EVENTS IN THE SHIRES: JAN 4-10

It doesn't matter if it's a cold -18 degree day in the middle of winter or a steamy humid day in July...the Shires is always on the go. If you want to stay in the know - you have to be tracking with our "Community Calendar" . If you are member of the Chamber this is a free service to use. Get your company events out there! With thousands of people visiting the calendar a month it's a quick way to spread the love of what you are doing in your organization. Here is "what's happening" in the next week Nov. 8-15. Go and be a part of your community! 


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LIVE MUSIC EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT

Thu Jan 4th 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Publyk House Restaurant & Tavern, 782 Harwood Hill Rd, Bennington

Happy Thursdays!!

Live music from 7-9pm in the Tavern.

Once a functioning barn, the Publyk House was moved in 1972 to it's current location on Harwood Hill in Bennington VT where it quickly became a favorite stop for locals and folks everywhere. Serving New England style comfort food and boasting fireside dining, a fresh and bountiful salad bar, a full bar, a tavern menu, and outstanding views of Historic Bennington VT, The Publyk House is a great destination for a date, friends, family, or parties and special events.

For more information see their website: https://www.thepublykhouse.com/

(802) 442-7500


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WINTER SAMPLER TOUR

Fri Jan 5th 1:00pm - Wed Feb 28th 1:00pm

Tours meet in front of Spiral Scoops Ice Cream Shop (Advance reservations only)

39 Bonnet St, Manchester Center, VT

This tour is designed for people who are not familiar with the area and want to see what makes us so special; it's also a great alternative to skiing. You will visit a sweeping mountain/valley vista, an international woodworking factory/kitchen shop, the oldest marble quarry in the u.S., quintessential vt. Villages; other destinations will depend on road/weather conditions for any given day. Advance reservations necessary via phone 802-362-4997 or email which is located on the website http://www.Backroaddiscovery.Com


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OLDCASTLE FILM SERIES: RIGOBERTA MENCHU: DAUGHTER OF THE MAYA

Fri Jan 5th 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Oldcastle Theatre Company, 331 Main St, Bennington, VT

Ring In The New Year With A Message Of Peace at Oldcastle Theatre Company

"The priests say the new dawn will be like the rain that fertilizes the soil before we begin to plant our corn. It will renew the natural cycle of life. The Mayan people will once again flourish. I believe in this very strongly. The holy men say we are entering a period of clarity. We are rediscovering our Mayan values."

Rigoberta Menchú Tum was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992 in recognition of her work for social justice and ethno-cultural reconciliation work based on respect for the rights of indigenous peoples in her native Guatemala. She is the first indigenous person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. In 2007, She is an author of many books and active activist towards working for justice in her native country.

All Seats $7 the WunderBar will be open, and snacks are available


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SKI PACKAGE (ON-GOING SKI DEAL!)

Wed Dec 20th - Wed Feb 28th 2018

Wilburton Inn, 257 Wilburton Drive

SKI VERMONT PACKAGE WITH DISCOUNTED TICKETS AT BROMLEY MOUNTAIN!

The Wilburton Inn is only 8 miles from Bromley Mountain and 18 miles from Stratton Mountain, where you can enjoy downhill skiing and snowboarding. Enjoy $55 all day tickets!

Discounted ski rentals are available too at Bradleys Ski Rental!


BENNINGTON FARMER'S MARKET

Sat Jan 6th 10:00am - 1:00pm

First Baptist Church Community Room, 601 Main St, Bennington, VT

Fresh vegetables and storage crops from area farms, maple and honey products, handcrafts, baked goods and other artisanal fare. Live music. First and third Saturday each month November through April.


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ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE BREAKFAST

Mon Jan 8th 7:30am - 9:00am

Hampton Inn Bennington, 51 Hannaford Square, Bennington, VT

The Area Chamber of Commerce along with the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union will be co-hosting a Legislative Breakfast on Monday, January 8th and all that are interested are welcome to attend.

Many of our Chamber members along with members of the Educational Community have questions/concerns about issues that legislators within Vermont will be tackling this session. Your local representatives, senators and other stakeholders will be in attendance to answer questions, give insight and provide an outlook of the year ahead.

CLICK HERE TO RSVP


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COMMUNITY PLAYGROUP

Mon Jan 8th 9:00am - 12:00pm

Bennington Free library, 101 Silver St, Bennington, VT

CIS/Community Playgroup runs every Monday, except for holidays. Playgroup is for children and parents or caregivers. The age is usually 6 and under.

Guided free play, Literacy-story, finger plays, art project for parent and child, snack time and social time.

Information and community resources are available.

Please contact Jennie Moon

Program Coordinator CIS/Early Intervention with any questions 802-447-2768.


CDC THEATRE ARTS' PREMIERES ONE ACT PLAYS AT OLDCASTLE

Wed Jan 10th 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Oldcastle Theatre Company, 331 Main St, Bennington, VT

Theatre lovers of all ages are excited to attend the premiere of the Center for Career Development Theatre Arts' original one act plays. Whether your favorite is comedy, drama, or the messy complications of life and love, there is something for everyone in each of these 9 plays.

Audiences will recognize many of the students from their work with the MAUHS Drama Club plays and musicals. The plays are written, produced, and acted by the students while the directors are Tim Foley,CDC Theatre Arts teacher (also the Drama Club adviser) and Eric Peterson, artistic director of The Oldcastle Theatre Company. So come out and support our community's budding actors and playwrights at a fun night at Oldcastle! Donations for a Theatre Arts Scholarships will be accepted.

For more information contact: Tim Foley 802-688-7822