In BrattleboroŠ

RUMMAGE SALE: The United Methodist Women of the First United Methodist Church will be holding its fall rummage sale on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to noon. New and used clothing will be featured, including many large sizes. Prices are not marked. Customers may take what they need and pay what they can.

Monies received are given to both local and Methodist Mission needs, including the Brattleboro Drop-in Center, Women’s Freedom Center, Morningside Shelter, Hospice, Windham Child Care, CHABA and many others.

The church is located at 18 Town Crier Drive, off Putney Road across from Cota & Cota. The entry way is handicapped accessible. For information, call the church office at 802-254-4218 or e-mail fumc@sover.net.

RUMMAGE/BAKE SALE: A rummage and bake sale will be held at First Baptist Church, 190 Main St., Brattleboro, on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The bakery sale will include homemade baked beans, pies, fudge, breads, cakes, and cookies. Rummage includes winter clothing for all ages, shoes, boots, large quantity of household articles, books, and puzzles.

The sale will benefit the Women’s Society’s various missions, including Vellore Hospital in India, Home and International Missionaries, American Baptist Women, FBC Overflow Homeless Shelter, and First Baptist Church.

For information, call 802-254-9566 or 802-257-4216.

MASONS’ OPEN HOUSE: Brattleboro Lodge of Freemasons will host an open house on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 196 Main St., Brattleboro. The Freemasons are the oldest fraternity in the world and claim several founding fathers among its members including George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Hankcock, Robert Livingston, 13 U.S. presidents, world leaders such as Winston Churchill, captains of industry such as Henry Ford, and Hollywood entertainers like John Wayne.

The open house will include a tour of the lodge, audio-visual presentation and a question and answer period regarding the fraternity.

In Guilford...

SENIOR LUNCH: The Guilford Senior Lunch, sponsored by Senior Solutions, will take place at noon on Friday, Oct. 18, at the Guilford Community Church.

The menu will include beef stew and blueberry muffins, with Halloween cupcakes and fruit cocktail for dessert. A suggested donation of $3 for seniors and $5 for others is asked.

Books will be available on loan from the Guilford Free Library. Blood pressures will be taken courtesy of Guilford Cares. A flu clinic will be held from 10 until 11:30 a.m. Bring Medicare card or $25 for the shot.

For more information and to make reservations call 802-254-9774, no later than Wednesday, Oct. 16.

In Dummerston...

KIPLING TALK: Charles Fish will speak on "Vermont and Vermonters in Kipling’s Day 1892-1896" at the Dummerston Historical Society’s quarterly meeting following a short business meeting Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Dummerston Center.

Rudyard Kipling’s four years in Brattleboro and Dummerston, three of them at Naulakha, were professional productive, for here he wrote "The Jungle Books" and many other pieces.

The event is free, handicapped accessible and open to the public. For information, call Gail at 802-254-9311.

In WilliamsvilleŠ

COMMUNITY DINNER: The Williamsville Hall Committee will host a Community Potluck Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 6 p.m in the Williamsville Hall. Chili and bread will be provided.