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Event listings for Monday, March 27

The written word

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Great Books Group: Howard Frank Mosher's "Where the Rivers Flow North": Within the borders of his fictional Kingdom County, VT, Mosher has created mountains and rivers, timber forests and crossroads villages, history and language. Mosher has been described as a combination of Ernest Hemingway, Henry David Thoreau, and Jim Harrison. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. in the meeting room. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Michael N. Landis: 802-257-1851, emagicmtman@gmail.com.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO PlantPure Vegan Cooking Class: Planting Seeds for Vibrant Health: Marilyn Chiarello leads an exploration of three highly nutritious seeds—flax, hemp and chia—and prepares them in several delicious recipes. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. $4 ($2 shareholders). Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom, 7 Canal St. Registration required: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.

LONDONDERRY Spring Wildflowers in Southern Vermont: Rick LaDue is steward for the Equinox Preservation Trust. 10 a.m. Free. Neighborhood Connections, The Meeting Place, Rte. 100, 5700 Marketplace (across from the p.o.). Information: 802-824-4343; Click to e-mail for more information.

BRATTLEBORO Sustainable Energy Outreach Network: "The World of High Performance Homes": Chad Mathrani of Vermont Natural Homes and Bob Swinburne of Bluetime Collaborative will discuss the state of high performance home building and renovation in the region. Topics will include defining high performance homes, financing possibilities and issues, and the process of designing, building and renovating a home to be a high performance home. The program will be targeted toward people who are considering buying, building or renovating a home. Bring your questions. Light refreshments will be served. 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in Room 2E. Free. Marlboro College Graduate Center, 28 Vernon St. Pre-registration recommended: 888-258-5665; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Instruction

PUTNEY Cooking Class: An Evening in Tuscany: This class will be a mix of demonstration and hands on—making a delicious dinner of Italian appetizers, entree, side dishes and dessert. The class will dine together, and wine will be included. Advise if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies. Bring a cutting board and your favorite knife. With Linda Stavely. 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the kitchen. $75. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Local history

BELLOWS FALLS "The Power of Water": Bellows Falls Historical Society presentation on the power of water, the historical aspects pertaining to the Connecticut River, and the establishment of Bellows Falls. Specifically focusing on the time period from 1750-1850, Chris Glennon explores the development of the Bellows Falls Canal and its industries. An exhibit about the former mills of Bellows Falls will be on display. 6:30 p.m. Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Information: 802-463-4270; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Nature Day: On days of no school, drop the kids off (grades 1-5) to romp, stomp and explore as we play and learn in fields and forests, investigating what is happening in the natural world around us. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $45 ($35 BEEC member). Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center, 1221 Bonnyvale Rd. Information: 802-257-5785; Click for more info on Web in new window.

DOVER Pre-School Storytime: Following the read-aloud, children are invited to participate in a hands-on craft activity related to the theme of stories presented. Mondays. 2:30 p.m. in the Children's Room. Through Monday, May 08. Free. Dover Free Library, 22 Holland Rd. Information: 802-348-7488; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Mother Up! Monthly Meet-Up: Mother Up! brings together families to talk about the tough realities of climate change and to participate in the just transition to a healthier and safer world. A simple vegetarian meal and childcare for ages 8 and under will be provided. 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Free. KidsPLAYce, 20 Elliot St. Information: abby@350vt.org.

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