(Photo credit, Anthony Cirelli)

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.

 

Holiday Caroling 

The Activity Committee is organizing a holiday caroling event on Dec 14th at 6pm. The committee is looking for two distinct groups of people:

  • Folks who like to sing; aka the carolers
  • Folks who like to be sung to; aka the houses the carolers sing at

If you would like to sing with us and spread holiday cheer on Dec. 14th please contact Michael Luzader at 446-3219, or kmluzader@vermontel.net by December 3rd.

If you would like a group of carolers to stop by your home and spread holiday cheer on Dec 14th  please contact Jenn at j.galusha@live.com or 802-558-9629 by December 3rd.

Bingo

Maple Valley Grange #318 hosts Bingo the first Sunday of each month at 1:00 p.m. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. The Grange also hosts Bingo the third Friday of each month at 7:00 p.m. with doors open at 6:00 p.m. There will be a special bingo on Sunday, December 2 with gifts to choose from for winners of regular games and cash prizes for winners of special games.

Dinner and Movie

Friends of the Library will host a dinner and movie at the Rotary Building on Saturday, February 23. More details to follow.

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)779-2258 by the Wednesday before the lunch. Suggested donation of $3.50 per person.

Town Hall Concert Series

 

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Bells of Joy

 

Wednesday, December 12th – Bells of Joy directed by Karen James will perform as part of the Wallingford Town Hall Concert series on Wednesday, December 12 at 7:00 p.m. Please mark your calendar to save that date for this wonderful holiday concert. Suggested donations of $10 to $15 per person at the door. Wallingford Historical Society will sponsor a bake sale. Seating will be limited to 125 on a first come, first serve basis.

Wednesday, January 9th – The Sky Blue Boys, a duo comprised of Willy and Dan Lidner, will perform at Wallingford Town Hall on Wednesday, January 9th at 7:00 p.m.. The duo has built up a large repertoire of wonderful old ballads, parlor songs, heart songs and sacred numbers. Heeding their own musical instincts, The 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. But never far from their hearts were the sounds they learned to love long ago – the simple moving sounds of the early “brothers duets.” Suggested donations of $10 to $15 per person at the door.

Wednesday, March 13th – Extra Stout, the Green Mountains of Vermont’s Rutland County is a traditional Irish band that has been playing together for upwards of twenty years.  They bring all of the variety that Irish music has to offer from raucous drinking songs to ballads of home and county; from slow and haunting airs to rocking reels, jigs and polkas. Suggested donations of $10 to $15 per person at the door.

Wednesday, June 12 – 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.

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.

 

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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