EVENTS IN THE SHIRES: DEC 14-20

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! 

What's your favorite Holiday Movie?


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Holiday CHAMBER MIXER AT THE BANK OF BENNINGTON

Wed Dec 13th 5:30pm - 7:00pm

The Bank of Bennington, 155 North St, Bennington

This is the monthly mixer for the Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce Serving the Shires of Vermont.

Please RSVP to Allison Cavanagh at allison@bennington.com or call her at 802.447.3311. This is open to members and people who are interested in exploring membership with the Chamber. There is light fare and a cash bar.


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LIVE MUSIC EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT

Thu Dec 14th 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


 Photo Credit: www.tonyconner.com

Oldcastle Film Series: P. T. Barnum: The Lost Legend

Fri Dec 15th 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main St, Bennington

Friday Dec 15 7:00pm Vermont Premiere

“P.T. Barnum: The Lost Legend”

Q&A With Director: Mr Corey Boutilier & Sculptor: David Gesualdi

Trailer: vimeo.com/233660591

Today, in a time when civil war statues in the south are being removed, and with what is believed to be the final performance of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus, comes a documentary film that explores why P.T. Barnum should be newly honored and remembered properly by his birthplace. P.T. Barnum: The Lost Legend celebrates the Connecticut native, a philanthropist and progressive thought leader who was consistently on the right side of history. Barnum was a successful and wealthy businessman, a prolific author of self help books, stories, and an amazing autobiographer who saw great value in education and museums accessible to the public. The film demonstrates the importance of P.T Barnum in shaping the fabric of America today.

Snacks and cash bar available.

All Seats $10


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SKI SALE TO BENEFIT COATS FOR SLOPES (TWO DAY EVENT)

Sat Dec 16th 9:00am - Sun 17th 5:00pm

Hampton Inn, 51 Hannaford Square, Benningto

Please join us at our 8th annual COAT DRIVE and SKI SALE EVENT.

Gear up and be ready for the season with all you need to go out and play in the snow.


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WINTER TREE IDENTIFICATION WALK

Sat Dec 16th 10:00am - 12:00pm

One World Conservation Center/Greenberg Reserve, 413 US-7, Bennington

Join the One World Conservation Center and the Vermont Woodlands Association on a Winter Tree Identification Walk at One World Conservation Center on Saturday, December 16th from 10am-12pm. Learn how to identify trees and shrubs in the winter landscape of the Greenberg Reserve through this hands-on workshop. Bennington County Forester, Kyle Mason, will teach participants key tips that any budding naturalist should know. The event is free, open to the public, and is family friendly. Dress for the weather.

Registration highly recommended. Register online at oneworldconservationcenter.org. 
For more information call 802-747-7900 or 802-447-7417

email info@vermontwoodlands.org.


 Photo Credit: Bennington Museum

BENNINGTON FARMER'S MARKET

Sat Dec 16th 10:00am - 1:00pm

First Baptist Church Community Room, 601 Main St, Bennington

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


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NATIONAL WREATH ACROSS AMERICA DAY

Sat Dec 16th 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Vermont Veterans’ Home, 325 North St, Bennington

Please bring family and friends to participate in this year’s event. It is vitally important for our children to understand and honor our departed Veterans on this day. The Ceremony itself is short, but meaningful. Its purpose is not to “decorate graves", but to commemorate their sacrifice and dedication to these United States and to the cause of Freedom.

Fellow residents of Bennington and the surrounding area, we are asking you to Join us on National Wreaths Across America Day; December 16 at 1200 at the Vermont Veterans’ Home on 325 North Street in Bennington. Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, the mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as over 1,100 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad. We at the Vermont Veterans’ Home are honored to participate in this national event as one of the locations.

Last year the day was cold, windy, and snowing, yet as hardy Vermonters you attended and participated in honoring those who had served our great nation. Observing all who were present lay a wreath, call out the Veterans name, and salute each time was a memory I shall always carry with me.

If you are a leader of a youth organization, please consider attending this event with your group. This is a tremendous opportunity to Remember, Honor, and Teach about our heritage and heroes. These graves contain warriors from the Civil War to current conflicts. Our earliest interments contain warriors who marched south into the unknown so that others may be free.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Semper Fidelis

Colonel A. M. Faxon Jr

Deputy/COO Vermont Veterans’ Home


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OLDCASTLE THEATRE'S 4TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY VARIETY SHOW

Sat Dec 16th 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Oldcastle Theatre Company, 331 Main St, Bennington

Oldcastle Theatre is at it again. Join us for our 4th annual Holiday Variety Show. Set up to be like an old fashion radio show, enjoy skits, jokes, and great holiday singing, from such favorites like Richard Howe, Paul Romero, Amy Hayes, and more.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $10 for students


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VNA WINTER MEMORIAL SERVICE

Sun Dec 17th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse, 108 School St, Bennington

The VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region invites the community to attend a free memorial service on Sunday, December 17 at 3pm at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse on 108 School Street in Bennington. Through music, poetry, art and fellowship, this special ceremony, open to individuals of all ages and faith, will help pay tribute to loved ones that have passed away. For questions about the service or to register, please call 802.442.5502


ANNUAL SERVICE OF LESSONS AND CAROLS FOR GAUDETE

Sun Dec 17th 5:00pm - 7:00pm

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

The parish choir of Sacred Heart Saint Francis de Sales Church in Bennington warmly invites everyone to

their annual Service of Lessons and Carols for Gaudete. The service will include Old Testament Scripture, sacred choral masterpieces of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods, beautiful candles, and the music of the church's magnificent pipe organ.

For more information, please call the parish organist at (802) 442-3141 (Ext. 5).


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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!