Story Time at Springfield Library
Story Time for 3-5 year olds will be held at the Springfield Town Library on Tuesdays, March 23-April 27 from 10-10:45 a.m. Stories, songs, simple crafts, movies and snack are a part of the fun.
Wiggles and Giggles Story Time for 2 year olds will be held Wednesdays, March 24-April 14 and April 28-May 5 at 10:30-11:00.
Discovery Hours for kids 5 and up will be held on Wednesdays, March 24-April 28 from 3:30-4:30 p.m., with special programs during school vacation.
For more information call 885-3108.
Woodcarving Workshop at VAULT
There will be a woodcarving workshop at Gallery at the VAULT at 68 Main Street in Springfield on Saturday, March 20 and 27 from 10 a.m. to noon.
In two sessions students will be introduced to whittling and wood carving in a beginning carving project. Choose a bird and create your own bird-headed back scratcher.
Philip Holmes Morgan, a former National Park Ranger, has specialized in carving realistic bird sculptures since 1975. His work is sold and collected across the country.
For more information call 885-7111. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
News from the Springfield Family Center
If you are moving or packing for storage, have we got a deal for you? The Family Center finds itself with too many banana boxes that it cannot use. We would like to make them available to those that might need them.
If not, they will be broken down and taken to the Recycling Center. Just come to the Center during regular hours and get as many boxes as you can use.
The Family Center is once again without someone that needs kitchen scraps for its pigs.
We have been fortunate over time to have people with pigs that could use these scraps. It makes sense to reuse rather than pay to throw away.
If you or someone you know would like to pick up these scraps on a regular basis, contact Lynn Colson at 885-3646, ext. 1001.
Springfield Humane Society Seeks Plant & Baked Donations for Fundraiser
The Springfield Humane Society is looking for donations of perennials, garden plants and house plants for its annual Plant and Bake Sale to be held on Saturday, May 8 at the Springfield Plaza.
Proceeds from this sale all go to the costs of care of animals at the Shelter and to the Spay\Neuter Clinics held monthly around the area. Please consider donating some of your extra seedlings or perennials to help these animals find their forever homes.
Also donations of baked goods are vital to the success of this sale. Last year the food sold out before the plants, and shoppers were very disappointed.
For more information, contact Jill Markert at 886-4475.
Ham Supper at Baptist Church
The North Springfield Baptist Church will be having a Ham Supper on Saturday, March 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. The menu will be ham, mashed potatoes, carrots, cole slaw, rolls, dessert and beverage.
The cost for this all-you-can-eat meal is $9 for adults and $ 4 for children under 12.
Take out is available. Call ahead to order. The church is located at 69 Main Street in North Springfield and is handicap accessible. For more information call 886-8107.
Physician & Pilot Discusses Memoir
On Thursday, March 18 at 6:30 p.m. there will be an author talk with Dr. Warner Jones, a retired physician from North Springfield about his recent book, Minor Memoir: an Anecdotal Autobiography of a Country Doc.
Dr. Jones practiced internal medicine for 46 years after medical school. He simultaneously achieved his goals of being a pilot and an Air Force officer, reaching the rank of Colonel and the positions of Chief Flight Surgeon and Commander of his military unit.
For more information call the library at 885-3108 or visit www.springfieldtownlibrary.org.
Guiding Good Choices
The Guiding Good Choices program will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on the following Wednesdays: March 24, 31 and April 7, 14, 28.
It is a free support program, sponsored by Ottauquechee Community Partnership, for parents of children grades 4-6. Supper and childcare will be provided.
Guiding Good Choices is a science-based, proven-effective prevention program that gives parents the skills they need to ensure the future well-being of their children. It improves family communication and bonding, which are critically important in reducing or inhibiting a child's participation in problem behaviors.
Reading Elementary School is hosting, but families from surrounding towns are welcome to participate.
To register, call Parent Coordinator Nerissa Edwards at 457-2679 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Live Authentically Courses Offered at River Valley Tech Center
Join the Live Authentically course that is offered at the River Valley Tech Center in Springfield on Wednesdays or Fridays from 9 a.m.-noon.
Live Authentically is a 30 hour course designed to help discover inner potential and to gain insight into the big questions in life such as "Who am I? What am I here to do? What's stopping me?" and "How can I create the life I want?"
Courses will begin when a minimum of six people have committed to attending. Beginning in April, a Saturday morning class will be held in Cavendish from 9 a.m.-noon as well. Courses will run for 10 weeks with a fee of $300.
A 10-hour Live Authentically Basic Course will touch on some of the subjects of the full course. It will be offered at the River Valley Tech center on Wednesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. or Thursday mornings from 9-11 a.m. for five weeks when a minimum of six people have signed up.
The fee is $100.