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Dozen Cats Plus One Sew Book Signing

posted Thursday, January 29, 2015
Silvio, charming mascot of Bonnie's Bundles Dolls, wants to share the nws about the doll maker's new book, A Dozen Cats Plus One Sew, a colorful and humorous book about the cats who have sewed with Bonnie Watters over five decades.

For the Love of Apples: An Interactive and Educational Workshop About Heirloom Apples

posted Monday, January 26, 2015
Enjoy a unique Valentine's Day celebration with your family and The Nature Museum at Grafton: For the Love of Apples. On Saturday, February 14th at 10 AM at the News Bank Conference Center in Chester, Ezekiel Goodband and Diana Lischer-Goodband will share their love and wisdom of heirloom apples. Join us for a morning of pomological history and poetry, as well as professional advice on growing, grafting and pruning apple trees. Light refreshments will be served at this event. Questions are encouraged at this workshop, which is designed to be an interactive and educational celebration for apple lovers of all ages!

Wilderness Programs for Young Adventurers at The Nature Museum at Grafton

posted Friday, January 23, 2015
Time in nature increases happiness, health, and wellbeing in kids. Turn off the TV, switch off the laptop, hide the smartphone, open the door, look up, and get outside! This February, The Nature Museum at Grafton is offering two unique, outdoor adventures for young Vermonters and visitors during local school vacations.

Presentation: Challenges, Opportunities and the Future of New England Village Centers (Feb. 5)

posted Tuesday, January 20, 2015
A presentation, Challenges and Opportunities: the Future of New England Village Centers, will be offered by Steven Cecil as the First Thursday Chester Rotary Club Program on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 5:20PM at the Fullerton Inn, Chester, VT. The public is invited to join this important conversation and there is no charge and no RSVP is required.

The Chester Conservation Committee Presents a Solar Education and Information Workshop Feb. 3

posted Wednesday, January 7, 2015
The Chester Conservation Committee will present a Solar Education and Information Workshop on Feb. 3, 2015 from 7:00 to 8:30 at the NewsBank Conference Center, 352 Main Street in Chester, Vermont. The workshop will feature three speakers who will explain and answer your questions about the what, why and how of using solar power for your home energy needs.

The Nature Museum at Grafton Winter 2015 Calendar Listings

posted Monday, January 5, 2015
Listings include Tracks and Trees with Lynn Levine (Feb. 7), Wild Walkers: Ancient Fire Skills (Feb. 17), and Brave Bears: Wild Animal Tracking Camp (Feb. 18).

Preschool Natural Science Programs in Grafton

posted Monday, January 5, 2015
Join a community of proud parents and budding environmentalists and scientists with The Nature Museum at Grafton's Mighty Acorns Preschool Explorers Club! These creative, exploratory preschool programs celebrate curiosity and encourage a love and respect for the natural world.

Springfield Community Chorus To Perform Haydn's Creation

posted Monday, January 5, 2015
The 48th season Spring performance of the Springfield Community Chorus, directed by Ken Olsson, will feature The Creation by Joseph Haydn. Considered by many to be Haydn's crowning achievement, The Creation oratorio, composed between 1796 and 1798, commemorates and celebrates the creation narrative found in the book of Genesis and John Milton's epic poem, "Paradise Lost."

Spiritual Lessons from Mexico

posted Saturday, January 3, 2015
Local residents Laurel Green and Steve Crofter will lead the church service Jan. 18th at the First Universalist Parish of Chester. Based on their experiences living for three years in a rural Mexican village, they will share some of the ways their attitudes were challenged and how they were changed as a result. Children are especially encouraged to attend this program which will include songs, stories and drama.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration in Chester

posted Saturday, January 3, 2015
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., the First Universalist Parish of Chester will show the film "Mighty Times: The Children's March" on Friday, January 16. The 40 minute film tells the story of how the young people of Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963 brought racial segregation to its knees by standing together to brave fire hoses and police dogs. Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, which distributes the film, recommends it for students in grade 6 and older. We recommend it for adults, too.

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