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Weathersfield News December 2, 2015
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

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?
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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 information.

Get Out And About:

Holiday Wine and Cheese in Hartland-Friday Dec. 4 noon-5 p.m.  351 Town Hall Farm Hill Rd. View paintings by William Hoyt while sampling wine and cheese. FREE 802.436.2565.

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 Brownsville Community Church and West Windsor Town Hall. Brownsville Christmas Bazaar & Luncheon at Town Hall from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Community Holiday Carol Sing at Brownsville Community Church 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. 

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 802.674.6880.

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 New England. For more information please visit:

Wassail Weekend in Woodstock-Saturday, Dec. 11 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Parade, house tours lots more. All around Woodstock, nice way to ease into the Holiday Season.

Cookie Walk and Silent Auction in Hartland- Saturday Dec. 12 10 a.m. Congregational Church 10 Station Rd. Fill a box or bag of cookies. Cost varies 802.436.2792.

The Nutcracker-The Dance Factory, Ludlow VT, performances 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 Chester, Woodbury Florist in Springfield, and Tina's Hallmark in Springfield. Many children from town are in this production.

 Messiah Sing in Woodstock- Sunday Dec. 13 4 p.m. Our Lady of the Snows on South St. An ensemble and soloists perform the Christmas portions of Handel's Messiah $10 802.457.3981.

Mary Poppins-Northern Stage White River Junction VT Nov. 18-Jan 3. Call 802.296.7000 for tickets.

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 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, Ascutney, VT. Classes are led by Geraldine Rudenfeldt. If interested call 674-5254 for more information.

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 Mt. Ascutney Hospital or DHMC and occasionally grocery missions. Your mileage is reimbursable.  Please call VIA at (802) 674-5971 ask for Martha or Scottie. 

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Have anything you want included in this news and events column-email Nancy at two weeks prior to your event.

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