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In Brattleboro...

HUNTERS’ BREAKFAST: An all you can eat Hunters’ Breakfast will be held Saturday, Nov. 16, from 4 to 9 a.m. at the American Legion Post No. 5, 32 Linden St., in Brattleboro. Everyone is welcome, not just hunters. The cost is a donation of $10 per person and will benefit Legion programs such as the Dodge House, Vermont Veterans Home, the White River VA Medical Center, the Children’s Miracle Network, and the Reformer Christmas Stocking.

Rifle Raffle tickets are available at the Post Home up until the drawing at the close of breakfast.

The breakfast is sponsored by Sons of the American Legion Squadron No. 5.

CRAFTS FAIR: The Women’s Freedom Center Crafts Fair will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Brattleboro Union High School. There will be crafts and silent auction items, as well as live musical performances. The Freedom Cafe will be serving soups, breads, cider, and homemade baked goods.

The event is a fundraiser for the Women’s Freedom Center.

SWAP PROGRAM: The Windham Solid Waste Management District Swap Program on Old Ferry Road is open every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until noon. It is a free outlet for materials that are still usable, but for which there is no traditional re-use program. People are asked to use all other available outlets before bringing items to the Swap Program. Items brought in may be passed along to other non-profit groups.

Some items that usually are not accepted are appliances, upholstered furniture, carpet, computers, mattresses, clothes and tires. These items may be placed on Freecycle at

Items available this week include: Rosin paper, child’s easel, tall metal cabinet, artificial Christmas tree, coffee maker, toaster, picture frames, ironing board, books, bathroom sinks, fish tank, ski boots, table top humidifier, printer stand.

Swap Program information is available at, e-mail questions to

LITTLE PEOPLE: The Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department is sponsoring a "Little Peoples" program for girls and boys ages 3-5. The program will be held Mondays and Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon at the Gibson-Aiken Center. Activities include sports and games, arts and crafts, music, story time and more. The instructor will be Amy Mulherin.

This five-week program begins on Nov. 18 and runs through Dec. 17. Enrollment is limited so register early. Children must be potty-trained. The fee for Brattleboro residents is $40 and $55 for non-residents for one day and $60 and $75 for both days.

For more information or to register, call 802-254-5808.

HEAT PUMP WORKSHOP: A free informational workshop on the benefits of the new generation of super-efficient electric heat pumps will be held on Monday, Nov. 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Marlboro College Graduate Center, 28 Vernon St. Peter Temple, Associate Professor of Architecture at Keene (N.H.) State College will review the different types of heat pumps available, along with costs, financial incentives and potential savings. Local installers of heat pumps will be on hand to discuss their products and services.

The workshop is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and registration is required. To register, or for more information, contact Paul Cameron at 802-251-8135 or

In Chesterfield, N.H. ...

PISGAH TRAIL WORK: The Friends are looking for volunteers to join them in completing the construction of a rustic three-sided structure on the Dort property that lies just to the northwest of and borders Pisgah State Park along Route 63. The long-time trail group will continue work on the locale on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 10 a.m. They will help carry roofing studs and metal roofing the half mile into the forest and plan to complete the lean-to construction that begun last Saturday. Roofing timbers, metal roofing and siding remain to be installed. Volunteers and visitors are welcome to come to the lean-to raising.

Access to the site is located about 2.5 miles south of Chesterfield Village or about a mile north of the Kilburn Pond Trailhead parking lot.

If interested in helping build the structure, bring along water, snacks, lunch and a few hand tools, too. A generator will be on site to provide electricity for power tools.

In Grafton...

POETRY READING: The Grafton Public Library is hosting a reading by poet and author Florence Baker Karpin on Sunday, Nov. 17, from her recently published new work, beginning at 2 p.m. Karpin will share poems from "Another Time, Another Place," a collection that has been described as "quietly lovely and thought-provoking, offering wisdom and delight."

Karpin has published several volumes of poetry and two children’s books and is a Grafton resident. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information about this program, contact or visit

In West Dummerston...

SENIORS’ NUTRITION: Dummerston Cares will present the program "Dairy Nutrition" with Amy Fletcher, nutritionist, on Monday, Nov. 18, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The program and light luncheon will be held at the Dummerston Community Center at 150 West St. in West Dummerston Village.

Fletcher will present a short Power Point presentation and a brief talk on nutritious dairy products, followed by general participation with the topic of "Thanksgiving Memories."

This is a free lunch and program for seniors. The Community Center is handicap accessible. For information contact Shirley at 802-254-2249 or Jean at 802-254-9212.


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