In Bellows Falls
CAMP FOR GIRLS: The Women’s Freedom Center is offering a summer camp to all girls entering 7th, 8th and 9th grades. Quest is a fun and free camp for girls. The focus of the camp is healthy relationships. The camp provides a fun supportive space where girls have the opportunity to look at their lives, their relationships with friends and dating partners, as well as their relationships with the media, food, etc. Girls will learn strategies to navigate adolescence, identify healthy/unhealthy relationships, and create change in both their immediate lives and the world around them.
A fun-filled week is planned. Some activities will include hiking, swimming, games, buttons and jewelry making, video design, power tools and more.
The Quest camp is offered in Bellows Falls the week of Aug. 6 to 10 and in Brattleboro the week of Aug. 13 to 17. The camp is free, lunches will be provided, and transportation can be supported. Contact Kate at 802-257-7364 for more information.
DREAM BIG: Teens ages 13-18 are invited to enter the Dover Free Library’s Summer Reading Challenge for a chance to win a computer notebook, an iPod shuffle, a $25 iTunes gift card and other prizes.
Readers may sign up for this contest and receive a complete set of rules during the library’s business hours or call the library at 802-348-7488 for more
PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS: The Putney Progressive Party will caucus to nominate candidates for Justice of the Peace at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25, in the Putney Town Hall.
All interested Progressives are welcome to attend. For further information, call Anne Fines at 802-387-4330.
FARMERS’ MARKET: Due to the summer heat, the Putney Farmers’ Market has changed its hours of operation. It is now open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday through Oct. 7.
Food vendors have added special "breakfast" items to their menus. A Pizza Hippo breakfast pizza and a Taco Barn potato taco with a fried egg on top will be offered.
The summer crops are rolling in, and Dwight Miller Orchards is harvesting the first peaches of the season. Lost Barn Farm grows a variety of pointed cabbage that is slightly sweet and great for hot-weather coleslaw. Harmony Circle Farm, in addition to their expanding produce offerings, is now baking Dutch oven breads and focaccias.
The market is located in the Community Gardens space across from the Putney Co-op, just off Exit 4, I-91. Visit putneyfarmersmarket.org and Facebook to see photos of the market. EBT and Debit cards accepted.
SENIOR MEAL: There will be a dinner for seniors in Townshend and surrounding communities at noon on Thursday, July 19, at the Townshend Church. The meal is sponsored by Senior Solutions. The suggested donation is $3 for those 60 and over, and $4 for those under 60 years. Take-outs are available.
A blood pressure clinic sponsored by VT/NH Visiting Nurse Association will be available beginning at 11:30 a.m. All are welcome.
STORY CIRCLE: Starting Over Strong Vermont is hosting Story Circle Sunday on July 22 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Memorial Hall on Main Street. Anyone that has been impacted by Tropical Storm Irene can be a part of this special event where people come together and support each other.
Become a part of Vermont’s oral history by telling your story. Story Circles are recorded for voice only, yet folks are welcome to come and listen even if they choose not to speak. This event is dedicated to all those affected by the flooding in downtown Wilmington. This is an invitation to local businesses to bear witness to the healing and resiliency in the community and to share stories of hope during this point in the rebuilding process. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 802-249-3628.
NEARING CELEBRATION: A community potluck in the Nearing tradition will be held on Sunday, July 22, starting at 4 p.m. at the Palola Good Life Farm. This will be an afternoon of storytelling and meeting friends at the original Scott and Helen Nearing homestead. Greg Joly, Nearing archivist, writer and storyteller, will share how the Nearings built their dream house with stones from their land and how their hard work and finished product became a paradigm for sustainable living.
Entertainment will be provided by Jesse Lepkoff on guitar and Steve Leicach on drums playing their music inspired by classic Bosa Nova.
This event is for the community to share stories, music and good food. Bring a dish, family and friends
The Palola Good Life Farm is located at 123 Upper Taylor Hill in Winhall, one half mile from the Scott and Helen Nearing historic marker. For more information, contact Darlene Palola at 802-297-2810.