Around Windham County

Saturday June 29, 2013

In Brattleboro...

T-BONE CONCERT: The Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department, as part of the TGIF Morning Matinee, will host T-Bone, at the Living Memorial Park Rotary Theater on Friday, July 5, at 10:30 a.m. This is the first concert of the TGIF Morning Matinees.

T-Bone, affectionately known to his audiences as "America’s musical Pied Piper," has performed for thousands of people throughout the United States since 1972. T-Bone’s shows are high-energy, full of clapping and dancing. For more information on T-Bone, visit

The show is free, and Day Care Groups are welcome to attend. In the event of rain, the concert will held at the Nelson Withington Skating Facility.

For more information, call the Recreation and Parks Office at 802-254-5808. Visit for complete event listings.

In Townshend...

CHILDREN’S DINOSAUR EVENT: The Townshend Library will be hosting the first Dig into Reading! summer program on Wednesday, July 3, at 6:30 p.m. Lynn Morgan, from the Nature Museum, will bring dinosaurs to life with puppets, compare lengths of dinosaurs, and engage kids of all ages in hands on activities.

Townshend Library, 1971 Route 30. For more information, call 802-365-4039 or email,

In Vernon...

VERNON HISTORIANS: The next Quarterly Meeting of the Vernon Historians will be held on Tuesday, July 9, at 6:30 p.m. downstairs in the Vernon Town Office Building. The business portion of the meeting is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Immediately following the meeting, Civil War historian, Donald Wickman will offer listeners tales of the Ninth Vermont Regiment, one of the most traveled regiments in the Federal army. Free, open to the public.

In Wardsboro...

OLD GLASS EXHIBIT: The Wardsboro History Group will be presenting an exhibit on "old glass" in the history house on Route 100 on Thursday, July 4, from early morning until late afternoon. At times, there will be a long-time collector of old glass present, who will be able to answer questions on visitors’ glass collections.

The group will be selling some "historic postcard" placemats showing old scenes from the various villages in the town. Also, there will be a reprint of the 1909 diary of a Wardsboro farm girl depicting the hard-working life of farmfolk on a daily basis/ The group’s annual newsletter featuring items of history from Wardsboro’s past will be available for a small fee. All are welcome.

In Westminster...

BUTTERFIELD LIBRARY: The Summer Reading Program, "Dig into Reading," sponsored by the Vermont Department of Libraries will through Aug. 14 at the Butterfield Library in Westminster. The library has all the Red Clover, DCF and Green Mountain Book Awards, as well as its own selection of books, old and new.

Stacie Illingworth will run the story hours this summer on Thursdays, July 18 and July 25, at 10 a.m., and on Wednesday, July 10, at 10 a.m. before the American Girl party. Those attending should bring lunch and stay for a talk by Jessie Haas, a children’s author from Westminster. She was asked to write the books to go with the newest American Girl doll, Saige. Refreshments will be served after her talk.

The library will be raffling the Saige doll which was provided by American Girl. Tickets will be $5 each at the door. The money raised will benefit the Children’s Library.

The Butterfield Library is on Route 5 in the center of Westminster Village. For more information, call 802-722-4891


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