CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Friday, August
BRATTLEBORO Mambo Trio: Classic Latin jazz trio of piano, bass and congas: Dan DeWalt, piano; Wes Brown, bass; Julian Gerstin, percussion. 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. No cover. The Lounge, 4 High St. Information: 802-254-4141.
BRATTLEBORO Alash Ensemble from Tuva: The tiny Central Asian republic of Tuva is a giant when it comes to mastery of the human voice. Tuvan throat singers can produce two, three, sometimes four pitches simultaneously. Alash are keepers of an ancient musical tradition developed among the nomadic herdsmen of Central Asia, people who lived in yurts, rode horses, and had a close spiritual relationship with nature. Since 2006, they've been sharing their rich, unique musical heritage with audiences around the globe. 8 p.m. $20, $25 at the door ($5 off for BMAC Members). Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: 802-257-0124 x 101, www.eventbrite.com/e/alash-ensemble-from-tuva-tickets-46888769572?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.
BRATTLEBORO Flower Essences for Emotional Well-Being: Flower Essences are liquid extracts used to address emotional well-being. Working on an energetic level, Essences were developed in the 1930s by physician Edward Bach. Rescue Remedy is a well-known Bach essence used for reducing stress. Essences are an effective, gentle approach for supporting emotional health and balance. Kathy works with clients to support emotional balance during times of stressful life events, change, and transformation. 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.
BRATTLEBORO Chronic Pain and Recovery Group: Recovery-support group for people in recovery who also deal with chronic pain. Chronic pain can be a difficulty for many people in recovery. The severity and frequency of chronic pain can often lead to opioid dependence because of the medications prescribed. Finding ways to manage pain that don't interfere with the recovery process can be a challenge, but group members can share the approaches that have worked for them. Facilitator is Cecil McLaury, who has been in recovery for 33 years and has been in daily chronic pain since 2003. 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. every Friday. Free. Turning Point, 39 Elm St. Information: 802-257-5600, firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRATTLEBORO Move and Connect - Stretching with Francesca : Francesca will take you on a journey through warm up, gentle stretches, and cool down all accompanied by an exciting sound track. Growing up dancing, Francesca began teaching at age 14 and never stopped. She specializes in tap, modern, and creative dance with an emphasis on getting to know your body in a fun and judgement-free atmosphere. Move and Connect is a free movement class for all abilities, aimed to get your body moving in a fun judgement-free zone. 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Fridays. Free. Windham Movement Apparel, 2 Elliot St. Information: 802-246-1223.
BELLOWS FALLS "Bellows Falls 3rd Friday": Stroll through venues of Bellows Falls and vicinity for Art, Music, Literary Events, Food, and late-night shopping. 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Bellows Falls 3rd Friday. Information: www.facebook.com/BellowsFalls.3rdFriday.
WESTMINSTER WEST Gift Economy and "The Great Turning" - Discussion Led by Trevor Lohr / Presented by Living Earth Action Group: This won't be some abstract, mathematical, boring didactic presentation. We'll have an engaging personal and communal discussion about the systems that shape people's lives. If you've had enough doom and gloom concerning present global circumstances, join this discussion using the story of a broken system as a stepping stone toward realistic, hopeful visions/stories for the future. Bring your imagination. For the vast majority of human history, small communities of people produced nearly all of their needs and wants locally. These alternative socioeconomic ways of life depend on mutual trust and cultural narratives that weave together self, community, cosmos. The stories we tell ourselves and our children have the power to create and change community, and a new (and ancient) story about the deep interconnection of all living beings is rapidly spreading across the globe. We'll explore the foundations of small community economy and culture through history and the present and, most importantly, apply those perspectives to visions of transition toward a future that makes sense and feels empowering for ourselves, our families, our communities. Stories about experience of life in your community, informal economic exchange, rituals, celebrations are encouraged. 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Free. Congregational Church of Westminster West, 44 Church St. Caitlin Adair: 802-387-5779, email@example.com.
BRATTLEBORO Protest Vigil at TD Bank: TD is a major investor in Tar Sands. TD helps to fund the Dakota Access Pipeline. In addition to attending this vigil (signs will be provided), if you're a TD depositor, you can change banks. Sponsored by Post Oil Solutions, founded in 2005, a 501c3 community organizing project in Southeastern VT whose mission is to help empower the people of the Central Connecticut River Valley bioregion in this era of global warming and climate change to develop sustainable, resilient, collaborative, and socially just communities leading to a self- and community-sufficient post petroleum society. 12 noon - 1 p.m. every Friday. TD Bank, 215 Main St. Information: www.postoilsolutions.org.
BRATTLEBORO Protest Vigil at TD Bank: TD is a major investor in Tar Sands. TD helps fund the Dakota Access Pipeline. The State of Vermont keeps most of our cash in TD. In addition to attending this vigil (signs will be provided), if you're a TD depositor, you can change banks. Sponsored by Post Oil Solutions, founded in 2005, a 501c3 community organizing project in Southeastern VT whose mission is to help empower the people of the Central Connecticut River Valley bioregion in this era of global warming and climate change to develop sustainable, resilient, collaborative, and socially just communities leading to a self- and community-sufficient post petroleum society. 12 noon - 1 p.m. every Friday. TD Bank, 215 Main St. Information: www.postoilsolutions.org.