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Event listings for Monday, May 15

The written word

BELLOWS FALLS Poetry Open Mic: Sign-up to read original poetry or read a favorite poem by another author. All ages are welcome to participate or to be part of the audience. The evening will begin with light refreshments and a reading by Audrey Boerum, founder of the local poetry group River Voices. Keep readings to 3 short poems or one long poem (a page or so). Pair up with a friend to read a two-person poem. Select some haiku from the Library’s collection. Maurice DeValliere (retired track inspector for Chester Depot) and Anne Dempsey (the library's program coordinator) will read a two-person poem from the 16th century: "The Nut-Brown Maid." Sign up early to save a spot on the roster. 7 p.m. Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Information: 802-463-4270; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Emerald Ash Borer and Your Trees: Emerald ash borer is an invasive tree killing pest that has surrounded Vermont and is expected to kill all of our unprotected ash trees in the coming years. Join Bob Everingham, local arborist, Vermont forest pest first detector, and member of the Brattleboro Tree Board, for a discussion about your options for saving your ash trees. 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.

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.

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