Thursday April 25, 2013

In Brattleboro...

COMMUNITY DINNER: The Vermont Agency of Education will host a community dinner on Thursday, April 25, as an opportunity for regional educators, students, business leaders, and community members to come together and discuss ways to develop and promote innovative educational practices at the high school level.

The dinner will be held at Brattleboro Union High School in the Multipurpose Room from 6 to 8 p.m. Register at education.vermont.gov/community-dinners. Key ideas from previous dinners can be found at education.vermont.gov/community-dinners#ideas.

Contact Meg Powden, School Effectiveness Coordinator and Co-Lead to the League of Innovative Schools, at 802-828-0262 or meg.powden@state.vt.us for more information.

SPRING JUMBLE SALE: A Spring Jumble Sale will be held at Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro, on Friday, April 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 27, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Offered for sale will be clothing and accessories, toys, books, household items, and games.

The sale is sponsored by the church’s Department of Mission and Service.

AUDUBON BIRD WALK: "Bird Watching Along the Connecticut" is planned for Saturday, April 27, beginning at 8 a.m. Those attending should meet with Al and Barb Merritt at Living Memorial Park in Brattleboro for a morning of early spring birding in the Connecticut River Valley.

Eagles may be on the nest, waterfowl in the rivers, and many migrants making their arrival. The event is sponsored by Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society.

STORYTELLER/POTLUCK: Eshu Bumpus will give a storytelling performance on Sunday, April 28, at 4 p.m., followed by a potluck meal at 5:30 p.m. The event is for inter-racial families, individuals, and their friends and family. All ages are welcome.

The event will be held in the gymnasium at Oak Grove School, 15 Moreland Ave. in Brattleboro. It will be a chance to meet and greet, enjoy stories by Bumpus, a master storyteller, and share a potluck meal together.

Donations will be accepted at the door. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to share and celebrate the diversity of the community.

In Townshend...

BRIDGE CLOSED: The Townshend Lake bridge will be closed for construction Monday, May 6, through Friday, May 24. State Forest Road should be used as a detour for residents and visitors.

The Recreation Area officially opens May 18 and can be accessed by State Forest Road. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Townshend Lake appreciates the community’s cooperation during this time.

In Williamsville...

NEW CHEF AT SENIOR MEAL: The Williamsville Senior Lunch will be held on Thursday, April 25, at noon at the Williamsville Community Hall, in the downstairs’ dining room. The meal is for seniors in Williamsville and surrounding communities.

The menu will be green salad, boneless pork chops, mashed potatoes and gravy, Corn Maque Choux, dinner rolls, and apple crisp.

Starting this month, the meal will be prepared on-site by the meal’s new chef, Jon Julian, owner/chef of Top of the Hill Grill. The lunch will be hosted by Nancy Rysz and Nissa Petrak. The meal is sponsored by Senior Solutions. The suggested donation is $3.50 for age 60 and over, and $4 for under 60.

For information and reservations, call Nancy Rysz at 802-348-7729, or Nissa Petrak at 802-348-6301.