Fundraisers: Book sales, concerts and more

Handbags for Hope

Brattleboro: Grab your friends and join United Way of Windham County for this fun, benefit auction for their Fund for Quality Early Education; tickets are going fast and only a limited number may be available at the door. The event – to be held on Thursday, April 28, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the VFW Hall in Brattleboro – will feature tasteful treats, a cash bar, and silent and live auctions of bags of all kinds, plus products and services from local businesses; there is something for everyone. Purchase tickets now at or by calling 802-257-4011. Can't make it? Contribute to the Fund for Quality Early Education by texting bag to 41444.

Volunteers needed

Saxtons River: Main Street Arts is hosting an information session for potential volunteers May 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. with the bonus of creating a do-it-yourself garden treasure. While they learn about volunteer opportunities and enjoy refreshments, participants will be taken through the process of embedding some of their personal treasures into a cement circle to create a garden stepping stone to take home. Materials will be supplied. The event is limited to 20, and reservations are needed by April 29 by calling MSA at 802-869-2960 or e-mailing Further information can be accessed on Facebook or at

Book sale

Bellows Falls: The Rockingham Free Public Library is hosting its annual book sale through April 30. All proceeds from the book sale will benefit the Rockingham Free Public Library. For more information, call 802-463-4270, visit or stop by the Library at 65 Westminster St.

Stock your pond

Brattleboro: Stock your pond with trout from Windham Conservation District. Rainbow and brook trout are once again available for stocking private ponds through the Spring Fish Stocking Program and will be available for pick up at the Agway parking lot on May 13. Last date to order is May 6. For more information, email or visit

Book sale

Dummerston: The Lydia Taft Pratt Library is accepting donations of hardcover and paperback books, CDs and DVDs for its annual Geranium Festival/Book Sale on May 21. All donations should be in good, saleable condition. No textbooks, please. Bring all books, CDs and DVDs to the library, located in the Dummerston Community Center, 150 West St., West Dummerston, during library hours: Tuesdays, 2:30 to 7 p.m., Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to noon 12. For more information, call 802-258-9878.

Vendors needed

Winchester, N.H.: The Ladies' Society of The United Church of Winchester is seeking crafters and flea market vendors for its annual fair on May 28 at the church on the corner of Main Street and Parker Street, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more details, information and reservations, contact Marion at 603-239-6802 or, or Thelma at 603-239-4995. Rental deadline is May 23.

Books and plants

Putney: The Putney Public Library seeks book donations to support its annual Book and Plant Sale, which will take place on Saturday, May 28. Books of all kinds are welcome, with the exception of encyclopedia sets, magazines, textbooks, Reader's Digest condensed books and anything that is musty, moldy, or in poor condition. DVDs and audiobooks are also welcome donations for the book sale. Please bring donations during library hours only — Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information visit the Putney Public Library at 55 Main St., call 802-387-4407 or email


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