Aug
25
Fri
Trail Grand Opening @ Rankin Family Lands
Aug 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

sponsored by The Caledonia Trail Collaborative

The Caledonia Trail Collaborative, a chapter of the Vermont Mountain Bike Association, is pleased to announce the GRAND OPENING of a 1.5 mile advanced mountain bike loop trail in Danville, VT located on the property of Jerry and Judy Rankin.

We invite you to come out and ride, run, or walk the trail and to meet the landowners and some of the volunteers that made this possible. We hope you will join us!


The Caledonia Trail Collaborative is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization that believes trails enhance the quality of life for area residents and contribute to the vibrancy of our communities. Our mission is to work with area stakeholders to create and manage sustainable, human-powered recreational trails that are open to the public; to promote responsible use, conservation, and youth participation; and to respect the values of our communities and the vision of landowners.

Advocating for low-impact, multi-use trails in the Caledonia County area.

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Caledonia Trail Collaborative with Jerry Rankin (3rd from left)

 

 

 

 

 

Aug
27
Sun
Prydein – Levitt Amp Series at Dog Mountain @ Dog Mountain
Aug 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Call it “Bagpipe Rock” !!

This American Celtic-rock band has made a name for itself by incorporating traditional Scottish bagpipes into its high-energy rock music. Often referred to as kilt rock and even Sham-rock, Prydein’s music appeals to audiences young and old with its infectious enthusiasm and fire. Prydein is also known for its raucous live performances and remarkable showmanship.

With a style that has been called Celtic-music-meets Motörhead and AC/DC, Prydein also incorporates elements of ska, funk and rockabilly into their unique sound. They bring incredible energy and heat to every performance, with one fan cleverly quipping, “Who put the jalapeños in the Haggis?”

Opening Act: Catamount Pipe Band

Sep
3
Sun
Matuto – Levitt Amp Series at Dog Mountain @ Dog Mountain
Sep 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Matuto, which is Brazilian slang for “country boy,” is also the name of this unique band that combines elements of Brazilian music and American jazz, blues, bluegrass and folk. The New York-based outfit was born when guitarist Clay Ross and accordionist Rob Curto stepped out on stage in front of thousands of party-ready Brazilians in 2009 after Ross had received a Fulbright grant to perform in Brazil. The audience’s response was so overwhelming that they decided to make the band their main focus, and since then they have performed around the world recreating that magical experience.

Adding a multitude of instruments including accordion, guitar, bass, drums, cavaquinho, zabumba, and triangle helped define and expand Matuto’s sound – the syncopations of Brazilian music and the folk traditions of the American South. “Weird and wonderful… unorthodox and delightful,” wrote Jazz Times Magazine. While it’s an unlikely combination on paper, on the dance floor it just feels right.

Opening Act: Buzzkill Abby

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Sep
4
Mon
Sheffield Field Day @ Town of Sheffield
Sep 4 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

ANNUAL SINCE 1947
Sheffield Field Day/Labor Day Events

1847 Town House Museum open 8am – 4 pm

  • Grand Parade 10 am
  • Sutton River Band 11 am – 2 pm
  • Chicken Barbecue 12 pm
  • Cash Prizes 4 pm

Pony Pulling ♦ Softball Tournament ♦ Pony Rides ♦ Bingo ♦ Red Ticket Raffle
Game Booths ♦ Floral Hall ♦ Horseshoe Tournament ♦ Crafts & Vendors

FOOD BOOTHS ALL DAY

  • Pat O’Hagan Memorial Fiddler’s Contest
    Miller’s Run School Gym
    Registration at 1:30 – Contest Begins at 2:00 pm

Sep
10
Sun
St J Walk to End Alzheimer’s @ Welcome Center
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
  • Registration at 9am
  • Ceremony at 10am
  • Walk at 10:15am

Do I have to register in order to Walk?
Yes, we want to know you’re walking with us and need every walker to sign a standard waiver through their official registration. There is no registration fee for Walk. However, we ask every walker to make a personal donation and commit to raising funds in the fight against Alzheimer’s.

Are pets, strollers, bicycles and skates allowed on Walk day?
We do allow strollers, but for everyone’s safety, we discourage skateboards, bicycles, inline skates and wheelie footwear. Depending on the Walk location rules, well-behaved dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash at all times.

What happens if it rains?
Walk is a rain or shine event. However, in the case of severe weather, we will cancel. If this is the case, we will update our Walk homepage on or before the morning of the event.

The Lao Tizer Trio – Levitt Amp Series at Dog Mountain @ Dog Mountain
Sep 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Driven by an explosive mix of jazz, rock, classical, jam band influences and world rhythms, The Lao Tizer Trio is led by keyboardist/composer and Boulder, CO native, Lao Tizer. Establishing itself in the contemporary jazz world over the past few years, the band is made up of a group of veteran world-class musicians who cite Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Bruce Horsnby and Lyle Mays as inspirations.

The Lao Tizer Trio keeps every performance fresh, playing off audience members and each other, going new places every night in the true spirit of jazz improvisation. While touring the world they have performed alongside such renowned acts as Jethro Tull, Isaac Hayes, Al Jarreau, Spyro Gyra, Zappa Plays Zappa, Babyface, Bruce Hornsby and Robin Thicke.

Opening Act: Ira Friedman

Sep
17
Sun
The High and Mighty Brass Band – Levitt Amp Series at Dog Mountain @ Dog Mountain
Sep 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Band members from New Orleans, New York City and beyond came together to form the High and Mighty Brass Band, a high-powered New York-based outfit that combines funk, soul, R&B, dance and hip-hop elements to great effect.

The fiercely entertaining live act captivates audiences with its high-energy and skillful brass playing as well as guitars and drums, which are atypical for traditional brass bands. The band was founded by drummer Evan Howard in 2009, a few years after he moved to New York to study jazz performance at the Manhattan School of Music. Since then they’ve performed at festivals including Bonnaroo and alongside the likes of Trombone Shorty, Fitz and the Tantrums, and Galactic, amassing countless fans along the way.

Opening Act: The NEKTones

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