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Farmers' Markets, the Strawberry Festival, VT Children's Theater performances, 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.

 

 


 

April 2023

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March 31, 2023 - April 7, 2023
SOLO Wilderness First Responder





 $630 per person - tuition only
This 8-day course is the recognized industry standard for those who work as backcountry trip leaders, camp counselors, mountain guides, river guides, and ski patrollers. SOLO CPR certification included.

 


Location: Kingdom Adventures Mountain Guides, East Burke, VT Map it

Phone: 802-274-4112
Email: kamountainguides@gmail.com
Website: http://www.kamountainguides.com/services.html




April 1, 2023 - April 2, 2023
Maple Open House Weekend
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM





 Come join us for Maple open house. This is a two weekend event filled with delicious maple treats and tours of our facility.
We will have information about our sugar woods, and how we process the Sap from start to finish. We will have maple products and sugar on snow!
This is a great family event to learn about Vermont tradition and how maple syrup is made.

 


Location: Burke Mt Maple Company, 1693 Ridge Rd., Kirby, VT Map it

Phone: 802-535-5321
Website: https://www.burkemountainmaplecompany.com




April 1, 2023 - April 2, 2023
Maple Open House Weekend
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM





 Maple Tours and Maple Syrup Samplings

 


Location: Three Peaks Maple, 3375 Island Pond Road, Rt 114, Newark VT Map it

Website: https://www.facebook.com/threepeaksmaplesyrup




April 1, 2023
Mike Hanley & Charlie Nadler
7:00 PM





  $25 all seats

Please note, this show will contain adult content. Beer and hard cider will be available for purchase. Please bring a valid ID.

Mike Hanley has recently appeared on CBS Boston’s Best Comedians Special, can be heard on Sirius/XM and can be seen on YouTube with his viral video that has 23 million views. Mike’s unique style of high energy, full tilt comedy has left audiences all over erupting in laughter. His stories will be sure to have you on the edge of your seat. There is no mistaking Mike’s trademark intensity the minute he hits the stage.

Mike has also appeared live on the “Today Show” after a video of a five minute dance routine with his daughter went viral. It has been featured on Good Morning America, People Magazine, Huffington Post, and countless other websites and television shows all over the world.

Mike has become a favorite across the region by headlining weekends in comedy clubs all over. He has also been the opening act in clubs and theaters for Kevin Nealon, Harland Williams, Tom Arnold, Jay Mohr, David Alan Grier, David Koechner, and Jim Breuer. https://www.standupmikehanley.com/

Charlie Nadler owes his existence to a TV show; his parents met while writing together on Laverne & Shirley. In 10+ years of performing standup, he has released two albums and told jokes around the world in clubs, colleges, festivals, bars, country clubs, teen centers, basements, attics, and one barber shop. He lives in New England where he also develops screenplays and with his wife raises their cat. He serves as co-founder of LaughDealers.com, a startup that produces virtual comedy shows with a twist! https://charlienadler.com/

Hosted by Gary Marino. Boston’s Gary Marino is a media personality, comedic performer, published author, award winning film-maker and live show producer. He has appeared regularly on ABC’s “Live With Regis & Kelly”, Fox News and over 300 radio stations across the country. Gary wrote the 2006 Subway Super bowl Ad “The Love Birds”. As a comedic performer Marino has performed stand up at The Comedy Store, Laugh Boston, Off The Hook in Naples Fl., The Balboa Bay Club in L.A., Showcase Live at Gillette Stadium, Bridge St Live in Conn. as well as 5 star resorts such as The Cliff House Maine, Chatham Bars Inn, The Sea Crest Resort and the Newport Beach Golf Club


Location: ArtPort, Green Mountain Mall, 2000 Memorial Drive, St. Johnsbury, VT Map it

Website: https://www.catamountarts.org/show/details/mike-hanley-charlie-nadler/




April 1, 2023
Root to Rise
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM





 Register online. $125 per person. The growth season is just around the corner. Are you ready for the shift? As the world around us begins to thaw from winter we can feel the subtle shift in our bodies. Madeleine Balcom & Anna Crytzer OFFER this day-long retreat focusing on the alignment of the subtle body through yoga, dance, and energy balancing practices. We will spend the day in council with each other and listening deeply to ourselves. Together, we will experience shifting into a different gear, embracing the upcoming changes, and listening in to our nourishment needs.


Location: Sweetwater Studios, 135 Sweetwater Lane, East Burke Map it

Website: https://sweetwaterstudiosyoga.com




April 1, 2023
Shrimp Tunes at Bear Den Apres Ski
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM





 Aged, yes...mellowed, I don't think so! Shrimp has maintained an enthusiasm for music of all kinds for over half a century! This multi instrumentalist performs regularly in the Northeast USA. Give a listen to his tunes, and come out for a show soon! One-man band Shrimp rocks the Bear Den Après Scene once a month from 3pm to 6pm.

 


Location: Bear Den, Burke Mountain, Mountain Rd., East Burke Map it

Website: https://skiburke.com/




April 1, 2023
St. Johnsbury Winter Farmers' Market
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM





Lots or local produce, baked goods, meats, eggs, poultry, maple syrup, hand crafts, music and more!

Indoor, Winter Market on 1st and 3rd Saturday November through April, 10AM-1PM. Outdoor market every Saturday from 2nd Saturday in May through last Saturday in October, 9AM-1PM.


Location: Welcome Center, Railroad St., St. Johnsbury VT Map it

Website: https://www.facebook.com/St.J.Farmers.Market




April 2, 2023
Movement as Medicine
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM





 $20, Register online, Mental health is an important part of our daily lives, yet it is often left neglected. This series will focus on taking care of our mental health by moving our bodies through asana, (yoga postures), to connect with the mind and spirit. This class is for anyone who is looking to begin their self-care journey or add to their self-care repertoire. Meditation, movement, and writing are included in the class at times as well.

 


Location: Sweetwater Studios, 135 Sweetwater Lane, East Burke Map it

Website: https://www.vagaro.com/sweetwaterstudios




April 2, 2023
Sugar Shack Open House
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM





 After a two year hiatus, our sugar shack will be opening its doors for visitors once again this season. Join us for our sugar shack open house on April 2nd between 1pm and 4pm. Tastings will be available, as well as bottles of maple syrup for sale.


Location: Firefly Farm at Burke Hollow, 307 Sugarhouse Road, West Burke Map it

Phone: fireflyfarmburkehollow@gm
Website: https://www.fireflyfarmburkehollow.com/events




April 8, 2023
Bluegrass Night
7:00 PM





 FREE, donations encouraged and gratefully accepted.

Bluegrass Night is back! On Saturday evening April 8, at 7pm the popular concert series, held at the Catamount Arts wonderful ArtPort venue in the Green Mountain Mall (2000 Memorial Drive, St. Johnsbury Center) will feature Beg, Steal or Borrow.


Location: ArtPort, Green Mountain Mall, 2000 Memorial Drive, St. Johnsbury, VT Map it

Website: https://www.catamountarts.org/show/details/catamount-arts-bluegrass-night-beg-steal-or-borrow




April 8, 2023 - April 9, 2023
Closing Weekend - Retro Day





 

  The Mid Burke Express will be spinning from 9am to 4pm for the last time this winter season, so join us in sporting your best 80's ski/ride ensemble. Time to dig out those timeless pieces and hit the slopes one last time 'cause we are going retro!


Location: Burke Mountain, Mountain Rd., East Burke Map it

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/2540253036113890




April 8, 2023
Easter Egg Hunt
10:00 AM





 For kids age 12 and under

 


Location: The Inn at Burklyn, 2864 Darling Hill Rd. East Burke, VT Map it

Website: https://www.facebook.com/theinnatburklyn




April 9, 2023
Easter Breakfast
10:00 AM





 A mix of homemade baked goods along w a traditional home cooked breakfast with juices and coffee….by donation

 


Location: West Burke United Methodist Church, Church St., West Burke Map it

Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/625778575402216




April 11, 2023 - April 22, 2023
2023 Spring Hunter Safety Course





 FREE. 

Tuesday April 11th 6-9pm

Thursday, April 13th, 6-9pm

Tuesday April 18th, 6-9pm

Thursday, April 20th, 6-9pm

Final Day: Saturday, April 22nd, 8am-12pm

Beginner hunters of all ages, join this course offered through VT Fish & Wildlife and hosted at NorthWoods over the month of April. This will be a multi-day course and all materials will be provided. Please bring a water bottle and come dressed for the weather. A portion of each class will take place outside.

Would-be hunters must successfully complete the Hunter Education course in order to purchase their first license. All courses are led by certified volunteer instructors, all are free, including materials, and all are open to all ages and experience. All courses, reading materials, and exams are written at a 6th grade reading level.

For more information on the course, contact Blair Moulton 802-723-4549, or Dan Whipple 802-777-2931.

Note: Course ends the week BEFORE youth turkey weekend.


Location: NorthWoods Stewardship Center, 154 Leadership Dr, West Charleston, VT Map it

Website: https://www.northwoodscenter.org/wordpress/event/2023-spring-hunter-safety-course/




April 13, 2023
Kingdom Trails Community Chat Series
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM





 Community Chats are a time to ask questions, share ideas, and just share a brew with the KT Staff and community!


Location: Cafe Lotti, Route 114, East Burke Map it

Website: https://www.kingdomtrails.org




April 13, 2023 - April 14, 2023
SOLO Wilderness First Responder ReCertification





 $235 per person
 Wilderness Medical Associates; Wilderness Medicine Institute; University of Vermont; Aerie Backcountry Medicine; Wilderness Medicine Outfitters; Wilderness Medicine Training Center; and Remote Medical International certifications are recognized by SOLO for WFR recertification. SOLO CPR certification included.

  


Location: Kingdom Adventures Mountain Guides, East Burke, VT Map it

Phone: 802-274-4112
Email: kamountainguides@gmail.com
Website: http://www.kamountainguides.com/services.html




April 15, 2023
LI Booster Club Gear Swap
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM





 The Gear Swap is an opportunity for you to make some extra cash while supporting LI students through the Booster Club. Do you have some new and/or gently used sports equipment, ski, dance, music, and outdoor gear that you no longer use? 

Consignment Day - Friday, April 14th from 3pm to 6pm
All sports, ski, dance, music, and outdoor gear wanted!
Please make sure your gear and equipment is clean, gently used, and freshly washed or wiped down.
We will not accept clothing, socks, hats or any broken or damaged goods/equipment.

 


Location: Lyndon Institute, 168 Institute Circle, Lyndon Center, VT Map it

Email: liboosterclub@lyndoninstitute.org
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/730444282112608




April 15, 2023 - April 16, 2023
SOLO Wilderness First Aid & CPR





 $225 per person - tuition only
The two-day Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course is SOLO's most popular creating a solid foundation in the basics of backcountry medical care. Initially offered in 1975, this course was the first of its kind in the United States, and it is the curriculum upon which all other backcountry medicine courses are based. SOLO CPR certification is included as a part of all courses. This is a great course for mountain bikers, hikers, climbers, backpackers, backcountry skiers and other outdoor enthusiasts who venture out for day and weekend trips.


  


Location: Kingdom Adventures Mountain Guides, East Burke, VT Map it

Phone: 802-274-4112
Email: kamountainguides@gmail.com
Website: http://www.kamountainguides.com/services.html




April 15, 2023
St. Johnsbury Winter Farmers' Market
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM





Lots or local produce, baked goods, meats, eggs, poultry, maple syrup, hand crafts, music and more!

Indoor, Winter Market on 1st and 3rd Saturday November through April, 10AM-1PM. Outdoor market every Saturday from 2nd Saturday in May through last Saturday in October, 9AM-1PM.


Location: Welcome Center, Railroad St., St. Johnsbury VT Map it

Website: https://www.facebook.com/St.J.Farmers.Market




April 16, 2023
Yamato – The Drummers of Japan
7:00 PM





 Reserved seats: $52, $42, $32, $15. Free tickets to students 18 and under.
Ticket prices do not include any applicable fees or sales taxes.

 

Save 20% when you buy by March 17. Discount is automatically reflected when you choose your seats.

Seniors and Catamount Arts members save $3.00 when ordering in person with ID at the box office.

Yamato was founded by Masa Ogawa in 1993 in Nara, ‘the land of Yamato” which is said to be the birthplace of Japanese culture. Presently based in Asuka Village, Nara Prefecture, Yamato travels all over the word with Japan’s traditional Wadaiko drums, putting its very soul into the unusual instruments, whose sound stirs the hearts of people everywhere.


Location: Lyndon Institute Auditorium, 168 Institute Circle, Lyndon Center, VT Map it

Website: https://www.catamountarts.org/show/details/yamato-the-drummers-of-japan




April 17, 2023 - April 24, 2023
SOLO Wilderness First Responder





 $630 per person - tuition only
This 8-day course is the recognized industry standard for those who work as backcountry trip leaders, camp counselors, mountain guides, river guides, and ski patrollers. SOLO CPR certification included.

 


Location: Kingdom Adventures Mountain Guides, East Burke, VT Map it

Phone: 802-274-4112
Email: kamountainguides@gmail.com
Website: http://www.kamountainguides.com/services.html




April 20, 2023
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM





 CALL 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) OR VISIT REDCROSSBLOOD.ORG AND ENTER: BURKE TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT.

 


Location: Burke Mountain Hotel and Conference Center, East Burke Map it

Website: https://www.skiburke.com/events-and-activities-2/giveblood/?date=2023-04-20




April 22, 2023
Kingdom Maple Festival
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM





 Celebrate St. Johnsbury's history as the "Maple Center of the World" with a sweet street festival along Railroad Street on Saturday, April 22, 2023 between 10am and 3pm, and activities throughout town.

 


Location: downtown St Johnsbury Map it

Website: https://www.discoverstjohnsbury.com/maplefest.html




April 23, 2023
Movement as Medicine
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM





 $20, Register online, Mental health is an important part of our daily lives, yet it is often left neglected. This series will focus on taking care of our mental health by moving our bodies through asana, (yoga postures), to connect with the mind and spirit. This class is for anyone who is looking to begin their self-care journey or add to their self-care repertoire. Meditation, movement, and writing are included in the class at times as well.

 


Location: Sweetwater Studios, 135 Sweetwater Lane, East Burke Map it

Website: https://www.vagaro.com/sweetwaterstudios




April 29, 2023
Rasputitsa





 40k, 70k and 100k grassroots dirt road bicycle race in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.

 

Founded in 2014 by Anthony Moccia and Heidi Myers, Rasputitsa has a mission of cycling, community, and charity. We call it the 3 C’s philosophy.

Rasputitsa is more than a gravel cycling race. It’s a homegrown self-supported challenge of the mind, body, and soul that instills people with a connected sense of place and purpose. It’s an authentic experience that embraces: The Unknown. Change. All people. All bikes.


Location: East Burke, VT Map it

Website: https://rasputitsadirt.com




April 29, 2023
Reiki & Restorative Yoga Workshop
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM





 $30, Register online, Restorative yoga enables deep relaxation as you hold poses for longer periods of time with the help of props to completely support you. It also helps you to regain calm balance and soothe tired muscles. Reiki translates as: spiritually guided life force energy. Energy can become stagnant when there has been physical or emotional injury or pain. Reiki helps to remove these areas of stagnation, improving energy flow, providing relaxation, and reducing stress.

 


Location: Sweetwater Studios, 135 Sweetwater Lane, East Burke Map it

Website: https://sweetwaterstudiosyoga.com




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