Around Windham County

Wednesday March 13, 2013

In Bellows Falls...

FARMERS’ MARKET: The last Bellows Falls Winter Farmers’ Market of the season is scheduled for Friday, March 15, from 4 to 7 p.m. inside the Train Station. Available will be onions, garlic, baby greens, spinach, kale, carrots, cabbage, parsnips, as well as a variety of fresh breads, baked goods, canned items, frozen dinners, pies and more.

The farmers’ market is also looking for vendors for the 2013 summer season. Applications are being accepted from farmers, crafters, and prepared food vendors.

For information, contact market manager Rachel Ware at or 802-463-2018.

ST. PAT’S DINNER/DANCE: A St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Dance will be held on Saturday, March 16, at the Bellows Falls Moose Family Center at 59 Henry St.

On the menu will be corned beef and cabbage, potatoes, carrots, johnny cake and assorted Jell-O and parfaits for dessert. Dinner will be served from 6 p.m. until gone for $8 a person.

The Rhythm Ramblers band will provide music for dancing beginning at 7 p.m. The cost for the dance will be $5. Admission for both the dinner and dance will be $11.

In BrattleboroŠ

ST. PATRICK’S DINNER: St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church will hold a St. Patrick’s Day corned beef and cabbage dinner on Saturday, March 16. Servings will be from 5 to 7 p.m. in Rand Hall at St. Michael’s School on Walnut Street in Brattleboro.

Cost of the meal will be adults $9, children $4 with a maximum family price of $30.

Seamus Pender of Waxy O’Connor’s in Keene, N.H., will be providing music during the dinner. There will be raffles and fun for all.

$1 MILLION CHALLENGE: Brattleboro Senior Meals is participating in the Feinstein $1 Million Challenge. Any donations received in March and April will get some of the Feinstein money added to it. The more donations received locally, the more Feinstein money is received. A handmade queen-sized quilt is being raffled to raise money. The quilt is on display at the Brattleboro Senior Center.

Brattleboro Senior Meals is the only agency that provides congregate meals daily at the Brattleboro Senior Center as well as Meals-On-Wheels to homebound seniors in the Brattleboro area.

For the 16th year, Alan Shawn Feinstein will divide $1 million among hunger fighting agencies nationwide using it to help them raise funds.

To donate or purchase raffle tickets, contact Chris McAvoy at 207 Main St., Brattleboro, or call 802-257-1236.

In GuilfordŠ

SUGAR-ON-SNOW SUPPER: The Guilford Community Church’s Sugar-on-Snow Supper will be held on Saturday evening, 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 over 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.

In HalifaxŠ

SENIOR MEAL: The Halifax Senior Meal, sponsored by Senior Solutions, will be held at noon on Friday, March 15, at the Community Hall at the intersection of Brook and Branch roads in West Halifax. On the menu will be a New England boiled dinner, with cornbread, rolls and dessert.

All seniors are welcome. Reservations are appreciated, call Joan at 802-368-7733.

In Saxtons River...

CALLIGRAPHY CLASS: Lynn Hoeft will teach an art of calligraphy class at Main Street Arts for three weeks beginning Saturday, March 16, from 9 to 11 a.m. The class is an introduction to the Pilot Parallel Pen, which gives a smooth flow of ink without drips or blobs. Concentration will be on the Italic alphabet that was developed in Italy during the Renaissance. Using these letterforms, participants will learn to create invitations, fancy cards and envelopes, certificates and journals.

An intermediate class will be offered in April. The fee is $56 for members and $68 for non-members and includes materials to take home. Registration is required.

For information or to register, contact Main Street Arts at 802-869-2960, or visit

In Vernon...

ST. PATRICK’S DINNER: The Vernon Fire Department will hold a St. Patrick’s Day dinner on Saturday, March 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the fire station, 2842 Fort Bridgman Road (Route 142).

The menu will include corned beef, cabbage, onions carrots, and rolls. The meal will be by donation with proceeds to benefit the fire department. Raffles will be held during the dinner, including a 50/50 raffle.

For further information, call 802-254-2425 or visit

In West BrattleboroŠ

WEST B ASSOCIATION MEETS: The West Brattleboro Association is inviting all the District 1 Town Meeting members to meet with the West B community on Thursday, March 14, for a question and answer/discussion session. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the Hayes Court Community Room on Garfield Drive, just west of the Post Office and Richards Building.

The focus will be on the warrant for the upcoming Town Meeting on March 23, but the questions and conversation will go wherever the attendees take them.

The purpose of the Association is to promote the thoughtful and effective evolution of the community of West Brattleboro as a place that is safe, healthy, attractive, and prosperous. In the case of the March meeting, the goal is to help West B residents be informed Brattleboro community members. Check out the group’s website at All residents and business owners are welcome.

In Wilmington...

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.

QUILTING DAY: The Norton House, A Quilters’ Paradise, on West Main Street in Wilmington, will be participating in Worldwide Quilting Day on Saturday, March 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The day has been designated as a special day for quilters around the globe to demonstrate their interest and love of quilting.

The Norton House will be offering demonstrations on applique, hand piecing, and English Paper Piecing. This free event will offer door prizes, special sales and refreshments.

For further information, contact 802-464-7213 or


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