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BCTV BOARD: The Board of Directors of Brattleboro Community Television, Inc. will hold its monthly board meeting in Hanna Cosman Room of the Municipal Center at 230 Main St. on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 6 p.m.
Members of the public are welcome to attend. For further information, call 802-257-0888.
HOLIDAY CONCERT: The 22nd annual American Legion Band Holiday Concert, co-directed by Bruce Corwin and Raymond Brown, will be presented on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 7:30 p.m., at the Legion on Linden Street.
Prior to the band performing the evening’s last piece, Leroy Anderson’s "Sleigh Ride," the audience will join in a good old-fashioned Christmas sing-along.
There is no admission charge, but a freewill offering will be accepted.
AUTISM SUPPORT: The Autism Support Group that had been meeting the third Thursday of each month at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital will be taking the winter months off. It will be starting up again in the spring.
SENIOR NEWS AND MENUS: Activities and menus this week at the Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St., will be:
Tuesday: 9 a.m., Tennis, Living Memorial Park; 9:30 a.m., Knitting, painting and sequencing, strength training; 12:45 p.m., Shopping at Hannaford; 1 p.m., Brattleboro Senior Meals board meeting. Lunch: Pork chops, applesauce, butternut squash, baked potato, brownie.
Wednesday: 9 a.m., Writers’ group, wiffle ball, senior basketball; 9:30 a.m., Art group; 10:15 a.m., Yoga; 10:45 a.m., Line dancing; 11 a.m., Walking indoors, transportation from Putney; 11:45 a.m., Country music; 12:30 p.m., Time share, sewing recycle; 12:30 p.m., Duplicate bridge; 12:45 p.m., Van trip to Wal-Mart. Lunch: Eggplant parmesan, Italian vegetables, linguini, apricot flan.
Thursday: 9:15 a.m., Senior bowling; 9:30 a.m., Tennis at Living Memorial Park, knitting group, strength training, oil painting; 11:30 a.m., Holiday luncheon, entertainment, reservation required, 802-257-7570; 1-4 p.m., Bridge; 1-2:30 p.m., Bocce. Lunch: Hor d’oeurves, baked ham, mashed red skin potatoes, steamed asparagus, dessert buffet.
Friday: 9:30 a.m., Pilates Plus, Computer help; 10:30 a.m., Table tennis, bridge playing; 12:45 p.m., shopping at Price Chopper. Lunch: Baked haddock, long grain and wild rice, tossed salad, stewed tomatoes, cranberry mousse.
CALENDARS AND T-SHIRTS: The 2013 Scenes of Dummerston Calendar featuring color photographs by 11 talented photographers is now available. The calendar contains scenes from East Dummerston to the West River.
Also available is the new black, short-sleeved Dummerston T-shirts with a graphic of the West Dummerston Covered Bridge. The writing on the shirt says "Dummerston ... the longest one in Vermont."
Calendars are $10 and T-shirts are $18 for M-XL and $20 for XXL. Both will make great gifts for family and friends, near and far, and are available at the Dummerston Town Office or by calling Muriel at 802-257-9358 or Gail at 802-254-9311.
BIRDS AT MUSEUM: The Nature Museum at Grafton will present "Up, Up, and Away with Birds," a Mighty Acorns Preschool Explorers Club program, on Thursday, Dec. 20, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Environmental educator, Lynn Morgan, will teach about local birds. The Museum is located at 186 Townshend Road in Grafton.
Preschoolers will play games to learn bird names, venture outside to become bird watchers. The group will also make a holiday present to take home for the birds in their own backyards.
This program is for children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers. It is free to Museum members and costs $7 per child for non-members. Parents and guardians attend at no additional charge. To register, visit www.nature-museum.org or call the Museum at 802-843-2111. Advanced registration is strongly encouraged, as this event has a limited enrollment.
SENIOR LUNCH: The Guilford Golden Agers Senior Lunch, sponsored by Senior Solutions, will take place on Friday, Dec. 21, at noon at the Guilford Community Church. The menu will be a Christmas dinner.
Books will be available on loan from the Guilford Free Library. Blood pressures will be taken courtesy of Guilford Cares.
For more information and to make reservations call 802-254-9774 no later than Wednesday, Dec. 19.
SENIOR MEAL: Senior Solutions will sponsor the Halifax Senior Meal on Friday, Dec. 21, at noon at the Halifax Community Hall. The hall is located at the crossroads of Branch and Brook roads in West Halifax.
On the menu will be baked chicken legs, mashed potatoes, peas, rolls and a brownie sundae with peppermint ice cream.
Reservations are appreciated, call Joan at 802-368-7733.
MUSIC CONCERT: Windham Central Supervisory Union Elementary Music Concert will be held at the Leland & Gray Union High School in the gymnasium on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m.
The concert features the instrumental students from NewBrook, Townshend, Jamaica, Wardsboro, and Dover elementary schools, as well as Windham Elementary School, in an instrumental and vocal performance. They will be under the direction of Kate Ullman, choral director, and Michael McKinney, director of bands.
There will be three elementary bands, the Cadet Band, the District Band, the Elementary Jazz Band, as well as the combined Chorus. There will also be a special guest performance of the LGUHS Band under the direction of Tom Walter. There is no charge for this concert.
CHRISTMAS DINNER: A Christmas dinner for the community will be held at noon on Thursday, Dec. 20, at The Townshend Church. The meal is sponsored by Senior Solutions. The suggested donation is $3 for people over 60 years, and $4 for all others.
Blood pressure screening by VT/NH Visiting Nurse Association will be available from 11:30 a.m. Everyone is invited and welcome.
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