BRATTLEMASTERS: Twice a month, people working on their ability to speak in public get together for support and feedback on their progress. BrattleMasters, the Brattleboro-based chapter of Toastmasters International, meets Thursday, May 9, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Marlboro College Graduate Center, second floor, 28 Vernon St.
Open to the public, guests may try speaking extemporaneously for one to two minutes, if they wish. Members work at their own pace. Assigned mentors help them meet their speaking and leadership goals.
The club meets the second and fourth Thursday of every month at the same time and location. Refreshments provided. Current members reside in the tri-state area. For more information, visit brattleboro.toastmastersclubs.or.
SUMMER PROGRAMS: The Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department will hold its annual Summer Program Registration Extravaganza from Tuesday through Thursday, May 14 to 16, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Conference Room at the Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St.
The Recreation Department is offering a "One Stop, One Check, One Form!" event to make it possible to register for summer programs all at one convenient location.
Programs available include: Summer Day Camp, Little Peoples Camp, "Hoop It Up" Basketball Camp, Baseball Camp, Gymnastics Camp, Track and Field, Tennis Lessons, Golf Lessons, Art Classes, Challenger Soccer Camp, U.S. Sports Camp, Discounted Pool Passes, Lacrosse Camp, Mad Science Camp, and more.
A 2013 summer brochure will be distributed to the Brattleboro elementary schools, and may be found in local banks, at the Chamber of Commerce, at the Gibson-Aiken Center, or visit www.brattleboro.org.
For more information, call the Recreation & Parks Dept. at 802-254-5808.
GREEN MTN. CAMP REUNION: Green Mountain Camp will be celebrating 96 years of memories at its reunion for friends and alumnae on Saturday, May 18, from 5 to 9 p.m. Whether 9 or 90, there will be pictures, songs and stories to remind former campers of their magical time at Green Mountain Camp. See what has changed at the camp and what has stayed the same. It will be a time to reconnect with old friends and make new ones while enjoying a spaghetti dinner, s’mores, and singing around the campfire.
During the evening there will be guest appearances by past directors of the camp. Tickets are $10 for the evening to benefit the scholarship fund. For $25 attendees will have the option of staying overnight in a cabin and enjoying a pancake breakfast on Sunday morning. There is limited seating and overnight lodging so call to reserve a spot, 802-257-1751.
COMMUNITY DANCE: An evening of community contra and square dances will take place at the Broad Brook Grange in Guilford Center on Saturday, May 11, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Calling the dance will be Peter Amidon of Brattleboro. He will be joined by Louisa Pugh on the fiddle and Everest Witman on guitar. There will be a potluck supper before the dance at 5:30 p.m. The dance features live traditional music and storytelling.
The Village Dance Series, now in its 21st season, provides an opportunity for families and friends to come together to enjoy one of New England’s revered traditional pastimes. Prior dance experience is not necessary, as all the dances are taught. Although the dances are geared for school age children, teens and adults, all ages and abilities are welcome.
The program includes traditional New England contra dances, square dances, circle mixers, and couple dances. Admission is $4 for children, $7 for adults and $20 for a family. For more information or directions call Andy Davis at 802-257-1819, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.