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Springfield Hosts Big Wrestling Weekend

posted Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Nearly 200 young wrestlers in grades K-8 descended on Riverside Middle School on Saturday, March 21st for the Schweitzer Memorial Youth Wrestling Tournament, the main fundraising event of the Springfield Wrestling Team. Nine of Springfield's own youth wrestlers put their best foot forward on the mats, working hard and fighting strong opponents. Mostly first-year wrestlers, the Springfield kids earned one gold medal (Kidan Nelson, grade 4) and lots of experience and personal growth -- the very things that will serve them in all aspects of life.

Owls of Vermont: An Earth Day Celebration Presented by The Nature Museum

posted Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Share a fascinating morning of interactive learning and live owls with your family! The Nature Museum at Grafton, in partnership with the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum, is proud to present "Owls of Vermont". This program focuses on owls' amazing nocturnal adventures. We'll explore the many owl species that live in Vermont and examine the adaptations that make these raptors the supreme hunters of the night. Owl expert Mike Clough of The Southern Vermont Natural History Museum will bring live owls, touchable artifacts, and interactive demonstrations to make this an unforgettable experience.

April Schedule at The Nature Museum at Grafton

posted Saturday, March 28, 2015
In April, the The Nature Museum at Grafton will feature Owls of Vermont: A Family Program Featuring Live Owls, Wild Walkers: Wilderness: A Way of Life Vacation Camp, Brave Bears: Free Spirits Vacation Camp, Brave Bears: Be an Eco-Hero Vacation Camp and Mighty Acorns Preschool Explorers Club.

April Vacation Wilderness Programs for Young Adventurers at The Nature Museum at Grafton

posted Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Time in nature increases happiness, health, and wellbeing in kids. Turn off the TV, switch off the laptop, hide the smartphone, open the door, look up, and get outside! This April, The Nature Museum at Grafton is offering three unique, outdoor adventures for young Vermonters during local school vacation.

Holy Week at St. Luke's

posted Monday, March 23, 2015
St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 313 Main Street Chester is pleased to welcome everyone to our services during Holy Week and Easter, March 30 to April 5. Here are details.

Springfield Community Chorus Needs Artists!

posted Monday, March 23, 2015
The Springfield Community Chorus would like to invite area artists to participate in their Spring performance of Haydn's Creation. The chorus plans to produce a slide show of high quality images of area artist creations related to the theme "The Days of Creation" on which the musical piece is based. The Account of the creation story found in the Bible, Genesis, Chapter 1 and John Milton's Paradise Lost provides stirring options for visual representations. (Creation: Heavens and the Earth, Day/Night, Sun, Moon, Stars, Land/Sea, Plants, Animals (Birds, Fish of sea, All land animals, Man).

Seder Celebrated at St. Luke's Episcopal Church April 1

posted Friday, March 20, 2015
St. Luke's Episcopal Church at 313 Main Street in Chester will again offer a traditional Seder Meal, Wednesday, April 1st at 6:00 p.m. in Willard Hall. The text for the evening, the "Haggadah," includes songs, readings, and responses, along with explanations of the various symbolic foods that will be used to tell the Exodus story. Following the symbolic meal, a delicious dinner of roast lamb, chicken, goat, vegetables, and macaroons and meringues will be served.

St. Luke's Episcopal Church Annual Maple Fest Dinner

posted Saturday, March 14, 2015
St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 313 Main Street, Chester will offer its Annual Maple Fest Dinner in Willard Hall at 6 p.m., Saturday, March 21, serving a delicious full maple touched meal to benefit PINS (Partners in Service).

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St. Luke's Church 80th August Supper
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.
Helps Vermonters put three balanced meals a day on the table. Most households get at least $50 each month for food. If you qualify, you could get a monthly payment that helps you buy more food.
To learn more, visit vermontfoodhelp.com or dial 2-1-1.

Saturday, August 25
The Nature Museum presents "The Wild World of Mushrooms"
A summer mushroom workshop with Ari Rockland-Miller, The Mushroom Forager. The Wild World of Mushrooms will be offered twice: one workshop at 9:30am and a second at 1pm. Each workshop costs $30 and is appropriate for ages 15 and up.
September 15 - September 16
Annual Chester Fall Craft Festival
The annual Chester Fall Craft Festival will be held on September 15-16th, 10am-4pm, on the Green in Chester. Crowds converge on the Green in Chester, one of the "Most Beautiful Villages in New England" to explore the unique handmade crafts offered by over 65 vendors lining the green.
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