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WOODSTOCK
CURRENT EVENTS
Woodstock Community Recreation Center Golf Tournament

Woodstock Community Recreation Center Golf Tournament on Sept. 10 with final registration at 12 p.m. and shot-gun start at 1 p.m. Prizes include Red Sox box seat tickets for four. Contact the Rec at 457-1502 or online registration www.Woodstockrec.com

Community BBQ Held At Union Arena

Community BBQ at the Union Arena, Thursday, September 16th from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. $5 for all school aged children and $10 for adults. Bring your Community Spirit and join the fun!

Jewish High Holy Day Celebration
The Woodstock Area Jewish Community, Congregation Shir Shalom, a URJ (Reform) congregation, will prepare for the Days of Awe with Selichot, beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 4th, at Congregation Shir Shalom, Rt. 4, West Woodstock. Rosh Hashanah events will begin at 6:00 PM on Wednesday evening, September 8th, with a festive potluck dinner immediately following. The celebration continues on Thursday morning, September 9th, at 10:00 a.m., immediately followed by Tashlich on the Ottauquechee River. All are welcome. For additional information call Antoinette Matlins at (802) 457-5145; to RSVP for the potluck dinner, call Phyllis Forbes at (802) 728-2597.

Global Fair Trade Festival Planned
Fair-traded artisan crafts from over 30 countries. A Ten Thousand Villages Festival sponsored by North Pomfret Congregational Church to benefit artisans from over 30 developing countries. Saturday, September 25 from 9 to 5; Sunday, September 26 from 12 to 4 at the Masonic Temple, 30 Pleasant Street, Woodstock. Feel good. Do good. Shop fair trade. Contact: Ann Sadowsky, 457-3370.

Morgan Trail Events Held at Historical Society

First Annual Morgan Trail Events held Tuesday-Sunday, Sept. 7-12, 12-4 p.m. at the Woodstock History Center (Dana House Museum) Walking map of Morgan-related sites; oil painting of Figure on view. For more info and other events email laughinotter05@yahoo.com


Yoh Theatre Orientation & Potluck

Yoh Theatre Players will hold their annual Orientation and Potluck on Sunday, September 12 in Yoh Auditorium at 4 pm. If you have a youngster in grades 3 through 12 who is planning on participating in Theatre this year. An adult is expected to accompany students and stay for the meeting, as all-important information about Yoh is included in this presentation. The potluck follows the. Please, if you plan on staying for the meal, bring a generous dish to serve eight to ten, (don’t forget the serving utensils). If you have questions please email Harriet Worrell at hworrell@wuhsms.org, or phone the High School, 457-1317. The season includes four main stage productions; speak chorus presentations, a new project for the middle school, Wassail, and other school and community events. We will outline basic guidelines for participation, answer questions, and introduce staff members.

Autumn Farm Programs for Preschoolers
Billings Farm & Museum announces its fall series of interactive
farm programs for children ages 3 and up. Programs for
Pre-schoolers will be offered during the month of September
Wednesdays from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Reuben and the Quilt. Sept. 8: 9:00-10:30 a.m. When Reuben’s best friend’s grandfather gets sick, Reuben and his family make a quilt for his benefit auction. Visit our quilt exhibition to see the beautiful creations on display, create a quilt pattern of your own, followed by a delicious snack.
An Apple Pie for Dinner. Sept. 15: 9:00-10:30 a.m. Granny Smith wants an apple pie for dinner, but she only has plums. Follow along as she sets out to trade her plums for apples and see whom she meets along the way. We’ll visit our apple orchard and enjoy some tasty apple treats.
By the Light of the Harvest Moon. Sept. 22: 9:00-10:30 a.m. The autumnal equinox – when the number of hours of daylight and darkness are equal – is cause for celebration…by the light of the harvest moon. We’ll read about the joyous celebration at Apple Hill Farm after the leaves turn color and the harvest is in. We’ll search for the perfect leaves to make a leaf wreath, and share a wonderful autumn snack with friends.
To register for programs, please call 802/457-2355, week-days, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Each program has limited enrollment, and advance registration is required.


Vermont Public Radio’s Listener Picnic

Billings Farm & Museum to Host Vermont Public Radio’s Listener Picnic on Saturday, September 11 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The VPR picnic is free, open to the public, and accessible to people with disabilities. Billings Farm & Museum will be open from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., offering free admission for the entire day. Entertainment and farm activities & programs thought the day. Help support the Teago Volunteer Fire Department by purchasing lunch and snacks from their food tent – or bring your own picnic to enjoy. For further information: 802/457-2355 or www.billingsfarm.org.

Yom Kippur Observance in Woodstock
The Woodstock Area Jewish Community, Congregation Shir Shalom, a URJ (Reform) congregation, will observe the conclusion of the Days of Awe beginning with the powerful melodies of Kol Nidre, beginning at 7:30 PM on Friday, September 17th, at Congregation Shir Shalom, Rt. 4, West Wood-stock. Yom Kippur events will continue on Saturday morning, September 18th, at 10:00 AM, followed by a meditative walk up Mt Tom. Ne’ilah will begin at 4:00 PM, followed by the community break-the-fast. All are welcome. For additional information call Antoinette Matlins at (802) 457-5145; to RSVP for the break-the-fast, call Phyllis Forbes at (802) 728-2597.

Wdsk Historical Slideshow & Walk
On Sunday, September 12, at 2:00 pm, the Woodstock History Center will host a presentation in which local historian/surveyor Bob Holt will discuss the Woodstock Country Club from 1895-1906. The slide program will be followed by an optional guided “field trip” of Mount Peg. Presentation held in the John Cotton Dana Research Library, 26 Elm Street, Woodstock, VT. History Center members are free. Fee for non-members. For more information, please call: (802) 457-1822.

Vermont History Through Song

Saturday, September 4 at 2 p.m., and free at the Green Mountain Perkins Academy (GMPA) in South Woodstock (right off of Route 106, five miles south of Woodstock). Singer and researcher Linda Radtke, joined by pianist Arthur Zorn, bring Vermont history to life with engaging commentary about the songs found in the Vermont Historical Society’s collection of sheet music. Event sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council and immediately follows brief annual meeting of the GMPA Board. For more information, call Bob Williamson at (802) 457-3609.


Thompson Center Happenings

Sign up now for fall classes at the Thompson Center. Choose from French, Italian, Zumba, Chair yoga, Strength and Fitness, T’ai Chi, Chorus, many exciting trips and much more.
VT Work Association Work Training Program. Tuesday, September 14, 12:30 PM (15 min. talk). Learn about an organization that helps Vermonters age 55 and over who are unemployed and low income.
Call the Thompson Center for more information or to sign up 457-3277.

Billings Farm And Museum Events

Foodways Fridays will be offered each Friday this summer and fall, through October 15, 2010 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and will feature recipes common to Vermont during the late 19th century.
Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides each Wednesday, through September 29, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Admission to Wagon Ride Wednesdays includes all programs and activities.
Ice Cream Sundays every Sunday through September 19, 2010. Visitors can participate in making the homemade ice cream and tasting! A different flavor will be made each time and a narrated explanation will be given from scientific and historical perspectives.
24th Annual Quilt Exhibition - Billings Farm & Museum‘s Annual Quilt Exhibition runs through September 26. The exhibit will feature more than 50 quilts made by today’s quilters of Windsor County, plus quilting activities and demonstrations for every age and skill level.
Traditional Craft Saturdays each Saturday in September from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Visitors are invited to explore a series of Vermont crafts – their history, process, and uses – through informal learning and discovery. A different craft will be featured each week.
For information, please call 802/457-2355 or www.billingsfarm.org.

ONGOING EVENTS
Market On The Green On Wednesdays

Woodstock Market on the Green is held on Wednesdays from 3-6 p.m. weekly thru October. Local vegetables, meat, cheese, fruit, baked goods, delicious prepared food, crafts and demonstrations by artisans, chefs and musicians will be on display and entertaining. Now accepting EBT and debit cards.

Nursery School Accepting Registrations
The Woodstock Nursery School, a morning preschool program for 3 and 4 year olds, is currently taking registrations for the 2010/2011 school years. The program fosters whole-child development through active, age-appropriate exploration of the world around us. For more information please call Andrea Farrington at (802) 457-1439 or email woodstocknurseryschool@gmail.com

Tools For Schools Program At WES
Again this year the Woodstock Elementary School is participating in the “Tools for Schools” program with Price Chopper and looking for your help! Please register your Price Chopper advantage Card either at the information desk in the store or on line at www.pricechopper.com you only need register your card once and each time your card is used Woodstock Elementary School will receive points towards equipment for the school. Our school code is #13984. If you have questions please call Leanne Chynoweth at 457-3454.


Woodstock Community Food Shelf

The Woodstock Community Food Shelf, located at Meadow Maxham Way, is open Mondays from 4-6 p.m., Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Donations of food may be dropped off during those times. Check cans and packages for expiration dates, please, as out-of-date food cannot be used. The telephone number is 802-457-1185.

Norman Williams Library Programs
Story times are held at the Norman Williams Public Library in Woodstock. Contact Tracey at 457-2295, ext. 102, or tracey@normanwilliams.lib.vt.us for additional information.
Babies 6 months to 2 years old, Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Songs & finger plays. Starts Sept. 13 & runs until Dec. 13. Toddlers 2 years to 5 years old, Tuesdays at 10:30. Stories & simple craft. Starts Sept. 7 & runs until Dec.14. Ages 3 to 7, Saturdays at 10:30. Stories & craft. Starts Sept. 18 & runs until Dec. 18.
Please remember that the library is closed all major holidays.

Actors Needed For Sound Of Music
Pentangle Players present the Sound of Music on Oct. 14-24. Actors Are Needed. Non-singing roles currently available: Franz, the butler (40-60 y/o male), Frau Schmidt, the housekeeper (40-60 y/o female)
Herr Zeller, Nazi Sympathizer (30-50 y/o male) Soldiers, Contestants, and other roles also available. Also seeking stage manager, props director, and backstage help to join our production team.
Email R. Lee Adams at rleeadams1@gmail.com for more information.

Entries Needed For Art Show
Woodstock Area Chamber of Commerce seeks entries for the Woodstock Art Festival Juried Art Show. The Show is on September 11 & 12, 2010 on Woodstock Village Green from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, fee and application. Call the Woodstock Area Chamber of Commerce at 457-3555 or visit www.woodstockvt.com

Woodstock Chamber Seeks Volunteers

The Woodstock Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers to help staff the Information Booth on the Village Green, 7 days a week from July through October. Flexible shifts. Must enjoy working with the public. Training provided. Please call 457-3555 to apply or email info@woodstockvt.com.

Restored Photographic Studies
“The Rural Landscape Revealed” – restored photographic studies of South Woodstock from 1900-1910 – will be hosted by Green Mountain Perkins Academy and Historical Assoc. on Saturdays through Labor Day from 2 to 5 pm.

Volunteers Are Needed
The Sustainable Woodstock Local First task force seeks volunteers to help recruit greater Woodstock area businesses, non-profits and individuals as team members in strengthening our local and regional economies. We are partnering with Local First Alliance of Vital Communities: www.vitalcommunities.org/localfirst/ in this important effort to create a strong and sustainable local economy that benefits all Upper Valley residents. We meet the first Tuesday of the month from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. in Woodstock. We are an action group, and seek others who want to do something to make a difference. Please call (802) 457-2911 or email spm@sustainablewoodstock.com for more information.

Passes To Six Vermont Institutions

Norman Williams Public Library offers passes to 6 Vermont institutions, allowing free or reduced entry to: American Precision Museum, Echo Lake Aquarium and Science Center, the Vermont State Parks, Vermont Historic Sites, Billings Farm and Museum, and the Vermont Historical Library and Museum. Passes are available to library patrons, and may be “checked out” for 3 days, allowing plenty of time to enjoy these outstanding facilities throughout Vermont. Although the passes cannot be “renewed” to allow use for more than 3 days at a time, there is no limit to the number of times patrons may borrow them. Please call or visit the library for additional information.

Opportunities To Sing For ProMusica

ProMusica Chamber Choir, a 16-member advanced choral ensemble specializing in the performance practice of renaissance, baroque, and classical choral repertoires, is interviewing experienced singers for positions in all voice parts, particularly alto, tenor and baritones.
All experienced singers are welcome to contact the director, Robert Lee Adams at robertleeadams@gmail.com for more information and to set up a telephone interview. He is also looking for children and young adults to sing in the St. James’ Boy and Girl Choir. The choir rehearses on most Sundays from 4-6 p.m. with occasional Sunday Morning commitments, and sing-aways or tours.
Singers of all levels are invited to apply.

Gun Club Offers Trap Shooting

Woodstock Gun Club, located in South Woodstock on Church Hill Road, offers trap shooting every Tuesday night. Field Clay shooting is available every Thursday night. 5:30 pm. $5/ string non-members. See Woodstockgunclub.com for complete details.

Free Firewood
Do you need some free firewood to help you heat your home during the upcoming cold days and nights? Call Change the World Kids at 457-2622 and we will help you.

Library Seeks Volunteers
The NWPL needs volunteers to help cover the reference desk on Saturdays as well as volunteers to help plan and put up holiday decorations and other displays throughout the year. We are also looking for teens and adults to write anonymous book reviews to be published on Facebook and in our Between the Stacks newspaper column. Contact our volunteer coordinator, Kathleen, for a volunteer application or Nik for information about Reference Desk work and book reviews. 802-457-2295 or reference@normanwilliams.lib.vt.us

History Center Seeks Volunteers
The Woodstock History Center is seeking volunteers to assist in its Dana House Museum and John Cotton Dana Library. Possible responsibilities include: greeting guests, doing research, and overseeing the museum’s shop area. If interested, call Jack Anderson at 802-457-1822.

Hand In Hand Community Meals

Area residents and visitors are encouraged to join the “Hand In Hand” free community meal each Thursday from 5-7 p.m. in the social hall of the North Universalist Chapel, 7 Church Street, Woodstock. Hand In Hand is dedicated to community growth and development in Woodstock and the surrounding communities. We have different dinner themes weekly. Donations accepted. For information or to volunteer, call 802-457-9272.

Join The Cub Scouts
First through fifth grade boys are invited to join the fun of Cub Scouting with Pack 220. Activities include hiking, making crafts, camping, playing sports, racing Pinewood Derby cars, fishing, etc. For more information contact Cubmaster Kristopher Blanchard at 484-5539.

Boy Scouts Meet Thursdays
Boy Scouts for boys ages 10-1/2 to 18 meet every Thurs-day at 6:30 p.m. Call Scoutmaster Jeff DeDell at 802-457-3773 for location. For more info and pics, see http://woodstocktroop220.org

Kids Can Help
For help with something around your home or property that you cannot accomplish yourself, the Change the World Kids are ready to assist. This energetic group of teenagers dedicated to making the world a better place, are happy to help for free. Call 802-457-2622 or write changetheworldkids@yahoo.com or ctwk@changetheworldkids.com.

Ora Paul Legion Meetings

The Ora Paul American Legion Post No. 24 members meet Wednesdays from 1-4 p.m. for a social get-together at the Legion House at the corner of Central and High Streets in Woodstock. On the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. the monthly meeting is held. All veterans are welcome. Any questions contact any member or call 802-457-9400 or stop by the Post.

Mentoring Program Seeks Volunteers
The Shining Light Mentoring Program is a community-based school-mentoring program operated by the Ottauquechee Community Partnership and the Windsor Central Supervisory Union. The program connects students from the Woodstock Union Middle School and High School with positive adult roles models from the community. At the moment we more students than we have mentors available. We are interested in having mentors of all ages and of a variety of backgrounds. To learn more about the Shining Light Mentoring Program, contact Jackie Fischer at Ottauquechee Community Partnership, 32 Pleasant Street, 802-457-2679 or via e-mail at slm@ocpvt.org or visit www.ocpvt.org.

HIRS Helps Find Caregivers
The Martha Lussier Health Information & Referral Service (HIRS) matches experienced caregivers with those who are seeking in-home health care. HIRS has a grant to help families in the greater Woodstock area pay for critical short-term in-home care. These funds are intended to help families pay caregivers while they work out longer-term arrangements. Inquiries should be directed to Lynne Tracy, HIRS coordinator, at 457-3478. There is never a charge for information or referrals. Applicants can be assured of privacy.

Thompson Center Services
The Thompson Center offers various activities and classes throughout the week. Call the Thompson Center at 457-3277 or visit www.thompsonseniorcenter.org for more information.
Medical & Shopping Ride Service offered at The Thompson Shuttle Service to Upper Valley Area: This service provides rides to Upper Valley hospitals and shopping centers, supplementing our existing twice-weekly shuttle to Woodstock Village merchants. Anyone can take advantage of this free service. Call Rebecca Griggs at 457-3277 in advance to sign up and for more information.

AA Meetings
AA Fellowship Mondays, 7 p.m. at the Woodstock Universalist Church
AA Beginners Group Fridays, 7 p.m. at Our Lady of the Snows Church
AA Discussion Group Meeting Tuesdays, 12 p.m. at St. James Church

Course in Miracles
“A Course in Miracles,” will be held Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. at the Woodstock Universalist Church Annex.

Fred A. Doubleday DeMolay Chapter

Young men between the ages of 12 and 21 are invited to join an organization that is about character building and leadership development through a variety of activities and events. This group is youth-led, not adult-led. Contact Dale F. Pushee 802-793-0641. Meetings are the second and fourth Wednesday of each month 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. at the Woodstock Masonic Temple.

Woodstock Area Job Bank
Seeking local employment? Need a qualified employee? Need help with a project? The Woodstock Area Job Bank is the only local source that matches people with jobs. Listings range from professional positions to the most basic services, from hourly to full time. Check out the WJB at www.woodstockjobbank.org or call coordinator Bev Moodie at 802-457-3835, Monday-Friday, 9am to noon. Or stop in, we’re located on the second floor of the Woodstock Town Hall. The service is free.

Historical Society Dana Library Hours
The John Cotton Dana Library at the Woodstock Historical Society is open on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. The library collection includes photo and document archives, newspapers, oral history tapes and transcripts, a video library, local history research materials, and Internet access to census records and map databases. There is no usage charge for WHS members, students and teachers.

Book Donations Always Welcome
The Norman Williams Public Library is seeking donations for its ongoing Foyer Book Sale, which offers a large, constantly changing assortment of used books and other media for sale during Library hours. We gratefully accept donations of good to excellent condition books, audio books, CDs, videos, and DVDs. We are unable to accept textbooks, encyclopedias, or magazines. Please bring donations to the Library Circulation Desk. Please call 457-2295 regarding suitability of potential donations.

BARNARD
ONGOING EVENTS
BEES Cookbook Available

BEES Cookbook Fundraiser: Over 100 community and school members’ favorite recipes. Call Barnard Academy at 802-234-9763.

Call For Barnard Book Participants
Filmmaker and Barnard resident Tara Wray is working on putting together a book of informal portraits of the entire population of Barnard. This includes East Barnard and South Barnard, people who work in Barnard but don’t necessarily live there, summer residents, or anyone who in one way or another considers Barnard their home. If interested in participating in this community wide endeavor, contact Wray at 802-457-3465 or e-mail wraywrayt@yahoo.com.

Barnard Helping Hands
Don’t hesitate to call Barnard Helping Hands for a helping hand. Volunteers are ready and willing to help free of charge. If you wish you could do something that needs to be done, but no longer can, contact them and use the resources they have available. Call Margot at 802-234-5320 or e-mail mphvt@surfbest.net.


BETHEL
ONGOING EVENTS
Rural Vermont’s Activist Farmers

Rural Vermont’s Activist Farmers: Photos and Stories are on display at the Bethel Public Library through the month of November. Exhibit features professional photos and interviews telling the stories behind Rural Vermont’s farmer-activist Board of Directors. Free reception with refreshments and live storytelling about the farmers and foods sustaining rural communities. For more info, visit www.ruralvermont.org or call 802-223-7222.

BRIDGEWATER
ONGOING EVENTS
Historical Society Meetings

The Bridgewater Historical Society meets the last Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Bridgewater Fire House.

Bridgewater Congregational Meetings
Sunday: 4:30 p.m. Overeaters Anonymous Meeting Bridgewater Congregational Church, Route 4, Bridgewater, VT
Sunday: 6:00 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Bridgewater Congregational Church, Route 4, Bridgewater, VT.

Thrift Store Now Open Seven Days
The newly enlarged Bridgewater Sustainable Earth Foundation’s thrift store is now open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Located in The Bridgewater Mill’s third floor. The store will accept donations of new and gently used clothing, small furniture and house wares. Call 802-672-1990 for more information.

Music Rap Session and Games
Underground – Break The Chains, Music, games and grub held Wednesday nights from 6-8 p.m. at the Oak Chapel. Two miles onto Bridgewater Center Rd., ages 13 and up. Operated by Joseph Rogers, Casey Mispel and speaker Nate Mispel. For more information call 802-779-3838.

Oak Chapel Food Shelf
The Oak Chapel Food Shelf is open every Wednesday from 3-4 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Donations of food are also appreciated. For emergency needs or questions call Julie at 802-952-8571.

Social Half-Hour
The Bridgewater Congregational Church UCC invites one and all to their social gathering at 10:30-11 a.m. each Sunday morning before the regular church service. The “Social Half-Hour” includes coffee, tea, muffins, doughnuts, etc., but more importantly a chance to meet and “chat” with friends, both old and new. All area towns’ welcome.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Inc. has set up a special fund to assist local residents of Bridgewater and surrounding towns to help pay for fuel, utilities, and food this winter. Both individuals and families are eligible. First priority will be given to the elderly and those on fixed incomes. Names of individuals requesting assistance will be held in strict confidence. Please leave a message at 802-672-1818 and we will return your call ASAP, or write to PO Box 39, Bridgewater, VT 05034.

EAST BARNARD
CURRENT EVENTS
Ice Cream Social and Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting and Ice Cream Social for Broad Brook Volunteer Fire Association to be held on Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. at the Community Hall, intersection of Broad Brook and Allen Hill Roads, East Barnard, VT.
Bring your favorite ice cream topping to share with friends and neighbors. Business meeting to follow. Call 802-763-2314 for information.

ONGOING EVENTS
Community Club Meetings

The East Barnard Community Club meets on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the East Barnard Community Hall or in members’ homes. Call 802-763-7036 for location or for information about “Neighborhood Cooking” featuring recipes by club members. New members and visitors are always welcome.

HARTLAND
ONGOING EVENTS
Hartland Memorabilia On Display

The Hartland Historical Society Museum displays Hartland memorabilia at its Route 12 location in Hartland Three Corners on Mondays, 1-4 p.m. and Fridays, 9-11 a.m. Call 802-436-1703.

VT Humanities Council Meets Monthly
A Vermont Humanities Council event will be hosted by the Hartland Public Library The group meets Wednesday a month beginning at 6:30 p.m. Discussions led by Rachael Cohen, Vermont Humanities Scholar and Hartland Resident. For people who love books and love to either talk about them or only listen to what others have to say. Copies of the books are available to loan at the library.
Memorable Memoirs: Take Two Memoirs come in all shapes and sizes, but they all have one thing in common: They are not autobiographies. Rather than a straight chronology of the author’s life, memoirs hone in on a specific feature of that life.

KILLINGTON
CURRENT EVENTS
Killington Dog Days Held At Snowshed

Killington Dog Days will be held September 17-19, at the Snowshed Base Area at Killington Resort
For full event schedule visit: WWW.DOCKDOGS.COM.

ONGOING EVENTS
Teen Center Events

The Killington Teen Center is open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays for an open gym. Donations are welcome. Stationary bicycle, weight systems, treadmill, punching bag and Wii fit system are available for use. Time: 3:30-5:30 p.m.

PLYMOUTH/LUDLOW
CURRENT EVENTS
Coolidge State Historic Site Events

The Vermont Division for Historic Preservation has planned an exciting season of special events at the Coolidge Site, including Plymouth Folk & Blues Concerts (September 4 & 5), and Plymouth Cheese & Harvest Festival (September 19). Back by popular demand are the Grace Coolidge Musicales, a series of recitals for piano, voice, violin, and cello. The recitals are held September 12, and October 3.
The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site is open through October 17, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., daily. For further information, contact the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site, 802-672-3773, or visit the state-owned historic sites online at www.HistoricVermont.org/sites

ONGOING EVENTS
Developmental Screening Available

If you have a three- to five-year-old child and you have questions about his or her development, you can have the child screened through the Essential Early Education program. This program is supported by federal, state and local funds and provides screening on such areas of communication, vision, hearing, movement, social, self-help skills or learning. To schedule a preschooler, call the Rutland-Windsor Supervisory Union at 802-228-7785.

Plymouth Republicans Are Needed

We are in need of your help. Please volunteer to be a “Justice of the Peace.” This is an immediate appointment. The Governor will make these changes now. Please call Republican Town Chair. Richard North @ 228-8354 or contact Rachel Lynds at the Plymouth Town Clerks office 672-3243.

SEVCA Offers Textile Recycling
SEVCA offers textile recycling at Plymouth, Ludlow & Cavendish recycling/transfer stations.
Look for the little red sheds and donate your unwanted clothing, shoes and linens for reuse or recycling. All items should be clean, dry and bagged – we ask that shoes be bagged separately.
SEVCA’s staff sorts the textiles that we collect to ensure that wearable clothes ─ especially cold weather clothes ─ are available for your neighbors who need them. All items that are not re-usable due to rips or stains will be recycled.

Limited Financial Assistance Offered
The Plymouth Memory Tree fund offers limited financial assistance to area residents in need as well as support coordinating with outside sources of funding. Please address concerns to one of the following Memory Tree Committee members: Al Poirier @228-3308, Melissa Lynds @672-3547, Naomi Moyer @672-5233, Elaine Gambone @672-3493, or Margo Marrone @228-5114. All information will be kept strictly confidential.

Tyson Ladies Aide 100th Bazaar
Ludlow-Veterans Memorial Park/Gazebo on the Green. Homemade Bake Goodies, including jams & jellies, John’s famous BBQ chicken, fun gift basket raffle. A mall but mighty group of women who give local scholarships each year, sup-port the Tyson Library and the community.

POMFRET
ONGOING EVENTS
Saturday Nights at the Observatory

On the first Saturday of each month at 7:30 p.m., the Horizons Observatory presents free programs covering a wide variety of astronomy topics. Each presentation will conclude with a night sky tour of that month’s celestial highlights. Programs will be followed by stargazing (weather permitting) using the observatory’s telescopes. Visit the Horizons Observatory web site, www.horizonsobservatory.org, for a listing of each month’s program topics.

QUECHEE/UPPER VALLEY
CURRENT EVENTS
Events Held At Quechee Library

Call 295-1232 for information or visit www.quecheelibrary.org.

Rehearsals for University Chorus
The University Chorus of the Upper Valley (a men’s chorus based in Hanover) will begin rehearsals for the Holiday concerts on Monday, September 13, from 4-5:30 pm, in Room 219, Wilson Hall at Dartmouth College (the red brick building next to The Hopkins Center). There are no auditions; just come to the rehearsal. Location of continuing rehearsals TBA. For more information, phone 802-457-3980.

The Vermont Calvary In The Civil War

Joe Collea, local author and Civil War historian, will present “The Vermont Calvary in the Civil War” on Wednesday, September 8, at the Greater Hartford Church of Christ; 1721 Maple Street; Hartford, Vermont. The event is sponsored by the Hartford Historical Society and is free to the public and handicap accessible. Mary Nadeau, Program Chair – 802-295-2123.

18th Annual Glory Days Festival
Glory Days Festival will be held Saturday, September 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. Downtown historic White River Junction. Admission buttons are only $3.00, and are available at local WRJ businesses, Hartford Rec. Office, WRJ Comfort Inn and at the festival.
The White River Flyer train excursion is a 45-minute ride along the scenic Connecticut River. Admission: $10.00 for all ages. Tickets are sold at the festival. Excursions run on the hour beginning at 10 a.m. For More Information Please Visit: www.glorydaysoftherailroad.org
This event is produced by the Hartford Parks and Recreation Department.

Greater Upper Valley Chapter, Trout Unlimited Meeting
On Thursday, September 2, at 7 p.m., our chapter will hold its “Season Opener” meeting at the Ski Lodge at Quechee Lakes Club. The public is invited and admission is free.
Presentations will include:
A report on the successful conservation/landscaping auction held recently by White River Partnership, given by Greg and Mary Russ.
A report on current and summer fishing conditions on the Ottaquechee and White Rivers, given by fishing guide Mary Banak of Wilderness Trails in Quechee.
A short presentation by Maximilian Merrill, a student at Vermont Law School, regarding a program using fly-fishing and environmental conservation experiences to support youths at risk and/or challenged by ADD is being developed with cooperation of the Brookhaven Institute in Chelsea
For further information people may contact me. Curt Peterson shincrackerfarm@gmail.com 802-291-2112


World War II And Korean War Reunion

On Sept. 5 the Robert L. Johnson VFW Post 771 of Springfield and the White River VFW Post 2571 is hosting a World War II and Korean War Veterans Reunion Day. We invite veterans statewide from Vermont and New Hampshire form the 1940-1953 generation. The day will include food, entertainment, guest speakers and story-takers to collect any experiences the veterans will share. Let us thank you properly for your service to this country. Call Cathe DeMarco or Vito DeMarco (802) 885-3974 or email vcd@vermontel.net

ONGOING EVENTS
Ongoing Events At VINS Nature Center

VINS Nature Center Exhibits and Nature Store is open daily 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. Located on Route 4 just west of the Quechee Gorge. Call 802-359-5000 or visit www.vinsweb.org for details.

Historical Open House
The Hartford Historical Society hosts a regular open house at the Garipay House, located at 1461 Maple Street, Hartford Village on the first Tuesday of the month from 6-8 p.m. and on the second Sunday of the month from 1:30-4 p.m. Visits can also be arranged by appointment. Items from the Society’s collection are on display and volunteers are available to answer any questions. For more information call Pat Stark at 802-295-3077 days or 802-296-2192 evenings.

Women’s Barbershop Chorus
Valley Chords Women’s Barbershop Chorus rehearsals are held Wednesdays at 6:45 p.m. in Hartford. Call Darlene 649-2656 for more information or visit our website at www.valleychords.org.

GAL Program Needs Volunteers
Windsor County GAL Program needs volunteer advocates for abused and neglected children in the Family Court. Contact Charles Hacker at 802-295-8865.

Story Time At Quechee Library
Story time at the Quechee Library is held every Wednesday at 10 a.m. for children ages 7 and under with tales and a related craft. Library hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, 2-7 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. During the summer, check the Web site at www.quecheelibrary.org for book discussion dates and other special events, including the “Be Creative” Tuesday series for older children.

Toastmasters Meetings Held Monthly

Toast of the Valley: Practice + Encouragement = Confident Speakers
Dates: Second & Fourth Tuesday of each month. Time: 6-8 p.m. Location: VA Medical Center, Veterans Drive, White River Junction.

RANDOLPH
ONGOING EVENTS
Free Reiki Clinics

Free Reiki clinics from a team of volunteer professionals are held at Gifford Medical Center. Experience this ancient form of energy healing at one of these free sessions, which will be held on the first Thursday of each month from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Gifford Conference Center, 44 S. Main St., Randolph. Call Kelly at 802-746-8834 for more information.

READING
CURRENT EVENTS
Reading Public Library Looking For Volunteers

The Reading Public Library is looking for folks who’d like to volunteer on occasion during regular library hours or with upcoming projects. This might mean helping out with a children’s program, baking cookies for a special event, filling in for the librarian, or lending a hand during a fundraiser. There’s no binding commitment. If you’re interested, call the library at 484-5588, send an e-mail to reading.public.library@comcast.net, or drop in at 717 Rte. 106.

ONGOING EVENTS
Reading Food Shelf

Located in the Old Stone Schoolhouse on Tyson Road in South Reading, the Food Shelf is open Mondays 2-4 p.m. and Thursdays 4-6 p.m. Call Dianne Bennett at 484-7410 or call Sue Joyal at (802) 484-9792. Tax-deductible donations may be sent to: Reading Food Shelf, Inc. P.O. Box 384, Brownsville, VT 05037.


SOUTH ROYALTON/TUNBRIDGE
ONGOING EVENTS
Bronze Sculpture Exhibit

This exhibit is free and open to public. It’s a great way to celebrate the true meaning of Easter. Come see the bronze sculpture exhibit, “The Healing Power of Jesus Christ, ­” by Angela Johnson. Incredible detail makes this moving exhibit of scriptural events in the life of Jesus a must see. Located at the Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial Historic Site, 357 LDS Lane, South Royalton, VT; 801-763-7742; josephsmithmemorial@gmail.com; open 9 a.m. -7 p.m. Mon. -Sat.; 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun. Free refreshments in residence Friday through Sunday. Call for special showings.

WINDSOR
CURRENT EVENTS
Brunch and Book Sale Benefit

On Sunday, September 5th at St Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 State St, Windsor, VT, there will be an All-You-Can-Eat Brunch and a Book Sale starting at 11AM and ending at 1PM. The Brunch will feature pancakes with real maple syrup, eggs, sausage, home fries, fruit, assorted casseroles, home-made soup, homemade breads and desserts along with several beverages. The cost is $6.00 and $3.00 for preschool. We have been given a very large donation of books, so there are hundreds to choose from! All proceeds benefit the Building Fund. For more information, call 802-885-2253 or e-mail dubberuss@comcast.net.

ONGOING EVENTS
Re-enactors at Old Constitution House

The Old Constitution House, “The Birthplace of Vermont,” is open for the 2010 season.
The Old Constitution House State Historic Site is located at 16 North Main Street in Windsor. The 2010 season runs through October 11 on Saturday, Sunday and Monday holidays, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
For further information call 802-672-3773, or visit the state-owned historic sites online at www.HistoricVermont.org/sites.

Mentors Needed
Windsor County Partners, a youth mentoring organization, is seeking caring adult volunteers to mentor area youth ages 10-17. For more information, call 802-674-5101 or visit www.WCPartners.org.

Download Books at Windsor Library
Windsor Public Library is proud to announce that they are part of Listen Up! Vermont, a downloadable audio book service. Listen Up! Vermont allows library patrons to download audio books from the comfort of your home or office 24/7. The library is open Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For information or questions, do not hesitate to call the library at 802-674-2556 or send an e-mail to windsorlibrary@comcast.net.

Cancer Support Meeting
A cancer support group is forming at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor. Inpatients, outpatients, family members and caregivers are all invited. The group runs from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m., and will continue every Tuesday. Organizers said participants would receive helpful hints, advice and support, and have questions answered. Call Kathy Shaban at 802-674-7306 to reserve a spot.

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