VRPA Programs

Vermont Performance Showcase

The annual Vermont Performance Showcase is a great opportunity to see, hear and book your entertainment needs for the upcoming seasons! Performing artists, mostly from New England and New York, come to the showcase to show what they have to offer. Every performer has an exhibit table and is available throughout the day to talk with you about your performance needs, and twenty-four artists actually present 9-minute mini-performances so that you can see them in action. This is a great way to see 24+ new performers all in one day and all under one roof.

The Showcase is a great place to coordinate some block booking. It has become a tradition for several departments to work together to get a performer to Vermont for the week. Monday afternoon in one community, Monday night in a nearby community, Tuesday somewhere else, and so one. The artists love this and you typically get better prices. One group even coordinates a summer performing arts series for their day camps, where each community hosts one show during the summer and they travel around to each other's camp locations once a week. The possibilities are endless!

    The VRPA Performance Showcase is held each year on the Thursday before Thanksgiving. 

    The 2018 Vermont Performance Showcase will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, VT. 

    Here is what you can expect at the showcase

    --  Sample 24+ of New England's finest performers
    --  Musicians, puppeteers, clowns, mimes, storytellers and more
    --  Book with others and save $$. Block booking made easy
    --  A program book listing showcase artists, exhibitors & phone numbers
    --  Network with colleagues and hear about their experiences.this alone is worth the admission price.

    Showcase Brochures  (CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW)
     CALL FOR ARTISTS             AUDIENCE - Coming in late September

    Online Registration
        (CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW)
    You can pay with a credit card or print off an invoice & mail a check.
    ARTIST REGISTRATION IS OPEN          AUDIENCE REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN LATE-SEPTEMBER

    The Showcase Program Booklet is a valuable resource when it comes time to book performers, it includes the contact information for all the performers.
    Click below for copies of the Program Booklets from previous years:
      2013 Booklet     -     2014 Booklet      -     2015 Booklet      -     2016 Booklet     -     2017 Booklet  


    Discount Ticket Program 

    The Vermont Recreation and Parks Association (VRPA) is pleased to announce its partnership with 35+ Vermont communities to offer Deeply Discounted Amusement Park/Adventure Center Tickets this summer.

    How would you like to save 25% or more off the regular ticket prices and visit these highly visited amusement centers any day of the week? These tickets are good any day of the week for the duration of the park season. By purchasing your tickets through the Vermont Recreation & Parks Association, you can save money and help out the state organization, which in turn benefits local parks and recreation departments throughout the state. 


    OUR 2018 SUMMER DISCOUNT TICKETS

    Bromley Adventure Center in Manchester, VT  -  $35 each  (At the park - $47 for 48"+ and $25 under 48")
    Great Escape in Lake George, NY -  $40 each  (At the park - $61.99 for 48"+ and $46.99 under 48") 
                                           Great Escape Parking Ticket  -  $18 each     (At the park - $20)
    Six Flags New England in Agawam, MA  -  $40 each   (At the park - $67.99 for 54"+ and $57.99 under 54")

    2018 VRPA Discount Ticket Outlets - CLICK to find out where to buy tickets

        ONLINE TICKET SALES

    Our 2018 VRPA Summer Discount Tickets are also available online.
    Tickets purchased online and at your rec department are good until the last day the parks are open.

     

    Bromley Adventure Park  online tickets - CLICK HERE and use "3" for the group name and "20vrpa18sum" for the password. These tickets must be purchase at least one day before you plan to use them. Click here for additional purchasing tips.

    Great Escape online ticketsCLICK HERE and look for the “promo code” box in the upper right corner, use “VPNR” for the promo code. There is an $8.99 service fee per order.

    Six Flags New England online ticketsCLICK HERE and look for the “promo code” box in the upper right corner, use “VTREC2018” for the promo code. There is an $8.99 service fee per order.

    If you have questions about where you can buy tickets, contact Betsy Terry at the Vermont Recreation and Parks Association at betsy@vrpa.org  or 802-878-2077. 

    ​VRPA - St. Johnsbury Academy State Track Meet

    This year's meet with be the 11th year that St. Johnsbury Academy and the St. Johnsbury community have hosted the VRPA - St. Johnsbury Academy State Track Meet for boys and girls ages 7-15 (aging as of August 31, 2018). This state meet provides the opportunity for a state level competition in both track and field events.  

    Our 2018 State Track Meet will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at St. Johnsbury Academy.   For the 2018 Meet, the athlete's age group will be determined by his/her age as of August 31, 2018.  Athletes aged 7-14 on ​August 31, 2018 are eligible to participate in the meet this year, unless they were a high school freshman in the 2017-18 school year.
     
    CLICK HERE for the 2018 VRPA - St. Johnsbury Academy State Track Meet Packet
    CLICK HERE for the 2018 Track Meet Commitment Form and submit the form by June 22nd if you plan to enter a team. 
                



    A very special thank you to

    St. Johnsbury Academy and

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont

    for choosing to be our

    partner sponsors for this event.

    The meet wouldn’t be the same without them.

    THANK YOU!



    Vermont Senior Games

    The Vermont Senior Games Association is a member in good standing of the National Senior Games Association that hosts year-round sports and fitness competitions and noncompetitive physical fitness oriented programs, activities, and education for the aged 50+ community incorporating the concepts of fun, fellowship and fitness.

    Vermont is an “open” state, which means that all Vermont Senior Games events are open to all persons 50 years old and over and not just Vermont residents. Events are held throughout the year in different locations around the state. VRPA members partner with the Vermont Senior Games organizers to host some of these events. Gold, silver and bronze state championship medals are awarded to the first, second and third place finishers in five year age groups (i.e. 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, etc.) The gold medal winners become the Vermont Senior Games State Champions. Award winners qualify for the biennial National Senior Games. The next National Senior Games Competition will be held in Birmingham, Alabama from June 5-15, 2017.

    For the calendar of upcoming events, go to the Vermont Senior Games website.

    For information about a specific event, contact: 
    State Games Coordinators, Barbara Jordan at 802-658-4486 or barbarajordan@moomail.com or
    President, Marti Powers, at 802-999-5499 or vermontmarti@gmail.com. 




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