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Ideas and education

PUTNEY Academic Speaker Series - "Cartooning: Past, Present, Potential": James Sturm, co-founder of the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, offers a brief history of the language and art of comics and the new ways that cartooning and visual storytelling are changing the world. From cave paintings and hieroglyphics to comic books and emoji, visual expression has been a cornerstone of human communication. With screens in the palms of so many hands, the language of the future will continue to be written in pictures. 7 p.m. Free. Landmark College, East Academic Bldg., OBrien Auditorium, 1 River Rd. So. Information: 802-387-6768; Click for more info on Web in new window.

LONDONDERRY Healthy Meals in a Pinch: Making well-balanced meals can be a challenge - especially when money is tight. In this class presented by the Community Health Team at Springfield Medical Care Systems, you will learn how to plan ahead and prepare healthy meals that are not only nutritious, but delicious as well. 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Free. Neighborhood Connections, The Meeting Place, Rte. 100, 5700 Marketplace (across from the p.o.). Information: 802-824-4343; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Fundraising and awareness events

BRATTLEBORO Ruggles & Hunt Fall Fashion Show: Proceeds support the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center's work with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in Head Start classrooms throughout the region. Music, finger foods, cocktails, and a raffle. 6 p.m. $20 ($25 at door). Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Tickets: 802-257-0124 x 101,

Local history

DUMMERSTON "An Archaeological History of Vermont": Jess Robinson, PhD, State Archaeologist, Vermont State Division for Historic Preservation, will focus on the Woodland and early Contact periods (3,000-300 years ago). Followed by Q&A. Refreshments served. Sponsored by the Dummerston Conservation Commission and the Dummerston Historical Society. 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Free; donations appreciated. Dummerston Evening Star Grange, 1008 East-West Rd. Information: 802-257-0012,


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.

BRATTLEBORO Yoga Locally: Vigorous Vinyasa taught by Laura Tabachnick. 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (Tuesdays), 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (Saturdays). Donations benefit Brattleboro nonprofits. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO The Truth about Fat Loss: There is much confusion about fad diets and how to lose fat and keep it off. We'll discuss what fat is, why we get fat, and how to lose fat. Most importantly, Trisha Selbach will show you how to "sustain" fat loss success and do it without eating tree bark, drinking water, snacking on rice cakes. 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 Climate Change Cafe - "Climate Change & Vermont's Food System": Dr. Vern Grubinger will talk about Vermont's food system in the time of climate change. He's has been working with and learning from farmers for over 30 years. He's the Vegetable and Berry Specialist and Extension Professor with the University of Vermont, and Director of USDA's Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program. Vern has been involved in many projects aimed at climate change education, mitigation, and adaption for farmers. Prior to a group discussion, he'll show slides summarizing food systems thinking; the science of climate change, agriculture, greenhouse gases; climate change communication challenges; practical steps for farmers/consumers to take to address climate change. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information:

BRATTLEBORO Caregiver Support Group: Facilitated by Ryan Murphy, Hospice Care Coordinator for Brattleboro Area Hospice. 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Room B in the Maple View Cafe (2nd and 4th Tues. of every month). Free. Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave. Information: 802-257-0775 x 106.

Community building

GUILFORD Candidate Forum - State Representatives Windham-1: Local residents have the opportunity to hear from both Sara Coffey (Democrat of Guilford) and Patrick Gilligan (Republican of Vernon) as they discuss their candidacies for the State Representative to serve Guilford and Vernon. Sponsored by Broad Brook Grange #151. Moderator: Rick Zamore, Broad Brook Grange Member and Guilford Town Moderator. Refreshments provided by the Broad Brook Grange #151. 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria. Free. Guilford Central School, 374 School Rd. Barbara Haumann:

BELLOWS FALLS "Can We Arrest Our Way Out of this Problem?" - A Community Meeting to Address the Opioid Crisis : This event builds upon the shared vision of saving lives and fostering dreams following the Importance of Hope forum in February and the Bringing Hope Home event in May. The evening begins with a discussion of restorative justice by the Greater Falls Community Justice Center. There will be storytelling, which will highlight the impact of their work in healing and restoring our community. One goal of the meeting is to share stories and experiences that community members have had with restorative justice. Members of the Advanced Above the Influence youth leadership group will lead the second part of the meeting and conduct youth-led circles which will enable deep discussion on the topic of opioids and addiction in our community. This is a unique model for youth-led recovery and prevention, which can protect at-risk youth from generational addiction and trauma. Sponsored by Greater Falls Connections, Greater Falls Community Justice Center, Turning Point Recovery Center of Springfield, and Parks Place Community Resource Center. Funding is provided by a grant from the VT Dept. of Health, Div. of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Scott Sharland: 802-463-9927 x 213,



October 2018