MONDAY MOVIE MATINEE: Brooks Memorial Library will offer a Monday Movie Matinee each week at 1 p.m. through Aug. 13. Those attending may bring a bag lunch and enjoy the show. A feature length movie, rated G or PG, will be shown free and will be open to the public. Seating is limited to 50 people.
The movie will be shown in the Meeting Room at the Library, 224 Main St., in Brattleboro. For more information, including the movie title, call the Children’s Room at 802-254-5290 ext. 110.
CALL TO ARTISTS: The Brattleboro Arts Committee is seeking an artist or group of artists to create a new mural on the wall of the Transportation Center. For further information, contact the Brattleboro Arts Committee (Kate Anderson, email@example.com) by June 29 if wishing to apply. Application forms may be found at the Brattleboro Transportation Center office.
STREET ART PROJECT: Residents from in and around the neighborhood of the Cedar and Myrtle streets intersection will meet at Green Street School to design a street art project on Monday, June 25, from 6 to 9 p.m. The project is inspired by the highly successful Paint the Pavement program in St. Paul, Minn. Paint the Pavement projects promote community building and "placemaking" through creating neighborhood art.
For this project, the intersection will literally become a canvas for area
Monday’s meeting will be conducted as a charrette, with the aim to develop a street mural design to be installed on a "paint day" in the near future. Those attending will meet together to discuss the design process and then break into small groups to brainstorm designs. Each group will present its ideas and work toward consensus. Neighbor and architect Patrick Kitzmiller will oversee the process and Kate Anderson of the Brattleboro Town Arts Committee will work with the community participants to reach consensus.
For more information, call Teta Hilsdon at 802-246-7034 or Dianne Shapiro at 802-254-4439.
SWAP PROGRAM: The Windham Solid Waste Management District Swap Program on Old Ferry Road has begun its summer hours. The program will be open every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until noon. It is a free outlet for materials that are still usable, but for which there is no traditional re-use program. People are asked to use all other available outlets before bringing items to the Swap Program. Items brought in may be passed along to other non-profit groups.
Items brought in must be in usable condition and must be accepted by a staff member before being left. Due to the need to close promptly at noon, large loads of donations may not be accepted after 11:45 a.m. Everyone is welcome to bring in or take out materials. It is not necessary to do both.
Some items that usually are not accepted are appliances, upholstered furniture, carpet, computers, mattresses, clothes and tires. These items may be placed on Freecycle at www.freecycle.org.
Items available this week include: Children’s bikes, TV cart, koi pond pump, rocking bassinet, crib, plastic hangers, Star Trek stickers, Hollywood character cards, plastic sled, small baskets, tins, homosote, large wood headboard, round table, four green plaid chair cushions, and a small thermos.
COMMUNITY POTLUCK: There will be a Marlboro community potluck supper and raffle on Tuesday, June 26, at 6 p.m. at the Marlboro Meeting House. Those attending are asked to bring something to share, a main dish, or dessert, or bread. A raffle with local goods, most from Marlboro, will begin after supper.
The event will benefit the Marlboro Meeting House building maintenance. For further information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMMUNITY YARD SALE: The 10th annual Newfane Community Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, June 30, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each year dozens of individuals, families and community groups gather on the Newfane Common and throughout the Village of Newfane to sell their treasures.
Spaces, 12 ft. by 12 ft., are available for $10. For further information or to reserve a space, call Marilyn at 802-365-7916.
COMMUNITY BIKE RIDES: Join families, friends and neighbors for the second in a series of community bike rides. Each will leave from the Putney Tavern Green at 10 a.m. This summer there are three more scheduled rides: Saturday, June 23; and Sundays, July 29 and Aug. 26. The Putney Coop has offered apres ride refreshments.
Several mapped rides of varying length and difficulty, 2.5 to 19 miles, will be available to choose from. Hybrid, cyclocross and mountain bikes are best suited for the mostly dirt road terrain. This is a free series with free bike rentals available for anyone needing a bike. Reserve rentals in advance, call the West Hill Shop, 802-387-5718, or e-mail email@example.com.
These are unsupported show-n-go rides. No leaders, and no sweep. Segments of these rides might be remote so prepare accordingly.
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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.
ARTS AND CRAFTS DAYS: Parents and children are welcome to attend Arts and Crafts Days with Robin Davis at Timson Hill Preschool, 13 Timson Hill Road, in Williamsville. Explore the one-room schoolhouse setting on Saturdays, June 23, or July 7, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Light snacks will be available.
Timson Hill Preschool open house will be held on Thursday, July 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. Becky Graber will share stories and songs of summer from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Free ice cream will be available after the music.
All events are free of charge. To make a reservation, leave message for Kathie at 802-348-6319
Timson Hill Preschool is a small, private, non-profit, fully licensed, five STAR, NAEYC accredited preschool that offers learning through cooperative and independent play. Children ages 3-5 years old are accepted for the preschool program.
The preschool also offers 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-day morning and afternoon programs, including after school care for children in kindergarten through grade 2.
Tuition discounts are available for Newfane, Dummerston, Brookline, Marlboro, and Brattleboro residents.