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Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Free Range Learning in the Digital Age: Peter Smith has written a smart and timely book depicting all people as lifetime learners. The time is now to fight "knowledge discrimination" - traditional institutions and employers failing to recognize very important and diverse sources of lifelong learning. Peter demands that we take charge of our learning and career destinies. 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.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Day Camp Program: Children ages 5-11 will enjoy arts & crafts, sports, games, archery, tennis, music, drama, hiking, special events, and swimming. Offered by Brattleboro Parks & Rec. (Weekly through 8/10). 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Through Friday, July 27. $90, $105 non-Brattleboro residents ($5 after-camp care 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.). Living Memorial Park, Guilford St. Ext. Information: 802-254-5808 x 203.

BRATTLEBORO Free Lunch: Ages 18 and under. 12 noon - 1 p.m. (Monday-Friday) in the Meeting Room. Through Friday, August 10. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. No registration. 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

GRAFTON Brave Bears Weeklong Summer Camp: Let's explore Grafton. What will be found around the next bend? Hiking, stream trekking, tree climbing, shelter building, summer rambling, and excellent excursions await our campers! Unplug from electronics and reconnect with nature! Brave Bear camps include educational, hands-on experiences that bring children outside to exercise their minds and bodies. We build confidence and independence by teaching nature wilderness skills in a safe and fun group environment. Wonder is our goal! Youth will cultivate a deeper relationship with the natural world with The Nature Museum. Ages 6-9. 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Through Friday, July 27. $200 (10% sibling discount for second child). Nature Museum, 186 Townshend Rd. Information: 802-843-2111; Click for more info on Web in new window.

GUILFORD Libraries Rock!: Grades 2-5. 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Through Friday, July 27. Free. Guilford Free Library, 4024 Guilford Center Rd. Registration required: 802-254-6545.

BELLOWS FALLS Children's Open Art Studio: For ages 11 and up. Following the nationally recognized and research backed choice-based art education and "The Teaching for Artistic Behavior" partnership. C.H.O.I.C.E stands for "children having original, individualized, creative experiences." In a choice studio, there is no prescribed "project." Students choose their subject, technique, and media. Each session starts with a demo participants can work with, or something of their own choice. Classes are fun, engaging, and filled with materials and resources to spark creativity. 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Choose sessions: Collage, Recycled Sculpture, Drawing, Watercolor Painting. Through Thursday, August 2. $17 per session (purchase two and get 3rd session for free). Currier Hall, Stone Church Arts, 12 Church St. Info/Tickets:


GUILFORD Tai Chi for Fall Prevention: These classes introduce and practice the most basic movements of introductory forms taught by Dr. Paul Lam and recommended by the Arthritis Foundation. The pace is smooth, slow, and can be done while seated. Instructor: Leah Gessner, Certified by Tai Chi Vermont, Inc. in Fall Prevention Tai Chi. Sponsored by Guilford Cares. Intermediate: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.; Beginners: 11 a.m. - noon on Mondays. $2 suggested donation. Guilford Community Church, Crnr Rte. 5 and Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-579-1350,

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Facilitated Circle of Understanding about the anti-Semitic Chalking on Elliot Street: We will be using a restorative circle process where everyone will have an equal opportunity to share their thoughts. Anyone who lives, works, or visits the Brattleboro area is encouraged to attend this public event. Offered by the Brattleboro Community Justice Center and the Brattleboro Compassionate Community Committee. 7 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.



July 2018