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Visual arts and shows

SAXTONS RIVER Brian Cohen Exhibit: Cohen is an illustrator, etcher, printmaker, and watercolorist. He founded Bridge Press in 1989, publisher of limited-edition artist's books and etchings. He's shown in over 40 individual exhibitions and participated in over 150 group shows. His books and etchings are held by major private and public collections throughout the country. He was the winner of major international print competitions and was awarded the Best Book in Show at the Pyramid Atlantic Book Fair. He's the illustrator of two popular natural science books, "Reading the Forested Landscape" and "The Granite Landscape," and a frequent contributor of artwork to literary reviews and other publications. Cohen was the founding artistic director of the Two Rivers Printmaking Studio in White River Junction, has taught at The Putney School since 1985, and was founding director of its Summer Programs. . Through Friday, February 23. Main Street Arts, 37 Main St. Information: 802-869-2960; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Ecotourism in Michigan: Cory Ross, a fisheries and wildlife student at Oregon State University and avid naturalist and outdoorsman, takes the audience on a trip to his native state of Michigan with pictures and stories. Michigan is an outdoor paradise that is often overlooked, home to two national lake shores and an iconic wilderness at Isle Royale National Park. Sponsored by Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society. 7 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information:

BRATTLEBORO "Nature Deficit Disorder": The lack of respect for our natural world underlies the global warming issue and many others. As Richard Louv stated in his book Last Child in the Woods: "What we don't know, we don't love, what we don't love, we don't take care of." He also introduced the term "nature deficit disorder." If we don't know Nature, we won't love Nature, and what we don't love, we won't take care of. Join a discussion with Bill Pearson about respecting the natural world and the issues that arise from global warming. noon - 1 p.m. Free. River Garden - Brown Bag Lunch Series, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Convenience Cooking: Dinner (Cooking Class for Adults): Learn to make quick, healthy meals using already prepared food as a foundation for a meal. Yes, "convenience" foods have a healthy place in everyday cooking. Simple training with basic cooking techniques will have you making terrific dinners in no time at all. Instructors: Nancy Schaefer (Brattleboro Memorial Hospital) and Lizi Rosenberg (BFC). 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. $7 ($5 shareholders). Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom, 7 Canal St. Registration required: 802-246-2821,

CHESTER "Grow Your Business with Digital Marketing" Workshop: Many small businesses find themselves seeking the right strategies, tools, and tactics to make their marketing efforts as effective as possible. Unfortunately, between websites, print, email, mobile target markets, and social networks--there's a lot to juggle. In this workshop, you'll learn how to build marketing campaigns that drive action, organize these campaigns, choose advertising options to reach your target market without draining resources, and coordinate your chosen marketing venues with cohesive messaging. Focus will be on the DIY marketer--including blogging, effective email marketing, video, and social media. 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. (bonus workshop: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. email marketing). Free. Newsbank Conference Center, 352 Main St. Register: 802-882-8191.

Kids and families

GUILFORD Storytime: Program of songs, fingerplays, books, and activities for babies, toddlers, and older siblings. Presented by Cathi Wilken or Laura Lawson Tucker. Every Tuesday. 11 a.m. Free. Guilford Free Library, 4024 Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-257-4603; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Free Medical Care: For individuals without insurance or a physician. Tuesdays. 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic, 191 Clark Ave. Information: 802-251-8484; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BELLOWS FALLS Your Wellness in 2018: Certified Wellness Coach Carol Jean Jones leads a series of interactive presentations about Wellness. She'll share healthy mind, body and spiritual practices that have helped people set obtainable goals and continue to maintain them. (Continues 1/23, 1/30). 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Information: 802-463-4270; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Preparation & Practice for Testifying at the State House: If you'd like to testify at the 1/23 healthcare hearing in Montpelier and want help preparing, The Windham Organizing Committee of the VT Workers' Center is holding a prep and practice session with simple outlines and people on hand to provide whatever background information you need and to help you turn your own experience into a 2-minute testimony. 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Whetstone Studio for the Arts, 28 William St., 1st fl. Information: 802-257-4436,



January 2018