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Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO An Indigenous People's Perspective on the Climate Crisis: Rich Holschuh will provide a perspective on how indigenous people view the climate crisis that's enfolding our planet. By way of exploring an indigenous perspective on today's environmental challenges, Rich will consider the original people of our immediate region, the Sokoki Abenaki, and their relationship with the land and water, as an exemplar. He'll take a look at how colonization began, and continues, to effect change and to whom. He'll examine the cultural values of relationship and reciprocity, exemplified through connection and community, and how this differs from the mainstream dominant culture. Lastly, a parallel will be made between the larger, better-known actions for positive change, such as DAPL and Standing Rock, and right in our own area. A Windham County resident (Wantastegok/Brattleboro) of Mi'kmaq and European heritage and an indigenous cultural researcher, he serves on the VT Commission for Native American Affairs and as a public liaison for the Elnu Abenaki Tribe. Hosted by The Climate Café, a project of Post Oil Solutions. 6 p.m. (usually the 4th Tues. of every month). Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Tim Stevenson: 802-869-2141,

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Fun Foods from Around the World: Making Mozzarella: With spring comes beautiful fresh milk. In this class for kids, we will make mozzarella cheese from scratch by heating up the milk, curdling it, and then stretching it to make small and large balls of cheese. When we are done, we will serve this fresh cheese with a vegetable salad which will include the Vermont Harvest of the Month: Carrots. Instructors: Jeannette Fellows, BFC Cheese Buyer; Alison Mott, former BFC Cheese Buyer; and Lizi Rosenberg. 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom, 7 Canal St. Registration required: 802-246-2821,


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 "Getting Clear about Rescue": Presented by Brattleboro Area Hospice. 12 noon - 1 p.m. Free. River Garden - Brown Bag Series, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Caregiver Support Group: Facilitated by Ryan Murphy, Hospice Care Coordinator for Brattleboro Area Hospice. 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Room B in the Maple View Cafe (2nd and 4th Tues. of every month). Free. Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave. Information: 802-257-0775 x 106.

BELLOWS FALLS Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases: Dr. Chesney of Sojourns Community Health Clinic in Westminster discusses ways to prevent lyme and tick-borne diseases, as well how to diagnose and treat them. The class will cover signs and symptoms, testing options, along with pharmaceutical and herbal antibiotic treatment. Q&A. 5:30 p.m. Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Information: 802-463-4270; Click for more info on Web in new window.

NEWFANE Meditation Basics with Jen Frey from Village Yoga: 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free. Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.



April 2018