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Fundraising events and benefits

Hike for the Homeless

Date & Time: 
Oct 14 2017 - 9:30am - 3:00pm

7th Annual Hike for the Homeless - Mount Wantastiquet @ The Mountain Road Trailhead, Hinsdale NH.  Registration begins at 9:30am for the 10am start & 12pm for the 12:30 start.

You can raise funds individually or as a team. Individual participants are encouraged to
raise a minimum of $50. The suggested minimum for teams is $250.

Hike to the summit or walk the River Trail at the base of the mountain.  Either way you’ll enjoy spectacular fall foliage and outstanding views of Brattleboro, while at the same time supporting a critically important cause.  All proceeds will benefit Groundworks Collaborative – helping to house our neighbors experiencing homelessness.

Empty Bowls 14th Annual Dinner

Date & Time: 
Oct 7 2017 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

The dinner has two seating’s, at 5pm & 6:30pm. Each $25 ticket includes a simple meal of local homemade soup, bread, and cheese in a handmade bowl to keep. Help fight hunger locally! One $25 ticket purchase can provide a month’s worth of supplemental food for a family of five.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.GroundworksVT.org or in-person by cash or check in Brattleboro at Everyone’s Books and The Shoe Tree, as well as in Putney at the Putney Food Co-op. Thereafter, tickets may be purchased at the door starting at 4:30pm.

Guests will be able to choose from signature bowls made by many of the region’s most talented potters. Over 15 local cafes and restaurants are donating homemade soups to the dinner. Live music will be performed by Jennie Reichman.

Toys for Kids Jamboree

Date & Time: 
Oct 15 2017 - 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Brattleboro VFW Post #1034 will be hosting a fundraiser for Toys for Kids Sunday, Oct. 15th from noon to 6 pm. Doors open at 11 am. $5 donation at the door.

The host band will be Playin' Possum.

West Dummerston Fire Dept Pancake breakfast

Date & Time: 
Oct 8 2017 - 7:00am - 11:30am

Pancake Breakfast at the new Center Station in Dummerston Center


Pancakes (plain,Apple.Blueberry) with Vt Maple Syrup, sausage. Biscuits & Gravy, applesauce, coffee, cocoa, hot/cold cider. orange juice, milk

Adults $ 10.00 Children $ 5.00

Green Street School Mega Tag Sale

Date & Time: 
Sep 30 2017 - 8:00am - 12:00pm

Join the Green Street School PTO and volunteers on the Lawn at the school for a huge Tag Sale and bake sale! Furniture, children's toys, clothing, winter gear, sporting goods, home goods and decor! September 30th, from 8am-noon.
All sales benefit programs for Green Street School students.

Fundraising Sale at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital

Date & Time: 
Oct 5 2017 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

One day fundraising sale in the Tyler Conference Room.  Handmade items from SE Asia to include Silver Jewelry, Unique Costume Jewelry, Silk Scarves, Hair Accessories, Bags & many other beautiful items.  Proceeds to benefit the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital.  Hosted by the Hospital Auxiliary & presented by Asian Silk & Silver.

Dummerston Community Center Rummage and Tag Sale

Date & Time: 
Sep 9 2017 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

The Dummerston Community Center will be holding a Rummage Sale on Saturday, September 9th from 9 am-noon. Proceeds will help to offset maintenance & operating costs for the building. Items for sale include books, toys, games, kitchenware, clothing, footwear and many miscellaneous items. The sale will be held rain or shine, an indoor event. Coffee and Lester's donuts will be for sale.The Dummerston Community Center located at 150 West St. in the West Dummerston Village. For information call 802-254-9212 or 802-254-2415.

Return of the DJ's: A Benefit for WVEW-LP Brattleboro Community Radio

Date & Time: 
Sep 30 2017 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

A benefit for WVEW-LP
featuring DJ- Force, Chris, POckets and DJ Daniel

3-10$ admisssion

Bingo for Cancer

Date & Time: 
Aug 13 2017 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday August 13th, the VFW Post #1034 Auxiliary will be hosting their annual Bingo for Cancer fundraiser. Doors open at 11 am, and games start at 1 pm. There are no outside food or drinks allowed, but food and drinks will be available for purchase.
Pre-buy special : $35 includes all games except 50/50's and Jackpot IF bought before August 11th.
Admission at the door is $40.
For pre-buys please contact Rita Chabre at 802-579-3710

Load The Latchis Food Drive @ The Co-op

Date & Time: 
Aug 10 2017 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

non-perishable food items for those in need to help us "Load the
Latchis!" This is an annual event the Brattleboro community gets excited
about. The goal is to fill every seat in the theatre with grocery bags full of
food to donate to food insecure folks in our area. Come join us! We will have
lots of canned and boxed goods ready for purchase so you can help us Load the

60th Annual Marlboro Benefit Summer Sale

Date & Time: 
Jul 29 2017 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

 Used clothing for children, men and women, home-baked goods and refreshments, lightly used toys, books, electrical appliances, tools, housewares, linens and furniture. On Sunday, July 30 from 11-2 everything will be free, although donations will be appreciated. 

Ping Pong Tournament to Benefit 118 Elliot

Date & Time: 
Jul 29 2017 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Public Ping Pong Tournament with Music and Food.
Celebrate 118 ELLIOT's second summer of providing a modern, accessible, community-centered arts and performance venue by grabbing some paddles for a 'round robin' table tennis tournament, with delicious TACOS by TITO and DJ (who said you can't play ping-pong and dance?) Local table tennis titans Sandy Shriver and Rob Szpila preside. Ticket sales help 118 ELLIOT continue to subsidize area arts and educational non-profits and many others' use of this great Downtown venue. Tickets $15 at the door (doors open 6 pm, first come, first play, kids table available). $25 Family Cap. A fun time will be had by all! For more info visit www.118.Elliot.com.

Can Cops Cook?

Date & Time: 
Sep 23 2017 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Can Cops Cook? You'll find out on Saturday, Sept 23rd when Safe Place Child Advocacy Center hosts our 3rd annual Can Cops Cook competition at the American Legion in Brattleboro. Come sample food made by local law enforcement and be the judge! This is a family friendly event.

Dover Free Library's Annual Dessert Social Fundraiser w/ Guest Speaker Corrine Smith, Slideshow Presentation

Date & Time: 
Aug 3 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

American author and naturalist Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) is best
known for spending one night in jail for nonpayment of the state poll
tax, and for living for two years along the shores of Walden Pond in
Concord, Massachusetts. Now 200 years after his birth, Thoreau’s
essays and books are still being read, and his words are still printed
on inspirational posters, greeting cards, and social media postings.
What are his basic philosophies, and how do they resound with us
today? We will learn a bit more about this "Transcendentalist" and
will discuss what threads connect us to him – including his 1856 trip
to Brattleboro to explore the nature of the Connecticut River valley.

Corinne H. Smith is a writer, poet, and outdoor educator. She is the

Youth Services 32nd Annual Golf Tournament

Date & Time: 
Jul 26 2017 - 10:30am - 8:30pm

Youth Services invites area golfers to participate in its annual golf tournament at Brattleboro Country Club on Wednesday, July 26. This is the 32nd year that Youth Services has organized this tournament to support the safety net for area youth. Registration is at 11 and the shotgun start for the Scrambles format tournament will take place at 12:00 p.m. sharp. Free bag lunch provided. Following the tournament there will be a banquet, prizes, auction raffle and a helicopter golf ball drop. Registration is $130/$520 team. Dinner-only tickets $35. Registration at youthservicesinc.org/golf or call (802) 257-0361.

Donations Needed for Coffee Break Fundraiser

Date & Time: 
Jun 29 2017 - 9:00am - 8:00pm

The Dummerston Community Center is holding a Coffee Break (bake, snack, coffee) fundraiser at the I-91 Guilford Vermont Welcome Center on Friday, June 30 from 7:30 am to 7 pm. Donations of baked goods, snacks, fruit, veggies, coffee, coffee cream, bagels etc. are needed. Any donation of food, gift certificates, or money would be greatly appreciated. The Community Center will be open on Thursday, June 29 from 9 am to 8 pm for drop-off of donations. Volunteers to help on Friday, June 30 at the food tables are also needed. 

Library Book Sale - 15th Annual Strolling of the Heifers

Date & Time: 
Repeats every day until Sat Jun 03 2017 .
Jun 1 2017 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Jun 2 2017 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Jun 3 2017 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

The wonderful Friends of Brooks Memorial Library will be hosting the 15th Annual Strolling of the Heifer's Book Sale!
The sale hours will be:
Thursday and Friday, June 1st & 2nd from 10 am - 6pm
Saturday June 3, 8 am -1 pm

All proceeds will benefit Brooks Memorial Library. The Friends of Brooks Memorial Library fund technology, Children's Room programming, Library lectures and material purchases.

We hope to see you there!

***No ticket is required to visit the sale and buy a book.

Food & Dance Party! Benefit for Cynthia Payne-Meyer

Date & Time: 
Jun 10 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Many have already learned of Cynthia
Payne-Meyer's very unfortunate encounter with a huge ocean wave in Maui on
April 17th causing a very serious fracture at the fourth and fifth cervical
vertebrae. She is now in a rehabilitation
center that offers specialized care to people with spinal injuries. (You can find out more information on Caring
Bridge website.)

This dinner
and dancing fundraiser is to help Cynthia and her family as
she goes through extended recovery.

See Next Stage calendar for more information. There you’ll
see a poster for the event with more details.

$20 minimum donation

RSVP or for information: nextstagearts@gmail.com or

Yard Sale and Bake Sale

Date & Time: 
May 28 2017 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Wildflowers Playschool is having a 10+ Family Yard Sale and Bake Sale! Come visit us Sunday, May 28th from 8am-2pm on the lawn in front of Swirl in Putney. Delicious baked goods, iced coffee, and possible treasures for everyone!

Spin for Cynthia

Date & Time: 
May 21 2017 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

Cynthia Payne-Meyer broke her neck in a catastrophic bodyboarding accident. She and Rod need help meeting steep costs not covered by insurance. They have always volunteered in this community. It's our turn to support them. 

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