Women's Weekend takes over Wilmington Oct. 26-27

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WILMINGTON — Wilmington Works presents the third annual Wilmington Women's Weekend Oct. 26-27. This yearly celebration invites women to come together and enjoy a day or weekend getaway at their own pace, in a quintessential Vermont village.

Start with a marketplace of women-owned micro businesses in Wilmington's Historic Memorial Hall at 14 West Main St. on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (free admission). Pick up an event guide, register for weekend events, and leave a question for the keynote speaker's Q&A. Attendees will also find hand-made items including jewelry, woven items, art and more as well free demonstrations by local wellness practitioners and service providers. More than a craft fair; it's a chance to celebrate local women-owned endeavors, and make a new connection.

In the afternoon, choose from activities ranging from a Paint and Sip class at the Wilmington Inn ($35; pre-registration required via wilmingtonworksvt.com or by calling the inn at 802-464-3768), free workshops, or time to explore Wilmington's independent shops and restaurants, which will be offering tastings and pop-up special events.

On Saturday at 7 p.m., Brattleboro-based style icon Stasia Savasuk takes the stage at Memorial Hall to speak about her unique approach to "Style for the Everyday Gal." Savasuk's message is about dressing for confidence and joy, but it is also about overcoming fear of failure, learning to stand in one's power, and overcoming body shame. Bring a friend and get ready for your attitude about what "style" means to change forever. Tickets available in advance at wilmingtonworksvt.com, at the Marketplace, or at the door ($12 advance; $15 day-of).

Sunday morning offerings include a special morning yoga class led by Jill Sachs with live music by Brooke Woodside in Memorial Hall (8:30 to 10 a.m.; $12 in advance or drop-in; suitable for all levels). At 10:30 a.m., gather in Wilmington's West Main Street Parking lot (entrance at 20 W. Main Street) to carpool to Haystack Mountain trailhead for a group hike. This is a four-mile round trip hike of moderate difficulty; dress for weather and mountain conditions. Or, meet at Memorial Hall at 11 a.m. for a guided walk around Wilmington's Historic Walking Tour (about an hour of flat walking on pavement).

More information at wilmingtonworksvt.com or via the Wilmington Works Facebook page.

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