AMAS Bird Seed Sale
Bird Seed Sale Saturday Jan. 16 at Woodbury Florist, Route 10/106 North Springfield from 10 until 3. There will be a good selection of the most popular seeds, but come early, we have been known to run out! Ascutney Mountain Audubon Society 885-9526 Dave Coleman. Future sale will be Feb. 27.
Community Chorus Rehearsals
The Springfield Community Chorus, directed by Candace Montesi, started rehearsing on Monday, Jan. 11 from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Unitarian-Universalist Church, 21 Fairground Road in Springfield.
They are preparing for two spring concerts. The first will be Sunday March 28 at 4 p.m. in Springfield., with the Keene Pops Choir for the second half of that concert and for a concert in Keene (NH) on Sunday, April 25. We welcome singers for all parts: soprano, alto, tenor, bass. Dues are $25 per person for the season, but teens may sing without paying dues.
For further information, call in the evenings 885-5475 or 226-7357.
Discussion on Square Dancing
Adam Boyce of West Windsor will be presenting "Sprightly Steps: Vermont's Contra and Square Dancing Tradition" on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Gilbert Davis Library in Reading.
Every town has some sort of dance history. Although early settlers frowned upon the merriment of dancing and fiddling as "works of the devil," the tradition nonetheless found its way to the Green Mountains. From fancy balls or cotillions to kitchen junkets or "tunks," people of all ages and backgrounds fell victim to the strains of the fiddle upon their souls.
Story Time at the Library
Story Time for 3-5 year olds will be held at the Springfield Town Library on Tuesdays, Jan. 19 through March 2 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, Jan. 20 through Feb. 10 and Feb. 24 through March 3 from 10:30-11 a.m.
Discovery Hours for kids 5 and up will be held on Wednesdays, Jan. 20 through Feb. 10 and Feb. 24. The first program will be "A Blustery day with Winnie the Pooh." For more information call 885-3108.
Chorus Seeks Singers
The Feminine Tone, a women's choral group that performs in the Upper Valley and Springfield area, will begin their spring season on Saturday, Jan. 16. The chorus needs all voices (sopranos, mezzos, and altos) to complete its roster.
The Feminine Tone performs traditional and multi-cultural songs from around the world. Concerts, scheduled for April 24 and 25, will include Celtic music, songs from Appalachia, and Latin jazz.
The Feminine Tone has just returned from Cuba, taking humanitarian aid to the island and participating in an international choral festival. The chorus also carries out projects that benefit area Hospice programs, shelters, and teen centers.
Anyone interested in auditioning for the chorus should call Maricel Lucero at 885-1590 to set up an appointment. Singers must be available for both concerts. Visit the chorus website at www.femininetone.com to see photos taken at performances and in Cuba and to hear excerpts of past concerts.
Tracking Wild Animals
Lynn Morgan will talk about Tracking Wild Animals at the Springfield Town Library on Thursday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m.
Animals leave behind stories in the snow, sand, or mud. Learning how to read these stories will help you understand the animals better.
Sponsored jointly by Ascutney Mountain Audubon Society and the Library.
Texas Hold'em Poker
at Family Center
The Springfield Family Center in Springfield will host a Deep Stack Texas Hold'em poker tournament on Saturday, Jan. 16.
Buyin is $80 with no rebuy-- 75 percent minimum payout to players. Registration/open poker is 5-6 p.m. Players start with 20,000 chips, register before 3 p.m. and get 4,000 bonus chip.
Call 299-5014 for more info and to register early.