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Chesterfield, N.H.: Registration is now being taken for "Honoring Our Wisdom: Manifesting Our Dreams," a day-long retreat for women on June 25, starting at 9 a.m. at Hallelujah Farm, a retreat center. Fee is $85 and includes continental breakfast and lunch) The retreat is limited to 12 women. More Information and to register, visit or call 603/762-3311.

Senior meal

Dummerston: Evening Star Grange and Senior Solutions will be sponsoring the 4th Wednesday Senior Lunch on June 22 beginning at noon. Chefs Sallie May and Larry Lynch will be preparing a meal of hamburgers, hotdogs, potato salad, tuna mac salad, as well as chips and strawberry/rhubarb cobbler for dessert. A sugar-free or reduced sugar dessert will also be available. Books will be available for borrowing from Lydia Taft Pratt Library until the next luncheon. A donation of $3 for seniors and $4 for the younger folks is requested. Takeouts are available by calling the Grange at 802-254-1138.


West Brattleboro: The Brattleboro High School Class of 1956 will celebrate its 60th reunion on June 22 at noon at the home of Stu and Beverly Thurber at 30 Covey Rd. Classmates are urged to contact Pete Harrison at 802-722-3080 or, or Stu and Beverly at 802-254-8113 or for details.

America reframed

Wardsboro: On June 22, Vermont PBS and the Wardsboro Library present a free film screening of "A Self-Made Man," at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact 802 896-6988.

Book lounge

Brattleboro: Duo Restaurant on Main Street is hosting a weekly mingle for poets, writers, and readers every Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m. The Book Lounge is curated by the editors of The Hopper literary magazine. On June 23, meet book agent/author/publisher Dede Cummings. On June 30, Anna Alter, the author of "Sprout Street Neighbors" will be on hand. And on July 7, Abigail Gehring, publisher at Skyhorse Publishing, will be in attendance.

Dinner and a movie

Putney: On June 23, Next Stage Arts Project and The Gleanery host dinner and a movie featuring "Beasts of the Southern Wild," with special guest host Joe Rudge. The chefs at the Gleanery will serve a special Louisiana-themed menu at 5:30 p.m., in time for diners to make it to the hosted 7 p.m. film screening around the corner at the newly-renovated and air-conditioned Next Stage. Prices for the dinner and movie combination are $23. For reservations call 802-387-3052. Limited seating available.

Artists' town meeting

Bellows Falls: The Rockingham Arts and Museum Project, in tandem with artists Chris Sherwin, Jeanette Staley and Clare Adams, is hosting an Artists' Town Meeting at 33 Bridge St. on June 23, starting at 6 p.m. The location is home to WOOL FM and Chris Sherwin's Glass Studio. The focus of these meetings is to bring together artists, artisans and local growers in order to share ideas, challenges and opportunities. The meeting is informal and includes a potluck. RSVPs are encouraged and appreciated at email with "Artists' Town Meeting" in the subject line or by calling 802-463-3252.

Senior meal

Williamsville: On June 23 at noon at the Williamsville Town Hall in the downstairs dining room, there will be dinner for seniors in Williamsville and surrounding communities. The menu includes chicken and biscuits, roasted root vegetables, cranberry sauce, salad, apple pie and ice cream. The meal is prepared at the Williamsville Town Hall kitchen by Jon Julian owner/chef of Top of the Hill Grill, hosted by Nancy Rysz and Natalie Donovan 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. Call Nancy Rysz at 802-348-7729 for information and reservations.

Free food

Townshend: Grace Cottage Hospital is hosting the Vermont Foodbank's free food distribution program the fourth Thursday of every month for those in need. Fresh food items available may include potatoes, carrots, squash, apples, and more. Participants are asked to take only what they need for their own household and to bring reusable shopping bags or boxes. The next distribution is scheduled for June 23, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., in the ambulance garage. For more information, call 802-365-3752.

Candidates for governor

Brattleboro: The Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Auto Mall, Brattleboro Ford/Subaru, the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation, the Brattleboro Retreat, Brattleboro Savings & Loan, Green Mountain Leadership Center, Hampton Inn, Sam's Outdoor Outfitters, The Works Bakery Café, Vermont Country Deli, WKVT and BCTV are hosting a Vermont Gubernatorial Candidates Forum featuring Matt Dunne (D), Peter Galbraith (D), Sue Minter (D), Bruce Lisman (R), and Phil Scott (R), on June 28 starting at 7:15 a.m. at the American Legion on Linden Street. The $12 admission includes a full buffet breakfast, but non-chamber members must pay in advance. RSVP required by June 24 at or 802-254-4565. The forum will be moderated by Chris Graff.

Community lunch

Brattleboro: On June 24, the Brattleboro Police Department and the Women's Freedom Center are hosting a free community lunch at the Whetstone Walkway from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The menu includes hot dogs and hamburgers. The lunch is an opportunity to meet with members of the local police department.


Brattleboro: The Vermont Center for Photography will host an artist talk with photographer and educator Magdalena Solé in conjunction with her solo exhibition "Cuba Hasta Siempre" on display at VCP, on June 24 at 6 p.m. at 49 Flat St. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.


Brattleboro: There will be a panel discussion on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Vermont veterans on June 24 at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden during the Brown Bag Lunch session at noon. For more information, call John Hagen at 802-251-0777.

Community picnic

Dummerston: On June 24, starting at 6 p.m., Transition Dummerston will host a community potluck picnic at Dutton Pines State Park. From 7:30 to dusk there will be songs around the campfire, led by Fred Taylor and others; bring your instruments and favorite songs to share. The makings for s'mores will also be on hand. For more information, contact Bill at 802-257-1020 or Fred at 802-387-2681.

Senior meal

Halifax: The June Halifax senior meal is set for June 24 at the Halifax community hall located at 20 Brook Rd. The menu includes barbecue meatballs, potato, veggie, rolls and dessert and is served at noon. All seniors are welcome. A call to Joan is appreciated at 802-368-7733.

Healing walk

Williamsville: The Manitou Project will hold a healing walk on June 24, from 4 to 6 p.m. This meditative walk on Manitou's Sanctuary Trail will be led by Mary Stowe, and will include poems or other readings, and chances to share about the experience. Rain or Shine. Meet at the parking lot at 4 p.m. For information, contact Mary at 802-246-1152.

Barbecue chicken

Hinsdale, N.H.: On June 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. at 105 Meetinghouse Road, the North Hinsdale Community Church is hosting a chicken barbecue with applesauce, baked beans, homemade coleslaw, rolls and strawberry shortcake. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children younger than $5. Advance tickets are $5 and $3. For more information, call 603-256-6930 or email

Town picnic

Vernon: On June 25 starting at 9:30 a.m., Vernon residents are invited to the town's annual picnic and firefighters' muster. From 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., there will be a softball game between Vernon residents and town employees. At noon, the Vernon Fire Department will take on members from area fire departments in the muster. The fire department will also prepare a barbecue lunch. There will be a penny carnival from 3 to 5 p.m. and a town potluck from 5 to 7 p.m. Dance to a DJ at the pavilion and stay to watch the fireworks. For more information on how you or your business or organization can be involved, contact Josh Unruh at 802-380-2875.

Chicken dinner

Hinsdale, N.H.: On June 25, from 5 to 7 p.m., the North Hinsdale Community Church is hosting a barbecue chicken dinner at 105 Meeting House Rd. The menu includes barbecue children, applesauce, baked beans, homemade coleslaw, rolls, and strawberry shortcake. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children older than 7. Advanced tickets at $5 and $3 are available by calling 603-256-6930 or emailing

Ham radio

Townshend: On June 25 and 26, at 2099 Simpson Brook Rd. starting at 2 p.m., the West River Radio Club will be hosting "Field Day," a demonstration of emergency communications abilities and an opportunity for the public to talk with ham radio operators. For directions to this event and to learn more about amateur radio, visit or send an email to

Contra dance

Putney: On June 25, there will be contra dance at Pierce's Hall on East Putney Falls Road, starting with a beginners session at 7:30 p.m., with dancing until 10:30. Live traditional contra music with Laurie Indembaum, fiddle, with friends and Tim Van Egmond, caller. $10 suggested donation. For more information, call 802-387-0163.


Dummerston: On June 25, from 5 to 7 p.m., the Dummerston Congregational Church hosts its Old Fashioned Strawberry Supper at the Grange Hall, 1008 East-West Road. The menu includes ham, baked beans, various salads, with strawberry shortcake made with local berries and real whipped cream. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-12. No reservations. For more information, call 802-254-1128 or 802-254-1138.


Brattleboro: Latchis Arts' Escape to Another World series of films from Scandinavia concludes this weekend with a feature film of a courageous true-life adventure when "Kon-Tiki" comes to the Latchis Theatre on June 25, at 4 p.m. Admission is by donation, with proceeds benefitting Latchis Arts. For information, visit

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.

Circle dance

Brattleboro: On June 26 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. there will be a community circle dance at the Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St. Led by Mary Koon and Floyd Guyette. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. Donations appreciated. For information, call Parker Huber at 802-257-9108 or Mary Ellen Cannon at 603-631-0768.


Wilmington: On June 26, the Boyd Family Farm on East Dover Road is hosting a discussion on roses. For more information, visit or call 802-464-5618.


Brookline: On June 26 starting at 10 a.m., West River Stables is hosting Cowboy Mounted Shooting, a sport that combines elements of old-time Wild West, along with the elements of equestrian skills; all done while using two .45 caliber single action revolvers, loaded with five rounds each of black powder blanks to shoot ten balloon targets set in a special random pattern. Free and open to the public. Lunch prepared by the Horse Crazed 4-H Group available for purchase. For more information, contact Christine Boudreau at 802-353-0554 or

Community dinner

West Brattleboro: From noon to 1:45 p.m. on June 26 at the West Brattleboro Baptist Church at 979 Western Ave., there will be a community meal featuring barbequed chicken, homemade potato salad, watermelon, Italian bread, dessert, and beverage of choice. All are welcome.

Hill hike

Westminster West: The Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association will offer a free guided hike on June 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Led by Pinnacle Board Member Tony Coven, the hike will follow the wilder route to lesser-known Latham Trail. Hikers should call Tony Coven at 802-387-6650 to register or receive additional information. Participants should meet promptly at 9:30 at Westminster West Church to split cars and carpools between the start at Latham Trail and finish at the Holden Trail kiosk.

Contra dance

Brattleboro: Brattleboro Dance is presenting a contradance on June 26 at 118 Elliot St., from 7 to 10 p.m. The caller for this bimonthly dance (second and fourth Sundays) is Nils Fredland. Live music will be preformed by Anadama from Boston. Admission is $10 to $12 for adults, $8 for college students, and $5 for youth. For information, email or call 802-258-1723.


Putney: On June 26 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Putney Public Library, Parents Exchange for Change, a campaign of 350Vermont, will present "Joanna Macy and the Great Turning," a 26-minute film about building solidarity amongst parents by taking action to protect the health and safety of the collective future. Kids activities and childcare available. Free. For more information, contact

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.


Brattleboro: Beginning June 27, the Recreation and Parks Department is hosting an eight-week fitness class at the Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. for people16 years of age and older. The cost of the program is $50 for once a week, $60 for two times a week and $75 for three times a week. Non-residents add $25. Drop ins are $10 a class, which runs from 12:10 to 1:10 p.m. with yoga on Mondays, yoga and strength on Wednesdays and yoga and pilates on Fridays. The instructor, Cyndy Gray, has a B.S. in Physical Education and is a certified to teach both Yoga and Pilates. Also available are kickboxing and conditioning classes on Saturdays at 9 a.m. and Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 802-254-5808.


Bellows Falls: On June 27 at 7 p.m. at the Rockingham Library, Marie Caduto will present a program about the most common invasive plants and insects in southeastern Vermont. 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.

Great books

Brattleboro: The Brattleboro Great Books Discussion Group will be discussing "Immigrant Voices: 21st Century Stories," by Leonardo La Fountain-Stokes, "Diogenes," by Pablo Helguerra, "Bamboo," by Edwardo Halfon, and "Encrucijada," by Roberto G. Fernandez on June 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the meeting room of Brooks Memorial Library. For more information, call Michael N. Landis at 802-257-1851 or e-mail

Climate change

Brattleboro: The Climate Change Café will host a discussion at its 4th Tuesday of the month gathering on June 28 at 6 p.m. in the Brooks Memorial Library Meeting Room. As always, the cafe is free, and light refreshments will be available. The meeting will explore with those present what their needs are right now in the midst of this crisis? What are their concerns and those of their families, friends and their community? Is global warming part of what concerns them? Special guests at this cafe gathering will be members of the locally based 99th Monkey Affinity Group, who have been grappling with some of these questions in defining their own mission. For more information, contact Tim Stevenson at or 802-869-2141.

Community potluck

Marlboro: On June 28, the annual community potluck supper and raffle will be held at 6 p.m. at the Marlboro Meeting House. All are invited to bring food to share that you would love to prepare and eat. Beverages will be provided. Wonderful raffle items will be on hand. Tickets are available at the door for $1 or six tickets for $5. Suggested donation for the potluck supper is $3 and $1 for children ages 5-10. One free raffle ticket is included for each donation. Proceeds benefit Marlboro Meeting House building maintenance.

Farm dinner

Brattleboro: On June 28, from 5 to 7 p.m., the Dosa Kitchen food truck will park at the Food Connects School Harvest Farm, serving its signature Indian food to benefit the nonprofit. Visitors to the farm, at the Famolare property, are welcome to help Farm Manager Jonah Mossberg with chores from 4 to 5 p.m. to work up an appetite. A share of the proceeds from the food truck sales will benefit Food Connects, which brings local, healthy food to schools and institutions in and around Windham County. For more information, visit

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


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.


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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