Weathersfield Weekly Blog December 27

December 27, 2017
Weathersfield, Vermont

Short week this one. Early deadline for news and events with Christmas falling on Monday and many folks taking Friday off for Christmas Eve and traveling. It's that time for "over the river and through the woods." As I'm writing this on Thursday morning Dec. 21, the Winter Solstice, I'm listening to the weather report. The weather prognosticators are saying snow, sleet, freezing rain, wintry mix straight through to Christmas Day. Well, let's hope Rudolph's nose is LED now and can cut through the wintry clouds. Safe and Happy Winter Holidays to you all. OK, let's break out the eggnog and send cheers into the coming New Year.

The Weathersfield Proctor Library hosted the annual reading of "The Polar Express" along with a visit from Santa. Santa arrived not by sleigh but by Ascutney Volunteer Fire truck.

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Get Out and About Events

New Year's Eve at the Inn in Perkinsville Sunday, Dec. 31 7-11 p.m.. The Inn at Weathersfield is hosting a special evening with a farm-to-table fine dining experience with acoustic jazz guitarist Ed Eastride. (This experience is suited for adults as they won't be serving our children's menu this night.)

Friends of Weathersfield Proctor Library Meeting in Ascutney, Wednesday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. The Friends will hold a meeting at the library in Ascutney, their first of the new year, all are welcome.

Upper Valley Bridal Expo in West Lebanon, NH Sunday, Jan. 7 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Fireside Inn and Suites. Dressmakers, caterers, DJs, photographers. More info. call 603-298-5900 ext. 270.

Claremont NH Bridal Show in Claremont NH Sunday Jan. 28 at the Senior Center 12-3 p.m. Wedding photographers to bakeries and accessories. Along with many different prizes, we are giving away a Free Honeymoon to one lucky bride: an 8 day, 7-night condo vacation (you must be present to win.) More info. call 603-708-1318.

Music and Performances

New Year's Eve Listings:
Brooks Hubbard Band at Briggs Opera House in WRJ, Vt. 4 p.m.;
TOAST at The Skinny Pancake in Hanover, NH 9 p.m.;
Happy New Beer at Trail Break in WRJ, Vt. 8:30 p.m.;
Moxley Union and Maiden Voyage at Windsor Station in Windsor, Vt. 9:30 p.m.;
Apocalypse Party with RoadTrash and PSST at The Engine Room in WRJ, Vt. 9 p.m.;

Briggs Opera House in White River Junction. Dec. 31 4 p.m. Brooks Hubbard Band 4 p.m..

Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m. Dec. 29 Johnny O, Dec. 31 Ed Eastridge, Jan. 5 Ali T.

Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon NH. Jan. 31 The 13-Story Treehouse 10 a.m.; Jan 31. Banff World Tour 7 p.m.; Feb. 10 Mike McDonald 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 15 Joan Osborne 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 16 The Machine 7:30 p.m.

Taverne on the Square in Claremont. Dec. 29 Sirsy 8 p.m..

The Engine Room in White River Junction. Dec. 29 NightCap 9 p.m.; Jan. 12 The Conniption Fits 9 p.m.; Jan. 26 BorderStone Band9 p.m..

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor. Dec. 28 Jim Yeager Band 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 29 Dr. No 9:30 p.m.; Dec. 30 Chris Kleeman Band 9:30 p.m..

Ongoing Events

Weathersfield Historical Society Fundraiser in Perkinsville. "Round the World" queen size quilt handmade by Weathersfield resident Carolyn Van Tassel. On display at the Inn at Weathersfield, selling for $1200, money benefits the Weathersfield Historical Society. If interested in purchasing or have more questions call Maureen Bogosian at 603-252-0936.

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 in 2018: Feb. 13, April 10, May 8, June 5, July 10, Aug. 7, Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 6, Nov. 27 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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