COLUMBUS DAY: In observance of Columbus Day, all Brattleboro Town offices will be closed on Monday, Oct. 8, with the exception of emergency services.
Parking is free at all metered spaces and in the pay-and-display lots. All other violations, including extended parking, will be enforced.
Brooks Memorial Library will be closed on Monday, Oct. 8.
Trash and recycling will operate on its normal schedule.
The BeeLine Bus will run its normal schedule on Monday, Oct. 8. Any questions should be directed to The Current (formerly Connecticut River Transit) at 802-460-7433.
SENIOR LUNCH: Evening Star Grange and Senior Solutions will sponsor its senior lunch on Wednesday, Oct. 10, beginning at noon in the Evening Star Grange in Dummerston Center.
The menu will include beef stew with biscuits, jellied salad and carrot cake for dessert. The meal will be prepared by Linda Hellus.
Takeouts are available by calling 802-254-1138. A donation of $3 is suggested for those over 60, and $4 for guests under that age. Information the morning of the meal is available at the above number.
Books from the Lydia Taft Pratt Library will be available for borrowing until the next meal.
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FRIENDLY BRUNCH: The Hinsdale Friendly Meals at the Millstream Community Center on Main Street in Hinsdale will host a Brunch Special on Tuesday, Oct. 9, with seatings at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Chef Michelle will be making omelets to order. Sliced ham, home fries, fruit salad, and blueberry muffins will also be on the buffet. Reservations are requested, call Jenn at 603-336-7087 for a seating time.
The Friendly Bus will pick up in Keene, and in Winchester at Sunrise Village, Warwick Meadows and Winchester Senior Housing. For bus reservations, call 603-352-8494.
The Friendly Meals is open to senior citizens age 60 and over from all area towns. Donations are requested. The Friendly Meal is sponsored by Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services, a United Way agency.
WOLF PRESENTATION: Mission: Wolf will give public presentation with ambassador wolves on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. at Marlboro College.
Marlboro College biology professor Jaime Tanner and alumnus Adam Katrick will welcome Kent Webber and Tracy Brooks, directors of the Colorado-based Mission: Wolf sanctuary, to educate the public about the realities of wolf captivity.
The event will be held at the Persons Auditorium at the college. The public is welcome and a suggested donation of $10 to Mission: Wolf is requested at the door.
TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHS: The Brattleboro Camera Club will meet Monday, Oct. 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Seventh-day Adventist Church on Route 142 in Vernon. The program will feature traveler and photographer Mark Mikolas who will report on his 17,000 mile journey along South American rivers, including the Parana, the Amazon, and the Orinoco. His expedition took him from Argentina to the Caribbean, from remote jungles to the palaces of the powerful.
In addition, club members will present prints for comments and review.
There is no charge and the public is welcome to attend.
COMPUTER WORKSHOPS: Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA) is offering a series of computer skills workshops on Tuesday mornings in October and November in their computer learning lab, located at 91 Buck Drive, Westminster.
These workshops will help people apply widely used business software to facilitate their daily work tasks. Instructor Karen DeSerres has over 15 years of experience teaching computer skills. The classes will cover basic to intermediate levels of Microsoft Word and Excel.
Topics covered will be: Oct. 9 and 16, Basic Microsoft Excel; Oct. 23, Microsoft Word 1; Oct. 30, Taking MS Word to the Next Level; Nov. 6, Taking Excel to the Next Level.
The workshops will run from 8:45 to 11:45 a.m. and cost $45 each, except the two-session Basic Excel which costs $90. Participants may register for one or several workshops. Contact Denise Mason at email@example.com or 802-722-4575 ext. 150 for more information and to register.