What To Do In and Around Weathersfield Vermont

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Tonight, Aug. 27:
In Woodstock-"Artifishal" film screening at the Woodstock Town Hall Theatre 6 p.m.
In WRJ-Tuesday Jam Sessions at The Filling Station Bar and Grill
Saturday, Aug. 31
-Customer Appreciation Day at Wellwood Orchards, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
FREE: MAGIC SHOW by TOM JOYCE from 10am to 11 am PLEASE NOTE: The Games and food will begin AFTER the magic show. *See your Local Police and Fire Departments *Face Painters Extraordinaire- Linda Weiser and Tammy Kendall! *Enjoy Balloon animals with "Cheryl the Clown" *Live music by the Imperfectionists! *Family Photographs by Mike and Sam Clark *Meet Our own Official Vermont Apple Lady! FREE: hotdogs, chips, water, kids games, petting zoo, face painting, balloon art, contests, wagon rides, photos and prizes. NO DOGS ALLOWED.  Famous Cider Donuts will be made on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. 
-Labor Day Party in Springfield Saturday,  noon-8 p.m. Trout River Brewing is hosting a party with Goodman's American Pie serving pies & slices and The Blue Grasoles will be playing from 3-6 p.m. 
Sunday, Sept. 1
-Jes and Jakob at Harpoon Riverbend and Beer Garden 5-8 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 13
-North Country Boil with Zero Gravity Craft Brewery at Brownsville Butcher and Pantry in West Windsor 5 pm.
-Ben Fuller on the Range at Crown Point Country Club in Springfield. 6 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 15
-Ben Fuller's Concert Event and Fundraiser in Proctorsville Sunday Sept. 15 1-5 p.m. at Neal's Restaurant and Bar.  With the release of Ben Fuller's brand new 3 track album, Spark, Ben will be returning to his home state of Vermont with his band from Nashville, TN to perform for the people who have been a part of the FULLER FAMILY since the very beginning.  Ben will be raising money for his new album that will be released in early 2020. The event will include a live auction with tons of great items to bid on including a 1-on-1 DINNER DATE with Ben Fuller All of Ben's new fall merchandise will be available including sweatshirts, koozies and  Come out and support our hometown country star. 
 Saturday, Sept. 21
-3rd Annual Rusty Berrings Skatepark Day at Riverside Community Park in Lebanon NH 1 p.m.
Saturday, Sept 28
-Pints for Paws: A Fundraiser for the Springfield Human Society at Trout River Brewing Company in Springfield VT 12 p.m.

Area Farmers’ Markets

Wednesday Market Hanover Area Market,  Dartmouth Green, Hanover NH June 12-Oct. 16 3-6 p.m. Schedule
Thursday Market Lebanon Farmers’ Market, Coburn Park Lebanon NH May16-Sept.26 4-7 p.m. Schedule
Friday Market Hartland Farmers Market, Hartland Public Library Fields May 31-Sept. 27 4-7 p.m. Schedule
Saturday Markets Ascutney Village Farmer’s Market, 5585 US Route 5 Ascutney, Vt. May-Oct. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Schedule Norwich Farmers’ Market, 301 US Route 5 South, Norwich Vt. May-Oct., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Schedule

Music and Performances

ArtisTree in South Pomfret.  Music Theatre-"Souvenir" Aug. 29-Sept.14.
Crown Point Country Club in Springfield Friday Sept. 13 Ben Fuller on the Range. 6 p.m. Bring a blanket or camp chairs. $10 a person (No ATM on site) Food, beer and cocktails for sale. Positive ID.
Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m. Aug. 30 Erik Boedtker, Sept 6 Erik Boedtker, Sept. 13 Ali T, Sept. 20 Josh Hall, Sept. 27 J Michael Kelley.
The Engine Room in WRJ. Aug. 30 Karaoke Night with Myers Media Productions 8 p.m., Aug 31 The Wheelers 9 p.m., Sept. 7 Back to the 80s DJ Davis 9 p.m.
Harpoon Riverbend Taps and Beer Garden in Windsor Sunday 5-8 p.m. , Sept 1 Jes and Jakob, Sept. 15 Green Mountain Roots noon.
Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon NH. Shows at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Sept. 13 Mike McDonald's Boston vs New York Comedypalooza Rumble, Sept. 14 Film Screening: The Kid; Sept. 15 Jonny Lang; Sept 17 A Night with janis Joplin; Sept. 26 Coig; Sept 28 Everyone in Harmony; Oct. 2 Lake Street Dive; Oct 5 An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories with Graham Nash; Oct 10 God Help Us! with Ed Asner; Oct. 13 David Sedais; Oct. 15 Bubblemania at 10 a.m.; Oct. 18 Melvin Seals and JGB; Oct. 20 Veronica Swift.
Skinny Pancake in Hanover, NH.  Sept. 7 Christine Malcolm Trio 7 p.m., Sept. 13 Oxford and Clark 7:30 p.m., Sept. 19 Out in the Valley, Sept. 20 Zach Nugent;s Fire on the Mountain 9 p.m., Sept. 28 Pete Francis (of Disptach) 9 p.m., 
Tuesday Acoustic Jams in White River Junction. Here In the Valley hosts Acoustic Jam Sessions every Tuesday night at 7 pm at The Filling Station Bar and Grill, 70 Gates St. WRJ. More info on FB Jam Sessions
Windsor Station in Windsor. Aug 31 Western terrestrials 9 p.m., Sept. 27 Cable Junction 9 p.m.
Wotown: A Classic Motown Dance Party in Windsor. Aug. 30 7-10 p.m. The Windsor Farmers' Exchange is hosting a dance party. $5 donation suggested at the door. Bring ID.

Area Races

Claremont Brewfest &5K in Claremont Saturday Sept. 21, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sixth Annual Claremont Brewfest & 5K music, local craft beer and food. Enjoy the outdoors to finish up summer with your family and friends! More Info
Harpoon Flannel 5K in Windsor, Sunday Sept. 22 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. The Harpoon Flannel 5k kicks off in Windsor, VT on Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 at 10:00 AM! Enjoy a scenic, foliage filled 5k course that starts and ends at Harpoon Brewery. Post-race, we'll have a flannel-themed party with fresh Harpoon beers, a light lunch provided by North Country Smokehouse, live music from the local band Hot Flannel, games and more! Grab your favorite flannel and join us as we celebrate all things fall!Net proceeds will go to The Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center. We are proud to partner with such a well-respected institution in the Upper Valley and look forward to raising much needed funds for cancer research and patient care at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.Sign up at https://www.harpoonflannel5k.com/
Vermont 50 Kids FREE Mountain Bike Rides In West Windsor Saturday Sept. 28 2 p.m.. VT 50 Kids FREE Fun Rides Registration is OPEN  Sign up ONLINE and save time on Saturday Bike check-in Noon-1:00 pm in the BIG TENT when you pick up your bib (s). More Info
Vermont 50 Kids FREE Trail Runs In West Windsor Saturday Sept. 28 2 p.m.. VT 50 Kids FREE Fun Runs Registration is OPEN Sign up ONLINE and save time on Saturday Run check-in Noon-1:00 pm in the BIG TENT when you pick up your bib (s). More Info
Vermont 50 Mountain Bike or Ultra Run in West Windsor Sunday Sept. 29, 6 am-6:30 p.m. The Vermont 50 mountain bike race is sold out but the ultra runs and 2-person bike relays are still open for the very popular race that benefits Vermont Adaptive. More Info
Lucy Mac 5K9 in West Windsor Sunday Oct. 6 9 a.m.-noon at Ascutney Outdoors and Trails. Run or walk, with or without your canine best friend, at the Lucy Mac 5K9 Proceeds support  the animals at Lucy Mackenzie! REGISTER ONLINE TODAY: (The first 50 participants to register will receive a free race-day t-shirt!) Registration Fees 5K – $25 1 Mile – $20 *Fees will increase for same-day registration.Prizes awarded to the top finishers in their age category More Info


The Rev. Dan Foster House, the museum of the Weathersfield Historical Society, is open for July and August on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 2 to 5 pm and Friday mornings from 9 to 12 pm. Admission is free and donations are welcome. 

Weathersfield Hikes

  The hikes are being organized under the auspices of Weathersfield Parks and Recreation. Well-behaved dogs are welcome. We expect a range of hiking speeds. Are you new to hiking? Wear footwear that is broken in and appropriate for our uneven trails. Hikers join us at their own risk. Feel free to call Steve, organizer, at 263-5439
Sunday, August 18th, 9:00 AM:  To the Power Dam, Perkinsville Lower Village Start near the Stoughton Pond causeway. There is a meadow and then the river with a look at the old Branch Brook swimming hole and then the dam, aka the Tolles Dam. We will offer some historical commentary en route and a map of the area. Copies of We Remember – a history of the Lower Village – will be available for $15.00. The route is generally flat with some gentle slopes. If the meadow is tall and is a concern, go near the rear of the line and the grass should be trampled for you.
Saturday, August 31st, 5:00 PM:  Ferry Road and the Connecticut River        This generally level route heads down shaded Ferry Road and into Skyline Nursery. Soon it follows the river, sometimes with views. At one point the remains of the huge Consul Jarvis sheep barn can be glimpsed. The total length is about 2 miles. Carol Orth is the leader.
Saturday, September 14th, 9:00 PM:  Crown Point Road Currently the plan is to walk from Branch Brook Road past the 1759 marker stone that is one of the two original marker stones on the entire route across Vermont and then cross Branch Brook and head up to Plain Cemetery, where we will have left cars to take us back to Branch Brook Road. Distance: about 1.5 miles with some moderate climbing up to the cemetery. For a short walk turn at the brook. Possibly a different section of the CPR will be open by this time.
Sunday, September 22nd, 2:00 PM:  “Up On the Hill” on conserved land near Charlestown Marianne Walsh has been here and expects to join us. We will walk on trails by a river, though a forest and through meadows, and up the hill to a view of Ascutney. After looking at the map on the website, my guess is up to 3 miles of walking. I searched “Up On the Hill UVLT” and went to the website. 
Saturday, October 5th, 8:00 AM:  Ascutney Mountain We will go to the fire tower and the Brownsville Overlook. We will go up the Weathersfield Trail, but people wanting a less strenuous hike (.7 miles up) could drive up and meet us at the top, we hope. I expect to be in that shorter hike, but I’ll see how the knees are doing. We leave early because parking later is a problem.  
Saturday, October 19th, 9:30 AM: Cooks Pond Loop This is a route on wooded dirt roads more than on trail. There is a lovely framed view of Mt. Ascutney from the south end of Cooks Pond. Other mountain views occur at later points. Difficulty: easy to moderate, with one longish incline. Distance: almost 3 miles. 

Volunteer Opportunity

The Vermont 50 Mountain Bike or Ultra Run is looking for volunteers to help
out at the race. Volunteers are need Thursday Sept. 26- Monday, Sept. 20. Lots of tasks available. Get a cool t-shirt and an invite tot eh Sunday post-race BBQ at Ascutney Outdoors! More Info
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