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Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO How to Prepare for the 6th Annual Southern Vermont Career Expo: This workshop is designed to help job seekers better prepare for the 6th Annual Southern Vermont Career Expo (Oct. 18, 1 to 5 pm at the River Garden). We'll discuss best practices regarding what to bring, creating an elevator speech, what questions to ask employers, what questions might be asked by employers, and how to follow up with employers after the event. Stop by and learn 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 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 Caregiver Support Group: Facilitated by Ryan Murphy, Hospice Care Coord. at Brattleboro Area Hospice. 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. in Room B, Maple View Cafe. No registration required. (Every 2nd and 4th Tues.). Free. Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave. Information: 802-257-0775 x 106.

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.

Community building

LONDONDERRY "The Long and Colorful History of The Gilfeather Turnip": Writer-historian Anita Rafael explores the long and colorful history of the Gilfeather turnip - a humble tuber which traces its early 20th century origins to the hardscrabble Wardsboro hillside farm of John Gilfeather. Learn about the Gilfeather's family genealogy; how the Gilfeather turnip became our state vegetable; how to grow and cook these turnips - complete with recipes; and get the latest information about October's Annual Gilfeather Turnip Festival. 2 p.m. - 3 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.

BRATTLBORO Youth Vote Public Hearing: The Youth Vote is a ballot initiative that will appear on Brattleboro's March 2019 ballot. It will allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote on town issues, serve on school boards, and serve in Representative Town Meeting. The Youth Vote will be the subject of this entire forum. There is no Selectboard vote involved; the hearings are for the people to hear from each other. Come voice your opinion. 6:15 p.m. in Room 212. Free. Brattleboro Municipal Center, 230 Main St. Information:


BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Contra Dancing: Music by Hidden Drive (Andy Davis on accordion, Laurie Indenbaum on fiddle, Arthur Davis on keyboard), Fred Breunig calling. Beginners welcome; all dances taught. No partner needed. Carry in clean, soft-soled shoes that are not your street shoes. This is a fragrance-free dance. 7 p.m. intro lesson, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. dancing (2nd Tuesdays). $10 to $12, $8 college students, $5 youth. The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Information: 802-579-9960; Click for more info on Web in new window.



October 2018