AAUW BOOK SALE: The annual Book Sale presented by Brattleboro branch, AAUW (American Association of University Women), will continue today from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro. The sale will also take place on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.
The sale offers hard covered and paperback books, CDs, videotapes, plus books on tapes and discs.
For information, contact Jenifer Ambler, chairman of the event, at 802-254-9181.
OWLS OF VERMONT: Southern Vermont Natural History Museum of Marlboro will present a program, "Owls of Vermont," on Friday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m. in the Main Room at Brooks Memorial Library. This program had originally been scheduled for July 26.
It will be a chance to see live owls and learn about owl species of the Northeast. There will be touchable artifacts, a slide show and interactive demonstrations. The program is free and all are welcome.
The presentation is sponsored by the Friends of Brooks Memorial Library and the Children’s Room. For more information call the Children’s Room at 802-254-5290 ext. 110.
FUKUSHIMA LESSONS: Cecile Pineda will tour the Northeast early in August to promote her recent book "Devil’s Tango, How I Learned the Fukushima Step by Step."
"Devil’s Tango" chronicles the recent meltdowns of nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daichi nuclear power plant
Pineda will be in Brattleboro on Monday, Aug. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Centre Congregational Church at 193 Main St.
AMUSEMENT PARK TICKETS: The Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department has discounted tickets on sale to Six Flags of New England ($33) in Agawam, Mass., The Great Escape/Splashwater Kingdom ($30) in Lake George, N.Y., and Bromley’s Sun Mountain Adventure Park ($26).
Tickets may be purchased at the Recreation Office, 207 Main St., Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9 a.m. and noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Only cash or money orders will accepted as payment.
SWAP PROGRAM: The Windham Solid Waste Management District Swap Program on Old Ferry Road is open every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until noon. It 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.
Items brought in must be 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. Everyone is welcome to bring in or take out materials. It is not necessary to do both.
Some items that usually are not accepted are appliances, upholstered furniture, carpet, computers, mattresses, clothes and tires. These items may be placed on Freecycle at www.freecycle.org.
Items available this week include: Square table, round table, artificial Christmas trees and tree stands, toddler ride-on toys, plastic sleds, foosball table, televisions, electric leaf blower with attachments, Cuisinart blender/chopper, child’s potty chair, dish drainer, and a Forester cargo mat.
KNOTWEED WORKSHOP: Japanese knotweed is an invasive plant that is spreading throughout Windham County. It can lead to erosion of riverbanks and increase the severity of floods if left unchecked.
On Saturday, Aug. 4, Vermont’s Japanese Knotweed Coordinator Brian Colleran, will conduct a hands-on workshop. This will be an opportunity to learn how to identify knotweed, why it is a threat to the ecology, how it spreads, how to control or remove it, and how to map populations of this and other invasives. Participants should meet at 10 a.m. at the swimming hole at the junction of Rte. 30 and Williamsville Road, two miles north of the Dummerston covered bridge.
The workshop is sponsored by the Dummerston Conservation Commission. For more information, call Colleran at 802-595-1255, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRESCHOOL CAMP: The Nature Museum at Grafton will offer two sessions of outdoors-focused, science-centered morning summer camp for children ages 4 and 5 in August.
On Monday through Wednesday, Aug. 6 to 8, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., The Nature Museum will host Habitat Happenings. Preschoolers will find out what animals need in their habitats to survive. The group will explore natural communities, including forests, meadows, and ponds, and take part in hands-on activities and crafts. This three-day camp is $67.50 for Nature Museum members and $75 for non-members.
Sensational Senses, the Museum’s second summer preschool camp, will run from Monday through Friday, Aug. 20 to 24, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Campers will sniff, touch, and spy their way through a hands-on week of learning about the way animals use their senses for survival. They will discover their favorite trees, compete with a Luna moth’s sense of smell, and test their tongues’ ability to taste. This five-day camp is $112.50 for Nature Museum members and $125 for non-members.
Both camps will be led by experienced naturalist educator Lynn Morgan. Campers will meet at The Nature Museum at Grafton, 186 Townshend Road, in Grafton.
Registration for camps is required. To register online at www.nature-museum.org/Camps.html.
For information, call 802-843-2111.
DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE: The Democratic Town Committee of Guilford will hold a caucus for the purpose of electing nominees to stand for election as Justice of the Peace on the 2012 general election ballot.
The meeting will be held at Guilford Town Office on Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m.
For further information, contact Cathi Wilken, Democratic Town Chair of Guilford at 802-254-6545 or email@example.com.
DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS: The Vernon Town Democratic Committee will hold a reorganization caucus and immediately afterward nominate candidates for Justice of the Peace on Monday, Aug. 6, at 6 p.m. at the Vernon Town Hall. For more information, call Tim Arsenault, Chair, at 802-380-8234.
REPUBLICAN CAUCUS: The Republican Town Caucus for Westminster will be held Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Westminster Town Hall. The purpose of this caucus is to nominate candidates for Justice of the Peace.
DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS: The Whitingham Democratic Town Committee will hold its biennial Justice of the Peace Caucus on Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Whitingham Elementary School and Twin Valley Middle School library.
Additional information and/or clarification, call Vanda N. Warner at 802-368-2308.
OFFICES CLOSING: The Wilmington Administrative Offices and the Town Clerk’s Office will be moving from its temporary quarters at Shaw’s Plaza back to its permanent location of 2 East Main St. The offices will be closed during the transition as follows:
The Wilmington Town Clerk’s office will be closed on Aug. 3 and 6. For those customers needing motor vehicle renewals processed, check with the Dover Town Clerk’s office or use the online renewal service at https://secure.vermont.gov/dmv/express.
The Wilmington Administrative Offices will be closed on Aug. 3.
The first installment of taxes are due Friday, Aug. 17. Tax payments will be accepted at both locations (Shaw’s Plaza and 2 East Main St.) through Aug. 17.