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Musicians needed

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 bvd@sover.net.

Roadwork

Guilford: Guardrail work will be happening on Guilford Center Road, through Nov. 11. Expect delays

Underwater

Westminster: On Nov. 10, at 7 p.m., at the Westminster Insitute on Main Street, Trout Unlimited will host Annette Spaulding, an underwater explorer, who will present some slides of her dives to the bottom of the Connecticut River.

Gas plant

Vernon: On Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Vernon Elementary School, the Vernon Planning Commission discuss the possibility of a gas-fired electricity plant located in Vernon, which will be connected to the fracked gas pipeline proposed by Kinder Morgan through Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Pisgah

Hinsdale, N.H.: On Nov. 10, starting at 7 p.m., at the Millstream Community Center, the Friends of Pisgah will host its annual meeting. The program speaker is Marshall Patmos, retired UNH Extension Forester.

Senior lunch

Jamaica: The Jamaica Senior Luncheon will be held on Nov. 12 at the Jamaica Community Church on Main Street at noon. Food is prepared by Stephanie of the Dam Diner. All are welcome, no RSVP necessary. Seniors over 60 pay $3.50, all others pay $4. Jamaica Benefit Association and church members are volunteers and the Jamaica Benefit Association supplies juice, coffee and supplies.

Veterans' Day

West Chesterfield, N.H.: Veterans' Day event, 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11, on the Justice Stone Pedestrian Bridge, Route 9. Presented by the American Legion Post 86. Speaker will be Chaplain John Burge. All are welcome.

Nature days

Brattleboro: On Nov. 11, 23 and 24, Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center offers nature days for kids in grades 1 through 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $35 a day for members and $45 for non-members. For more information and to register, call 802-257-5785 or visit www.beec.org.

Senior lunch

Dummerston: The November Senior Solutions Lunch will be held on Nov. 11 beginning at noon at the Evening Star Grange. Chefs Larry Lynch and Sallie May are planning a complete Thanksgiving dinner, including roast turkey with mashed potato, stuffing and gravy, winter squash, onions, turnip, cranberry sauce and homemade apple sauce. Dessert will be homemade pumpkin pie. Takeouts will be available by calling the Grange on Wednesday at 802-254-1138. Donations of $3 for seniors over 60 and $4 for the younger folk would be appreciated. There will be no 4th Wednesday lunch in November. The next meal will be on Dec. 9, and will be a Christmas meal.

Birthday lunch

Brattleboro: The Brattleboro Senior Center and The Brattleboro Senior Meals Program are hosting their November Birthday Luncheon Celebration on Nov. 12 at 11:30 a.m. at the Gibson Aiken Center, 207 Main Street. The menu inlcudes appetizers, punch, baked ham, scalloped potatoes, turnip and carrots, cake and ice cream. Those with birthdays in the month of November are invited to celebrate the occasion by sitting at the birthday table and waiving their donation for the day. They may invite one guest to sit with them; however that guest is encouraged to make the regular donation. The suggested donation for seniors 60 years of age and over is $4 and $6 for all others. Entertainment will be provided. Make reservations at 802-257-1236 or 802-257-7570.

Decommissioning

Vernon: The next meeting of the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel will be held on Thursday, Nov. 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Vernon Elementary School on Governor Hunt Road. At the meeting the panel will receive decommissioning updates from the state of Vermont and Entergy, including a status report from Entergy on the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Decommissioning Trust Fund and the Spent Fuel Management Plan. The Panel is seeking written comments from the public on the advisory opinions that will be discussed and voted on at the Nov. 12 meeting. Written comments may be emailed to the panel at psd.ndcap@vermont.gov.

Senior lunch

Newfane: On Nov. 12, at noon, at the Newfane Congregational Church, there will be dinner for seniors in Newfane and surrounding communities. The menu includes cheese balls, green salad, meatloaf with mashed potatoes and gravy, beats, rolls, pumpkin bread, apple cake and ice cream. The meal is prepared by Winnie Dolan, hosted by Barbara Brooks and served by volunteers from the church and community and sponsored by Senior Solutions (Council on Aging, Inc.) 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.

Open house

Townshend: On Nov. 12, from 4 to 6 p.m. Grace Cottage Family Health will host an open house, with five new providers who are now accepting new patients at Grace Cottage Family Health. Specializing in primary care, women's health, integrative medicine, psychiatric issues. All welcome to meet the new staff, refreshments served.

WBA meeting

West Brattleboro: The next monthly meeting of the West Brattleboro Association (WBA) will be preceded by a potluck supper held at the home of Tom and Cecile French, 123 Juniper Ridge Road, on Nov. 12, at 5:30 p.m. Members of the WBA and guests including West B residents and business owners are invited to bring something to share with their neighbors and join in the meeting afterward. After a review of the treasury report and updates on the status of welcome signs and the outdoor cinema initiative, the WBA will talk about having its annual holiday party in December. For more information, call Michael at 802-258-6475.

Benedict Arnold

Winchester, N.H.: The Winchester Historical Society presents "Benedict Arnold, Patriot," on Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. at the VFW Post 3968, 35 Main St., hosted by George Morrison. Free and open to the public courtesy of a grant from the the New Hampshire Humanities Council. For more information, contact Jennifer Marie Bellan at 603-239-7206 or jennbellan@myfairpoint.net.

Andalucia

Brattleboro: The River Gallery School will hold an informational meeting on Nov. 12 for those interested in participating in its April art trip to Andalucia, Spain. The meeting will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. the art school at 32 Main Street. The trip will be held from April 23 to 30, 2016. For more information about the trip, visit www.rivergalleryschool.org/index.php/events/art-trips or call 802-257-1577.

Al Yarmouk

Brattleboro: Brattleboro Solidarity will be hosting a discussion of "Letters to Al Yarmouk," which was shown Nov. 5. The discussion will take place by Skype in the Fireside Room at Centre Congregational Church on Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m. The format will allow for questions and answers from Ques Saed who spent one year inside Al Yarmouk while it was essentially under seige. He was with the Jafra foundation trying to set up media outlets and searching for daily food within the camp. All are welcome.

Wine and appetizers

Brattleboro: Come sample wines from the Co-op's large selection, paired with delicious appetizers. Free to patrons over 21 with a valid ID. Friday, Nov. 13, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, email demobfc@sover.net or call 802-246-2822.

Perspectives on Addiction

Marlboro: What if the pain that leads a person to addiction is seen as the defining quality of being human? Religion professor Amer Latif will give a talk on "An Incurable Pain: Islamic Perspectives on Addiction" at Marlboro College at 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13. He will present ways in which Muslim sages, like Rumi, embody a vision of the human being as the bearer of an incurable pain. Within the Islamic tradition, this acute pain is shared through poetry, sound, and dance in vibrant and healing gatherings. Join us for this last lecture in the series titled "Reframing the National Debate on Addiction," presented in association with the Speech Matters semester intensive.

Parenting teens

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 deb@greaterfallsconnections.org.

Cello

Saxtons River: Cellist and composer Eugene Friesen will give a tour Inside the Cello at Main Street Arts Friday, Nov. 13, as part of the Taste of the Arts, Tales from a Community series. The award-winning musician's talk will be preceded by a dinner at 6 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made by calling MSA at 802-869-2960, e-mailing info@mainstreetarts.org, or at mainstreetarts.org. Tickets are $24 for adults and $12 for youth 12 and younger.

Purpose of yoga

Brattleboro: Spiritual scholar and international speaker Ravi Ravindra will give a talk, "The Heart & Purpose of Yoga: Toward a Deeper Practice," at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center on Friday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Purchase online at www.brattleboromuseum.org or call 802-257-0124, ext. 101.

Calligraphy

Brattleboro: On Nov. 13, starting at 7 p.m. at Cafe 1 at SIT Graduate Center, there will be a workshop on Turkish calligraphy art with Turkish coffee. Calligraphy Artist Aydin Cayir will be performing live demonstrations and will talk about history, techniques, styles of calligraphy art At the end of the event, personalized calligraphy works will be given to the participants. There is no cost, but please RSVP to info@tccvt.org.

Townshend

Pizza: The West Townshend Pizza Night concert will feature Tin Penny, Nov. 13. Starting at 5 p.m., build your own pizza, at $10 a pie, from a number of tasty ingredients, then watch it bake in the outdoor oven. Beer, wine and other refreshments are also available at the cafe. Music begins at 6:30. Larry and Beth Walton of Tin Penny will be singing a variety of traditional and contemporary folk songs.

Eastern coyote

Dummerston: Coyotes first arrived in Vermont in the 1940s, filling the niche vacated by the wolf. During their migration from the west, they have evolved into an animal that is more wolf-like than their Great Plains progenitors. Now coyotes face the same fears and prejudices that forced the wolves out, but the adaptable coyote is here to stay. On Nov. 13, wild canid ecologist Chris Schadler will discuss the fascinating ecology and surprising behavior of the eastern coyote, and how we can coexist. The talk, sponsored by the Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center and the Dummerston Conservation Commission, will take place at 7 p.m. at the Learning Collaborative on Route 5. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Clothing giveaway

Dummerston: The Dummerston Congregational Church will be holding its annual fall Caring & Sharing free clothing and housewares giveaway on Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Nov. 14 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations of good, clean fall/winter clothing, shoes, boots etc. or housewares are being accepted right up until the time of the event. No children toys or electronics will be accepted. This giveaway is open to Dummerston and other are persons in need of warm clothing for themselves or other family members.

Hypnosis

Brattleboro: Susan Rosano, MA, Certified Consulting Hypnotist, will give a talk on clinical hypnosis as a therapeutic technique and its value to clients on Nov. 13 from 1 to 1:45 p.m. at the Robert H.Gibson River Garden. For information, call 802-254-6201 or visiy www.healthychangehypnosis.com.

Resilience

Bellows Falls: Village Square Booksellers welcomes local activist and author Tim Stevenson on Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. reading from "Resilience and Resistance: Building Sustainable Communities for a Post Oil Age," a collection of his columns. Call 802-463-9404 for book and event reservations.

Hunters Breakfast

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.

Buddhism

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 information@vermontinsight.org.

Tai Chi

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 susan.hebson@gmail.com or call 802-257-9425.

Safe drivers

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.

College essay

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 paige@brookslibraryvt.org.

Cheese sampling

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, bfccurds@sover.net.

Shareholder forum

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, bfcshareholderforum@gmail.com. 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.

Contra dance

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.

Compassionate Friends

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.

Downtown history

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 histsoc@sover.net or visit brattleborohistoricalsociety.org.

Craft fair

Walpole, N.H.: The Orchard School hosts its 20th Annual Craft Fair on Nov. 20 and 21 in the Walople Town Hall. The theme of this year's fair is "Building and celebrating a strong local economy." The Orchard School and Community Center is a place where children are encouraged to express their individuality through the arts. The fair will be held Nov. 20, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and Nov. 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A sampling of the crafted work includes silver jewelry, wool items, handmade wooden toys and crafts, pottery, fine beaded jewelry, traditional straw ornaments, flannel & wool shirts & dresses, woodwork, metal work, carvings and more — and all of it made within 40 miles of our Fall Mountain Region. For a complete list of vendors, visit www.TheOrchardSchool.org/ community-events/crafts-fair-and-cafe. Call 603-835-2495 or visit www.theorchardschool.org for more information about the school or the Craft Fair.

Leonids

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.

Senior potluck

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.

Basin plan

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.

Middle East

Brattleboro: On Nov. 17. at 6:30 p.m., Centre Congregational Church hosts Ariel Royer, who will present "A Journey Through the Middle East."

Senior lunch

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.

Environmental history

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."

Preservation

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.

Quinoa

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 msbfc@sover.net.

Ratepayer input

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.

Open house

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 timsonhill@myfairpoint.net.

Fall concert

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.

Thanksgiving lunch

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.

South Korea

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 msbfc@sover.net.

Poetry

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.

Community lunch

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.

Homemade food

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 msbfc@sover.net.

CCV breakfast

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.coates@vsc.edu or 802-793-1417.

Village dance

Dummerston: An evening of community contra and square dances will take place at the Evening Star Grange in Dummerston Center on Nov. 21, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Andy Davis will be calling the dance. 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 village@dancingmasters.com.

Fit body

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 info@expressfluency.com.

Spanish class

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 info@expressfluency.com.

Traveling Spanish

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 info@expressfluency.com, 802-275-2694.

Bus trip

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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