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January 2014

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. 25, Annual FREE Women’s Ice Clinic sponsored by NEice.com
Guide: Andrea Charest, Time: 9am – 2:30pm, Cost: FREE, 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! If you have taken this Free Clinic in the past, please let newcomers join in and refrain from signing up again. There are many other excellent clinic options! Jeffersonville/Smuggler’s Notch between 8:30-9am; clinics begin at 9am. www.smuggsicebash.com/saturday-january-25-clinics/

Jan. 27, 6-8 pm, Basics of Self-Defense, "Boot Camps for Working Women"
Learn the basics of self-defense that translate into a powerful persona in the world. The first session covers the use of voice and body language, as well as introductory blocks, releases and strikes that will leave you feeling empowered to claim your space. Location: O'Brien Community Center, Winooski, VT. Cost: $25 per boot camp, or $45 for both, For more info & to register: http://vtworksforwomen.org/womens-boot-camp/  Vermont Works for Women's "Boot Camps for Working Women" provide the professional expertise, women-centered space, and after-work hours to develop capacities and confidence within your personal, career or working life. Join martial arts instructor Kristen Mullins, who hold three black belts, for two Monday evenings, 1/27 and 2/3

 

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February 2014


Feb. 3, 6-8 pm, Building Your Power, "Boot Camps for Working Women"
Session two expands on the first, building strength and power in basic self-defense techniques. Discover how transferable these skills are in developing one’s voice, presence, self-awareness, and confidence – in the workplace and in relationships with others. Location: O'Brien Community Center, Winooski, VT. Cost: $25 per boot camp, or $45 for both, For more info & to register: http://vtworksforwomen.org/womens-boot-camp/  Vermont Works for Women's "Boot Camps for Working Women" provide the professional expertise, women-centered space, and after-work hours to develop capacities and confidence within your personal, career or working life. Join martial arts instructor Kristen Mullins, who hold three black belts, for two Monday evenings, 1/27 and 2/3

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

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

March 12th Women’s History Month Event: Vermont Women in the Arts
From noon to 1:00, Auditorium in the Pavilion Building, 109 State Street, Montpelier. Reception to follow in the Vermont History Museum (upstairs) March is Women’s History Month, an annual worldwide celebration highlighting the contributions of women in history and society. Once again the Vermont Historical Society and the Vermont Commission on Women will present a program, part of our ongoing series of discussions celebrating Women’s History Month and sharing the thoughts, perspectives and stories of accomplished Vermont women. This year’s program theme is Vermont Women in the Arts. The event’s goal is to share the accomplishments and perspectives of talented and creative women working in Vermont in a variety of visual media, and to reflect on how their experiences have changed as the role of women has changed in the last half century, particularly in Vermont. In past years, we’ve looked at journalism, the law, the military – these are panel discussions where individuals speak about their own experiences, what inspired them to pursue the field, and what have been challenges and successes. These have been hugely successful and well attended in the past. We’ve moved to a larger venue in the same building in response to last year’s standing room only event. Food and drink are prohibited in the auditorium but a reception in the Vermont History Museum will follow with desserts and beverages. RSVPs appreciated at Amanda.Gustin@state.vt.us  questions/concerns/or to request accommodations such as seating, interpreting, etc. to 802-828-2180. Special thanks to event sponsors: Vermont College of Fine Arts and co-sponsor, Clute Wealth Management.

 

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April 2014

 

 

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May 2014

May 17,  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 31, 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/
 

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June  2014

 


June 7th, Essex Junction - 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 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 28, Williston, VT - Annual Women on Target, Ladies ONLY Shotgun Shooting Clinic
The North Country Sportsman’s Club is holding our annual Women on Target event on June 28nd at the North Country Sportsman’s Club. There will be a morning and an afternoon session. The program of instruction includes gun safety, gun basics, and an introduction to the game of Trap Shooting. Classroom instruction and range instruction with clay targets. Ammunition, equipment, and lunch will be provided. There are sessions at 8:30 and 12:00. The cost is $40/person. NCSC is located in Williston on Gun Club Road, off Old Creamery Road. Please check our website at www.shootncsc.com  for schedule and registration Call 802-343-1702, or email tblairvt@comcast.net  Sponsored by The NRA Foundation

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July 2014

July 13, Williston, VT - Annual Women on Target, Ladies ONLY Shotgun Shooting Clinic
The North Country Sportsman’s Club is holding our annual Women on Target event on July 13 at the North Country Sportsman’s Club. There will be a morning and an afternoon session. The program of instruction includes gun safety, gun basics, and an introduction to the game of Trap Shooting. Classroom instruction and range instruction with clay targets. Ammunition, equipment, and lunch will be provided. There are sessions at 12:30. The cost is $40/person. NCSC is located in Williston on Gun Club Road, off Old Creamery Road. Please check our website at www.shootncsc.com  for schedule and registration Call 802-343-1702, or email tblairvt@comcast.net  Sponsored by The NRA Foundation

July 13, 2014, 10:00am - 12:00pm, Women's Picnic on the Causeway
The 2nd in our women's social ride series! Ride a few miles on the smooth gravel onto the Colchester Causeway. Enjoy stunning lake views. We will picnic at the Cut - if wind is in our favor - or on the marble boulders en route. Observe sailboats, people fishing stone sculptures and wildflowers. Ride, smile, repeat! No advance sign-up or RSVP needed!  http://www.localmotion.org/events-main/calendar/icalrepeat.detail/2014/07/13/2648/-/women-s-picnic-on-the-causeway  Location Meet at Airport Park (parking available)
Contact andynanne@burlingtontelecome.net

July 25 - 27, 2014, Women’s Camping Weekend
Join us for a weekend outdoors in beautiful northeastern Vermont. Spend time with your friends and make new ones. Delicious fireside food, idyllic location, fun singletrack, daily yoga sessions, a skills clinic, guided rides. Unplug and recharge! Gather around the fire in the evenings while you enjoy locally- sourced food and soothing live folk music. $325 per person for the weekend. Does not include bike rentals. For all inquiries and registrations please email Jennie at jenniedate@singletrackmindfulness.com  or call 802-378-3735. http://singletrackmindfulness.com/events/womens-camping-weekend-in-the-kingdom/

 

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August 2014


August 3, Burlington, VT -  Sisters At Heart and Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival 2014
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 8, Women in Wind SUP Yoga
Ease into Stand up Paddle Boarding and SUP Yoga at the CSC. Class begins with basic SUP and paddle stroke instruction on land followed by a guided paddling warm up out to a water “studio” best suited to the weather conditions of the day. Here we will embark on a series of yoga postures designed to bring a whole new awareness to balance and alignment. We will practice strengthening and stretching postures while experiencing a deep connection to the natural world. It is a guaranteed to invigorate, relieve stress and leave you feeling empowered and centered.  Time: 7am – 8:30am  Fee: $35 / person / session http://communitysailingcenter.org/signature-programs/women-in-wind/

August 23, Williston, VT - Annual Women on Target, Ladies ONLY Shotgun Shooting Clinic
The North Country Sportsman’s Club is holding our annual Women on Target event on July 13 at the North Country Sportsman’s Club. There will be a morning and an afternoon session. The program of instruction includes gun safety, gun basics, and an introduction to the game of Trap Shooting. Classroom instruction and range instruction with clay targets. Ammunition, equipment, and lunch will be provided. There are sessions at 8:30 - 12:00. The cost is $40/person. NCSC is located in Williston on Gun Club Road, off Old Creamery Road. Please check our website at www.shootncsc.com  for schedule and registration Call 802-343-1702, or email tblairvt@comcast.net  Sponsored by The NRA Foundation

August 24, Women's Garage Sale Ride and Picnic
10:00am - 12:00pm. Be forewarned...we may get sidetracked by unadvertised sales we discover along the way! Itinerary includes riding through the Intervale to reach Burlington's North End (paved or dirt road/trail). W will picnic at the park to fortify ourselves for the garage sale hunt! No advance sign up or RSVP needed! Location Meet at the state office building, corner of Colchester Ave and East Ave, Burlington (parking available) Contact andynanne@burlingtontelecome.net     www.localmotion.org/events-main/calendar/icalrepeat.detail/2014/08/24/2649/-/women-s-garage-sale-ride-and-picnic


 

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September 2014


September 14, Women's Ride: Explore Rossetti Park Beach
10:00am - 12:00pm. The 4th in our women's social ride series! Head north along the waterfront path, cross the Winooski River then follow the Colchester bike path to picnic at sandy Rossetti Park Beach. Feel the sand between your toes. Return loop includes connection through quiet Colchester neighborhoods. No advance notice or RSVP needed! Location Meet at Leddy Park (parking available). Contact andynanne@burlingtontelecome.net     www.localmotion.org/events-main/calendar/icalrepeat.detail/2014/09/14/2650/-/women-s-ride-explore-rossetti-park-beach 

Sept 19, 2014 Women's Free Hunter Education Safety Course (Field Day)
 
Special Instructions for All Students
* This class is being held during Fall Doe Camp at Jackson's Lodge in Canaan, VT and will be geared towards women.
Must complete the Hunter Education basic Firearms Course online, print out your passing score and hand in on the day of class in order to participate. The Basic Firearms online course can be found at http://www.hunter-ed.com/vermont/  This event is rain or shine so please dress accordingly. Please bring a bag lunch as we will be outside most of the day.  The class is free.To register, visit: http://www.register-ed.com/events/view/46392

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   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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November 2014

 

 

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