Informational Workshop. VTel will hold an informational workshop on Thursday, September 26 at Wallingford Town Hall at 7:00 p.m. regarding backup power obligation and extended batteries when power is out and telephone service is impacted.

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 (802) 446-2336 with any questions.

Acupuncture. The Thrive Center is offering community acupuncture the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. with a free will donation. RSVP at (802) 446-2499 required.

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.

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Wallingford Town Hall Concert Series

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

Wednesday, October 2nd – 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 13th – Woodchuck’s Revenge. More details soon.

Wednesday, December 18 –  Bells of Joy directed by Karen James will present a wonderful holiday concert that is sure to lift your heart and spirit. The concert will feature traditional Christmas music as well as selections inspired by the Lessons and Carols Service from Kings College, Cambridge in England arranged specially for this unique instrument comprised of 5 octaves of bronze hand bells and 5 octaves of lovely hand chimes.  Come early to get a good seat as seating will be limited to 125.

Wednesday, January 8 – Pete’s Posse featuring acclaimed musicians Pete Sutherland, Oliver Scanlon and Tristan Henderson will be taking the stage for the first concert in 2020.  Twin fiddles in tight, wild harmony with the high-powered guitar and pounding foot percussion with mandolin, claw hammer banjo, jaw harp, rocking keyboards and soaring vocals.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 – Extra Stout – Vermont’s premier Irish band playing wonderful tunes will be returning for an encore performance just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 – Gypsy Reel -play high energy stirring music rooted in the Celtic tradition but garnered from the whole world.  Their music is an exciting synthesis of world rhythms and influences from 3 continents.  Their newest studio album, ‘Red Red Rose features music from the tradition and original material from the band. Their tours of the States, Canada and the UK have gained them rave reviews – ‘Ended the set in a frenzy’, ‘Gypsy Reel rocks stage at Charleston Spoleto Festival’ ‘Fine sparky playing – bags of originality’. The line-up includes hot banjoist Claudine Langille, formerly of ‘Touchstone’, the sensational Irish/American fusion band that won critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic, Graham Parker – eclectic fiddler extraordinaire,  Camille Parker who has captivated the hearts of audiences across the globe with her mandolin & bodhran and her singing in French, Spanish and English, Silas Hamilton on standup bass and Reagh Greenleaf, formally with the Clancys, on bodhran and vocals.

All concerts start at 7:00 p.m. with suggested donations of $10 to $15/person with all proceeds going to musicians less 10 percent to the Town.

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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