Weathersfield Weekly May 10

May 10, 2017
Weathersfield, Vt.

Are you ready for Mother's Day? It's Sunday, May 14. And even if you don't have a mom to celebrate with, you can bring some joy to a special woman in your life this weekend. Many area restaurants are hosting their annual Mother's Day Brunches but if sharing a meal isn't your thing, how about getting the home gardens ready. The Ascutney Volunteer Fire Department is hosting their annual plant sale on Saturday and I for one plan to be there bright an early to get the best selection of annuals and perennials. And if the rain ever lets up I hope to get the garden turned over, the outside windows washed, and maybe even move the garden furniture outside. It's also time to hang out the hummingbird feeders in anticipation of their return to our area. I feel like we'd moved to the Northwest with all this rain. I hope it means a long and happy growing season. Did I mention my peach trees are blooming?

Weathersfield School news: The school sends out a huge thank you Jim Taft, WSESU Facilities Manager and his crew who cleaned up the baseball and softball fields. Jim sent a team of people who raked and lined both fields. Jim also donated an old chalk liner, so WS can mark the fields in the future. Helping out Taft's crew during the clean-up, Jim Rice a parent and former PTA President. Jim cleaned out a lot debris around the edges of the fields. For more information about the school and events, call 802-674-5400.

I was lucky this week, I was part of two special events at the Inn at Weathersfield in Perkinsville. I was the "elopement" photographer for two couples who decided to get married at the Inn.
I have had the pleasure of photographing a number of ceremonies and special events there too: CLICK HERE

Sunday, I took in a concert at the Briggs Opera House. Yellow House Media presented Session Americana. It was a really fun show! This was the perfect venue to see this band in.

More photos of the show: Click Here

More Yellow House Media show videos: Click Here

On Tuesday, I venture to Albany, NY to see Lucinda Williams perform at The Egg Performing Arts Center. Erika Wennerstrom (of the Heartless Bastards) opened for her.


More photos of Lucinda and Erika: Click here

I also got to meet three fantastic women who make beautiful things out of discarded materials.

Jayne Webb, Encore in Woodstock Vt.

Mary Jo Cooke, South Pomfret Vt.

Wanda Huff Woodstock Vt.

The fun continues, tonight I'm off to see Northern Stage's Mamma Mia-this show is almost completely SOLD OUT for it's run in White River Junction.

Thursday night I'm off to Shaker Bridge Theatre in Enfield, NH to see Fully Committed.

Friday night I'm heading out to a Cajun dance party in Manchester Vt. Billsville House Concerts is bringing The Revelers back to southern Vermont. This time to the Inn at Manchester. Get tickets!

And the beat goes on...

Get Out and About Events

Mother's Day Plant Sale in Ascutney, Saturday May 13 8 a.m. at the Ascutney Volunteer Fire Department Station. Cocoa mulch available. Contact 802-674-5021

Wild Edibles & Foraging in Perkinsville Saturday May 13 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Inn at Weathersfield's Hidden Kitchen Cooking Class with Didi Emmons and David Craft. Call 802-263-9217 for details and reservations.

LuLaPalooza Mother's Day Edition in White River Junction, Saturday May 13 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Newberry Market.

WS Dance and Graduation in Ascutney Grad. Dance-Friday, May 19 7-10 p.m. Graduation-Monday, June 19 at 7 p.m. in the gym.

WS BBQ and Dance in Ascutney Friday, June 16 4-6 p.m. The school is hosting a faculty vs. 8th graders softball game, a BBQ and a family dance. The event will also serve to thank all the school volunteers.

Music and Performances

Briggs Opera House in White River Junction. Saturday, May 20 8 p.m. Judy Collins.

The Engine Room/Freight House in White River Junction. May 13 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Off the Rails Open Game Day. Networking Social May 18 5-8 p.m. bring business cards.

Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m.: May19 Ben Fuller, May 26 Erik Boedtker, June 2 Peter Neri.

Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon NH. June 22 Michael Franti and Spearhead, July 7-15 Beauty and the Beast; July 29-Aug. 12 Opera North: Kiss Me, Kate, Aug. 1-9 Opera North: La belle Hélène Aug 4-13 Opera North: Madama Butterfly, Sept. 30 Swan Lake.

Taverne on the Square in Claremont NH. May 12 8-11 p.m. Kelly and Martin; May 13 7-10 p.m. Kim Logan.

Weathersfield School Concerts and Programs in Ascutney. May 26 8:15-9:15 a.m. Memorial Day Ceremony for K-8.

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor. May 11 7:30 p.m. Strangled Darlings; May 13 9:30 p.m. Traveling Broke and Out of Gas; May 16 6 p.m. Ted Mortimer.

Ongoing Events

Weathersfield Food Shelf in Perkinsville every Thursday from 2-3 p.m. Route 106 at the old Perkinsville Elementary School.

Low cost spay/neuter clinics in Springfield. Springfield Humane Society is hosting low cost spay/neuter clinics: June 6, July 11, Aug. 8, Sept. 5, Oct. 24, Dec. 5 at the Springfield Humane Society, on Route 143. Cost is $50 for female cat and $40 for male cat. Weathersfield residents may be reimbursed up to $50 for the surgery with a limit of three pets per year. Get your SNAP form from the town office. Please call Springfield Humane Society for an appointment at 802-885-3997.

Valley Court Diversion Programs: Volunteers 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 three hours a month. Training is provided. For more information please visit our website at or call Maureen at 281-5213.

Senior Exercise Program in Ascutney: Free. Sponsored by RSPV. Mondays and Wednesdays 10-11 a.m. in basement of Martin Memorial Hall, Route 5, Ascutney. Classes are led by Sandy Lemois. If interested call 674-5254 for more information.

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