Chocolate, Cheese & Chili Fest
Get ready to sample treats from some of the area’s finest cheesemakers, chocolatiers and chefs at the annual Chocolate, Cheese (and now) Chili Fest, taking place on Monday, August 1, from 5 to 8 p.m., at The Landgrove Inn. It’s Neighborhood Connections’ most important fundraising event. In addition to tasty treats, attendees can also enjoy live music by The Merry Pranksters, a cash bar, a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction of gift certificates for yoga classes, massages, local dining, jewelry and other hand-crafted items, week-long vacations at homes in Nova Scotia, Nicaragua and Florida, gift baskets, local adventure packages and more! There is also a raffle for your choice of two 2017 season tickets to the Weston Playhouse, an 18-karat gold pair of hoop earrings from Von Bargen Jewelers, or dinner for four at The Landgrove Inn; chances are $1 each or six for $5. Tickets are $15 if purchased before the event and $20 at the door. Children age six to16 attend for $10. Neighborhood Connections serves individuals and families in the mountain towns of south-central Vermont with a range of social services and health-related programs. For further information, visit neighborhoodconnectionsvt.org.