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The written word

BRATTLEBORO Reading Women: A Feminist Book Club: All self-identified women are welcome. Desserts provided. Childcare can be arranged. Hosted by The Women’s Freedom Center. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. (4th Tues. of every month). Free. Womens Freedom Center. Directions: 802-257-7364;

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO The Climate Cafe: "Ecopsychology, the Human Psyche with the Earth in Mind (& Body): Regardless of who we think we are at this moment, in essence we're all descendants of peoples and cultures that once had a profound kinship with the more-than-human world. However, right now we are living in a time of unspeakable ecological disconnection and disruption. Perhaps more than ever, it's time to more deeply search for who we are in relation to the Earth/all its inhabitants. Explore a broad overview of the fundamental ingredients that make up the vital work of ecopsychology, an approach that deeply considers us--our minds, bodies, and senses--and our felt relationships to the ecological and social worlds we inhabit, as well as the ways in which the industrial worldview is redefining who we are and perhaps even hacking into our status as human beings. Should the more-than-human world have rights--rivers, mountains, a trees, animals? If so, what does that mean for us? How do we hold the ecological losses we are witnessing? Where do these losses turn up in us emotionally and behaviorally? Why is psychology/most forms of therapy mute about the ecological realities we face? How can we stay grounded enough in this turbulence to bring our own unique skills/medicine to the world to make the seemingly impossible happen? Be prepared for a radical exploration and discussion hosted by integrative psychotherapist Dave Cohen. 6 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Tim Stevenson: 802-869-2141,


BRATTLEBORO Kids Teach Kids to Cook: Cara Makes Steak & Potatoes: Each month a child volunteers to teach their friends and peers how to make a favorite recipe or dish. Fourth grader Cara F., who loves steak and mashed potatoes, will teach the class her favorite way of enjoying these when eating at home with her mom, Elizabeth. Lizi Rosenberg also instructs. 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom, 7 Canal St. Registration required: 802-246-2821,

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.

BRATTLEBORO Caregiver Support Group: Are you feeling alone and stressed taking care of a loved one? Would it be helpful to have a safe and confidential place to discuss your concerns and feelings related to being a caregiver? Would support, encouragement and connection to community resources help you in your role as caregiver? Whether you are caring for a loved one full-time or part-time, please join us at our next Caregiver Support Group. You will be able to connect with others who are currently caring for loved ones (including those caring for loved ones from long-distance) or perhaps are beginning to prepare for the responsibilities of care. Facilitated by Ryan Murphy, Hospice Care Coordinator for Brattleboro Area Hospice. 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (2nd and 4th Tues. of every month) in Room B, Maple View Cafe. Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave. Information: 802-257-0341; 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 1/30). 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 Overeaters Anonymous: All people who struggle with eating problems of any kind--anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating, purging, over-exercising, body obsession, undereating, and overeating--are invited to attend. At today's session a speaker will share a personal story of recovery and hope. 7 p.m. in the small meeting room next to the kitchen, lower level. Free. St. Michaels Episcopal Church, Putney Rd. and Bradley Ave. Information: 802-275-7053,


BRATTLEBORO Shall We Dance?: Rumba: No partner needed. Carry shoes to dance in. 6 p.m. for 8 weeks. Through Tuesday, March 6. The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Information: 802-365-0233,



January 2018