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January 2015

January 10, Ladies Nordic Ski Expo
Ladies Nordic Ski Expo at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont. This is an amazingly fun and social event taught by women for women. The Ladies Nordic Ski Expo is unique in that it offers an opportunity to receive instruction in the traditional skinny-ski track disciplines of both classic and skate skiing as well as backcountry and telemark techniques. Participants are able to pick and choose the type or types of instruction they want to receive during this day long event. Instructors for the event are the best of the best and include some of the world’s top master skiers. We promise you will receive lots of attention as we strive to keep the student to instructor ratio low in order to maximize learning opportunities. http://catamounttrail.org/events/ladies-nordic-ski-expo/

Jan 24, 2015, Women’s Intro to Ice Climbing Clinic
Time: 9am – 2:30pm. Cost: $110, Ratio: 1:8, This women’s only clinic is perfect for beginner to intermediate climbers. Learn the basics of how to climb ice using crampons and ice axes, incorporating balance, movement, footwork, and good axe swings. Spend the day climbing varying angles of ice, learning how to rest, stay warm, and tackling any mental barriers. No experience necessary, but those with experience who just want a day to climb with other women are welcome! http://www.smuggsicebash.com/saturday-january-25-clinics/

Jan 25, 2015, NENSA Women's Day
DescriptionEnjoy a fun day on snow at the Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton, VT. Experience cross-country ski clinics for every level of skier-from first-timers to seasoned masters! In addition to top-notch instruction, there will be wax demonstrations, a fantastic prize drawing and a fabulous lunch. Clothing and equipment retailers will be on hand with items to try and buy. Learn more at: www.nensa.net/women

Jan 25, 2015, Women’s Ice Climbing II
Time: 9am – 3:30pm, Cost: $110, Ratio: 1:6, This women’s only II clinic is a great follow-up to the Women’s Intro Clinic offered Saturday or for someone who has previous Ice Climbing experience and is looking to develop more skills. Expand upon the basics of how to climb ice efficiently using crampons and ice axes, incorporating balance, movement, footwork, and good axe swings. Spend the day climbing steepening angles of ice, learning how to rest, stay warm, and tackling any mental barriers. Previous experience a plus. www.smuggsicebash.com/sunday-january-26-clinics

January 26 - 30, 2015, Women’s Alpine Adventures – Five-Day Program for Level 4+
Okemo Mountain Resort, 77 Okemo Ridge Road, Ludlow, VT 05149
Women’s Alpine Adventures – Five-Day Program for Level 4+ This program is designed exclusively for women and led by some of the best female ski and snowboard coaches in the business. Their goal is to take skiing and snowboarding women to the next level in any snow conditions and on any terrain. Participants quickly overcome fear, build self-confidence and meet new friends in a supportive and social environment. For more information call (802) 228-1600. www.yourplaceinvermont.com/event/womens-alpine-adventures-five-day-program-level-4

 

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February 2015


February 2 - 3, 2015, Women’s Alpine Adventures – Two-Day Program for Level 4+ (1st Session)
Okemo Mountain Resort, 77 Okemo Ridge Road, Ludlow, VT 05149
Women’s Alpine Adventures – Two-Day Program for Level 4+ (1st Session) This program is designed exclusively for women and led by some of the best female ski and snowboard coaches in the business. Their goal is to take skiing and snowboarding women to the next level in any snow conditions and on any terrain. Participants quickly overcome fear, build self-confidence and meet new friends in a supportive and social environment. For more information, call (802) 228-1600. www.yourplaceinvermont.com/event/womens-alpine-adventures-two-day-program-level-4-1st-session

February 8 - 10, 2015, Women’s Alpine Adventures – Three-Day Program for Level 4+
Okemo Mountain Resort, 77 Okemo Ridge Road, Ludlow, VT 05149
Women’s Alpine Adventures – Three-Day Program for Level 4+ This program is designed exclusively for women and led by some of the best female ski and snowboard coaches in the business. Their goal is to take skiing and snowboarding women to the next level in any snow conditions and on any terrain. Participants quickly overcome fear, build self-confidence and meet new friends in a supportive and social environment. For more information, call (802) 228-1600 www.yourplaceinvermont.com/event/womens-alpine-adventures-three-day-program-level-4

February 12 - 13, 2015, Women’s Alpine Adventures – Two-Day Program for all ability levels (2nd Session)
Okemo Mountain Resort, 77 Okemo Ridge Road, Ludlow, VT 05149
Women’s Alpine Adventures – Two-Day Program for all ability levels (2nd Session) This program is designed exclusively for women and led by some of the best female ski and snowboard coaches in the business. Their goal is to take skiing and snowboarding women to the next level in any snow conditions and on any terrain. Participants quickly overcome fear, build self-confidence and meet new friends in a supportive and social environment. For more information, call (802) 228-1600. www.yourplaceinvermont.com/event/womens-alpine-adventures-two-day-program-ability-levels-2nd-session

February 13, 2015, Wilmington, VT - Group Trail Skiing or Snowshoeing
Grab your headlamps ladies! SheJumps is excited to partner with Zoar Adventure Center, Catamount Trail Association and Ratu’s Liquor & Market to bring you the Winter Adventure Series in Wilmington Vermont. Join us for all three nights or just one to cross-country ski or snowshoe. Never done either? We will have on snow demos to show you the basics before we hit the trails. . Time line: 5:30pm-6pm Meet and greet at Zoar Adventure Center- gear up. 6pm-8pm Group trail skiing or snowshoeing, 8:15pm-9pm Wine/Beer Tasting Hosted by Ratu’s Liquor & Market The Zoar Adventure Center is located at 36 West Main St. in Wilmington, VT. We are located in a red building next to the green footbridge over the river in town. Parking is available in the public lot just off of West Main St. Please park in the unpaved section of the public lot and then walk to Zoar Adventure Center, as we have very limited parking at our location. Contact Brittany Sinclair at blsinclair2@gmail.com  with any questions.  www.zoaradventurecenter.com  

February 27, 2015, Wilmington, VT - Group Trail Skiing or Snowshoeing
Grab your headlamps ladies! SheJumps is excited to partner with Zoar Adventure Center, Catamount Trail Association and Ratu’s Liquor & Market to bring you the Winter Adventure Series in Wilmington Vermont. Join us for all three nights or just one to cross-country ski or snowshoe. Never done either? We will have on snow demos to show you the basics before we hit the trails. . Time line: 5:30pm-6pm Meet and greet at Zoar Adventure Center- gear up. 6pm-8pm Group trail skiing or snowshoeing, 8:15pm-9pm Wine/Beer Tasting Hosted by Ratu’s Liquor & Market The Zoar Adventure Center is located at 36 West Main St. in Wilmington, VT. We are located in a red building next to the green footbridge over the river in town. Parking is available in the public lot just off of West Main St. Please park in the unpaved section of the public lot and then walk to Zoar Adventure Center, as we have very limited parking at our location. Contact Brittany Sinclair at blsinclair2@gmail.com  with any questions. www.zoaradventurecenter.com 

February 28, 2015, Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer Snowshoe Series
Location: Stratton Mountain Resort. Time: 8:45AM – 1PM. Events: 3k and 5k walk, 3k run, and 'Lil Rompers Dash. Stratton Mountain is home of the first Romp to Stomp event in history. Join us and try Tubbs Snowshoes on our beautiful snowshoe trails, take photos in our photo booth, pick up fun swag, high-five our fun-loving mascot TubbScout and spend a morning in the great outdoors with hundreds of your soon-to-be friends. Earn the chance to take home some awesome gear and prizes by helping Tubbs raise funds for Susan G. Komen®. Romp to Stomp participants come in all ages, genders and sizes, from the first time snowshoer to the weekend snowshoe warrior, we all have one end goal in mind – to enjoy our winter!  Website: http://tubbsromptostomp.com/vt  Contact: romptostomp@tubbssnowshoes.com

 

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March 2015
 

March 6 - 8, 2015, 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 $370. Gift certificates and day fee's are also available. Visit the website for more information: http://www.voga.org/winter_doe_camp.htm

March 12 - 13, 2015, Women’s Alpine Adventures – Two-Day Program for all ability levels (3rd Session)
Okemo Mountain Resort, 77 Okemo Ridge Road, Ludlow, VT 05149
Women’s Alpine Adventures – Two-Day Program for all ability levels (3rd Session) This program is designed exclusively for women and led by some of the best female ski and snowboard coaches in the business. Their goal is to take skiing and snowboarding women to the next level in any snow conditions and on any terrain. Participants quickly overcome fear, build self-confidence and meet new friends in a supportive and social environment. For more information, call (802) 228-1600. www.yourplaceinvermont.com/event/womens-alpine-adventures-two-day-program-ability-levels-3rd-session

March 13, Wilmington, VT - Group Trail Skiing or Snowshoeing
Grab your headlamps ladies! SheJumps is excited to partner with Zoar Adventure Center, Catamount Trail Association and Ratu’s Liquor & Market to bring you the Winter Adventure Series in Wilmington Vermont. Join us for all three nights or just one to cross-country ski or snowshoe. Never done either? We will have on snow demos to show you the basics before we hit the trails. . Time line: 5:30pm-6pm Meet and greet at Zoar Adventure Center- gear up. 6pm-8pm Group trail skiing or snowshoeing, 8:15pm-9pm Wine/Beer Tasting Hosted by Ratu’s Liquor & Market The Zoar Adventure Center is located at 36 West Main St. in Wilmington, VT. We are located in a red building next to the green footbridge over the river in town. Parking is available in the public lot just off of West Main St. Please park in the unpaved section of the public lot and then walk to Zoar Adventure Center, as we have very limited parking at our location. Contact Brittany Sinclair at blsinclair2@gmail.com  with any questions. www.zoaradventurecenter.com

 

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April 2015

April 11- 12, Lady's Defensive Handgun 1
Two day class. 9:00:00 AM Location Franklin, Vermont. Cost $330.00 www.vermonttactical.com/classes-cs1.asp?from=1&cs=364&classid=2&classname=%28LDH1%29%20Lady%27s%20Defensive%20Handgun%201

 

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May 2015

May 16,  Brattleboro, VT- Girls on the Run Vermont 5K Run/Walk
10am. Every Girls on the Run Vermont 5K Run/Walk event is non-competitive and family-friendly, wherein all GOTRVT girls are winners, with a number “1″ on their event bib. More than 7,000 enthusiastic girls, families and community members participated in our 5k’s this past spring! http://girlsontherunvermont.org/5k-information/

May 30, Rutland, VT - Girls on the Run Vermont 5K Run/Walk
10am. Every Girls on the Run Vermont 5K Run/Walk event is non-competitive and family-friendly, wherein all GOTRVT girls are winners, with a number “1″ on their event bib. More than 7,000 enthusiastic girls, families and community members participated in our 5k’s this past spring! http://girlsontherunvermont.org/5k-information/

May 30 - June 1, Women on the Range
Black River Rod & Gun Club, Rod & Gun Club Road , Ludlow VT - This course is open to all women 18 years of age and older. Course will cover proper firearm safety, firearm maintenance, firearm terminology, firearm handling and target shooting. The course will also teach Basic Rifle Marksmanship and Basic Pistol Marksmanship. The students will primarily be shooting the .22 caliber however they will also shoot the 9mm, 45acp, .38 and .40s&w for pistol calibers and the .223/5.56 (the dreaded AR15) for rifle calibers. This class is primarily driven towards the beginner, however all skill levels can attend. Cost of class is $135 per student. Cost covers ammunition, range fee, targets, etc. Class is taught by NRA Certified Instructors. Course to be held at the Black River Rod & Gun Club in Ludlow. Class size is limited to twenty (20) students. www.yourplaceinvermont.com/event/women-on-the-range
 

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June  2015

June - August, Mountain bike & empowerment program for middle school girls! http://vtworksforwomen.org/dirtdivas/

June 6, Essex Jct., VT - Girls on the Run Vermont 5K Run/Walk
10am. Every Girls on the Run Vermont 5K Run/Walk event is non-competitive and family-friendly, wherein all GOTRVT girls are winners, with a number “1″ on their event bib. More than 7,000 enthusiastic girls, families and community members participated in our 5k’s this past spring! http://girlsontherunvermont.org/5k-information/

June 16, 2015 Women in Wind Programs
Experience the thrill of sailing on board a keelboat in a positive, stress-free learning environment on an introductory 2-hour sail in Burlington Bay. Sign-up is first come first serve starting at 12pm the day of the sail. The boat leaves the dock promptly at 5:45pm. In the event of inclement weather or low enrollment the program will be canceled by 5pm that evening. Please call the CSC at 802-864-2499 for program updates and registration. Times: Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm, Program Dates: June 16, June 30, July 14, July 28 and August 11. Fee: $40 http://communitysailingcenter.org/signature-programs/women-in-wind/

June 20, 2015, 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 27th, Green Mountain Harley Ladies Ride with Deb Pearson
Registration at 10 a.m. Essex Jct, VT. Green Mountain Harley in Essex Junction is hosting a Ladies Ride with Deb Pearson -- owner of Green Mountain Harley on Saturday June 27th. Registration is at 10 a.m. at the dealership. The route is currently a secret but the destination is rumored to include a creemee! http://motorcycle-vermont.com/events/green-mountain-harley-ladies-ride-with-deb-pearson/

June 30, 2015 Women in Wind Programs
Experience the thrill of sailing on board a keelboat in a positive, stress-free learning environment on an introductory 2-hour sail in Burlington Bay. Sign-up is first come first serve starting at 12pm the day of the sail. The boat leaves the dock promptly at 5:45pm. In the event of inclement weather or low enrollment the program will be canceled by 5pm that evening. Please call the CSC at 802-864-2499 for program updates and registration. Times: Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm, Program Dates: June 16, June 30, July 14, July 28 and August 11. Fee: $40 http://communitysailingcenter.org/signature-programs/women-in-wind/

 

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July 2015

June - August, Mountain bike & empowerment program for middle school girls! http://vtworksforwomen.org/dirtdivas/

July 11, 2015, Dirty Girl Mud Run
The Dirty Girl Mud Run is a 3.1 mile(ish) obstacle course run for women, and women ONLY! If you’re an uber cross fitter looking to make your weekend more challenging, Dirty Girl Mud Run has a place for you. If this is your first time running an organized obstacle run or 5k, YOU WILL GET TO THE FINISH LINE! Over 900,000 women of all ages, shapes, sizes, and athletic backgrounds have completed this incredibly fun obstacle course since it’s debut in 2011. Some run to challenge themselves, some make it a girls weekend with a group tailgate before the run (cough…Wisconsin…cough). Most run in memory of a loved one who lost their battle with breast cancer, or OUR HERO’S – Those who have looked cancer in the eye, kicked it’s ass and are celebrating their health at our start line. The Dirty Girl Mud Run is for every lady out there. http://godirtygirl.com/killington-vt/

July 14, 2015 Women in Wind Programs
Experience the thrill of sailing on board a keelboat in a positive, stress-free learning environment on an introductory 2-hour sail in Burlington Bay. Sign-up is first come first serve starting at 12pm the day of the sail. The boat leaves the dock promptly at 5:45pm. In the event of inclement weather or low enrollment the program will be canceled by 5pm that evening. Please call the CSC at 802-864-2499 for program updates and registration. Times: Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm, Program Dates: June 16, June 30, July 14, July 28 and August 11. Fee: $40 http://communitysailingcenter.org/signature-programs/women-in-wind/

July 28, 2015 Women in Wind Programs
Experience the thrill of sailing on board a keelboat in a positive, stress-free learning environment on an introductory 2-hour sail in Burlington Bay. Sign-up is first come first serve starting at 12pm the day of the sail. The boat leaves the dock promptly at 5:45pm. In the event of inclement weather or low enrollment the program will be canceled by 5pm that evening. Please call the CSC at 802-864-2499 for program updates and registration. Times: Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm, Program Dates: June 16, June 30, July 14, July 28 and August 11. Fee: $40 http://communitysailingcenter.org/signature-programs/women-in-wind/

 

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August 2015

June - August, Mountain bike & empowerment program for middle school girls! http://vtworksforwomen.org/dirtdivas/

August 2, Burlington, VT - Sisters At Heart and Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival 2015
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont presents the liveliest event of the summer: the Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival! It’s 1,600 dedicated teammates racing 41-foot long dragon boats for an unforgettable day of fitness, fun, and fundraising. Our community teams are put together by local businesses, non-profits, service groups, neighbors, and families who know that together we can make a real difference in the lives of our friends and neighbors with cancer. Our fun, fast-paced DRAGON DERBY returns this year! Teams will match up head-to-head in 200 meter sprints to crown the champions! Are you ready for some dragon boat racing? www.ridethedragon.org

August 11, 2015 Women in Wind Programs
Experience the thrill of sailing on board a keelboat in a positive, stress-free learning environment on an introductory 2-hour sail in Burlington Bay. Sign-up is first come first serve starting at 12pm the day of the sail. The boat leaves the dock promptly at 5:45pm. In the event of inclement weather or low enrollment the program will be canceled by 5pm that evening. Please call the CSC at 802-864-2499 for program updates and registration. Times: Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm, Program Dates: June 16, June 30, July 14, July 28 and August 11. Fee: $40 http://communitysailingcenter.org/signature-programs/women-in-wind/

Aug 15, Women in the Outdoors Event
The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Vermont chapters of the National Wild Turkey Federation are putting on a one-day “Women in the Outdoors” introductory course on Saturday, August 15 at Buck Lake in Woodbury. The 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. course will be held at the Green Mountain Conservation Camp at Buck Lake in Woodbury. Women must be 18 years of age or older, although anyone younger may attend if accompanied by parent or guardian. Information is available on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife website www.register-ed.com/events/view/65227  . Pre-registration through Ron Lafreniere with the National Wild Turkey Federation costs $35. Registration fee includes lunch and all materials for the day. For more information and to register, contact Ron at 802-434-4274.

 

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September 2015

Friday, September 18

Free Women's Hunter Education Safety Course Field Day Event 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Instructor:
Kevin Eldred

Prior to attending this course, you must first complete the online ‘Combination Firearms  Course’ at: www.hunter-ed.com/vermont/  (Register no later than September 15) Email Chief Instructor Kevin Eldred Sr at belviderevtboy@yahoo.com. Include home address, date of birth, Home Phone number, Email address and favorite outdoor activity as this information is needed to register you for this event.

Sept 18 - 20, 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   SAVE THE DATE!


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October 2014


October 5, Women's Ride: Autumn Colors at Wheeler Park
10:00am - 12:00pm. The 5th and final ride in our women's social ride series! We will explore South Burlington's bike paths, a short hike on the trails and/or picnic at Wheeler Park. Bundle up for fall weather! In lieu of outdoor brunch, if morning is too chilly, we will convene at a cafe. No advance notice or RSVP needed! Location Meet at Dorset Park (parking available) Contact andynanne@burlingtontelecome.net   http://www.localmotion.org/events-main/calendar/icalrepeat.detail/2014/10/05/2651/-/women-s-ride-autumn-colors-at-wheeler-park

 

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-December 2014

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/

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