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Event listings for Monday, February 12

The written word

PUTNEY Peter Gould: "Horse-Drawn Yogurt: Stories from Total Loss Farm": This is a collection of true stories of a young man's life on a Vermont commune in the 1970s. Gould will read passages from his book and discuss how and where we see the legacy of the back-to-the-land movement in today's society. He was the recipient of the 2016 Arts Education Award from the Vermont Arts Council. He is known for his "Get Thee to a Funnery" theater education camps and is one-half of the renowned physical comedy and political theater duo Gould & Stearns, performing more than 3,500 times on three continents. He's on the faculty at New England Youth Theater and has taught for ten summers at the Vermont Governor's Institute on the Arts. Part of Landmark College Spring 2018 Academic Speaker Series. 7 p.m. Free. Landmark College, East Academic Bldg., OBrien Auditorium, 1 River Rd. So. Information: 802-387-6768; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO What is Baha'i?: With Lisa Blake. 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.


PUTNEY Next Stage Cooks: Chocolate Celebration: Learn all about chocolate, in time for Valentine's Day, including how to melt chocolate, learn the different types of chocolate and when to use each. Chocolate Fallen Souffle Cake, Chocolate Espresso Pots de Cream, Salted Caramels dipped in dark chocolate, Chocolate cups, Hot Fudge Sauce, Fruit dipped in different chocolates, Chocolate coated bacon, pretzels, crackers. Class will dine together and wine is included. Taught by Linda Stavely. 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. $65. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Reservations: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Great Outdoors Photography Project: Youth ages 11-18 will learn about photography and explore nature around Brattleboro with the Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center and the In-Sight Photography Project. We'll use the camera as a lens to investigate the natural world as it changes from winter into spring. As an introductory photography class, students will also learn basic operation of a digital single lens reflex camera as well as tools for downloading, editing, and printing their images. 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. on Mondays, plus one open lab each week. Through Monday, April 30. Sliding scale by donation. Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center. Register: 802-257-5785,


GUILFORD Tai Chi for Fall Prevention: These classes will introduce and practice the most basic movements of introductory forms 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,

PUTNEY Overeaters Anonymous: Do you eat when you’re not hungry? Do you binge, purge or restrict? Is your weight affecting your life? No diets, no weigh-ins. 10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Free. Serene Space, 91 Westminster West Rd. Arlene: 802-387-4440.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Bi-Sexuality Peer Group: For those of us who identify in this way, there seems to be a background check wherever we go. We are asked qualifiers to determine how LGBT we should be labeled. We might not want to be labeled at all. Might we be going through the 7 stages of Bi-ness? Although we can't escape the reality of the world we live in, we can come together to celebrate our uniqueness and collaborate in our role in helping our planet evolve to the next level. No discrimination here. Only acceptance, creativity, and peace. 8 p.m. - 9 p.m., Local History Rm., 2nd fl. (2nd Mon. of every month). Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Racial Justice Organizing Meetings: Hosted by Black Lives Matter VT, Lost River Racial Justice, People of Color (POC) Caucus. All those who wish to join the struggle for racial justice are invited to attend these monthly meetings. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information:

February 2018

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