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How to foster reading among children

PAWLET — Library literacy coach Catherine Hunter trains parents, grandparents and child caregivers on fostering better reading skills for children ages 4 to 8. The free programs at the Pawlet Public Library continues on Saturday, July 6, 10 to 11:30 a.m. The topic is "Helping Young Writers Grow." Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required.

Hunter is also available to offer additional workshops and one-on-one coaching for children and families. To schedule this free service, call the library at (802) 325-3123. For more details on its public programs for adults and children, visit or stop by the library for a brochure. It is located at 141 School St.

West Pawlet holds barbecue, raffle

WEST PAWLET — The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a town-wide tag sale, giant raffle, chicken barbecue, flea market and food sale on Saturday, July 6. On the same day, the West Pawlet Fire House at 2806 Route 153 (Main Street) is holding sales from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tickets to the barbecue go on sale at 10 a.m till they're sold out. The $10 meal consists of the WPVFD's famous barbecued chicken, chips, coleslaw, roll and a soda.They can be picked up starting at 12:30 p.m. The kitchen stays open all day with coffee, donuts, soda, salads, burgers and dogs available for purchase. Tickets for the giant raffle, which has over 65 prizes, cost $1 each or 6 for $5. The top prizes are a patio set, a box seat at Glens Falls Hockey, a one-day party boat from EZ Marina of Wells and a Mars Insurance "Super Surprise." The drawing begins at 2 p.m. For more information, call JoAnne Reid at (802) 645-0244.

S. Londonderry library presents story time

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SOUTH LONDONDERRY — The South Londonderry Free Library is presenting a variety of story time programs this summer, which include songs, games and a related craft. The schedule till the end of August is as follows: Ice cream celebration (July 8, 3 p.m.), Moon landing (July 19, 2 p.m.), Wild and crazy hair (July 26, 1 p.m.), The planets (Aug. 9, 1 p.m.), Sharks and shells (Aug. 14, 2 p.m.) and National dog day (Aug. 26, 1 p.m.). The library is located at 15 Old School St. and can be reached by phone at (802) 824-3371. On July 31, 1 p.m., rock along with Rockin' Ron, the friendly pirate of the universe, at a special musical event to be held at the Londonderry town meeting room, 100 Old School St.

Yoga class benefits breast cancer research

MANCHESTER — Nancy Wise will lead a yoga class at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, for the benefit of the Komen Vermont More Than Pink Walk. A $10 donation gets you into Nancy's class at the Zen Revolution Studio, located at 671 Depot St., and enters you into a raffle for a $15 Northshire Bookstore gift card or a $15 Orvis gift card. Additional raffle entries are $1 each. The drawing of winners will be held at the end of the class. For more information about yoga at Zen Revolution, contact Lisa at (802) 375-3753.

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The walk will be held Saturday, July 20, at Riley Rink. To find out more about the event, call 802-362-2733.

Explore outer space through reading program

PAWLET — Educator Hunter Bassett returns to the Pawlet Public Library this summer to lead children in the summer reading program that explores outer space. The program, which started June 26, will continue on the Wednesdays of July 10, 17 and 24, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The library follows the statewide summer reading theme, A Universe of Stories, which coincides with 60 years of NASA's space exploration and the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing. Children earn prizes as they advance in reading during the five sessions.These free activities are designed for children grades 1 to 6, and advanced registration is encouraged because space is limited. Bassett, of Granville, graduated from SUNY Oneonta with a bachelor's in biology and for the past three summers has served as counselor and director of the Granville Summer Recreation program. New this year, parents accompanying children can join literacy coach Catherine Hunter to learn ways to extend their child's interest in non-fiction. To view the roster of 2019 children's programs and other public programs offered through December, visit or stop by the library to pick up a brochure. It is located at 141 School St.

Breath, body, and you — 3 paths to wellness

LONDONDERRY — This interactive event features three local speakers who share their knowledge and experience, to help people actively engage in self-care to maintain balanced wellness from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10. Three paths, three presenters — to challenge you to explore all the possible avenues to your own well-being. Attendees are encouraged to register with Neighborhood Connections at 802-824-4343 or at Dress comfortably. Come prepared to be actively involved and take home some new approaches to life.

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Talk on

automobile racing

MANCHESTER — The Manchester Community Library's Summer Wednesday Series continues at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, with the talk "Anything for Speed: Automobile Racing in Vermont." Vermonters have been racing cars for over a century, on mountainsides and drag strips, fairgrounds and dedicated tracks. Amanda Gustin, public program manager at the Vermont Historical Society, discusses the history of racing in the Green Mountains. It's a story full of colorful personalities, innovative design and tight-knit communities in every corner of the state. For more information, email

Wednesday is pizza and music night in Arlington

ARLINGTON — West Mountain Inn continues its Woodfired Pizza and Music Nights series with a lineup of live local musicians and a buffet dinner on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. Performers for July and August are: William Seeders Mosheim (July 10), Pass'in Thru (July 17), Hale Mountain Pickers (July 24), Acoustic Crush (July 31), Freddi Shehadi (Aug. 7), Flight Risk (Aug. 14) and Out of the Hat (Aug. 21). Woodfired pizza buffet, with salad, cookies, brownies and lemonade, is $18. Beer, wine and cocktails are also available. Dinner will be on the lawn in good weather, but in the barn if it rains. These family-friendly evenings are open to the public. The inn is located at 144 West Mountain Inn Road. Call (802) 375-6516 or email

Stratton Foundation sponsors golf tourney

STRATTON — The Stratton Foundation is holding a charity golf outing on Friday, July 12, starting 1 p.m. at the Stratton Mountain Golf Course. It features an 18-hole course with a two-putt limit. Check-in opens at 11 a.m., and light lunch will be served. At 5:30 p.m., there will be cocktails, followed by dinner and awards. Tickets cost $150 for one player, $275 for a twosome and $500 for a group of four. Sponsorships are welcome. For more information, call 802-297-2096 or email


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