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DAFFODIL PLANTING: Volunteers are needed on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 9 a.m. to help plant 1,000 daffodils at Exit 1 off Interstate 91 on Canal Street in Brattleboro.
The Planting of the Daffodils is an effort of the Exit 1 Gateway Project, a new initiative of citizens who recognize the importance of Exit 1 as the first exit in Brattleboro and Vermont, and aim to make it a place of beauty. The group has established three welcome gardens at Exit 1. It is planned that this will become an annual occasion.
Those attending may bring family and friends, and a picnic lunch to enjoy on the Exit 1 hillside when they are done. Hot beverages will be available and some surprises for participants to take home.
SECRET SANTA: The Secret Santa program has kicked off its 13th year. Less fortunate local children write letters to Santa, and Secret Santas in the area fulfill some, if not all, of the wishes on the lists.
Last year more than 400 children were served, and it is expected that the numbers will rise significantly this year.
Letters can be obtained by calling the office of Dr. Robert Fagelson at 802-257-0557. Letters will also be available beginning Thanksgiving week at Baker’s Hallmark, 896 Putney Road; Sam’s Outdoor Outfitters, 74 Main St.; Vermont Artisan Designs, 106 Main St.; and at Curves, 464 Putney Road.
TOYS FOR KIDS: Brattleboro Detachment and Auxiliary Unit 798, Marine Corps League will begin scheduling appointments for the Toys for Kids project on Monday, Nov. 5. The program helps families in need of assistance for their children at Christmas.
Appointments will be taken between 4 to 7 p.m. only, weekdays only, Nov. 5 through Nov. 21. No appointments will be made after Nov. 21. Those wishing to participate in this program must call 802-257-0001 on the specified dates only from 4 to 7 p.m. Do not call the American Legion.
When calling, participants must have Social Security or Medicaid numbers for their children, ages 12 and under, and when coming for the scheduled appointment, they must bring their cards with them. This program is only for those families who have a genuine need for assistance.
FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT: The Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain Support Group will meet Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital’s Brew Barry Conference Room 3. On Tuesday, the group will be learning how to implement the neuroscience of happiness as a daily practice in their life. For information, contact Justine Jeffrey at 802-251-0155.
END-OF-LIFE TALK: The Brattleboro Senior Center will host "Start The Conversation," a presentation by the Visiting Nurses Association and Hospice of Vt. & N.H, on Monday, Nov. 5, at 10:30 a.m. at the Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St.
"Start The Conversation" is a public education initiative that aims to:
-- Increase the understanding of end-of-life care options, including hospice and palliative care.
-- Help families talk to each other and their physicians about end-of-life care.
-- Encourage the use of advance directives to document end-of-life care choices.
The public is welcome to participate as this program tries to make this tough conversation easier while teaching what options are available. For more information, call the Brattleboro Senior Center at 802-257-7570 or visit www.starttheconversationvt.org.
VENDORS SOUGHT: Brattleboro American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 5 is now accepting reservations from crafters for tables for its Annual Christmas Craft Fair which will be held on Saturday, Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
The kitchen will be open for refreshments and a Chinese auction will be held. For more information or to make reservations, call Maureen Pinger at 802-257-5006.
ROTARY DINNER RAFFLE: The Brattleboro Sunrise Rotary Club kicked off its annual dinner raffle to raise funds for various club projects including Project Feed the Thousands. First prize will be five $100 gift certificates to area restaurants, including Peter Havens, The Putney Inn, The Marina, New England House and Panda North. Second prize is a gift certificate from Windham Wines, and third prize is a gift certificate from North End Butchers.
A limited number of tickets are available and may be purchased for $5 each or six for $25 through any Sunrise Rotarian, or by calling Jason at 802-380-0848. The drawing will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 5.
MONDAY MOVIE NIGHT: The Dover Free Library will present the feature film "In Time," starring Justine Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried on Monday, Nov. 5, at 6 p.m. The film is 1 hour and 49 minutes long and rated PG-13.
The event is free and open to the public. For further information, call 802-348-7488.
VENDORS WANTED: The Halifax PTG (FOHS) is seeking vendors for its first Holiday Vendor & Craft Fair to be held in the Halifax School Gym, 246 Branch Road in Halifax. The event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All vendors, consultants and crafters are welcome. Tables are $10 each, plus a donation to the group’s ticket auction. Set-up starts at 7 a.m. on the day of the event. Holiday tablecloths and 8-foot tables will be provided. Table locations will be assigned at random.
To reserve a table, contact Lisa Noyes at 802-368-2680 or email@example.com. Tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. Proceeds will benefit the Halifax PTG (FOHS).
WREATH SALE: The Marlboro Alliance will offer locally made wreaths for sale to benefit local causes. The costs of the wreaths will be: 14-inch, $18; 22-inch, $24; and 30-inch, $35. Orders may be sent to Marlboro Alliance, P.O. Box 42, Marlboro, VT 05344. Include name and phone number with the order. All orders must be received by Monday, Nov. 21. Wreath pick up will be at the Marlboro Post Office on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SNOWMOBILE CLUB: The Vernon Trail Breakers Snowmobile Club will hold its November meeting on Monday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. at The Portside Tavern in Vernon.
All volunteers are reminded to bring in their project sheets from last season. Trail work will be planned, as well as events for the upcoming season.
ROAD CLOSURE: Ray Hill Road in Wilmington will be closed on Monday, Nov. 5, for several hours as they try to reconnect the water at Dot’s Restaurant. They will close it at approximately 8:30 a.m. and will work until done.
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BEAN SUPPER: The United Church of Winchester will hold its monthly Bean Supper on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the church building on Main Street in Winchester. The meal is served family style and the cost is $8 for adults, $3 for children, and $20 for up to five family members, adults with children. The building is accessible to all. For more information, call 603-239-4465. There are no advanced ticket sales.
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