Weathersfield News December 2, 2015
Hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving and that the leftovers have left your refrigerator. I don't know about you but I don't do Black Friday. Never have and never will. I worked retail for a couple of years when I was growing up and I just can't stand holiday shoppers. To avoid them, I shop during the year or I hit the local Craft Fairs. That frees me up on Black Friday to keep constantly cleaning out my inbox with all the "Black Friday Starts Now!" emails. Have you noticed how quickly they switch to "Black Friday Extended", "Cyber Monday Starts Now!" (on Saturday, in case you can't remember when Monday happens because of the turkey tryptophan hangover.) The reminders come all day on Sunday and they really explode on Monday. Oh boy. I remember when the sale flyers used to get stuffed into the newspapers (and they still do to some extent) but it's so much easy for retailers to send out electrons than to actually have something printed (and a heck of a lot cheaper) so every company you've every purchased from online feels the need to "hit" you. I look, I laugh and I delete. Three more weeks until Christmas. And can someone explain to me what "Giving Tuesday" is and how it started?
Quiet Week Around Town-no news is good news, right?
You can keep up with all the Town Boards and Commissions by visiting: http://www.weathersfieldvt.org/boards
Town Calendar of Events:
Weathersfield Proctor Library-Saturday, Dec. 5, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. A
Holiday Reception and Tea to Welcome Mark Richardson,
Library Director. Stop by and Welcome our NEW Library Director Mark Richardson.
Judy and Bob Topolski are the planners. Contact the Library for more
Get Out And About:
The Lightning Thief- Friday, Dec. 4
Claremont Opera House 10 a.m. A Theatreworks
USA production of the musical based on the adventure books of Rock Riordan. Fro
grades 2-6 $5 603.542.4433
Holiday Happenings in Brownsville-Saturday, Dec. 5
Community Church and . West
Hall Brownsville Christmas Bazaar & Luncheon at Town
Hall from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Community Holiday Carol Sing at at 3 p.m., Brownsville
Holiday Tree Lighting, Caroling,
Fire Pit & Refreshments at Town Hall at 4:30 p.m., Christmas Concert at Brownsville Community Church at 7 p.m. Admission
is free for all the events on Dec. 5 and a free-will offering will be accepted
at the concert to help offset costs. Brownsville Community
Santa visits in Windsor-Saturday Dec. 5 3-4 p.m.
Windsor House, 54 Main St. Santa arrives by fire engine
to visit with children. Hot chocolate, cookies and candy canes. FREE
25th Annual Covered Bridges Half Marathon-Registration Opens Monday Dec 7 at 7 p.m. Are you a runner? Need a goal for your training? The race takes place on Sunday Jun.5 at 8:15. Race starts at Suicide Six Ski Area in Pomfret and ends at Dewey Field in Quechee. The best 13.1 mile in
England. For more information please visit: http://www.cbhm.com/
Wassail Weekend in Woodstock-Saturday, Dec. 11 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Parade, house tours lots more. All around
nice way to ease into the Holiday Season.
Cookie Walk and Silent Auction in Hartland- Saturday Dec. 12 10 a.m. Congregational Church
Station Rd. Fill a box or bag of cookies. Cost
The Nutcracker-The Dance Factory,
will be Saturday Dec. 12 7 p.m. and Sunday Dec. 13 2 p.m. Tickets are $13
for adults and $8 for children. Tickets are available at the door or ahead
of time at Misty Valley Books in Ludlow VT Chester,
Woodbury Florist in Springfield, and Tina's
Hallmark in Springfield.
Many children from town are in this production.
Messiah Sing in
Mary Poppins-Northern Stage White River
Nov. 18-Jan 3. Call 802.296.7000 for
tickets. Junction VT
Valley Court Diversion Programs-Volunteer are needed in Weathersfield/Springfield areas to work with low level offenders in the community. The organization embraces the principles of restorative justice. As a volunteer, you will hear participant's stories and help create a restorative contract with them. The group meets once a month at the Springfield Police Department, your commitment will require about 3 hours a month. Training is provided. For more information please visit our website at www.vcdp.org or call Maureen at 802-295-5078 #10.
Food Shelf The Weathersfield Food Shelf is located at 7303 Route 131 - the former "World of Discovery" daycare. Thanks to the generosity of their donors, the Weathersfield Food Shelf will now be open every Thursday from 4-5 p.m.
Senior Exercise Program in Ascutney-FREE sponsored by RSPV- Wednesdays 10-11 a.m. in basement of Martin Memorial Hall, Route 5,
Classes are led by Geraldine
Rudenfeldt. If interested call 674-5254 for more information. Ascutney,
Weathersfield Proctor Library, Hours: Wed 10-8 p.m.; Thurs & Fri noon-6 p.m.; Sat 9-1 p.m. FREE Programs-FREE Computer Tutor - Fridays 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Story Hour with Jordan: Wednesdays at 2 p.m.
Volunteers in Action (VIA) is looking for volunteer drivers. VIA is an organization that drives people to doctor's appointments, usually at
or DHMC and
occasionally grocery missions. Your mileage is reimbursable. Please
call VIA at (802) 674-5971 ask for Martha or Scottie. Mt. Ascutney
Need to Find a Business in Weathersfield: http://www.weathersfielddirectory.org/
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