Around Windham County

Wednesday October 31, 2012

In Alstead, N.H. Š

CRAFTER WANTED: The annual Holiday Bazaar will be held at the Third Congregational Church in Alstead Village on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Spaces available are 4-, 6- and 8-feet, costing $10, $15, $18. The Guild will have a food concession open during the bazaar, selling sweets, soup, sandwiches, beverages, and other items.

For more information, call Joanne at 603-835-6734, leave a message.

In Bellows Falls...

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: The Ladies Aid and Mission of the First Baptist Church, 9 Church St., in Bellows Falls will host its Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Food items, crafts, gifts, hats, mittens will be offered for sale.

On the luncheon menu will be chicken and biscuits. A complete meal is $6.50. They will also serve sandwiches, chowder, desserts, and beverages. A benefit raffle will also be held.

In Brattleboro...

SKI-SKATE EXCHANGE: The Annual Phil Dunham Ski-Skate & Snowboard Sale, directed by the Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department and the Brattleboro Outing Club, will be held Saturday, Nov. 3, from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St.

The exchange is for anyone interested in selling or buying snowboards, skis, ski boots, poles, or bindings (both downhill and cross country), skates, winter sports clothing or hockey equipment.

Items to be sold must be brought to the Gibson-Aiken Center on Friday, Nov. 2, between noon and 7 p.m. only. Any winter sport article may be listed for sale, but only 10 items per family will be accepted for each floor.

Equipment brought in for the sale will be checked for DIN numbers. This means that sports shops might not service those items without a DIN number. Equipment that does not have a DIN number will be marked with a red dot on the price tag.

People displaying articles in the sale must return to the Center on Monday, Nov. 5, between noon and 6 p.m.

For further information, contact the Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department Office at 802-254-5808 between 9 a.m. and noon, and 1 and 5 p.m. today through Friday.

PADDLE BATTLE: The Brattleboro Sunrise Rotary Club is hosting a Battle of the Paddle double elimination ping pong tournament on Saturday, Nov. 3, at Brattleboro Union High School.

Registration is from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Play begins at 9 a.m. There will be three age divisions of 11 and under; 12 to 15 and 16 and over. There is a $15 per player fee with advance registration and $20 day of the event. Prizes will be awarded to the top two competitors in each age division.

The net proceeds from this tournament will benefit the West River Park recreational facility.

For more information, contact Sandy Shriver at 802-257-7244, ext. 114, or e-mail Players can also download a registration form at

WINTER FARMERS’ MARKET: The Winter Farmers’ Market will begin Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., in downtown Brattleboro. This is the market’s seventh season.

Each week at the market, there will be over 30 vendors including Dwight Miller Orchards, Fertile Fields Farm, Deep Meadows Farm, Wild Shepherd Farm, Higley Hill Farm, Susan Dunning Pottery, Orchard Hill Bread, Vermont Wild Flour Bakery, Putney Mountain Winery, One World Soap and more. A number of new farms are on the list, including Walnut Ridge Farm, Guerrilla Grown Produce and Hickin’s Mountain Mowings.

The market will welcome EBT and debit cards. Each week, EBT customers may turn $10 into $20 with the Market Match Coupons. This is supported through grants and fundraising done by market organizers, in conjunction with the commitment to make more local food accessible to more local people. Anyone interested in contributing to that effort may contact market organizers.

The Winter Farmers’ Market is sponsored by Post Oil Solutions, a non-profit sustainability organization actively working to build a viable community based food system. Open every Saturday through March 30, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with extended hours for holiday shopping, open to 3 p.m. between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

For further information, contact or call 802-869-2141.

CHAIR-ISHED AUCTION: Brattleboro Area Hospice will sponsor a Chair-ished Goods Auction on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the VFW, 40 Black Mountain Road, in Brattleboro. Specially selected chairs will be available for bidding that have been refurbished, hand-painted, and embellished by local artists.

The evening starts with the silent auction with a number of donated services. The live auction follows with Kit Martin offering high quality, antique and good condition furniture, jewelry, paintings, china, glassware, and decorative items in addition to the artistic chairs.

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. All proceeds will support the hospice care and bereavement services that are provided free of charge to the community by Brattleboro Area Hospice.

The auction will begin at 4 p.m. with a preview of items available for bid. For further information, visit Tickets for the event are $25 and may be purchased by calling 802-257-0775.

In Hinsdale, N.H. ...

CRAFTERS NEEDED: Crafters are needed for the 14th annual North Hinsdale Community Church Christmas Bazaar to be held on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Millstream Community Center in Hinsdale.

For more information or to reserve a space, call 802-579-5475 or e-mail

In Putney...

DOCUMENTARY SCREENING: Next Stage Arts Project will present a special screening of the new documentary film, "White: A Memoir in Color," on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m., at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill. The film will be introduced and followed by a discussion with producer, director and editor, Joel Katz.

This personal film explores issues of race, adoption, family and what it means to be white in America through the story of Katz’s own family across generations. His father’s role as a white professor at Howard University, a traditionally black college, during the civil rights era comes to bear on decisions Katz and his wife later make about adoption and starting their own family.

Katz will also host a screening and workshop on Friday afternoon for Putney Central School and The Grammar School students as part of an ongoing collaboration between Next Stage Arts Project and area schools.

Tickets are $10, available at Offerings in Putney and online at Tickets will also be available at the door. All proceeds will benefit NSAP. For information, visit

In Vernon...

BECOME A CUB SCOUT: Any interested boy in grades 1 through 5 is invited to join the Vernon Cub Scout Pack 412. Registration is always open, even after fall sports are completed.

Pack 412 currently has Cub Scouts from Vernon, Guilford, and Dummerston. For more information, contact or visit Vernon Cub Scouts Pack 412 on Facebook.


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