In Bellows Falls...
SPECIAL NEEDS WORKSHOP: A Special Needs Workshop will be held on Saturday, June 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. at St. Charles/Sacred Heart Education and Social Center at 39 Green St. in Bellows Falls. The New England Law Center is hosting a free workshop to help parents and caregivers understand the basic legal rights of students with special needs in public school, learn to manage and organize their records to more effectively advocate and meet other parents in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
BCTV BOARD: The Board of Directors of Brattleboro Community Television, Inc. will hold its monthly board meeting in the Hanna Cosman Room at the Municipal Center, 230 Main St., on Wednesday, June 20, at 6 p.m.
Members of the public are welcome to attend. For further information, call 802-257-0888.
FILM AND DISCUSSION: The Women’s Freedom Center will host a film and discussion group about the film "The Codes of Gender" on Wednesday, June 20, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, in Brattleboro. A facilitator will lead a discussion following the film.
COMPOST SURVEY: The town is collecting information on its pilot compost program and is conducting a survey online.
Participants are asked to enter the number of people in their households, whether they are currently composting, what they compost and whether they own cats.
The survey can be found at www.surveymonkey.com/s/brattleborocurbsidecompost. Space is provided to submit questions about the pilot program and to offer suggestions.
SOX/YANKS RAFFLE: The local Masonic Scottish Rite Order is hosting its second annual Boston Red Sox raffle for tickets to a game against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park in Boston on Sunday, July 8, with the drawing held on Thursday, June 28.
For tickets: firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-348-7221 and leave contact details. All proceeds will benefit Scottish Rite activities.
SKATEBOARDING DAY: BASIC, the Brattleboro skatepark committee, will host the third annual Go Skateboarding Day from 2 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, at the Crowell Lot, adjacent to the Green Street School.
Go Skateboarding Day was created as an international event to celebrate the exhilaration, creativity and spirit of skating. Brattleboro’s event will feature open skate time, competitions, prizes, activity tables, an exhibit of vintage skate gear, a skateboarding poet laureate, poetry writing and more.
All are welcome to participate or come to watch. BASIC will also announce the winner of the BASIC T-shirt design contest.
For more information, visit www.brattleboroskatepark.com.
COIN CLUB: The Tri-State Coin and Currency Club will meet Thursday, June 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Brattleboro Savings & Loan, 221 Main St. (use the rear door, ring the bell). The group meets the third Thursday of every month through December 2012. The meetings are free and open to the public.
Everyone interested in coins, currency, collectibles, etc., is encouraged to participate. Activities include: discussing the economy, investments, gold prices, buying, selling, trading collectibles, sharing knowledge and interesting stories, and free opinions of value on collectibles.
For information, call Jim at 802-380-2319 or e-mail MrCashMan@hotmail.com.
COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS: Brattleboro Community Conversations will meet Thursday, June 21, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Community Room at Samuel Elliot Apartments, 107 Elliot St., in Brattleboro. Socializing begins at 6 p.m. followed by introductions. This month’s topic; "Share a story from your life (or your family’s life or people close to you now) about the 1970s that illustrates what was happening then with regard to the global financial market, energy, or climate change," and then see what has emerged for people now. On-going themes that may be discussed are the community gardens, the Harmony Park creation, disability issues, and the idea of local work.
The meeting is sponsored by Transition Town Brattleboro. Those attending should enter through the courtyard behind the bus stop. If late, look for the intercom panel and press the buzzer labeled "COM." Further information: www.transitionbrattleboro.org.
OFFICE CLOSED: The Dummerston Town Office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, June 21 and 22. The office will reopen Monday, June 25, at 9 a.m.
SENIOR MEAL: There will be a dinner for seniors in Townshend and surrounding communities on Thursday, June 21, at noon at the Townshend Church. The meal is sponsored by Senior Solutions.
The suggested donation is $3 for those 60 and over, and $4 for those under 60 years. Take-outs are available. A blood pressure clinic will be held beginning at 11:30 a.m. sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of Vt. & N.H. All are welcome.
In West Brattleboro...
VILLAGE DAY AND COMMUNITY SWAP: The West Brattleboro Association (WBA) will host its annual West Brattleboro Village Day on Saturday, June 23 from noon to 4 p.m. on the Village Green in front of the West Brattleboro Fire Station.
The fair, which is for all ages, will feature a bouncy house, a clown and face painting, tours of the firehouse with fire trucks and the sheriff’s rescue vehicle on display. There will be games and entertainment including a juggler from Circus Arts and hula hoop demonstrations by AlottaHoopla! There will also be food offered for sale including barbecued chicken, as well as a pie contest and raffle.
A map of the new proposed Village Green as developed by the WBA, sponsors of the fair, will be on display.
One of the many events being planned is a community swap. Participants may set up a table (or blanket) for $10 to sell their items, or donate items to the West Brattleboro Association for its sale. To arrange for pick-up of donations, call Stewart at 802-254-3555. Any donated items not sold will be taken to the Swap Program.
The rain date for the event will be Saturday, June 30.
MELROSE TAG SALE: The Melrose Terrace tag sale, an annual fundraiser for the Melrose Terrace Association, will be held Saturday, June 23, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Melrose Terrace in West Brattleboro. There were be several items, reasonably priced, including a five-drawer bedroom chest. Grab bags for 25 cents will be featured along with a food sale.