Around Windham County

Friday November 2, 2012

In Bellows Falls...

GAMES DAY: The Rockingham Free Public Library will join hundreds of libraries throughout the world on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., to celebrate International Games Day. The library will offer gaming for people of all ages including Nintendo Wii and console games, board games, modern table-top games, role-playing games, card games, and more.

Again this year the library will be participating in the National Super Smash Bros Brawl tournament. Register to participate before 11 a.m. on Nov. 3. Beginning at 11 a.m., those who have signed up will begin a local Super Smash Bros competition leading up to the national event at 1 p.m.

This program is free and open to the public. For information, call the library at 802-463-4270,, or stop by the library.

In Brattleboro...

CIVIL WAR PHOTOS: The Vermont Center for Photography will host a talk by Donald Wickman about Brattleboro’s Civil War photographer George Houghton on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 5:30 p.m. Houghton captured poignant images of Vermont soldiers in the field, camp, and at home.

This talk by Wickman, a Rutland historian, will explore Houghton’s life and work, and examine some of the images that brought the Civil War back to Vermont via photography.

The Vermont Center for Photography is located at 49 Flat St. The talk is free and open to the public. For further information, contact Joshua Farr at or 802-251-6051.

In Vernon...

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.

In Westminster...

SATURDAY HIKE: The Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association will sponsor a hike at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, on Bald Hill and the Bellows Falls Union High School forest.

The departure point of the two-hour hike will be at the end of Cemetery Road, just at the entrance to St. Charles Cemetery, off Route 5, in Westminster.

Pinnacle Board member Randy Major will lead the hike. Weather permitting, the hike will include the summit of Bald Hill, a view north to Mt. Ascutney, Twin Falls in the Saxtons River with the gorge above it, and certain mysterious 150-year-old earth works.

For more information or to register, call Major at 802-387-5737.


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