Around Windham County


In Dover...

MYSTERY SOLVING: "Get a Clue at Your Library" will be held at the Dover Free Library on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Novice detectives of all ages can solve interactive mysteries and win a mystery prize.

On Mondays, Oct. 21 and 28, at 6 p.m. the library will host Mystery Movie Monday (call 802-348-7488 for movie information). All month long the library is holding a used mystery book sale.

In Dummerston...

CEMETERY WALK-ABOUT: Dummerston Historical Society will sponsor a "Walk-About" on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 1 p.m., led by Carol Bessette, to where the first Wilson settled on Putney West Hill in the 1770s. The Wilson Cemetery and various cellar holes will be visited. At about the age of 30, Ezekiel Wilson came to Putney from Rehoboth, Mass. He was one of the first settlers on Putney West Hill, but living very near the Dummerston town line, he was associated with the affairs in the west part of Dummerston in early times. Some of the walking will be in wooded areas so wear appropriate shoes. This program will be about two hours.

Meet at the Dummerston Historical Society in Dummerston Center at 1 p.m. for car-pooling. First stop will be at Bolster’s camp at the end of Holland Hill Road. Directions: Putney Mountain Road off of West Hill Road (extension of Bunker Road if coming from Dummerston Center); take first left on to Holland Hill Road for about 3 miles; at the end of Holland Hill Road, just go straight onto a narrow road; camp is the first place on the left. In case of inclement weather this walk will be rescheduled. For information, call Carol Bessette at 802-254-2409 or 802-570-4311.

In Hinsdale, N.H. Š

CHURCH SUPPER: A church supper will be held at the First Congregational Church in Hinsdale on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 5 until 6:30 p.m. The cost will be adults $8 and children $4. The menu will include baked beans, ham, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, rolls, assorted pies for dessert.

In Walpole, N.H. Š

HOLIDAY TABLES: A "Showcase of Holiday Tables" will be held at the Walpole Town Hall on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be several tables featuring creative ideas for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. A light lunch of homemade sandwiches and desserts is included. There will be a on silent auction items donated by local business and purchase gift boxed amaryllis bulbs and spring flowering bulbs.

This will be the Women of Walpole’s only fundraiser this year, and it will allow them to support several, worthy local charities. Tickets are available at Galloway Real Estate, Main Street, Walpole, from members and at the door the day of the event. For more information call 603-756-3997 or 603-756-9580.

GENEALOGY WORKSHOP: A free Genealogy Workshop, sponsored by the Walpole Historical Society, will be offered Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to noon. Sharing information about how to start or how to solve problems will be Jeanne and Peter Jeffries with over 35 years of research experience. All welcome, whether experienced or novice. Reservations required, call 603-756-2933.

In Whitingham...

CRAFTS FAIR: The Whitingham Ladies Benevolent Society will be holding its annual Craft Fair on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jacksonville Municipal Center.

There will be many vendors with homemade items, a food table, a luncheon served, and a Chinese auction. Call Becky at 802-368-7110 or Joanne at 802-368-2663 for more information.

In WilmingtonŠ

QUILT SHOW: The 2nd Annual Deerfield Valley Quilt Show will be held at the Historic Memorial Hall in downtown Wilmington on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct. 20, from noon to 4 p.m. There will be antique and contemporary quilts on display.

Vendors will be offering quilts, crafts, quilting supplies, quilting kits and knitted items. There will also be clothing and furniture for 18-inch dolls.

Admission by donation with proceeds will benefit the Historical Society of Wilmington. For further information, e-mail

In Windham County...

FREE PLAYGROUPS: Early Education Services hosts a number of free community playgroups in Windham County for children up to 5 years old and their caregivers. On Tuesday at the Townshend Public Library from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and at Twin Valley Elementary School in Wilmington from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; and on Fridays at Early Education Services at 130 Birge St., Brattleboro, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and at the Whitingham Free Public Library, Jacksonville Municipal Center, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

For more information, call EES at 802-254-3742, ext. 111.


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