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Camp out

Brattleboro: All 7 to 12 year olds are invited to a camp out at Living memorial Park on June 30. Food, games, songs and s'mores are on the agenda. Reserve a spot in advance at 802-254-5808. The cost is $25 for residents and $40 for non-residents.

Senior lunch

Guilford: The Guilford Senior Lunch, sponsored by Senior Solutions, will take place at noon on July 1 at the Guilford Community Church. The menu includes potato salad, three bean salad, ham and bread, with banana split cake for dessert. A suggested donation of $3.50 for seniors and $5 for others is asked. For more information and to make reservations, call 802-254-9774 no later than June 29.

Summer reading

Putney: Putney Public Library is kicking off its summer reading program on June 29 at 11 a.m. with a family concert by Stephen Coronella. This year's theme is On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!, and Coronella will perform his sports-themed program titled Racing With the Wind. Kids can also sign up for the reading tracking portion of summer reading, a self-paced, non-competitive reading program that includes tracking how many books you've read over the summer.

Legion band

Brattleboro: The Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Department, as part of the Arts in the Parks Program, presents "The American Legion Band" on the Brattleboro Common on Putney Road, on June 30 at 7 p.m. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved to the American Legion, Post 5 on Linden Street. For more information, call 802-254-5808 or visit

Racing with the wind

Newfane: On June 30 at 7 p.m. at the Moore Free Library, Stephen Coronella will perform music for all ages, a fast-paced and high energy children's/family concert. Free of charge. For more information, call 802-365-7948.


Grafton: On July 1, at 6:30 p.m., the Grafton Woodlands Group and the Friends of Windham present a screening of "Windfall," at the White Church, 55 Main St. The film follows the experience of a small rural town in upstate New York as residents weigh the impacts of industrial scale wind on their lives and the environment. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Discussion will follow.


Wilmington: The Annual Deerfield Valley Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks will take place on July 2 (Rain date, July 3) from 6 to 9 p.m. at Hayford Field. In addition to fireworks, there will be bouncy houses for kids, the Jacksonville Blues Band, and hot dogs, burgers, pizza, and much more to feast on during the pre-fireworks festivities. Fireworks display begins at 9:10 p.m.

Historic building

Westminster: The William Czar Bradley Law Office and the Westminster Historical Museum will both open for the summer on July 3 from 2 to 4 p.m., and will be open Sundays until Sept. 4. The museum is located on the second floor of the Westminster Town Hall on Route 5. The law office is two doors south of Town Hall. The featured exhibit at the museum is the churches of Westminster, which includes the oil portrait of Rev. Sage, who was ordained in 1790 and served for 35 years. The law office is a two-room structure appearing much as Bradley left it in 1858. Free admission. For more information, call 802-387-5778.

Farmers market

Brattleboro: The Moondog Trio will perform original guitar music by Dante Corsano from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Brattleboro Area Farmers' Market. The market is open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Route 9 in Brattleboro.

Frederick Douglass

Brattleboro: On July 6 at 7 p.m. at the Centre Congregational Church on Main Street there will be a community reading and discussion of the 4th of July speech given by the 19th century orator and abolitionist, Frederick Douglass. The event is free and open to the public and it is sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council, Brattleboro Community Justice Center, Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity, Community Change, Inc., Brattleboro Area Interfaith Initiative, Brattleboro Area Interfaith Clergy Association and Centre Congregational Church. For more information, contact Claire Halverson at or 802-254-6098.


Bellows Falls: Celia Bohannon and friends will present the vintage game Bali at the Rockingham Library on July 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. Bali is a word building game from the 1950s. More Bali games are planned for July and August. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 802 463-4270, visit or stop by the library at 65 Westminster St.


Brattleboro: The Hive Mutual Support Network presents Creative Maladjustment Day, part of a worldwide, week-long celebration of "maladjusted" pride, on July 9, with free workshops from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and a pay-what/if-you-can concert from 7 to 11 p.m. For more information, visit or the Facebook group at

Chamber mixer

Bellows Falls: Join the Great Falls Regional Chamber of Commerce on July 13, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for its annual mixer, "A Taste of the Great Falls Region," at the Waypoint Welcome Center, 17 Depot St. New, existing and prospective members are invited to experience the welcome center, designed with historical and interpretive area photographs. Enjoy local foods, microbrews and networking. Door prizes include the chance to win a free one-year Chamber membership worth $300. For more information, contact Deb or Doreen at, call 802-463-4280 or visit

Old Home Day

Bellows Falls: The 40th annual Rockingham Old Home Days will be held on Aug. 6, at the Waypoint Center. The Chamber is currently seeking craft, food, and flea market vendors to participate in this celebrated, family-friendly community event. Many new events have been added this year, including performances by the finalists of Southern Vermont Idol, and a record crowd is anticipated. For more information, contact Deb or Doreen at, call 802-463-4280 or visit

Old Home Day

Jamaica: Vendors now needed for Jamaica Old Home Day, which is set for July 23. Artists, crafters, homesteaders, gardeners, self-sustaining entrepreneurs and vendors. For more information and to get an application, contact or find Jamaica Old Home Day on Facebook.

Fair Day

Townshend: The Grace Cottage Hospital Auxiliary Fair Day is continuing a wonderful tradition. The Aug. 6 event will again include an art show. Area artists and craftspeople are encouraged to display their works in this show, which will be held in the Townshend Church on the Townshend Common throughout Fair Day. The artwork and crafts pieces in the show will be for sale, with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit Grace Cottage Hospital. Those interested in exhibiting in the show should contact Lois Phoenix at 802-365-7568 or, Pokey Lyman at 365-7964 or, or Lauri Miner at 802-365-4194 or as soon as possible. Space is limited. The Grace Cottage Hospital Auxiliary Fair Day is a major fundraiser that helps the hospital purchase needed equipment. This year's Fair Day begins at 9 a.m. and goes until 6 p.m. on August 6. For more information about Fair Day, call 802-365-9992 or 802-365-9109.


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