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Event listings for Friday, August 25, 2017

Celebrations and festivals

DUMMERSTON Transition Dummerston Community Potluck and Sing: Bring a dish for the pot-luck. Singing around the campfire, led by John Ungerleider and Fred Taylor. Bring a camp chair. 6 p.m. picnic, 7 p.m. singing. Free. Dutton Pines State Park, Rte. 5. Fred: 802-387-2681.


BRATTLEBORO Jazz Fridays: Carol Smith Trio: Curated by Eugene Uman of the Vermont Jazz Center. 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. No cover. The Lounge, 4 High St. Information: 802-254-4141,

BRATTLEBORO Katharine Breunig on Piano: Breunig, a Brattleboro resident, plays a variety of pieces. 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.

Farmers' markets

WEST TOWNSHEND West Townshend Farmers' Market: Vendors, pizza-making in the outdoor oven. Walter Slowinski plays swing and more. EBT and F2F accepted. This Project is part of The West River Community Project, a nonprofit community center dedicated to promoting local agricultural, economic and social activities. 4 p.m. market opens behind the Store; 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. music. Through Friday, October 06, 2017. West Townshend Country Store and Cafe, Rte. 30. Information: 802-874-4800; Click to e-mail for more information.

Local history

NEWFANE An Evening of Stories of Days Gone By--Historical Society of Windham County: Following the Society's annual meeting will be a pot-luck dinner (bring a dish to share--drinks will be provided). Then, four residents of Windham County will share their stories of "Days Gone By" in Vermont: Alan and Everett Bills of Wardsboro will have stories of Wardsboro and the family's Lumber Mill (and maybe a few jokes interspersed), Bill Toomey of Grafton will be back by popular demand, and Walt Woodruff will share reminisces of growing up in Windham. 5:30 p.m. meeting, 6 p.m. pot-luck dinner, 7 p.m. storytelling. Free. NewBrook Fire Station, Route 30. Information: 802-348-7891,

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO KidsPlayce Healthy Snack and Story Time: We'll read a story (or a few) and make a healthy snack from the Brattleboro Food Co-op. 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on Fridays. Free. KidsPLAYce, 20 Elliot St. Information: 802-254-5212; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Sitting and Walking Meditation in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh: Offered by the Mountains and Rivers Mindfulness Community. 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. in Room 2E on Fridays. Donations welcome. Marlboro College Graduate Center, 28 Vernon St. Richard Brady and Elisabeth Dearborn: 802-387-2382,

WILLIAMSVILLE Healing Walk at Manitou: Meditative walk, includes poems or other readings, and chances to share. Led by Mike Mayer. 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. rain or shine. Meet at the parking lot. (2nd and 4th Fri. of each month through 9/22). Free. Manitou Project, 300 Sunset Lake Rd. Information: 802-258-8598.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Friday Night Group with Outright Vermont: This is a social support space for queer and questioning youth ages 13-22, with super-cool adult facilitators. Free pizza every week. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information:

BRATTLEBORO TD Bank Vigil: This peaceful vigil in front of the Brattleboro branch of TD Bank is intended to both inform our fellow citizens about and to protest the bank's financial support of tar sands and the Dakota Access Pipeline. Most importantly, the vigil is an act of public solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe who have taken a courageous and principled stand to affirm their treaty rights, tribal sovereignty, and the protection of their lands, waters, cultural, and sacred sites. We are also calling out the State of VT for its extensive financial involvement with TD which is at odds with its energy policy. In fiscal year 2014, the State deposited almost 70% of its unrestricted cash in TD Bank (over $230 million based on average end-of-day balances) and during the 2-year period of FY13 and FY14, the state paid TD Bank almost $1.5 million in fees. The weekly Friday vigil at the Brattleboro branch has been highly successful in terms of educating people and convincing many to close their accounts or otherwise cease doing business with TD. noon - 1 p.m. (signs available). TD Bank, 215 Main St. Tim Stevenson: 802-869-2141,

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