Around Windham County
Food & shelter
Community dinners: Every 3rd Monday of the month, 5:30 p.m. at The Stone Church/Immanuel Episcopal Church in Bellows Falls. All are Welcome. The dinners hosted by Greater Falls United Network – a collection of social service organizations and churches in the area committed. These dinners are continuing in the memory of Rev. Mary Haas, who hosted them for many years. For more information, contact Telos Whitfield (pronounced "Tee-loss") at 802-376-4977 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food Pantry: 6-7:30 p.m., Townshend Church, on the Common, Route 30. For anyone who needs food assistance. Information: 802-365-4348.
Boy Scouts to Meet: 7-8:30 p.m., at St. Michael's School, 48 Walnut St., Brattleboro. Troop 405. New members welcome. For boys in 6th grade and up. Every Monday. Information: Peter Massari, 802-254-8124.
Movin' Into Music: Brattleboro Music Center, 38 Walnut St. Music and Movement, ages 1-5, and Little Strummers Ukulele Club, ages 3-5, Monday mornings with Annie Frelich. Information visit www.bmcvt.org or call BMC at 802-257-4523.
Preschool Story Time: 1:30 p.m., Vernon Free Library. Every other week, call for schedule: 802-257-0150.
Rhyme and Story Hour: 10:30 a.m., Whitingham Free Public Library. Songs, rhymes, stories and crafts for toddlers and preschoolers. Parents and infants welcome. Information: 802-368-7506.
Rhyme Time: 10:30 a.m., Vernon Free Library. Every Monday. For children 0-5 years of age. Information: 802-257-0150.
Mind & body
Meditation: 7-9 p.m., Putney Friends Meeting House, Route 5, Putney, just north of Basketville. Mountains and Rivers Mindfulness Community. Sharing group in the tradition of Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Newcomers welcome. Wheelchair accessible. Information: Richard Brady, email@example.com or 802-387-2382.
Benefit Bingo: 6:30 p.m., above People's United Bank, on the Square, Bellows Falls. Every Monday. 5 p.m., Doors open. 6 p.m., Early bird games. Food and beverages available for purchase. Free coffee. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus in Bellows Falls, Council No. 753, benefit for local charities.
Rock River Players: Will meet the second Monday of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.to select a spring show. To that end, if you have a show you want to see considered, please bring several copies of a scene from it. If you just want to come listen, read and share your two-cents worth, that's fine, too. All are welcome. Questions? Annie Landenberger @348-7156; firstname.lastname@example.org
Spin class: Every first Monday of the month at Bodhifit, Brattleboro Food Co-op shareholders can take this spin class at no cost with Susie, the BFC Seafood Department manager, at 5:15 p.m. Free for Co-op Shareholders, $15 for Non-Shareholders. 22 High St, Brattleboro.
Technology help: Cal LaFountain, Brooks Memorial Library's Electronic Services Support Specialist, is available for brief, private consultations with half-hour appointments on Mondays, 3-5 p.m. He can help library patrons with basic tasks using computers and mobile devices, such as setting up and using an email account, creating a Facebook account, or downloading e-books or other digital media. The library has computers available, or participants may bring their own tablets, smart phones, or laptops to explore the capabilities of those devices. To book time with Cal, contact him directly at 802-254-5290 x104 or email@example.com.
Turning Point Board: 5:45-7:30 p.m., held at Tyler Conference Room, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. Turning Point of Windham County's monthly board meeting. A recovery center. Public welcome. Fourth Monday each month. Information: 802-257-5600.
United Way of Windham County: Recruiting volunteers for their free tax preparation program (VITA). Greeters, schedulers and tax preparers are needed. For more information, call Kate or Victoria at 802-257-4011 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AA Meeting: 6-7 p.m., First Congregational Church, 880 Western Ave., West Brattleboro.
Al-Anon Group: 7:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, on the green, Rt. 30, Newfane. For friends and relatives of alcoholics. Every Monday. Information: VT 866-972-5266 (toll free); www.vermontalanonalateen.org; also, 7:30-9 p.m., in the Parsonage, United Church of Winchester, 97 Main St., Winchester, N.H.
AA Hotline: Toll free, 1-877-851-0181.
Adult Children of Alcoholics: (12-step group), Mondays, 6-7 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Room B, off Cafeteria. Information: email@example.com.
Depression Support: 5:30-7 p.m., each Monday, Healing Grace Ministries, 55 Marlboro Road, West Brattleboro. Free. For anyone feeling depressed, isolated or afraid. Information: 802-368-7561.
Healing Discussion Group: 5:30-7 p.m., Sojourns Community Health Clinic, 4923 U.S. Route 5, Westminster. Living Life Now! For anyone with cancer. Meets every Monday. Information: 802-722-4023.
Lupus Support Group of Southeastern Vermont: No meeting at this time. Contact: Lupus Foundation, 802-244-5988.
Parents Together Support Group: 6-7:30 p.m., childcare included. For location and registration: Noreen Oles at 802-254-6686.
Vipassana Group Sitting: 5:30 p.m., Mondays, in Brattleboro. In the tradition of S. N. Goenka. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-869-3246.
West Townshend Thrift Shop: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon.-Sat., second floor, above, West Townshend Post Office, Route 30. Sponsored by The West River Community Project. Community closet with large selection of men's, women's and children's clothing, footwear; housewares, books, movies and toys.
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