Lots to do over this 4th of July Holiday
So many fireworks displays in the area, you could see one every night from Wednesday through Saturday!
Happy 4th of July Everyone!
In Congress, July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
Don’t know about you but I get chills every time I read these statements. Enjoy your holiday people.
July 4th Celebrations
West Windsor July 3-Independence Day celebration begins at Ascutney Mountain Resort, Route 44. 6-9 p.m. with food, music and an appearance by Cheryl the Clown. Fireworks at dusk. Free.
West Windsor July
4 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Various locations, Brownsville village, Brownsville-Hartland Road. The day starts with a pancake breakfast at 7:30 a.m., followed by a parade at 1 p.m. (theme: “Stepping Up and Pitching In”), music, food, crafts and games. Free.
Hartland July 4 10
Fourth of July/Old Home Day. Hartland Recreation Center, 19 Route 12. Parade starts at 10 a.m. Live music, vendors, a music trivia contest and more. Fireworks at 9 p.m. Visit hartlandrecreation.com for a schedule of events. 802-436-2790.
Claremont, NH July
Fourth of July celebration in Claremont 6 p.m. Monadnock Park, 190 Broad St. Food, local vendors, street magic by Dylan Tenney and dance music by Last Kid Picked. Fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. $1 donation to support fireworks. Rain date is July 5. 603-542-7019.
Running Bear Campground Rte 5 Ascutney. Rusted Chrome performs, fireworks at dusk.
Springfield July 6
Fireworks at Crown Point Country Club 7 p.m.
Adventures and Assignments
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Hartford FREE Summer Concerts Series
Lyman Park, White River Junction, Vt.
Carter Glass performed last week at a FREE concert in Lyman Park on a gorgeous summer evening.
More photos: CLICK HERE
Showy Lady Slippers
Eshqua Bog, Garvin Hill Hartland Vt.
June 28, 2019
The Lady Slippers are in bloom but with this hot weather this week, they won't last long.
More photos: CLICK HERE
Area Farmers’ Markets
Hanover Area Market, Dartmouth Green, Hanover NH
June 12-Oct. 16 3-6 p.m. Schedule
Lebanon Farmers’ Market, Coburn Park Lebanon NH
May 16-Sept.26 4-7 p.m. Schedule
Hartland Farmers Market, Hartland Public Library Fields, Hartland, Vt.
May 31-Sept. 27 4-7 p.m. Schedule
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., 9a.m.-1 p.m. Schedule
Get Out and About Events
Book Discussion in Ascutney, Wednesday, July 17 6:30-8 p.m. The library will host an evening with storyteller, children's author and musician Michael Caduto. Caduto will be discussing his book “Touching the Sky Dome Stories of the Sun, Moon and Stars” on Wednesday, July 17 6:30-8 p.m. More information contact Mark at 802-674-2863.
9th Annual Summer Evening with Friends and Neighbors in Weathersfield, Saturday, July 27 6 p.m. at the Center Meeting House on Weathersfield Center Road. The Friends of Proctor Library host a silent auction, refreshments and music by The Woods Tea Company. Donations at the door support WPL Capital Campaign. More information about the Friends of Weathersfield Proctor Library or the library contact Mark at 802-674-2863.
Music and Performances
Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m. July 5 Erik Boedtker, July 12 Ali T, July 19-sold out for wedding, July 26 Jon Clinch.
The Engine Room in WRJ. July 25 Bell’s Brewery Bingo 6 p.m., July 31 Girls Night Out 8 p.m..
Front Porch Concert Series in The Green Lebanon NH. Shows are FREE and start at 7 p.m. unless noted. July 4 The Flames at 5 p.m. and Hayley Jane and The Primates 7:30 p.m.; July 11 Laura Orshaw and The New Velvet Band; July 18 Bassel and The Supernaturals; July 25 Michael Vincent Band; Aug. 1 Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dread; Aug. 8 Marc Berger; Aug. 15 The Cerny Brothers.
Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon NH. Shows at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. July 12-14 Hoedown at Blow-Me-Down 7 p.m., July 12-14 and 18-20 Big Fish 7:30 p.m., July 26-28 The Pirates of Penzance 7 p.m..
Skinny Pancake in Hanover, NH. July 11 Paul Asbell 7:30 p.m., July 20 Deadgrass 9 p.m., July 27 Green Mountain Roots 8 p.m.
Taverne on the Square in Claremont, NH. July 19 Boss and the Sauce 8:30 p.m..
Windsor Station in Windsor. July 5 Fu’Chunk 9:30 p.m., July 6 Super Stash Brothers 9:30 p.m., July 11 Wool (the Band) 7 p.m.
Ascutney Village Farmer’s Market in Ascutney Saturdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. through September. Vendors, wood fired grill, special events. July13 Car Nutz Car Club car show “Cruise In”. August 10 “Touch-a-Truck” day, featuring area emergency services vehicles as well as other unusual and large vehicles. September 14 the annual “Chili Cook-Off”. More information contact Judy at 802-674-5553-leave a message, or visit their Facebook page, Ascutney Village Farmers Market.
Annual Frippery in Ascutney Aug 10 and 11. The Weathersfield Historical Society has announced their annual “Frippery” August 10 8 a.m.-2 p.m. and August 11 8 a.m.-noon. This year’s Frippery will be held at the Claire Murray House 5357 Rte 5 in Ascutney (rather than the Center Meeting House). They are seeking gently used items (no clothing, appliances or electronics). For more information call Patti 802-263-9405 or Maureen 603-252-0936.
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 nonperishable 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 email@example.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.
Bike Rentals in Brownsville Paradise Sports in Windsor is now providing weekend bicycle rentals and trail side services at the Ascutney Outdoors Center in Brownsville throughout the summer. Call Paradise Sports' trail side number, 802-738-0353, or visit their website to learn more.
Low cost spay/neuter clinics in Springfield. Springfield Humane Society is hosting low cost spay/neuter clinics in 2019: July 9, Aug. 13, Sept.24, Oct. 29, and Nov. 26 at the Springfield Humane Society, on Route 143. Cost is $50 for female cat and $40 for male cat. Weathersfield residents may be reimbursed up to $50 for the surgery with a limit of three pets per year. Get your SNAP form from the town office. Please call Springfield Humane Society for an appointment at 802-885-3997.
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
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