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Retired Teachers Meeting

Brattleboro:
The Windham County Retired Teachers Association is having a meeting on Monday. The meeting will be at 11:30 a.m. at the new West Brattleboro Fire Station. There will be a tour and a catered luncheon. If more information is needed, contact Mary Laitres at 802-257-0753.

Control Your Weight

Brattleboro:
Community Hypnosis and Coaching Session for Weight Control on Monday, from 6 to 7 p.m., with Susan Rosano, MA, Hypnotist & Wellness Coach at the Brattleboro Health Center, 441 West River Rd. HealthyChangesVT.com. Reservations necessary, call Susan at 802-254-6201 or email srosano754@gmail.com. Fee $40.

Trivia Night

Brattleboro:
The Brattleboro Sunrise Rotary presents Trivia Night at 6:30 p.m. on Monday at the American Legion, 32 Linden St. $20 per person, includes dinner. There is a cash bar. Funds raised to benefit New England Youth Theatre.

Camera Club Meeting

Brattleboro:
The Brattleboro Camera Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Vermont Center for Photography. The topic is Bill Dixon, Images of Southern Italy and the photo theme is sports. The event is free and open to the public.

"Tess" screening

Dover:
On Monday and Tuesday, the Dover Free Library presents the feature film "Tess," starring Nastassja Kinski and Leigh Lawson. Part 1 will be shown on Monday and Part 2 on Tuesday. Showtime: 5:30pm. Showtime: 93 minutes. Rated: PG. This event is free and open to the public. Questions: 802-348-7488 or doverfreelibrary1913.org.

Ham Radio Tests

Townshend:
The West River Radio Club will provide an opportunity for anyone wishing to take any level of ARRL Ham Radio tests on Tuesday, at 5:30 p.m. at the Heins Building at Grace Cottage Hospital on Route 35. Please bring a copy of your current license, if applicable, 2 forms of ID, a calculator, pencil and $15 check/money order or exact change. RSVP Mary Peterson at 802-258-3921.

Combating Climate Change

Brattleboro:
Join Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility and Vermont Natural Resources Council for an interactive public event and informative panel discussion focusing on the economic opportunities for Vermont in combating climate change. The event happens on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at 118 Elliot. Panelists will frame the current context of climate action in Vermont and outline the policy responses they are working to advance to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, grow our economy, and ensure all Vermonters benefit from the transition off of fossil fuels.

Free Spanish class

Brattleboro:
Express Fluency is offering a free intro class Tuesday, from 7 to 8 p.m. at 8 Flat St. New session of Spanish and French classes begin mid September. Visit ExpressFluency.com or contact Elissa McLean with any questions at elissa@expressfluency.com or 802-275-2694.

Healthcare lecture

Westminster:
On Tuesday, at 7 p.m., come to the Westminster Institute and Butterfield Library. Join the discussion with Dr. Marvin Malek, Medical Director of the Hospitalist Program at Springfield Hospital, and talk about the proposed Single Payer National Health Insurance and how it might be the answer. Watch the documentary and discuss the options. Sponsored by Physicians For A National Health Program.

"Last Woman Standing"

Rockingham:
On Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. the Women's Freedom Center presents the documentary film "Last Woman Standing" at the Rockingham Library. The film follows world champion boxers and former friends, Arianne Fortin and Mary Spencer, as they fight for an Olympic dream that can only belong to one. "Last Woman Standing" is the first in a series of 6 films by and about women for everyone, sponsored by the Women's Freedom Center running the second Wednesday of each month, at the Rockingham Library.

Play Outside

Westminster:
An expert on the importance of encouraging children to play outside in nature is presenting a program on Thursday, Sept. 14, 7 to 8:30 p.m., entitled "Wet Sneakers and Muddy Clothes: The Importance of Nature-Based Play and Education." Well-known author, teacher, and nature activist David Sobel will discuss why children need to play outside in nature for their own well-being and for their future stewardship of the earth. The program is aimed at parents and educators. The fact that the program is organized by the Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association; co-sponsored by The Nature Museum, Putney Mountain Association, and Windham Regional Woodlands Association; and supported by the Bellows Falls and Springfield Rotary Clubs attests to its value. This free program is open to the public and will take place at the Compass School, 7892 US-5.

Toastmasters Contest

Brattleboro:
BrattleMasters, the local Toastmasters club, will hold its Fall Speech Contest on Thursday, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Marlboro College Graduate Center, 28 Vernon St. The Fall Contest includes Humorous Speeches followed by speakers competing to give the best Evaluation of a speech. This is a free event and the public is welcome. Carolyn Handy will be the contest chair and Lee Tice will be the chief judge.

Vigil of Lovingkindness

Brattleboro:
The Vigil of Lovingkindness will be held on Friday, Sept. 15, 5 to 6 p.m., at Wells Fountain, at the corner of Linden Street and Putney Road. Under a banner that reads "May All Beings Be Free Of Pain And Suffering, May All Beings Know Peace And Happiness," Post Oil Solutions is continuing its series of silent vigils. All are welcome to join for a few minutes or for the entire hour. People may stand, sit or kneel, as they see fit. Bring a chair, cushion, mat, or whatever is comfortable (there are also benches at the Fountain). For information, or to be part of a contact list that will inform people of future Lovingkind Vigils, forward name, e-mail address, and phone number to bereal@vermontel.net or 802-869-2141.

Senior meal

Halifax:
At noon on Sept. 15 is the Halifax senior meal. Held at the Halifax community hall, located at 20 Brook Rd. All seniors are welcome.The menu consists of roast pork, potato, gravy, vegetable, applesauce, roll and dessert. A call to Joan would be appreciated at 802-368-7733. Sponsored by Senior Solutions.

Farmers Market

Townshend:
Come to this week's Townshend Farmers Market, Friday, Sept. 15, located on the lawn of the historic West Townshend Country Store. The Townshend Farmers Market will run every Friday from May 26 through Oct. 6 from 4 to 7 p.m. From 5 to 7:30 p.m. there will be wood-fired pizza, with a selection of local, seasonal toppings. And don't forget, the Thrift Shop upstairs is open until 7 p.m. on Fridays. We accept debit payments, VT3Squares, EBT and Farm to Family coupons.

An Introduction to Iranian Cinema

Brattleboro:
On Friday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. at 118 Elliot, Windham World Affairs Council will present a talk by Professor Ida Meftahi, the first event in our new series "Understanding Iran through Film." Professor Meftahi is a Visiting Assistant Professor in Contemporary Iranian Culture and Society at the University of Maryland. In her presentation, she will show and discuss some clips representative of Iranian film that help the audience increase their understanding of Iranian society and culture. This event is free and open to the public. Before the talk, at 6 p.m., there will be a delicious Iranian Dinner (by RSVP only) with a suggested minimum donation of $10. If you plan to attend the dinner, please RSVP by Sept.12 to windhamworldaffairscouncil@gmail.com.

Sarasa Chamber Music Ensemble

Brattleboro:
Sarasa Chamber Music Ensemble opens its 2017-18 concert season at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15. The concert will take place at Centre Congregational Church at 193 Main St. Entitled "Telemann and his World," the concert will feature music of Telemann, Bach, Corelli, H ndel, Lully and Campra. Performers include Annabel Knight, recorders and flute; Richard Earle, oboe; Alison Bury, violin; Timothy Merton and Jennifer Morsches, cellos & piccolo cello; and Robin Bigwood, harpsichord. Suggested ticket price is $15, with children always admitted free. Visit sarasamusic.org/concerts or call 617-429-0332 for tickets and information.

Homebuyer Class

Brattleboro:
Monthly Homebuyer Class, register now to get your Homebuyer's Certificate from Windsor and Windham Housing Trust to qualify for down-payment assistance or a first-time mortgage. Hear from a local realtor, lender, attorney, and inspector. Learn your affordability and see if your credit is ready. The class is on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the WWHT Community Room, 68 Birge St. Cost is $65 per family. Call 802-254-4604 x 101 to register.

Christmas in September

Walpole, N.H.:
The Walpole Historical Society Museum Gift Shop on Main St. will celebrate Christmas in September. Come visit from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16 and get a head start on holiday shopping. Weather permitting the event will be on the lawn by the roadside sign with new and sale items. Something new all the time, so come and browse.

Movie Night Fundraiser

Northfield, Mass.:
The Now and Then Vehicles Club, Inc. of Southern Vermont is holding a fundraiser event on Sept. 16 at the Northfield Drive-In. It is a Classic Car Cruise-In starting at 4 p.m. Admission to the cruise is $10/person with a max. of $20/car load. There will be a showing of two movies starting at dark, "Blazing Saddles" and "Smokey and the Bandit." Any proceeds will be donated to a local charity.

Accessibility Day Ride

Westminster:
Accessibility Day, on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10:45 a.m. to 4 p.m., is a special opportunity for those who cannot hike long distances over uneven ground to get to a rural site that always offers an awesome view. Once a year, WHPA makes that trip possible by providing transportation to those who need it. For adults who have difficulty walking, this is the chance to visit a spot that would have been otherwise impossible. The free program's popularity and need for four-wheel-drive or other appropriate vehicles make advance registration a must for riders. Hikers do not need to register. Bring water, bag lunch, and sweater for chilly weather. Meet at Westminster West Church at 10:45 a.m. to carpool. Register with Bev Major at 802-387-5737 or Elaine Gordon at 802-869-6103. Held in sunny or cloudy weather, the event will be canceled in rain or bad weather. For information about this and other Pinnacle Programs, visit windmillhillpinnacle.org.

Long-Term Forest Management

Dummerston:
Foresters from Long View Forest Management will lead tours on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., of this 262-acre working forest that has been carefully stewarded by its owners and foresters for many decades. Choose between a mild walk or a steeper hike to see an active timber harvest. Wicopee Hill Farm, 623 Kelly Rd. was first settled in 1786; the productive forest has many kinds of habitats supporting a diverse array of mammals and birds. Free; light refreshments provided. Register at bit.ly/2whIQGg or call 802-262-1222.

Village Church Celebrates 175 Years

Alstead:
On Sept. 16 and 17, the Third Congregational Church will honor its 175th anniversary with displays, dinners, services and song. Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, the doors will be open to a delightful exhibition of the art and artifacts reflecting the rich history of the church. At 5 p.m. on Saturday, an evening service, sometimes known as Evensong, will be offered, followed by a potluck supper beginning at 5:45. Beverages and desserts will be provided. From 7 to 8 p.m. there will be a conversation and coffee hour. Throughout the dinner and conversation, music will be offered by a local favorite, Lon-Jon band. Sunday service will begin at 10:30 with Pastor Maureen Lasell presiding. Following the service, the festivities continue with an old-fashioned ice cream social, held on the lawn weather permitting. All are welcome.

River Valley Kids Fair

Brattleboro:
The 2017 River Valley Kids Fair is Saturday, Sept. 16, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on the Brattleboro Common. Along with a free barbecue, free popcorn and cotton candy and free admission, there will be several demonstrations. Most notably, Wildlife Encounters will be at the Kids Fair with live animals.They will be doing their program at 11 a.m. Additionally, non-profit organizations that would like to be a part of the Kids Fair, can have a space for free. Call Michelle Hoard at 802-254-4800 to reserve a space.

Community Contra Dance

Dummerston:
Village Dance Series at Evening Star Grange on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Potluck supper, 5:30 p.m. Hilary Weitzner and Ellery Witman, fiddles; Avery Witman, cello; Andy Davis, calling. All door proceeds go to Hurricane Relief in Texas and Louisiana. All ages and levels of experience are welcome. $5 for children, $8 for adults and $20 for families. For information, Andy Davis at 802-257-1819 or email village@dancingmasters.com.

Book sale

Winchester, N.H.:
The Conant Public Library will host its annual book sale on Saturday, Sept. 16, and Sunday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with more than 6,500 books for sale, in the Winchester Town Hall on Route 10.

35th Annual Marlboro Fair

Marlboro:
The 35th Annual Marlboro Fair will be held Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year's theme is the "Mad Hatter's Tea Party." The Fair is held at the Muster Field on Ames Hill Road where you can gather with friends both old and new, and revel in the talents of our community. Follow the signs from West Brattleboro or Marlboro to Ames Hill Road and the Muster Field. Admission is $5/person or $20/family. King Arthur Flour is awarding prizes for the best baked goods. Bring baked goods before 9:45 to enter the contest. All baked goods go on sale after the prizes are announced. Entry forms for the Agricultural tent and Baking Contest can be found outside the Marlboro Town Office or Marlboro Post Office. You can also get forms and the Fair schedule online at marlborovt.us/marlboro-fair. For questions, contact marlborofair@gmail.com.

Foresters' Tour

Dummerston:
Foresters from Long View Forest Management will lead tours on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. of this 262-acre working forest that has been carefully stewarded by its owners and foresters for many decades. Participants can choose between a mild walk or a steeper hike to see an active timber harvest. Wicopee Hill Farm, 623 Kelly Rd., was first settled in 1786; the productive forest has many kinds of habitats supporting a diverse array of mammals and birds.

Fall Outdoor Sale and Cookout

Westminster:
On Saturday, Sept. 16, the First Congregational Church of Westminster will hold a Fall Outdoor Sale on the front lawn of the Church at 3470 US-5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event will feature a variety of items for sale including homemade pies, Westminster T-shirts and attic treasures and collectibles.The cook-out will include hot-dogs, hamburgers, sausage and pepper grinders as well as other surprises to eat. Come and browses the tables and enjoy lunch. Sit and visit in the outdoor cafe or take home something hot for lunch or dinner.

Sportsmen Inc. Open House

Guilford:
Sportsmen Inc. is holding a free open house event on Sunday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the club location on 2081 Creamery Rd. Participants will have the opportunity to try archery, trap, and rifle shooting and learn about the many programs the club has in conjunction with Vermont Fish and Wildlife and local schools. Archery and vintage muzzle-loader events start at 10 a.m. Call Jane at 802-451-8275 or Art at 802-254-1580 for more information.

Ken Burns documentary series

Brattleboro:
American Legion Post 5 is hosting a public viewing of Ken Burns' 10-part documentary series on the Vietnam War. All veterans along with the public are invited to come together to watch and to consider the portrayal of this divisive conflict. We will be viewing one 90-minutes episode each night at 8 p.m. from Sept.17-21 and Sept. 24-28. Join in at the Legion Hall at 32 Linden St. for one episode or for all of them. For information, contact John Hagen at 802-251-0777.

Estey Story

Brattleboro:
On Sunday, Sept. 17, at 3 p.m. a talk titled "How the Muse was Manufactured: An Author's Tale of Bringing the Estey Story to Life," by ethnomusicologist, Dr. Dennis Waring, will happen at the Annual Meeting of the Estey Organ Museum. Free; donations welcome. 108 Birge St. Information: esteyorganmuseum.org

Annual Meeting

Dummerston:
Dummerston Cares, Inc., will hold its Annual Meeting for friends, clients, volunteers, donors and the general public, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2 to 4 p.m., at the Dummerston Center Church, corner of Middle and E-W Roads. The agenda includes a reorganization report, financial report, reports from each continuing and new Cares service, recognition of donors and volunteers, general discussion about new directions for the coming year, and a social hour. Call 802-257-1020 for more information, or leave a message at the Dummerston Cares helpline, 802-257-5800.

Senior Citizens Club Picnic

Chester
: The Chester Senior Citizens Club will hold its annual picnic at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 18, at the Ethier residence. Bring a chair and a dish to share. For additional information, please call 802-875-6242.

Fiscally Fit seminar

Keene, N.H.:
Savings Bank of Walpole will be offering a free Fiscally Fit seminar, "First Time Homebuyers - Tips to Help Your First Home Buying Experience Go Smoothly" on Wednesday, Sept. 20 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Bank's 84 Marlboro St. location. Learn more about the lending and buying process, the initial steps you need to take when you're considering buying a home, the importance of getting prequalified for a loan before you start looking at properties and much more. For more information or to register, call Holly Gibson-Bresnahan at 603-355-1670. And, save the date for the next Fiscally Fit seminar - Personal Fraud Protection on Oct. 18.

Bluegrass Concert

Jamaica:
On Thursday, Sept. 21, the historic Jamaica Town Hall will once again be filled with wonderful live music. The evening's performers will be Andy Avery and the "A" Team with their fabulous harmonies of bluegrass, folk, rock and originals. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the show starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. All proceeds go to the Jamaica Community Arts Council a Vermont non-profit. For more info on this and other events go to craftdraughts.com/jcac.

Red Door Concert

Wilmington:
St. Mary's in the Mountains, 13 E. Main St., is holding the next in its series of Red Door Concerts at the conclusion of the Wilmington Soup and Wine Stroll on Friday, Sept. 22. It is a classical music event, entitled "Classical Fare at the Red Door." Music starts at 7:30 p.m., with the doors opening for desserts and coffee at 7 p.m. This concert will benefit Deerfield Valley Community Cares Heating Fund.






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