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Event listings for Monday, July 10

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO "Art/Photography as Social Change": Discussion with Liz LaVorgna: LaVorgna will discuss various projects and how we can get motivated to create change. Photo Theme: Open Category using your iPhone or a camera/lens that is not your "go to" gear. Presented by the Brattleboro Camera Club. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Free. Vermont Center for Photography, 49 Flat St. Information: 802-251-6051; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO "White Fragility and the Racial Status Quo in our Town": Evangelina Holvino discusses "white fragility"--how white people can't tolerate even a minimum amount of racial stress. Discussions on race trigger defensive moves like outward displays of negative emotions; these responses maintain white privilege and the existing racial status quo. How do we see this in our town; what can we do to change it?. 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.

Film and video

BRATTLEBORO French Movie & Conversation: In this comedy, a young immigrant, going nowhere fast, accidentally lands in a job as a substitute teacher in a middle school. After a half-hour introduction of context and key vocabulary, participants will watch the movie and talk over what they saw. (English subtitles). Participants are encouraged to bring a box dinner. 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. $20 ($35/2 classes, $50/3 classes). Express Fluency, 8 Flat St. Information: 802-275-2694; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Music

BRATTLEBORO Ukulele Jam: Bring your uke, a music stand if you have one, and music to share. Beginners welcome. 11 a.m. - noon (2nd and 4th Mondays till summer's end). Free. Latchis 4 Gallery, 50 Main St. Deb Titus: 802-254-4634.

Instruction

BRATTLEBORO Beginning Sewing: Learn basic sewing machine use and sewing skills while creating fun and practical projects. All material and equipment provided. Ages 7 and up. (Repeats 7/31-8/4). 9:30 a.m. - noon. Through Friday, July 14. $175 ($190 non-Brattleboro residents). Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Dept., 207 Main St. Pre-registration required: 802-254-5808.

Recreation

BRATTLEBORO Spin Class: With Susie of the Brattleboro Food Co-op Seafood Dept. 5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in the Body in Motion Fitness Studio (1st Mon. of every month). $15; free for Brattleboro Food Co-op shareholders. Bodhifit, 22 High St. Information: 802-246-0220; Click to e-mail for more information.

Kids and families

BELLOWS FALLS Storytelling: Storyteller and author, Marv Klaasen-Landis, performs fun, engaging, and entertaining stories for the whole family. Every youth who attends will be able to select two new books to keep. Presented by the Children's Literacy Foundation. 5 p.m. Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Information: 802-463-4270; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Multi-Sports Camp and Sports Squirts: Your child (age 5-11) has the opportunity to play up to 16 different sports from around the world. Sports Squirts Camp is ideal for the younger sports enthusiast who wants to try a little of everything--lacrosse, soccer, basketball, t-ball, floor hockey, parachute games, and more. Sponsored by Brattleboro Rec. & Parks in conjunction with US Sports Institute. 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Through Friday, July 14. $169 ($184 for non-Brattleboro residents). Living Memorial Park, Guilford St. Ext. Information: 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO Great Courses: "The Aging Brain": This course has a facilitator and discussion following each 1/2-hour DVD. The science behind the aging brain tells a fascinating and often counter-intuitive story. Is "aging" a disease or merely a natural occurrence that produces disease-like symptoms? If humans are biologically programmed to survive and thrive, why do we age at all? Is it possible (or even desirable) to "cure" aging altogether? Delve into these questions and more. Taught by Professor Thad Polk, a neuroscientist, these lectures will offer new insights into what happens to the brain over time—as well as strategies to mitigate the effects of aging and enhance your quality of life into old age. 1 p.m. on Mondays. Through Monday, August 07. Free. Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St. Information: 802-257-7570, www.thegreatcourses.com.

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