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Rec. Dept. hosts annual Egg Hunt

BRATTLEBORO - The Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department will present their annual free Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30, at the lower softball field at Living Memorial Park. In case of mud or rain, the alternate location will be inside the Nelson Withington Skating Facility.

Egg hunts will start promptly at 9:30 a.m. (for ages 4 and under) and 9:45 a.m. (for ages 5 and older). There will be six stuffed animal prizes for each age group. Each child needs to have a basket or container to collect the eggs. For more information, call 802-254-5808.

Spring Fling at Whitingham Free Public Library

JACKSONVILLE - Spring is in the air at the Whitingham Free Public Library at the Municipal Center on Route 100. Join them on Saturday, March 30, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, for a Spring Fling Party.

Kids and parents/caregivers can enjoy crafts, activities, stories, and fun snacks. Call 802-368-7506 to register.

Rabies clinic in Newfane

NEWFANE - Dr. Miles Powers will be holding a rabies clinic at NewBrook Fire Station on Saturday, March 30, from 10 a.m. to noon. Rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats are $15, distemper shots are $25, and the cost for both is $35. If you would like to get other vaccinations at this time, call Powers at 802-348-7918 to make arrangements.

The Townshend Town Clerk will be at the clinic as well, so that town's residents can register their dogs. Dog licenses are due on April 1. For more information on licenses for Townshend dogs, call 802-365-7300, ext. 1.

Easter Treasure Hunt at Guilford Community Park

GUILFORD -The Guilford Community Church is sponsoring a free Easter Treasure Hunt at the new Guilford Community Park on March 30, at 3 p.m., for children ages 3–13, rain or shine.

According to organizers, the Easter Bunny will be hiding treasures of toys and treats throughout the Guilford Community 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 before noon on March 29 at, so 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 available for sale to help support the church's youth and family programs, which include Sunday school classes and an interfaith youth group with community service projects and trips for teens. For more information, email [email protected] or call Church Administrator Debra Zagaeski at 802-257-0994.

Sugar-on-snow dinner served at Evening Star Grange

DUMMERSTON - Evening Star Grange, 1008 East-West Rd., will host a Maple Sugar on Snow Dinner on Saturday, March 30. The menu features baked ham with homemade baked beans, and homemade potato salad and cole slaw, with maple sugar on snow for dessert.

There will be two seatings, at 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $7 for children 5–11. Reservations are required, and no takeout meals will be available. Call 802-254-1138 to reserve a seat.

Creative writing workshop focuses on eclipse

BRATTLEBORO - Eclipses have meant many things to many people throughout history - from end-times omens to cosmic messages. Writers are invited to unleash their creativity under the shadow of the upcoming solar eclipse on April 2, at 7 p.m., in the Community Meeting Room of Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St.

Acclaimed author GennaRose Nethercott will lead a world tour through eclipse folklore, myths, and superstitions. Participants will then re-imagine these old stories to create new ones of their own in a free generative workshop; walk in with a blank page, and walk out with new writing. This is open to all levels of writing experience, ages 14 and up. Register in advance at [email protected], or in person at the library.

Estate planning talk offered in Guilford

GUILFORD - Guilford Cares will host Jonathan D. Secrest, an attorney with the Brattleboro law firm of Secrest & Darrow, who will present an overview on estate planning, including the most important issues to consider and the biggest mistakes to avoid, on Thursday, April 4, at 1 p.m., at the Broad Brook Community Center, 3940 Guilford Center Rd.

Topics will include wills and trusts, lessening the burden on your heirs, providing for minor children or those with special needs, families with children from prior marriages, protecting assets in the event of a nursing home stay, and avoiding or reducing estate taxes. He said he looks forward to questions, and hopes to make these important matters clear, understandable, and even interesting.

During his career, Secrest has worked as an attorney for the federal government, argued before the Vermont Supreme Court, and testified before the Vermont Legislature on improvements to the state's probate laws which he helped draft. He has drafted complex wills and trusts, including special needs trusts, advised clients on business succession issues, and counseled clients regarding elder law and Medicaid planning.

For further information, contact Guilford Cares at 802-579-1350 or [email protected].

Applications now open for Crosby-Gannett Fund

BRATTLEBORO - Funding is now available for Vermont organizations in the Brattleboro area through the Crosby-Gannett Fund grant program at the Vermont Community Foundation. The purpose of the Crosby-Gannett Fund is to support endeavors that contribute to the betterment and vitality of the Brattleboro area.

The Crosby-Gannett Fund evolved its giving strategy last year and will now award a grant to one applicant annually. The grant term will be active for three years, and the grantee will receive $7,500 per year, totaling $22,500 over the three-year period.

The goal of this model is to provide reliable capacity-building support to creative ideas and community-based organizations that will enable meaningful improvement in the Brattleboro area. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30. Visit to learn more and apply.

This Town and Village item was submitted to The Commons.

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