Saturday February 23, 2013

In Brattleboro...

BENEFIT FOR CATRINA: A fund-raiser for a Brattleboro resident who is battling cancer is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 23, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St. in Brattleboro. The event will include food, beverages, dancing and the band Alafia. Admission will be $15 for an adult or $20 for a family. Proceeds benefit Catrina Nuite, a single mother who is undergoing treatment for lymphoma.

BOSTON FLOWER SHOW: Brattleboro Senior Center and First Choice Tours invites any flower or garden enthusiasts to attend the Annual Boston Flower and Garden Show on Friday, March 15. The trip includes round trip transportation, admission to flower show, side trip to Quincy Market, tour escort and gratuities.

If interested, contact the Brattleboro Senior Center 802-257-7570 or stop in Monday through Friday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Payment should be made at time of reservation. All Brattleboro Senior Trips are open to the public and are for all area adults.

SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP: A "Twitter and Facebook for your Business or Nonprofit" workshop will be held at Marlboro College Graduate School in Brattleboro on Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This workshop is free to the public, but registration is required at hotfebruary.eventbrite.com. Conducting the workshop will be the professionals at Mondo Mediaworks, a Brattleboro-based marketing agency specializing in content development for the web.

This workshop is provided by the EdTech Program of Marlboro College Graduate School as part of their community-focused HOT (Hands On Technology) Workshop series. For information, e-mail gradschool.marlboro.edu/academics/edtech or contact Ariel Brooks at abrooks@marlboro.edu.

In Newfane...

BUDGET VOTE/CANDIDATES: The Brookline-Newfane School Board will reconvene its annual meeting with budget vote on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m. at the NewBrook Fire Department.

On Wednesday, Feb. 27, a Meet the Candidates for elected town and school officials will be held at 6 p.m. at the NewBrook Elementary School.

In PutneyĆ 

CONGREGATE LUNCH: Join friends and neighbors for a congregate lunch and conversation in the Activities Barn at 54 Kimball Hill Road in Putney on Tuesday, Feb. 26, from noon to 2 p.m. For reservations, call 802-387-5593, or email putneycares@svcable.net. On the menu will be shepherd’s pie (or vegetarian alternative), rolls, mashed butternut squash, apple crisp, coffee and tea.

In West TownshendĆ 

FARMERS’ MARKET: Beginning this year, the Townshend Farmers’ Market will be hosted by the West River Community Project at its location at the West Townshend Country Store. The market will be in the back garden of the store and be held on Friday afternoons during the summer season.

Post Oil Solutions founded this community-based market five years ago. Some of the long-term vendors have also been working to form the West River Community Project, dedicated to preserving and promoting the West River heritage to sustain a healthy future full of music, the arts and local agriculture. The group plans to have a processing kitchen, café and local foods market up and running soon. Currently the thrift shop and new cob pizza/bread oven are open at the West Townshend Country Store. For more information, contact Post Oil’s Townshend Market Manager Sherry Maher at farmersmarket@postoilsolutions.org.