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Jazz at Equinox Terrace

MANCHESTER — Equinox Terrace invites you and your friends to enjoy an afternoon

of jazz at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8 at Equinox Terrace. Enjoy the vibe of Moose Crossing, a talented local ensemble featuring Zak Hampton (saxophone), Tim Duch (piano) and Johnny Reiter (bass). RSVP at 802-362-5141.

Salem Heart of

Winter Party

SALEM, N.Y. — Music From Salem's "Heart of Winter" party will be held on Friday, Feb. 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Gather, 103 Main St., in Greenwich.

This annual fundraising event features a raffle and a silent auction of gift certificates for area restaurants, shops and artists, along with savory and sweet treats and festive beverages. Salem founder and artistic director Lila Brown will be the featured musician.

The party officially launches Music from Salem's 33rd season, whose performance schedule begins with a concert on March 31 at Hubbard Hall. Tickets to the party are $35 and may be purchased at the door. Reservations can be made at 518-232-2347. All are welcome!

Bromley holds

mom's day off

PERU — Bromley Mountain is hosting its Mom's Day Off fundraiser to benefit the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center. On this day, moms ski or ride for $25 with a photo of their children.

Rally at the roundabout scheduled

MANCHESTER — Earth Matters is hosting a rally at the roundabout to support the Green New Deal. The event will begin at noon.

Wantastiquet 'no show' gala set

LONDONDERRY — The annual No Show Valentines Gala will not be held anywhere. Don't show up. Seriously, it won't be held. The fundraiser benefits the Wantastiquet Rotary Scholarship Fund in honor of Dick Foley and features a banquet that you don't go to. Just make a donation for the tickets you don't need and stay home. Donations can be sent to PO Box 309, Londonderry, VT.

Super Saturday

at MCL

MANCHESTER — Manchester Community Library will host a Yummy Valentine Card Making Extravaganza on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Make sweet Valentine cards for that special someone using a wide array of materials. Get creative with various colors of icings and make Valentine cookies to eat or share. Participants are entered in a raffle to win one of five small Hershey Kiss pillows.

The event is free and open to the public and generously sponsored by the Bank of Bennington. Manchester Community Library is located at 138 Cemetery Ave.

Learn about hiking and rail trails

MANCHESTER — Join Preston Bristow on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Manchester Community Library for a slide show and talk about rail trails and the Long Trail.

The program is hosted by the Manchester Section of the Green Mountain Club. While Vermont's logging railroads lacked the scale of New York's Adirondack Mountains, logging railroads did penetrate the Green Mountains, and three are intertwined in the history of the Long Trail. No fee, but donations to support the maintenance of the Long Trail will be welcome.

Opening reception

to be held

GRAFTON — An opening reception will be held for the solo art show by Robert Carsten at the Gallery North Star. The reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at 151 Townshend Road in Grafton. The show will run through March 10.

Souper supper and raffle planned

RUPERT — The Rupert Volunteer Fire Department is holding its Souper Supper and Sweetheart Raffle at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at 2673 Route 153 in West Rupert. Cost is $10.

Library to hold Valentine's Day dance

DORSET — The Dorset Library will hold a dance from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9, to celebrate winter and Valentine's Day. The dance will be held at the library on Church Street.

Make your own Valentine's cards

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MANCHESTER — Make yummy Valentine's cards from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Manchester Community Library. The library is located at 138 Cemetery Ave.

SOUTH LONDONDERRY — Make Valentine's Day cards at a workshop with art teacher Casey Junker at the South Londonderry Free Library. The workshop begins at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 9, at 15 Old School Road.

New Yorker magazine discussion held

MANCHESTER — Join in the discussion at the New Yorker magazine discussion group. The group meets from 4 to 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Manchester Community Library.

Storytelling at the Sparkle Barn

WALLINGFORD — Come tell a story, or just sit and listen, at a live storytelling event. "Love is All You Need," is the theme for the stories. Event runs from 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Sparkle Barn, located at 1509 Route 7. Cost is $10.

Hockey tournament

at Riley Rink

MANCHESTER — The Northshire Hockey Association hosts the Vermont State Youth Hockey Tournament Saturday, Feb. 9, and Sunday, Feb. 10, at Riley Rink. The tournament is for Tier 3, 12U age group. Eight teams will play a round-robin tournament with the top two teams making the state championship in March. Tickets are $2 for adults $1 for kids 12 to 17. A schedule and more information can be found at and more information at (802) 362-8218 or

Salem Fire Department

hosting breakfast

SALEM, N.Y. — The Salem Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a breakfast at the firehouse on Sunday, Feb. 10, from 7 to 11 a.m. Pancakes, eggs, home fries, toast, bacon, sausage and beverages will be on the menu. Cost is $10; half off for children 10 years and younger.

West Pawlet pancake breakfast planned

WEST PAWLET — The West Pawlet Fire Department will hold a pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 10, at the firehouse, located at 2806 Route 153. Cost is $10.

Dungeons & Dragons at the library

MANCHESTER — A Dungeons and Dragons group is forming at the Manchester Community Library. The event will be for all levels and limited to ages 16 and older. Meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the library. Preregister by emailing

Library hosts film

MANCHESTER — The Manchester Community Library will show a film based on the life of the first man to walk on the moon. The film will be shown at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the library.

Arctic exploration

talk scheduled

MANCHESTER — Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning will host the third talk in a series about Arctic exploration by Dvid Golibersuch. This talk is titled, "The Arctic - Scandinavia and USA." The talk is set for 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Burr and Burton Academy's Hunter Seminar Room, 57 Seminary Ave. The fee for the talk is $20.

Junior makers

club to be held

MANCHESTER — The Manchester Community Library is holding a junior makers club at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the library. Learn about the Chinese New Year. For more information and to register, email

Cookbook club

and potluck meets

WINHALL — The Winhall Library's Cookbook Club will meet at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13, for a potluck. The club meets at 2 Lower Taylor Hill Road in Bondville.

Gardening in Scottland talk set

MANCHESTER — Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning will host a presentation titled "Gardening at the Edge: Gardens of the West Coast of Scotland," given by Simon Jones of the National Trust for Scotland. The presentation is set for 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Manchester Community Library. The fee for the presentation is $20.

Hike with the Manchester Section Green Mountain Club

LONDONDERRY — Join the Green Mountain Club explore the West River Trail on Saturday, Feb.16. Participants are meeting 1 p.m. in the old railroad depot building at the corner of Rt 100 and West River Street in South Londonderry, then carpooling to the trail head. Depending on snow cover, snowshoe or hike with traction on the level railroad bed of the old West River Railroad on this northernmost part of the West River Trail. This is an easy, beginner hike. RSVP to Dale Malekoff at 802-824-5030 or

Workshop slated on reversing global warming

MANCHESTER — Local farmer and climate activist Laurel Green will lead a two-hour workshop called "Reversing Global Warming: Introduction to Drawdown" on from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16,at the First Congregational Church in Manchester. The workshop is designed to shift the conversation around global warming and is useful to anyone interested in climate crisis issues. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, email


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