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What To Do: 2/15/14

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All that snow out there makes for great skiing, sledding and other outdoor fun this weekend!

POLAR SPLASH

For the brave of heart, there's the Morrisville Rotary Lake Elmore Polar Splash. If anyone has ever suggested you should "go jump in a lake ... now's your opportunity, and it raises money for a great cause. The Rotary Club is partnering with the Lamoille Home Health and Hospice.

SNOWFLAKE FESTIVAL

The Lyndon Burke Snowflake Festival has been chosen as a Top 10 Winter Event by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and it starts today! There's a pancake breakfast and later in the day, the Burke Wine & Art Snowcase. The Festival features two full weeks of fun at various locations.

ARTISAN TRUNK SHOW

Vermont Artisan Trunk Show is happening from 11am to 5pm in Woodstock. It's a co-op of 13 artisans, and while you're shopping you can visit with the them during a visit to Windsor County today.

"THE WEDDING SINGER"

The Enosburg Falls High School drama club is putting on The Wedding Singer. It's a musical adapted from the movie made famous by Adam Sandler who was an entertainer looking for love. There are two shows today at 1 & 7 p.m. at Enosburg Falls Junior/Senior High School. Tickets range from 6 to 8 dollars.

HARRIS HILL SKI JUMPING

The weather isn't stopping ski jumping at Harris Hill tomorrow. Practice jumping starts at 9:00 a.m. and gates open at 10 a.m. Opening ceremonies are scheduled for noon. It's on Cedar Street, exit 2 off I91 (left off exit, approx. ¾ mile down on the left) or off Rte. 30 at Cedar Street (first right after Grafton Cheese/Retreat Petting Farm), Brattleboro, Vermont). That continues Sunday as well.

WINTER CARNIVAL

February 15, Chester. Fun for all ages! Sled races, disc golf, cross country skiing, dog sled rides, ice skating, bonfire, broom hockey, snowmobile poker run, ice carving demonstration. For more information, visit: www.yourplaceinvermont.com

SLEIGH RIDES

Horse-drawn sleigh rides, sledding with jack jumpers at the Billings Farm in Woodstock. Dairy farm and farmhouse, programs and hands-on activities. Sample Presidential cookie favorites and spiced cider!  10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. www.billingsfarm.org

WINTER MAPLE SUGAR TOUR


Tour the beautiful Vermont back roads past farms and fields in Rutland and over covered bridges to visit a working sugarhouse. See the process of boiling maple sap to syrup. Visit the sugar bush and learn about maple production from sugar maker Kelly Socia. For more information, visit: www.vtbackroadtours.com

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