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Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Culinary Class - Tonics, Cures, Mixers, and Elixirs: Learn how to use spices to help liven up the holidays or treat what ails you during the winter months. Sample and create new uses for known spices in beverages and tonics. You will leave with a fresh cache of organic spices to help you concoct your own signature touch to cocktails, cures and winter warmers. With Ian Diamondstone of New Forest. 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. $30. The River Garden, 157 Main St. Information:


BRATTLEBORO Stop the Bleed with Jeff Frizzell & Drew Hazleton of Rescue Inc: Learn what to do if someone is bleeding badly in your presence. 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.


GUILFORD Seniors Tai Chi for Fall Prevention Classes: These classes introduce and practice the most basic movements of introductory forms taught by Dr. Paul Lam and recommended by the Arthritis Foundation. The pace is smooth, slow, and can be done while seated. Instructor: Leah Gessner, Certified by Tai Chi Vermont, Inc. in Fall Prevention Tai Chi. Sponsored by Guilford Cares. Intermediate: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.; Beginners: 11 a.m. - noon on Mondays. $2 suggested donation. Guilford Community Church, Crnr Rte. 5 and Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-579-1350,

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Veggie Van Go: This mobile food pantry is powered by the VT Foodbank. Employees and volunteers distribute fresh vegetables, fruits, and other food products. No eligibility requirements - open to all. 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.


BRATTLEBORO Youth 4 Change: ​This is a youth-led group, ages 12-25, committed to racial, economic, gender and social justice issues. Y4C creates a physical space open to youth to have their voices heard on the issues that matter to them. We're focused on providing programming for youth from frontline communities - POC, Indigenous, LGBTQIA, poor and working class, differently abled, immigrant, etc. 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m: drop-in, homework, art; 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m: food and meeting (1st and 3rd Mon. of every month). Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information:



December 2018