Community events: March 30-April 5, 2016

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March 30: Small Farm Action Day in Montpelier

Cow_female_black_whitewOn Wednesday, March 30, Rural Vermont joins the Vermont Young Farmers’ Coalition to host the next Small Farm Action Day at the Statehouse in Montpelier. The event will focus on “On-Farm Slaughter: Preserving a Vermont Tradition,” and other issues affecting Vermont’s small-scale farmers.

The day will include advocacy-training, opportunities to meet with lawmakers, and farmer-to-farmer networking. For more information, farmer stipend applications, or to make a reservation, visit or call 802-223-7222.

April 1: Mona and Friends coming to Grounded4Life

Mona & Friends brings contemporary Christian music harmonies to Grounded4Life from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 1. Mona and Scott Frye, regulars to Grounded invite friends Carol Whitman, Evelyn Konig, and recording artist and worship leader Laura Hawthorne to join them at the coffeehouse located in the lower level of the Chester Baptist Church, 162 Main St., in Chester.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with food, coffee, fellowship and conversation. Program begins at 7 p.m. with free admission.

For more information, check out the Grounded4Life Facebook page or email John Nunnikhoven at

Time for rabies shot

Bring your pets to Proctorsville Fire Hall for their rabies shot.

April 2: Rabies clinic in Proctorsville

On April 2 from 9 to 11 a.m., veterinarian Dianne Johnson will be providing a rabies vaccination clinic at the Proctorsville Fire Hall at 513 Main St., in Proctorsville. The cost is $15 per cat or dog and open to the public. Attendees must bring recent vaccination certificate.

Dr. Johnson’s practice, Clover Acres Livestock Veterinary Services, is located at 785 Main St. Apt. 2, in Proctorsville.

For more information, call Bruce McEnaney at 802-226-7291.

April 2: Learn about wolves in Vermont

Learn about the ways of the wolf in this two-part workshop

Learn about the ways of the wolf in this two-part workshop

How are wolves, dogs, and humans different or alike? Find out at The Eyes of a Wolf, a spring science program for youth and adults, at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at the Nature Museum at Grafton Ponds at 783 Townshend Road in Grafton.

The program is geared to youth over 10 through adults. Wolf expert and advocate Adam Katrick of Wolfgard, Neb., will discuss canine behavior, then embark on a wolf walk outdoors.

The first part of the program is Wolf, Dog, Human: What’s the Difference? the group will discuss human perceptions of canine behavior. Following the indoor presentation, the group will embark on Walk Like a Wolf and hike on the trails of Grafton Ponds, comparing how humans move through field, marsh, and mountains with how animal predators navigate the wild.

This will be a moderate hike and you will have the opportunity to join in an awareness/stalking activity.

The cost is $20. Tickets are limited and everyone is encouraged to register by going to the Nature Museum’s website,

April 2: Learn to felt at Whiting Library

Chester’s Whiting Library at 117 Main St. is offering a fiber art class in felting. Teachers from Six Loose Ladies Yarn Shop of Cavendish will be at the library from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 2. The class is suitable for anyone over age 9.

Attendees will learn felting of fibers using the wet technique. There is a small materials fee.

The class has limited enrollment, so the library recommends early registration. For more information, go to their page on Facebook, online at or call 802-875-2277.

April 2: Historical perspectives on Cuba and U.S. discussed

On Saturday, April 2 at 1 p.m., Tim Weed will be speaking on A Playground for Empire, Historical Perspectives on Cuba and the U.S.A. at the Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. in Bellows Falls.



This illustrated presentation by novelist and lecturer Tim Weed, a longtime observer of Cuba, will highlight recent changes in light of Cuba’s long struggle for sovereignty.

This talk is free and open to the public, and accessible to those with disabilities. For more information, call 802-463-4270, email, log on to

April 4: Address the fear of falling

A Matter of Balance program, sponsored by Senior Solutions, examines different ways to overcome the fear of falls and how to prevent them. During this program, participants learn to view falls as controllable; make changes to reduce fall risks; examine physical factors that may affect balance; explore thoughts and concerns about falling and develop the tools necessary to avoid falls.

An eight-week session begins 1:30–3 p.m. on Monday, April 4 and continues every Monday through May 23. The workshop meets at The Meeting Place located in The Mountain Marketplace, next to the Londonderry Post Office on Vermont Route 100.

There is no charge to attend, but reservations are necessary, call 802-824-4343 to register.

Neighborhood Connections is a community-based non-profit social services agency serving individuals and families in the area mountain towns of south-central Vermont. Visit their website at .

April 5: Alzheimer’s caregiver support group at Cedar Hill

The speakers series of the Village at Cedar Hill, 92 Cedar Hill Drive, in Windsor presents opportunities to learn about chronic diseases that affect the elderly.


Caregivers support

From 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5 Cedar Hill will host an Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group. The group will continue on first Tuesday of each month. The Alzheimer’s Association, Vermont Chapter Community Facilitators, present the program. Refreshments will be served.

To become a member of their Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group, or for more information, contact Barb Greer at 802-674-2254. Click here to learn more about the support group.

The Village at Cedar Hill Speaker Series will continue throughout 2016, with presentations on Nutrition & Wellness, What you Need to Know about Assisted Living and Estate Planning. Learn more from their website,

— Compiled by Susan Lampe-Wilson

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