LIBRARY CLOSING?: Once again, Brooks Memorial Library may need to close on Saturday, Aug. 18, due to CVPS/GMP work to replace an electrical pole. The company was unable to do the work on Aug. 11 as originally planned.
If it rains, the work will be rescheduled and the library will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as scheduled on Aug. 18.
For an update, after 8 a.m. on Saturday, check the web page at www.brooks.lib.vt.us. There will be no phone service, if there is no power.
HOMESCHOOL MEETING: The Windham County Homeschool annual meeting will be held Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 5 p.m. in the Meeting Room at Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St., in Brattleboro.
Anyone at all interested in homeschooling is welcome. Bring energy, ideas and plans. Parents are encouraged to share information about programs, activities, etc. in the area.
For more information or to have an item placed on the agenda, contact Jill at 802-257-9151 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Chesterfield, N.H. ...
CORN ROAST: Chesterfield will host its annual Corn Roast at the Hogancamps’ Field on Castle Road on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 5 to 9 p.m. There will be music until 10 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 12 and under 6 eat free. There will be hot dogs, potato salad and
MEET THE CHIEF: The Dover Free Library’s "People Here in Dover Series" presents Chief Robert Edwards, Chief of the Dover Police and lifelong Dover resident, on Monday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. This series allows local residents to share information about their particular skills, why they live, or moved to Dover.
This event is free and open to the public. For information: 802-348-7488.
PEACH SHORTCAKE SUPPER: The Evening Star Grange will be serving its annual Peach Shortcake Supper on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Grange Hall in Dummerston Center. The menu will include baked ham, au gratin potatoes, coleslaw, deviled eggs, baked beans, assorted vegetables and peach shortcake with homemade biscuits and real whipped cream. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Preschoolers are free.
Take-out orders may be obtained by calling the Grange on the day of the supper at 802-254-1138. For information, call Sallie at 802-257-0387.
PROPERTY TAXES DUE: Dummerston Property Taxes are due on Monday, Aug. 20. The Town Office will be open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
MUSHROOM WALK: Third-generation mushroom forager, Dick McCarrick, will lead a mushroom walk through a wooded area on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 10 a.m. to noon. This event is presented by The Nature Museum at Grafton and will take place at Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center at 783 Townshend Road in Grafton. McCarrick will teach participants about safe mushroom hunting techniques, show specimens of poisonous and nonpoisonous mushrooms, and explain mushroom morphology.
The walk is free to Nature Museum members and $7 for non-members. Registration is encouraged, as this event has a limited enrollment. To register, visit www.nature-museum.org or call The Nature Museum at 802-843-2111.
In Hinsdale, N.H. ...
CHURCH SUPPER: The First Congregational Church on Main Street in Hinsdale will hold a baked bean and ham supper on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 5 until 6:30 p.m. Also on the menu will be macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, rolls and assorted pies for dessert.
The cost will be $8 for adults and $4 for children. All are welcome.
In North Walpole, N.H. ...
CLOTHING SWAP: The Southern River Valley Helping Hands Parents’ Group is hosting a clothing swap at Saint Peter’s Church in North Walpole from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22. Children will be able to find clothes to get ready for the new school year. Bring in clothes your children have outgrown and stock up on ones that they fit into. No stained, torn clothing or undergarments will be accepted.
COMMUNITY BIKE RIDE: Join families, friends and neighbors for the final in a series of community bike rides held this summer. Riders will leave from the Putney Tavern Green at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26. The Putney Coop has offered apres ride refreshments.
Several mapped rides of varying length and difficulty, 2.5 to 19 miles, will be available to choose from. Hybrid, cyclocross and mountain bikes are best suited for the mostly dirt road terrain. This is a free series with free bike rentals available for anyone needing a bike. Reserve rentals in advance, call the West Hill Shop, 802-387-5718, or e-mail email@example.com. These are unsupported show-n-go rides. No leaders, and no sweep. Segments of these rides might be remote so prepare accordingly.
BAKED BEAN SUPPER: Vernon Union Church will hold a benefit Baked Bean Supper on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. On the menu will be homemade baked beans, hot dogs, coleslaw, potato salad, homemade brown bread and rolls, and dessert.
The cost is by donation and the proceeds will go toward a youth mission trip. All are welcome. The church is located at 2631 Fort Bridgman Road, Route 142, in Vernon.
MUSHROOM HUNT: Putney Mountain Association will hold a Mushroom Hunt in Vernon with Trudy Crites on Saturday, Aug. 25. A veteran mushroom hunter, Crites will lead a hunting walk beginning at 10 a.m. at Indian Point Park on Route 142.
Crites, a well-known Brattleboro artist and resident, has led mushroom walks for many years. To reach to the park, take Route 142 toward Vernon for 3.7 miles south from the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. The park is on the left and parking is available. The rain date will be Sunday, Aug. 26, at 2 p.m.
In Walpole, N.H. ...
CHICKEN BARBECUE: The First Congregational Church in Walpole will sponsor a chicken barbecue from 5 to 6 p.m. on the church lawn on Sunday, Aug. 19, before the last band concert of the season.
Donation for a half chicken for takeout will be $5 and dinners will be $10. Dinner includes half a chicken, potato salad, coleslaw, cranberry sauce, roll, and lemonade. To reserve tickets in advance, call 603-445-5637.
The final concert of the season held on the Walpole Green, sponsored by the Savings Bank of Walpole, will be The Jazz Express.
In West Brattleboro...
OUTREACH MEAL: West Brattleboro Baptist Church will continue its Community Outreach Meal Ministry at its 979 Western Ave. location on Sunday, Aug. 26.
The free community luncheon will be held from noon to 2 p.m. The menu will include roast pork, rice pilaf, roasted summer vegetables, applesauce, roll, beverage, and dessert. For more information, or for a ride, call the church office at 802-257-0187, leave message. All are welcome to attend.
SENIOR MEAL: The Williamsville Senior Meal will be held Thursday, Aug. 23, at noon at the Williamsville Hall. Chef Stephanie will prepare a summer medley of dishes.
Sarah Corey from Senior Solutions will be there to talk about 4 Squares Vermont. There will be a door prize and books on loan from Moore Free Library.
The meal is sponsored by Senior Solutions and the Williamsville Hall Committee. For ride or information, contact 802-348-6301.
BRIDGE CLOSING: Beginning on Monday, Aug. 20, the Castle Hill Bridge on South Main Street in Wilmington will be closed for bridge construction. Travelers are advised to seek alternate routes.