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Healing Walk at Manitou

The Manitou Project will hold a Healing Walk on Monday, 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 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, go to or stop by the Library at 65 Westminster St.

Artist reception

Walpole, N.H.:
Local painter Deborah Lazar presents "Paintings: Memories Rekindled, Forgotten Things, Familiar Places" at The Restaurant at Burdick's through Sept. 30. This collection of 20 Plein-air paintings showcases the New England seasons in her garden, with paintings of flowers and landscapes from the area, as well as several from the coast of Maine. A reception for the artist will be held at The Restaurant at Burdick's, on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. For more information, call 802-558-4019.

Book Dicussion

The Brattleboro Great Books Discussion Group will be discussing "Antigone," by Sophocles, on Monday, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the meeting room of the Brooks Memorial Library, Main Street.

Book reading and signing

Vermont Poet Laureate Chard deNiord will read from his latest collection, "interstate" on Monday, from 4 to 5 p.m. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Refreshments will be available. This event is free at Olde and New England Books, 47 West St. Call 802-365-7074 for more information.

Liberty Union

The Liberty Union will host its town caucus on Monday, starting at 6 p.m. at 80 Garfield Dr. During the meeting, members will elect the town and county committee members.

Climate Change Caf

The September Climate Change Caf will present a workshop entitled, "Grieving for Our Planet in the Age of Climate Change," on Tuesday at 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, or 802-869-2141.

Knowledge Bites webinar

On Tuesday, join Gary Holloway of the Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development, as he highlights ways to utilize the State downtown and village designations for additional funding and benefits. This Knowledge Bites webinar session starts at noon and lasts a half hour. Visit for information on how to connect and upcoming sessions. To suggest economic and workforce development resources, tools, programs and funding for a future session, contact Sarah Lang, SVEP Manager at

Trail Walk for Seniors

Guilford Cares is sponsoring a guided walk for seniors on the Weeks Forest Carriage Trail on Tuesday at 1 p.m. The trail is suitable for all who enjoy walking. It is short, smooth, level and shaded. Water and snacks will be available. There are benches along the trail and companions who will stay with slower walkers. The trailhead is on Carpenter Hill Road, across from the one-room schoolhouse a short distance past the Guilford Free Library. There is limited parking at the trailhead, more at the library. We will drive folks from the library to the trailhead. Contact Guilford Cares, 802-579-1350, for more information.

BMH Career Fair

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital will host a Career Fair on Tuesday. The fair will be held in the hospital's Brew Barry Conference Center from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Open to the public, the fair will allow attendees to meet and greet with current staff and managers as well as engage in onsite interviews. While BMH currently offers a multitude of openings, three positional categories require immediate filling: RN's/LPN's, Medical Assistants, and Environmental Service Aides. For more information on the event or to explore careers, visit or call 802-257-8246.

Foodshelf Top the Truck

Putney Foodshelf Top the Truck Food Drive will be on Wednesday, 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.

Rights Debate

The Debating Our Rights series continues at the Putney Library with the next installment focusing on the Fifth Amendment. On the last Wednesdays of the month, Meg Mott, professor of politics at Marlboro College, has been leading discussions on the Bill of Rights. On Sept. 27 at 7 p.m., the discussion will focus on the rights of the accused. Putney Public Library is located at 55 Main St. This event is free and open to the public.

Opioid Addiction talk

The Community Opioid Response Committee is holding a conversation on "Why Don't They Just Stop? Ways to Think About and Talk About Addiction" on Wednesday, at the Brooks Memorial Library from 5:30 to 7p.m. Refreshments will be provided. This event will be live-streamed by BCTV and To learn more, contact; 802-257-2175 or visit

BCTV Members Meeting

There will be a BCTV Members meeting on Wednesday, from 6 to 7 p.m. in Room 306, Brattleboro Municipal Center, 230 Main St. Open to the public. The meeting will cover electing new board members, "State of the Station" Report, comments and questions, and light refreshments. Watch live on channel 8 and submit comments via Twitter @brattleborotv. Brattleboro Community TV is a community media center serving eight towns in southern Windham County.

Death Caf

On Thursday, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Brattleboro Area Hospice will host its next Death Caf . This is a free event sponsored by BAH and Marlboro College, for students and community members. The event will meet in the Coffee Shop on campus. The Death Caf is an international movement which started in Europe, dedicated to taking death "out of the closet" and discussing it publicly. This is not a support group or a counseling session, but a lively, interesting discussion about something that affects us all. And cake will be served. These cafes are often full, so RSVP to ensure there are enough seats. For more information or to RSVP contact Cicely Carroll, Bereavement Counselor, at 802-257-0775 ext. 108.

Author presentation

Bellows Falls:
North Walpole resident and former Bellows Falls resident Bill Lockwood will appear Thursday, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Rockingham Free Public Library for a reading and discussion of his second mass market historical fiction novel, "Megan of the Mists." The Library is located at 65 Westminster St. Anyone seeking information on this event may call the library at 802-463-4270 or email This event is free and open to the public.

WordPress Meetup

The Brattleboro WordPress Meetup will be held at Marlboro College Grad Center, Room 2B, on Thursday, 5:30 to 7 p.m. The topic is "Images In WordPress". Members will share on image optimization, SEO, alt tags, file types and more. Feel free to bring your own questions, comments, and helpful information for learning from each other. All skill levels welcome. To RSVP visit

Free Produce Distribution

All are welcome to come for free produce and some non-perishable items distributed by the Vermont Foodbank and the Putney Foodshelf on Thursday, from 9 to 9:45 a.m. This event is open to anyone in the community. Please bring your own shopping bags. Food distribution at Putney Meadows, 17 Carol Brown Way.

Toastmasters club meeting

BrattleMasters, the local Toastmasters club, will hold a meeting on Thursday starting at 6 p.m. at the Marlboro College Graduate Center, 28 Vernon St. Drew Adam will be the Toastmaster of the evening and the theme will be "Fall Colors." The public is encouraged to attend, and all are invited to participate in the extemporaneous speaking portion of the meeting. There will also be prepared speeches, evaluations, and reports by members.

Farmers Market

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.

Lecture on Genocide

: "Becoming Evil: How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing," a free talk by Dr. James Waller, Cohen Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Keene State College, will be at 4 p.m., on Friday, Sept. 29, at the SIT Graduate Institute, 1 Kipling Rd. Free and open to the public.

Celtic Illuminated Letters Workshop

There will be a Celtic Illuminated Letters Workshop on Friday, Sept, 29, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Zephyr Designs, 129 S. Main St. with instructor Sadelle Wiltshire. $35 per person. To register or for more information visit

Pollinator Garden workshop

On Saturday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m to 12 p.m., the Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center and Retreat Farm will host a family-friendly workshop on gardening for pollinators. The workshop will take place at Retreat Farm and will include instruction in garden design for native pollinators and activities for kids. The fee for the workshop is $15 adult/$5 child (age 2 - 13) and includes a native plant species list, starter seed package for a home garden, and a complimentary day pass to the Children's Farm and Forest. Registration is required. For information or to register visit, call (802) 257-5785, or e-mail

Pisgah Trail Connector Hike

Keene, N.H.:
The Horatio Colony Nature Preserve to host the Pisgah Trail Connecter Hike on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join nature preserve and Monadnock Conservancy staff for a hike to explore the wilds between the Horatio Colony Nature Preserve and Pisgah State Park. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Horatio Colony Preserve on Daniels Hill Rd. Bring water and lunch and be prepared for moderately strenuous inclines, occasionally muddy trails, and lots of fun! This event is free and open to the public. However, advanced registration is required for this event. Call 603-283-2115 or email for registration details.

Blessing of the Animals

St. Mary's in the Mountains invites all to join in a fun and meaningful "Blessing of the Animals" service on Sunday, Oct. 1. The congregation of St. Mary's invites all of its neighbors to join, and bring along their four-footed, two-footed, furred, finned, feathered, or other animal family members to the service. Participants are invited to bring their pets, a photo of a pet (whether alive or departed), or a stuffed animal that represents a loved animal, to be blessed during the service. Come join on Sunday, Oct. 1 at 10 a.m., at 13 E. Main St., to be part of a joyous celebration and remembrance of our animal friends and family.

Retired Educators Meeting

The next meeting of the Windham County Retired Educators will be on Monday, Oct. 2, at Black Mountain Estates at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call Mary Laitres at 802-257-7053.

Walk for Amber Fundraiser

A Walk for Amber Fundraiser will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. and is hosted by Elliot Street Fish and Chips, 50 Elliot St. The Amber Bernier Scholarship fund is having a fundraising event hosted by the Elliot Street Fish and Chips restaurant. Dine in or take out and 50% of all sales goes directly to Amber's scholarship supporting our local young adults pursuing post secondary education and training. The Amber Bernier Scholarship was established in 2004 in memory of BUHS senior Amber Bernier. For more information about the scholarship and the scholarship committee, go to our website or call Debbie Bernier-Sontag at 802-579-8043.

Financial Literacy classes

The Chester-Andover Family Center is sponsoring a series of free Financial Literacy classes. The first class is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Universalist Unitarian Church on North Street. Participants will learn to use a checking account, create a spending plan, and save money. Refreshments and handouts will be provided. Everyone is invited; registration is encouraged. Registration forms are available at the Family Center at 908 VT Route 103 South; Center hours are Thursday and Friday, 10 to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 to 3 p.m. Those interested can also register by calling Georgia at 802-875-6242.

Sawmill Tour

On Thursday, Oct. 5, from 5 to 7 p.m., Windham Regional Woodlands Association presents a tour hosted by Cersosimo Lumber Company at their facility. This sawmill operation produces hardwood lumber and White Pine lumber from local forests that reaches markets all over the globe. Dress appropriately for a short walk; closed-toed footwear is required. Our hosts will provide hearing protection and safety glasses. All participants must be at least 12 years old, and no pets are allowed on the tour. To attend, contact Eric Parenti at 802-254-4508, office, or 604-355-6980, cell, or by email at by Sept. 29 so that Cersosimo will know how many guests to prepare for.

"To Their Appointed End"

There will be a showing on Friday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. of "To Their Appointed End," a premiere of short plays by Jean Stewart McLean. $10 general admission. Guilford Center Stage, upstairs at Broad Brook Grange, 3940 Guilford Center. Rd.

Gulp and Gallop 5k

For the "athletic beer drinkers", come out for our 6th Annual Gulp and Gallop 5k Beer Run at 9 a.m. on Oct. 7. Gallopers will make four laps around the Main Base area and each time the participants finish a lap, they must drink a cup of their choice of either beer or water. Crazy outfits are encouraged! Details at

Christmas under the Tent sale

On Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Chester Andover Family Center will hold a huge "Christmas Under the Tent" sale. Holiday items for decorating, entertaining and gift giving will be available. There will be toys, gifts, items for the holiday table, artificial trees, Christmas cards and decorations. Everything under the tent will be priced from $1 to $20.

There will be a Bake Sale. Also featured will be a raffle for a hand -made braided rug. For the children there is a face painting and reading area with free books. From 11:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m. a free hot dog lunch will be served to thank CAFC customers, volunteers and "Christmas Under the Tent" shoppers.

"To Their Appointed End"

There will be a showing on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m. of "To Their Appointed End," a premiere of short plays by Jean Stewart McLean. $10 general admission. Guilford Center Stage, upstairs at Broad Brook Grange, 3940 Guilford Center Rd.

Hazardous Waste Collection

There will be a hazardous waste collection on Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Flood Brook Union School. This is for the residents and businesses of the following towns only: Landgrove, Londonderry, Peru, Weston and Windham. Free for households, businesses must register and pay for disposal.

Firefighters for Fitness 5k

The Brattleboro Fire Department Benefit Association is hosting the fourth annual Firefighters for Fitness 5k Trail run/walk. The race is at 10 a.m. on Oct. 7, at the ski jump at Harris Hill on Cedar St. The race is for all ages and fun for families. This year and last, proceeds were and will be donated to the Uniformed Services at the Brattleboro Retreat. After the race there will be a Firefighter Challenge for all to try.

Tour of Wildlife Patch Cut

On Saturday, Oct. 7, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Windham Regional Woodlands Association will present a second visit, hosted by landowners Lee and Diana Todd, to their patch cut. What does a site cleared with a forest mulcher (aka Brontosaurus) look like after three growing seasons? Come take a look at a patch cut that was cleared in the fall of 2014. The project's goal is to develop early successional habitat for wildlife. The patch is at the intersection of two roads, so it's very visible to the neighbors. The typical reaction after the work was done: "It looks like a bomb went off!" On this field trip, we will see how the patch has changed since the cut, the vegetation that is colonizing the site, and the wildlife that has returned. The patch cut is directly across the road from the house. We'll walk along the road a bit, then ramble through the flat, easy terrain of the patch itself, covering no more than about a half mile. Wear footwear suitable for uneven surfaces and bring insect and tick repellent. For more information, contact Diana Todd at

44th Annual Harvest Arts & Crafts Show

Check out over 50 vendors with unique arts and crafts including local artisans, specialty food makers and more. Expect to see original works of art, handmade jewelry and furniture, and sample homemade fudge. Admission is free and the event is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 7-8 Details at

20th Annual Mount Snow Oktoberfest

Join us for a celebration with plenty of beer, schnitzel, and Oom-pah music, alongside yard games, pumpkin painting, the famous "schnitzel toss" and more! Gates open at 11 a.m, Oct. 7-8. Details at

Organs for Rehoming

Brattleboro: Sixteen more Estey organs have recently joined those available for rehoming at the Estey Organ Museum this fall. This is thanks to the Brattleboro Historical Society which has identified a group of surplus or non-museum-quality instruments in its holdings, needing new homes. Do-it-yourselfers and keyboard fans are invited to view these organs and more at the third and fourth re-homings of the year, at the Estey museum on Birge Street on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 2 to 4 p.m.

"To Their Appointed End"

There will be a showing on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m. of "To Their Appointed End," a premiere of short plays by Jean Stewart McLean. $10 general admission. Guilford Center Stage, upstairs at Broad Brook Grange, 3940 Guilford Center Rd.


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