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Event listings for Tuesday, January , 2017

Visual arts and shows

NEWFANE Paintings by Nancy Calicchio: "The Cove: Early Morning on the River": 2/4: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. reception. Through Saturday, January 28, 2017. Free. Crowell Gallery at the Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO "Building Monticello": Marlene Heck will discuss Thomas Jefferson’s "essay in architecture." This is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series. 7 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Introduction to Digital Photography: Bill Steele, owner of Gorham Mountain Photography, will give tips on how to get the most from your camera and speaks about the "Exposure Triangle." Bring your camera, manual, and questions. 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.


BRATTLEBORO Community Jazz Jam Session: For all musicians and instruments. Run by pianist Eugene Uman. Wednesdays. 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. $3 donation requested from players and listeners. Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, #222. Information: 802-254-9088;


BRATTLEBORO African Drum and Dance Classes: Raoul Ombang teaches drumming (drums available) and Pape Ba teaches dance (Raoul, Derrik Joran, and friends will accompany Pape on drums). Wednesdays. 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. drum class; 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. dance class. $10 drum class; $12 to $15 sliding scale dance class. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information:,

Fundraising and awareness events

TOWNSHEND Grace Cottage's Online Auction: More than 60 items have been donated by businesses and individuals, with all proceeds benefiting the Grace Cottage Patient Care Fund, which helps to provide free care to those lacking adequate resources. . Through Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Grace Cottage Family Health. Information:


VERNON Cribbage Club and Knitting Group: Beginners and experts welcome to either session. Wednesdays. 11 a.m. cribbage; 1 p.m. knitting. Free. Vernon Free Library, 567 Governor Hunt Rd. Information: 802-257-0150.

Local history

DUMMERSTON "Geology" with Roger Haydock: This is part of an educational series--Windham County: Past, Present and Into the Future. 10 a.m. - noon. $15 per session (open to all regardless of ability of pay). Vermont Learning Collaborative, 471 US Rte. 5. Information: 802-257-0012,,


BRATTLEBORO Free Federal and State Income-Tax Preparation Services: The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program offers IRS-certified volunteers to eligible households that earn up to $54,000 per year and live or work in Windham County (Wednesdays and some Saturdays). (Also inquire about which provides free federal and state tax preparation to eligible households earning up to $64,000 a year and includes phone and online chat support.) Sponsored by United Way of Windham County. . Through Saturday, April 15, 2017. Free. Marlboro College Graduate Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: Call 2-1-1 to make an appointment.


BRATTLEBORO Yoga with Dante: Relax and reinvigorate--the best of both worlds. Postures are accompanied by conscious breathing. Crystal bowl sound healing, meditation, some chanting. 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Free; donations welcome. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St. Information: 802-257-4777.

BRATTLEBORO Free Lunchtime Yoga for Co-op Shareholders: All-levels, led by a different local teacher each Wednesday. Bring a yoga mat. noon - 1 p.m. in the Community Room. Free for shareholders. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Information: 802-246-2821;

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

BRATTLEBORO National Association of Mental Illness Support Group: For family members, partners and friends of individuals living with mental illness. (First Wednesday of every month). 6:30 p.m. Free. First Congregational Church of West Brattleboro, 880 Western Ave. Information: 802-876-7949,

BRATTLEBORO Fresh Start Tobacco Quit Class: (See 1/30). . Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. .

BRATTLEBORO Chair Yoga: Focus will be on range of motion, strength building, flexibility, and balance. Poses will be performed seated or with the option to hold on to a chair. A relaxation segment is also included. Wednesdays. 4 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave. Register: 802-257-3877.

BRATTLEBORO Indoor Walking Group: Fun workout moving in place to an active walking DVD. Meet new people, get a cardio workout, and get healthy. The class is structured so you can exercise for 15 minutes or 45 minutes. Wednesdays and Fridays. noon - 12:30 p.m. (Wed.), 3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. (Fri.). Free. Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave. Register: 802-257-3877.

BRATTLEBORO Bonebuilders -- An Osteoporosis Prevention Program: Light arm and ankle weights stem the effects of osteoporosis, increase muscle tone, improve balance, and enhance energy and well-being. Wednesdays. 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. in the Exercise Room (Main Building). Free. Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave. Information: 802-254-7515.

BRATTLEBORO Free 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 for shareholders. Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Information: 802-246-2821;

Community building

TOWNSHEND Men's Coffee Hour Group: Men of all ages are invited to Grace Cottage for coffee, conversation, and a series of casual lectures covering a range of topics, including Vermont’s agricultural history, the West River Railroad, Windham County forestry, the role of the Grace Cottage Community Health Team, and more. Coffee and snacks will be provided. (Wednesdays). 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. Through Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Free. Grace Cottage Hospital Community Wellness Center, 133 Grafton Rd., Rte. 35. Bill Monahan: 802-365-3762.

BRATTLEBORO 350Brattleboro Public Forum: This forum will be focused on explaining the process by which 17 major banks worldwide are funding the Dakota Access Pipeline and how to switch one's personal or business account out of these banks with minimum fuss. TD Bank's financial relationship with Vermont, and the efforts to establish a public bank will be presented, along with updates on local and statewide environmental issues. Plus updates on Standing Rock and local opportunities for climate action. 6 p.m. snacks, 6:30 p.m. forum in the upstairs Meeting Room. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information:


WESTMINSTER Scottish Country Dance Class: Fun and informal. All levels of experience welcome. Wednesdays. 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Free. Westminster Center School, 301 School St. Jesse Haas (call to confirm class is taking place): 802-387-2601.

February 2017

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