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Mar
1
to Mar 31

Bethel University 2019

March brings mud…. and Bethel’s unique community pop-up university! Join us throughout the month of March - you can teach a class on any topic under the sun, or take classes for free. Stay tuned for more special events, parties, and the best of college life. 

Course proposals are open through January 13, and classes will be announced in February.

Learn more at betheluniversityvt.org. 

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Dec
7
to Dec 16

3rd Annual Blossom Block Holiday Market

The Blossom Block Holiday Market is back for its third year with 20 vendors and artisans! Come shop our gift gallery for one of a kind gifts. Find unique toys, jewelry, quilts, art, housewares, pottery, and more, all created by local artisans and craftspeople. Indulge in candies and pastries, and bring some home for your celebrations, too!

Check out a list of vendors and activities at www.blossomblock.com

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Mini Bethel Better Block & Art on the River Celebration
May
19
2:00 PM14:00

Mini Bethel Better Block & Art on the River Celebration

Better Block is back - mini style! On Saturday, May 19, the BRI will bring back a small-scale version of the popular Better Block event. Come out and experience a vibrant downtown, including businesses new and old, a pop-up park with live music and games, tacos, art projects, pedestrian bulbouts and more! 

Learn more about the event and how you can get involved.

Schedule:

9:00 AM: Downtown Beautification Work Party

2:00-7:00 PM: Pop-up fun at Babe's parking lot (formerly the Bethel Depot)... music, games, treats, kids activities and more.

2:00-5:00 PM: Downtown Business Open House & passport challenge; Electric Vehicle showcase at Town Hall

3:30 PM: Art on the River Celebration and Walking Tour

5:00 PM: Tacos are back!

6:00 PM: Second walking tour

7:00 PM: Stories of Bethel (at the Arnold Block)

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Apr
6
6:00 PM18:00

April First Friday Flicks (Bethel's free monthly family movie night)

Join us for a free family movie at the Bethel Town Hall on the first Friday of every month! Bring blankets and bean bags, pillows, lawn chairs and get comfy if you want (we have regular chairs). Shh.... we're not allowed to say what the movie actually is, but we'll give you some clues.

April movie is a sweet cartoon about a group of animals who have a singing competition to save the theater they love!

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Snowflake Banner Making at the Blossom Block Holiday Market
Dec
16
10:00 AM10:00

Snowflake Banner Making at the Blossom Block Holiday Market

Help brighten up Bethel for the winter! Join us to make some community snowflake banners for downtown Bethel this Saturday,  December 16, at the Blossom Block Holiday Market on Main Street.  We welcome people to stop by from 10-12 for 15 to 30 min to add to our project. Each snowflake that falls is unique and different, depending on where and when it develops. Just one doesn’t have much of an impact, so we need your help. Lets create simple snowflakes that will cluster together in a creative blizzard  to show how  Bethel is a unique and vibrant community. This is fun for adults and young people who can use scissors.

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Dec
15
to Dec 17

Blossom Block Holiday Market

The Blossom Block Holiday Market is back for its second year! Come shop our gift gallery for one of a kind gifts. Find unique toys, jewelry, quilts, art, housewares, pottery, and more, all created by local artisans and craftspeople. Indulge in candies and pastries, and bring some home for your celebrations, too!

Check out a list of vendors and activities at www.blossomblock.com
On opening night, Friday the 8th, from 4-6pm we will have live music from Darryl!!
Andy Stone will have music on Sunday 10th & 17th from 10-12.

The Art Bus will be joining us on Saturday the 9th from 10-12 to help kids make holiday ornaments!

The Bethel Revitalization Initiative will be joining us on Saturday the 16th from 10-12 to have kids create some festive banners that will be hung downtown throughout the holidays.

RSVP on Facebook! 

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Oct
21
11:00 AM11:00

Mural Dedication & Library Celebration

Join us to celebrate one of Bethel's oldest community institutions (the Bethel Public Library) and one of our newest (the trout mural)!

This fun and FREE community event will celebrate and recognize the strong community that has come together for centuries to make Bethel a vibrant place to live. We especially hope you'll join us if you helped to paint or create the mural!

The mural dedication will include:

  • brief remarks 
  • a community "fish parade" from the Library to the wall 
  • a community photo on top of the wall
  • snacks and social time

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Join the fish parade! Pick up a plywood fish cutout at the Sandwich Shop and decorate it, then bring it with you for the parade. Or bring your own creative fish! RAIN OR SHINE.

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Jul
15
2:00 PM14:00

Paint & Picnic in the Park!

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free ice cream...arts bus...games...music

Bethel’s giant retaining wall will soon be home to a giant mural of our native rainbow trout. Join us for a painting party and bring these fish to life.

Vermont mural artist Mary Lacy designed the fish, which will be painted on plywood and mounted on the wall. We need lots of hands to help paint the pieces – no artistic experience necessary! Put on some old clothes and join your neighbors to make some art and celebrate summer in Bethel. We’ll have Bethel Cornhole & lawn games, free ice cream and free t-shirt making with the Arts Bus (2:30-4:30). Stay as long as you want and pack a picnic if you like. We’ll also have a sneak preview of the other art projects.

RAIN OR SHINE... but we'll likely move location if rain is predicted. Check this site by 10 AM on Saturday July 15 for updates. 

 

 

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