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Celebrations and festivals

PUTNEY 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Putney Craft Tour : Stories and memorabilia from the fascinating early years of the tour to the present will be shared with friends and neighbors. Over 100 artisans and artists have been part of the tour and many will be at the library celebration reminiscing about the life of the tour and their own personal stories. They include craft tour members Ian and Jenny Eddy (decorative, functional, hand wrought iron), Carlene Raper (beautiful hand-dyed cotton fabrics, quilts, pillows), Wendy Wilson (wood turned bowls and wooden toys), Carol Keiser (art tiles), Liz de Niord (clay and paint), and Bob Burch (glassblowing). The evening will be full of reflections and memories that will help build an oral history of craft in our area. In the tradition of welcoming the public into the studios, cider and refreshments will be served. A sampling of craft and memorabilia including old posters and brochures, will be on display. 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Nancy Calicchio:


WARDSBORO Knitting Circle: Beginners welcome. Knitting needles and free yarn are available for beginners to practice knitting, lessons are free, and there are many pattern books to loan to knitters even if they don't come to knitting circle. Adults and teens are welcome, any skill level, as well as crocheters, rug hookers, embroiderers, and cross-stitchers - needle workers of all kinds. 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesdays (Fall and Winter). Closed on school snow days. Free. Wardsboro Public Library, 170 Main St. Information: 802-896-6988; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Scrabble: Stop by and play a game of Scrabble. All levels. 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Kids Project - Art Stop!: Make a quick, seasonal harvest art project. Little ones will need an adult to help them with their project; ages 7-10 can work at the counter/table on their own. Facilitators: Linda Whelihan, BMAC Educator, and Lizi Rosenberg, BFC Education Outreach Coordinator. 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. at the Demo Counter (by the Cheese Island). Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Information: 802-257-0236; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Lunchtime Yoga for Co-op Shareholders: All-levels, led by a different local teacher each Wednesday. Bring a yoga mat. noon - 1 p.m. Free (only open to shareholders). Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Information: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.

BRATTLEBORO Alternatives to Suicide: This is a mutual support group open to anyone who has experienced thoughts of suicide. Guided by a charter of values provided by the Western Mass Recovery Learning Community, the group is non-clinical and does not link suicide with illness. Participants are free to talk about and find meaning in their experiences in/on their own terms. 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Free. The Hive, 24 Flat St., #202 (2nd fl., 2nd door to left). Information: ; Click to e-mail for more information.



October 2018