Around Windham County


In Brattleboro...

SUMMER CAMP: Youth Services will host its annual Summer Camp Fair on Friday, April 4, on Gallery Walk night from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St.

Many summer camp providers will supply activities and entertainment for the children. Youth Services is holding two free drawings for $100 credit toward a camp of the winner’s choice. Parents will be able to pick up information about and register their children for nearly two dozen summer camp programs at the Camp Fair.

Organizations that have signed up to host booths at the event include: Grafton Ponds; Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center; Brattleboro Community Television, Cold Brook Stables; Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Dept.; Green Mountain Camp for Girls; Kroka Expeditions; Magical Earth Retreats; Meeting Waters YMCA; Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains; Creating with Clay; Herbal Wisdom Girls Camp; Vermont Wilderness; Brattleboro Outing Club; Garland School; Hilltop Montessori; Camp Waubanong and more.

Copies of Youth Services’ Summer Resources Calendar with information on these programs and many others will be available at the fair.

For more information, call Youth Services at 802-257-0361 or visit

In Brattleboro and Guilford...

SINGLE PAYER HEALTH CARE: The Guilford Community Church, 38 Church Drive in Guilford, will host a presentation on "Single Payer Health Care in Vermont," (current status) on Monday, April 7, at 4 p.m. The discussion will be led by Peter Sterling. He will discuss the benefits of moving to a single payer system and the barriers and timeline for its creation.

Sterling is the executive director of Vermont Leads: Single Payer Now, a non-profit organization working to help create the nation’s first universal publicly funded health care system in Vermont.

This event is co-sponsored by VT-PNHP (Vermont Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program), Guilford Community Church, and Guilford Cares. The moderator will be Margaret Newton, MD, member of PNHP. Light refreshments will be served.

For those who cannot attend the 4 p.m. Guilford meeting, Sterling will repeat the presentation the same evening, Monday, April 7, at 7 p.m. at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., in Brattleboro. This event will be sponsored by Vermont Wellness Education. The moderator will be Jesse de la Rosa, DC, director of Vermont Wellness Education.

In Townshend...

BOOKS NEEDED: The Friends of Townshend Library are seeking book donations for the annual sale on May 24. All books are welcome, including fiction, non-fiction, text books, travel, cooking, gardening, children’s, do-it-yourself, theater, technology, religious and sports. Also, DVDs and books on tape will be welcomed.

Free pick-up is available until Thursday, May 1. Call 802-365-9976 to schedule a book pick-up time.

The Friends of Townshend Library Book Sale will be held Saturday, May 24, at the Townshend Town Hall from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In Walpole, N.H. ...

STONE WALL TALK: Walpole Historical Society will continue its speaker series on Tuesday, April 8, at 7 p.m. at the Walpole Town Hall. The talk, "Discovering New England Stone Walls," will be presented by Kevin Gardner, noted authority on the stone walls of New England and author of "The Granite Kiss."

Gardner will describe the many aspects of the extensive stone wall building which characterizes the New England landscape. He will gradually construct a miniature stone wall on a tabletop.

His talk will conclude with a question-and-answer period, during which listeners are encouraged to bring up specific problems or projects on their own properties.

The speaker series programs are free and open to the public. For further information, contact the Walpole Historical Society at

In West Townshend...

TACOS AND MUSIC: The Issues will be playing at the West Townshend Store on Route 30 on Friday, April 4. Local musicians Paul Bousquet, Bob Ray and David Howland will be performing for the audience’s listening pleasure. Taco plates are available at $9 a plate, starting at 5 p.m. Other refreshments will also be available. Music begins at 7 p.m.


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