August 2008 Events
Rutland, FRIDAY NIGHT ART HOP, with stops at Chaffee Art Center, Paramount Brick Box, Center Street Artisans and more. Pick up a map and schedule of events at the Chaffee Art Center, 5:00 to 8:00PM. Event takes place on the 2nd Friday of each month, throughout the year!
Tuesdays, 7/8 through 8/26. Woodstock, Billings Farm & Museum, Time Travel Tuesdays. Lend a hand with 19th century chores and past times in the farmhouse. There is plenty of work for every age! For more information call 802.457.2355 or visit: www.billingsfarm.org
8/1 through 9/21 Woodstock, Billings Farm & Museum, 22nd annual juried exhibition of colorful and exquisitely designed quilts made in Windsor County, VT. Quilting demonstrations and activities for children and adults. For more information call 457.2355 or visit: www.billingsfarm.org
8/1 through 8/10 Weston. Weston Playhouse Theatre Company presents NO CHILD... Times vary. This 2006 Obie Award winner, recently seen on tour across the country, is a bravura performance not to be missed. Reminiscent of I Am My Own Wife and The Syringa Tree, a single actor populates all of Malcolm X High School, playing students, teachers, administrators, parents – even the janitor and security guard. No Child… is a heartwarming and heart-wrenching look at the difference one teacher can make. Tickets: $28 to $32. For tickets and more information visit www.westonplayhouse.org or call 802.824.5288.
8/1 through 8/23 Weston. Weston Playhouse Theatre Company presents LES MISÉRABLES. Times vary. The international blockbuster makes its long-awaited Vermont premiere in one of the largest productions ever mounted on the Weston stage! Winner of eight Tony® awards including Best Musical, this unforgettable saga of love, courage and redemption in the life of escaped prisoner, Jean Valjean, is told through such memorable songs as “Who Am I?,” “Master of the House,” and “One Day More.” Tickets: $29 to $55. For tickets and more information visit www.westonplayhouse.org or call 802.824.5288.
8/2 Rutland, Downtown, Annual Ethnic Festival & Sidewalk Sale. Food vendors will offer a wide variety of cuisines; entertainment includes multi-ethnic performers and crafters, children’s activities and bargain shopping. For more information call 802.773.9380 or visit: www.rutland
8/2 Brandon, Yard Sale Day. Merchant's Fair and Town-Wide Yard Sales; Sales start at 9am and last as long as there are still bargains available! Rain or Shine. Official yard sales make it on The Map, which will be available the morning of August 2nd at the Brandon Information Center (corner of Routes 7 & 73 East). For more info call 802.247.6401 or visit: www.brandon.org
8/7 through 8/13, Killington Grand Resort Hotel,
2008 Annual American Society of Dowser's National Convention. For more information visit: www.dowsers.org
8/9 & 8/10 Rutland, Main Street Park, Art in the Park. Featuring fine artists, crafts persons, musical entertainment and food. Voted one of “Vermont’s Top Ten Events” by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. For more information visit: www.chaffeeartcenter.org
8/11 Weston. David Sanger “The Inheritance: The World the Next American President Will Face.” 8 p.m. Weston Playhouse. David Sanger, Chief Washington correspondent of the New York Times, returns to look at the Presidential elections and consider what the victor will confront on January 20, 2020. Tickets: TBA. For more information visit www.westonplayhouse.org or call 802.824.5288.
8/14 Weston. Free “PlayGroup” Discussion of AS YOU LIKE IT. 7 p.m. Village Green Gallery. Just like a book group, only we’ll be discussing and studying the script/novel of Weston Playhouse Theatre Company’s production of Shakespeare’s AS YOU LIKE IT. Desserts available and the gallery will have savories available. For more information or to join, please contact Annie Fujii at 802.824.3669 or firstname.lastname@example.org OR Janet Warren at 802.259.2007 or email@example.com, or email PlayGroupinWeston@hotmail.com.
8/16 The 100 on 100 Relay. This team based distance running event starts early in the morning and most participants finish between 8:30PM and 10:30PM. The total distance is 100 miles and the course follows scenic route 100 the entire way. The course displays all the angles Vermont has to offer, from small towns and farms, to mountains and lakes. The event serves as a charity fundraiser for Vermont based youth charities promoting active and healthy lifestyles. For more information visit: www.100on100.org
8/18 South Woodstock, GMHA Chef’s Night: Courses & Horses from 5-8pm at the GMHA facility RT 106 in South Woodstock. Over 40 area restaurants will supply tastings of their finest dishes, wine and beer under a festive tent. Equestrian entertainment will include a cross derby competition combining the sports of jumping and carriage driving. Tickets for food tastings & cross derby $65. Tickets for the equestrian event only $30 per passenger car, spectators encouraged to bring chairs and a picnic. For more information call GMHA at 802.457.1509 or visit: www.gmhainc.org
8/22 through 8/24, Killington, 2nd Annual Killington Film Festival
Visit: www.killingtonfilmfestival.org or call 800.337.1928 for details.
8/28 through 8/31 Weston. Weston Playhouse Theatre Company presents AS YOU LIKE IT. Times vary. Shakespeare’s tale of ardent lovers in the Forest of Arden has been an audience favorite for more than 400 years. A magnificent mixture of colorful characters, soaring music and witty verse, As You Like It proves that soulmates can be found in the most unexpected places. Come see our fresh approach to this timeless classic before it embarks on a New England tour. Tickets: $29 to $55. For tickets and more information visit www.westonplayhouse.org or call 802.824.5288.