In Bellows Falls...
ALUMNI WEEKEND: The 107th Annual Bellows Falls High School Alumni Parade and Weekend will be dedicated to the memory of Gail Brandon, the alumni treasurer from 1968 to 2011.
The Bellows Falls Alumni Association’s three-day weekend celebration will be held Friday, June 15, through Sunday, June 17. Dances will be held Friday, 8 p.m. to midnight at the Waypoint Center with music by Intercept and at the American Legion with DJ Peter Golec. For admittance to either dance, paid dues of $7 and a $5 cover charge are necessary. Tickets may be purchased at the Dari Joy today from 5 to 8 p.m. or on Friday from noon to 8 p.m.
Class reunions will be held Saturday, June 16, at various locations, including the 50-year class reunion, which will be held at the Saxtons River Inn.
The alumni parade will kick off at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 17, from the Morgan’s Field area. A collection for the scholarship fund will be conducted throughout the parade route.
The annual business meeting will be held this year at the Bellows Falls Union High School at 4 p.m. following the alumni parade. The awards will be presented for class attendance, longest distance traveled, and for floats and bands.
LIBRARY RENOVATIONS: The Rockingham Free Public Library in Bellows Falls is undergoing a $2.9-million renovation. There are many items that the library needs that are not covered under
The library’s board of trustees is hosting a meeting about fundraising at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 14. Anyone who may have ideas of how to raise money, how to write grants, or help to fundraise for the library is welcome to attend.
The regular trustees meeting begins at 5 p.m. The public is invited to attend that meeting as well. For more information, call 802-463-4270 or 802-869-2412.
ALUMNI WEEKEND: The Brattleboro High School-Brattleboro Union High School (BHS-BUHS) Alumni Association has posted complete information about the Alumni Weekend, June 15 and 16, at www.buhs-alumni.com.
The weekend begins Friday at 6 p.m. at the Brattleboro Country Club with dancing to The Solid Gold Cadillacs. On Saturday, the golf tournament takes place and a dance will be held on Saturday night at the VFW with the Peter Miles Band.
Alumni dues of $5 may be sent to P.O. Box 1532, Brattleboro, VT 05302.
For further information, visit the website or call Sue Strong, BHS-BUHS Alumni Association president, at 802-254-3679.
DRIVER SAFETY: The AARP Driver Safety Program, a classroom driver refresher course, will be holding classes Townshend. The course explains changes that occur in vision, hearing, and reaction time as we age and provides useful driving safety tip for handling these changes. The course also reviews the impact of changes in vehicles and roadways that impact driving safety.
Several major auto insurance carriers in Vermont offer discounts to graduates of the program. Interested persons should contact their carrier to see if such a discount is available.
AARP Driver Safety Program classes will be offered at the Grace Cottage Hospital Wellness Center on, Saturday, June 23, from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. with time provided for lunch.
Participants are asked to arrive in advance of the class time in order to complete registration documents. There is a $14 registration fee ($12 for AARP members).
Persons interested in taking the course or having questions regarding the course or the AARP Driver Safety Program should call or e-mail Elliott Greenblott at 802-254-4489 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BAKED BEAN SUPPER: There will be a baked bean supper at the Vernon Union Church on Saturday, June 16, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. On the menu will be baked beans, hot dogs, coleslaw, potato salad, rolls and homemade desserts. The cost of the meal is by donation.
The supper is a benefit youth missions.
The church is located at 2631 Fort Bridgman Road, just south of the Vernon Post Office.
In West Brattleboro...
ASSOCIATION MEETING: The West Brattleboro Association (WBA) will hold its monthly meeting at Sunny’s Deli on 849 Western Ave. on Thursday, June 14, at 8 a.m. On the agenda will be an update from the meeting a week earlier of the Housing Authority Alternative Site Study (for the senior housing flooded during Tropical Storm Irene), along with an update on Tri-Park.
The group sponsored a walk along the Whetstone Brook to check out possible flood avoidance issues last month. Among other agenda items are an initiative by the group working with the town concerning pedestrian and bicycle safety along Route 9.
Updates on a plan to help various West Brattleboro neighborhoods become more familiar with friends and neighbors and newly proposed directional signage and banners for West Brattleboro are also on the agenda.
In addition, the Association will be finalizing a committee’s work on the upcoming West Brattleboro Village Day on Saturday, June 23, noon to 4 p.m. on the Village Green. More information about the event which will feature a bouncy house, pie contest, a clown and face painting, hula hooping, swap sale, fire trucks, games, food and fun will be announced at a later date.