Around Windham County


In Athens...

ICE CREAM SOCIAL: The Athens Historic Preservation Society will hold its second sweet fundraiser of the season on Sunday, July 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Brick Meeting House lawn.

There will be ice cream and an opportunity to build your own sundae from the toppings bar. The suggested donation is $7 each or $25 maximum for a family of four or more.

Proceeds will support the Athens Historic Preservation Society and its efforts to save the beautiful Brick Meeting House.

For more information, contact Beth Ann Agostini at 802-365-7740.

In Bellows Falls...

SENIOR MEALS: The menu for the week of July 14 through 18 at the Bellows Falls Senior Center is as follows:

Monday: Baked American goulash with sausage, spinach, sour dough Italian bread, pineapple chunks.

Tuesday: Sweet and sour chicken, rice pilaf, Oriental vegetables, rye bread, grapes.

Wednesday: Sliced beef, Swiss cheese, macaroni salad with crabmeat, spinach salad, dressing, rye bread, applesauce.

Thursday: Roast turkey, Monterey Jack cheese, coleslaw with carrots and pineapple, potato salad, wheat bread, watermelon.

Friday: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, baby carrots, wheat bread, cherry Jell-O with fruit.

The Senior Center serves Rockingham, Westminster, Grafton, Athens, and North Walpole and Walpole, N.H. Senior visitors from other surrounding towns are welcome.

The meal is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. A suggested donation of $3.50 for those 60-plus years of age is requested. Information: 802-463-3907 or

In Brattleboro...

SUMMER CONCERT: The Estey Organ Museum will host a "Summer Concert and Tea" on Sunday, July 13, at 2 p.m. in the Engine House Gallery, 108 Birge St., Brattleboro. The event will include a concert for organ (pipe and reed) and strings, followed by a spread of tea sandwiches, Vermont cheeses, fruit and pastries along with other refreshments served on the loading dock of Estey Building #4.

The event is a fundraiser for the Museum, and reservations may be made by PayPal at For more information, call 802-246-8366.

Music to be heard during the concert will include music by Mozart, Dvorak, Pinkham, and Rheinberger for strings and organ. Performers will include Peggy Spencer and Gudrun Weeks, violin, Zon Eastes, cello, and Philip Stimmel, organ. Estey organs being played are a fold-up organ on the Dvorak selections, and an Estey pipe organ, formerly in the Hinsdale, N.H., Masonic Temple.

Estey Board member Kim Benzel is hosting the afternoon tea.

MOUNTAIN BIKING CAMP: The Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department is hosting a Mountain Biking Camp for people ages 11 to 14. This adventurous camp, instructed by Steven Robinson, will run the week of July 14 to 18, from 9 a.m. to noon, starting at Living Memorial Park.

The first day will consist of bike maintenance, safety and proper gear. The rest of the week will be riding with plenty of trails within the community to explore. The cost of the program is $100 for Brattleboro residents and $115 for non-residents.

For more information, or if there are special needs required for this program, call 802-254-5808 or visit for a complete listing/description of events.

MULTI-SPORTS CAMP: The Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department, in conjunction with U.S. Sports Institute, is hosting a Multi-Sports Camp and Sports Squirts from July 14 to 18 at Living Memorial Park. The camp provides the ultimate sporting experience for every age and ability, where a child has the opportunity to play up to 16 different sports from around the world.

Sports Squirts Camp is ideal for the younger sports enthusiast who wants to try their hand at a little of everything. Participants will have the opportunity to try lacrosse, soccer, basketball, t-ball, floor hockey, parachute games and more.

The cost is $175 for 6 to 12 year olds for the 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. program; $145 for ages 5 to 12 for the 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. program; and $135 for ages 5 to 12 for the 1 to 4 p.m. program. Non-residents add $15.

For more information, or there are special needs required for this program, call 802-254-5808 or visit

POOL PARTY: The Annual Pool Party sponsored by the Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department will be held on Wednesday, July 16, at the Living Memorial Park pool. This year the party will be "Out Of This World." All ages are invited to come and join in the fun. Admission is $5 per person. The party is from 4:30 to 8 p.m. There will be a DJ, clown, hot dogs, hamburgers, salads, ice cream, games, a photo booth, and more.

If there are any special needs required for this event, contact the Recreation & Parks Department at 802-254-5808 by July 14.

GLUCOSE SCREENING: The Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic hosts a free blood glucose screening today at the Brattleboro Farmers' Market. The screening will take place from 9 a.m. to noon, at the market on Route 9 in West Brattleboro.

In Rockingham...

BOARD VACANCIES: The Town of Rockingham is seeking to fill a vacancy on the Zoning Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission. Interested individuals should be willing to participate in subcommittees and work groups, and to vote impartially on all applications.

Duties include review of conditional use applications, site plan reviews, subdivision reviews, and Town Plan preparation. The ZBA-PC meets approximately every three weeks on Wednesday evenings at the Town Hall.

The Zoning Board/Planning Commission application form is available from the Planning- Zoning Office at 802-463-1229, ext. 101 and on the municipal website at under the Zoning Planning Office application forms. The application needs to be submitted to the Town of Rockingham, c/o Planning-Zoning Office, P.O. Box 370, Bellows Falls, VT 05101, no later than July 30.

In Walpole, N.H. ...

FARM BUILDINGS TALK: The connected farm buildings which so characterize New Hampshire are unique to northern New England and were created in this area for specific reasons. Thomas Hubka, award-winning architectural historian, will present a discussion of this fascinating phenomenon, "Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn: the Connected Farm Buildings of New England," in the Walpole Town Hall on Saturday, July 12, at 7 p.m. The presentation, sponsored by the Walpole Historical Society, is underwritten by the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

For more information, visit the Walpole Historical Society's website at

CONCERT ON THE GREEN: The Keene, N.H., American Legion Band will perform on Sunday, July 13, 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...

CLINIC AT MARKET: The Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic will host a free blood glucose screening on Saturday, July 12, at the Brattleboro Farmers' Market. The screening will take place from 9 a.m. to noon, and the market is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., outdoors on Route 9 in West Brattleboro.

Harvest Health Coupons are now in for EBT customers, and the first blueberries of the season are joining the bounty of the full summer harvest. For more information, call 802-254-8885.

BENEFIT GARAGE SALE: Brattleboro Detachment No. 798 Marine Corps League and Auxiliary will hold a garage sale on Saturday, July 12, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 70 Meadowbrook Road in West Brattleboro.

The Marines are raising money for their charities, particularly their three college scholarships for area high school seniors.

Many families have offered items for sale. There are many kitchen items, books, VHS tapes, some infant and children's items, two televisions, two coffee tables, and many other household goods.

There will be coffee, water, grilled hot dogs, and take away sweet treats available for sale.

For more information or to donate items for this event, call 802-257-7549.

In West Dover...

FREE CONCERT: The Lonesome Brothers perform a free concert on Sunday, July 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the new town park in West Dover. The Lonesome Brothers play their own style of down home Hick Rock, with seven albums of original music to their name. The band features Jim Armenti on guitar, Ray Mason on bass and Tom Shea on drums.

The park is located next to the 7-Eleven store on Route 100 in West Dover. In the event of rain the concert will be held next door at the OMT Billiards parlor. For more information, call 802-464-5100.


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