What To Do In and Around Weathersfield Vermont

It's Time to Wassail

Woodstock, Vermont- 35th Annual Wassail Weekend December 13-15Woodstock gets into the holiday season during Wassail Weekend, a celebration of the sights, sounds, and spirit of winter. Take in the magic of twinkling light displays, decorated historic homes, breakfast with Santa, and the sounds of sleigh bells during the iconic Wassail Parade and other Activities

Thursday December 12

Women, Wine & Winter Sports in West Lebanon hosted by Golf & Ski Warehouse 6-8 p.m. Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine as you socialize with your friends, meet some new ones and cross off a few items on your holiday shopping list. Plus, every attendee will receive a free gift and be entered to win some great prizes. Call 603.298.8282 for more info.

Friday, December 13

Celebrate the season at The PubUGLY SWEATER PARTY at the Public House Pub Quechee Quechee, Vermont. Live Music Featuring Kim & Anthony. Voting stops at 9 p.m., make sure to get a number when you walk in the door to enter for the chance to win a prize! How ugly can you get?

Saturday, December 14

Holiday Cookie Swap in Weathersfield, Vermont-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.
Hartland, Vermont-9 a.m.-1 p.m. Hartland Holiday Market at the Hartland Elementary School. More info call 603-252-1288.

Live Nativity & Christmas Pageant  in Brownsville, Vermont-3, 3:30 and 4 p.m  Enjoy a narration of the Christmas story complete with Mary, Joseph, angels, wise men, shepherds and their sheep acting in and around the manger. 
All can choose from the three pageant times in Tribute Park adjacent to the church. Before, after and in between pageants, inside in Fellowship Hall, there will be a display of crèches (Nativity scenes) and refreshments. The story will be interspersed with beautiful Christmas songs sung by pageant participants, members of the BCC Choir joined by the occasional blatting of live sheep.
These festivities are the last of a series of free-to-the-public events the Brownsville Community Church being offered to the public this year. Contact the Brownsville Community Church at bcchurchvt@gmail.com for more information on the concert of Christmas Music and Carols.

Woodstock Wassail Weekend

Woodstock, Vermont- 35th Annual Wassail Weekend December 13-15Woodstock gets into the holiday season during Wassail Weekend, a celebration of the sights, sounds, and spirit of winter. Take in the magic of twinkling light displays, decorated historic homes, breakfast with Santa, and the sounds of sleigh bells during the iconic Wassail Parade and other Activities

Wassail Community Holiday Sing
12:45-1:45 p.m. join us in our historic sanctuary to sing Christmas Carols of times gone by. A great family friendly event to reminisce about
the past and create memories with your children. After a hearty sing along head to the front lawn to enjoy a hot cup of Wassail and enjoy the 35th Annual Horse Parade. call Terri for more info. 802-457-9818

Wassail Horse Parade 2 p.m. It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for: the 35th Annual Wassail Parade! Line the streets around the green for a cavalcade of clopping hooves, tossing manes, jolly jingling bells, tall top hats, flowing skirts, and merriness all around. Watch as petite ponies and mighty Percherons pass, carrying their cargo of children in candy cane stockings, adults in historic finery, heavy carts, and Santa himself! Stay till the end for an affair that’s Vermont tradition, beauty, and good cheer all rolled into one. Coordinated by High Horses Therapeutic Riding Program and the Woodstock Area Chamber of Commerce.

A Christmas Carol presented by The Woodstock Union High School Yoh Theatre Players. Friday 12/13, Saturday 12/14, and Sunday matinee 12/15. A 25-person singing chorus built from members of the community, teachers, and parents. There are 51 students of all ages participating--acting, singing and helping with tech.There is an intermission with snacks and desserts available (bring cash for the donation basket). Run time about 2.5 hours. Adults: $8 online, $10 at the door Students/Seniors: $5 Tickets are general admission.They are available online in advance at showtix4u.com .

Sunday, December 22

Solstice Candlelight service and High Tea hosted by Unitarian Universalist Church on Fairground RD in Springfield, VT 5-7 p.m.

Music and Performances

Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m. Dec. 13 Steve Ellis, Dec. 20 Rowland Hazard, Dec. 27 J. Michael Kelley

The Engine Room in WRJ. 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., Dec. 31 New Years Eve with Brooks Hubbard Band 3 p.m., Jan 2 Comedy Club 7 p.m., Jan 4 Club Night: The Hangover with Livemixkings 9 p.m.

Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon NH. Shows at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Dec. 14 Clara's Dream-a nutcracker story 1 p.m. and Dec. 15 at 2:30 p.m.

The Christmas Revels-An English Celebration of the Winter Solstice December 21-23, 2019 Lebanon Opera House, Lebanon, NH. Five performances. Get tickets.
Taverne on the Square in Claremont NH. Dec. 6 Dirty Looks 8 p.m., Dec. 13 Jason Cann 7 p.m., Dec. 20 The Bonds.

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. Dec. 10 Ted Mortimer 6 p.m., Dec. 13 The Aardvark 9:30 p.m., Dec. 14 The Wheelers 9:30 p.m.,

Pentangle's Woodstock Wassail Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, Dec. 13 The Yale Whiffenpoofs 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 Coig Concert 8-10 p.m. Dec. 15 Cookies with Santa and "The Grinch" movie 2-4;30 p.m., Community Messiah Sing 4-6 p.m. Our Lady of the Snows Church.

World Under Wonder in Ascutney. Dec. 16 Tanu Larp Quest Night 6-10 p.m., Jan. 20 Tanu larp Quest Night 6-10 p.m., Feb. 17 Tanu Larp Quest Night 6-10 p.m., March 16 Tanu larp Quest Night 6-10 p.m.

Food Assistance

Ascutney Union Church Food Cupboard in Ascutney 5243 Route 5 Saturdays 9-10 a.m. call 802-674-2484. Weathersfield Food Shelf in Perkinsville. The 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month from 1-3 p.m. WFS is located in the 1879 Schoolhouse at 1862 Route 106 in Perkinsville. Donations of non-perishable food are always welcomed and may be dropped off at the facility during open hours or placed in the collection box at Martin Memorial Hall. For more information, call 802-263-5584 or email weathersfieldfoodshelf@gmail.com.

Rachel’s Kitchen in Windsor. Free breakfast 7-10 a.m. Mon-Fri at the Rachel Harlow Church 165 Main Street Windsor.

Windsor Community Dinners in Windsor. Wednesdays 5-6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall 4 Court Street, Windsor.

Veggie Van Go in Windsor. Free fresh produce provided by the Vermont Food Bank. 2nd Tuesday of the month 10-11 a.m. Mt. Ascutney Hospital 289 County Road, Windsor.

Hartland Food shelf in Hartland. 4 Corners UU Church Fridays 8-10 a.m.

Reading-West Windsor Food Shelf in Reading. Mondays 2-4 p.m. and Thursday 4-6 p.m. Stone School 3456 Tyson Rd, Reading. 

Other Ongoing Events

Senior Exercise Program in Ascutney: Free. Sponsored by RSVP. Mondays and Wednesdays 10-11 a.m. in basement of Martin Memorial Hall, Route 5, Ascutney. Classes are led by Sandy Lemois. If interested call 674-5254 for more information.

Twin State Depression Support Group in Weathersfield. Free peer-led Depression Support Groups to all, the 3rd Wednesday of each month, 6:30 pm, 5259 Route 5, Ascutney, VT (Martin Memorial Hall - downstairs) and the 4th Wednesday of each month, 6:30 pm, 7 Morgan Street, Springfield, VT (Turning Point) Both venues are accessible. TwinStateDepressionSupportGroup.org or on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TwinStateDSG/. More information call 802-795-0098

Nancy Nutile-McMenemy is an Upper Valley freelance photographer and writer who loves to attend concerts and local events in and around Weathersfield and the Upper Valley.

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