Community events: June 21-June 28, 2016

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June 21:  Summer Reading Program kick-offs with dance

dancesmallWThe Rockingham Free Public Library’s Summer Reading Program kicks off at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21 with Dance with Ashley!, a creative movement program led by Ashley Hensel-Browning at the library at 65 Westminster St. in Bellows Falls.

Using engaging music, warm-ups, and movement games, Ashley brings an energetic program to the youth department that fuses literary topics with dance such as tableau poetry, physical enactments of picture books, or self-choreographed dances on a specific theme to encourage kids’ deeper understanding of both books and dance.

For more information call 802-463-4270, email, go online to, or stop by the library.

June 24: DRM Band at Grounded4Life

The DRM Band performs at Grounded4Life at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 24.

DRM Band inspires at Chester coffeehouse

DRM Band inspires at Chester coffeehouse

The coffeehouse is located in the lower level of the Chester Baptist Church, 162 Main St., Chester. Originally formed in the 1990s, this contemporary Christian rock band out of Haverill, Mass., the group formed in the early days of contemporary praise and worship music.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the free concert with food, coffee, fellowship and conversation.
Check out the Grounded4Life Facebook page or contact the coffeehouse through the website.

June 26: Free guided hike on Latham Trail

The Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association offers a free, guided hike from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 26. Led by Pinnacle board member Tony Coven, the hike will follow Latham Trail, over the ridge and past an abandoned beaver pond, lingering at the Pinnacle Cabin with its western view, before proceeding to the Holden Trail to its kiosk and parking area for a return ride back to the original meeting place.

Participants should meet at 9:30 a.m. at Westminster West Church at 44 Church St. in Westminster, carpool to the start of the hike at Latham Trail and from the final destination of the Holden Trail kiosk. Bring water, lunch, snack, insect repellent and sunscreen.

Hikers should call Tony Coven at 802-387-6650 to register or to receive additional information.

Visit for directions to the church, along with information about other upcoming Pinnacle Association programs.

June 27 & 29: Springfield Library programs for all ages

Springfield Library presents a selection of programs and events to start off the summer months. The programs all meet at the library at 43 Main St. in Springfield.

TheWriter’s Group meets from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday, June 27. All writers and aspiring authors are invited to attend.

On Wednesday, June 29 from 10–11 a.m. children can bring their parents to the library to kick-off their summer reading program with a sing-a-long featuring Paul Ippolito.

The public can learn about travel with world traveler and Vermont local, Stacy Garciadealba who will share a slideshow and travel tips for the savvy traveler. The program is at 6:30–8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29.

For more information on these and other upcoming programs visit or call 802-885-3108.

June 27: Invasive species program in Bellows Falls

Asian Longhorned Beetle is a huge and spreading threat to the area

Asian Longhorned Beetle is a huge and spreading threat to the area

On Monday, June 27 at 7 p.m. at the Rockingham Library at 65 Westminster St. in Bellows Falls, Marie Caduto will present a program about the most common invasive plants and insects in southeastern Vermont. Learn how to identify invasive species and what steps to take to limit their spread.

For the past 11 years, Caduto has worked as southeastern Vermont’s watershed coordinator for the Vermont Department of Natural Resources. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 802- 463-4270, visit or stop by the library.

June 28: Medicare Boot Camp at Whiting

Learn about Medicare at Whiting Library

Learn about Medicare at Whiting Library

On Tuesday, June 28 from 10–noon, Whiting Library hosts Senior Solutions Medicare Boot Camp providing information about the Vermont Medicare system at 117 Main St. in Chester.

This free class is for Vermonters who are new to Medicare, and their family members. Space is limited, so call in advance to the Senior HelpLine for registration 800-642-5119. More classes are listed at

Senior Solutions is also seeking volunteers to help with our Medicare department and outreach.

— Susan Lampe-Wilson

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