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FOOD & SHELTER


Brattleboro Groundworks Drop-In Center: Day Shelter open Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays 7 a.m. to noon. Showers, laundry, phone, mailing address, advocacy, case management, coffee. For information call 802-257-5415. Groundworks Shelter, 81 Royal Road in Brattleboro, serves families and individuals. Call 802-257-0066 x1109 to be added to the waiting list.

Food Shelf Open: 9 to 10 a.m., Putney Community Center, Christian Square, Putney. Information or to donate: 802-387-8551.

KIDS

Boys & Girls Club:
2 to 7 p.m., 17 Flat St., Brattleboro, ages 10-18. 5:30 p.m., Free dinner. Information: 802-254-5990.

Whitingham Craft and Story Time: Whitingham Free Public Library in Jacksonville, Saturdays at 11 a.m. Children of all ages are welcome to join Amanda, Youth Service Librarian, for crafts, stories, games and other activities. For more information please call 368-7506.

Windham County Activities for Youth: See the Youth Services' H.E.Y.! Help Empower Youth! guide to after school and other activities and programs at www.HelpEmpowerYouth.com.

MISCELLANEOUS

Free fix it service: Reduce - re-use - recycle - REPAIR. We all have tools and skills to share. Bring something broken and we'll see. In any case, the work is FREE. (That part at least, I guarantee!). Bring something that needs fixing, stick around to talk or help. Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon, maybe later, at 16 Washington Street, Brattleboro.

Trap Practice: 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sportsmen's Inc., Creamery Road, Guilford. Every Saturday. Information: 802-579-1587.

Volunteers needed: The Windham County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is seeking volunteers to provide support to emergency responder units such as police and firefighters by aiding in traffic control, disaster relief, communications and medical support. This is a chance to give back to your community. Required training will be provided at no charge. Contact John Borichevsky at 1-802-257-5526 or via email n1tox.vt@gmail.com.

Volunteer Opportunities: United Way of Windham County provides connections to numerous volunteer opportunities at nonprofits through Get Connected Windham County - visit www.unitedwaywindham.org and click Volunteer to learn more or email volunteer@unitedwaywindham.org.

Yoga Locally: 10:15 to 10:45 a.m., 118 Elliot, Brattleboro. Vigorous Vinyasa yoga classes, $5-15 suggested donation goes to Brattleboro social service organizations. Information: yogalocally.org, Yoga Locally on Facebook or contact Laura Tabachnick - yogalocally@gmail.com or 802-579-6613.

MUSEUMS

Brattleboro History Research Room:
10 a.m. to noon at the Municipal Center, 230 Main Street, third floor. Volunteers are available to help visitors seeking info on Brattleboro. Information at 802-258-4957, histsoc@sover.net, brattleborohistoricalsociety.org.

Brattleboro History Center Museum: 196 Main Street (side entrance of Masonic Center), noon to 3 p.m. Current exhibits: Stephen Daye Press book collection, Estey Organ Company, Island Park illustrated, Brattleboro High School photos. Gift shop of books and ephemera. Information at 802-258-4957, histsoc@sover.net, brattleborohistoricalsociety.org.

Brooks Memorial Library: 224 Main St., Brattleboro. Check out free museum passes to 16 local area museums: BMAC, Tasha Tudor, MASS MoCA, VINS, Eric Carle, Smith College, Shelburne, Bennington, Echo Lake, Vt. State Park passes and more. Click on button "Tixkeeper Museum Passes" at http://brookslibraryvt.org/borrow/museum-passes or call 802-254-5290, ext. 0.

Estey Organ Museum: Saturday and Sunday 2-4 p.m. At the historic Estey Organ Factory, 108 Birge Street, rear. See and play organs of many styles and sizes. Walk through a working pipe organ. Learn about Brattleboro's industrial past. Information: www.esteyorganmuseum.org.

Gift shop: The Walpole Historical Society Museum and Gift Shop is open every Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. until mid-October. The museum staff is excited about the exhibits - focusing on Louisa May Alcott's years spent in the Walpole area - and the museum will have some "Louisa" items in the gift shop. The gift shop also sells candles, note paper, locally crafted items, Hancock glass suncatchers, new Walpole mugs and glassware.

Museum of the Historical Society of Windham County: Route 30, Newfane Village. On going exhibits include Civil War, West River Railroad, The General Store, early settlement of Windham County, also genealogical resources. Open Noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday, Memorial Day through Columbus Day weekends. Free Admission. 365-4148. www.historicalsocietyofwindhamcounty.org.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Debtors Anonymous:
For people that suffer from compulsive spending, chronic under earning. constant credit card debt, IRS problems, terminal vagueness about money and other financial issues. Debt coaches available. Meets every Saturday, 10 a.m., at the Turning Point at 39 Elm in Brattleboro. Coffee is free.

THRIFT SHOPS

Hospice Thrift Shop:
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Experienced Goods Thrift Shop for Brattleboro Area Hospice, 77 Flat St., Brattleboro. Selling quality clothing, books, housewares, furniture and more. Seeking donations, 802-254-5200.

West Townshend Thrift Shop: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon.-Sat., second floor, above, West Townshend Post Office, Route 30. Sponsored by The West River Community Project. Community closet with large selection of men's, women's and children's clothing, footwear; housewares, books, movies and toys.

Worn Again Thrift Shop: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Edmund's Catholic Church, Saxtons River. Clothing for all; shoes, boots and sneakers; bedding; household articles; toys. Operated by volunteers of West River Mission of Putney and churches in Putney, Townshend, Stratton Mountain and Saxtons River.



SUNDAY

FOOD & SHELTER

Free meal:
The West Brattleboro Baptist Church continues to provide a free community meal on the last Sunday of each month, from noon to 2 p.m. This is open to the public and all are welcome to attend at 979 Western Avenue, West Brattleboro.

MIND & BODY

Sitting and Walking Meditation Practice:
10 a.m. to noon, Vermont Insight Meditation Center, in Neighbor's Hall, Solar Hill, Brattleboro. For everyone. Paul Rodrigue will lead the practice.

MISCELLANEOUS

Community Circle Dance:
3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. Led by Diana Moore. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. Donations appreciated. For more information call Parker Huber at 802-257-9108 or Mary Ellen Cannon at 603-631-0768.

Paneurythmy Dance: 9 a.m. at Hilltop at Memorial Park in Brattleboro, weather permitting, from now until the Autumnal Equinox. Paneurythmy is a sacred circle dance of love, wisdom, and truth created by Beinsa Duono of Bulgaria for the benefit of spiritual seekers. Contact: 802-490-2213. All Are Welcome!

Quilting Classes: First Sunday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Norton House, A Quilters Paradise, in Wilmington. There will be classes and clubs for beginners, as well as more experienced quilters. The Norton House has been an established quilt shop for over 40 years featuring a large selection of 100 percent quilting fabrics, sewing machines, and a complete sewing machine repair shop. For more information email info@nortonhousequilting.com or call 802-464-7213.

MUSEUMS

Estey Organ Museum: Saturday and Sunday 2 to 4 p.m. At the historic Estey Organ Factory, 108 Birge Street, rear. See and play organs of many styles and sizes. Walk through a working pipe organ. Learn about Brattleboro's industrial past. Information: www.esteyorganmuseum.org.

Museum of the Historical Society of Windham County:
Route 30, Newfane Village. On going exhibits include Civil War, West River Railroad, The General Store, early settlement of Windham County, also genealogical resources. Open Noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday, Memorial Day through Columbus Day weekends. Free Admission. 365-4148. www.historicalsocietyofwindhamcounty.org.

Whitingham Historical Society and #9 Schoolhouse: Open every Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. for the months of July, August and September. Stop by for a visit some Sunday afternoon and learn more about this beautiful town and it's history. For more information call 368-2448.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Alcoholics Anonymous:
10 to 11 a.m., The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Eye Openers.

Humans Annonymous: 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Turning Point, 39 Elm St. in Brattleboro. An open meeting for people to share their struggles, triumphs, confusion and hopes, with the goal of supporting each other to navigate their shared human condition. Not a 12-step program. For more information email bratthive@gmail.com or call 802-43-BUZZ-3 or visit hivemutualsupport.net


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