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BRATTLEBORO Adult Pickleball: Freelance program with no instructor or officials. Some indoor balls and paddles available for use. Those 16 years old and older are eligible to play (16 and under must have a waiver signed by a legal guardian). 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, 3rd fl. Gymnasium. Wear clean, appropriate footwear. Masks required in all town buildings. Offered by Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Dept. Through Tuesday, April 26. $3 ($5 non-Brattleboro residents). 10-session card: $30, ($50 non-Brattleboro residents). Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. In person registration: cash or checks only.. Online registration: 802-254-5808; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Local history

GUILFORD State Historic Marker Celebration for Abijah and Lucy Terry Prince: The Brattleboro Words Trail is collaborating with the Town of Guilford and the Guilford Historical Society to host an official dedication of the much-deserved state historic marker recognizing the achievements of Lucy Terry Prince (1730-1821) - considered the nation's first African American poet - and her husband Abijah Prince. The Princes were early Black landowners in Guilford and Sunderland Vermont in the mid 1700s and eloquent advocates for civil rights. (Also see Community Building). 11 a.m. Highlights: Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina, writer of Pulitzer Prize-nominated book "Mr. and Mrs. Prince: How an Extraordinary Eighteenth-Century Family Moved Out of Slavery and into Legend"; Shanta Lee Gander has written about and portrayed Lucy dramatically as an Advisory Team Member of the Brattleboro Words Trail; Curtiss Reed, Exec. Dir. of VT Partnership for Fairness and Diversity/founder of the VT African American Heritage Trail. Lissa Weinmann, Brattleboro Words Trail Co-Founder/Exec. Producer, welcomes attendees; Verandah Porche, poet/Vice-Chair Guilford Selectboard, will emcee; Laura V. Trieschmann, State Historic Preservation Officer, presents the VT Roadside Historic Site as administrator of the program and rep of Gov. Scott. Other local elected and town officials will be at the dedication; Sayon Camara of Guinea, West Africa and current VT resident performs on African drums. Special speakers will commemorate placement of the marker at the Guilford Welcome Center (Exit 1 on I91). Guilford Welcome Center, 1235 Broad Brook Rd. Information: 802-258-4503; Click for more info on Web in new window.


GUILFORD Tai Chi Classes for Beginners: 10:45-11:45 a.m. Class takes place with Leah Gessner in the Cow Barn. Donations welcome. Guilford Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds Rd. off Weatherhead Hollow Rd. Information: Leah Gessner at Guilford Cares: 579-1350,

Arts and crafts

LONDONDERRY Making No-Knit Bernie Mittens: This was such a popular event that we are bringing it back! Heidi Root will once again share her technique on how to construct "Bernie" mittens out of old sweaters. 3 - 5 p.m. Free. Neighborhood Connections, The Meeting Place, Rte. 100, 5700 Marketplace (across from the post office). Information: Sign up:



October 2021