Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, January 21, 2019 at 5pm
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.
& Artists Market
Sunday, February 17th, 2019 from 11am to 3pm
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.
Garden of Talent
April 27, 2019
Community talent show to benefit the 5th & 6th grade trip. Contact
to be part of the show or complete the form.
- Square & Contra - With Workshops for Callers and Dancers
May 4, 2019
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or call Sally at 802-874-7141.
June 22, 2019
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
June 30, 2019
reading of Frederick Douglas' 4th of July speech followed by a pot-luck.
July 6, 2019
A musical tribute to Tom Morris. One day of peace, love and three
Note different location just up the road at 1047 Pikes Falls Rd,
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Local favorites return to delight the audience with their lively
Falls Chamber Music Festival
July 31 to August 10, 2019
Join Susanna Loewy and friends for the 8th year of this free festival
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.
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.
Tiny Town Hall Tour
Saturday, November 9, 2019
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. He’s toured
New England 21 years in The Logger, his original one man comedy
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.
Farmers & Artists Market
December 1st & 15th from 11am to 3pm
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.
Al Litchfield's soaps and fermented fair
Zoe Lomis's handmade linen clothing and dolls
Duchess Coffee Roasters
Generation Vintage clothing
Taste of Brazil food
Jenny Strecker's wreaths
Mollie Wright's botanical products
Weaving Winds jewelry
Jersey Girls meat & dairy
The Skinny Goose baked goods
Woods Cider Mill
Heart Grown Wild botanical
Interested in participating as a vendor? Email Alex@villageflea.com.
Comes to Town
December 8, 2019
Join the fun when Santa comes to town to delight local children.
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 myfairpoint.net or stop in and chat at the beer
shop in Rawsonville or with Karen at D&K.