Vermont, Enjoy Winter in the Green Mountain State this January

Explore Winter in the Green Mountain State this January

2012-12-17 — / — The month of January has dynamic cultural events and outdoor celebrations of Vermont’s official winter sports, skiing and riding, and all the revelry that surrounds them.

Young Tradition Vermont Reunion
Jan. 4
Burlington, Vt.
Annual reunion of alumni of Young Tradition Vermont showcasing musical performances and dancers in the traditional arts.

Wines of the World Dinner Event
Jan. 4
Killington, Vt.
On the first Friday of every month, the Red Clover Inn & Restaurant chef creates a unique menu based on the flavors of a selected region and the freshest local Vermont ingredients, designed to perfectly complement the featured wines.

VPT’s Experience inspired by Downton Abbey
Jan. 5 – 6
Essex, Vt.
An advance public screening of Downton Abbey’s Season 3 premiere and a Downton-themed cultural immersion: Cuisine and cocktails, green-screen photography, museum-like historical installation features Downton-era culture, improvisational, cabaret and music, plus a silent auction, all to benefit Vermont Public Television.

Zoye’s Fludde (Noah’s Flood) by Benjamin Britten
Jan. 6, 12-13
Rutland, Vt.
This one-act opera is a unique take on the well-known biblical tale of Noah and his Ark. The majority of the cast will consist of local youth.

Killington College
Jan. 6 – 18
Killington, Vt.
Attend Killington College for your two-week semester in ski-tistics, board-ology and Party 101. Your future starts here! The Collegiate Winter Games run Jan. 7 – 11 and college ID is required to participate.

Claudia Schmidt in Concert
Jan. 11
Bennington, Vt.
For almost four decades Claudia Schmidt has been exploring the nuances of acoustic music with her voice, 12 string guitar and mountain dulcimer. From intimate theatres to large venues, her craft is at its height.

Cyrus Chestnut Trio
Jan. 11
Middlebury, Vt.
Virtuosic and playful, jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut’s hard-swinging, soulful music blends contemporary jazz, traditional jazz, and gospel, with a taste of Latin and samba. “His brand of crisp articulation and blues inflected harmony evokes another era. . . . multi-faceted and dynamic”—New York Times.

Jane Austen Weekend: Emma
Jan. 11 – 13
Hyde Park, Vt.
A leisurely literary-inspired weekend includes dinner and a discussion of Emma. Enjoy afternoon tea in a The Governor’s House, a beautiful old mansion, a talk on Regency fashion, brunch and the Jane Austen quiz. Optional sleigh ride.

Burlington Chamber Orchestra Concert
Jan. 12
Colchester, Vt.
Experience live classical music with a program of works by Mozart, Berwald, and Gounod. The wind section takes center stage with a “7-8-9” program featuring Berwald’s Grand Septet, an arrangement of Mozart’s Magic Flute for octet, and Gounod’s Petite Symphonie for nine winds.

Gravity Control Rail Jam
Jan. 12
Smugglers’ Notch Resort
The first of three Gravity Control events… see what Smuggs has in store for live competition and stellar prizes!

Winter Trails Day
Jan. 12
Statewide, Several Locations
A celebration of snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Nordic ski centers provide free rentals and lessons.

Brattleboro Concert Choir: Towards the Light
Jan. 12-13
Under the direction of Susan Dedell, the Concert Choir presents Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna, and Bob Chilcott’s Requiem.

TD Bank Eastern Cup Nordic Race
Jan. 12 – 13
Chittenden, Vt.
One great feature of the Eastern Cup is that although it attracts some of the nation’s top skiers, it’s not just for the very fastest cross-country ski racers. Athletes of all speeds get to compete side-by-side. At The Mountain Top Inn, this race is open to the public and quite a sight to see.

John McEuen with Alpin Hong
Jan. 18
Woodstock, Vt.
“Featuring Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founder and acclaimed multi-instrumentalist John McEuen, teaming up with Julliard-trained and award winning pianist Alpin Hong. This is a classic show of violin versus fiddle, bluegrass with Beethoven, and two generations apart coming together.

The Method Gun: The Rude Mechanicals
Jan. 18 – 19
Middlebury, Vt.
The New York Times dubbed the Rude Mechanicals as one of three ensemble-theatre companies in the country “making theatre that matters.” Their daring play The Method Gun explores the life of Stella Burden, actor and training guru of the ’60s and ’70s.

All Shook Up Comedy Night
January 19
Burlington, Vt.
Laughter that makes a difference! Comediennes Josie Leavitt, Tracie Spencer, Autumn Spencer an Sue Schmidt perform in the FlynnSpace for a laugh-fest to benefit the Joe Shook Scholarship Fund, to send kids with disabilities to Partners In Adventure summer camps.

Bow Thayer Album-Release Celebration
Jan. 19
Randolph, Vt.
Central Vermont’s favorite rocker and his band Perfect Trainwreck debut music from their much-anticipated album.

VINS – Winter Wildlife Celebration
Jan. 19
Quechee, Vt.
Explore local winter wildlife with knowledgeable educators and relax by the campfire with refreshments.

Sleigh Ride Weekend at Billings Farm & Museum
Jan. 19 – 21
Woodstock, Vt.
Take a horse-drawn sleigh ride and go sledding atop a jack jumper sled. Watch “A Time for Justice,” a 38-minute documentary, that will be shown several times in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Stone Wall Building Workshops
Jan. 19 – Mar. 23
Hinesburg, Vt.
Learn techniques to personalize your outdoor spaces with a one-day stone wall building workshop on Jan. 19, Feb. 9, March 9 or 23. The workshops are held in warm greenhouses and are led by Vermont stonemasons trained through Britain’s Dry Stone Walling Association and featured in Vermont Life Magazine.

Monster Energy’s K-Town Showdown Rail Jam
Jan. 26
Killington, Vt.
This year’s Monster Energy K-Town Showdown has three events: two rail jams and a slopestyle. Open to both skiers and riders of all ages. With six divisions, there’s several prizes are up for grabs.

Burns Supper
Jan. 26
Warren, Vt.
The West Hill House B&B hosts an evening of dinner, dancing, bagpipes and a wee dram of single malt recognizing the 254th birthday of the Scottish bard, Robert Burns.

Heritage WinterFest
Jan. 26 – 27
Smugglers’ Notch Resort
Celebrate Winter with a guided snowshoeing nature walk at Smugglers’ Nordic Center, and sleigh rides, children’s story hour, a lasagna dinner, family contra dance, bonfire and fireworks. The Primitive Biathlon is on Saturday and Sunday at the Sterling Ridge Inn near Smuggs and spectators are welcome.

Annual Paintball Biathlon
Jan. 26 – 27
Chittenden, Vt.
Mountain Top Resort hosts the annual Paintball Biathlon, combining cross-country skiing and shooting at targets: adult, youth and high school races.

Get Out and Backcountry Ski Festival
Jan. 27
Bolton Valley Resort
Learn the basics of backcountry skiing or how to improve your telemark technique on some of Vermont’s best terrain. A limited supply of backcountry and telemark equipment will be on hand to demo.

Time Stands Still
Jan. 30 – Feb. 17
Burlington, Vt.
From Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, a witty drama that discusses the sacrifices people are willing to make for their passions, their country, and their own well-being. A photojournalist who captures images of the Iraqi war, returns home injured. She and her reporter partner try to put their lives back together.


Vermont, Enjoy Winter in the Green Mountain State this January

Vermont, Enjoy Winter in the Green Mountain State this January