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TOWN MEETING MEMBERS NEEDED: Brattleboro Town Meeting members of Districts 1, 2 and 3 will meet on Wednesday, March 20, to accept nominations to fill Town Meeting member vacancies. Appointments are for one year.
District 1 has four vacancies, District 2 has two vacancies and District 3 has three vacancies. Anyone interested in being considered for these positions should be present at Academy School on Wednesday, March 20, at 6:15 p.m. to meet with their district prior to the Town School District’s 6:30 p.m. pre-Town Meeting information session at the same location.
Anyone unable to attend, but wishing to be considered for a position should call the Town Clerk’s office at 802-251-8129, prior to Wednesday’s meeting.
PANEURHYTHMY BEGINS: On Wednesday, March 20, and continuing until the autumnal equinox, Paneurhythmy, a sacred circle dance from Bulgaria is practiced. Everyone is welcome to this hour-long movement process, a series of 28 movements to honor the earth, the cosmos and the spiritual evolution of the human being.
Participants meet at the Nelson Withington Skating Facility parking lot at Living Memorial Park. As the weather warms, the group will go up to near the top. This free practice will continue each Wednesday and Sunday at 8 a.m., weather permitting.
Paneurhythmy is a healing for the individual, the community, all beings and the earth. This practice came from Bulgarian mystic Beinsa Douno, (Peter Dunov 1864 to 1944.) It is traditionally practiced outdoors in the morning.
It is taught by Rupa Cousins, who has been teaching and leading Paneurhythmy for more than 18 years. Cousins is also a teacher of the Alexander Technique and Rubenfeld Synergist in East Dummerston. For information: 802-387-5276.
AUDUBON PROGRAM: Southern Vermont Audubon Society will present a program on "The Wolves of Yellowstone" at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, at Brooks Memorial Library.
In 1995, 14 gray wolves were released in Yellowstone National Park. The results have been dramatic and the park and the several adjoining states will never be the same. Biologist Bob Engel has just returned from a winter trip to the park. He will discuss the biological and sociological consequences for both wolves and humans in this dramatic wildlife management experiment.
This program will be held in the Meeting Room at the library, 224 Main St.
COMMITTEE VACANCIES: Several Brattleboro committees are looking for volunteers to serve. The following is a list of the committees with vacancies: Agricultural Advisory Board, Arts Committee, BASIC (Brattleboro Area Skatepark is Coming), CPCC (Citizen Police Communications Committee), Conservation Commission, Development Review Board Alternate, Fence Viewer (by statute, must be legal voter of the Town), Honor Roll Committee, Inspector, Lumber Shingles & Wood, Police-Fire Facility Committee (application deadline extended to March 22), and Town Service Officer.
Applications and more information about committees can be found on the Brattleboro website, www.brattleboro.org. Any Brattleboro resident interested in serving on a committee should submit their application online to the Town Manager’s office at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to: Brattleboro Town Manager, Attn.: Committee Vacancy, 230 Main St., Suite 208, Brattleboro, VT 05301.
The Selectboard will make appointments at its first regular meeting in April. The deadline to submit applications for appointments at that meeting is Friday, March 22, at 5 p.m.
MONDAY NIGHT MOVIE: The Dover Free Library will present the feature film "The Life of Pi" at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 18. Based on the best-selling novel by Yann Martel, the movie is a magical adventure story centering on Pi Patel, the precocious son of a zoo keeper. Dwellers in Pondicherry, India, the family decides to move to Canada, hitching a ride on a huge freighter. After a shipwreck, Pi finds himself adrift in the Pacific Ocean on a 26-foot lifeboat with a zebra, a hyena, an orangutan and a 450-pound Bengal tiger named Richard Parker, all fighting for survival.
The film won the Best Director Academy Award for 2012. The runtime is 2 hours and 7 minutes, and it is rated PG. This event is free and open to the public. Call 802-348-7488.
SOLAR POWER PRESENTATION: The Windham County Farm Bureau will have a presentation about solar power presented by Mike Wigham from Integrated Solar on Monday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Dummerston Center Church and is open to the public. It is not necessary to be a member to attend. Refreshments will be served.
Topics covered will include: How investing in solar can reduce annual operating costs; federal and state incentives and grants that apply to renewable energy projects; examples of how solar projects work within the farm landscape and multiple use; and services and products Integrated Solar provides.
SUGAR-ON-SNOW SUPPER: The Guilford Community Church’s Sugar-on-Snow Supper will be held on Saturday, March 16. There are three seatings to choose from, at 4:30, 5:45, and 7 p.m. Prices are $10 adults, $5 children age 11 and under, and $3 for preschoolers. For reservations, call 802-254-9562.
The menu features ham, baked beans, deviled eggs, potato salad, coleslaw, freshly baked rolls, sugar on snow, homemade doughnuts, pickles, and coffee, tea or milk. Maple syrup will be raffled off during each seating. All proceeds benefit the church, which actively supports more than 15 local programs that serve the community including Brattleboro Area Hospice, Meals on Wheels and Brigid’s Kitchen.
Take 1-91 to Vermont Exit 1, go south on Route 5 just past Guilford Country Store, left on Bee Barn Road, then left again on Church Drive.
HUNTER EDUCATION COURSE: There will be a Vermont Combination Bow Hunter and Firearms Education Course at Sportsmen Inc. beginning on Monday, April 1, and continuing for a total of six evenings. Class dates are as follows: April 1, 3, 5, 8, 10 and 12, from 7 to 9 p.m. (earlier some evenings).
All students must pre-register and any student under 12 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The club’s facilities are located on Creamery Road, off Guilford Street Extension. For more information or to register call Don Rosinski at 802-257-5442 after 6 p.m. Class size is limited, so register early.
PET VACCINATION CLINIC: The Wilmington Fire Department will sponsor a pet vaccination clinic at the firehouse in Wilmington on Saturday, March 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dr. Miles A. Powers of East Dover will be vaccinating both cats and dogs. This clinic is open to anyone.
Fees will be $10 for rabies and $15 for a distemper-complex vaccine for either a dog or cat, or $20 for both vaccinations.
Dogs must be on a leash and cats in a carrier. For further information or questions about additional vaccines, call 802-348-7918.
Licensing will be available to Wilmington dog owners. For questions, call the Wilmington Town Clerk’s office at 802-464-5836.
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