(Photo credit, Anthony Cirelli)

Pork Dinner

Wallingford Rotary is hosting a pork dinner on Saturday, January 26th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Dinner includes roast pork garlic, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, green beans almondine, spinach/red beet salad, sourdough bread, apple desserts, coffee/tea/cider. The dinner is a fundraiser for teacher trainings in Nepal. Cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children.

Dinner and Movie

The Friends of the Gilbert Hart Library are holding our annual Dinner and a Movie Night on Saturday, February 23 at the Paul Harris Memorial Rotary Building, 96 North Main St., Wallingford. Dinner will begin at 5:00 PM, and will feature “comfort food” including meat loaf, macaroni and cheese, roasted vegetables, salad and rolls, with cookies and brownies for dessert.  The movie, which will start at 6:00 PM, is How to Train Your Dragon.  Bring your family and enjoy a fun evening of good food and family entertainment!  The cost for dinner is $10 for adults, $5 for children, those under 5 years old are free.

Fundraiser Dinner

The Congregational Church is hosting a fundraiser dinner on Saturday, March 9th for the Wallingford Fire Department. 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.

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.

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.

Town Hall Concert Series - Most Concerts are held the second Wednesday of the month unless noted.

Wednesday, March 13th – Extra Stout is the Green Mountains of Vermont’s favorite 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. The Mill River High School Interact Club, a Rotary sponsored service club, will host a bake sale.

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 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.

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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