Around Windham County
BLOOD DRIVE TODAY: Blood Donor Day is today, Tuesday, May 7, at the Carl M. Dessaint VFW Post 1034, 40 Black Mountain Road, in Brattleboro, from 11:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.
All presenting donors will receive a coupon for a free quart of Stonyfield Organic Yogurt.
For information or to schedule an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767; walk-ins are welcome.
BCTV BOARD MEETING: The Board of Directors of Brattleboro Community Television, Inc. will hold its board meeting and an auction committee meeting on Tuesday, May 7, at 6 p.m. in the BCTV Office at the Municipal Center, 230 Main St.
Members of the public are welcome to attend. For further information, call 802-257-0888.
SPRING PROGRAM: Dummerston School will present its spring program, "Earth Day," on Wednesday, May 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the school gymnasium.
All students in Grades K-5 and 5-8 Chorus will participate in this musical production. The vocal music program is directed by Rita Corey.
The public is invited to attend.
SENIOR LUNCH: Senior Solutions will sponsor its senior lunch on Wednesday, May 8, beginning at noon at the Evening Star Grange in Dummerston Center.
The menu will include meatloaf, mashed potatoes, bean medley, beverages, and carrot cake for dessert. The meal will be prepared by Linda Hellus.
Walk-ins are welcome. For information, reservations or takeout, call 802-254-1138. A donation of $3 is suggested for those 60 and over, and $4 for guests under that age.
Books from the Lydia Taft Pratt Library will be available for borrowing until the next meal.
SENIOR LUNCH: Senior Solutions will sponsor a dinner for seniors in Newfane and the surrounding communities on Thursday, May 9, at noon at the Newfane Congregational Church.
The menu will include ham and pickle on a cracker, green salad, pot roast with buttered noodles, beets, bread, and parfait.
The suggested donation for the meal is $3.50 for 60 and over and $4 for those under 60. The meal is prepared by Winnie Dolan, hosted by Barbara Brooks and served by volunteers from the church and the community.
For information or reservations, call Winnie Dolan, 802-365-7870.
MILL PHOTOS SOUGHT: The Wardsboro History Group will be holding an exhibit at the history house, located on Route 100 in the village, on Saturday, May 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The exhibit will display old mills (sawmills, gristmills, cider mills, etc.) from Wardsboro’s past.
The exhibit will include photographs, tools, a time-line of when the mills were in use, etc. If anyone has old photos of any of these mills that they would be willing to let the group borrow to copy and use in their exhibit they are asked to contact Dan Hescock at 802-896-6065 or Jan Hull at 802-896-6603.
In West Brattleboro...
WEST B ASSOCIATION: The West Brattleboro Association (WBA) will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, May 9, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at The New England House, 254 Marlboro Road. The Association will review the treasury, the status of the town’s traffic safety study as it regards the stretch of Route 9 from Academy School to Greenleaf Street, and its participation in Green Up Day. The group will also discuss the "Neighborhoods Project" and any news regarding Glen Park and Mountain Home Park.
Upcoming events will be discussed, including the chicken barbecue on Saturday, May 25, in front of the First Congregational Church, and West B Village Day, slated for Saturday, June 22, on the West Brattleboro common.
The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 13, at a place and time to be determined.
In Windham County...
SUMMER CAMPS PLANNED: Meeting Waters YMCA is offering its Y Day Camp for youth throughout the area.
Four different camp experiences are offered. Y Day Camp for 6-13 year-olds offers eight one-week and four two-week sessions. KinderCamp provides children entering kindergarten in the fall helping them with transition from child care to school. Family Camp provides an opportunity for parents to join their children in various camp activities.
Registration has begun and Meeting Waters YMCA offers financial assistance and accepts child care subsidy.
Transportation by bus is offered from nine area communities: Brattleboro, Putney, Westminster, Saxtons River, Bellows Falls, Chester, Springfield; and Walpole and Charlestown, N.H.
For more information, visit www.meetingwatersymca.org or call: Brattleboro area, 802-246-1036 or Bellows Falls and Fall Mountain area: 802-463-4769.
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