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01 Mar

Out on a Limb: What Black Bears Have Taught Me About Intelligence and Intuition

07:00 pm to 08:15 pm Green Mountain Club Headquarters

Ben Kilham is a wildlife biologist from Lyme, New Hampshire. His love of and devotion to black bears has enabled him to study their habits and interact with them for more than twenty years. Ben has been the focus of news articles and documentaries including National Geographic’s A Man Among Bears and Animal Planet’s Papa Bear. He is also co-author of the book Among the Bears: Raising Orphaned Cubs in the Wild.

03 Mar

Green Mountain Club Winter Trails Day

08:30 am to 05:00 pm Green Mountain Club Headquarters

Try out winter hiking with experienced GMC leaders and join our great community for a fun-filled day at GMC in Waterbury Center. There will be guided group hikes, winter skills workshops, snowshoe demos from Umiak Outdoor Outfitters, kids’ activities, and a bonfire all day. Then stay for the après party with food and drinks sponsored by The Pizza Joint and Idletyme Brewing, and a big raffle!

03 Mar

Ben & Jerry's 16th annual Winter Festival

11:00 am to 04:00 pm 1281 Waterbury-Stowe Rd

Ben & Jerry’s Waterbury Factory invites you to celebrate our 16th Annual Winter Festival. Come rejoice in the wintry weather offerings with fun-filled outdoor activities for all ages 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2018. Our surrounding grounds will be set to provide the perfect opportunity to play outside, enjoy the snow, welcome the extended daylight and of course eat ice cream! Elements of this free outdoor festival include Pint Slice sampling, Sugar on Snow, DJ for tunes and giveaways, an Ice Cream Cake walk, Sculpt a Bulk competition and of course free factory tours all day. Snack on local sample offerings from Butternut Mountain Farms, King Arthur Flour, Burke Mountain Confectionery, Vermont Butter & Cheese and Fat Toad Farms. Join us 1 – 2:30 p.m. as VINS Live Bird on Glove program will educate on the wonders of local raptors-LIVE as in breathing-incredible what you’ll learn! New this year PinBox 3000 will be offering battle-mode tabletop pinball allowing users to experience hands on the PinBox 3000 customizable cardboard pinball machines providing fun while also serving as a modular platform to build, design, and play through physics and engineering. Wander inside and sign up for a free factory tour where you can learn how we make our ice cream then sample one of our 2018 flavors. Stock up for birthdays, graduations and any other gift giving needs as you browse our gift shop and take advantage of super sale items.

05 Mar

Vermont Liberty Tea Company Weekly Tasting

09:30 am to 06:00 pm

Join Vermont Liberty Tea Company each Monday as we offer samples and tastings of new blends, seasonal favorites, and a sweet treat. Learn more about the second generation of Vermont Liberty Tea Company under the new ownership of Vermont native Seth Maloney and enjoy some delicious tea!

07 Mar

Bridgeside Books Book Group

06:00 pm to 07:00 pm

Please join Bridgeside Books Book Group the first Wednesday of each month for an open and lively book discussion. All are welcome to join the group. 

Our February book is Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf.

08 Mar

Bridgeside Books SALE Happy Hour!

03:00 pm to 06:00 pm


Join us Thursday, March 8th 3:00-6:00 PM
for very special deals prior to the annual sale!


These special deals are ONLY from 3:00-6:00 PM on THURSDAY, MARCH 8th!

08 Mar

Do you know your history?

07:00 pm to 08:00 pm Stowe Free Library - 90 Pond Street, Stowe, VT

Join the Friends of the Stowe Free Library on Thursday, March 8, 2018, at 7pm in welcoming Ed McGuire, a past-president of the VT Genealogy Library & the VT French-Canadian Genealogical Society. Ed will be discussing how to get started in researching ancestors, where to look for records (both physical and digital) and how the field of genealogy has changed recently. This hour-long talk will cover where to find genealogy records, both in Vermont and in the USA/Canada. This includes the major repositories like the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Allen County Public Library, New England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston and Vermont repositories, including our own Vermont Genealogy Library. The talk will also touch on the major changes to the genealogy field that have occurred in the past decade such as free online education & blogs, Facebook, software tools and DNA testing. Ed specializes in covering Irish family history and genetic genealogy including all types of DNA tests and all the major testing companies. Ed has been researching his Irish, English, German and Quebec ancestors for over 35 years and, in the process, has made almost every genealogical mistake possible. He and his wife, Sue, live in Hinesburg, Vermont.

09 Mar

Bridgeside Books + Bridgeside Home SALE Happy Hour!

03:00 pm to 06:00 pm


Join us Friday, March 9th 3:00-6:00 PM for very special deals prior to the annual sale!

SURPRISE! You have to show up to find out what's on SALE!

These special deals are ONLY from 3:00-6:00 PM on FRIDAY, MARCH 9th!

10 Mar

Bridgeside Books + Bridgeside Home SALE!

09:30 am to 06:00 pm


Our Annual Sale is a great opportunity to stock up on Books, Gifts, Cards, and always the unexpected surprise or two!

*excludes Gift Certificates + Special Orders


15 Mar

Meet the Author: Kaela Coble

06:00 pm to 07:00 pm

Sometimes the secrets we keep are more dangerous than the ones we reveal… 

When Ruby St. James returns to her hometown, it's under the worst circumstances. Her old classmate Danny is dead, and at his funeral, she is confronted with the friends she left behind and the secret that tore them apart ten years ago. Now, Ruby isn't sure how to bridge the space her lies have created. And what's worse, she isn't the only one who's been lying. In a final act of revenge, Danny has left each of his friends an envelope containing their darkest secret, along with instructions to reveal them to one another or risk them coming out in a trap of Danny's own creation. Soon enough, past mistakes resurface and the lines of friendship are tested.

Fraught with emotion, suspense, and hope, Friends and Other Liars is the story of five friends coming to terms with what it means to betray the ones who love you best.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kaela Coble lives in Burlington, Vermont, and is a member of the League of Vermont Writers. This is her first novel.
Join us in welcoming Kaela Coble, author of the recently released novel Friends and Other Liars.


17 Mar

'Salamander Sky' Katy Farber Reading + Workshop

10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Join us in welcoming local author + educator Katy Farber and her new book Salamander Sky. We look forward to having Katy at Bridgeside Books again!

The Salamander Sky workshop is geared toward preschool through elementary school aged students, and models first hand exploration and investigation in nature. The workshop will target many of the Next Generation Science Standards for elementary school students, including life cycles, wetland habitats, diversity, adaptations and human impact.

Every spring in the eastern region of the United States, warmer nights with steady rain bring the migration of thousands of spotted salamanders to ponds and pools, often across busy roads. These crossings are magical, and secretive—most people don’t even know they happen. 

Salamander Sky features a mother and daughter who go out on a rainy night to help the salamanders cross the road safely. This picture book introduces readers to the elusive spotted salamander and the perilous nighttime journey they take each spring. Amphibians worldwide desperately need protection. Salamander Sky is a valuable tool for getting children engaged in conservation.

"Salamander Sky has within its pages the power to ignite curiosity in the unexplored backyard while at the same time respecting and not disrupting nature's hand in the survival of a species. And what could be better than that?"   

--Matthew C. Winner, Co-Founder of All the Wonders


22 Mar

Beyond Glamping: Hut to Hut Trekking in the High Tatras of Slovakia

07:00 pm to 08:30 pm 4711 Waterbury Stowe Rd, Waterbury Center, VT 05677

To truly embrace the experience of trekking in Slovakia you need to bookend your day with a beer and a healthy helping of sausages or dumplings. Join us as Caitlin recounts her recent adventure navigating the cuisine, culture, and breathtaking landscape of the High Tatra Mountains of Slovakia. Caitlin and her husband, Matt, spend six days hiking from hut-to-hut through the highest part of the Carpathian Mountain Range. There they found the endangered tatra chamois, turquoise mountain lakes, sawtooth ridges, and a land steeped in a rich cultural and natural history.

24 - 25 Mar

Maple Sugar Festival

10:00 am to 05:00 pm Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits - Cambridge, VT

-Sugar on Snow! -Free Maple Syrup Samples all day -Free Tasting of Maple Wine & Maple Creme Liqueur -Maple Milkshakes with Boyden Maple syrup for ALL ages as well as Vermont Ice Maple Creme milkshakes for 21+ only -Maple Cocktail Tasting -Sugar House with Wood Fired Evaporator will be open -My Little Cupcakes from Burlington is making Maple Cupcakes with Boyden Maple Syrup available for purchase and included with a full wine tasting! -Pie Empire with be selling delicious and savory meat pies for lunch. (Receive a half price glass of Hard Cider with every pie purchase) -Get a free half pint of Boyden Maple Syrup + 10% off wines with every case of wine purchased!

26 Mar

Using Google to Promote Your Business - Free Workshop

02:00 pm to 03:00 pm Waterbury Public Library

Want to get found on Google Search and Maps? Join Kim Dixon of Insights Marketing Solutions for this presentation that starts with an introduction to Google My Business, a free tool to manage your business information across Google. Next, we’ll teach you the basics of how customers find your business online and how to promote your online presence with methods like search engine optimization (SEO) and online advertising. Bonus session from 3:00 – 4:00 pm on email marketing using Constant Contact. Pre-registration (not required, but preferred)

Downtown Events Calendar
Mar 22
Beyond Glamping: Hut to Hut Trekking in the High Tatras of Slovakia
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Mar 24 - Mar 25
Maple Sugar Festival
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Mar 26
Using Google to Promote Your Business - Free Workshop
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