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February  2016
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  • Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: February 6, 2016 - 12:00 am
    Location: AVA Gallery and Art Center, 11 Bank St, Lebanon, NH 03766, United States
    Description: AVA Gallery is a member of Local First Alliance

    AVA Gallery and Art Center
    Sabra Field, Printmaker
    January 8 – February 5, 2016

    AVA Gallery and Art Center, located at 11 Bank Street in Lebanon, NH, is pleased to announce an exhibition of work by Sabra Field with the focal point being her most recent work, a diptych, titled Golden Rectangle I and II. Additional works in the show include prints both large and small, many rarely seen. The exhibition is on display from January 8 through February 5, 2016 in the Elizabeth Rowland Mayor Gallery.

    Golden Rectangle I and II speaks to the juxtaposition of history and self and where, as humans, we fit into the greater universe. Field states: “Since childhood, I’ve visualized history as a huge spiral unwinding from the chaos of cosmic beginnings to our current moment.”

    Sabra Field, of East Barnard, VT, received her BA from Middlebury College, VT and an MAT from Wesleyan University in CT. Middlebury College awarded her its Alumni Achievement Award in 1984 and an Honorary Doctor of Arts in 1991. Field’s work has been shown widely throughout the US and she has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards including several Vermont Arts Council grants, the Extraordinary Vermonter Award and the Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts. She is considered Vermont’s most famous artist and one of America’s most accomplished printmakers.

    The recently released film Sabra: The Life & Work of Printmaker Sabra Field, directed by Bill Phillips, will be shown on Thursday, January 28 at 6:00pm as part of AVA’s January Film Series titled As Art, On Art. Sabra will be followed by a screening of Phillips’ Bonus Materials, a film that goes further in depth about the many print series that the artist has created over the years. The evening is $10 for non-members and free for AVA members.
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  • Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: February 6, 2016 - 12:00 am
    Location: AVA Gallery and Art Center, 11 Bank St, Lebanon, NH 03766, United States
    Description: AVA Gallery is a member of Local First Alliance

    AVA Gallery and Art Center
    Sabra Field, Printmaker
    January 8 – February 5, 2016

    AVA Gallery and Art Center, located at 11 Bank Street in Lebanon, NH, is pleased to announce an exhibition of work by Sabra Field with the focal point being her most recent work, a diptych, titled Golden Rectangle I and II. Additional works in the show include prints both large and small, many rarely seen. The exhibition is on display from January 8 through February 5, 2016 in the Elizabeth Rowland Mayor Gallery.

    Golden Rectangle I and II speaks to the juxtaposition of history and self and where, as humans, we fit into the greater universe. Field states: “Since childhood, I’ve visualized history as a huge spiral unwinding from the chaos of cosmic beginnings to our current moment.”

    Sabra Field, of East Barnard, VT, received her BA from Middlebury College, VT and an MAT from Wesleyan University in CT. Middlebury College awarded her its Alumni Achievement Award in 1984 and an Honorary Doctor of Arts in 1991. Field’s work has been shown widely throughout the US and she has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards including several Vermont Arts Council grants, the Extraordinary Vermonter Award and the Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts. She is considered Vermont’s most famous artist and one of America’s most accomplished printmakers.

    The recently released film Sabra: The Life & Work of Printmaker Sabra Field, directed by Bill Phillips, will be shown on Thursday, January 28 at 6:00pm as part of AVA’s January Film Series titled As Art, On Art. Sabra will be followed by a screening of Phillips’ Bonus Materials, a film that goes further in depth about the many print series that the artist has created over the years. The evening is $10 for non-members and free for AVA members.
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  • Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: February 6, 2016 - 12:00 am
    Location: AVA Gallery and Art Center, 11 Bank St, Lebanon, NH 03766, United States
    Description: AVA Gallery is a member of Local First Alliance

    AVA Gallery and Art Center
    Sabra Field, Printmaker
    January 8 – February 5, 2016

    AVA Gallery and Art Center, located at 11 Bank Street in Lebanon, NH, is pleased to announce an exhibition of work by Sabra Field with the focal point being her most recent work, a diptych, titled Golden Rectangle I and II. Additional works in the show include prints both large and small, many rarely seen. The exhibition is on display from January 8 through February 5, 2016 in the Elizabeth Rowland Mayor Gallery.

    Golden Rectangle I and II speaks to the juxtaposition of history and self and where, as humans, we fit into the greater universe. Field states: “Since childhood, I’ve visualized history as a huge spiral unwinding from the chaos of cosmic beginnings to our current moment.”

    Sabra Field, of East Barnard, VT, received her BA from Middlebury College, VT and an MAT from Wesleyan University in CT. Middlebury College awarded her its Alumni Achievement Award in 1984 and an Honorary Doctor of Arts in 1991. Field’s work has been shown widely throughout the US and she has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards including several Vermont Arts Council grants, the Extraordinary Vermonter Award and the Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts. She is considered Vermont’s most famous artist and one of America’s most accomplished printmakers.

    The recently released film Sabra: The Life & Work of Printmaker Sabra Field, directed by Bill Phillips, will be shown on Thursday, January 28 at 6:00pm as part of AVA’s January Film Series titled As Art, On Art. Sabra will be followed by a screening of Phillips’ Bonus Materials, a film that goes further in depth about the many print series that the artist has created over the years. The evening is $10 for non-members and free for AVA members.
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  • Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: February 6, 2016 - 12:00 am
    Location: AVA Gallery and Art Center, 11 Bank St, Lebanon, NH 03766, United States
    Description: AVA Gallery is a member of Local First Alliance

    AVA Gallery and Art Center
    Sabra Field, Printmaker
    January 8 – February 5, 2016

    AVA Gallery and Art Center, located at 11 Bank Street in Lebanon, NH, is pleased to announce an exhibition of work by Sabra Field with the focal point being her most recent work, a diptych, titled Golden Rectangle I and II. Additional works in the show include prints both large and small, many rarely seen. The exhibition is on display from January 8 through February 5, 2016 in the Elizabeth Rowland Mayor Gallery.

    Golden Rectangle I and II speaks to the juxtaposition of history and self and where, as humans, we fit into the greater universe. Field states: “Since childhood, I’ve visualized history as a huge spiral unwinding from the chaos of cosmic beginnings to our current moment.”

    Sabra Field, of East Barnard, VT, received her BA from Middlebury College, VT and an MAT from Wesleyan University in CT. Middlebury College awarded her its Alumni Achievement Award in 1984 and an Honorary Doctor of Arts in 1991. Field’s work has been shown widely throughout the US and she has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards including several Vermont Arts Council grants, the Extraordinary Vermonter Award and the Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts. She is considered Vermont’s most famous artist and one of America’s most accomplished printmakers.

    The recently released film Sabra: The Life & Work of Printmaker Sabra Field, directed by Bill Phillips, will be shown on Thursday, January 28 at 6:00pm as part of AVA’s January Film Series titled As Art, On Art. Sabra will be followed by a screening of Phillips’ Bonus Materials, a film that goes further in depth about the many print series that the artist has created over the years. The evening is $10 for non-members and free for AVA members.
  • Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: February 4, 2016 - 9:00 pm
    Location: Hanover Inn Dartmouth, 2 E Wheelock St, Hanover, NH 03755, United States
    Description: Join us February 4 for a mid-winter celebration dinner of local foods and local farms at the Hanover Inn
    Seasons is Vital Communities’ tenth annual fundraising dinner supporting our work, local agriculture, local economy, and community in the Upper Valley

    Guest speaker Ellen Kahler, Executive Director of Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund and leader in the Vermont Farm to Plate Initiative

    ~ $150 per person ~
    ($100 is a tax deductible contribution to Vital Communities)

    ~ cocktail attire ~

    ~ locally sourced four course dinner & cash bar ~

    FOR RESERVATIONS PLEASE GO TO VitalCommunities.org/Seasons
    OR EMAIL Emily@VitalCommunities.org

    THE MENU

    First Course

    Butternut Squash and Brookford Farm Caramelized Onion House-made Ravioli
    Wild Mushrooms, North Country Bacon, & Parmesan Frico
    Fresh-baked King Arthur Flour Baguette

    Second Course
    [Served with Wine]

    Slow Braised Boyden Farm Short Ribs
    Brookford Farm Parsnip and Fresh Roots Farm Potato Puree
    Crispy Brookford Farm Brussels Sprouts

    OR

    [Vegetarian Option – Must be Ordered in Advance]
    House-made Cauliflower ‘Cous Cous’, Black Barley, White Bean Puree
    Brookford Farm Beets, Radish, with Lemon Reduction

    Third Course

    Trilogy of Vermont Cheeses:
    Oma – von Trapp Farmstead, Madison Green Mountain Blue Cheese – Boucher Family Farm,
    and Cabot Clothbound Cheddar
    Served with a Cucumber Wrapped Salad drizzled with Minus 8 Vinaigrette
    and House-made Crackers

    Fourth Course

    McNamara Dairy Sticky Toffee Pudding
    House-made Coffee Ice Cream & Espresso Anglaise
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  • Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: February 6, 2016 - 12:00 am
    Location: AVA Gallery and Art Center, 11 Bank St, Lebanon, NH 03766, United States
    Description: AVA Gallery is a member of Local First Alliance

    AVA Gallery and Art Center
    Sabra Field, Printmaker
    January 8 – February 5, 2016

    AVA Gallery and Art Center, located at 11 Bank Street in Lebanon, NH, is pleased to announce an exhibition of work by Sabra Field with the focal point being her most recent work, a diptych, titled Golden Rectangle I and II. Additional works in the show include prints both large and small, many rarely seen. The exhibition is on display from January 8 through February 5, 2016 in the Elizabeth Rowland Mayor Gallery.

    Golden Rectangle I and II speaks to the juxtaposition of history and self and where, as humans, we fit into the greater universe. Field states: “Since childhood, I’ve visualized history as a huge spiral unwinding from the chaos of cosmic beginnings to our current moment.”

    Sabra Field, of East Barnard, VT, received her BA from Middlebury College, VT and an MAT from Wesleyan University in CT. Middlebury College awarded her its Alumni Achievement Award in 1984 and an Honorary Doctor of Arts in 1991. Field’s work has been shown widely throughout the US and she has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards including several Vermont Arts Council grants, the Extraordinary Vermonter Award and the Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts. She is considered Vermont’s most famous artist and one of America’s most accomplished printmakers.

    The recently released film Sabra: The Life & Work of Printmaker Sabra Field, directed by Bill Phillips, will be shown on Thursday, January 28 at 6:00pm as part of AVA’s January Film Series titled As Art, On Art. Sabra will be followed by a screening of Phillips’ Bonus Materials, a film that goes further in depth about the many print series that the artist has created over the years. The evening is $10 for non-members and free for AVA members.
  • Starts: 10:00 pm
    Ends: February 6, 2016 - 3:00 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
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  • Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: February 7, 2016 - 12:00 am
    Location: Open Door, 18 N Main St, White River Junction, VT 05001, United States
    Description: A day of classes for the community; proceeds support High Horses, Vital Communities, Second Growth.

    Through donation-based classes, pro bono services, and community events, we aim to support our friends and neighbors. Recent and upcoming activities: Love Your Brain Yoga, Death Cafe, Round Table discussions, free classes for kids at the Haven, and a Gratitude Day of Classes to support High Horses, Vital Communities and Second Growth.

    OPEN DOOR
    Integrative Wellness
    http://www.opendoorworkshop.com
    __________________________

    Located in downtown White River Junction, VT - Next to Revolution
  • Starts: 3:00 pm
    Ends: February 6, 2016 - 6:00 pm
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  • Starts: 3:00 pm
    Ends: February 13, 2016 - 7:00 pm
    Location: Forest Center, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Woodstock, VT.
    Description: Animal Tracking
    Who’s walking through my backyard? Come and learn the tracks and signs of many common Vermont mammals. Along with whose tracks, learn how fast they are moving, their mood, their most recent meals and so much more. National Park Service Science Communication Specialist Ed Sharron will begin with an indoor discussion and then you’ll head outside for a guided snowshoeing experience, tracking animals through the park trails and woods. All ages are welcome. Please dress appropriately for outside, as the workshop will happen snow or shine. Bring a bagged lunch, water and snowshoes. Adult and child snowshoes will be available if needed. Co-sponsored by Vermont Coverts and the Vermont Woodlands Association.

    Date – Saturday, February 13th, 2016
    Time – 10:00am -2:00pm
    Location – Forest Center, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Woodstock, VT. Parking available at the Billings Farm & Museum parking lot.
    Fee – No cost
    Reservations – No reservations necessary
    Contact – To learn more visit http://www.nps.gov/mabi/index.htm call (802) 457-3368 x 22 or email christine_frohloff@partner.nps.gov
  • Starts: 3:00 pm
    Ends: February 13, 2016 - 6:00 pm
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  • Starts: 3:00 pm
    Ends: February 20, 2016 - 6:00 pm
  • Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: February 20, 2016 - 8:30 pm
    Location: Forest Center, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Woodstock, VT.
    Description: Winter Landscape Photography
    A workshop provided to you by ArtisTree and Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
    The simplicity and beauty of our Vermont winter landscaping is breath-taking. Come and explore our National Park, with local Photographer and ArtisTree Instructor Linda Treash. Begin inside with technical and creative advice on how to capture the best winter photographs with your personal cameras. Then, take a snowshoe trek through our snow-encased national park, learning the basics of outdoor and winter photography, stopping for discussion and photo moments along the way. Please bring your own camera to the workshop. This is a rain or shine event, so please dress appropriately for outdoor weather. Adult and child snowshoes will be available if needed. All ages welcome. This workshop is co-sponsored by ArtisTree Communuity Art Center, Vermont Coverts and the Vermont Woodlands Association.

    Date – Saturday, February 20th, 2016
    Time – 1:00pm – 3:30pm
    Location – Forest Center, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Woodstock, VT. Parking available at the Billings Farm & Museum parking lot.
    Fee -$28
    Reservations – Pre-registration and payment are required. Space is limited to 12 participants. To make reservations, register on-line at ArtisTreevt.org by Friday, Feb 19th at 3:00pm or call (802)457-3500
    Website - http://www.nps.gov/mabi/naturescience/working-woodlands-workshops.htm
    Contact – To learn more about the Park visit http://www.nps.gov/mabi/index.htm or call (802) 457-3368 x22
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  • Starts: 8:30 am
    Ends: February 23, 2016 - 10:30 am
    Location: Vital Communities, 195 North Main Street, White River Junction, VT 05001, United States
    Description: PARKING INFO:
    For Staff Only: Please park anywhere but the back parking lot.
    For Board Members Only: There are six parking spaces (spaces are marked with signage) behind our office that can be used during the board meeting. Otherwise, you can park in the Coop's parking lot but not directly in front.
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  • Starts: 2:00 pm
    Ends: February 27, 2016 - 10:00 pm
    Location: Forest Center, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Woodstock, VT
    Description: Winter Wilderness First Aid - A Working Woodlands Workshop

    We are excited to host a Winter Wilderness First Aid Workshop in partnership with SOLO (Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities). This training will focus on concerns for a winter wilderness setting. There will be a review on Wilderness versus Urban environments and how the changes between the two can lead to certain problems in a backcountry setting, along with discussion on some basic preventative measures of how one can be better prepared for the out-of-doors in a cold weather environment. There will also be information and practical components on basic patient assessment, shelter building, and cold related injuries. Through attending this workshop, SOLO’s hope is that participants will leave with a better understanding of the Wilderness setting and how not being prepared can lead to an emergency situation. Workshop will be both inside and outdoors, please dress appropriately for all conditions. This is a non-certification training.
    Co-sponsored by Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities, Vermont Coverts and the Vermont Woodlands Association.

    SOLO was founded in 1976 as a school dedicated to teaching Wilderness and Emergency Medicine, SOLO is best-known as the first organization to recognize the legitimacy of this type of training and make a commitment to being the only full-time training center of its kind in the world. Combining the theoretical with the experiential, SOLO Wilderness and Emergency Medicine courses are designed to teach the skills and knowledge for a safe, successful rescue operation or casual outdoor venture, with an emphasis always on awareness, prevention, and the environment with lots of hands-on practice.

    Date – Saturday, February 27th, 2016

    Time – All day. 9:00am – 5:00pm, with an hour lunch.

    Location – Forest Center, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Woodstock, VT. Parking is available in the overflow lot, located on Old River Road, across the street from the Billings Farm & Museum parking lot.

    FEE: A $50 registration fee is required for each person. Checks should be made out and mailed with registration to Vermont Coverts, PO Box 328, Vergennes, VT 05491

    RESERVATIONS: Advance reservations are required, limited to 30 participants.
    A registration form is available online at http://www.nps.gov/mabi/upload/Winter-Wilderness-First-Aid-Registration.pdf

    Contact – For more details about the specific workshop, please email christine_frohloff@partner.nps.gov or call Christine Frohloff at 802-291-1904.
    For registration questions, please call VT Coverts at 802-877-2777 or email lisa@vtcoverts.org

    To learn more about the Park, visit http://www.nps.gov/mabi/index.htm call (802) 457-3368 x 22

    Working Woodlands Workshops –Informative, hands-on and exciting workshops for the woodland enthusiast. Working Woodlands workshops are held throughout the year at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park. Come learn from forestry professionals, scientists, landowners and inspiring community members. Explore diverse topics ranging from tree identification, low-impact harvesting, sawmilling, Timber Stand Improvement, animal tracking, trail maintenance, invasive plant control and so much more. Learn techniques and knowledge to help you understand, manage, conserve and experience woodlands. Co-sponsored by Vermont Coverts and the Vermont Woodlands Association.

    To learn more about our Working Woodlands Workshops, please
    visit http://www.nps.gov/mabi/naturescience/working-woodlands-workshops.htm
  • Starts: 3:00 pm
    Ends: February 27, 2016 - 6:00 pm
    Location: Barnard Town Hall
    Description: Winter farmers' market and brunch
  • Starts: 3:00 pm
    Ends: February 27, 2016 - 6:00 pm
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