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Event listings for Monday, October 9

The written word

DUMMERSTON Osher Institute presents Charles Butterfield: Ten-year-old Charles Butterfield heard a garbled family story about a Revolutionary War general. Sixty years later, he gained more information about that figure and made his story the basis for "In the Shadow of Cedars." He will tell his ancestor's sad war story and then describe how he uncovered details of military subterfuge. 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. $6 (or by membership). Vermont Learning Collaborative, 471 US Rte. 5. Information: 802-365-7278, julielavorgna@gmail.com.

Ideas and education

DUMMERSTON Osher Institute Lectures: "The Japanese Aesthetic: Japanese Aesthetic Sensibilities": This lecture introduces the distinctive features of Japanese aesthetics: wabi, sabi, shibui, mono no aware, yugen, and others. It will use famous works of art—literary, pictorial, and architectural to illustrate these terms and trace their development and interdependence. Presented by Seth Harter from Marlboro College. 10 a.m. - noon. $6 (or by membership). Vermont Learning Collaborative, 471 US Rte. 5. Information: 802-365-7278, julielavorgna@gmail.com.

Fundraising and awareness events

BRATTLEBORO Sunrise Rotary Trivia Night: This month's event benefits the Brattleboro Meals on Wheels program. Entrance fee includes dinner; cash bar available. 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. $20. American Legion Hall, 32 Linden St. Sandy Shriver: ashriver@pdsclaw.com.

Kids and families

GUILFORD Storytime: Program of songs, fingerplays, books, and activities for babies, toddlers, and older siblings. Presented by Cathi Wilken or Laura Lawson Tucker. Every Tuesday. 11 a.m. Free. Guilford Free Library, 4024 Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-257-4603; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Nature Day: On this day of no school, bring the kids (ages 5-11) to explore, learn and play in the fields and forest of Heifer Hill, our adventures will be inspired by what is happening in the natural world. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $45 ($35 BEEC members). Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center, 1221 Bonnyvale Rd. Registration: 802-257-5785; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO Joyful Work Week Kickoff: Playful guided meditation followed by time to decompress with coloring and light music. All supplies provided for coloring. Facilitated by Dr. Beau Foshee, New England Wellness Group. noon - 1 p.m. Free. Brown Bag Lunch Series, River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

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