2018-03-21 / Rockingham

LOCAL HAPPENINGS

UNTIL JUNE

SAXTONS RIVER ART GUILD EXHIBITS CHANGE - Janet Moore, of West Chesterfield NH will exhibit of her water-color and oil paintings at the People’s United Bank in Chester, VT. The exhibit is free of charge and may be seen during regular business hours.

Vermont artist, Carolyn Allbee will have an exhibit of her paintings at the River Valley Credit Union in Townsend, Vermont. The show is free of charge.

Members of the Saxtons River Art Guild will change their ongoing group exhibit at Rockingham Medical Group in Bellows Falls, VT and Ramuntos in Brattleboro, VT to welcome the coming of Spring! The Saxtons River Art Guild is a non-profit devoted to the advancement and encouragement of the fine arts. The group includes members throughout the Conn. River Valley.


TUESDAY, APRIL 3

POETRY OPEN MIC - The Rockingham Library is hosting a Poetry Open Mic at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3. Read an original or a favorite poem by another poet. All ages are welcome to participate or be a part of the audience to support these brave souls. Readers should come prepared to read up to five poems. To begin,each person will read one poem. Depending on the number of participants, a second, third, fourth and even fifth round of reading will follow.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, go to rockinghamlibrary.org, call (802) 463-4270

ONGOING EVENTS

ROCKINGHAM

FREE TECHNOLOGY HELP — Putney Public Library is offering free technology help sessions for tablet, phone, or laptop, or to connect to the library’s free downloadable e-book or audiobooks. Two one-on-one appointment times available Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-noon or noon-1 p.m., with library volunteer Ray Hussey. Librarian Emily Zervas is also available noon-1 p.m. on Fridays for help. The technology assistance program is free and open to anyone, regardless of residence, at the library at 55 Main St. in Putney. To make an appointment, call (802) 387-4407 or email emily@putneylibrary.org.

GENEALOGY PROGRAM — Join genealogy enthusiast Wayne Blanchard on a quest to discover your family roots on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Rockingham Library. If you own a laptop, please bring it along. Many free databases available at the library. Beginners and seasoned genealogists are welcome. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call (802) 463-4270, email programming@rockinghamlibrary.org or visit www.rockinghamlibrary.org.

KNITTING CIRCLE — Wardsboro. The Weekly Knitting Circle reunites at the Wardsboro Public Library, 2:30-4 p.m. every Wednesday afternoon, weekly until springtime, weather permitting (library is closed on school snow days and major holidays). Ideas, materials, and help available. Or bring other needlework projects. All are welcome; no fee. The library is at 170 Main St. For information, visit www.wardsboropubliclibrary.com, email wardsboropubliclibrary@gmail.com or call (802) 896-6988.

MEN’S COFFEE CLUB — Men of all ages are invited to Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital for coffee and a series of casual conversations, Wednesday mornings, 8 to 9 a.m. through March 28, in the Grace Cottage Community Wellness Center (Heins Building), 133 Grafton Road, Townshend. Each week’s gathering will have a health-related theme with presentations, short videos, and time for discussion. Coffee, snacks provided. Program is free. To register or for information, call Community Health Team Outreach Coordinator Bill Monahan, (802) 365-3762.

OVEREATERS ANON — Overeaters Anonymous is a 12-step recovery program that offers fellowship and hope to those who are suffering from overeating, obesity, bulimia and anorexia. There are no fees. OA meetings are 7 p.m. Monday evenings at Parks Place, at 44 School St. in Bellows Falls. For more information, call Kathy at (802) 376-4322.

SECRETS OF HEALTHY AGING GROUP — Westminster. Group luncheon/discussion group. “Secrets of Healthy Aging” group is held every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at the Westminster Fire Station on Grout Avenue. The gathering starts at 11:30 a.m.; first hour is a conversation led by a trained facilitator; second hour is a potluck lunch. Anyone over the age of 60 from surrounding communities is welcome to join.

SENIOR CENTER MEALS — Bellows Falls Area Senior Center offers lunches for seniors from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Suggested $3.50 donation for seniors over age 60. The center is at 18 Tuttle St. in Bellows Falls. Wheelchair/walker accessible with plenty of parking. For more information, call (802) 463-3907.

TOPS MTG — Bellows Falls. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a nonprofit, non-commercial, weight loss support group, holds weekly meeting with interesting programs that touch on topics that help all in the quest for weight loss. The group shares healthy recipes for main meals and snacks. TOPS Vermont Chapter 12 meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Sacred Heart Social Center, 39 Green St. in Bellows Falls. First meeting is free. Bring a friend. For more information, visit website@www.tops.org.

WESTMINSTER FIRE & RESCUE MTGS — Meets 7 p.m. first Tuesday of every month. A combined drill is on the third Tuesday of every month; rescue training is the second Tuesday of the month. Always looking for new members. To volunteer, contact Chief Cole Streeter at 722-3178 or stop by the Firehouse any Sunday morning for an application.

AL-ANON — Does someone else’s drinking bother you? Al-Anon Family Groups for family and friends of alcoholics can help. Local weekly meeting is Wednesday, 7 p.m. – Putney, Friends Meeting House, Rte. 5 North of Basketville, next to the cemetery. For additional information, call (866) 972-5266 or visit www.vermontalanonalateen.org.

Please email calendar items to mftwmail@gmail.com. Deadline for submissions is Friday at noon.

LOCAL HAPPENINGS

ONGOING EVENTS

ROCKINGHAM

FREE TECHNOLOGY HELP — Putney Public Library is offering free technology help sessions for tablet, phone, or laptop, or to connect to the library’s free downloadable e-book or audiobooks. Two one-on-one appointment times available Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-noon or noon-1 p.m., with library volunteer Ray Hussey. Librarian Emily Zervas is also available noon-1 p.m. on Fridays for help. The technology assistance program is free and open to anyone, regardless of residence, at the library at 55 Main St. in Putney. To make an appointment, call (802) 387-4407 or email emily@putneylibrary.org.

GENEALOGY PROGRAM — Join genealogy enthusiast Wayne Blanchard on a quest to discover your family roots on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Rockingham Library. If you own a laptop, please bring it along. Many free databases available at the library. Beginners and seasoned genealogists are welcome. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call (802) 463-4270, email programming@rockinghamlibrary.org or visit www.rockinghamlibrary.org.

KNITTING CIRCLE — Wardsboro. The Weekly Knitting Circle reunites at the Wardsboro Public Library, 2:30-4 p.m. every Wednesday afternoon, weekly until springtime, weather permitting (library is closed on school snow days and major holidays). Ideas, materials, and help available. Or bring other needlework projects. All are welcome; no fee. The library is at 170 Main St. For information, visit www.wardsboropubliclibrary.com, email wardsboropubliclibrary@gmail.com or call (802) 896-6988.

MEN’S COFFEE CLUB — Men of all ages are invited to Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital for coffee and a series of casual conversations, Wednesday mornings, 8 to 9 a.m. through March 28, in the Grace Cottage Community Wellness Center (Heins Building), 133 Grafton Road, Townshend. Each week’s gathering will have a health-related theme with presentations, short videos, and time for discussion. Coffee, snacks provided. Program is free. To register or for information, call Community Health Team Outreach Coordinator Bill Monahan, (802) 365-3762.

OVEREATERS ANON — Overeaters Anonymous is a 12-step recovery program that offers fellowship and hope to those who are suffering from overeating, obesity, bulimia and anorexia. There are no fees. OA meetings are 7 p.m. Monday evenings at Parks Place, at 44 School St. in Bellows Falls. For more information, call Kathy at (802) 376-4322.

SECRETS OF HEALTHY AGING GROUP — Westminster. Group luncheon/discussion group. “Secrets of Healthy Aging” group is held every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at the Westminster Fire Station on Grout Avenue. The gathering starts at 11:30 a.m.; first hour is a conversation led by a trained facilitator; second hour is a potluck lunch. Anyone over the age of 60 from surrounding communities is welcome to join.

SENIOR CENTER MEALS — Bellows Falls Area Senior Center offers lunches for seniors from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Suggested $3.50 donation for seniors over age 60. The center is at 18 Tuttle St. in Bellows Falls. Wheelchair/walker accessible with plenty of parking. For more information, call (802) 463-3907.

TOPS MTG — Bellows Falls. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a nonprofit, non-commercial, weight loss support group, holds weekly meeting with interesting programs that touch on topics that help all in the quest for weight loss. The group shares healthy recipes for main meals and snacks. TOPS Vermont Chapter 12 meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Sacred Heart Social Center, 39 Green St. in Bellows Falls. First meeting is free. Bring a friend. For more information, visit website@www.tops.org.

WESTMINSTER FIRE & RESCUE MTGS — Meets 7 p.m. first Tuesday of every month. A combined drill is on the third Tuesday of every month; rescue training is the second Tuesday of the month. Always looking for new members. To volunteer, contact Chief Cole Streeter at 722-3178 or stop by the Firehouse any Sunday morning for an application.

AL-ANON — Does someone else’s drinking bother you? Al-Anon Family Groups for family and friends of alcoholics can help. Local weekly meeting is Wednesday, 7 p.m. – Putney, Friends Meeting House, Rte. 5 North of Basketville, next to the cemetery. For additional information, call (866) 972-5266 or visit www.vermontalanonalateen.org.

Please email calendar items to mftwmail@gmail.com. Deadline for submissions is Friday at noon.

LOCAL HAPPENINGS

ONGOING EVENTS

ROCKINGHAM

FREE TECHNOLOGY HELP — Putney Public Library is offering free technology help sessions for tablet, phone, or laptop, or to connect to the library’s free downloadable e-book or audiobooks. Two one-on-one appointment times available Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-noon or noon-1 p.m., with library volunteer Ray Hussey. Librarian Emily Zervas is also available noon-1 p.m. on Fridays for help. The technology assistance program is free and open to anyone, regardless of residence, at the library at 55 Main St. in Putney. To make an appointment, call (802) 387-4407 or email emily@putneylibrary.org.

GENEALOGY PROGRAM — Join genealogy enthusiast Wayne Blanchard on a quest to discover your family roots on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Rockingham Library. If you own a laptop, please bring it along. Many free databases available at the library. Beginners and seasoned genealogists are welcome. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call (802) 463-4270, email programming@rockinghamlibrary.org or visit www.rockinghamlibrary.org.

KNITTING CIRCLE — Wardsboro. The Weekly Knitting Circle reunites at the Wardsboro Public Library, 2:30-4 p.m. every Wednesday afternoon, weekly until springtime, weather permitting (library is closed on school snow days and major holidays). Ideas, materials, and help available. Or bring other needlework projects. All are welcome; no fee. The library is at 170 Main St. For information, visit www.wardsboropubliclibrary.com, email wardsboropubliclibrary@gmail.com or call (802) 896-6988.

MEN’S COFFEE CLUB — Men of all ages are invited to Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital for coffee and a series of casual conversations, Wednesday mornings, 8 to 9 a.m. through March 28, in the Grace Cottage Community Wellness Center (Heins Building), 133 Grafton Road, Townshend. Each week’s gathering will have a health-related theme with presentations, short videos, and time for discussion. Coffee, snacks provided. Program is free. To register or for information, call Community Health Team Outreach Coordinator Bill Monahan, (802) 365-3762.

OVEREATERS ANON — Overeaters Anonymous is a 12-step recovery program that offers fellowship and hope to those who are suffering from overeating, obesity, bulimia and anorexia. There are no fees. OA meetings are 7 p.m. Monday evenings at Parks Place, at 44 School St. in Bellows Falls. For more information, call Kathy at (802) 376-4322.

SECRETS OF HEALTHY AGING GROUP — Westminster. Group luncheon/discussion group. “Secrets of Healthy Aging” group is held every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at the Westminster Fire Station on Grout Avenue. The gathering starts at 11:30 a.m.; first hour is a conversation led by a trained facilitator; second hour is a potluck lunch. Anyone over the age of 60 from surrounding communities is welcome to join.

SENIOR CENTER MEALS — Bellows Falls Area Senior Center offers lunches for seniors from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Suggested $3.50 donation for seniors over age 60. The center is at 18 Tuttle St. in Bellows Falls. Wheelchair/walker accessible with plenty of parking. For more information, call (802) 463-3907.

TOPS MTG — Bellows Falls. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a nonprofit, non-commercial, weight loss support group, holds weekly meeting with interesting programs that touch on topics that help all in the quest for weight loss. The group shares healthy recipes for main meals and snacks. TOPS Vermont Chapter 12 meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Sacred Heart Social Center, 39 Green St. in Bellows Falls. First meeting is free. Bring a friend. For more information, visit website@www.tops.org.

WESTMINSTER FIRE & RESCUE MTGS — Meets 7 p.m. first Tuesday of every month. A combined drill is on the third Tuesday of every month; rescue training is the second Tuesday of the month. Always looking for new members. To volunteer, contact Chief Cole Streeter at 722-3178 or stop by the Firehouse any Sunday morning for an application.

AL-ANON — Does someone else’s drinking bother you? Al-Anon Family Groups for family and friends of alcoholics can help. Local weekly meeting is Wednesday, 7 p.m. – Putney, Friends Meeting House, Rte. 5 North of Basketville, next to the cemetery. For additional information, call (866) 972-5266 or visit www.vermontalanonalateen.org.

Please email calendar items to mftwmail@gmail.com. Deadline for submissions is Friday at noon.

LOCAL HAPPENINGS

ONGOING EVENTS

ROCKINGHAM

FREE TECHNOLOGY HELP — Putney Public Library is offering free technology help sessions for tablet, phone, or laptop, or to connect to the library’s free downloadable e-book or audiobooks. Two one-on-one appointment times available Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-noon or noon-1 p.m., with library volunteer Ray Hussey. Librarian Emily Zervas is also available noon-1 p.m. on Fridays for help. The technology assistance program is free and open to anyone, regardless of residence, at the library at 55 Main St. in Putney. To make an appointment, call (802) 387-4407 or email emily@putneylibrary.org.

GENEALOGY PROGRAM — Join genealogy enthusiast Wayne Blanchard on a quest to discover your family roots on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Rockingham Library. If you own a laptop, please bring it along. Many free databases available at the library. Beginners and seasoned genealogists are welcome. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call (802) 463-4270, email programming@rockinghamlibrary.org or visit www.rockinghamlibrary.org.

KNITTING CIRCLE — Wardsboro. The Weekly Knitting Circle reunites at the Wardsboro Public Library, 2:30-4 p.m. every Wednesday afternoon, weekly until springtime, weather permitting (library is closed on school snow days and major holidays). Ideas, materials, and help available. Or bring other needlework projects. All are welcome; no fee. The library is at 170 Main St. For information, visit www.wardsboropubliclibrary.com, email wardsboropubliclibrary@gmail.com or call (802) 896-6988.

MEN’S COFFEE CLUB — Men of all ages are invited to Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital for coffee and a series of casual conversations, Wednesday mornings, 8 to 9 a.m. through March 28, in the Grace Cottage Community Wellness Center (Heins Building), 133 Grafton Road, Townshend. Each week’s gathering will have a health-related theme with presentations, short videos, and time for discussion. Coffee, snacks provided. Program is free. To register or for information, call Community Health Team Outreach Coordinator Bill Monahan, (802) 365-3762.

OVEREATERS ANON — Overeaters Anonymous is a 12-step recovery program that offers fellowship and hope to those who are suffering from overeating, obesity, bulimia and anorexia. There are no fees. OA meetings are 7 p.m. Monday evenings at Parks Place, at 44 School St. in Bellows Falls. For more information, call Kathy at (802) 376-4322.

SECRETS OF HEALTHY AGING GROUP — Westminster. Group luncheon/discussion group. “Secrets of Healthy Aging” group is held every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at the Westminster Fire Station on Grout Avenue. The gathering starts at 11:30 a.m.; first hour is a conversation led by a trained facilitator; second hour is a potluck lunch. Anyone over the age of 60 from surrounding communities is welcome to join.

SENIOR CENTER MEALS — Bellows Falls Area Senior Center offers lunches for seniors from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Suggested $3.50 donation for seniors over age 60. The center is at 18 Tuttle St. in Bellows Falls. Wheelchair/walker accessible with plenty of parking. For more information, call (802) 463-3907.

TOPS MTG — Bellows Falls. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a nonprofit, non-commercial, weight loss support group, holds weekly meeting with interesting programs that touch on topics that help all in the quest for weight loss. The group shares healthy recipes for main meals and snacks. TOPS Vermont Chapter 12 meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Sacred Heart Social Center, 39 Green St. in Bellows Falls. First meeting is free. Bring a friend. For more information, visit website@www.tops.org.

WESTMINSTER FIRE & RESCUE MTGS — Meets 7 p.m. first Tuesday of every month. A combined drill is on the third Tuesday of every month; rescue training is the second Tuesday of the month. Always looking for new members. To volunteer, contact Chief Cole Streeter at 722-3178 or stop by the Firehouse any Sunday morning for an application.

AL-ANON — Does someone else’s drinking bother you? Al-Anon Family Groups for family and friends of alcoholics can help. Local weekly meeting is Wednesday, 7 p.m. – Putney, Friends Meeting House, Rte. 5 North of Basketville, next to the cemetery. For additional information, call (866) 972-5266 or visit www.vermontalanonalateen.org.

Please email calendar items to mftwmail@gmail.com. Deadline for submissions is Friday at noon.

LOCAL HAPPENINGS

ONGOING EVENTS

ROCKINGHAM

FREE TECHNOLOGY HELP — Putney Public Library is offering free technology help sessions for tablet, phone, or laptop, or to connect to the library’s free downloadable e-book or audiobooks. Two one-on-one appointment times available Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-noon or noon-1 p.m., with library volunteer Ray Hussey. Librarian Emily Zervas is also available noon-1 p.m. on Fridays for help. The technology assistance program is free and open to anyone, regardless of residence, at the library at 55 Main St. in Putney. To make an appointment, call (802) 387-4407 or email emily@putneylibrary.org.

GENEALOGY PROGRAM — Join genealogy enthusiast Wayne Blanchard on a quest to discover your family roots on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Rockingham Library. If you own a laptop, please bring it along. Many free databases available at the library. Beginners and seasoned genealogists are welcome. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call (802) 463-4270, email programming@rockinghamlibrary.org or visit www.rockinghamlibrary.org.

KNITTING CIRCLE — Wardsboro. The Weekly Knitting Circle reunites at the Wardsboro Public Library, 2:30-4 p.m. every Wednesday afternoon, weekly until springtime, weather permitting (library is closed on school snow days and major holidays). Ideas, materials, and help available. Or bring other needlework projects. All are welcome; no fee. The library is at 170 Main St. For information, visit www.wardsboropubliclibrary.com, email wardsboropubliclibrary@gmail.com or call (802) 896-6988.

MEN’S COFFEE CLUB — Men of all ages are invited to Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital for coffee and a series of casual conversations, Wednesday mornings, 8 to 9 a.m. through March 28, in the Grace Cottage Community Wellness Center (Heins Building), 133 Grafton Road, Townshend. Each week’s gathering will have a health-related theme with presentations, short videos, and time for discussion. Coffee, snacks provided. Program is free. To register or for information, call Community Health Team Outreach Coordinator Bill Monahan, (802) 365-3762.

OVEREATERS ANON — Overeaters Anonymous is a 12-step recovery program that offers fellowship and hope to those who are suffering from overeating, obesity, bulimia and anorexia. There are no fees. OA meetings are 7 p.m. Monday evenings at Parks Place, at 44 School St. in Bellows Falls. For more information, call Kathy at (802) 376-4322.

SECRETS OF HEALTHY AGING GROUP — Westminster. Group luncheon/discussion group. “Secrets of Healthy Aging” group is held every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at the Westminster Fire Station on Grout Avenue. The gathering starts at 11:30 a.m.; first hour is a conversation led by a trained facilitator; second hour is a potluck lunch. Anyone over the age of 60 from surrounding communities is welcome to join.

SENIOR CENTER MEALS — Bellows Falls Area Senior Center offers lunches for seniors from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Suggested $3.50 donation for seniors over age 60. The center is at 18 Tuttle St. in Bellows Falls. Wheelchair/walker accessible with plenty of parking. For more information, call (802) 463-3907.

TOPS MTG — Bellows Falls. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a nonprofit, non-commercial, weight loss support group, holds weekly meeting with interesting programs that touch on topics that help all in the quest for weight loss. The group shares healthy recipes for main meals and snacks. TOPS Vermont Chapter 12 meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Sacred Heart Social Center, 39 Green St. in Bellows Falls. First meeting is free. Bring a friend. For more information, visit website@www.tops.org.

WESTMINSTER FIRE & RESCUE MTGS — Meets 7 p.m. first Tuesday of every month. A combined drill is on the third Tuesday of every month; rescue training is the second Tuesday of the month. Always looking for new members. To volunteer, contact Chief Cole Streeter at 722-3178 or stop by the Firehouse any Sunday morning for an application.

AL-ANON — Does someone else’s drinking bother you? Al-Anon Family Groups for family and friends of alcoholics can help. Local weekly meeting is Wednesday, 7 p.m. – Putney, Friends Meeting House, Rte. 5 North of Basketville, next to the cemetery. For additional information, call (866) 972-5266 or visit www.vermontalanonalateen.org.

Please email calendar items to mftwmail@gmail.com. Deadline for submissions is Friday at noon.


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