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The written word

BRATTLEBORO Bill McKibben presents "Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance": With the first anniversary of Trump's election victory approaching, turn off your cell phone, put the cable news on mute, and read this fable. Written by environmentalist and activist Bill McKibben, imagine what happens when a group of activists from the Green Mountain State manages the unthinkable: seceding from the Union. It's timely, thought provoking, and funny. "Radio Free Vermont" is much more than a novel--it's the beginning of a movement. 7 p.m. Free. The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Information: 802-254-8160,

Film and video

BELLOWS FALLS "My Stolen Revolution": As a student activist in Iran’s 1979 revolution that overthrew the dictatorial Shah, Nahid Persson Sarvestani fled to Sweden with her baby after Islamists seized power and began persecuting leftists who had been their revolutionary allies. Three decades later, events in Iran inspire Nahid to revisit that part of her life. Shifting skillfully between past and present, this deeply personal documentary is an essential resource for understanding Iran today. This documentary is presented by the Women's Freedom Center. 6:30 p.m. Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Information: 802-463-4270; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Acoustic Music Series: Steve Procter and Alison Hale: Playing together for 30 years, Alison has performed in major concert halls around the globe and currently plays in the Portland Symphony. Steve's passion for ensemble music has taken him to the Far East and introduced him to a wide array of musical traditions. Alison and Steve's wide-ranging interests embrace classical repertoire as well as tangos of Astor Piazzolla and lively and soulful Brazilian choro music. 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. in the Lounge. No cover. Duo Restaurant, 136 Main St. Information: 802-254-4141.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Rhyme Time: Stories and songs for children 5 and under. 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays (April-Aug. and Oct.-Feb.) in the Meeting Room. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; 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 (only open to shareholders). Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Information: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.

Community building

TOWNSHEND Men's Coffee Club: Men of all ages are invited for coffee and a series of casual conversations. Each gathering will have a health-related theme, with presentations, short videos, and time for discussion and friendly banter. Coffee and snacks provided. 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. on Wednesdays in the Heins Bldg. Through Wednesday, March 28. Free. Grace Cottage Hospital Community Wellness Center, 133 Grafton Rd., Rte. 35. Register with Bill Monahan: 802-365-3762.


BRATTLEBORO Indivisible Brattleboro Monthly Meeting: We will be addressing the 2018 Vermont legislative session and strategies for coordinating our efforts with other Vermont Indivisible groups. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. in the Holton Hall Conf. Rm., 4th fl. Free. Winston Prouty Center, 130 Austine Dr. Information: 802-257-7852.



January 2018