Saturday

Food & Shelter

Food Shelf Open: 9-10 a.m., Putney Community Center, Christian Square, Putney. Information or to donate: 802-387-8551.

Kids

Boys & Girls Club: 2-7 p.m., 17 Flat St., Brattleboro, ages 10-18. 5:30 p.m., Free dinner. Information: 802-254-5990.

Craft and Story Time: Whitingham Free Public Library in Jacksonville, Saturdays at 11 a.m. Children of all ages are welcome to join Amanda, Youth Service Librarian, for crafts, stories, games and other activities. For more information please call 368-7506.

Windham County Activities for Youth: See the Youth Services' H.E.Y.! Help Empower Youth! guide to after school and other activities and programs at www.HelpEmpowerYouth.com.

Outdoors/Recreation

Trap Practice: 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Sportsmen's Inc., Creamery Road, Guilford. Every Saturday. Information: 802-579-1587.

Miscellaneous

Free fix it service: Reduce – re-use – recycle – REPAIR. We all have tools and skills to share. Bring something broken and we'll see. In any case, the work is FREE. (That part at least, I guarantee!). Bring something that needs fixing, stick around to talk or help. Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon, maybe later, at 16 Washington Street, Brattleboro.

Pennywise Pantry: The Brattleboro Food Co-op offers free educational tours to teach you how to shop for the great values we have to offer. These pennywise tools help you stock your kitchen with healthy food no matter how tight your budget. Ongoing, By Appointment, Call 802-246-2822.


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Volunteers needed: The Southern Vermont Therapeutic Riding Center in Newfane is in need of volunteers to walk with participants or lead horses in Equine Assisted Activities Program. Training included, horse experience welcome, but not necessary. Call 802-221-4409 or email sovtrc@gmail.com for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities: United Way of Windham County recruits volunteers to bring HOPE to Windham County through volunteer service in health, prosperity, and education-related programs. Visit www.unitedwaywindham.org and click on "Volunteer" to learn about meaningful volunteer opportunities at local organizations like Youth Services, Southern Vermont Therapeutic Riding Center and West River Valley Thrives. For more information, contact Victoria Chertok, Volunteer Engagement Manager, at 802-257-4011 x111 or volunteer@unitedwaywindham.org.

museums

Brattleboro History Room: 10 a.m-noon, Brattleboro Historical Society, 230 Main St., Third Floor, Municipal Center. Also, open Thursdays 2-4 p.m., and by appointment. Call 802-258-4957; histsoc@sover.net; brattleborohistoricalsociety.org.

Brattleboro History Center: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Brattleboro Historical Society's new History Center, 196 Main St., Masonic Center. Series of changing exhibits. Fort Dummer replica, facts about artifacts; old signs, maps, prescriptions, gowns. Information: 802-258-4957 or histsoc@sover.net.

Brooks Memorial Library: 224 Main St., Brattleboro. Check out free museum passes to 16 local area museums: BMAC, Tasha Tudor, MASS MoCA, VINS, Eric Carle, Smith College, Shelburne, Bennington, Echo Lake, Vt. State Park passes and more. Click on button "Tixkeeper Museum Passes" at http://brookslibraryvt.org/borrow/museum-passes or call 802-254-5290, ext. 0.

Gift shop: The Walpole Historical Society Museum and Gift Shop are open every Saturday noon to 4 p.m. This year's exhibits center on "Walpole Short Stories." The piano in the museum's main gallery is the one lent to Louisa May Alcott when her family summered here. The bicycle of Dr. William Tatem, a country doctor who made house calls any time day or night, is upstairs on display. Visitors will also see a photograph of Walpole's turn of the century fire department. Located on Main Street with parking up the hill behind the Museum.

Seniors

RSVP Volunteer Center: The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Windham County has a variety of volunteer positions available with area nonprofits, schools, senior centers, hospitals, and food shelves. Volunteers are needed to visit/call home-bound seniors, deliver meals, provide rides, mentor in schools, tax-return help, food support and blood drives. There is always a need and volunteering makes a huge difference in peoples' lives. RSVP is an active community of seniors (55+) helping seniors and the disabled stay healthy and enjoy living at home longer. For information, call 802-254-7515.

Support Groups

Debtors Anonymous: For people that suffer from compulsive spending, chronic under earning. constant credit card debt, IRS problems, terminal vagueness about money and other financial issues. Debt coaches available. Meets every Saturday, 10 a.m., at the Turning Point at 39 Elm in Brattleboro. Coffee is free.

Thrift shops

Hospice Thrift Shop: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Experienced Goods Thrift Shop for Brattleboro Area Hospice, 77 Flat St., Brattleboro. Selling quality clothing, books, housewares, furniture and more. Seeking donations, 802-254-5200.

West Townshend Thrift Shop: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon.-Sat., second floor, above, West Townshend Post Office, Route 30. Sponsored by The West River Community Project. Community closet with large selection of men's, women's and children's clothing, footwear; housewares, books, movies and toys.

Worn Again Thrift Shop: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Edmund's Catholic Church, Saxtons River. Clothing for all; shoes, boots and sneakers; bedding; household articles; toys. Operated by volunteers of West River Mission of Putney and churches in Putney, Townshend, Stratton Mountain and Saxtons River.

Sunday

Food & Shelter

Free meal: The West Brattleboro Baptist Church continues to provide a free community meal on the last Sunday of each month, from noon to 2 p.m. This is open to the public and all are welcome to attend at 979 Western Avenue, West Brattleboro.

Mind & Body

Sitting and Walking Meditation Practice: 10 a.m.-noon, Vermont Insight Meditation Center, in Neighbor's Hall, Solar Hill, Brattleboro. For everyone. Paul Rodrigue will lead the practice.

Miscellaneous

Community Circle Dance: 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. Led by Diana Moore. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. Donations appreciated. For more information call Parker Huber at 802-257-9108 or Mary Ellen Cannon at 603-631-0768.

Hinsdale Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Millstream Riverfront Park, Route 119, downtown Hinsdale, N.H. Live entertainment and demonstrations. Products from local growers, harvesters, bakers, prepared food vendors, artisans and crafters. Information or to become a vendor, visit www.hinsdalefarmers.com or e-mail hinsdalefarmers@gmail.com.

Quilting Classes: First Sunday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Norton House, A Quilters Paradise, in Wilmington. There will be classes and clubs for beginners, as well as more experienced quilters. The Norton House has been an established quilt shop for over 40 years featuring a large selection of 100 percent quilting fabrics, sewing machines, and a complete sewing machine repair shop. For more information email info@nortonhousequilting.com or call 802-464-7213.

Volunteer Opportunities: United Way of Windham County recruits volunteers to bring HOPE to Windham County through volunteer service in health, prosperity, and education-related programs. Visit www.unitedwaywindham.org and click on "Volunteer" to learn about meaningful volunteer opportunities at local organizations like Youth Services, Southern Vermont Therapeutic Riding Center and West River Valley Thrives. For more information, contact Victoria Chertok, Volunteer Engagement Manager, at 802-257-4011 x111 or volunteer@unitedwaywindham.org.

Seniors

RSVP Volunteer Center: The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Windham County has a variety of volunteer positions available with area nonprofits, schools, senior centers, hospitals, and food shelves. Volunteers are needed to visit/call home-bound seniors, deliver meals, provide rides, mentor in schools, tax-return help, food support and blood drives. There is always a need and volunteering makes a huge difference in peoples' lives. RSVP is an active community of seniors (55+) helping seniors and the disabled stay healthy and enjoy living at home longer. For information, call 802-254-7515.

Support Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous: 10-11 a.m., The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Eye Openers.