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Town seeks volunteers for boards

BRATTLEBORO - The town is looking for citizens to serve on the following committees and boards: ADA Committee; Arts Committee; Citizen Police Communications Committee (CPCC); Design Review Board (Alternate); Development Review Board (Member and an Alternate); Fence Viewers; Honor Roll; Inspector of Lumber, Shingles & Wood; Planning Commission; Senior Solutions; and Weigher of Coal.

Applications and more information about various committees and boards can be found at, or by calling the Town Manager's office at 802-251-8151. Interested Brattleboro residents may submit applications online, or send the application by email to the Town Manager's office - [email protected] - or mail it to: Brattleboro Town Manager's Office, Attn: Committee Vacancy, 230 Main St., Suite 208, Brattleboro, VT 05301.

RFPL hosts Poetry Open Mic night

BELLOWS FALLS - The Rockingham Free Public Library is hosting a Poetry Open Mic on Friday, April 7, at 6 p.m. Participants are invited to read original poetry or favorite poems by another poet. All ages are welcome to participate or be a part of the audience to support these brave souls.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, go to or call 802-463-4270.

Introduction to gardening classes offered at Kindle Farm School

TOWNSHEND - New gardeners as well as those wishing to learn more about gardening are invited to join Toni Kessler, the vocational educator and farm manager at Kindle Farm School on Saturday, April 8, and Saturday, May 13, from 10 a.m. to noon, for a fun and hands-on class.

Participants will meet in the greenhouse to explore many topics like seeding, transplanting, and soil, and you will be able to take home plants for your own garden. Each class is $75, or $125 for both. Cash or check only. Space is limited. To sign up, email [email protected].

This is a fundraiser for Kindle Farm School Vocational Programming, which provides students opportunities to gain employment skills in a variety of careers, including farming, forestry, and culinary arts. It also provides a CSA bag full of fresh produce from the Kindle Farm gardens each week over the summer and fall months.

Easter Hunt at Guilford Community Park on April 8

GUILFORD - The Guilford Community Church is sponsoring a free Easter Hunt at the new community park on Saturday, April 8, at 3 p.m. for children ages 3–13, rain or shine. The hope is that this becomes an annual event, as well as an opportunity to enjoy the new park with family, friends, and neighbors.

According to organizers, the Easter Bunny will be hiding treasures of toys and treats throughout the park, with children then hunting for them among the tulips, under the new timber-built pavilion, around the Labyrinth, in the grass, and on the children's play equipment. In case of inclement weather, the hunt will move into the church's Zeller Hall under the sanctuary.

Parents are asked to pre-register their children by calling Robin Davis at 802-380-0994 before noon on Friday, April 7, so that there will be enough toys for all participating. Each treasure hunter will receive an individualized clue based on age prior to the noncompetitive hunt. Children do not need to bring baskets or containers and do not need to be residents of Guilford.

Light refreshments will be for sale to help support the re-launch of the church's youth and family programs, including Sunday school classes and an interfaith youth group offering community service projects and trips for teens. For information, please contact Davis (a.k.a., Ms. Bunny) at 802-380-0994 or email [email protected].

Senior meal served

DUMMERSTON - Senior Solutions and Evening Star Grange will present their next Senior Lunch at noon on Wednesday, April 12, at the Grange Hall in Dummerston Center. The menu includes pulled pork on a bun or vegetarian lentil sloppy joes, homemade baked beans, and potato salad, with fruit cobbler for dessert.

Reservations for the meal are strongly encouraged and can be made by calling 802-254-1138 and leaving name, telephone number, the number of meals required, and whether you are picking up or eating inside. Please call by 5 p.m. on April 11 if possible, so that they can be sure to prepare enough food. This meal is open to everyone, with a suggested donation of $3 for those 60 and over and $4 for the younger attendees.

Rec. Dept. begins sign-ups for Summer Day Camp

BRATTLEBORO - The Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department has begun accepting registration for their Summer Day Camp.

The weeks of camp will be as follows: Week 1: June 19–23 (limited space available), Week 2: June 26–30 (limited space available), Week 3: July 3–7 (a four-day week), Week 4: July 10–14, Week 5: July 17–21, Week 6: July 24–28, Week 7: July 31–Aug. 4, and Week 8: Aug. 7–11.

Day camp is for those 5–12 years old only. The fee is $100 per week for Brattleboro residents and $115 for non-residents, except for Week 3, which will be $80 for Brattleboro residents and $95 for non-Brattleboro residents.

Camp takes place at Living Memorial Park and runs 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday–Friday. Children will participate in arts and crafts, sports, games, archery, music, drama, hiking, swimming, and special events.

There will be a pre-camp care drop-off program offered Tuesday through Friday each week from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. The fee for pre-camp care is $5 per child, per day. Sign your campers up with the program coordinator on Monday for the remainder of the week, as they will be limited to 15 spaces each morning. Drop off will be at the Senior Area at the far end of the lower parking lot. On the week of July 4, they will have the program only Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

After-camp care will be offered from 4 to 5 p.m. every day. Sign up at the beginning of the week, as space is limited and on a first come, first served basis.

The fee for after camp care is $5 per child per day. Pick up for After Camp Care will be at the Nelson Withington Skating Facility.

Anyone interested in signing up should stop by the Rec. Dept. office at the Gibson-Aiken Center on Main Street, or register online at, Call the Gibson-Aiken Center office at 802-254-5808 for more information.

Youth Services' Summer Resources Calendar now available

BRATTLEBORO - Youth Services has once again created a downloadable spreadsheet of camps in Windham County as a service to area families. Dates, age range, cost, and scholarship availability are listed as well as contact information.

Organizations who provided information for this listing include Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center, River Gallery School, Boys & Girls Club, Brattleboro School of Dance, Brattleboro Outing Club/Tennis, Meeting Waters YMCA, Miss Martha's Creative ELP, Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Dept., Giant Journey Farm, Greater Burlington YMCA, In-Sight Photography Project, New England Center for Circus Arts, The Neighborhood Schoolhouse, Theatre Adventure, VT Fish & Wildlife, Vermont Wilderness School, and more.

The Summer Resources Listing is available now online. For more information, call Youth Services at 802-257-0361 or visit, where you can access or download the listing.

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