Handbags for Hope

Brattleboro: Grab your friends and join United Way of Windham County for this fun, benefit auction for their Fund for Quality Early Education; tickets are going fast and only a limited number may be available at the door. The event – to be held on Thursday, April 28, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the VFW Hall in Brattleboro – will feature tasteful treats, a cash bar, and silent and live auctions of bags of all kinds, plus products and services from local businesses; there is something for everyone. Purchase tickets now at www.unitedwaywindham.org or by calling 802-257-4011. Can't make it? Contribute to the Fund for Quality Early Education by texting bag to 41444.

Volunteers needed

Saxtons River: Main Street Arts is hosting an information session for potential volunteers May 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. with the bonus of creating a do-it-yourself garden treasure. While they learn about volunteer opportunities and enjoy refreshments, participants will be taken through the process of embedding some of their personal treasures into a cement circle to create a garden stepping stone to take home. Materials will be supplied. The event is limited to 20, and reservations are needed by April 29 by calling MSA at 802-869-2960 or e-mailing info@mainstreetarts.org. Further information can be accessed on Facebook or at