Community events: Sept. 3- Sept. 18, 2016

For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in Upcoming Events, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at Photos welcome. No PDFs. Notices must be received by noon on Friday to be eligible for publication the following week.

Sept. 3: Book sale to benefit Grafton Public Library


Grafton Public Library

Nearly new and gently used books will be on sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on theLibrary Green in Grafton on Saturday, Sept. 3.

Find deals on books recently published, older gems for collectors, audio-visual materials and music CDs. Bags and boxes will be available for carrying home your finds. Prices with a few exceptions are $2 for hardbacks, $1 for paperbacks and $1 for audio-visual.

Sales will benefit the library and its collection. For information call 802-843-2404.

Stroll around the village on the same day and buy baked goods from the Grafton Historical Society’s annual bake sale at 147 Main St.

Sept. 3: ‘Theory of Everything’ screening

Stephen Hawkins' biographical drama the "Theory of Everything"

Stephen Hawking’s biographical drama ‘Theory of Everything’ to be screened in Ludlow.

The biographic film about physicist Stephen Hawking, The Theory of Everything, is Friends of Ludlow Auditorium’s next movie at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3 in the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium.

PG-13 rated, The Theory of Everything is a 2014 British biographical romantic drama from the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen by Jane Wilde Hawking, which deals with her relationship with her ex-husband, the theoretical physicist who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease, and his success in physics.

The movie is free; donations are appreciated. Berkshire Bank supplies free popcorn and FOLA provides water. For additional information, call 802-228-7239 or visit its website at

The steel drum band “Blue Flames” will perform on the Weston Green

The steel drum band  Blue Flames  will perform on the Weston Green

Sept. 4: Weston celebrates
women who created Town Green

On Sunday, Sept. 4 from 5 to 7 p.m., the public is invited to pack a picnic basket and join Weston in honoring nine pioneer women who 130 years ago turned a smelly frog pond and muddy swamp into the Weston Town Green.

Picnic on the Green and listen to the Blue Flames Steel Band, which is donating its talent for this community celebration.

The town has repaired and repainted the park’s unique cast iron fence and bandstand, restored the walkway and installed a new lamppost at the park’s north entrance.

There will be a raffle of gifts items including arts and crafts, tickets to the theater, restaurants and area attractions. Raffle tickets are $5 each or 6 for $20. Funds collected go toward Farrar Park Association, which maintains the park.

Sept. 6: Sign up for free wellness classes

Springfield Medical Care Systems’ Community Health Team offers two free wellness programs at Springfield Health Center, 100 River St. in Springfield. Sign up now to take these classes, which are open to the public.

Weight Loss & Wellness *PLUS* for Adults–a 6-week series
From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Tuesdays: Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11

This series is designed to help adults achieve a healthy weight. Explore a number of topics related to food and activity and be provided opportunities to learn new skills for a healthy lifestyle.

Wellness Recovery and Action Plan
From 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays: Sept. 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, and Nov. 1

Learn to effectively manage a variety of situations, including sadness, substance abuse, panic attacks, diabetes, and arthritis or weight loss. Increase your health and wellbeing by developing your personal action plan. Light refreshments are provided.

For information and to register, contact Sarah Doyle, regional self-management coordinator, at 802-886-8946 or email

Sept. 7: Thrifty Attic holds Bag Sale

On Wednesday, Sept. 7 and Saturday, Sept. 10 from 8 a.m. until noon, the Thrifty Attic at 2051 Main St. in Londonderry will hold its semi-annual Bag Sale. Grocery sacks will be provided. Fall and winter merchandise will go on sale on Wednesday, Sept. 14, as the school routine settles in.

Sept. 17–18: Fall Festival on Chester’s Green

Chris Williams woodworking

Chris Williams woodworking

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the weekend of Sept. 17 and 18, Chester’s Rotary Club hosts its 42nd annual Fall Festival on the Green. Admission is free to visit more than 60 vendors who line the Green to offer handcrafted items and food.

This year highlights include a Children’s Tent and Dux, The Balloon Man. On Saturday, enjoy a Beer Garden behind the Fullerton Inn, stroll through the quaint stone village, and sample a wide variety of interesting food. Artisan demonstrations occur throughout the weekend.

Saturday’s entertainment begins with The Last Chance Band from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m; Will Danforth from noon to 1 p.m.; and Weston Playhouse performers from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Sunday’s schedule is: Root 7 from noon–1 p.m., and Ida Mae Specker and Faith Wood from 1:30–2:30 p.m. For detailed information, including parking, click here.

– Susan Lampe-Wilson

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