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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.

 

 


 

December 2022

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December 2, 2022
Lyndon Institute Centennial Celebration Auction & Social
6:00 PM





 Our Main Building is turning 100 years old in December, and funds raised during the auction will help to ensure the integrity and preservation of the building for generations to come. We are seeking donations and hope you will consider participating in this year's auction. Contributions can include an item of value, gift certificate, lessons, event tickets, artwork, professional services, etc.


We appreciate your consideration. Because of donors like you, we can continue to maintain and improve our historic campus for our current and future students.
Please reach out to Heather Ranney at heather.ranney@lyndoninstitute.org or by phone at 802-535-3798 if you want to donate, have questions, or need more information.


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

Phone: 802-535-3798
Email: heather.ranney@lyndoninstitute.org
Website: https://www.facebook.com/lyndoninstitute




December 2, 2022 - December 9, 2022
SOLO Wilderness First Responder





Advance registration required. $595 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.

 

Kingdom Adventures Mountain Guides is proud to serve as the sponsor and instructional provider of SOLO wilderness medicine courses in Northern Vermont. 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.

 


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




December 3, 2022
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




December 3, 2022
Storytelling with Jim Arnosky
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM





 NorthWoods Stewardship Center and the Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF) will host a free storytelling event with author Jim Arnosky on December 3rd at 11:00am in the NorthWoods Lodge. This event is open to all and there will be free books given away to all children in attendance.
Jim Arnosky is the author and illustrator of over 100 books on subjects related to nature. He is also the illustrator of more than 40 other books written by various authors. He has been awarded the Christopher Medal, Orbis Pictus Honor, ALA Gordon Award, and Outstanding Science book awards from National Science Teacher Associations. Jim was born in New York City and raised in Pennsylvania. Since 1976, he and his family have lived in an old farmhouse in Vermont.

 


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

Website: https://www.northwoodscenter.org/wordpress/event/storytelling-with-jim-arnosky/




December 3, 2022 - December 4, 2022
THE NORTH POLE EXPRESS





 Advance ticket purchase online. The family tradition continues with this very special Christmas train ride, departing from our station in Lyndonville, Vermont. Join us aboard heated vintage coaches as we travel North to pick up lively elves and of course, Santa Claus!

 

Enjoy hot cocoa and cookies, served by a chef and servers, and caroling all the way. A special surprise for passengers of all ages. Pajamas are encouraged. Advance tickets are required to attend this special event. Reserve now to guarantee your seats aboard The North Pole Express.


Location: The Freighthouse Market & Cafe, 1000 Broad Street, Lyndonville Map it

Website: https://www.thelyndonfreighthouse.com/train.php




December 5, 2022
Trivia Night
6:00 PM





Monday night trivia.


Location: The Orange Rind, 427 VT Route 114, East Burke, VT Map it

Website: https://www.facebook.com/The-Orange-rind-1916528831722071




December 6, 2022
Trivia Night
6:00 PM





Tuesday night trivia.


Location: Dirt Church Brewing, 1771 VT Route 114, East Haven Map it

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




December 8, 2022
Soweto Gospel Choir
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 November 8. 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.

 

Out of the darkness comes a new dawn! This all-new concert by 3-time Grammy®-winning SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR commemorates South Africa’s Freedom Movement and the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. Bringing joy to all, “HOPE” opens with a rousing program of South African freedom songs that inspired their Rainbow Nation. Then the choir’s uplifting performance moves to the United States with beautiful renditions of the music of the Civil Rights Movement, including works by legendary artists Billie Holiday, James Brown, Otis Redding, Curtis Mayfield and the one-and-only, Aretha Franklin. Get ready, “HOPE” is a concert that will live forever in your hearts!


Location: Fuller Hall St. Johnsbury Academy 1000 Main St. St. Johnsbury, VT Map it

Website: https://www.catamountarts.org/show/details/soweto-gospel-choir/




December 10, 2022
Annual Light Up The Night Holiday Parade
6:00 PM





 Parade will begin at Kennametal at 6pm to Depot street to Center St & return to Kennametal.

 


Location: downtown Lyndonville Map it

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/882025036122622




December 10, 2022
Christmas Bazaar
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM





 Vendors, gift basket raffle.  Raffle proceeds will be used to buy toys for kids in the community.

 


Location: Wildflower Inn, Darling Hill Rd., Lyndonville Map it

Email: melissa@wildflowerinn.com




December 11, 2022
Annual Santa Visit to West Burke!
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM





  Santa's coming and he's got presents for the kids! Stop by to meet him and go for a horse-drawn wagon ride.
There will be cookies, cider, cotton candy and popcorn plus a simple arts & crafts project for the kids to do while they wait to meet Santa.
The event is free, but if you can, please bring non-perishable food(s) to be donated to our local food shelf.
Hosted by the Burke Area Chamber of Commerce and the West Burke United Methodist Church.

 


Location: Burke Community Building, 212 School St., West Burke Map it

Email: burkechamber@burkevermont.com




December 11, 2022
Holiday Party & Tree Lighting in the Village!
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM





 Join us on the green in East Burke Village as we gather to light up the display of Christmas Trees and enjoy a holiday party inside the library. Each tree was 'adopted' and decorated by a local school or business. The Burke Chamber will choose five winning trees. The winners will each get a check for $100 made out to a charity of their choice.

 

The Newark Balkan Chorus will be performing.  


Snacks and cider will be available. The event is free.


Location: Burke Mountain Club, 368 Route 114, East Burke, VT Map it

Email: burkechamber@burkevermont.com




December 12, 2022
Trivia Night
6:00 PM





Monday night trivia.


Location: The Orange Rind, 427 VT Route 114, East Burke, VT Map it

Website: https://www.facebook.com/The-Orange-rind-1916528831722071




December 13, 2022
Trivia Night
6:00 PM





Tuesday night trivia.


Location: Dirt Church Brewing, 1771 VT Route 114, East Haven Map it

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




December 14, 2022
Island Pond Christmas Bird Count





 Have you been looking for a way to get out and enjoy the winter days honing your bird-watching (and listening) skills? Join in the 123rd Audubon Christmas Bird Count! This massive and long-running citizen science event is held every year throughout North America and provides important data on bird populations.

 

This year’s Island Pond CBC will be held on opening day: Wednesday, December 14th. The IP CBC allows you to be on the lookout for less-common boreal species, as most observation areas include locations within one of the few boreal regions within Vermont –the Nulhegan Basin– considered an Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society. Birds recorded in the past include spruce grouse, black-backed woodpecker, boreal chickadee, rusty blackbird, and saw-whet owl, alongside dozens of other species.

To join in the fun, gather your warm-weather gear, grab your binoculars, and contact organizer Bob Stymeist (bobstymeist@gmail.com) to learn more details, and arrange meet-up times and your observation location.


Website: https://www.northwoodscenter.org/wordpress/event/island-pond-christmas-bird-count/




December 14, 2022
Kingdom Trails Community Chat Series
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM





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


Location: KT Welcome Center, 478 Route 114, East Burke Map it

Website: https://www.kingdomtrails.org




December 15, 2022 - December 16, 2022
SOLO Wilderness First Responder & CPR ReCertification





 $195 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.
.


  


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




December 17, 2022
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




December 17, 2022
Tending the Coals Retreat
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM





 Join us for an afternoon of connection with your embodied self.  Together in community, we will flow through yogic movement, breath exercises, visualization, dance, ritual, and creative expression. We will learn various tools and strategies to tap into our empowerment by celebrating and cultivating our vitality, inner spark, and life force. As the world around us settles into the hibernation of winter, we are invited into the season of cultivating warmth. We will ask the question: What does your body, mind and spirit need to keep your inner fires warm this season?  And we will discover the answers together.


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

Website: https://sweetwaterstudiosyoga.com




December 17, 2022
The Dream Journey WORKSHOP
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM





Cost: $27 per person.  Register online. Join this fun, interactive 2-hour introductory workshop to explore the world of dreams and learn how to interpret what they mean with trainer Christine Fournier PT CHT, a Certified Hypnotherapist with over 25 years of experience in the Healing Arts professions.

 

During this course we will cover the following topics:

Types of Dreams and how to tell them apart

Signs, Symbols and Metaphors

Messages from your subconscious mind

Learn a specific method for dream interpretation

How to keep a dream journal

Tools to assist with dreaming including essential oils, breathing, body relaxation

Bring a dream and get a free interpretation

 

 

 


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

Website: https://sweetwaterstudiosyoga.com




December 17, 2022 - December 18, 2022
THE NORTH POLE EXPRESS





 Advance ticket purchase online. The family tradition continues with this very special Christmas train ride, departing from our station in Lyndonville, Vermont. Join us aboard heated vintage coaches as we travel North to pick up lively elves and of course, Santa Claus!

 

Enjoy hot cocoa and cookies, served by a chef and servers, and caroling all the way. A special surprise for passengers of all ages. Pajamas are encouraged. Advance tickets are required to attend this special event. Reserve now to guarantee your seats aboard The North Pole Express.


Location: The Freighthouse Market & Cafe, 1000 Broad Street, Lyndonville Map it

Website: https://www.thelyndonfreighthouse.com/train.php




December 19, 2022
Trivia Night
6:00 PM





Monday night trivia.


Location: The Orange Rind, 427 VT Route 114, East Burke, VT Map it

Website: https://www.facebook.com/The-Orange-rind-1916528831722071




December 20, 2022
Trivia Night
6:00 PM





Tuesday night trivia.


Location: Dirt Church Brewing, 1771 VT Route 114, East Haven Map it

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




December 26, 2022
Trivia Night
6:00 PM





Monday night trivia.


Location: The Orange Rind, 427 VT Route 114, East Burke, VT Map it

Website: https://www.facebook.com/The-Orange-rind-1916528831722071




December 27, 2022
Trivia Night
6:00 PM





Tuesday night trivia.


Location: Dirt Church Brewing, 1771 VT Route 114, East Haven Map it

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




December 31, 2022
First Night North





 First Night North will go live this year with eight hours of in-person family-friendly performances in twelve St. Johnsbury venues, celebrating a jubilant return to the event’s street fair roots. As if gathering in person were not reason enough to celebrate after two years of virtual programming, this will be the festival’s 30 th year. The eagerly anticipated festivities will take place Saturday, December 31 st , from 4pm to midnight.

 

Fifty acts are scheduled so far, featuring nearly 200 artists in dozens of performances including longtime First Night North favorites like Bob and Sarah Amos, the Kingdom All Stars, Tritium Well, and Marko the Magician and Hypnotist. About a third of the acts scheduled are new to First Night North or haven’t performed at the St. Johnsbury festival in several years. Some of these acts include Kotoko Brass, Patti Casey, Loud Moon, and the BelAires. The schedule includes music, dance, comedy, storytelling, improv, magic, hypnotism, and more.

The immensely popular substance-free family-friendly New Year’s Eve attractions will include a variety of food trucks, the beloved pancake supper, and the Family Fun Fair (hosted this year by the St. Johnsbury Community HUB). Instead of fireworks, First Night North has added a midnight dance party as the ball rises.

As always, First Night North relies on a large and dedicated team of volunteers. Volunteers get free First Night admission in exchange for one two-hour shift.

For more information about First Night North 2023, including the complete schedule of performers and how to purchase admission or become a volunteer, watch for the annual First Night North guide in newspapers or online at www.firstnightnorth.org. While no specific Covid-related protocols are anticipated at this time, please stay tuned for evolving guidelines.

 


Location: St. Johnsbury, VT Map it

Website: https://www.catamountarts.org/first-night-north




December 31, 2022
TAMARACK NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY
6:00 PM





 Dance the night away and ring in the New Year at the Tamarack!

Live Music.

$15 cover

21+

FREE for 2022.23 Winter Season Passholders

 


Location: Tamarack Grill, Burke Mountain, Sherburne Lodge Rd, East Burke Map it

Website: https://www.skiburke.com/events-and-activities-2/tamarack-new-years-eve/?date=2022-12-31




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