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Event listings for Thursday, August 31

Ideas and education

WILMINGTON Aging in Place: Lecture/Roundtable Discussion: Nicki Steel, a nature photographer and artist, will present her archive of photographs taken from late May 2016 through May 2017 of the birth and fledging of 13 baby blue herons in the heronry deep in Marlboro, requiring 12 hikes. 3 p.m. in the downstairs Community Room. Free. St. Marys in the Mountains Episcopal Church, 95 E. Main St. Information: 802-464-5156.

BRATTLEBORO Equine Assisted Psychotherapy: EAGALA Model Equine Assisted Psychotherapy is fully felt experience in the moment. No horseback riding is involved. Facilitated by Mental Health Professionals Denise Forkin LMFT and equine specialist, Susan Manning Ross, who "hold space" for clients and horses to interact. Horses are able to be themselves and not have to act in a certain way. This is a space to explore and build relationships on equal footing. 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.

WILMINGTON "Animals of the North: What Will Global Climate Change Mean for Them?": This program is designed to educate audiences about ways in which northern wildlife species are already being affected by climate change, with more serious challenges ahead. Canada lynx, moose, American marten, caribou, polar bear, arctic fox and arctic marine mammals and waterfowl are some of the species covered in this beautiful show. We promise not to overwhelm our audience with bad news. Instead, equal time is devoted to sharing remarkable images and stories about plants and animals in their northern habitats--all in the spirit of Jane Goodall's "reason for hope." The intent is to inspire attendees, young and old alike, to join in the vital crusade to change our fossil fuel-burning ways, conserve natural resources, and share a healthy planet with all that lives. 7 p.m. Free; donations to Pettee Memorial Library welcome. Memorial Hall, 14 W. Main St. Information: 802-464-8591.

Film and video

PUTNEY Dinner and a Movie: Sneak Preview of "Burned": "Burned" tells the little-known story of the accelerating destruction of our forests for fuel and probes the policy loopholes, huge subsidies, and blatant green washing of the burgeoning biomass power industry. A dedicated group of forest activists, ecologists, carbon scientists, and concerned citizens fight to establish the enormous value of our forests, protect their communities, debunk this false solution to climate change, and alter energy policy both in the US and abroad. There will be a post-viewing discussion with filmmakers Alan Dater and Lisa Merton, Associate Producer Chris Hardee, composer Ty Gibbons, and William Moomaw, one of the scientists in the film. 7 p.m. $10 suggested donation (20% off pre-movie dinner at The Gleanery). Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Music

BRATTLEBORO Latin & Caribbean Percussion Class: Drums and songs of Cuba, Brazil, and elsewhere in the African Diaspora. Rhythmic skills and creativity. Instruments include conga, bongo, shekere, bells, guiro, claves, surdo, tamborim, and more. Traditional rhythms such as rumba, bembe, and samba de roda; band styles including son, salsa, samba, soca, zouk. Julian Gerstin has taught percussion for over 30 years and leads the Julian Gerstin Sextet. Instruments provided. Beginners to advanced; adults and mature teens. 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. $15. Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, #222. Information: julian@juliangerstin.com.

PUTNEY The Silverback Swing Quartet: Dave Sullivan, Gus Hollingsworth, Alton Lathrop, and Mark Anagnostopulos will be playing hot jazz featuring violin, accordion, guitars, and vocals. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. No cover. The Gleanery, 133 Main St. Information: 802-387-3052; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Fun Foods from Around the World: Italy: Pasta, pasta, pasta! Kids will learn how to make fresh egg pasta--mixing, kneading, rolling and cutting "beeautiful" shapes--which we'll eat with fresh local tomatoes (the Vermont Harvest of the Month). Lizi Rosenberg instructs. 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom, 7 Canal St. Register: 802-246-2821, msbfc@sover.net.

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