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The written word

BRATTLEBORO Peter Gould, author of "Horse-Drawn Yogurt: Stories from Total Loss Farm": This is a collection of true-life stories of a young man's life on a southern Vermont farm commune at the height of the utopian movement. Young people, new to the land, learn how to tend gardens and farms while also demonstrating against the Vietnam War and calling for peace and justice around the world. 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 House Concert: Raspberry Jam, Osaba, Sister Blockchain: These three local bands offer entertainment on Halloween night. All ages. No alcohol/drugs. 7 p.m. Admission by donation. Forty Eight Chase Street, 48 Chase Street. Information: 802-257-7475.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Creepy Halloween Cupcakes: Come in costume. Be ready to decorate cupcakes with magical and edible "this" and "thats." After the class, have a bite to eat at the Cafe before joining others for the "Horribles Parade," which begins right outside the front doors of the Co-op. With Lizi Rosenberg. 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom, 7 Canal St. Pre-registration required: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.

GUILFORD Trick or Treat: Families with young children (most appropriate for kids 7 and younger) are invited to trick-ortreat at the Guilford Free Library and the Library's seven neighbors in Guilford Center. At the Library, trick or treaters can look forward to cider and doughnuts, a few ghostly activities, and a book to put into your trick-or-treat bag. Next door at the Meetinghouse, we'll gather on the stage for a special Hallowe’en storytime, some creepy songs, and a costume dance. The Mistress of Ceremonies is Laura Lawson Tucker and spooky music will be provided by Bob Tucker. Start between 5 p.m. - 6 p.m., 6 p.m. visit to the Meeting House. Free. Guilford Free Library, 4024 Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-257-4603; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Annual Horribles Parade: Ghosts, Goblins, Witches, Scarecrows, and What-Have-Yous meet for a parade up Main Street. Costume judging, goodie bags, prizes, and more. Sponsored by Brattleboro Police Department and Brattleboro Rec. & Parks. By 6 p.m: Meet at BFC parking lot on the Whetstone Pathway. (Park in public lots/garage on Flat St.). Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Special needs: 802-254-5808.


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 building

BRATTLEBORO Cross Class Dialogue Circle: The divide between economic and social classes in our nation played a huge role in the recent election. It's now more urgent than ever that we come together to bridge this gap and find ways to bring economic justice to all. Cross-Class Dialogue Circles are a powerful way for people across the class spectrum to come together to talk about their experiences with class, listen to each other's stories and perspectives, and then work together as change makers for economic justice. Hosted by ACT for Social Justice. Post Oil Solutions provides fiscal sponsorship. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Continues 11/18 and 12/2). Cost sharing (see website). The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Register: 802-254-3400,,



October 2017