NEK Moms Weekend Scoop: January 15-16

It’s time for snowy weekend fun in the NEK.  If you’re not a fan of snow, don’t worry–there’s surely something fun on the weekend list for you!

But, for what it’s worth…have you ever considered snowshoeing? It’s a great winter sport for all ages and fitness levels, and a great way to “get your feet wet” in a Northeast Kingdom winter sport. It’s truly an affordable sport too–all you need is a pair of snowshoes and warm winter clothes.  Poles are optional.  Best of all for hesitant moms and dads, this non-intimidating sport burns calories FAST and it’s a fun family activity–your kids will love stomping along with you on the trails.  Day passes on Kingdom Trails for snowshoeing cost $5.  A Snowshoe only seasons pass costs $25.  You can find cheap gear on Craigslist.org, eBay or at local shops, like Village Sports and East Burke Sports.  Of course, the next time you find yourself in Burlington, you can find everything under the sun for snowshoeing at the Outdoor Gear Exchange on Cherry Street.

Oh, for the newbies and seasoned, don’t miss the Moonlight Ski & Snowshoe (sponsored by Kingdom Trails) at the Dashney Rd. Nordic Center (E. Burke), on Sunday, January 16th at 6pm!  From Kingdom Trails Site:  “Ski or snowshoe a kilometer to a fire and hot chocolate in a beautiful wooded clearing.”  Fun, fun!

Now for the scoop…

Saturday, January 15th:

  • Zumba-thon, Glover Community School Gym, 9-11a.m. Donation.  Benefits class trip.
  • Bill Koch Youth Nordic Ski League, Dashney Rd. Nordic Center, Burke. 1pm.  New Youth Skiers welcome.
  • Winter Market, Sterling College, Craftsbury Common, Info call: 533-2359.
  • The Parker Pie Co., Weest Glover Village, 8PM,  Two Man Gentleman Band.  Keep in mind, The Parker Pie Co’s Pizza for Oncology benefit – $1.00 of every large pizza sold in January will be donated to North Country Hospital Oncology Fund.  How great is that?
  • MLK Weekend Celebration, Dog Mountain Chapel/Stephen Huneck Gallery, St. Johnsbury.
  • Bettye LaVette & Jennifer Hartswick Band, 7:30pm, Fuller Hall, St. Johnsbury.  Info at: Catamount Arts.
  • Celtic Trio Concert, 7pm, Colebrook Country Club.

Sunday, January 16th:

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