Around Town Happenings
May ~ June 2019
Readsboro Community Library
Bringing community together ……
Library Summer Hours will begin the week of June 17th
Tuesday 10 a.m. ~ 7 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. ~ 4 p.m.
Thursday 1 p.m. ~ 7 p.m.
Save the dates
Tuesday, July 16th 6 p.m. ~ Meet and Greet with Reeve Lindbergh
Two Lives by Reeve Lindbergh
Reeve Lindbergh, daughter of aviator-authors Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, has written a memoir about her own “two lives”—at the intersection of fame and privacy, from her unique perspective as spokesperson for arguably the most famous family of the twentieth century.
Thursday, July 18th 6:30 p.m. ~ Family Magic Show with Omer Black
The magic will be in Readsboro with Omer Black ~ a great family magic show will unfold before your eyes. All ages are encouraged to attend.
Thursday, July 25th 4 p.m. ~ Records and Burpee Zoo Show
Meet live animals from the Records and Burpee Zoo and learn about their adaptations, how they survive in the wild, and the consequences of keeping wild animals as pets. A must see!!
Tuesday, July 30th 6:30 p.m. KITCHEN TUNKS & PARLOR SONGS: COLLECTING OLD-TIME MUSIC IN VERMONT to be held at the E J Bullock Building at 7012 Main Street
In the 1980s, Mark Greenberg interviewed and recorded old-time, grass roots Vermont musicians, resulting in a video documentary, The Unbroken Circle (1985), and a CD anthology, Kitchen Tunks & Parlor Songs (2003). In this presentation, he will discuss his experience searching for old-time music and collecting oral histories in Vermont and how earlier music survived in the 20th century and was affected by that century’s social and technological developments.
**More programs to be announced please watch the library Facebook and also there will be an update in the July/August newsletter**
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First Baptist Church
May 2nd National Day of Prayer luncheon at 12 p.m.
May 12th Celebrate Mother’s at the worship service at 9 a.m.
May 26th passing on service as part of worship. A flower will be given for each person who has died in the past year.
June 16th Worship service honoring Fathers 9 a.m.
June 29th Independence Day Celebration baskets will be on display on the front lawn.
June 30th Service of songs, prayers and sermon 9 a.m. Basket raffle will be drawn at 1 p.m. Light refreshments to be served.
May 8th and June 12th BINGO followed by lunch $3.50 donation suggested. All are invited to attend ~ you do not have to be a senior.
Tickets for 15 theme baskets are available from now until the drawing on June 30th $1 each or 6/$5.
Saturday, May 18, 2019 10 a.m. ~ 2 p.m.
The church will have baked goods and many treasures for sale.
***Donations are always appreciated for both the tag sale and the bake sale.
South Readsboro Community Club
Thursday, May 9th – 7 pm. – Annual Meeting
Election of officers and plans for the summer.
Thursday, June 13th – 7 pm. – Monthly Meeting
Saturday, June 22nd – 5 to 7 pm.
Turkey supper with all the trimmings & dessert
Green Up Day
Saturday, May 4th 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 $10 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 183, Readsboro, VT 05350 or call Ernie Bolognani at 423-7709. Checks made out to Readsboro Lions Club.
THE LIONS CLUB THANKS YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
We are busy, busy this year.. We are so excited to be working with the Readsboro Lions Club to put up our next Kayla’s Playground!! We will need volunteers … to help assemble the playground… 🦋❤️
Did you know that Amazon donates to non-profits every year? Go to https://smile.amazon.com and log in. Choose Kayla’s Playground, Inc. in the top left corner. It costs you nothing and Amazon will donate a portion of everything you buy all year to this wonderful project. So if you use Smile.Amazon as much as we do, it could mean a lot of funds for this organization! This is just another way of donating towards this fantastic playground while you shop.
Checks can be made out to Kayla’s Playground and mailed to PO Box 922 Jacksonville, VT 05342… phone number 802-236-3783 if you have any questions…
Jacksonville Blues Band Live at the Readsboro Lions Park
May 18th 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Music, 50/50, Silent auction and food
$15 person/$25 couple tickets will be available at the park
Sponsored by Readsboro/Whitingham/Halifax Lions Club
May 24th – May 26th 9 a.m. ~ 4 p.m.
Once again, Lion Al Scaia will welcome you at the hospitality tent that is set up at the Village Cemetery on East Main Street. Light refreshments available.
Stamford Fish & Game
June 2nd at 11 a.m. Stamford Fish & Game will host a fishing derby. Come fish and have some lunch.
Annual Fishing Derby
June 8th – 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!
Readsboro Hometown Redevelopment, Inc.
Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast, Monday, May 27th – 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the E.J. Bullock Building serving homemade buttermilk pancakes with blueberries or chocolate chips, maple syrup, home fries, sausage, juice, coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Individuals: $12. Child under 5: $3. All you can eat: $20 donation. Then join us for the Memorial Day Parade and other activities.
Visit Readsboro Glassworks during Vermont’s 27th Annual Open Studio Weekend
May 25-26, 2019 10 am-5 pm
Join us for the Vermont Craft Council’s 27th annual Spring Open Studio Weekend. We’ll be welcoming visitors Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 25-26, from 10 AM to 5 PM. 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
American Legion Post 29
May 12th 8 a.m. ~ 11 a.m. $6
June 9th 8 a.m. ~ 11 a.m. $6
French toast or pancake, eggs, sausage, home fries, coffee and juice. Everyone welcome.
Memorial Day Parade
May 27th 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 9th. Grill can be viewed at the Legion. Tickets are available at the Legion or see Ted Hopkins.
Readsboro Hisctorical Society
Spring has finally sprung and The Readsboro Historical Society is excited to open their doors in May. Our theme this year is the Readsboro Volunteer Fire Dept. We will have displays that will incorporate the start of the Fire Dept and the equipment that was used. If anyone has anything they would like to display from the past fire dept, please let us know.
There will be many dates every month that the Society will be open, as we are still in the planning stages.
May 27th Memorial Day we will be open from 11:00 am-2:00 pm
We have invited the children from the Readsboro Central School to march on behalf of the Readsboro Historical Society, as we were excited that they participated last year.
June 29th Readsboro Independence Day Celebration we will be open from 11:00am – 2:00pm.
Come celebrate with us and the rest of Readsboro and enjoy the many activities they have in store for you. More dates to follow, but anytime someone wants to take a look inside the past of Readsboro, you can always make an appointment and one of our trustees would be happy to show you around.
Either call 802-423-7633 or contact us through our website; http://www.readsborohistoricalsociety.org.
Annual Golf Tournament
READSBORO AMERICAN LEGION MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT & STEAK FRY
Once again the Readsboro American Legion Post #29 will hold their Annual (22nd year) Memorial Golf Tournament and Steak Fry on July 20th. Captain and Crew Format with tee times starting at 8:00 a.m. $45 per golfer includes golf, steak dinner & many prizes. Not playing but want to come enjoy the steak purchase a steak only ticket $20. Sign up quickly there will be a limited amount of golfers. More details will follow as we get closer. If you want to be put on the e-mail list to receive a registration form, please e-mail Rhonda Smith at email@example.com.
All proceeds will benefit the Vickey Marchegiani Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Dennis Comai Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Thank you so much for your past support over the 21 years.
Saint Joachim’s BINGO
Come bring a friend or a neighbor!! Game starts at 6 p.m. $10 to play.
May 13th 6 p.m.
June 10th 6 p.m.