News & Notes for the Rockingham Region

Upcoming Programs at Nature Museum

On Wednesday, Jan. 20 from 10-11:30 a.m., the Mighty Acorns Preschool Explorers Club for ages 3-5 will have its first session of the new year at the. Nature Museum at Grafton. Members free; non-members $7 (prices are for all participating children). Pre-registration is requested.

On Friday, Jan. 22 from 7-9 p.m., the first of a series of monthly Astronomy Nights planned by museum and Southern Vermont Astronomy will take place at the Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center, 783 Townshend Road in Grafton. Museum and SoVerA members free; non-member adults $10, children 18 and under $5, family maximum $25. Participants should dress for the weather. Reservations are requested by calling the Museum at 843-2111.

On Thursday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Homestead Barn Room, opposite The Old Tavern in Grafton, Naturalist Bob Anderson - who discovered the rare plant that sparked the area's preservation - will give a PowerPoint presentation entitled "Secrets of the Athens Dome." This free Nature Museum program is open to the public.

On Sunday, Jan. 24, from 1-3:30 p.m., people can see some of this remarkable area for themselves on a guided Winter Wild Athens Dome Hike led by Anderson. This hike is free to Museum and Pinnacle members; non-members $10. Pre-registration is required by calling the Museum, and participants should meet at the parking lot across from the Museum at 186 Townshend Road in Grafton to carpool.

For other Museum programs, please visit www.nature-museum.org.

Still Seeking Census Takers

If you are looking for a temporary, part-time job, The Rockingham Free Public Library is an application site for the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau.

Census Takers can work up to 40 hours a week, enjoy good pay and flexible hours, mileage reimbursement and the opportunity to serve the community. If accepted, you will receive paid training. Find out more and take a quick qualification test at the Library, on one of these dates: Jan. 12 at 1pm., Jan 19 at 1pm, Jan 25 at 4pm, Feb 1st at 4pm, and Feb. 9 at 1pm.

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