Monday May 27, 2013

Monday, May 27 Memorial Day Events

In Brattleboro: Bus leaves American Legion, 32 Linden St., at 9 a.m. for services at the Kyle Gilbert Memorial, Prospect Hill Cemetery, St. Michael’s Cemetery, Vermont Veterans Memorial Bridge and Locust Ridge Cemetery. 11 a.m., Services at Brattleboro Common. Speaker: Bill Holiday. Participating: American Legion Post No. 5 and Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1034 and Auxiliary; Marine Corp League Detachment No. 798; and the Post 5 American Legion Band.

In Hinsdale: Meet at the VFW on Main Street at 7:30 a.m., motorcade to the town’s cemeteries for services: St. Joseph’s, North Hinsdale, Hooker, and Pine Grove Cemetery. To march in the parade, meet at the Pine Grove Cemetery at 10 a.m. Parade route: Depot Street bridge, Jackwood Park, down Main Street to the VFW. Refreshments for participants.

In Rockingham: Annual Memorial Day observance, 10 a.m. at the Hetty Green Park on School Street. Guest speakers and wreath presentation. Memorial Day Parade to end in the Square. Hosted by American Legion Pierce-Lawton Post No. 37, American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion.

In Townshend: American Legion Post No. 16 present a Memorial Day program, 10 a.m., on the Townshend Common. Parade forms at the Townshend Fire Station at 9:45 a.m.

In Vernon: Vernon Historians hold Memorial Day Service at 3:30 p.m. at the Pond Road Chapel, 634 Pond Road. Speaker: Don Streeter, "Defender of the Union a Vernon Boy Answers the Call."


Memorial Day Mixer: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Brattleboro Outing Club, 202 Cedar St., Brattleboro. Free Tennis Community Memorial Day Mixer and Barbecue. For people who enjoy tennis, any age and skill level. Free hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, and soft drinks. Families welcome. Bring potluck dish (if you wish). Information: or, 802-257-0691.


Brooks Memorial Library: 224 Main St., Brattleboro. Check out free museum passes to 15 local area museums: Eric Carle, MASS Mocha, Smith College, Springfied, Shelburne, Norman Rockwell, Bennington, Echo Lake, VINS, Vt. State Park passes and more. Click on Museum Passes at, or call 802-254-5290, ext 0.


Antique and Flea Market: Junctions Routes 9 and 100, Wilmington. Open Mon., May 27, and weekends through mid-October. Information: 802-464-3345.

Book Discussion Group: 7-9 p.m., Community Room, Hayes Court, Garfield Drive, West Brattleboro. Brattleboro Great Books Discussion Group. Two short stories: "The Country Husband" by John Cheever and "The Ledge" by Lawrence Sargent Hall. Information: Michael N. Landis at 802-257-1851 or Note change of location due to holiday.

AA Hotline: Toll free, 1-877-851-0181.

Tuesday, May 28


West Coast Swing Dance Series: Brattleboro Ballroom at the Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Fourth of five-week series. 6:30-7:30 p.m., Beginners; 7:30-8:30 p.m., Intermediate. No partner needed. Drop-in, $10; $15 for both. Carry dance shoes. Offered by Shall We Dance? To register or for information: 802 579-9990;


Townshend Playgroup: 9:30-11 a.m., at the Townshend Public Library. Tuesdays. Free. Unstructured play with a snack provided. All welcome. Provided by Early Education Services. Information: Kim Freeman, 802-254-3742.

Preschool Playgroup: 9:30-11 a.m., Saxtons River Elementary School, in the gym. Birth to age 5. For children and their parents or caregivers. Snacks, stories and seasonally-themed activities. Information: Tracy Binet-Perrin, 603-762-5069.

Playgroup: 10-11:30 a.m., Athens Community Church. Free and open to ages 0-5. Led by Early Education Outreach Coordinator. Information: 802-258-1673.

Storytime: 10:30 a.m., Dover Free Library. Different theme and craft activity each week. Free, all welcome. Information: or 802-348-7488.

Storytime: 11 a.m., Guilford Free Library, Guilford. Cathi Wilken or Laura Lawson Tucker present a program of songs, fingerplays, books and activities for babies, toddlers and older siblings. No charge. Information: 802-254-6545.

Infant/Toddler Social Time: 11 a.m., Putney Public Library. Every Tuesday. For parents and caregivers of children under 2. Information: 802-387-4407.

Boys & Girls Club: Noon-6 p.m., 17 Flat St., Brattleboro. Programs, activities, special events and use of facilities available for 10-18 year olds. 6-9 p.m., The Junction, Older youth drop-in, 15-22 years old. Information: 802-254-5990.

Windham County Activities for Youth: See the Youth Services’ H.E.Y.! Help Empower Youth! guide to after school and other activities and programs at


Brooks Memorial Library: 224 Main St., Brattleboro. Check out free museum passes to 15 local area museums: Eric Carle, MASS Mocha, Smith College, Springfied, Shelburne, Norman Rockwell, Bennington, Echo Lake, VINS, Vt. State Park passes and more. Click on Museum Passes at, or call 802-254-5290, ext 0.


Gentle Yoga for Seniors: 9-10 a.m., Putney Cares Activities Barn, 54 Kimball Hill Road, Putney. Tuesdays, $7 per class, with Eva Greene. Classes focus on alignment, balance, and self-acceptance. Information: 802-387-2125.

Qi Gong in Putney: 4:30-6 p.m., second floor

above Front Porch Cafe, in the center of Putney. Learn simple self healing exercises to improve health. Benefit from group healing energy. Tuesdays. Fee. Information or to register:


Congregate Breakfast: 7:45-8:15 a.m., Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Menu: Cheese omelets with tomatoes, onions and peppers, home fries, fruit salad, muffin, yogurt, juice. Suggested donation for seniors over 60, $3.50. All others, $6. Information: 802-257-1236.


Post Oil Community Meeting: Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St., Community Room, Brattleboro. Sponsored by Post Oil Solutions. Discussion about Post Oil’s Health and Wellness project. Presentation by David Cohen on the Slow Transportation Movement in Brattleboro. 6 p.m., refreshments and socializing; 6:30 p.m., meeting. All welcome. Information: Tim Stevenson, 802-869-2141 or

One-on-One Computer Coaching: 6-8 p.m., Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St., Brattleboro. Individualized 45-minute sessions that start on the hour with CCV intern. Use library computer or bring own laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Learn new skills. Free. Funded by eVermont and Vermont Community Foundation. Reservations suggested: 802-254-5290 ext. 109.

Ongoing Events

Meditation Sittings: Vermont Insight Meditation Center, 7-7:45 a.m., in the Neighbor’s Hall at Solar Hill, 229 Western Ave., Brattleboro. Information and snow cancellation: Drew, 802-257-1213.

Bellows Falls Drop-In Center: Open Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Our Place Drop-In Center, 4 Island St., Bellows Falls. 9-10:30 a.m., free breakfast; 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., food pantry open, except during lunch; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free lunch. Day shelter, shower, fax, phone, food pantry. Information: 802-463-2217.

Strength Training for Seniors: 9:30 a.m., Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Cost: $3 per class; $5 for two. Instructor: Cyndy Gray. Works on building strength on all major muscle groups followed by stretch and relaxation. Information: 802-257-7570.

Hospice Thrift Shop: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Experienced Goods Thrift Shop for Brattleboro Area Hospice, 77 Flat St., Brattleboro. Selling quality clothing, books, housewares, furniture and more. Seeking donations, 802-254-5200.

Al-Anon: Noon, Retreat Healthcare, conference room of Starting Now, Anna Marsh Lane, Brattleboro. Open meeting with flexible format.

Recovery Chat: 2-3 p.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. Less formal group, conversation, games, sharing. Information: 802-257-5600.

Bereavement Support: Brattleboro Area Hospice, Brattleboro. For anyone grieving the death of a loved one. Information: 802-257-0775.

Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic: 5:30-7 p.m., 81 Belmont Ave. Free health care to those without health insurance.

Food Shelf Open: 6-7 p.m., Putney Community Center, Christian Square, Putney. Information or to donate: 802-387-8551.

German Lesson/Conversation: Community Room, Dover Free Library. Weekly German Club hosted by the Library. 6:30 p.m., beginners’ lesson. 7 p.m., Fluent speakers and beginners participate in social conversational German. Information: 802-348-7488.

Overeaters Anonymous: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Brew Barry Conference Center 2, 17 Belmont Ave., Brattleboro. Information: Jain, 802-251-0331.

Paths to Recovery Al-Anon: 6:30-7:30 p.m., every Tuesday, Deerfield Valley Health Center, junction Rt. 9 West and Rt. 100 South, Wilmington.

Meditation: 7-8 p.m., Putney Friends Meeting House, Route 5, Putney. Awakening Through Love, weekly mediation group. Teaching followed by guided meditation. All welcome. Led by Julie Forsythe, a Guiding Teacher in the Foundation for Active Compassion. Handicapped accessible. Every Tuesday.

Augustine (SLAA) Fellowship: Tuesdays 7-8:30 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Tyler Conference Room. Information: 802-236-0096 or

Nar-Anon Family Groups: 7-8:30 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave., Meeting Room B in the Cafeteria, Brattleboro. For friends and loved ones of drug abusers. Meets every Tuesday. Information: Susan, 802-257-6915.


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