Around Windham County


In Brattleboro...

BLUEBERRY SUPPER: Daughters of Isabella will sponsor a Blueberry Supper on Saturday, Sept. 21, with servings from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Michael’s School on Walnut Street. On the menu is chicken and biscuits and blueberry pie with ice cream. The cost will be adults $9 and children under 12 $4.

LGBTQ WOMEN’S SOCIAL: A new, monthly social event for women who love women will take place on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Backside Café in Brattleboro. Sponsored by LGBTQ nonprofit Green Mountain Crossroads, these socials will regularly happen on the third Saturday of each month, at the same time and place.

The event welcomes all women who love women, couples and singles, and will offer free refreshments and a cash bar.

Recently, GMC started a group for parents of transgender and gender-questioning youth that also meets monthly, on the third Monday.

For more information about the women’s social, other events, or Green Mountain Crossroads in general, contact or visit

MEET THE AUTHOR: Edie Clark, author of the newly-published book, "What There Was Not to Tell," will offer a book reading and sign copies of her book at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, in the parlor at Centre Congregational Church at 193 Main St. Both front and back entrances will be open.

The book is a compelling tale of how a single casualty of war can set off chain reactions of loss, love and loyalty across multiple generations.

Clark was Senior Editor of Yankee Magazine at one time and has also written for numerous other magazines. This is a church fund-raiser. Clark will donate 20 percent of book sales to the church. The community is welcome to attend.

In Dummerston...

CHRISTMAS TREE MEETING: The New Hampshire-Vermont Christmas Tree Association will hold its fall meeting on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Elysian Hills Tree Farm in Dummerston. Hosts of the meeting are Mary Lou and Bill Schmidt and Josh and Lexie Wilcox. The Association has been helping its members grow and sell better/quality Christmas trees, wreaths and related products since 1956, with an aim to promote the real Christmas tree industry.

The Association also has a website and a presence at The Big E in Springfield, Mass., and several county fairs.

Contact Mary Lou Schmidt of Elysian Hills Tree Farm for more information at 802-257-0233 or visit

STOP POLLUTION RALLY: A rally to Stop Pollution and Climate Change will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 1 p.m. at Wells Fountain, at the intersection of Putney Road, Main and Linden streets in Brattleboro.

The event is organized by For more information, visit or contact Eesha Williams at 802-254-2531 or

In Walpole, N.H. Š

NIGHT GOLF TOURNAMENT: The Windham County Safe Place Child Advocacy Center and Southeastern Unit for Special Investigations will be hosting a Night Golf Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Hooper Golf Club in Walpole.

This unique spin on a traditional golf fundraiser will have players testing their skills after sunset with glow-in-the-dark balls and flashlights. Space for teams to play are still available at $100 per person, which includes dinner, glow sticks and special golf ball.

Proceeds benefit Safe Place’s mission to end child abuse and sexual assault in the community. For further information or to sign up, call Alyssa at 802-579-1358.

In Winchester, N.H. Š

ANNUAL BOOK SALE: The Conant Public Library in Winchester will hold its annual book sale on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21 and 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Over 6,500 books will be for sale indoors in the Winchester Town Hall on the corner of Main Street (Route 10) and Richmond Road (Route 119).

The book sale will also be held on Saturday, Sept. 28, during Winchester’s annual Pickle Festival. On Pickle Festival day patrons will be allowed to fill a grocery bag with books from selected tables for $4 a bag.


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