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Book donations

Brattleboro: The Friends of Brooks Memorial Library is accepting donations of paperback books, CDs and DVDs for the upcoming April 21 to 23 Spring Book Sale. Donations of books and media should be brought to the Library Circulation Desk during open hours. Donations must be in good condition to be accepted by the Library. Funds raised by the Friends will: purchase programs and materials for the Children's Room; support the First Wednesday series and other public programs; purchase 18 free passes to regional museums; update library technology tools for public use, and pay for subscriptions to numerous on-line subscription services such as access to e-books, e-audio, independent films and databases such as Ancestry.com. For more information, call 802-254-5290.

Tax prep

Brattleboro: United Way Windham County is offering two programs that provide free federal and state income-tax preparation services to eligible taxpayers: the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program and MyFreeTaxes.com. United Way is also partnering with libraries and other community sites to provide access to MyFreeTaxes.com on a computer with high-speed internet for the public's use. Call 2-1-1 for location and access information.

Adopt-a-book

Dover: Help build your library's collection by adopting a book at the Dover Free Library. This annual fundraising program directly enhances the library's collection of books and materials available to the public and provides community members a chance to sponsor books. Come by the library for more information and to see a great selection of books to "adopt" or visit www.doverfreelibrary1913.org.

Job hunt

Brattleboro: During the months of March and April, visitors to the Brooks Memorial Library can consult will CCV student intern Ben Howe for help using computer technology for job and career-related tasks. Ben will meet individually with citizens to help them explore careers and online education, prepare resumes, search for jobs, and complete online job applications. Ben's services are provided through a partnership between the Community College of Vermont and the Vermont Department of Libraries, which will place "Job Hunt Helpers" in town libraries in six Vermont communities. Those wishing to make an appointment with Ben may do so by calling the Brooks Memorial Library at 802-254-5290, ext. 109, or by emailing jobhuntbml@gmail.com. Drop-in help will also be provided on a first-come, first-served basis during Ben's library hours: Tuesday evenings, 5 to 8 and Thursday afternoons, 1 to 4.

Senior Lunch

Chesterfield, N.H.: The Chesterfield Senior Lunch will be held on Wednesday, March 9, at the Chesterfield Town Hall at 12:30 p.m. A pork chop dinner will be served. A $5 donation is suggested. Reservations are required. Please call Joanne at 363-8348. After lunch Steve Taylor will speak to the group about "Cows and Communities." The Home Health Care nurse will be available to take blood pressures from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All seniors are welcome.

Cross dialogue

Brattleboro: Cross-Class Dialogue Circles are a powerful way for people across the class spectrum to come together to talk about their experiences with class, listen to each others stories and perspectives, and then to work together as change makers for economic justice. Engaging with each other across class is empowering, healing and liberating. The next Cross-Class Dialogue Circle will be held on seven Wednesday evenings, 6 to 8:30 p.m., March 9 through June 1. The dialogues are hosted by ACT for Social Justice and take place at The Root Social Justice Center on 28 Williams St. Applications due by March 1. Complete the application found at www.act4socialjustice.com. Contact Angela for more information at angela@act4socialjustice.com or 802-254-3400.

Petroglyphs

Bellows Falls: On March 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rockingham Library, master diver Annette Spaulding will discuss her recent petroglyph find along the Connecticut River in Brattleboro. This is one of two petroglyph sites known to have been submerged under water after the creation of the Vernon Dam over 100 years ago. Spaulding is the first to locate one of the two petroglyph sites. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 802-463-4270, email programming@rockinghamlibrary.org or stop by the Rockingham Library at 65 Westminster St.

Dance class

Brattleboro: On March 9 from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m., African Dance Vermont presents a West African dance class with Raoul Ombang at 74 Cotton Mill Hill No. 346. Sliding scale of $10 to $15 for dance. All levels are welcome. Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing and bring a water bottle. Class will be accompanied by live drumming. For more information on dance and drum classes, visit www.africandancevt.com or find African Dance VT on Facebook.

Senior lunch

Dummerston: The Dummerston Senior Solutions Lunch will be held on March 9 beginning at noon at the Grange in Dummerston Center. Chefs Sallie May and Larry Lynch, Jr., will serve a meal of baked chicken, roasted red potatoes, broccoli-cauliflower-bacon-raisin salad, mixed vegetables with coconut cream cake for dessert. A sugar free dessert option will be available. A donation of $3 for those 60 and over and $4 for the younger set is suggested. Takeouts are available by calling the grange at 802-254-1138 Wednesday morning. In case of severe weather, this meal will be cancelled.

Bag sale

Saxtons River: The Worn Again Thrift Shop at St. Edmunds Catholic Church on Main Street is hosting a bag sale on March 9, 11 and 12. This is a $2 bag sale except for jewelry and a 50 cents each rummage sale for lady's clothing on the upper level of the church. For those who wish to donate clothing or other thrift shop goods, donations may be dropped off during regular business hours. The Worn Again Thrift Shop is run by volunteers from the West River Mission of Putney with churches in Putney, Townshend, Stratton Mountain and Saxtons River.

Senior lunch

Newfane: On March 10 at the Newfane Congregational Church there will be dinner for seniors in Newfane and surrounding communities. The menu includes tomato juice and celery, corned beef with cabbage, carrots, and potatoes, soda bread and ice cream and cookies. The meal is prepared by Winnie Dolan, hosted by Barbara Brooks and served by hard-working volunteers from the church and community and sponsored by Senior Solutions. The suggested donation for this meal is $3.50 for age 60 and over and $4 for under age 60. For information, call Winnie Dolan at 802-365-7870.

BrattleMasters

Brattleboro: Speech contests will be featured at this week's meeting of BrattleMasters, the Brattleboro chapter of Toastmasters. The public is invited but only members may compete. Come to the Marlboro College Graduate Center, 2nd floor, 28 Vernon St., at 6 p.m., March 10. Lindsay Cox will be master of ceremonies. One of the competitions will feature extemporaneous speaking. Members will have one to two minutes to speak on a topic that has just been given to them. The winner of the competition will advance to the next level where they will compete against winners of clubs in Rutland, Barre, Montpelier, and West Lebanon, N.H. For more information, visit brattleboro.toastmastersclubs.org.

Appalachia

Townshend: Kim and Sharon will be performing at the West Townshend Pizza Night Concert on March 11. Their songs are in the Appalachian Americana tradition and they accompany themselves on guitar and mandolin. Pizza baking begins at 5 p.m. Build you own pizza, at $10.00 a pie, from a number of tasty ingredients. Beer, wine and other refreshments are also available. Music begins at 6:30 and is free, though donations are appreciated by the musicians.

Silent auction

Dover: Come bid on some ready-to-go Easter baskets and one fantastic bunny/dollhouse as part of the Dover Free Library's spring silent auction fundraiser. Bidding opens at noon on March 11 and closes at noon on March 25. Winners will be contacted immediately following the close of bidding. Library business hours are Mondays and Tuesdays 2 to 8 p.m.; Wednesdays and Fridays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact the library for more information at 802-348-7488 or visit www.doverfreelibrary1913.org

Brains and beer

Bellows Falls: Join Rockingham residents and others on March 12 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Rockingham Library for the second Friends of the Library Books, Brains & Beer pub trivia night, with a St. Patrick's Day theme. In celebration of the Irish theme of the night, the Friends will hold a raffle for a basket of Irish goodies. Register for $75 per team of up to six people, or join a pick-up team for $12, by calling 802-463-4270, email programming@rockinghamlibrary.org, or stop by the Library at 65 Westminster St.

Overfishing

Brattleboro: Learn how to make sustainable choices when it comes to fish, and discover the pros and cons of aquaculture. Learn about the many health benefits of consuming sea vegetables, and taste some easy ways to incorporate them into your diet. Taught by Robin Matathias, who teaches Environmental Studies at Keene State College, on March 12, 1 to 3 p.m, in the Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room. Free but registration is required at 802-246-2821 or msbfc@sover.net.

Classical piano

Vernon: The Mountain View SDA Church presents Ilana Joyce Cady in a classical piano concert on March 12 at 6:30 p.m. The Mountain View Adventist Church is located at 1002 Ft. Bridgeman Highway. The concert is free of charge and will be followed by fellowship and light refreshments.

'Farmscapes'

Bellows Falls: Join master pastelist Robert Carsten on March 12 at the United Church from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for this workshop opportunity. True to the season, and working from photos of this time of year, this workshop will concentrate on imbuing a sense of atmosphere and season into our landscapes. Barns or other farm buildings add interest, but the real subject is the "feel" of anticipating spring. Please bring photos. Robert will have some as well. Find out more about Robert at www.robertcarsten.com. To register for this workshop, contact Carolyn McDonald at 603-358-6804, or Carolyn Berglund at 603-352- 7398. This workshop is sponsored by the Saxtons River Art Guild, a non profit with membership throughout the Connecticut River Valley dedicated to the advancement and encouragement of the fine arts.

Sugar on snow

West Brattleboro: On March 12, First Congregational Church, 880 Western Avenue, will hold its annual Sugar on Snow Supper with a menu of ham, baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad, deviled eggs, rolls, sugar-on-snow, homemade donuts, pickles, coffee, tea, and milk. There will be two sittings: 5 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. Prices for adults are $12 each; children ages 5 to 12, $6 each; ages 4 and under , $3 each. For reservations, please call 802-257-7557.

Pet clinic

East Dover: The East Dover Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor a pet vaccination clinic at the firehouse in East Dover on March 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dr. Miles A Powers will be vaccinating both dogs and cats. This clinic is open to anyone. Fees will be $10 for rabies and $20 for a distemper-complex vaccine for either a dog or cat or $25.00 for both vaccinations. Please have dogs on a leash and cats in a carrier. For further information , call 802-348-7918.

Free breakfast

Brattleboro: First Church at 880 Western Avenue is hosting its monthly free breakfast, March 13 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. The menu includes but is not limited to, scrambled eggs, home fries, French toast, apple pancakes, fresh maple syrup, sausage, fresh fruit, orange juice, coffee,tea and hot chocolate. All are welcome to join this hearty breakfast. Donations accepted.

Contradance

Brattleboro: The Brattleboro Contradance will be presenting music by Dancing Enforcement Agency with caller Dugan Murphy on March 13 at 7 p.m. at 118 Elliot St. Dancing Enforcement Agency includes Everest Witman on guitar, Autumn Rose Lester and David Kaynor, both on fiddles playing live music for all the dances with instructing by the caller. Admission is $10 adults, $8 College students with ID and $5 for youth, high school age and younger. For additional details, visit www.brattcontra.org or call 802-258-1723.

Collectors club

Keene, N.H.: The Brattleboro Collectors Club will join the Keene, N.H., club hosting a Coin, Sports Card and Postcard Show at the Keene Knights of Columbus on March 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Many dealers and collectors from the tri-state area meet monthly with a day-long series of hobby activities that is packed with fun for the whole family. Free and open to the public. For more information, call Jim at 802-379-2353.

Circle dance

Brattleboro: There will be a community circle dance from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on March 13 at the Aikido Studio at 11 Cottage Street. Led by Linda Blake. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. Donations appreciated. Information: Parker Huber 802-257-9108, or Mary Ellen Cannon, 603-631-0768.

'Rock the Casbah'

Dover: On March 14, the Dover Free Library presents the feature film "Rock the Kasbah," starring Bill Murray, Leem Lubany, Zooey Deschanel and Kate Hudson, starting at 6 p.m.

Kids cooking

Brattleboro: Participants make the classic Greek dish "spanikopita," paired with a beet tzadziki, which is an herbed yogurt sauce featuring the Harvest of the Month: Beets, on March 16, 3:30 to 5 p.m, in the Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom. Free but registration is required at 802-246-2821 or msbfc@sover.net.

Tax assistance

Bellows Falls: On March 16 at Rockingham Library, the AARP tax assistance program will be providing free tax preparation help to low and moderate income residents. Registration is required. AARP Tax-aide counselors are volunteers who are trained each year on state and federal tax regulations and are certified by the IRS to provide free tax preparation services. These counselors will be available at the Library on March 16 from 1 to 6 p.m. Appointments are required for this service. To register or for more information, call 802-463-4270, email programming@rockinghamlibrary.org or stop by the Rockingham Library at 65 Westminster St.

Corned beef

Northfield, Mass.: St. Patrick's Parish, 88 Main Street, will have a corned beef and cabbage dinner on March 16 at 6 p.m. Menu includes corned beef and cabbage, rolls, dessert and coffee or tea. Adults $10 and children 12 and under $5. Reservations are strongly suggested. For additional information or to make reservations call the Rectory at 413-498-2728

Social justice

Putney: Do you need ideas for how to talk with your kids about social justice issues like racism, economic inequality, incarceration, homelessness, and gender? Join Act For Social Justice founder Angela Berkfield on March 16 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Putney Library for a useful series of discussions about bringing social justice issues into conversations with your children. These interactive chats will highlight books at the Putney Public Library and other helpful resources. Light refreshments and childcare provided. Call or email Angela to RSVP for childcare: 802-254-3400 angela@act4socialjustice.com.

Drum class

Brattleboro: African Dance Vermont presents a West African drum class with Raoul Ombang on March 16 from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. at 74 Cotton Mill Hill, No. 346. Sliding scale of $10 to $20. All levels are welcome. Drums are available for those who need one. For more information, visit sobodance.com/contact-us.

Vermont Yogurt Co.

Brattleboro: Stop by and meet the folks of Vermont Yogurt Company and taste their delicious yogurt straight from their Jersey cows in Orwell on March 17, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free, at the Brattleboro Food Co-op. 802-246-2821.

Tech group

Brattleboro: The March Brattleboro Area Tech group meeting will be on March 17, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at the River Garden, 157 Main St. This month's guest is Paul Sliva of Valley Venture Mentors who will give a brief talk about free resources to help you build a scalable startup, with plenty of time for questions. Anyone working with or interested in technology in the Brattleboro area is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Caleb Clark, Marlboro College Graduate School at 917-703-5580 or cclark@marlboro.edu, Bob Lawson, Internet Consultant at atrb@sover.net or Paul G. Silva at 413-667-9886.

Irish dinner

Townshend: The community is invited to a meal at noon on March 17 at the Townshend Church. A traditional Irish dinner, prepared by Townshend Dam Diner's Chef Stephanie, will honor St. Patrick's Day. The meal is sponsored by Senior Solutions. Suggested donation is $3.50 for people 60 years and up; all others $4. Take out meals will be available. Free blood pressure screening will be available, starting at 11:30, sponsored by VT/NH Visiting Nurses Association. Everyone is welcome.

'High & Seek'

Townshend: Are you a parent or guardian in the Windham Central Supervisory Union? Do you want the chance to explore a mock teenage bedroom to look for signs of risky behavior? If so, please attend "High & Seek," an interactive presentation to raise awareness of signs of teenage substance use, self-harm and sexual activity. This event, a collaboration between Leland and Gray and West River Valley Thrives, will be held on March 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Leland and Gray Middle and High School library. This event is free to the public. Childcare can be provided upon request. Please contact Jaclyn Bristol, Leland and Gray Student Assistance Professional, at 802-365-7355, or Kate Venne, Project Coordinator for West River Valley Thrives, at 802-365-4700 with questions.

Wind versus water

Grafton: On March 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Grafton Elementary School gymnasium, Geoffrey Goll, civil and environmental engineer, and vice-president of Princeton Hydro, will discuss the Saxtons River watershed and the impact of the industrial wind project proposed for Grafton and Windham. The focus will be based on his direct relevant experience with other wind projects and the impacts of Vermont's high elevation headwater sources of water for people and the ecology. The talk is sponsored by the Grafton Woodlands Group and Friends of Windham. The public is invited. Refreshments will be served.

Food and music

Townshend: The Community Hope and Action group of Townshend will be hosting on a free supper and concert on March 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Townshend Town Hall This month's event will feature a square and contra dance led by Sally Newton, Michael Donahue, Alicia Moyer, Bob Naess and Colin Blazej. This is an alcohol-free, family friendly event with childcare provided. Bring a potluck appetizer or dessert to share with your friends and neighbors, new and old. Volunteers will provide the main meal and beverages.

Aquaculture

Brattleboro: Learn how to make sustainable choices when it comes to fish, and discover the pros and cons of aquaculture. Learn about the many health benefits of consuming sea vegetables, and taste some easy ways to incorporate them into your diet. Taught by Robin Matathias, who teaches Environmental Studies at Keene State College, on March 19, 1 to 3 p.m., in the Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room. Free but registration is required at 802-246-2821 or msbfc@sover.net.

Sugar on snow

Guilford: The Sugar-on-Snow Supper at Guilford Community Church will be held on March 19. There are three seatings to choose from, at 4:30, 5:45, and 7 p.m. Prices are $11 adults, $5 children age 11 and under, and $3 for preschoolers. For reservations, call 802-254-9562 or email guilfordchurchsupper@gmail.com.

Variety show

Wardsboro: The Trustees of the Wardsboro Public Library are hosting its annual variety show in the Wardsboro Town Hall, March 19 at 7 p.m. Handicap accessible. Contact Nancy at 802-896-6141.

Purimpalooza

Brattleboro: On March 19, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at the Vermont Jazz Center, join the Brattleboro Area Jewish Community for a musical variety show and costume party to celebrate Purim, the community's happiest holiday. Come in your most inventive or extravagant costume (Purim-themed or not). Jewish or not, all are welcome. The BAJC will provide amazing baked goods, beer from Hermit Thrush Brewery, bagels by Bruegger's, a photo booth, a mask making station, musical acts, and much more. The highlight of the evening will be a set of Jewish songs by renowned jazz and R&B singer Wanda Houston and pianist Eugene Uman. All-age admission is by free-will donation. Please bring a non-perishable food item to benefit Groundworks Collaborative. Visit BAJC online or call 802-257-1959.

Roaring 20s

Walpole, N.H.: Flapper dresses and boater hats are being dug out of the depths of closets or fashioned from thrift store finds as preparations begin for the Roaring Twenties dance March 19 to benefit Our Place Drop-in Center. The Bluebird Orchestra will play at the Walpole Town Hall beginning at 7 p.m., with doors open at 6:30 p.m. Bluebird members Donald Saaf, guitar and vocals, Matthew Sharff, standup bass, and vocals, Rick Contino, pedal steel and banjo, Riley Goodemote, trombone, and Paul McTaggart, drums, have appeared extensively throughout the area. Tickets at $20 for adults and $15 for students will be on sale at the door. It's BYOB for adults, with munchies provided. Prizes will be given for the outfits that best carry out the Roaring Twenties theme of flappers, mobsters, good-time Charlies, Gatsby-esque dudes and other fun-loving characters. Further information is available by contacting Our Place at 802-463-2217, on line at www.ourplacevt.org, on Facebook or at ourplace@sover.net. The dance will provide funds for the work of the daytime shelter and food pantry located at 4 Island Street whose mission is to connect people to food and each other. It serves families in Rockingham and the surrounding area and in Walpole and North Walpole, N.H.

Soup festival

Newfane: The Second Annual Soup Fest and Silent Auction fund raiser will be held on March 20 at the NewBrook Fire Station. Doors open at 4 p.m. with a $5 admission. The event will help raise funds for the Windham County Historical Society's restoration of the 1880 Newfane Railroad Station as a Museum of the West River Railroad and annex to the Windham County Museum in Newfane. Soup will be provided by Whetstone Station, Top of the Hill Grill, The Eatery, Rick's Tavern, Harmonyville Store, Dam Diner, Bitter Sweet Memories Cafe, D&J Jamaica Grocery, Whiskey Dicks and The New American Grill. Silent Auction bidding and the 50/50 raffle begin at 4 p.m. Soup and bread supper will be served at 5 p.m. followed by desserts. Silent auction bids and the 50/50 raffle will close at 5:30 p.m. The Society welcomes items for the silent auction (goods and/or services) to help make this year's event another success. If you have items you are willing to donate, contact Jane Robinson at 802-896-6102 or Sally Topitzer at 802-365-7698. For information or questions on the March 20 event, email info@historicalsocietyofwindhamcounty.org or call 802-348-7891.

Cheese sampling

Brattleboro: Try free samples and learn about different families of cheeses with the Brattleboro Food Co-op Cheese Department on March 20, 2 to 4 p.m. Free. For more information, call 802-246-2852 or email bfccurds@sover.net.

Shareholder Forum

Brattleboro: The Brattleboro Co-op hosts this monthly forum created by shareholders, for shareholders; open to the general public. All voices honored. March 20, 5 to 7 p.m. Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room. For more information, email bfcshareholderforum@gmail.com.

Food justice

Brattleboro: There will be a community dialogue about food justice on March 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room. There will be a panel discussion with Sabine Rhyne, Vicky Senni, Rhianna Kendrick, Howard Prussack, and Chris McAvoy.

Circle dance

Brattleboro: There will be a community circle dance from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on March 13 at the Aikido Studio at 11 Cottage Street. Led by Anja Daniel and friends. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. Donations appreciated. Information: Parker Huber 802-257-9108, or Mary Ellen Cannon, 603-631-0768.

Detoxification

Brattleboro: If you're sick of feeling tired, run down, and on edge, you're not alone. If you're ready to feel better, come and learn about the benefits of the ancient practice of spring cleansing. Master Herbalist Cindy Hebbard, with over 30 years of experience, will share simple steps you can take right now to begin to feel better on March 21, 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room. Free, but registration is required at 802-246-2821 or msbfc@sover.net.

Invasives

Dummerston: On March 21 starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Dummerston Center Church, Bill Guenther, Windham County Forester, will present insights on non-native invasive insects impacting our woodland resources. Refreshments available. A free event presented by the Windham County Farm Bureau.

Senior lunch

Walpole, N.H.: The Walpole Seniors will meet at the First Congregational Church in Walpole at noon on March 21 for a potluck luncheon. Please bring a dish to share with the members. Everyone is asked to bring a craft project they are working on or a hobby collection to share with the members. Discussion will continue on ideas for some outstanding trips for 2016. Bring a friend and enjoy some great food and fellowship.

'Children of the Chalet'

Bellows Falls: On March 23 at 6:30 p.m., the Rockingham Free Public Library will host Vermont author Elayne Clift, who will read from her latest book, "Children of the Chalet: New & Selected Stories," which won First Prize for Fiction in the Greyden Press 2014 Book Competition and was published in 2015. For more information, call 802-463-4270, email programming@rockinghamlibrary.org, log on to rockinghamlibrary.org or stop by the Library at 65 Westminster St. in Bellows Falls. This event is free and open to the public.

PlantPure

Brattleboro: Bring a totally plant-based dish to share (no meat, fish, dairy or eggs), and, if possible, a place setting to reduce waste to the Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room on March 24, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Marilyn Chiarello, of A Taste of Light, will also demonstrate how to make hemp seed milk and chocolate chia seed pudding. Free, but registration is required at 802-246-2821 or msbfc@sover.net.

Rabies clinic

Wilmington: On March 26 from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Wilmington Fire House, Veterinarian Miles Powers will be providing low-cost vaccinations. Dogs must be leashed; cats must be crated. Dog licensing for Wilmington residents available. Clinic open to all.

Circle dance

Brattleboro: There will be a community circle dance from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on March 13 at the Aikido Studio at 11 Cottage Street. Led by Lucia Wilson. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. Donations appreciated. Information: Parker Huber 802-257-9108, or Mary Ellen Cannon, 603-631-0768.

Teens can cook

Brattleboro: In this class, teens will continue to build confidence in the kitchen by making a delicious yogurt cheesecake. We will pair this creamy sweet cake with an easy winter compote on March 29, 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom. Free, but registration is required at 802-246-2821 or msbfc@sover.net.

Modern anesthesia

Walpole, N.H.: On April 1, starting at 7 p.m. at the Walpole Town Hall, the Walpole Historical Society will host Patti Seymour, who will share her knowledge of the man who once resided in her present home, Horace Wells. As a young man, Wells also attended the Walpole Academy, an esteemed institute for young scholars in the area in the early 1800s. With this local connection as a backdrop, listeners will discover that Wells' life path led him to be recognized as the "discoverer of modern anesthesia." Free and open to the public.

Penny sale

Jamaica: Jamaica School Club's 16th Annual Penny Sale at Leland & Gray Union High School on April 2 at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call (802) 297-3151.

Rockin'Ham run

Bellows Falls: Central Elementary School will be hosting its second annual Rockin'Ham 5K on April 2. The 5K will begin and end at the Rockingham Recreation Area on Playground Road, Bellows Falls. Runners may register online at https://g2racereg.webconnex.com/rockinham5k2016, or paper registrations may be downloaded at www.ceshome.org or picked up at Central School, 50 School Street Extension, Bellows Falls. Same-day registration will begin at 9 a.m. on April 2, and the race start time is 10:30 a.m.

Talent show

Townshend: The Community Hope and Action group will be putting on a talent show on April 16 at the Townshend Town Hall. The talent show will include a free dinner from 6 to 7 p.m., and the performances will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. This is an alcohol-free, family-friendly event that is appropriate for all ages. Participant registration is now open if you would like to perform. Registration forms are available at the Townshend Public Library, the Townshend Town Hall, and at the Leland & Gray Union Middle/High School front office. Contact Kristin with any questions at 802-365-4700 or via email at wrvtdirector@gmail.com.

Community Passover

Brattleboro: Join the Brattleboro Area Jewish Community for a community seder on the second night of Passover, April 23, at the West Village Meeting House at 5:30 p.m. Main dishes will be catered by Sharon Myers, and Cantor Kate Judd will be leading us through a traditional Jewish seder. You don't have to be Jewish to share this journey and feast; all families and individuals are welcome. To signup, visit /www.signupgenius.com/go/904044ea8aa22a46-bajc or call Laura Berkowitz at 802-257-0922 or the BAJC 802-257-1959. Adults, $25; children under 10, $18. Children under 4 are free. Reservations must be paid in full by April 8. Send a check to BAJC, P.O. Box 2353, Brattleboro VT 05303-2353.

Grow it

Westminster: Vermont Community Garden Network, in partnership with Charlie Nardozzi, is coming to Westminster this spring for the Grow It! Workshop, on May 11, from 4 to 7 p.m. Visit www.vcgn.org to register for the workshop and for more details.


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