Northern Roots Music Festival
On Saturday, Jan. 30, the Brattleboro Music Center's third annual Northern Roots Traditional Music Festival will bring together local and regional musicians representing the best of various northern musical traditions including Irish, Scottish, English, Swedish and French Canadian.
The Northern Roots Festival begins with a day of participation workshops, mini-concerts, a family dance and sessions, followed by an evening performance.
The more than 25 musicians participating in this year's festival include: Tony Barrand, Mary Cay Brass, Susan Conger, Andrea Cooper, Doug Creighton, Andy Davis, Jimmy Devine, Hannah Devine, Jessie Gagne-Hall, Jake Grieco, Ethan Hazzard-Watkins, Dan Houghton, Lydia Ievins, Roger Kahle, Mary Lea, Geordie Lynd, Keith Murphy, John Roberts, Mark Roberts, Anthony Santoro, Lissa Schneckenburger, Peter Siegel, Christian Stevens, Brendan Taaffe, Becky Tracy, and the BMC's Celtic Youth Session students.
Hands-On Workshop for Singers
On Saturday, Feb. 6 celebrated jazz vocalist and composer Peter Eldridge will be teaching at The Open Music Collective in Brattleboro.
Eldridge will be teaching a hands-on workshop for singers at noon. He will focus on vocal technique - from warm-ups to key signatures to musicality. This masterclass will involve individual performance and critique.
Workshop participants are encouraged to preregister, price is $30 for adults and $25 for students, some aid available to BUHS students.
Potluck Super Supper in Newfane
The 25th annual free potluck Super Supper, sponsored by the Grace Cottage Hospital Auxiliary will be held Friday, Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m., at the Newbrook Fire and Rescue building in Newfane on Route 30.
This is a potluck supper, so be creative and bring a favorite dish or dessert to share. The auxiliary will provide roasted turkeys and beverages.
Prizes, 50/50 raffle, and music by the "Bills Band" will add a little pizzazz to the mid-winter night.
For more information, call 365-4455 or 365-4707.
Green Mountain Club February Outings
A variety of outings are planned by the Brattleboro section of the Green Mountain Club and everyone is invited to participate. Hikers should wear warm clothing, have winter footwear and be prepared for weather changes.
For additional upcoming outings, see www.brattleborogmc.com.
Saturday - Sunday, Feb. 6 - 7
Enjoy backcountry skiing and snowshoeing in northern Vermont near Lake Willoughby and stay overnight at the Green Mountain Club's Wheeler Pond Camp, a heated cabin. For those who wish to make it a long weekend, there is an ice canoe race at the Winter Carnival in Quebec City, Canada. Leader: Joe Cook, 257-0609.
Saturday - Sunday, Feb. 20 - 21
Cross-country ski on the Catamount Trail from West Hill Road in Warren to Appalachian Gap. The seven mile backcountry ski trip is in the Mad River Valley. Indoor camping at leader's house in Waitsfield. Leaders: Andy and Beth Cook, 496-7287.
Saturday, Feb. 27
Cross-country ski at Grout Pond. There is reliable snow at this high-elevation pond and the ski trip is suitable for beginners. Leader: George Roy, 603-399-7756.
Read What You Write at Moore Library
Read What you Write on Wednesday,Jan.27 at 7 p.m. at the Moore Free Library, 23 West Street in Newfane. Elizabeth MacAlaster and Deborah Lea Luskin are co-leaders. Call Meris Morrison at 365-7948 for more information.
Free Men's Weight Loss/Health Group
A free Men's Weight Loss/Health Group is forming at Grace Cottage Hospital's new Community Wellness Center.
Started by men and offered for men only, the group focus is to promote healthy choices in diet and exercise. Using the "Belly Off! Diet" as a model (see www.menshealth.com/bellyoff for more information), participants will explore the how-to's of weight loss and learn about healthy, safe exercise within each person's limits. The group facilitator is Jim Heal.
The meetings will be held on Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m., beginning Feb. 4, in the Community Wellness Center at Grace Cottage, located in the Heins Building, 133 Grafton Road, Townshend.
For more information, call 365-3649.