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Brattleboro Senior Center hosts annual Thanksgiving luncheon

BRATTLEBORO - The Brattleboro Senior Center and Brattleboro Senior Meals host their annual Thanksgiving luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 21.

The menu will include appetizers, roast Tom turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, and butternut squash, plus assorted breads and pies. Appetizers will be served at 11:30 a.m. Suggested donation for seniors over 60 is $4; all others $6. Make your reservations early, as seating is limited to the first 150 callers. For reservations, call 802-257-1236 or 802-257-7570.

Also, the Senior Center would like to remind everyone about its craft room. There are many items for sale, including handmade hats, scarfs, afghans, and mittens made by the knitting group, which meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. One can also find a variety of gently used items for sale.

Holiday bazaar in Brookline

BROOKLINE - The Brookline Ladies Benevolence Society's annual Holiday Bazaar is at the Historic Brookline Church on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Unique, handmade holiday gifts and ornaments, homemade baked goods, coffee, hot and cold cider, and homemade doughnuts will be available for purchase. The raffle drawing for the 2013 edition of the ever-popular, queen-sized, handmade “Moonlight in Vermont” quilt is at 1 p.m. Tickets will be available for purchase until the drawing.

All proceeds to benefit the ongoing restoration and preservation of the Historic Brookline Church.

Methodist Women host Christmas bazaar

BRATTLEBORO - The Women of the First United Methodist Church hold their annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Featured: homemade crafts and articles, items for children to purchase at “Grandma's Attic,” a food table with fresh homemade doughnuts from their kitchen, and applesauce, frozen apple pies, and many other tasty goodies.

Proceeds from the bazaar are donated to both local and church missions.

The church, at 18 Town Crier Dr. off Putney Road, is handicapped-accessible. For more information, call 802-254-4218 or write [email protected].

Dinner benefits SEVCA services

SAXTONS RIVER - A dinner fundraiser for Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA) is planned for Christ's Church in Saxtons River on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 5 p.m.

There will be turkey with all the fixings, and a dessert of baked gingerbread. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under (maximum of $25 per family). SEVCA provides a variety of programs and services to people with low incomes; your attendance will help support the agency's efforts to help those in need.

Climate Change Café resumes Nov. 26

BRATTLEBORO - After a successful inaugural in October, Post Oil Solutions will continue to host its Climate Change Café on the fourth Tuesday of the month (except December), at 6 p.m. at Brooks Memorial Library.

The next Café is Tuesday, Nov. 26. Light refreshments will be available, and participants are welcome to contribute something of their own.

The Café is a supportive, conversational environment for people who are concerned about climate change to share thoughts and concerns, as well as ideas and actions, that address what can be done in our homes and neighborhoods, as well as the state and nation. There will be a special presentation this month on how easy it is for people to reduce their personal and household carbon footprint.

For more information, contact Tim Stevenson at 802-869-2141 or [email protected].

Grad School offers free 'get better video online' workshop

BRATTLEBORO -“Get Better Video Online with any Camera and Free Tools!” will be held at Marlboro College Graduate School on Vernon Street on Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Learn how to get better video online with any point-and-shoot camera or smartphone. Bring your camera, and your laptop if you have one (observers without computers are also welcome), and practice composition, microphone proximity, and lighting. Basic editing tools and upload options will be presented. All resources will be on the Web with a link provided to attendees.

Leading the workshop is Caleb Clark, chair of the grad school's EdTech program. The workshop is free, but register at

Extended hours at rink, gym for Thanksgiving recess

BRATTLEBORO - The Nelson Withington Skating Rink is open for public skating from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 25, 26, 27, and 29. The rink is closed Thanksgiving Day.

The open gym and game room are open Nov. 25, 26, 27, and 29 from 1:30 to 5 p.m. for all ages. There is no open gym and game room on Thanksgiving Day. For more information, call the Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department at 802-254-5808.

New Brattleboro Lions Club seeks members

BRATTLEBORO - The Vermont Lions, the Aus­tine School, and the Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing invite the public to the launch of a Lions Club in Brattleboro.

Civic-minded men and women who want to serve the less fortunate are sought. The second informational meeting is Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. at Holton Hall, 209 Austine Dr., in Brattleboro. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, contact Lion Stanley Patch Jr. at 802-468-5001 or stanandmamie@myfair­point. net, and

Sunrise Rotary sponsors annual dinner raffle

BRATTLEBORO – The Brattleboro Sunrise Rotary Club is selling tickets for its annual dinner raffle to raise funds for various club projects including Project Feed the Thousands. First prize: five $100 gift certificates to Brattleboro area restaurants; second prize: a gift certificate from Windham Wines; third prize: a gift certificate from North End Butchers.

A limited number of tickets are available and can be purchased for $5 each, or six for $25. Contact any Brattleboro Sunrise Rotarian or call Jason at 802-380-0848. The drawing is Wednesday, Dec. 4.

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