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Campfire with Homemade Marshmallows & Bread on a Stick

Date & Time: 
Feb 23 2018 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

Gather around the campfire! Make bread on a stick and roast homemade marshmallows on the fire. After you're done, head up to the Barn to visit the animals.
Suggested donation: $1 per person

Little Snowshoe Wanderers

Date & Time: 
Feb 20 2018 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Join us for a toddler snowshoe adventure in the woods! Liza Lowe of Wild Roots Nature School will guide parents and little ones through the woods on a whimsical snowshoe adventure. Infant siblings in carriers welcome. Snowshoes available for adults and toddlers.

$12 non-members, $6 members
Pre-registration is encouraged as space is limited.

Face Painting

Date & Time: 
Feb 17 2018 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Visit Retreat Farm and get your face painted by local artist April Horton! FREE with admission to the Children's Farm & Forest.

Campfire with Homemade Marshmallows & Bread on a Stick

Date & Time: 
Feb 17 2018 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Gather around the campfire! Make bread on a stick and roast homemade marshmallows on the fire. After you're done, head up to the Barn to visit the animals.
Suggested donation: $1 per person

Punch and Judy On Ice

Date & Time: 
Feb 17 2018 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

Punch and Judy On Ice by Modern Times Theater
at Sandglass Theater’s Winter Sunshine Series
Saturday, February 17th
Public performances at 11 AM and 2 PM at Sandglass Theater in Putney

Mr. Punch is trying to beat the winter blues. With a rollicking cast of characters, live music (played on everything from the ukulele to the bicycle pump) and a hilarious story, this skillful performance brings a puppet classic to life with a contemporary vaudeville flair and a modern family-friendly sensibility. Hand puppets. Recommended for ages 4 and up.
Winter Sunshine is a series by Sandglass Theater committed to wonderful puppet shows for family audiences.

Tickets are $9/ticket
Reservations highly recommended: info@sandglasstheater.org or 802 387 4051.

Free Class 4 Kids - Fun with Food & Art: Drawing

Date & Time: 
Jan 30 2018 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

We will all meet at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center for an up-close look at the current art exhibit, followed by a hands-on creative activity led by Linda Whelihan. Afterward, we will all walk up to the BFC Kitchen to make something delicious with Lizi.
Instructors: Linda Whelihan (BMAC) and Lizi Rosenberg (BFC)
This class is free but you must register. Call 802-246-2821 or email msbfc@sover.net

Free Class 4 Kids - Kids Teach Kids to Cook: Cara Makes Steak & Potatoes

Date & Time: 
Jan 23 2018 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Join us for our new kid’s series, “Kids Teach Kids to Cook.” Each month a child volunteers to teach their friends and peers how to make a favorite recipe or dish. January features 4th grader Cara F., who loves steak and mashed potatoes. She will teach the class her favorite way of enjoying these when eating at home with her mom, Elizabeth.
Instructors: Cara and Elizabeth F. and Lizi Rosenberg
This class is free but you must register. Call 802-246-2821 or email msbfc@sover.net

Live Puppet Show for Ages 0-6

Date & Time: 
Dec 31 2017 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Sandglass Theater Presents: Punschi!
Cost: A non-perishable item to donate to Project Feed the Thousands
At Brattleboro Retreat's Education Conference Center. This is one of the many events that are part of Last Night Brattleboro, a New Year's Substance-Free Celebration.

Children’s Bowling

Date & Time: 
Dec 31 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Youth bowling from 2-4 pm at Brattleboro Bowl
Cost: $8 per bowler includes shoes, popcorn and cider. This event is part of Last Night Brattleboro, a New Year's Eve Substance-Free Celebration.

Toddler and Preschool Free Play

Date & Time: 
Dec 31 2017 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Bring your toddler or preschooler to KidsPLAYce on New Year's Eve for some fun free play! This is one of the many events scheduled for Last Night Brattleboro, a community wide New Year's Eve Substance-Free Celebration. Please call 254-5212 for more information.

Fun with Food and Art: celebration of lights

Date & Time: 
Dec 21 2017 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

We will meet at the Brattleboro Museum and Arts Center for an up-close look at the current art exhibit followed by a hands-on creative activity at the museum. Afterward, the class will walk up to the BFC Kitchen to make something delicious honoring the holiday season.
Instructors: Lizi Rosenberg (BFC) and Linda Whelihan (BMAC Educator)
Cost: Free Class for Kids
Locations: BMAC (Brattleboro Museum and Art Center) and BFC Cooking Classroom
This is a free class but you must register: call Shareholder Services at 802-246-2821 or email msbfc@sover.net

Fun Foods from Around the World: Germany

Date & Time: 
Dec 15 2017 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

When your children enter our cooking classroom, they will be transported to Germany where we will assemble traditional German Gingerbread Houses featuring spiced cookies, sweet icing, sugar, and assorted decorations. Kids can design their own to take home and enjoy.
Instructor: Lizi Rosenberg (BFC)
Cost: Free Class for Kids!
Location: BFC Cooking Classroom
This is a free class but you must register: call Shareholder Services at 802-246-2821 or email msbfc@sover.net

Kids Teach Kids to Cook: Making Pie with Branden and Co.

Date & Time: 
Dec 13 2017 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Join us for a new class series for kids
where we will offer a different child each month the opportunity to teach their
friends and peers how to make a favorite recipe. December spotlights Branden
Howe (Academy 4th grader who came up with the idea of the class), who will
teach how to make Apple Pie with Northern Spy and Snow Sweet Apples. Branden's
recipe calls for a side of homemade vanilla ice cream.  

Instructors: Branden Howe (and his
parents), and Lizi Rosenberg (BFC)

Cost: Free Class for Kids

Location: BFC Cooking
Classroom

This is a free class
but you must register: call Shareholder Services at 802-246-2821 or email
msbfc@sover.net

Holly Jolly Gingerbread Craft Time: Session 2

Date & Time: 
Dec 9 2017 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Saturday
December 9- Holly Jolly Gingerbread Craft Time in the Meeting Room at Brooks
Memorial Library. Session 1= 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Session 2= 1:00 p.m. to
3:00 p.m. Make edible houses and Christmas trees. Free; donations of
nonperishable food items for Project Feed the Thousands are appreciated. Sponsored
the by Friends of Brooks Library and the Children’s Room. Registration is strongly recommended –contact the Children’s Room at
254-5290 x110

Holly Jolly Gingerbread Craft Time: Session 1

Date & Time: 
Dec 9 2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Saturday
December 9- Holly Jolly Gingerbread Craft Time in the Meeting Room at Brooks
Memorial Library. Session 1= 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Session 2= 1:00 p.m. to
3:00 p.m. Make edible houses and Christmas trees. Free; donations of
nonperishable food items for Project Feed the Thousands are appreciated. Sponsored
the by Friends of Brooks Library and the Children’s Room. Registration is strongly recommended –contact the Children’s Room at
254-5290 x110

Free Class 4 Kids Fun with Food and Art: Animal Dreams

Date & Time: 
Nov 28 2017 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Meet us at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center (BMAC) first for an up-close look at the current art exhibit followed by a hands-on creative activity led by Linda Whelihan, educator at BMAC. Afterward, we will walk up to the Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom and make something delicious using the Vermont Harvest of the Month vegetable: sweet potatoes.

Lizi Rosenberg (BFC) and Linda Whelihan (BMAC)
You must register for this class: call 802-246-2821 or email msbfc@sover.net

Free Class 4 Kids Fun Foods From Around the World: Poland

Date & Time: 
Nov 30 2017 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

When you enter our cooking classroom, you will be transported to
Poland, where we will be making the national dish of this fertile Eastern
European country: pierogi (or as
Lizi's Mom used to call them, "varenyky"). Kids and adults alike eat
these savory (or sweet) small, pillowy dough pockets filled with cabbage,
onions and mashed potatoes. In order to honor the Vermont Harvest of the Month
vegetable, we will make ours with sweet potatoes, just to see how a global
treat tastes with a local eat. Instructor: Lizi Rosenberg

You must register for this class: call 802-246-2821 or email msbfc@sover.net

Free Class 4 Kids - Fun Foods From Around the World: Poland

Date & Time: 
Nov 20 2017 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

When you enter our cooking classroom, you will be transported to
Poland, where we will be making the national dish of this fertile Eastern
European country: pierogi (or as
Lizi's Mom used to call them, "varenyky"). Kids and adults alike eat
these savory (or sweet) small, pillowy dough pockets filled with cabbage,
onions and mashed potatoes. In order to honor the Vermont Harvest of the Month
vegetable, we will make ours with sweet potatoes, just to see how a global
treat tastes with a local eat. Instructor: Lizi Rosenberg

You must register for this class: call 802-246-2821 or email msbfc@sover.net

36th Annual Design-A-Plate

Date & Time: 
Oct 21 2017 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Stop in any time between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to make a
10-inch melamine plate or 20-ounce melamine bowl.  Each item costs $6.00.
Cash and checks made out to Brooks Memorial Library are accepted. Plates and
bowls will be ready for pickup in December, just in time for holiday gift
giving. Design-A-Plate is great for children of all ages and a fun measure of
your child’s changes through the years. The workshop will be held in the
Meeting Room. For more information, please call the Children’s Room at
802-254-5290 x110.

Medieval Faire - Family Favorite

Date & Time: 
Oct 7 2017 - 10:00am - 4:30pm

On Saturday, October 7, from 10 am to 4 pm, The Grammar School in Putney, Vermont, will transform our campus into a medieval village once again as we host our annual Medieval Faire. This event has been a family favorite for 30 years!

Enjoy the festivities while the King and his royal court preside over the Faire. Kids can ride a flying dragon, battle a knight, and watch a live joust on horseback.

Fairgoers can also shop for goods in the village market, watch artisan demonstrations including blacksmithing, woodcarving, chain mail creation and more! You can even be knighted by the King himself!

Other highlights this year include:

Birds of prey from the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum
Fencing demonstrations
Archery and slingshot ranges
Climbing walls

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