Weathersfield News April 27, 2016
Lots happening next week in Weathersfield. Mimi Baird is coming to town to speak about her book that Brad Pitt has optioned for a movie on Wednesday May 4.
Mimi will speak about her book He Wanted the Moon
Saturday May 7 is packed with things to do--
There will be the annual Mother's Day Plant
Sale at the Ascutney Fire Station; it's Green Up Day; and AVFA will also be selling cocoa mulch this year for gardeners that want to really spruce up their yards (see more info below!)
Weathersfield School News: SBAC and NECAP Schedules are set for May. All students in grades 3-8 are required to take the Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium test, or SBAC, in reading and math. This is a mandated test for
Weathersfield Proctor Library News: The old accessible wooden ramp was removed and a new concrete walkways were poured leading to the 1902 library entrance and the new ADA Accessible hallway and bathroom addition. The Trustees are planning a Grand Opening Celebration on May 26 at 5 p.m. More information about the event call 802.674.2863. Images of the renovations may be viewed at: http://www.weathersfieldproctorlibrary.org/p/ada-bathroom-construction.html
My adventures for the weekend...
For Earth Day, I covered the Humans PAWS for Earth Day Trail clean up event at Mount Ascutney. The event was held on Saturday April 23 and hosted by The Climb Fineness Center and STAB (Sport Trails of the Ascutney Basin)/Ascutney Trails.
More images from the event: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontStandard/April-2016/Human-PAWS-for-Earth-Day/
Saturday evening I attended a house concert hosted by Billsville House Concerts in Manchester, VT. Madeleine Grace a young singer song writer opened the show.
The headliner was Lula Wiles, a three piece bluegrass group from Maine.
More images from the concert: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/BillsvilleHouseConcerts/Lula-Wiles
More Billsville House Concert videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKa6O-DUsAoCVHPI27BQl3Pj0VF-m0GvU
Our hearts go out to the Patel Family and the other families displaced by the fire.
Get Out And About:
Friends of the 1879 Schoolhouse Work Days The following are volunteer work dates for the 1879 Schoolhouse. Apr. 30 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday work party, May 9-noon, May 12 9-noon, May 17 9-noon, May 26 9-noon, June 4 8 a.m.-4p.m. Saturday work party event with a huge manpower contribution from a Vermont/New Hampshire Men’s Community Service Organization. We will be working on interior and exterior finishing projects on both the ell and the main building. There will be work for all skill levels. Please call 802.263.5300.
Mimi Baird at the Weathersfield Proctor Library in Ascutney, Wednesday, May 4 at 7 p.m. The author of He Wanted the Moon: The Madness and Medical Genius of Dr. Perry Baird, and His Daughter's Quest to Know Him will be speaking about her book at the Library starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4. Mimi's book has been adapted as a film by Brad Pitt, and we are delighted to have her as a guest of both the Weathersfield Proctor Library and the Friends of the Weathersfield Proctor Library. More info call 802.674.2863.
Live Music Inn at Weathersfield in Perkinsville Friday nights at 5:30 p.m. May 6-Eric Boedtker, May 13-Peter Neri, May 20-TBA, May 27-Chris Kleeman, Jun. 3-Ali T, Jun. 10-Eric Boedtker, Jun. 17-TBA, Jun. 24-TBA, Jul. 1-Peter Neri.
Annual Mother's Day Plant Sale and Cocoa Shell Mulch
in Ascutney, Saturday, May 7. The
Ascutney Fire Department will be selling 2 cubic foot bags of Cocoa Shell Mulch
for home gardens, $7.00 per bag. (Homeowners
planning to use the mulch must be aware that pets can sometimes be attracted to
this smell and want to eat the mulch; this mulch contains caffeine and
theobromine, two chemicals harmful and even deadly to pets.) Questions about
the sale or use of the mulch please call Alicia at 802- 263-9429. Alicia is a master gardener and has been using this mulch for years. Sale
Bathroom At the Weathersfield Proctor Library in Ascutney Thursday, May 26
5 p.m. Join the Trustees and Friends of Proctor Library as they officially open
their new ADA Accessible Bathroom and Walkway. Refreshments will be served.
Call 802.674.2863 for more information. ADA
Low Cost Cat Pay/Neuter Clinics in
Springfield. Call Springfield Humane Society 802-885-3997
for an appointment. Clinic dates: Apr. 26, May 31, Aug. 16, Sept. 13, Oct. 11
and Dec. 13. Weathersfield residents are reimbursed for cost of surgery up to
$50, limit three (3) cats. Please bring SNAP form (available at the Town
Weathersfield Food Shelf is now open in the 1879 School in Perkinsville every Thursday from 2-3 p.m. during the winter season. In the event of inclement weather contact Weathersfield Town Office, 674-2626, for information.
Yoga Tuesday nights,
in Ascutney practice Sivananda & Flow Yoga with Charlotte McIntyre
from 5:30-6:30 p.m.. For info visit www.yogisites.com/yogawithcharlotte
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Weathersfield Town Hall Claremont, NH The Ahimsa Yoga Center is located
at 140 North Street,
across from . To find out more
about Ahimsa, please visit www.ahimsanh.com Barnes
Valley Court Diversion Programs-Volunteer are needed in Weathersfield/Springfield areas to work with low level offenders in the community. 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 802.281.5213.
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, VT.
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