Club Notes


Brattleboro Camera Club

BRATTLEBORO -- The Brattleboro Camera Club will meet Monday, March 10, at 6:30 p.m. at Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St.

The main program will be the New England Camera Club Council’s digital print competition with critical commentary by an expert. The NECCC is a regional association of camera clubs devoted to photographic education.

A second offering will be club member Donald Miller’s demonstration of high dynamic range (HDR), a technique for enhancing the visual impact of prints.

Members will also submit for review prints on the theme "The Color Blue." The subject matter varies, but the presentation and evaluation is a monthly feature as part of the club’s emphasis on the development of skills.

Bellows Falls Woman’s Club

BELLOWS FALLS -- The Bellows Falls Woman’s Club will meet on Tuesday, March 11, at the United Church of Bellows Falls, School Street, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Program presenters will be Christine Bullard and Thad Buckley of the Bellows Falls Police Department, speaking on bullying.

Chris Potter of Fenton and Hennessey Funeral Home spoke at the club’s Feb. 11 meeting on making end of life decisions.

Five club members attended the Feb. 8 meeting of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Vermont held in Rutland. Celeste Majek reported on the meeting to the club.

At the March meeting, members will sign up to attend the annual club sponsored art show at Bellows Falls Union High School, to be held on April 8.

Toastmasters Club

BRATTLEBORO -- Brattlemasters, Brattleboro’s Toastmasters Club will meet Thursday, March 13, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

The club holds a friendly, fun, supportive meeting where they practice their speechmaking and leadership skills. There are short speeches on wide variety of topics and spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Guests are welcome. Refreshments are available.

The group meets at Marlboro College Graduate Center, 28 Vernon St., second floor, every second and fourth Thursday. For further information, call 413-834-3891 or visit

Brattleboro Chapter, AAUW

BRATTLEBORO -- "The Portrayal of Women and Girls in Children’s Literature" will be the focus of a program offered by the Brattleboro Branch of the American Association of University Women on Tuesday, March 11, at 7 p.m. in the upper level Meeting Room of Brooks Memorial Library.

The public is invited -- women, men, children, and youth -- for this celebration of Women’s History Month. Teachers are especially welcome. Members of the AAUW and friends will participate in the leadership, as they consider how girls and women were portrayed in books enjoyed as children and how they are portrayed in contemporary children’s literature.

It is interesting to see how the images have changed and developed since members were children. Bring your favorite children’s book.

Refreshments will be served. Information is available by contacting Mary Hawkes at 802-254-6594.

AAUW is a national organization that advances education and equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.

Brattleboro Garden Club

BRATTLEBORO -- The Brattleboro Garden Club is sponsoring a presentation on Edible Landscaping with Anna Johansen on Monday, March 17, at 6 p.m. Johansen will speak about choosing plants for both beauty and nourishment in the home garden. She will discuss creation of a site profile to ensure proper plant selection and placement, edible annual and perennial fruits, herbs and vegetables, fruit and nut trees and shrubs, as well as sources for both plants and seeds.

A native Vermonter, Johansen has a degree in Landscape Architecture from Cornell University. She owns and operates an organic cut flower business in Dorset and is a licensed landscape architect, working independently and with Julie Messervy Design Studio in Saxtons River.

This meeting of the Brattleboro Floral Arts and Garden Club will take place at the Green Mountain Chapel on 480 Western Ave. in Brattleboro. The event is open to the public.

For more information about the event or about the Brattleboro Garden Club, contact Ann Newsmith, 802-257-4710,


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