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Children's Holiday Craft Fair

Date & Time: 
Dec 1 2017 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Friday, Dec. 1: Children's Holiday Craft Fair at the River Garden, 157 Main Street in Brattleboro, 5-8 pm. Come see a great mix of creativity by local children!

Brooks Memorial Library Closing Early at 6 PM Due to the Holiday Tomorrow

Date & Time: 
Nov 22 2017 - 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Dear Library Community,


The Library will be closing at 6 pm On Wednesday, November 22, to give your loyal library staff a chance to get ready for Thanksgiving. 

We will be also be closed on Thursday, November 23rd, and we look forward to seeing you again on Friday, November 24th!

Happy Thanksgiving :)

~Your Library Staff
 

Collectors Show and Sale

Date & Time: 
Nov 11 2017 - 8:30am - 2:30pm

BUYING/SELLING COINS PAPER $$$
SPORTS/POSTCARDS/STAMPS
SAturday Nov. 11 th 830am-230pm
Holiday inn
Dealer Tables Available 802-379-2353
Pepsijoseph@yahoo.com

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Tri Town Collectors Club498 Coleman Hill Rd Rawsonville, Vt 05155 802-297-1274

Harvest Festival

Date & Time: 
Oct 8 2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Harvest Festival is The Putney School's annual fall celebration, and it dates back to the school's founding in 1935. We celebrate fall through food, music, crafts, games, and good cheer. It's a perfect family event -- no admission fee, bounce houses, face painting, games, and more. Alumni, parents, the local community, and friends of the school come together, and we hope you will join us, too.

Cider Press Saturday Festival

Date & Time: 
Oct 14 2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Join us for a day-long celebration with cider pressing, face painting, scarecrow making, pumpkin painting, balloon animals, Abenaki storytellers, food trucks, craft beer and the infamous cider donut hang! Includes all activities and day admission to the Children’s Farm & Forest.

$3 members | $10 adults, $8 children

Visit retreatfarm.org for the full schedule of events!

The Neighborhood Schoolhouse Annual Enchanted Halloween 2017

Date & Time: 
Oct 15 2017 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

On Sunday, October 15th 2017, The Neighborhood Schoolhouse is hosting its 8th annual fair, Enchanted Halloween. Enchanted Halloween is a fundraiser that supports the school’s scholarship program. The event is family-friendly and features a bouncy house, a magical mansion, pumpkin painting, face paint, scarecrow making, tarot reading, and magical Hogwarts themed crafts.
Tickets can be purchased at the Kids Playce, The Neighborhood Schoolhouse website, or at the gate. Ticket pre-sales begin October 1st.
$5 for children, $8 for adults, and no family will pay more than $25

9th Annual Fairy House Festival

Date & Time: 
Sep 23 2017 - 10:00am - Sep 24 2017 - 4:00pm

Fairy House Festival, Grafton, Vermont

The Nature Museum presents the 9th annual Fairy House Festival on Sat, Sept 23 and Sun. Sept 24, 10-4p in the forests of Grafton.

Visitors will follow a nature path sprinkled with charming fairy houses, then return to The Nature Museum to create their own fairy dwellings in the gardens.

Hands-on crafts, face painting and bubbles round out this interactive and magical experience for all. Light refreshments will be available for purchase and picnicking is encouraged.

Advance tickets to the festival can be purchased at The Nature Museum by visiting www.nature-museum.org, or by calling (802) 843-2111.

The Forest of Mystery

Date & Time: 
Oct 28 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

The Forest of Mystery 2017: The Groovetastic Tale of the Phantom of the Forest

Written and Directed by James and Jessica Gelter
Friday, October 27 & Saturday, October 28
(Rain Date: Sunday, October 29)
Hour-long journeys begin every 15 minutes, 6:15-8:30 p.m.
Information and tickets: www.BEEC.org, 802-257-5785

The Forest of Mystery

Date & Time: 
Oct 27 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

The Forest of Mystery 2017: The Groovetastic Tale of the Phantom of the Forest

Written and Directed by James and Jessica Gelter
Friday, October 27 & Saturday, October 28
(Rain Date: Sunday, October 29)
Hour-long journeys begin every 15 minutes, 6:15-8:30 p.m.
Information and tickets: www.BEEC.org, 802-257-5785

Plant a Garden for Pollinators

Date & Time: 
Sep 30 2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Saturday, September 30 from 10 – noon at Retreat Farm (Route 30 Brattleboro)
Cost: $15 adult/$5 child (age 2 – 13) Pre-registration required, space is limited.
For information and to register visit BEEC.org, call (802)257-5785, or e-mail patti@beec.org

Do you want to help our native bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds? Plant them a garden of native flowers! Landscape designer Tom Sullivan will lead this kid-friendly family workshop. While the kids make seed balls, paint signs, and play pollination-themed games, adults will learn the essentials of creating an attractive garden that native pollinators will love.

The workshop will culminate in a garden party at the Retreat Farm’s new

Village Dance -Community Contra Dance

Date & Time: 
Sep 16 2017 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Please join us this Saturday, September 16, at the Evening Star Grange in Dummerston Center.
Village Dance favorite “Flicker” plays the music. All proceeds of the dance
will be sent to aid those suffering from recent hurricanes.

Village Dance Series
Community Contra Dance
6:30 ~ 9:30 pm
POTLUCK SUPPER 5:30

Evening Star Grange
Dummerston Center, VT

Saturday, September 16 *BENEFIT DANCE FOR FLOOD RELIEF IN TEXAS AND LOUISIANA*
"Flicker" Hilary Weitzner & Ellery Witman - fiddles
Avery Witman - cello Andy Davis - caller

Adults: $8 Children: $5 Families: $20
All are welcome

(802)257-1819
village@dancingmasters.com

Back to School Day

Date & Time: 
Sep 9 2017 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Stop at the Co-op to celebrate back to school time. We will
have lots of tastings and product demonstrations throughout the store plus free
kids activities.

Free Event for the community at the Co-op

Hospital Fair Day

Date & Time: 
Aug 5 2017 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Voted a Top 10 Summer event by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, and called “New England at its finest” by the Boston Globe, the free annual fair features activities to please the whole family: a live auction, bargain booths, bingo, pony rides, face painting, jewelry, food, kids games, a costume booth for kids, a dunking booth, lots of good food, and more. The Fair also includes an Arts & Crafts Show, which will be held in the Townshend Church. All fine arts and crafts pieces in the show will be for sale.

Fair Day is a major fundraiser that helps the hospital purchase needed equipment. Bring cash for booth activities. Live auction and art show accepts cash, checks, and credit cards.

Come & enjoy the fair!

Cost
Free! No admission and parking is free!Rain or shine.

Tiny House Fest Vermont 2017

Date & Time: 
Sep 3 2017 - 10:00am - 4:30pm

Join us for the daylong, downtown festival and academy! Meet tiny house designers, builders and dwellers. Explore houses in our Tiny House Village. Learn about innovations from experts and initiatives from our state officials. Equip yourself with knowledge so you can build your own attainable and sustainable house. (There's a maker station for kids, too!)

23rd Annual Glove, Sweat, & Cheers Women's Softball Tournament

Date & Time: 
Jul 8 2017 - 8:00am - 5:30pm

The 23rd Annual Glove, Sweat and Cheers Women’s Softball Tournament will be held on Saturday, July 8th, at Living Memorial Park in Brattleboro. The slow-pitch softball tournament is a popular family-friendly event that supports awareness of women’s sports and raises money for the Women’s Freedom Center (WFC), the local domestic and sexual violence program and shelter serving Windham and southern Windsor counties.

Softball teams from around New England will vie for top honors in this double elimination tournament. Games will be played on both upper and lower fields beginning at 8:30 a.m. Updated schedules will be posted at each field.

CANCELLED BECAUSE OF RAIN!! Picnic and Circus Arts Performance by the River

Date & Time: 
May 26 2017 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm


Come celebrate being outside by the Connecticut River!

New England Center for Circus Arts and the artists of the From the River, To the River public art project invite the community to a potluck picnic and circus arts performance on

Friday, May 26, at 5:30 on the the banks of the river.

Hinamatsuri, Japanese doll display at KidsPLAYce!

Date & Time: 
May 5 2017 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Come & Play, Open House during Gallery walk!
Hinamatsuri Doll Festival display at KidsPLAYce. Celebrating Girls day and Children’s Day, Japans national holiday set aside to respect children's personalities and celebrate their happiness. How sweet is that!
Set up May 3rd with Yasuko, 4-5pm during Free Play, Community Night at KidsPLAYce. On display May 4- May 17th, 10 -2pm Tuesday - Saturday during Regular hours, all welcome, free admission to view.
Thank you KidsPLAYce member Yasuko Parmenter and ACCVT for sharing such a special cultural display.

NEYT presents: "Disney's Alice in Wonderland, Jr."

Date & Time: 
May 13 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

New England Youth Theater presents “DISNEY’S ALICE IN WONDERLAND JR", directed by Shoshana Bass, performed on May 5 - 7 and 12 -14 at NEYT, 100 Flat Street in Brattleboro.

NEYT presents: "Disney's Alice in Wonderland, Jr."

Date & Time: 
May 12 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

New England Youth Theater presents “DISNEY’S ALICE IN WONDERLAND JR", directed by Shoshana Bass, performed on May 5 - 7 and 12 -14 at NEYT, 100 Flat Street in Brattleboro.

NEYT presents: "Disney's Alice in Wonderland, Jr." 2 pm

Date & Time: 
May 14 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

New England Youth Theater presents “DISNEY’S ALICE IN WONDERLAND JR", directed by Shoshana Bass, performed on May 5 - 7 and 12 -14 at NEYT, 100 Flat Street in Brattleboro.

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