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Blacksmithing 101

Saturday, October 19
2 Sessions* Available
10:30 am – 12:00 pm         
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
*Limit of 2 participants per session
$50 per person
Quechee Gorge Village, Quechee VT
 
Channel your inner artisan and learn hands on how to hold tongs and hammer properly, maneuvering steel from forge to anvil, doing this cold at first. You will learn to forge square steel to round, and round steel to square. You will be forging one or two hooks to take home with you! Future lessons can be available for further learning through the MUUV events.

 

Note: Closed toe shoes are required. Safety glasses, apron and all tools are provided.

Instructor is fully insured and waivers must be signed by students. 

Ages 13 – 17 welcome with a parent
18 + welcome 

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Day Trip to Salem, MA 

SOLD OUT
Saturday, October 19
9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
$45 pp
Arrival at Washington Square West
Salem, MA 
 
This is your chance to celebrate Fall in one of America’s spookiest towns. Explore Nathaniel Hawthorne’s hometown and visit sites like the House of Seven Gables, The Salem Witch Museum, or the Peabody Essex Museum. Easily spooked? Don’t fret, the town has enough historical sites to make any history buff smile. The best part? No driving or parking!

 

The Essentials: 
Departure from the Upper Valley: The bus will pick up and drop off at two locations! Buses will leave promptly at their scheduled times, please be on time.

Leave from Hanover: The bus will pick up at the D-H Lot 9 in Lebanon next to the Jesse’s Restaurant. You can leave your car at Lot 9 all day. The bus will leave Hanover promptly at 9:00 A.M. Check in and boarding begin at 8:45 A.M. 

Leave from New London: The bus will pick up at the New London Park and Ride on Route 103A (located just off of Exit 12 on I-89, see a map of the lot’s location here). The bus will arrive in New London promptly at 9:30 A.M. You must be present at that time to board.
You will be asked to choose your boarding location while signing up for the event.

Arrival in Salem: The bus will drop-off at the Hawthorne Hotel, at 18 Washington Square West in the heart of downtown Salem.  Upon arrival, you are free to have your own Salem adventure!

Departure from Salem: In the evening, the bus will pick-up at the Hawthorne Hotel, the same location where you were dropped off. You must arrive by 6:15 P.M. to be checked in as the bus will depart from Salem promptly at 6:30 P.M.  

Return to the Upper Valley: The bus will arrive at New London at approximately 8:30 pm, and back in Hanover at 9:00 PM (Dependent on traffic and road conditions)

The Little Details:
We’re here to help! There will be a trip leader appointed on each bus who will check you in each time you get on the bus. You will be provided with the trip leader’s phone number as well as the bus driver’s phone number should you need anything while in Salem. The trip leader will also have some Salem maps and guides to help you plan your day.
This event is open to all ages, anyone under 18 must be accompanied by adult.
There is a restroom on the bus, and the bus generally stops once on each trip for a snack and restroom break.
The bus ride is just over 2 hours long, so be prepared by bringing some entertainment. There is an wireless outlet at every seat on the bus and there is a DVD player and TV screens, so if you have a family-friendly movie to share, please bring it!
The bus will not be parked at the Hawthorne Hotel all day, so you will need to take your valuables with you. However, you can leave coolers, games, and other non-valuables on the bus as the same bus will pick us up in the evening. 
You are welcome to bring snacks and drinks on the bus, we simply ask that you not bring glass or alcohol.
Please consider weather changes and prepare with appropriate clothing.
In the event of an unplanned change of pick up location, you will be advised by text or email about the alternate pick-up location.
Once you register, you must receive a confirmation email to confirm your reservation. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact our office so that we can assist you.
Payment is due when signing up for the event. Cancellations received after October 5th will not be eligible for a refund. Cancellations will be accepted via phone or e-mail, and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline.

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Hypnotic Stress Management

Wednesday, October 23
5:30-6:45 pm         
$25 per person
Green Mountain Hypnosis
Lebanon, NH 03766
 

A Workshop for Managing Your Stress with Self-Hypnosis

Whether you’re seeking an alternative method to help manage and reduce your stress or you’re just curious about the notion of self-hypnosis, then this workshop is for you!

Karen will be sharing several, easy to use, hypnosis methods, including:

strategies to identify and re frame stressful triggers
techniques that helps remove and reduce stress.
simple and effective tools that can be used any time, anywhere
practical exercises to help with stress management

===== Audience Skill Level =====
Beginner- NO specific background required.

===== Tools Required =====
Just bring your stress so you can get rid of it!

===== About the Host =====
Karen Gray is a Certified Hypnotist and a Registered Nurse. She specializes in helping clients tap into their own unique strengths and abilities more effectively to relieve anxiety and stress. Her practice, Green Mountain Hypnosis in Lebanon, NH, is a client-centered hypnosis practice promoting and empowering health and wellness for individuals, groups, and organizations through private and group sessions, workshops, events, and education.
Karen Gray CPH, CHI, RN

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Fencing 101

Wednesday, November 6
5:00-8:00 pm         
$30 per person
Tracy Hall, Norwich VT
All equipment provided

PROVIDED:
All Fencing Equipment
Weapons, Masks, Jackets, Gloves
Chest Protectors
Dress for Participants:
Long (athletic pants, sweat pants or similar
Flat athletic shoes (as low as possible)
T-shirt (or similar)
Event Expectations:
UVFC invites you to an evening of fencing action. Participate in the excitement, fun and comradery of this classic and Olympic sport. We will provide all instruction and equipment necessary for you to experience the thrill of fencing for yourself. After a brief overview of the sport and its history, we will guide you through practical fencing basics over the course of this two-hour session and see you convert that into immediate action.

Background:
The Upper Valley Fencing Club (UVFC) focuses on modern sport fencing in all three weapons — foil, épée and saber — and our practice is rooted in respect for sportsmanship, classical form, contemporary technique and competitive play.

We encourage family participation and routinely have a parent and one or two offspring participating together. Through this pairing, parents and kids can share in a physical activity. While our activities do not require a high base level of fitness, they usually result in better overall fitness and stress reduction, improve mindful practice and increase physical as well as mental agility.

UVFC comprises a wide range of instructor experience and interests, enabling teenage students to prepare for collegiate fencing, and fencers of any age for competitive fencing, if they so desire.
Whether you are an active fencer, a rusty blade, or interested in learning about the fencing, please join us!

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Budgeting & Planning for Emergencies

Thursday, November 7
6:00 – 7:00 pm         
Free workshop
Holiday Inn Express
White Rive Junction, VT
 
The secret to winning with money is living on less than you earn. Participants will leave this workshop with motivation and tools to immediately experience success. Budgeting and Planning for Emergencies will provide realistic steps to reduce the stress of budgeting and teach you how to develop healthy habits including budgeting, using envelopes and planning for emergencies. Individualized follow-up coaching available to all attendees.

Ready Set Budget!

Herbal Medicine Chest: Preparing for Winter

Sunday, November 17
11:00 am – 2:00 pm         
$40 per person
Coop Learning Center
@ Centerra Park 12
Centerra Parkway
Lebanon, NH 03766
 
Join Co-op Food Educator Lindsay Smith at the Culinary Learning Center for a fun, hands-on class as we explore Herbal Medicine Chest: Preparing for Winter
 
Welcome to an exploration of homemade medicinal remedies. In this class we will discover various methods to use herbs, flowers, vinegars, extracts and oils to make your own herbal first-aid kit such as homemade fire-tonic, teas, and even a healing salve. We will talk about best practices and how to choose/ find high quality ingredients. Each student will leave with a few small samples of our creations.

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Paint & Sip at the Village at WRJ

Thursday, December 5
6-8:30 PM
$45 pp
Includes all supplies, food and drink
 
Paint & Sip night in the new Abbott Art Studio located in the Village at White River Junction. Instructor Bettina Read will lead guests through the painting process start to finish. The Village’s own chef will provide delicious appetizers as well as wine and beer. All supplies, food, and drink are included in your registration fee. Limit 15 registrants. Sign up today!

 

Painting shown is what attendees will paint on a 16×20 inch canvas.

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Day Trip to New York City

TWO TRIPS:
Saturday, December 7
Saturday, December 14
5:00 am – 11:55 pm

Central Park’s Wollman Rink, Manhattan, NYC.

 

$68 per person

 
Get an early start on your Holiday spirit and let us drive you to New York City for a day: no parking, no hotel stays, no worries!

 

The Essentials
Departure from the Upper Valley: The bus will pick up and drop off at two locations! Buses will leave promptly at their scheduled times, please be on time.You will be asked to choose your boarding location while signing up for the event.

  • Leave from Lebanon: The bus will pick up at DHMC Parking Lot 9 (a map of Lot 9?s location can be found by clicking here). You can leave your car at Lot 9 all day. The bus will leave Hanover promptly at 5:00 AM Check in and boarding begin at 4:45 AM 

  • Leave from Weathersfield/Ascutney: The bus will pick up at the Weathersfield/Ascutney Park and Ride on Route 113 (located just off of Exit 8 on I-91, see a map of the lot?s location here). The bus will arrive in Weathersfield/Ascutney promptly at 5:30 AM. You must be present at that time to board.
  • Arrival in New York City: The bus will drop-off at Bryant Park (42nd Street between 5th & 6th Ave., near Times Square) at approximately 10:10 AM. Upon arrival, you are free to have your own New York City adventure!
  • Departure from New York City: In the evening, the bus will pick-up at Bryant Park (42nd Street between 5th and 6th Ave., near Times Square), the same location where you were dropped off. You must arrive by 6:45 PM to be checked in. as the bus will depart from NYC promptly at 7:00 PM.
  • Return to the Upper Valley: The bus will arrive at Weathersfield/Ascutney at approximately 11:30 pm, and back at Lot 9 at 12:00 AM (Dependant on traffic and road conditions)

The Little Details
Were here to help! There will be a trip leader appointed who will check you. You will be provided with the trip leaders phone number as well as the bus drivers phone number should you need anything while you are in New York City. The trip leader will also have a New York City map and guide to help you plan your day. This event is open to all ages, anyone under 18 must be accompanied by adult. There is a restroom on the bus, and the bus generally stops once on each trip for a snack and restroom break. The bus ride is 5 hours long, so be prepared by bringing some entertainment. There is no wireless on the bus, but there is a DVD player and TV screens, so if you have a family-friendly movie to share, please bring it! The bus will not be parked at Bryant Park all day, so you will need to take your valuables with you. However, you can leave coolers, games, and other non-valuables on the bus as the same bus will pick us up in the evening. You are welcome to bring snacks and drinks on the bus, we simply ask that you not bring glass or alcohol. Please consider weather changes and prepare with appropriate clothing. In the event of an unplanned change of pick up location, you will be advised by text or email about the alternate pick-up location. Payment is due when signing up for the event. Cancellations received after November 9th will not be eligible for a refund. Cancellations will be accepted via phone or e-mail, and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline.If you have any questions, please call the Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce at (603) 643-3115 or email MUUV@hanoverchamber.org.

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How to Sushi

Thursday, January 10, 2020
5:30-7:30 PM
$45 pp
CoOp Learning Center
Lebanon NH
 
oin Co-op Food Educator Lindsay Smith at the Culinary Learning Center for a fun, hands-on class as we explore making sushi. You will be shown how to make the perfect sushi rice, how to customize your rolls with a variety of ingredients and even add some flare to your presentation.

 

Each participant will make 4-5 rolls, including a dessert roll.

Come prepared to roll, create, laugh and eat. Grab your friends; this is a great group activity.

​Wine and beer tastings. Must be 21

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Valentine Chocolate Fantasy

Thursday, February 13
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm         
$25 per person
Coop Learning Center
@ Centerra Park 12
Centerra Parkway
Lebanon, NH 03766
 
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and what is better than giving a box of chocolates? Making one together! You and your sweetheart will dive into the rich and delicious world of chocolate making. You will make flavored ganache, rollling truffles, tempering chocolate and adding your own decorative touches – you will create a delicious box of chocolates. Bring yourself or come as a couple. All ingredients and supplies provided. 

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Learn to Curl

Wednesday, February 19
6:40 pm – 8:30 pm         
$30 per person
Wendall A. Barwood Arena
45 Highland Avenue
White River Junction, Vermont
 
Did you watch the American men’s curling team win gold at the last Winter Olympics? Did you think that it looked like a fun game? Here is your chance to learn all about curling and to try your hand at the game. Curling is an ancient game that began in Scotland several hundred years ago, and is now played in many countries, most notably Canada and the U.S. It is a game of skill that most people can pick up quickly, but it takes years to master. Curlers often play into their 80’s using adaptive equipment and techniques, and many players pick up the game while they are in their 60’s. The great part is that you can have fun and enjoy playing at any skill level.

Coached by experienced members of the Upper Valley Curling Club, you will learn the basics of delivery, sweeping, and strategy. You must have good balance and some flexibility and strength, but do not think that Olympic players represent the average curler! Your lead instructor will be an OSHER@Dartmouth member and student, and a dedicated curler. The club supplies all equipment; you need to have warm clothing and shoes with non-skid soles. In a two-hour session there will be one break to warm up. The class will be held mostly on the ice in the Wendell A. Barwood ice arena in White River Junction.

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MGM Casino Trip!

Saturday, March 7
8:00 am – 4:00 pm         
$40 per person
incl $20 food voucher & $20 tokens (subject to change)
Springfield MA
 
New Casino – Opened in August of 2018

Roll the dice, play the slots, gather your friends and enjoy some games of chance. Leave the Driving to us! Price includes $20.00 food coupon and $20.00 bet money (subject to change)

Check out Trip Advisor

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g60968-d15070815-Reviews-MGM_Springfield-Springfield_Massachusetts.html

The Essentials
Departure from the Upper Valley: The bus will pick up at two locations!
Leave from Lebanon: The bus will pick up at DHMC Parking Lot 9 at 8:00 am and the New London Park & Ride at 8:30 am. You can leave your car at Lot 9 all day. You must be present at 7:45 am to check in. The bus will leave Lebanon promptly at 8:00 am – bus leaves MGM at 4:00 pm.


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