BUHS Music Club Offers Collection Service for Merry Multi-Christmas Trees
BRATTLEBORO — The Music Department of Brattleboro Union High School is once again offering the Merry Mulch Christmas Tree Collection Service to Brattleboro residents.
Now in its 31st year, the program is endorsed by the Vermont Department of Agriculture and the New Hampshire/Vermont Christmas Tree Association. For a $10 donation, band and chorus members will transport an undecorated tree from their home to a community garden in West Brattleboro, where they will chop the tree into mulch for gardeners to use.
Since the town does not pick up trees on the street, this service saves residents the trouble of transporting trees themselves. Three Saturday pickup days are offered: January 7th, 14th and 21st. All pickups must be pre-arranged at least 2 days prior to desired date by calling one of the following numbers: 802-579-2362 or 408-693-4588. Proceeds will help fund a spring trip to New York City.
Genealogy groups discuss DNA testing and genealogy
BELLOWS FALLS — The Windham County Genealogical Interest Group will meet at the Rockingham Library and Zoom on Saturday, January 7, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. The focus of this conference is DNA test results and genealogy.
According to event organizers, DNA testing companies are holding holiday sales to heavily promote their products. Those testing for the first time have more potential than before. The test company also made changes to their website. This meeting will focus on how to get the most out of the test results and discuss how to take advantage of the features offered on his website for each company.
To enroll in the program or share questions about your DNA test results, visit bit.ly/696-genes. A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants. The meeting is free and open to anyone interested in family history. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior lunch served at Damaston
DUMMERSTON — Evening Star Grange and Senior Solutions will host the New Year’s First Senior Lunch on Wednesday, January 11th at Grange Hall at the Damerston Centre. In-house dining is served at noon, with takeout available from 11:30. The am and 1pm menus include meatloaf, vegetarian meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, marinated carrots, and pineapple upside-down cake desserts.
Reservations for this meal are highly recommended to ensure adequate food for all. Interested diners should call The Grange at 802-254-1138 with their name, phone Please leave the number of meals. If you are over 60, he recommends donating $3, and if you are younger, he recommends $4. Everyone is welcome.
Clift Leads Writing Workshop at Putney Library
PUTNEY — Author and journalist Elayne Clift will host an online writing workshop sponsored by Putney Public Library this January.
What do heroic literary figures like King Arthur and Harry Potter, or real-life figures like Harriet Tubman and Harriet Beecher Stowe have in common? They all have great stories to tell. increase. But it’s more than an exciting story: each of them has gone on a quintessential journey full of adventure, risk, and ultimately reward.
As they try to find meaning in a complex world, these characters and real-life figures are forever changed by experiences that include mentors, villains, clowns, and other archetypes. , participants explore their own archetypal journeys and improve their writing skills while reaching the Golden Fleece of life. You have to be ready to embrace and participate.
A Vermont Council for the Humanities Scholar, Clift is an award-winning writer and journalist, writing workshop leader, and adjunct lecturer. Her work has been widely anthologyed and has appeared in numerous publications internationally.Regular columnist for several New England newspapers and blogs, including Commonsand reviewers of New York Journal of Booksshe has contributed to various publications and regularly contributes to art scope magazine.
The workshop will be held online on Tuesday, January 10th from 7-8:30pm.
Guildford Park Project Launches 60-Day Race, Raises $20,000
Guildford — Starter Pistol has been laid off for a 60-day race to raise an additional $20,000 for the construction of Guildford Community Park, according to the Guildford Park Commission. The Commission has been working on a plan to build a park behind the Guildford Country Store, alongside the Guildford Community Church in the heart of Guildford’s Algiers village for over a year now.
Their vision of a park would include green spaces, pavilions, a walking maze, a children’s playground with slides and swings, a basketball half court and net, and a fire pit.
If community members and businesses donate $20,000 by February 28, the park will receive a matching $40,000 Vermont Community Development Better Places Program grant. of the organizer.
Rowley said the park’s vision is a place where community members of all ages can socialize and nurture the community by sharing recreational experiences. Artistically designed large, wood-framed pavilions accommodate community events such as concerts, weddings, family reunions, and many other activities. Inspired by the ancient mystics and using his classic 7-circuit design used in Europe and America, a labyrinth is set on the ground for a “meditative walk”.
The plan has received approval and the blessing of the Act 250 process, the commission said. Currently, the only thing preventing the park from being completed is his $20,000, which must be raised within a tight deadline. To donate, visit Patronicity.com/GCP or mail a check to Community Collaborative for Guilford (CC4G), 475E Coolidge Hwy, Guilford, VT 05301 and mention Guilford Community Park (GCP) in the memo line. please. Donations are fully tax deductible. For more information, call 802)-579-4572 or email email@example.com.
Weekly chess club kicks off at RFPL
Bellows Falls — Rockingham Free Public Library will host a weekly chess club led by Mike Sora. We welcome players of all levels. If you are interested, please contact Sola (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your wishes for 1 day and his 2 hours. When you get a reply, Sola will set the schedule.
Available days and times are Monday from 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Wednesday, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.and Fridays, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Rec. Birthday Party Reservation Department
BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department would like to announce that the skating rink and Gibson-Aiken Center are now accepting reservations for birthday parties. For more information or to book a party, please call the Gibson Aiken Center Main Office at 802-254-5808.
Skating rink birthday parties can be booked during scheduled public skating hours. The price includes admission for 10 children, 10 rental skates, a birthday cake and a private room for parties. The cost is $120.
Birthday parties at the Gibson Aiken Center can be booked on Saturday from 3:00pm to 5:00pm (including set-up and tear-down time). Fees include cake, basketball, kickball, wiffle ball sets and bases, and use of the large conference room for cakes and snacks. Recommended party size is 10-12 people. The cost is $120.