Bellows Falls Woman's Club

BELLOWS FALLS >> Members of the Bellows Falls Woman's Club will meet on Jan. 12 at the United Church, School St., beginning at 1:30 p.m. The program presenter will be Lisa Bloch, Assistant Director of Development at Kurn Hattin.

The club was involved in several projects during December. At the meeting on the Dec. 8, members decorated small candy jars and boxes that were subsequently given to area facilities as table favors for the residents. Receiving this outreach of holiday cheer were The Windham Center, Sterling House, Country Village Community Care Home, the Greater Falls Warming Shelter and Morning Glory Manor. Club members provided cookies for the community Christmas party. Members attended the Dec. 10 holiday luncheon and concert at Kurn Hattin. Several members helped wrap gifts which the Central School children chose for their family members at the school's "shopping day". The club placed holiday decorations in the waiting area of the health center. Monetary donations were made to the BF Police Department's Angel Project and to the Rockingham Christmas Fund.

The local club is a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, an international women's organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. For information about the club, contact Membership Chairwoman Barbara Comtois at 802-344-0025.

Collector's Club

BRATTLEBORO >> The Brattleboro Collectors Club will join the Keene, N.H., club hosting a coin, sports card and postcard show at the Keene Knights of Columbus on Sunday, Jan. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Many dealers and collectors from the tri-state area meet monthly with a day-long series of hobby activities that is packed with fun for the whole family. Besides the usual offerings of coins, currency, stamps, and sports cards, there will be a special quiz for collectors at the coin club table. Anyone reaching into the collectable grab bag and selecting a free group of stamps or Buffalo nickels will be able to double their prize if they can say who was president in the year the coin or stamps were minted.

Donated stamps were issued from 1900 until 1970 while the Buffalo nickels were released from 1913- to 1938. Other door prizes will also be available for hobbyist of all ages.

The show continues in Keene on Feb. 7 and then the second Sunday of March.

This month, three new coin collectors will be present, including a dealer from the new Claremont, N.H., Coin Shop. There also will be collectors with a large presentations of intage sports cards and sports autographs. Highlighted this month will be a Collector of Baseballs from the 1950s Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Yankees as well as other vintage autographs. There is not an admission charge at these events. For more information, call Jim at 802-379-2353.

Whitingham-Halifax Lions Club

JACKSONVILLE >> Joanne Bourbeau, the Northeast Regional Director of the Humane Society of the U.S., spoke to the Whitingham-Halifax Lions on Jan. 4. Bourbeau is the statewide leader of VermontDART, a nonprofit devoted to the rescue and care of pets and other animals in the event of disasters. She highlighted "WinDART," a volunteer team now being organized to respond to emergencies in Windham County.

The Whitingham-Halifax Lions chapter has been active with community assistance since 1954, meeting biweekly at Mellos Retreat in Jacksonville. Google Whitingham-Halifax Lions or visit the Facebook page for information.

Camera club

BRATTLEBORO >> The Brattleboro Camera Club will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Jan. 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Brooks Memorial Library. This month the guest speaker is a member of the Camera Club, and a long-time photographer in southern Vermont, who will be discussing aerial and drone photography. This is free and open to the public.

Free sand

HINSDALE, N.H. >> The Hinsdale Lions club will provide sand for senior citizens living in Hinsdale. Please call either 603-256-6133 or 603-336-5804 and leave your name and street address to receive a delivery. Your phone number would be helpful so we may contact you if we have questions. Containers, five gallon buckets or smaller, should be placed so they are visible from the main road, members of the club will be making deliveries on Jan. 16.