United Church of Dorset and East Rupert – Dorset Vermont

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 TICKETS FOR THE SUMMER SUPPER will be available during Coffee Hour.  See Jane or call the office at 867-2260 to make a reservation.

July is Dorset Church’s  month at the Food Cupboard.  We    encourage you to donate non-perishables, including baby items, tissues, toilet paper, peanut butter, coffee, tea, soups, cereals, canned meats, etc. etc.  There will be the usual box at the front of the sanctuary and a bigger box at the office entrance.  Please give throughout the month, as well as      beyond!  Checks made out to the Manchester Food Cupboard can be left at the office. Thanks.

NEIGHBOR TO NEIGHBOR Our present director, Kate Coss, is retiring from the program and we are looking for a new director. This is a part time position based in the Manchester area. If you are interested, please contact Phyllis Gottdiener at 802-297-2054 or June   Sherwin at 802-375-9418 or email at pjsherwinaz@aol.com

GARDEN HELP TO AID THE COMMUNITY FOOD CUPBOARD.  Enjoy a weekly hour (or more) of outdoor exercise while helping to fight hunger in our area.  The garden is staffed by volunteers who enjoy being outdoors, planting, weeding and harvesting throughout the    summer.  Won’t you help bring nutritional fresh vegetables to the food cupboard?  Bring a friend. Bring a spouse.  Bring children home on school vacation.  Last year over 9,000 lbs. of fresh vegetables were harvested.  With the growing number of food recipients, it would be wonderful to exceed that amount in 2015.  Contact Emmy McCusker at 362-5203  for further details about scheduling.

The AARP Smart Driver Course On Thursday, July 16th, beginning at 10AM, the Dorset Church is sponsoring the 4 hour AARP Smart Driver Course.  There will be an hour lunch break at noon and the class will recommence for the last 2 hours at 1PM.  Please bring a sandwich or salad with you; refreshments will be served. The overall look and feel of this  4 hour AARP Smart Driver Course is entirely different from the past courses.  It has been designed to include older adult learning strategies and is now more participant-friendly and easier to follow.  As a result of  completing the course, participants will learn research-based strategies that can reduce the likelihood of their having a crash–note that since the first of the year older adults have been involved in about 1/3 of the fatalities in crashes in Vermont.  In addition, the course can help to increase a driver’s confidence, know how to drive safely when sharing  the road with other road users, and learn of some of the newest safety and advanced features on   today’s cars.  For AARP Members, the fee is $15; for   Non-Members, it is $20.  To sign up for this new and exciting course, please call Estelle at 802-375-4831.

Dorset marble quarry The owner of the Dorset marble quarry on Route 30 has shared his property with the public for many years. His kindness should be returned by                everyone pitching in to help keep it clean. 2 large trash receptacles have been placed at the entrance. Several volunteers, teens & adults alike, are needed on a weekly basis during the Summer and Fall. 20 minutes of your time each week could make a huge difference. Times and days are totally flexible to suit your schedule. If you are interested in helping, please         contact Sharon at  sharonoconnor3@aol.com or 362-4314.

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