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The BluestoberFest, Autumn Ceili, Punkin’ Carving and Halloween Sleepover are sponsored by the Washington Grove Recreation Committee.

Labor Day Kudos!

Many thanks to all those who helped to make the Grove’s annual Labor Day festivities the usual success, in particular Craig English, whose energy and dedication to the triathlon and field games remains a Town treasure. In addition, the weekend was given an extra lift by inspired volunteers, including Joey Fones, who pulled together the pickup softball game. That so many Townies helped with the events — corner guards, game refs, errand runners, grocery shoppers, set-up and clean-up crews, etc. — reminds us how lucky we are to live in a place like this.

BluestoberFest Will Soon Be Upon Us!

The 7th Annual Washington Grove BLUESTOBER FEST! is on for Saturday, October 10th, 2015, 6-10pm. Come enjoy a fun musical gathering with family and friends as we celebrate the autumn season with the acoustic sounds of Rick Franklin from 6-7pm. and then enjoy the South Carolina-based musician/singer/songwriter and purveyor of “Lowcountry blues and original songs,” Charleston, SC’s own Shrimp City Slim from 7:30-10pm. This event will be held at the Gazebo (McCathran Hall if it rains). Sausages, hot dogs, potato salad, condiments and cookies provided. Please bring a side dish to share. BYOB!

We can sure use some help with set-up and clean up so please e-mail Eric & Lawren Selby at [email protected] if you are willing to help or have any questions. This is a”Lederhosen Optional” event.

Autumn Anniversary Ceili – October 30

The Ring of Kerry dancers will celebrate their
25th anniversary with a dance on Friday, October 30th at McCathran Hall from 7:00 to 10:30 p.m. Grovers are welcome to join in the dancing or come to enjoy the music. Attendees are asked to bring a dessert to share and costumes are encouraged!

Punkin’ Carving Is Almost Here!

“Jack o’ the lantern! Joan the wad,
Who tickled the maid and made her mad
Light me home, the weather’s bad.”
T.Q. Couch

Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015 at 11:00 AM, meet your friends at MCCATHRAN HALL for our Annual Pumpkin Carving! Then, bring your pumpkin home to light up your own doorstep during Town trick-or-treating that evening!

Safe tools & pumpkins provided, but children MUST bring an ADULT!!!


WHO: school-aged kids
WHAT: to Bring: PJs, candy to share, sleeping bags (leave your toothbrushes at home!)
WHERE: McCathran Hall
WHEN: Saturday, October 31st 9pm, supervision begins at 11pm

Bring your CANDY and SLEEPING BAGS and wear your PAJAMAS ! Come meet your Town friends for some semi-scary movies and candy-sharing on Halloween Night after trick-or-treating! Lights out at 11:00 p.m. THIS EVENT WILL NEED PARENT VOLUNTEERS to take supervisory shifts through the night! At least 3 adults must be present at all times, so please contact Emily Brown [email protected] to sign up for a shift (or just stay the night!).

Halloween in Washington Grove

Trick or treating in the Grove is on Sat. October 31, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Have fun and be safe!

Next meeting:Wednesday » 11.11.15 @ 7:30 p.m. in Council Room. As always, the Recreation Committee welcome volunteers, even for single events, so if you’re interested, or if you have ideas for new Town activities, please email Eve Zibart at [email protected].

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