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Don't Miss St. Luke's Blessing of the Animals

posted Friday, September 27, 2019
Animal in black or white. Named for a city or town. Big or small. Male or female. Dog or cat. Old or young. Rev. Heidi Edson loves celebrating St. Francis of Assisi on the side lawn of St. Luke's. This year's favorite event will be held Saturday, October 5 at 11 am and Sunday, October 6 at 4 pm. There will be blessings by Rev. Heidi, St. Francis medals, and treats for both any animals or humans. Spread the word and share the joy of these special companions in our everyday lives.

Black River Action Team Conducts 20th Annual RiverSweep

posted Monday, September 23, 2019
2019 marked the 20th annual RiverSweep, a cleanup of the Black River organized by the all-volunteer Black River Action Team. The effort spanned several days and included work by students at Riverside Middle School in Springfield, Cavendish Town Elementary School, and Ludlow Elementary School. RMS students and volunteer coordinators ventured to the river earlier in the year and fished from the river a range of items, including a bicycle and a large metal pole; Ludlow students, led by teacher Lisa Marks and several adult volunteers, scoured a long stretch of the bank from the fire station on Pond Street to the Shaw's shopping plaza, pulling out quite a bit of smaller garbage in addition to a crushed shopping cart and several pieces of twisted metal.

Christmas Under the Tent at The Chester Andover Family Center

posted Friday, September 20, 2019
On Saturday, October 12, 2019, from 10:00-3:00 Columbus Weekend, the Chester Andover Family Center will hold their fourth annual "Christmas Under the Tent" sale. Holiday items for decorating, entertaining and gift giving will be available. We will have toys, gifts, items for your holiday table, artificial trees, Christmas cards and decorations galore. Everything under the tent will be priced from $.25 to $25.

A Nature-Based Program for Preschoolers Begins a New Season in Grafton

posted Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Join a local community of parents and budding scientists with The Nature Museum's Mighty Acorns Club. The Mighty Acorns Club provides creative, exploratory preschool programs which celebrate curiosity and encourage a love and respect for the natural world.

The Fairy House Festival: An Imaginative, Nature-Based Tradition In The Forests of Grafton, Vermont

posted Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Fairy schools, fairy libraries, fairy pirate ships, and fairy hot air balloons... come walk the trail at the Fairy House Festival and discover a magical village. Each year, The Nature Museum welcomes thousands of visitors from across Vermont, New England, and beyond to the Fairy House Festival, a family-friendly celebration of nature, creativity, inspiration, and community.

Open House at the Chester Andover Family Center

posted Friday, September 6, 2019
On Wednesday, September 18, from 5-7 PM, the Chester Andover Family Center invites the community to join us for an Open House event. While you may have stopped into the thrift shop or food shelf to drop off donations or shop, have you ever wondered how these programs work to serve the community? While you may have heard that we provide financial assistance to help struggling families make ends meet, have you ever wondered about how that program works and how it is connected to our thrift shop and food shelf?

Help The Black River Action Team Clean The Black River In Springfield This Saturday

posted Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Come help the Black River Action Team clean up the banks and bed of the Black River in Springfield! Registration opens on Saturday, September 7, at 8 AM at Riverside Middle School (13 Fairground Road, Springfield, VT). Enter from Chester Road (Rte 11) just across the river from McDonald's. Sign in, grab some work gloves and trash bags, pick a site to clean around town, and head out with a buddy.

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