EVENTS IN THE SHIRES: NOV. 15-23

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! 


 Provided by SVC

ONE WORLD CONSERVATION CENTER FIRST ANNUAL FARM TO TABLE FUNDRAISER AND LECTURE

Nov. 16th  4:30pm-7:00pm

One World Conservation Center, 413 US-7, Bennington, VT

4:30 Cocktails (cash bar) & Hors d’ Oeuvres

5:30-7 PM 3 Course Meal & Silent Auction

Ticket $30

7-8 PM Lecture- Presented by Studio Hill Farm- Using carbon in your soil to make less work.

Proceeds will benefit OWCC Education Fund

For more information and to purchase tickets:

802447-7419 or info@oneworldconservationcenter.org

Many Thanks to:  Mighty Food Farm  Clearbrook Farm  Gammelgarden  Fancy Pants Cakes  Pickering Farm  Hildene Garden  Youth Agricultural Program


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ARTIST BARBARA ACKERMAN TALK ON CURRENT EXHIBIT AT SVC GALLERY

Nov. 16th 5:30pm-6:30pm 

Southern Vermont College, Everett Mansion, Burgdorff Gallery, 982 Mansion Dr, Bennington, VT

Artist Barbara Ackerman will talk about her latest body of work, “Personal Geography,” on Thursday, November 16, 5:30 p.m., at Southern Vermont College’s Burgdorff Gallery.

Her current exhibit is on display in the Gallery through November 28. Inspired by the poetry of her physical surroundings, Ackerman will speak to using brush, pattern and color to interpret the mystery of her personal landscape.

For those unable to attend Ackerman’s presentation, her exhibit may be viewed in the College’s Gallery Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on weekends by arrangement with the Campus Safety Office.

Inquiries about Ackerman’s presentation may be addressed to Ackerman by e-mail at backerman@svc.edu.


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LIVE MUSIC EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT

Nov. 16th | www.thepublykhouse.com

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

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/


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AN EVENING OF VERMONT POETS

Nov. 17th 6:00pm-8:00pm | www.northshire.com

Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St, Manchester Center, VT

Join us for a special evening of poetry readings by a group of stellar Vermont Poets. This is in celebration of their new anthology, Roads Taken: Contemporary Vermont Poetry. Poets who will be presenting are Vermont's Poet Laureate Chard deNiordSydney LeaDennis NurkseKarin GotshallJay Pariniand Bianca Stone.

With its mystical landscape and fiercely self-reliant citizenry, Vermont has inspired poets from its earliest days. This anthology of contemporary Vermont poets represents a wide range of accomplished voices―both young and old, both renowned and relatively unestablished. Their poems offer news, in Ezra Pound’s words, that stays news, and they do so in a wide variety of forms and subjects. While there is no such thing as a particular brand of Vermont poetry, the poems in this volume claim Vermont as their place of origin, bearing witness to the remarkably rich and ongoing legacy of the state’s poetic tradition.

For more information visit our website: https://www.northshire.com


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OLDCASTLE FILM SERIES: EINSTEIN'S GOD MODEL & MEET & GREET WITH PHILIP JOHNSON

Nov. 17th 6:00pm-9:00pm

Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main St, Bennington, VT

  • Friday Nov 17 7:00pm Vermont Premiere
  • Einstein's God Model Award Winning Sci-Fi Thriller
  • 6:00pm Meet n Greet With Writer, Director & Producer: Philip Johnson
  • 7:00pm Film And Q&A Director

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/218695470

For thousands of years, evidence of life after death has eluded mankind. Science is about to change that. With the help of a physicist, a blind medium, and Thomas Edison's final experiment, Brayden Taylor embarks on a quest to contact his deceased fiancee. For his love to transcend dimensions, he must defy the laws of quantum physics. He must defy the balance nature demands. He must defy ... Einstein's God Model.

Los Angeles, CA (March, 2017): "Einstein's God Model" is a mind bending sci-fi thriller that explores the connection between quantum physics and the afterlife!

Winner Best Picture 2016 Comicon & Best Science Boston Science Fiction Film Festival, this independent feature film uses the science of quantum physics and string theory to take us on a clandestine adventure beyond the known universe. Director Philip T. Johnson uses love as the ultimate connection, compelling his main character, Brayden, to fearlessly trust a shadowy physicist and a blind psychic drunk who launch him into other dimensions in search of his fiancee.

All Seats $10


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WINTER MERRIMENT TOURS

Fri Nov 17th 1:00pm - Thu Dec 28th 1:00pm

Tours meet at sidewalk benches in front of Spiral Press Ice Cream Shop (Advance Reservations Only), 39 Bonnet St, Manchester Center, VT

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, THE BIRTHPLACE OF VERMONT, A COVERED BRIDGE AND AN AUTHENTIC MAPLE SUGAR SHACK TO LEARN THE SYRUP PROCESS. ALONG THE WAY, WE WILL TELL YOU ALL ABOUT THE AREA, IT’S PEOPLE, INTERESTING STORIES/FACTS AND HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE

YOU WILL ALSO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SAMPLE AND PURCHASE VT-MADE SYRUP, CHEESES AND OTHER PRODUCTS.


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BENNINGTON FARMER'S HOLIDAY MARKET

Nov. 18th 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.


GNOME HOMES & FAIRY HOUSES AT MERCK FOREST

Nov. 18th 1:00pm-4:00pm

Merck Forest & Farmland Center, 3270 VT-315, Dorset, VT

Spend the afternoon creating a magical home and the wee folk to live in it! We'll start with a brief hike in the woods to gather natural materials to embellish your creation; other materials and tools to make two fairy/gnome creatures and their abode will be provided. This workshop is open to children of all ages; $25 per house; space is limited to 8 groups.


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AUTHOR PRESENTATION WITH PHILIP ACKERMAN-LEIST

Nov. 18th 7:00pm-9:00pm | www.northshire.com

Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St, Manchester Center, VT

Mals, Italy, has long been known as the breadbasket of the Tyrol. But recently the tiny town became known for something else entirely. A Precautionary Tale tells us why, introducing readers to an unlikely group of activists and a forward-thinking mayor who came together to ban pesticides in Mals by a referendum vote--making it the first place on Earth to accomplish such a feat, and a model for other towns and regions to follow.

About the Author

Philip Ackerman-Leist, author of Rebuilding the Foodshed and Up Tunket Road , is a professor at Green Mountain College, where he established the college's farm and sustainable agriculture curriculum, directs its Farm & Food Project, and founded its Master of Science in Sustainable Food Systems, the nation's first online graduate program in food systems, featuring applied comparative research of students' home bioregions. He and his wife, Erin, farmed in the South Tyrol region of the Alps and North Carolina before beginning their nineteen-year homesteading and farming venture in Pawlet, Vermont. With more than two decades of field experience working on farms, in the classroom, and with regional food systems collaborators, Philip's work is focused on examining and reshaping local and regional food systems from the ground up.

For more information visit our website: https://www.northshire.com


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PIANO RECITAL

Nov. 19th 3:00pm-4:30pm

Sacred Heart Saint Francis de Sales Church 238 Main St, Bennington, VT

Donald McMahon, Director of Music for Sacred Heart Saint Francis de Sales Church in Bennington,

will perform a piano recital at the church on Sunday, November 19th, at 3:00 p.m. The program will include compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,

Robert Schumann, Maurice Ravel, and Sergei Rachmaninoff. Everyone is invited to this afternoon of musical masterpieces. All facilities are accessible to those with special needs, and convenient parking is available adjacent to the church.

For more information, please call the parish Office of Music Ministry at

(802) 442-3141 (Extension 5).


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THANKSGIVING DINNER

Thu Nov 23rd 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Wilburton Inn, Wilburton Dr, Manchester Center, VT

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2017 - SUNDAY NOVEMBER 26, 2017

THANKSGIVING DINNER BUFFET
Thursday, November 23, 3:00 - 6:00pm

Cranberry Relish
Corn & Black Bean Salad
Pumpkin Bisque
Kale & Farro Salad
Romaine & Pickled Cabbage Salad
Marinated Mushrooms & Asparagus
Hearth Baked Earth Sky Time Artisanal Breads

Roasted Turkey
Prime Rib
Salmon en Croute
Spinach Mushroom Lasagna

Mashed Potatoes
Candied Yams
Cranberry Stuffing with Sage
Maple Glazed Carrots
Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon and Onions

Pumpkin Cheesecake
Cranberry Walnut Pie

COCKTAILS
Pumpkin Fizz
Apple Pear Sangria
Cranberry Gimlet
Bourbon Spiked Hot Cider
Pumpkin Pie Martini

HOW DO WE SAY THANK YOU? OF COURSE, WE SING IT!

From the Levis family innkeepers and Wilburton team, thank you for being our guests and friends for 30 years!


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THANKSGIVING DINNER AT JONATHON'S TABLE

Nov. 23rd 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Jonathon's Table, 29 Sugar Shack Ln, Arlington, VT

Come join us for Thanksgiving dinner from 1:00-7:00. Let us take the stress of the day away and cook for you! Reservations are required and we are filling up fast so don't delay! Price is $28.95 for adults and $14.95 for kids 10 and under

Under new Ownership! The Parker and Mason families welcome you!

For more information and to view the menu visit their website: jonathonstable.com

(802)375-1021