EARLY MEETING: The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Friday, June 28, at 7:30 a.m. in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Center, 230 Main St. The Board will be taking up one item at the meeting: to commit $37,000 from the current year budget to complete the rebuilding of the Washington Street retaining wall in fiscal year 2014 (which begins July 1, 2013).
The Town was recently notified that it was a successful recipient of a $163,000 grant from the State of Vermont. This grant will fund the majority of this project.
FARMERS’ MARKET: The Brattleboro Farmers’ Market hosts a free educational strawberry event this Saturday, June 29, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Customers may sample different varieties of fresh berries and vote for their favorite. Learn how strawberries are grown. There will be a scavenger hunt for the children.
The Market is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. outdoors on Route 9 in West Brattleboro. EBT and debit are welcome at the market. Shoppers can find the freshest food from local farms, globe-spanning cuisine, and locally-made crafts.
This week, Mary Lea, Andrea Larson, and Marko Packard will be playing Swedish music on violin and guitar from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Walkers and bikers are invited to participate in the Frequent Walker/Biker Program, visit the manager’s booth for information. There is ample parking at the market, a picnic area and children’s playspace.
For more information, call 802-254-8885.
SWAP PROGRAM: The Windham Solid Waste Management District Swap Program on Old Ferry Road is open every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until noon. It is a free outlet for materials that are still usable, but for which there is no traditional re-use program. People are asked to use all other available outlets before bringing items to the Swap Program. Items brought in may be passed along to other non-profit groups.
Items brought in must be in usable condition and must be accepted by a staff member before being left. Due to the need to close promptly at noon, large loads of donations may not be accepted after 11:45 a.m. Everyone is welcome to bring in or take out materials. It is not necessary to do both.
Some items that usually are not accepted are appliances, upholstered furniture, carpet, computers, mattresses, clothes and tires. These items may be placed on Freecycle at www.freecycle.org.
Items available this week include: Dishes, books, sinks, vacuum, Nordic tracks, windows, doors, flower pots, child’s desk, Christmas decorations, dresser, baskets, elliptical machine, ski boots, toys, and golf bags.
In Walpole, N.H. ...
FARMERS’ MARKET: Many local farms offer a wide variety of organically grown heirloom vegetables at the Walpole Farmers’ Market.
Local cheese and breads, as well as three varieties of Oyster mushrooms: Tree, Blue, and Pearl. There are maple products and a variety of jams and jellies. Fresh eggs, locally grown meats, vegetable starts, and local hand crafts may also be found. Also, wildcrafted and herbal products, all natural lotions and skincare products, culinary creations and beverages.
The Walpole Farmers Market is held every Friday, from 4 to 6 p.m. on the Walpole Town Common, rain or shine.
For more information, visit walpolefarmersmarket.com or call 603-756-3168.
In West Brattleboro...
CAR WASH AND BAKE SALE: A car wash and bake sale will be held at the West Brattleboro Fire Station on Saturday, June 29, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The cost will be by donation. The event is to benefit the First Baptist Church at 190 Main St. in Brattleboro with their mission of Outreach Ministries, local, nationally and globally. For more information, call 802-254-9566.
In West Townshend...
COMMUNITY TAG SALE: The Calvary Chapel of the West River Valley will have a community tag sale, barbecue and bake sale on Saturday, June 29. The sale will feature donated items from the congregation and community, including tools, furniture, electronics, and clothes. Also offered for sale will be grilled items and baked goods.
This effort is going to support the church’s missions group in its 2014 trip to the Crow Nation in Montana, where members will help to build homes and give care through the World Servants organization.