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Event listings for Monday, February 19

The written word

BELLOWS FALLS Urantia Book, Part IV: The Life And Teachings Of Jesus: The Urantia Book Reading Group presents a public reading. Learn what this unusual book is about. Come to read or come to listen. 7 p.m. in the Chapel (3rd Monday of every month). Free. Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St. Information: 802-463-3100; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Hot Cocoa and Pretzels! Winter Carnival (School Vacation Week): Hot cocoa and hot pretzels made by you. Lizi Rosenberg instructs. 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Through Tuesday, February 20. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom, 7 Canal St. Registration required: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.

GRAFTON Wild Walkers: Winter Survival Skills Camp for Ages 10 to 14: Take this outdoor adventure while you're on school break. A partnership between The Nature Museum and Vermont Wilderness School, learn how to coal-burn--a method used for making spoons, bowls, even canoes, dating back to the First People. Experienced environmental educators will teach students to safely build and tend winter fires, how to manage coal-burning safely, and how to use and care for a knife. 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. $40. Nature Museum, 186 Townshend Rd. Information: 802-843-2111; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Nature Explorers Winter Camp: Vacation camp for kids in grades 1 to 4. Discover the wonders of the season and the secrets of the snow: exploring winter survival, tracking in the snow, building shelters, making edible art for wildlife, and warming by a fire. Come for one day or all five. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Through Friday, February 23. $45 per day ($35 BEEC members). Come for one day or all five. Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center, 1221 Bonnyvale Rd. Register: 802-257-5785,

BRATTLEBORO Sheep Shearing: Watch as guest expert Andy Rice demonstrates this technical farming skill. Shearing helps our sheep nurse their lambs more easily, plus we'll be using the wool for crafts this summer. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free. Retreat Farm, 350 Linden St. Information: 802-490-2270; Click for more info on Web in new window.


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.

February 2018

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