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Event listings for Monday, November 13

The written word

WEST DUMMERSTON "Trace" with author of Archer Mayor: Mayor discusses his newest book, a continuance of Joe Gunther's adventures. Books available for purchase and autographs. 7 p.m. Free. Dummerston Community Center, 150 West St. Information: 802-254-2703.

Ideas and education

MARLBORO "Ways of Learning: An Apprentice Boatbuilder in Japan"--Talk by Douglas Brooks: Brooks' work is focused on the appreciation and continued use of traditional wooden boats, and the preservation and sharing of the skills and knowledge needed to build them, including the small boats of Japan. He will give a presentation on his seven apprenticeships building traditional wooden boats in Japan, illustrated with many slides of his work, and reflect on the process of craft education in Japan. 11:30 a.m. in Snyder Center for Visual Arts. Free. Marlboro College, 2582 South Rd. Information: 802-251-7644; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Music

BRATTLEBORO Katharine Breunig on Piano: 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.

Instruction

PUTNEY Next Stage Cooks--Pie Making Class: Learn everything you need to know about making pies from Taylor Burt--nutritionist, former pastry chef, educator. After working in fine dining locales across VT, he now helps students overcome their fear of pie and/or to expand the repertoire of even the most experienced baker. The class will make 5 varieties with different crusts and toppings. Students will bake, dine together, and share in the leftovers to take home (if any)! Dinner Menu: Light and savory pie-based dinner & salad. Pies to be made: Pumpkin Sweet Potato Pie with Nut Crust (GF), Old Fashioned Apple Pie with Double Crust, Blueberry Ginger Pie with Lattice top, Banana Chocolate Cream Pie with Nut Crust and Whipped Cream topping, Peach Pie with a Crisp topping. Wine & coffee will be served. 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. $65. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Register: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3094872.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Parent and Tot Open Gym: For parents and preschoolers ages five and under. Get out of the cold and enjoy playing with blocks, a playhouse, cars, toys, puzzles, a tunnel, a play kitchen, and big rubber balls. This is an unstructured program where the parent is responsible for their child(ren). Offered by Brattleboro Rec. & Parks. 10 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Mon.-Thur. Through Thursday, April 26, 2018. $1 per child per day. Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Information: 802-254-5808; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Parent and Tot Open Gym: Open Gym is a place for parents and tots to get in out of the cold and enjoy playing with blocks, a playhouse, cars, toys, puzzles, a tunnel, a play kitchen, and big rubber balls. Unstructured program where the parent is responsible for their child(ren). 10 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. Through Friday, April 27, 2018. $1 per day. Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Information: 802-254-5808; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Well-being

GUILFORD Tai Chi Classes: Leah Gessner is certified by Tai Chi Vermont, Inc. in Fall Prevention Tai Chi. 10 a.m. Mondays. Through Monday, December 04. $2 suggested donation. Guilford Community Church, Crnr Rte. 5 and Guilford Center Rd. Questions: 802-579-1350, gcares@comcast.net.

BRATTLEBORO Fitness Classes: Relax, regroup, and build muscular strength. For ages 16 and older. Cyndy Gray instructs. Offered by Brattleboro Rec. & Parks. 12:10 p.m. - 1:10 p.m. Mon:Yoga, Wed: Strong Yoga, Fri: Yoga/Pilates. $50 once a week, $75 two times a week, $90 three times a week ($10 drop-in). Non-residents add $25. Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Information: 802-254-5808; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Running Fist Kung Fu Classes for Youth: This is an eclectic style of Kung Fu taught through a series of concepts rather than a technical approach of martial arts. This approach ensures that the student (14 years and younger) can easily adapt to the variables of a given situation--spiritually, mentally, and physically. 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. in the Blue Room on Mondays. Through Monday, April 30, 2018. $42 ($57 non-residents per month). Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Register with Sikung Lew Henderson, instructor: 365-4514, RunninFstMonk@aol.com.

Community meals

PUTNEY Putney Cares Annual Meeting: Learn about what our future holds and what is happening to date. 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Free. Putney Cares Activities Barn, 54 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-5593, putneycares@svcable.net.

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