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W. DUMMERSTON Community Christmas Carol Program: All are welcome for singing, a story or two, and refreshments. 6 p.m. If the weather is poor, program will be cancelled. West Dummerston Baptist Church, West Street (off Rte. 30). Kelly: 802-874-4543.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Free Kids Baking Workshop - Gingerbread Houses: Join Lizi in this class to assemble and decorate your very own traditional Gingerbread House featuring home-made spiced cookies, sweet icing, and assorted decorations. Kids will be able to take it home for the holiday season. 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom, 7 Canal St. Registration required: 802-246-2821,


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 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.

BRATTLEBORO Connecting with Nature - with Bill Pearson: We'll share thoughts about our personal connections with the natural world that make us healthier and happier. Over 100 studies have shown that being in nature can have a positive impact on our brains, bodies, feelings, and social interactions leading to greater openness, creativity, connection, generosity, and resilience. Also, we'll discuss Nature Deficit Disorder. 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.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Green Mountain Crossroads - Black & Pink Holiday Card Party: Our fifth annual holiday card sending party, this evening is specifically to send some holigay cheer to our LGBTQ siblings who are currently incarcerated. We'll have cards, addresses, and snacks. 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Out in the Open, 74 Cotton Mill Hill, Unit A 216. Information: ; Click to e-mail for more information.

Arts and crafts

BRATTLEBORO Knit and Chat: Take a moment out of your busy week to connect with others, work on something you enjoy (or need to finish for the Holidays) and sip tea in good company. Bring your handcraft of choice. Assorted teas available while you craft. A selection of locally hand-dyed yarn is available. 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Free. Windham Movement Apparel, 2 Elliot St. Information: 802-246-1223.


GREENFIELD Workshop - What Do You Stand For?: Knowing the deepest truth of what you truly stand for empowers you to embody and work towards the biggest dreams you have for the world. And, when you show up as the powerful change maker you are, others are drawn and inspired to collaborate and join with you. Bring to this workshop a written description of a project or campaign you are working on and, if possible, come with a few of the people you are working with. Vivienne Simon is a life-long campaigner for international environmental and human rights, retired lawyer, life coach, Sugar Shack Alliance activist, legal advisor. Offered by Truth School, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in the LeVanway Room. Greenfield Public Library, 402 Main St. Information: 413-772-1544; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Windham County Organizing Committee for Vermont Workers' Center: The Vermont Workers' Center is a democratic, member-run organization dedicated to organizing with a human rights framework and to taking action on issues of concern to people most impacted by economic and social injustice. The Windham County Organizing Committee welcomes anyone who wants to learn more about our work and/or to organize in Windham County. Our Healthcare Is A Human Right campaign is focused on building collective power to win a healthcare system that works for people, not for profit, and provides dignified wages and conditions for people working in the healthcare field. We also work in solidarity with social, economic, racial, and climate justice organizations to build a mass movement for people and the planet. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Ellen Schwartz: 802-257-4436,



December 2018