Upcoming events: Bake sale for River Artisans; ski jump competition in Brattleboro; seniors monthly luncheon; pizza and games at St. Luke’s; repurposing jeans workshop; and Vermont author at Wilder


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Feb. 14: Valentine’s Day, weekend bake sale at River Artisans

Franklin Geist in his workshop creating high-quality functional woodworked pieces for the home.

Franklin Geist in his workshop creating high-quality functional woodwork pieces for the home. He is the featured artist for the month of February at the River Artisans Cooperative in Saxtons River. Photo provided.


he weekend of Feb. 15-16, River Artisans will hold an ongoing bake sale and indoor tag sale to benefit the non-profit cooperative. The RAC’s Valentine’s Day celebration is on Friday, Feb. 14 with a sweet treat given to customers with purchases over $10.

The River Artisans Cooperative shop is located at 26B Main St. in Saxtons River where the works of 40 artisans are displayed and available for purchase. Shop hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

For more information call 802-869-2099 or visit www.riverartisans.com.

Feb. 15: Harris Hill Ski Jump Competition

Harris Hill Ski Jumping Competition will take place this coming weekend, Feb. 15-16 in Brattleboro. The event will feature more than 40 of the world’s top jumpers from the United States, Europe and Canada. Skiers launch at speeds of 60 mph from an Olympic-sized 90-meter jump to compete for the coveted Winged Ski Trophy and FIS Cup points. A family event, the Harris Hill competition weekend includes opening ceremonies, appearances by Jumper the mascot, food, drink vendors and a bonfire. Tickets can be purchased at www.Brattleborotix.com. More info at www.harrishillskijump.com

Feb. 17: Chester Senior Citizens Club luncheon meeting

Join the Chester Senior Citizens Club for their monthly luncheon meeting 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 17, at the Chester First Baptist Church on Main Street. The group will play word games with prizes for winners. There will be food and fellowship. Those interested in attending are asked to bring a place setting, and a friend. Those who need a ride call 875-6242.

Feb. 22: Saturday Night Supper Game Board Night

The first of four Saturday Night Supper and Game Board Nights will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22 in Willard Hall at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Chester. Participants are asked to bring their board games. Dinner will be pizza and sundaes served at 6 p.m. The cost is $6 for adults, children 6 to 10, $3.

Ludlow Donates Projector to Black River Museum Pictured left to right, Anita Alic, representing Black River Academy Museum (BRAM) and Frank Heald, Ludlow's Town Manager, as the town of Ludlow formally presents BRAM with a Sharp movie projector. Friends of Ludlow Auditorium originally presented the projector to the town in 2010 for use showing movies. A new projector was recently donated the Ludlow Auditorium and Heald thought that BRAM, given its frequent historical presentations and programs, would benefit from a donation of the older projector.

Anita Alic, left, of Black River Academy Museum,  and Frank Heald, Ludlow town manager, check the new Sharp movie projector presented by the town to BRAM. The Friends of Ludlow Auditorium originally presented the projector to the town in 2010 for use showing movies. A new projector was recently donated to for movies and Heald thought that BRAM, given its frequent historical presentations and programs, would benefit from a donation of the older projector. CLICK photo to enlarge.

Feb. 23: Blue Denim Class
at River Artisans

The River Artisans Cooperative is offering a Blue Denim Class from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23 during the Saxtons River village’s Blue Lights for Winter Nights celebration. Led by Pat Bellows, an experienced seamstress and quilter, the class will cater to people who have some sewing ability and an interest in re-purposing discarded jeans. The class fee is $20 and pre-registration is required.

Participants may choose from a number of simple blue jean projects including several styles of bags, a simple luggage tag or key ring, a baby’s bib and place mat. Several sewing machines and some jeans will be on hand, but people are welcome to bring their own discarded jeans and buttons or trims that they may want to use to embellish their work. Items can then be decorated by using applique, fusing or fabric paint.

Class size is limited and advance registration is necessary.

To register or for more information, stop by River Artisans Cooperative at 26-B Main St., Saxtons River or call 802-869-2099 during shop hours:  noon–5 p.m. weekdays and 10–3 p.m. weekends.

March 19: Vermont author to read at Wilder Library

Wilder Memorial Library will host for a reading by Vermont author Brian Staveley from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19 at the Library in 24 Lawrence Hill Road, Weston. The author will read a portion of his debut novel The Emperor’s Blades, followed by a question and answer session session.

After teaching literature, philosophy, history and religion for more than a decade, Staveley began writing epic fantasy. The Emperor’s Blades is the start of his series, Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne. Staveley lives in the mountains of Southern Vermont, where he divides his time between fathering, writing, husbanding, splitting wood, skiing and adventuring.

For more information, visit www.wildermemoriallibrary.org/special-events, its Facebook page, @wilderweston on Twitter, or call 802-824-4307. RSVP encouraged, space is limited.
– Compiled by Susan Lampe-Wilson

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