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BRATTLEBORO "Euro-American Exploration, Resource Exploitation, Cultural Interactions and Environmental Impacts and Legacies": The Arctic is one of the most dynamic, rapidly changing ecosystems on the planet, yet our scientific and social understanding is nascent relative to our historical and contemporary focus on the mid-latitudes. The remoteness and sparseness of its Indigenous and colonial human populations have contributed to this. But its immense natural resources, influential role in northern hemisphere weather/climate, contested social-cultural, political realities, and aspirations of the 8 Arctic countries have recently sharpened the attention of many lower-latitude sectors. 500 years ago, the pursuit of sea mammals, whales, and the purported Northwest Passage brought Indigenous occupants into contact with others, often with deleterious outcomes. The later "discovery" of gold, oil, and minerals set in motion cycles of intensive resource exploration and exploitation, the cultural and environmental impacts of which continue to this day. This lecture series, "The Artic-Past Present, Future," reviews environmental and cultural dimensions of the Arctic. Presenter for this lecture: James Jordan. 10 a.m. - 12 noon. (This Osher Lifelong Learning Series of lectures continues 10/22, 10/29, 11/5.). $6 per lecture. New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Information:


BRATTLEBORO Michael Hertz and Bunny Macauley: Folk, Blues & 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 Waits, and more. 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 Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services - Listening Forum: Offering a series of listening forums around VT, victims and survivors of crime, including business owners and family members, are encouraged to speak out about their experiences in the criminal justice system. Positive or negative, we want to hear from you. Local stakeholders/service providers will be on hand to listen and provide support. Can't make the forums? Shy about sharing your story in public? Vermonters can also participate by sending stories/comments to 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Union High School, 131 Fairground Rd. Information:



October 2018