Letter Carriers Collect Food
CHESTER - Donate to the 18th Annual National Letter Carrier Food Drive and help Chester-Andover Family Center Food Shelf
Letter carriers see hunger every day and that is why they are asking for your help with this year's Letter Carrier Food Drive on Saturday, May 8. Just put your food donations (no glass items, please) in the bag left by your carrier and leave it at or next to your mailbox on that Saturday. Your carrier will pick up your donations which will then be given to the Chester-Andover Family Center Food Shelf.
If you do not receive a bag or wish to participate but do not have rural mail delivery, please bring your food donations to the Chester Post Office on May 8 between 9 a.m. and noon. Food donation suggestions are hearty and nutritious non-perishables such as canned soups, stews, sauces, fruits, vegetables, boxed or canned meals, peanut butter, jelly, tuna fish, cereal, pasta, and rice.
Life and Death of a Star
CHESTER - The Southern Vermont Astronomy Group will hold its free, public, monthly meeting at the Whiting Library in Chester on the May 11 at 7 p.m.
Just like people, stars have a life. They are born, live a normal life (most of the time), then die in a spectacular blast of energy that transforms their part of the cosmos. And did you know that you are solar powered?
Lecturer Al Boudreau (aka "Astro Al") leads us on an exciting adventure into the secret lives of stars, and shows us how our very existence depends upon these beautiful objects.
Services at the Old Stone Church
CHESTER -The following services have been scheduled at the Old Stone Church (Unitarian Universalist) in Chester's Stone Village, Route 103\North Street:
May 9 - What Might Make a Mortal: Heracles and Our UU Tradition, led by lay speaker Denise Warren. What value can ancient Grecian myths contribute to our understanding of mortality and the divine?
May 16 - A House of Gratitude, led by Reverend Telos Whitfield. We will reflect together on the year, remembering events and celebrations, losses and changes. The service will be followed by the Annual Meeting at 10 a.m.
May 23 - What We Talk About When We Talk About UU, presented by lay speaker Sylvan Groth. Are we doomed to fail when we try to define such concepts as spirituality, religion, and faith?
May 30 - A Line, A Circle, or A Spiral? How We Got Here and What We Might Believe, led by Reverend Telos Whitfield.
Sunday services begin at 9:30 a.m. and are followed by refreshments and conversation downstairs. All are welcome. Childcare is provided for toddlers and preschoolers, and religious education is available for school-age children and youth.
For further information call 875-3257 or visit www.chestervtuu.org.
Country Open Mic Jamboree
GASSETS - The Gassetts Grange at the junction of Routes. 10 and 103N is sponsoring their monthly Country Open Mic Jamboree on May 9 from 1-4 p.m.. We are inviting anyone who has singing or playing talent to come and join us for Mother's Day.
Raffle and 50/50 drawings. Refreshments on sale in our kitchen. Just lots of great music. Our House Band is the Green Mtn. Express and Friends. A $5 donation at the door is asked.
For more information call Dave at 875-2637.