Upcoming events: Breast Cancer Conference; wool working at Six Loose Ladies; Grafton Firefighters hold weekend tag sale; Blues fest in Ludlow; Palma on Italian poet Raboni; Senior Citizens Club seeks new members

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Oct. 10: Breast Cancer Conference focuses on navigating choice

The theme for this year’s Vermont Cancer Center’s 17th annual breast cancer conference is “Choices and Voices in Breast and Women’s Health.” The conference includes workshops and interactive experiences for cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, physicians, researchers and members of the general public concerned about breast health and breast cancer. The event will be held on Friday, Oct. 10, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel and Conference Center, 870 Williston St. in South Burlington. It is free and open to the public.

Topics featured during the daylong event range from “Sex after Cancer” to “Understanding How Diet and Weight Affects Prevention, Survivorship and Caregiving,” to “Looking for Avoidable Causes of Breast Cancer: No Trivial Pursuit,” presented by associate professor of Surgery and VCC member Thomas Ahern, PhD, MPH, this year’s keynote speaker. For a full list of workshops download: http://www.uvm.edu/medicine/vtbreastcancerconference/documents/BCCbrochure2014.pdf

Pre-registration for this free event closes on Monday Oct. 6, but walk-ins are welcome and may attend one or more open sessions as well as visit the exhibitor’s hall, which offers information and resources for attendees and is open all day. Continuing education credits are available for select sessions across a variety of fields. Learn more about the Breast Cancer Conference at www.vermontcancer.org.

Oct. 11: Day of wool-working classes at Six Loose Ladies

Six Loose Ladies at 7 Depot St., in Proctorsville, will be offering a series of one-hour classes on Saturday, Oct. 11 including:

11 a.m.– noon: Felted Flowers – Embellish your sweater, headband, or socks. Suitable for children 5+ with an adult. Materials Fee: $2 Six Loose Ladies Logoper flower payable to instructor on class day. Instructor: Jen Leak. FAVT Members: $10

Noon–1 p.m.: Crocheted Flowers – Quick and easy. Materials will be provided by the instructor The instructor will be Lynne Croswell.

1–2 p.m.: Lucet Cord – Make a bracelet by learning the Viking art of cord braiding. Suitable for children with an adult. Materials will be provided by the instructor. The instructor will be Suzanne Rebert. FAVT Members: $10

2–3 p.m.: Beautiful Buttonholes – Easy technique for buttonholes that won’t stretch or sag. No materials needed. The instructor will be Suellen Slater. FAVT Members: $10

3–4 p.m.: Steeks – Knit a whole sweater in the round, add armholes after. Materials will be provided by the instructor. The instructor will be Suellen Slater. FAVT Members: $10

4–5 p.m.: Thrummed Mittens – Add extra warmth to your winter accessories. Materials needed are 200 yards worsted weight yarn, size 7 needles (circ 40″ or double pointed needles) and 3 ounces of wool roving. The instructor will be Suellen Slater. FAVT Members: $10

Visit www.sixlooseladies.com/classes.htm or call 802- 226-7373 for nonmember cost, for more information and to register.

Oct. 11: Annual Grafton Firefighters Tag Sale fund-raiser

One of Southern Vermont’s special events during Columbus Weekend will be the annual Grafton Firefighters Fall Foliage Festival with its well-known tag sale. Included will be furniture, toys, linens, books, recordings, jewelry, housewares, small appliances, and many other items. The festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12  at the firehouse at 711 Route 121 just east of the Grafton Village. On the second day, items will be sold for half price. The firefighters will have the fire engines and rescue equipment on display and will be on hand to answer questions.

This sale is a major fundraiser for the group, which generates a lot of support from the community in terms of donated sale items. Joining with the firefighters will be the Grafton Elementary School PTG, which will offer a range of pastries, hot coffee, a barbecue and a bake sale.


The Meadow Brothers to perform at Black River Folk & Blues Fest

Oct. 11: Black River Folk & Blues Fest brings top musicians to Ludlow

On Saturday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m., the 2nd Annual Black River Folk & Blues Fest will present an eclectic group of musical acts and talented musicians to the stage at the Ludlow Town Hall auditorium. 37 S. Depot St., Ludlow, Vt. The non-profit community group, Friends of Ludlow Auditorium, hosts the fest.

The three acts performing are: The Meadows Brothers from Connecticut; folk singer/ songwriter Sarah Blacker; and blues and soul band The Dave Keller Band from Montpelier. Doors will open at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and available at Ludlow’s Book Nook bookstore at 136 Main St., People’s United Bank, located in the Shaw’s shopping plaza, 213 Main St., and the Wine & Cheese Depot, at 46 Depot St. Tickets are also available online at the FOLA website: www.fola.us, or at the door on the night of the event.

Giovanni Raboni's work to be discussed at Misty Valley Bookshop.

Giovanni Raboni’s work to be discussed at Misty Valley Bookshop.

Oct. 15: Michael Palma, Italian poet Giovanni Raboni at Misty Valley Books

Michael Palma returns to discuss the poetry of Italian poet Giovanni Raboni at Misty Valley Books at 58 Common St., Chester. Beginning at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 for four consecutive Wednesday evenings, Palma will introduce the work of the poet Giovanni Raboni.

Palma translated a volume of Raboni’s work, Raboni, Every Third Thought, Selected Poems 1950-2004. The sessions are offered free of charge.

Acclaimed poet and translator, an essayist, editor and critic, Plama lives in Bellows Falls and has done numerous talks on various poets at the store. For more information call Misty Valley Books at 875-3400 or visit www.mvbooks.com.

Oct. 20: Chester Senior Citizens Club invites new members

The Chester Senior Citizens Club is welcoming new members age 55 and over. Interested seniors are invited to attend a potluck luncheon meetings held on the third Monday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the Chester Baptist Church at 162 Main St., Chester.

A program is planned for each meeting that includes playing bingo, card games, a Chinese auction or musical performance. The club has an annual picnic at a local park during the summer and recently carpooled to Weston for an afternoon theater performance.

Members find that the best part of getting together is enjoying the fellowship, fun and conversation with others. The next meeting is scheduled for Oct. 20 and a Chinese auction is planned. A flu shot clinic will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. prior to the meeting. If you need a ride,call Georgia at 802-875-6242.

—compiled by Susan Lampe-Wilson from supplied news releases

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