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By the way for Oct. 3

The St. Ambrose Knights of Columbus is hosting a Knights in Italy spaghetti dinner on Friday, Oct. 4, at St. Ambrose Church in Bristol. Proceeds from the dinner will go toward assisting those affected by recent natural disasters, including Hurricane Dorian. The menu includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti with sauce, garlic bread, salad, beverages, and dessert. The cost for the meal is $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under, and $25 for a family. If you’re unable to make the dinner but would still like to contribute to the Knights’ efforts, checks can be mailed to the St. Ambrose Rectory at 11 School St., Bristol, VT 05443. Please make the check out to St. Ambrose Knights of Columbus with the note line “Hurricane Relief.”
Have any spare brawn? The Friends of Ilsley Library will be short-handed for the monthly book sale this coming Saturday, Oct. 5. The library needs to return unsold books back to the third floor and would welcome able-bodied persons able to lift cardboard boxes of books starting at 2:30 p.m. and going no later than 4 p.m. Book sales support library programs.
Also on Saturday, the Middlebury College quidditch team will hold its annual Middlebury Classic Quidditch Festival. The tourney will feature more than a dozen teams from throughout New England. Also, area organizations will run related fun activities. These activities will include a “flying photo shoot,” children’s quidditch workshops, potions demonstrations, face painting and more. Food vendors will be there. Golden snitches will be released around the town of Middlebury for a Snitch Hunt. Children can fill in their own Seeker’s Map and earn prizes by finding snitches at Ilsley Library and participating stores, where maps can be picked up. The quidditch events will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. behind Middlebury College’s Forest Hall at 496 College St. More information is available at quidditch@middlebury.edu.
Middlebury College Figure Skating Club registration is now open. The club is a non-competitive figure skating program open to children in the local community regardless of college affiliation. Lessons culminate in all groups showcasing their skills in Middlebury College’s Winter Carnival Ice Shows the weekend of Feb. 29 and March 1, 2020. The first session is Sunday, Oct. 13. Email middiceshow@gmail.com for more information.
The Salisbury Free Public Library at 918 Maple St. is bursting with used books, and all are for sale by donation — take what you want, and pay what you want. There’s a huge variety, including non-fiction, fiction, and children’s selections. Come by anytime during the library’s business hours, which are 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. Call 352-4198 or visit Salisburypubliclibrary@gmail.com for more information.
The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department held its annual permit lottery for muzzleloader antlerless deer permits on Sept. 17 and revealed it now has “several thousand” unallocated antlerless deer permits available for use during the Dec. 7-15 muzzleloader deer season. The unallocated permits are available because of the low number of people who applied for them in the lottery. These permits can be purchased for $10 on the department’s website — vtfishandwildlife.com — on a first come, first served basis. Note: Persons who won a permit in the lottery may not purchase a second permit unless they take a deer with their first permit in the December season, and then only if they have not reached their three-deer annual limit or two-deer muzzleloader season limit.

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