Upcoming events: Library week at Whiting; Senior club luncheon; visit larges white ash in Vermont; class aids those with diabetes; items sought for annual rummage sale

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April 13-19: Celebrate National Library Week

Whiting Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers.

Whiting Library is celebrating National Library Week with a free raffle, handy book bags with goodies and cookies. For information, visit Whiting Library at 117 Main St., Chester, call 802-875-2277 or see the library’s website at whitinglibrary.wordpress.com. Whiting Library hours are Monday and Friday 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m.–8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Libraries today are more than repositories for books and other resources. Libraries are trusted places where everyone in the community can gather to reconnect and reengage with each other to enrich and shape the community and address local issues.

Librarians work with elected officials; small business owners, students and the public at large to discover what their communities needs are and meet them. Whether through offering e-books and technology classes, resources for job seekers, programs to support early literacy, librarians listen to the community they serve and they respond.

April 21: Chester Senior Citizens Club luncheon meeting

Chester Senior Citizens Club holds its monthly luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 21, at the Chester First Baptist Church, 162 Main St., Chester. A Chinese auction is planned. Bring a place setting and a friend. If you need a ride, call 875-6242.


Learn to co-exist with coyotes at the Pinnacle Annual Meeting

April 27: Coyotes, champion ash and Pinnacle annual meeting

Forester Arthur Westing will lead a two-hour hike to the biggest white ash in Vermont, located on Pinnacle property off Headwaters Trail in Westminster. The hike, sponsored by Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association, begins at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 27 at the Holden Trail Kiosk.

Later in the day, the Pinnacle Association’s brief annual meeting will take place at 4 p.m at the Congregational Church of Westminster West, 44 Church St., Westminster. There will be a report on the year’s projects, elections, the presentation of the Volunteer of the Year Award, and canid ecologist Chris Schadler will present a program on coyotes and the coexistence between people and wildlife.

For more details about the 1:30 p.m. walk, contact Westing at 802-387-2152. Information on the Holden Trailhead is under Trails & Maps at www.windmillhillpinnacle.org.

Directions to the church are under the Coyote Program at Events, at the website. For more information, contact Bev Major at 802-387-5737 or beverlymajor65@gmail.com.

April 28: Free class on living well with diabetes

Sign up now for an informative educational series about diabetes held on four consecutive Mondays—April 28, May 5, 12, 1 –at 5:30 p.m. at Rockingham Medical Group Health Center at Bellows Falls, 1 Hospital Court, Bellows Falls, Vt.
This four-week program is an opportunity for individuals newly diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes to learn the best strategies to manage it successfully. This program can also serve as a “refresher” for those that have been previously diagnosed with diabetes, but may benefit from a review. A Certified Diabetes Educator will lead this program.

Contact the Springfield Medical Care Systems’ community health team to register at 802-886-8946 or email cht@springfieldmed.org.

May 16-17: Rummage sale in Ludlow needs clothing, furniture

Black River Good Neighbor Services will hold its annual Spring Rummage Sale at Fletcher Farm, 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, on Friday and Saturday, May 16 and 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday May 18 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. There is a need for all sorts of clothing, but especially summer clothing, housewares, linens and furniture.

Donations of large and small items will be accepted at Fletcher Farm in the week before the sale. You can donate small items now at the thrift store, 37B Main St. in Ludlow. If you have a large item, please call 802-228-3663 to arrange a drop-off time.

dune buggy

Enter to win a dune buggy.

Proceeds from this sale benefit BRGNS’ food and financial assistance programs. The monies raised help cover the cost of utilities, heating fuel, food and rent for qualified individuals and families in Ludlow, Cavendish, Mount Holly and Plymouth. Also part of the event is a raffle for a new vintage Dune Buggy suitable for children 8 and older and weighing up to 120 pounds. Tickets for the raffle are $2.

For details about the rummage sale or the raffle, call Audrey Bridge at the Black River Good Neighbor Services Thrift Store, 37B Main St., Ludlow. At 802-228-3663, or BRGNS@tds.net.

— Susan Lampe-Wilson

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