We have some ideas for how to spend your Saturday, February 8, 2014.
The 8th Annual Great Ice in Grand Isle is happening this weekend. The Champlain Islands have lots of ways to get you outside! There's Nordic skating, an ice fishing derby, dog sledding, a bonfire, ice-bike racing, drag race skating, pick-up hockey, a pancake breakfast and chili cook-off. That runs through Sunday.
There's a Sun Party for sky gazers and the Northeast Kingdom Astronomy Foundation. Check out a state-of-the-art research telescope from 1-4PM at Northern Skies Observatory in Peacham. That event is free.
WINE AND CHOCOLATE WEEKEND
Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits will be participating in the Vermont Grape and Wine Council's Annual Wine & Chocolate Weekend from 10am-5pm. The winery is proud to feature a new Vermont chocolate company, Cacao Matteo, during their first public debut. Wineries around the state will be participating. That is on Sunday as well.
Registration for the Bolton Valley Snowshoe Shuffle 5K begins at 9:00 a.m. and the snowshoe walk/run begins at 10:00.Walkers and runners are invited to put on their snowshoes to complete a five-kilometer course (or the 1.5 mile option) on the groomed trails of the Bolton Valley Nordic Center. The entry fee is $40 and includes a drawstring day pack (while supplies last). Anyone who raises an additional $100 or more will receive a free alpine or Nordic ski day pass from Bolton Valley.
RETRO SKI DAY
50+ years Retro Day and Party at Magic Mountain. Come dressed up in Retro ski gear and celebrate more than 50 years of skiing at Magic--Vermont's old-school ski area. Join us for a buffet dinner and DJ that will spin dancetunes back to the 1960s all night long.
WCAX anchor Molly Smith is helping judge the annual Wilkins Harley Davidson "Best Damn Chili Contest" on Saturday. It's at their shop in Barre. More than 50 chili makers fill the showroom with their famous family recipes to see who will take home chili gold. Lt. Gov Phil Scott and Food Network Chopped Champion Jean Louis Gerin will join Smith to evaluate this year's contestants. Judging starts at 11 - public sampling at noon. For more information, visit: http://www.wilkinsharley.com/www.wilkinsharley.com/--chili
WINTER FUN RUN
The Farmstead 5K Winter Fun Run is at 10am at Good Heart Farmstead in Worcester. Whether you've got skis, snowshoes and other outdoor gear for a forested trek, you are good to go. There's a $15 suggested donation.
Whoo's awake? Kiddos ages 5 and up and their adult companions explore the woods by moonlight in search of these nocturnal birds of prey. It goes from 7-8:30 tonight at the Green Mountain Audubon Center in Huntington. There is a small fee. They would like folks to pre-register.
On Saturday, February 8, Young Tradition Vermont and Burlington Parks and Recreation will welcome a variety of young players, singers and dancers who will perform with their teachers, parents and/or mentors. The Young Tradition Showcase will be held at Contois Auditorium in City Hall starting at 7pm. The concert will feature duo and small group combinations including children and youth who study with some of the best known performers, recording artists, and teachers in the region. Admission is $15 suggested donation at the door the night of the event (no advance tickets).
Saturday is "Stepping Out: Unleashing Power & Grace", the 4th Annual Dance Showcase to benefit Puppets in Education. It's at 7:00 p.m. at the Main Street Landing Black Box Theatre at Sixty Lake Street (corner of Lake & College Sts.), Burlington, VT. Tickets: $20 in advance/$23 at door. Available at Puppets in Education (802) 860-3349 and at the Flynn Theatre Box Office or FlynnTix.org www.PuppetsInEducation.org
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