Early Winter 2017 | 23 MONDAY, JANUARY 1, 2018 Brookline Snowmobile Club Chilli Cook-Off 1 p.m., 24 Papoose Ln., Brookline brooklinesnowmobileclub@gmail.com 802-221-8046 SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 2018 2nd Annual NEK Snow Blasters Calcutta 5 p.m.–end;Time OutTavern, Canaan kimberlylampert@bensonschevy.com 802-779-7194; $100/ticket SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 2018 Foote of The Mountain Sno-Travelers Calcutta Dinner Dance 5 p.m.; American Legion, Middlebury $100 per couple SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 2018 Orleans Snowstormers 23rd Annual Nicholas Gage Poker Run 10 a.m. –5 p.m.; Orleans area trails and business gramg7@live.com; 802-334-6179 orleanssnowstormers.com; $5 per hand SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 03, 2018 Lyndon Sno-Cruisers & Lyndon State Snowmobile Club Ride It To Win It 9 a.m.–3 p.m.; Burke Publik House, Main St., East Burke 802-754-9385; FREE SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 03, 2018 Upper Valley Snow Packers 47th Annual Chicken BBQ 11:30 a.m. –2 p.m.;Westshire Elementary School 744VT Route 113,West Fairlee stuart.b.bacon.ii@dartmouth.edu; 802-333-9473 Full meal $12, 1/2 chicken $8 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2018 VAST Military Appreciation Ride-In 10 a.m.–2 p.m.; Oxbow Park Morrisville SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2018 Brookline Snowmobile Club Poker Run 1 p.m.; 24 Papoose Ln., Brookline brooklinesnowmobileclub@gmail.com 802-221-8046 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2018 Buckaroos of 302 41st Annual Dick Page Ride-In 11 a.m. GrotonTown Garage, 2681 Scott Hwy., Groton glamberton@charter.net; 802-584-3917; $10/meal SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2018 Chester Snowmobile Club Valentines Day Bonfire 4 p.m.–8 p.m.; Follow signs fromWR51 in Chester schoiniere13@comcast.net; Free SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2018 CT Valley Sno-Riders Ride-in Cookout at “The Roost” 11 a.m.–3 p.m.; Corridor 1 between EX-401 and EX-523 j.orlowski@ymail.com 802-328-2182 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2018 Glover Trailwinders 32nd Annual Poker Ride 10 a.m. –5 p.m.; LocationTBA jnrodgers47@gmail.com; 802-525-6677; $5 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2018 Wethersfield Pathfinders Annual Poker Run 9 a.m.; 138 Quarry Rd., Perkinsville sak723@icloud.com; 802-376-6680; $10/hand SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2018 Woodford SnoBusters Special People Ride 12–3 p.m. ; 8651VT Route 9,Woodford jmckenna6@comcast.net SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2018 Justin Morrill Drift Skippers 2nd Annual Spaghetti Ride or Drive-in 12–5 p.m.; Barrett Hall, 248 Route 132 S. Strafford $10/adults $5/10 and under SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2018 Chester Snowmobile Club Annual Poker Ride 4 p.m.–8 p.m.; Chester Rec. Field, Lovers Ln., Chester schoiniere13@comcast.net; $10 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2018 NEK Snow Blasters BBQ 11 a.m.–2 p.m. ; Poker Palace,Trail 114 kimberlylampert@bensonschevy.com 802-779-7194; FREE SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2018 Lyndon Sno-Cruisers Annual Poker Run Fundraiser 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Lyndonville area ldysky@myfairpoint.net; 802-754-9385 $5/hand, $2/extra hand SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2018 Coles Pond Sledders Sourdough Pancake Brunch 9 a.m.–1 p.m.;Walden Methodist Church, 109 Noyestar Road,Walden grpciw@myfairpoint.net; 802-533-2595 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2018 Wardsboro Pathfinders Annual Rescue Ride-In BBQ 11 a.m.–2 p.m.; Stratton Rec Area (or StrattonTown Hall if no snow) 4 miles down 710 trail fromWM 10 wpsc@wardsboropathfinders.com; 802-989-2534; $10 donation SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2018 Deerfield Valley Stump Jumpers “World Famous” Pig Roast 12 p.m.–4 p.m.; LocationTBA brianharty98@gmail.com; 617-771-3841 SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2018 Drift Dusters Snowmobile Club & NEK Snow Blasters 2nd Annual NEK Poker Run 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; Cow Palace, Route 5, Derby kimberlylampert@bensonschevy.com 802-779-7194; $10/hand SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 2018 Brookline Snowmobile Club Fontain’s 3rd Annual Pork BBQ 3 p.m.; 261 Grassy Brook Rd, Brookline brooklinesnowmobileclub@gmail.com; 802-221- 8046; $10/plate SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2018 NEK Snow Blasters Silent Auction 3 p.m. ; Chez Pidgeon, 1282VT Route 114, Norton kimberlylampert@bensonschevy.com 802-779-7194 SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2018 Vintage Rendezvous 12 p.m.–4 p.m.; Suicide 6 Ski Area, Pomfret alexriesterer@yahoo.com; 802-234-5274 VAST CLUB EVENTS CALENDAR company of my best childhood friend, Adam Bucco. We would go to Agnes’ almost every weekend and ride with my cousins Dale Gould and Tommy Smith and his crew: Pete Losee, Jeremiah Losee, Jeffy Sterns and others. Some of my best memories were made with those guys. My cousin Tom has had the most influential impact on me and my love for Vermont. Riding together for years now, I enjoy his company and his local knowledge of the area. Recently, my wife, Jessica, and I bought some of Agnes’ and Billy’s land to one day build a place to go with our children and pass on the love of snowmobiling and Vermont. It has been a dream come true to own a piece of land in the area I grew to love as a child and the fact that the land has stayed in the family means even more to me. Volunteer & Snowmobile Anthony Metz looks up at a friend taking his photo from atop the Glastonbury fire tower.