EVENTS IN THE SHIRES: DEC 7-13

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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LIVE MUSIC EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT

Thu Dec 7th 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: THE PEACE AGENCY MEET AND GREET WITH DIRECTOR SUE USEEM

Fri Dec 8th 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Old Castle Theatre Company, 331 Main St, Bennington

December 8 6 pm The Peace Agency

Women Should Rule The World

Ambassadors Of Peace, Women Change Makers Of Pozo Indonesia Are Empowered To Unite A Country In Conflict. 500 Christian & Muslim Women At Odds Are Brought Together For One Cause By An Injured Woman With A BIG IDEA.

Lian Gogali and her 500 female students are a force to be reckoned with the conflict torn area of Poso, Indonesia. They are part of a powerful and successful movement for peace and justice in an area that has been racked by inter-religious violence for over a decade.

But five years ago, Lian was just a single mother living in rural Poso with a broken leg and a big dream to educate marginalized women. The Peace Agency follows her remarkable journey from her village to New York City to create The Women's School, an institution that transforms its all-female class into agents of peace and non-violence grassroots activism that has altered the course of the conflict in Poso, and possibly the future of Indonesia.

Snacks and cash bar available.

All Seats $10

 


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CANINE CHRISTMAS DOGGIE SLUMBER PARTY DECEMBER 2017

Sat Dec 9th 9:00am - Mon 11th 9:00am

Wilburton Inn, Wilburton Dr, Manchester Center, VT 05255, USA map 

• Discounted lodging $195/night including breakfast for two
• Pet portraits beside our Yankee Magazine featured Christmas tree
• Caroling beside the blazing fire with our family innkeeper
• Organic venison cranberry dog treats from Wagatha's
• Coupons for holiday shopping at Manchester Designer Outlets
• 10% of all two- night stays will be donated to American Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Rescue Trust
• Meet other dog lovers from around the world!

http://www.wilburtoninn.com/


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THE FESTIVAL- TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS FAMILY DAY!

Sat Dec 9th 10:00am - 5:00pm

Bennington Museum, 75 Main St, Bennington

Family Day and Children’s Shopping Day – Saturday, December 9th, 10 am to 5:00 pm

Celebrate the season with $3 admission to the museum for everyone! Any child that brings new school supplies or a non-perishable school snack for children in the Seedlings Program is admitted free. Due to the generous support of local businesses and friends of the Museum, all crafts and visits with Santa are FREE! Every child can create a wonderful craft and get to tell Santa and Mrs. Claus what is on their list. Craft activities are available all day while visits with Santa are from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. The Children’s Shopping Boutique from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm, offers a wide range of gifts ranging from $1 to $10. Shoppers’ Helpers are on hand to help children ages 4 – 12 select presents for their friends and family members. Free gift-wrapping and gift tags are included.

Adults Can Go Shopping Too! The Museum Store is offering an expanded selection of artisan products just in time for the holidays. On November 24 – 26 and again on December 9, the Museum Store is offering museum members a 25% discount while not-yet-members receive 15% off their entire purchase.

Visit www.benningtonmuseum.org or call 802-447-1571


 Photo Credit: Bennington Museum

SECOND CHANCE HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

Sat Dec 9th 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Second Chance Animal Center, 6779 VT-7A, Shaftsbury

“Second Chance Animal Center provides important community services throughout the year, and as the holidays approach we enjoy the opportunity to celebrate our accomplishments with our supporters,” said Cathi Comar, Executive Director. “We have several activities planned for the day, and we look forward to updating everyone on the progress of our new Arlington facility.”

The Holiday Open House will be held at Second Chance’s current facility, located at 6779 VT Route 7A in Shaftsbury, Vermont. There will be fun activities for everyone including a scavenger hunt and prizes for kids, sugar cookies to decorate and eat, workshops to create holiday cards, stations to make pet toys for your furry family members, a hot chocolate bar to warm the day, and even a chance to have your photograph taken with Santa “Paws” to print and frame!

If you are looking for a holiday gift for your pet, Second Chance has (new) animal beds, dog collars, and other items available for purchase. We will also have raffle tickets available for an Orvis dog bed, valued at over $200, and the winning ticket will be pulled at the close of the event.


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WINTER TREE ID WALK

Sat Dec 9th 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Merck Forest & Farmland Center, 3270 Rte 315, Rupert

Winter Tree ID Walk. Saturday, December 9, 1 to 3pm, FREE. Co-Sponsored with the Vermont Woodlands Association. Looking to learn more about how to identify trees and shrubs in our winter landscape? Winter tree identification can be tricky, but with some key tips from Forester Kyle Mason, attendees of this workshop will expand their skills as naturalists. Dress for the weather and remember to bring water and snacks. The program is free and family friendly.

Questions call: 802-747-7900 or email silvia@vermontwoodlands.org


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10TH ANNIVERSARY BIGGEST LITTLE HOLIDAY PARTY!

Sat Dec 9th 7:30pm - Sun 10th 12:30am

Mount Anthony Country Club, 180 Country Club Dr, Bennington

Celebrate the Holidays in style with
your staff, business colleagues and
friends at The Biggest Little Holiday
Party—Enjoy a delicious menu, music
by SEH Entertainmnet and a festive
evening to remember!

For more information:

http://www.mtanthonycc.com/


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VAE PRESENTS, "A STAR HAS BURNT MY EYE" WITH HOWARD FIShMAN

Tue Dec 12th 7:00pm - 10:00pm

The Masonic Hall, 504 Main St, Bennington

Featuring: Charlotte Mundy – Vocals, Osei Essed – Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin & Upright Bass, Dina Maccabee – Vocals, Violin & Guitar, Howard Fishman – Vocals, Guitar & Piano, and Nic Adams

Photo Credit: Rebecca Greenfield

At the Masonic Hall, 504 Main Street, Bennington

December 12th 7:00 pm show, doors at 6:00pm.

$20 Advance, $25 At the Door, $10 Students

Visit vtartxchange.org to purchase tickets

“A Star Has Burnt My Eye”, is a multimedia meditation from songwriter and guitarist Howard Fishman. Three other musicians who perform and consider Converse’s music and life, pondering what it meant, and still means, to be an outsider artist, join Fishman. A treasure trove of recently discovered artifacts—personal letters, diary entries, poems, along with first-person recollections—come to life alongside intimate performances on guitar, piano, violin and upright bass in tribute to this enigmatic songstress whose fate still eludes.

“A Star Has Burnt My Eye” had its world premiere at The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) as part of the 2016 Next Wave Festival, where it sold out its run and was a New York Times Critics Pick.

Link to the BAM production:

http://www.bam.org/theater/2016/a-star-has-burnt-my-eye

Howard’s New Yorker piece is here:

http://http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/connie-converses-time-has-come


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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.