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Area Briefs – October 7th, 2010

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Look here for local non-profit organizations to announce their events and information as well as ongoing activities in the area. For complete event listings see our calendar here.


WOODSTOCK
CURRENT EVENTS
Thompson Center Happenings

Sign up now for fall classes at the Thompson Center. Choose from French, Italian, Chair yoga, Strength and Fitness, T’ai Chi, Chorus, many exciting trips and much more. Call 457-3277 to receive our newsletter and learn more about our programs.


WUHS Endowment Grant Deadline

Grant applications for the WUHS Endowment are due October 15, 2010. Information is available at www.wcsu.net, WUHS Endowment Association.


Civil War Era Mourning Customs

On Sunday, October 17, at 2:00 pm, historians Euclid and Priscilla Farnham will discuss how people dealt with death during the mid-19th century and many of the elaborate mourning customs they followed. Members Free; Non-Members: admission charged. Woodstock History Center, 26 Elm Street, Woodstock. For more information, please call: (802) 457-1822 or visit the History Center’s website at www.woodstockhistorical.org.

Donations Needed For Glad Rags Sale
Appeal for donations for 92nd Glad Rags Sale, which will be held Oct. 18th -21st between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. At the Masonic Hall on Pleasant St. Woodstock.
Donations are Tax deductible. All proceeds benefit local non- profit groups. Donations of quality used clothing, small household items (no TVs or computers please), jewelry, and decorative items. If you need pick up or cannot make the above dates please call Christ Blanchard at: 457-2864 for further information. Non-profits donated to: Ottauquechee Health Center, Woodstock Community Food Shelf, Thompson Senior Center, VNA, & Hospice, Shining Light Mentoring Program.

Discussion On Paying For College

Are you a high school junior or senior, or a parent of a high school junior or senior? Are you wondering how to finance a higher education? Are you wondering how to apply for financial assistance? Plan to attend a free VSAC presentation on PAYING FOR COLLEGE, held at Woodstock Union High School in the Rhoda Teagle Library on Tuesday, October 26th at 6:30 pm. VSAC covers: options for covering the college budget, what is financial aid and why you should apply, when and how to apply, and resources to help you through the process.

Windsor Central Community Pep Band
Do you have a trumpet in your closet collecting dust and you want to play again? How about a clarinet, flute, or trombone? If you want to get together with other musicians and play fun music while supporting our local school, come and join the Windsor Central Community Pep Band! 7 PM in the Woodstock Union High School band room. All skill levels, ages, and instruments are accepted. This ensemble, conducted by Woodstock bandleader Benjamin Potvin, is free and open to any musician that misses playing with a large group. This ensemble will join the high school band in performing for three home football games throughout the fall and in the winter for basketball season. For more information and to sign up, please e-mail Benjamin Potvin at bpotvin@wcsu.net
Rehearsal and Performance Schedule: Game at 7 PM, Friday, 10/8: Game at 7 PM, Monday, 10/18: 7-8:30, Monday, 10/25: 7-8:30, Friday; 10/29: Game at 7 PM.

Membership Drive: Woodstock
Historical Society

The fall membership drive is underway. New members purchasing a Woodstock Historical Society membership (at the family level or higher) before November 1 will be entered into a drawing for a free parking lot space for one year in the Historical Society’s Elm Street parking lot. For more details, call (802) 457-1822 or visit our website at www.woodstockhistorical.org.

Zack’s Place 4th Annual Turkey Trot
November 25 at 10a.m Thanksgiving Day – starts at the Woodstock Elementary School and finish at the Woodstock Village Green: Awards ceremony with refreshments and live music will be held on the green. Register online recommended at: www.runreg.com/events/register.asp?eventis=2452 or Pre-register and pick up race packets at the Woodstock Elementary school on Nov.24 from 4-6 pm. Register the day of the race from 8:30am-9:30a.m at the Woodstock Elementary School. Parking: behind the Creamery, or behind Woodstock Elementary School. Registration Fees: $25 for pre-registered, after Nov. 20 for $30. All pre-registered participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt, prizes and medals will be awarded to top racers. For more information visit our website at www.zacksplacevt.org or Email dail@wbllc.net or call Zack’s Place 802-457-5868

ONGOING EVENTS

Info For More Woodstock Phone Directory
The 2010-2011 Woodstock Telephone Directory has been distributed to all postal addresses in Woodstock, South Woodstock, Taftsville, South Pomfret and North Pomfret. Anyone who has not received a Directory or would like additional copies may purchase a Directory at either the Woodstock Pharmacy or Shire Apothecary for a cost of $5.00 per book or write to: Judy Wiggin, Woodstock Learning Trust, PO Box 28, Woodstock, VT 05091.
The following listings should be added or corrected in
this year’s Directory:
Steve and Paige Hiller, 19 Mountain Ave. 457-9203
Fred & Mary Hundertmark, Rt 4 West Woodstock 457-3309 and 457-4039
John and Patsy (Patricia) Mathews, 10 North St. 457-2087
Krit Maxham- delete computer line 457-2499
Fred & Peggy Merrill, 25 High Street 457-3332
H & P Schwenk, 40 Elm St. 457-2031 and Totman Hill, So. Pomfret 457-2033

Woodstock Learning Collaborative Fall Schedule
The Woodstock Learning Collaborative (formerly WESAW) will begin its fall schedule in mid-October. It will offer 4 classes: “The Brontes and Jane Eyre” with long-time educator Sarah Mitchell; Margaret Edwards’ “Emerson and his Circle” with a trip to Concord, MA; A history of modern China with Nicholas Clifford of Middlebury, and “The New Science of Aging,” with a group of distinguished lecturers arranged by Candee Christoforides. For more information or for a full fall program, call Nan Bourne at 457-4969.


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.

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.

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.

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

Dana House Museum Open

The Dana House Museum, which interprets Woodstock history and 19th-century village life, will be open Tuesday through Sunday, 12 noon – 4 pm until October 17. Trained staff will be stationed throughout the museum to answer questions and share information about Woodstock and the collection. The Dana House Museum is located at 26 Elm Street, Woodstock, VT. Admission charged for non-members. For more information call: 802-457-1822.

Three Dog Book Club Returns:

The Three Dog Book club (3DBC) will meet at the bookshop on Thursday afternoons beginning in October. Log onto www.yankeebookshop.com or e-mail Donna at donna@yankeebookshop.com or call 457-2411 for details.

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.

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.

Zack’s Place Enrichment Center
Zack’s Place (ZP) is a community enrichment center. Our mission is to empower people with special needs to express themselves through art, music, dance, and athletics while developing lifelong bonds of friendship. Located in the center of Woodstock at 73 Central Street, Woodstock, Vermont 05091 we offer programming Monday through Friday from 12:20PM-5PM, that includes art, dance, music, exercise, life skills and more. We are always in need of volunteers, including those with computer skills, educational skills, artistic and that can work well with people. Please call 802-457-5868 for more information or email us at zacksplace1@gmail.com.

Fall Classes Offered At Purple Crayon and Artistree

Purple Crayon and Artistree Community Arts Center are offering fall classes in art and music programs for children and adults for our class list and to register call Tayo at (802) 457-3500 or email info@artistreevt or ts@purplecrayonproductions.org.

Inclusive Therapeutic Skating

Free program for all special needs. Rental skates available. Qualified volunteer skaters available for on ice assistance. Will be held Union Arena in Woodstock on Tuesdays, 4:20-5:10 p.m. from Oct. 12-March 8. Notice Dec. 28, Feb. 15 & March 1. For more info call Anita Rogerson (802) 457-4092.

BARNARD
CURRENT EVENTS

Free Firewood For The Needy
Firewood Fest – Do you need free firewood to help
Heat your home this winter? Come join Helping Hands
On Saturday, October 23rd starting a 9 (rain date Oct 24th)
At Ward’s logging operation, 2 ¼ miles north of Barnard
on Rt 12. Don’t worry if you don’t have a truck or
can’t split or load wood. Volunteers will help load
and even deliver wood. For more information or if you
would like to help, please call Joanne at 234-9224.

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.

Barnard Helping Hands Fund Raiser
Barnard Helping Hands is selling yellow plastic posted signs for $1.50 each or $1.25 for 10 or more. The sign reads: No Hunting, Fishing or Trapping except by permission of owner. Walkers and skiers welcome. Many of us are unhappy using available signs that treat trespassing as a crime and are happy to share our land with walkers. They are on sale at the Barnard General Store.

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
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.

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
ONGOING EVENTS

HARTLAND
CURRENT EVENTS
Events Held At Hartland Library

Preschool story time has started up again. Preschoolers and their caregivers are welcome for stories, songs and crafts on Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
After school Club is back! Fridays from 3-4 p.m. for kids K-8. Parents are welcome. Create incredible crafts and eat yummy snacks while listening to a riveting story.
Community Discussion Series begins Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. Healthy Children, Healthy Planet. First topic is “Cultural Pressures.” Books available now.

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.

PLYMOUTH/LUDLOW
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.

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.horizonsobervatory.org, for a listing of each month’s program topics.

QUECHEE/UPPER VALLEY
CURRENT EVENTS
VINS Nature Center Program and Events

Live Bird Programs daily through Sunday, Oct. 31 from 11 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.
Evening Canoe Series: Silver Lake in Barnard on Sunday, Oct. 17 (Pre-register by 10/11) Meet at VINS 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Six-Week Yoga Series – Oct 14-Nov. 18 from 6-7:30 p.m.
Hoots and Howls on Saturday, Oct. 30 from, 5:30-8 p.m.
Additional program can be scheduled for groups of special events such as holiday and birthday parties.
Visit www.vinsweb.org or call (802) 359-5000 for full details of programs and special events.

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.


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.

Volunteer At WISE Training
Become part of the WISE direct service team through WISE VOLUNTEER ADVOCATE TRAINING! The WISE 24-hour, toll-free crisis line is available to victims of domestic and sexual violence, thanks to empathetic and dedicated community members, like you, answering calls every hour, every day. To learn more about the fall volunteering at WISE starting on October 5th, visit www.wiseoftheuppervalley.org or contact Kat at: 603-448-5922 or volunteer@wiseoftheuppervalley.org.

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
ONGOING 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.

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
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 atwww.HistoricVermont.org/sites.

ONGOING EVENTS
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.

Sculpture Garden By Herb Ferris

Two Trees Sculpture Garden, in Windsor, VT features “Sky Flower” by sculptor Herb Ferris. The 50 foot tall by 20 foot wide sculpture is constructed of bamboo and granite. Herb Ferris is an internationally known artist now residing in Windsor. This new outdoor sculpture garden, located at the corner of Main St. and State St., will have changing seasonal exhibits. Privately owned; free to the public. 802-674-6880. While in Windsor, enjoy The Cornish Colony Museum, the new Nuance Art Gallery, the Windsor Gallery, The American Precision Museum, The Old Constitution House, the Path of Life Garden and the longest covered bridge in America.

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