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Another Weekend of Fun in the Upper Valley!

Once again we found sooooo many good things to do this weekend!

Check these out if you don't feel like building an igloo, or if you want more to do....

 

  • The Vermont Flurry: Snow Sculpture Festival, Woodstock, VT - Saturday 17th 10 am - 10 pm, more info here

  • Oscar Nominated Short Films at Loew Auditorium - Saturday 17th 5 & 8 pm - More info here

  • Seminar 'Wonders of the Upper Valley and Where/How to Find Them' - 10:30-3, Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall, Dartmouth College, Sponsored by the Dartmouth Club of the Upper Valley- More info here

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    Too Many Choices!

    These were our 3 runner-ups for top picks this weekend, all on Saturday!

    If you're feeling sprightly you might have a chance of hitting all of them.........

    7th annual Snowshoe Festival, Enfield Shaker Museum, 10 am to 3 pm

                      

    Enjoy snowshoeing on your own or join an LL Bean Snowshoe Clinic - Dog sled rides, lunch, museum tours, toasting marshmallows and much more will be on during the day. There will also be a chance to tour the Smith Pond Shaker Forest with Alision Marchione of the Upper Valley Land Trust, recently purchased by the event's sponsor, The Brundage Foundation. Click here for more info or visit their Facebook page.

    Cost: Adults: $12, Ages 13 to 17: $8, Ages 5 to 12: $5, Children under 5: Free, Families of three or more (parents or guardians with children under 18): $25. Team Rates: Adults and Teens: 10 or fewer: $50, 11 or more: $100.

    AND/OR

    Head across the street to the 'Winter Wing Ding' on the lake!

    Sponsored by Enfeild Village, noon to 4 pm

    Bring your skis, skates or just warm mittens for making snowmen. Mason Racing will give demos on their 'fat bikes' and Kitewing will be on hand to help you experience some windpower on your sliders of choice! There will also be a firepit (compliments of the Mascoma Sailing Club) and, of course, S'mores. More info here.

     

    For outdoor fun with less wildlife but a bit more 'wild'........

    22nd Annual Occom Pond Party!!

    Saturday Feb 10th 12-3  

    Find out more on their  Facebook page

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      Little Mermaid Mania

      Our Pick of the Week sparked lots of interest and we thought the die hard followers of this Disney Classic would enjoy the story of two young girls who grew up to 'live the dream'. Known as 'The Perth Mermaids', these two girls loved the story so much that  they decided to become mermaids themselves!  They now perform as ethereal mermaids on beaches, in aquariums and even for birthday parties!  If you are feeling a desire to join them you can purchase your own tail HERE

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        Family Halloween Event at Billing's Farm, Woodstock, VT

         

                        

         

        October 29th 10 am to 5 pm              

        Beautiful Billing's Farm is putting on a fabulous program of fun this year for Halloween. Kids (and adults!) can carve pumpkins, go on wagon rides, and listen to 'not-too-scary' Halloween stories.Other activities will include pumpkin games, animal programs.

        If anyone is feeling hungry there will be doughnuts-on-a-string and the chance to crank some home-made pumpkin ice cream along with the normal fare available at the farm.

        Costume parades will be held around the farm at 12 noon and 2 pm. All children will receive a ribbon of recognition for participating.  

        Children in costume receive free admission when accompanied by an adult (adults pay the regular admission fee)

         

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          A Gem Hiding in Hanover

          Did you know there are 1300 acres of protected land just outside of downtown Hanover?  Known as the 'Trescott lands', this gem was the site of the woodland walk over the weekend (see posting below) through special permission from the Town of Hanover. It was an incredible trek, sponsored by the Hanover Conservancy, with Alcott Smith leading the way.  We saw miles of gorgeous woodlands, spectacular views and learned so many interesting things about the animals and plants. There was even an old road from the 1800's where you could see some of the old cellar holes.  It was a poignant moment to reflect on the tiny blip each of our lives is on the timeline of this beautiful area.

          This past weekend's hike was just one of many of the activities the Hanover Conservancy hosts.   The tiny membership fee of $35 and individual donations are all that supports the huge amount of work they have done to help preserve the natural beauty we all enjoy. You can read about the many natural areas they have preserved for public use here:

          www.hanoverconservancy.org/lands/

          Such a huge benefit to all of us living here now and future generations.  Next time you are driving through the Upper Valley and see a significant natural area you may be enjoying that unspoiled view thanks to the hard work of The Hanover Conservancy!

           

           

           

           

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