Around Windham County

Thursday October 4, 2012

In Brattleboro...

LEXY’S FUND BAKE SALE: A benefit bake sale for Lexy’s Fund will be held on the front lawn of the Elks Lodge at 75 Putney Road in Brattleboro from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6.

Lexy Giallella, 14, was recently diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. She is facing a long road to recovery that includes chemo and radiation therapy and possibly surgery.

Lexy is the daughter of Cherish and Randy Clark and Bob Giallella.

For further information, or to donate to the sale or Lexy’s Fund, contact Claire Lavender, 802-254-6917; or Ruth Gorham Houle, 802-999-7194.

ENERGY FAIR: Thermal House will sponsor an Energy Fair on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at its new location, 19 Bennett Drive (off Putney Road) in Brattleboro. Information about how to save energy in the home or office and how various insulation products are applied will be available at the fair.

The event is free and open to the public. There will be free food, exhibits, children’s activities, including a bouncy house, face painting, and more. Also, there will be live demonstrations.

A raffle will be held for an energy audit and other prizes with the proceeds to benefit the Windham County Heat Fund. For more information, call 802-874-7222.

In Halifax...

CEMETERY WALK: The Halifax Historical Society is sponsoring a walk to the Pennell Hill Cemetery on Saturday, Oct. 6. This site is believed to contain the oldest gravestone in town.

Those interested in the walk may meet at the school/town office at 11 a.m. for carpooling. Bring a sandwich and enjoy the fall weather while eating lunch on Kevin McQuade’s property. This is a short walk and children are welcome. There is no charge.

In case of inclement weather, the rain date is Oct. 13. If in doubt, or having further questions, call Gretchen Becker at 802-368-2352.

In Putney...

FAMILY FUN DAY: The Institute for Natural Learning is hosting a free Wild Family Fun Day on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. to noon. The staff are skilled mentors and naturalists and have planned fun for both the children and adults.

The Institute’s mission is to create the time and space for people to connect with nature.

All are welcome. There will be free coffee for those arriving early. For more information and directions or call 802-254-5800.

In Williamsville...

MOVIE NIGHT: Williamsville Hall presents a free movie night for children and families on Friday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments to be offered for sale include fresh popcorn, water, soda and candy.

The movie will be "Flicka" (2006) rated PG. It is loosely based on the 1941 novel "My Friend Flicka" by Mary O’Hara. It features Alison Lohman as Katy a young woman who claims a wild mustang as her own in order to prove to her father, played by country musician Tim McGraw, that she is capable of one day taking over the family ranch.

ANIMAL FROLICS: The Manitou Project will hold an outdoor session of the Animal Frolics Qigong on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 11 a.m. to noon, taught by Joey Carroll. This system was developed over 1,800 years ago by Hua T’o, one of China’s greatest physicians, modeled on the movements of five animals: the Tiger, the Deer, the Bear, the Monkey and the Crane. This session will focus on the Bear and the Crane. The emphasis of this teaching is on the union of spirit, breath and movement and offers a system for long term health and longevity. The session is appropriate for adults, and for children over the age of 10.

All are welcome, experience with Qigong is not necessary. Carroll is a T’ai Chi Ch’uan/Qigong instructor. Manitou is located 1.4 miles up Sunset Lake Road from Williamsville Village, sign on right; or approximately 5 miles over the top on Sunset Lake Road from Route 9. For information, contact Carroll at or 802-257-8673.


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