Manchester Merriment — – Local Events at the Equinox and in the surrounding area to celebrate the season!
Small town charm. Snow-capped mountains. No one does it quite like Manchester.
Thirsty Thursdays – Falcon Bar, Marsh Tavern & The 1811 House
$3 Domestic Beer; Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob Ultra, Miller Lite, Coors Lite & Labatt Blue
Local Artists Exhibition at Dorset Library, January 1-31, 11am–5pm Mon-Fri & 10-3 Sat
Artists Anharad Llewelyn & Hakan Brosnan teach Visual Art at Long Trail School in Dorset specializing in Drawing, Painting, Art History, Ceramics, Graphic Design & also co-teaching the International Baccalaureate Visual Art Program.
Anharad Llewelyn has developed a style of using colorful collage papers layered into her vibrant paintings to express her love of the natural world. She is especially interested in painting (watercolor, acrylic and encaustic techniques), and also enjoys ceramics, working out of her studio in her 1850 village home in Manchester.
Hakan Brosnan has been exploring the world of sculpture making from a young age. After studying Art and graduating with a BFA, Hakan worked with various not-for-profit organizations, exposing him to a spectrum of mediums, artists, and techniques.
In addition to Anharad’s paintings & Hakan’s ceramics, there is a large variety of hand knitted hats, cowls, sweaters and scarfs for sale at the Library, all crafted by the Dorset Knitters group. Stop by to buy new art work in two mediums and pick up a warm snuggly item for this winter weather. Call 802-867-5774 for more information.
VT Paint & Sip, January 8, 6–8pm
Instructor: Anharad Llewelyn, Cost: SVAC Member: $35; Non-Member: $40
Back by popular demand! Anharad Llewelyn offers an evening of painting and happiness, with the option to have a little wine too! Open to ages 21+. Class fee includes your first glass of wine. Cash bar available. Learn top-notch techniques from one of this area’s favorite art teachers. Be inspired by this beautiful cardinal painting by Krista Eaton. Southern Vermont Arts Center, 802.362.1405
Art History Lecture: Reinventing the Family Home, January 8, 7-8pm
Middlebury College professor Erin Sassin examines how American reformers and homeowners have, in pursuit of “the simple life,” attempted to reinvent the form and idea of the single-family home, from farmhouses and communal experiments to the current tiny house phenomenon. Vermont Humanities Council https://www.vermonthumanities.org
Clif Bar Stratton Mountain Village Pop Shop, January 10-12, 9am-5pm
Stratton Magazine is proud to present The Pop Shop, a new retail space located in the Stratton Mountain Resort Village. As part of our mission to provide our readers, visitors, and locals with the best that the Manchester and the Mountains area has to offer, this space features a rotating cast of retailers. Expect to see a variety of purveyors from art dealers to apparel, home goods, and more. The possibilities are endless, and we couldn’t be more excited to present it all to you. Be sure to check back and visit the store again and again as the offerings will change often. clifbar.com Located at: 2D Village Square, Stratton Mountain, VT 05251
Amy Hempel – Sing To It, January 10, 6-7:30pm, Northshire BookStore, Manchester Center
VT Legendary writer Amy Hempel, a master of the short story and one of the most celebrated and original voices in American short fiction, comes to Northshire to present Sing to It, an “exquisite collection” (The Wall Street Journal) and a “quiet masterpiece by a true American original” (NPR).A multiple award winner, Hempel is beloved and highly regarded among writers, reviewers, and readers of contemporary fiction Her ravishing, sometimes heartbreaking collection Sing to It, her first in over a decade, is a literary event full of stories that are “riveting in precision” (The Atlantic) and “scintillating as the blade of a knife” (The Wall Street Journal).
VIP Friday Teen After Hours, January 10, 4-6 pm at the Manchester Community Library
Stay at the library and hang out, play video or board games, listen to music or watch a movie and enjoy snacks.
Just Desserts, January 11, 11am-1pm, Teen Program at the Manchester Community Library
Learn how to decorate a cake with Nicole Reed. Each participant gets their own cake to decorate. Open to teens 12-18. Registration required. 802-549-4580 or email@example.com. Made possible by a grant from Stewart’s Shops
The Lehman Trilogy, January 11, 2-6pm
Burr and Burton, Riley Center for the Arts, Manchester
Full Moon Dinner at Equinox Pond Pavillion, January 11, 6-9pm
Weather depending, hike through Equinox Preserve guided by Rick our steward of the Equinox Land Trust. Arrive at Pond Pavilion for a Chef inspired rustic dining experience with a roaring stone fireplace, live music and views of the full moon reflecting on our pond. Don’t feel like hiking? We will also offer the “take the car package” where we can shuttle you to the Pond Pavilion. Come join in on this experience like no other. We have limited seating for this event. $85 per person (Tax & Gratuity not included). Price also includes a selection of Beer/Wine & Soft Drinks. Hike only price is $25. Please contact our Concierge at 802-362-4700 to make a reservation.
More than Meets the Eye; An Exhibition Series will be open from January 11 – March 15 Exhibition
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 11, 2-4 pm at Yester House Galleries, Southern Vermont Arts Center
Located at 930 SVAC Drive/ Manchester West Road, Manchester
This winter, the Southern Vermont Arts Center is proud to offer a suite of exhibitions addressing important and topical issues. The I Am More: Facing Stigma photography exhibition, created and sponsored by the Yellow Tulip Project, features black-and-white portraits of people who are dealing with mental health challenges personally or through the experiences of family or friends. The individuals–musicians, artists, nature lovers, parents, and more–are dedicated to challenging assumptions and stigma around mental illness and what mental illness “looks like.”
The Forty-Seven Main Street Artists Group demonstrates the inspirational power of abstract self expression in paint. Renowned photographer Gisela Gamper documents her personal journey of love and mourning. Bennington College Visiting Professor Terry Boddie takes a complex approach to the legacy of the transatlantic slave trade. Nationally recognized photographer Carl Austin Hyatt shows portraits made from two decades of travels in the Andes of Peru. In mixed media portraits, students from area schools present themselves as they want to be seen. We are, all of us, more than meets the eye!Our role in curating this exhibition is to create an opportunity for art to inspire connections and conversations. The exhibition will provide space to come together–which is at the center of our mission. SVAC will provide opportunities for visitors to express their responses to all the artwork on display.
Pet Portrait Painting, January 11, 10am-3pm $60
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) is happy to welcome back artist and teacher Anharad Llewelyn to lead this pet portrait painting workshop. Working from a digital photo of your favorite pet’s face, you will learn how to paint an acrylic portrait that you and your four-legged (or two-legged) friend will cherish for years to come. Please send a digital photo of your pet to firstname.lastname@example.org before the first class. This will be digitally adjusted to make your process of painting easy and fun. Bring a bag lunch. The fee is $60 for the workshop and includes all materials. For more information or to register, please call 802-867-0111 or visit our website at www.greenmtnacademy.org.
Star Wars Party at The Dorset Village Library, January 11, 3-5pm
Join us to complete your Jedi Training. May the Force be with you as you build your own foam lightsaber and practice your skills! Once you have a grasp of the skills necessary to use a light sabre, you can join in the battle with your newly mastered weapon… and you can also try your battle skills with Nerf blasters! Other Jedi skill building activities will include crafts, coloring, and of course, eating some awesome out of this world snacks! Craft supplies are limited, so please come early for the best selection. Costumes are encouraged but not required. All ages are welcome, although most activities may be most suitable up to 13 years old.
Candlelight Dinner Series at Ye Old Tavern! January 14, 5-9pm
Why not spend an evening, much like our 18th Century Guests did? We will turn the lights off, let the flicker of oil lamps, the roar of the fireplaces, New England Comfort Fare, Vintage Cocktails, the sounds of classical music and conversation set the mood for the evening. Our Candlelight Dinners happen the 2nd Tuesday of each month through March 2019. We look forward to having you dine with us. Reservations are suggested
Mad River Distillery at Stratton Mountain Village Pop Shop, January 15-28, 9am-5pm
Mad River Distillery, madriverdistillers.com Stratton Magazine is proud to present The Pop Shop, a new retail space located in the Stratton Mountain Resort Village. As part of our mission to provide our readers, visitors, and locals with the best that the Manchester and the Mountains area has to offer, this space features a rotating cast of retailers. Expect to see a variety of purveyors from art dealers to apparel, home goods, and more. The possibilities are endless and we couldn’t be more excited to present it all to you. Be sure to check back and visit the store again and again as the offerings will change often. Located at: 2D Village Square, Stratton Mountain, VT 05251
Gallery Opening for Illustrator/Artist Christopher Smith at The Gallery at Equinox Village, January 16, 5:30-7pm
Christopher Smith, of West Rupert, Vermont is an artist specializing in illustrations and cartoons including portraiture, editorial illustrations, political cartoons, courtroom sketching, as well as fine art paintings and drawings. The community is invited to meet Christopher and view his work at The Gallery at Equinox Village opening reception held on Thursday, January 16th, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. This exhibit will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through February 17th. For more information call 802-362-4061.
Manchester Firehouse Breakfast, January 19, 7-11am
All-you-can-eat breakfast at the firehouse on 6041 Main Street in Manchester. Enjoy pancakes, maple syrup, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, home fries, English muffins, orange juice and coffee at $8 per person. This month’s sponsors are W.H. Shaw Insurance and Herrmann Construction.
National Theatre Live: All My Sons, January 25, 2-5PM $5-$18
Burr and Burton Academy, Riley Center for the Arts, National Theatre Live, the best of British theatre broadcast to cinemas around the world, presents the screening of “All My Sons”. Academy Award-winner Sally Field and Bill Pullman star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama. America 1947, despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business. But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare. Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for seniors, $5 for students and are available at bbatickets.com. For more information, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.
Winter Warmer at The 1811 House, January 31, 6-9pm
Join us for a fireside evening featuring live music, s’mores, scotch tasting and more!
All events subject to change — activities or times at the discretion of the organizers.