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January 2015

January 1, 2015, First Day Hikes at Vermont State Parks
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January 3 - 5, 2015, Wilderness First Responder Recertification/Challenge
For folks who need to keep their WFR certification up to date. This course is an intensive review and retesting of the WFR curriculum with a CPR update and other updates where protocols or treatment options may have changed. http://www.kayaklesson.com/wilderness_first_responder.htm

January 7 - 13, 2015, Wilderness First Responder
Wilderness Medicine: Wilderness First Responder Certification. We offer Wilderness First Responder certification and recertification classes for outdoor professionals and enthusiasts. This course is taught in conjunction with Wilderness Medical Associates of Maine. As an outdoor person you may find yourself in a situation where help is more than a phone call away. Typical first aid courses train students to provide care before an ambulance arrives. This course is designed for people who often travel where dialing 911 is not an option. It is experiential and tough, with emphasis on practical sessions and video taped simulations using mock victims. http://www.kayaklesson.com/wilderness_first_responder.htm

January 16 - 18, 2015, Yankee Sportsman's 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! http://www.yankeeclassic.net/

Jan. 17-18, Green Mt Gun & Knife Show
Knights Of Columbus # 7525 ( 2 Berard Drive, South Burlington, VT 05403) BUYING • SELLING • TRADING • new & used, GUNS & KNIVES, Rifles, Pistols, Shotguns, Knives & More Antiques & Collectibles. 802-875-4540 www.greenmtgunshowtrail.com 

Jan. 17 - 19, Woodstock, VT. 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. - 4:00 p.m. 802-457-2355 www.billingsfarm.org  info@billingsfarm.org

January 18, 2015, Lake Morey Skate-athon
Enjoy winter's wonderland on the longest groomed skating trail in the country. See how far you can skate? This annual UVTA fund-raising event is held at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vermont. http://www.uvtrails.org/

January 23-25, 2015, The 9th Annual Ice Bash
The 9th Annual Ice Bash will feature 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! Kick-off party | Drytooling Competition | Clinics | Slideshows & Speaker Presentation | Raffle | Camaraderie! Free gear demos, clinics for the beginner to advanced climber, multimedia slideshows, dry tooling competition, raffles and camaraderie in Vermont’s premier ice climbing destination, Smuggler’s Notch. The goal of the Smuggs Ice Bash is to promote the sport of ice climbing, to educate climbers, to exhibit and demo new gear, and to share a weekend of fun, challenge, and inspiration with other winter enthusiasts in one of Vermont’s most amazing places, Smuggler’s Notch. The Smuggs Ice Bash is managed by Petra Cliffs Climbing Center & Mountaineering School 105 Briggs Street Burlington, VT 05401 802.657.3872 http://www.smuggsicebash.com/

Jan 31, 2015, Craftsbury Marathon
12:00 am. Craftsbury Outdoor Center, 535 Lost Nation Road, Craftsbury Common, Vermont. The Craftsbury Marathon is a classical technique wave start cross country ski race of 25 or 50 km on January 31. It is on a 12. 5 km loop with 3 aid stations. [Please note, the marathon is race #2 of the US Masters National Championships 2015 when combined with the 10 km freestyle wave start race #1 on Thursday January 29. If you are planning to race in the National Masters Championships you should register at that location. This registration site is just for racers participation in the Marathon only.] The Craftsbury Marathon on line registration begins on November 1, 2014. The fee starts at $60 and goes up in $20 increments to $120 on race day. Students starting at age 14 enter at half the adult rate, and children under 14 may enter at $5. Vermont high school students may register separately with their team at a special rate of $5. www.craftsbury.com

Jan. 31-Feb 1, Green Mt Gun & Knife Show
VFW Hall (40 Black MTN Road Brattleboro,VT. 05301. BUYING • SELLING • TRADING • new & used, GUNS & KNIVES, Rifles, Pistols, Shotguns, Knives & More Antiques & Collectibles. 802-875-4540 www.greenmtgunshowtrail.com 


 

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February 2015

Feb. 7 Benson, VT -  Polar Bear 8 Hour Obstacle Challenge 
Join us for 8 hours of obstacle adventure racing in the SNOW!! Over 6 miles in just "ONE" loop, over 50 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 and hardy will beat the odds on our never ending loop of physical and mental challenges! Shale Hill Adventure Farm, LLC 517 Lake Road 802-537-3561 www.shalehilladventure.com/   shalehilladventure@aol.com

Feb. 21-22, Green Mt Gun & Knife Show
CT Valley Auto Auction Bld. (1567 RT 14, Hartford,VT. 05047 ). BUYING • SELLING • TRADING • new & used, GUNS & KNIVES, Rifles, Pistols, Shotguns, Knives & More Antiques & Collectibles. 802-875-4540 www.greenmtgunshowtrail.com 

Feb.28-Mach 1, Green Mt Gun & Knife Show
American legion Post Hall (1 Boardman St. Middlebury,VT. 05753. BUYING • SELLING • TRADING • new & used, GUNS & KNIVES, Rifles, Pistols, Shotguns, Knives & More Antiques & Collectibles. 802-875-4540 www.greenmtgunshowtrail.com 

 


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March 28-29, Green Mt Gun & Knife Show
Franklin Conference Rm @ The Howe (1 Scale Ave,Rutland,VT.05701). BUYING • SELLING • TRADING • new & used, GUNS & KNIVES, Rifles, Pistols, Shotguns, Knives & More Antiques & Collectibles. 802-875-4540 www.greenmtgunshowtrail.com 

March 28 - 29, 2015, Vermont Outdoor Show
At the Spartan Arena, Rutland, Vermont. The show features vendors and seminar speakers from all aspects of the Outdoor Industry! http://www.vermontoutdoorshow.com/

 

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September 2014

September 1 – 2, 2014 - Guest Clinician Series at The Mountain Top Inn & Resort
‘Centered Riding’ with - Lucile Bump. $280 for the 2 day program; includes lunch both days. For more information and to register call the Equestrian Center at The Mountain Top Inn & Resort, 195 Mountain Top Road, Chittenden, VT 05737. 802.483.6089. www.mountaintopinn.com.

Sept. 6, 2014, 9th annual Kelly Brush Century Ride
Starting and ending at Middlebury College. Participate in the Kelly Brush Century Ride as a volunteer or as a rider (the steps to register are the same for both). Get rolling by choosing your method of participation (individual or team captain/team member) and then selecting your participation type. When you register for the Kelly Brush Century Ride, you gain access to your very own Participant Center that allows you access to a personal web page, sample fundraising emails, tips, ideas and much more! Use your personal page to tell others why you are riding and accept donations online in support of your personal fundraising goal. www.kellybrushfoundation.org

Sept. 6, 2014, The Maple Leaf Half Marathon and Kotler 5K Run and Fun Walk
The premier half-marathon in Manchester and the Mountains, VERMONT. All participants in this year’s Maple Leaf will be receiving a performance material runner’s beanie, a Maple Leaf magnetic decal for your car, and, for finishing, a commemorative Maple Leaf medallion with a dated lanyard. http://www.manchestervtmapleleaf.com/mapleleaf/

September 7, 2014, 2014 Tour de Taste: A Pedaling Picnic
at 10:00 AM (EDT) Fairlee, VT. 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). http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2014-tour-de-taste-a-pedaling-picnic-tickets-11570526757

September 12, Autumn Foliage Rock Climbing with Stowe Parks & Recreation
Vermont has an abundant array of rock climbing crags and autumn is the most spectacular time to explore them—offering you a unique view on the foliage below. In the process, climbing builds strength, agility, and confidence. Participants in this course will have the opportunity to learn basic climbing skills, introducing them to a great lifetime sport. Our Autumn Foliage Rock Climbing course will introduce participants to the fundamentals of safe and enjoyable rock climbing. We'll start by learning proper belay techniques (used to secure the climber) and then focus on rock climbing movement and technique, helping you to reach new heights and fantastic foliage views! www.adventurespiritguides.com/rock/vermont/  . The contact info is adventurespiritguides@gmail.com  and 802-535-1498

Sept 13, 2014, Jeffersonville, VT. - 5k Goes to The Dogs!
Proceeds go to the North Country Animal League. Please join us on September 13, at Sterling Ridge Resort in Jeffersonville, for a 5k Fun Run/Walk. 5k starts at 9 am, please pick up race packet by 8:30 am. Pre-register at Sterling Ridge Resort or NCAL. for only $20 ($25 on day of the race.) DOGS ARE WELCOME! (please be sure that they are leashed) For more information please call Jessica at 802-644-8265 or email info@sterlingridgeresort.com

Sept. 13-14, 2014, O2X Summit Challenge at Sugarbush Resort in Warren, Vermont
A new kind of mountain running race that finishes at the summit of 4,083-foot Mt. Ellen. The winding course includes single-track trails, glades and open slopes, as well as unique natural terrain challenges. Two different race courses include a Single Diamond route gaining more than 1,000 net vertical feet, and a Double Diamond route gaining more than 2,000 vertical feet. For spectators and participants, a weekend-long “BaseCamp” will blend on-site camping, scheduled nature hikes for friends and spectators, training-and-performance exhibits, and a farmer’s market-inspired gathering of local fare. Registration is $120. Limited camping is available. For more information, please visit www.O2X.com  or go to www.facebook.com/O2Xchallenges.

September 14, TOUR DE GOAT - BIKE TOUR | DINNER | FESTIVITIES
A road and mountain bike ride followed by dinner and festivities at Vermont Goat Collaborative. When: Sunday, September 14, 11am-6pm. Where: Vermont Goat Collaborative, Colchester, VT. Join Vermont Farm Tours for the first annual TOUR de GOAT! 10 or 30mile road ride (the road goat) and/or a 6 or 18mile mountain bike ride (the mountain goat). Return to the farm for tours, music, Nepali dinner, and goat roast! $45 adult, $20 youth. Registration and more information at www.VermontFarmTours.com/tourdegoat.html

September 14, 2014, Cabot Ride the Ridges
Cabot Ride the Ridges is a fun, beautiful ride featuring the scenic ridges and rugged terrain of Cabot and Peacham, Vermont. All rides are fully supported and we offer the best local food Vermont has to offer: Woodbelly Wood Fired Pizza, Cellars at Jasper Hill Cheeses, Specialty Goat Cheeses of Vermont Creamery, Vermont Switchel, and Kingdom Creamery Ice Cream. Start time: Family 10K and Sturdy 30: 10am, Rugged 60K and Warped 100K: 8am. Entry fee: Before Sept 1st: 12 and under: Free, 13-17: $15, 18 and over: $25, Family Max: $40. All proceeds benefit the Cabot Connects Mentoring Program. Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/727084090690042/  Event website: http://ridetheridges.cabotconnects.org/  Event registration:
https://www.bikereg.com/cabot-ride-the-ridges.  Cabot High School, 25 Common Rd., Cabot, Vermont 05647

Sept 19 - 21, Fall Doe Camp
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 20, Autumn Foliage Rock Climbing with Stowe Parks & Recreation
Vermont has an abundant array of rock climbing crags and autumn is the most spectacular time to explore them—offering you a unique view on the foliage below. In the process, climbing builds strength, agility, and confidence. Participants in this course will have the opportunity to learn basic climbing skills, introducing them to a great lifetime sport. Our Autumn Foliage Rock Climbing course will introduce participants to the fundamentals of safe and enjoyable rock climbing. We'll start by learning proper belay techniques (used to secure the climber) and then focus on rock climbing movement and technique, helping you to reach new heights and fantastic foliage views! www.adventurespiritguides.com/rock/vermont/ .  The contact info is adventurespiritguides@gmail.com  and 802-535-1498

September 21, 2014, The 2nd Annual Raid Half Marathon
Run like Bandits on one of Vermont's most scenic and historic trails! Follow part of the escape route from the original heist. Race begins in front of the actual location of the bank that was robbed 149 years ago. The Saint Albans Raid was the northern most skirmish of the Civil War. Beautiful out and back flat and fast course. Most of which is on the rail trail. Avoid vehicle traffic. Water stations every mile. 2 N Main St, Saint Albans, Vermont 05478 https://www.facebook.com/StAlbansRaidHalfMarathon/info

Sept. 27 Jamaica< VT. -  White Water Release
A white water event that takes place when the US Army Corps of Engineers releases water from its Ball Mountain Dam. The controlled water releases produce ideal rafting, kayaking, and canoeing opportunities on the West River in southern Vermont. Jamaica State Park 48 Salmon Hole Ln. 802-874-4600 www.vtstateparks.com/htm/jamaica.htm 

September 27, BIRD MONITORING WALK
8:00am – 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 and dress for the weather. We end the walk with cocoa, coffee and tea at the Bird Viewing Window inside the Museum. Free • Please pre-register Birds of Vermont Museum, 900 Sherman Hollow Road • Huntington, VT 05462 (802) 434-2167, museum@birdsofvermont.org,   www.birdsofvermont.org

September 28, 2014 - Wilderness Act Celebration
To be held at Middlebury College’s Breadloaf Campus on Sunday, September 28th from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. We are very fortunate to have so many people and organizations committed to supporting this family friendly event. Please take the time to distribute the attached poster via e-mail to your membership list and to any and all people that you think might be interested in participating. You should also feel free to add a link to the poster on your website. If we all work together to get the word out, I am confident that this will be a very well attended event. http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprd3809531.pdf

 


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  October 2014

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

Oct. 1, 2014, Woodcock Season, Archery Moose Season

Oct. 4,  Start of Vermont’s Archery Deer Season

Oct 4, Archery Turkey

Oct. 4, 2014, Dead Creek Wildlife Day
Dead Creek Wildlife Day has been listed as one of Vermont’s “Top 10 Fall Events,” and with good reason. Many of the activities at Dead Creek Wildlife Day are hands-on and especially for people who enjoy being outdoors among 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. www.vtfishandwildlife.com/Detail.cfm?Agency__ID=3497

Oct. 4 Barnet, VT. -  Ben's Mill Rubber Ducky Derby
Rubber Ducky Derby "Our 11th annual Rubber Ducky Derby fund-raiser for Ben's Mill. Mill tours & demonstrations. Blacksmith on duty. Ducks swim at 11 AM. Food tent. Ducks 'rented' for $5 each or a Quack Pack can be rented--5 ducks for $20. (5 for the price of 4). Hand cranked apple cider made as you watch or help. Extra prizes are 6 'Lucky Ducks'. Numbers are already in a sealed envelope. 3rd annual tub raffle as well.
FMI call Lois @ 802-748-8180" Ben's Mill 2236 West Barnet Road Sat. 9am-4pm 802-748-8180 www.bensmill.com   lgahea1308@gmail.com

Oct 4, Autumn Foliage Rock Climbing with Stowe Parks & Recreation
Vermont has an abundant array of rock climbing crags and autumn is the most spectacular time to explore them—offering you a unique view on the foliage below. In the process, climbing builds strength, agility, and confidence. Participants in this course will have the opportunity to learn basic climbing skills, introducing them to a great lifetime sport. Our Autumn Foliage Rock Climbing course will introduce participants to the fundamentals of safe and enjoyable rock climbing. We'll start by learning proper belay techniques (used to secure the climber) and then focus on rock climbing movement and technique, helping you to reach new heights and fantastic foliage views! www.adventurespiritguides.com/rock/vermont/.  The contact info is adventurespiritguides@gmail.com  and 802-535-1498

Oct 4-5, VT Gun Show
American Legion Hall,RT 103,Chester,VT 05143 info: 802-875-4540, www.greenmtgunshowtrail.com 

October 5th, 2014, Kingdom Marathon
Doin’ the Dirt – Pie to Pie – Run – Bike – Hike. Through “The Gut” of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Coventry, Brownington, Barton, Irasburg, Glover, VT. Dirt Roads – The Kingdom – Fall Foliage. It’s a Marathon Race You Will Talk About the Rest of Your Life. One of the most challenging and beautiful marathons in the East. http://kingdommarathon.com/

Oct. 10, Autumn Foliage Rock Climbing with Stowe Parks & Recreation
Vermont has an abundant array of rock climbing crags and autumn is the most spectacular time to explore them—offering you a unique view on the foliage below. In the process, climbing builds strength, agility, and confidence. Participants in this course will have the opportunity to learn basic climbing skills, introducing them to a great lifetime sport. Our Autumn Foliage Rock Climbing course will introduce participants to the fundamentals of safe and enjoyable rock climbing. We'll start by learning proper belay techniques (used to secure the climber) and then focus on rock climbing movement and technique, helping you to reach new heights and fantastic foliage views! www.adventurespiritguides.com/rock/vermont/ .  The contact info is adventurespiritguides@gmail.com  and 802-535-1498

October 12, 2014, THE RIPTON RIDGE RUN
An annual fundraiser to benefit the Ripton Elementary School, put on by the Friends of the Ripton School. It includes a 5K run, a 10.4K run and a non-competitive 5K Fun Walk. There is also a short, non-competitive event for young children. The Ridge Run takes place the Sunday of Columbus Day weekend. All courses start and finish at the Ripton Elementary School on the Ripton-Lincoln Road in Ripton, VT. They traverse roads in Ripton and the Green Mt. National Forest and include water stops. www.riptonridgerun.org

Oct. 14 Plymouth Tuesday Tales of The Notch
Join site administrator Bill Jenney for a guided tour of Calvin Coolidge's Plymouth Notch. Join site administrator Bill Jenney for a guided tour of Calvin Coolidge's Plymouth Notch. This leisurely walk through the village and surrounding fields offers unique insights into the man who became our nation's 30th President. Calvin Coolidge Historic Site 3780 Route 100A Tues., 2:00 - 3:30 PM 802-672-3773 www.historicsite.vermont.gov/directory/coolidge    william.jenney@state.vt.us

October 18, Peak to Peak at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park
10:00am, Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National Historic Park, Woodstock, VT, United States. Join in for a hike of Mt. Tom or Mt. Peg - or take the Peak to Peak challenge - and enjoy spectacular views of Woodstock and the Ottauquechee River. Along the way try out kids' trail games and learn about the history and ecology of these two iconic hills. Enjoy exhibits, activities and heart-healthy picnic lunches provided by local restaurants and organizations. For more details, contact National Park staff at 802-457-3368 ext. 22

October 19, Local Motion's 15th Anniversary Celebration
And the 10th anniversary of Bike Recycle Vermont! And we are celebrating you, our members, friends, supporters and volunteers who have helped to make our first 15 years such an incredible success. From 2pm to 5pm, listen to the acapella quartet Front Porch Foursome and music from Brain Sieve to get you moving. Enjoy David Cavanagh, the bike poet, visit BCA's 'Of Land and Local' art show, play, talk, and eat hors d'oevres and fabulous food from American Flatbread. Leave some room for the anniversary cake! Take part in the small bike races, all ages and sizes eligible, win raffles and volunteer door prizes, and visit the photo booth to tell us what you want for the next 15 years of your walkable, bikeable life! The Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms, 1611 Harbor Road, Shelburne, VT http://www.localmotion.org/

Oct. 19, Jeffersonville Trail Race at Smugglers
Join us for the final trail race in our three race series! A 4k, 8k and Kids' Fun Run in and around our cross-country trail network for runners of all abilities! Races start at the resort's Tennis Center. The Kids' Fun Run begins at 9:30 am, the 4k and 8k at 10:00 am. $20 online registration, $25 day of event. $10 for 7-15 yrs., online or day of. 7 & under compete for free. A sports waiver is required before the start. Proceeds go to the Flyin' Ryan Foundation, Cambridge Food Shelf, and Lamoille County Girls on the Run. Smugglers' Notch Resort Tennis Center 4323 Vermont Route 108 South 802-644-8851 www.raceplanner.com/register/Index/Smuggs-2014-Trail-Race-Series-October-19-2014?sid=99b0ed71187b4e1ab7b3ecd595d 

October 23, 2014, PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE VIEWING AT HUBBARDTON BATTLEFIELD
Conditions permitting, enjoy a safe viewing of the partial solar eclipse at the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site in Hubbardton. Members of the Green Mountain Alliance of Amateur Astronomers will be on hand from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. to help you safely observe and explain this special time when the new moon passes in front of and obscures much of the sun. The astronomers note it is very important to look at the eclipse safely, as direct viewing can cause eye damage. Call 802-273-2282 to confirm. Free, donations appreciated.

OCTOBER 25, CIRCUMBURKE CHALLENGE
MOUNTAIN RUN (Men, Women): 18 miles , 2000+ ft elev. gain.
CIRCUMBURKE 25: MTB Challenge 3000+ ft. elevation gain. Men, Women, (M/W), 1 Speed + Fatbike categories.
CIRCUMBURKE 18: 18 miles , 2000+ ft elev.
CIRCUMBERZERK: 2 Lap, 50 miles, MTB only, 1st lap cutoff 3h30m.
Optional ENDURO Classification: Strava yourself on 3 descents. Prizes.
FOOD STATIONS: Every 4-6 miles, water, carbs, fruit…refreshments. MEAL: Post-race hot food for all survivors @ Belmont Stock Farm PRIZES: Swag raffle + the beloved C’Burke beerglass.
RESULTS: Courtesy timing + Strava Enduro posted online.
REGISTER @ Bikereg.com.  $45 til 9/30. $55 til 10/22. $65 onsite If space available. FIELD LIMITS 450 Bikers & 450 Runners.
ORGANIZERS: Conservation Collaboratives, Kingdom Trails, and the Burke Area Chamber of Commerce. http://circumburke.org/

October 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 and dress for the weather. We end the walk with cocoa, coffee and tea at the Bird Viewing Window inside the Museum. Free • Please pre-register www.birdsofvermont.org  Birds of Vermont Museum, 900 Sherman Hollow Road • Huntington, VT 05462

Oct 25, 2014,  The Kingdom Challenge
8:30 am, Saint Johnsbury School, Western Ave, Saint Johnsbury, VT. Three races: Point to point 1/2 marathon, 2 person 1/2 marathon relay and in-town 5K. Certified courses, chip timing. 1/2 marathon course is from Lyndonville to St. Johnsbury, 60% on dirt roads. All races finish at the St. Johnsbury School. www.thekingdomchallenge.com

October 25, Volunteers Needed for Turtle Nesting Beach Clean Up Day
Vermont Fish & Wildlife is looking for volunteers to help. Participants are asked to arrive at North Hero State Park between 10 and 11 a.m. Volunteers will pull up vegetation on nesting beaches to prepare turtle nesting sites for next year. They may also find a few hatchlings that occasionally remain in nests underground this late in the year. In addition to threatened spiny softshell turtles, these nest sites are also used by map turtles, painted turtles, and snapping turtles. Vermont Fish & Wildlife biologist Steve Parren will have hatchling spiny softshell turtles on hand and will talk about his long-term recovery efforts with the species. Some hatchling turtles will be raised in captivity by the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center while they are small and most vulnerable to predation. They will be released back into Lake Champlain next spring. www.vermontfishandwildlife.com

October 25, Halloween Wildlife Festival and Jack-O’-Lantern Hike at Kehoe Conservation Camp
CASTLETON, Vt. -- Looking for a “wild” family-based adventure for Halloween this year? The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is inviting families to attend the annual Halloween Wildlife Festival and Jack-o’Lantern Hike at the Education Center of the Edward F. Kehoe Green Mountain Conservation Camp on Point of Pine Road in Castleton on Friday, October 24, from 5 to 8 p.m. The festival features a fun and educational Halloween campfire show led by students from Green Mountain College’s environmental education and interpretation program. Kids will learn about the creepy, crawly critters that reside in Vermont and have a chance to get decked out in their costumes before the traditional trick-or-treat night. The 20-minute campfire program will run at 5, 6, and 7 p.m. For directions to the Edward F. Kehoe Green Mountain Conservation Camp, visit www.tinyurl.com/KehoeMap.

October 26, 2014, Burlington, VT. - Annual Halloween Ride
01:30pm, Come one come all to the 5th annual Halloween ride! Dress in your scariest (spookiest, funniest, coolest...) costume, and/or decorate your bicycle for this fun gathering of souls. We ride from City Hall part all around Burlington on a relaxed pace 4-mile route, ending at Maglienero Cafe for treats. This is one of our favorite events of the year! Location Meet at City Hall Park. http://www.localmotion.org/events-main/calendar/icalrepeat.detail/2014/10/26/2705/-/annual-halloween-ride

Oct 26, 2014, Wicked Creepy Cyclocross Race
9:00 am, Willow Park, 316 East Rd, Bennington, VT. The Bennington Bicycle Club hosts a halloween themed cyclocross race in Willow Park with races for kids and adults. Event flier is visible here. For more information, contact Tim Payne at tim@nycross.com   www.nycross.com  www.benningtoncycleclub.com

Oct 31, Trout and Landlocked Salmon Season ends
 

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November 2013

 

November 1, 2014, Yogi McNamara Runfest
9:00 AM. 10K – 9:00 AM ||| 5K – 10:30 AM ||| 1M – 11:30 AM. Cavendish, Vermont. This inaugural event is inspired by the legacy of Roger “Yogi McNamara, who dedicated his life to the physical and emotional betterment of students and athletes. It will feature a 10K race on beautiful and serene country roads and a portion of Proctor Piper State Forest. The 5K race will start at Greven Field in the village of Proctorsville, and end at the Greven field Nature Trail. Kids can compete in their own 1 Mile Fun Run on the Nature trail as well. 10K start will be at 37 High Street, Town Hall, Cavendish VT and finish at Greven Field in Proctorsville. Shuttle service will be available from start and finish points. Post race, there will be food and drinks available at the Greven Field Snack Shack. Entry fees: 10K $20.00 pre-race, $25.00 race day (18 and under free) ||| 5K and Fun Run Free or by donation to Benefit “Yogi’s Young Runners”. There will be race day registration. https://g2racereg.webconnex.com/yogisrun2014

Nov. 1, A Night Of Storytelling To Benefit Vermont Parks Forever
Storytellers on a Mission. Nationally renowned storytellers from Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me, The Moth, and more tell hilarious tales with the lofty goal of raising $90,000 for Vermont Parks Forever to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the creation of Vermont's first state park! Join us at the Flynn Center for Performing Arts in Burlington on Nov. 1 at 7:30pm. www.vermontparksforever.org

Nov. 1, 2nd Annual Canicross 5 and 2.5K Race
10 AM. Dont miss out in our 2nd Annual Canicross 5 and 2.5K Race this year. Event will benefit Golden Huggs Rescue and Catamount Family Center. Register: http://catamountoutdoorfamilycenter.com/events/summer-events/canine-cross-5-km/   $15 Reg Fee.  Prizes for all dogs and winners.

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

Nov 2, 2014, Fall 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/

November 2, 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 6, 2014, Reel Rock Film Festival – Valley Uprising
6:30 pm, Petra Cliffs, 105 Briggs St., Burlington, VT. In its ninth year, the REEL ROCK Film Tour features a special presentation of the highly-anticipated feature-length film “Valley Uprising.” The greatest untold story of American counterculture is that of the Yosemite Valley rock climbers. For the past fifty years, Yosemite’s massive cliffs have drawn explorers and madmen to leave materialism behind and venture onto the high, lonesome granite. The larger-than-life characters of Yosemite carved out an “extreme bohemian” lifestyle in the Valley, living on red wine and boiled potatoes, clashing with National Park authorities, and pioneering the boldest climbs on Earth. The torch has been passed down across three generations of climbers; through rivalries, tragedies and triumphs, the art of Yosemite climbing has advanced beyond anyone’s imagination. Valley Uprising is the riveting, unforgettable tale of this bold tradition: half a century of struggle against the laws of gravity– and against the laws of the land. $10 in advance @ http://www.petracliffs.com/calendar/reelrockfilmtour/  $12 at door

Nov 8, 2014, Paradise ‘Cross Frenzy
8:30 am. Paradise Sports, 38 Park Road, Windsor, VT. Paradise Sports Shop in Windsor hosts a cyclocross race with beginner and advanced divisions. www.paradisesportsshop.com

Nov 9, 2014, 24th Annual West Hill Shop Cyclocross Race
8:30 am. West Hill Shop, 49 Brickyard Lane, Putney, VT. The race happens on a classic cyclocross course at the West Hill Shop, just off Exit 4 of I-91N, in Putney, Vermont. The course is 1.5 mile loop starting below the shop on the pavement, up to Brickyard Lane and onto the grass, around the shop, through the woods and down the slippery hill, around the cornfield, back along the dirt road start and then up the famous run-up. Mountain bikes (without bar ends) are welcome, but it’s a real cyclocross course with barriers, dismounts, and running. Registration: At the shop from 8AM to one half hour before your start – cash or check only please. There will be a $5 day-of-race charge (except Cub juniors). One day licenses for Cat 5 Men and Cat 4 Women only will be available for $15. You can save the $5 by pre-registering on www.BikeReg.com

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

November 15, Catamount Trail Association Annual Meeting
Featuring T-Bar Film's United We Ski! Join us at the Killington Grand Resort this November to discuss backcountry skiing in Vermont, socialize, and get pumped for the upcoming season! This year we are thrilled to be showing two films created by local film production company, T-Bar Films. United We Ski - a documentary (35 min) that examines the importance of small ski areas to the sport of skiing and New England life. Come for the meeting and then stay for dinner at the resort, and maybe even stay the night and potentially enjoy some of the first turns of the season! Killington did open in late October last year, so it could happen! You can learn more on the Catamount Trail Website. http://catamounttrail.org/ 

Nov. 15 Canaan Hunter's Supper
Harvest Supper in the woods of the Northeast Kingdom A tradition going back generations! A Church Supper for hunters that cannot cook and for those locals from town that do not want to cook! Rib Sticking Foods, all you can eat! Grace Community Church 300 Gale Street 4:30 to 7:00 pm 802-266-3071 www.TheGraceCommunityChurch.org   kennstransky@gmail.com

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 16, 2014, Burlington, VT. - The Great Turkey Chase pt. 7
11:00am - 02:00pm. The 7th Annual Food Drive / Bike Ride. Open to all bikes, with prizes for different categories and the ever popular turkey bonus prize. We'll meet up at Maglianero to register and to get your map & shopping list. Registration opens at 11am with the ride starting at noon. We'll finish somewhere warm that has food and drinks. As in previous years, we'll have two different routes. One family friendly short route and one route that will be similar to previous years. The main route will be about 10 stops, all food/grocery stores where you will buy stuff off your shopping list. The family route will be about half as many stops, and avoid some of the areas of town with heavier traffic. Bring $15, a bag, a lock and a helmet. This is a free event, all the money you bring goes to buy food for the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. http://www.localmotion.org/events-main/calendar/icalrepeat.detail/2014/11/16/2709/-/the-great-turkey-chase-pt-7

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. 21, 2014, Winter Gear (and there's Beer) Show
from 5-8PM at the Kingdom Taproom on Railroad St. in St. Johnsbury. Join us as the the local shops, ski areas and manufacturers show their outdoor winter sports gear for skiing, fat biking, snowboarding, snowshoeing. And oh yeah!.. You can enjoy a wide array of regional craft beers as you get the low down, browse the gear, and take advantage of specials to get ready for the upcoming snow season. This event will be very family friendly and proceeds will benefit the Kingdom Trails Youth Ski & Bike Programs. info@kingdomtrails.org 

Nov 22, 2014, The Big Kicker
5:00 pm. Waitsfield American Flatbread, 40 Lareau Road, Waitsfield, VT. Mad River Glen and Sugarbush kick off the 2014/15-ski season with a freestyle party with rail jams, ski movies and local food and drink at Waitsfield’s American Flatbread. www.sugarbush.comwww.madriverglen.com

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

November 27, Zack's Place 2014 Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot Run/Walk
10:00am, Woodstock, VT. Zack's Place 2014 Thanksgiving Day November 27, 2014 Turkey Trot Run/Walk Registration The Zack's Place Turkey Trot, a 5K run and walk held on Thanksgiving Day, was first established in 2007, and has become a dependable annual fundraiser ever since. In 2007, almost 200 people participated. The run meanders through the historic Village of Woodstock, then on towards Billings Farm, around Mountain Avenue, and back around The Town Green, ending at the starting line. An award ceremony, also with refreshments and a band, follows the race where medals are presented. Families run together as college kids and relatives gather for the Thanksgiving celebration. Grandparents and young children in carriages participate as walkers, dogs join in as well. Runner entry fee is $25.00 if paid by check or $27.50 to pay online. Register online at : http://www.zacksplacevt.org/turkey_trot.php

Nov 27, 2014, 38th Annual GMAA Turkey Trot 5K
11:00 am. Gutterson Field House, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. Certified 5K on the UVM women’s cross-country course. Great footing (not counting snow or ice) on cinder/paved path and grass. Some single track. Walkers welcome. This race benefits the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. Suggested donation $5 ($10 per family) and/or a food donation Note: Runners are welcome to donate more than $5! All proceeds go to the Food Shelf. 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. There will be a free 1/4 mile kids’ race at the Archie Post fields just before the 5K at 10:45. Suggested donation $5 ($10 per family) and/or a food donation (make checks payable to GMAA); Note: Runners are welcome to donate more than $5! All proceeds go to the Food Shelf. http://www.gmaa.net/schedule.php?raceid=TT2014

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

November 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 and dress for the weather. We end the walk with cocoa, coffee and tea at the Bird Viewing Window inside the Museum. Free • Please pre-register www.birdsofvermont.org  Birds of Vermont Museum, 900 Sherman Hollow Road • Huntington, VT 05462

NOV 29 - 30, Gun Show
CT Valley Auto Auction Bldg., 1567 Rte 14, Hartford, VT 05047 Saturday 9am to 5pm. Sunday 9am to 3pm. BUYING • SELLING • TRADING • new & used, GUNS & KNIVES, Rifles, Pistols, Shotguns, Knives & More Antiques & Collectibles. 802-875-4540 www.greenmtgunshowtrail.com

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 6 - 14, 2014, Bow & Arrow Deer Hunting
www.vtfishandwildlife.com/index.cfm

Dec 6 - 14 2014, Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Season
www.vtfishandwildlife.com/index.cfm

Dec 6, 2014, Newport Santa Run
11:00 am. Gardner Park, Main Street, Newport, VT. Kingdom Games hosts 5k, and 1 mile runs on Main Street and the Bike Path. Santa costumes are provided with registration. Hosted by Kingdom Games, Inc. 20 percent of Fee Registrations to benefit Toys for Kids. Registration form: http://www.dandelionrun.org/docs/SantaRunRegistrationForm2014.pdf

Dec. 6, 2014, Winter Fire Bow Drill Class
This one-day workshop will teach you independence from matches and lighters! Friction firemaking was the way of our ancestors, and we can reclaim an incredibly sacred connection to the element of fire by relearning this ancient skill. In this class you'll make your own bow drill set and get plenty of coaching on proper technique for easier firemaking. Topics covered: harvesting materials in the woods, which local tree species are best for bow drill sets, harvesting and preparing tinder nests, knife skills for carving and splitting, bowing technique, and how to turn your friction ember into a flame! Worcester, VT. https://www.facebook.com/events/643107222477052/

December 06, 2014 , Rails 2 Riches
Killington kicks off the season with the most lucrative rail jam in the East, pitting amateurs and pros against each other for a piece of $25,000 cash. http://skivermont.com/events.html

Dec. 6, 2014, Winter Fire Bow Drill Class
This one-day workshop will teach you independence from matches and lighters! Friction firemaking was the way of our ancestors, and we can reclaim an incredibly sacred connection to the element of fire by relearning this ancient skill. In this class you'll make your own bow drill set and get plenty of coaching on proper technique for easier firemaking. Topics covered: harvesting materials in the woods, which local tree species are best for bow drill sets, harvesting and preparing tinder nests, knife skills for carving and splitting, bowing technique, and how to turn your friction ember into a flame! Worcester, VT. https://www.facebook.com/events/643107222477052/

December 6 - 7, Fibers from a Wild Landscape
Dec 6 at 9:00am to Dec 7 at 5:00pm. Humankind’s relationship to fibers and fiber technology stretches back along our time line thousands upon thousands of years, resulting in a globally practiced, rich, and varied tradition. In our modern age, we have access to seemingly endless inexpensive synthetic fibers. While useful, this has reduced our need to procure, process, and provide them for ourselves, and distanced ourselves from the plants and animals that provide these materials. This class invites you to return to a practice that we have relied upon for countless generations. Come process a variety of plant and animal based fibers, gain a better understanding of string technology from identification, processing, basic spinning, in the hand weaving, and create some beautiful and functional works of art. Roots School, 192 Bear Notch Rd, South Corinth, Vermont 05033 www.facebook.com/events/1504758796455321/

December 6 - 7, SOLO Wilderness First Aid (WFA)
9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M at GMC Visitor Center, Waterbury Center. Sign up early—this course fills fast! This sixteen-hour, hands-on course will prepare you to cope with medical emergencies in the field. It focuses on prevention, recognition and treatment of backcountry injuries and illnesses. Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certification or Wilderness First Responder (WFR) recertification provided upon completion. Please contact GMC if you need WFR recertification or CPR certification (additional fees may apply). Instructors: SOLO (Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities) staff. Limit: 30. Fee: $180. Contact GMC for a list of overnight accommodations. Register no later than two weeks in advance of the course. www.greenmountainclub.org/page.php?id=384

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 8-16, 2014,  Wilderness First Responder
80-hour, wilderness emergency care course to provide outdoor leaders, guides, rangers, and enthusiasts with the knowledge needed to deal with crises in remote settings. Emphasis is placed on prevention and decision making. May be used as first half of a WEMT bridge course with SOLO.
Cost: $900 (meals, lodging, course, materials), $720 commuter (lunch, course materials). http://www.alohafoundation.org/hulbert-outdoor-center/skills-training-certification/wilderness-first-responder/

December 12, 2014, Founders Day/Mount Snow’s 60th Birthday
Mount Snow Resort To celebrate 60 years of fun, the Mount Snow Resort will offer $12 advance purchase lift tickets, a comprehensive historical display, birthday parties and more. http://skivermont.com/events.html

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, 2014, Start Fun, Start Free: Intro to Skiing & Boarding
Bromley Mountain Resort Join the Bromley Ski & Snowboard School in our carefully sculpted Terrain Based Learning Zone for FREE for three days this season. Ages 6 & up, package includes lift access, rental equipment and instruction. Must call to register at (802) 824-5522 x301. http://skivermont.com/events.html

December 21, 2014, Santa Sunday
Bolton Valley On the shortest day of the year, dress as Santa for your day of skiing or riding and get a FREE lift ticket. www.boltonvalley.com 

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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