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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
Woodstock 911 Address Changes

Address changes for persons to be listed in the upcoming 2011-12 Woodstock Telephone Directory should be sent to Judy Wiggin, Woodstock Learning Trust, PO Box 28, Woodstock, VT 05091 or emailed to JLANE814@GMAIL.COM by June 1, 2011.

Woodstock Winter Farmers’ Market
Spring Greens from Clay Hill will be available at the Winter Mar-ket. Come and support your local farmers and crafters who will be offering produce, take out and eat in foods, eggs, breads, jams, jellies, sauces, spices, quiches, pies, pastries, cookies, jewelry, baskets, beads, books, photos, yarn, Alpaca fiber, rugs, cards and prints. Unitarian Universalist Church Social Hall, 6 Church St., Woodstock 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Fresh Air Fund Looking For Families
Fresh Air Fund is looking for loving families to host an inner city child for 2 weeks during the summer. The children range from ages 6-14 and come from the NYC area. They are eager to experience our typical Vermont summer: running barefoot in the grass, learning how to swim, driving in a car, helping to plant a garden, taking hikes in the woods- all of the things we take for granted but they’ve never had a chance to experience. If you’d like more information, contact volunteer coordinator, Amy Kamb at (802) 457-2896.

‘Recollections of World War II’
“Recollections of World War II: Veterans from the Woodstock Area” is a compilation of excerpts from over 40 oral history inter-views with local veterans. This book is now available at the Wood-stock History Center. For further details, call (802) 457-1822.

Life in Windsor County DVD
Interested in learning more about the history of Windsor County? The recently released DVD “Life in Windsor County” is now available at the Woodstock History Center for $15.00. This documentary fea-tures historic photographs, local people sharing stories, and much more. For further details, call (802) 457-1822.

Nursery School Taking Registrations
The Woodstock Nursery School is currently taking registrations for the 2011/2012 school year. The program fosters whole-child development through active, age-appropriate exploration of the world around us. We offer a morning preschool program for three and four year olds and a new extended day option including after Kindergarten care for older children. For more information call Clare McFarland at 457-245 or email woodstocknursery-school@gmail.com.

TeleCare Program Needs Call Recipients
Green Mountain RSVP and Volunteer Center is looking for you if you live alone and could benefit from receiving a friendly phone call several times each week to make sure you are fine, through our TeleCare program. It is a great way to make a new friend, and it could help you remain in your own home finding comfort in the knowledge that someone cares. We have trained volunteers who are ready and waiting to call you. For more information, call Linda Hus-band in Windsor County at (802) 885-2083, Peter Seares in Wind-ham County at (802) 254-7515, or Susan Armstrong in Bennington County at (802) 447-1545.

Information On 4-H Club
4-H is learning experience with many opportunities to build public speaking and leadership skills. The Upwey Equestrian 4-H Club is now accepting new members – boys or girls between the ages of 8 and 18. Activities include horses, crafts, stage presentations, quiz bowls, community service, and more. For more information, contact Sonja Blanchard at 457-2608 or Terri DeDell at 457-3773.

Tools For Schools Program
Again this year the Woodstock Elementary School is participating in the “Tools for Schools” program with Price Chopper and looking for your help. Price Chopper advantage Cards can be registered 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. School code is #13984. For more information, call Leanne Chynoweth at (802) 457-3454.

Woodstock Community Food Shelf
The Woodstock Community Food Shelf, located at Meadow Max-ham 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 expi-ration dates as out-of-date food cannot be used. For more informa-tion, call 802-457-1185.

Norman Williams Library Programs
The Norman Williams Library is announcing new expanded hours: they are now open Monday through Saturday at 9 a.m. and open till 7 p.m. on Wednesdays.
Story Times at The Norman Williams Public Library are:
Mondays at 10:30 a.m. is Baby Story time, Songs and finger plays from birth to age 2. Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. is Toddler Story time and Craft, age 2 to 5 Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. is Toddler Story time and Craft age 3 to 6. These will run weekly until July 31. The library is closed all major holidays. For more information, call Tracey at 457-2295, ext. 102.

Chamber Seeks Volunteers
The Woodstock Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking volun-teers to help staff the Information Booth on the Village Green, seven days a week from July through October. Flexible shifts. Must enjoy working with the public. Training provided. Call (802) 457-3555 to apply or email info@woodstockvt.com.

Opportunities To Sing For ProMusica
ProMusica Chamber Choir, a 16-member advanced choral en-semble 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, Rob-ert 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 occa-sional Sunday Morning commitments, and sing-aways or tours.
Singers of all levels are invited to apply.

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, Wood-stock. Hand In Hand is dedicated to community growth and devel-opment in Woodstock and the surrounding communities. We have different dinner themes weekly.

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.

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 Woodstock Union Middle and High School, Bridgewater Village School, and Reading Elemen-tary School with positive adult role models from the community. We have more students than we have mentors available. We are inter-ested in having mentors of all ages and of a variety of backgrounds.
To learn more about the Shining Light Mentoring Program, con-tact Krystal Waite at Ottauquechee Community Partnership, 32 Pleasant Street, (802) 457-2679 or via e-mail at kwaite@ocpvt.org or visit www.ocpvt.org.

Caregiver Referrals
Requests for referrals to in-home caregivers should be directed to the Community Care Coordinator, Susan Jantos. She can be reached at her office in the Ottauquechee Health Center at (802) 457-3030 ext 203.
Grants are available to help qualified families in the greater Woodstock area pay for critical short-term assistance while they seek longer-term solutions to health-related problems.

Thompson Center Services
The Thompson Center offers various activities and classes throughout the week. Call the Thompson Center at (802) 457-3277 or visit www.thompsonseniorcenter.org for more information.
Medical and 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 Jen Bloch at (802) 457-3277 in advance to sign up and for more information.
Memoir Club, ongoing on Thursdays @ 1:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

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 devel-opment through a variety of activities and events. This group is youth-led, not adult-led. Contact Dale F. Pushee at (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 profes-sional positions to the most basic services, from hourly to full time. Check out the WJB at www.woodstockjobbank.org or call coordina-tor Elizabeth Craib at (802) 457-3835, Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Or stop in — we’re located on the second floor of the Woodstock Town Hall. The service is free.

Historical Society Dana Library
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.

Zack’s Place Enrichment Center
Zack’s Place (ZP) is a community enrichment center. Our mis-sion 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 Mon-day through Friday from 12:20 p.m. – 5 p.m., that includes art, dance, music, exercise, life skills and more. We are always in need of volun-teers, including those with computer skills, educational skills, artistic and that can work well with people. Call (802) 457-5868 for more information or email us at zacksplace1@gmail.com.

Purple Crayon and Artistree Events
ArtisTree Community Arts Center and Purple Crayon Productions are offering spring and summer classes in art and music programs for children and adults. For our class list or to register, call Tayo at (802) 457-3500, email info@artistreevt.org or visit www.artistreevt.org and www.purplecrayonproductions.org.
Ongoing Drop-in Classes include: Arts for Tots (2-4 yrs) Wednesdays; 10-11am. Class combines music, movement, free play and art into an hour of quality time and creative entertainment for everyone.
After-School Open Art (5-10 yrs) Thursdays; 3-5pm. This is a block of supervised; loosely structured time where school aged children can explore, create and have a blast with a wide variety of art materials. Teen Open Studio (13-18 yrs) Tuesdays; 3-5pm. Each student is encouraged to work on projects of their choice. This class is unstructured but the instructor will monitor, help direct and prob-lem solve with each student. Major Mess (All Ages)One Saturday a month between 10am-Noon. (see website for dates). Arts and Activi-ties for the Whole Family! Visit website/s for more classes and work-shops registering now!

Woodstock Telephone Directory
The directory will be distributed in August/September 2011. White page listings have been purchased from Fairpoint Communications so should confirm correct listing. Anyone having changes or addi-tions or just wish to confirm listing contact Judy Wiggin at (802) 295-2336 or email jlane814@gmail.com by June 1. NOTE: numerous errors in last years purchased listings email asap. Also if interested in purchasing space in the yellow pages contact Judy by June 1.

Rainbow Accepting Registrations
Rainbow Playschool is now accepting registrations for summer and fall enrollment for children ages 18 months-PreK. Spaces are available Mondays through Fridays. Contact director Dawn Gieseke at (802) 457-3629 or email rainbowwcps@myfairpoint.net for more information.

BARNARD
Book Club Meeting

Book Club meets again Wednesday June 1st at 7 p.m. to discuss “Twin” by Allen Shawn. Mary, Allen’s twin, is suddenly removed and placed in a residence for autistic kids. In the 1950′s little was known about autism, and the wrenching separation creates life-long trauma to the whole family. Though their lives were so extraordinarily differ-ent, Shawn acknowledges the similarities and bonds that forever connect the twins. Club discussions are open to all, so join us for tea and talk at the Danforth Library in Barnard. (Heads up! July 6th we meet to discuss “The Translator” by Daoud Hari, a short but powerful story of Darfur.)

Call For Book Participants
Filmmaker and Barnard resident Tara Wray is working on putting together a book of informal portraits of the entire population of Bar-nard. 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, con-tact Wray at 802-457-3465 or e-mail wraywrayt@yahoo.com.

Playgroup At Danforth Library
New playgroup is now meeting on Friday mornings from 10 a.m.- noon in the Danforth Public Library. This is a parent-run gathering that will include a story, activity and snack. Families with infants through pre-K welcome for social time and community support. A second playgroup time possibly forming earlier in the week if there’s enough interest. For more info call Linda at (802) 234-6980.

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.

Swimming Lessons Offered
Barnard Academy is one again offering swimming lessons at Sil-ver Lake. Session one: July 5-15 and Session two: July 18-29. Call Deb Wood for application/questions. Benefits the BEES.

BRIDGEWATER
Bingo Held At Bridgewater Grange

Bingo – Saturday nights, Bridgewater Grange, Route 100A. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., games begin at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments available.

Historical Society Meetings
The Bridgewater Historical Society meets the last Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Old Brick Schoolhouse, Located at 12 North Bridgewater Road. All welcome.

Volunteer Heritage Weaving Studio
The Heritage Weaving Studio located on the 2nd floor of the Bridgewater Mill is welcoming volunteers and apprentices. The pro-gram is free and run by a group of volunteers – expert weavers and novices alike – who carry on this centuries-old weaving craft on gen-erously donated looms, some of them historic. The goal of the pro-gram is to revive the art of rag-rug weaving by using recycled cloth-ing and fabrics from The Bridgewater Sustainable Earth Foundation Thrift Store, a not-for profit organization committed to providing opportunities for environmental initiatives, historic preservation and sustainable living. Studio hours: Thursday, Friday, Sunday from 11 a.m – 3 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. For more information and to schedule school visits call: (802) 672-1990.

Bridgewater Congregational Meetings
There will be an Overeaters Anonymous Meeting Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at the Bridgewater Congregational Church on Route 4 in Bridgewater. Sunday: 6:00 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Bridgewater Congregational Church, Route 4, Bridgewater.

Thrift Store 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.

Underground Youth Group
Underground – Break The Chains, Music, games and grub held Tuesday nights from 6 p.m. -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 informa-tion call (802) 779-3838.

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

EAST BARNARD
Community Club Meetings

The East Barnard Community Club will on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 7 p.m. at the East Barnard Hall or in members’ homes. Call (802) 763-8819 for location or for information regarding club activities. New members are always welcome to attend.

HARTLAND
Events at the Hartland Public Library

Hartland Public Library, P.O. Box 137: 153 US Highway 5, Hart-land, VT 05048. 802-436-2473 hartlanddir@vermontel.net – www.HartlandLibraryVT.org
Tues: 10-6, Wed: 12-8, Thurs: 12-8, Fri: 10-6 and Sat: 9-2
Thursdays, through June 9 – 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Community Reading and Discussion Group: Healthy kids, healthy planet. This 6 part course offers people strategies for navigating the consumer culture bombarding youth and families. Participants meet weekly to discuss selected articles and consider personal choices as they relate to society as a whole. The first topic in the series is “Cultural Pressures.” Course books are available right now.

Hartland Farm Fest With Governor
The fourth annual Hartland Farm Fest will take place on Sunday, May 29, 2011 from 11 AM – 3 PM at the Hartland Recreation grounds, located on VT Route 12, one mile north of I-91, Exit 9. The Hartland Farm Fest is a celebration of local farms, food and arts. All are welcome. No admission charge.
This year over thirty local producers and farmers will be displaying their local products, plants and animals. There will be an abundance of local food and music, pony and wagon rides, traditional children’s activities and a raffle with great prizes. Demonstrations will feature traditional farming skills. Many of the participating farms have been handed down in families for generations while others are relatively new, diversified enterprises promoting value-added products such as Cobb Hill artisan cheese, Solstice Seeds, and several CSA’s (com-munity supported agriculture). VT Governor Peter Shumlin will be speaking at 2 PM.

Hartland Memorabilia On Display
The Hartland Historical Society Museum displays Hartland memo-rabilia at its Route 12 location in Hartland Three Corners on Mon-days, 1-4 p.m. and Fridays, 9-11 a.m. Call (802) 436-1703.

Events Held At Hartland Library
See our website for details. Free (donations welcome).
Hartland Public Library, P.O. Box 137, 153 US Highway 5, Hart-land, VT 05048. 802-436-2473 hartlanddir@vermontel.net or www.HartlandLibraryVT.org.
Baby-Toddler Story time continues on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Sto-ries, finger plays and songs for infants to age 2 and their caregivers.
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.

VT Humanities Council To Meet
A Vermont Humanities Council event will be hosted by the Hartland Public Library. The group meets one 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
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. The Center will be open from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

PLMOUTH/LUDLOW
Openings for History Enthusiasts

Could you spare some mornings during May, June, September, and October to explore the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site in Plymouth, VT with students? If so, consider volunteering as a docent for the Coolidge Foundation’s History Exploration Programs. Docents receive informational materials and training and also learn the details of leading groups by shadowing experienced docents. Dates are known well in advance and docents have the option of choosing the dates that work for them. Docents also assist at special events. Consider joining the front lines of the Coolidge Founda-tion’s Education Program by becoming a docent. Contact Education Director, Diane Kemble at education@calvin-coolidge.org or by calling the office at 802-672-3389. We’d love to have your involve-ment. Thank you.

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 screening, call the Rutland-Windsor Supervisory Union at (802) 228-7785.

Plymouth Republicans Needed
We are in need of your help. Volunteer to be a “Justice of the Peace.” This is an immediate appointment. The Governor will make these changes now. Call Republican Town Chair Richard North at 228-8354 or contact Rachel Lynds at the Plymouth Town Clerk’s office at (802) 672-3243.

SEVCA Offers Textile Recycling
SEVCA offers textile recycling at Plymouth, Ludlow and Cavend-ish recycling/transfer stations. Look for the little red sheds and do-nate 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 assis-tance to area residents in need, as well as support coordinating with outside sources of funding. Concerns can be addressed to one of the Memory Tree Committee members: Al Poirier 228-3308, Naomi Moyer 672-5233, Elaine Gambone 672-3493, Margo Marrone 228-5114, or by writing to Plymouth Memory Tree, PO Box 47, Plymouth, VT 05056. All information will be kept strictly confidential.

POMFRET
Pomfret School Helps Food Shelf

The Pomfret School Leadership Team has a collection box in the foyer of the school. It will be there the whole school year. Bring in The Food Shelf needs things like spaghetti sauce, pasta, canned food and diapers. Make sure none of the food is expired. We would be very grateful if you could donate to the food shelf. The Pomfret School Leadership team will deliver it to our local food shelf regu-larly. Help the needy by donating to the food shelf.

Readying For Kindergarten
The Pomfret School is beginning to make plans for next year’s kindergarten. If you have a child who will be ready for kindergarten in the fall, call The Pomfret School at (802) 457-2067.

QUECHEE/UPPER VALLEY
Ongoing Events At VINS Nature Center

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

Hartford Historical Society Open House
The Hartford Historical Society will be hosting a regular Open House at the Garipay House, located at 1461 Maple Street, Hartford Village starting in May on the 1st Tuesday of the month from 6-8 pm (through Oct.) and the 2nd Sunday of the month from 1:30-4 p.m. (through Sept.) Visits can also be arranged by appointment. Items from the Society’s collection are on display and volunteers are avail-able to answer any questions. For more information call Pat Stark at (802) 295-3077 days.

Women’s Barbershop Chorus
Valley Chords Women’s Barbershop Chorus rehearsals are held Wednesdays at 6:45 p.m. in Hartford. Call Darlene at (802) 649-2656 for more information or visit our website at www.valley-chords.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.

Volunteer At WISE Training
Become part of the WISE direct service team through WISE Vol-unteer Advocate Training. The WISE 24-hour, toll-free crisis line is available to victims of domestic and sexual violence, thanks to e-pathetic 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
Chandler Gallery Call to Area Artists

Chandler Gallery’s Area Artist Show will take place from May 28 – July 10. Work from artists will be accepted on Tuesday, May 24 from 3 – 7 pm and Wednesday, May 25 from 9 am -12 noon. The opening reception for artists will be held on Saturday, May 28 from 7 – 9 pm and the artists and community are invited to come enjoy the wide diversity of art on display and participate in this vital gallery tradition.
This year’s exhibit theme is “eARTh”. Artists may submit up to three pieces in any size or media. There is a small participation fee of $10 to cover advertising and reception expenses. Chandler takes a 30 percent commission on any work that is sold. Works may be submitted that are not for sale. All work should all be framed or sub-mitted in a way that allows them to be easily hung or dis-played. Please do not submit works that have been shown at the Chandler Gallery in the past. Gallery hours are Thursday 4-6 pm, Saturday and Sunday 1 – 3 pm. For more information, please contact Betsy Cantlin at 802-431-0204 or outreach@chandler-arts.org. www.chandler-arts.org

Events Held At Chandler For May
The Next Generation will be held Friday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m.
For further information and Ticket info call (802) 728-6464 or www.chandlerarts.org

READING
Public Library Looking For Volunteers

The Reading Public Library is looking for folks who’d like to volun-teer 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 (802) 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 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. and Thursdays from 4 p.m. -6 p.m. Call Dianne Bennett at (802) 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.

WINDSOR
Writing Group Therapy

Writing Group for those touched by Cancer and other Life-Threatening Illnesses – Thursdays, June 9 – July 14th 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Windsor Public Library 43 State Street, Windsor, VT. No prior writing experience needed! Space is limited. Please contact the Norris Cotton Cancer Center to register for this free class: 800-639-6918 or cancersupport@blitz.hitchcock.org

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 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. until 8 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. For information or questions, call the library at (802) 674-2556.

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