Arlington Book Sale
The Martha Canfield Library announces that The Book House will be open Friday through Monday, October 7 to 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All books, hardcover and paperback, will be priced at 50 cents, with some exceptions, such as first editions, unusual historical or otherwise unique books. There are almost 1,000 books spanning ten subject categories, including mystery, nonﬁction, ﬁction, literary classics, biographies and more. Martha’s Book House is located on Route 7A in Arlington, across from Saint James Church. Proceeds will beneﬁt the Library. Call 802-375-6153 for information.
Mount Holly Book Sale
Mt. Holly Town Library will have our biggest and last book sale of the year on Saturday and Sunday, October 8 and 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, rain or shine. The sale book shed be open and additional tents and tables will be set up for the overflow. Donations have been coming in over the summer and we need to get rid of books before winter. Don’t miss this amazing selection of books in all genres. The Mount Holly Library and Community Center is located at 26 Maple Hill Road in Belmont. For more information, call 802-259-3707.
Manchester Eagles Tag Sale
The Fraternal Order of Eagles in Manchester will hold their fourth annual Columbus Day Tag Sale on Saturday, October 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. Spaces are $10 each; a limited number of table rentals are available for $5. To reserve a space, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Eagles Club is located at 2282 Route 11 in Manchester Center.
Grafton Firefighters’ Tag Sale
A popular Columbus Weekend event now in its 35th year, the Grafton Firefighters Fall Tag Sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 8, and from 9 to 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 9. This giant sale is well known in the area for having a variety of quality items at great prices. On Saturday the sale will feature hot coffee, pastries, grilled food and a bake sale, as well as a display of fire department apparatus, including the new engine/pumper recently put into service. On Sunday, most items will be half price, enticing shoppers to return for a second day. The tag sale will be held at the firehouse, located at 711 Route 121 East in Grafton.
W. Rupert Autumn Bazaar
The West Rupert Church of Christ will hold an Autumn Bazaar on Saturday, October 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Bazaar will feature a tag sale, baked goods, chili and corn bread, hot dogs and soda. The Church, also known as the Old Stone Church, is located at the corner of Route 153 and East Street in West Rupert. Call 802-394-1070 to learn more.
Pawlet Basket Party
There will be a Basket Party at the Pawlet Firehouse at 155 Route 133 to raise funds for the Mettawee Valley and Northeast Cemeteries on Saturday, October 15. The event will also feature a raffle. Doors open at 11 a.m., with drawings at 1 p.m. The entry fee of $5 buys your first sheet of tickets; additional sheets are $2 each. For further information, call Libby at 802-325-3962 or Ellen at 802-325-3495.
Gala to Fight Homelessness
The Bennington County Coalition for the Homeless will be hosting its annual ‘Take a Bite Out of Homelessness’ Gala on Saturday, October 22, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. with dinner and dancing at the Hubbell Homestead at Colgate Park. You won’t want to miss the full course dinner with live performances by Nicki Skipper, Julie Shea and Beard and Glasses featuring Sam Clement, along with a cash bar and a silent and live auctions. All proceeds benefit the Bennington County Coalition for the Homeless. You can get your tickets at the Vermont State Employee Credit Union, 194 North Street in the Rite Aid Plaza in Bennington, online at eventbrite.com or call 802-440-2487.
Last Call for Flamingos!
As the weather gets cooler, the Haynes House of Hope’s flamingo flock is preparing to head to a warmer climate. But there is still time to participate in this fun fundraiser for the comfort care home for the terminally ill located in Granville, N.Y. Community members who wish to support Haynes House can request a ‘flocking’ of the birds on their lawn. For $25, a half flock of 25 flamingos will show up; a $50 donation will produce a full flock of approximately 50 perfectly pink birds. The flock will remain in residence for 24 hours. They come complete with a form in which the recipient can choose a future home or business to be flocked. These birds can travel up to a 25-mile radius from Haynes House. Monies raised help Haynes House continue its important work in the community. To arrange a ‘flocking’ before December, contact executive director Carol Finke at 518-642-8155.