Community Events: Talk on eliminating toxic cleaners; Grounded at Grounded4Life and holiday services at St. Luke’s

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Dec. 16: Eliminate toxic cleaning products

Gail Mann will present Healthy Homes, a discussion on how to clean your home without caustic chemical-based products. The discussion takes place at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 16 at the Meeting Place at Neighborhood Connections at 5700 Mountain Marketplace, in Londonderry,

Healthy Homes is the first in a series of presentations based on Mann’s research and exploration of essential oils. Mann is a yoga teacher and wellness coach of YogaUnbound.

This event is free, but reservations are a must. Call 802-824-4343 to attend.

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

Dec. 18: Grounded to entertain at Chester coffeehouse

Grounded this Friday in Chester

Grounded this Friday in Chester

Grounded4Life’s house band, Grounded shares its musical talent at a free Christmas presentation at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 18.

Grounded4Life coffee house is 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.

Check out the Grounded4Life Facebook page or contact John Nunnikhoven at

Dec. 20, 24 & 25: Celebrate Christmas at St. Luke’s Church

St.-Lukes-in-Spring_2St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at 313 Main St. invites the public to worship with at its Advent and Christmas services.

At 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 20, the first service, Lessons and Carols, is comprised of a series of nine scriptural readings each followed by a song. After the service, attendees are welcome to stay for a covered dish supper in Willard Hall.

The Christmas Eve service begins at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 24 for carol sing and at 7 p.m. for Holy Communion. Children are welcome. Christmas Day service is at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 25 with Holy Communion, a simple service with a reflection given by the priest.

For more information call the church at 802-875-6000 or visit

— Compiled by Susan Lampe-Wilson

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