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Fundraising events and benefits

Feeding Friendzy at Elliot Street Fish, Chips & More

Date & Time: 
Feb 6 2018 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

 On the evening of Tuesday February 6, the local restaurant Elliot Street Fish, Chips & More will donate 50% of its proceeds to the Brattleboro Time Trade. Come out and enjoy delicious food, carefully crafted with local ingredients. They offer an eclectic menu with something for everyone - kids, vegans, vegetarians, comfort food seekers, and fish & chip lovers. Eat in, or take out!

Library Raffle Fundraiser: Holiday Gift Baskets - Books and More!

Date & Time: 
Repeats every 4 days on December every Monday until Mon Dec 18 2017 except Sun Dec 17 2017.
Dec 13 2017 - 7:30pm - Dec 18 2017 - 3:30pm

Brooks Memorial Library is having a super-fun raffle fundraiser!

There are 4 gift baskets to choose from, and the tickets are $2 each, or 3 for $5 :)
Pictures will be posted soon, but each one is unique. They are:
- Luxury Basket - Full of goodies and books.
- Artist's Way Basket - Inspirational and creative gifts
- Nutcracker Basket - Goodies and books to fit the seasonal theme.
- Book Lover's Basket - BOOKS Galore!!!!!
And an awesome Librarian Action Figure will be included for
the winner of this one, as well as a bag to carry books in :)

Stop by when we are open, and purchase your tickets at the desk!

Raffle Drawing for the Library Holiday Gift Baskets!

Date & Time: 
Dec 18 2017 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Finally, the moment you have been waiting for!

The raffle drawing for the beautiful holiday gift baskets that have been generously donated by the Friends of Brooks Memorial Library as an additional fundraiser, will occur some time by Monday evening, on December 18th.

Nature Books Book Sale

Date & Time: 
Dec 1 2017 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Join nature writers Patti Smith, The Beavers of Popple's Pond, Mark Mikulas, A Beginner's Guide to Recognizing the Trees of the Northeast, and Cheryl Wilfong, Garden Wisdom 365 Days at the Dianich Gallery book signing.

Enjoy Christmas cookies and cider, and get your holiday shopping done! Proceeds from the book sale will benefit the Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center.

Holiday Drag Show

Date & Time: 
Dec 9 2017 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Join everyone's favorite drag queens for a fun-filled night.
Doors open at 7 pm, show starts at 8 pm
$20 a ticket or $150 for a table of 8
(18 and older)
a benefit for the AIDS Project of Southern Vermont

Greek Dinner Fundraiser for Carry Me Home

Date & Time: 
Nov 18 2017 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Come join us for a delicious meal featuring Greek specialties, including:
Greek Salad,
Avgolemono Soup,
Kourambiethes cookies,
Coffee, Tea

To help raise money for Carry Me Home, whose primary mission is to support children fleeing zones of conflict.

Vegetarian and gluten free options available.

Kids 5 and under Free
6-11 year old $7
12 and up $12
Max $30 for family

Seats are limited, so buy your tickets at the following locations:
"In the Moment Records" store in Brattleboro or at the door.

Holiday Craft Fair at Centre Church

Date & Time: 
Dec 1 2017 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

This year‘s  Centre Church Holiday Craft Fair begins Friday,  Dec.

Centre Church Holiday Craft Fair

Date & Time: 
Dec 2 2017 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

Giving Thanks: 4 Bands at The Stone Church

Date & Time: 
Nov 25 2017 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

WVEW presents; Giving Thanks:4 Bands at The Stone Church.
A benefit for brattleboro community radio-WVEW-LPfm
107.7 fm and wvew.org.

Spend your Thanksgiving holiday weekend giving thanks for this community. Giving Thanks:4 Bands at The Stone Church. Four youth bands from Brattleboro will rock the newly renovated Stone Church(210 Main St., Brattleboro,VT). Featuring: Outer Space,Moxie, Impending Exorcism and Nomad v. Settler. Support your local independent media and have a great time. Saturday,November 25,2017. Doors open at 7pm. Five dollar admission. Kids 5 and under free. Kids of all ages welcome.

Firefighters Benefit Bingo!

Date & Time: 
Nov 19 2017 - 11:00am - 4:30pm

Bingo for the Brattleboro Firefighters Benefit Association!

Sunday, Nov. 19th at Brattleboro VFW Post #1034 at 40 Black Mountain Road

Doors open at 11 am, and games start at 1 pm.

No outside food or drinks allowed, but food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Pre-buy packets for $35, which includes regular games of 12 faces, one each of the specials, and one u-pick em. Jackpot game sold separately. Regular game payouts are $75 and $100 to a single winner.

Register for pre-buy for $35 by calling the VFW at 257-0438. $40 packages will be sold at the door.

Public welcome. No one under the age of 16 is allowed to play.

64th Annual Girl Scout Ski, Snowboard & Skate Sale

Date & Time: 
Repeats every day until Sat Dec 09 2017 .
Dec 8 2017 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Dec 9 2017 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Girl Scout Troop 40566, in Bernardston, Massachusetts, is excited to be hosting the 64th Annual Ski, Snowboard & Skate Sale at St. James Episcopal Church, 7 Church Street, Greenfield, MA. It’s the longest running ski and skate sale in the country! It’s time to clean out your sports closet and get rid of that unused winter equipment. They’re welcoming consignment items and donations in clean, good, and useable condition on Thursday, December 7th from 5pm-8pm ONLY.

The sale will run Friday, December 8th from 4pm-8pm and Saturday, December 9th from 9am-12pm. Credit cards will be accepted. There will also be refreshments provided by the Slip and Slide Café.

Wills for Veterans

Date & Time: 
Nov 10 2017 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

To honor and assist our community’s veterans, a special
event is being offered by Costello, Valente & Gentry this Friday, November
10, 2017 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at the Brattleboro VFW on Black Mountain

Any veteran or direct family member may have estate planning
documents (like a will or advanced directive) prepared by donation.  After the donations are tallied, Costello,
Valente & Gentry will donate the sum to The Warrior Connection, a local non-profit
founded by Dr. Anne Black.  “That way, we
can help veterans two different ways with one Veteran’s Day event,” said James
Valente, Esq., the law firm’s President. 

Tag Sale at Centre Church

Date & Time: 
Repeats every day until Sat Oct 28 2017 .
Oct 27 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Oct 28 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

TAG SALE right in the center of town. Features winter clothing, household items, toys, books, games and sporting goods.

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.

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