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Event listings for Thursday, February 15

Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO "Man of La Mancha": Musical offered by The Brattleboro Union High School Music Dept. 2/15: 4 p.m., 2/16: 7 p.m., 2/17: 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Through Saturday, February 17. 2/15: $6; 2/16: and 2/17: $10, $6 seniors. Brattleboro Union High School, 131 Fairground Rd.

The written word

BRATTLEBORO The Book Lounge: "A Mom's Guide to Creating a Magical Life": Meet Kasey Mathews, whose book has simple, easy to use tools to help you feel more grounded within yourself and more patient and present with your family and everyone else. It’s also invitation to come back home to yourself and remember all the things you used to love before becoming so busy taking care of others. It encourages self-care for the soul, teaching and empowering moms to learn and know that we really do have the ability to create the life of our dreams. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Thursdays. No cover. The Lounge, 4 High St. Information: 802-254-4141.

Film and video

BELLOWS FALLS RAMParts Presents Exhibition on Screen: "Michelangelo": A cinematic journey through the great chapels and museums of Florence, Rome and the Vatican, to the print and drawing rooms of Europe, to explore Michelangelo's 89 years of "Renaissance genius." Comments by curators, historians and artists. 6:30 p.m. $10. Bellows Falls Opera House, Town Hall, 7 Square. Information: 802-463-4766; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program: IRS-certified volunteers provide free tax preparation to eligible households that earn up to $54,000 per year and who live or work in Windham County. . Through Thursday, April 12. Free. Brattleboro Retreat, 75 Linden St. Call 2-1-1 from anywhere in VT for appointment ..


BRATTLEBORO Listening Exchange: This is a simple gathering of sharing attentive listening, with confidentiality. No money is exchanged and this isn't a recruitment for some other future or ongoing situation, or any organization. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information:

BRATTLEBORO Be Healthy, Enjoy Nature: Bill Pearson discusses how to improve our health by being in Nature. Share examples from our own experiences. William Shakespeare said it best: "One touch of Nature makes the whole world kin." . noon - 1 p.m. Free. Brown Bag Lunch Series, River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Co-op Producer of the Month: Nutty Steph's granola and chocolates: Meet Jaquelyn from Nutty Steph's and give their granola and chocolates a taste. 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Information: 802-257-0236; Click for more info on Web in new window.

GUILFORD Community Collaborative for Guilford: "Building Flourishing Communities": This is a new Vermont initiative to create health and wellness within a community by raising the awareness of the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences. Join presenters Tracy Binet Perrin and Amy Goldberg as they share up-to-date research from the fields of neurobiology and epigenetics and provide evidence-based tools to develop community capacity and wellness. Childcare and dinner for children; refreshments provided for adults. 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Free. Guilford Central School, 374 School Rd. RSVP encouraged:


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


BRATTLEBORO Feed Your Activist Spirit at WeCAN Story Hour Cafe: The folks who gathered nearly 40 organizations and 400 people for Windham County's WeCAN Action Fair last spring continue with "WeCAN Story Hour Cafes" on third Thursdays throughout the winter. This series is designed to build community and help community activists "fill their spirits" through information sharing, celebration, and connection. All activists, including anyone wishing to learn about organizations and start participating in resistance efforts, are encouraged to attend. February's theme is healthcare and health justice, starting with a story hour followed by a policy discussion led by Vermont activists. There will be time to connect with reps from different organizations, eat, chat, and enjoy local poetry and music. We all need laughter, tears, hope, and inspiration to ground our work for the year ahead. Do you have a transformative story about healthcare or health justice--a moment that helped you understand the world a bit better? Come share as our community explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going next. 6:30 mingling, 7 p.m. program. Free. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information:,

February 2018

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