Community events: March 18 through March 26, 2016

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March 18: Family Game Night at Grounded4Life

Grounded4Life offers a free night of fun for the family beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 18 downstairs at First Baptist Church at 162 Main St. in Chester. Bring your favorite non-electronic game for some old fashioned fun. Create your own signature sundae from a selection of toppings on the Goodie Table. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with food, coffee, fellowship and conversation.

Check out the Grounded4Life Facebook page or contact John Nunnikhoven at for more information.

March 19: Learn about animal life in winter

Weston’s Wilder Memorial Library hosts an interactive program to discover how animals survive in the cold from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 19 at 24 Lawrence Hill Road.

The program explores animal hibernation, migration and winter adaptations using lots of touchable items including furs, feathers and pelts.

To sign up or for more information, email or call 802-824-4307 or stop by the library.

March 19: Texas Hold ’Em in Proctorsville

Enjoy an afternoon of cards with friends and neighbors. Gethsemane Church is hosting a Texas Hold ’Em Poker game 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 19 at the Proctorsville Fire House at 513 Main St. in Proctorsville.

The game begins with a $75 Buy-In with Re-Buys available. Pay out is based on the number of players. Pay off will be 60 percent of the proceeds from the Buy-In and Re-Buys. Rules are available ahead of time. There will be a food concession available. To reserve a seat at the poker table, call 802-484-7431 or show up at 11:30 a.m. and register.

March 20: Holy Week services at St. Luke’s in Chester

[seder plate copydropcap]S[/dropcap]t. Luke’s Church at 313 Main Ch ester announced its Holy Week schedule.

Palm Sunday March 20
8 a.m. Rite I Eucharist, Liturgy of Palms
10 p.m. Rite II Eucharist, Liturgy of Palms

Monday, March 21
6:30 p.m. Evening Prayer

Tuesday, March 22
6:30 p.m. Evening Prayer

Wednesday, March 23
6 p.m. Seder Meal

Maundy Thursday, March 24
6:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist
Foot Washing/Stripping of the Altar

Good Friday, March 25
noon Stations of the Cross
6:30 p.m. Liturgy of Good Friday

Holy Saturday, March 26
7 p.m. The Great Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday, March 27
10 a.m. Festival Eucharist of Easter Day

For information call 802-875-6000 (church office) or visit

March 23: Discussion on cougars returning to East Coast

The cougars are returning. Learn more at the CCCA's presentation.

The cougars are returning. Learn more at the CCCA’s presentation.

The Cavendish Community and Conservation Association sponsors a presentation by Susan C. Morse of Keeping Track about the return of the cougar to the East Coast at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23 at the Cavendish Elementary School, 573 Main St. in Proctorsville.

Cougars are being seen in eastern North America and some are attempting to recolonize their former habitats. Join the CCCA for an introduction to cougar biology and ecology in a broad diversity of habitats. Morse also will discuss latest confirmations of cougars in the east, including the recently documented suitability of a substantial amount of wild habitats.

Morse  is regarded as an expert in natural history and one of the top wildlife trackers in North America.

Donations suggested are $5 for adults and $2 for children. Tickets are available in Proctorsville at Crows Bakery at 73 Depot St. and at the Cavendish Fletcher Community Library at 573 Main St. They also can be obtained by mail or at the door. For more information, call Claire Walker at 802-226-7259 or Robin Timko at 802-226-7736.

March 26: Annual Easter Egg Hunt at CAES

Easter eggs featuredRotary Club of Chester announces the annual Easter Egg Hunt to be held at 9 a.m. sharp on Saturday, March 26 at Chester-Andover Elementary School, 72 Main St.  This event is open to all Chester and Andover children from preschool to sixth grade.

Parents are advised to arrive with their children before 9 a.m., so as not to miss the opportunity for participation.

For further information, please contact Bill Dakin at 802-875-3456.

— Compiled by Susan Lampe-Wilson

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