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Event listings for Friday, September 15, 2017

Film and video

BRATTLEBORO An Introduction to Iranian Cinema: "Understanding Iran through Film": The first event in this new series introduces Professor Ida Meftahi, Visiting Assistant Professor in Contemporary Iranian Culture and Society at the University of Maryland. In her presentation, she will show and discuss clips representative of Iranian film that will help increase our understanding of Iranian society and culture. 6 p.m. Iranian Dinner; 7 p.m. talk. Free ($10 min. suggested donation for dinner). One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. RSVP for dinner by 9/12:


BRATTLEBORO Jazz Fridays: Scott Mullett 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 "Telemann and his World" -- Sarasa Chamber Music Concert: Music of Telemann, Bach, Corelli, Handel, Lully, and Campra. Performers include Annabel Knight, recorders and flute; Richard Earle, oboe; Alison Bury, violin; Timothy Merton and Jennifer Morsches, cellos and piccolo cello; and Robin Bigwood, harpsichord. 7:30 p.m. $15, free for children. Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St. Information: 617-429-0332,

BRATTLEBORO The Cookers: All-Star Jazz Septet: Billy Harper, tenor sax; Eddie Henderson and David Weiss, trumpet; Donald Harrison, alto saxophone; George Cables, piano; Cecil McBee, bass; Billy Hart on drums. 8 p.m. $20, $15 (students with I.D.), educational discounts. Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, #222. Information: 802-254-9088; Click for more info on Web in new window.

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 Walk Through a Labyrinth: A labyrinth is a single path with twists and turns that goes to the center and usually has the same path out. Sadelle Wiltshire is a Veriditas Certified Labyrinth Facilitator. 2 p.m. Offered by the Inclusion Center and open to the public. Free. St. Michaels Episcopal Church, Putney Rd. and Bradley Ave. Julie Tamler: 802-387-5285.

WILLIAMSVILLE Healing Walk at Manitou: Meditative walk, includes poems or other readings, and chances to share. Led by Fred Taylor. 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: 802-387-2681.

BRATTLEBORO Live Local, Live Healthy Wellness Fair: Local businesses will be showcasing and selling their services and products, sharing information, and promoting wellness learning. Come meet local health care practitioners from all disciplines, consider nursing degrees from local colleges, sample scrumptiously healthy food, browse natural body products, and explore possibilities for sustaining your mental and physical well-being. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Free. River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO "Following Your Inner Light" with Jonas Cain: Cain is a positivity expert, author, magician, and Third Degree Reiki Master on a mission to help others live a more positive lifestyle. He'll present a discussion on "following your inner light" to live a life of focus, gratitude, and intentionality. Along the way he'll share insight into his work as a Reiki Master and perform a little "magic" too. One lucky person will walk away with a free copy of his latest book "And the Pursuit of Happiness!". 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.

PUTNEY Tai Chi: Putney Care's mission is to enable Putney's older residents to remain independent and at home as long as they wish and to help the community unite with its elders by providing and encouraging opportunities for elders to make new friends of all ages and be involved in a variety of undertakings and activities. Fridays: 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. beginners, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. advanced. Through Friday, October 13, 2017. Free. Putney Cares Activities Barn, 54 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-5593; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO A Meditative Vigil of Lovingkindness: Join us in providing a meditative presence for the loving, compassionate society we are seeking. All are welcome to join us for a few minutes or for the entire hour. These silent vigils will be held under a banner that reads "May All Beings Be Free Of Pain And Suffering, May All Beings Know Peace And Happiness." This vigil is intended to give voice to these values that are the foundation of a wholesome society, and to speak up for the compassionate alternative that they represent. Stand, sit or kneel; bring a chair, cushion, or mat. Sponsored by Post Oil Solutions. 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Free. Wells Fountain, South side of the Windham County District Courthouse. Information: 802-869-2141,

September 2017

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