Those of you who follow my Instagramaccount or Facebook Account know I've been seriously bitten by the kayak bug. My girlfriends and I are exploring many bodies of water in our area. You can follow my adventures by the photos posted in my Kayaking Gallery.
Or drop me an email/leave a comment with suggestions of where to kayak!
Get Out and About
Thursday, Sept. 12
80s Dance Party at Puddledock Park in Reading, VT 6-8:30 p.m. Hosted by Reading VT Parks and Rec. Get out your leg warmers, ripped jeans, neon, and your lacey shirts and party like it's 1985! They'll play the tunes. You provide the moves. 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
Friday, Sept. 13-ooohhh Friday the 13th!
-North Country Boil with Zero Gravity Craft Brewery at Brownsville Butcher and Pantry in West Windsor 5-9 p.m. Info.
-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.
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
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.
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. Sept. 13 Ali T, 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..
Harpoon Riverbend Taps and Beer Garden in Windsor Sunday 5-8 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.
Skinny Pancake in Hanover, NH. 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. Sept. 10 Ethan and ALex 6 p.m., Sept. 12 Over Under 7 p.m., Sept. 13 KaRaOke 10 p.m., Sept. 14 Citizen Pine 9:30 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.
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 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
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.
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