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Posted: July 24, 2016
The 78th St. Luke's Annual August Supper will be held Saturday, August 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. under tents on the lawn rain or shine. The Silent Auction of goods and services will be held again this year. For reservations to dine at a special time call 875-4031.
Explore the World of Odonates - Dragons and Damsels
Posted: July 24, 2016
On Saturday, August 6th, the Black River Action Team presents a free, family-friendly event at Hoyt's Landing public boat access in Springfield, Vermont from 10am till 4pm. Learn all about dragonflies and damselflies from larvae to adults, with BRAT and the VT Entomological Society; portable boat rinsing unit demonstration by State of Vt; microscope field station by Rolling Resource Center and SWALE; aquatic plant adventure with Laurie Callahan!
What's New at Springfield Steampunk Fest - Splendid Teapot Racing, Burlesque; Festival Benefits the Springfield Humane Society; Volunteers Still Needed
Posted: July 18, 2016
The Springfield Steampunk Festival, an official Vermont Arts 2016 event slated for September 23, 24, 25 features new musical performers, more workshops and many more vendors while embracing new intriguing and whimsical ideas from as far away as New Zealand. Splendid Teapot Racing was conceived by Simone Montgomery in Dunedin, New Zealand and premiered for the first time in 2014 at Steampunk NZ Festival in Oamaru. And now it premieres in Springfield, VT. The Steampunk movement is truly international in scope.
Slow It Down, Spread It Out, Soak It In
Posted: July 18, 2016
In June, after months of planning and research, volunteers from the Black River Action Team installed a rain garden on the front lawn of #11 Meadow Drive in the Pedden Acres neighborhood in Springfield. The homeowner, Meg, has experienced "ponding" of rain water and snow-melt at the foot of her driveway, and the goal of this new rain garden is to help such excess water infiltrate back into the ground -- keeping the water table at a healthy level for her lawn, prolonging the life of her driveway, and preventing some road salts and car wastes from entering the new street storm drains and ultimately the Black River.
Run the Gauntlet for Springfield Wrestlers
Posted: July 16, 2016
The 2nd Annual "Color Gauntlet" Wrestling 5K takes place on Saturday, October 1st on a scenic, out-and-back course on the Toonerville Trail along the Black River in Springfield, VT. This fun "color run" is a family-friendly untimed 5K run or walk. "Gauntleteers" will be festooned with colored cornstarch powder along the course. Upon returning to the start/finish line, participants can purchase delicious lunch items from the Outnumbered Grill, who will be donating the proceeds of all sales to the wrestling team.
Fairy House Festival in Grafton Announces Dates for 2016 Seeks Volunteers
Posted: July 16, 2016
During the last weekend of September, on Saturday, September 24, and Sunday, September 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., The Nature Museum will present its 8th Annual Fairy House Festival. This enchanting family experience is held in the forests of Grafton, one of the 10 most beautiful places in America as named by USA Today.
Learn About Night Creatures in a Family Program with The Nature Museum
Posted: July 16, 2016
While we sleep, our animal friends are up and about, using senses other than eyesight to find food and make their way through a mysterious nocturnal world. Many animals have adaptations for darkness that far exceed our abilities, with features and behaviors that help them be active at night. Come learn about these amazing nocturnal animals on Saturday, July 23 from 7 p.m to 8:30 p.m., at the Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center in Grafton, when Kimberly Galandak-O'Connor, Education Director at The Nature Museum, will give a short presentation. After that, enjoy a bonfire with your family, and then use your senses to explore the woods during a guided hike at dusk.
Posted: July 10, 2016
As part of the 250th Chester Celebration, St. Luke's Episcopal Church at 313 Main Street will hold Open House Tours on Sat., July 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Sun., July 17 from Noon until 2 p.m. Docents will be greeting visitors to share our history. There will be photo displays and refreshments. A special Scavenger Hunt for families will be offered on Saturday.
Posted: July 10, 2016
We are not 250 years old like the Town of Chester (and never will be). We are not even fifty yet, but 48 years old and growing. Having sold 14,000 dolls and created over 400 designs over those years is something to share. Bonnie's Bundles Dolls at 250 North Street in the Stone Village will share its history in timeline, pictures, stories, documents and special doll exhibits.
The Nature Museum Offers Exciting Summer Camps for Budding Naturalists
Posted: June 17, 2016
Reconnect your kids with the rhythms of nature this summer with The Nature Museum in Grafton, VT. We offer natural science summer camps that are guaranteed to increase the health, happiness, and well-being of kids. Summer camp can do wonders for kids' self-confidence and independence, not to mention being a blast for both of you (hello kid-free time!). Campers venture to forests, streams and ponds with seasoned Environmental Educators which put them in tune with the natural world. Find more information and to register early for all of The Nature Museum's summer camps at www.nature-museum.org.
Bonnie's Bundles Dolls
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I have a selection of limited edition prints of the Chester Village Green, the Stone Village and historic village vignettes framed and unframed.
Call Lew Watters at 802.875.2114 or email lewdog1938@gmail.com.
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Saturday, August 6
78th St. Luke's Annual August Supper
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
313 Main Street
Chester, VT
5-7pm
Saturday, August 6
Explore the World of Odonates - Dragons and Damsels
The Black River Action Team presents a free, family-friendly event at Hoyt's Landing public boat access in Springfield, Vermont from 10am-4pm. Learn all about dragonflies and damselflies from larvae to adults, with BRAT and the VT Entomological Society.
September 24 - September 25
8th Annual Fairy House Festival
The Nature Museum
10am-4pm
Saturday, October 1
2nd Annual "Color Gauntlet" Wrestling 5K
Toonerville Trail
Springfield, VT
Participants may begin to arrive at 9:30AM at the registration table at 290 Clinton St in Springfield, VT, SRDC's parking lot next to Nortrax, the John Deere tractor dealership.
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