Area libraries, community groups host fundraisers
Wags to riches
Brattleboro: The Windham County Humane Society's annual fundraiser, "Wags to Riches," is scheduled for April 2 at the Brattleboro VFW on Black Mountain Road, starting at 6 p.m. The evening includes cocktails, an auction and hors d'oeuvres. Space is limited; reservations at $50 a person need to be made by March 29 at www.wchs4pets.org. Sponsors include Auto Mall, Greater Falls Pharmacy, DMI Paving, Buehler & Annis PLC, White Rose Pet Cemetery, The Communicators Group and the Reformer.
Westminster: On April 2, Southeastern Vermont Community Action will hold its first "Couch-to-5K" event, named the Fools' Run in celebration of April Fools' Day. SEVCA's Wellness Committee conceptualized the event as a way to encourage SEVCA employees and residents of the surrounding community to get active and live healthier. The event will also serve as a fundraiser for SEVCA's housing assistance program, which helps prevent homelessness among at-risk families and individuals and re-house those who are homeless. The Fools' Run is open to the public and will start promptly at 9 a.m. Participants will walk or run at their own pace on a moderately challenging gravel route starting at SEVCA's offices at 91 Buck Drive and proceeding up nearby Henwood Hill. The cost is $20 for adults, $10 for children under 16, and $30 for a family of three. The event's major sponsors are Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) and C&S Wholesale Grocers in Brattleboro. Other sponsors include Westminster Auto Service, Inc., L.A. Burdick Handmade Chocolates, Massucco Law Office, P.C., and Green Mountain Power. Registrations will be accepted up to and including the morning of the event, but advance registration is recommended. The first 50 registrants will receive a free T-shirt. For more information, call Linda Brooks at 802-722-4575, ext. 105, or visit SEVCA's website, www.sevca.org for a direct link to an online registration form.
Bellows Falls: The Rockingham Free Public Library will be hosting its annual book sale on April 9 through 30 and donations are welcome now. Relieve those overflowing shelves, free up some space and support your local library. The Friends of the Library will be hosting a special book sale on April 8, just for Friends members. Join the Friends to get early access to the Library book sale. Donations can be made during Library hours. Books of all kinds are welcome, with the exception of encyclopedias, textbooks and musty books. DVD's and audiobooks are also welcome. All proceeds from the book sale will benefit the Rockingham Free Public Library. For more information, call 802-463-4270, visit rockinghamlibrary.org or stop by the Library at 65 Westminster St.
Brattleboro: The Friends of Brooks Memorial Library is accepting donations of paperback books, CDs and DVDs for the upcoming April 21 to 23 Spring Book Sale. Donations of books and media should be brought to the Library Circulation Desk during open hours. Donations must be in good condition to be accepted by the Library. Funds raised by the Friends will: purchase programs and materials for the Children's Room; support the First Wednesday series and other public programs; purchase 18 free passes to regional museums; update library technology tools for public use, and pay for subscriptions to numerous on-line subscription services such as access to e-books, e-audio, independent films and databases such as Ancestry.com. For more information, call 802-254-5290.
Dummerston: The Lydia Taft Pratt Library is accepting donations of hardcover and paperback books, CDs and DVDs for its annual Geranium Festival/Book Sale on May 21. All donations should be in good, saleable condition. No textbooks, please. Bring all books, CDs and DVDs to the library, located in the Dummerston Community Center, 150 West St., West Dummerston, during library hours: Tuesdays, 2:30 to 7 p.m., Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to noon 12. For more information, call 802-258-9878.
Dover: Help build your library's collection by adopting a book at the Dover Free Library. This annual fundraising program directly enhances the library's collection of books and materials available to the public and provides community members a chance to sponsor books. Come by the library for more information and to see a great selection of books to "adopt" or visit www.doverfreelibrary1913.org.
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