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CATHOLIC FILM SERIES: "Catholicism, A Journey to the Heart of Faith," a documentary film series, will begin in Brattleboro on Tuesday, Oct. 2. The series starts from the essential foundation of Jesus Christ’s incarnation, life, and teaching and moves through the defining elements of Catholicism.
The series begins tonight at the Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., in Brattleboro. It continues on Tuesdays, Oct. 9 and 16, at the American Legion. The next film will be shown on Monday, Oct. 22, also at the American Legion. The series wraps up on Tuesdays, Oct. 30 and Nov. 6, at the American Legion. All films are shown at 7 p.m. This series is free and open to everyone.
BCTV ANNUAL MEETING: Brattleboro Community Television (BCTV) will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center.
David Pakman of the David Pakman Show, which airs on BCTV, will talk about "Reaching the World through Public Access TV." Members will elect new board members and vote on any member business.
Those attending should notify info@BrattleboroTV.org.
PAIN MANAGEMENT TALK: Board Certified Anesthesiologist Dr. Margery McCrum will speak about Trigger Point Injections and Neural Therapy for Pain Relief on Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Brew Barry Conference Room 3.
Dr. McCrum practices medicine at Sojourns Community Health Clinic focusing on Holistic Medicine and non-pharmacological pain management and is a guest of the Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain Support Group that meets First Tuesdays monthly. If attending, contact Justine Jeffrey, 802-251-0155, or for more information.
SENIOR CENTER EVENTS: The Brattleboro Senior Center is hosting Steve Damon of A Natural Music School on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 10:30 a.m. at the Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. He will present an international folk dance. All dances will be taught. Accommodations will be made for those who prefer to sit while dancing.
On Oct. 11, at 10:30 a.m., the Senior Center is hosting a presentation of "Money Follows the Person," a new state program of interest to seniors and disabled individuals. Vermont has a new option under its Long Term Care Medicaid Program -- Choices for Care. This program, called Money Follows the Person, provides new funds and assistance to any qualified Vermont resident currently residing in a Vermont nursing home who desires to return back to the community.
Also on Oct. 11, the Senior Center will host Adele Edelman and Mary Woods at 10:30 a.m. Anyone with a loved one in a nursing home may be interested in hearing what is being offered and how it may help their family and friends. Light refreshments will be offered.
FIRST WEDNESDAY LECTURE: The Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series begins on Oct. 3 with a new slate of talks that take place at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month, October through May.
This Wednesday in the Main Room at Brooks Memorial Library, Jack Beatty, NPR On Point’s news analyst, will discuss his recent book, "The Lost History of 1914: Reconsidering the Year the Great War Began."
The lectures are free and open to the public. The library is located at 224 Main St., Brattleboro. For further information, contact Jerry Carbone, Library Director, at 802-254-5290, ext. 101.
SPECIAL MEETINGS: The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold two special meetings on Wednesdays, Oct. 3 and Oct. 17, both at 6:30 p.m. and both to be held at the Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St.
The purpose of the special meetings is to discuss with the public and Representative Town Meeting Members the Articles for the Special Representative Town Meeting scheduled on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 8:30 a.m. in the Academy School gymnasium, 860 Western Ave., in West Brattleboro.
SENIOR LUNCH: The Guilford Golden Agers Senior Lunch, sponsored by Senior Solutions, will take place at noon on Friday, Oct. 5, at the Guilford Community Church. The menu will include turkey potpie, cranberry sauce, and pickles, with cream pies for dessert.
A suggested donation for the meal of $3 for seniors and $5 for non-seniors is asked.
Books will be available on loan from the Guilford Free Library. Blood pressures will be taken courtesy of Guilford Cares. A flu clinic, sponsored by Vt. N.H. Visiting Nurses and Hospice, will be held from 10 until 11:30 a.m.
For more information or to make reservations call 802-254-9774 on or before Wednesday, Oct. 3.
MEDIEVAL FAIRE: The Grammar School campus in Putney will transform into a Medieval village as it hosts its 24th Annual Medieval Faire on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. King Arthur and his royal court will preside over games, feasts, and peasant frivolity.
Traditional highlights include: Merlin the Wizard, climbing walls, archery, a candy-throwing catapult, haunted dungeon, dunking booth, pony rides, slay-the-dragon pinata, scavenger hunts, and knightings by King Arthur.
Admission to the Medieval Faire is free. All-day or individual game and ride passes are available with proceeds benefiting the student scholarship fund. Those attending are invited to dressed as brave knights or fair damsels if they wish.
For additional information contact The Grammar School at 802-387-5364 or visit www.thegrammarschool.org. The school is located at 69 Hickory Ridge Road South in Putney; take a left on Westminster Road, and left again on Hickory Ridge South.
COMMUNITY DINNER: The Townshend Community Dinner will be served at at noon on Thursday, Oct. 4, at The Townshend Church on the Common. The meal is sponsored by Senior Solutions. The suggested donation is $3 for people over 60 and $4 for all others. Everyone is welcome.
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FLU CLINICS: Seasonal flu clinics are being offered around Windham County by the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of Vt. and N.H. for people 18 years old and up. The flu shots are free to Medicare Part B recipients (bring card) and $25 for those paying with cash or check.
-- Bellows Falls, Friday, Nov. 16, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Bellows Falls Senior Center.
-- Brattleboro, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 9 to 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Brattleboro Senior Center.
-- Brattleboro, Thursday, Nov. 8, 9 to 11 a.m., Hilltop House.
-- Brattleboro, Monday, Nov. 12, 1 to 3 p.m., Holton Home.
-- Dummerston, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dummerston Grange.
-- Guilford, Friday, Oct. 5, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Guilford Community Church.
-- Jacksonville, Thursday, Oct. 25, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Jacksonville Municipal Center.
-- Londonderry, Friday, Nov. 9, 9 to 11 a.m., Londonderry Town Office.
-- Newfane, Thursday, Oct. 11, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Newfane Congregational Church.
-- Readsboro, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 11 a.m. to noon, First Baptist Church of Readsboro.
-- Townshend, Thursday, Oct. 18, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Townshend Congregational Church.
-- Vernon, Monday, Oct. 22, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Vernon Town Office.
-- Westminster, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 10 a.m. to noon, First Congregational Church of Westminster.
For further information: www.vnavha.org.
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