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BRATTLEBORO Borter's Jewelry Studio: Stone Setting Workshop: Bob Borter, who has been making and selling his jewelry in Brattleboro for more than 30 years, will co-teach the classes with fellow silversmiths Susanna Haas and Chris Lann in this two-day workshop. 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (11/7 and 11/9). $175. Borters Jewelry Studio, 22 High St., #202. Information: 802-254-3452,

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Little Explorers Program: Presented by Wild Roots Nature School and Retreat Farm, the six-week program offers our youngest learners (ages 2-4) an opportunity to discover the wonders of nature alongside their caregiver. Seasonal themes guide the nature-based activities and include nature walks, stories, songs and visits with farm animals. 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. on Tuesdays (rain or shine). Through Tuesday, December 12. $60, $48 members ($15 drop-in, cash only). Retreat Farm, 350 Linden St. Register:

BRATTLEBORO Gymnastics Classes: For kids 18 months and up. With Amanda Montgomery. Offered by Brattleboro Red. & Parks. Mondays-Saturdays. Through Saturday, January 20. $80 ($95 for non-Brattleboro residents) for 8 weeks. Late registrations are pro-rated. Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Information: 802-254-5808; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Free Medical Care: For individuals without insurance or a physician. Tuesdays. 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic, 191 Clark Ave. Information: 802-251-8484; Click for more info on Web in new window.

GRAFTON Healthy Aging Conference: Presented by Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital staff members and other professionals, this conference will help you take charge of your health, your vitality, your financial security, and perhaps even your longevity. Tuesday’s speakers include a keynote address by Dr. Jesper Brickley titled "Feeling Good Never Grows Old," as well as presentations on healthy breathing techniques; tips for aging and exercise; the importance of staying connected to one’s community; the links between nutrition and wellness; the dangers of medication interactions, and how to avoid them; and financial strategies for a successful retirement. On Wednesday, presentations include a keynote talk by Michael Gigante, PhD, on "The Psychology of Aging Well and the Power of Positive Thinking," plus talks on end of life issues; understanding and dealing with Alzheimer's and dementia; strategies for downsizing the home; the importance of creativity for the aging brain; and the Reverend Jim Kowalski on spirituality and aging. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Through Wednesday, November 8. $90 per day (sign up for one day or both), $119 overnight with farmer's breakfast. Grafton Inn, 92 Main St. Information: 802-365-9109 conference info, 802-843-2248 overnight.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Media Roundtable: The State of the Media 2017: Moderated by Chris Lenois (until recently host of Green Mountain Mornings on WKVT-AM). Participants include representatives of the Brattleboro Reformer, The Commons, WKVT, WTSA, iBrattleboro, and BCTV. Discussion will focus on the local news ecosystem and how well it is serving the public. The public is invited to listen as well as to bring their questions and comments. noon - 1 p.m. Free. River Garden - Brown Bag Lunch Series, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.



November 2017