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Visual arts and shows

SAXTONS RIVER Brian Cohen Reception: Cohen is an illustrator, etcher, printmaker, and water colorist. 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 and has taught at The Putney School since 1985 and was founding director of its Summer Programs. Show runs through 2/23. 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Main Street Arts, 37 Main St. Information: 802-869-2960; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO The Alhambra in Time: From Nasrid Palace to World Heritage Site: In connection with the exhibit "Shimmering Mirage: Anila Quayyum Agha," art historian Felicity Ratte presents a talk looking at the long history of the Alhambra palace in Granada, from its enrichment under the late Nasrid rulers in the second half of the fourteenth century through its transformation under the auspices of the Spanish kings to its rediscovery in the nineteenth century. The complex is now a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the most well-preserved examples of an Islamic palace of the medieval period. 7 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: 802-257-0124; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO What Can You Learn From Horses?: It's very important to have a good relationship when the other participant weighs ten times more than you do! We'll discuss what causes aggression and how to deal with fear (yours and others). Gincy Bunker has provided Foundation Teaching to riders of all ages for 70 years. She's published books under the name of Gincy Self Bucklin. 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.

Kids and families

GUILFORD Parent Workshop: Winter Wellness & Fire Safety: Dr. Jeannette Tokarz, pediatrician and Guilford resident, will be providing parents with tips and tools on how to stay healthy in these chilly winter months and what to do when illness strikes. Additionally, the Guilford Fire Department will update us on fire safety tips to keep our homes safe and warm. Dinner and childcare are provided. 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Free. Guilford Central School, 374 School Rd. RSVP:


BRATTLEBORO Diabetes Prevention Program: The program helps adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes reduce their risk by taking steps to improve their overall health and well-being. It is based on the landmark Diabetes Prevention Program led by the National Institutes of Health, in collaboration with the Center for Disease Control, which showed that lifestyle changes and modest weight reduction can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes by 58 percent among those with pre-diabetes. To qualify for the Program, participants must be at least 18 years old, overweight (BMI greater than or equal to 25), and at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes. This evidence-based program is delivered over a 12-month period in a supportive, small group classroom setting. Sixteen weekly one-hour sessions are followed by six monthly sessions. 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. in Tyler Conference Rm. Free. Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave. Pre-registration required with Elisha Underwood: 802-257-8867,

Community building

PUTNEY "Network Marketing, A Natural Community Building Business Model": Luz Alena Morey, Dir. at Mahalo Art Center; Tara Gordon, Creator & Founder at Symmagery Design; and Trisha Selbach, owner of Trisha Selbach Fitness, will talk about a new way of viewing Network Marketing. This is not a recruiting meeting and there should be no mention of companies or products. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Through Thursday, January 18. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information:


PUTNEY Folk Dancing: 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Through Thursday, June 28. Free. Laura Heller Community Barn, 54 Kimball Hill. Sign up: 802-387-5593,


BRATTLEBORO WeCAN Cafe: Recharge Your Activist Spirit: Storytelling, discussion, food, music, poetry, and a cash bar designed to build community and help community activists "fill their spirits" through information sharing, celebration, and connection. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Free. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information:



January 2018