(Photo credit, Anthony Cirelli)

Rabies Clinic

A dog and cat rabies clinic will be held at Town Hall on Saturday, March 23 from 10:00 a.m. to noon. All dogs must be leashed and all cats must be in carriers. Lisa Hickman Oxley, DVM will host the clinic. $14 per shot.

Bike Safety Day

Mark your calendar for Bike Safety Day on Saturday, May 11. More details soon.

Annual Plant Sale

Friends of the Gilbert Hart Library will be hosting the annual plant sale on Saturday, May 18 from 8:00 a.m. to noon.

5K Race

Recreation Committee is sponsoring the Great Elfin Lake 5K race on Sunday, May 26 at 9:00 a.m. The run/walk is designed for all levels and follows a scenic course from the ballfields off Meadow Street through the trails of Stone Meadow to Elfin Lake and back to the ballfields. The Great Elfin Lake 5K features chip timed race results. Registration is $25 for adults and $15 for children under the age of 12. Online registration at RunSignUp open soon. First 100 runners receive free t-shirts. Dogs on leashes are welcome, but owners responsible for all clean-up. If you are interested in being a race sponsor, click here.

Wallingford Day

A time honored tradition, Wallingford Day, will be returning this summer. It will be a community celebration with activities and entertainment for the town of Wallingford and our neighbors. There will be musical acts, local vendors, games, demonstrations from local organizations, tags sales throughout the village and more, ending with a fireworks display. It will take place on  Saturday, July 20 and hopefully will remain an annual event for years to come. 

Organizers are looking for sponsors to help offset some of the expenses, including the fireworks. Organizers are seeking donations of equipment and services, as well as activity leaders, non-profits, vendors (food and craft), and musicians.If you would like to take part in any way or have questions about Wallingford Day 2019, please contact wallingfordday@gmail.com or Jenn Galusha at 802-558-9629.

Tag Sales

If you have been thinking about organizing a tag sale, consider scheduling it on Wallingford Day on Saturday, July 20. There will be lots of fun activities in the village that day, so there should be plenty of bargain shoppers. If you’re willing to offer space for someone outside the area to hold a tag sale, then contact Jenn Galusha at wallingfordday@gmail.com or call 802-558-9629.

Community Food Cupboard  

The food cupboard at Wallingford Town Hall will be open Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Monetary donations to the food cupboard are always welcome. Contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 446-2336 with any questions.

Senior Lunches

Weekly lunches for seniors will be held every Monday (excluding holidays) at the Rotary Building at noon. If you plan to attend, please call Arlene Santor at (802 )347-0093 by the Wednesday before the lunch. Suggested donation of $3.50 per person.

Last Friday of Each Month Breakfast

First Congregational Church on South Main Street hosts breakfast for $1 the last Friday of each month from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

 

Music Notes Rev

Wallingford Town Hall Concert Series

Concerts are held on either the first or second Wednesday of the month.

All concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. at Town Hall located at 75 School Street.

Wednesday, May 1st – Sky Blue Boys, a duo comprised of Willy and Dan Lidner, has built up a large repertoire of wonderful old ballads, parlor songs, heart songs and sacred numbers. Sky Blue Boys have expanded the accompaniment to include a variety of acoustic instruments and added many newer songs including several of their own compositions. Willy and Dan have played together for decades. They formed the celebrated Vermont bluegrass band Banjo Dan and the Mid-nite Plowboys in 1972 and have toured and recorded extensively in that context, as well as sitting in on shows and recording sessions for many of the region’s top acoustic musicians. Suggested donations of $10 to $15 per person at the door. PLEASE NOTE – this concert is on the first Wednesday of the month.

Wednesday, June 5th – Stewart and Slattery, Andy Stewart (fiddle) & Mary Jo Slattery (guitar, vocals) perform music from several roots traditions, including the exuberant soulful two-steps & waltzes of Cajun Louisiana, the upbeat fiddle tunes of French Canada and New England, as well as blues and southern mountain ballads. Recognized by Louisiana’s Cajun French Music Association for the authenticity of their style and repertoire, Mary Jo & Andy have performed in festivals, concert halls, farmers markets, schools, nursing homes and assisted living facilities from southwest Louisiana to northern New England…from Mexico and the Caribbean to northern Canada. When not performing as a duo, these two versatile musicians play with the NH Council on the Arts accredited Cajun band, The Offshore Aces. For some 25 years they played with the NH and VT based contra dance band Northern Spy, selected for inclusion in the Smithsonian Folkways CD on New Hampshire social dancing titled “Choose Your Partner!” Their latest exciting project is a trio called The Occasional Jug Band. PLEASE NOTE – this concert is on the first Wednesday of the month.

Wednesday, July 10th – “The Moonlighters” is a Big Band group that has performed at dance and concert venues throughout the Upper and Lower Valleys of NH and VT, as well as central Vermont since 1994. The music of Glenn Miller, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Duke Ellington and many others are featured in each performance by “The Moonlighters”. The band’s fantastic brass section consists of three trombones, three trumpets, five to six saxophones and clarinets, a bass guitar, sometimes a rhythm guitar, keyboard and drums. Listeners will be transported back to an earlier time, when rhythms were easy to follow, the lyrics were simple and the melodies were lovely. Suggested donations of $10 to $15 per person at the performance. This summertime concert will take place at Elfin Lake, so pack a picnic and blankets or chairs and enjoy the music.

Wednesday, October 2 – DaddyLongLegs returns for the one year celebration of Wallingford Town Hall Concert Series. This trio was wildly popular when they performed in October of 2018 at the very first concert in this series. The Town of Wallingford is eager to host them again. DaddyLongLegs features three of Vermont’s finest acoustic musicians. Violinist David Gusakov was a member of Burlington’s progressive bluegrass pioneers Pine Island in the late 1970s and now performs with gypsy-jazz outfit Swing Noire. Banjo specialist Rick Ceballos and multi-instrumentalist Matt Witten are well known in Vermont traditional, old-time and bluegrass circles. NOTE – this concert is on the first Wednesday of the month.

Wednesday, November 13 – Woodchuck’s Revenge. More details soon.

 

The Moonlighters

 The Moonlighters performing at the Vermont Statehouse.

If you would like a community event posted to this page and the calendar, please contact the Town Administrator at 446-2872 or email townadmin@wallingfordvt.com

 

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