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The written word

BRATTLEBORO Teen Girl Power Book Talk: In honor of Women’s History Month, Ann Braden, Nancy Braus (Everyone’s Books owner), and Paige Martin (Assistant Youth Services Librarian) will talk about their favorite Young Adult books with strong, spunky, and smart female leads. Anyone who is interested in or looking for great recommendations of YA books is welcome. 6 p.m. - 7 p.m., Teen Room., top fl. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290 x 1210.

Ideas and education

LONDONDERRY Observing The Night Sky: Founded in 1923 and situated high on a Springfield hilltop is an astronomical observatory which serves as the home of Stellafane--the oldest group of amateur telescope makers in the country. Rick Hunter will briefly review the storied history of Stellafane; discuss the mapping of the March sky, complete with sky maps; and conclude with recommendations for observational equipment. 5:30 p.m. Free. Neighborhood Connections, The Meeting Place, Rte. 100, 5700 Marketplace (across from the p.o.). Information: 802-824-4343; Click to e-mail for more information.


BRATTLEBORO Introduction to Digital Photography: Bill Steele, owner of Gorham Mountain Photography, gives tips on how to get the most from your camera and speaks about the "Exposure Triangle." Bring your camera, manual, and questions. 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.


LONDONDERRY AARP Free Tax Prep: 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Tuesdays. Through Tuesday, April 10. Free. Neighborhood Connections, The Meeting Place, Rte. 100, 5700 Marketplace (across from the p.o.). Call for appointment: 802-824-4343.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Free Class 4 Kids -- Fun with Food & Art: Maple & Movement: Meet at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center for an up close look at the current art exhibit, followed by a hands-on creative activity led by Linda Whelihan. Afterward, we will all walk up to the Brattleboro Food Co-op Kitchen to make something delicious with Lizi Rosenberg. 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Registration required: 802-246-2821,

BELLOWS FALLS Anti-Bully Presentation for Parents: Bullying Connection to Suicide: John Halligan will share the tragic personal story of how his son took his own life following years of school and online bullying, and he details the underlying mental health issues that can increase a child's vulnerability to depression and suicide. This will be done through telling the powerful story of his son Ryan, who was a student at a middle school in Essex Junction, VT. Sponsored by Bellows Falls Middle School and Greater Falls Connections, through a VT Dept. of Health-Div. of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs Regional Prevention Partnership grant. 6:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. Free. Bellows Falls Middle School, 15 School Street. Information: 802.463.9927 x 213,


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.

Community meals

PUTNEY Putney Cares Community Luncheon: Menu: Irish Stew, Irish Brown Bread, Green Salad, Blueberry Cobbler, Coffee/Tea. 12 noon - 1 p.m. $3.50 suggested donation. Laura Heller Community Barn, 54 Kimball Hill. Registration required: 802-387-5593,



March 2018