Events at HOWL

HOWL has reopened for in-person events. Please join us!

For more details or to bring your event to HOWL, contact us: howlvt@gmail.com

Welcome Summer Celebration


Saturday, June 19, 2021, 5:00 PM
At HOWL, 895 Salvas Road, Huntington, VT

We are pleased to announce our first in-person event of the year! HOWL is hosting a Welcome Summer Celebration on the land, the Saturday before the Solstice.  At our Solstice event a couple of years ago, we were joined by a bright moon, and wolves howling!  Things to know:

  • This event will be held entirely outdoors starting around 5:00 pm.
  • Pot luck supper at 6:00 pm – bring something to share. 
  • Bring your own beverage (alcoholic beverages are permitted, in moderation)
  • Bonfire starts at dusk, with stories & songs.  Bring a story, poem, or song to share.
  • We provide the makings for s’mores, with a perennial favorite, vegan marshmallows!
  • Camping!  You are invited to camp out … we have approximately 7 sites available.  RSVP to let us know you are camping
  • No need to RSVP if you are not planning to camp
  • Bring clothes for hot, cold or wet weather… check the forecast, but know that Vermont weather can change quickly.

Work Weekend – April 24 & 25

Improve HOWL, learn a skill

Saturday and Sunday, April 24 & 25, at HOWL, during the day
 
We need your muscle and your heart to help HOWL wake up to spring! We will have outdoor tasks, in a COVID-safe format. Bring a mask, work gloves and lunch.  Among the tasks:

  • Learn to identify and remove invasive species from the land
  • Clear trails
  • Clear poison parsnip (not in full sun; we have protective gear)
  • Build firepits at remote campsites
  • Basement work, including power washing the stone walls

Participants will receive 2 nights of free camping at HOWL, to be used anytime


Saturday, April 17, 2021, 7 pm

Welcome Spring! Rebirth… Reopening!

 –  An online event hosted by HOWL  –

The weather is finally warm again, and HOWL Online is pleased to announce its second event, to welcome Spring… Rebirth…Reopening.  Let’s go someplace far, far away, where there is no pandemic. 
 
When & Where: Saturday, April 17, 7-9 PM, at a Zoom near you. 
 
In March 2020, a group of (mostly) women visited Cuba for International Women’s Day, organized by the Cuba-America Friendship Society, a Burlington, Vermont organization. We visited an organization dedicated to lgbtq+ rights, a women artists’ collective, and saw subversive art in the shadow of the seat of government. Learn what you can do now to help a plucky people survive and thrive. 
 
We need a couple of other short presentations about places and spaces far from (or before) quarantine and social distancing. Let’s dream together!  Do you have a tale of your own?  Bring your own stories and pictures too. If you’d like to present, please RSVP with a brief description to howlvt@gmail.com. If you’d like to attend, look for a Zoom meeting invitation which will be sent out to the entire  HOWL mailing list before Thursday, April 15.


Saturday, February 13, 2021

Love in the Time of COVID

 –  An online event hosted by HOWL  –

Saturday, February 13, 2021, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Contact howlvt@gmail.com for Zoom meeting invitation

It has been nearly a year since the Pandemic began.  Each of us has had to cope with unprecedented changes that have kept us apart from the ones we love.  HOWL is excited to announce a special online event, “Love in the Time of COVID”.  We invite you to share your thoughts and experiences about love and relationships and isolation during your year of Pandemic. How have you found ways to stay connected?  Each participant who signs up to share will have 5 minutes to share a story, song, or other item. Here are some ideas:

  • Tell a story (something funny, creative, and/or reflective)
  • Read a poem 
  • Lead a modified “singalong”.  Participants can take turns singing a few lines of your song as you share the lyrics on screen.

RSVP with your first name, email address, and a few words about what you would like to do; there are still spots open on the program.   You are also welcome to attend and simply listen. This event is open to all women, but Zoom attendance is limited to 50, so sign on early to be sure of a spot.


CANCELED – Sunday, May 3

Foundation Yoga to Save the HOWL Foundation!

Sunday, March 22 May 3, 4 – 6 PM
Williston Federated Church
44 N Williston Rd, Williston, VT 05495

$30 per person – check, cash or PayPal to HOWL
Click here to pay online

Come and enjoy a 2-hour yoga session with instructor Debbie Malgeri. This is a chance to get centered, have fun, and help HOWL at the same time. The class will be held from 4 – 6 pm at the Williston Federated Church.  All proceeds to benefit renovations to the HOWL farmhouse.  We hope you can join us!


Saturday, Feb. 22: Ukelele Workshop with Clare Innes!

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Ukelele Clare–teacher, shenanigans instigator, and merriment-maker–is coming to HOWL!  Saturday, February 22, 10:00-11:30.   Learn the basics of playing the ukulele in this light-hearted beginner’s workshop. You don’t need to know anything about music to learn how to strum, make chords and sing a song. All you need is a sense of adventure and a song in your heart. A limited number of ukuleles available to borrow or purchase at the workshop. Reserve a uke in advance by emailing ukuleleclare@gmail.com or bring your own.  $10 (donation to HOWL).

BYO lunch if you’d like to linger after the workshop in the afterglow of ukelele glory!


Camping:  Fall Foliage Fun / Retreat Destination – We are now on Hipcamp!  It’s easy to book a campsite – try it out!  Or email howlvt@gmail.com or call 802-434-3953 to arrange your visit.

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October 20, Sunday, 12:00 – 1:30 PM
Kombucha Workshop at HOWL

Why pay $4 a pint for kombucha? Learn how to do it yourself!  (Click the link above to learn more).  Equipment & ingredients to take home are included in the cost. Cost $20; more if you can, less if you can’t. RSVP to howlvt@gmail.com to reserve a space, or just drop in; we’ll have plenty of supplies available. Led by Michele Grimm.


October 11, Sunday, 5:00 – October 13, Sunday, 4:00 PM

The Women Who Run With the Wolves

Come engage collectively with the wild woman archetype. This weekend workshop will include readings from Clarissa Pinkola Estés’ “The Women Who Run With the Wolves” as we use expressive arts, authentic movement, dream work, and ritual to re-root ourselves with our own inner fire. Held on Women’s Land, this workshop offers a unique opportunity to tap into the wellspring of inner knowing.

This workshop deals with the archetype of wild woman, the format intentionally allows for individuals to identify with, reject, question, and explore what that means for them personally. It is open to women identifying, trans-women, non-binary/non-gender specific. HOWL allows individuals to self-identify. All voices will be honored and held safely. (Stay tuned for a 3rd workshop in Montpelier open to CIS and trans-men who also wish to engage with their anima)

The nitty gritty: HOWL has 3 available bedrooms. One of which can comfortably sleep 2, or cozily 3+. This large room will be prioritized for groups. There is ample camping all over the property, and is highly encouraged, but come prepared for chilly mountain nights! The room reservations are first-come first serve.

This workshop is by donation, and 100% of it will go to Huntington Open Women’s Land, to ensure that there will always be land for women to root and roam freely. Suggested donation is $15 per person per night, sliding scale. HOWL is a non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers.

To keep costs low, I would like to make this a potluck style event – bring a big dish to share, and some personal snacks for yourself -pack in/pack out style. Please email Lisa.Scanlon@goddard.edu if you have any questions or cindyfeltch211@gmail.com to make a room reservation.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1477553219053068

Book: https://www.facebook.com/Women-Who-Run-With-the-Wolves-by-Clarissa-Pinkola-Estes-180239888679436


October 3, Thursday, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Reach Magazine Launch Party

Come celebrate the launch of the brand new Reach Magazine at a Live Story & Poetry SLAM at Soapbox Arts Gallery!  This new magazine features stories, art, and wisdom from inspiring women

TELL YOUR STORY OR POEM!

Modeled after The Moth Podcast live story slams, this will be an open mic performance event. Place your name into a hat for the chance to perform your own five-minute story or poem in a supportive, safe, and fun environment. Featuring:

  • Performances from comedic stars Tina Friml and Josie Leavitt
  • Pop-up shop with Elmore Mountain Therapeutics
  • Raffle:  All raffle proceeds will be donated to HOWL!

Price of admission includes a free draft drink from Zafa Wines x Shacksbury Cider’s CoCellars.

Admission

  • General Admission $7.00
  • “Ruth Bader Ginsburg” Admission $13.00 ( includes a copy of Reach Magazine’s debut Issue No. 1 )
  • “Oprah” Admission $15.00 ( includes a Reach T-Shirt designed by Beenanza Design and printed by New Duds )
  • “Beyonce” Admission” $25.00 ( includes a a copy of Issue No. 1 and a Reach T Shirt )

Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/382374099355112


September 21 – 22, Sat-Sun
Camping Weekend for All Women, at HOWL

3 PM, Saturday, Sept 21, through 4 PM Sunday, Sept. 22

Bring your gear, good friends and good cheer:  HOWL is holding an open house camping weekend for all women, on our unique women’s land in Huntington, VT.  Camping under the stars, communal campfire with stories, songs, and s’mores.  Hiking on Sunday morning if there’s interest.

Bring your own camping gear and food: tent, sleeping bag, pad, warm clothing, flashlight, etc.  Bring  bug dope and don’t forget your daily tick check. Also, be prepared for a bit of rain — this is Vermont!  If camping is not your thing, we may have a limited availability for guests in the house — please call to reserve a room. HOWL will supply filtered water, lovely outhouse, communal fire ring, firewood, and supplies for s’mores!

Cost: $15-$45 per person, sliding scale. We are a small not-for-profit, and appreciate your generosity!   Make your donation Here or bring it to the camp-out.

Please RSVP to confirm campsite or room, at HOWLVT@GMAIL.COM


September 15, Sunday, 4 – 6 pm
Collective Meeting at HOWL
Potluck 3-4 pm. Meeting starts promptly at 4.  All women are welcome to attend to learn more about our organization and the volunteer opportunities available. Write us at howlvt@gmail.com to RSVP.


August 18, Sunday, 4-6 pm
Collective Meeting at HOWL
Potluck 3-4 pm. Meeting starts promptly at 4.


July 27-28, Sat-Sun
Camping Weekend for All Women, at HOWL!

Bring your tent, sleeping bag, warm clothing, food, good friends and good cheer — HOWL is holding an open house cam

ping weekend for all women, on our unique women’s land in Huntington, VT.  Camping under the stars, and communal campfire. Stories, songs, and s’mores at night, and optional hiking on Sunday morning.

When? Starting at 3 PM, Saturday, July 27, through 4 PM Sunday July 28

HOWL will supply wood, campfire site, lovely outhouse and limited water… and s’mores…

You should bring your own equipment and food. Beware the ticks, bring appropriate bug dope and don’t forget your daily tick check. Also, be prepared for a bit of rain — this is Vermont! If there will be a complete rainstorm, our raindate will be August 3-4, a week later.

If camping is not your thing, we may have a limited availability for guests in the house — please call to reserve a room.

Please RSVP to confirm campsite or room, at HOWLVT@GMAIL.COM

Cost: $15-$45 per person, sliding scale. We are a small not-for-profit, and appreciate your generosity!

Hope to see you at HOWL this summer!


July 21, Sunday, 4-6 pm
Collective Meeting at HOWL
Potluck 3-4 pm. Meeting starts promptly at 4.


June 16, Sunday, 4-6 pm
Collective Meeting at HOWL
Potluck 3-4 pm. Meeting starts promptly at 4.


June 15, Saturday, 10 am – Noon
Kombucha Workshop at HOWL
Why pay $4 a pint for kombucha? Learn how to do it yourself!  (Click the link above to learn more).  Equipment & ingredients to take home are included in the cost. Cost $20; more if you can, less if you can’t. RSVP to howlvt@gmail.com to reserve a space, or just drop in; we’ll have plenty of supplies available. Led by Michele Grimm.

Check back often for updates. 

As always, we welcome women to drop in and enjoy the land — no event necessary!  Dropping in?  As a courtesy, please leave a message for the caretaker at (802) 434-3953.

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