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Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO VT Technical College Nursing Program Open House: Many people walking on Main Street in Brattleboro are often unaware of the hard-working instructors and student nurses just above them in the Brooks House, who represent only a part of the over 400 faculty, staff, and students who make up the Vermont Technical College's Nursing Program. Brattleboro (along with Springfield, VT, and Keene, NH) is one of five regional campuses with nine different locations across the entire state of Vermont. Vermont Tech offers a one-year Licensed Practical Nursing Certificate, a two-year Associates Degree in Nursing, plus an online Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. 3 p.m. - 5 p.m., 2nd fl. Brooks House, 41 Harmony Pl. (Main and High St.). Information: 800-442-8821,

BRATTLEBORO Essential Oils Introduction: In a relaxed and fun class, you will learn how to benefit from powerful plant medicines in the form of pure, natural, and organic essential oils. Learn what essential oils are and why they are beneficial. Learn how to use essential oils to improve your health in mind, body, and spirit. These oils help with physical health - improving the immune system and healing pain; they help with mental health - aiding in concentration, memory, and focus; they help with emotions - soothing, calming, uplifting; and can help with creativity - connecting with that divine inner muse for inspiration and flow. 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Free. Windham Movement Apparel, 2 Elliot St. Information: 802-246-1223.


BRATTLEBORO BMC Music School Presents Student Orchestras Winter Concert: Includes performances by the Music in the Schools Strings students, the Tigers beginning class, the Adult Beginner class, the "String Beings" adult strings class, and the Youth String Ensemble. The program will wrap up with the BMC Music School String Orchestra playing selections from the Telemann's Overture from Suite in A minor for Recorder and Orchestra with Lynn Herzog, recorder soloist, Bach's Concerto in D major featuring Laura Vajda on piano, and Mendelssohn's Symphony #1 for Strings in D. 7 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. Information: 802-257-4523; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Seasonal Celebration with 'Singing Strong' : Join director Susan Dedell and participants of Singing Strong in a special holiday celebration of the popular singing program. Pure fun as we explore a selection of seasonal songs from a variety of traditions and eras. Singing Strong is for those who love to sing, but not necessarily perform. Led by Susan at the piano, this program focuses on enjoyment, with singing tips offered around the edges. 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. Information: 802-257-4523.


BRATTLEBORO Played Out! Brattleboro LGBT+ and Game Night: Calling all LGBT+ folk and allies. Join us for card games, board games, and dice games. Bring your favorites as well as a friend or two. Open to all ages; 16 and under, bring a responsible adult. Fragrance-free. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. (1st or 2nd Tues. every month). Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information: 802-254-3400; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Kids Cooking Class - Fun with Food and Art - Gifts of the Season: Make artful gifts which highlight food, art, and creativity. We will make seasonal art pieces and bake delicious treats to eat and share. Instructors: Lizi (BFC) and Linda (Brattleboro Museum and Art Center). 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Free for everyone. Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom, 7 Canal St. Registration required: 802-246-2821,

GUILFORD Storytime: Program of songs, fingerplays, books, and activities for babies, toddlers, and older siblings. Presented by Cathi Wilken or Laura Lawson Tucker. 11 a.m. on Tuesdays. Free. Guilford Free Library, 4024 Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-257-4603; 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 YogAlign: Change Your Posture; Change Your Life!: This new and exciting approach to yoga is designed to reawaken your "kid" body and relieve chronic pain. By practicing poses that stabilize the joints and prevent overstretching, YogAlign is especially helpful for those who have had/are considering hip and knee replacements. Learn about a method of breathing and movement that is safe for all ages and fitness levels while gaining practical techniques that will support better posture as you age. 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 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.

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.

Arts and crafts

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Co-op Producer of the Month - Brag Bags: Meet the makers of Brag Bags and see their handmade artful purses and totes. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (12/13: snow date). Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Information: 802-257-0236; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Contra Dancing: Music by The Faux Paws (Andrew VanNorstrand on fiddle and guitar; Noah VanNorstrand on fiddle, mandolin, and feet; Chris Miller on saxophones and banjo), Tim Van Egmond 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.

Community meals

PUTNEY Putney Community Cares Luncheon: Menu: Turkey w/Gravy, Cranberry Relish, Sweet Potatoes, Rutabagas, Green Salad, Chocolate cake, Tea/Coffee. Co-sponsored by Senior Solutions. 12 noon - 1 p.m. $3.50 suggested donation. Laura Heller Barn, 54 Kimball Hill. Reserve seats by 2 p.m. on 12/10: 802-387-5593,



December 2018