BF Rotary Club Spaghetti Dinner
The Bellows Falls Rotary Club will be holding its Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 27 at the Bellows Falls Moose Club on Westminster Street.
Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and will include spaghetti and homemade meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and beverage.
Each year the food is prepared by local Rotary Club members. The proceeds of this year's event will benefit both local projects and the Haiti relief effort.
Ticket prices are $6 for adults and takeout; $3 for children 8 and under.
They will be available at the door or from local Rotary Club members. This year's event is being coordinated by club member Raynie Laware.
SEVCA Announces Two Major Trainings
Southeastern Vermont Community Action announces two major training initiatives for eligible individuals looking to either start their own business or gain employment in an office capacity. Training assistance may be available through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) based on federal eligibility requirement of WIA and the availability of funds at the time of enrollment.
• Bookkeeping QuickBooks for beginner or intermediate users is designed for people interested in pursuing a career in bookkeeping.
This is a 96 hour course running 4-days a week (9 a.m.- noon) from Monday, March 22- Thursday, May 13. Space is limited. All classes will be held in SEVCA's Computer Lab, 91 Buck Drive, Westminster.
• Micro Business Start-up Training for dislocated workers specifically targets seasoned, skilled, former members of the workforce who have been recently laid off or who may be re-entering the workforce due to the loss of other family income.
Information session will be held on:
Feb. 9 from 6-7:30 at SEVCA's Main Office, 91 Buck Drive, Westminster
Feb. 10 from 6-7:30 at Wilmington Town Hall
Feb. 11 from 4-5:30 at the CCV Campus in Wilder, 145 Billings Farm Road
The classroom portion of this program runs for 3 days per week (Tues. - Thurs. 9 a. m. to 3 p.m.) from Tuesday, March 30 - July 1. Classes will be held at the Marlboro College Technology Center in Brattleboro. Ongoing coaching, group meetings, and implementation of the Business Plan will follow up the training.
For further information on both programs, contact Guy Payne at SEVCA 722-4575 ext.154 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Funding is available through the Workforce Investment Act. Eligibility is determined in consultation with the Department of Labor representatives.
Doll Exhibit at Rockingham Library
The Rockingham Free Public Library is excited to host a unique exhibit of books and dolls from Feb. 8-26, during library hours., courtesy of the Green Mountain Doll Club of Vermont.
The books on display will be beloved children's stories, and the dolls will be characters from these books. You'll find dolls from your favorite classics: Jo, Beth, Meg and Amy from Little Women, Alice and the Mad Hatter, Little Red Riding Hood, Anne of Green Gables, Tom Sawyer -- in addition to more contemporary friends like Marc Brown's Arthur and Tomie de Paola's Strega Nona, and Harry Potter. There will be over 40 dolls in the exhibit including some handmade by club members, stuffed animals and a wide variety of traditional dolls.
School Vacation Camps at Nature Museum
Join naturalists and guest experts at The Nature Museum, 186 Townshend Road in Grafton, for a variety of day-camp activities designed to intrigue students ages 6-8 and 9-13.
Feb. 15, Monday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Winter Wonderland. Ages 6-8. Members $25; non-members $35. $5 materials fee. Make fairy wings and wreaths and learn how fairies and their animal friends prepare for winter.
Feb. 16, Tuesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Snow Games. Ages 6-8. Members $25; non-members $35.
Feb. 17, Wednesday. Operation Take-Apart. Session 1: 10 a.m.-noon for ages 6-8. Session 2: 1-3 p.m. for ages 9-12. Members $12; non-members $18. Learn how machines work by using tools to take everyday appliances apart.
Feb. 18, Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Winter Adventure, Forestry, and Treasure Hunt. Ages 9-13. Members $25; non-members $35. State Forester Jim Esden will reveal threats to our forests from the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid. Learn to read and orient a map, and use new skills to find hidden treasure.
For more information about the programs and required pre-registration, call The Nature Museum at 843-2111.
African Drum Sale in Saxtons River
Main Street Arts in Saxtons River will host an African Drum Sale on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Hand drums will be brought up from New York by an importer of African goods and will be sold at wholesale prices. Included in the inventory will be djembes, dun duns, and some African art samples.
Anyone looking for a specific type of drum is encouraged to call 869-2729 in advance to insure a good selection.
Socially Responsible Investment Talk
On Thursday, Feb. 11 at 10 a.m., Vermont Academy will present Jay Falk, Founder and President of SRI (Socially Responsible Investment) World Group at Horowitz Performing Arts Hall on the campus in Saxtons River.
Falk has more than 25 years of experience helping to advise investors about sustainable and responsible investing and corporate sustainability. He founded SRI World Group, Inc. in 1998 to provide social investors with an objective source of information.
Falk has led the company to its position as a respected authority on the trends in the financial marketplace.
He was the driving force behind the creation of SocialFunds.com, CSRwire, and One Report, which are all leading information sources on sustainability and the financial marketplace. Falk is a former board member of the Social Investment Forum.
Learn about the importance of corporate accountability, community and sustainability focused investing and micro-finance. This event is thanks to the support of the Bob ('37) and Beth Campbell Endowment. Horowitz Hall is handicapped accessible.
For more information, email email@example.com or call 869-6682.