DUMMERSTON — Transition Dummerston will hold its next Community Potluck and evening program on Friday, July 27, from 6-8:30 p.m., at the Dummerston Community Center in West Dummerston.
The program for the evening is “SOS: Share Our Surplus…Garden Produce, that is!” As the height of the vegetable harvest approaches, the Transition Dummerston group is exploring ways gardeners can share excess food from their gardens and spread the wealth around: the Garden Surplus Exchange. If you’re overwhelmed with zucchinis, or hoping to taste someone else’s variety of tomatoes, this program is for you!
The Community Potluck will begin at 6 p.m., an opportunity to meet and converse with Dummerston neighbors. Bring seasonal foods to share – using local food encouraged!
The evening’s program from 7-8:30 p.m., will include a short presentation on gleaning and local food, including inspiring excerpts from Agnes Varda’s award-winning documentary, The Gleaners and I. Discussion will follow about how best to implement this new project of surplus food sharing.
For a first step, you’re invited to bring the extra vegetables, herbs, and fruits from your garden and/or take away some of the freshest available local food. Any unclaimed produce will be brought to the Drop-In Shelter on Saturday, July 28.
MARLBORO — The Marlboro Summer Sale is Saturday, July 28, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Marlboro Town Center.
There will be great bargains on used clothing, furniture, books, toys, housewares, and more. There will also be a bake sale and cafe, and an ongoing silent auction on the best items, with bidding taking place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Sunday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., everything left over is free.
All proceeds benefit the Marlboro community. Sponsored by the Marlboro Alliance.
BELLOWS FALLS — The third annual O’Connor Awards will be held on Saturday, July 28, at American Legion Post 37, 42 Rockingham St., at 6:30 p.m.
The awards, named after Brattleboro resident and former Speaker of the House and gubernatorial candidate Timothy J. O’Connor, Jr., recognize the contribution of members of the community in the political fabric of the state.
This year’s awards will include a tribute to the legislative career of former Speaker of the House Michael Obuchowski, who was appointed Commissioner of Buildings and General Services in 2010, ending a run of 39 years in the House. Obuchowski’s time in the House included six years as Speaker, and he was the chairman of seemingly every subcommittee.
The suggested donation is $10. Some light food will be served. All proceeds benefit the Brattleboro Town Democratic Committee. For details, contact James Valente at 802-275-8860.
GUILFORD — The Town of Guilford’s year-long 250th anniversary celebration officially ended on the last day of 2011. As its final act before disbanding, the 250th committee voted to place a commemorative plaque in front of the Guilford Historical Society’s Museum on Guilford Center Road. The unveiling and dedication of this plaque will take place on Sunday, July 29, at 2 pm.
The plaque is a bronze representation of the acclaimed 250th logo, designed by Guilford’s Joy Wallens-Penford, and will be placed in a large stone donated and moved to the site by Ed Clark of Guilford. A short ceremony will be followed by refreshments.
The museum occupies the 1822 Town Hall, and houses exhibits of Guilford artifacts including a 19th century kitchen, arrowheads, photographs, antique and slate industry tools, textiles, household items, and a directory of Guilford’s cemeteries and headstones. Copies of the retrospective video of the 250th, covering more than 50 events during 2011 in a 2-DVD set, are on sale at the museum.
The museum is in Guilford Center Village, just past the Grange and across the road from the Library and Meeting House, about 4 miles west of the Country Store.
PUTNEY — In observance of the summer heat, the Putney Farmers’ Market has changed its hours of operation. They are now open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., every Sunday through Oct. 7.
Food vendors have added special breakfast items to their menus, such as Pizza Hippo’s breakfast pizza and Taco Barn’s potato taco with a fried egg on top.
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