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Townshend: Dam Road will be closed on Nov. 17 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Brattleboro: Musicians sought for Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the River Garden on Thanksgiving Day. Hours of the event are noon to 5. For more informatino, contact Breeze Verdant at email@example.com.
Brattleboro: Any girl or woman who has sung with the Brattleboro Women's Chorus in the past 20 years is invited to sing a song with the chorus during its 20th anniversary concerts on Nov. 21 and 22. There will be a rehearsal on Nov. 14 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church on Main Street. If you can't make it to the rehearsal, but would like to join us, contact Becky at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-254-8994.
Rockingham: Greater Falls Connections and Windham County Partnership for Success will offer the new Active Parenting of Teens program for parents/caregivers of children ages 11-18. The three-session video and discussion program will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays (Nov. 14, 21, and Dec. 5) at the Rockingham Free Public Library, at 65 Westminster Street in Bellows Falls. This program combines video and discussion to help parents learn how to raise children who are cooperative, responsible and able to resist peer pressure. It also guides parents in dealing with sensitive issues such as drugs, sexuality and violence. The program will be led by Don Tretler and Michelle Sacco. Registration is required by Nov. 10. Quality childcare will be provided with advanced notice. Lunch and coffee will be provided. For more information and/or to register, visit WindhamParentingEd.org, call Deb Witkus at 802-463-9927 ext. 212, or email email@example.com.
NewBrook: The NewBrook Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is hosting its annual Hunters Breakfast on Nov. 14, 2015 from 4 to 10 a.m. at the NewBrook Fire House on Route 30. The menu includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, smoked bacon, sausage, home fries, homemade donuts, coffee and orange juice.
Brattleboro: Stephen Batchelor, an internationally known meditation teacher and best-selling author, is set to speak in Brattleboro on Nov. 14. Batchelor, a former monk in the Tibetan and Zen traditions, is a contributing editor of Tricycle magazine has authored nearly a dozen books, including such provocative titles as "Buddhism without Beliefs," "The Faith to Doubt" and the soon-to-be-released "After Buddhism: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age." People are encouraged to register early for his talk — set for Saturday, Nov. 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Centre Congregational Church in Brattleboro — by logging onto www.vermontinsight.org, by calling 802-254-7077 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brattleboro: Susan Hebson, a certified Tai Chi instructor, is offering a series of six classes this fall at the Gibson-Aiken Recreation Center. This slow-paced 60-minute class is very accessible for students of all levels and is especially beneficial for seniors. Classes will start on Monday, Nov. 16 and continue until Dec. 21, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the third floor blue room. For information, contact Susan at email@example.com or call 802-257-9425.
Townshend: On Nov. 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Grace Cottage Wellness Center is hosting Elliott Greenblott, who will lead the AARP Driver Safety Course. The cost is $20, or $15 for AARP members. For more information, call 802-257-8877.
Chicken and biscuit
Westminster: The First Congregational Church of Westminster will hold its annual Chicken and Biscuit Supper on Nov. 14, with seatings at 5 and 6:15 p.m. The church is located at 3470 U.S. Route 5. The menu includes chicken and biscuits, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, winter squash, cranberry sauce and apple spice cobbler for dessert. Coffee, tea, water and milk are the beverage choices. The cost will be $10 for adults, $5 for students, and no charge for children under 5.
Brattleboro: On Nov. 14, starting at 1 p.m., Brooks Memorial Library hosts a free college essay workshop, with Julia Taylor in the 2nd floor meeting room. Bring a laptop, smart phone, chrome book. The library has a few laptops or iPads to loan for the workshop. For more information, call 802-254-5290, ext. 111, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brattleboro: Jasmine Day Spa at 29 High Street is hosting its 3rd annual open house on Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., offering complimentary mini spa services, a 20-percent off discount on everything in the boutique, door prizes, and a gift with purchase.
Brattleboro: The Windham County Solid Waste District's Swap Program on Ferry Road is open every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Items this week include vacuum cleaner, sand bags, bed liner for 2007 Toyota Tundra 6.5-foot bed, small computer desk, tricycle, doors, windows, flower pots, books, back pack, toys, Christmas decorations, ice skates, lamps, dishes, golf clubs, baskets, VHS cassettes, audio cassettes, records.
Chesterfield, N.H.: On Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. the Friends of Pisgah plan to install a 20-foot 18-inch diameter culvert near the lean-to constructed two years ago on the Dort property in Chesterfield. Improvements will be made to a wet area between the lean-to and the Davis Hill trail that is always soggy to walk through. Access to the site is located at 116 Route 63 about 2.5 miles south of Chesterfield Village or about a mile north of the Kilburn Pond Trailhead parking lot. Entrance to the Dort property is on the east side of the highway about half the distance up the long hill that carries Route 63 south of the village. A sign will be erected to mark the short drive into the property. After the culvert is installed John Herrick proposes to cut a trail to a new vista near the lean-to that would look north toward Chesterfield Village. For more information, call 603-256-6301.
Brattleboro: On Sunday, Nov. 15, from 2 to 4 p.m., the Brattleboro Food Co-op is offering free samples of different families of cheeses, and the opportunity to learn about these cheeses. Free, in the BFC Cheese Department. 802-246-2852, email@example.com.
Brattleboro: The Brattleboro Co-op hosts this monthly forum created by shareholders, for shareholders, but open to the general public. Sunday, Nov. 15, 5 to 7 p.m. Free, in the Co-op Community Room, firstname.lastname@example.org. Sept. 11
Brattleboro: Richard Gage, an Architect and the Founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth will be coming to the Hooker Dunham Theater on Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. to screen "Firefighters Architects and Engineers Expose 9/11 Myths" and to take questions.
Brattleboro: On Nov. 15, there will be a family friendly contra dance at the Stone Church on Main Street to benefit Brattleboro Time Trade. Louisa Engle and Andy Davis will call the dance and anchor the music, accompanied by Amanda Witman and others. This event is a fundraiser for both BTT's Scholarship Fund and for BTT's operating costs. The fragance-free event begins at 6:30 p.m. with refreshments available, including gluten free. A raffle will end the evening, at 9:30. Carry in soft-soled shoes for dancing. No partner needed. All dances taught. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children, $20 for families. For more information, visit www.brattleborotimetrade.org.
Bald Hill hike
Northfield, Mass.: Hike the Bald Hills and Brush Mountain on Nov. 15 with Mark Mikolas. Meet at the former WalMart in Hinsdale, N.H. on Route 119 at 8:30 a.m. Hike distance is about three miles. Bring water and a snack. Long pants and repellent recommended. Sponsored by the Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center. For more information, visit www.beec.org or call 802-257-5785.
Brattleboro: Bereaved families that have experienced the death of a child now have an opportunity to meet with others on a regular basis who have endured similar tragedies. The Compassionate Friends of Brattleboro, a national self-help organization for families that have had a child die, will hold its next monthly meeting Nov. 15, at 2 p.m. at 541 Black Mountain Road. Meetings will be held each month the third Sunday of the week at the same time and location. For more information about local chapter meetings, or to make a donation call Beverly Miller at 802-251-5598. For information about the national organization, call toll-free 877-969-0010, visit www.compassionatefriends.org and www.facebook.com/TCFUSA.
Brattleboro: The Brattleboro Historical Society will celebrate the many ages and stages of downtown with a special slide show at its annual meeting on Nov. 15, at 2 p.m. at its History Center on 196 Main St. For more information, call 802-258-4957, email email@example.com or visit brattleborohistoricalsociety.org.
Townshend: Dam Road will be closed from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 16.
Brattleboro: On Nov. 16, meet at 7 p.m. at the Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center to view the Leonids. Join star gazer, story teller, and night owl Bob Anderson for a November night experience from the summit of Heifer Hill. The meteor shower will peak after midnight and the hardy are encouraged to bring sleeping bags and spend the night on the hill. Dress very warmly and bring a flashlight, preferably with a red filter, and something to sit on. For more information, visit beec.org or call 802-257-5785.
Walpole, N.H.: The Walpole Seniors will meet at the First Congregational Church in Walpole at noon on Nov. 16 for a potluck luncheon. Everyone is asked to bring a contribution for the Fall Mountain Food Shelf and a dish to share with the members. "The Silvertones," a singing group from Charlestown, will perform.
Dover: On Nov. 16, starting at 6 p.m., the Dover Free Library presents "Notes on a Scandal," starring Cate Blanchett, Judy Dench and Andrew Simpson. Rated R.
Londonderry: The Agency Of Natural Resources is hosting public meetings to discuss its draft tactical basin plan for the West, Williams and Saxtons Rivers and Connecticut River and tributaries. The plan can be obtained at www.watershedmanagement.vt.gov or by calling 802-885-8958. Meetings are scheduled for Nov. 17 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in Londonderry and on Nov. 23, also from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in Newfane.
Brattleboro: On Nov. 17. at 6:30 p.m., Centre Congregational Church hosts Ariel Royer, who will present "A Journey Through the Middle East."
Brattleboro: Members of the Brattleboro branch of the American Association of University Women will be among those attending a concert at the School for International Training featuring Mak'hela: the Jewish Chorus of Western Massachusetts on Nov. 17. The concert will be held in SIT's International Center beginning at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public. Information is available at aauwvt.org or by contacting branch president Vivian Prunier at 802-387-5875.
Guilford: The Guilford Senior Lunch, sponsored by Senior Solutions, will take place at noon on Nov. 20 at the Guilford Community Church. The menu is a harvest dinner and will be by reservation. The cost for seniors is $5. Books will be available on loan from the Guilford Free Library. Blood pressures courtesy of Guilford Cares. For more information and to make reservations, call 802-254-9774 no later than Wednesday, November 18.
Grafton: On Wednesday, Nov. 18, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Grafton Inn, Bruce Post will present "A Retrospective on Vermont Environmental History."
Westminster: The Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association on Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Westminster West Church will host a panel discussion on "The Challenge of Balancing Recreation and Conservation" Panelists will discuss how to balance conservation goals with the recreational goals of people who enjoy conserved land. For more information, visit www.windmillhillpinnacle.org.
Brattleboro: Sample traditional quinoa dishes and join Tamara Stenn as she tracks quinoa from the Brattleboro Food Co-op to the indigenous farmer in Bolivia. Learn the intricate steps along the way and how the Pachamama (earth mother) plays a key role in Bolivia's quinoa production and culture. Wednesday, Nov. 18, 5 to 7 p.m., in the Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room. Free, Registration requested at 802-246-2821 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brattleboro: The Vermont Public Service Department will host a public meeting in Brattleboro on Nov. 18 to take input on how to improve the structure and effectiveness of the Division for Public Advocacy within the Department. In the multi-purpose room of Brattleboro Union High School from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The department also welcomes written comments from any Vermont residents, by Nov. 30, by email to Wayne.Jortner@vermont.gov.
Williamsville: Timson Hill Preschool invites all to its Family Fun and Literacy Open House on Nov. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. Come enjoy a free spaghetti dinner and free books. Louise Sirois from the Newfane Moore Free Library will give a short talk at 5:30 p.m. about literacy, how important reading is, pre-reading activities ideas, what to read and will be giving away books. Louise will also settle down in a corner and read stories to children while families are enjoying the spaghetti dinner. Parents and teachers will be on hand to speak with prospective families about what they feel makes Timson Hill a distinctive preschool experience. Timson Hill, a family cooperative, is a small, private, non-profit, fully licensed, NAEYC accredited preschool and recognized as a five STARS program. For more information, contact Kathie Gatto-Gurney at 802-348-6319 or email@example.com.
Brattleboro: The Brattleboro Union High School Music Department will present a fall concert on Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. in the B.U.H.S. auditorium. No admission will be charged for this event and the public is warmly invited to attend. The jazz workshop will open the concert, directed by Eugene Uman and Robert Freeberg. Madrigals will take the stage second. The group will call Uman back to the stage to accompany their performance of "Moonglow" by Will Hudson and Irving Mills with scat solos by several soloists, followed by the jazz band and the chorsu. The concert band closes the concert. For more information, call 802-451-3511.
Brattleboro: The Brattleboro Senior Center and Brattleboro Senior Meals will be hosting their annual Thanksgiving Luncheon on Nov. 19. The menu includes appetizer trays, roast tom turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, butternut squash, assorted bread and assorted pies. Appetizers will be served at 11:30 a.m. Suggested donation for seniors over 60 is $4 and for all others is $6.50. Make your reservations early as seating is limited to the first 150 callers. For reservations, call 802-257-1236 or 802-257-7570.
Brattleboro: A cooking class for kids featuring foods of South Korea will take place at the Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom. Participants will make vegetable yaki mandoo and Korean dumplings featuring kale, the Vermont Harvest of the Month vegetable. Nov. 19, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Free, but registration requested at 802-246-2821 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guilford: On Nov. 19, Don McLean and Tom Ragle will read poems by Donne, Keats, Wordsworth, Vermont Poets, and more, starting at 7 p.m. at the Guilford Community Church, 38 Church Drive. Admission free, donations welcome.
Townshend: The community is invited to dinner at noon on Nov. 19, at the Townshend Church. The meal is sponsored by Senior Solutions. Suggested donation is $3.50 for people 60 years and up; all others $4. Free blood pressure screening will be offered by VT-NH Visiting Nurses Association, starting at 11:30. Take-out meals will be available. Everyone is welcome.
Brattleboro: Come make soup and two breads including a gluten free option during this class at the Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom. Nov. 20, 4 to 6 p.m. $8 for shareholders, $10 for non-shareholders. Registration requested at 802-246-2821 or email@example.com.
Brattleboro: On Nov. 20, starting at 8 a.m., Vermont State Colleges will host a breakfast event for Vermont middle-and high-school counselors. At the event, representatives from all five member colleges of the VSC will be present to talk about their academic programs, student life, and opportunities for high school students at their colleges. School counselors, community leaders and the media are invited to these events to hear brief presentations, meet admissions directors, talk with representatives from the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation, and have their questions answered. The events will highlight the wide range of academic and experiential learning opportunities across the VSC system. For more information or to register, contact Tricia Coates at Tricia.firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-793-1417.
Halifax: Nov. 20 is the next Halifax senior meal, serving at noon at the Halifax Community hall at 20 Brook Road. The menu includes turkey, stuffing, potato, gravy, vegetable, rolls and dessert. All seniors are welcome. Call Joan at 802-368-7733 to let her know you are coming.
Dummerston: An evening of community contra and square dances at the Evening Star Grange in Dummerston Center on Nov. 21, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Andy Davis will be the caller and music will be provided by the band, Flicker. There will be a traditional folk tale midway through the evening. The program will include traditional New England contra dances, square dances, circle mixers, and couple dances. The dance will be preceded by a community potluck supper at 5:30 p.m. Bring a dish to share. Refreshments will be available. Admission is $4 for children, $7 for Adults and $20 for a family. For more information, contact Andy Davis at 802-257-1819, or email@example.com.
Westminster: On Nov. 21, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., there will be a Fit Body Boot Camp, free and open to the public. More information at www.expressfluency.com, or contact Elissa McLean at 802-275-2694 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Putney: On Nov. 21, the Putney Library is hosting International Games Day, when people of all ages can come by to enjoy one of the many board and card games the library has or bring a game of their own to share with others. Games will be available from noon to 3 p.m. For more information, call t802-387-4407.
Brattleboro: For people who are interested in exploring the option of sharing a home for the benefits of economy or companionship, there will be a potluck on Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Dunham Room of St. Michael's Episcopal Church. A place to meet others who are interested, to talk about the idea and to learn more. Lead by Annamarie Pluhar, author of "Sharing Housing, A Guidebook for Finding and Keeping Good Housemates." For more information, call 802-451-1941.
Brattleboro: Brattleboro Dance presents the next contra dance Nov. 22, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Stone Church on the corner of Main Street and Grove Street. George Marshall will instruct and call the dances. His band, Wild Asparagus, includes Ann Percival, David Cantieni, Becky Tracy and a bass player, and they will provide live music for all the dances. All ages and experience level dancers are welcome. Adult fee is $10, college students with ID are $8 each, and youth are $5 each. For more details, visit www.brattcontra.org or call Carol at 802-258-1723.
Brattleboro: Experience a new approach to learning a language, Nov. 23, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Express Fluency, 73 Main Street. Free and open to the public. More information at www.expressfluency.com, or contact Elissa McLean at 802-275-2694 or email@example.com.
Thanksgiving for kids
Brattleboro: Come for the whole time or just drop your kids off while you shop. Kids will learn how to make carrot or other vegetable juice and how to say "thank you" in five different languages. Tuesday, Nov. 24, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., in the Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom, free, registration requested at 802-246-2821 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Putney: On Nov. 24, the Putney Library is hosting an origami workshop from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This is a free workshop for children, ages 7 and up, teens, and adults of all ages. For more information, call the library at 802-387-4407.
Brattleboro: From Dec. 5 through 7, Express Fluency will host a Spanish for Travelers calls. No prior Spanish experience required. More informatino at www.ExpressFluency.com or contact email@example.com, 802-275-2694.
Brattleboro: The community is invited to a Swedish-style dinner on Saturday, Dec. 5 at Trinity Lutheran Church. The meal will include Swedish meatballs and gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetable, pickled beets, applesauce, Swedish bread, with Swedish dessert breads and Sprtiz cookies. There will be two seatings available, at 5:30 and 7 p.m. The suggested donation is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-12, and free for those 5 and under. The proceeds will help to fund Trinity's work in this community and beyond. Required reservations can be made by calling 802-254-4220. Trinity Lutheran Church is located at 161 Western Ave. Take-out will be available. Everyone is welcome.
Saxtons River: The Saxtons River Art Guild will be sponsoring a trip to Bennington on Dec. 10, which will include visits to Bennington Museum, The Bennington Center for the Arts and Vermont Confectionary, with a break before heading home at the Vermont Confectionary for Vermont-made ice cream and hand made specialty chocolate novelties. Cost of the bus is $40 for Saxtons River Art Guild members and $50 for non-members. Admission for the Museums will be $12 and will be collected on the bus. Riders may pack a bag lunch or purchase a box lunch for $10. The bus will pick up passengers in Walpole, N.H., and Brattleboro. Please Contact Greater Falls Travel at 802-463-3919 for more information and to make reservations
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