What To Do In and Around Weathersfield

Mark Your Calendars

Monday, Dec. 2

Race Registration opens at 7 p.m.
Race Registration for one of the best road races in the area opens this evening. 
Registration is through RunsignUp
  • Registration is by first-come, first-serve, NOT a lottery system.
  • Registrants will receive confirmation emails.
  • Registration is by VISA/MC .
  • The entry fee is $75, plus RunSignUp processing fee.
  • Please review their Race Info. Page and their CBHM Runner Handbook before registering.
  • Save time registering by setting up your RunsignUp profile.
  • CBHM Home Page Link will be live the first Monday in December at 7 p.m. ET
  • They do not have a wait list.
  • If you register and cannot run: you may not transfer your registration to another person, defer your entry to the following year, let someone else run with your bib or receive a refund.
  • The 2019 race SOLD OUT in 6-7 minutes!

Good Luck to All the Area Runners

Saturday, Dec. 7

Reading, Vermont-9 a.m.-2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Reading residents host their Fourth Annual Reading Holiday Craft Fair Reading Town Hall (799 VT Route 106) 
Second Annual Wreath Sale Reading Public Library (717 VT Route 106) 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Third Annual Reading Holiday Tree Lighting Puddledock Park (next to the Reading Public Library) 6:30 p.m.

Brownsville, Vermont-9 a.m.-2 p.m and 5:30 p.m.
Brownsville Christmas Bazaar hosted by the ladies of the United Methodist Women’s group at Town Hall 
Luncheon at the Bazaar 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (their corn chowder is to die for!!) 
Concert of Christmas Music & Carols at Brownsville Community Church 5:30 p.m. Christian Huebner has arranged this concert which will feature talented musicians of all ages. There will be organ, brass, piano, voice and possibly more. Composers include Bach. Beethoven and Handel with original compositions by Skip Downing and Allie Leary.

Contact Gail Britton at 802-674-6805 for more information on the Bazaar. Contact Ann Matthews for information on the United Methodist Women’s group at 802-484-5502.

Norwich, Vermont 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

The Family Place presents the 17th annual Gingerbread Festival  at Tracy Hall in Norwich. Admission is $10 per family, $5 for individuals. This festive event includes display and auction of over 90 gingerbread houses, a cafe, handcrafts and gift items for purchase, cookie decorating, and family activities. Proceeds benefit programs of The Family Place parent/child center. Learn more at The Family Place's website or call 802-649-3268. 

Springfield, Vermont- 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
The 41st annual Beyond the Unicorn Craft Fair takes place at Riverside Middle School, 13 Fairground Rd, to benefit the Springfield HS Alumni Association. The fair features holiday crafts, fresh balsam wreaths and arrangements, gifts, art, jewelry. Breakfast and lunch are available for purchase in cafeteria. Free admission. For details call 802-291-2974 or email Sara.

Saturday, December 14

Weathersfield, Vermont-10 a.m.- noon. 
Holiday Cookie Swap in Weathersfield 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. 

Brownsville, Vermont-3, 3:30 and 4 p.m
Live Nativity & Christmas Pageant  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, Vermont- 35th Annual Wassail Weekend December 13-15
Woodstock 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.

Music and Performances

Ascutney Outdoors Open Mic Night in Brownsville Holiday Cheer and Sale Dec. 8 noon-4 p.m.

Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m. Dec. 6 Jon Clinch, Dec. 13 Steve Ellis, Dec. 20 Rowland Hazard, Dec. 27 J. Michael Kelley

The Engine Room in WRJ.  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., 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.

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. 5 The Adam Mcmahon Trio 5-7 p.m., Dec. 6 Jester Jigs 9:30 p.m., Dec. 7 Supply and Demand 9:30 p.m., 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. 

 If you have an event you'd like listed please email it to: photosbynanci@comcast.com

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