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Fundraising events and benefits

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. 

Fundraiser and Membership Drive for Black Lives Matter VT

Date & Time: 
May 11 2017 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Please join us for a fun evening with friends at The Lounge (at Duo). Learn about what Black Lives Matter is up to locally and statewide, support this important work by becoming a member of BLM VT or purchasing BLM buttons, bumper stickers, and other merch, savor tasty food and beverages from the Lounge, and chat with folks from BLM VT- Southern Hub and Lost River Racial Justice about how to get more involved. Now is the time for everyone to show up for racial justice in Vermont!

Raffle Fundraiser: Historic 1948 New York Times Photo Collection Image of the New York Public Library

Date & Time: 
Jul 5 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Friends of Brooks Memorial Library are holding a raffle
for a 14x17 framed photo print by James Sneddon from the New York Times
Collection. Generously donated by Mary Ide, it is valued at $250.
Tickets are $1 each, and will be on sale at the circulation desk at
Brooks Library, where the print may be also be seen in person. The drawing will be held July 5th at 7pm!

“The New York Public Library – 1948,” is a picture of the
iconic lions at the Main Branch of the New York Public Library, Patience and
Fortitude, covered in snow. This photograph was published in the New York Times
on December 20, 1948.

Fun Run and Tweed Ride in Springfield, VT

Date & Time: 
Jun 3 2017 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Fun Run and Tweed Ride, June 3rd in Springfield, VT

Yard Sale Fundraiser

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

This yard sale fundraiser will benefit the building of a gathering hall at Mahalo Art Center.
THANK YOU for coming, donating stuff, sharing this info with yard sale lovers, etc. Happy Spring! Please note we are all the way up the driveway from 974 Western Avenue.

Care for a Dance Contra Dance Benefitting Visiting Nurse and Hospice for VT and NH

Date & Time: 
May 13 2017 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm

April 25, 2017

Jeanne McLaughlin, President and CEO
Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire
(888) 300-8853


Event to be held at Brattleboro Museum and Art Center on Saturday, May 13

Samirah Evans Salutes Billie Holiday

Date & Time: 
Apr 23 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Friends of Music at Guilford (FOMAG), now in its 51st season, presents its 8th annual Women in Music benefit gala at a private West Brattleboro residence on Sunday, April 23, with a buffet supper, silent auction, and concert. The 6:00 supper buffet includes hearty hors d'oeuvres, salads, and sides, with cheese, fruit, wine from Louisiana, and other beverages. The 7:00 concert features New Orleans transplant Samirah Evans performing songs written or made famous by legendary singer-composer Billie Holiday, with Ken Olsson on piano. Silent Auction offerings include gift certificates to eateries and merchants as well as numerous pairs of tickets and series passes for other arts events in the region (concerts, plays, movies, and more).

Book Sale in Guilford

Date & Time: 
Apr 29 2017 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

The Guilford Community Church, UCC, will hold its annual Book Sale on Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. An extensive selection of current books will be for sale. This fundraiser aids the church in supporting many human service organizations, both locally and globally.

Guilford Community Church is located at 38 Church Drive, Guilford. From Exit 1 on route 91 take Route 5 south 1 mile (just past the Guilford Country Store) turn left onto Bee Barn Road and bear left onto Church Drive.

Contact Pat Haine at (802) 257-0626 or at pth1946@yahoo.com for more information.

2017 Youth Fishing Derby

Date & Time: 
Jun 3 2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Join us June 3rd from 10am - 12pm for our first Youth Fishing Derby! Kids ages 12 and under will enjoy the landscape at Sportsmen, Inc at 2215 Creamery Rd. in Guilford to fish the pond surrounded by lots of friendly faces! Participate in the raffle or win one of our special prizes! Food and drinks availble. To pre-register, please email safeplacecac@gmail.com. For more information, please call (802) 579-1358. $10 per kid.

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