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Event listings for Monday, August 14

Ideas and education

BELLOWS FALLS Vermont Raptors: Meet some of Vermont's birds of prey with the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum. Live hawks, owls and falcons will be on hand for a face-to-face exploration of what it takes to be a raptor. Their role in the environment and history with humans can help us learn from the past and help us build a better world for the future. 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 Brattleboro Camera Club --Tom Singleton discusses the Eastern State Penitentiary: Photo Theme: Bring 5-10 photos on a project you are working on for club feedback. If you are not working on a project, you can submit up to 2 images of an 'open' theme. Open to the public. 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free. Vermont Center for Photography, 49 Flat St. Information: 802-251-6051; 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. Free. Latchis 4 Gallery, 50 Main St. Deb Titus: 802-254-4634.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Mountain Biking Camp: For kids ages 10-14. The first day will consist of bike maintenance, safety and proper gear. The rest of the week will be fun riding with plenty of trails within the community to explore. Steven Robinson instructs. Offered by Brattleboro Rec. & Parks. 9 a.m. - noon. Through Friday, August 18. $100 ($115 non-Brattleboro residents). Living Memorial Park, Guilford St. Ext. Register: 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

GUILFORD Stage & Stream: Theater and Library Camp: For 5th-8th graders. Mornings will take place at Guilford Center Stage in the Broad Brook Grange, with theater workshops, games, improv, and sketches. Each day begins with breakfast snacks and an intro to the day's activities. Campers and teachers then take the 2-minute walk to the Library for brown-bag lunches and an afternoon of literature, writing, journaling, and outdoor time in the woods, stream, the new play-space, and Weeks Trail. Healthy snacks will be provided throughout the session. Returning from last year are theater teachers Rachel Durante of Guilford and Maia Gilmour of Brattleboro. Rachel Durante is a theater graduate of Goucher College and has been featured in Vermont Theatre Co. productions this season. Maia Gilmour studies Humanistic Psychology and plans to go into the fields of Art Therapy and Art Education. Library staff and parent volunteers will also be part of the team. On one or more afternoons, guest practitioners will join the group for indoor and outdoor activities. 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Through Friday, August 18. Free for Guilford kids ($50 for non-Guilford residents) for the week. Guilford Free Library, 4024 Guilford Center Rd. Cathy Wilken: 802-257-4603, wilken@sover.net.

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO Walking the Labyrinth as a Self-Care and Mindfulness Tool: The use of labyrinths for both walking and tracing has become widespread in not only community spaces like parks and churches over the last 20 years, they are increasingly being utilized in healthcare institutions, schools, and other specialize venues across the US and beyond. The labyrinth offers a venue and safe space where one can quiet the mind, find some peace, ask questions, bring intentions for healing, or just take a break from the fast paced world around us in just the time it takes to walk or interact with one. Sadelle Wiltshire is a Veriditas-Certified Labyrinth Facilitator from Putney, VT. She'll give a brief introduction to the labyrinth and offer an experiential labyrinth walk as a mindfulness practice using an 18-foot canvas labyrinth and will also have on hand small finger labyrinths for those who are more comfortable sitting. Opportunities to sit and reflect after the walk will be available, with papers for journaling or drawing, as well as a chance to share vocally if one wishes. noon - 1:30 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.