4393 Awards: Nominations

Nominations are now open for the sixth annual 4393 Awards, a reader survey sponsored by the Stowe Reporter, Waterbury Record and News & Citizen to honor the best in our area. Here's your chance to nominate your favorite restaurants, shops, local heroes and more. The nomination period will run through March 31, 2020, and official voting for the 4393 Awards will begin in April.

The first family of Canadian music, Leahy, crosses the border for an appearance at The Barre Opera House, 6 North Main St., on Saturday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. Leahy has earned a place as one of the world’s most highly regarded progressive folk-roots bands. Its emergence in the late 1990s wit…

One of Ireland’s preeminent young traditional groups, Socks in the Frying Pan, performs at the Barre Opera House, 6 N. Main St., on Saturday, Feb. 29, at 6:30 p.m. The musicians are Aodán Coyne on guitar and vocals and the Hayes brothers, Shane on accordion and Fiachra on fiddle and banjo. S…

Acclaimed guitarist Bill Frisell plays Thursday, Feb. 27, at 8:30 p.m. at ArtsRiot, 400 Pine St., Burlington. Tickets are $55 at artsriot.com. Frisell is also a composer and arranger, and has been one of the leading guitarists in jazz since the late 1980s. Frisell’s eclectic output as a band…

Afro-Venezuelan superstar Betsayda Machado brings her music and dance fireworks to the Flynn Space, 153 Main St., Burlington, on Sunday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, $21 for students at flynntix.org. Machado, from a small village on Venezuela’s Caribbean coast, and her band…

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Nelson Lugo presents his magic storytelling show, “Cheating Death: Magic, Memoires and Mortality,” on Friday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m., and will lead a magic class Saturday, Feb. 22, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., both at the Grange Hall Cultural Center, 317 Howard Ave., Waterbury Center.

New York City’s The Anthropologists present “Artemisia’s Intent,” written and directed by Melissa Moschitto and starring Mariah Freda, at the Grange Hall Cultural Center, 317 Howard Ave., Waterbury, on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7 and 8, at 7:30 p.m. Also planned is an artist-taught workshop …

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The Fleming Museum of Art hosts three spring exhibitions, “Let’s Have a Ball (Wood Gaylor and the New York Art Scene, 1913–1936),” “Warp: War Rugs of Afghanistan,” and “Animal Transformations,” through May 8, 61 Colchester Ave., Burlington. In “Let’s Have a Ball!”, peek behind the scenes thr…

Want to learn more about Stowe’s most recent, large land conservation deal? The conservation of over 750 acres in Stowe known as Brownsville helped to preserve 169 years of history of the farms, families and schools that formerly existed in Brownsville, now a mostly untouched wilderness at S…

The Julian Scott Memorial Gallery at Northern Vermont University-Johnson hosts a retrospective exhibit of mixed-media work by the late Cynthia Bowler of Vermont, through March 13, at 337 College Hill, Johnson. Also on display is work by Bryce Berggren, Kelly Glentz Brush, Sean Clute, Isaac E…

The Guinness World Record for the largest-ever s’more will be the goal at the Camp Meade Winter S’morestice Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 28, from 4 to 8 p.m. on Route 2 in Middlesex.

Two award-winning authors will visit the Shelburne Town Hall on Saturday, Nov. 23, to speak about their new collaboration – a pirate-themed picture book entitled “The Word Pirates.”

Jennie Iverson, author of a new travel cookbook with brunch recipes from more than 140 ski-resort towns — including Stowe — will sign copies of “Ski Town Brunch” on Sunday, Dec. 15, between 2 and 5 p.m. at Stowe Kitchen Bath & Linens on Mountain Road.

Thanksgiving is a holiday of tradition. Family and friends come together and gather around the same staples every year: mashed potatoes, stuffing, a medley of veggies and, of course, the turkey.

February Is Love Your Neighbor Food Drive Month!

The Vermont Community Newspaper Group is collecting nonperishable items to be donated to the Lamoille Community Food Share in February. Drop off your items at the News & Citizen, 92 Lower Main Street, Morrisville, or the Stowe Reporter, 49 School Street, Stowe.