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Events

Full Events Calendar
 

Thursday 4/28/22​

6 pm - 8 pm 

Cocktail Party and fundraiser for Trout Unlimited's Battenkill Home Rivers Initiative involves the three local Trout Unlimited Chapters (Southwestern Vermont, Clearwater, and Adirondack).  There will be a silent auction with some fantastic trips and items along with a sneak peek of “Back to the River: Scenes from an Angler's Paradise” with the artists.  Featuring Barr Hill Distillers. Watkins House, Arlington Common Campus

$100 per person. Must RSVP in advance. Includes two cocktails and appetizers. Cash Bar.  All attendees must be over 21.

Friday 4/29/22

9 am- 8 pm  

“Back to the River: Scenes from an Angler's Paradise,”  Watkins House, Arlington Common Campus

 

10 am 

"Coffee with the Artists" at the Watkins House, Arlington Common Campus

 

​5 PM - 9 PM

The Montucky Microbrew Tent features these great beverages:  Lawsons, Zero Gravity, Brown’s Brewing Company, Liambru Tasty, Shacksbury Cider & Montucky Brewing. You need to be over 21 to enter the Beer Tent. Listen to The Hale Mountain Band, a lively and popular bluegrass band from Bennington County and surrounding areas. Their rich harmony vocals encompass toe-tapping bluegrass, heartfelt gospel, and a touch of country-tinged soft rock.

 

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
International Fly Fishing Film Festival, Performance Hall, Arlington Common Campus

(with a half-hour intermission) The same films play both nights.

 

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Saturday, 4/30/22

9 am- 8 pm  

“Back to the River: Scenes from an Angler's Paradise” Watkins House, Arlington Common Campus

 

Throughout the Day

Fly-Tyer Demonstrations and Conservation Tables, Fitness Center, Arlington Common Campus

​9:30 am - 10:45am

Bugs and Fly Casting for Families! - Arlington Rec Park Casting Pond

Join us for a family-friendly workshop about fly casting and bugs! Learn the basics of casting a fly rod, explore the river bank for various aquatic macroinvertebrates, and learn the basics of fly selection with a "match the hatch" activity. This short program has been specifically designed for families.

Hosts:

​Andrew MacArthur - Wellness and Outdoor Adventure Teacher, Head Challenge Course Facilitator -Trout Unlimited Chapter of SW Vermont

10 am- 10:50 am 

The Battenkill Dilemma – How Federal and State Entities, working with local groups and individuals, addressed the wild trout population crash of the late 1990s and developed a working plan for success. Performance Hall, Arlington Common Campus

Hosts:

Courtney Buckley, Fisheries Biologist, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

Daniel McKinley, Ecosystem Services Staff Officer, Forest Service, Green Mountain & Finger Lakes National Forest

10 am - 3 pm 

Fly Casting Instruction, Arlington Rec Park Pond

Peter Kutzer, Orvis Endorsed Operations Manager and Specialty School Lead Instructor, will present on the progressive casting method and help troubleshoot common fly casting mistakes.  

11 am - 11:50 am

Fly Fishing Small Streams, Performance Hall, Arlington Common Campus
Tom Rosenbauer, Chief Enthusiast for the Orvis Company and host of the Orvis Podcast  

11 am - 1 pm 

Become a Chocolatier-Make Chocolate Truffles Workshop, Off-Campus 

Make your chocolate truffle instructed by award-winning master chocolatier Nick Monte, a chocolate school graduate at Gannon University who has been working with chocolate for over 30 years.   Numbers are limited, and the minimum age is 15 years. Location: The Village Peddler and Chocolatorium, 261 Old Mill Road East Arlington, VT

$50 a person (minimum of six participants)

For more information: 802-375-6037

REGISTER HERE:  villagepeddlervt.com/schedule-of-events.php

 

 

11:00 am- 5:00 pm 

Fly Fishing Flea Market, Dunlap Hall, Ice Pond Road, East Arlington

For sale - flies, fly rods, sporting art and magazines, books on hunting and fishing.

​12 pm - 12:50 pm 

Visual History of the Battenkill’s Fly Fishing with The American Museum of Fly Fishing, Performance Hall, Arlington Common Campus

Few rivers in the US are as beloved as the Battenkill, revered by experienced anglers, and enjoyed by the novices of the fly fishing community for its tremendous beauty and native trout. Understanding the history behind this storied river can only enhance an angler’s appreciation for the fishery it is today, with a past as colorful as the trout that inhabit its pools.

Host: 

Jim Schottenham, Curator of the American Museum of Fly Fishing

1 pm - 1:50 pm 

Conservation through Extraordinary Partnerships, Performance Hall, Arlington Common Campus
Hear how local groups and individuals partnered with federal and state agencies to help investigate problems, determine strategies, and implement solutions on the Battenkill to help restore our native and wild trout populations.

Hosts:

John Braico, Battenkill Watershed Alliance, NYS Council TU Resource Management VP 

Jacob Fetterman,  Trout Unlimited, Project Coordinator Battenkill Home Rivers Initiative

Jim Henderson, Environmental Program Manager, Bennington County Regional Commission

Erin Lyons, Southwestern Vermont Chapter of Trout Unlimited, President

Rich Norman, Chairman of the Battenkill Watershed Alliance and Member of the Adirondack Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Samantha Poratti, AmeriCorps Land Management Coordinator, Vermont Land Trust

Rose West, Active member of the Batten Kill Cooperative Invasive Species Management Association (CISMA)

 

1 pm – 2:15 pm

Women teaching Women - An Introduction to Fly Fishing Workshop, Arlington Rec Park

 Join Erin Lyons, president of and other female instructors, for an interactive workshop on the basics of casting, gear, fly selection, and safe river navigation. Sixteen spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The workshop is free, and donations are appreciated to support Trout Unlimited's conservation work on the Battenkill. 

Email tuswvt@gmail.com to reserve a spot. 

2 pm - 5 pm pm 

The Southwestern Vermont Chapter of Trout Unlimited and Orvis are working together on a planting at Dufresne Pond. Off-Campus

We would appreciate you sharing this volunteer opportunity with your associates and/or students! All ages are welcome, and in addition to digging/planting, we will be removing weeds from the area around new and existing trees and adding mulch to support hydration and limit new weedy vegetation growth.

Here is a sign-up link, and attached is the promotional graphic: https://tu.myeventscenter.com/event/Battenkill-Tree-Planting-Dufresne-Pond-62444

2 pm - 2:50 pm 

“Carpe Diem”  Where to Fly Fish When Temps Get Warm, Performance Hall, Arlington Common Campus

John Rogers Fly Fishing Guide & owner of VT FlyFishers

 

​2 pm 

Chocolate Fish, Off-Campus 

It may not be from the Battenkill, but you don't need a rod to catch this one!   Use your creativity to decorate a milk chocolate fish. Presented by The Village Peddler and Nick Monte, a graduate of chocolate school at Gannon University and working with chocolate for over 30 years.  

Location: The Village Peddler and Chocolatorium, 261 Old Mill Road East Arlington, VT

Limited numbers but open to all ages.,

$8 a person

For more information: 802-375-6037

REGISTER HERE: villagepeddlervt.com/schedule-of-events.php

3 pm – 3:50 pm

“Brook Trout - Biology, History, Lore, Conservation,” Performance Hall, Arlington 

Common Campus. 

Host:

Paul Bugeja, Native Fish Coalition

 

3 pm - 5 pm  

Microbrews and live music with Lori DeHimer, Montucky Beer Tent behind The Arlington Inn. Must be over 21 to enter the beer tent. Lorie is a solo acoustic singer-songwriter and she plays original Indie rock, with country, blues, rock, pop, and jazz influences.

 

3 pm - 8 pm

Tavern Fare featuring House Smoked Ribs, Arlington Inn 


 

4 pm - 4:50 pm

Orvis Adventures, Fly Rodding Expeditions Around the World, Performance Hall, Arlington Common Campus

A panel discussion sharing the world's best angling destinations, angling travel, and answering your questions about any of the parts of the world they've been to, including  Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil,  Canada, Chile, Cuba, Mexico, Mongolia, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Spain, and almost every nook and cranny of the US including Alaska.

Hosts: 

Fly fishing adventure travel specialists Daniel Davala, Jeremy Kehrein, and Seth Berger.

4 pm - 5 pm

Biking the Battenkill, Gather at the Gardens at Yellow Barn Farm on the north bank of the Battenkill.

Bring your bike for a family-friendly, 12-mile, mostly-flat, guided ride along River Road adjacent to the Battenkill. Learn the merits of reaching Battenkill fishing spots on two wheels with someone who knows the river’s access points. See the sights of West Arlington at a casual pace. Experience first-hand why bike tourism featuring Arlington’s gravel roads is growing more popular by the year. Hear about this newly-conserved and improved river access before heading out.

Host:

Nick Zaiac, town manager. ​

 

5 pm to 6 pm

“At Home” Bamboo Rod Building, Performance Hall, Arlington Campus

Barry Mayer and John Marci will review and demonstrate the tools and techniques needed for an “at home” builder to craft a cane rod to be proud of. From a high-level overview to hands-on demonstrations of the tools and equipment, we hope that each attendee who views the demonstration understands that building a bamboo rod is possible with a bit of planning and equipment. Content will include beginner and intermediate equipment review, plane sharpening, splitting cane, hand planing, guide wrapping, etc. Although we will not be able to complete a rod during the event, we hope to give attendees a clear picture of the possibilities for “at home” success.

 

5 pm and 6:30 pm two seatings: 

Italian Buffet, East Arlington Federated Church 

 

5 pm - 9 pm

Microbrews and listen to Luminous Crush (band ends at 8 pm), Montucky Beer Tent behind The Arlington Inn. The Montucky Microbrew Tent features these great beverages:  Lawsons, Zero Gravity, Brown’s Brewing Company, Liambru Tasty, Shacksbury Cider & Montucky Brewing.  Luminous Crush: Original bluegrass outlaw country post-punk psychedelic fusion indie dream pop searing rock metal and whatnot. Founded in 2015, with deep roots in alternative rock and indie pop as well as traditional bluegrass and alt-country. You need to be over 21 to enter the Beer Tent. 

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

International Fly Fishing Film Festival, Performance Hall, Arlington Common Campus

(with a half-hour intermission) The same films play both nights.

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Sunday, 5/1/22

9 am- 5 pm  

“Back to the River: Scenes from an Angler's Paradise,” Watkins House, Arlington Common Campus

 

Throughout the Day

Fly-Tyer Demonstrations and conservation tables, Fitness Center, Arlington Common Campus

 

10 am - 3 pm

Free Casting lessons and Demonstrations. Join the experts at Orvis at the Arlington Rec Park Pond 
Peter Kutzer, Orvis Endorsed Operations Manager and Specialty School Lead Instructor, will present on the progressive casting method and help troubleshoot common fly casting mistakes. 

 

​10 am - 10:50 am

The Minimalist Angler with Ray Berumen, Owner of Taconic Guide Service, Performance Hall, Arlington Common Campus

11 am - 11:50 am

Persuasive Caddis Fishing, Arlington Rec Park, and Battenkill​

​Host:

 Brew Moscarello, Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide and owner of Trico Unlimited.

 

11:30 am - 1 pm: 

St. James Grill, St. James Church (across the street from The Common

12 pm - 12:50 pm

Swinging Flies: Techniques Using Traditional Fly gear and Spey casting, Arlington Rec Park and Battenkill River

Cast (2-handed) with the newer "trout weight" specialty lines for this technique. 1/2 hour-long presentation with questions. 

Host:

Peter Basta, Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide

1 pm - 1:50 pm

 History of the Brown Trout in the Battenkill, Performance Hall, Arlington Common Campus

Host: Doug Lyons, Board Member of the Battenkill Watershed Alliance and Devoted Battenkill Angler and Conservationist Since 1977. Stackpole will publish Doug's book on the Battenkill in 2023.​

 

2 pm - 2:50 pm

Casting For Recovery, Performance Hall, Arlington Common Campus
Host:

Wendy Gawlik, Regional Program Manager, Casting for Recovery 

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BEER TENT & MUSIC

Hale Mtn. Band 

Friday 4/29/22, 5-8pm

Lori DeHimer 

Sat. 4/30/22, 3-5:00pm

Luminous Crush
Sat. 4/30/22,  5-8pm

Hale Mountain Band

The Hale Mountain Band is a lively and popular bluegrass band in Bennington county and surrounding areas. Their name comes from a small mountain located in Shaftsbury, Vermont, where the band originated. Their rich harmony vocals encompass toe-tapping bluegrass, heartfelt gospel, as well as a touch of country-tinged soft rock.

Lorie DeHimer

Named lorie@River Hudson, is a solo acoustic singer-songwriter and she plays original Indie rock, with influences of country, blues, rock, pop, and jazz.

 

 

Luminous Crush
Laura Molinelli and Ben Campbell present original bluegrass outlaw country post-punk psychedelic
fusion indie dream pop searing rock metal and whatnot. Founded in 2015, with deep roots in alternative
rock and indie pop as well as traditional bluegrass and alt-country, they deliver a unique and highly
original sound. They are joined by the supporting talents of Christian Heins (bass) and Bill
Conley (dobro/pedal steel.)
“Luminous Crush live up to their name: They dazzle with brightly appointed music, and they’re easy to
love.” – Jordan Adams, Seven Days
luminouscrush.com

Beer Tent

Friday 4/29/22, – 5-9pm
Sat. 4/30/22, – 3-9pm

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IMPORTANT NOTICE

There will be a film /photo crew on site.

By entering the venues, you consent to be filmed,
photographed, and/or otherwise recorded.

Your entry constitutes your consent to such photography,
filming and/or recording - and to its use in any and all media
throughout the universe in perpetuity, of your appearance,

voice & name for any purpose whatsoever.

If you do not wish to be filmed, please do not enter areas.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.