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Townshend: The Townshend Pumpkin Festival has vendor spaces available for the craft fair 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 townshendvermont.org .
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
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.
Jamaica: The Jamaica School District will hold an Australian Vote on whether to withdraw from Leland and Gray High School District, July 12, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Jamaica Town Office. Following the vote, at 7 p.m., there will be a meeting of the Leland and Gray School Board.
Three way street
Brattleboro: The Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Department, as part of the Arts in the Parks Program, presents the musical group "Three Way Street" on the Brattleboro Common on Putney Road, on July 12 at 7 p.m. This is the third concert of the Summer Arts in the Park series for 2016. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved to the American Legion, Post 5 on Linden Street.
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 email@example.com, call 802-463-4280 or visit www.greatfallschamber.org.
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.
Dummerston: The Senior Solutions Senior Lunch for July 13 at Evening Star Grange will feature meatloaf, mashed potato and gravy, summer squash casserole and strawberry shortcake with homemade biscuits and real whipped cream for dessert. Serving is at Noon. The meal will be prepared by Larry Lynch and Sallie May and a donation of $3 for adults over 60 and $4 for the younger folks is suggested. Books from the Lydia Taft Pratt Library will be available for loan until the next lunch. Take outs will be available by calling the Grange at 802-254-1138 Wednesday morning.
Bondville: The Red Fox hosts Big Sams Funky Nation on July 13 starting at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information, visit redfoxinn.com.
Chesterfield, N.H.: The Chesterfield Senior Lunch for July will be held at Ware's Grove picnic area on Spofford Lake on July 13, at 12:30 p.m. Hot dogs, hamburgers, and potato salad will be served. A $5 donation is suggested. For reservations, call Joanne at 363-8348. A nurse will be available after 11:30 a.m. to take blood pressures.
Black Lives Matter
Brattleboro: There will be a Black Lives Matter rally and March in Brattleboro on July 13 at 5 p.m. The local chapter of Jobs With Justice www.jwj.org is helping to promote the events. It starts at the corner or Main and High streets. Details at www.facebook.com/events/878598308940651.
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.
Wilmington: On July 14 at 3 p.m. in Wilmington Hall, Elliott Greenblott, Vermont Fraud Watch Network Coordinator, in cooperation with AARP Vermont's Fraud Watch Network, will host "Scams, Fraud and Con Artists: Coming to a Computer near You." The program provides free information and resources including a national hotline to assist people who feel they may have become victims. For more information, call 413-219-9778 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The program is free, does not require preregistration, and is appropriate for all ages.
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 email@example.com. For more information, please call 802-251-9961 or visit www.insight-photography.org.
Wilmington: The Newfane Garden Club will visit Bob Forte's gardens on the Top of the Hill off Stowe Hill on July 14. Meet at 9:45 a.m. at the Newfane Church. After viewing the gardens, lunch will be hosted by Sue Reynen. Bring a bag lunch: beverage and dessert will be provided. Guests are welcome.
Responding to change
Brattleboro: The theme of the next meeting of BrattleMasters, the local Toastmasters club, is "Responding to Change." Lisa Sieverts, of Harrisville, N.H., will be the toastmaster of the evening. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on July 14 at the Marlboro College Graduate Center, 28 Vernon St., and will include speeches, evaluations, and reports by members. Guests are welcome to attend, and are also invited to participate in the extemporaneous speaking exercises. For more information, visit brattleboro.toastmastersclubs.org.
Brattleboro: Come to Brooks Memorial Library on July 14 from 3 to 5 p.m. to learn to program a 3D printer, robots, and more. A complete traveling makerspace will be here for one day only in the Children's Room. Spaces limited. Registration required. Call 802-254-5290, ext. 110 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. This program is for kids ages 6 and up and their families. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Brooks Memorial Library.
Marlboro: The Marlboro Historical Society invites all to its annual meeting on July 14 at 7 p.m. in the Town House in Marlboro Center. Deborah Lee Luskin will present "1964: A Watershed Year in Vermont's Political (and Cultural)" Refreshments will be served. The Town House is fully accessible.
Jamaica: The Jamaica Senior Luncheon will be held July 14 at the Jamaica Community Church on Main Street at noon. Lunch is sponsored by Senior Solutions of Vermont. The Jamaica Benefit Association supplies the paper goods, juice and coffee. Members of the Benefit and the Community Church volunteer to serve and clean up. Food is prepared by Stephanie of the Dam Diner. All are welcome, no reservations are required. Price is $3.50 for seniors all others $4.
West Brattleboro: The next monthly meeting of the West Brattleboro Association will be held on July 14 at 6 p.m. in the Community Room at Westgate Housing on Westgate Drive. Park on Westgate Drive if there is no room in the lot. After a review of the treasury report and addressing the issue of directors and officers insurance, there will be an update on the spring plantings and the upcoming BizUp event. The WBA meets monthly (except for August), usually on the second Thursday. WBA monthly meetings are open to all residents and business owners, and anyone else interested in West B.
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.
Halifax: July 15 is the next Halifax senior meal at the community hall at 20 Brook Road. The meal is an indoor picnic featuring hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, rolls, macaroni salad, homemade baked beans, pickles and watermelon for dessert. A call to Joan at 802-368-7733 is appreciated. Sponsored by Senior Solutions.
Jamaica: Jamaica's Historic Town Hall on Route 30 will be the spot for reggae music by Iyah on July 16 starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10, with proceeds benefiting the Jamaica Community Arts Council.
Hinsdale, N.H.: The First Congregational Church hosts a ham and bean supper, all you can eat, on July 16 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The menu includes spiral cut ham, baked beans, macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, rolls, and brownies and ice cream. $10 for adults, $5 for children between 4 and 12, free to children younger than 4.
Brattleboro: The Elm City Derby Damez, a flat-track roller derby team based out of the Monadnock Region, will continue it's 7th season on July 16. The game will be against Twin City Riot (Central Vermont Roller) from Montpelier, and will take place at the Nelson Withington Skating Facility. Admission is by donation. The game will start at 6 p.m. Visit www.elmcityderby.com for more information.
Williamsville: The Williamsville Hall presents the 8th Annual Barbecue Dinner on July 16 at 6 p.m. Food is courtesy Top of the Hill Grill and benefits the Hall Fund. The menu includes chicken, pulled pork, beans, cole slaw and corn bread; or for vegetarians, tempeh wrap, vegetarian beans, cole slaw and corn bread. Adults: $12. Kids under 10: $8. Drinks: $1. Desserts for sale. For more information, email email@example.com or visit www.williamsvillehall.com.
'It is written'
Vernon: A touring group of young people will give a concert at the Mountain View Seventh-day Adventist Church on July 16, at 6:30 p.m. Several local students will join the performers. The orchestra and choir will include some patriotic songs in the concert. The wheelchair accessible church is located at 1002 Fort Bridgman Rd. Free and open to the public.
Brattleboro: On July 17, at 2 p.m. at the Hooker Dunham Theater, Magician Jonas Cain will present his latest production, "It's a Magical Life," combining magic with comedy, poetry, and music. Tickets are $12 and will be available at the door, or you can reserve tickets by calling 800-969- 9778. For more information, visit www.jonascain.com.
Walpole, N.H.: On July 17 from 1 to 4 p.m., Distant Hill Gardens will host "Observing Nature With Your Camera." Steve Hooper, photographer for the Keene Sentinel, and Michael Nerrie of Distant Hill Gardens, will lead the three-hour workshop. All ability levels are welcome. There is a suggested donation of $15. Registration is required. For more information or to register, visit www.distanthill.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 603-756-4179.
Brattleboro: There will be a community circle dance on July 17 from 3:30 to 5:30 at the Aikido Studio at 11 Cottage St. Led by Gene Podhurst. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. Donations appreciated. Information: Parker Huber 802-257-9108 or Mary Ellen Cannon, 603-631-0768.
Green River Dam
Guilford: On July 17 at 2 p.m. at the Guilford Center Meeting House, the Guilford Historic Society presents a lecture on the historic Green River Dam by Addie and Addison Minott, who live next to the dam. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. For more information, call 802-257-7306.
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.
Bellows Falls: On July 18 at 5 p.m. the Rockingham Free Public Library will be welcoming a Children's Literacy Foundation storyteller who will present a fun and entertaining storytelling program for the whole family. After the storytelling, every child who attends will be able to select two brand new books to keep, thanks to a Summer Readers grant CLiF. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Rockingham Library at 802-463-4270, email email@example.com, or go online to rockinghamlibrary.org.
Brattleboro: On July 18 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Terry Sylvester presents "Life in Moldova — News From the Front," about her two years in Moldova as a Peace Corps volunteer. Free and open to the public.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-869-2141.
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. Emailinfo@newfaneanew.com or call 802-365-0265 for more information.
Drum and dance
Brattleboro: African Dance Vermont presents Central African drum and dance class with Raoul Ombang on July 20. The drum class is 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., followed by the dance class, at the Brattleboro Stone Church, 210 Main St. $10 for drum class; $15 for dance class. All levels are welcome. Drums are available for those who need one. Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing and bring a water bottle. Class will be accompanied by live drumming. The Stone Church is air conditioned. For more information, visit www.africandancevt.com and or find African Dance VT on Facebook.
Brattleboro: There will be a six-week ukulele for beginners class starting July 20. Learn to play the ukulele from scratch in a small group class. Students will learn tuning, basic chords and strumming techniques, and a bunch of fun easy songs to play. Wednesday evenings from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. in Neighbor's Hall. Sliding scale tuition $140 to 160. Taught by Lisa McCormick. More information and registration at http://bit.ly/UkeClass.
Bellows Falls: Linda Guzynski will lead "Cycles of Opportunity," a discussion of astrology, on July 20 at 5 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room of the Rockingham Library. For more information, visit www.starbirdastrology.com.
Bellows Falls: On July 21 at noon, the Rockingham Library is hosting a brown bag book talk. Bring one or two book recommendations and a brown bag lunch. Fiction, nonfiction, classics, graphic novels and poetry are all fair game. The library will also provide lists of recommended books. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 802-463-4270, visit rockinghamlibrary.org or stop by the library at 65 Westminster St.
Brattleboro: Malte Herwig, journalist and author, discusses his new book "The Woman Who Says No: Francoise Gilot on Her Life with and without Picasso," an intimate and revealing biography of the talented artist who dared to leave Picasso. On July 22 at 6 p.m. at Everyone's Books on Elliot Street. For more information, call 802-254-8160 or email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or find Jamaica Old Home Day on Facebook.
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 email@example.com.
Walpole, N.H.: The Savings Bank of Walpole is hosting a Community Appreciation Cookout as a way to say thank you to both its customers and the community. This year's event will be held on July 24 beginning at 5 p.m. on the Green in Walpole. The cookout will be followed by an evening of music featuring The Temple Band, one of the Banks' Concerts on the Green Series performances. The show will begin at 6:30 p.m. and run until 8 p.m.
Brattleboro: There will be a community circle dance on July 24 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St. Led by Linda Blake. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. Donations appreciated. Information: Parker Huber 802-257-9108 or Mary Ellen Cannon, 603-631-0768.
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.
Brattleboro: The Root social Justice Center at 22 Williams Street will present a special program on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Join Mother Up!: Parents Exchange for Change, a campaign of 350Vermont, in building solidarity amongst parents by taking action to protect the health and safety of our collective future. We'll show a one-hour clip of Gasland 2 followed by a discussion. Kids activities and childcare available. A simple meal will also be provided. Potluck dishes welcome, but not required. Free. Contact: Abby@350vt.org
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 www.coachpopp.com. Space is limited.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, Pokey Lyman at 365-7964 or email@example.com, or Lauri Miner at 802-365-4194 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com, call 802-463-4280 or visit www.greatfallschamber.org
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.
Wine and harvest
West Dover: Vermont wineries, distilleries, artisans, craft and food vendors will be tented at Mt. Snow Resort during the Vermont Wine and Harvest Festival on Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year's Festival is book-ended by week-long events with the Wine Stroll-Soup Contest on July 15 and the Vermont Wildlife Festival on July 18. For more information, visit thevermontfestival.com.
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.