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Bag Sales at Worn Again

Saxtons River:
The Worn Again Thrift Shop at St. Edmunds Catholic Church on Main Street is having a $3 Bag Sale on Saturday. The shop has a variety of women's, men's and children's clothing, and footwear. Jewelry is not included in the bag sale. The shop hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

All About Vermont

Brattleboro:
On Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Positive Geek will be hosting an event called "All About Vermont," featuring products about Vermont, or those made in the Green Mountain state. Learn more about the state and its history. This celebration is free and open to the public.

Collector Club show

Brattleboro:
The Tri Town Collectors Club will hold a Coin, Comic Book, Sports Card and Postcard Show at the Brattleboro Holiday Inn Express on Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Many dealers and collectors from the tri-state area meet monthly for a scholarship auction, coupled with a daylong series of hobby activities that is packed with fun for the whole family. Besides the usual offerings of coins, currency, Comic books and sports cards, there will be a special quiz for collectors at the coin club table. Other door prizes will also be available for hobbyist of all ages. There is no admission charge and anyone wishing to set up a card table to sell their material may do so by calling Joe Fuller at 802-379-2353.

Yankee humorist Fred Marple

Winchester:
The Winchester Historical Society presents Yankee humorist Fred Marple's "Guide to New England (for Locals and People from Away)". Marple's "A Guide to New England" will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, at the Town Hall in Winchester. Tickets are $10 in advance at Kathryn's Florist, Main Street, Winchester, Thayer Library in Ashuelot, or at the door. For a preview of the show visit fredmarple.com online.

Hike to Prospect Hill

Dummerston:
Join arborist Jonathan Royce on this short hike of moderate difficulty to Dummerston's Town Forest on Saturday, at 10 a.m. Prospect Hill is also known as Blueberry Hill. Enjoy magnificent views to the east, south and west. Learn about local nature using the new Prospect Hill Trail guide, available at the start of trail. This new guide was developed by the Dummerston School 5th graders. Meet at the Dummerston Town office parking lot at 1523 Middle Rd. The hike is about two hours. Great for families. Bring snacks and/or lunch. Contact Mary Ellen Copeland at 802-257-0012 or info@dummerstonconservation.com for more information.

Creative Writing Group

Brattleboro:
The Brattleboro Creative Writing Group will meet on Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Brooks Memorial Library, Meeting room (top floor). Bring original work to read and discuss. Newcomers welcome.Brooks Memorial Library, Meeting Room (top floor).

Centennial Party

Dummerston:
The 100th birthday party for Green Mountain Camp for Girls will be held on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., rain or shine. It will held at the camp, 565 Green Mountain Camp Rd. Registration info at greenmountaincamp.com/centennial-campaign.

State Treasurer

Putney:
The Putney Huddle, a political action group in Putney, has invited state Treasurer Beth Pearce to speak with the group and take question on Sunday, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Putney Public Library.

Community Circle Dance

Brattleboro:
There will be a Community Circle Dance on Sunday, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., at Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St. Led by Gene Podhurst. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. Donations appreciated. Information: Parker Huber 802-257-9108, or Mary Ellen Cannon, 603-631-0768 or online at brattleborocircledance.org.

Youth at BrattRock Lounge

Brattleboro:
Musicians and music fans 18 and under are invited to the BrattRock Lounge on Sunday at the newly renovated Brattleboro Boys and Girls Club from 3 to 7 p.m. Participation is free. Schedule: 3 to 4 p.m. Workshop/Discussion: Ins, Outs, Ups, and Downs of Being in a Band; 4 to 5 p.m. hang out/chill/jam time; 5 to 7 p.m. youth open mic and pizza party. Registration required at brattrock.org.

BSD Summer Dances

Brattleboro:
The BSD Dance Company presents "Summer Dances" outside at 7 p.m. on Sunday at the Rotary Ampitheater Stage located in Memorial Park. Contact rhmusic10@gmail.com or 802-254 6884 for more information. Tickets are $10 general admission and can be purchased on site a half hour before the show.

Raptors at the Library

Bellows Falls:
On Monday, Aug. 14 at 5 p.m. meet some of Vermont's birds of prey with the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum. Live hawks, owls and falcons will be on hand for a face-to-face exploration of what it takes to be a raptor. All programs are free and open to the public and you don't need to have a library card to take part. The library will continue serving lunch until Aug. 16; youth 18 and younger eat for free. There are no sign-ups or registration required. However, do let the Library know that you'll be coming so enough lunches can be ordered. For more information about this or any other youth program call the library at 802-463-4270, email youthservices@rockinghamlibrary.org, go online to rockinghamlibrary.org/srp, or stop by the Library at 65 Westminster St.

Camera Club meeting

Brattleboro:
The Brattleboro Camera Club will meet Aug. 14, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Vermont Center for Photography. The guest speaker will be Tom Singleton as he discusses his latest project about the Eastern State Penitentiary. Submit/bring photos (5-10) on a project for club feedback. The event is free and open to the public.

Firebuilding class

Guilford:
A class on how to lay a fire and then use it, will happen on Aug. 16 at 5 p.m., at the Guilford Free Library. Oscar Shaw and his dad, John, will show how to lay a fire, and then use it to roast hot dogs and marshmallows. Children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult. No charge. 802-254-6545 for information.

Blood drive

Newfane:
The annual West River Valley Community American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 1 to 6 p.m. at the NewBrook Fire Department on Route 30. Blood donors are encouraged to pre-schedule an appointment by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2727). Walk-ins are welcome but priority is given to donors with appointments. Donor ID is required on Blood Drive Day.

Brattleboro

Artist Talk:
There will be an artist talk with Nathalie Miebach on Thursday, Aug. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St. In conjunction with the exhibit "Lost Porches," artist Miebach discusses her use of basket-weaving as a means of deepening our understanding of extreme weather. Admission is free.

Talk about Books

Guilford:
This month's book is "Saturday" by Ian McEwan. Go to guilfordfreelibrary.blogspot.com for information about the book. The talk will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Guilford Free Library. Copies are available at the library. No charge. Call 802-254-5561 for information.

A Meditative Vigil of Lovingkindness

Brattleboro:
Post Oil Solutions will host a silent vigil of lovingkindness on Friday, Aug. 18, 5 to 6 p.m., at Wells Fountain. Join in providing a meditative presence for the loving, compassionate society we are seeking. All are welcome to join us for a few minutes or for the entire hour. These silent vigils will be held under a banner that reads "May All Beings Be Free Of Pain And Suffering, May All Beings Know Peace And Happiness." We will stand, sit or kneel. Bring a chair, cushion, or mat. For more information, or to be part of a contact list that will inform people of future Lovingkind Vigils, please include a name, e-mail address, and phone number to: bereal@vermontel.net or 802-869-2141.

Live Music with Tom Carroll

Dover:
Tom Carroll will be performing live music at Fairways Restaurant from 5 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 19. Soak up the gorgeous views of Mount Snow and surrounding mountains in a casual atmosphere with great food, daily specials, and plenty of drink options. Details at mountsnow.com/events/calendar/tom-carroll4.

History Fair

Newfane:
Step back in time at the Sixth Biennial Windham County History Fair on Saturday, Aug. 19 from 9 to 4. Held on the Historic Newfane Common, the Fair is a festival of vintage exhibits, demonstrations and historic tours featuring Windham County's rich heritage. Special exhibits by the Vermont Archaeology Society, the Vermont Historical Society, along with exhibits by many of Windham County's Historical Societies, will feature pre-European and 18th, 19th and early 20th century life in Windham County. Admission is free. Questions? Contact: info@historicalsocietyofwindhamcounty.org. For an updated schedule of events, see the Historical Society's website historicalsocietyofwindhamcounty.org.

Literary Festival Workshops

Brattleboro:
The Brattleboro Literary Festival's Writing Workshops are back. Learn to write by taking workshops sponsored by the Brattleboro Literary Festival, Saturday, Aug. 19. For both aspiring writers and seasoned pros looking for a jolt of new inspiration, the Brattleboro Lit Fest is offering two workshops with award winning professional writers Tim Weed and Suzanne Kingsbury. Weed will teach "Writing Immersive Fiction" from 9 a.m to 12 p.m. on how to hook a reader's interest and keep it to the last page. Kingsbury offers "Finding Your Genius on the Page" from 1 to 4 p.m. The workshops are limited to eight students and each cost $75. For more information: brattleboroliteraryfestival.org/events/category/workshops.

Fear of Singing program

Bellows Falls:
Nancy Salwen, of The Fear of Singing Breakthrough Program, is offering a full-day singing workshop/retreat for adults and teens, with a special focus on beginners called, "Fear of Singing: Learn to Sing Even If You Think You Can't Carry a Tune." The workshop will take place on Sunday, Aug. 20, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Stone Church Center. Registration is required. To sign up or learn more, contact Nancy at 603-721-1492, nancy@salwen.net or through her website FearOfSinging.com.

New Moon Circle

Putney:
Join Pam Ciampi, certified professional astrologer for the first meeting of an ongoing series of New Moon Circles at the Putney Public Library. The first New Moon Circle on Monday, Aug. 21 at 7 p.m., will celebrate the total solar eclipse. To find out what moon phase you were born under please bring your birth date, birth time and birthplace with you to the New Moon Circle. To learn more about Pam's work, visit her website at pciampi-astrology.com. Putney Public Library is located at 55 Main St. This event is free and open to the public.

Seniors meeting

Chester:
Come join the Chester Senior Citizens Club for their monthly luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 21, at the Chester Congregational Church on Main Street. Outdoor games are planned, if weather permits, but bring your nickels for Bingo in case of rain. Bring a place setting, and, if possible, a dish to share, and a friend. If a ride is needed call Georgia 802-875-6242.

Writers for Recovery reading

Brattleboro:
The Brattleboro Retreat and Turning Point of Windham County will be presenting "Sharing Our Stories: A Writers for Recovery Public Reading," on Monday, Aug. 21, at the Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. The reading will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

All-Star Haitian Dance Band

Brattleboro:
Lakou Mizik, All-Star Haitian Dance Band, will be playing on Aug. 24, from 7 to 10 p.m. at 118 Elliot St. Described as Haiti's "Buena Vista Social Club" by The New York Times, Lakou Mizik's unique blend of traditional vodou music with modern pop/soul styles and high energy shows have earned them fans around the world. Tickets $10-$20 sliding scale, available online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lakou-mizik-from-haiti-tickets-36630621174, at Everyone's Books, and at the door. For more info, contact: Zach Niles 415-531-8861, zachniles@gmail.com.




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