Friday July 5, 2013

In Winchester, N.H. ...

STRAWBERRY BEAN SUPPER: The United Church of Winchester will hold its Annual Strawberry Bean Supper on Saturday, July 6, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the church building on Main Street in Winchester.

Served family style, this month’s dessert is strawberries on ice cream. The cost is $8 for adults, $3 for children, and $20 for up to five family members, adults with children. The building is accessible to all and proceeds help to fund the church’s missions. For more information, call 603-239-4465. There are no advanced ticket sales. In Putney...

COOKBOOK BOOK SIGNING: On Sunday, July 7, Author Susan Crowther will visit the Putney Food Co-op in Putney on Sunday, July 7, for a book signing in celebration of the release of her book, "The No Recipe Cookbook." The event kicks off at 11 a.m. in the store. Crowther will also cook up the dish that first inspired her to write the book, "Cream of Cauliflower Soup."

"The No Recipe Cookbook" is a common sense and creative approach to cooking, which offers, rather than a collection of recipes, an understanding of how to cook. The cookbook is a unique tapestry, weaving instruction, memoir, nutrition wisdom, and a pinch of humor.

In Dummerston...

SENIOR LUNCH: Senior Solutions will sponsor its senior lunch on Wednesday, July 10, beginning at noon at the Evening Star Grange in Dummerston Center.

The menu will include American chop suey (a.k.a. goulash), buttered corn, jellied salad, biscuits, and yellow cake with everyday sauce for dessert. The meal will be prepared by Linda Hellus.

Walk-ins are welcome. For information, reservations or takeout, call 802-254-1138. A donation of $3 is suggested for those 60 and over, and $4 for guests under that age.

Books from the Lydia Taft Pratt Library will be available for borrowing until the next meal.

In Newfane...

SENIOR DINNER: Senior Solutions will sponsor a dinner for seniors in Newfane and surrounding communities on Thursday, July 11, at noon a the Newfane Congregational Church. On the menu will be tomato juice, green salad, ham with coleslaw, potatoes and corn bread, and gingerbread with cream.

The meal is prepared by Winnie Dolan, hosted by Barbara Brooks and served by volunteers from the church and community. The suggested donation for this meal is $3.50 for age 60 and over and $4 for under age 60. For information or reservations, call Winnie Dolan at 802-365-7870.

In Brattleboro...

BUTTER MAKING: Ben Crockett and Ashlyn Bristle of Wild Carrot Farm will teach a class on making butter, ricotta, and mozzarella from raw cows’ milk on Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the their farm on Upper Dummerston Road in Brattleboro.

The class is $50 and includes a complimentary hearty farm lunch. Registration is required. All proceeds benefit Rural Vermont’s work to build strong, community-based food systems. Call 802-223- 7222 or e-mail shelby@ruralvermont.org to sign up. For further information, go to Rural Vermont on Facebook or visit www.ruralvermont.org.