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Ideas and education

DUMMERSTON "Deer in the Woods: Too Many, Too Few, or Just Right?": The topic of deer population is a critical issue for the health of Windham County's forests. A moderated panel of experts in the field include: George Weir, a licensed consulting forester managing woodland within Windham County and beyond (he was chair of the Windham Regional Woodland Assn. and Pres. of the Consulting Foresters Assn. of VT). Nick Fortin, the deer biologist for VT. Tim Morton, a Stewardship Forester for the Vermont Dept. of Forests, Parks and Recreation. Time at the end for audience members to ask questions, to share their views, and for discussion--moderated by Dummerston Conservation Commission member Judy Fink. 7 p.m. Free. Vermont Learning Collaborative, 471 US Rte. 5. Information: 802-257-0012,


BRATTLEBORO Music with Michael Hertz and Bunny Macauley: Folk, blues and gospel, with Michael on acoustic guitar/vocals and Bunny on vocals/harmonica, covering artists from Blind Blake and Blind Willie McTell to Bob Dylan and Tom Waitts, and more. 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 National Town Hall on China: Virtually join the BUHS Global Affairs Club and the Windham World Affairs Council and 80-plus communities across the US for a National Town Hall on China. The event will feature a live webcast with former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice and an in-person discussion with Dr. Christopher Coggins, professor of Geography & Asian Studies at Bard College and author of books including "The Tiger and the Pangolin: Nature, Culture, and Conservation in China," who will illuminate current government and civic efforts to conserve China's biological diversity and respond to climate change. Refreshments served. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room. Free and open to the public. Brattleboro Union High School, 131 Fairground Rd. Information:


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.

Community meals

PUTNEY Putney Cares Community Luncheon: Chicken pot pie or tofu pot pie, buttermilk biscuits, green salad with cranberries, toasted pecans & dressing, tea/coffee, pumpkin spice jelly roll. Co-sponsored by Senior Solutions. noon - 1 p.m. $3.50 suggested donation. Laura Heller Community Barn, 54 Kimball Hill. Reserve by 2 p.m. on 10/23 802-387-5593,


BRATTLEBORO International Climate Expert Calls for "Agents of Sustainability": The Climate Cafe is honored to host Dr. Edward Cameron, an international climate expert, and one of the architects of the Paris Climate Accord. Dr. Cameron will focus his presentation on three areas: individuals adopting low carbon lifestyles; communities building resilience in the face of the growing climate impacts; and states like Vermont creating economic opportunities. Cameron is also acutely sensitive to climate justice, a consciousness that was undoubtedly enhanced during his time working for the government of the Maldives, where he was responsible for their public diplomacy and climate change, as well as the World Bank where he worked on human rights and climate change. "It’s no accident," he states, "that people of color and low income populations are the people who are hit first and hardest by these events. They don’t have the necessary resources to prepare and rebound from an extreme weather event." Ultimately, Dr. Cameron states, individual responsibility is essential to reducing emissions and building resilience. "I would like people to think about how they can become agents of sustainability in their own right. What type of action can they take on their own, that includes taking a closer look at their choices as a consumer." . 6 p.m., Main Room. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Reservations recommended 802.869.2141 or



October 2017