The weekend has arrived! Happy Passover to those who are celebrating. This weekend, there are plenty of events to choose from, including some that will get you out of the house and others you can partake in from the couch.
If you are looking to take a drive for cremees and other maple goodies, check out Vermont Maple Outlet in Jeffersonville. This weekend would also be a great time to bake with maple — how about these quick and easy Mapledoodles for Friday night? Or this maple and walnut coffee cake for Sunday morning?
Here's what else is going on nearby:
When: March 26-28
Details: Celebrate Women's History Month with Vermont Works for Women at LUNAFEST, a traveling film festival of award-winning short films by and about women. Watch the films by buying a ticket for $25. The films will be available to stream all weekend.
Helping Hands Thrift Shop Reopening
When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Where: United Church of Milton
Details: Helping Hands Thrift Shop reopened on Thursday, and will be open again this weekend, offering good-quality and gently-used clothing at affordable prices. The shop also has many small household items, shoes, jackets, coats, toys and puzzles. Wear a mask, and be patient, only four customers are allowed in the shop at a time.
Outdoor Art Show
When: Until April 1
Where: Westford Common Hall, Westford
Details: View an outdoor installation by the Westford-based eco-artist, Anne Cummings. The exhibit, "The Biodegradable Series: Connected, Distanced, Changed and Impermanent," allows visitors to view art while physically distancing. The art, created by vintage and recycled materials, shows the effects of the Vermont winter.
FRIDAY, MARCH 26
Trevor Ryan Duo
When: 5:30 p.m.
Where: On Tap Bar & Grill, Essex Junction
Details: Local rock group, Trevor Ryan Duo is performing Friday night at On Tap Bar & Grill. Make a reservation to enjoy burgers, wings, beer and more while listening to live music. There is no cover charge.
SATURDAY, MARCH 27
Penguin Plunge Livestream Celebration
When: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Details: Swimmers will don quirky costumes for a dip in the icy waters of Lake Champlain at this Special Olympics Vermont fundraiser. Watch the live-streamed Penguin Plunge Celebration on the SOVT YouTube channel, SOVT website or on local television: COMCAST: 1074; Burlington Telecom: 15 & 215 (HD).
Music for Days Like This
When: 7:30 p.m.
Details: Jazz musician Reuben Jackson hosts "Music for Days Like This," a chamber music concert by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra that will highlight works by Black and Latinx composers, poets and visual artists. Tickets for the livestream start at $5 on a pay-what-you-can scale.