In Bellows Falls...
FISHING DERBY: The Third Annual Bellows Falls Moose Fishing Derby will be held on Saturday, June 23, from 5 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The entry fee is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 years old and under. Registration is at Herrick’s Cove.
SPECIAL NEEDS WORKSHOP: A Special Needs Workshop will be held on Saturday, June 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. at St. Charles/Sacred Heart Education and Social Center at 39 Green St. in Bellows Falls. The New England Law Center is hosting a free workshop to help parents and caregivers understand the basic legal rights of students with special needs in public school, learn to manage and organize their records to more effectively advocate and meet other parents in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
DAY CAMPS: The Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department is hosting a Day Camp Program for children ages 5 to 11 at Living Memorial Park this summer.
The Day Camp Program runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and consists of arts and crafts, sports, games, archery, tennis, music, drama, hiking, special events, and swimming. The cost of camp per week is $80 for
Space is still available. Call 802-254-5808 to check on what is available. Registration may be done at the Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department at 207 Main St.
The department is hosting its Mad Science Camp: NASA Academy for Space Explorers, for children entering grades 1 through 6. The camp will take place at the Gibson Aiken Center, 207 Main St. for one week, from July 9 through 13, from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost of the camp is $170 for Brattleboro residents and $185 for non-residents. To learn more, visit www.madscience.org/westnewengland.
To register, stop by the office Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and noon or 1 and 5 p.m.
If special needs are required or information is needed, call the office at 802-254-5808 or visit www.brattleboro.org.
CONCRETE QUILT: The Town of Brattleboro has approved a proposal to create a mural on the concrete wall in the parking lot between High and Grove streets to commemorate 30 years of the AIDS epidemic in this country. Any community member can purchase and paint a space on the wall for a donation of $1 to $20 to the AIDS Project of Southern Vermont. Painting will take place on Sunday, June 24, with paint provided on site.
The Hi-Grove Parking Lot is located behind the Post Office and painting will begin at 9 a.m. and continue all day.
The mural will be reminiscent of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, with community members each painting 3’ x 6’ squares on the wall. Painting should follow the guidelines of the quilt, listed at www.aidsquilt.org. Artists of all experience levels are welcome, and assistance will be provided for anyone needing help getting their design under way.
This project was proposed by Ken Schneck, selectboard member and Dean of Students at Marlboro College. He is also the host of the radio program "This Show is So Gay" and member of the local Pride Committee.
CIVIL WAR DEDICATION: The Vernon Historians and the Vernon Cemetery Committee are hosting a grave marker dedication ceremony for Civil War Soldier Pvt. John G. Sugland, who enlisted for service in the Civil War in 1863. Sugland joined the 54th regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, which was the first black military unit in New England. His grave was unmarked for 125 years.
The ceremony is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 24, at Tyler Cemetery at 1298 Pond Road. There will be a reception with light refreshments following the service at the Vernon Historical Museum, 4201 Fort Bridgman Road.
All are welcome. Vernon residents who would like a ride to the ceremony on the Town Bus should call Cookie Allen at 802-257-1275.
In Walpole, N.H. ...
GENEALOGY WORKSHOP: The Walpole Historical Society is will sponsor a free Genealogy Workshop on Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to noon. Jeanne and Peter Jeffries, who have pursued genealogy for more than 30 years, welcome beginners as well as experienced persons. Hints regarding research sources as well as stone walls will be shared.
Call to make a reservation at 603-756-2933. More information can be found at walpolehistory.org.