In Bellows Falls...
DOWNTOWN ALLIANCE MEETING: The Bellows Falls Downtown Development Alliance will be holding its annual meeting on Thursday, June 28, at 5:30 p.m. in their new office located above People’s United Bank at 25 The Square. It will be followed with a reception after the meeting in the office.
The Alliance will review all that has been accomplished this past year and discuss their plans for the coming fiscal year 2012-2013. New board members will also be elected at the meeting. To serve on the board one must only be a member of BFDDA. If interested in becoming a board member, call the Alliance office at 802-460-2333. The Alliance welcomes new members and ideas. The meeting is open to the public.
For more information, contact Rosemarri Roth at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 802-460-2333.
FOREST DISCUSSION: The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center will host a panel discussion on the past, present, and future of the southern Vermont forest. Moderated by forester George Weir, the panel discussion with experts in forestry management, ecology, wildlife, and forestry products will assess the historic, social, economic, regulatory, and climatological factors that have shaped and continue to shape this unique ecosystem.
The panel discussion will take place Thursday, June 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Brattleboro Museum & Art
Panel moderator George Weir of Williamsville has operated a forestry consulting business since 1977. He is president and trustee of the Woodland Owners Association. Panelist Tom Wessels is an ecologist and founding director of the master’s degree program in Conservation Biology at Antioch University New England. Panelist John W. Caveney is Vice President, Woodlands Division, of Brattleboro’s Cersosimo Lumber Company. Panelist Forrest M. Hammond is a wildlife biologist with the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. Panelist Bill Guenther has served as Windham County Forester for 25 years.
Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for students, free for BMAC members and children under 6. For more information, visit www.brattleboromuseum.org or call 802-257-0124, ext. 101.
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, e-mail email@example.com or call 802-348-7221 and leave contact details. All proceeds will benefit Scottish Rite activities.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org) by June 29 if wishing to apply. Application forms may be found at the Brattleboro Transportation Center office.
SUMMER SOCCER CLINIC: An Adult Co-Ed Summer Soccer Clinic will be offered at the Dummerston Elementary School on three consecutive Thursdays, July 5, 12, and 19, from 6 to 7:45 p.m.
The clinic will teach participants the basic soccer skills and techniques. Age 15 and older, or younger with an adult are welcome to take part.
The school is located on Schoolhouse Road, just off Route 5, north of Walker’s Farm, on the left. The suggested fee will be $15 per session, $40 for three sessions.
Those attending should bring soccer cleats or turf shoes (mandatory), a size 5 inflated soccer ball, shin guards (recommended) and water (recommended).
For information and to register, contact Les Kozaczek at email@example.com or 802-254-9481, leave a message.
In Walpole, N.H. ...
AWARENESS WORKSHOPS: Awareness Through the Body workshops, co-created and led by the internationally recognized movement teacher Aloka, are being offered for classroom, dance, and yoga teachers at Hastings House in Walpole from June 28 to July 12. The workshops blend action and meditation, individual and group challenges, relaxation and self-exploration with the goal of enhancing concentration, relaxation and self-knowledge.
This sequential series of two- or three-day workshops, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, require registration. Continuing Education credits and graduate credit will be available through Antioch University New England.
Five distinct Awareness Through the Body workshops will be offered at Hastings House beginning with the orientation workshop, ATB I on June 28 and 28; followed by ATB II on July 1-3; ATB III on July 5-7; and ATB IV on July 9 to 12.
On June 30 there will be an additional day specifically designed for teachers of kindergarten-aged children and above.
Fees vary depending on the length of the workshop.
Registration, a fee schedule, the syllabus for each workshop, a youtube video, references, plus background on the programs and teachers is available at awarenessthroughthebody.com. For for more information, e-mail Heidi Watts at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Margo MacLeod at 1-240-205-0325 or e-mail at email@example.com.
In Westminster West...
LIFTING THE YOKE: The Westminster West Public Library will host author and commentator Ron Krupp for a program on Wednesday, June 27, at 7 p.m. He will discuss his newest book "Lifting the Yoke: Local Solutions to America’s Farm and Food Crisis." The book deals with many of the farm and food issues that are seen daily in the news and offers local, sustainable and practical ways to strengthen local farms, a number of which are located right in Westminster and Westminster West.
Krupp is the author of "The Woodchuck’s Guide to Gardening" which received the Christian Science Monitor’s Garden Book of the Year in 2002.
The library is located in Westminster West Village at 3409 Westminster West Road. The program is free and all are invited. The library is handicapped accessible. Refreshments will be available after the talk. For more information, call Bev Major, Librarian at 802-387-4682 or 802-387-5737.
SENIOR MEAL: This month’s Williamsville Senior Meal will be held Thursday, June 28, at noon at the Williamsville Hall. Chef Stephanie will be serving a menu with summer favorites. The monthly door prize and Moore Free Library books will be available. For a ride or further information, call 802-348-6301. The meal is sponsored by Senior Solutions and the Williamsville Hall Committee.