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In Brattleboro...

LEGO-PALOOZA: Brooks Memorial Library will host a "LEGO-Palooza" on Thursday, July 17, from 1 to 4 p.m. Children may stop in during that time to build a Lego creation with the library's Legos. Creations will be on display in the library through the end of July. Children cannot keep the Legos. For more information, call the Children's Room at 802-254-5290, ext. 110, or visit

ADVENTURE CAMP: The Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department is hosting a Vermont Youth/Teen Adventure Camp, from July 22 to 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m at Living Memorial Park. The adventure camp program is for youth ages 8 to 12. From the first day, they will learn to work as a group through teambuilding and challenges, to the final expedition of a kayak trip or day hike. Each day the participants will learn new skills that not only will allow them to have fun, but will help them in their normal everyday life. The cost of the program is $250 for Brattleboro residents and $265 for non-residents.

Registration is required by visiting the Recreation & Parks Office at 207 Main St., Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. or by calling 802-254-5808.

MANAGEMENT SUMMER CAMP: Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies is hosting its first Nonprofit Management Summer Camp on Friday, Aug. 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., a one-day retreat for non-profit professionals.

Participants will have the opportunity to choose two tool-based and interactive workshops focused on social media, leadership, time management, or Results-Based Accountability. A $50 registration fee includes two workshops, lunch, and ample networking time with other nonprofit professionals.

For more information, or to register, visit

TGIF MORNING MATINEE: The Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department as part of the TGIF Morning Matinee, will present Vermont magician Tom Joyce at the Living Memorial Park Rotary Theater on Friday, July 18, at 10:30 a.m. This is the second performance of the TGIF Morning Matinees.

A fun and funny magic show that is full of laughs, tons of audience participation and amazing magic is planned. Joyce, a former magician at F.A.O. Schwartz Toy Store in New York City, will use magic wands, magic words and create magical memories.

This show is suitable for ages 4 and up.

The show is free and day care groups are welcome to attend. If there are special needs required, call the Recreation & Parks Office at 802-254-5808. In case of rain, the show will be moved inside to the Nelson Withington Skating Facility.

For more information, call the Recreation & Parks office at 802-254-5808 or visit our web-site at

In Halifax...

SENIOR MEAL: The Halifax Senior Meal will be held on Friday, July 18, at noon at the Community Hall at the intersection of Brook and Branch roads in West Halifax will be the next senior meal.

The meal will be an indoor picnic featuring hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, rolls, baked beans, macaroni salad, pickles, and watermelon for dessert.

All seniors are welcome. A suggested donation of $3 for seniors 60 and over and $4 for under the age of 60. Reservations are helpful, call Joan at 802-368-7733.

In Townshend...

SUMMER READING: The highlight of the summer reading program "Fizz, Boom, Read" at Townshend Library will be a visit from Vermont author Rebecca Rupp on Friday, July 18, at 10:30 a.m. Although she is the author of many children's books including "The Dragon of Lonely Island," "The Waterstone" and "The Return of the Dragon," she also has an interest in science and holds a PhD in cell biology and biochemistry.

Children and caregivers will learn about amazing air, create flying machines, squeeze an egg into a bottle and more. There is likely to be a discussion of dragons.

For more information, call 802-365-4039, Townshend Library at 1971 Route 30.


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