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Event listings for Wednesday, November 29

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Arts Council of Windham County Pop-Up Art Exhibit: Featuring the work of current and former board members and trustees. The event will include light refreshments. and an opportunity to learn more about ACWC and find out about how you can become a member. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Free. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Marsha Bard: marsha@ultravioletexpressions.com, www.facebook.com/events/354296015033455.

Ideas and education

PUTNEY Restorative Justice, Restorative Communities: Restorative Justice is an approach to harm that focuses not on broken rules or laws but on how people are affected by wrongdoing and how to repair harm that was caused. People across the US and the world use restorative justice to respond to conflict in schools, community groups, neighborhoods, families, workplaces, and more. Restorative justice is happening right here in our communities, with youth and adults, in schools and in the legal system. Mel Motel, Dir. of the Brattleboro Community Justice Center, and Rosie Nevins-Alderfer, Dir. of Restorative Justice Programs at Youth Services, will be leading a conversation about what Restorative Justice is, why it matters, and what it looks like in our local area today. 6:30 p.m. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.

LONDONDERRY "Animals of the North: What Will Global Climate Change Mean for Them?": Sue Morse explains ways in which northern wildlife species are already being affected by climate change and about the more serious challenges ahead. Canada lynx, moose, American marten, caribou, polar bear, Arctic fox and Arctic marine mammals and waterfowl are some of the species covered in this show. Not merely focusing on bad news, the program devotes equal time to sharing remarkable images and stories about plants and animals in their northern habitats that aim to inspire one and all to rush to help conserve natural resources, to share a healthy planet that can continue to embrace all its inhabitants. 6:30 p.m. Free; donations to Londonderry Conservation Commission welcome. Flood Brook School, 91 Vermont 11. Irwin Kuperberg: irwin234@yahoo.com.

Recreation

BRATTLEBORO Drop-in Scrabble: All game paraphernalia provided. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. in the History Room on Wednesdays. Through Wednesday, December 20. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO The Day Kitchen: Cozy Jars, YUM -- Just Add Water: Kick off the cold weather season with warm, healthful, and satisfying food featuring the "Cozy Jar" Bean and Vegetable Soup. We will have a hot pot for sampling. Great gift idea or donation to our local food shelf. We will also present some other jarred gift ideas you can make from the Bulk Department's treasures. 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. in the Bulk Dept. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Information: 802-257-0236; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Rhyme Time: Stories and songs for children 5 and under. 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays (April-Aug. and Oct.-Feb.) in the Meeting Room. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Well-being

PUTNEY Al-Anon: For friends and relatives of alcoholics. 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Free; donations welcome. Putney Friends Meeting House, 17 Bellows Falls Rd. Information: 866-972-5266; www.vermontalanonalateen.org.

BRATTLEBORO Lunchtime Yoga for Co-op Shareholders: All-levels, led by a different local teacher each Wednesday. Bring a yoga mat. noon - 1 p.m. Free (only open to shareholders). Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Information: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Democracy Forum -- Restorative Justice: Restorative Justice is a way of addressing harmful behavior without relying on punishment as the solution. With Mel Motel, Exec. Dir. of the Brattleboro Community Justice Center, and Mike Szostak, Restorative Justice Program Coordinator at Brattleboro Union High School. 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.

Community meals

JACKSONVILLE Soup and Stew Supper: A variety of home-made soups and stews will be available. Salad and dessert included. 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Donation: $10, $5 kids under 10, free for kids under 3. Jacksonville Community Church, Rte. 112. Information: 802-368-7626.

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