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Event listings for Monday, April 24

Ideas and education

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

BELLOWS FALLS Cuba Past and Present--A First-Hand Account: Join Elayne and Arnold Clift as they explore the history, economics, politics, culture and atmosphere of Cuba, a fascinating Caribbean country still finding its way as it once again faces an uncertain future. Cuba is a difficult country to understand. History, politics and economic reality come together in the island country once dominated by Spain and America, then ruled by the late Fidel Castro, challenging visitors to make sense of it all. Accounts of the Cuban situation depend largely on an individual Cuban's personal experience, political persuasion, education, and class. However, Cubans are a warm and friendly people who love life, laughter, music, rum and la vida bueno. Having recently returned from a two week visit, the Clifts' talked with people from all walks of life, took photos, and witnessed Castro's funeral procession as they traveled from Havana to Santiago de Cuba. 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.

Instruction

BRATTLEBORO PlantPure Vegan Cooking Class: Sauerkraut: Learn the benefits of fermented food and prepare a large batch of sauerkraut in this hands-on class. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom, 7 Canal St. Registration required: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Mother Up! Monthly Meet-Up: Families get together 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.

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.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO WeCAN Meeting: The Windham County Action Network (WeCAN) Communications Team was formed after the election to set up a network of communication systems to connect newly activated folks to the great organizations that already exist and to help organizers collaborate more easily with each other. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information: www.wecantogether.net.

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