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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.


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17th Annual Pondathon

September 3, 2023  |   9:00 AM

 Event: Family-oriented Fun Run around the Lake of Island Pond. All ability runners, walkers, & bikers welcome!
Benefit: Brighton Recreation - installation of a new public playground!
2 Distances: "Full Pond” 5.5 miles, start and finish at the Town Beach. Or "Half Pond” 2.5 miles, start at the
Town Beach, finish at the State Beach. (Transportation will be provided back from Half Pond finish line)
Terrain: 2 short up-hills, plenty of flat & gradual downs.
Goodies: Placement medals, prize raffle, water tables, finish line snacks. Ribbons for youth participants.
T-shirts available to all participants.
Prices: Adults $20.00, Youth (12 yrs and under) $10.00, Kids under 5 yrs free! Donations welcome! Max is $100 for a family


Location: Island Pond, VT Map it


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