Around Windham County


In Brattleboro...

LAWN AND TAG SALE: A lawn and tag sale, sponsored by the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 161 Western Ave., in Brattleboro on Saturday, May 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale will be held inside if raining. Large size women's clothing, books, a vacuum cleaner and other odds and ends will be available. There will be some children's items. Also, homemade cinnamon rolls, other homemade goodies, coffee and cold drinks.

WICKED BMX FILM: "A Wicked Ride: A Ride that Never Ends," The Origins of Freestyle BMX in New England, will be shown at Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., on Saturday, May 24, at 4 p.m. The documentary film is about the rise of BMX trick riding in New England in the 1980s. Several Brattleboro riders were part of the riding scene.

Partial proceeds of the event will go to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Brattleboro.

PHOTO EQUIPMENT: In-Sight Photography Project is downsizing its collection of photography equipment. Come to In-Sight's downtown studio at 45 Flat St. in Brattleboro, Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, May 24-26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, 802-251-9961 or e-mail

In Guilford...

BOOK SALE: The Guilford Free Library's Spring Book Sale will be held on Saturday, May 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be hundreds of mysteries, novels, picture books and cookbooks. More than a thousand books are priced to sell at $1 each.

To reach the library from Route 5, across from the Guilford Country Store, turn right on Guilford Center Road, about four miles. Information: 802-254-6545.

FLY FISHING INSTRUCTION: Fly fishing instruction will be offered on Saturday, May 24, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Sportsmen's Inc., 2081 Creamery Road, off Guilford Street Extension, in Guilford. For information call 802-258-8788 and leave a message. All skill levels are encouraged to attend.

In Newfane...

PLANT AND BAKE SALE: The Newfane Garden Club will hold its annual Plant and Bake Sale on the Newfane Common on Saturday, May 24, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. A variety of Vermont hardy perennial plants, garden-related items and baked goods donated by club members will be on sale. Proceeds are used to fund scholarships for local students studying horticulture and to support other club community projects.

MOVIE SERIES: The Moore Free Library in Newfane and the Williamsville Hall will present the first of six free movies on "Freedom & Unity" at the Williamsville Hall this summer on Saturday, May 24, at 7 p.m. For more information, contact librarian Louise Sirois at

In Putney...

GEOLOGY WALK AND TALK: Former geology professor John Warren will lead a tour of Putney's Beatrice Aiken Conservation Site on Sunday, May 25, at 10 a.m. Participants will learn how to identify the "Putney Volcanics," a bedrock formation originally named after Putney because the town provides the best example in the state of these metavolcanic rocks. Warren will then lead a walk of the loop trail and trace the story its rocks tell about ancient volcanic eruptions and other events which occurred millions of years ago. The trail is steep in two short sections, The Putney Conservation Commission is sponsor of the geological walk. Parking is just south of the trailhead on Old Route 5, at the Putney-Dummerston line.

FARMERS' MARKET: The 5th annual summer Putney Farmers' Market is opening this weekend. The market is Sunday, May 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. across from the Putney Co-op on Carol Brown Way. It will be a rhubarb-filled day with rhubarb recipes from The Gleanery, and live music. The market will be held every Sunday until Oct. 5.

In South Londonderry...

GIGANTIC SALE: The South Londonderry Free Library will hold its Gigantic Book, Plant, Bake and Tag Sale on Saturday, May 24, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be antiques, books, artwork, plants, collectibles, crafts, white elephant table, baked goods and refreshments. The library is located on Thompsonburg Road; watch for signs. Information: 802-824-3371.

In South Newfane...

FOOD SALE: The South Newfane Baptist Church will host a food sale on Saturday, May 24, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will be a variety of homemade goodies including baked beans, chili, bread and pies, cookies, brownies, and many more treats. The sale will be held rain or shine at the church, on Dover Road. Look for the white tent.

In Townshend...

BENEFIT BREAKFAST: The Townshend Community Food Shelf will host its "Stack the Plate -- Stock the Shelves" Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, May 24, at the Townshend Community Church on the Common. Breakfast will be served between 8 and 10 a.m., and will feature pancakes with local maple syrup, Riverbend Market Hunter's sausage, coffee and juice. The price is $6 for adults and $4 for children older than 4 with a maximum of $20 per family.

BOOK SALE: The annual Townshend Library book sale will be held Saturday, May 24, at Town Hall on Route 30 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. There are bargains in fiction and non-fiction for the whole family. Movies, music, audio books and baked goods are also available. The sale is sponsored by Friends of the Library. Information: 802-365-4039.

In Wardsboro...

PLANT SALE: The Friends of the Wardsboro Library are sponsoring their annual Memorial Day Weekend Plant Sale on Saturday, May 24, at 170 Main St. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine, on the front lawn of the Wardsboro Library and on the Wardsboro Town Common at Route 100 and Main Street.

The Wardsboro Library Trustees will also hold their annual bake sale on the Town Common on Saturday, May 24, beginning at 9 a.m. until all the homemade goodies are sold.

In West Brattleboro...

NANCY'S ANGELS YARD SALE: The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life team, Nancy's Angels, will hold a benefit yard sale on Saturday, May 24, at Mountain Home Storage, Route 9, across from Westgate Drive, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.

CHICKEN BARBECUE: The West Brattleboro Association hosts a chicken barbecue on Saturday, May 24, starting at 11 a.m. until gone, in front of the First Congregational Church at 880 Western Ave. There will also be dessert available at the bake sale sponsored by the church. The cost for half a barbecued chicken is $6, or with sides of baked beans and coleslaw, $10.

OUTREACH MEAL: West Brattleboro Baptist Church will continue its free monthly Community Outreach Luncheon Ministry at 979 Western Ave. on Sunday, May 25. The luncheon will be held from noon to 2 p.m. On the menu are baked beans, hot dogs, kielbasa, potato salad, beverage and dessert. For information or a ride, call the church office at 802-257-0187, leave message.

In Westminster...

PLANTS, BOOKS, FOOD: The Women's Fellowship of the Westminster First Congregational Church will host a breakfast, sale and cookout on Saturday, May 24, at 8 a.m. Breakfast of egg sandwiches, fruit salad and coffee or tea will be on sale. At 9 a.m., the yard sale will open and will feature plants, books, baked goods and attic treasures. Lunch begins at 11 a.m. Rain or shine.

In Williamsville...

SPRING FESTIVAL: Timson Hill Preschool will host its Annual Spring Festival on Saturday, May 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. This family-friendly event includes fun activities, including a petting zoo, pony rides, a bounce house, a fire engine, a variety of arts and crafts and indoor activities, a caricature artist and an outdoor playground. Hamburgers, hot dogs and baked goods will be available, as well as a tag sale with children's clothing and books. Admission is $5 per person or $10 per family.

In Winchester, N.H. ...

SUMMER SALE: The Ladies Society of The United Church of Winchester will hold its annual Summer Sale on Saturday, May 24, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine, on the lawn and in the fellowship hall of the church at the corner of Main and Parker streets.

There will be hand knitted and crocheted items, quilts, baked goods, crafts, Chinese auction, odds and ends and much more. Doughnuts and coffee will be available in the morning and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.


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