Around Town Happenings
May ~ June 2023
Readsboro Community Library
Bringing community together ……
Library Summer Hours will begin the week of June 19th
Tuesday 10 a.m. ~ 4 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. ~ 4 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. ~ 4 p.m.
Programs to be announced please watch the library Facebook and also there will be an update in the July/August newsletter
Newsletter is courtesy of Readsboro Community Library
If you wish to receive by e-mail contact Cyndi at email@example.com
Town of Readsboro
Real Estate Taxes are due by May 10th 3 p.m.
First Baptist Church
May 14th Celebrate Mother’s at the worship service at 9 a.m.
May 28th passing on service as part of worship. A flower will be given for each person who has died in the past year.
June 18th Worship service honoring Fathers 9 a.m.
June 24th Independence Day Celebration, June 24th baskets will be on display on the front lawn.
July 2nd Service of songs, prayers and sermon 9 a.m. Basket raffle will be drawn.
May 10th and June 14th donation suggested. All are invited to attend ~ you do not have to be a senior.
Tickets for theme baskets are available from now until the drawing on July 2nd $1 each or 6/$5.
South Readsboro Community Club
Thursday, May 11th – 7 pm. – Annual Meeting
Election of officers and plans for the summer.
Thursday, June 8th – 7 pm. – Monthly Meeting
Green Up Day
Saturday, May 6th 9 a.m. meet at the bandstand ~ for more information please contact Jody Berard Kemp 802-423-5233 Hot dogs, hamburgers, soda & chips served @ American Legion Post 29 @ noon.
Readsboro Lions Club
The Lions Club invites you to sponsor a Village Flag on Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day and Labor Day. Sponsored flags are $12 each and you can sponsor a flag in honor of or in memory of a family member, a friend or just a special person. The flags are displayed all around town in memory of these special people on all four days.
Send your donation with the name(s) of the person(s) you would like to remember to Readsboro Lions Club, PO Box 9, Readsboro, VT 05350 or call P G Carrier at 423-7606. Checks made out to Readsboro Lions Club. THE LIONS CLUB THANKS YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Annual Fishing Derby
June 10th – 9 a.m. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. at the Lion’s Park. The fishing will start at 10 a.m. This is a FREE event that is open to children through 8th grade. Fishing, prizes, food, fun and so much more!
Visit Readsboro Glassworks during Vermont’s 31st Annual Open Studio Weekend
May 27-28, 2023 10 am-5 pm
Join us for the Vermont Craft Council’s 31st annual Spring Open Studio Weekend. We’ll be welcoming visitors Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 27-28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stop in to see our hand blown glass and glass sculpture and watch one of the glassblowing and sandblasting demonstrations ongoing throughout the weekend.
Readsboro Glassworks joins the many other craft studios throughout Vermont that will be open during this statewide self-guided tour. Look for the bright yellow Open Studio signs directing visitors to each studio. The Vermont Crafts Council publishes a free map booklet with directions to participating studios. The Vermont Open Studio Map and Guide is available throughout the state at Tourist Information Centers, galleries and artist studios and on the Vermont Craft Council website, http://www.vermontcrafts.com
Readsboro Glassworks, is located at 6954 Main Street, RT 100, (lower level) in Readsboro, Vermont. (802) 423-7706.
Looking forward to seeing you,
Mary Angus and Bill LeQuier
Whitingham Neighbors May 27 – 28 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Come see our paintings ~
Mary Procter & Bill Matuszeski
488 Faulkner Road
American Legion Post 29
Memorial Day Parade
May 29th 1 p.m. Memorial Day Parade followed by a luncheon at the Legion immediately after (approx. 2 p.m.). If you are coming to the luncheon, please bring a dish of food to share.
Sons of American Legion Post #29
We are raffling a gas grill with a full tank of lp gas $1 or 6/$5. The drawing will be on June 11th. Grill can be viewed at the Legion and tickets are available at the Legion or see a member.
Readsboro Historical Society
The Readsboro Historical Society once again had a successful membership drive to start out the 2023 season. We want to thank everyone who applied for a membership and who also donated extra to our cause of continuing to help us Preserve, Share and Connect the history of our town of Readsboro. If anyone wants to become a member and join our mailing list, please contact us on our Facebook page for a membership form.
We are anticipating opening the Readsboro Historical Society at least twice a month on a Saturday or Sunday for the summer, plus adding some other programs as they become available. This is in hope’s that we generate enough volunteers to make it happen. We are currently adding people to our schedule to take turns to volunteer their time to open up the Society for a few hours one day.
If you have a little knowledge of Readsboro and want to volunteer a few hours of your time, please let us know. You can sign up for as many times as you like, from 1 Saturday or Sunday to a few more. You make your own schedule. Contact Rhonda Smith at 802-423-7633 or firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on our Facebook page. We would love to hear from you. The following times are for our Open House currently schedule for May/June. More will be announced. Please check out our Facebook page at Readsboro Historical Society for further times.
Saturday May 27th 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Light Refreshments will be served
Monday May 29th 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Light Refreshments will be served.
Saturday June 10th 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Saturday June 24th 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Light Refreshments will be served
Saint Joachim’s BINGO
Come bring a friend or a neighbor!! Game starts at 6 p.m. $12 to play.
June 5th 6 p.m.
July 10th 6 p.m.
Independence Day Celebration 2023
Parade Float Competition ~ Theme – Readsboro from the Past
The Readsboro Independence Day Committee would personally like to invite the family and friends of Readsboro to be part of this year’s parade by participating in the Parade Float Competition on Saturday, June 24, 2023. Parade will start at 11 a.m. on Depot St and travel along Main St ending at the Readsboro General Store. We will be awarding three cash prizes – $100, $75 and $50. Floats will be judged on creativity and handmade qualities. All floats should be neatly assembled & decorated. Candy can be thrown carefully from each float. Children (walking or riding) must be accompanied by an adult. Please call Cyndi at 413-652-4512 if you are interested in entering a float into the Independence Day Parade.
We will be setting up a SILENT AUCTION table at the Lions Park. Some of the items we would like to display will be gift certificates, gift baskets, paintings, crafted items, jewelry, handmade items, decorative pieces, new gifts, electronic products, bird feeders, pet items and items for the kids. Please stop at the pavilion and place a bid on one or more of the items. If you have an item you would like to donate to the silent auction table just give us a call & we will pick it up. Generous donations by people such as you are what help us in our endeavor.
50/50 RAFFLE TICKETS
And don’t forget the 50/50 Cash Raffle. We have 150 books of tickets to sell. $1 each or 6 for $5. They can be purchased at the Town Office, the Readsboro Library or from Cyndi 413-652-4512 & Earlene 802-423-7080. By mail – please send your donation to the Fourth of July Committee, 27 Grinka Farm Drive, Readsboro, VT 05350. We will write your name & phone number on all the tickets you wish to purchase. The winner will receive 50% of the amount received for all the tickets sold & 50% will benefit the 2024 – 4th of July Celebration. The winning name will be drawn at the 4th of July Celebration on June 24, 2023 at 9 pm. DJ Aaron Beer will be providing music.
LIONS CLUB’s FAMOUS CHICKEN BBQ
Tickets $17 The Committee would like to remind everyone that the Lions Club will be preparing and serving their famous chicken BBQ dinner at the Lions Park. Tickets can be purchased at the Readsboro Library, Readsboro Town Office or Earlene (423-7080) Cyndi (413-652-4512) PG Carrier (802-423-7606). You can pick up your chicken dinner between 1:00-2:00 p.m. at the Lions Park.
Please join us, after the parade, at the Lions Park for events for the kids, the horseshoe tournament, the line dancing performance, and other events going on. As the day ends, Atlas will be doing the fireworks again this year at the Readsboro Ballfield at 9 p.m. DJ Aaron Beer will be playing music for our entertainment. Jack Pines Pirates will be cooking and serving food at the ballfield. The ballfield will open for 6 p.m. bring a few people to play baseball with the children. The fireworks display is always fantastic!