Club Notes


Brattleboro Camera Club

BRATTLEBORO -- The Brattleboro Camera Club will meet Monday, Jan. 13, at 6:30 p.m. at Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St.

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

Members will also submit for review pictures of "Kids," the youngsters not restricted as to species. The subject matter varies, but the presentation and evaluation is a regular monthly feature as part of the club’s emphasis on development of skills.

There is no charge for this program and the public is welcome to attend.

Pisgah Mountain Trailriders

HINSDALE, N.H. -- The Pisgah Mountain Trailriders Snowmobile Club will hold its next monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. at the club house at 15 Tower Hill Road in Hinsdale.

Anyone interested in joining the club is welcome to attend. Coffee and hot dogs will be available.

Newfane Garden Club

NEWFANE -- The Newfane Garden Club will hold a Tray Favor Workshop at noon on Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Newfane Congregational Church in Newfane. Those attending should bring a sandwich for the lunch and a pair of scissors, markers or other small hand tools and materials to make tray favors. The tray favors will be donated to patients at Grace Cottage Hospital. A beverage and dessert will be provided. Hostesses are Betty Horton and Ellie Lemire. Guest are always welcome.

Additional information about the Newfane Garden Club can be found at

Bellows Falls Woman’s Club

BELLOWS FALLS -- The Bellows Falls Woman’s Club will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 1:30 p.m. at the United Church of Bellows Falls at 8 School St. The speaker will be Francis "Dutch" Walsh, Rockingham Development Director, presenting information on current projects for the town and wider area. Club members are reminded to bring non-perishable food and personal care items to be given to Our Place Drop-in Center.

At its Dec. 10 meeting, club members were entertained by children of Westminster Center School, as they sang seasonal and other songs under the direction of Ashley Paine. During the business meeting, members voted to donate $100 to the Bellows Falls Police Department’s K-9 program.

Winners of the club’s fall raffle were: Dianne Potter, $100 Irving gas card; and Betty Haggerty, hand embroidered table cloth, fashioned by Dianne Potter. December was a busy month for the club with its support of the Rotary Club sponsored Rockingham Christmas party and the local police department’s Adopt and Angel project. Club members made a donation to Kurn Hattin and attended its holiday luncheon and concert, and gave a sizable donation of hats, gloves, mittens, socks, scarves, and sweaters to the Greater Falls Warming Shelter.

Area women interested in joining the club and helping with its programs and community outreach projects should call Barbara Comtois at 802-344-0025.

Evening Star Grange

DUMMERSTON -- Evening Star Grange will hold its January meeting on Monday, Jan. 13, beginning with the annual "dues paying potluck" dinner at 6 p.m. Members who have not yet paid their annual dues are reminded to do so.

James Brown of the Dummerston Congregational Church will be the speaker at the program beginning at 7 p.m. He will speak about his recent mission trip to Kenya. Members are invited to bring a friend and share a meal and learn about the good things going on in Kenya.

The snow date will be Monday, Jan. 27.

Vernon Historians

VERNON -- The Vernon Historians’ will hold its quarterly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 14, downstairs in the Vernon Town Office Building. The business meeting will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and the program from 7:30 p.m. until approximately 8:30 p.m.

Eric A. Bye will be the program speaker. His presentation will focus on the evolution of ignition systems for guns from the late 1500s through the middle of the 19th century. He will bring representative antique wheellock, flintlock, and caplock guns. He has recently written a practical guidebook for flintlock shooters and aficionados. For over 16 years Bye was the editor of Muzzle Blasts which is the membership magazine of the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association (NMLRA). He is an NMLRA Field Representative for the state of Vermont and he shoots in competition with flintlock and caplock rifles, pistols, and shotgun.

There is no cost for admission to this program. All are welcome. If a cancellation is necessary due to weather issues, this meeting will be rescheduled to Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 6:30 p.m. For more information call Trustee Chair Peg Frost at 802-254-2263.


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