Around Windham County


In Brattleboro...

TGIF MORNING MATINEE: The Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department, as part of the TGIF Morning Matinee program, will present Chris Yerlig with his Mime and Magic Illusion Show at Living Memorial Park at the Rotary Theater on Friday, July 25, at 10:30 a.m.

This show is free and day care groups are welcome In case of rain, the show will be moved inside to the Nelson Withington Skating Facility at the park. For more information or if there are special needs, call the Recreation & Parks office at 802-254-5808.

In Dover...

SCIENCE AT THE LIBRARY: The Dover Free Library will present the mysteries of science with Kurt Valenta, mechanical engineering technologist, on Friday, July 25, starting at 6 p.m. Valenta, who is an instructor for elementary school science programs, will offer an hour-long program for ages 5 to adults.

For more information, call 802-348-7488 or visit

ROAD CLOSURE: As part of the Blueberry Festival on Saturday, July 26, there will be a parade on Route 100 in West Dover starting at 11 a.m. The parade will start just south of the intersection of Route 100 and Dorr Fitch and go north to the intersection of Route 100 and Country Club Road.

Motorists should expect delays between 10:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Handle Road and Cold Brook Road can be used as an alternate route during this time.

In Saxtons River...

PRINTMAKING: Clare Adams has recently opened a print studio in Saxtons River and is ready to share her skills with the younger generation. Adams will be offering a three-day printmaking class at her studio in the Saxwin building Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, July 28, 29 and 30, from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

The class is sponsored by Main Street Arts and is open to children 6 to 13. They will learn the basics of mono-printing, using stencils, and layering, with non-toxic, water-based inks. They will collaborate on a group fabric wall hanging and take home individual creations. A special feature of Adams' studio is a large, hand-turned antique etching press that participants will be able to experience.

The fee for the three days is $45 for members and $60 for non-members. Registration is required and can be made by contacting MSA at 802-869-2960 or

CHILDREN'S PLAY: The Main Street Arts children's theater camp will present "Pumpkin Fiesta" on Saturday and Sunday, July 26 and 27, at 2 p.m. at the Hepburn/Ostebo barn at 27 Pleasant St.

The dramatization of Caryn Yacowitz's fable follows a week of daily practice by the 9- to 13-year-old theater campers under the direction of Mary Hepburn and Gordon Korstange. The children will also create the props and set pieces, and learn original songs written by Hepburn.

Admission to the performances is by donation. More information is available at 802-869-2960, by e-mailing, or by visiting the Main Street Arts Facebook page.

In Walpole, N.H. ...

CONCERT ON THE GREEN: The Temple Band will perform on Sunday, July 27, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the Green in Walpole. The concert is free and open to the public. The summer concerts are sponsored by the Savings Bank of Walpole.

Those attending should bring a blanket or lawn chair. In event of rain, the concert may be canceled.

In West Brattleboro...

HEBREW SCHOOL REGISTRATION: Congregation Shir Heharim, the Brattleboro Area Jewish Community, will begin once-a-week Hebrew school classes on Sept. 8 for youngsters starting at age 6. The curriculum includes Hebrew language, as well as Jewish studies -- culture, history, music, prayers, beliefs, and customs. The school meets on Monday afternoons from 3:45 to 5:45 at the synagogue at 151 Greenleaf St. in West Brattleboro.

Although designed for the children of members, the school will accept new students for one year even if their parents are not yet members. Students planning to become bar- or bat-mitzvah need to be enrolled in the school for at least one full year prior to their bar/bat mitzvah year.

Registration forms and a $100 deposit must be sent in by the end of July to guarantee admission. For more information and for registration forms, contact Faith Schuster at 802-464-2632 or

In Williamsville...

HEALING WALK: The Manitou Project will hold a Healing Walk on Friday, July 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. This meditative walk on Manitou's Sanctuary Trail will be led by Ryan Murphy, and will include poems or other readings, and chances to share about the experience. Healing Walks will be held every second and fourth Friday until the middle of October.

The Manitou Project seeks to foster community with nature, on its 245-acre land preserve in Williamsville, located at 300 Sunset Lake Rd. For information, contact Fred Taylor at 802-387-2681.

VERMONT FILMS: The Moore Free Library in Newfane and the Williamsville Hall presents the fifth of six free movies at the Williamsville Hall this summer on Saturday, July 26, at 7 p.m. The film, "Ceres' Children," will be shown. Each part of the film series explores themes in the state's history that recur and circle back, from 1777 to the present. The final part will be screened at the Hall on Saturday, Aug. 9.

Part five in the series takes a deeper look at some of Vermont's cherished traditions: Participatory democracy and the conservation ethic, from the ideas of George Perkins Marsh, one of America's first environmentalists, to contemporary volunteer groups and activist movements.

The film captures 21st century debates over natural resources, then circles back in time to show how these concerns originate in the ethics of farmers, who depended on the natural world for their survival.

For more information, contact Librarian Louise Sirois,


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