April in Pawlet

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event, Saturday, April 18, 8:00- 9:30 AM, Mettawee Community School Parking Lot, Route 153, West Pawlet: Free service to all residents of Pawlet and West Pawlet; proof of residency required. Visit www.rutlandcountyswac.org for additional information on what items are accepted. Electronics are not accepted at this event.

Upcoming Pawlet Town Government Meetings: All meetings are open to the public and are held at the Pawlet Town Hall on School Street.
Energy Group, Monday, April 27, 12 PM.
Planning Commission, Monday, April 27, 7:30 PM. The commission is continuing to work on revising the Pawlet Town Plan. Public input is an important part of this process.
Select Board, Tuesday, April 28, 7 PM.

Sixth Grade presents “Pirates of Penzance,” Mettawee Community School, West Pawlet, Thursday, April 23:  Enjoy Gilbert & Sullivan’s classic musical. A free “open” dress-rehearsal will be held at 12:30 PM and the free, evening performance is scheduled for 6:30 PM. For more information please call the Mettawee Community School at 645-9009, weekdays between 8 AM – 3 PM.

Pawlet Bushwackers Turkey Shoot, Saturday, April 25, Ross’ Gravel Pit off Herrick Brook Road in Pawlet: In addition to the turkey shoot, there will be a trap/skeet and handgun contest. Prizes will include 12-pound turkeys, cash and other items. Food and beverages will be available. For more information call Mike at 325-2151.

Pawlett Historical Society presentation on Consider Bardwell Farm, Thursday, April 30, 7 PM, Pawlet Town Hall:  Angela Miller, co-founder and co-owner of Consider Bardwell Farm, will summarize the history of the farm, the current revitalization of the milk/cheese co-operative system created by Consider Bardwell, as well as the place that the farm now holds in the local community and, finally, the vision for the next twenty years. The program is scheduled to start at 7 pm at the Pawlet Town Hall and is free and open to the public, and handicapped accessible. There will also be plenty of time to ask questions and talk to the speaker while refreshments are served. Contact Steve Williams at 645-9529 for more information.

Roast pork dinner Saturday, May 2,  5 PM, Pawlet Church: The menu includes: roast  pork baked with topping, stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, hot vegetables, cabbage, salad, applesauce, fruited Jello, rolls with butter, and hot and cold beverages. The cost is $10 for adults and $6 for kids up to age 12; free for anyone up to five years old. Takeout orders can also be make on the day of the dinner by calling the church at 325-3022.

Pawlett Historical Society memorial gathering for Curator Susanne Rappaport, Sunday, May 3, 2-4 PM, Pawlet Town Hall: All those who knew Susanne, and/or her contributions to the history of Pawlet and surroundings, are invited to attend. A painting by Dick Leach of Pawlet in the late 19th century will be presented to the Pawlett Historical Society by Terry and Helen Tyler of Dorset in memory of Susanne Rappaport. Those who would like to speak about Susanne will be invited to do so. Refreshments will be provided. For further information, call Steve Williams at 645-9529.

Mother’s Day Brunch, Sunday, May 9, 8 – 11 AM at the Pawlet Firehouse: Let us cook up a hot breakfast for the mom in your life, and support your fire department while you’re at it! The menu features pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, toast, homemade muffins, coffee and juice, and every penny raised benefits the fire department.

Pawlet Planning Commission seeks clerk: Duties include attending evening meetings on the fourth Monday of each month, transcribing and distributing minutes to Planning Commission members, the Town Clerk and others as necessary. Ability to distribute minutes electronically in PDF format is required. Must be willing to attend occasional special meetings also. Please send letter of interest stating your qualifications to Deb Hawkins, Pawlet Town Clerk, PO Box 128, Pawlet, VT 05761.

West Pawlet Farmers Market, Fridays, 4-7 PM, Fish & Game Club Building:  Find “West Pawlet Fish and Game Club Building” on Facebook to learn about weekly specials, including our new seafood club.

Rutland Area Visiting Nurse offers monthly community health clinics: The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice sponsors a wide range of clinics for area residents and businesses, including health education, screening, testing, and adult immunizations. For more information visit http://www.ravnah.org/community-wellness-clinics.html to learn about their flood pressure and foot care clinics; cholesterol, diabetes and blood pressure screenings; and many other important services.