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Event listings for Monday, April 17

The written word

BELLOWS FALLS Pushing the Limits of Nature: "The Neanderthals Rediscovered" (Dimitra Papagianni): "Knowledge" is the theme. Join the discussion. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation. 6:30 p.m. top fl. Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Information: 802-463-4270; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

DUMMERSTON "The Concept of Race and Conflict Resolution": Sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Brattleboro Chapter. 10 a.m.- noon, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. $6. The Learning Collaborative, 471 Route 5. Julie Lavorgna: 802-365-7278, julielavorgna@gmail.com.

Film and video

BRATTLEBORO Mindful Monday Movie Night: "Symphony of Soil": This is an artistic exploration of that miraculous substance known as soil. By understanding the elaborate relationships and mutuality between soil, water, the atmosphere, plants and animals, we come to appreciate the complex and dynamic nature of this precious resource. The film also examines our human relationship with soil, the use and misuse of soil in agriculture, deforestation and development, and the latest scientific research on soil's key role in ameliorating the most challenging environmental issue of our time. Filmed on four continents, featuring esteemed scientists and working farmers and ranchers. 5:45 p.m. snacks, 6 p.m. screening. Free; donations accepted. Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Registration required: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.

Music

BRATTLEBORO Ukelele Jams: All players are welcome, whether or not you’ve participated in the local groups. Beginner friendly. Players are encouraged to bring music stands and songs to share. 11 a.m. - noon. Latchis 4 Gallery, 50 Main St.

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO "Who's Your Person? Choosing an Agent: How do you do that?": If you had a serious accident or illness and couldn't communicate, would people know your wishes? Presentation by Suzanne Weinberg. This is part of National Healthcare Decision Week, promoting the importance of Advance Care Directives. Sponsored by Taking Steps Brattleboro. 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 National Healthcare Decision Week: Free information table. Your questions answered. : Promoting the importance of Advance Care Directives. Sponsored by Taking Steps Brattleboro. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (4/19: also 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.). Through Thursday, April 20. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Information: 802-257-0236; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Youth 4 Change: For local-area youth interested in political organizing around local/state/national social justice issues that are important to them, with help from Brattleboro advocates to build a strong personal tool kit to organize for change. Explore issues of racial, economic and gender justice through art, movement, first-hand accounts and contemplative practices. Connect with area youth around the issues that matter to you and strengthen your tool kit for action. This meeting will plan for the upcoming Climate and Mayday actions. 5:30 p.m. art build, 6:30 p.m. food, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. strategy meeting. Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information: youth4changeaction@gmail.com.

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