October was terrific at Zack's Place as usual we had lots of fun. We made a new set of greeting cards, played in our band, created art with Fiona, went on a wagon ride at Billings Farm, made jewerly, cooked delicious things to eat, went swimming, we busted our anxiety with Angel, did yoga with Annie and Tita, picked apples at Birch tree Farm, worked out with Bari, went for fall foliage walks, went to Sculpture Fest, danced with Susan Piccoli, went on a train ride "The White River Flyer" from Hartford to Thetford and back, had theater practice with Jarvis and Holly, we carved pumpkins with Woodstock Elementary School, hung posters for Pentangle, read books with Anthea LaVallee, Tom Wright, Jim Sadwith, Phil Swanson and Ron Jaynes,  we visited the Historical society and made Halloween crafts and visited Billings Farm and made pumpkin pie!
We are excited about November and the Turkey Trot!!!! We are looking for 1500 people so please sign up.
If you are going away, you can do it anywhere. Sign up online for the Global Turkey Trot and pickup your t-shirts ahead of time. This is Zack's Place largest fundraiser and we need your help!

 Register today for Thanksgiving 5K Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving day. We need you!

Advanced Registration and Early Arrival is Strongly Encouraged for a Prompt Start Race Day

register online at


 Click here to download an application to fill out and mail in

 Zack's Place 5K Turkey Trot


 If you are traveling on Thanksgiving Day go Global and register for the Global Turkey Trot, pickup your custom ZP Tee and run anywhere:


Bring a non-perishable item for the Foodshelf!

Call Zack's Place for more information at 802-457-5868

Or email at


  October Photo fun at Zack's Place
Erin and Helen do yoga with Tita
Two good freinds!
Shauna gets a good laugh with Eric at the Aquatic Center
Woodstock Elementary School Student Council carves pumpkins with Zack's Place
We made Cider at Birch Tree Farm and had so much fun!
Zack's Place takes the White River Flyer to Thetford and back!
The Zack's Place Band!
Wagon ride at Billings Farm
November Calendar


~ November 2012 ~














10:00AM-Deliver Pentangle Posters

3:00PM- Art with Fiona

4:15PM-reading with Ron


10A-Cooking with Hannah

11:00-Library with Jan

1:15PM -Mark Knott coming to talk about Dental Hygene.

3:00PM -Theater practice with Holly and Jarvis




Go to for a full description of the Flamenco


10:00AM-Restock greeting cards

1PM-Greeting Card art with Fiona

3:10PM-Zack's Place visits the Police Station


10A-Clean up Day at ZP

1PM-Band with Mark Van Gulden

3:15PM-Work out wtih Bari

4:15PM-Reading with Tom


10A-Deliver Pentangle Posters

1-2:30P Making Paper with at Purple Crayon with Global Campus

3:15P Yoga W/Anne

4:15PM Reading with Jim



10:15A-Pentangle Flamenco production this should be amazing!

1PM-Music movement

3:00PM- Art with Fiona

4:15PM-reading with Carl


10A-Baking for the Turkey Trot

12:10PM-Swimming with Community Classroom

3:00PM -Theater practice with Holly and Jarvis






10:00AM-Restock greeting cards

1PM-working on Props for the Play

3:15P-beading with Sarah


10A-Clean up Day at ZP

1PM-Band with Mark Van Gulden

3:15PM Workout with Bari

4:15p- Reading with Anthea


10A-Baking for the Turkey Trot

1-2:30P Making Paper with at Purple Crayon with Global Campus

3:15P Yoga W/ Anne

4:15PM Reading with Jim


10:00AM-Deliver Pentangle Posters

1PM-Cooking with Hannah

3:00PM- Art with Fiona

4:15PM- Susan Piccoli Teaching Dancing


10A-Baking for the Turkey Trot

11:00A Library with Jan

1PM-Angel Anxiety busting

3:00PM -Theater practice with Holly and Jarvis






10:00A-Bake for the Turkey Trot

1PM-working on Props for the Play

3:00PM getting ready for the Turkey Trot with WES Student Council


10A-Bake for the Turkey Trot

1PM-Band with Mark Van Gulden

3:15PM Workout with Bari

4:15PM-Deliver Pentangle Posters


10A-Baking for Turkey Trot

12:30P-Moonrise Kingdom at Billings Farm

3:15P Yoga W/ Tita

No reading today getting ready for Turkey trot.



Happy Thanksgiving

Turkey Trot at 10:00A at WES

ZP Closed










10:00A-Restock Greeting Cards

1PM-Turkey Trot Thank you envelopes Stuff

1PM-working on Props for the Play

3:00PM - Visit the Historical Society


10A-Turkey Trot Thank you Envelopes

1PM-Band with Mark Van Gulden

3:15PM Workout with Bari

4:15PM-Reading with Phil Swanson



10:00A-Deliver TT thank you's

11A-Deliver Pentangle Posters

3:15P Yoga W/ Tita

4:15PM Reading with Jim


1PM-Cooking with Hannah

3:00PM- Art with Finnie

4:15PM-reading with Carl


10:00A-Cooking with Hannah

 11:00A-Library with Jan

1Pm-music movement with Angel

3:00PM -Theater practice with Holly and Jarvis





Upcoming Dine Around Events- There is still room!

Dining with History:

Past and Repast in Woodstock


The Woodstock Historical Society and caterer extraordinaire, Jill Hastings are merging their resources and their talents for a one of a kind evening at the Dana House Museum. Join them for an authentic 1800's period dinner complete with chamber music and costumes. Dine in the hallowed halls of this spectacular old home as you are transported back to another place in time.





Canapé's and Wine


Country Pate and Champagne


Creamy Bisque






Poached Pears with Vanilla Bean

And Red Wind Reduction


Coffee and Tea




Hosts: Woodstock Historical Society and Jill Hastings

Price: $100 per person

Address: 26 Elm Street, Woodstock

Date: Saturday, November 10 5Pm

Size: 24 guests

Attire: 1800's finery or cocktail dress

Thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter. Your support is very much appreciated. I hope that your family is safe from huricane Sandy.
Dail Frates
Zack's Place
 Texas Hold'em Event was a huge success


The event started out  with a beautiful display of hors' deourves and cocktails. The barn was tastefully decorated in western decor. A delicious western dinner with pulled pork, beans, salads, and corn bread. Then the poker began and all were engaged, laughing, competing and having fun. Through the generosity of the Thompsons over $7000.00 was raised.

Elizabeth Regan brought 13 friends!
Bettyanne and David
 Everyone was laughing
Poker Faces
Women from the Wild West talk with guest
Dinner was delicious




Save the Date!
Wednesday December 19, 2012 at 5:15PM at Woodstock Union High School
Zack's Place Theater Guild Performs Zapollo 15 to the Moon! A musical directed by Jarvis Green and Holly Levison
This musical comedy is written, coreographed and performed by the Zack's Place Theater Guild. Some cameo performers include:
Linwood Thompson
Bob Hager
Bari Ramirez
Jim Sadwith
Alison Clarkson

We will have you clapping, dancing, laughing and singing so be sure to mark your calendars for this exciting performance.

More Dine Around Events in December!

Carols and Cocktails on the Green



Everyone loves singing carols around a piano with a warm fire roaring nearby.   Once again Wassail weekend is enhanced by this festive evening in the Stickney's barn. Gather around the Green and spend a special holiday night singing favorite songs, eating warm foods and toasting to old friends.





Cocktails and Champagne


Salmon and Caviar Checkerboard


Holiday Pate


Mushroom Tartlets


Artichoke Fritters


Cheese Puffs


Lime Marinated Grilled Shrimp




Hosts: Gail and Mark Stickney

               Carolyn Egeli and David Urbani

               Candie and Ken Gammill

Price: $75 per person

Address: 18 The Green, Woodstock

Date: Saturday, December 8 @ 5:30-7:30

Size: 40 people

Attire: Festive Holiday Dress