Manchester, Vermont is an historic town located at the foot of Mount Equinox along Route 7, and is one of two shire towns (county seats) of Bennington County - the other is the town of Bennington.
Manchester Village, an incorporated village, and Manchester Center are settlement centers within the town.
Manchester has a wide variety of choices for your visit to Vermont, from luxury Manchester VT hotels to cozy bed and breakfasts in Manchester. Stay in town and walk to dining and shopping; choose out of town for mountain vistas and pastoral surroundings. Restaurants in Manchester offer extensive choices from fine dining to small cafes to family restaurants.
Manchester offers a unique blend of New England charm, style, arts & culture, and is a popular four-season tourist destination for Vermont vacations.
The area offers exquisite Vermont fall foliage and hosts a number of Fall Festivals. Art lovers will enjoy the many galleries and a stay would not be complete without a visit to Hildene, the Lincoln family home.
Enjoy challenging golf and legendary fly fishing during the warmer months, skiing during the winter at nearby Stratton Mountain Resort or Bromley Mountain. Manchester shopping is a favorite pastime for visitors and locals alike.
If you're planning an event in Vermont, Manchester has a lot to offer. The town's breathtaking scenery makes a destination wedding in Manchester VT an ideal choice, and the many amenities allow for Manchester conferences of various sizes. With a variety of venues from which to choose, all surrounded by the magnificent Green Mountains, Manchester can be the perfect location to host your event.
Instructor: Alexandra Langstaff Date: Each Thursday starting June 17, 2021 Time: 9 – 9:45 a.m. Cost: SVAC Member: $10; Non-member: $15 Ages: 4 – 6 Outdoor Hullabaloo is here on Thursday mornings from 9-9:45, weather permitting, beginning June 17th. Explore and develop physical intelligence and imagination through exciting movement, energetic activities and calming exercises! These classes provide opportunities for body and brain integration through music, movement and props. (Wow, sounds sort of dry….don’t be fooled, it’s a rollicking good time!) Registration and class fee should be paid to Alexandra at the beginning of class. COVID-19 protocols will be in place. For more information contact Erin Kaufman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-367-1306. Alexandra is a certified educator who encourages creative movement and yoga. Exploration and investigation inspires thoughtful, joyful living! Learn more about Alexandra at hullabaloodanceshop.com.
INSTRUCTORS: DENNIS WARING AND RACHEL CLEMENTE WEDNESDAY, JULY 21 – WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2021 (6 WEEKLY SESSIONS) 3:30 – 5:30 P.M. SVAC Member: $150; Non-Member: $200 Build your own mini-harp in this six-week class. These are true, durable wooden instruments with a beautiful sound. Hands on Harps is an entirely hands-on experience. Participants will build, string, and learn to play their very own small 19-string lap harps. Renowned ethnomusicologist Dennis Waring (https://waringmusic.com/about-2/) leads two sessions of building, and in four additional sessions, harpist Rachel Clemente (https://www.rachelclementeharpist.com/) teaches students about the harp and the basics of how to begin to play it. Students will learn about the traditional Irish and Scottish culture that surrounds the harp. We will also work on a beginner Scottish/Irish tune to perform together at the end of the 6 week workshop. All ages are welcome. Young students should plan to work with a parent. Rachel looks forward to seeing students join the greater traditional arts community! Additional materials fee of $140 per harp payable directly to the instructor on the first day of class. For more information and to register, visit the link to the SVAC website!