Summertime concerts in the park, NEMBAFest Mountain Bike Festival, The Annual Burke Fall Festival, WinterBike.... events of all sorts happen in and around Burke. Moonlit snowshoe treks, live music performances, seasonal parades, craft fairs, Open Studios weekend, snowmobile drag races...it's all here! To keep up to date on local happenings and special deals, sign up for the monthly Burke enewsletter.
From October - March, enjoy ice skating at Chester Arena - check their website for Public Skate times and other events.
The Catamount Arts Center in St. Johnsbury also features a range of events every week including independent film showings, classic films, theater, opera performances, live music as well as classes and workshops for all ages. Check out their Events Calendar to see what's going on.
For events in neighboring towns of Lyndonville and St. Johnsbury, please visit www.lyndonvermont.com and www.discoverstjvt.com. For event listings in other Northeast Kingdom towns, visit www.nekchamber.com.
Join NorthWoods’ Board Member and UVM’s Professor of Biology and Curator of Vertebrates Emeritus William Kilpatrick in the NorthWoods lodge to learn about his recent research on “the disappearing, reappearing American Marten” and other mustelids. (Mustelids are a family of carnivorous mammals which include weasels, wolverines, badgers, otters, ferrets and others). Dr. Kilpatrick has conducted field research on all continents with the exception of Antarctica and has authored over 85 scientific papers and book chapters, primarily on mammals.
An excerpt from the December 2018 Edition of Northern Woodlands magazine features Dr.Kilpatrick’s research on the American Marten population in the Northeast. Susie Spikol writes, “For 15 years, marten went undetected in Vermont. But then several were accidentally caught in fisher traps in the southern Greens, which spurred a whole new search for them. A small but stable population was discovered in southern Vermont, and another population was discovered in the northern part of the state. These two distinct pockets of marten raised some intriguing questions: Were these the offspring of the original reintroduced martens? Are the populations related? Or did these new arrivals come from another place? To answer these questions, Dr. C. William Kilpatrick and a team of scientists at the University of Vermont’s biology department looked into the genetic makeup of the two populations. By examining the DNA of both populations, and comparing them to each other and the other surrounding populations from the Adirondacks, northern Maine, and northern New Hampshire, the researchers have been able to shed light on this tangled tale.”
Location: NorthWoods Stewardship Center, 154 Leadership Drive East Charleston, VT