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Little people

Brattleboro: The Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Department will offer a "Little Peoples" program for girls and boys ages 3 to 5. The program will be held Mondays and Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Gibson-Aiken Center. Activities planned include sports and games, arts and crafts, music, story time and more. This five-week program will begin on Feb. 8 and run through March 8. The fee for Brattleboro residents is $35 and $50 for non-residents for one day and $55 and $70 for both days. For more information, call 802-254-5808 or visit


Pancake supper

Brattleboro: There will be a community pancake supper to celebrate Fat Tuesday and/or Shrove Tuesday on Feb. 9 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall at Centre Congregational Church. This is a mini Mardi Gras with food, fun, and music by the West River Wildcats. All are welcome.

Confectionery tasting

Brattleboro: Meet the couple behind one of the Brattleboro Food Co-op's February Producers of the Month, Burke Mountain Confectionery on Feb. 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free, in the store.


Dummerston: On Feb. 9, from 7 to 9:20 p.m., there will be a Zen meditation and discussion in Charlie and Miriam's yurt at 24 East West Rd. Beginners welcome. For details visit or call Charlie Laurel at 802-257-7916.

Song and dance

Brattleboro: From now through Feb. 23, on Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Robin Morgan will host a musical experience for children infant to 5 years old at KidsPLAYce at 20 Elliot St. This lively class is an enriching musical experience for toddlers and preschoolers, designed to support healthy cognitive, physical, and social development. Children will sing, clap, stomp, dance, and play along with the curriculum of traditional and modern folk songs. Parents will be encouraged to fully sing and participate with their child in the class. A range of props and instruments will be provided. All families participating in this class are invited to stay and play after for free. To register, call 802-254-5212, visit or find KidsPLAYce on Facebook.

Tavernier Chocolates

Brattleboro: Made right here in Brattleboro, try these world class chocolates at the Brattleboro Food Co-op on Feb. 10 from 4 to 6 .pm. Free, in the store.

Chili/Chamber music

Bellows Falls: Come join the Bellows Falls Union High School Band for a fun-filled evening of dinner and entertainment. The Chili and Chamber Music Concert will be held on Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Bellows Falls Opera House Lower Theater, and will feature a delicious dinner of chili, corn bread, rice, various drinks and a dessert. So skip cooking and come have dinner with us while enjoying the delightful music of the BFUHS band. This is a fundraising event for the 2016 Performing Arts field trip to New York City. General admission $15.00 for advanced purchase tickets, $20.00 at the door. Tickets at the door will be limited. Contact Katy Emond for advanced purchase orders at Doors open at 5:30. This event is sponsored by Smokin' Bowls and Sonnax.

Jr. Iron Chef

Wilmington: The Twin Valley Jr. Iron Chef competition is being held Feb. 10 at the elementary school. Eleven teams will start at 5 p.m. to see which teams will represent Twin Valley at the state competition. Admission is free.

Senior lunch

Dummerston: The next lunch sponsored by Senior Solutions at evening star grange will be on Feb. 10 at noon. Because this falls on Ash Wednesday, chefs Larry Lynch And Sallie May will offer a choice of baked tilapia or meat loaf with rice pilaf, marinated carrots,cole slaw with rhubarb peach crisp for dessert. Take outs will be available by calling the Grange that day at 802-254-1138. Books From Lydia Taft Library will be available for loan until the next lunch. In case of inclement weather, the lunch will be held on Feb. 11.

Candidate's forum

Brattleboro: The next Brattleboro Citizens' Breakfast will be held Feb. 12 at the Gibson Aiken Center, downstairs, hosted by Senior Meals. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. Brattleboro Selectboard candidates will give brief presentations and be available for questions: Kate O'Connor is running unopposed for a three year term; Richard DeGray, David Gartenstein and Avery Schwenk are running for two one-year terms. RSVP by no later than Feb. 9 to or at 518-505-9031.

Senior meal

Newfane: On Feb. 11, at noon at the Newfane Congregational Church, there will be dinner for seniors. The menu includes fruit, green salad, baked ham, sweet potatoes, string beans, rolls and carrot cake. The delicious meal is prepared by Winnie Dolan, hosted by Barbara Brooks and served by hard-working volunteers from the church and community and sponsored by Senior Solutions. The suggested donation for this meal is $3.50 for age 60 and over and $4 for under age 60. For information, call Winnie Dolan at 802-365-7870.

Valentine tea

Brattleboro: Children should bring their own special tea cup to the Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom and help make scones and little sandwiches to celebrate Valentine's Day, British style on Feb. 11, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Registration requested at 802-246-2821 or

Candidates forum

Brattleboro: WKVT and Brattleboro Community Television will co-produce a candidate's forum on Feb. 11 for voters to learn more about the three candidates vying for two seats on the Brattleboro Selectboard. Current Chairman David Gartenstein, former chairman Richard DeGray and businessman Avery Schwenk are all seeking election to one-year terms when Brattleboro residents go to the polls on March 1. No other elected position in the town has more than one candidate. The one-hour forum will take place at 7 p.m. in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Center. Admission is free and open to the public. The forum will be broadcast live on both BCTV Channel 10 and WKVT 100.3 FM/1490AM. Both media outlets will also re-air the forum prior to the March 1 Town Meeting Day elections and make them available on and To submit a question for consideration of use during the forum, email

Senior luncheon

Jamaica: The Jamaica Monthly Senior Luncheon will be held at noon on Feb. 11 at the Jamaica Community Church on Main Street. Luncheon is sponsored by Senior Solutions and The Jamaica Benefit Association. No reservations are required, all are welcome. $3.50 for seniors and $4 for all others. Food is prepared by Stephanie of the Dam Diner.

BrattleMasters' love

Brattleboro: Love will be the theme at BrattleMasters, the Brattleboro chapter of Toastmasters, this week. Club members may incorporate the theme into speeches, impromptu speaking exercises and other activities on Feb. 11 at 6 p.m., at the Marlboro College Graduate Center, 2nd floor, 28 Vernon St. The public is invited. Suzanne Bansley will be Toastmaster of the Evening. For more information, visit


West Brattleboro: The Police/Fire project will be the subject of a discussion during the next West Brattleboro Association meeting on Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. in the Hayes Court Community Room on Garfield Drive. At 7 p.m., Town Manager Peter Elwell, Fire Chief Mike Bucossi, and Police Chief Michael Fitzgerald will give a brief presentation about the proposed fire and police facility upgrades after which there will be an informal Q&A session.

Kefir making

Townshend: The West River Community Project is sponsoring a yogurt and kefir making workshop on Feb. 11. The workshop will start at 7 p.m. and be held in the WRCP kitchen, which is downstairs in the West Townshend Country Store and Cafe. For more information, call 802-874-7141.

Black tie

Brattleboro: On Feb. 27, from 7:30 to 11 p.m., the Southern Vermont Young Professionals will be throwing a Creative Black Tie Gala for its first ever community wide fundraiser. In partnership with Mondo Mediaworks and the Brattleboro Museum and Arts Center, the Southern Vermont Young Professionals promise to bring a new, creative twist to the traditional non-profit gala. The Creative Black Tie Gala is the first event of its kind in Southern Vermont that brings together community members of ALL ages to celebrate and support our young professionals; all of the proceeds from the event will be used to expand and enrich the programs and networks they've worked so hard to create. Tickets are available for purchase online through eventbrite at Single admission tickets are $10, and double admission tickets are $15. The ticket price covers the entire event, including access to the galleries, food, and music. There will be a cash bar, and those who intend to drink alcohol at the event must bring ID. For more information, find the Southern Vermont Young Professionals on Facebook or visit

Wine and appetizers

Brattleboro: Come sample wines at the Brattleboro Food Co-op paired with delicious appetizers. Free to patrons over 21 with a valid ID, on Feb. 12 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Pizza night

Walpole, N.H.: On Feb. 12, from 6 to 9 p.m., there will be a pizza and game night at the Mazziott Bake Shop at 40 Main St. From chess and checkers to Settlers of Catan, there will be a variety of games going on. All are invited to bring their favorite games.

Wildlife landscaping

Keene, N.H.: On Feb. 12, Michael Nerrie of Distant Hill Gardens in Walpole will lead a workshop on how to design landscaping to benefit local wildlife, birds and pollinators. Downstairs in the Kay Fox Room at the Keene Public Library from 1 to 3 p.m. There is no fee but donations are appreciated. To RSVP or learn more, email or call 603-756-2988, ext. 115.

Open mic

Townshend: There will be an open mic at the West Townshend Pizza Night on Feb. 12. The outdoor oven will be fired up and ready to bake pizza starting at 5 p.m. Build your own pizza, at $10 a pie, from a number of tasty ingredients. Beer, wine and other refreshments are also available. The open mic will start at 6:30 p.m. Local and visiting musicians are encouraged to come and share their music.

Spaghetti dinner

Bellows Falls: On Feb. 13, The Bellows Falls Rotary Club hosts its Annual Spaghetti Dinner from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Bellows Falls Moose Club. The menu includes homemade spaghetti sauce and homemade meatballs, freshly made crisp salad with a balsamic maple dressing, bread, dessert and beverage. There is vegetarian sauce also available. Adults are $8, Children $5 and kids under 5 are free. Takeout is also available. Tickets will be sold at the door or you may ask a Rotarian. All proceeds support Rotary sponsored community projects, scholarships for graduating students, sponsorship of foreign exchange students and specific local programs such as Our Place, Parks Place and numerous other organizations.

Pamper Me Party

Brattleboro: Come treat yourself to a hands-on demo of the Badger face care line. All participants will be entered into a raffle for a Badger face care set of their choice, on Feb. 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room. $3 for Co-op Shareholders, $5 for Non-Shareholders. Registration required at 802-246-2821 or

Wildlife tracking

Walpole, N.H.: On Feb. 14 from 1 to 3 p.m., Distant Hill Gardens is hosting a wildlife tracking workshop, led by Jeff Littleton, chief ecologist at Moosewood Ecological and adjunct professor of Environmental Studies at Antioch New England. Bring snowshoes, warm clothes, and your curiosity. If you don't have snowshoes there will be a limited number available to borrow, including a few small pair for children. All ages are welcome. The cost is $10 per adult. To register, call 603-756-4179 or email For more information, visit

Discovery in the woods

Halifax: On Feb. 13, Lynn Levine will present a workshop on winter animal tracking. Registration is required since there is a maximum of 15 participants. The workshop starts at 9:30 a.m. Early-bird registration (on or before Feb. 9) is $50 per person (workshop only) or $55 (workshop plus lunch). After that, if any spaces remain available, registration will be $55 per person (workshop) or $60 (workshop and lunch). There will be no registration on the day of the event. To sign up, email


Vernon: The Mountain View SDA Church presents Michelle Liechti and Bruce Griffin in a violin and piano classical concert on Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. The Mountain View Adventist Church is located at 1002 Ft. Bridgeman Highway in Vernon. The concert is free of charge and will be followed by fellowship and light refreshments.

Roast beef

Bernardston, Mass.: The United Church of Bernardston's Second Saturday Roast Beef Suppers continue on Feb. 13. $10 adult. Two-seatings at 5 and 6:15 p.m. Reservations for a preferred seating time or information, call 413-648-9306. Take-out meals available. The United Church of Bernardston is located at 58 Church St.

Shared housing

Brattleboro: Explore how sharing housing might work for you during a meet up and potluck on Feb. 13 at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Dunham Room, 16 Bradley Ave., from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free. For ore information, call 802-451-1941, email or visit

Cupcakes and cookies

Townshend: The Community Hope & Action group of Townshend is partnering with the Calvary Chapel this Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, to put on an afternoon of cookie and cupcake decorating at Townshend Village Pizza. Anyone is welcome to bring homemade cookies or cupcakes to decorate and trade with neighbors. Coffee and tea will be provided. The swap will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. This event is completely free.


West Brattleboro: The First Congregational Church is hosting its monthly free breakfast on Feb. 14 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. The menu includes but is not limited to, scrambled eggs, home fries, french toast, apple pancakes, sausage, fresh fruit, orange juice coffee and other hot beverages. All are welcome.

Valentine's Day

Brattleboro: The Brattleboro Senior Center and The Brattleboro Senior Meals Program host the February Birthday Luncheon and Valentine's Celebration on Feb. 11 at 11:30 a.m. at the Gibson Aiken Center, 207 Main St. The menu includes appetizers, punch, Yankee pot roast, red potatoes, carrots, and valentine cake and ice cream. Those with birthdays in the month of February are invited to celebrate the occasion by sitting at the birthday table and waiving their donation for the day. They may invite one guest to sit with them; however that guest is encouraged to make the regular donation. The suggested donation for seniors 60 years of age and over is $4 and $6 for all others. Entertainment will be provided. We ask that everyone who wishes to attend this dinner make reservations at 802-257-1236 or 802-257-7570. Please state whether you are celebrating a birthday and how many spots you wish to reserve at the birthday table.

Drawing from nature

Marlboro: The Southern Vermont Natural History Museum's annual President's Day Open House on Feb. 15 will focus on the art of nature. Come for a free afternoon of live animals and local artists. The event will feature an exhibit of local photographers painters and craftspeople as well as an opportunity for you to have a photoshoot or drawing session with some of the Museum's education animals. Kids' crafts and activities will include a scavenger hunt and activity table from the Pettee Library. The day starts at noon with a guided hike on the Hogback Conservation Area and then the doors open for free museum admission from 1 to 4. For more information, follow the museum on facebook or call 802-464-0048.

Winter break

Dover: The Dover Free Library offers a number of free programs for kids and families during the Winter Break Fun Week, Feb. 15 to 20. Some programs may require registration. All programs are free and held at the library. Visit our website , call the library at 802-348-7488 or stop by and pick up a schedule for more details and to register. Events include storytime, a pizza party, a wildlife tracking workshop, a Lego Challenge, a Star Wars movie event and open table games.

Domino toppling

Brattleboro: On Feb. 15 starting at 5 p.m., the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center will host the 9th Annual Domino Toppling Extravaganza. Veteran domino toppler and YouTube superstar Lily Hevesh and other domino whiz kids will arrive in Brattleboro 48 hours in advance to begin setting up the big show. Correctly guess how many dominoes are set up, and you could start the entire chain reaction. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Reservations are not necessary. Free for children 8 and under, $3 for BMAC members, $5 for all others.

Junior Olympics

Brattleboro: On Feb. 15 at 9:30 a.m. and 17 at 2:30 p.m., Young Olympians of the future are invited to participate in the Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Department Jr. Olympic Races. On Feb. 15, downhill races will be held at Living Memorial Park and on Feb. 17, skating races will be held at the ice rink. Students from school grades 1-12 are eligible and are encouraged to enter the events. All events are free of charge. Each event will have a boy's division and girl's division. Ribbons will be awarded to the first five winners in each division and participation ribbons to all. Register for each event the morning of the event. These events are co-sponsored by the Recreation and Parks Department and Winter Carnival.

Relaxation and mindfulness

Brattleboro: Using principles of Tai Chi and energy medicine, instructor Dan Foster will teach a simple ABC technique for easily integrating relaxation and mindfulness into your daily routineon Feb. 15 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room. Free, registration requested at 802-246-2821 or email

Open house

Marlboro: The Southern Vermont Natural History Museum will host a free afternoon of live animals and local artists on Feb. 15 from noon to 4 p.m. See the art of local photographers painters and craftspeople and get a chance to meet them. The Museum's live education animals will be out for you to photograph or draw. Kids' crafts and activities will include a scavenger hunt and activity table from the Pettee Library . Discounted museum family memberships will be available and scavenger hunt participants and people who dress up as their favorite animal can get a free gift. The day starts at noon with a guided hike led by Carol Berner of Smith College and then the doors open for free museum admission from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information find the museum on Facebook or call 802-464-0048.

Kids' Winter Carnival

Brattleboro: Cozy up with a cup of hot cocoa and hot pretzels, made by you, at the Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom on Feb. 16, with two times — 1 to 2 p.m. and 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Free, registration required at 802-246-2821 or

Energy efficiency

Bellows Falls: On Feb. 17 at 7 p.m., Mark Kelly of Efficiency Vermont will speak about PACE, including providing the capital and processing of all applications, billing and payments, at the Rockingham Public Library. Laurie Fielder and Lisa Di Bernardo of Vermont State Employee Credit Union will speak to the benefits of the Heat Saver Loan. For more information, call 802-463-4270, email, go to or stop by the Library at 65 Westminster St.

African dance

Brattleboro: On Feb. 17, from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m., African Dance Vermont presents West African dance class with Raoul Ombang at 74 Cotton Mill Hill, No. 346. Sliding scale cost $8 to $20. For more information, visit For more information on dance and drum classes, visit and find African Dance VT on Facebook.

Maya Angelou

Bellows Falls: The Rockingham Public Library will host a discussion of the life and works of Maya Angelou on Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. with Vermont Humanities Council Scholar Deborah Lee Luskin. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 802-463-4270 or email

Pre-Town Meeting meeting

Guilford: The Guilford pre-town meeting and meet the candidates event is Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. School Board and Selectboard present their budgets and answer questions about proposed articles. Meet the candidates for town and school boards, including possible write-in candidates. Refreshments. Sponsored by and held at Broad Brook Grange.

Exploring herbs

Brattleboro: Kids can become an herbal tea taste-tester with herbalist Susan E. Stanton at the Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom on Feb. 18. Free, registration required at 802-246-2821 or Choose between 1 to 2 p.m. or 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Tech meeting

Brattleboro: Michael Knapp, CEO of Green River, will speak at the Feb. 18 meeting of Brattleboro Area Tech. The meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. and is hosted by Green River in its offices at 167 Main Street, Suite 103. Green River builds software for sustainability, environmental protection, school improvement, and public health. For more information, contact Bob Lawson at, 802-490-8409 or Caleb Clark, Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies, at 917-703-5580 or

Wind power

Grafton: On Feb. 19, in the Homestead Room, Grafton Inn at 6:30 p.m., Grafton Woodlands Group will host Dr. Sandy Reider, who will present "Wind Turbines and Health Effects." Free and open to the public.

Morning concert

Brattleboro: On Feb. 19 at 10 a.m. at the Gibson Aiken Center, Bill Shontz will present a children's concert. The cost is $3 per person, 60 and older free.

Food and fiber

Brattleboro: Learn about eating whole foods, identifying processed foods, and incorporating more fiber in the diet by making simple changes in our daily food choices and also learn how to read and interpret ingredient labels.Taught by Robin Matathias on Feb. 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room. Free, registration requested at 802-246-2821 or

Beef stew

North Hinsdale, N.H.: The North Hinsdale Community Church will host a beef stew dinner on Feb. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children. The church is located at 105 Meeting House Road. For more information, call 603-256-6930 or visit

Circle dance

Brattleboro: There will be a circle dance at the Aikido Studio on Feb. 21 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., led by Mary Koon and Floyd Guyette. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. Donations appreciated. Information: Parker Huber 802-257-9108 or Mary Ellen Cannon, 603-631-0768.

Shape note

Brattleboro: On Feb. 21, from 3 to 5 p.m. at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, there will be a participatory shape note singing event, open to all ages.

Cheese sampling

Brattleboro: Try free samples and learn about different families of cheeses with the Brattleboro Food Co-op Cheese Department on Feb. 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. Free, in the store.

Type 2 Diabetes

Whitingham: On Feb. 21 the Whitingham Free Public Library and Halifax Community Club host Gretchen Becker, who will discuss "Taking Charge of Your Type 2 Diabetes." The Whitingham Free Public Library is located at 2948 VT Route 100 in Jacksonville. For more information, contact Linda Lyon at or 802-368-2211.

Table Rock

Bellows Falls: The postponed film "The View From Table Rock" at Rockingham Library has been rescheduled for Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. This documentary film by Lyle Sorensen begins with a look at two antique Bird's Eye View lithographs depicting Bellows Falls from Fall Mountain in the 1800s. The film will be followed by a discussion with videographer Sorensen and local resident Marguerite Janiszyn. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 802-463-4270, email or stop by the Rockingham Library at 65 Westminster St.

WWII incarceration

Marlboro: Marlboro College presents "Bend," Kim Maeda's multimedia solo performance piece that tells the true story of two men incarcerated in a "Japanese American Relocation Camp" during World War II, on Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Whittemore Theater. Free and open to the public.

Conservation workshop

Dummerston: The Dummerston Conservation Commission and the Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center will sponsor a four-part series, "Biological Communities, Their Ecology and Conservation," with biologist Bob Engel, at The Learning Collaborative, 471 Rte. 5. The workshops will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on consecutive Mondays: Feb. 22 and 29, March 7 and 14. Cost for the workshop is $15 a session or $50 for all four. To register, call 802-254-1343 or email

Kids cooking

Brattleboro: Join Karina Rojas-Flores as she shares two of her favorite recipes from her native Peru on Feb. 23 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom. Free, registration requested at 802-246-2821 or


Guilford: There will be auditions on Feb. 23 for Guilford Center Stage 2016 season, opening show one-acts by Michael Nethercott. Male/female actors late teens to 60 and older. Prepare or bring a dramatic reading, 30 seconds to one minute. Stage helpers needed, too. For information, call 802-380-2184 or email Come anytime during the session between 3 and 5 p.m. at the Broad Brook Grange.

Liberty Mill

Bellows Falls: Citizens in Rockingham and surrounding areas are encouraged to come out to a second community forum hosted by the ad hoc citizen's group, Voices for Rockingham on Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Wyndham Antique Center on the Square in Bellows Falls. This will be a follow up meeting to discuss the latest developments in the Liberty Mill Justice Center project. Discussion will also center on results of the structural report, alternative ideas/plans for the building or property, and a listing of next steps for the community group.

Share a story

Putney: Do you have a story to tell that involves magic? Kids and adults are invited to tell their kid-appropriate, five-minute story to an appreciative after school audience on Feb. 24 at 4 p.m. at The Putney Public Library. Call or email the library to sign up at 802-387-4407 or This program is free and open to the public.


Brattleboro: Bring a totally plant-based dish to share (no meat, fish, dairy or eggs), and, if possible, a place setting to reduce waste to the Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room on Feb. 25, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Marilyn Chiarello, of A Taste of Light, will also demonstrate a very quick, easy, non-dairy cheese sauce that can be made in minutes. Free.

Senior awareness

Dover: On Feb. 26, Dot's of Dover will be hosting The Gathering Place, Windham County's only Adult Day program, which will be celebrating Senior Awareness Day with a special tribute to the life and work of Joe Reagan at Betsey's Dot's of Dover, 2 Mountain Park Plaza between the hours of 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Members of the community are invited to come by for a visit, to meet with friends, volunteers, caregivers and staff members old and new. Donations are encouraged and proceeds will benefit The Gathering Place.

Fat facts

Brattleboro: Learn how to make healthy fat choices and how to minimize the unhealthy fats. Discover why some foods contain more unhealthy fats today than they did in the past. Taste easy ways to substitute healthy fats for unhealthy ones. Taught by Robin Matathias on Feb. 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room. Free, registration requested at 802-246-2821 or

Love songs

Northfield, Mass.: The First Parish of Northfield on Main Street is hosting "Love Songs Through the Decades," at 4 p.m. on Feb. 27. Sanctuary, a duo of singer/guitarist Gayle Craig and pianist/singer Mark Ellis, will present a concert of classic and modern love songs, from the classics of the 30s and 40s to the pop ballads of today. Suggested donation is $10. Parking is free.

Outreach meal

West Brattleboro: The West Brattleboro Baptist Church's free community outreach meal is scheduled for Feb. 28 from noon to 2 p.m. The menu includes meat loaf, mashed potato, gravy, green beans, carrots, Italian bread, homemade cake, choice of beverage. This meal is free and the pubic is invited.


Guilford: There will be auditions on Feb. 28 for Guilford Center Stage 2016 season, opening show one-acts by Michael Nethercott. Male/female actors late teens to 60 and older. Prepare or bring a dramatic reading, 30 seconds to one minute. Stage helpers needed, too. For information, call 802-380-2184 or email Come anytime during the session between 3 and 5 p.m. at the Broad Brook Grange.

Medical marijuana

Brattleboro: Medical Marijuana, an informative talk by Dr. Nitya Eisenheim, a local naturopath, will be presented on Feb. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Brooks Memorial Library on Main St. For more information, contact Dr. Eisenheim at Windhorse Naturopathic Clinic at 802-246-4282 or