Ida Mae Sprecker

Past Events
2017 Schedule





A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, January 21, 2019 at 5pm
Join us as we celebrate Dr. King's birthday featuring readings from his essays and speeches, plus songs and poems that are inspired by his legacy and commitment to peace, justice and anti-racism. We welcome your participation and encourage you to bring any related readings or songs that have been inspiring to you.
Pot luck dinner to follow! Outlets are available for crock-pots and electric chafing dishes. Sorry, no Sterno or open flame allowed.
Co-sponsored by the West River Community Project and the Jamaica Community Arts Council.

Farmers & Artists Market
Sunday, February 17th, 2019 from 11am to 3pm
Nourish yourself in this New Year at the Market. There will be prepared foods, a variety of arts and crafts along with music by local favorites.

Jamaica's Garden of Talent
April 27, 2019

Community talent show to benefit the 5th & 6th grade trip. Contact Laura Molinelli to be part of the show or complete the form.

Dance - Square & Contra - With Workshops for Callers and Dancers
May 4, 2019
During the first half of the 20th century, before the days of movies, TV and electronic devices, one of the most popular forms of entertainment in New England was square and contradancing. Both use similar moves, but one is done in squares and the other in lines. These dances were done in kitchens, living rooms, barns and in community halls. People of all ages, from kids to old folks joined in. There were local musicians and callers who played for and led the dances.

In order to to encourage this wonderful tradition in our area the Jamaica Community Arts Council, and the West River Community Project are sponsoring the dance with live music by local musicians and Sally Newton as caller. The dance will be preceeded by some workshops for callers and beginning dancers.

Caller's Workshop on Sunday, April 28, 3 pm, at 122 Sanderson Rd.
West Townshend VT
Dance Workshop for Beginners on Saturday, May 4, at 7 pm, at the Jamaica Town Hall in Jamaica, VT
Square and ContraDance on Saturday, May 4, at 8 pm
Live music by local musicians. Sally Newton and the new callers will teach and lead the dances. Everyone is welcome!

If you have questions or want to sign up for the callers workshop on the 28th (not necessary for the events on May 4) please email or call Sally at 802-874-7141.

Saints & Liars
June 22, 2019
Area favorites for a foot stomping good time with Vermont's own Roadhouse String Band. Jed Hughes and Mike Farkas on guitar/vox; Chris Rogers on double bass and Nolan Rolnick on drums.
Tickets $15 at the door, opens at 6:30

Community Reading
June 30, 2019
11:30-1pm FREE
Participatory reading of Frederick Douglas' 4th of July speech followed by a pot-luck.

Tommy Fest
July 6, 2019

12pm -
A musical tribute to Tom Morris. One day of peace, love and three part harmony.
Note different location just up the road at 1047 Pikes Falls Rd, Jamaica

The Speckers
Saturday, July 13, 2019

Local favorites return to delight the audience with their lively show.

Pikes Falls Chamber Music Festival
July 31 to August 10, 2019

Join Susanna Loewy and friends for the 8th year of this free festival event.

Andy Avery
September 14, 2019
Wrap up Jamaica Old Home Day celebration with great entertainment from just down the street. Andy will be joined by long time friends and band mates Fred Lantz on stand-up bass and banjo and Frank Orsini on fiddle and mandolin.

Haunted House by Sharon KurlandHalloween Happy Horror Party
October 19 & 20, 2019

Come if you dare..... Three levels of Haunted House to scare everyone just right! The evening will also include Games, Food, Face and Nail Painting, Zombies, Witches ETC. Join the crew for the third year of hauted fun!
$5 at the door, $6 if you want a pumpkin.

Rusty Dewees
Tiny Town Hall Tour

Saturday, November 9, 2019

All new material from your favorite local funny guy! Part comedian, part musician, all Vermont with a side of cussin. Rusty rates it a PG13, but as always it's your call to bring the kids. Hes toured New England 21 years in The Logger, his original one man comedy show.

Tickets are available NOW for $25. Seating is limited and last year sold out. Doors open at 6pm with the show beginning at 7pm. Seating is limited.
50/50 Raffle

Holiday Fest
Farmers & Artists Market
December 1st & 15th from 11am to 3pm
Join the community at this festive event leading into the holidays. There will be prepared foods, a variety of arts and crafts along with music. Some local favorite musicians will return this year with Spero on Dec. 1st and The Merry Pranksters on Dec. 15th.

Sampling of Vendors
Al Litchfield's soaps and fermented fair
Zoe Lomis's handmade linen clothing and dolls
Antidote Bookstore
Duchess Coffee Roasters
Generation Vintage clothing
Taste of Brazil food
Refind Vintage
Jenny Strecker's wreaths
Mollie Wright's botanical products
Amosia clothing
Weaving Winds jewelry
Jersey Girls meat & dairy
The Skinny Goose baked goods
Woods Cider Mill
Fieldery collectables
Heart Grown Wild botanical

Interested in participating as a vendor? Email

Santa Comes to Town
December 8, 2019

Join the fun when Santa comes to town to delight local children.


Volunteers Wanted
We need your help! From something small like hanging a few posters to being the chairperson and the driving energy of a special event, your help is greatly appreciated. If you are interested please contact PatMeulemans at or stop in and chat at the beer shop in Rawsonville or with Karen at D&K.


All Shows
Unless Noted
Doors Open
Show @ 7pm

$10 suggested
donation @ door

Shows are BYOB

Wheelchair Accessible

Roadside Parking

Jamaica Town Hall
3735 VT Route 30
Jamaica, Vermont


Jamaica Town Hall
3735 VT Route 30
Jamaica, VT