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Swimming pool

Brattleboro: The Living Memorial Park Swimming Pool will be opening for the season on June 18 at 1 p.m. for general swim. Season passes are on sale at the Gibson-Aiken Center. Anyone purchasing a pass between now and June 16 will receive a 10 percent discount. After June 16 passes will be available at the swimming pool. The regular rates for Brattleboro residents are $25 students, $35 adults, $65 family, and $10 toddler. The regular rates for non residents are $40 students, $50 adults, $90 family, and $20 toddler. For more information, visit or call 802-254-5808.


Jumble sale

Brattleboro: Centre Congregational Church at 193 Main St. hosts its annual jumble sale on May 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. and May 21 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Spring and summer clothing and accessories, toys, books, household items, games and sporting equipment. All items by donation, no price tags. For information, call 802-254-4730.

Senior meal

Halifax: On May 20, the next Halifax senior meal will be served at noon at the Halifax Community Hall located at 20 Brook Road in W. Halifax. The menu includes fruit with cottage cheese, sweet sausage stroganoff, hot rolls and cake and ice cream. All seniors are welcome. A call to Joan at 802-368-7733 is greatly appreciated. Sponsored by Senior Solutions.


Townshend: Ben Carson will be playing a variety of music on ukulele at the West Townshend Store on May 20. Pizza baking in the outdoor oven will begin at 5 p.m. Build your own, at $10 a pie, from a number of tasty ingredients. Beer, wine and other refreshments are also available. Music will begin at 6:30 p.m. The Windham School Ukulele Payers will open the evening with a few numbers.

Teen dance

Bellows Falls: Women of the Moose host its next Teen Dance on May 20 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Bellows Falls Moose Family Center, 59 Henry St. $3 per person. Food, drinks, and prizes are just a part of the fun. Music, dancing, and Hula hooping.

Soil symphony

Dummerston: This month's Transition Dummerston potluck and program will be held on May 20, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., at the Southeast Vermont Learning Collaborative, at 471 Putney Rd. This month's program is "Gardening to Grow More Food Locally," and will include a showing of parts of the award-wining documentary, "Symphony of the Soil." The program is free and open to the public, and people from surrounding towns are encouraged to come and join in the conversation. Potluck at 6, p.m. For more information, contact Bill at 802-257-1020 or Ken at 802-387-5288.

Library closed

Dover: The Dover Free Library will be closed for renovations May 20 to 30. The library will re-open for regular business hours on May 31 at 2 p.m. Telephone and email messages will still be received during that time. The outside book drop will remain open and due dates will be adjusted. For additional information, call 802-348-7488 or visit

Outing Club

Brattleboro: The Brattleboro Outing Club is accepting today, May 20, from noon to 2 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m., canoes, kayaks, rowing shells, small sailboats and stand-up paddleboards for its annual consignment sale and swap, at 127 Marlboro Rd. Equipment can also be dropped off May 21 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. The sale and swap is set for May 21, with the swap from 11:30 a.m. to noon and the sale from noon to 2 p.m., also at 127 Marlboro Rd. For more information, email or visit

Farmers' market

Brattleboro: May 21 is Kids' Day at the Brattleboro Area Farmers' Market. Youth are invited to set up a table and vend their homemade, handcrafted wares. The market is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Route 9. Email for more information.

Bird song

Grafton: On May 21, Bob Engel will lead an intimate nature walk during the height of spring migration at The Nature Museum in Grafton. For those who would like to carpool, will meet at 7 a.m. to carpool to a remote private property 10 minutes away, which has a brook, pond, meadow and woods. Engel's bird walk will begin at 7:30 and end around 9:30. The Nature Museum is located at 186 Townshend Rd.

Turkey buffet

Alstead, N.H.: Turkey Buffet at Third Congregational Church, May 21, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Takeout available. Adults age 13 and over $10; children age 6 through 12, $5; children under 6 free. Turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry, potato, peas, carrots, rolls, beverages, dessert. Information: Joanne 603-835-6734 or Myrna 603-835-2939.

Book sale

Dummerston: The annual Geranium Festival and Book Sale to benefit the Lydia Taft Pratt Library will be held on May 21, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Dummerston Community Center, 150 West St. The event includes a silent auction. Refreshments will be on sale. For more information call the library at 802-258-9878. To donate books, call Barbara Clark at 802-254-2514.

Contra dance

Dummerston: There will be a community contra dance at the Evening Star Grange on May 21 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Live music with "Jokers Wild." Aidan Murphy on fiddle, Everest Witman on guitar and Alden Witman on Penny whistle. Peter Amidon calling and storytelling. All ages and levels of experience are welcome. Potluck supper at 5:30. $4 for children, $7 for adults and $20 for families. Refreshments. Information at 802-257-1819 or


Brattleboro: Curbside compost carts will be on sale on May 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $10 at the Memorial Park ice skating rink. From 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. there will be information session on trash, recycling and composting.

Peace pole

Putney: On May 21 at 2:30 p.m., the Putney Cares Board invites the community to the dedication of a Peace Pole, which was donated with generous community contributions spearheaded by Eva Mondon. The planting will take place by the old Ash House in front of the Putney Activities Barn located at 54 Kimball Hill Rd.

Folk dance

Putney: Annamarie Pluhar and Gideon Morse will teach Norwegian Folk Dancing on May 21 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., followed by dancing with Hardanger Fiddle until 10 p.m., at the Putney Cares Barn, 54 Kimball Hill Rd. $10 to $15, by donation. Please bring smooth-soled clean shoes. For information, contact Annamarie at 802-451-1941 or

Swap program

Brattleboro: The WSWMD Swap Program on Old Ferry Road 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. The Swap Program is open Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Items brought in must be clean and 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. Some items that usually are not accepted are appliances, upholstered furniture, carpet, computers, mattresses, clothes and tires. These items may be placed on Freecycle ( Items available this week include ceiling fan, water bottles, bathroom sinks, plastic sled, stroller, twin bed frame, toddler bike seat, bird cage, Elizabethan collars, assorted bags, games, car bike rack, records, small pet carrying case. Swap Program information is available at

White Ash

Westminster: There will be a springtime hike to the largest White Ash in Vermont on May 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The rain date is Sunday May 22. The tree is located on Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association property off Headwaters Trail in Westminster. Forester Arthur Westing will lead hikers and will discuss the characteristics of a Vermont forest and the factors that affect the health of this truly remarkable specimen, which should be on display in all its leafy glory. Participants should wear hiking shoes, bring water, and meet at the Westminster West Church to carpool to the trailhead. For more informatino, visit or contact Arthur Westing at 802-387-2152 or

Plant and bake sale

Guilford: The Guilford Historical Society will hold its Annual Plant and Bake Sale on May 21 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m., rain or shine. The sale will take place in the Algiers section of Guilford at Richmond's Garage at the corner of Route 5 and the Guilford Center Roads. The sale will feature plants that are all moderately priced and that have been locally raised- as well as a variety of baked goods from some of the finest cooks in the Guilford area. Pies, cookies, and other delicacies will be offered. The sale will benefit the Society's work in maintaining the 1822 Guilford Historical Museum, the 1837 Guilford Center Meeting House, and the 1797 Brick One Room School House. Persons willing to donate their plants to the sale are asked to pot them in advance of the sale and then to bring them to Richmond's Garage between 8 and 9 a.m. on May 21. Baked goods should also be brought at that time. For more information, call Mary Sargent at 802-257-0004 or Shirley Squires at 802-254-2468.

Fish migration

Greenfield, Mass.: The Connecticut River Watershed Council joins over 1,500 organizations around the world to celebrate World Fish Migration Day on May 21. World Fish Migration Day is a one-day global celebration to raise awareness about importance of migratory fish and the need for healthy rivers. You are invited to join CRWC at three events they are hosting or co-hosting along the Connecticut River. For details, visit or

Plant sale

Brattleboro: The Brattleboro Floral Arts and Garden Club will hold its annual spring plant sale on May 21, starting at 9 a.m. The sale will take place in the Green Mountain Chapel parking lot on Western Ave, next to the Creamery Bridge. Available for purchase are hardy perennials, herbs, and annuals that are well-suited for spring planting. They are all grown locally by members of the Garden Club and are reasonably priced to support community members who are creating or expanding their gardens. The event will take place rain or shine. Come early for the best selection and preview the plants starting at 8:30 am. For more information about the event or about the Brattleboro Garden Club, contact Ann Newsmith, 802-257-4710,


Brattleboro: On May 22, from 3 to 5 p.m., the Root Social Justice Center, at 22 Williams St., hosts "Change Takes Everyone, 'Joanna Macy and the Great Turning.'" Parents Exchange for Change, a campaign of 350Vermont, in building solidarity amongst parents by taking action to protect the health and safety of the collective future. There will be a 26-minute film followed by a discussion. Kids activities and childcare available. Free. Contact

Contra dance

Brattleboro: On May 22, Brattleboro Dance will present a contra dance with caller Chrissy Fowler accompanied by the piano and fiddle duo Audrey Budington and Clayton Clemetson at 118 Elliot Street, from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission is $10 adults, $8 College students with ID and $5 for youth high school and younger. For additional information, visit or call 802-258-1723.

Civil War

Saxtons River: Music of the Civil War is the topic of a program May 22 at 7 p.m. at Main Street Arts. Singer and researcher Linda Radtke will share songs from the Vermont Civil War Songbook based on a sheet music collection in the Vermont Historical Society archives of songs that were popular in Vermont during the 1860s. From sentimental songs about the girl back home to satirical ballads, Radtke will trace how the popular song changed from patriotic to more somber tones as the war progressed and Vermont lost more of its bright young men to gunfire and disease. The program is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by MSA and the historical society and is made possible by a grant from the Vermont Humanities Council. Main Street Arts is fully handicapped accessible and the museum has one low step at the entrance.


Walpole, N.H.:Would you like to know what to plant to attract the most number of birds, bees, and butterflies to your garden? This workshop on May 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Distant Hill Gardens will do just that. Michael Nerrie will begin the workshop with an indoor presentation followed by a stroll through the gardens to see first hand the many trees, shrubs, and perennials best suited to attract wildlife to your yard. A large part of the discussion will be pointing out the advantages of using mostly native plants in your design. Suggested donation is$10. Registration is required at or 603-756-4179.

Farmers market

Hinsdale, N.H.: The Hinsdale and Winchester Farmers Markets will be opening soon. Located downtown at the Millstream Riverfront Park on Route 119, the Hinsdale Farmers Market will be open on Sundays, starting May 22, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., The market will be offering live entertainment and demonstrations in addition to products from local growers, harvesters, prepared food vendors, artisans and crafters. There is ample parking available. For more information or to become a vendor, visit or e-mail or


Williamsville: On May 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Thosum Gephelling Institute, Buddhist Nun Amy Miller will lead "Dealing with Difficult People, a Buddhist Perspective." A $10 donation is recommended but no one is turned away for lack of funds. For more information contact Gary Keiser at 802 258 8023 or

Riparian talk

Dummerston: On May 23 at 7 p.m., Windham Regional Woodlands Association will sponsor a talk by Vermont State Representative David Deen about the importance of riparian zones at the Vermont Learning Collaborative, 471 Route 5. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Arthur Westing at 802-387-2865 or

Climate change ethics

Brattleboro: The Climate Change Café will host Marlboro College Professor, William Edelglass for a presentation on "Ethics and Climate Change," on May 24 at 6 p.m. at the Brooks Memorial Library. The event is free, and light refreshments will be available. For further information, contact Tim Stevenson, or 802-869-2141.


Brattleboro: Curbside compost carts will be on sale on May 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. for $10 at the Memorial Park ice skating rink. At 6 p.m. there will be information session on trash, recycling and composting.

Heat pumps

Brattleboro: On May 25, from 5 to 8 p.m., Sustainable Energy Outreach Network and Brattleboro Climate Protection are hosting a seminar on heat pump water heaters, at the Marlboro Graduate Center, on Vernon Street. Time will be set aside at the beginning and end of the program to meet with vendors. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. there will be a presentation by Marcus Jones of Efficiency Vermont followed by exhibitors speaking to the benefits and features of their products. Given the limited seating capacity, registration is encouraged with a $5 fee at the door to cover costs. To register, or for further information, email

Minard Pond

Rockingham: Join Greater Falls Connections for a community walk along Minard's Pond on May 25 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. This is a continuation of the community dialogue nights and will feature a discussion on "natural highs" with naturalist Kim Galandak-O'Conner, who will lead a nature walk at the pond. To join the walk, meet at the pump house at Minards Pond at 6 p.m. just north of Bellows Falls, off Route 5 on Pond Road. Food will be provided. Find out more about the work of GFC at

'Mr. Turner'

Bellows Falls: The Rockingham Arts and Museum Project, Sherwin Art Glass, Flying Canvas Studio and Hunter Studio will host the film, "Mr. Turner," starring British actor Timothy Spall and directed by Mike Leigh on May 25 7:30 p.m. as part of Classic Movie Night at the Bellows Falls Opera House on the Square in downtown Bellows Falls. Admission to the film is $5 which begins at 7:30 p.m. The raffle will be drawn at the end of the Open Studio Weekend and you need not be present to win.

Senior meal

Dummerston: Evening Star Grange and Senior Solutions will present their 4th Wednesday luncheon on May 25 at the Grange Hall in Dummerston Center, beginning at noon. Chefs Sallie May and Larry Lynch will present a menu of pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, broccoli salad, with yellow cake with common sauce for dessert. Take-outs are available by calling the Grange on Wednesday morning at 802-254-1138. Books will be available from the Lydia Taft Pratt Library until the next meal.

Social media

Putney: Are you a parent of a middle school or high school age teenage? Is your teen on social media? Join other parents for an evening of discussion surrounding the tough navigation of social media use, pressures, bullying and the dangers your teen may encounter just through the use of their phone at the Putney Library on May 26 at 7 p.m., facilitated by Anna Mullany, the Youth Advocate from the Women's Freedom Center — the local organization working to end domestic and sexual violence. The event is free and open to the public.

Vermont Yankee

Brattleboro: The next meeting of the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel will be held on May 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room at Brattleboro Area Middle School. At the meeting the Panel will receive decommissioning updates from the state of Vermont and Entergy. The Panel will hear a presentation from the state of the Vermont on the comments the state filed in response to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's advance notice of proposed rulemaking for decommissioning of power reactors. The Panel will also discuss the federal taxation of nuclear decommissioning trust funds and consider an amendment to the panel Charter regarding public access to panel meetings.

Free food

Townshend: Grace Cottage Hospital is hosting the Vermont Foodbank's free food distribution program the fourth Thursday of every month for those in need. Fresh food items available may include potatoes, carrots, squash, apples, and more. Participants are asked to take only what they need for their own household and to bring reusable shopping bags or boxes. The next distribution is set for May 26 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Grace Cottage's Ambulance Garage. Fro more information, call 802-365-3752.

Senior meal

Williamsville: On May 26 at noon at the Williamsville Town Hall, in the downstairs dining room, there will be dinner for seniors in Williamsville and surrounding communities. The menu includes meatloaf, mashed potatoes, carrots with dill, salad, rolls, and strawberry/rhubarb crisp. The delicious meal is prepared at the Williamsville Town Hall kitchen by Jon Julian owner/chef of Top of the Hill Grill, hosted by Nancy Rysz and Nissa Petrak 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. Call Nancy Rysz at 802-348-7729, or Nissa Petrak at 802-348-6301 for information and reservations.

Blooming flowers

Walpole, N.H.: On May 27 from 3 to 5 p.m., Michael and Kathy Nerrie host a tour of their Distant Hill Gardens. Many of the plantings over the past 20 years have been purchased through the Cheshire County Conservation District Annual Fedco Plant Sale. The Bloom tour will feature these plantings giving participants a rare opportunity to see them full grown and flowering. RSVP by calling 603-756-2988, ext. 115, or by email to

Healing walk

Williamsville: The Manitou Project will hold a Healing Walk on May 27, from 4 to 6 p.m. This meditative walk on Manitou's Sanctuary Trail will be led by Fred Taylor, and will include poems or other readings, and chances to share about the experience. Rain or Shine. Healing walks will be held every second and fourth Friday of each month until October. The Manitou Project seeks to foster community with Nature, on its 235 acre land preserve. For information, contact Fred at 802-387-2681.

Spring festival

Williamsville: Timson Hill Preschool will host its Annual Spring Festival on May 28, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. This popular, family-friendly event includes fun activities for everyone, including a petting zoo, pony rides, a bounce house, a fire engine, a variety of arts and crafts and indoor activities, an outdoor playground, as well as hamburgers, hotdogs, and baked goods. Admission is $5 per person or $10 per family, and all proceeds go to celebrating and fostering continued success of this preschool program. For more information, call Kathie at 802-348-6319, email, or visit


Brattleboro: Curbside compost carts will be on sale on May 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $10 at the Memorial Park ice skating rink. From 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. there will be information session on trash, recycling and composting.

Flea market

Winchester, N.H.: The Ladies Society of The United Church of Winchester, at the corner of Main Street and Parker Street, will host a craft fair and flea market on May 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. A broad variety of Ccrafters including homemade soaps, jewelry, dips, jams and jellies and flea marketers will be available. Coffee and muffins available in the morning and lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Chicken barbecue

West Brattleboro: A chicken barbecue will be sponsored by the West Brattleboro Association on May 28 starting at 11 a.m. and lasting until it's all gone, in front of the First Congregational Church on Western Avenue. Desserts will also be available. For $6 you can get half a barbecued chicken, or you can enjoy it with sides of baked beans and coleslaw for $10. Proceeds from the barbecue help defray the expense of the projects undertaken by the West Brattleboro Association.

Pie sale

Guilford: A spring tradition, the Memorial Day Weekend Pie Sale of the Guilford Community Church, will be held on May 28 from 9 a.m. to noon at the corner of Route 5 and Guilford Center Road. In addition to homemade apple, strawberry rhubarb, pecan, pumpkin and specialty pies, the church's famous baked beans and potato salad will be sold, a great addition to any holiday barbecue or picnic. All proceeds benefit the church, which actively supports over 15 local programs that serve the community including Hospice and Meals on Wheels.

Book and plant sale

Putney: Putney Public Library will hold its annual Book and Plant Sale on May 28 from 9 a.m. to noon. Come browse an eclectic assemblage of pre-loved books and pick from wonderful donations of houseplants, perennial, seeds starts, and more. All funds raised will benefit the library's programs. The library will not be open for regular library functions during this special event. Volunteers for helping the day of the sale and donations of plants and books are still being sought. Please bring book donations during open hours (Monday through Friday 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sat 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.). Contact the library about plant donations or volunteering at 802-387-4407.

Community meal

West Brattleboro: On May 29, from noon to 1:45 p.m., West Brattleboro Baptist Church hosts its free Community Outreach meal. The menu includes homemade baked beans, hot dogs, tossed salad, fruit, dessert, and beverage of choice.

Memorial Day

Vernon: The annual Vernon Community Memorial Day Service will be held at the Pond Road Chapel located at 634 Pond Rd. on May 30 at 3:30 p.m. The story of World War II pilot 2nd Lt. Michael E. Butinsky, whose plane was shot down over Poland, will be presented, and descendants of Lt. Butinsky's family will take part in the program. Featured musicians will be the Amidon family playing brass instruments. This event is planned and presented by the Vernon Historians. Those wishing to ride the Vernon bus, please call Reita at 802-254-2694.

Citizen activism

Grafton: Mitch Frankenberg, a member of the West Rutland Select Board and author of the new book, "Twists, Turns, and Yellow Brick Roads: A Declaration of Independence, Empathy and Self-Control," will speak about why Vermont and land throughout the world is targeted for large-scale build-outs of wind, solar and gas and why as citizens we need to pay attention. At the next meeting of the Grafton Woodlands Group, June 1, at 6:30 p.m. at the Grafton Elementary School. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.


Bellows Falls: The Rockingham Library is looking for people interested in playing games this summer. Scrabble, chess, cribbage or bridge are options, but the possibilities are endless. If you have an interest or any other game ideas, please give the library a call by June 4 at 802-463-4270 or email Anne at


Walpole, N.H.: On June 3, the Walpole Historical Society will host Greg Gathers and Marguerite Mathews, who will discuss "New England Utopia: Transcendental Communities," at 7 p.m. in the Walpole Town Hall. The New Hampshire Humanities Council is also a sponsor for this event. Doors open at 6:30; light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to this free event.

'Lace Jury'

Guilford: On June 3, 4 and 5, at the Guilford Center Stage, Broad Brook Grange, there will be a presentation of "The Lace Jury & Nocturne Titanica," one-act plays by Michael Nethercott, at 7:30 p.m. $10 general admission. Advance tickets at or 800-838-3006.

Vernon history

Vernon: The Vernon Historical Museum, located at 4201 Fort Bridgman Road in Vernon, will open for the season on June 5. The Museum is open each year from June through September on Sunday afternoons from 2 to 4 p.m. and also by appointment. The Vernon Historians will hold a pie sale again this year on the museum's opening day to raise funds for the work of their organization. The Historians are requesting donations of pies of any variety from members and non-member friends of the organization. Pies may be dropped off at the museum on the day of the sale, beginning at 1:30 p.m., or donors may call Peg Frost at 802-254-2263 or Nancy Gassett 802-257-4675 to make other arrangements.

Women's ensemble

Brattleboro: Singer/songwriter and guitar instructor Lisa McCormick is offering a brand new Women's Easy Acoustic Music Ensemble Class, beginning June 7, in Brattleboro. The class invites women to experience playing acoustic folk and boomer classic songs together, in a fun easygoing group ensemble. Women with basic functional skills on an acoustic instrument are encouraged to join. Instruments may include guitar, ukulele, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, bass, keyboards, and others. Singing is optional, and encouraged. Class will run for six weeks, at the Marlboro Graduate Center, 28 Vernon St., featuring off-street parking and wheelchair accessibility. Class time is 7 to 8:15 p.m. Tuition is a sliding scale between $140 and $160. A $50 deposit is required to reserve a spot, as class size is limited. Visit for more information.

Dance party

Jamaica: The Jamaica Arts Council begins the summer concert season on June 4 with Sunny Lowdown's Dance Party. The doors of Jamaica's Town Hall open at 6 p.m. and the music starts at 7 p.m. $10 at the door.

WFC benefit

Brattleboro: On June 4, at the Hooker Dunham Theatre & Gallery at 8 p.m., Jerry Levy presents "The Third Coming: Marx Returns," as a benefit for the Women's Freedom Center. Sliding scale donations, $8 to $30. Tickets sold at the door only.


Brattleboro: On June 15 at 6:30 p.m. there will be an information session on trash, recycling and composting in the Select Board meeting room. This will also be broadcast live on BCTV and later re-broadcast.

Old Home Day

Jamaica: Vendors now needed for Jamaica Old Home Day, which is set for July 23. Artists, crafters, homesteaders, gardeners, self-sustaining entrepreneurs and vendors. For more information and to get an application, contact or find Jamaica Old Home Day on Facebook.

Fair Day

Townshend: The Grace Cottage Hospital Auxiliary Fair Day is continuing a wonderful tradition. The Aug. 6 event will again include an art show. Area artists and craftspeople are encouraged to display their works in this show, which will be held in the Townshend Church on the Townshend Common throughout Fair Day. The artwork and crafts pieces in the show will be for sale, with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit Grace Cottage Hospital. Those interested in exhibiting in the show should contact Lois Phoenix at 802-365-7568 or, Pokey Lyman at 365-7964 or, or Lauri Miner at 802-365-4194 or as soon as possible. Space is limited. The Grace Cottage Hospital Auxiliary Fair Day is a major fundraiser that helps the hospital purchase needed equipment. This year's Fair Day begins at 9 a.m. and goes until 6 p.m. on August 6. For more information about Fair Day, call 802-365-9992 or 802-365-9109.