Around Windham County

Saturday February 2, 2013

In Brattleboro...

CHILDREN’S CHESS: A Learn to Play Chess Series will begin on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 1 to 3 p.m. at KidsPLAYce, 20 Elliot St., in Brattleboro. Matti Salminen will teach the game. The series will continue on Feb. 9 and 16.

Children may learn to play or watch. The cost is included in the admission price of $6 for children. For further information, call 802-254-5212.

HEARING CARE CLINIC: The Brattleboro Senior Center is hosting an Avada Hearing Care Clinic, Tuesday, Feb. 5. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Gibson Aiken Center, 207 Main St.

The clinic will be facilitated by Tom Martin, of Avada Hearing Care in Brattleboro. The services available during this clinic include: hearing screenings, video otoscopy, cleaning hearing aids, answering questions regarding hearing care and scheduling appointments for full hearing tests (home appointments are available). For more information call the Senior Center at 802-257-7570 or Tom Martin at 802-254-2220.

TRAVELING IN BURMA: The Brattleboro Senior Center is hosting Elisabeth Yesko, an SIT Graduate of ESL/EFL Education, who is presenting "Travel Experiences from Myanmar (Burma)," Thursday, Feb. 7, at 10:30 a.m. at the Gibson Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Yesko will share a slideshow and speak about her experiences. For more information contact the Senior Center at 802-257-7570.

FIRST WEDNESDAY LECTURE: University of Vermont professor Frank Bryan will consider the cultural and historical impact of the Interstate Highway System on Vermont on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. at Brooks Memorial Library. His talk, "Concrete, Culture, and Community: The Impact of the Interstate Highway on Vermont," is part of the First Wednesday Lecture series sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council and the library.

Bryan is the author of "Real Democracy: The New England Town Meeting and How it Works" and teaches in the Political Science Department at UVM. The talk is free and open to the public. The library is at 224 Main St. For information, 802-254-5290, ext. 101, or visit

KIDSPLAYCE WISH LIST: Kids wish lists: baby dolls and clothes; wooden play kitchen; kids shop table with tools and accessories; food and supplies for play kitchen; costumes and accessories for dress-up; hot wheels cars and trucks; road rug; doll house accessories.

KidsPLAYce also need supplies for the facility itself such as: paper towels and toilet paper; a battery and charger for a DeWALT cordless drill; 12 foot folding step ladder; gift certificates to local grocery stores or hardware stores

Craft supplies needed at KidsPLAYce: kids scissors; glue sticks; construction paper; a mounted pencil sharpener; water color sets; kids paintbrushes; play dough

Volunteers are needed for KidsPLAYce play-space operation: to assist with light cleaning and disinfecting toys; for covering the front desk occasionally; with special events; organizing Circus Smirkus. KidsPLAYce is also looking for people who are interested in becoming board members.

OPEN HOUSE AT BMH: The Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Diagnostic Imaging Department invites the public to an open house, showcasing its new MRI and CT technology, on Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 4 to 6 p.m. BMH has recently relocated its MRI equipment to the ground floor of the Richards Building. In addition to updated technology that is quieter, faster and provides significantly higher quality images, the new MRI suite provides a more relaxing and comfortable environment. Marcy Rushford, CRA, director of the Radiology & Cardiology Units at BMH, will be joined by Certified Technologists Emma Jones-Higley, RT and Virginia Miller RT, Chief Radiologist Dr. Edward Elliott and Toshiba Vice President Jeffrey Kloss, to discuss the technologies and how they help patients. The open house will begin in the Richards Building. Brattleboro Memorial Hospital is at 17 Belmont Ave. For information, contact Marcy Rushford at 802-257-8217 or

In Chesterfield, N.H. ...

SUPER BOWL BREAKFAST: The Annual Super Bowl Sunday Breakfast will be hosted by the Chesterfield Lions Club on Sunday, Feb. 3, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Chesterfield School on Route 63. Tickets are $7 and children under 6 are free. The menu includes pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, English muffins, cereal, juice, coffee and milk. Proceeds benefit the scholarship fund. For information, visit

At Mount Snow ...

DISCOUNTED TICKETS: On Feb. 3, 10 and 24 and March 3, discounted tickets for Brattleboro Area Middle School students and families are $33 per youth and $38 per adult for a full-day lift ticket at Mt. Snow. Tickets must be purchased as a group, and the school must have 10 people going each week in order to receive the special price.

To confirm, e-mail to or call 802-254-2879 to leave a message before 6 p.m. the Saturday night prior. Tickets are distributed between 9 and 9.15 a.m. on Sunday under the clocks at the entrance to the rentals. Information is also on Facebook at Brattleboro Mt Snow Group 2013.

In Winchester, N.H. Š

BEAN SUPPER: The United Church of Winchester will hold its monthly bean supper on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the church on Main Street in Winchester. Served family-style, the cost is $8 for adults, $3 for children, and $20 for up to 5 family members (adults with children). The building is accessible to all and proceeds fund church missions. For more information, call 603-239-4465. There are no advanced ticket sales.


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