Around Windham County



Bellows Falls Drop-In Center: Open Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Our Place Drop-In Center, 4 Island St., Bellows Falls. 9-10:30 a.m., free breakfast; 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., food pantry open, except during lunch; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free lunch. Day shelter, shower, fax, phone, food pantry. Information: 802-463-2217.

Brattleboro Area Drop In Center: Open Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 60 South Main St., Brattleboro. Food Shelf Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Tuesday 1-4 p.m. for seniors only. Day shelter, shower, fax, phone, food shelf. Information 802-257-5415.

Food Shelf Open: 6-7 p.m., Putney Community Center, Christian Square, Putney. Information or to donate: 802-387-8551.


Boys & Girls Club: 3-6 p.m., 17 Flat St., Brattleboro. Programs, activities, special events and use of facilities available for 10-18 year olds. 5:30 p.m., Free dinner. 6-8 p.m., Older youth drop-in, 15-22 years old. Information: 802-254-5990.

Community Playgroup: 10-11:30 a.m., at Twin Valley Elementary School, Wilmington. For ages 0-5 and their caregivers. Snack provided. Information: Early Education Services, 802-254-3742 ext. 111.

Playgroup: 10-11:30 a.m., Athens Community Church. Free and open to ages 0-5. Led by Early Education Outreach Coordinator. Information: 802-258-1673.

Playgroup: 9:30 to 11 a.m., Townshend Public Library, 1971 Route 30. For all children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. This program is sponsored by Early Education Services. For more information contact Sandy Stark at 802-254-3742 or

Preschool Story Time: 9:30 a.m., Vernon Free Library. Every other week, call for schedule: 802-257-0150.

Preschool Playgroup: 9:30-11 a.m., Saxtons River Elementary School, in the gym. Birth to age 5. For children and their parents or caregivers. Snacks, stories and seasonally-themed activities. Information: Tracy Binet-Perrin, 603-762-5069.

Storytime: 11 a.m., Guilford Free Library. Cathi Wilken or Laura Lawson Tucker present a program of songs, fingerplays, books and activities for babies, toddlers and older siblings. No charge. Information: 802-254-6545.

EES playgroup: Whitingham Free Public Library, Jacksonville, Tuesdays 10-11:3 a.m. Parents and children ages 0-5 are welcome to join us for crafts and play and with Naomi from Early Education Services. For more information please call 368-7506.

Windham County Activities for Youth: See the Youth Services' H.E.Y.! Help Empower Youth! guide to after school and other activities and programs at


Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic:
5-6:30 p.m., 81 Belmont Ave. Free health care to those without health insurance. Every Tuesday.

Meditation Sittings: Vermont Insight Meditation Center, 7-7:45 a.m., in the Neighbor's Hall at Solar Hill, 229 Western Ave., Brattleboro. Information and cancellations: Drew, 802-257-1213.

Meditation: 7-8 p.m. every Tuesday, Putney Friends Meeting House, Route 5, Putney. Awakening Through Love, weekly mediation group. Teaching followed by guided meditation. All welcome. Led by Julie Forsythe, a Guiding Teacher in the Foundation for Active Compassion. Handicapped accessible.


Table Tennis: The Brattleboro Area Table Tennis Club will be meeting Tuesday nights on the third floor of the Gibson Aiken Center 6 and 8:30 p.m. through April 26. Players of all skill levels are encouraged to attend. The club will have open games and will occasionally provide lessons. Kids welcome on the first Tuesday of the month. For more information, call Sandy Shriver at 802-257-7244, ext. 114 or email The cost per night is $2 for Brattleboro residents and $3 for non-residents or there is a new 10-session punch card available for $20 and $45.

Technology help: The Putney Public Library, located at 55 Main St., is offering free technology help at two different times each week. On Tuesday mornings from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., people can make a one-on-one appointment with Ray Hussey, a library volunteer. Two one-hour time slots are available, one at 11 a.m. and one at noon. Librarian Emily Zervas is also available on Fridays at noon for one-hour slots for computer help. Both are trained in assisting patrons with use of the library's downloadable audiobook and ebook services. While downloadable ebook and audiobook borrowing requires a Putney Public Library card, the technology assistance program is free and open to anyone, regardless of where they live. Call the Library for more information or to make an appointment: 802-387-4407 or email:

Yoga Locally: 5-6:30 p.m., 118 Elliot, Brattleboro. Yoga classes to benefit the Brattleboro community. All levels vigorous Vinyasa with live music! $5-15 suggested donation goes to The Women's Freedom Center, Turning Point of Windham County, The Boys & Girls Club of Brattleboro and Groundworks Shelter. Information:, Yoga Locally on Facebook or contact Laura Tabachnick - or 802-579-6613.


Strength Training for Seniors: 9:30 a.m., Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Cost: $3 per class; $5 for two. Instructor: Cyndy Gray. Works on building strength on all major muscle groups followed by stretch and relaxation. Information: 802-257-7570.

Gentle Yoga for Seniors: 4-5:30 p.m., Putney Cares Activities Barn, 54 Kimball Hill Road, Putney. Tuesdays. Cost: $12 per class. Classes focus on flexibility, balance, and peace of mind. Information: 802-387-5593.


Augustine (SLAA) Fellowship:
Tuesdays 7-8:30 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Tyler Conference Room. Information: 802-236-0096 or

Bereaved Parents Support Group: 4:30-6:00 p.m., first and third Tuesdays, at Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St. Brattleboro. Information: 802-257-0775.

Bereavement Support: Brattleboro Area Hospice, Brattleboro. For anyone grieving the death of a loved one. Information: 802-257-0775.

Caregivers Support Group: 1-2:30 p.m., Conference Room B, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave. Second and fourth Tuesday each month. Information: Ryan Murphy, 802-257-0775, ext. 106; or Anne Meyer, 802-257-8246 at BMH.

Dedicated Dads Making a Difference: 9:30-11 a.m., Early Education Services, 130 Birge St., Brattleboro. Free fathers support group. Child care provided. Information: Dave 802-254-3742, ext. 127.

Mothers' Circle: A peer-led gathering for mothers with infants up to 12-months old, is held at the Winston Prouty Center for Child Development in Brattleboro on Tuesdays from 10:45 a.m. to noon. Mothers' Circle is confidential and led by a MotherWoman certified facilitator, and offers space to discuss the challenges of being a parent and the realities of motherhood. Free childcare for older siblings is provided, please call ahead if needed. There is no fee and light refreshments will be available. For any questions please call Amanda Pizzollo at 802-251-2102. Mothers' Circle is sponsored by the Winston Prouty Center for Child Development, It Takes a Village, the Brattleboro Retreat, and the Vermont Department of Health.

Easy Does It: 6 p.m., Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro. AA Beginners' meeting. Information: 802-257-5801.

Nar-Anon Family Groups: 7-8:30 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave., Meeting Room B, Brattleboro. Anyone suspecting a problem of drug abuse in their home with a loved one or friend may find this support to be very helpful. Meets every Tuesday. Information: Susan, 802-345-4145.

Overeaters Anonymous: 7-8 p.m., Tuesdays, Turning Point, corner of Elm and Frost streets, Brattleboro. Information: Jain, 802-251-0331.

Paths to Recovery Al-Anon: 6:30-7:30 p.m., every Tuesday, Deerfield Valley Health Center, junction Rte. 9 West and Rte. 100 South, Wilmington.


Hospice Thrift Shop:
10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Experienced Goods Thrift Shop for Brattleboro Area Hospice, 77 Flat St., Brattleboro. Selling quality clothing, books, housewares, furniture and more. Seeking donations, 802-254-5200.

West Townshend Thrift Shop: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon.-Sat., second floor, above, West Townshend Post Office, Route 30. Sponsored by The West River Community Project. Community closet with large selection of men's, women's and children's clothing, footwear; housewares, books, movies and toys.


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