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Upcoming Events

April  2016
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  • Starts: 9:00 pm
    Ends: April 2, 2016 - 2:00 am
    Location: White River Junction, VT
    Description: Join the businesses of downtown WRJ in celebrating the first Friday of the month! It changes every month but there is always something fun going on. Wine tastings, fashion shows, art exhibits, kids crafts, live music and so much more. Kim Souza, of the amazing store Revolution, is usually instrumental in announcing the line up so for more info send an email to info@shoptherev.com or go to http://www.shoptherev.com
  • Starts: 9:00 pm
    Ends: April 1, 2016 - 11:00 pm
    Location: First Congregational Church of Wilmot U.C.C., 19 N Wilmot Rd, Wilmot, NH 03287, United States
    Description: Homemade Lasagna Church Supper
    First Congregational Church Of Wilmot (UCC)
    19 North Wilmot Rd. (Next To The Wilmot Library And Town Hall)
    Friday April 1 St 5:00 To 7:00pm
    No Foolin’, Come Enjoy Our Spring Church Supper
    Lasagna…(Meat, Vegetarian Or Gluten Free)
    Tossed Salad, Garlic Bread, Drinks & Brownies A La Mode
    Enjoy Live Entertainment And Sing Along
    With Fred Ogmundson At The Piano
    Adults $10 Under 12 Years $5.00 Under 5 Years Free
    Takeout Available On Request
    Always Best Company Guaranteed
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  • Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: April 2, 2016 - 5:00 pm
    Location: Sugarbush Farm, 591 Sugarbush Farm Rd, Woodstock, VT 05091, United States
    Description: Sugarbush Farm is a member of Local First Alliance

    Vermont Maple Open House Weekend at 3 Upper Valley farms!
    April 2-April 3, 2016

    Sugarbush Farm
    591 Sugarbush Farm Rd,
    Woodstock, VT
    802 457 1757
    10-5 both days
    Elm Grove Farm
    3655 Cloudland Road
    Woodstock, VT
    802 738 2511
    10-4 both days
    Top Acres Farm
    1390 Fletcher Schoolhouse Rd
    S. Woodstock, VT
    802 457 3779
    11-3 both days

    Any questions? Please contact Betsy Luce of Sugarbush Farm at 802 457 1757
  • Starts: 2:00 pm
    Ends: April 2, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: April 2, 2016 - 8:30 pm
    Location: AVA Gallery and Art Center, 11 Bank St, Lebanon, NH 03766, United States
    Description: All donated auction items - artwork in a variety of media as well as donations from the business community, ranging from furniture to gift certificates - will be available for preview and early-bird bidding for a week prior to the Silent Auction Party on Saturday, April 2.

    Admission is free during the preview period, and anyone who wishes may place early-bird bids. There is an admission fee, however, to attend the festive Silent Auction Party, when the final bidding will take place. Items may be won during the preview period with bids exceeding fifty percent of the stated value.

    To purchase your admission to the Silent Auction Party on April 2, 5:30-8:00pm, call (603) 448-3117, click here or come by our Carter-Kelsey building at 11 Bank Street. AVA members receive a discount on admission.
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  • Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: April 3, 2016 - 5:00 pm
    Location: Sugarbush Farm, 591 Sugarbush Farm Rd, Woodstock, VT 05091, United States
    Description: Sugarbush Farm is a member of Local First Alliance

    Vermont Maple Open House Weekend at 3 Upper Valley farms!
    April 2-April 3, 2016

    Sugarbush Farm
    591 Sugarbush Farm Rd,
    Woodstock, VT
    802 457 1757
    10-5 both days
    Elm Grove Farm
    3655 Cloudland Road
    Woodstock, VT
    802 738 2511
    10-4 both days
    Top Acres Farm
    1390 Fletcher Schoolhouse Rd
    S. Woodstock, VT
    802 457 3779
    11-3 both days

    Any questions? Please contact Betsy Luce of Sugarbush Farm at 802 457 1757
456
  • Starts: 11:00 am
    Ends: April 6, 2016 - 6:00 pm
    Location: Von Bargen's Jewelry, 35 Main St, Hanover, NH 03755, United States
    Description: Von Bargen's is a member of Local First Alliance

    EVENT DETAILS
    Shop the latest diamond selection at our Diamond Show in Hanover.
    April 23rd | 11am-6pm
    Call (603) 653 – 0006 or email julie@vonbargens.com for more details.
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  • Starts: 11:00 am
    Ends: April 10, 2016 - 3:00 pm
    Location: Hartford High School, 37 Highland Avenue, White River Junction, VT 05001, United States
    Description: The Upper Valley's premier tasting expo for locally grown foods.

    Meet the faces behind your food ~ the farmers, chefs & local businesses!
    Enjoy samples of:
    Fresh produce
    Award-winning cheese
    Artisan bread
    Sweet & savory jellies
    Maple butter cookies
    Spicy sausage
    Slow-braised veal
    Boiled cider bars
    BBQ pulled pork
    Small batch halvah
    And ice cream!!!
    ~Be sure to bring a plate, utensils, and your shopping bag and/or cooler~

    Vendors accept cash for any additional purchases. Some may take check or credit card.

    Valley Quest activities for kids!

    Tickets will be sold at the door for $10,
    $30 max per family.
    Children 6 and under get in free!
    ~Cash, check, or credit card accepted for ticket purchases~
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  • Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: April 14, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Starts: 8:30 pm
    Ends: April 13, 2016 - 11:30 pm
    Location: Unity Elementary School, 864 2nd NH Turnpike, Newport, NH 03773, United States
    Description: Join Upper Valley Farm to School and Vermont FEED for Integrating Farm to School into the Classroom with Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. This professional development course is designed for classroom teachers who are looking to deepen or expand their curriculum and project-based learning opportunities related to Farm to School including: nutrition, food systems, classroom cooking, and garden-based education. Based on the feedback from past classes, this course has been developed with the needs of teachers in mind. Designed to be dynamic and democratic, this emergent course will offer teachers the time and space to focus on projects of their choice, while also providing opportunities to learn from colleagues and others leaders in the field of Farm to School. Interactive class sessions will feature a blend of individual work time, connections to standards, peer to peer feedback, resource sharing, hands-on food preparation, and large and small group discussions.

    We are very fortunate to be able to provide free tuition to all New Hampshire teachers. New Hampshire teachers will also be eligible to apply for a mini-grant to support a farm to school project in their school. Funding for this opportunity is from the Wellborn Ecology Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.

    To learn more about the course and to register please visit http://bit.ly/1Mhi9Od or contact Beth Roy, Farm to School Coordinator at (802)291-9100 or Beth@VitalCommunities.org

    Course will meet
    March 2
    March 16
    March 30
    April 13
    April 27
    May 11
    May 18 (Snow Date)
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  • Starts: 9:15 pm
    Ends: April 14, 2016 - 11:15 pm
    Location: Jonathon B. Chase Community Center, Vermont Law School
    Description: Please join us on Thursday, April 14th.

    Patricia Salkin's talk, titled "Gaming the Future: A Winning Strategy for Land Use and Sustainable Development," explores how land use and land development can be viewed through the lens of game theory with many players in the land use game and multiple agendas and strategies to ultimately create winners and losers. Dean Salkin will discuss the goals of community development and sustainability in terms of what ought to be the rules of the game and the winning strategies. Patricia Salkin is the Dean and a Professor of Law at Touro Law Center and the Interim Provost of the Touro College Graduate and Professional Divisions. Please join us at 5:15pm for a light reception before the lecture.
    vermontlaw.edu
1516
  • Starts: 2:00 pm
    Ends: April 16, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: April 16, 2016 - 8:00 pm
    Location: 18 MacLean Rd, Alstead, NH 03602, USA
    Description: "Charles Andros, former NH/VT Apiary Inspector, will hold a beekeeping workshop from 1-4 PM on Saturday, April 1​6​​​, at 18 MacLean Road, Alstead, NH 03602. Look for the "BEE" sign on the south side of Walpole Valley Road. Topics of discussion will be early spring management: locating apiaries, equipment, handling bees, feeding syrup and supplements, making nuclei, reversing, and requeening. Bring a veil, if you have one, as we shall be opening some colonies. We'll be inside if it is a rainy day. Registration required. email: lindenap@gmail.com or call 603-756-9056."
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  • Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: May 9, 2016 - 12:00 am
    Location: Northern Stage, 74 Gates St, White River Junction, VT 05001, United States
    Description: Northern Stage is a member of Local First Alliance

    When Norman, an assistant librarian with unruly manners and lustful intentions, arrives at a country house to spend a dirty weekend with his sister-in-law, all hell breaks loose. Co-produced with Weston Playhouse and Dorset Theatre Festival, this British comedy is not to be missed.

    Laugh with Norman at Northern Stage Now
    Tickets and information at northernstage.org or 802.296.7000
  • Starts: 8:30 am
    Ends: April 20, 2016 - 10:00 am
    Location: Hanover Town Hall Board Room
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  • Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: May 9, 2016 - 12:00 am
    Location: Northern Stage, 74 Gates St, White River Junction, VT 05001, United States
    Description: Northern Stage is a member of Local First Alliance

    When Norman, an assistant librarian with unruly manners and lustful intentions, arrives at a country house to spend a dirty weekend with his sister-in-law, all hell breaks loose. Co-produced with Weston Playhouse and Dorset Theatre Festival, this British comedy is not to be missed.

    Laugh with Norman at Northern Stage Now
    Tickets and information at northernstage.org or 802.296.7000
  • Starts: 11:00 am
    Ends: April 21, 2016 - 6:00 pm
    Location: Von Bargen's Jewelry, 2 Chester Rd, Springfield, VT 05156, United States
    Description: Von Bargen's is a member of Local First Alliance

    EVENT DETAILS
    At Von Bargen’s, we offer regular, in-store appraisal clinics to provide you with fair market values of your jewelry. Our appraisers each have over 30 years experience in the jewelry business and training from the Gemological Institute of America as well as the American Gem Society.
    Appointments recommended.
    Learn more about appraisals at Von Bargen’s.
    Call (802) 253 – 2942 or email ali@vonbargens.com for more details.
  • Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: April 21, 2016 - 7:00 pm
    Location: Lebanon Library, Downstairs
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  • Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: May 9, 2016 - 12:00 am
    Location: Northern Stage, 74 Gates St, White River Junction, VT 05001, United States
    Description: Northern Stage is a member of Local First Alliance

    When Norman, an assistant librarian with unruly manners and lustful intentions, arrives at a country house to spend a dirty weekend with his sister-in-law, all hell breaks loose. Co-produced with Weston Playhouse and Dorset Theatre Festival, this British comedy is not to be missed.

    Laugh with Norman at Northern Stage Now
    Tickets and information at northernstage.org or 802.296.7000
23
  • Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: May 9, 2016 - 12:00 am
    Location: Northern Stage, 74 Gates St, White River Junction, VT 05001, United States
    Description: Northern Stage is a member of Local First Alliance

    When Norman, an assistant librarian with unruly manners and lustful intentions, arrives at a country house to spend a dirty weekend with his sister-in-law, all hell breaks loose. Co-produced with Weston Playhouse and Dorset Theatre Festival, this British comedy is not to be missed.

    Laugh with Norman at Northern Stage Now
    Tickets and information at northernstage.org or 802.296.7000
  • Starts: 11:00 am
    Ends: April 23, 2016 - 6:00 pm
    Location: Von Bargen's Jewelry, 35 Main St, Hanover, NH 03755, United States
    Description: Von Bargen's is a member of Local First Alliance

    EVENT DETAILS
    Shop the latest diamond selection at our Diamond Show in Hanover.
    April 23rd | 11am-6pm
    Call (603) 653 – 0006 or email julie@vonbargens.com for more details.
  • Starts: 2:00 pm
    Ends: April 23, 2016 - 5:00 pm
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  • Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: May 9, 2016 - 12:00 am
    Location: Northern Stage, 74 Gates St, White River Junction, VT 05001, United States
    Description: Northern Stage is a member of Local First Alliance

    When Norman, an assistant librarian with unruly manners and lustful intentions, arrives at a country house to spend a dirty weekend with his sister-in-law, all hell breaks loose. Co-produced with Weston Playhouse and Dorset Theatre Festival, this British comedy is not to be missed.

    Laugh with Norman at Northern Stage Now
    Tickets and information at northernstage.org or 802.296.7000
25
  • Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: May 9, 2016 - 12:00 am
    Location: Northern Stage, 74 Gates St, White River Junction, VT 05001, United States
    Description: Northern Stage is a member of Local First Alliance

    When Norman, an assistant librarian with unruly manners and lustful intentions, arrives at a country house to spend a dirty weekend with his sister-in-law, all hell breaks loose. Co-produced with Weston Playhouse and Dorset Theatre Festival, this British comedy is not to be missed.

    Laugh with Norman at Northern Stage Now
    Tickets and information at northernstage.org or 802.296.7000
26
  • Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: May 9, 2016 - 12:00 am
    Location: Northern Stage, 74 Gates St, White River Junction, VT 05001, United States
    Description: Northern Stage is a member of Local First Alliance

    When Norman, an assistant librarian with unruly manners and lustful intentions, arrives at a country house to spend a dirty weekend with his sister-in-law, all hell breaks loose. Co-produced with Weston Playhouse and Dorset Theatre Festival, this British comedy is not to be missed.

    Laugh with Norman at Northern Stage Now
    Tickets and information at northernstage.org or 802.296.7000
27
  • Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: May 9, 2016 - 12:00 am
    Location: Northern Stage, 74 Gates St, White River Junction, VT 05001, United States
    Description: Northern Stage is a member of Local First Alliance

    When Norman, an assistant librarian with unruly manners and lustful intentions, arrives at a country house to spend a dirty weekend with his sister-in-law, all hell breaks loose. Co-produced with Weston Playhouse and Dorset Theatre Festival, this British comedy is not to be missed.

    Laugh with Norman at Northern Stage Now
    Tickets and information at northernstage.org or 802.296.7000
  • Starts: 8:30 pm
    Ends: April 27, 2016 - 11:30 pm
    Location: Unity Elementary School, 864 2nd NH Turnpike, Newport, NH 03773, United States
    Description: Join Upper Valley Farm to School and Vermont FEED for Integrating Farm to School into the Classroom with Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. This professional development course is designed for classroom teachers who are looking to deepen or expand their curriculum and project-based learning opportunities related to Farm to School including: nutrition, food systems, classroom cooking, and garden-based education. Based on the feedback from past classes, this course has been developed with the needs of teachers in mind. Designed to be dynamic and democratic, this emergent course will offer teachers the time and space to focus on projects of their choice, while also providing opportunities to learn from colleagues and others leaders in the field of Farm to School. Interactive class sessions will feature a blend of individual work time, connections to standards, peer to peer feedback, resource sharing, hands-on food preparation, and large and small group discussions.

    We are very fortunate to be able to provide free tuition to all New Hampshire teachers. New Hampshire teachers will also be eligible to apply for a mini-grant to support a farm to school project in their school. Funding for this opportunity is from the Wellborn Ecology Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.

    To learn more about the course and to register please visit http://bit.ly/1Mhi9Od or contact Beth Roy, Farm to School Coordinator at (802)291-9100 or Beth@VitalCommunities.org

    Course will meet
    March 2
    March 16
    March 30
    April 13
    April 27
    May 11
    May 18 (Snow Date)
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  • Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: May 9, 2016 - 12:00 am
    Location: Northern Stage, 74 Gates St, White River Junction, VT 05001, United States
    Description: Northern Stage is a member of Local First Alliance

    When Norman, an assistant librarian with unruly manners and lustful intentions, arrives at a country house to spend a dirty weekend with his sister-in-law, all hell breaks loose. Co-produced with Weston Playhouse and Dorset Theatre Festival, this British comedy is not to be missed.

    Laugh with Norman at Northern Stage Now
    Tickets and information at northernstage.org or 802.296.7000
29
  • Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: May 9, 2016 - 12:00 am
    Location: Northern Stage, 74 Gates St, White River Junction, VT 05001, United States
    Description: Northern Stage is a member of Local First Alliance

    When Norman, an assistant librarian with unruly manners and lustful intentions, arrives at a country house to spend a dirty weekend with his sister-in-law, all hell breaks loose. Co-produced with Weston Playhouse and Dorset Theatre Festival, this British comedy is not to be missed.

    Laugh with Norman at Northern Stage Now
    Tickets and information at northernstage.org or 802.296.7000
  • Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: April 29, 2016 - 9:00 pm
    Location: AVA Gallery and Art Center, 11 Bank St, Lebanon, NH 03766, United States
    Description: AVA Gallery and Art Center is a member of Local First Alliance

    Poetry Reading to feature Vermont’s Poet Laureate,

    Chard deNiord, and Paige Ackerson-Kiely

    Friday, April 29, 7:00pm

    Free Admission

    In celebration of April as poetry month, AVA Gallery and Art Center, located at 11 Bank Street in Lebanon, NH, is pleased to announce a free poetry reading on Friday, April 29 at 7pm. The reading, which will feature Vermont’s Poet Laureate, Chard deNiord, and Paige Ackerson-Kiely, is yet another example of AVA’s ongoing commitment to set the stage for enriching experiences by merging the visual arts with other mediums, such as music, dance, and the spoken word.
    Last November, when deNiord was invited to read at AVA, Vermont’s newly installed Poet Laureate was also asked to choose a poet, preferably a Vermont or New Hampshire resident whose poetry he felt would merit broader exposure, to be part of the reading. His choice was Paige Ackerson-Kiely.
    deNiord is the author of five books of poetry; his most recently published volume is Interstate (The University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015). A Professor of English, he teaches Creative Writing and English at Providence College. His book of essays and interviews with seven senior American poets (Galway Kinnell, Donald Hall, Maxine Kumin, Jack Gilbert, Ruth Stone, Lucille Clifton, Robert Bly) titled Sad Friends, Drowned Lovers, Stapled Songs, Conversations and Reflections on 20th Century American Poets, was published in 2012. His poems and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, Harvard Review, and American Poetry Review. De Niord lives in Westminster, Vermont.
    Ackerson-Kiely is the author of the poetry collection In No One’s Land (Ahsahta, 2007), My Love is a Dead Arctic Explorer (Ahsahta, 2012), and other works of poetry and prose. She splits her time between Yonkers, NY, where she is the Associate Director of Sarah Lawrence’s MFA in Writing Program, and Addison, Vermont.
    The exhibitions that will open on April 23, featuring work by Patty Castellini, Roger Goldenberg, Torin Porter, and Jane Davies, will provide a lively and colorful backdrop for this very special event.
    Please join us in our galleries for this free poetry reading. Refreshments will be served.
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  • Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: May 9, 2016 - 12:00 am
    Location: Northern Stage, 74 Gates St, White River Junction, VT 05001, United States
    Description: Northern Stage is a member of Local First Alliance

    When Norman, an assistant librarian with unruly manners and lustful intentions, arrives at a country house to spend a dirty weekend with his sister-in-law, all hell breaks loose. Co-produced with Weston Playhouse and Dorset Theatre Festival, this British comedy is not to be missed.

    Laugh with Norman at Northern Stage Now
    Tickets and information at northernstage.org or 802.296.7000
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