Around Windham County


In Alstead, N.H. ...

HOLIDAY BAZAAR: A Holiday Bazaar will be held Saturday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Third Congregational Church UCC, 14 River St. in Alstead.

There will be snacks, beverages, light lunch, (soups, sandwiches) sold in the kitchen. Crafters will offer rag rugs, pot holders, handmade items (sewn, knitted, crocheted), art, jewelry, doll clothes, totes, soaps and lotions. Also for sale will be Alstead’s sestercentennial memorabilia and handmade note/greeting cards, Christmas greens, maple products, and a quilt raffle will be held. The Guild’s Granny’s Table with good, clean used items, bake table and the raffle table.

For more information call Joanne at 603-835-6734.

In Bellows Falls...

MOVIE NIGHT: Immanuel Retreat Center invites the public to a movie night on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. The movie will be the 1972 Franco Zeffirelli film "Brother Sun, Sister Moon" starring Graham Faulkner, Judi Bowker and Alec Guinness.

Movie night is by donation and is a fundraiser for Immanuel Retreat Center, 14 Church St., in Bellows Falls. For more information call 802-463-3100 or visit

In Brattleboro...

SKATING LESSONS: The Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department will sponsor ice skating lessons for children beginning on Saturday, Nov. 16. Mollie Burke will be the instructor. Lessons will take place at the Nelson Withington Skating Facility at Living Memorial Park and will continue Saturday mornings through Dec. 14.

The beginners’ class for ages 5 and up is scheduled for 10:30 to 11 a.m., and advanced beginners from 11:10 to 11:40 a.m. The fee is $40 for Brattleboro residents and $60 for non-residents.

For more information, call Burke at 802-257-4844 or the Recreation & Parks Department at 802-254-5808.

ROTARY RAFFLE: The Brattleboro Sunrise Rotary Club is now selling tickets for its annual dinner raffle to raise funds for various club projects including Project Feed the Thousands. First prize will be five $100 gift certificates to Brattleboro area restaurants. Second prize is a gift certificate from Windham Wines and third prize is a gift certificate from North End Butchers.

A limited number of tickets are available and can be purchased for $5 each or six for $25. Contact any Brattleboro Sunrise Rotarian or call Jason at 802-380-0848. The drawing will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 4.

In Dover...

GAMES AND PUZZLES: The Dover Free Library is preparing to celebrate National Game and Puzzle Week on Saturday, Nov. 16. Patrons of all ages may drop by the library anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to participate in a variety of puzzles and/or games and collect an award. For more information, call 802-348-7488 or visit

In Dummerston...

ELLSBERG FILM/DISCUSSION: Vermont Public Television and the Dummerston Historical Society will hold a screening and discussion of the film "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers," on Thursday, Nov. 14, (corrected date) at 6 p.m. at the Dummerston Historical Society’s Schoolhouse in Dummerston Center.

Reservations are not required, but to assure a place, contact Bill Holiday at 802-257-4900 or

In Hinsdale, N.H. ...

HOLIDAY BAZAAR: The Senior Class of Hinsdale Middle/High School will sponsor the Annual Holiday Bazaar at the high school on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There will be many area crafters, a Chinese auction, Krispy Kreme doughnuts and lunch items for sale, children’s games, class-sponsored tables, pictures with Santa and an Elf, raffles, and fun for the entire family.

In Newfane...

HUNTERS’ BREAKFAST: A Hunters’ Breakfast will be held Saturday, Nov. 16, from 4 to 10 a.m. at the NewBrook Fire Station, Route 30, in Newfane.

The breakfast is for everyone, not just hunters, and is a benefit for the NewBrook Auxiliary. The cost will be $8.

In Putney ...

FILM SCREENING: "The Magic Lantern Along the Pennine Way," a 17-minute film, will be shown for the first time in the United States at The Putney School on Friday at 10 a.m. in the Michael S. Currier Center’s Calder Hall auditorium during morning assembly. The public is invited, and admission is free.

Putney School painting teacher Sue Brearey is featured in the film, which documents a collaborative art-making trek along the Pennine Way Brearey took with artist Dylan Stone and American musician Tim Eriksen. British photographer and filmmaker Claire Nathan filmed them making magic lantern slide paintings and drawings while Eriksen created the music on site. The film, produced by Barbara Stone, is currently on the film festival circuit in Europe, the UK and in the U.S. Eriksen will be there to play a song or two from the film, as well.

In West Halifax...

TURKEY SUPPER: A Turkey Supper will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Halifax Community Hall in West Halifax.

On the menu will be turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, squash, corn, cranberry sauce, rolls and a variety of pies for dessert. The cost will be: Adults, $12; children 5-12, $6; and preschoolers free. The supper will benefit the Halifax School.

In Westminster...

CHICKEN PIE SUPPER: The First Congregational Church of Westminster on Route 5 will host its annual Chicken Pie Supper on Saturday, Nov. 16. There will be two family-style seatings, 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

The menu will include chicken and biscuits, mashed potatoes, winter squash, green beans, coleslaw, gravy and rolls. Dessert will be homemade apple crisp and vanilla ice cream. The cost will be $10 for adults, $5 for children and under 5 eat for free.

In Winchester, N.H. ...

ANNUAL MISSION FAIR: The Ladies Society of The United Church of Winchester will hold its annual Mission Fair on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church on the corner of Main and Parker streets.

There will be coat hanger Christmas trees and wreaths, angels, center pieces, knitted and crocheted items, blankets, baked goods, a Chinese auction, berry bowls, plants, SERRV items, CWS blankets and Heifer International project cards, white elephant tables and much more.

Proceeds will be used for local and world missions. Coffee and doughnuts will be available in the morning and lunch consisting of corn chowder, hot dogs and egg salad sandwiches will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.


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