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Fundraising events and benefits

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: 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 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 For more information, please call (802) 579-1358. $10 per kid.

Money Moves: A Justice Fundraiser

Date & Time: 
Apr 14 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Fundraiser event

Samirah Evans, Ladies in Jazz to benefit Planned Parenthood of NNE

Date & Time: 
Mar 25 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

The “Ladies in Jazz” concert series begins its 2017 run at The Arts Block with a special benefit performance in honor of Women’s History Month!!!

Dubbed, “Nasty Women Take the Stage,” the sextet of Samirah Evans (vocals), Lena Bloch (saxophone), Jane Miller (guitar), Roberta Piket (piano), Mary Ann McSweeney (bass) and Claire Arenius (drums), will perform songs written by some of the most famous female composers in the jazz, blues and rock genres.

Thanks to Diana Bingham our generous underwriter, 100% of the proceeds will benefit Planned Parenthood of Northern New England's Brattleboro health center - one of the providers for the Greenfield MA community.

Book Fair Fundraiser for Whole Children in Hadley

Date & Time: 
Apr 1 2017 - 9:00am - 10:00pm

Come to Barnes & Noble Hadley on April 1 and support Whole Children! Awesome entertainment, like a chorus performance, and activities like a scavenger hunt and lego-building, will be going on throughout the day. Plus, a portion of proceeds from the day will go to Whole Children. Saturday, April 1, 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. Barnes & Noble, Hadley.

Bowl for Kids' Sake Benefit

Date & Time: 
Apr 1 2017 - 9:00am - 3:30pm

Team sign-ups still sought for BOWL FOR KIDS’ SAKE benefit April 1

Brattleboro, VT--Families, friends and teams from work are invited to celebrate the 36th Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Windham County on Saturday, April 1. The fundraising event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Brattleboro Bowl on Putney Road.Teams pre-register for a one hour time slot to bowl. Food, beverages and free giveaways are provided, and prizes are awarded to the top individual and team fundraisers.

Beat, Beat Heart/ Three Women Wait for Death

Date & Time: 
Mar 19 2017 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Beat, Beat Heart: A playful romantic, waiting for her true love to come back, suddenly has her newly-separated mother move in with her, confronting her with a midlife-crisis-self-discovery & newfangled love concepts. 86 min.

Three Women Wait for Death: Miranda and her daughters, Hester and Rose, are crammed in a rotting little caravan to be near their Gramps in his final days. They love him but his care bills are mounting and when they discover that he’s hidden his savings.. they could bloody kill him. 16 min.

Southwest of Salem/Free to Laugh

Date & Time: 
Mar 19 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four excavates the nightmarish persecution of four Latina lesbians wrongfully convicted of sexually assaulting two little girls in San Antonio, Texas. The film begins its journey inside a Texas prison, after these women have spent nearly a decade behind bars. As lesbian low income women of color, these women hold intersecting identities that make them the most vulnerable to incarceration and juror bias. The film unravels the interplay of mythology, homophobia, and prosecutorial fervor that led to their indictment. 91 min.

Free to Laugh: A documentary that explores the power of comedy after prison. 14 min.

The Revival: Women & the Word/The Right Bank

Date & Time: 
Mar 19 2017 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

THE REVIVAL: WOMEN AND THE WORD chronicles the US tour of a group of Black lesbian poets and musicians, who become present-day stewards of a historical movement to build community among queer women of color. As the group tours the country, the film reveals their aspirations and triumphs, as well as the unique identity challenges they face encompassing gender, race, and sexuality. This is a rarely seen look into a special sisterhood – one where marginalized voices are both heard and respected.82 min.

The Right Bank: A young Chinese lesbian must conquer her fear of rejection and come out to her conservative mother in order to save the relationship with her American girlfriend. 12 min.

3 Films: Have a Baby/Pangaea/Playtime

Date & Time: 
Mar 19 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Have a Baby: HAVE A BABY gives a voice to infertility and unveils the class disparity within a topic that is often clouded by judgment and stereotypes. Oscar-nominated director Amanda Micheli’s provocative and suspenseful documentary follows several aspiring parents who desperately want to have a baby but are struggling with infertility and the high cost of treatments. They place themselves in the hands of a fertility clinic that sponsors an annual contest offering a prize of a free round of in-vitro fertilization—with no guarantee of pregnancy.77 min.

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