Club Notes

Saturday April 6, 2013

Brattleboro Emblem Club

BRATTLEBORO -- The Brattleboro Emblem Club will hold its annual installation on Sunday, April 7, at the Elks Lodge. Everyone is welcome.

The next regular meeting will be held on Monday, April 15, at 7 p.m. at the Elks Lodge. Anyone wanting to join the club may attend the meeting or call Beverly Davidson at 603-256-3029.

Brattleboro Camera Club

BRATTLEBORO -- The Brattleboro Camera Club will meet Monday, April 8, at 6:30 p.m. at Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St.

The program will feature Bill Dixon’s presentation of the New England Camera Club Council’s digital print circuit, a showing of prints with advice as how to improve them. The NECCC is a long-established organization devoted to photographic education.

Club members will bring examples of their work for comment and review. There is no charge for this program and the public is invited.

Bellows Falls Woman’s Club

BELLOWS FALLS -- Members of the Bellows Falls Woman’s Club will meet at Bellows Falls Union High School on Tuesday, April 9, for the annual, club-sponsored arts show. Women should be at the school by 11:30 a.m. to view the prejudged art and quilts and to vote on their favorite pieces.

The students in a Family and Consumer Science class will serve a luncheon for the club members at noon. Following this, they will go to the auditorium where music students in the chorus and band will entertain them. Awards, including cash prizes for first place winners and the club favorites, will be presented.

At the club’s March 12 meeting, Chris Sherwin, local glass blower and owner of Sherwin Art Glass in Bellows Falls, spoke about his background and training as a glass blower. He showed several of his fine pieces, including paperweights, animals, vegetables and fruits, and stemless wine glasses. During the business meeting, President Judy Boynton announced that $75 of her President’s Project collection will be given to the Fall Mountain Food Shelf, since it will be matched in part by another organization during March. At a previous meeting, club members donated several boxes of non-perishable food and personal care items to Our Place Drop-in Center.

Tri Town Collectors Club

BRATTLEBORO -- A Coin, Sports, Postcard, Stamp Family Hobby Show will be held on Saturday, April 13, at the Holiday Inn Express on Chickering Drive in Brattleboro from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Many dealers and collectors from the tri-state area meet monthly for a scholarship auction, coupled with a daylong series of hobby activities that is packed with fun for the whole family.

Joe Fuller of Rawsonville has run these successful monthly shows and insures a wide selection of fun for both new collectors as well as the experienced hobbyist. Besides the usual offerings of coins, currency, stamps and sports cards, there will be a special quiz for collectors at the coin club table.

Anyone reaching into the collectable grab bag and selecting a free Indian Head cent or Buffalo nickel will be able to double their prize if they can say who was president in the year the coin was minted.

The Indian Head cents were issued from 1859 until 1909 while the Buffalo nickels were released from 1913-1938. Other door prizes will also be available for hobbyist of all ages.

The show continues on the second Saturday of each month. This month, three new coin collectors will be present, including a Canadian coin specialist. The also will be a collector with a large presentation on vintage comic books.

There is no admission charge and anyone wishing to set up a card table to sell their material may do so by calling Fuller at 802-297-1274.


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