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VFW Breakfasts

VFW Breakfasts

11/11/2020 - 09/29/2021 - 6:00 am - 9:00 am at Brattleboro VFW
40 Black Mountain Rd

The Brattleboro VFW is now serving breakfast every Wednesday morning from 6a- 9a.

Eat in or call for takeout – (802) 257.0438

Menu includes toast, corned beef hash, pancakes, sausage gravy with biscuits, eggs, bacon, potatoes and juice, milk and coffee. Prices $5.50 and up.

Hydropower Coffee Hours Engage the Public in Speaking Up for Rivers

Hydropower Coffee Hours Engage the Public in Speaking Up for Rivers

03/10/2021 - 05/12/2021 - 9:30 am - 10:30 am at

The Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC) is hosting three virtual Hydropower Coffee Hour events to discuss and answer questions about the five Connecticut River hydropower facilities that applied for renewed operating licenses in December. The five facilities include the Turners Falls Dam and Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage in Massachusetts, and the Wilder, Bellows Falls, and Vernon Dams in Vermont and New Hampshire. Once they are issued, the licenses for these facilities will be in place for the next 30-50 years and impact more than 175 miles of the Connecticut River. It’s critical that we all speak up NOW in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to influence these operating licenses. Join CRC at these Hydropower Coffee Hours to learn more:

  • March 10, 9:30am, Traditional Cultural Properties
  • April 15, 9:30am, River Critters
  • May 12, 9:30am, River Recreation

Additional details and links to register can be found at www.ctriver.org/events. CRC staff and additional experts will be on hand to answer questions and share how the public can get involved in the hydro relicensing process to speak up for rivers. These events are devoted to question & answer. Each event has a unique topic to guide the conversation, but any questions related to the relicensing are welcome.

The three Hydropower Coffee Hour events are a follow-up to two informational presentations held by CRC in January that can be viewed online at www.ctriver.org/livestream or on CRC’s YouTube channel. We encourage attendees to view these presentations for additional background about the relicensing and related concerns.

Tenth anniversary edition of GLASSTASTIC Now Open At Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

Tenth anniversary edition of GLASSTASTIC Now Open At Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

03/18/2021 - 06/13/2021 - 12:00 am at Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon Street

Have you heard of Sheila and Neil, “the first non-flightless snails in the world?” How about a snoogle, kelpie, pegamallow, or preying beetis? Maybe you’re familiar with the candy corn creature that “helps foster kids find their forever home with his tiny little brain and his HUGE heart?”

Each of these wonderful, whimsical creatures—and many more—are on display now at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC)’s 2021 incarnation of GLASSTASTIC, a popular biennial collaboration between K-6 students and professional glass artists from throughout New England.

A total of 27 glass sculptures will be on display at BMAC from March 18 through June 13, alongside a digital gallery of the nearly 800 drawings that were submitted by children from all across the United States. A reception for GLASSTASTIC and BMAC’s other spring exhibits will take place later this year.

BMAC is open Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with masks and social distancing required. Walk-ins are always welcome, or visitors can make a reservation in advance at brattleboromuseum.org.

The Gateway Foundation Scholarships

The Gateway Foundation Scholarships

04/12/2021 - 05/14/2021 - All Day at

The Brattleboro Rotary Club is proud to offer college scholarships again this year to graduating students t Brattleboro Union, Leland and Gray and Hinsdale, High Schools. the amount of the assistance will be $2,000 to $3,000 per student. A combination of financial need, academic achievement and community service will be used as the criteria for selecting recipients.

Applications and financial assistance forms are available at each school’s guidance department and at the Brattleboro rotary Club website, brattlebrorrotaryclub.org, and must be submitted by Friday, may 14, 2021 to john C. mabie c/o Windham Law, PLC, 45 Linden Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301.

The awards will be presented during part of graduation festivities at each high school in June of 2021.Students interested in this opportunity should contact their guidance department for the Rotary Club c/o John Mabie at 802.257.5295, ext. 9

Farmer's Market of Keene

Farmer’s Market of Keene

04/24/2021 - 10/30/2021 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at Farmers Market of Keene
Gilbo Avenue

The Farmer’s Market of Keene is now open every Saturday on Gilbo Avenue from 9 to 1 and Tuesdays from 3p-6p . Come show LOCAL fresh vegetables, fresh baked breads, & many other wonderful things…..With live music as well!

Don’t forget we also accept EBT!

Brattleboro Area Farmers Market

Brattleboro Area Farmers Market

05/01/2021 - 10/30/2021 - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm at Brattleboro Farmers Market
570 Western Ave (Route 9)

The Brattleboro Area Farmer’s Market is now open for the 2021 Season!

Join them each Saturday from 9am to 2pm for safe, in-person shopping at their site on Western Ave in Brattleboro as well as a curbside pickup option (view a list of participating curbside vendors here).

Please note:

  • Masks are required. Customers who cannot wear masks are asked to shop through our curbside pickup.
  • 6′ distancing is required at all times.
  • Please leave your dogs at home. We’re sorry, but dogs are not allowed at the market.

Stay tuned for market updates. You can view a complete vendor list here.

Readings on the Common

Readings on the Common

05/02/2021 - 08/22/2021 - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Walpole Town Common
Washington St

The Walpole Players have announced that last year’s popular Readings on the Common are returning!  Beginning Sunday, May 2, at 4:00 PM, the Walpole Players will be holding their weekly meetings for Readings on the Common.  These readings are not performances, rather simply reading through an assortment of scripts to choose one or more for another outdoor staged reading later in the summer.

The readings inspired by the need to only gather outdoors last summer and early fall led to a staged, costumed, and properly distanced  reading of Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” on the Common before an audience. This year’s readings will hopefully lead to one or more similar performances this year.  

Anyone and everyone is invited to join us as a participant, as these readings are not meant to have an audience.  This is a great way to discover your inner thespian!  We will meet near the Bandstand on the Walpole Town Common.  Please bring a lawn chair, water bottle, and a mask just in case one is needed. 

Please email WalpolePlayers@gmail.com or call (603) 756-2535 if you need more information.

Men Who Cook- Virtual Event!

Men Who Cook- Virtual Event!

05/03/2021 - 05/15/2021 - 12:00 am at

Men Who Cook Fundraiser to Benefit RSVP America Reads program at Monadnock Family Services!

Monadnock Family Services is pleased to announce its virtual Men Who Cook fundraiser to benefit “America Reads”, a volunteer-based program that aims to build literacy skills with school children in the Monadnock region. With a minimum donation of $25, participants will receive a Men Who Cook cookbook, featuring over 70 local “chefs”, entrance into the virtual event on May 15th, and two complimentary tickets into a raffle with a chance to win wonderful prizes.

You can support the Men Who Cook fundraiser by visiting www.mfs.org.
For questions, please call 603-338-0052.

Celebrate Mom! Free Rose Friday - May 7th

Celebrate Mom! Free Rose Friday – May 7th

05/07/2021 - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm at TPI Staffing
20 Technology Dr

We want to say THANK YOU to all of the moms out there. Come in to ANY of our TPI Staffing offices on Friday, May 7th (the Friday before Mother’s Day), and pick up a free rose for you or your mom.

This is a one day event. One per person. No holds. Quantity is limited, when we run out there won’t be any more.

It has been a tough year on so many, especially moms! This is just a small gesture TPI wants to make to let all the moms know – We are thinking of you!

Brattleboro Words Project

Brattleboro Words Project

05/07/2021 - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm at

Brattleboro Words Project and our Trail launch event happens this Friday, May 7th, from 4-6 pm at 118 Elliot in Brattleboro. More info: http://brattleborowords.org/

Brattleboro GALLERY WALK

Brattleboro GALLERY WALK

05/07/2021 - 05/08/2021 - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Downtown Brattleboro
Main Street

The 2021 Season of Gallery Walk starts Friday, May 7th! We can’t wait for you to join us and our local galleries for this special and historical event… reimagined by DBA. This experience will be Brattleboro in technicolor, featuring a Markers’ Market with Main St. Flea, a stage with live music presented by The Stone Church, and Pop Up Art Stations around town! Head to our Gallery Walk page for more details on this exciting event, happening the First Friday of every month!

http://brattleboro.com

Winchester Farmer's Market

Winchester Farmer’s Market

05/08/2021 - 10/30/2021 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at Winchester Town Center
Main Street

The Winchester Farmer’s Market returns for the season Saturday, May 8th!

Join them each Saturday on Main Street in downtown Winchester from 9a-1p for your fresh local produce, plants, baked goods, hand made crafts and more!

 In an effort to keep our customers safe please wear a mask and do your best to social distance.

Digital artist Anne Spalter discusses NFTs in BMAC online talk, May 12

Digital artist Anne Spalter discusses NFTs in BMAC online talk, May 12

05/12/2021 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm at

NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, have taken the art world by storm. In February 2021, collectors and speculators spent more than $200 million on NFT-based artwork, memes, and GIFs, and that was before digital artist Mike Winkelmann, known as Beeple, sold a piece for $69 million at famed auction house Christie’s on March 11 — the third highest price ever fetched by a living artist, after Jeff Koons and David Hockney. But what exactly are NFTs, why are they commanding such astronomical prices, and what effect are they having on the broader art world? Digital artist and scholar Anne Spalter will answer these questions and more in a Zoom presentation titled “An Introduction to NFT Art,” hosted by the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) on Wednesday, May 12, at 7 p.m. Admission is free; to register, visit brattleboromuseum.org.

Clothing Giveaway!

Clothing Giveaway!

05/15/2021 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at United Church of Winchester
Parker St

Clothing Giveaway: The United Church of Winchester is having a clothing giveaway in our parking lot on Parker St. in Winchester on Saturday, May 15th from 10 AM to1 PM.

Come and check out our free spring/summer clothing selections!

Town-wide Food Drive!

Town-wide Food Drive!

05/15/2021 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at United Church of Winchester
Parker St

The United Church of Winchester is sponsoring a town-wide food drive on Saturday, May 15th.  The food collected will be used to help keep the free Give-and-Take Blessing Nook in the Winchester Town Hall supplied.  Shelf-stable foods, toiletries, and household cleaning supplies such as dish detergent may be dropped off at the church parking lot on Parker Street between 10 AM and 1 PM. (This is the same time and place as our spring/summer clothing giveaway.)

Please help your Winchester neighbors who need food!

Upriver Journey

Upriver Journey

05/18/2021 - 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm at

Learn about the fascinating lives and epic migrations of American Shad and Sea Lamprey virtually with Firstlight’s Northfield Mountain on Tuesday, May 18th from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m.  These fish play an important role in our river ecosystems as they migrate to and from the sea.

Author John McPhee nicknamed American Shad “Our Founding Fish”.  Sea Lamprey have been called “Hero of our rivers and vampire of the sea”.  Find out why this keystone species is misunderstood and underappreciated.  Join Kim Noyes, Firstlight’s Northfield Mountain Education Coordinator, for this free presentation on the history and natural history of these unusual fish as this spring’s upriver migration is underway. This on-line event is co-sponsored with the Northfield Bird Club.  To register, go to www.bookeo.com/northfield.  Registration requests must be received at least 24 hours before program begins.

Keene State Theatre and Dance Directing Students Present One Act Plays: May 21-22

Keene State Theatre and Dance Directing Students Present One Act Plays: May 21-22

05/21/2021 - 05/22/2021 - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm at

The Department of Theatre and Dance presents their Student final directing projects on May 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m.

In this second-round of plays student directors Caroline Hentz, Jaden Rogers and Jean-Michael Pion will present Love and Information by Caryl Churchill, The Zoo Story by Edward Albee, and 4.48 Psychosis by Sarah Kane respectively. The one-act plays highlight the scholarship of Directing II students while offering meaningful connections for various audiences. In all the plays, actors never touch or come closer than six feet of each other due to Covid restrictions, and all parties are tested weekly and fully masked through the entire productions. 

Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. each evening in the Redfern Arts Center’s Wright Theatre. Tickets are free and in-person seats are offered only to the Keene State College Community. The general public can access the performances as a free Livestream performance. Call the Redfern Box Office, 603-358-2168 or learn more at keene.edu/arts/redfern.

The Wizard of Paws

The Wizard of Paws

05/22/2021 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at

The Monadnock Humane Society’s Hair Ball is going virtual again this year…Saturday, May 22nd starting at 7pm! Enjoy special guest appearances, Fund-a-Need, 50/50 Raffle, Silent Auctions and more! Register today at www.MHSHairBall.com

2021 Connecticut River Speaker Series: Explore the watershed with river lovers from NH and VT

2021 Connecticut River Speaker Series: Explore the watershed with river lovers from NH and VT

05/25/2021 - 11/23/2021 - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm at

This year, the Connecticut River Joint Commissions Subcommittees will be working together to celebrate and learn more about our Connecticut River – its history, science and culture.  We invite residents of the Connecticut River Valley to join and participate.

The 2021 Riverwide speaker series will host 4 events to occur virtually on a Tuesday at 6pm. Register or Find out more http://www.crjc.org/lrs/

  • MAY 25                        Future of Invasive Species Management
  • SEPTEMBER 28     A  History of the Connecticut
  • NOVEMBER                 Water Quality & Green Infrastructure

This year, members are also working to advance water quality monitoring of the Connecticut River and we welcome volunteers to help us in this effort.

By using the knowledge and wisdom of riverside communities, we might better prevent expensive and culturally ruinous troubles, safeguarding the magic of the Connecticut River.

Connecticut River Joint Commissions or “CRJC” preserves and protects the visual, ecological and agricultural resources of the Connecticut River Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont, as well as guides its growth and development. The five CRJC Local River Subcommittees, which include all 53 riverfront communities, comment on river related permits and watershed planning. Enabled by both states, volunteer commissioners and members act as the “eyes and ears” on river related issues. In addition, members advance public awareness and involvement on issues of local priority.

If you would like more information visit our website www.crjc.org

May Summit to Focus on Actions for Vermont's Future

May Summit to Focus on Actions for Vermont’s Future

05/26/2021 - 05/27/2021 - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm at

BE PART OF THE SUMMIT ON THE FUTURE OF VERMONT TAKING PLACE MAY 26-27.

THIS VIRTUAL EVENT WILL BRING VERMONTERS TOGETHER TO CONSIDER ACTIONS TO TAKE IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS IN ORDER TO HAVE A PROSPEROUS AND SUSTAINABLE VERMONT OVER THE NEXT 30.

THIS VIRTUAL SUMMIT WILL BE HIGHLY INTERACTIVE AND INCLUDES SOME OF THE MOST PRESSING ISSUES IN VERMONT TODAY. THESE INCLUDE:

  • ENSURING QUALITY AFFORDABLE CHILDCARE
  • ADVANCING VERMONT’S CLIMATE ECONOMY
  • COMBATING RACISM
  • PROTECTING THE WORKING LANDSCAPE
  • AND REDUCING POVERTY BY BUILDING OPPORTUNITY

SUMMIT SESSIONS WILL RUN FROM 1-5PM MAY 26 AND 27. THE SUMMIT ON THE FUTURE OF VERMONT IS PRODUCED BY THE NON PROFIT AND NON PARTISAN VERMONT COUNCIL ON RURAL DEVELOPMENT.

REGISTER TODAY. TO SEE THE MOST UP-TO-DATE AGENDA, SPEAKER LIST AND PANEL TOPICS VISIT FUTUREOFVERMONT.ORG.

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