AROUND WINDHAM COUNTY

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ART

Dummerston Historical Society: Dummerston Art Journals by Linda Rubinstein, 2 to 4 p.m., 1509 Middle Road, Dummerston.

COMMUNITY

Community Hope and Action Committee:
Chili Cook-off, 5 p.m., followed by entertainment, 6 to 8 p.m., Townshend Town Hall, 1971 VT-30, Townshend. Enter the cook-off: 802-365-4700.

Experienced Goods Thrift Shop: For Brattleboro area hospice, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., 77 Flat St., Brattleboro.

Greek Supper:
Supper to benefit Carry Me Home, $12-$7, 5 to 7 p.m., Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro.

Repair Cafe: Free fix-it service, 9 a.m. to noon, 16 Washington St., Brattleboro.

The Samaritans and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, noon to 3 p.m., Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship, 25 Roxbury St., Keene, N.H. Register: afsp.org/survivor_day/keene-new-hampshire.

West Townshend Thrift Shop: Sponsored by the West River Community Project, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., above the West Townshend Post Office, VT-30, West Townshend.

Windham Solid Wast Management District: Swap program for materials for which there is no traditional reuse program, items must be clean and in good condition, 9 to 11:45 a.m., 327 Old Ferry Road, Brattleboro.

Worn Again Thrift Shop: Operated by volunteers of West River Mission of Putney and churches in Putney, Townshend, Stratton Mountain and Saxtons River, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Edmund of Canterbury Roman Catholic Church, Main Street, Saxtons River.

DANCE

Community Contra Dance:
Potluck supper, 5:30 p.m.; Contra dance with caller Henry Chapin and music by The Fogues, $8-$5, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Evening Star Grange, 1008 East-West Road, Dummerston Center.

FOOD AND SHELTER

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

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Yoga Locally:
Vinyasa yoga class, 10:15 to 11:45 a.m., 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro.

HISTORY

Brattleboro Historical Society:
Research room hours, 10 a.m. to noon; Museum open, noon to 3 p.m., Municipal Center, 230 Main St., Brattleboro.

KID STUFF

Boys and Girls Club:
Open Lego Lab, 3 to 4 p.m.; Saturday movie, 3 to 5 p.m.; Open Art Lab, 4 to 5 p.m.; Dinner, 5:15 to 6 p.m., 17 Flat St., Brattleboro. Information: 802-254-5990.

The Grammar School: Free fire and shelter workshop for children and parents, 10 a.m. to noon, 69 Hickory Ridge Road, Putney.

Rockingham Free Public Library: Google CS First Game Design Club, noon to 1 p.m., 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls. Sign up: 802-463-4270.

LITERARY

Brattleboro Creative Writing Group:
Bring original work to read and discuss, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St., Brattleboro.

Rockingham Free Public Library: Mary B. Crowther reading, "Gathering Rocks: A Collection of Memories in Word and Image," 10:30 a.m., 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls.

MUSIC

Vermont Jazz Center:
Elio Villafranca's Jass Syncopators, $20, 8 p.m., 72 Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Turning Point:
Debtors Anonymous for people that suffer from compulsive spending, constant credit card debt, IRS problems and other financial issues, debt coaches available, 10 a.m., 39 Elm St., Brattleboro.

THEATER

Marlboro College:
"Didi and Gogo," 7:30 p.m., Whittemore Theater, 2582 South Road, Marlboro.



SUNDAY



ART

Brattleboro Museum and Art Center:
Cut paper workshop with Adrienne Ginter, hands-on card-making workshop, $20 includes supplies, 4 to 6 p.m., 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro. Register: 802-257-0124 ext. 101.

COMMUNITY

Grace Christian Fellowship:
18th Annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner, free, 6 p.m., 81 Ashuelot St., Winchester, N.H.

Hinsdale Community Center: Scent Work workshop with Nancy Almann, 9 or 1 p.m., 19 Main St., Hinsdale, N.H.

West Townshend Thrift Shop: Sponsored by the West River Community Project, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., above the West Townshend Post Office, VT-30, West Townshend.

DANCE

Community Circle Dance:
All dances taught, no partners needed, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. Information: 802-257-9108 or 603-631-0768.

FILM

Journalism Film Festival:
"Ace in the Hole," free, 4 p.m., Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Vermont Insight Meditation Center:
Meditation Sittings, 10 a.m. to noon, in the Neighbor's Hall at Solar Hill, 229 Western Ave., Brattleboro. Information: 802-258-7035.

OUTDOORS

Trap Shooting:
1 p.m., Sportsmen's Inc., Creamery Road, Guilford. Information: 802-490-8531.

SUPPORT GROUPS

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

Compassionate Friend of Brattleboro: Support for families that have suffered the death of a child, 2 to 4 p.m., West Village Meetinghouse, 29 South St., Brattleboro.

Turning Point: AA Came to Believe, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.; Codependents Anonymous, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., 39 Elm St., Brattleboro.



MONDAY



COMMUNITY

Inclusion Center: Drop in hours for people with disabilities, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 16 Bradley Ave., Brattleboro.

Guilford Free Library: Board of Trustees meeting, 6:30 p.m., 4024 Guilford Center Road, Guilford.

Public Forum: The Vermont Attorney General and the Vermont Human Rights Commission host forum to gain input on strategies to address racial disparities within Vermont state systems, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St., Brattleboro.

Vernon Free Library: Coloring Club, 1 to 2 p.m., 567 Governor Hunt Road, Vernon.

FOOD AND SHELTER

Bellows Falls Drop-In Center:
Free breakfast, 9 to 10:30 a.m., food pantry hours 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed for lunch; free lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Our Place Drop-In Center, 4 Island St., Bellows Falls.

Brattleboro Groundworks Drop-In Center: Showers, laundry, phone, mailing address, advocacy, case management, coffee; serving families and individuals, call 802-257-0066 ext. 1109 to be added to the waiting list; Food Shelf, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 81 Royal Road, Brattleboro. Information: 802-257-5415.

Community Dinner: Dinner hosted by Greater Falls United Network, 5 p.m., The Stone Church/Immanuel Episcopal Church, Bellows Falls. Information:802-376-4977.

Food Pantry:
For anyone needing food assistance, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Townshend Church, 34 Common Road, Townshend. Information: 802-365-4348.

Jamaica-Wardsboro Community Food Pantry: Thanksgiving distribution, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Wardsboro Yoked Parish, 135 Main St., Wardboro. Sign up: 802-874-7234.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Mountains and Rivers Mindfulness Community:
Meditation, sharing group in the tradition of Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, newcomers welcome, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Putney Friends Meeting House, Route 5, Putney. Information: 802-387-2382.

Vermont Insight Meditation Center: Meditation Sittings, 7 to 7:45 a.m., in the Neighbor's Hall at Solar Hill, 229 Western Ave., Brattleboro. Information: 802-258-7035.

KID STUFF

Boys and Girls Club: Power Hour homework lab, 3 to 4 p.m.; Open Music Room 1 and 2, 4 to 5 p.m.; Smart girls for kids ages 11 to 13, 4 to 5 p.m.; Dinner, 5:15 to 6 p.m.; open weight room, 6 to 6:30 p.m., 17 Flat St., Brattleboro. Information: 802-254-5990.

Dover Free Library: Storytime for children age 2 to 5, 2:30 p.m., 22 Holland Road, Dover.

Vernon Free Library:
Rhyme Time for children up to age 5, 10:30 a.m., 567 Governor Hunt Road, Vernon. Information: 802-257-0150.

SENIORS

Chester Senior Citizens Club:
Luncheon and make your own Christmas cards, bring a dish to share, 11:30 a.m., Chester Congregational Church, Main Street, Chester.

Guilford Cares:
Fall Prevention Tai Chi, $2 suggested donation, 10 a.m., Guilford Community Church, 38 Church Drive, Guilford. Information: 802-579-1350.

SUPPORT GROUPS

AA Hotline:
Call 877-851-0181.

Adult Children of Alcoholics: 12-Step group, 6 to 7 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Conference Room B, 17 Belmont Ave., Brattleboro. Information: kdm01030@yahoo.com.

Parents Together Support Group: Childcare included, 6 to 7:30 p.m., call for location. Information: 802-254-6686.

Turning Point: Writing Group, 6 to 7:30 p.m., 39 Elm St., Brattleboro.



TUESDAY



COMMUNITY

Experienced Goods Thrift Shop: For Brattleboro area hospice, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., 77 Flat St., Brattleboro.

West Townshend Thrift Shop: Sponsored by the West River Community Project, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., above the West Townshend Post Office, VT-30, West Townshend.

FILM

Dover Free Library:
"Bringing Up Baby," 5:30 p.m., 22 Holland Road, Dover.

FOOD AND SHELTER

Bellows Falls Drop-In Center:
Free breakfast, 9 to 10:30 a.m., food pantry hours 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed for lunch; free lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Our Place Drop-In Center, 4 Island St., Bellows Falls.

Brattleboro Groundworks Drop-In Center: Showers, laundry, phone, mailing address, advocacy, case management, coffee; serving families and individuals, call 802-257-0066 ext. 1109 to be added to the waiting list; Food Shelf for seniors, 1 to 4 p.m., 81 Royal Road, Brattleboro. Information: 802-257-5415.

Putney Food Shelf: Food Shelf open 6 to 7 p.m., Putney Community Center, Christian Square, Putney. Information: 802-387-8551.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic: Free health care to those without health insurance or underinsured, 5 to 6:30 p.m., 191 Clark Ave., Brattleboro.

Vermont Insight Meditation Center: Meditation Sittings, 7 to 7:45 a.m., in the Neighbor's Hall at Solar Hill, 229 Western Ave., Brattleboro. Information: 802-258-7035.

Yoga Locally: Vigorous Vinyasa yoga classes, $5-$15 suggested donation, 5 to 6:30 p.m., 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro. Information: 802-579-6613.

KID STUFF

Boys and Girls Club:
Power Hour homework lab, 3 to 4 p.m.; Torch Club, 4 to 5 p.m.; Keystone Officers, 4:30 to 5 p.m.; Dinner, 5:15 to 6 p.m.; open weight room, 4 to 4:30 p.m., 17 Flat St., Brattleboro. Information: 802-254-5990.

Guilford Free Library: Storytime with Cathi Wilken or Laura Lawson Tucker, 11 a.m., 4024 Guilford Center Road, Guilford. Information: 802-254-6545.

Saxtons River Elementary School: Preschool Playgroup, 9:30 to 11 a.m., 15 School St., Saxtons River. Information: 603-762-5069.

Twin Valley Elementary School: Playgroup for children up to age 5 and their caregivers, 10 to 11:30 a.m., VT-100, Wilmington. Information: 802-254-3742 ext. 111.

SENIORS

AARP:
Molly Burke speaks about issues the legislature will be dealing with in the coming session, 1:30 p.m., Senior Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro.

Brattleboro Senior Center: Strength Training for Seniors, $3, 9:30 a.m., 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Information: 802-257-7570.

Putney Cares Activities Barn: Gentle yoga for seniors, $12, 4 to 5:30 p.m., 54 Kimball Hill Road, Putney. Information: 802-387-5593.

SUPPORT GROUP

Brattleboro Area Hospice: Bereaved Parents Support Group, 4:30 to 6 p.m., 191 Canal St., Brattleboro. Join: 802-257-0775 ext. 104.

Nar-Anon Family Group: Support group for those close to individuals suffering an addiction, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Conference Room B, 17 Belmont Ave., Brattleboro.

Turning Point: All Recovery meeting, 1 to 2 p.m.; Acupuncture, 2 to 3 p.m.; Nurturing Parents, 5:30 to 7 p.m.; Overeaters Anonymous, 7 to 8 p.m., Elm Street, Brattleboro. Information: 802-251-0331.

Winston Prouty Center for Child Development: Mothers' Circle, peer led gathering for mothers with infants up to 12 months old, 10 a.m. to noon, 209 Austine Drive, Vermont Hall, Brattleboro. Information: 802-251-2102.



WEDNESDAY



COMMUNITY

Experienced Goods Thrift Shop: For Brattleboro area hospice, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., 77 Flat St., Brattleboro.

Townshend Library:
One-on-one help with choosing, using and maintaining digital devices such as computers, smartphones and kindle readers, learn about software and apps such as email, Facebook, office software and more, 3 to 4 p.m., 1971 VT-30, Townshend. Register: 802-428-4333.

Vernon Free Library: Cribbage Club, 11 a.m.; Knitting Group, 1 p.m., 567 Governor Hunt Road, Vernon.

Wardsboro Public Library: Knitting Circle, beginners welcome, 2:30 to 4 p.m., 170 Main St., Wardsboro.

Worn Again Thrift Shop: Operated by volunteers of West River Mission of Putney and churches in Putney, Townshend, Stratton Mountain and Saxtons River, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Edmund of Canterbury Roman Catholic Church, Main Street, Saxtons River.

FOOD AND SHELTER

Bellows Falls Drop-In Center:
Free breakfast, 9 to 10:30 a.m., food pantry hours 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed for lunch; free lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Our Place Drop-In Center, 4 Island St., Bellows Falls. Information: 802-463-2217.

Brattleboro Groundworks Drop-In Center: Showers, laundry, phone, mailing address, advocacy, case management, coffee; serving families and individuals, call 802-257-0066 ext. 1109 to be added to the waiting list; Food Shelf, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 81 Royal Road, Brattleboro. Information: 802-257-5415.

Jamaica-Wardsboro Community Food Pantry: 6:30 to 8 p.m., Main Street, Wardsboro. Questions: 802-874-7234.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Shambhala Meditation Center:
Meditation Sitting, 7 p.m., 28 Williams St., Brattleboro. Information: 802-257-1984.

Transcendental Meditation Program:
Free introductory lecture on the TM Program by appointment. Information: 603-924-7426.

Vermont Insight Meditation Center:
Meditation Sittings, 7 to 7:45 a.m., in the Neighbor's Hall at Solar Hill, 229 Western Ave., Brattleboro. Information: 802-258-7035.

KID STUFF

Boys and Girls Club: Power Hour homework lab, 3 to 4 p.m.; Cooking From Scratch, 3:30 to 5 p.m.; Open Art Lab, 3:30 to 5 p.m.; Climbing Wall, 4 to 5 p.m., Dinner, 5:15 to 6 p.m., 17 Flat St., Brattleboro. Information: 802-254-5990.

First Baptist Church: Preschool Playgroup, for children up to age 5, 9:30 to 11 a.m., 9 Church St., Bellows Falls. Information: Tracy Binet-Perrin, 603-762-5069.

Walpole Library: Preschool Storytime, 10 a.m.; Makers Play, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m, 48 Main St., Walpole, N.H.

MUSIC

Vermont Jazz Center:
Community Jazz Jam Session, $3 requested donation, 8 to 10 p.m., 72 Cotton Mill Hill, Studio 222, Brattleboro. Information: 802-254-9088.

SENIORS

Putney Cares Activities Barn:
The Artist in Each of Us, 10 a.m. to noon, 54 Kimball Road, Putney. Information: 802-722-3607.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Changing Tides: Free confidential peer support for those with mental health conditions, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Tyler Conference Room, 17 Belmont Ave., Brattleboro. Information: Sandra, 802-579-5937.

Spouse/Partner Loss Support Group: 5 to 6:30 p.m., Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St., Brattleboro. Registration required: 802-257-0775 ext. 108.

Turning Point: Community meal, noon; Smart Recovery, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.; Families United, 6 to 8 p.m., 39 Elm St., Brattleboro.



FRIDAY



ART

Square Peg Arts Collective:
Open studios, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Flying Canvas Studio, 201 Church Ave., North Westminster; Kate Butt Ceramics, 32 Old Depot Road, Putney.

COMMUNITY

Experienced Goods Thrift Shop:
For Brattleboro area hospice, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., 77 Flat St., Brattleboro.

Inclusion Center: Drop in hours for people with disabilities, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 16 Bradley Ave., Brattleboro.

Root Social Justice Center: Friday Night Group for LGBTQ-identified youth 13 to 22, 7 to 8:30 p.m., 28 Williams St., Brattleboro.

Volunteers needed:
The Windham County Community Emergency Response Team 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. Information: 802-257-5526.

Volunteer Opportunities:
United Way of Windham County provides connections to numerous volunteer opportunities at nonprofits. Visit unitedwaywindham.org or email volunteer@unitedwaywindham.org.

West Townshend Thrift Shop: Sponsored by the West River Community Project, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., above the West Townshend Post Office, VT-30, West Townshend.

Worn Again Thrift Shop: Operated by volunteers of West River Mission of Putney and churches in Putney, Townshend, Stratton Mountain and Saxtons River, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., St. Edmund of Canterbury Roman Catholic Church, Main Street, Saxtons River.

FOOD AND SHELTER

Bellows Falls Drop-In Center:
Free breakfast, 9 to 10:30 a.m., food pantry hours 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed for lunch; free lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Our Place Drop-In Center, 4 Island St., Bellows Falls. Information: 802-463-2217.

Brattleboro Groundworks Drop-In Center: Showers, laundry, phone, mailing address, advocacy, case management, coffee; serving families and individuals, call 802-257-0066 ext. 1109 to be added to the waiting list; Food Shelf, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 81 Royal Road, Brattleboro. Information: 802-257-5415.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Mountains and Rivers Mindfulness Community:
Meditation group, 7:30 to 8:45 a.m., Windhorse Naturopathic Clinic, 63 Western Ave., Brattleboro. Information: 802-387-2382.

Vermont Insight Meditation Center: Meditation Sittings, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., in the Neighbor's Hall at Solar Hill, 229 Western Ave., Brattleboro. Information: 802-258-7035.

KID STUFF

Boys and Girls Club: Teen night, 6 to 11 p.m., 17 Flat St., Brattleboro. Information: 802-254-5990.

Brattleboro Music Center: Movin' Into Music for children ages 1 to 5, first class free and $15/class after, 72 Blanche Moyse Way, Brattleboro. Register:802-257-4523.

Kids Playce: Snack and storytime sponsored by Brattleboro Food Co-op, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 20 Elliot St., Brattleboro.

SENIORS

RSVP Volunteer Center:
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Windham County has a wide variety of volunteer positions available. Information, call 802-254-7515.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Turning Point: MAT Group, 10 to 11 a.m.; Mixed Nuts NA Group, 7 to 8 p.m.; AA Candlelight Group, 9 to 10:30 p.m., 39 Elm St., Brattleboro.


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