Folk & Blues Festival, “Shakespeare Alive” & Book Club meeting~ Margo’s Plymouth Report

Reprinted with permission of The Vermont Standard


No doubt about it – things are a-changing with our weather! Temps in the 40s for a couple of nights have started the trees on their autumn journey. Our late phlox are brilliant, as if sensing their last hurrah will not be too far in the future.

Do not fret, however, for there are many exciting events coming up for the Labor Day weekend. Don’t forget to join the hilarity at the Union Christian Church at noon on Saturday, 8/31 as “Shakespeare Alive” takes center stage. This talented group of actors have worked hard to create wonderful vignettes that are Shakespeare-themed and guaranteed to give you a new appreciation for the Bard’s words and innuendos.

Come enjoy music at the Folk & Blues Festival that will also take place at Calvin Coolidge State Historic site, from 2 to 5 PM on both Saturday and Sunday, 8/31 and 9/1. There is no admission fee, but donations are appreciated. Organized by Jay Ottaway, the lineup includes a nice variety of performers. Weather permitting, you can bring chairs or a blanket and enjoy the outside venue. Never fear, in the event of rain, the church will be made available. Consider bringing a non-perishable item for the VT Food Bank, as well.

The Historic Site is such a lovely place to visit. Young and older alike can enjoy the wagon rides, crafters, and of course, a stop at the Cheese Factory. Camp Plymouth State Park with its lovely grounds and beach is another place to enjoy. I understand that it will be open until 9/30 this year.

I just learned that there was an entertaining blue grass/rock band performing at Coolidge State Park on the evening of 8/24. I understand that they will be back at the same spot on 10/12, so I will try to obtain more information and post it.

The Reading Group will be meeting Thursday, 8/29 to discuss Where the Crawdads Sing by Della Owens. It was an enjoyable read with some interesting twists and turns. Feel free to join us at 6:30 at the Community Center.

Please note that there will be a household hazardous waste collection on Wednesday 9/18 from 2 to 6 PM at the Springfield Transfer Station. Call 674-9235 for more information or visit for a list of what is acceptable to bring.


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