In Bellows Falls...
BENEFIT EVENT: A benefit for Bill Spaulding is planned for Saturday, May 11, at the Moose Family Center, 59 Westminster St., in Bellows Falls, to assist with his medical bills for a foot injury.
Food will be served from 3 to 7 p.m. Roast beef, turkey or steak and cheese subs will be offered, along with potato and macaroni salads. From 3 to 9 p.m. there will be prizes and a 50/50 raffle.
Live music will be performed by Intercept from 7 to 11 p.m. A cover charge of $5 per person is asked.
SOCIALIST MEETING: The Brattleboro Area Socialist Party will meet in the Community Room of the Brattleboro Food Co-op at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 12. Participants will continue a discussion of local issues. Entry is from Canal Street. For more information, call 802-387-4060.
MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH: Broad Brook Grange will present its 17th annual Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 12, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Broad Brook Grange in Guilford Center. The proceeds from the event will allow for continued renovations of the historic building.
The all-you-can-eat brunch features eggs and omelets, any style, made to order. Also on the menu are pancakes, French toast, sausage, bacon and home fries, with Guilford maple syrup. Other treats include home-baked coffee cakes and other baked goods, fresh fruit salad, and bread for toasting.
No reservations are necessary for the meal, which is priced at $10 for adults; $8 for seniors; and $5 for ages 2-12. Children under 2 may eat for free.
The Grange is at 3940 Guilford Center Road, four miles west of the Guilford Country Store. For more information, call 802-257-1961.
In Hinsdale, N.H. ...
MOUNTAIN DAY: The 13th annual Mountain Day will be held Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The event is planned to celebrate physical activity and recreation. Everyone is welcome to hike Wantastiquet Mountain or enjoy a leisurely walk along the Connecticut River.
A free picnic lunch will be provided for the first 100 hikers. There will be raffle prizes and T-shirts. Healthy snacks and water will be provided to the participants.
Parking is available in the former Walmart parking lot, Route 119. Those attending are asked to leave their bicycles and pets at home.
The Mountain Day is sponsored by the Windham County Advisory Board of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont. Rain date will be May 18.
RUMMAGE/TAG AND BAKE SALE: Jacksonville Community Church will hold a rummage, tag and bake sale on Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.
The church is located on Route 112 in Jacksonville.
SEARCHING FOR TREASURES: Putney Cares is planning a tag sale on Saturday, May 18, and are seeking treasures, trinkets and useful things as donations to the sale. They welcome all donations of art/craft supplies, kitchen ware, household goods, travel mementos, jewelry, sports gear, tools, gardening and outdoor equipment, and toys and small furniture in good repair.
They cannot accept clothing, electronics (computers, etc.), anything that is broken, or does not work, or single glasses or broken dishes.
Bring donations to the Putney Cares Activities Barn, 54 Kimball Hill, Putney, between 2 and 6 p.m. on Friday, May 17. A volunteer will be there to accept donations. It is asked that donations not be dropped off before this date and time. For further information, call Linda Rubinstein at 802-254-5978.
MOMMY’S MARKETPLACE: A Mommy’s Marketplace will be held on Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Townshend Town Hall on Route 30.
This will be a place to shop for gently used items for children for spring and summer. Maternity, nursery, and infant to teen items will be available.
The event is a benefit for the Lisa’s Love Charitable Association. For information, call Judy at 802-874-4020.
In Walpole, N.H. ...
FARMERS MARKET: The Walpole Farmers Market summer season begins on Friday, May 10. There will be a free raffle to celebrate the opening. Shoppers will have the opportunity to put their names in the drawing for an envelope of gift certificates from market vendors. Raffle tickets will be available throughout the market at vendors’ booths.
The lucky shopper will win a wide sampling of market goods: fresh produce, various meats, cheese, breads, baked treats, seedlings for the garden, handmade wristers, soap, jam, diverse crafts and more.
Visit walpolefarmersmarket.com/vendors for an up-to-date list of vendors. The markets are on Fridays, May 10, through Oct. 11, from 4 to 6 p.m., mostly on the Common, rain or shine.
MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH: A Mother’s Day Brunch will be held on Sunday, May 12, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Williamsville Hall. On the menu will be scrambled eggs, pancakes, French toast, real maple syrup, bacon, homemade sausage, toast, baked treats, orange juice, coffee, tea and milk.
The cost of the meal will be adults, $6; and children under 10, $3. Proceeds from this event will be used to help support the hall.