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5th Annual Southern Vermont Career EXPO

Date & Time: 
Oct 19 2017 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

The 5th Annual Southern Vermont Career EXPO will be held this year on Thursday October 19th at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden in downtown Brattleboro. The EXPO is designed to attract, retain, and develop a qualified workforce for Southeastern Vermont region now and well into the future. Employers are encouraged to recruit for current job vacancies and also raise awareness of wide array of careers they offer and the qualifications desired when jobs become available. In doing so, employers can satisfy their immediate workforce needs while expanding the talent pipeline for the future! Exhibitors promote their brand in the community, have the opportunity to network with one another, and take an active role in developing their workforce in the region.

Night Market at Hawks & Reed in Greenfield

Date & Time: 
Sep 5 2017 - 8:00pm - 11:30pm

First Tuesday of every month!

The Night Market at Hawks & Reed is an extravaganza of local artists and vendors, music and drinks. Support your homegrown local heroes in this fun event. Shop local vendors for art and crafts and vintage clothing and records and more! All while enjoying great music by local DJs, craft cocktails, and local beers on tap.

This is a new series, and our goal is to bring life to weeknights in Greenfield. We plan to expand to include more entertainment, more local artists, and FOOD. During nice weather, the event may spill out onto the sidewalk. Come out and help us grow!

Hogback Ski Run Clean-Up Party

Date & Time: 
Nov 24 2017 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

It's become a tradition: the Friday after Thanksgiving we meet to clean up the ski runs in preparation for winter skiing and riding at Hogback. We clip back face-slapping branches that are growing into the descent lines. We clear out blowdowns that are in the track. We scythe or weed whack the thickest patches of brambles. If you enjoy climbing up the mountain in winter and skiing or riding down, this is the day to meet fellow skiers and riders and contribute to keeping the slopes in good shape. (Please, do NOT do any trimming, pruning, or clearing on your own. Work with us on scheduled work days so that we can continue to have permission to maintain these ski lines.)

Help Save the Historic Hogback T-bars

Date & Time: 
Oct 1 2017 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

When the Hogback Ski Area went out of business in the mid-1980's, the wooden T-bars and the metal spring-loaded retractors were removed from the ski lift cable. The T-bars were stored in various places on the mountain, in no-longer used buildings. We're going to be moving them to a more protected location in town, to space in a barn that has been offered for us to use. We'll need some people to use socket wrenches to remove the T's from the retractors. Other people can help carry the components out to the small vehicle we'll bring in for hauling. The heartiest among us will be drafted to help carry the items up to the second story in the storage barn.

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Introduction to Tai Chi

Date & Time: 
Aug 21 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

A form of martial art, Tai Chi is a gentle way to help reduce stress and anxiety and increase flexibility and balance. Patrick Cavanaugh is a long-time student of Wolfe Lowenthal and is an instructor at Long River Tai Chi Circle in VT and NH.

Fresh Tracks Road Pitch

Date & Time: 
Aug 2 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

A gang of investors on motorcycles will ride into Brattleboro on August 2 to hear business pitches and award prizes. Strolling of the Heifers and Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation invite the public to attend the 2017 FreshTracks Road Pitch at the River Garden on Wednesday, August 2 at 3:00 P.M. Light refreshments will be served.

The Road Pitch, a gang of motorcycling business investors and advisors, is stopping in Brattleboro on the afternoon of August 2 to hear funding pitches from local businesses that are ready to scale up.

Rupa's Memorial and Dance Party

Date & Time: 
Aug 5 2017 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Come celebrate the life and work of Rupa Cousins!

There will be remembrances, sharing, good friends, live music, and a DJ. Bring your dancing shoes.

If you can, please bring snack foods or drinks to share. For more info, contact Heather @ 451-6340.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages tax deductible gifts to The
Manitou Project—Community with Nature, to further its green burial and
wheelchair trail initiatives, and other programs that integrate
spiritual and practical applications of ecological awareness and
personal fulfillment on 224 acres of conserved woodlands in
Williamsville. Send checks to Manitou at PO box 161, Williamsville, VT

Public Announcement at NECCA Trapezium

Date & Time: 
Jul 20 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

BREAKING NEWS: There will be an important public announcement at the New England Center for Circus Arts (10 Town Crier Drive off Putney Road, Brattleboro) at 3 PM today. All are welcome to attend. #istandwithnecca

More info: http://www.savenecca.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/istandwithnecca/

Savings Bank of Walpole Customer Appreciation Cookouts

Date & Time: 
Jul 28 2017 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

July 17, 2017

Tamara W. Richardson, SHRM-CP, PHR
VP & Human Resources Officer
(603) 355-1602


Keene, NH— The hot dog days of summer are here and Savings Bank of Walpole is ready to celebrate by hosting two separate Community Appreciation Cookouts as a way to say thank you to both customers and the community. This year’s events will be held on Friday, July 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bank’s 84 Marlboro Street locaton as well as on Sunday, July 30th beginning at 5:00 on the Green in Walpole.

Estey Organ Re-Homing

Date & Time: 
Jul 23 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

A recycling event to find new homes and new uses for surplus organs and parts. Bring your pick-up truck!

Brown Bag Lunch at the River Garden: Vermont Associates for Training and Development - Ages 55+

Date & Time: 
Jul 13 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Are you interested in learning new skills while training part-time and receiving a wage at one of the many non-profits in Vermont? Retail, Food Prep, Health Care, and Customer Service. You must be a Vermont resident, age 55+. With Mary Ann Higgins-Beeler, Mature Worker Specialist.

Putney Contra Dance

Date & Time: 
Jun 24 2017 - 7:30pm - 10:30pm
  • When: Saturday, June 24
  • Beginners’ session: 7:30-8:00, Dancing until 10:30 p.m.
  • What: Traditional New England Contra Dance with live music
  • Contact: 802 387-0163
  • Admission: $10 suggested donation, beginners welcome
  • All dances are taught, no partner necessary

Half-Price Book Sale: Friends of Brooks Memorial Library

Date & Time: 
Repeats every day until Thu Jun 22 2017 .
Jun 15 2017 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Jun 16 2017 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Jun 17 2017 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Jun 18 2017 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Jun 19 2017 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Jun 20 2017 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Jun 21 2017 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Jun 22 2017 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Looking for a good summer read?
The Friends of Brooks Memorial Library book sale will continue until 1 pm on June 22nd. ALL ITEMS ARE 1/2 Price!
All proceeds benefit Brooks Memorial Library, and support programming, materials, and technology. There are still plenty of treasures to be found!

Father's Day Weekend Special Wine Tasting

Date & Time: 
Repeats every day until Sun Jun 18 2017 .
Jun 17 2017 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Jun 18 2017 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

Father's Day Weekend Special Wine Tasting

In honor of Father's Day bring your dad for a special wine tasting June 17 and 18 from 11 AM to 5 PM. Enjoy a tasting of 8 different Poocham Hill Winery award winning wine, including: Frontenac, St. Croix, Marechal Foch, Marquette, Marquette Rose, La Crescent, Lacrosse, Frontenac Gris, Just $6 per person and free for dads! Stay after for a self-guided tour of the vineyard. For directions or to order online visit www.PoochamHillWinery.com. Contact Steve Robbins at winemaker@poochamwinery.com or 603-399-4496 to ask about the Poocham Hill Winery Wine Club.

2d Annual Safer Streets Community Forum

Date & Time: 
May 11 2017 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

2d Annual Safer Streets Community Forum

Next Stage Speaks: Major Jackson with Host Chard DeNiord

Date & Time: 
May 28 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Stage Arts Project continues its literary series, Next
Stage Speaks
, on Sunday, May 28  at 7 pm with Major
, hosted by poet Chard DeNiord.

“Pina” by Wim Wenders screening at Next Stage Arts

Date & Time: 
May 25 2017 - 7:30pm

Next Stage Arts and Vermont Performance Lab present a screening of Pina by Wim Wenders.

Pina is a ground-breaking,
feature-length dance film for Pina Bausch by Wim Wenders. Wenders takes the
audience on a sensual, visually stunning journey of discovery into a new
dimension: straight onto the stage with the legendary Tanztheater Wuppertal
Pina Bausch ensemble, he follows the dancers out of the theatre into the city
and the surrounding areas of Wuppertal – the place that for 35 years was the
home and center for Pina Bausch’s creativity and the birth of her new
art:  dance theater.

Betting on Zero (2016) screening at Next Stage Arts

Date & Time: 
May 4 2017 - 7:30pm

Betting on Zero (2016), an Official Selection, 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.
The last movie in the Next Stage Arts [framed] Documentary Series.

Billionaire hedge fund titan Bill Ackman takes a billion dollar short position in Herbalife, alleging it is a pyramid scheme destined to collapse. The film chronicles Ackman’s feuds with Herbalife CEO and investor Carl Icahn, and the resulting controversy over both the short and Herbalife’s business practices. (1h 38m)

Presented by Bloomberg News reporter Christine Richard. Screening will be followed by a Q&A.

 $10 advance/$12 at the door

Jim: The James Foley Story

Date & Time: 
Apr 26 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

On Thanksgiving Day 2012, American photojournalist James “Jim” Foley was kidnapped in Syria and went missing for two years before the infamous video of his public execution sent shockwaves and introduced much of the world to ISIS. Jim: The James Foley Story, directed by close childhood friend Brian Oakes, tells the story of his life through intimate interviews with his family, friends, fellow journalists, and fellow hostages that share never-before-heard details of his captivity. Made with unparalleled access, this film is a harrowing chronicle of bravery, compassion, and pain at the dawn of America’s war with ISIS. “I made this film to carry on the stories that Jim needed us to know,” says director Brian Oakes.

VNH Presents: Care for a Dance

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


Enjoy a fun-filled evening and help support VNH and the many programs and services we provide to over 160 Vermont and New Hampshire communities. The cost is $30 per person or $50 for a couple. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be served, cash bar for alcohol. For $25, participate in the wine pull for a chance at unique bottles and prizes. All bottles valued at $25 or more. Everybody wins!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

5:30 – 9:00 PM

Brattleboro Museum and Art Center

10 Vernon Street

Brattleboro, VT 05301

Please call us at 888-300-8853 or email thyland@vnhcare.org to RSVP today!

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