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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Wednesday, February 

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Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO "The Legacy of Rachel Carson": Carson's book, "Silent Spring," not only launched the environmental movement but also identified fundamental problems with our relationship to nature. In this talk, Dartmouth professor Nancy Jay Crumbine will explore Carson's clarity, courage, and brilliance. This is part of the Vermont Humanities Council's First Wednesdays lecture series. 7 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

DUMMERSTON Climate Change and Our Food System: UVM Plant and Berry Specialist Vern Grubinger presents research and outreach to help consumers, farmers, and food businesses understand and prioritize the many practical actions that can be taken to address climate change. Examples of climate change adaptation and mitigation being practiced by local farmers will be included. 10 a.m. - noon. Free. Dummerston Evening Star Grange Hall, 1008 East-West Rd. Information: 802-254-1138; Click to e-mail for more information.

DUMMERSTON Wildlife in a Changing Climate: Tom Rogers, biologist with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Dept., will talk about what people can do to help conserve biodiversity in Vermont in the face of these new threats. Discussion about how different species might continue to respond to many of these challenges and what conservationists are doing to address them. Coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided. Presented by the Dummerston Conservation Commission. 10 a.m. - 12 noon on Wednesdays. Through Wednesday, February 28. $15 per session (everyone is welcome regardless of ability to pay). Evening Star Grange, 1008 East-West Rd. Information: 802-257-0012, info@dummerstonconservation.com.

Film and video

BELLOWS FALLS "Invoking Justice": In Southern India, family disputes are settled by Jamaats--all male bodies which apply Islamic Sharia law to cases without allowing women to be present, even to defend themselves. Recognizing this fundamental inequity, a group of women in 2004 established a women’s Jamaat, which soon became a network of 12,000 members spread over 12 districts. Filmmaker Deepa Dhanraj follows several cases, shining a light on how the women's Jamaat has acquired power through both communal education and the leaders' persistent, tenacious, and compassionate investigation of the crimes. This documentary is presented by the Women's Freedom Center. 6:30 p.m. Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Information: 802-463-4270; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Recreation

BRATTLEBORO Drop-in Scrabble: All game paraphernalia provided. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. in the History Room (Wednesdays). Through Wednesday, June 27. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Rhyme Time: Stories and songs for children 5 and under. 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays (April-Aug. and Oct.-Feb.) in the Meeting Room. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Kids' Valentine's Tea: We'll make scones (cheddar/dill and strawberry/orange) and steep mint/lavender and rooibos/rose tea to drink from dainty cups. Bring your joy to share in this playful afternoon. Lizi Rosenberg instructs. 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom, 7 Canal St. Registration required: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.

Well-being

PUTNEY Al-Anon: For friends and relatives of alcoholics. 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Free; donations welcome. Putney Friends Meeting House, 17 Bellows Falls Rd. Information: 866-972-5266; www.vermontalanonalateen.org.

BRATTLEBORO Lunchtime Yoga for Co-op Shareholders: All-levels, led by a different local teacher each Wednesday. Bring a yoga mat. noon - 1 p.m. Free (only open to shareholders). Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Information: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.

BRATTLEBORO Shiatsu Community Clinic: Shiatsu bodywork offered in a relaxing environment. 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. every Wednesday (also 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. first Sunday of every month). $20 for 30 minutes. Shiatsu School of Vermont, 24 High St. Information: 802-236-6396; Click for more info on Web in new window.

PUTNEY Al-Anon: For friends and relatives of alcoholics. 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Free; donations welcome. Putney Friends Meeting House, 17 Bellows Falls Rd. Information: 866-972-5266; www.vermontalanonalateen.org.

Community building

TOWNSHEND Men's Coffee Club: Men of all ages are invited for coffee and a series of casual conversations. Each gathering will have a health-related theme, with presentations, short videos, and time for discussion and friendly banter. Coffee and snacks provided. 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. on Wednesdays in the Heins Bldg. Through Wednesday, March 28. Free. Grace Cottage Hospital Community Wellness Center, 133 Grafton Rd., Rte. 35. Register with Bill Monahan: 802-365-3762.

BRATTLEBORO A Meditative Vigil of Lovingkindness (A Valentine to Humanity): With a banner that reads "May All Beings Be Free Of Pain And Suffering, May All Beings Know Peace And Happiness, Please Join Us," Post Oil Solutions will send a valentine to humanity with our silent meditative Vigil of Lovingkindness for the peaceful, sustainable and socially just society we are all seeking. Living as we do in a time of unprecedented crises, we find that at its base is a collapse of moral values. It is essential therefore that we give witness to humanity's potential for goodness--for love--as well as to act throughout our everyday lives with behaviors that are informed by our inherent heart values. Though silent, the Vigil of Lovingkindness is intended to give voice to these values--selfless love, personal integrity, service to others, moral courage, and a basic commitment to the sacredness of life--that are the foundation of a wholesome society, and to speak up for the compassionate alternative that they represent. All are welcome to join for a few minutes or for the entire hour. Stand, sit, kneel, as you see fit. There are chairs, but you can bring a cushion or mat. 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.

Arts and crafts

S. LONDONDERRY Sit and Knit at the Library: "Knit and natter" with world traveler Carol Barclay who has returned home. She is a patient instructor who readily creates something beautiful and intricate from yarn. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. on Wednesdays. Free. South Londonderry Free Library, 15 Old School St. Information: 802-824-3371; Click to e-mail for more information.

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