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Vermont Writers Featured at Putney Library

PUTNEY – The Putney Public Library will be hosting a series of Zoom events featuring poetry and fiction from Vermont writers. The series will take place on the first Thursday of each month from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., starting November 4.

Toni Ortner, whose latest books are Daybook I and Handrail II by editions Deerbrook and Yearbook III by Ardent Writer Press, will host the readings.

The kickoff of the series will be Vincent Panella, author of a thesis, The other side: Growing up Italian in America, as well as three other books – Cutter Island, Lost hearts, and Sicilian Dreams – as well as Ed (Ea) Burke, whose novel Christine, Posted was published by Running Wild Press.

To receive the Zoom link, email [email protected]

Reopening of the community closet at BF

BELLOWS FALLS – The community closet at Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church Street, will have an open house on Saturday, November 6, from 9 a.m. to noon. All merchandise is free and donations are welcome.

The Closet specializes in clothing for children and adults, but for this event a number of other items will be available, including sets of dishes and other selected glasses, Christmas decorations and many unique items.

In January, the Community Closet will announce a grand reopening with regular hours. Clothing donations will again be accepted.

Free course to quit smoking

BELLOWS FALLS – Take a free smoking cessation class, starting Monday, November 8, at Parks Place, 44 School Street Ext.

Classes, Mondays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., will be led by Sarah Doyle, who brings experience, a great sense of humor and a lot of compassion to her work as a cessation coach and course leader. .

Come talk about smoking, quitting, quitting and all the challenges that separate them in a friendly, non-judgmental environment. Dinner is included. Call or text Doyle at 802-289-0045 or email [email protected]

Baroque music presented at West Dover

WEST DOVER – Amphion Baroque will present 18th-century French and German chamber music on Sunday, November 7 at 3 p.m. at West Dover Congregational Church, 104 Route 100.

Amphion Baroque is a group of world-class musicians specializing in Baroque music, using historically informed techniques and instruments of the time. They say they aspire “to capture the true spirit and sounds of the 18th century, music of passion and style”.

The ensemble includes Jesse Lepkoff on Baroque flute and recorder, Dana Maiben on harpsichord and organ, Christien Beeuwkes on soprano and cello and Mollie Glazer on viola da gamba. They will play works by Handel, Janitsch, Couperin, Hotteterre, Marais, Bach and Telemann.

Admission is $ 10 to $ 20, sliding scale. For more information, contact Lepkoff at 802-254-2273 or visit jesselepkoff.com.

SEON presents a virtual tour of the sustainable home

BRATTLEBORO – On Saturday, November 13, from 10 a.m. to noon, the Sustainable Energy Outreach Network (SEON) will host its annual Sustainable Home Tour featuring homes and design / build teams whose work demonstrates a commitment to building high performance, durable materials, durability, indoor air quality and renewable energies.

SEON calls this online event “an opportunity to show and tell where you will take a virtual tour of the home and sustainable features and learn about the technologies and processes that make these homes sustainable”.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions of the builders. This free event requires registration at seon.info/hometour. This link will also give you information on the three highlighted houses.

Hunter’s Supper benefits Wardsboro Fire & Rescue

STRATTON – A take-out Hunter’s Supper will be served on Saturday, November 13, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Stratton Town Hall, 9 West Jamaica Rd.

A minimum donation of $ 10 allows you to obtain a meal with roast turkey with vinaigrette and sauce, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, coleslaw and house rolls, with house pie for dessert. Proceeds benefit Wardsboro Fire & Rescue.

Meals can be booked by calling 802-896-6081 or emailing [email protected] Indicate the number of meals you want, when you will collect them and a good reminder number where you can be reached.

Winter clothing collection at Whitingham Free Public Library

JACKSONVILLE – Until November 20, the Whitingham Free Public Library at the Route 100 Civic Center is accepting used winter clothing in good condition and suitable for children of ages from infants to 17 years old.

The organizers accept coats, boots, snow pants, hats, gloves and scarves during library opening hours on Mondays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Donations will be returned to the Vermont Department for Children and Families for distribution.

Donors are kindly requested not to leave any items outside the library or municipal building.

Call 802-368-7506 for more information.

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