Weathersfield Weekly Blog , October 4

Well, the 26th Annual Vermont 50 Mountain Bike or Ultra run is behind me now. I'm back to my regularly scheduled fall projects-cleaning out the basement, harvesting the garden and getting the house ready for winter. It feels like I just finished my spring cleaning, how can it already be time for fall and winter projects. Where does the time go?

Assignments and Adventures

Pat Metheny at Lebanon Opera House

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Windsor County Partners Annual Luncheon and Awards at Windsor Mansion Inn

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Coig at Lebanon Opera House

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Courtney Hartman and Taylor Ashton at Billsville House Concerts

26th Annual Vermont 50 Mountain Bike or Ultra Run at Ascutney Mountain

Kids Day on Saturday

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Race Day on Sunday at the Vermont 50

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Paula Poundstone at Lebanon Opera House

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News You Can Use

Weathersfield select board and town news: The select board was scheduled to meet on Oct. 1. Among the topics on their agenda were continued discussion of the proposed municipal fire service, a fireworks permit, the Cady Hill Road discussion, the FEMA buyout of the Amsden Store and starting the discussion of next year's budget. More information about the select board and the town contact Town Manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626 or

Weathersfield School news: Weathersfield School is in need of some pumpkins for a project. If you have extra pumpkins to donate please contact the school or just drop them off. All sizes are needed. The administration and the 8th graders met to discuss plans for their June class trip. Some ideas included a visit the Echo Center and Aquarium, the Shelburne Museum, the Ethan Allen Homestead, Ben and Jerry's in Waterbury. Stay tuned for more details. For more information about the class trip or other school news, please call the school at 674-5400.

Weathersfield Proctor Library news: The annual Book, Pie and Mini Yard Sale will take place on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the library from 9 a.m.-1p.m. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Weathersfield Proctor Library. More information about the Friends or the library contact Mark at 802-674-2863.

Get Out and About Events

7th Annual Weathersfield School Car Show in Ascutney, Saturday Oct. 6 10 a.m.-2 p.m. All vehicles of interest are welcome. Admission is by donation. The event benefits the Weathersfield PTA and the 8th Grade Class Trip. 50/50 raffle, food and awards.

Apple Festival in Springfield. The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce is holding the 36th Annual Vermont Apple Festival on Saturday, Oct. 6th, from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Riverside Middle School. This free, family event includes a farmers' market, over 50 craft vendors, pony rides, and more. Learn more at the event website

Autumn Moon Festival in Windsor. The 5th Annual Autumn Moon Festival will be held on Main Street in Windsor on Saturday, October 6th, from 4:00 - 9:00 pm. There will be food and craft vendors, a kids zone, Cirque Delight Fire Dancers, a magic show, face painting, art, and live music. New this year, Wildlife Encounters Ecology Center will feature a meet and greet with some special animals. It all culminates in a fireworks display. Raffle and prize tickets are on sale. The event is free.

Coolidge 5K in Plymouth. Runners and walkers are invited to the 1st Annual Coolidge 5K on Saturday, October 6th, in scenic Plymouth Notch. Start time is 10:00 am for the 5K. The 1-mile walk, called "I Do Not Choose to Run" in honor of Calvin Coolidge's famous declaration in 1928, will begin at 11:00 am. A special 100-yard race on the lawn will be held for kids. Prizes and giveaways. Entry fee is $20 for adults, free for 18 and under. Held at the Coolidge Foundation & Historic Site, 3780 Route 100A in Plymouth. Register or learn more at the Coolidge Foundation website.

Lucy Mac 5K9 in Brownsville. Hit the trails on Sunday, October 7th, at the 2018 Lucy Mac 5K9 on the Ascutney Trails. Runners and walkers, with or without dogs, will be treated to a scenic Vermont adventure and fall foliage as they race along the western base of Ascutney Mountain, all in support of the Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society. The 5K trail will cross fields, streams, and woodlands before winding down the ski slopes. The 1-mile course has a combination of grassland and dirt paths, accessible for all ages. $25 (5K) and $20 (1-mile). Check-in begins at 9:00 am. Register online, raise funds, create or join a team, and support Windsor County's humane society.

Potluck Dinner and Speaker in Weathersfield, Saturday Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Weathersfield Center Meeting House. Vermont Humanities council speaker Jill Mudgett will present "Hills of Home: Mountains and Identity in Vermont History." More details to follow.

General Election Voting in Ascutney Tuesday, Nov. 6 8 a.m.-7 p.m. at Martin Memorial Hall. Absentee ballots are available for pick up or can be mailed until Thursday, Nov. 1 at 5 p.m.. Contact the Town Clerk at 802-674-9500.

Music and Performances

Briggs Opera House in White River Junction. Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams Nov. 3 8 p.m. (rescheduled from April 21), Mary Gauthier Nov. 8 7:30 p.m..

Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m.. Oct. 12 Johnny O., Oct. 19 Erik Boedtker, Oct. 26 Josh Hall. Closed for "Stick Season" Oct. 28-Nov. 15.

The Engine Room in WRJ. Bow Thayer presents "Choirs of Aether" Oct. 13 9 p.m..

Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon NH. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Oct. 10 Shadow Play 10 a.m., Oct. 11 Sara Evans, Oct. 12 Youssre El Hawary, Nov. 10 The Logger and the Fiddler, Nov. 11 Lucinda Williams, Moondance Feb. 1, 2019.

Taverne on the Square in Claremont, NH. Oct 6 The Party Crashers 8 p.m., Oct. 19 Mark and Deb Bond 8 p.m., Oct. 25 The Bears Trio 5:30 p.m., Oct. 26 Smoke and Mirrors 8 p.m..

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor. Oct. 6 The Party Crashers 6 p.m., Oct. 9 Johnny O. 6 p.m., Oct. 11 The Stringfield Springers 7 p.m., Oct. 12 Derek and the Demons 9:30 p.m., Oct. 13 Jester Jigs 9:30 p.m., Oct. 16 Ethan Lawrence and Alex Kelly 6 p.m., Oct. 18 Never Too late 7 p.m., Oct. 19 Turner Round 9 p.m., Oct. 20 Dark Star Project 9 p.m..

Ongoing Events

Low cost spay/neuter clinics in Springfield. Springfield Humane Society is hosting low cost spay/neuter clinics in 2018: 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.

Senior Exercise Program in Ascutney: Free. Sponsored by RSVP. 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.

Twin State Depression Support Group in Weathersfield. Free peer-led Depression Support Groups to all, the 3rd Wednesday of each month, 6:30 pm, 5259 Route 5, Ascutney, VT (Martin Memorial Hall - downstairs) and the 4th Wednesday of each month, 6:30 pm, 7 Morgan Street, Springfield, VT (Turning Point) Both venues are accessible. or on facebook: More information call 802-795-0098

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.

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

Weathersfield Parks and Recreation Hikes: Ferry Road and the Connecticut River; Saturday, Oct. 6 8 a.m. Ascutney Mountain; Saturday, Oct. 20 9:30 a.m. Cooks Pond Road; and Saturday Oct. 27 9:30 a.m. Perkinsville Lower Valley. Call Steve to sign up for a hike or to get more information at 802-263-5439 or email

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