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Ideas and education

WILMINGTON Moose in Vermont - Tiny Threats to Our Biggest Mammals: Scott Darling, Wildlife Mgt. Program Mgr. for Vermont Fish & Wildlife, is the featured speaker at this year's Hogback Mountain Conservation Association Summer Meeting. During the 19th century, moose had pretty much vanished from the then-bare hillsides of Vermont. When the forests regrew in the 20th century, moose gradually made their way back to the region. You may have noticed an uptick in the moose population in the early part of this century, but have you noticed the recent decline because of ticks and other parasites. Can such small creatures bring down an animal as big as a moose?. 7 p.m. doors open, 7:30 p.m. program. Free. Memorial Hall, 14 W. Main St. Information:,


NEWFANE Bard Owl: T. Breeze Verdant on guitar, vocals and stomp box, and Annie Landenberger on vocals and percussion, will be joined by Stephen Iachetta (the "Shaker fiddler"). Verdant and Landenberger hone sweet harmonies, driving rhythms, and several Verdant originals. 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. No cover. Four Columns and Artisan Restaurant Inn, 21 West St. Information: 802-365-7713; Click for more info on Web in new window.


DUMMERSTON Elysian Hills Stone Trees Walks: Bill Schmidt leads this easy a walk to Elysian Hills Stone Trees and circular stone cemetery, a site along the main woods trail where the April wind storm uprooted and broke almost a dozen pine, hemlock and black birch trees and, time permitting, the entrance section to East Knapp Rd. where there are 33 different trees in the quarter mile between the house and mailbox. Co-sponsored by the Dummerston Conservation Commission and Windham Regional Woodlands Assn. 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (rain date: 8/16). Free. Elysian Hills Tree Farm, 223 Knapp Rd. Information: 802-258-0431.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Chunks of Energy - Help Yourself: Free samples of this lunchbox treat/after school snack. Try before you buy. 12 noon-4 p.m. at the Demo Counter. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Information: 802-257-0236; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Zentangle "Art as Meditation": Zentangle is an intuitive art form anyone can do. It's an interactive mindfulness tool that uses structured patterns, which make the method fun and easy to learn. Zentangle is often used to improve focus, reduce stress, and enhance creativity. Anyone can create beautifully abstract and magical drawings with just paper, pens, and pencils. Presented by Sadelle Wiltshire, fiber/mixed media artist and Ann Coakley, a clinical social worker. 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 Yoga with Dante: Relax and reinvigorate - the best of both worlds. Postures are accompanied by conscious breathing. Crystal bowl sound healing, meditation, some chanting. 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Free; donations welcome. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St. Information: 802-257-4777.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Lemonade With a Librarian: Join Reference Librarian Jeanne Walsh as she shares many insights that she learned from her participation in the recent Harvard University seminar about The Library’s Role in Changing Times. Her presentation will be followed by a discussion about the continuing evolution of the library’s services and its important place in the community. Lemonade and light refreshments will be served. 7 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.



August 2018