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What to Do In and Around Weathersfield, Vermont-Thanksgiving This Weekend

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Mark Your CalendarsThe annual Thanksgiving Contra/Square Dance will be Friday, Nov. 29, (the day After Thanksgiving) starting at 7 p.m., donations at the door are suggested so that we can pay the caller/ band. Dudley Laufman will call. No experience is needed as dances steps are taught, called, and the atmosphere is relaxed. This dance is for all ages! The meeting house is on Weathersfield Center Road between Goulden Ridge and Perkins Hill Roads. Please call Hank for more information - 263-5217. Thanksgiving Weekend At Billings Farm November 29  10:00 am - December 1  4:00 pm Discover how Thanksgiving was observed in the 1890 Farm House at the Billings Farm – preparations, menu, and entertainment. Holiday programs and activities; wagon rides (conditions permitting).
Holiday Cookie Swap in Weathersfield Saturday Dec. 14, 10 a.m.- noon. at the Weathersfield Center Meeting House/Church. Bring two dozen homemade cookies (no mixes or frozen dough), a container to take your cookies home …

What To Do In and Around Weathersfield Vermont-Cookie Swap and Craft Fairs

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Mark Your CalendarsHoliday Cookie Swap in Weathersfield Saturday Dec. 14, 10 a.m.- noon. at the Weathersfield Center Meeting House/Church. Bring two dozen homemade cookies (no mixes or frozen dough), a container to take your cookies home in and the cookie recipe. RSVP text for headcount to Sara D. 802-233-8755. 4th Annual Reading, VT Holiday Craft Fair Saturday Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Reading Town Hall 799 VT RTE 106. Sponsored by the Reading Historical Society. Hartland Holiday Market Saturday Dec. 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Hartland Elementary School. More info call 603-252-1288.
Music and Performances  Ascutney Outdoors Open Mic Night in Brownsville Holiday Cheer and Sale Dec. 8 noon-4 p.m. Inn at WeathersfieldLive Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m.  Closed for Stick Season Nov. 4-Nov. 25.  The Engine Roomin WRJ. Nov. 22 Cornhole Tournament 5 p.m., Nov. 29 Zach Nugent Band 7 p.m.,  Nov. 30 Western terrestrial Album Release Party 8 p.m., Dec. 5 Comedy Club at the Engine Room 7 p.m.…

What To Do In and Around Weathersfield, Vermont-Holiday Bazaar season is almost here!

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Local Holiday Shopping  4th Annual Reading, VT Holiday Craft Fair Saturday Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Reading Town Hall 799 VT RTE 106. Sponsored by the Reading Historical Society. Hartland Holiday Market Saturday Dec. 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Hartland Elementary School. More info call 603-252-1288. Music and Performances Ascutney Outdoors Open Mic Night in Brownsville, Saturday Nov. 16 at 6:30-9:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted at the door. Holiday Cheer and Sale Dec. 8 noon-4 p.m. Inn at WeathersfieldLive Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m.  Closed for Stick Season Nov. 4-Nov. 25.  The Engine Roomin WRJ. Nov. 22 Cornhole Tournament 5 p.m., Nov. 29 Zach Nugent Band 7 p.m.,  Nov. 30 Western terrestrial Album Release Party 8 p.m., Dec. 5 Comedy Club at the Engine Room 7 p.m., Dec. 6 Vital Communities presents: Livemixkings 7:30 p.m., Dec. 20 Hot 97.5 Hip Hop Holiday Party 9 p.m., Dec. 28 Chris Powers and Ali T Album Release Party 7:30 p.m., D…

Mercury's Rare Transit Between the Earth and the Sun on Monday morning 11/11

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From NASA's website-The sky will put on a show Nov. 11 when Mercury journeys across the Sun. The event, known as a transit, occurs when Mercury passes directly between Earth and the Sun.  From our perspective on Earth, Mercury will look like a tiny black dot gliding across the Sun’s face. This only happens about 13 times a century, so it’s a rare event that skywatchers won’t want to miss. Mercury’s last transit was in 2016.  The next won’t happen again until 2032! First things first, NASA is reminding the public that it is very dangerous to look directly at the Sun — doing so puts the person at risk of permanent vision damage. It’s important to use a Sun filter from a reputable vendor; you’ll also need a telescope that is capable of at least a 50x zoom. The transit will begin at  7:35 AM EST, though some people will be forced to wait for the Sun to rise in their time zone before they can see it; in these cases, the transit won’t be visible until after it has already started. Mer…

What To Do In and Around Weathersfield Vermont

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1984 at World Under Wonder, Veterans Day in Perkinsville
George Orwell's 1984, Nov. 8-10World Under Wonder presents George Orwell’s 1984 Adapted by Robert Owens, Wilton E. Hall, Jr., and William A. Miles, Jr. Performances Friday, November 8, 7pm; Saturday, November 9, 7pm; and Sunday, November 10, 2pm Tickets General Admission: $10 Students, Seniors, and Veterans: $5  (Free to $20 level WUW members) Based on the iconic novel by George Orwell, 1984 brings us the story of Winston Smith, a cog in the giant machine state of Oceania. Physically and mentally under the omnipresent eye of Big Brother, Winston has been caught struggling for scraps of love and freedom in a world awash with distrust and violence. World Under Wonder brings to the stage of one of the most prescient works of literature of the last century. 1984 is a powerful examination of what might have been – and may still be. It is a work of fiction, not prophesy. It is an extrapolation of the history and political philo…

Do You Know How to Properly Wear a Poppy for Veterans/Remembrance Day?

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The leaf should be at 11 o'clockI did a little research about wearing poppies...When is it appropriate to start wearing a poppy? The campaign starts this year on Oct. 27 – it starts two weekends prior to Remembrance Day.  So Oct. 27 through to November 11 in regards to Remembrance Day. Where should one wear the poppy? The proper place to wear a poppy is the left-hand-side of one’s shirt, over the heart or on the lapel of one’s jacket, on the left-hand-side side. Everyone is encouraged to wear a poppy. Some say you should wear it on the left side of your chest if you are a civil servant, or right side if you are either a serving or past member of the armed forces. Some people believe that women traditionally also pin their poppies on the right side of their chest; however, it can be frowned upon to do this. If you wish to be very correct: Position the leaf at 11 o'clock to represent the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the time that World War One formall…