' Notch has to offer! The course is planned for the Madonna headwall, an ungroomed steep with a double fall line descent filled with cliffs, bumps, trees, chutes, and stumps. Smugglers' Notch Madonna Mountain 4323 Vermont Route 108 South Competition is 11:00 am - 3:00 pm 802-644-1177 www.snscvt.com/?page=extremechallenge/extremechallenge.html

March 13, Bow Night - Prime Bows
4-8pm. R&L Archery bow nights give you an opportunity to try out the 2014 line of bows, speak with manufacturer representatives, take advantage of attendance only specials, and enjoy some giveaways and archery fun! For additional information, please contact us at rlarchery@aol.com  or 802-479-9151. 

Mar. 14 - 16,  Stowe, VT -  2014 US Ski-Orienteering Championships
For more information, visit the website www.neskio.com  and follow the link to US Champs 2014 or call Carl Childs 802-8 Ski-orienteering is a x-c ski race but instead of following a clearly marked route, racers find a series of checkpoints, choosing whatever route they think they can ski the fastest. The racer that finds all the checkpoints in the least time is the winner. The checkpoints are located on trails and marked on a trail map which the racer carries. Note that new trails will be added specifically for this event. 802-879-4968

Mar 15th, 2014, Snowshoe Naturalist: Winter Birding
7:00 am - 9:00 am Northwoods Stewardship Center. Cost: $5. Birding is fun even in the cold season. Chickadees, nuthatches, woodpeckers, ravens, ruffed grouse, kinglets…these birds and more help keep the winter alive here in Vermont as we wait for our beloved spring migrants to return. Come join us for a brief slideshow about our feathered year-round residents, and then strap on some snowshoes for a hike at NorthWoods to see what we can spot. www.northwoodscenter.org/wordpress/events/snowshoe-naturalist-winter-birding/

March 15, Bow Night - Elite Bows
12-5pm. R&L Archery bow nights give you an opportunity to try out the 2014 line of bows, speak with manufacturer representatives, take advantage of attendance only specials, and enjoy some giveaways and archery fun! For additional information, please contact us at rlarchery@aol.com  or 802-479-9151.

March 16, 2014, Pony Express Snowshoe Event & Family Fun Day
Join us for a day of family fun with snowshoe race, bonfire, hot chocolate & much more! Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners! Registration starts at HIGH NOON, Snowshoe Race starts at 1:00 pm. Children 5-18 years old $5 registration fee. Three different age classes. 5 - 8 years old, 9-13 years old, 14-18 years old. Stable Connections, Equine Assisted Therapy, 2494 Rt 102, Guildhall, Vermont 05905 https://www.facebook.com/events/697057726982776/

March 20, Bow Night - Bear Bows
4-8pm . R&L Archery bow nights give you an opportunity to try out the 2014 line of bows, speak with manufacturer representatives, take advantage of attendance only specials, and enjoy some giveaways and archery fun! For additional information, please contact us at rlarchery@aol.com  or 802-479-9151.

Mar. 22 - 23,  Stowe Relay for LIfe Nordicstyle
In the fight against cancer, silence is the last thing we need. Your local American Cancer Society Relay For Life event is a great place to take action and make noise. The Relay For Life movement features community and campus events that offer an inspiring opportunity to honor cancer survivors, promote how individuals can reduce their cancer risk, and raise money to help end cancer. Today, with the support of thousands of volunteers, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 400 lives a day. And we won't stop until we finish the fight against cancer! http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=59803   802-253-8512 

March 22 & 23, VERMONT MAPLE OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND
A celebration of the maple syrup season and a chance for the public to visit one or more "sugarhouses" throughout the state. Activities vary at each sugarhouse but will include the opportunity to watch maple syrup being made (weather permitting) and sample maple products. For a list of participating sugarhouses in VT and the Northeast Kingdom visit www.vermontmaple.org

March 22-23, Green Mt Gun & Knife Show
Franklin Conference Rm @ The Howe ( 1 Scale Ave, Rutland,VT. 05701) Show Hours are: Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 9am-3pm
Contact: Bill & Lianne Borchers : 802-875-4540/ 802-380-8351 Web www.greenmtgunshowtrail.com

March 27, Bow Night - Ten Point and Wicked Ridge Crossbows
4-8pm. R&L Archery bow nights give you an opportunity to try out the 2014 line of bows, speak with manufacturer representatives, take advantage of attendance only specials, and enjoy some giveaways and archery fun! For additional information, please contact us at rlarchery@aol.com  or 802-479-9151.

March 27, 2014, Friends of the Winooski River Annual Dinner
5:30 PM. Join the Friends for our annual dinner at the Cider House! Good Friends and Good Food! Please register in advance by March 24th via phone (882-8276) or email info@winooskiriver.org . You will pay at the door. Cost is $22 for members and $27 for non-members. Our speaker will be Rob Evans, the River Corridor and Floodplain Manager for the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. He will talk about River Corridor and Floodplain Management: – What Vermont Can Learn From Irene. Rob will provide an overview of river and floodplain related initiatives since Tropical Storm Irene devastated Vermont in 2011. In particular, he will highlight important regulatory, incentive, education, and outreach initiatives that will impact how our river and floodplain resources are managed going forward. www.winooskiriver.org/events/e/59

March 29, 2014 - Central Vermont Trout Unlimited 43rd Annual Banquet
Sunset Ballroom, South Burlington. Live & Silent Auctions, Door Prizes. http://vttu.org

Mar. 29,  Stratton Mountain Resort, Race Fest
Race Fest is a one day only Alpine Racing (GS, SL & Combinded) event. Anybody 18 Years or older can enter but the event is limited to 100 racers. This is a non-sanctioned event. Questions can be directed to Alan Bushell by calling 516-767-0120 or emailing alan@procalc.com

March 29, BIRD MONITORING WALK
8:00 - 9:45am. Join experienced birders on the monthly bird monitoring walk on the Museum's property. We go out the last Saturday of every month. Most fun for adults, older children, and somewhat more experienced birders. Please bring your own binoculars. Free • Please pre-register Birds of Vermont Museum, 900 Sherman Hollow Road, Huntington, Vermont 05462.  Please pre-register by email or phone: museum@birdsofvermont.org  or (802) 434-2167

March 29, 2014, Vermont Walk/Bike Summit!
There's a lot being done statewide to make walking and biking in Vermont safer, more visible, respected and fun. Join your friends and colleagues at Hilton Burlington Hotel, 60 Battery Street, in Burlington on Saturday, March 29th for the 2014 Vermont Walk/Bike Summit! Registration is $20 in advance ($30 at the door), and includes access to over ten dynamic presentations, interactive workshops, breakfast, a plated luncheon with an excellent keynote, and much more. http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e8t86gry783f6ac4&llr=czhupukab&showPage=true

March 29, Hunter Education Instructor Training and Recognition Banquet
March 29th at the Capitol Plaza in Montpelier. If you haven’t RSVP’d yet, please let me know whether or not you plan on attending. I want to make sure everyone gets a meal! Nicole Corrao, Information and Education Specialist, Hunter Education, [phone] 802-318-1347, [email] nicole.corrao@state.vt.us , [website] www.vtfishandwildlife.com , Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department

March 29, VTXC Fools' Nordic Race
Trapp Family Lodge, A wacky farewell to winter! 5k with fun obstacles and backcountry shots. Costumes required…well…strongly encouraged!
Freestyle Technique, Race start 11am, day-of registration opens at 10am. Registration: Register online at www.skireg.com  or day-of at 10:00am
$25 includes race and beverage of choice at the after-party. PRIZES FOR BEST COSTUMES! Proceeds benefit VTXC, a Stowe area based ski club that provides professional level coaching for athletes of all ages while accelerating our post collegiate marathon team. Thanks for the Support! Our sponsors: Trapp Family Lodge, SWIX, Atomic, Pinnacle Physical Therapy and Edgewise Elite Ski Service. Contact: Ryan Kerrigan vtxc.skiteam@gmail.com
www.vtxcski.org

Mar. 29,  Mount Snow Resort - Bud Light Sink or Skim
Our annual Pond Skimming competition! Think you can make it across our 100 foot long icy cold pond? Don your best costume and give it a shot! Registration will be held in the Main Base Lodge from 10am-11:30am and will be limited to the first 100 competitors. Costume and a creative name required!
The competition will then begin at noon in the base area in between the Blue Bird Express and the Grand Summit Express. http://mountsnow.com

Mar. 29-30,  Smugglers' Notch Resort, Backcountry Basecamp
Come join the editors of Backcountry Magazine for a resort-based showcase of all things Backcountry. From gear manufacturers, to retailers, to resorts, everyone is taking notice of the evolution from the piste to the powder. For nearly 20 years Backcountry Magazine has been the leading source for the backcountry movement and now we’re bringing that expertise to a one-on-one setting through our Backcountry Basecamp Tour at Smugglers’ Notch. Featuring Alpine Touring, Avalanche Training, demos, trade displays, and on mountain course treks presented by Marmot, Patagonia, Leki, Tecnica, Marker, and more. This event is free and on a first-come first-served basis. http://www.smuggs.com/pages/winter/skiride/winter-events.php

March 29 - 30, Denali Skills Sharpener
Since the early years of Alaskan alpine exploration, the mountains of the Northeastern US have factored in big as a formidable and valuable training ground. During this two-day training clinic we'll make the most of this terrain. Day one we'll focus on snow anchors, and crevasse rescue techniques. Day two we'll explore effective technique in steep snow terrain, fixed line travel, and roped travel techniques. We'll overnight at the Huntington Ravine Harvard Cabin and use the evening hours to explore topics of participant choosing. You can elect to attend one or both days of the clinic. Cost is $135 per day or $250 for both days. For details contact us. http://www.adventurespiritguides.com/

March 29 - 30, 2014, VERMONT BIKE EXPO
Hilton Burlington Hotel - 60 Battery Street - Burlington, VT 05401 Battery Park - 1 North Avenue - Burlington, VT 05401. We are pleased to present the 2014 VERMONT BIKE EXPO, a dynamic event full of activities for all cycling enthusiasts. Whether you are a casual rider, planning on a bike trip this summer or an experienced racer, you will find the tools you need to better enjoy your experience. Saturday will be dedicated to indoors at the Hilton Burlington Hotel. You will find exhibitors, workshops and presentations, follow by our Expo Power Challenge; a non-competitive challenge on stationary bikes. Sunday will bring you outdoors at Battery Park. You will be able to try out some of the 2014 new cycling gears and apparels, followed by the Expo Fondo Ride, a non-competitive scenic ride around Burlington (25 & 50 miles options). http://www.spartasynergy.com/page10.html

Mar. 29-30,  Okemo Mountain Resort, - Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge Finals
The Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge Race Series is a free, fun race open to skiers and boarders of all ages and abilities. Join in the fun and the excitement of this race series with the season finale at Okemo. http://www.skivermont.com/resorts/events/okemo-mountain-resort

March 30, 2014, The Craftsbury Outdoor Center, Mud n' Ice Quadrathlon
The fabled race is back, resurrected by groomer Keith Woodward! The exact course is TBD, but the plan is that you'll start your day on our ski trails with 10k freestyle, followed by ~5 miles of running, a ~5 mile paddle, capped with a 12mi bike on lovely Kingdom dirt roads in mud season.
Enter online! Craftsbury houseguests race for FREE - email us for a code to enter at checkout. Craftsbury members get a discount on Solo entries, also taken at checkout. www.craftsbury.com/general/about/news/14MnIQd_140206.htm

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April 2014


Apr. 3,  Stowe, VT -  VTXC Fools' Race
A wacky farewell to winter! 5k with fun obstacles and backcountry shots. Costumes required…well…strongly encouraged! "Freestyle Technique
Race start 11am, day-of registration opens at 10am. Registration: Register online at www.skireg.com  or day-of at 10:00am
$25 includes race and beverage of choice at the after-party. PRIZES FOR BEST COSTUMES!" 802-253-5755

April 4, - The CRAG-VT Savage Seven
Come join CRAG-VT and Petra Cliffs for this unique climbing event! Hone your climbing technique and your rope skills and get ready to suffer! Competitors can compete in individual or team categories. $5 gets you in the door and gets you food. Contact info@cragvt.org  for more information and we will see you there! April 4th, 6:30 PM Petra Cliffs, Burlington VT. http://cragvt.org/

April 4, 11, & 19, 3 Day Intro To Sport Climbing Clinic
Are You Ready to Take the Lead?
April 4th, 6:30PM–9:00PM) Day 1- Objectives, Belay a Leader, Clip Efficiently, Lead an Indoor Climb
April 11, 6:30PM–9:00PM, Day 2 - Objectives, Set Anchors, Clean Anchors, Rappel (Indoor)
April 19, 9:00AM–6:00PM) Day 3 - Objectives, Go To Rumney and Put It All Into Practice, (Weather Dependent) (Outdoor)
Green Mountain Rock Climbing Centers Quechee@VermontAdventureTours.com 
www.vermontclimbing.com  (802) 457-7090

April 5 - 6, Intro To Top Rope Climbing
This 2 Part Series Will Cover the Basics of Top Rope Climbing. You Choose How Much You Want To Learn. Day 1 will give you a taste of outdoor toprope climbing Day 2 will give you the skills to start top roping with your friends. Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center ~Quechee~ Quechee@VermontAdventureTours.com   www.vermontclimbing.com (802) 457-7090

April 5, Slush Cup, Splash For Cash & Tug of War
At Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow, VT. Slush Cup, presented by AMP Energy Drink, The object is to ski or snowboard down a trail and skim across an 80-foot long, man-made slush pond without falling in! This event is open to everyone, participants must be at least 4 feet tall and 7 or older. Splash For Cash, We're setting a kicker up at the beginning of the slush cup pond. You've got one shot to go big and get wet. Show us your best freestyle trick and land any way you want in the “warm” slush cup water. A second option is to try your luck at grabbing the cold hard cash hanging high up in the air. Killarney Tug of War, Get together your team of 6-8, minimum of 1 female per team, and tug another team into the slush pond! The winning team receives $200! Registration for the Tug of War is free, this event will take place immediately following the Splash for Cash. www.okemo.com/events/calendar.asp?action=view&id=3954&date=4/5/2014#events

April 9, Middlebury, VT - Fly Tying Demo, with Guest Jake Villwock
7 PM. Join us at Middlebury Mountaineer for a fly tying demonstration with Jake Villwock. Jake is an accomplished angler, fly tier, and the manager of TCO Fly Shop in Reading, PA. Jake will demonstrate a few of his favorite patterns. This is free to the public. We hope you will join us for this event. Jake will also be presenting about fly fishing for Bass and Muskie in PA, the night before, April 8th for the New Haven River Anglers Association, at American Flatbread in Middlebury. http://mmvt.com

April 11 - 13,  2014, Made in Vermont Trade Show
Champlain Valley Exposition - Essex Junction, VT., Vermont is home to some of the most vibrant locally made products in the country. Join us at the 1st Annual Made in Vermont Trade Show showcasing a great variety of Vermont made products. From furniture, wine, specialty foods, crafts, lighting and so much more, you will be amazed at what you can find in your own backyard. www.madeinvermontmarketplace.com

April 11 - 13, 2014, Vermont Camping & Outdoor Show
At the Barre Civic Center, Barre, VT. - Contact pdaniels@vermontel.net

April 12th, 2014, Vermont's Creek Race
Held on the New Haven River in Bristol, VT.  ICE OUT FOLKS. The New Haven is bumpin' right now at levels above 1500 and slowly rising. By Saturday the temps will be in the 50s and 60s and the sun will be out and the Ledges should be at a fun race level. Bring your a-game and go for the big prize this year and plan to stick around for the after party!!!!www.facebook.com/NewHavenRace

April 12, 2014 - Bird Monitoring Walk
8:00am - 10:00am, Meeting Place: Office Building, Green Mountain Audubon Center, Map: http://goo.gl/maps/wxJOd  Fee: Donations are appreciated. What's going on with Audubon's birds this winter? Discover which "winter irruptives" are visiting Vermont from the far north. Check in on our "winter regulars" to see how they're surviving in the snow. Following a monthly monitoring route, we track bird populations in every season for the Audubon Center's Important Bird Area. The long-term data we gather contributes to the eBird database, which is available to a global community of educators, land managers, ornithologists, conservation biologists, and the public. http://ebird.org/content/vt

Apr 12, Spring Fling and Annual Pond Skim
Goggle tans and t-shirts are accessories of choice as we enjoy spring’s soft snow, longer days and sunshine with a weekend of celebration and the Annual Pond Skim! http://www.stratton.com/events-and-activities/events-calendar.aspx

April 13, Turkey Hunting 101
Never tried turkey hunting but want to learn how? Here’s your chance to get started at a First-Time Turkey Hunting Seminar being held Sunday, April 13 in Northfield. Vermont Fish & Wildlife staff and two volunteer hunter education instructors will be putting on the 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. seminar hosted at Mountain Deer Taxidermy at 1308 Loop Road in Northfield. Peter Hommel of East Barre and Jeffrey Blanchard from Graniteville will be the instructors who will cover basic turkey hunting topics such as hunting regulations, choosing a good location to set up your hunting blind, correct use of turkey calls, decoy placement, shotgun chokes, safe colors of clothing, and shot placement, as well as dressing and cooking your turkey. To learn more about the seminar and sign up to attend, please contact Hope Kanarvogel at the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department by Monday, April 7. The course is limited to no more than 40 participants. You can reach Hope by phone at 802-828-1193 and by email at (Hope.Kanarvogel@state.vt.us).

Apr. 25 - 27, St. Albans, VT -  The 48th Vermont Maple Festival
VERMONT MAPLE - SIMPLY THE BEST-The theme of the 48th Maple Festival-A Top Ten Event! When sugaring’s over, it’s time for Maple Fun! Something for Everyone-much cost free and Handicapped Accessible. Exhibit Hall-New Syrup Tasting- Sugarhouse Tours-Exhibits-On-the- Street Entertainment Stage-Food Stands- Pancake Breakfasts-Talent and Fiddlers Shows-Cooking and Maple Products Contests-Carnival-Facepainting-Kids’ Activities-Giant Parade-Pretty Park for Picnics-Delightful Downtown Shops-Celebrate! Main Street, Taylor Park, Downtown Buildings PO Box 255 Fri. 10:00 - 6:00, Sat. 9:00 - 5:00, Sun. 10:00-4:00 + Fri. and Sat. Night Shows 802-524-5800 www.vermontmaplefestival.org   info@vtmaplefestival.org

April 26-27, Green Mt Gun & Knife Show
American Legion # 27 (1 Boardman St. Middlebury,VT. 05753) Show Hours are: Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 9am-3pm
Contact: Bill & Lianne Borchers : 802-875-4540/ 802-380-8351 Web www.greenmtgunshowtrail.com

 

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May 2014

May 1, 2014, 6-9 p.m. Celebrate 15 Years with Upper Valley Trails Alliance!
Simon Pearce Restaurant, The Loft. Join us for great food and wine at Simon Pearce. Hear about our programs. Meet our Board Members. Guest Speaker, Bob Ratcliffe, Chief of Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Programs for the National Park Service, Washington, D.C. $100 per ticket. Proceeds from tickets support our projects through Upper Valley communities. A portion of the ticket price is tax deductible. www.uvtrails.org

May 1- 4, 2014 - Mindful Wellness Retreat in Vermont’s Green Mountains
Move, Eat, Play and Relax for your well-being with this inspiring retreat to the Green Mountains of central Vermont. With our all-inclusive 3-night package you’ll have the chance to refresh and reinvigorate your body and mind, after a long winter. Your weekend with us is designed to let you incorporate gentle practices to increase energy, restore health and relax the mind, along with free time to take a hike or go kayaking and much more. The Mountain Top Inn & Resort, 195 Mountain Top Road, Chittenden, VT 05737. For more information or to reserve visit The Mountain Top Inn & Resort or call 802.483.2311. www.mountaintopinn.com/special-offers/mindful-wellness-retreat-in-vermont%E2%80%99s-green-mountains

May 1-31, Spring Turkey Hunting Season
www.vtfishandwildlife.com

May 3, - 4 Part Series - Intro To Traditional Climbing Clinic
Are You Ready to Take it to the Next Level? May 3, 10, 17, 24. Participants can save 20% on a Trad Climbing Rack. That’s right, you can get the gear and the knowledge at the same time!!! Green Mountain Rock Climbing Centers Quechee@VermontAdventureTours.com   www.vermontclimbing.com  (802) 457-7090

May 3-4, The North Face Endurance Challenge – New York
A serious, hardy test for trail runners of any level, The North Face® Endurance Challenge in Bear Mountain, NY takes place on the western shores of the Hudson River and through the craggy foothills of the Catskill Mountains. - http://www.thenorthface.com/en_US/endurance-challenge/bear-mountain-ny/registration/?stop_mobi=yes

May 4, Middlebury Middlebury Maple Run
The Sweetest Half 1/2 marathon and 2-person relay Please join us for the first time, or welcome back to Middlebury, Vermont—in the heart of the Champlain Valley. Participate in one of New England’s “must-do” road races. The Middlebury Maple Run - The Sweetest Half has earned a reputation as being well-organized and friendly. Plus, we can't resist mentioning the beautiful, scenic course that features vistas of the Green Mountains and Adirondacks. Middlebury Volunteer EMS 55 Collins Drive, 9 a.m. 802-388-7951 X2 www.middleburymaplerun.com   sue@addisoncounty.com

May 4, Herrick’s Cove Wildlife Festival
If you’re a wildlife enthusiast itching for spring then be sure to check out the 15th annual Herrick’s Cove Wildlife Festival on Sunday, May 4, 2014 in Rockingham, Vermont. Herrick’s Cove, on the Connecticut River, hosts one of the most popular festivals in the area, with organizers reporting more than 2,000 people attending last year’s event. The festival includes nature walks and live animals such hawks, owls, mammals, and reptiles. For more information visit the Herrick’s Cove Wildlife Festival’s Facebook page or the website at http://www.nature-museum.org/herrickscove.html.

May 10, 2014, Milton, VT. - J.M.M.Y Run
@ 9:00 AM (EDT) The first and foremost goal of our non-profit organization is to provide a safe place for kids to grow and thrive. We strive to provide access for children in our community to a safe environment to grow, through homework clubs, game nights, hunter safety classes, etc... The JMMY Run is our major fundraiser and all of the proceeds go directly to helping kids. We are all volunteers so there is NO overhead and NO paid staff. Every dollar is used to benefit the kids. SIGN UP TODAY and join the fun. J.M.M.Y Center, 1486 Stonebridge Rd, Georgia , VT 05468. Registration Closing Date - Friday, May 9, 2014 @ 2:59 AM (EDT) Organizer's Website: www.jmmy-run.org

May 18, 2014, 2014 3rd Annual Tour De Zack Fundraiser
9:30 am check in. Join us for the fastest-growing cycling event in the Upper Valley! There are three routes to choose from, all commencing from The Blue Horse Inn in Woodstock. Choose from the 13.5 mile ride from Hartland Hill Road to Quechee Main Street and finishing up with Old River Road into Woodstock. Or, take the 25 mile ride from Hartland Hill Road to Quechee Hartland Road to Old River Road and into Woodstock. Finally, ride the full 41 miles heading down Route 106 to Route 44 to Hartland Brownsville Road and onto Old River Road into Woodstock. Zack’s Place is an enrichment center in Woodstock, VT for people with special needs. I would like to promote our upcoming fundraiser the “Tour De Zack”. It is a really fun cycling event that has support from Discovery Tours and all proceeds benefit the center. The link to register is http://www.zacksplacevt.org/tourdezack.php

May 23 - 24, 2014, KeyBank Vermont City's Sport & Fitness Expo
The KeyBank Vermont City Marathon and Relay annually attracts 8,000 participants and an estimated 30,000 spectators. Embraced by the community and supported by over 1,700 volunteers, the KeyBank Vermont City Marathon is a small city race with a big city feel. http://www.vermontcitymarathon.org/page.php?pid=1&pname=home

May 25, 2014, KeyBank Vermont City Marathon & Relay
The KeyBank Vermont City Marathon & Relay is a community effort, recognizing all those who have had a hand in making the race a success for 26 years. From the runners and the volunteers to the crowds cheering on the sidelines, we all share the same desire to cross the finish line, now and in the future. http://www.vermontcitymarathon.org/page.php?pid=1&pname=home

May 29 - June 1, VerMontreal Tour
Ride from Burlington, Vermont to Montreal for the Tour de L'ile . We'll set out from the Burlington waterfront, heading north along the Island Line trail, including the causeway bike path and Local Motion's one-of-a-kind Bike ferry connection to the Lake Champlain islands. This 4-day cycling adventure features a unique mix of Vermont and Quebec, Burlington and Montreal, and all the varied landscapes in between. To make your vacation even better, not only will you enjoy an unforgettable bike tour, but also the satisfaction of knowing that tour profits are being donated to Local Motion and its efforts to expand active travel and recreation opportunities throughout northwestern Vermont. www.gosojourn.com/vermontreal-bike-trip

May 30 to June 1, 2014, 17th Annual Becoming an Outdoor Family Weekend
At Stillwater State Park in Vermont's Groton State Forest from May 30 to June 1, 2014 as guests of University of Vermont Extension and the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources’ Departments of Fish & Wildlife, and Forests, Parks & Recreation. Vermont’s popular Becoming an Outdoor Family Weekend offers outdoor educational experiences for families, introducing basic understanding of environmental conservation, safety and fun in the out-of-doors. Sessions include wildlife, forestry, orienteering, hiking, biking, photography, camping, kayaking, canoeing, firearm safety, fishing and more. Please feel free to visit the Becoming an Outdoor Family Weekend web page at www.uvm.edu/extension/outdoorfamily  to view our Program Book for a schedule and class descriptions to assist you in planning your visit during workshops of interest. Please RSVP to Debbie Fajans by May 15th at Debbie.Fajans@uvm.edu  or (802) 257-7967 x 306.


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June 2014

 

June 4-6, 2014, Brattleboro, VT - Strolling of the Heifers
The Stroll is not just a parade — it’s a movement. We work year-round to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation at farm and food businesses, to connect people and organizations of many kinds around sustainable living and resilient communities, and to promote the value of local food systems, local thinking and Slow Living. www.strollingoftheheifers.com

June 7, - American Lung Association "Fight for Air Climbs"
Fight for Air Climbs are the American Lung Association's most unique fundraisers. Sometimes called a "vertical road race", teams and individual participants can use the event as a fitness target, as a race, or as a great way to be active and meet new friends. Support the American Lung Association in our fight for healthy lungs and clean air and climb the Bennington Monument in Bennington, VT on Saturday June 21st. You will experience the climb of you life! For more information visit www.climbofyourlife.org  or call 1-800-LUNG-USA.

June 14, 2014, 7th Annual Run for Empowerment
The Run for Empowerment is an annual benefit organized by the Women Helping Battered Women (WHBW) Board of Directors. The purpose of this event is to raise money to support WHBW’s programs against Domestic Abuse. This year we fundraised over $23,747 and we hope to grow our numbers for our 7th run on June 14th, 2014, held on the beautiful Burlington Waterfront! This benefit consists of a 5K walk/run, a 10K run, and a 1K kids’ fun run. There will be fun for the whole family, to support a great cause in your community! Location: Burlington Waterfront Park. Time: Final Registration is at 8 am, Run starts at 9:15 am. www.runforempowerment.com

June 14, Vermont Gran Fondo
The Vermont Gran Fondo is a non-competitive ride through Vermont’s Green Mountains. This ride will test your fitness with its challenging climbs. There are amazing views at the top each gap—savor them for a moment before you speed downhill. Three ride options: · Gran Fondo: 103 miles, 7,600’ feet of climbing (all four gaps), · Medio Fondo: 75 miles, 6,100” feet of climbing (Lincoln & App gaps), · Piccolo Fondo: 46 miles, 3,000’ feet of climbing (Brandon & Middlebury gaps) At Middlebury College Snow Bowl, Route 125, Hancock, VT 05748, Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 8 a.m. www.vermontgranfondo.com

June 14, The SnowFlake Mountain Resort, Craft Brew Races
Stowe, VT. 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Craft Brew Races is a 5k road race followed by a local craft beer festival. The series will have six stops in 2014 with a race in each New England state. Runners and walkers are welcome to participate in the 5k. The post race beer festival will be open to non-runners as well and separate ticket is available on our website. The craft beer festival will be held immediately following the race featuring 20+ local breweries. This is a 21+ event. Check out our website at: http://www.craftbrewraces.com/stowe/ 

June 15, 20th Annual Walk for the Animals and 5K Doggie Run Run
At Battery Park, Burlington Vermont. 8 am – 1 pm. Enjoy a day out with families, friends and dogs while helping to support the work of the Humane Society of Chittenden County! Vermont’s largest dog friendly event will feature a 1.25 mile walk through scenic Burlington, a 5K Doggie Fun Run/Walk, music provided by Ronnie K., Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, fun, contests and more!. Start a team! Join a team! Register as an individual! All participants who raise a minimum of $100 will receive a commemorative event t-shirt! Prizes will also be awarded for the top fundraising youth (under 18), participant (18 and older) and team! Find out more information at www.chittendenhumane.org/get-involved/20th-annual-walk-for-the-animals-and-5k-doggie-fun-run1 
Questions? Comments? Contact Claire Giroux-Williams at claire@chittendenhuman.org  or 802-862-0135 extension 15

Jun. 20 - 22 East Burke, VT -  NEMBAfest Mountain Bike Festival
This 3 day/2 night event is a celebration of everything Mountain Biking! Your entry fee grants you unlimited access to the 110 mile Kingdom Trails’ trail system as well as shuttles to and from town, group rides, access to the NEMBAfest Expo Center, and complimentary camping. From the latest gear to the newest bikes to demo from industry leaders, as well as live music and other events, there will be entertainment for all ages. Showers and bathrooms available as well as designated Family and RV Camping Areas. Kingdom Trails 2059 Darling Hill Rd 802-626-0737 www.kingdomtrails.org

June 22 - 26, Fourth Annual Fly Fishing Summer Camp for Teens
Vermont Trout Unlimited announces year four of their fly fishing camp for Vermont teens, ages 13 to 16, to be held Sunday June 22nd through Thursday June 26th at Quimby Country Lodge & Cottages, www.quimbycountry.com,  in Averill, Vermont. Teens interested in learning the art of fly-fishing or improving their skill level alongside some of Vermont’s most accomplished fly anglers are invited to apply. Vermont Fish & Wildlife Commissioner Pat Berry supports TU’s educational efforts. “TU’s Fly Fishing Camp for Teens has quickly developed into an incredible program dedicated to educating our next generation of fly fishermen and women to help ensure that our precious cold water fisheries here in Vermont will be taken care of well into the future.” For complete information about the TU Fly Fishing Camp, an application form, and a video of the camp, go to www.vermonttroutcamp.com  or e-mail Ray Daigle, camp director, at vermonttroutcamp@gmail.com , or call Ray at 802-793-2819. 

June 28th 2014, Vermont Sun Triathlon
start at 8:30AM, Important age group information: The age group of a participant will be determined by age on Dec. 31 of the event year, not by age on race day. For example: If you turn 25 years old in November of 2014, you will race and be ranked in the 25-29 age group for the entire 2014 season. Triathlon Individual Age Groups: will be every 5 years: 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, etc. for men and women. Relay Teams: 2 to 3 person teams are allowed. Categories will be: all female, all male and mixed (co-ed) with 39 and under OR 40 and over age groups (note: all members of a relay team must be 40 and over in order to compete in that division). Awards: Top 5 overall, top 3 in each age group and top team in each category will receive beautiful custom awards in an awards ceremony immediately following the race. www.vermontsuntriathlonseries.com

June 28-29, Swanton, VT - Ditch Pickle Classic 2014
Vermont's and only C & R flyfishing only Bass Tourney.Join us on June 28-29th for the DPC.Buckets of rod bendin', trash talkin, bass thumb fun! Catch-Photo-Release Fly Fishing Tournament. http://www.dpcvt.com/p/2014.html

June 29 - July 4, 2014 - Beginner/Advanced Beginner, 5 Night Adult Horsemanship Camp
The Mountain Top Inn & Resort in Chittenden, Vermont offers a 5 Night Adult Horsemanship Camp Package appealing to all levels of riders. Whether you have always dreamed of learning to ride or your goal is to improve and advance your riding skills, you will find the perfect week. Our location in the Green Mountains of central Vermont is ideal for this five day intensive program. The Mountain Top Inn & Resort, 195 Mountain Top Road, Chittenden, VT 05737. For more information visit The Mountain Top Inn & Resort. Or call 802.483.2311. http://mountaintopinn.com/adult_horsemanship_camp.php

 

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July 2014

July 6 - 11, 2014 - Intermediate, 5 Night Adult Horsemanship Camp
The Mountain Top Inn & Resort in Chittenden, Vermont offers a 5 Night Adult Horsemanship Camp Package appealing to all levels of riders. Whether you have always dreamed of learning to ride or your goal is to improve and advance your riding skills, you will find the perfect week. Our location in the Green Mountains of central Vermont is ideal for this five day intensive program. The Mountain Top Inn & Resort, 195 Mountain Top Road, Chittenden, VT 05737. For more information visit The Mountain Top Inn & Resort. Or call 802.483.2311. http://mountaintopinn.com/adult_horsemanship_camp.php 

July 13 - 18, 2014 - Advanced Intermediate/Advanced, 5 Night Adult Horsemanship Camp
The Mountain Top Inn & Resort in Chittenden, Vermont offers a 5 Night Adult Horsemanship Camp Package appealing to all levels of riders. Whether you have always dreamed of learning to ride or your goal is to improve and advance your riding skills, you will find the perfect week. Our location in the Green Mountains of central Vermont is ideal for this five day intensive program. The Mountain Top Inn & Resort, 195 Mountain Top Road, Chittenden, VT 05737. For more information visit The Mountain Top Inn & Resort. Or call 802.483.2311. http://mountaintopinn.com/adult_horsemanship_camp.php

June 14-16, 2014, 33rd Annual LCI Father’s Day Fishing Derby presented by Yamaha
Come Celebrate Family, Friends, and Fishing with LCI! June 14-16, 2014. $3,000 first-place prize for each species category and cash payouts for 2nd through 10th. TDI New England Birthday Fish Bonus, After Midnight Jewelers Ladies of the Lake, LCI Junior Anglers Division, Campaign For Vermont Tagged Fish Bonus, Tournament Record Double Downs, Big Cash TEAM payouts return, And so much more! www.mychamplain.net/FathersDayDerby

July 20th 2014, Vermont Sun Triathlon
start at 8:30AM, Important age group information: The age group of a participant will be determined by age on Dec. 31 of the event year, not by age on race day. For example: If you turn 25 years old in November of 2014, you will race and be ranked in the 25-29 age group for the entire 2014 season. Triathlon Individual Age Groups: will be every 5 years: 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, etc. for men and women. Relay Teams: 2 to 3 person teams are allowed. Categories will be: all female, all male and mixed (co-ed) with 39 and under OR 40 and over age groups (note: all members of a relay team must be 40 and over in order to compete in that division). Awards: Top 5 overall, top 3 in each age group and top team in each category will receive beautiful custom awards in an awards ceremony immediately following the race. www.vermontsuntriathlonseries.com

July 20, 2014, 8th Annual Champ's Challenge for Cystic Fibrosis
On July 20th, 150-200 people from across the country will come together for a day of activity at the 8th annual Champ's Challenge for Cystic Fibrosis. The event will be held at the Basin Harbor Club in Vergennes, VT and directly creates change by raising funds for exercise based activities, a critical part of thriving with the lung congestion of CF. www.champschallenge.org

July 27, 2014, The Biggest Loser RunWalk Killington Half Marathon/5K/Kids 1 Mile Fun Run
9:00am. The Biggest Loser RunWalk Killington Half Marathon/5K courses each have a twist! Participants run/walk down the mountain, then take the ski lift back up and continue along with breathtaking views of Killington Peak, the second highest peak in Vermont. A race for all fitness levels, whether you are ready to set a personal record or this is your first race, come join us at The Biggest Loser RunWalk! Killington Resort's K-1 Lodge, 4763 Killington Road, Killington, VT 05751  Office: 815-464-1265, CallieP@biggestloserrunwalk.com  www.biggestloserrunwalk.com

 

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August 2014

 

August 10, 2014, Vermont Sun Triathlon
start at 8:30AM, Important age group information: The age group of a participant will be determined by age on Dec. 31 of the event year, not by age on race day. For example: If you turn 25 years old in November of 2014, you will race and be ranked in the 25-29 age group for the entire 2014 season. Triathlon Individual Age Groups: will be every 5 years: 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, etc. for men and women. Relay Teams: 2 to 3 person teams are allowed. Categories will be: all female, all male and mixed (co-ed) with 39 and under OR 40 and over age groups (note: all members of a relay team must be 40 and over in order to compete in that division). Awards: Top 5 overall, top 3 in each age group and top team in each category will receive beautiful custom awards in an awards ceremony immediately following the race. www.vermontsuntriathlonseries.com

 

 

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September 2013


August 30 - Sept. 2, 2013 - Green Mountain Stage Race
Welcome to the home of the largest Pro/Am road stage race east of the Mississippi! www.gmsr.info

August 31 & September 1 - The Jay Peak Trail Running Family Festival
Jay Peak Resort, Route 242 Jay, VT
chris@sub5racing.com
www.jaypeaktrailrun.com
The Jay Peak Trail Running Family Festival is a series of trail races for all abilities (ages 4-109). 5K races, 25K race, 50K race, kids race. Visit website to register.

September 1st, 2013, Stowe, VT. - Darn Tough Ride
The Darn Tough Ride is a benefit bicycle ride for the Mt. Mansfield Winter Academy (MMWA) on Sunday, September 1, 2013. Choose your challenge with 25, 45, 65, and 100 mile options through Stowe, Jay Peak, and Morrisville. Registration is available online and will be capped at 300 participants for 2013. The Darn Tough Century Ride is indeed…Darn tough! The complete route is a 100-mile loop from Stowe over to Jay Peak and back over Smugglers’ Notch. The total elevation is over 8000’, including two Category 2 climbs, one Category 4 climb, and six Category 5 climbs. To satisfy the competitive spirit of its participants, many of whom are competitive skiers, there are two optional timed hill climbs (Jay Peak and Smugglers’ Notch) to test your legs of steel. http://mmwa.org/darntoughride/

Sept. 1, Stratton Mountain, VT - The Grizzly Triathlon
Do you tri? This sprint style triathlon begins with a beautiful classic Vermont backdrop as you make your way across the Stratton Golf Course lake. The race continues its path through the woodsy trials of Stratton. If the race doesn't leave you breathless, the scenic views of the course will! SWIM - 600 meter swim at Stratton lake located on the Stratton golf course – wet suites will be permitted. BIKE - 13 mountain bike or cycles cross course. Departing from the lake (transition zone #1). The course is scenic ride with a combination dirt road hiking and running trails. The ride completes at transition zone #2 located in the main base area. RUN - 5K mountain and trail run will bring to participants on a mild incline to Stratton’s mid-mountain base lodge and then gradually descend throughout the lower mountain and complete in the Stratton Base Area. This is approximately 1200 feet of elevation – and a gradual descent. http://www.stratton.com/events-and-activities/events/2013/09/triathlon.aspx

September 1st, 2013, The 14th Annual Lake Champlain LCI Evinrude Fox Marine Bass Open
presented by Twisted Tea in Malletts Bay, Colchester, Vermont. Two-person teams are encouraged to register online soon and prepare to head out to Malletts Bay for your six best bass. This is an exciting one-day event with a guaranteed cash prize of $3000 for first place. There are additional cash prizes for the first 15 places, including both small and largemouth bass categories, based on at least 90 pre-registered teams participating.
This all-day event is open to anglers of any ability. Experience bass fishing at its best and the reason why Outdoor Life Magazine lists Lake Champlain as “one of the best bass fishing destinations in the country…it’s a beautiful lake that all anglers must visit once in their lives.” So hook up with a partner and head out to the Malletts Bay Boat Launch on September 1stto try your luck. Entry fee prior to noon on August 30 is $150 per team or $200 on the day of the event. Take-off times will be determined in the order received. Entries received on the same day will be randomly ordered from among that day’s entries. Anglers may pre-fish up to midnight on Saturday, August 30. All boats must be in the water by 5:30 a.m. Fishing hours for the tournament begin at 7:00 a.m. until weigh-in time at 3:00 p.m. For more information call 802-879-3466 or email eric@mychamplain.net    https://www.mychamplain.net/14th-lci-evinrude-fox-marine-bass-open-presented-twisted-tea

September 1 - 2, Killington Classic Motorcycle Rally
Vermont's premier motorcycle rally, presented by Americade. Social events, a vendor village, bike & stunt shows, special events, live music, a 12-mile parade of bikes, and, of course, five days of the best touring in New England along the beautiful roads of Vermont. http://www.killingtonclassic.com/

Sep. 7,  Benson, VT -  Benson Bear Obstacle Challenge Race Series #4
Come tackle the Benson Bear's 5+ miles and 45+ military inspired obstacles over varied terrain on 150 acres! Come tackle the Benson Bear's 5+ miles and 45+ military inspired obstacles over varied terrain on 150 acres! We have hills, hay bales that never end, ropes, water (some swimming), sandbags, logs, 8'-10' walls, hurdles, tires, poles, monkey bars that go uphill, towers, ramps, giant's ladders, the Abacus & the Tarzan Swing, balance logs, barb wire crawls, and more hills that will burn you when you see the finish in sight! Shale Hill Adventure Farm 517 Lake Road Competitive Heat @ 9:00am, Non-Competitive Heats @ 9:30am, 10:00am, 10:30am, & 11:00am 802-537-3561 www.active.com/miscellaneous/benson-vt/benson-bear-obstacle-challenge-race-series-4-september-7-2013    shalehilladventure@aol.com

September 7, 2013, Triple Crown Eastern Enduro Series
Presented by: Burke Mountain and Kingdom Trails.
Burke Bike Park Kingdom Enduro - Part of the Triple Crown Eastern Enduro Series. The 2nd Annual Burke Bike Park Kingdom Enduro is now part of the Triple Crown Eastern Enduro Series along with Highland Mountain Bike Park and Mountain Creek.
Burke Bike Park, 223 Sherburne Lodge Road, East Burke, VT www.bikereg.com/Net/19873

Sept. 7,  Manchester, VT -  The Maple Leaf Half Marathon & 5K Run & Fun Walk
The Premier Half Marathon in Manchester & the Mountains! "The premier half-marathon in beautiful southwestern Vermont provides outstanding race organization, enthusiastic volunteers, and a fun and challenging romp through the gorgeous New England countryside. This year will be our biggest and best yet! There will be no registration on Race Day! Anyone wanting to participate will need to register online or by paper form. Additionally, we will be starting both the half marathon and the 5k for both runners and walkers at 8.a.m" Saturday 8:00am 802-362-6313     http://034f962.netsolhost.com/mapleleaf/contact-us/

Sep. 7 - 8,  Burlington, VT - Wildlife Movie Marathon Weekend
View ECHO’s Wildlife movies and come dressed as your favorite wildlife animal! $2 off ECHO admission for up to 4 people ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center 1 College Street 877-324-6386 echovermont.org/   info@echovermont.org

Sept. 7 - 8, SOLDIERS ATOP MOUNT INDEPENDENCE
ORWELL, Vt. — The American Revolution is returning to life on September 7 and 8, 2013, at the annual Soldiers Atop the Mount Revolutionary War living history weekend at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont. It was 237 years ago that the Northern Department of the American Army began building Mount Independence to defend New England and points south from their enemy, the British. Reenactors dedicated to sharing with the public their knowledge and passion for this history will be encamped at Mount Independence for the weekend. The public can explore the camp, and witness demonstrations of military tactics, camp life, colonial crafts, cooking, and more. Meet and greet the soldiers and their families. Some of their units portray Revolutionary War units that originally garrisoned Mount Independence. Mount Independence, a National Historic Landmark, is near the end of Mount Independence Road six miles west of the intersection of Vermont Routes 22A and 73 in Orwell. It includes an air conditioned museum and nearly six miles of hiking trails. It is open daily through Columbus Day, 9:30 to 5:00. Call (802) 948-2000 for more information or visit www.HistoricSites.vermont.gov

Sept 7-8, Green Mt Gun & Knife Show
Franklin Conference Room @ the Howe, 1 Scale Ave, Rutland, VT. 05701, www.greenmtgunshowtrail.com

September 8, 2013, 7th Annual Tour de Taste
2013 Tour de Taste: A Pedaling Picnic. Join us for our very popular, scenic, progressive pedaling picnic through the Connecticut River Valley. Enjoy the autumn foliage and beautiful scenery at your own pace, meet local food producers and community members, and stop at local farms and restaurants along the way to taste delicious harvest bounty. Choose one of our three routes: Classic Loop (20 miles), River Road Extension designed for advanced riders (34 miles); or the family-friendly Lake Morey Loop (6 miles). Please see below for information on other new features this year as well as a synopsis of the three routes (when registering you will be required to identify which route you will be riding). For your convenience and safety, we provide detailed route maps, directions, and support vehicles. Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 8, 2013 and register now for this popular UVTA event - enrollment is limited and will fill fast!  Your registration includes an incredible menu of locally-produced foods. Food hosts, farms, and restaurants are signing up for the event now and we will post the list when available. http://tourdetaste2013-eorg.eventbrite.com/

Sep. 13 - 15, Bennington, VT -  Bennington Car Show
2013 Theme: Threads & Treads. Car and Quilt Show Weekend. Corvette, Studebaker, Austin Healy as special Marques. Do you like Muscle Cars, Tractor Pulls, lots of Vendors, Free Parking, Food, Antique Vehicles, and Family Fun? How about a well respected Quilt Show? Also a Saturday Evening Downtown Cruise-In and Concert? Spend the Car and Quilt Show Weekend in Bennington, Vermont. Willow Park Kocher Drive and East Road Fri. - Swap Meet 8a.m. to 5p.m., Sat. & Sun. Car Show 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 802-447-3311 X13 www.benningtoncarshow.com   director@bennington.com

Sept 14, Pittsfield, Vermont - 2013 Peak Mountain Bike Race
The 666 race, while maintaining the same gonzo spirit, has been altered to 6/12/24 to reflect the new 12 and 24 hour options. Since Pittsfield is renowned for being an ultra race Mecca, we thought it was time to step up our mountain bike race to the same level of challenge as our 100 mile snowshoe race, 100- 500 mile trail run, and most notoriously of all, The Death Race, which has received so much attention lately that its being adapted into a reality program on cable called "Unbreakable." The course will follow ten miles of singletrack which MTBVT.COM called “Vermont’s best kept secret” and last year’s winner, Johnny Bold, deemed “the coolest mountain bike trails around.” It will be a festive atmosphere with an all night bonfire and an Amee Farm pig roasting on a spit. Quebec upstart, Xprezo Bikes, will be on hand to offer bike demos. In addition to being an extreme endurance event, this will also be extremely locavore. We estimate that the average 24 hour participant will travel about 50,000 times further than the pig will. 

Sept. 14, Monkton Annual Mud Bog Races
4 wheel drive fun in the mud.
$10. GATE FEE UNDER 12 FREE. MOUNTAIN RD. IN LAYN FARMS FIELD.
TRUCK RAFFLE. GOOD FOOD, BREAKFAST AND LUNCH.
  https://www.facebook.com/events/154969378041020/

September 14, Birding the Basin: The Back Roads Field Trip
with Jim and Kris Andrews, Saturday,  • 8am – 1pm, Meet at the Green on Orwell, Vermont Seek out songbirds, shorebirds, raptors and waterfowl, new back roads, and birding hotspots. Ideal for beginners; more experienced birders welcome to share their expertise. Bring a snack and fluids; dress for the early fall weather. We will drive and walk the back roads of western Orwell, Benson, and West Haven. $20 for members of the Birds of Vermont Museum; $25 for non-members • Please pre-register (you can pay ahead or at the door) Birds of Vermont Museum, 900 Sherman Hollow Road, Huntington, VT 05462, (802) 434-2167, museum@birdsofvermont.org , www.birdsofvermont.org

Sep. 14, Orwell, VT -  Reading the Forested Landscape
An illustrated talk and outside walk, introduction to approaches to interpret a forest's history. Ecologist Tom Wessels offers an illustrated talk and an outside walk, introducing attendees to approaches to interpret a forest's history while wandering through it. By looking at such ev idence as tree shapes, scars on their trunks, patterns of decay in stumps, contraction of stone walls and the lay of the land, it is possible to unravel complex stories etched into our forested landscape. Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes and bring water. Vermont Archaeology Month program. Mount Independence 497 Mount Independence Road Sat., 1:00 - 5:00 PM 802-948-2000 www.historicsites.vermont.gov/directory/mount_independence     elsa.gilbertson@state.vt.us

Sep. 15,  Shoreham Tour de Farms
All are welcome to bicycle from farm to farm sampling local foods along the way. Bicyclists on the 6th Annual Tour de Farms choose either a 10-mile or 28-mile loop and sample a wide variety of foods offered by friendly farmers along the way. Pedaling in the beautiful Champlain Valley is the perfect way to work up an appetite for the farm stops and for the post-Tour Apple Fest. The Tour de Farms is a fundraiser for: ACoRN (Addison County Relocalization Network) and the VBPC (Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coaliton). To register, please go to www.acornvt.org Shoreham Town Green Route 74 Sunday, 10:30 am 802-225-8904 802-382-0401 www.vtbikeped.org   Nancy@VTBikePed.org

Sep. 15, Hubbardton, VT -  Pittsford Ridge Hike
Explore part of the evacuation route u to Pittsford Ridge after the Battle of Hubbardton. Explore part of the evacuation route up to Pittsford Ridge taken by the Americans after the Battle of Hubbardton on July 7, 1777 on a hike led by site interpreter Carl Fuller. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water. Vermont Archaeology Month program. Hubbardton Battlefield 5696 Monument Hill Rd. Sun., 2:00 - 5:00 PM 802-273-2282 www.historicsites.vermont.gov/directory/hubbardton    elsa.gilbertson@state.vt.us

Sept 20, Vermont Chapter of Ducks Unlimited Annual Dinner
The Central Vermont Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold it's annual fundraising dinner, raffles and auction at the Elks Club in Montpelier on Gallison Hill, 203 Country Club Road on Friday, September 20, 2013. The Mountain Chapter of Ducks Unlimited is a long-time Vermont Traditions Coalition member. Ducks Unlimited raises money for wetlands conservation so as to preserve hospitable habitat for water fowl hunting and other wildlife. Ducks Unlimited's efforts are a national success story. Cocktail hour begins at 5 PM with dinner at 6:30 PM. Mike and Debie Bard are chairing the banquet and tickets can be ordered by calling them at 802-244-6292 or by writing to Ducks Unlimited Central Vermont Chapter, c/o Mike and Debbie Bard, 406 Mansion Hollow Road, Waterbury Center, Vt. 05677. Make checks payable to Ducks Unlimited.

September 20 - 22, Pittsfield, Vermont - 2013 TEAM DEATH RACE
What: This is the ultimate challenge. The Death Race is designed to present you with the totally unexpected, and the totally insane! This endurance race is comprised of mud runs, obstacle racing, trail racing, physical challenges and mental challenges. (2 day event) Cost: $800 

September 20 – 22, 2013, Fall Foliage Family Canoe Adventure
Join Hulbert Outdoor Center Staff on the Connecticut River this fall with your family for this two-night all inclusive trip. No experience is required and HOC provides all group equipment. A limited supply of personal camping equipment is available to rent (please call in advance). Rates are $250.00 per adult, $150.00 per child (ages 6-12). For information or to reserve your space, call 802-333-3405 or visit our website http://tinyurl.com/HOC-Canoe

September 21, 2013 - Vermont Spartan Sprint
Killington Ski Resort, Killington, Vermont Distance: Around 4 miles. Fastest time = 60 minutes. Start Times: Starting at 9am, waves of 200 athletes will be released every 15 minutes across 4 groups (Elite, Confirmed, Morning, Early Afternoon). YOUR exact start time in the group you registered for will be posted here a few days prior to event date. Read our FAQ. Aid Stations: Yes, we will have some on course. We do recommend hydrating before and/or carry your own water. Or plan on drinking nasty retention pond water while you are sloshing through it (not recommended). www.spartanrace.com/vermont-obstacle-racing-spartan-sprint-2013.html

Sept. 21, 2013 - Coal Miner's Slaughter Roller Derby Bout
CVRD's last home bout of 2013! CVRD's Twin City Riot vs. GSRD's Legislashers. Doors 5:30pm / Whistle 6:00pm. Tickets are $10 advance / $12 door / kids 10 & under FREE! Purchase Tickets: Espresso Bueno in Barre: www.facebook.com/pages/espresso-bueno/85635308513?fref=ts
Rubber Bubbles in Berlin: www.facebook.com/pages/Rubber-Bubbles/151919698198151?fref=ts
Bear Pond Books in Montpelier: www.facebook.com/pages/Bear-Pond-Books-Stowe/232454216764792?fref=ts
Online: http://coalminersslaughter.brownpapertickets.com/
Or from your favorite skater! To benefit the Central Vermont Humane Society: https://www.facebook.com/cvhumane?fref=ts 

Sep. 21, Manchester, VT -  Susan B. Komen VT/NH Race for the Cure
5K/10K Run, 5K Walk, Fun Run for Kids Susan B. Komen VT/NH Race for the Cure. 5K/10K Run, 5K Walk, Fun Run for Kids. Hildene Meadows  7:30am 802-362-2733 www.komenvtnh.org 

Sept. 21- 22, Addison, VT -  18th Annual Northeastern Open Atlatl Championship
Participate or watch this annual championship. Participate or watch this annual championship. The sport of atlatl throwing is based on the ancient hunting technique of using the atlatl or spear thrower. Demonstrations and workshops on flint knapping, Woodland pottery, and other crafts and skills. Vermont Archeology Month program. Chimney Point 8149 VT Route 17W Sat., 10:30 - 4:30 PM 802-759-2412 www.historicsites.vermont.gov/directory/chimney_point    elsa.gilbertson@state.vt.us

Sept. 21 - 22, 2013, Mendon Fish & Game Club 3-D Bow Shoot
The Mendon Fish & Game Club will be holding their annual 3-D Bow Shoot, Saturday, September 21st from 7am-3pm, and Sunday, September 22nd, from 7am-1pm, at the Mendon Fish & Game Club, 3547 Chittenden Rd in Pittsford, Vermont 05763. Archery enthusiasts will be able to enjoy the 3-D Shoot with new Rinehart targets and improved course layout. Cost is only $10.00 per person and all proceeds will benefit the sponsorship of the 2014 Green Mountain Conservation Camp attendees. There will be a concession stand but no alcohol. Directions: At the corner of Rt. 4 & 7 take Rt. 4 East 4 miles to Meadow Lake Drive (Sugar & Spice), turn left & go I mile to Chittenden Road, turn right and Mendon Fish & Game Club is ¼ of a mile on the left. Contact Information: Gary Severance, (802) 558-5702 sevfam3@comcast.net

September 22, Local Motion Annual Party
From 3 to 6 Intervale Center in Burlington. We're dedicating this year's Local Motion Annual Party to thanking Chapin for his leadership. Together, we'll launch Local Motion into its next fourteen years of advocating for people-powered transportation and recreation! Join us for Local Motion's Second Annual Party, Featuring music from Brett Hughes and his band, food from American Flatbread and others, Zero Gravity beer, and much more! RSVP at: www.facebook.com/events/149621068579159/

September 25, 2013, Free Self-Defense Class Learn Self-Defense Techniques
6:30 -joint locking -pressure points, - Jiu jitsu concepts, This class is designed to teach self-defense both standing & on the ground. Call 802-366-1056 to sign up TODAY! Vermont Martial Arts Academy, Airport Rd. BLDG 5, Manchester Ctr, VT 802-366-1056

September 26 - 29, Roots Rendezvous
This is a gathering of people and skills centered in the natural world. There is a huge variety of workshops to choose from to learn, connect with others who share a love for the natural world, and leave knowing more about the beautiful planet that surrounds us. The Roots Rendezvous is a great time, a gathering of learning and celebration of the natural world. Both educational and enjoyable, we come together and learn more about our origins and the natural environment we live within. The weekend is full of workshops offered by a diverse group of experienced teachers. The workshops are grounded in the idea that we as people can become more conscious, stronger, effective, and capable as people and be stewards of the land that supports us. There is a wide array of topics, including; stone tools, herbal medicine, weaving, tracking, pottery, bows, naturalist studies, ninjutsu, self reliance, eating bugs! and more. www.RootsVT.com

Sept 27, 2013 Women's Free Hunter Education Safety Course (Field Day)
 
This Event Includes the Required Field Day, Course Consists of Basic Firearm Handling & Safety, Instruction on the 5 Different types of firearm actions including loading & unloading of each type, as well as the different carry positions for firearms when out in a group or going solo. Proper Shooting techniques, and Proper Shot placement on Game Animals, And tracking after the shot. Class topics will also include Ethical Hunting Practices, Basic survival Skills & Supplies needed for the “Unexpected” Night outdoors, and Hunting laws & regulations.
 
 Field Day is Rain or Shine (Please dress accordingly) Field Day will be a Live Fire Range event, where you will be firing all 5 types of Firearm actions and demonstrating Safe Firearm Handling Techniques.  At the end of the Day We will be administering A Written Exam and upon passing, you will receive a Hunters Education Firearm safety Certification Card that is good for all US States and Canadian Provinces.
 
 IMPORTANT: Prior to attending the course You must first complete the Online Firearms course at Http://www.hunter-ed.com/vermont/  and Print out Your Passing test Score & bring to The class in order to participate.  Course instructed By Kevin Eldred Sr.
Register for the Field Day Event at: 802-425-6211 or email: vow@voga.org

This is a free program and you do not need to attend Doe Camp's entire weekend. If you want to stay after this course, please fill out the registration form at: http://www.voga.org/Fall_Doe_Camp_registration_form.htm and find the weekend's discounted rate for Hunter Ed participants.

Sept 27 - 29, Sportswoman's Weekend Retreat
Vermont Outdoors Woman is planning a sports weekend retreat for women of all ages. Instruction in hunting, shooting, fishing, kayaking, mountain biking, survival and more classes are under development. We are pleased to announce the location will be at Jackson Lodge and Cabins, Canaan, VT, located in the heart of Vermont's backcountry. www.voga.org/fall_doe_camp.htm 

September 28, Bird Monitoring Walk
Saturday,  • 8:00–9:30 a.m. at the Birds of Vermont Museum. Join experienced birders for monthly bird monitoring. Please bring binoculars. Free • Adults & older children. Birds of Vermont Museum, 900 Sherman Hollow Road, Huntington, VT 05462 (802) 434-2167, museum@birdsofvermont.org www.birdsofvermont.org

Sept. 28, East Burke, VT -  Burke Fall Foliage Festival
Parade, craft fair, kids games, wagon rides, beer & wine tent, bbq and more! "Parade, Craft Fair, Interactive Reptile show from Reptiles on the Move, Live music from Chickweed, Beer & Wine tent opens with live music from Tritium Well, BBQ, raffles, silent auctions, kids games, wagon rides, arts & crafts, FREE ICE CREAM, rubber duck" 368 Route 114 802-626-4124 www.burkevermont.com 

September 28, 2013, White River DisasTOUR Race
A triathlon format adventure race to raise money for needy families in the White River Valley of Vermont. The 2013 race will start at 10am at Green Mountain Bicycles in Rochester, VT and end in Rochester at the gazebo in the town common.  The event will include a 5-mile run on trails, dirt road and asphalt, 6-mile paddle (canoe, kayak, SUP) on the White River, 12-mile mountain bike on some pavement, some Class 4 dirt/jeep roads in the woods.  There are some steep uphill climbs on the bike course, as well as some loose gravel and boulders.  Helmets required for all cyclists and helmets and life vests required for paddlers.  Register early to make sure you get in!  Race is limited to 50 Ironman/Iron-woman entries and 100 teams.
http://vtdisastourtriathlon.com/

Sept. 28 is National Hunting & Fishing Day
www.nhfday.org

Sept. 28 - Dec. 31, Vermont Grouse Hunting Season

Sept. 28, West Marlboro, VT - Vermont Wildlife Festival
10am - 4pm, Next to the Museum at the Hogback Mountain Scenic Overlook. Lots of great groups will be there (including some of you) sharing information, leading hikes and giving presentations. There will be music, food and lots of kids activities and live animals. This event is free but any donations are hugely appreciated. Southern Vermont Natural History Museum, 7599 VT Route 9 West Marlboro, VT www.vermontmuseum.org

Sept. 28,  Essex, VT -  5k Zombie Run
5k Zombie-Themed Obstacle Fun Run 802-752-7670 www.zombierun.com/sample-page/zombie-run-vermont-2013 

Sept 28-29, Green Mt Gun & Knife Show
American Legion Post 67 , Rt 103, Chester,VT. 05143, www.greenmtgunshowtrail.com

September 29, Wild World of Mushrooms
1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Are you fascinated by the endlessly intriguing world of mushroom foraging? Join us for a colorful presentation covering foraging safety, strategy, and technique, emphasizing The Mushroom Forager’s ForageCast approach. more... Sign up soon. Last year's mushroom programs filled up quickly! Register: 434-3068 or cwlikinson@audubon.org

September 29, 2013, Green Mountain Head Regatta
Entry Deadline: Monday, September 2, 2013. Location: Dummerston Boat Landing, Putney, VT. Connecticut River. Putney Rowing Club, PO Box 90, Putney, VT. 05346. A "stake race" of 3 miles. Race 1.5 miles upstream, row around two large orange buoys and then return 1.5 miles to the finish (same place as the start). Eligibility: Open to All Rowers, Hotshots and Novices, in racing singles or doubles. Method of Start: Race commences at 10:00 AM sharp. Running start, one boat every 15 seconds. http://www.rowgmh.com/


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  October 2013

Oct. 1 - Nov. 14, Vermont Woodcock Hunting Season

Oct. 1, 2013, Woodcock Season, Archery Moose Season

October 4, In Search of Moose Wallows and Warblers
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Experience a day-long excursion in search of moose sign and migrating and resident songbirds at Wolf Run in Jericho. more...
Register: 434-3068 or cwlikinson@audubon.org

Oct. 5,  Start of Vermont’s Archery Deer Season

Oct 5, Archery Turkey

Oct. 4 Montpelier Fall Migration Bird Walk
Fall Migration Bird Walk is the peak of fall songbird migration, and the woods and fields along the North Branch are excellent places to witness it. Come for a morning walk to search for migrating warblers, vireos, tanagers, thrushes and more. Beginners welcome! Binoculars Call to register 713 Elm Street Fridays, 7:30-9:00 am 802-229-6206 www.northbranchnaturecenter.org  chip@northbranchnaturecenter.org

Oct 4, 2013, Richmond, VT -  The Breeding Ecology of Snowy Owls
7:00 - 8:30 pm at the Richmond Public Library. What is this huge white bird we see in some winters? Where does it live? What does it eat? Why is it only here sometimes? Join Denver Holt of the Owl Institute for our evening Lucille Greenough Enrichment program, and discover Snowy Owls. Sponsored by the Birds of Vermont Museum. Free, but donations to our Flood Recovery will be greatly welcomed.

Oct. 5, Barnet, VT -  10th Annual Rubber Ducky Derby
Rubber Ducky Derby 10th Annual Rubber Ducky Derby at Ben's Mill in Barnet, VT. Ducks swim @ 11AM. Tours of Ben's Mill, Blacksmith shop demonstrations. Multiple prizes donated by local merchants. FMI call Lois @ 802-748-8180. Rent a duck @ $5.00 Ben Thresher's Mill 2236 West Barnet Road 9AM - 3PM 802-748-8180 www.bensmill.com   info@bensmill.com

October 5, 2013, Craftsbury, VT - Singletrack Shootout Biathlon Race
Everyone is invited to test their limits on the Craftsbury Outdoor Center's trails with the second annual Singletrack Shootout Biathlon Race, Saturday, October 5, 2013. Racers can choose between an interval-start running or mountain bike race, each with four shooting stages. All levels of ability are welcome: Craftsbury supplies the range, ammo, safety instruction, rifles and other equipment - you just have to show up! The morning starts with a shooting and safety clinic for novices, followed by the beginner's race. An expert's race will follow for racers with biathlon experience and their own rifle. As is the case with summer biathlon, all racers will rack their rifles when they leave the range - i.e. no running or biking with a gun on your back. www.craftsbury.com/skiing/oktoberfest/shootout.htm

Oct. 5, Dead Creek Wildlife Day
If you enjoy wildlife be sure to make plans to attend the annual Dead Creek Wildlife Day in Addison, VT on Saturday, October 5. Dead Creek Wildlife Day has been listed as one of Vermont’s “Top 10 Fall Events,” and with good reason. Activities at Dead Creek Wildlife Day are especially for people who enjoy hunting, fishing, birdwatching, or learning about Vermont’s diverse wildlife. The event will be held at the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) on Route 17 west of Route 22A. Early risers can begin the day with bird banding demonstrations at 7:00 a.m. Two large tents at the Dead Creek WMA headquarters will open at 9:30 a.m. and feature wildlife-related exhibits and kids’ craft activities such as decoy carving, face painting and building bluebird boxes. The day’s main activities run from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and include nature walks, illustrated talks, live wildlife presentations, hunting dog demonstrations, fishing and hunting tips, and much more. All events are free, and a free shuttle bus will provide regular access to nearby field events throughout the day. The festival is hosted by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, Vermont. For more information and a schedule of events, visit Vermont Fish and Wildlife’s website: www.vtfishandwildlife.com/Dead_Creek_Wildlife_Days.cfm.

Oct. 5,  Hancock, VT -  Green Mountain Oktoberfest
Enjoy a day of Vermont Craft Beer, Food, Music, Arts & Crafts, Chicken Wing Contest, Kids Activites, Fun For All Ages Enjoy a day of fun for all ages. Stop by the Beer Tasting Tent, sample food from Local Restaurants or cast your vote for one of the competitors in the Chicken Wing contest. Held on the Town Green in beautiful Hancock, VT with lots of space to bring a blan Hancock Town Green Vermont Route 100 Saturday October 5, 12-5 pm 802-767-3034   burke2deering@hotmail.com

Oct. 6, Jeffersonville, VT - 2nd Annual MoMac Cancer Paddleathon
A 5 mile recreatioinal paddle for all Abilities and the Vt. Pro Boat Challenge, a 10 mile race to be held Sunday Oct. 6. Registration $25./person for the Paddleathon portion and $40/person for the Pro Boat Challenge, [Cash Awards for Medalist] 8:30 - 10 at the start behind the State Garage on Route 15 [4 miles] from Jeffersonville going east toward Johnson. The Momac is a Fund Raiser for Cancer in Memory of two beloved Vermonters, Mona Roberts and Mackenzie Pratt. Don't have a canoe or kayak? Call Ken of Berts Boats and Register and we'll make sure there is one for you to use at no charge with paid registration. A Silent Auction with a Boat Load of great itemsfor anyone to participate with, Raffle Prizes for participants, Music by area band "Amozen" to follow at awards party. Thanks to our over 50 area business Sponsor. Call Ken at 802-644-8189 or Ray at 802-578-8367 www.facebook.com/MoMacCancerPaddelathon

October 5-6, Craftsbury, VT - Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest is our second annual quartet of fun events to commemorate another great summer, and kick off the cooler months. We hope you'll join us for one or more of: Singletrack Shootout Biathlon - mountain bike or run with some of the best biathletes in North America. We supply the range, ammo, instruction, gun - lunch even - you just need to show up! www.craftsbury.com/skiing/oktoberfest/shootout.htm 
Henley on Hosmer - Match racing in singles, down Big Hosmer Pond. Open and Masters divisions, and your entry includes entry to the Oktoberfest dinner. http://www.craftsbury.com/sculling/henley/henley.htm 
OktoberFEAST! - The lynchpin of the whole weekend: a local dinner with all your Bavarian favorites: homemade sausage, strudels, schnitzels -YUM! The Dining Hall cranks it up to 11 for this event, you don't want to miss it. Only 200 meals to be served.
Craftsbury Checkpoint Challenge - Knock Saturday's cobwebs out of your head, grab three friends and get ready for an adventure. The Challenge tasks teams with a series of obstacles - some cerebral or problem solving, others physical - but all of them testing and stretching you in new directions, while the clock ticks mercilessly onward. www.craftsbury.com/skiing/oktoberfest/checkpointChallenge.htm

Oct 7, Archery Moose Season ends

Oct. 13, 2013, 26th Annual Ripton Ridge Run
5K and 10.4K races plus 5K Fun Walk on scenic country roads. T-shirts, Prizes, Lunch & Raffle. 12:30 start time; start/finish at Ripton Elementary School. Register: download form from website, on-line or day of race. Bib pick-up day of race: 11:15-12:15 website: www.riptonridgerun.org phone:802/388-2208   Benefit: The Friends of the Ripton School

Oct. 13, -  Stratton Mountain The North Face Race to the Summit
Experience Stratton in a whole new way as you run to the top this Columbus Day Weekend, October 12-14. 800-787-2886 www.stratton.com/events-and-activities/events/2013/10/north-face-race-to-the-summit.aspx 

October 13, 2013, 13th Annual Tractor Parade
Spear Street, East Charlotte, VT. Parade starts at 1pm rain or shine. Event time 11am – 5pm. Antique and Modern Tractors. Free parking – Hayrides, Free kids games, Food – Farmers Market, Entertainment by Eagle Country 97.5. www.tractorparade.com

October 19, 2013, CRAG-VT Trail Day
Come join CRAG-VT and local climbers and volunteers on Saturday, October 19th 2013, from 9am to 4pm, RAIN OR SHINE, to tackle several important trail projects. We will meet at the Bolton Quarry (bagels and hot drinks provided) and then split up to complete projects at Upper West Bolton (a short drive away) and Lower West Bolton. You just need to bring sturdy gloves, some snacks and a water bottle. We’ll provide trail tools, instruction around work projects, grilled burgers and dogs, and we’ll raffle off some schwag from some donors. We hope you’ll join us, rain or shine. www.cragvt.org

Oct 19, Regular Moose Season

Oct. 19 - 20,  Woodstock Autumn Wagon Ride Weekend at Billings Farm & Museum
Thirty-minute, narrated horse-drawn wagon rides. Capture the colors of a Vermont autumn on a narrated horse-drawn wagon ride around the fields and along the Ottauquechee River including farm programs and activities. Billings Farm & Museum GPS: 69 Old River Road 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 802-457-2355 www.billingsfarm.org     info@billingsfarm.org

Oct. 24, Regular Moose Season ends

October 26, Bird Monitoring Walk

8am – 10am. Join experienced birders on the monthly bird monitoring walk on the Museum's property. We go out the last Saturday of every month.
Most fun for adults, older children, and somewhat more experienced birders. Please bring your own binoculars. Free • Please pre-register by emailing museum@birdsofvermont.org  or calling (802) 434-2167

Oct 26, 16 Day Shotgun or Bow & Arrow Turkey Season

Oct 26, 2013, Running Scared 5K
10:00 am, Downtown Rutland, Green Mountain Power parking lot next to train station, Rutland, VT. The Halloween 5K is a fun run where runners are highly encouraged to come in costume. The race starts and ends at Grn. Mtn. Power parking lot and is on city roads. All levels of runners and walkers are welcome. Water provided at the registration area. The Farmer’s Market is adjacent to the start & finish area where you can purchase delicious treats! Prizes for Best Costume Male & Female participants. Race information: Cindi Wight 802-282-1092 or cindiwight@comcast.net  Web: www.rutlandhalloween.com 

Oct. 26 Montpelier, Champlain Lake Watch
The Champlain flyway is a corridor for tens of thousands of waterfowl that migrate through Vermont each spring and fall. We’ll search the Champlain Valley for ducks, geese, and others." Champlain Valley,  713 Elm Street Saturday, 7:30 am to 4:30 pm 802-229-6206 "Fee: $25 members, $30 nonmembers, free for teens" www.northbranchnaturecenter.org    info@northbranchnaturecenter.org

Oct 26, 2013, 5K Glow Run
8:00 pm. Taylor Park, Main Street, St Albans, VT. Come run the streets with us for the 1st Annual 5K Glow Run! Run will start at Taylor Park in downtown St. Albans – route is over Main Street to Fairfax Street and loops back to Taylor Park where the music and fun continues! Runners are encourage to incorporate glow aspects into their attire. Costumes are encouraged and prizes will be awarded for most spirited group, best group costume, best costume, best glow and more! Families are welcome -kids under 10 do not HAVE to register, but unregistered runners will not get an awesome glow shirt :( Must register by Oct 17 to receive a glow shirt. Register at www.stalbansrec.com  Questions? 524-1500 X266
Pre-register: $20 residents of St. Albans City, $26 non-residents

Oct 26, 2013, Spiny Softshell Turtle Nesting Beach Work Day
10:00am - 3:00pm. Meeting Place: North Hero State Park. Join us for an enjoyable and satisfying workday, as we pull up plant growth at Spiny Softshell Turtle nesting beaches, preparing for the turtle egg-laying season next June. Map, Painted, and Snapping Turtles also nest on these beaches. The Eastern Spiny Softshell Turtle is a threatened species in Vermont. Department of Fish and Wildlife Biologist Steve Parren has worked for the preservation of this species for many years. Steve will bring some baby Spiny Softshells to show and talk about. Families always welcome. Contact: Eric Lazarus, 658-8505 or ericlazarus@myfairpoint.net   

Oct. 26, - The Kingdom Challenge
Half Marathon and 5 K, Lyndonville/ St. Johnsbury, Vermont. A challenging point to point half marathon with typical Vermont terrain; including hills, 4 covered bridges and scenic Vermont back roads. 1/2 Marathon & 1/2 Marathon Relay Runners. If transportation is needed there are a few options. Busses leave from the St. Johnsbury School ( finish line) for Lyndonville (registration) @ 7:00am, 7:15am, & 7:30am for anyone who wishes to have his/her car at the finish line. After the race, the first bus leaves for Lyndonville immediately after awards ceremony, the next bus leaves 30 minutes later. Baggage check is an option at registration. Bags will be brought to the finish line. About the Relay: The Relay is for teams of two and it follows the same course as the Half Marathon. Each leg is about 6.5 miles in length. The second runner will ride a shuttle to the start of their leg and the shuttle will return the first runner to the finish. www.thekingdomchallenge.com/coursedescription.html

Oct 26, 2013, Frank Fox Memorial 5k Walk & Run
9:00 am, Norwich University, 158 Harmon Drive, Northfield, VT. The Norwich University cross country teams will be hosting the Frank Fox Memorial 5k Walk & Run. This run is named after Frank Fox. Frank grew up in Birdsboro, PA and came to Norwich as a freshmen in the fall of 2011. Frank was an engineering student and a member of the Norwich cross country team. In 2012 Frank was named to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference All-Conference team in cross country. Frank passed away in the summer of 2012 and he is greatly missed by the Norwich community. Cost: $5, Location: Sabine Field at Norwich University, Registration will be available the morning of the race, online, and at tables in the Wise Campus Center. Online Registration & Donation: www.alumni.norwich.edu/frankfox5k

Oct. 27, Circumburke - Mountain Bike Challenge and Trail Run
Push your limits over the “wild side” of Burke Mountain on rarely used trails, with views of M t. Washington and White Mountains, as well as Burke and Umpire Mountains. Surrounded by breathtaking fall scenery, the Circumburke is an adventure for all – and a race for participants who show up to compete. 25 mile circuit, includes more single track sections than last year, 3,000+ feet of climbing and descending, Food stations will be located approx. every 6 miles, Men’s and women’s Running and Biking divisions + Single speed and 50 mile bike category. http://circumburke.org/

Oct 27, 2013, Freaky 5K Trail Race
10:00 am, West Monitor Barn, 1949 East Main Street, Richmond, VT. On Sunday, October 27th, runners will take to the wooded hills behind the VYCC’s West Monitor Barn for a spooky, thrilling race approximately 5 kilometers in length. The course takes runners through dark forests, open meadows, single-track trails, and the VYCC’s working farm. Runners begin in front of the historic West Monitor Barn; head up and across the fields on farm roads; and at approximately 0.4 mile enter into the woods and across a narrow bridge. The next 0.5 mile is a steep climb (approximately 400 feet) on an old logging road to gain Huckleberry Ridge. Then, an out-and-back loop via the VAST trail takes runners onto pastureland before heading back to the VYCC woods where they’ll traverse the ridge and descend on flowing single track trails behind the East Monitor Barn. For more information, please send an email to race@vycc.org . All proceeds of the race will go to the VYCC’s youth development and environmental conservation efforts! General – $35. Student/VYCC alumni – $25. http://www.vycc.org/5K/

Oct 27, 2013, Castleton Half-Marathon & 5K
9:00 am, Castleton State College Glenbrook Gymnasium, 62 Alumni Drive, Castleton, VT. Castleton State College Spartans Stadium
Half-Marathon with relay team option and 5k. Enjoy a Vermont Fall morning at the beautiful new Castleton Spartan’s Athletic Complex. All pre-registrants will be entered into a raffle to win a paddleboard kit including a car mount! Half-Marathon – $30, 5k – $20 cbonvouloir@fnborwell.com

Oct 31, Trout and Landlocked Salmon Season ends
 

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November 2013

 

Nov 2, 2013, Fallen Leaves 5K Series
9:00 am, Montpelier High School, 5 High School Dr., Montpelier, VT. Low-key, three-race series on a flat and fast 5K race course that begins and finishes on the Montpelier High School track, and incorporates the Montpelier bike path. Contact: Tim Noonan, 802 223-6216.

Nov 2, 2013, XIP Single Bypass Mountain Climb
8:00 am, Burke Mountain Resort, Sherburne Lodge, East Burke, Vermont. 8am registration, 8:30 rules and course description, 9:00 race begins
Burke Mtn Resort Mid Burke Lodge, Sherburne Drive East Burke VT 05832. The Single Bypass will take competitors through one ascent and one descent of the upper mountain. There will be an obstacle at the start and finish. Competitors should prepare for a steep climb that although is not that long will tax the legs and the mind. Obstacles will be announced at 8:30 on race day…there will be prizes for top finishers as well as prizes to top men’s and women’s costumes worn by competitors. $30 for adults,$15 for kids under 16 yrs old. xiptraining@gmail.com

November 3, S. Burlington, VT. - DealChicken 5K Run and Walk
Time: 8:30 AM, Location: Dorset Street Park, South Burlington, Distance: 5K and 1M. Contact Name: Thahir Basha. Contact Email: info@runmyevent.com Website/URL: http://www.chicken5k.com  Description: VTs 1st Chicken Run! Fun event for the entire family. All participants receive a race T-shirt and are encouraged to wear it during the event. 1st 250 people to register will receive a FREE chicken hat. Kids 1 Mile Run. Prizes will be awarded to the winners. Participants are encouraged to collect pledges and donations to support COTS, http://cotsonline.org 

Nov 3, 2013, Shelburne Half Marathon
8:00 am, Shelburne Health & Fitness at The Field House, 166 Athletic Drive, Shelburne, VT. This is the last of our three half marathons this year. Beginning at Shelburne Health & Fitness at The Field House in Shelburne, Vermont, you’ll start out running through one of Shelburne’s most popular neighborhoods before heading out into the countryside. After a short jaunt through Shelburne Farms, you’ll progress north to the Shelburne Shipyard where you’ll turn around and head back south (don’t miss the beautiful view of Lake Champlain along the way). Continue down the Shelburne Bay Path and the historic Ti Path (the path that was once used to transport the historic Ticonderoga to the Shelburne Museum) before returning to The Field House. Because this race will be timed using chip timing, there will be a mass start to this race. There is a limit of 600 racers for this race. http://www.racevermont.com/half-marathon-fall/

Nov. 9-10 is Vermont Youth Deer Hunt Weekend
www.vtfishandwildlife.com/hunttrap_youth.cfm

November 11, 2013, South Burlington, VT - DealChicken 5K Run and Walk
VTs 1st Chicken Run! Fun event for the entire family. All participants receive a race T-shirt and are encouraged to wear it during the event. 1st 250 people to register will receive a FREE chicken hat. Kids 1 Mile Run. Prizes will be awarded to the winners. Time: 8:30 AM, Location: Dorset Street Park, South Burlington, Distance: 5K and 1M, Contact Name: Leslie Davis, Contact Email: info@runmyevent.com , Website/URL: http://www.chicken5k.com.  Participants are encouraged to collect pledges and donations to support COTS, http://cotsonline.org

November 14, 2014. Rochester Area Sports Trail Alliance's "Vermont Backcountry Ski Forum".
RASTA's Vermont BC Ski Forum will bring together like-minded enthusiasts interested in the pursuit, growth and sustainability of BC skiing, riding and sliding. The purpose of the forum is to open and advance a dialogue among land owners/managers, recreationists, economic developers, industry leaders and public safety providers. The Forum will be held at Pierce Hall Community Center in Rochester, VT from 6-9pm. http://idigvt.com/event/back-country-ski-forum/

November 14, 2013, 7-9 PM - Fisheries of Vermont & the Missisquoi River Basin
Join the Montgomery Conservation Commission as we: Learn how Vermont native fishes became native by making their way through post glacial waterways. Get involved with the discussion on Vermont fisheries management strategies. Enjoy a chance to view local fish species in their own environment… underwater! Free & Open to the Public! Donations for future programs are always welcome. Email lantery@comcast.net  with questions and for directions. Thursday, November 14, 2013, 7-9 PM Public Safety Building, Rt.242 Montgomery Center, Vermont

Nov 16 - Dec 1, 2013,  Rifle Deer Season
www.vtfishandwildlife.com/Additional_Resources/Hunting_and_trapping/Big_game/2013%20VERMONT%20DEER%20SEASON%20GUIDE.pdf

Nov 16  - Nov 24, 2013 - Black Bear Late Season
The "late season” bear tag is included on each hunting license except the nonresident small game license. www.vtfishandwildlife.com/wildlife_biggame.cfm

November 17, Journaling Nature
1 - 3 p.m., Connect with nature’s quiet season and join us for an afternoon of journal-making, drawing, and reflecting upon the world around us. Learn a few simple book-binding techniques and create your own nature journal. Hike into the woods for inspiration and to collect some treasures. Cozy up by the wood stove with some hot chocolate and let your creative side take hold. A nature journal makes a great gift; get some ideas for your winter gift-making. Ages: Families with children ages 5 and up. Pre-registration is required: 434-3068 or email vermont@audubon.org

Nov. 22 - 23, -  Stowe Ski Swap
Come and sell your new or lightly used cross-country skis, boots, poles and snowshoes and pick up something new! "Drop off: Friday 2:30pm – 6:30pm Sale: Friday 6:45pm – 8:00pm, Saturday 9:00am – 4:00pm, Pick-up: Saturday 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Proceeds benefit VTXC, a Stowe area based ski club that provides professional level coaching for athletes of all ages while " Outdoor Center 802-253-5755

Nov 23, 2013, Westford Turkey Trot
10:00 am, Westford Elementary School, Brookside Rd., Westford, VT. 10k run, 3k walk/run, 100 yd dash (ages 6 and under); Registration 8:30 (day of race only); Great homemade food and prize table. Fun for the whole family! Proceeds benefit the Westford Committee for Children and Families. $10 suggested donation. rodgerswsc@comcst.net

Nov 24, 2013, Middlebury Turkey Trot 10k & Gobble Wobble 5k
12:00 pm, Middlebury Municipal Gym, 94 Main St, Middlebury, VT. 5 km and 10 km Races, 12:00 Noon Start Time (Both Races) Check in between 10:00-11:40 at the municipal building, Medals for Male and Female Overall Race Winners in Both 5k and 10k, FREE Custom Tee Shirt for All Entrants, Race Gift For Each Runner. Raffle Prizes, Chip Timing, Online Registration, Food Drive to benefit Addison County Food Shelf. Presented by Middlebury Fitness and the Middlebury Recreation Department. $35 by November 22nd, $40 after November 22nd. http://middleburyfitness.com/Middlebury_Turkey_Trot.html

Nov 28, 2013, Barton Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot
9:00 am, Barton Memorial Building, Main St, Barton, VT. 5k walk/run to benefit people and families with cystic fibrosis. Pre-registration is highly recommended. $12 pre-registration and $15 day of race. runnek@myfairpoint.net  or 802-525-3689

NOVEMBER 28, 2013, - 3 rd ANNUAL KILLINGTON 5K TURKEY TROT
Run to support local charities/organizations, ALL AGES WELCOME! START TIME 9:30 am, AT JAX'S, 1667 KILLINGTON ROAD, Killington, Vermont 05751 open to all ages! register below $20.00 or race day for $25.00. race day registration will begin at 8:30 am at Jax's 1667 Killington Road. plenty of parking! www.killingtonturkeytrot.com

Nov 28, 2013, Gobble Gobble Wobble 5K
9:00 am, Stratton Mountain Resort, Base Lodge Parking Lot, Stratton Mountain, VT, Earn your Thanksgiving feast in the 8th Annual Gobble Gobble Wobble 5K Fun Run. Bring your friends, family and a funny costume and jump start your Thanksgiving with a run through the resort, starting at 9 am. The course runs starts at the Clocktower and takes runners, walkers and turkey-trotters through the Village and around the resort before finishing back at the Clocktower. Register now on Active.com for $35 or register at the race for $50. Fee includes the 8th Annual GGW race t-shirt and proceeds benefit local food pantries. www.stratton.com/events-and-activities/events/2013/11/gobble-wobble.aspx

Nov 28, 2013, GMAA Turkey Trot 5K
11:00 am, Gutterson Field House, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. $5 (or $10 per family) or food donation for the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. ($1 of every entry will be used to pay the UVM facilty fee and the race insurance cost) Run for fun and charity and make room for your Thanksgiving dinner! Free 1/4 mile kids’ race at 10:45 am. Prizes: The race will be timed with large race clock, but no results are recorded other than top 3 male and female finishers. Random prize raffle at noon for all participants. Race Directors: Tracy and Brian Joslin, turkeytrot@gmaa.net  Website for registration/more info: http://www.gmaa.net/schedule.php?raceid=TT2013

Nov. 30,  Stratton Mountain Village Rail Jam
The season's first terrain park contest. "Drop in and compete for a cash prize and swag on the mountain’s most visible stage in the heart of Stratton’s Village. Register for the Village Rail Jam from 12 pm to 1 pm in the Burton Store @ Stratton for $20. Rail Jam starts at 2 pm with awards directly afterward." Stratton Mountain Resort, Vermont 5 Village Lodge Rd 800-STRATTON www.stratton.com/events-and-activities/events/2013/11/village-rail-jam.aspx  Registration Fee

Nov.30-Dec 1, Green Mt Gun & Knife Show
CT Valley Auto Auction Ctr ( formally Kealton Complex), 1567 Rte 14, Hartford,VT. 05047, www.greenmtgunshowtrail.com

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December 2013

December 1, Craftsbury Opener
Interval start racing to kick the season off, right on your home trails.  Craftsbury Outdoor Center, stay@craftsbury.com www.craftsbury.com

Dec. 5, 2013, 3rd Annual Running of the Bells
Race starts at 6:30 p.m. Join the Peoples Trust Company & the St. Albans Messenger for the 3rd Annual Running of the Bells in downtown St. Albans. The Running of the Bells is a holiday fun run, walk, jog that involves participants attaching jingle bells to their hats, shoes, gloves, coats, strollers, and wherever they would like to in order to make some noise as they move. The course is 1 mile in length and takes participants through downtown St. Albans while enjoying all of the holiday lights. Trophies will be awarded at the end of the event for best holiday costumes! The Running of the Bells will benefit Operation Happiness. Participants are encouraged to bring donations of canned goods and toys for Franklin and Grand Isle County families in need. There will be a van available on Kingman Street to place canned goods and toys in. www.runningofthebells.com

Dec. 7, Smugglers' Notch 19th Annual Brewfest Part 1
Sample the finest in local & regional beers and wines. Sample the finest in local & regional beers and wines, with music, munchies, and prizes. From 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm in the Meeting House. For Brewfest Lodging info call 800-521-0536. Smugglers' Notch Resort Meeting House 4323 Vermont Route 108 South 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm 800-521-0536 www.smuggs.com/pages/winter/skiride/winter-events.php   gvacations@smuggs.com

Dec 7,  - Dec 15, 2013 Muzzleloader and Archery Deer
www.vtfishandwildlife.com/Additional_Resources/Hunting_and_trapping/Big_game/2013%20VERMONT%20DEER%20SEASON%20GUIDE.pdf

December 8, Demo Day at Craftsbury Outdoor Center
Save the date as we prepare for an early season, on-snow demo from Caldwell Sport along with other retailers and manufacturers from the ski world. This is a perfect opportunity to learn what all the fuss is about the new skis, boots, poles, bindings, grinds, wax - all the gear to make your skiing more enjoyable. More details to come - keep watching the website. Craftsbury Outdoor Center, stay@craftsbury.comwww.craftsbury.com

Dec. 14, East Charleston, -  Island Pond Bird Count
 Join us as NorthWoods participates in the longest run Citizen Science survey in the world. Join us as NorthWoods participates in the longest run Citizen Science survey in the world, the 114th Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count! Tens of thousands of birding enthusiasts throughout the Americas volunteer each year, collecting data that Audubon in turn uses to assess the health of bird populations, and help guide conservation action. Did we mention it will also be super fun?! Check out Audubon.org  for more details. Potluck to follow. the NorthWoods Stewardship Center 154 Leadership Drive Sat., 7:30am-4:30pm 802-723-6551 X115 www.northwoodscenter.org Free events@northwoodscenter.org

Dec. 20, Stratton Mountain Full Cold Moon Snowshoe Hike
Experience Stratton in a whole new way while letting the light of the moon guide you across the snowy mountain. Stratton Mountain Resort - www.stratton.com/events-and-activities/the-village/stratton-activity-hub.aspx 

December 21, Solstice Snowshoe over Moose Mountain
9:30am-1:30pm, $15, What better way to celebrate the first day of winter than to go for a snowshoe hike? We will hike the Moose Mountain Trail from the east to the west, just under four miles total. This is a beautiful trail through hardwood forest and rolling, not-to-steep terrain. The peak of Moose Mountain is 2,339 feet, and enroute we will come across scenic vistas overlooking the northern range of the Green Mountains, Lake Willoughby, and Wheeler pond. Meet at Willoughby Lake’s north end beach parking lot for shuttle. Bring a picnic lunch, a hot drink, and warm layers. Registration required. Snowshoes available.  The NorthWoods Stewardship Center is a non-profit organization in East Charleston, VT. Our mission is to “Empower new generations to appreciate, understand, and wisely use the land through science, education and action” Please register for events at least 24 hours in advance by calling 802-723-6551x115, or email events@northwoodscenter.org . Visit our website at www.northwoodscenter.org

December 21-22, NENSA Eastern Cup at Craftsbury, VT
Craftsbury is very honored to host the opening weekend of NENSA's premier regional series, the Eastern Cup, for the fourth consecutive year. Whether you're racing, spectating or volunteering, you'll be able to learn more about the event on the website. www.craftsbury.com/skiing/easterncup/welcome.htm

December 21—30, Burlington, VT - Chill out at ECHO’s FrostFest
FrostFestAs temperatures plunge ECHO looks for ways to embrace the winter chill and celebrate winter! This year we’re having a blast with FrostFest between December 21 and 30 (excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day when ECHO is closed)! Join us for indoor snowball fights, bury a moose in snowflakes, and explore some crazy-cold programs. From 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. spend time in the creation cafe making upcycled bows and decorations for the holidays - or just let your imagination run wild and add your masterpiece to our creation-cafe sculpture gallery. Too cold to stay outside and play in the snow? Come inside and join us at Story Explorers, a morning story time for our youngest visitors. There will be something for everyone at this year's FrostFest. Go to our FrostFest webpage to see the list of daily activities. Come chill out at FrostFest - we'll see you here! www.echovermont.org/events/viewevent.html?event=676

December 28, 2013, Bird Monitoring Walk at the Museum
8:00 am - 9:30am, Join experienced birders on the monthly bird monitoring walk on the Museum's property. We go out the last Saturday of every month. Coffee and tea after! Most fun for adults, older children, and somewhat more experienced birders. Please bring your own binoculars. Free • Please pre-register by emailing museum@birdsofvermont.org  or calling (802) 434-2167 Birds of Vermont Museum, 900 Sherman Hollow Road, Huntington, VT 05462

Dec. 31 - Feb. 25 Stowe Trapp Nordic Cup Time Trial Series
(Every Tuesday for 10 Wee A timed 5K race for classic and/or skate. A timed 5K race for classic and/or skate. Compete each week on a marked race course complete with timing and start area. You pick your start time each day between the hours of 9am and 4pm. A 10 week series with prizes for both skate and classic. 802-253-5755

 

 

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