CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Wednesday, February
GUILFORD Talk About Books: "Dead Wake" by Erik Larson: 6:30 p.m. Free. Guilford Free Library, 4024 Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-257-4603; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO February Gallery at the Garden: Aaron John Bourque and Margaret Shipman: Aaron John Bourque is an artist, photographer, educator. By visiting document archives and reading the landscape for evidence of our histories, he creates lyric documents that find the tension between the descriptive qualities of the photographic object and the experience of an encounter with the world. His large format landscapes search for connection to the places we dwell and the histories we leave behind. His work is a meditation on America's relationship with its own history and a challenge to know the places we call home. Margaret Shipman is inspired by the vibrant craziness of the world and magic in everyday life. Every time she sits down at the canvas she learns a little more about color, texture, pattern and how they might work together. Many of her recent paintings are of herbs. She tries to commit the shapes and looks of various herbs to memory, as well as edible and medicinal properties, by recording them in a painting--and so in her mind. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.). Through Wednesday, February 28. Free. River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Shiatsu Community Clinic: Shiatsu bodywork offered in a relaxing environment. 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. every Wednesday; 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.
DUMMERSTON The Effects of Human Interactions on Water Systems : Todd Menees, River Management Engineer with the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, will describe how major weather events and human impact like stream channelization and logging and clearing of land for sheep have affected and will affect the geology of the area and what that might mean to the ecology of the region. He has provided technical assistance for in-channel activities for state and local road crews, consultants, contractors, and landowners. He assesses the stability of Vermont's rivers, overseeing the design and construction phases of river related projects, dam removal projects and river restoration projects to improve flood resiliency in Vermont communities. 10 a.m. - noon. Free. Dummerston Evening Star Grange Hall, 1006 East-West Rd. Information: 802-384-6231; Click to e-mail for more information.
MARLBORO Windborne: This locally sourced, internationally acclaimed quartet includes two Marlboro alumni--Will Thomas Rowan and Lynn Mahoney Rowan--and their colleagues Lauren Breunig and Jeremy Carter-Gordon. The group is known for their project Song of the Times, songs of working-class movements for peoples' rights from the past 400 years, sung for today's struggles. Windborne has collected and studied polyphonic vocal music for over 15 years, from traditional singing masters from cultures around the world, and is as comfortable with an improvised Corsican couplet song as an English ballad. 7:30 p.m. concert (4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. free workshop in the campus center with musicians). Concert: $10 to $20 sliding scale, free for students. Marlboro College/Ragle Hall in Serkin Center, 2582 South Rd. Information: 802-251-7644; Click for more info on Web in new window.
NEWFANE Sharon Leslie and Daniel Kasnitz: Sharon and Daniel perform acoustic versions of popular hits with a funky, jazzy twist--from classic standards to captivatingly reworked top-40 to seasonal favorites. Playful harmonies, acoustic guitars, percussion and upright bass; both artists sing. 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. No cover. Four Columns and Artisan Restaurant Inn, 21 West St. Reservations: 802-365-7713; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Drum Class and Dance Class: With Pape Ba, originally from Senegal. Lisa Newell and friends will accompany the dance class on drums. Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing and bring a water bottle. Presented by African Dance Vermont. 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. drums; 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. dancing (Wednesdays). $10 drum class, $12 to $15 dance class (sliding scale). One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: www.africandancevt.com.
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.
BRATTLEBORO Ten Affordable and Effective Marketing Tips for 2018: These marketing tips are used by sophisticated marketers, no matter the size of their budgets. Join us for a quick overview of these techniques and the effect they have on getting your business found on search engines. With Eric Smelser, Vermont Advertising Director, New England Newspapers. 12 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 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 Nature Explorers Winter Camp: (See 2/19). . Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center. .
BRATTLEBORO Family Snowshoe Adventure: We'll venture out on the trails and return for a campfire lunch with hot dogs, veggie dogs, bread on a stick, marshmallows, apples, cheese, and hot cider. Snowshoes included. 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. $15 ($9 members). Retreat Farm, 350 Linden St. Pre-registration encouraged: www.retreatfarm.org/winterplayground.
GRAFTON Brave Bears: An Outdoor Wilderness Camp for Ages 6 to 9: Explore your wild side as you make new friends and learn about the animals who live in Vermont--including their winter adaptations and how humans track them--before embarking on a snowshoeing adventure through forests and fields, collecting clues left in the snow by wild animals. We'll play games, move our bodies, and investigate the world around us with a scavenger hunt. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Through Thursday, February 22. $30. Nature Museum, 186 Townshend Rd. Information: 802-843-2111; Click for more info on Web in new window.
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.
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 Feeling Stretched as a Caregiver?: Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational series designed to provide you--the person who cares for an elder--with the tools you need to take care of yourself. Gain tools to help you reduce stress, improve your confidence, communicate more effectively, balance your life, feel better, increase your ability to make tough decisions, and locate helpful resources. Respite and transportation assistance available. Offered by Senior Solutions. 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. on Wednesdays (6 sessions). Through Wednesday, March 28. Free; donations for materials accepted. Red Clover Commons, 30 Fairground Rd. Register: 802-885-2655, Receptionist@SeniorSolutionsVT.org.
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.
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.