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Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO You Can't Break It - Getting Comfortable with Your Computer: Are you anxious about doing something "wrong" on your computer? Do you get frustrated with yourself or the computer? Where did you learn how to use a computer? Why is it that we think we should simply be able to sit down and use it without any instruction? We don't learn to drive cars by simply getting behind the driving wheel. Computers are a private experience and unless someone has been available to answer your questions or you are very good at reading instructions, there's a good chance that there are better ways to do things than what you're doing. In this session, you'll learn basic principles that will help you be comfortable. Bring your questions. With Annamarie Pluhar of Patient Sympathetic Coaching. 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 Spin Class: With Susie of the Brattleboro Food Co-op Seafood Dept. 5:15 p.m. - 6 p.m. (1st Mon. of every month). $15; free for Brattleboro Food Co-op shareholders. Body in Harmony, 22 High St. Information: 802-380-3928.

BRATTLEBORO Voltage Soccer Camp: Youth ages 5-18 will receive instruction about good ball control habits and movement techniques in challenging drills and simulated match situations. Conditioning methods and training ethics are also stressed to prevent injuries and improve the young athlete's coordination and flexibility. Emphasis on the development of a positive self-image, mental stimulation, and a sense of respect and sportsmanship among players. Offered by Brattleboro Rec & Parks and Voltage Soccer Academy. 9 a.m.-12 noon in the Field. Through Friday, August 10. $115, $105 (second child); non-Brattleboro residents add $15. West River Park, Route 30. Information: 802-254-5808,

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. 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Through Friday, August 10. $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.

S. LONDONDERRY Craft a Clown Mask and Tie: Plus music, a story, and a game. 1:30 p.m. Free. South Londonderry Free Library, 15 Old School St. Information: 802-824-3371; Click to e-mail for more information.


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,


BRATTLEBORO Youth for Change: For local-area youth ages 12-22 interested in political organizing around local/state/national social justice issues that are important to you. Brattleboro-area advocates and educators are holding a space, and assisting youth in building a strong personal tool kit to organize for change. Using a variety of creative methods, we aim to share tools for resilience, courage and compassion, while fostering your ability to speak up about issues that matter to you, and to take action in the name of love and liberation for all people. Come explore issues of racial, economic and gender justice through art, movement, first-hand accounts and contemplative practices. Connect with area youth around the issues that matter to you and strengthen your tool kit for action! . 5:30 p.m. Drop-in homework time and art making, 6 p.m. Food, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Meeting and Organizing. Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information:

BRATTLEBORO Nuclear Holocaust Peace Pilgrims: Join the Grafton Peace Pagoda Walk: Start at the Brattleboro Food Co-op and continue on to Vermont Yankee, 546 Governor Hunt Rd., Vernon. Gather at 9:30 a.m., 10 a.m. walk starts. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Alex: 518-605-3929,



August 2018