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BRATTLEBORO ​Peoples, Places, and History of Words in Brattleboro: Learn about this three-year mapping of Brattleboro-area places associated with the history of words. Project Director Lissa Weinmann will share how the Project came together with partners Marlboro College, the Brattleboro Literary Festival, Brooks Memorial Library, the Brattleboro Historical Society​,​ and Write Action​,​ with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities​. Discover how you can be part of it. 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 Free Spanish Class: Whether you are interested in learning Spanish or another language, this class will help you know what to look for in a language program. 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Express Fluency, 8 Flat St. Elissa McLean: 802-275-2694,

WALPOLE French Classes: This six-week course in French is based on a feature-length French film, with associated short clips about the actors, the director, and locations. Transcriptions of lines from the film and card games will be used for comprehension. Grammar points and vocabulary will be extrapolated from the transcriptions. Also included: Clips from French and Quebecoise television and the Internet, with accompanying handouts; visits to French families, schools, interviews on the street, and student videos; songs and music videos; dictees associated with the film; card games on grammar, vocabulary, and idiomatic expressions. Recommended for speakers with some previous experience in the French language.Bill Reed has taught for 40 years in secondary schools in VT and at the School for International Training. He has taught English in Tunisia in the Peace Corps and in Macon, France in the Fulbright Teacher Exchange program. For many years, he and his wife Lynne ran Misty Va.lley Books, an independent literary bookstore in Chester, VT. 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. on Mondays. Through Monday, February 12. $100. Cynthia Reeves Gallery/The Barn, 28 Main St. Information: 603-756-6140.


BRATTLEBORO Spin Class: With Susie of the Brattleboro Food Co-op Seafood Dept. 5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in the BODY in Harmony Fitness Studio (usually 1st Mon. of every month). $15; free for Brattleboro Food Co-op shareholders. Body in Harmony, 22 High St. Information: 802-380-3928.


GUILFORD Tai Chi for Fall Prevention: These classes introduce the practice of the most basic movements taught by Dr. Paul Lam and recommended by the Arthritis Foundation. The pace is smooth, slow, and can be done while seated. Instructor: Leah Gessner, Certified by Tai Chi Vermont, Inc. in Fall Prevention Tai Chi. Sponsored by Guilford Cares. Mondays: Intermediate: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.; Beginners: 11 a.m. - noon. Through Monday, March 12. $2 suggested donation. Guilford Community Church, Crnr Rte. 5 and Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-579-1350,



January 2018