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Event listings for Tuesday, March 20

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro AARP Chapter #763: Guest speaker Starr LaTronica, Director of the Brooks Memorial Library, will update us on what the library has to offer. All senior citizens are invited to stop by, have a cup of coffee or tea, and enjoy the program. 1:30 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St. Jean Garrecht: 802-257-0048.

Film and video

BRATTLEBORO Restoring the Magnificent Blue and Gold Macaws of Trinidad: Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society screens this video of the life and work of Bernadette Plair who dreamed of restoring the extirpated wild blue and gold macaws to the Nariva Swamp area near her home on the East Coast of Trinidad. It tells the story of how one remarkable individual leading a group of dedicated local naturalists with support from the Cincinnati Zoo repopulated this wild population of macaws. Through a campaign of public awareness and inclusiveness among the local community, the continued protection of Trinidad's Macaws was ensured. The Nariva Blue and Gold Macaw Reintroduction Project serves as a model for both species and community-based conservation. Lani Wright, who met and traveled with Bernadette in Trinidad, will answer questions afterwards. 7 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. in the conference room. Free. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: 802-257-0124; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Union High School: "Almost Spring" Bands Concert: Jazz Band program includes Mongo Santamaria's Afro Blue, Duke Ellington's "Cottontail," and Karl Suessdorf and John Blackburn's "Moonlight in Vermont." The Concert Band will close the evening with works that include excerpts from Aaron Copland's "Appalachian Spring," John Mackey's "Night on Fire," and Julie Giroux's "Journey Through Orion." Rob Freeberg and Eugene Uman lead the Jazz Workshop. Steve Rice directs the Jazz Band and Concert Band. 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Free. Brattleboro Union High School, 131 Fairground Rd. Information: 802-451-3511.

Business and economy

BRATTLEBORO Small Business Focus: Understanding Search Engine Optimization and How to get Found: With Erik Smelser. 12 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.


BRATTLEBORO Free Medical Care: For individuals without insurance or a physician. Tuesdays. 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic, 191 Clark Ave. Information: 802-251-8484; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Overeaters Anonymous: All people who struggle with eating problems of any kind (anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating, purging, over-exercising, body obsession, undereating, and overeating) are invited to attend. 7 p.m., small meeting room next to kitchen, lower level. Free. St. Michaels Episcopal Church, Putney Rd. and Bradley Ave. Information: 802-275-7053,

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