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Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Culinary Class - The Secret Life of Spices: Everything you always wanted to know about 5 common, yet complex spices: turmeric, cardamom, allspice, ginger, black pepper. The class will sample the flavors and be inspired to create new recipes for the Holidays. You will take home a multitude of new ideas and your own personal organic spice cache of currency in the kitchen. Class will be a blend of presentation, sampling, concocting, discussion, and sharing. With Ian Diamondstone of New Forest. 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. $30. River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: www.strollingoftheheifers.com/culinary-classes-river-garden-secret-life-spices-ian-diamondstone.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Free Kids Holiday Pie-Making: Kids will learn how to make basic pie dough and then use it to bake apple or pumpkin pies to share with family and friends. Everyone will leave with 2 mini pies and recipes. 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Free for all. Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom, 7 Canal St. Registration required: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.

BRATTLEBORO Free Holiday Tasting: Sample our favorite Brattleboro Co-op-made side dishes and take them home for your holiday table. Sides, pies, and full turkey dinners will be available in the BFC Deli Grab & Go cases throughout Thanksgiving week. 11/19: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.; 11/20-11/21: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Through Wednesday, November 21. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Information: 802-257-0236; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Circus School Offers New Thanksgiving Break Camp: Your child will get top-notch instruction in a noncompetitive environment that teaches confidence, communication skills, perseverance, and pride, as well as how to be a fabulous acrobat, aerialist, juggler, or clown. Students work in groups by age and ability for the best learning experience. Half Day: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., ages 3-5; Full Day: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., ages 5-17. Through Wednesday, November 21. $50 half day, $85 full day (5% off for all 3 days). New England Center for Circus Arts (Trapezium), 10 Town Crier Dr. Information: 802-254-9780; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Veggie Van Go: This mobile food pantry powered by the VT Foodbank. Employees and volunteers distribute fresh vegetables, fruits, and other food products. No eligibility requirements - open to all. Remember to bring reusable grocery bags to carry produce. 12 noon - 1 p.m. outside the BMH Loading Dock on Maple St. (3rd Mon. of every month). Free. Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave. Information: 802-257-0341; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Activism

BRATTLEBORO Youth for Change: For local-area youth ages 12-22 interested in political organizing around local/state/national social justice issues that are important to you. Brattleboro-area advocates and educators are holding a space, and assisting youth in building a strong personal tool kit to organize for change. Using a variety of creative methods, we aim to share tools for resilience, courage and compassion, while fostering your ability to speak up about issues that matter to you, and to take action in the name of love and liberation for all people. Come explore issues of racial, economic and gender justice through art, movement, first-hand accounts and contemplative practices. Connect with area youth around the issues that matter to you and strengthen your tool kit for action! . 5:30 p.m. Drop-in homework time and art making, 6 p.m. Food, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Meeting and Organizing. Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information: youth4changeaction@gmail.com.

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