What To Do In and Around Weathersfield Vermont

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On my way to the Jonny Lang concert at Lebanon Opera House (LOH) Sunday night, there was this beautiful double rainbow.
Then there was an electrifying concert by blues master Jonny Lang-the HOUSE was rockin'
Tonight at LOH it's A Night with Janis Joplin.
A few seats are still available and if you use the code: BROADWAY your ticket is only $15 plus fees!
From the LOH website: LOH celebrates the 50th anniversary of Janis Joplin’s landmark Woodstock performance with this explosive Broadway musical!
Tony Award nominee Mary Bridget Davies (Best Lead Actress for her performance as Joplin in the show’s Broadway production) reprises her role in this stirring tribute to the rocker’s turbulent life and biggest musical influences. Those influences included trailblazers like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone, and Bessie Smith.
Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Her unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort, soars on timeless songs like Piece of My Heart, Cry Baby, Me and Bobby McGee, and more.
Come Monday morning hiking, I started seeing the trees turning. I'm not ready for fall...

Get Out And About

Thursday Sept. 19
Open Mic at Puddledock Park in Reading VT 6-8 p.m. Hosted by Reading VT Parks and Rec. Sing, read, improv, tell jokes or stories. The park is yours! Whether you are performing or listening, don't forget to bring chairs, snacks and drinks, and bug spray. This event, like all Puddledock Park Parties, is free and open to everyone! More info on their FB Page
Saturday, Sept. 21
-Community Potluck and BBQ in Brownsville Saturday Sept. 21 noon-3 p.m.. Brownsville Community Church is hosting a potluck and BBQ at Tribute Park on the Brownsville-Hartland RD. Family fun and games are planned. More info on their website.
-Steampunk Festival in Springfield. The Steampunk Society of Vermont is hosting their annual festival Saturday, Sept. 21 10 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 22 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Riverside Middle School in Springfield. More info and to purchase tickets visit Steampunk VT
-3rd Annual Rusty Berrings Skatepark Day at Riverside Community Park in Lebanon NH 1 p.m.
Thursday Sept. 26
Outdoor Movie Night at Puddledock Park in Reading VT. Hosted by Reading VT Parks and Rec. They'll be showing Night at the Museum and making s'mores for the final Puddledock Park Party of the season! Don't forget to bring chairs, snacks and drinks, and bug spray. This event, like all Puddledock Park Parties, is free and open to everyone! More info on their FB Page
Saturday, Sept 28
Reading Fall Fair at Puddledock Park in Reading VT. Hosted by Reading VT Parks and Rec. Come enjoy this glorious season with some great fun! We'll have carnival games, a petting zoo, food and ice cream, touch-a-truck, a build-a-scarecrow contest, live music, the Ducky Derby, and more! The Reading Fall Fair is free and open to everyone! More info on their FB Page
Ducky Derby in Reading VT. It's back! The Ducky Derby returns to Reading. And it's time to buy your duck(s). Ducks are $5 each or 6 for $25, and they are available at the Reading Greenhouse, Watroba's, Town Hall, or by contacting the Reading Recreation Commission. More info on their FB Page.
-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
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-"TINTYPES" Sept 19-22; Sept 25-29; Oct 2-5 (2pm, 3pm & 7:30pm show times varying by day)
Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m. Sept. 20 Josh Hall, Sept. 27 J Michael Kelley, Oct. 4 Peter Neri, Oct 11 Ali T, Oct 18 Josh Hall, Oct. 25 Peter Neri, Nov. 1 Steve Ellis,
The Engine Room in WRJ. Sept. 27 Found Down 8 p.m., Sept. 28 Onesie Party with the Conniption Fits 7:30 p.m., Oct. 11 Bob/Fire and Heart 7:30 p.m., Nov. 1 Shawn Mullins 8 p.m., Nov. 29 Zach Nugent Band 7 p.m., Dec. 31 New Years Eve with Brooks Hubbard Band 3 p.m..
Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon NH. Shows at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 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. 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. Sept. 10 Ethan and ALex 6 p.m. Sept. 27 Cable Junction 9 p.m. Sept. 28 What Doth Life DIY Music Fest 2 p.m., Oct. 4 Stash Bros 9 p.m., Oct 5 Jester Jigs 9:30 p.m., Oct. 10 Wild Roots 7 p.m., Nov. 9 Rusted Chrome 9:30 p.m.

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

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, 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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