Brattleboro Camera Club
BRATTLEBORO -- The Brattleboro Camera Club will meet Monday, Dec. 10, at 6:30 p.m. at Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St.
Professional photographer Donald Dill will present his acclaimed holiday slide show, with music, of club member photos. A wide variety of subjects will be shown, including nature scenes, still lifes, animals, architecture, and people.
In addition, members will bring prints for comments and review. There is no charge for this program and the public is welcome to attend.
Bellows Falls Woman’s Club
BELLOWS FALLS -- The Bellows Falls Woman’s Club, member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, will meet at the United Church of Bellows Falls, School Street, on Tuesday, Dec. 11, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by the Bellows Falls Middle School Band, directed by Stanley Rumriill. Club members are reminded to bring donations of warm socks, hats, mittens, gloves and scarves for the Greater Falls Warming Shelter. Items for men, women, and children are needed.
At the club’s Nov. 13 meeting, members enjoyed a presentation by author, Kate O’Connor. Her recently published book, entitled in part, "Do the Impossible...," chronicles her experiences while working on Howard Dean’s 2004 presidential campaign. O’Connor signed books for those who purchased them at the meeting. Three new members and two guests were welcomed.
People interested in joining the club and helping with its work should contact Barbara Comtois, 802-344-0025.
Awesome Red Hats
BRATTLEBORO -- The Awesome Red Hat club tried something different this year. They had only two meetings. Christmas was held in October.
In February, the group had lunch at Gillies’ Restaurant and attended the funeral of Red Hat sister, Esther Derosia. In March, the group enjoyed a pancake breakfast, a craft show and visited a sugarhouse. After shopping at Kringle Candle in April, the group ate at the Four Leaf Clover.
Some members marched in the Jamaica Parade and won the second prize in July. In August, the group went to Townshend Dam Diner and met with other clubs at the Panasian Restaurant. Members played miniature golf at Hidden Acres and Verna took the top spot.
The Red Hats rounded up this year in Townshend for a Thanksgiving dinner at Independence Living.
Daughters of Isabella
BRATTLEBORO -- The Daughters of Isabella Ave Maria Circle No. 128 met on Nov. 13 in Rand Hall with Regent Rebecca Koski presiding.
All members are welcome to the Christmas gathering on Tuesday, Dec. 11. A short meeting will be held, follow by dinner. If attending, call Regent Koski. Those attending are asked to bring items for the Chinese auction. Dec. 8 is the feast of The Immaculate Conception as well as Youth Day.
On Thursday, Dec. 13, Kurn Hattin will host a Christmas Party Luncheon and Program. Contact the Regent if planning to attend.
A Mass for deceased members of the Daughters of Isabella will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16. There will be no meeting in January. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. in Rand Hall at St. Michael’s School on Walnut Street in Brattleboro.
Daughters of Isabella is a service organization open to Catholic women over the age of 18. Membership information is available at 802-257-1393.
Tri Town Collectors’ Club
BRATTLEBORO -- The Tri Town Coin, Postcard and Sports Card Collectors’ Club will hold a special scholarship fundraising committee meeting during its show and collector meetings on Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Holiday Inn Express on Chickering Drive in Brattleboro.
Area collectors of all ages are invited to meet various hobbyist. The event, which will offer door prizes, begins at 9 a.m. with a club business meeting during the show’s start up session. After a family fun day of buying and selling collectibles, dealers will join the Tri Town Numismatic Society at 3:30 p.m. for its monthly meeting.
There is no admission charge and anyone looking to sell or trade their collectible items such as coins, comic books, sports/postcards and other interesting items may set up a card table by calling show chairman Joe Fuller at 802-297-1274 or e-mail Pepsijoseph@yahoo.com.
This collector’s expo will be followed by shows in Brattleboro on the second Saturday monthly beginning on Jan. 12. In the past five years the group has participated in many charitable events in southern Vermont, Keene, N.H., and western Massachusetts.