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Brooks Library seeks trustee

BRATTLEBORO - The Board of Library Trustees of Brooks Memorial Library seeks an enthusiastic and dedicated library user to fill an unexpired two-year position on the board. Candidates should have an interest in maintaining a strong and visionary library in town. Trustees must be residents of Brattleboro.

The Board, which numbers nine trustees, meets at the Library at 4:45 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month. Members are asked to chair or serve on two or more committees that convene as needed.

Applicants should send an email and resume describing their interest in serving on the Library board no later than Wednesday, Jan. 17, to [email protected].

Rock River Players invite acts for Valentine's Cabaret

WILLIAMSVILLE - The Rock River Players (RRP) invites acts for its annual Valentine's Cabaret to run Friday through Sunday, Feb. 9–11, at the Williamsville Hall.

"A collection of songs, solos, and sketches, this light-hearted evening has become a RRP favorite," says RRP co-Artistic Director Bahman Mahdavi. Dan DeWalt will be accompanist for all music numbers.

Area performers interested in joining the RRP for this "loosely love-themed event" should contact Annie Landenberger at [email protected] by Monday, Jan. 15.

Brattleboro Area Contra Dance on Jan. 14

GUILFORD - The Brattleboro Area Contra Dance series moves to the second Sunday of the month starting Jan. 14 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Broad Brook Community Center on Guilford Center Road.

This month, the music will be provided by Rebecca Weiss, Mary Cay Brass, and Rose Jackson, with Andy Davis as the caller. Admission is $15–$20, with children welcome at a reduced price. All dances are taught and no partner or experience is required.

Covid precautions include masking by choice, with N95 masks available at the door.

COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Senior Center

BRATTLEBORO - The Vermont Department of Health will offer a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic Tuesday, Jan. 16, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St.

Appointments can be made by calling Sarah Clark at 802-257-7570. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Wonder and awe in the natural world is topic of Dummerston talk

WEST DUMMERSTON - The Dummerston Conservation Commission presents a talk with Matthew Myer Boulton on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m., at the Dummerston Community Center at 150 West St.

In this interactive talk, Boulton will explore the role of wonder and amazement - from the astonishing size of the universe to the tiny marvels of ice and snow -- in our personal and communal lives, including the work of conservation. And, along the way, recent scientific research on the life-giving power of awe will be discussed, as well as some ways to incorporate more of it into one's everyday routine.

Boulton is a writer and Emmy-winning filmmaker based in Keene, New Hampshire. He has served on the faculty of Harvard Divinity School, and is currently at work on a book exploring the wonders of the Connecticut River valley.

All are welcome. If possible, a suggested donation is $5, which is split equally between the Dummerston Community Center and the Dummerston Conservation Commission.

Death Cafe in Putney

PUTNEY - On Saturday, Jan. 20, from 1 to 3 p.m., Brattleboro Area Hospice will host a Death Cafe at Putney Friends Meeting, 17 Bellows Falls Rd.

At a Death Cafe, people, often strangers, gather to eat snacks, drink tea, and discuss death. The objective is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives. A Death Cafe is a group-directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session.

Space is limited. For more infromation, email [email protected] or call 802 257-0775.

Rabies clinic for dogs in Williamsville

WILLIAMSVILLE - The Windham County Sheriff's Animal Control Officer has arranged for Dr. Paul Kotas of the Free Range Veterinary Services to hold rabies clinics, for dogs only, on the following Mondays, from 9 to 10 a.m., at the Williamsville Hall at 35 Dover Rd.: Jan. 22, Feb. 5 and 19, and March 4 and 18.

The cost will be $22. Dog owners must bring a copy of the prior rabies certificate. This clinic is only available to residents of Newfane, Dummerston, Putney, Windham, Wardsboro, Grafton, and Vernon.

This Town and Village item was submitted to The Commons.

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