Community events: June 8 through June 14

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June 8: Tinkerspace Open House at RVTC

Join the River Valley Technical Center and Springfield Regional Development Corp. from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8 for tours of the RVTC Tinkerspace and a screening of the film documentary  Maker at 307 South St. in Springfield.

The Tinkerspace is where students in RVTC technical programs and area schools can participate in the transformational power of making. There will be refreshments, tours of the space, and a showcase of student work from 5 to 5:45 p.m. Following the tours, attendees will watch Maker.

Maker covers the maker movement and its impact on society, culture and economy in the United States RSVP to Kelly Broker-Campbell, community outreach coordinator, at 802-885-8347 or email All are welcome to attend.

June 10: Grounded returns to Chester coffeehouse

Grounded, house band for Grounded for Life coffeehouse returns Friday

Grounded, house band for Grounded for Life coffeehouse returns Friday

Grounded4Life hosts a free evening performance by Grounded at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 6. This group continues to expand their repertoire while drawing enthusiastic fans.

Grounded4Life is located in the lower level of the Chester Baptist Church at 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 visit the website for more information.

June 11: Tag sale at River Artisans Cooperative

The River Artisans Cooperative at 26B Main St. in Saxtons River will hold a tag sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 11.

The store will also be open. It offers handcrafted gift items provided by about 40 local area artists. Store hours are Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Questions? Call 802-869-2099 or visit the website at

June 11: Dinner, silent auction raise funds for Ugandan orphanage

Linda Thomson and Pat Liao, dinner organizers

From left, Linda Thomson and Pat Liao, dinner organizers

On Saturday, June 11 from 5 to 7 p.m., the United Church of Ludlow and the Ludlow Rotary Club sponsor a pork dinner coupled with a themed silent auction, to raise funds for the Malayaka House orphanage in Entebbe, Uganda. The event takes place at United Church of Ludlow,  48 Pleasant St. in Ludlow.

Malayaka House’s goal is to provide a safe and loving home, education and vocational training for the most vulnerable orphaned and abandoned Ugandan children so they may grow into self-reliant citizens whose lives are full of opportunity and promise.

The dinner cost is $12; children aged 5 to 12 at $6 and those under 5 are free. For more information, call 802-228-6275.

June 14: Ludlow to dedicate building to William and Phyllis Agan

The town of Ludlow honors its recent benefactor, Phyllis Agan and her late husband William for their many years of service. Ludlow will dedicate 37B Main St., which houses the LPC-TV studios and the Black River Good Neighbor food shelf and thrift store to their memories with a dedication ceremony at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 14. The community is invited to attend.

The Agans’ work and legacy has directly benefited the town of Ludlow, Black River Academy Museum, Gill Home, Black River Valley Senior Center, Black River Good Neighbors, Ludlow Garden Club, United Church, Salvation Army, Red Cross, Annunciation Church, Masons, Eastern Star, American Legion Auxiliary, and Rotary Club.

For additional information about the ceremony, call Audrey Bridge at 802-228-3663.

— Susan Lampe-Wilson

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