SVAC 2nd Annual Teddy Bear Tea Party
The Southern Vermont Arts Center's second annual Teddy Bear Tea Party takes place at the Arts Center on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 2-4 p.m.
Partygoers are invited to bring a well-loved teddy bear (or doll or other stuffed animal) and both are encouraged to "dress up" for the occasion in their best tea finery.
In addition to enjoying tea, juice, sandwiches and sweets, the kids will participate in a variety of activities, including crafts and stories. There will also be time for adults and children to walk around Yester House Gallery and take in the February Exhibition.
Reservations are required as space is limited. Call or email SVAC Outreach Coordinator Stacy Gates - 802-362-1405, ext. 32 or firstname.lastname@example.org - for more information. Children aged 4 - 12, with adult; $24 per child-adult pair (members $20); additional guests $12 each (members $10); free admission for Teddy Bears.
Komen Grant Funds Available
The Vermont-New Hampshire Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is proud to announce the availability of grant funds for 2010-2011. Grants will be made to support efforts that attempt to reduce breast cancer rate disparities between and among communities in Vermont and New Hampshire.
The deadline for applications is midnight, February 16.
To obtain the Request for Applications, please visit www.vtnhkomen.org or call the VT-NH Affiliate at 362-2733.
SVAC Offers School Vacation Art Camp
The Southern Vermont Arts Center and Bogate Designs are joining forces to offer an art camp during the February school break, Monday, Feb. 15 through Friday, Feb. 19.
There will be 10 separate half-day sessions and participants may register for one session, multiple sessions or for the full week. The full day will be from 9:30-3:30 consisting of a 2 1/2 hour morning session, lunch and a 2 1/2 hour afternoon session. The classes, which will be taught by four visiting artists, are structured for children ages 6-10.
The price of the camp will vary based on the number of sessions attended. The cost is $25/member or $28\Non-member for one half-day session, $20 or $22 for five or more sessions, $18 or $20 per session for all 10 sessions. Limited partial scholarships are available.
Advance registration is required as space is limited to 10 children per session. Registration forms and instructions are online at www.svac.org. Stacy Gates, Outreach Coordinator, at the Arts Center at 362-1405, ext. 32, or email@example.com ons.
Three IRS trained and certified volunteer Tax-Aide Counselors, from the free AARP Tax-Aide Program, are available every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon and, in addition, Saturday appointments are available at Neighborhood Connections in the Mountain Marketplace in Londonderry. This program is open to all people in the community.
To schedule an appointment, call 824-4343. Each caller will be told what they need to bring to their appointment or may stop by to pick up a listing of the paperwork that is necessary to complete their 2009 income tax.
Quilt Auction to Benefit CHABHA
On Sunday, Feb. 14, Valentine's Day, a quilt auction at the First Congregational Church of Manchester, Vermont will benefit CHABHA and provide direct help to children in Africa who have been orphaned by AIDS. At 2:30 p.m. the building will open for viewing, and the auction will begin at 3:30.
CHABHA supports grassroots, community-based projects that are led by young people who understand the children's needs because they, too, lost their parents at a young age. CHABHA staff and friends work alongside the leaders and provide direct service to the children. Visit CHABHA at www.chabha.org.
There will be refreshments and a play area for children. Payment may be with cash, check, or a credit card.
Valentine's Day Workshop at Library
On Saturday, Feb. 13 at 10:30 a.m. the South Londonderry Free Library is hosting a festive Valentine's Day workshop for children.
Gorgeous hand-dyed papers, ribbons, lace, and collage materials will be used to create a variety of elegant valentines. The workshop, led by artist Casey Junker Bailey, is appropriate for children of all ages and interested grown-ups as well.
For more information, call 824-3371.
GMC Manchester Section Snowshoe Hikes
Wednesday, Feb. 17 - West River Trail in Jamaica to the ledges Overlook, start time 9 a.m., distance 3 miles, snowshoe, moderate, trip leader Dave Charis-Mink, firstname.lastname@example.org, 874-4275
Saturday, Feb. 21 West River Trail in South Londonderry to Winhall Campground, start time 9 a.m., distance four miles, easy. Contact trip leader Bob Fish at email@example.com or 824-3662
Ash Wednesday Service
The Second Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, in Londonderry invites all to the Ash Wednesday Service on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m.
The service will be a service of readings, music and imposition of Ashes. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent in the Christian Calendar.
For details, call 824-6453.