VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Overnight volunteers are needed for the Winter Overflow Shelter at the First Baptist Church at 190 Main St. The hours of the shifts are 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. or 1 a.m. to 7 a.m. Contact the Brattleboro Area Drop-In Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 802-257-5415.
STUFF THE BUS: Green Mountain RSVP will hold a food drive for area food shelves at Hannafords on Putney Road during the Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 19 and 20.
The event is called "Stuff the Bus. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, volunteers will invite shoppers to add food items from a suggested list to their carts while they are shopping and bring the items to a parked bus donated by The Current bus line. Some of the items on the list include pasta and sauces, tuna, and peanut butter.
The event, for a second successive year, takes place with the cooperation of Hannafords. Last year, with the generosity of shoppers, Green Mountain RSVP volunteers did indeed succeed in stuffing the bus. Volunteers from area food pantries will come and take the goods at the end of each day.
The food will go to area food shelves including: The Brattleboro Area Drop-In Center, Loaves and Fishes, Brigid’s Kitchen, Agape Church, Putney Community Center and the Guilford Food Shelf.
For more information, contact Peter Seares, Green Mountain RSVP Program Manager, or Marie Cohen at 802-254-7515.
WINTER SWAP PROGRAM: The Swap Program at the Windham Solid Waste Management District is now on winter hours. The program will be open the second Saturday of each month, weather permitting, from 9 a.m. to noon. The next scheduled opening will be Feb. 9.
CARNIVAL CONCERT: Estey Organ Museum will present the Buzzards Brass Band at First Baptist Church on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 7:30 p.m. for a fun and lively Carnival Concert.
The Buzzards Brass Band is the official performing moniker of The New Orleans Brass Band Project, Southern Vermont, a collaborative music workshop in Brattleboro.
The group is led by Pete Simoneaux on bass drum and vocals. Other core musicians include Tim Ellis of KidsPLAYce on sousaphone, Stephen Voorhees on snare drum, Scott Sizer on trumpet, trombonists Dan DeWalt and Chuck Ober, saxophonists Ron Kelley, Frank Sansone, Jon Mack and Walter Slowinski, Jim Kurty on clarinet and saxophone, and Jeanushka Fishell on percussion.
This concert will also feature Ned Phoenix playing electric violin and Jon Matthew Worrall playing the Estey pipe organ.
There is a $15 suggested donation at the door to support the work of the museum. The First Baptist Church is located at 190 Main St. in Brattleboro.
MONDAY NIGHT MOVIE: The Dover Free Library will present the feature film "Red Dog" on Monday, Jan. 21, at 6 p.m. The film will run for 92 minutes and is rated PG.
This event is free and open to the public. For further information, call 802-348-7488.
In Walpole, N.H. Š
GENEALOGY WORKSHOP: A free Genealogy Workshop, sponsored by the Walpole Historical Society, will be offered on Saturday, Jan. 19, from 10 a.m. to noon. Sharing information about how to start or how to solve problems will be Jeanne and Peter Jeffries with over 30 years of research experience. Reservations are required, call 603-756-2933.
In West Brattleboro...
PAJAMA SHABBAT: The Brattleboro Area Jewish Community is offering a "PJ Shabbat" for families with preschool children on Friday, Jan. 18, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in its synagogue located at 151 Greenleaf St. in West Brattleboro. Children are invited to wear their pajamas and come with their parents to the synagogue to welcome Shabbat with blessings, songs, stories and a sweet treat.
The service is appropriate for children ages 5 and younger. For more information, visit bajcvermont.org.
FLEA MARKET: Anyone interested in setting up a table at the Jacksonville Ladies Aid Indoor Flea Market on Saturday, Feb. 23, is welcome.
Anything goes at this flea market. Consider selling crafts or attic treasures or clothing that no longer fits.
The market will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Whitingham Municipal Center. An 8-foot table will be available for $15.
For further information or to register, contact Gail Eleck at 802-368-2213 or Judy Bernard at 802-368-2912.
Spaces need to be reserved by Feb. 1.