News and Views




Life and Work


Submit your news

Submit commentary

Support us

Become a member


Print advertising

Web advertising

About us

Contact us

Privacy Policy

Event listings for Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The written word

BRATTLEBORO Girl Power Fall Book Talks: Picture Books: Fast-paced picture book talks from three local book superheroes: Local author Ann Braden, Everyone's Books owner Nancy Braus; and Youth Services Librarian Lindsay Bellville. For this first book talk in the series, we will discuss picture books, both story and biographical, for kids ages 2-8 with smart, spunky, female characters that you should add to your night-time read-alouds or book shelf. 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in the Children's Room. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. RSVP for free childcare: 802-254-5290 x 110,


GREENFIELD Creacion Latin Big Band: Twenty-piece band. Playing son, salsa, cha cha, boogaloo, merengue, cumbia, and bolero styles, there is an open floor for dancers. Featuring Frances Rahaim. 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. (1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month). Free. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center (The Arts Block), 289 Main St. Information: 413-774-0150; Click for more info on Web in new window.


PUTNEY Al-Anon: For friends and relatives of alcoholics. 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Free; donations welcome. Putney Friends Meeting House, 17 Bellows Falls Rd. Information: 866-972-5266;

BRATTLEBORO Lunchtime Yoga for Co-op Shareholders: All-levels, led by a different local teacher each Wednesday. Bring a yoga mat. noon - 1 p.m. Free for shareholders. Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Information: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.

BRATTLEBORO Yoga with Dante: Relax and reinvigorate--the best of both worlds. Postures are accompanied by conscious breathing. Crystal bowl sound healing, meditation, some chanting. 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Free; donations welcome. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St. Information: 802-257-4777.

TOWNSHEND Living Alone Support Group: Focus is on the challenges of living alone. Led by SASH coordinator Alicia Moyer. 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (3rd Wednesday of every month). Free. Grace Cottage Hospital Community Wellness Center, 133 Grafton Rd., Rte. 35. Pre-register: 802-365-3753.


BRATTLEBORO Sister District: Soup Subscription Project: Peg Alden speaks about how a small group of local activists has created a delicious form of resistance--the Southern Vermont Sister District Soup Subscription project. Their efforts have raised thousands to help swing strategic races "blue." Come hear what their strategy is and enjoy a sampling of their delicious soup. 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.

September 2017

We love and appreciate our advertisers!

... and we hope you do, too. This week’s Commons is brought to you by: