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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.

Schedule:
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 sally.newton123@gmail.com 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

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 myfairpoint.net or stop in and chat at the beer shop in Rawsonville or with Karen at D&K.

 

All Shows
Unless Noted
Doors Open
6:30pm
Show @ 7pm

Admission
$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