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The written word

BRATTLEBORO Trans Book Group: Open to trans, gender-queer, and gender non-conforming folks. October's book: "The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion" by Margaret Killjoy. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. (last Wednesday of every month). Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. HB Lozito:

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Notes from Uganda: Anomaly or Pattern?: Dr. Daniel Lumonya will discuss the current unrest in Uganda and what it means for the country and the region. 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.

Celebrations and festivals

PUTNEY Halloween Warming & Fun Zone: Enjoy coffee, snacks, and games inside; if the weather permits, there will be organized activities outside at Next Stage. Journey up to the Putney Community Cares Halloween Safe House for more activities, head to the General Store for a nourishing dinner (to balance all of the candy), and check out what's happening outside. This event is sponsored by Next Stage Arts Project, Putney Food Co-op, and Landmark College. 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Next Stage. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.


NEWFANE Sharon & Daniel Host All Hallows Eve: Fun and funky take on myriad styles of music includes playful harmonies, acoustic guitars, upright bass, and percussion. 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. No cover. Four Columns and Artisan Restaurant Inn, 21 West St. Information: 802-365-7713; Click for more info on Web in new window.


WARDSBORO Knitting Circle: Beginners welcome. Knitting needles and free yarn are available for beginners to practice knitting, lessons are free, and there are many pattern books to loan to knitters even if they don't come to knitting circle. Adults and teens are welcome, any skill level, as well as crocheters, rug hookers, embroiderers, and cross-stitchers - needle workers of all kinds. 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesdays (Fall and Winter). Closed on school snow days. Free. Wardsboro Public Library, 170 Main St. Information: 802-896-6988; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Scrabble: Stop by and play a game of Scrabble. All levels. 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Annual Horribles Parade: All "Ghosts, Goblins, Witches, Scarecrows, and What-Have-Yous," meet and parade up Main St. to the Gibson Aiken Center for costume judging, prizes, goody bags, and more. BrattleBOO events include Trick-or-Treating at over 40 locations in Brattleboro with a non-food option at every stop. LudoSort offers a Light Sabers performance courtesy of Sangha Martial Arts. Co-sponsored by the Brattleboro Police Department, Brattleboro Rec. & Parks, and the Downtown Brattleboro Alliance. 5:40 p.m. LudoSport, Meet by 6 p.m. at the Brattleboro Co-op parking lot on the Whetstone Pathway. 6 p.m. Parade up Main St. 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Enjoy spooktacular events. 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Trick-or-Treating. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Information: 802-254-5808.

GUILFORD Trick or Treat: Trick or treat in the neighborhood and then end at the library for cider, doughnuts, and a book. We'll parade to the Meetinghouse for stories and songs. Most appropriate for children 7 and younger. 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. trick-or-treat, 6 p.m. stories and songs at the Meetinghouse. Free. Guilford Free Library, 4024 Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-257-4603; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Lunchtime Yoga for Co-op Shareholders: All-levels, led by a different local teacher each Wednesday. Bring a yoga mat. noon - 1 p.m. Free (only open to shareholders). Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Information: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.



October 2018