Okemo Ross Powers Snowboard Camp
Olympic gold medalist and snowboarding legend Ross Powers, and his posse of pro riders, will be at Okemo Mountain Resort March 22 through 24 for the annual Ross Powers Snowboard Camp.
This three-day snowboard camp is open to intermediate and advanced riders who can handle fast-paced training and riding with some of the best coaches and professional snowboarders of all time. Proceeds from the Camp benefit the Ross Powers Foundation, a non-profit organization for athletes with financial need.
"Okemo always has had a good program ... If you were ranked in the snowboarding standings, you went there. In many ways, it has always been a part of my snowboarding career," said Powers.
The fee for the Ross Powers Snowboard Camp is $499 and includes three days of on-snow coaching, a pizza party with prize drawings and a certificate of completion signed by Ross Powers. The rate does not include a required lift ticket, lodging or meals.
Owner of numerous halfpipe titles, including a gold medal at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics and a 1998 Olympic bronze medal, Powers is a local athlete from Londonderry.
For more information call 228-1600, or visit www.okemo.com or rosspowersfoundation.org.
Collaborative Presents Prevention Works
The Collaborative Presents - Prevention Works! Is a television talk show on topics related to substance abuse prevention. If you are thinking about planning a safe teen party, how to communicate with youth and how to reduce stress you can tune into your local public access television station GNAT or MCTV. GNAT airs Prevention works! At 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily. MCTV airs the show at various times throughout the day or go to www.thecollborative.us and watch.
For additional information contact Tara Shannon at 362-3770 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Timko is Artist of the Month
Artist of the month at the Redfield Proctor Room at the Cavendish Fletcher Community Library in March is Robin DeCormier Timko.
Robin is a long time activist and resident of Proctorsville who studied art at the New School for Social Research under Benny Andrews, took classes with her uncle John Dobbs and spent one year at the Portland Museum Art School in Oregon.
New Edition of Okemo, All Come Home
Award-winning author Karen Lorentz has recently completed the second edition of Okemo, All Come Home, a comprehensive history of the popular year-round resort.
The limited second edition traces the story of Okemo Mountain Resort from inception to present day and it is destined to become another collector's item with Okemo skiers and riders, as well as those interested in ski history. The highly coveted first edition, published in 1996, is out of print and has been unavailable for several years. The updated book features 40 pages of color photography and more than 200 black-and-white images of the area's history and people.
Okemo, All Come Home is available for purchase at Okemo's Snowsports Shops; at The Book Nook, Chapter XIV and Totem Pole Sports Shop, in Ludlow; Annie's Book Shop, in Rutland, and by mail at Mountain Publishing, Inc., 1300 CCC Road, Shrewsbury, VT 05738.
For more information about Okemo Mountain Resort, call 228-1600 or visit www.okemo.com.
Book Discussion at Fletcher Library
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, a novel by Anne Tyler, will be the subject of the March meeting of The Friends of the Library book discussion group at Fletcher Memorial Library in Ludlow.
Told from the perspective of several family members, the story follows the Tull family of Baltimore through several decades.
The discussion will take place on Thursday, March 25 at 7 p.m. at the library on Main Street. Access and parking are from the rear of the building.
FOLA Announces Summer Concert Dates
The Friends of Ludlow Auditorium has announced the scheduled dates for performances by the Okemo Young Artists Program in the Ludlow auditorium in Town Hall this summer.
The concerts will be scheduled for Saturday evenings on June 19, June 26, July 3 and July 10.
These concerts will feature both the faculty and students participating in the OYAP festival. The festival is a month-long teaching and performance experience for young artists.
Bingo in Mount Holly
The Mount Holly Rescue Squad will host bingo on Sunday, March 21 at Mount Holly Elementary School on School Street in Mount Holly.
Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and games start at 1 p.m.
It is $20 for 20 games with nine cards per game.
Reiki I Class in Ludlow
On Saturday, March 27 from 8:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m., at Mountain View Physical Therapy in Ludlow, Lauren Potter will lead a Reiki I class on Usui Japanese Reiki.
Call 591-0507 or 885-3376 for information and to register.
Knights of Columbus Dinner
The Knights of Columbus will be having a Corned Beef & Cabbage Boiled Dinner on Saturday, March 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Church of the Annunciation Parish Center on Depot Street in Ludlow.
Enjoy a variety of Irish music including a special visit by local bagpipers. Adults eat for $9.