Monkton news for April 19

MONKTON — Did you get your dog license yet? Please do so if you haven’t. Licensing your dog protects you and your pet. Stop in at the town hall with a copy of your dog’s most recent rabies vaccination during office hours. Office hours for the Town Clerk are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The town clerk is also there on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cost for a spayed or neutered dog is $12; for un-neutered, $15. Call 453-3800 if you have questions.
During school vacation (the week of April 23rd) the Russell Memorial Library is hosting a weaving workshop. This program is best suited for children age 8 and older. Younger children are welcome to attend with an adult helper. Adults are welcome to participate in this beginner program as well. Have you ever wanted to learn to weave? It will be a fun time for all.
The program will be held on two days; Thursday, April 26, from 3 to 7 p.m. and Friday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Call 453-4471 for more information.
Russell Library fact: Have you ever heard of Norman Rockwell? He was an American artist who was known for his portraits of Americans of all ages and his Saturday Evening Post covers. The man who is depicted in a series of family doctor paintings is Dr. George Russell, the man our library is named after. His nephews collected George Russell’s personal collection of Vermont History books in order create the Monkton Library. We are fortunate to host some very special Vermont history materials from that collection. These books may be viewed at the library, but they do not leave the library. Feel free to stop and see some of the treasures in your Russell Memorial Library.
The library will host a talk by Kathy Bushey, Monkton’s own Master Gardener, on April 26. She planted and continues to care for the flower bed in front of the library along with her partner, Patty New. Kathy will talk about her Master Gardener experience and will also be available to answer any gardening questions or concerns you may have. The presentation will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Don’t forget the library’s Saturday Stories held on the last Saturday of the month. Saturday Stories features stories, songs, and a simple craft. All are welcome.
Mark your calendar for the up-coming annual all-you-can-eat breakfast at the Monkton Volunteer Fire Department on Sunday, May 6. The firemen will be serving a delectable breakfast of egg casserole, scrambled eggs, pancakes (blueberry), French toast along with bacon, and sausage. Drinks will include juice, coffee and milk. And of course that special Vermont maple syrup will be available for your meal. The meal will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. Call Charlie at 877-2442 if you have questions.

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