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Brattleboro: Brattleboro Sunrise Rotary Club's Trivia Night on Nov. 9 will benefit Brattleboro Time Trade. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the American Legion, 32 Linden St. $20, including dinner. Teams of four to six people compete for $50 prize. For more information, email or call 802-246-1199.


Grafton: On Monday, Nov. 9, starting at 6:30 p.m., at the Grafton Inn, the Grafton Woodlands Group will host a community reception and information session.


Dummerston: The Brattleboro Chapter of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute will hold the final program in its series of fall lectures on Nov. 9. In the morning program, Tom Toleno will discuss education in Africa today, with special attention to his work at Mzuzu University, Malawi. In the afternoon lectures, Joe DeFelice filmmaker and founder of Riverbank Media, in Dorset, will discuss water on film. All lectures are held at the Vermont Learning Collaborative, 471 US Route 5. For more information, call 802-257-8600 or toll-free 866-889-0042; or visit

Archer Mayor

Dummerston: At 7 p.m. on Nov. 9 in the Dummerston Community Center, located in West Dummerston, Archer Mayor will read from and discuss his new book, "The Company She Kept." Books will be available for purchasing and for autographs. The Community Center is handicap accessible. For information, call 802-254-9212 or 802-254-2415.

Gaming diversity

Putney: On Nov. 9, at 7 p.m., Jennifer Allaway will present "Sexism and Whiteness in Gaming: Beyond the Boys' Club," at Landmark College. Allaway is a graduate student, social researcher, and game developer. The event will be held at the Brooks M. O'Brien Auditorium in the East Academic Building at Landmark College. Part of the Landmark College Academic Speaker Series, this talk is free, accessible and open to the public. For more details, visit

Toys for Kids

Brattleboro: The Brattleboro Detachments and Auxiliary Unit 798, Marine Corps League, will begin scheduling appointments for those families in need of assistance this Christmas, on Nov. 9. To schedule an appointment, Call 802-449-7058, weekdays only between 4 and 7 p.m., through Nov. 24. Have available social security and meidcaid numbers for any children.


Dover: On Nov. 9, the Dover Free Library presents the "Kingsman: The Secret Service," starring Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson and Michel Caine, starting at 6 p.m. Rated: R. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 802-348-7488.


Guilford: Guardrail work will be happening on Guilford Center Road, Nov. 9 through 11. Expect delays


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.


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

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.


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

Senior lunch

Newfane: On Thursday, 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.

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.


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