Around Windham County


In Bellows Falls...

ROBIN WILLIAMS' CLASSICS: The Bellows Falls Opera House Classic Film Wednesdays series honors the late Robin Williams this September with four of his unforgettable roles: "Dead Poets Society" on Sept. 3; "Good Morning, Vietnam" on Sept. 10; "Jumanji" on Sept. 17; and "What Dreams May Come" on Sept. 24.

Each Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. the Opera House presents a classic film for $5.

Information about events and films at the Bellows Falls Opera House can be found at The Opera House is located on the Square in Bellows Falls, with ample free parking nearby.

In Brattleboro...

AAUW BOOK SALE: The Brattleboro Branch, American Association of University Women (AAUW), will be holding its annual book sale on Sept. 4-6 at Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro. The book sale, a feature of the Brattleboro summer season, attracts dealers and buyers from all over New England.

A public book drop off, where fiction and nonfiction books in good condition will be accepted, will be at Centre Congregational Church, 190 Main St., on the north side door (under the fire escape) on Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 9 a.m. to noon. To arrange for alternative pickup or drop off, call 802-254-9181 or e-mail

No Readers Digest Condensed Books, textbooks, dictionaries, or musty/moldy books will be accepted.

This year, the book sale is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 4, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 5, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturday, Sept. 6, from 9 a.m. to noon.

All money raised will fund college scholarships for local girls and women. This year, three $1,000 scholarships were given to new high school graduates and one $1,000 scholarship was given to a mature woman continuing her education. The community supports this scholarship program by donating and buying books.

FINANCIAL WORKSHOP: Southeastern Vermont Community Action is hosting an eight-part financial fitness workshop, which will help participants discover how to use the money they have and take steps towards prosperity. Participants will learn to improve their relationship with money, increase cash flow and experience financial security. Other topics covered include; saving, spending, credit, paying for college, purchasing a home, purchasing a car, insurance and retirement. Your credit report can be reviewed with you and recommendations provided to take steps to build healthy credit or resolve credit issues. This financial coaching will help you and your family develop strong financial habits.

The workshop is free and open to the public and begins on Wednesday, Sept. 10, and continues each Wednesday through Oct. 29, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The workshops will be held at Marlboro College Graduate School, 28 Vernon St. Registration is required. Call to register at 802-722-4575, ext. 151, or email

In Dover...

FEEDING PEOPLE: The Grey Ghost Inn will host a free food event on Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 3 to 5 pm., which will include hot and raw foods, cooking demonstrations and recipe cards.

In Guilford...

SENIOR LUNCH: The Guilford Senior Lunch, sponsored by Senior Solutions, will take place at noon on Friday, Sept. 5, at the Guilford Community Church. The menu includes ham and cheese potato casserole, peas, assorted breads, and peach melba trifle for dessert.

Books will be available for 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, Sept. 3.

In Saxtons River...

FLEA MARKET: The Saxtons River Rec Area will hold a flea market Saturday, Sept. 6, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its site on Pleasant Valley Road.

Vendors can purchase a space for $10, with the Rec providing signage and advertising. A bake sale and food concession will also take place.

Anyone wishing a space or willing to volunteer is asked to contact Sam Fletcher at 802-869-1407 (before 9 p.m.).

In Townshend...

SENIOR MEAL AND GAMES: After the noon meal, sponsored by Senior Solutions, at the Townshend Church on Thursday, Sept. 4, people are invited to game-time. Bring your favorite: cribbage, canasta, chess, yahtze, euchre, etc. or learn a new game.

The suggested donation for the meal is $3 for people 60 years and up; all others $4. Take out meals will be available. There is no charge for the game-time which will start about 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

In Walpole, N.H. ...

HUNGER WALK: The Walpole Community CROP Hunger Walk will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27. Registration starts at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:30 a.m. The Walpole Community CROP Hunger Walk has set a goal of 60 walkers and hopes to raise $3,000 to help stop hunger and poverty in the community and around the world, through self-help initiatives.

A portion of the funds raised in Walpole will go to the Fall Mountain Food Shelf. Last year, 51 Walkers raised more than $2,500 in their locally organized CROP Hunger Walk.

For more information, contact Ellie Shaw at 603-756-4866 or Jana Sellarole at 603-756-4380.

In Westminster...

FREE SCHOOL MEALS: Once a parent is receiving a 3SquaresVT benefit, they may enroll their children for free school meals any time during the school year just by asking the Food Service Director at your child's school.

For more information about the program, visit or call SEVCA at 802-722-4575 and ask for Family Services.


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