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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.

Labyrinth walk

Brattleboro:
Sadelle Wiltshire, Veriditas Certified Labyrinth Facilitator, will lead Inclusion Center on a walk through a Labyrinth at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 16 Bradley Ave. on Friday, Sept. 15, at 2 pm. A labyrinth is a single path with twists and turns that goes to the center and usually has the same path out. The public is invited to join Inclusion Center on their walk through a labyrinth. For more information, contact Julie Tamler, Director, Inclusion Center at 802-387-5285.

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.

Auction Fundraiser

Readsboro:
An Auction Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, Sept. 16, with a preview 9 a.m. Bidding begins at 12 p.m. Location is the Historic Bullock Building at 7012 Main St. Auction items include antique pieces, Birdseye Maple chest/with mirror, desks, mirrors, collectibles, tools, toys, antiques, designer glassware, milk glass, frames and paintings - 2 Betty Christianson original paintings, Art Deco wardrobe, furniture, and much more. Bob and June Tool are offering their Auctioneer skills and have provided active support for acquiring items and setting up the building for the day of the Auction. Bob serves as Auctioneer and has for the past nine years. All proceeds benefit the E. J. Bullock Building Restoration Project.

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.

New Moon Circle

Putney:
For September, join professional astrologer Pam Ciampi to learn about the earthy sign of Virgo at the New Moon, part of our ongoing New Moon Circles. Come to Putney Library on Monday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. The group will hear everything there is to know about Virgo's gifts and flaws, learn which area of your life Virgo has the strongest effect, find out how to best use this practical and organized New Moon, and review last month's intention and make a new one for the next 30 days. Putney Library is located at 55 Main St. This program is free and open to the public.

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.

Girl Power: Fall Book Talks

Brattleboro:
Join Brooks Library in the Meeting Room on Wednesday, Sept. 20 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for a fast-paced picture book talk from three local book superheroes. For this first book talk in the series, we will discuss picture books, both story and biographical, for kids ages 2-8 with smart, spunky, female characters that should be added to the night-time read-alouds or book shelf. RSVP for free childcare by contacting the Children's Room through email cr@brookslibraryvt.org or calling 802-254-5290 x110.

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.

Free Vintage Camper Rally Open House

East Dummerston:
Come to the 14th Vintage Camper Rally open house on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 1 to 4 p.m. to meet owners and restorers of 45 campers that were manufactured up to 60 years ago. Walk-throughs and picture taking encouraged. In addition, vintage decor items will be for sale outside some of the campers. The Vintage Victuals Snack Bar, originally a 1969 Banner trailer, will offer lunch and snacks. Dogs are welcome if they have been socialized well, can be completely controlled on leash, and are picked up after. For further information: 802-254-5908.

Vermont Wine & Harvest Festival

Dover:
Enjoy the Vermont fall foliage with a grand tasting festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 23. Attendees will also discover small specialty food producers, chefs, painters, publishers, cheese makers, potters, jewelers, photographers and farmers. Details at thevermontfestival.com

Food Festival

Dummerston:
The New England Street Food Festival will be happening from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Kampfires Campground, 792 East Route 5. The event will feature live music and entertainment, food samplings and drinks. Most food items are $5 and under. Bring a nonperishable food donation to benefit the Vermont Foodbank. The event is free and family friendly.

Community Health Fair

Westminster:
Fit Body Boot Camp will be hosting a health fair on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 5983 US Route 5. There will be vendors in attendance, workouts from 9 to 11 a.m., a health eatery, and much more — all in support of the Windham County Humane Society.

Meetinghouse Birthday Party

Athens:
The Athens Brick Meetinghouse turns 200 this year, and to celebrate this bicentennial the Athens Historic Preservation Society will be hosting a birthday party on Sept. 23, starting at 1 p.m. Everyone is invited. Friends, neighbors and history enthusiasts will gather on the Meetinghouse Common. After some music and light refreshments, there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by some speakers and presentations. More music, barbecue, birthday cake and ice cream, fun and games will follow outside on the Common. For more information contact Sherry Maher at 802-869-2141 or Beth Ann Agostini at 365-7740, email at athensmeetinghouse1817@gmail.com, or follow Athens Meetinghouse on Facebook.

The Root Celebrates

Brattleboro:
Come celebrate The Root Social Justice Center's Fourth Birthday on Saturday, Sept. 23. We'll gather at The Root, located at 28 Williams St., at 3 p.m. to make signs and learn songs and then at 4 p.m. we'll parade through Brattleboro, highlighting racial justice. At 5 p.m. we'll meet back at The Root for a potluck dinner and a short program where we'll release our new logo. Dancing will begin at 7 p.m. and will go until as late as 10 p.m. We are raising fun and funds to keep our space and programs going strong for the next year. The event is free and open to the public.

Free Vintage Camper Rally Open House

East Dummerston:
Come to the 14th Vintage Camper Rally open house on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 1 to 4 p.m. at KOA Campgrounds to meet owners and restorers of 45 campers that were manufactured up to 60 years ago. Walk-throughs and picture taking encouraged. In addition, vintage decor items will be for sale outside some of the campers. The Vintage Victuals Snack Bar, originally a 1969 Banner trailer, will offer lunch and snacks. Dogs are welcome if they have been socialized well, can be completely controlled on leash, and are picked up after. For further information: 802-254-5908. The campground is located 1238 US Route 5. Visit koa.com/campgrounds/brattleboro for directions.

Basics of Publishing

Bellows Falls:
Learn the basics of publishing a book from indie author Megan Applegate at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Rockingham Library. You'll learn what it takes to go from manuscript to published with all the hard-earned tips, tricks, and pitfalls to avoid that Applegate learned along the way. Registration for this workshop is recommended. This event is free and open to the public. To register or for more information, call 802-463-4270, go to rockinghamlibrary.org or stop by the library at 65 Westminster St.

Mending Bee

Putney:
The Mending Bee returns to Putney Library for Fall. Bring ailing fabric items to the Putney Public Library on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. to get assistance (or just company) in reviving them. Sewing machines, darning tools, knitting needles and other repair and patching materials will be available. Skilled seamstresses will be present to offer advice and assistance. Tea will be served. Other menders are also welcome to join in. Putney Library is located at 55 Main St. This program is free and open to the public.

7th Annual Vermont Wildlife Festival

Dover:
Come out for a day of learning and fun with representatives from the hunting and conservation communities, wildlife rescues, state agencies, and nature centers. Share your love of the outdoors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 24, with live birds of prey, reptile rescues and a wolf! Details at https://www.mountsnow.com/events/calendar/7th-annual-vermont-wildlife-festival/

Community Circle Dance

Brattleboro:
On Sunday, Sept. 24, there will be a Community Circle Dance from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., at Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St. Led by Kaeza Fearn. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. Donations appreciated. Information: Parker Huber 802-257-9108, or Mary Ellen Cannon, 603-631-0768 or online at brattleborocircledance.org.

Contra Dance

Brattleboro:
Join in for another great night of contra dancing on Sunday, Sept. 24, 7 to 10 p.m., at 118 Elliot St. Live music with Randy Miller on fiddle and Roger Kahle on guitar, with Ron Blechner calling. Newcomers welcome; all dances taught and called. Adults $10-12, college students $8, youth $5. Please come fragrance-free. For more info, visit brattcontra.org or call 518-561-2594.

Healing Walk at Manitou

Williamsville:
The Manitou Project will hold a Healing Walk on Friday, Sept. 25, from 4 to 6 p.m.. This meditative walk on Manitou's Sanctuary Trail will be led by Ro Corbin, and will include poems or other readings, and chances to share about the experience. Rain or Shine. Healing walks will be held every second and fourth Friday of each month until October. The Manitou Project seeks to foster community with Nature, on its 235 acre land preserve in Williamsville, located at 300 Sunset Lake Rd. Directions: go 1.4 miles up Sunset Lake Rd. from Williamsville Village, sign on right. Or approximately 5 miles over the top on Sunset Lake Rd. from Rt. 9. Meet at the parking lot at 4 PM. For information, contact Fred Taylor at 387-2681.

Book Discussion

Bellows Falls:
On Monday, Sept. 25 at 4 p.m., join the book discussion of "The Ladies No. 1 Detective Agency" by Alexander McCall Smith at the Rockingham Library. Mma Ramotswe starts up her detective agency when she is 34 years old, using the inheritance from her father to move to the capital city Gaborone, Botswana to buy a house for herself and find an office for her new business. Former Botswana educator, Emily Jones (now director of The Putney School) will be on hand to share her experiences in Botswana and talk about some of the people she knew who inspired the characters in Smith's book. Pick up your copy of the book at the Library's front desk today. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (802) 463-4270, email programming@rockinghamlibrary.org, go to rockinghamlibrary.org or stop by the Library at 65 Westminster St.

Climate Change Caf

Brattleboro:
The September Climate Change Caf will present a workshop entitled, "Grieving for Our Planet in the Age of Climate Change," on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 6 p.m., at Brooks Memorial Library, Main St. The event is free, and light refreshments will be available. In this workshop, we'll participate in a range of activities designed first to identify the unique grief each of us feels for our changing planet and then to explore how this grief can be transformed to hope and action. The Climate Caf is a project of Post Oil Solutions that convenes the fourth Tuesday of most months. For information, contact Tim Stevenson, bereal@vermontel.net or 802-869-2141.

Foodshelf Top the Truck

Putney:
Putney Foodshelf Top the Truck Food Drive will be on Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., rain or shine at the Tavern/Gleanery parking lot next to Putney Town Hall. Non-perishable food donations, please.

Farmers Market

Townshend:
Come to this week's Townshend Farmers Market, Friday, Sept. 29, 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.






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