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Townshend: The Townshend Pumpkin Festival has vendor spaces available for the craft Ffair at the 34th Annual Pumpkin Festival, set for Oct. 15 "On the Common" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For crafters interested in a space or having questions, contact Kevin Burke at 802-380-1875 or Walter Meyer at 802-365-4246. Vendors may also find an application form at .

Spanish classes

Rockingham: Community Spanish Conversation Classes, led by Roci Franco from Universidad of Cadiz (Spain), will soon begin at the Rockingham Library. All Franco needs to know is what time and day of the week are best for interested individuals. Please call the Library's front desk 802-463-4270 to log your preferred day and time or email Classes should begin in mid-July. Participants are not required to be fluid speakers, although bringing a few basic skills could be helpful. Don't feel intimidated if you are a beginner. Franco says, "Remember, those of us who are more advanced were once beginners.


" This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 802-463-4270, visit or stop by the Library at 65 Westminster St. in Bellows Falls.

Shumlin at Bradley House

Brattleboro: On July 6, at 12:30 p.m., Governor Peter Shumlin will be at Bradley House to help kick off the next phase in a long history of the home's service to community's elders. The public is welcome to attend the event at 65 Harris Ave.. A planned expansion and redevelopment of Bradley House will restore the home to its former beauty while ensuring safety and accessibility for residents. In partnership with Holton Home, Bradley House will be prepared to serve the next generation of seniors who need residential care. For more information, contact Cindy Jerome, executive director, at 802-254-5524, ext. 6.


Wilmington: The Pettee Memorial Library Cookbook Book Club will be cooking up Lebanese dishes from "Rose Water and Orange Blossoms" and sharing them in the library at 6 p.m. on July 6. The cookbook is available in the library. Please sign up to share a dish in advance. Contact Allison Maynard, 802-464-8557 or

Drum class

Brattleboro: African Dance Vermont presents Central African drum class with Raoul Ombang on July 6, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Brattleboro Stone Church, 210 Main St. All levels are welcome. Drums are available for those who need one. The cost is $10. For more information on dance and drum classes, visit or find African Dance VT on Facebook.

Frederick Douglass

Brattleboro: On July 6 at 7 p.m. at the Centre Congregational Church on Main Street there will be a community reading and discussion of the 4th of July speech given by the 19th century orator and abolitionist, Frederick Douglass. The event is free and open to the public and it is sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council, Brattleboro Community Justice Center, Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity, Community Change, Inc., Brattleboro Area Interfaith Initiative, Brattleboro Area Interfaith Clergy Association and Centre Congregational Church. For more information, contact Claire Halverson at or 802-254-6098.

Tech Time

Wilmington: Learn the basics of downloading free e-books from the Pettee Memorial Library during Tech Time at 4 p.m. on July 7. Contact Allison Maynard, 802-464-8557 or

Brooks Memorial Library

Brattleboro: Healthy Habitats! On July 7 from 3 to 5 p.m. come to the library to learn about where animals live and what keeps them healthy. Listen to a story, explore animal homes, make a craft. For ages 4 and up and their families. Call 802-254-5290, ext. 110, or email to register. This program is sponsored by the Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center.


Bellows Falls: Celia Bohannon and friends will present the vintage game Bali at the Rockingham Library on July 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. Bali is a word building game from the 1950s. More Bali games are planned for July and August. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 802 463-4270, visit or stop by the library at 65 Westminster St.

Community dinner

Townshend: The community is invited to dinner at noon on July 7, at the Townshend Church. The meal is sponsored by Senior Solutions. Townshend Dam Diner's Chef Stephanie prepares the food. Suggested donation if $3.50 for people 60 years and up; all others $4. Take-outs will be available. Everyone is welcome.

Spend Smart, Eat Smart

Wilmington: Learn how to eat well on a budget, sample baked oat muffins, and learn the recipe during a Spend Smart, Eat Smart program at Pettee Memorial Library at 10 a.m. on July 8. This program is sponsored by SASH. Contact Allison Maynard, 464-8557 or

Healing walk

Williamsville: On July 8, from 4 to 6 p.m., there will be a meditative walk, including poems or other readings, and chances to share. Rain or Shine. 300 Sunset Lake Rd. Meet at the parking lot at 4 p.m. For more information, call Fred at 802-387-2681.

Farmers market

Townshend: The Townshend Farmers Market runs every Friday through Oct. 14 from 4 to 7 p.m. on the lawn of the historic West Townshend Country Store. Shop between 4 and 5 and receive a $2 discount on any purchase of $10 or more from participating vendors. Find the farmers market on Facebook at

'Jungle Jim'

Brattleboro: The Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department, as part of the TGIF Morning Matinee, presents "Jungle Jim" (Balloon Magic), at the Living Memorial Park Rotary Theater on July 8 at 10:30 a.m. This is the first performance of the TGIF Morning Matinees. This show is free and day care groups are welcome to attend. If there are special needs required, please call the Recreation & Parks Office at 802-254-5808. In case of rain, the show will be moved inside to the Nelson Withington Skating Facility. For more information, call 802-254-5808 or visit


Dover: The fantastic folk duo Rebecca Hall and Ken Andersen, better known as Hungrytown, will play the Dover Free Library on July 8, at 7 p.m. All are welcome. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 802-348-7488 or visit


Brattleboro: The Hive Mutual Support Network presents Creative Maladjustment Day, part of a worldwide, week-long celebration of "maladjusted" pride, on July 9, with free workshops from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and a pay-what/if-you-can concert from 7 to 11 p.m. For more information, visit or the Facebook group at

Artists Reception

Newfane: The Moore Free Library, 23 West Street, will host an Artists Reception, for the Robert L. Crowell Art Gallery, on July 9, 1 to 3 p.m. Featured artist will be Rich Ray "Mixed Media Abstracts, female figures and faces." The public is welcome. For more information visit or call 802-365-7948.

Yard sale

Bellows Falls: The Ladies Aid of the First Baptist Church will host a yard sale on July 9 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds go to local, nation, and international missions. For more information, call 802-463-4311.

Re-Think Hinsdale's Streets

Hinsdale, N.H.: On July 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Millstream Riverfront Park, come to see what Hinsdale's streets could look like. For one day only, Main Street will be transformed into a more walkable, bikeable, vibrant and active public space. Come see an example of a Complete Streets roadway design. This event is free and open to all.

Circle dance

Brattleboro: There will be a Community Circle Dance from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro, led by Julia Lynam. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. Donations appreciated. Information, call Parker Huber at 802-257-9108 or Mary Ellen Cannon at 603-631-0768.

Miller Farm history

Vernon: The Vernon Historians quarterly meeting will be held on July 12, at 6:30 p.m., downstairs at the Vernon Town Office Building at 567 Governor Hunt Road. The business meeting will be followed immediately, at approximately 7:30 p.m., by a short program presented by Paul Miller on the history of the Miller Farm, including pictures and stories. The event is free and open to the public, and the building is handicapped accessible. Refreshments will be served. The Miller Farm has one of the oldest and continuously operating Holstein-registered herds and is celebrating its 100th anniversary on July 17.

Concert series

Brattleboro: The acoustical trio "Three Way Street" will be performing at Brattleboro Common Art in the Park, concert series, on July 12, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. (Rain location: American Legion Hall, 32 Linden St.). Sponsored by the Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Department and Brattleboro Savings and Loan, the concert is free and open to the public.

Chamber mixer

Bellows Falls: Join the Great Falls Regional Chamber of Commerce on July 13, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for its annual mixer, "A Taste of the Great Falls Region," at the Waypoint Welcome Center, 17 Depot St. New, existing and prospective members are invited to experience the welcome center, designed with historical and interpretive area photographs. Enjoy local foods, microbrews and networking. Door prizes include the chance to win a free one-year Chamber membership worth $300. For more information, contact Deb or Doreen at, call 802-463-4280 or visit


Dover: On July 13, the Dover Free Library and the Vermont Humanities Council presents "Memorable Memoirs: Take Two." The first book for discussion is Eudora Welty's "One Writer's Beginnings." Copies are available at the library. All participants will have an opportunity to win a dinner for two at the Williamsville Eatery.

Senior lunch

Newfane: On July 14, at noon at the Newfane Congregational Church, there will be dinner for seniors in Newfane and surrounding communities. The menu includs Melon and Grapes, Broccoli Salad, Chicken Cordon Bleu with Linguine, Garlic and Cheese Bread and Ice Cream Sundae. The 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. Please call Winnie Dolan at 802-365-7870 for information.

In-Sight potluck

Brattleboro: Eighteen youth from all over the country have come to Vermont for In-Sight Photography Project's Exposures Cross-Cultural Youth Arts Program this summer. Exposures is a three-week immersion in the study of photography, culture, and diversity, using the photographic arts as a language, common to youth from diverse communities and cultures. Participants come from partnering organizations in Arizona, California, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Vermont and range in age from 15 to 21. From late June to mid-July, the Exposures participants engage with their host community. Exposures culminates in an exhibition of the photographs produced, along with a celebratory potluck community dinner. This year's dinner will be held July 15, at 5 p.m. on Winston Prouty's new campus on Maple Street, formerly the Austine School, in the dining room of the Vermont Hall. The public is invited to bring a potluck dish which has significance on either a personal, community, or cultural level. To RSVP for this potluck community dinner, please call 802-251-9960 or email For more information, please call 802-251-9961 or visit

Senior lunch

Guilford: The Guilford Senior Lunch, sponsored by Senior Solutions, will take place at noon on July 15 at the Guilford Community Church. The menu includes macaroni salad, pork loin, applesauce and slow cooked broccoli, with brownies for dessert. For more information and to make reservations, call 802-254-9774, no later than July 15.

Potluck luncheon

Walpole, N.H.: The Walpole Seniors will meet at the First Congregational Church in Walpole at noon on Monday, July 18, for a potluck luncheon. Please bring a dish to share with the members. We will welcome Steve Roberg from the Cheshire County Cooperative Extension as our speaker. He will be speaking on "Invasive Plant & Shrubs in our Yards." Bring a friend and enjoy some great food and fellowship.

Climate change

Brattleboro: The Climate Change Café will be on July 19 at 6 p.m. in the Brooks Memorial Library Meeting Room. The Cafe is free, and light refreshments will be available. For more information, contact Tim Stevenson at or 802-869-2141.

Free concert

Newfane: Cadillac Envy will play on the Court House Lawn at Newfane Common in a free concert on July 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. (rain location at the Union Hall). Sponsored by Newfane Anew Community Volunteers, dedicated to putting the shire town of Newfane and its three villages on the map. or call 802-365-0265 for more information.

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.

Colonial encampment

Hinsdale, N.H.: The Hinsdale Historical Society will be hosting a Colonial Encampment on Saturday, July 23, 2016 on the grounds of the Col. Ebenezer Hinsdale Farm, 609 Brattleboro Rdoad. The house and grounds will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Ebenezer Hinsdale Garrison Company will be demonstrating open hearth cooking, colonial medicine, hand crafts, and children's games. A blacksmith will be on hand to demonstrate his trade. For more information, contact Sharron Smith at 603-256- 6133 or

Chicken barbecue

Walpole, N.H.: On July 31, the First Congregational Church of Walpole will host the annual chicken barbecue before the band concert on the common. Take-out half chickens or meals will be available from 5 to 6 p.m. A meal consists of half chicken, potato salad, veggie sticks, rolls, cranberry sauce and lemonade. Donation is $6 for half chicken or $10 for meal. The meal is served inside in the event of rain. Tickets are available at Galloway Real Estate or by calling 603-445-5637.

Basketball camp

Saxtons River: Vermont Academy will be hosting a basketball skills camp this summer for boys ages 10 to 17, directed by Vermont Academy's head basketball coach, Alex Popp. The camp will run from Aug. 8 to 11, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Lucy Gym on Vermont Academy's campus. To download the brochure and register, go to Space is limited.

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.

Old Home Day

Bellows Falls: The 40th annual Rockingham Old Home Days will be held on Aug. 6, at the Waypoint Center. The Chamber is currently seeking craft, food, and flea market vendors to participate in this celebrated, family-friendly community event. Many new events have been added this year, including performances by the finalists of Southern Vermont Idol, and a record crowd is anticipated. For more information, contact Deb or Doreen at, call 802-463-4280 or visit

Vermont Prohibition

Brattleboro: Join author Adam Krakowski as he discloses the tumultuous side of Vermont's temperance movement in a presentation on "Vermont Prohibition: Teetotalers, Bootleggers, and Corruption," to be held Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m., at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center. Admission is free for BMAC members, students, and children 18 and under; $5 for non-members.

Food co-op

Putney: The Putney Food Co-op will hold an annual member meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 20 at the Putney Community Center.