What To Do In and Around Weathersfield

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Late summer and early fall are the times to run and mountain bike here in the Upper Valley!

Local Races

Under the Tree 5K &10 K races in Hartland Saturday Aug. 17, 9 am-noon. Hartland Rec is hosting the annual Under the Tree races. 5K and 10K race to support the Hartland Christmas Project. The Hartland Christmas Project supports local families. The HCP needs ongoing donations to continue the support in the town of Hartland. Your race entry fee goes directly to the HCP project.The 5K is fast, flat, and on pavement. The 10K is a challenging hill course both on dirt roads and pavement. More info https://www.facebook.com/events/1279694842169216/
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

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.  Aug. 18 Piece by Piece: Sound, Color, Shape 4 p.m., Music Theatre-"Souvenir" Aug. 29-Sept.14.
Green Mountain Bluegrass and Roots Festival in Manchester VT Aug. 15-18. Tickets and more info at: https://www.greenmountainbluegrass.com/
Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m.  Aug. 16 Johnny O., Aug. 23 Jon Clinch, Aug. 30 Erik Boedtker.
The Engine Room in WRJ. Aug. 17 Club Night with DJ 9 p.m., Aug. 30 Karaoke Night with Myers Media Productions 8 p.m.
Front Porch Concert Series in The Green Lebanon NH. Shows are FREE and start at 7 p.m. unless noted.  Aug. 15 The Cerny Brothers The Point FM Finale show.
Harpoon Riverbend Taps and Beer Garden in Windsor. Aug. 18 Jes and Jakob 5 p.m., 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.
Pentangle Arts in Woodstock. Music By the River 5;30 p.m.: Aug. 16 Hayley Reardon, Aug. 23 Jay Nash, Aug. 25 Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival 4 p.m.
Skinny Pancake in Hanover, NH. 
Stoughton Pond Music in Perkinsville. Weathersfield Parks and Recreation are hosting The Milkhouse Heaters on Sunday, Aug. 18 4-6 p.m. For more info. call 802-674-5280.
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. 16 The Aardvark Live 9:30 p.m., Aug. 17 Supply and Demand 10 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.


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, July 28th, 11:30 AM:  To the Cabin Follow Swift’s Logging Road up to the crest of Pikes Peak ridge. Then follow a trail through the woods to Knight’s skiing trail and by a woodsy trail to Steve’s cabin. There is a nice view there. We will linger – some food will be available. The distance to the cabin will feel like 2 miles, plus a short walk on the Center Road. There might be No Trespassing signs at the beginning of this hike, but we natives are sure they can’t mean us. We use the route many times. Those who wish can do an extra walk to the well that held Herbert White’s body.
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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