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Event listings for Thursday, March 22

Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO That1Guy: Along with his pioneering main instrument, The Magic Pipe, a monstrosity of metal, strings, and electronics, Mike Silverman facilitates the dynamic live creation of music and magic. 8 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. $12 to $14. The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Tickets: 802-579-9960; Click for more info on Web in new window.

The written word

BELLOWS FALLS The Evening Book Club - One of the New Book Clubs at Village Square Booksellers: "Women in the Castle" by Jessica Shattuck, winner of the 2017 New England Book Award for Fiction, will be discussed. The novel centers on Marianne von Lingenfels, one of the men in the failed July 20, 1944 plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, made a promise to her husband to find and protect her fellow resistance widows whom she tries to locate after the war. Light refreshments. (There are several book clubs--different days, topics, and meeting times--so you can pick and choose which discussion group to attend.). 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free. Village Square Booksellers, 32 Square. Sign-up and pick up this book for 20% off: 802-463-9404; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Matt Brown - "Conversations with Color Woodblock Prints": Brown's prints are created by applying watercolor to hand- carved wooden blocks which are transferred onto paper with a baren. (4/21 Artist Talk). 3/22: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Through Sunday, May 06. Free. Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St. Information: 802-251-8290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Government

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 ..

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO Medication Assisted Treatment: Turning Point presents facts about Medication Assisted Treatment, an option for opiate recovery. They'll also provide you with and show how to administer NARCAN nasal spray. 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.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO "Enchantment and the Inner Child: Materials and Process": How can the items in our everyday life be used as a gateway to play and our inner child as we unzip our creativity? As adults we sometimes downplay thinking and having a childlike mind or entering a state of returning to our inner child. What can children or remembering our inner child teach us? This session explores tapping into our inner child through re-enchantment with everyday items that surround us and all the ways we can think outside of the box of adulthood, gain lessons from re-engaging with our inner child as a part of the creative process for creativity. William Forchion moderates the conversation. Featured artists: Marta Bernbaum, Co-Owner of JMB Glass Studios; William Forchion, U.S. Cultural Exchange Ambassador for Circus Arts & Co-Founder of Dreamcatcher Entertainment; Ines Zeller Bass, Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Dir. of Sandglass Theater. This forum is part of the "Nourishing the Inner Artist: Conversations about Art, Creativity, and Imagination" creativity forums series. 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. $8 ($20 all 3 forums). One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Info and Tickets: www.acwc.us/forums, www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3344901.

PUTNEY Free Food Distribution: All are welcome to come for free produce and some non-perishable items distributed by the Vermont Foodbank and the Putney Foodshelf. This event is open to anyone in the community. Please bring your own shopping bags. 9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. (4th Thurs. of every month). Free. Putney Meadows, 17 Carol Brown Way.

Dance

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, putneycares@svcable.net.

Activism

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Raise The Wage Phonebank: Rights and Democracy is organizing this week to support legislation that advances Vermont's minimal wage to a livable wage. Call folks who've supported the Raise Up Vt petition and ask them to contact their reps who need persuading. Bring your phone and charger. Light snacks provided. 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free. Everyones Books, 25 Elliot St. Information: 802-254-8160; Click for more info on Web in new window.

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