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Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Hemp for the Holidays: Learn how Vermont=grown hemp products can be used to relieve stress, enable more peaceful sleep, reduce pain due to inflammation, and more. Joanna Wilson Phillips, Chief CBD Consultant at Vermont Hempicurean, will explain the basics of cannabidiol's (CBD) potential health benefits, and showcase some gift ideas for friends and families for the holidays. Who couldn't use some stress relief at this time of year?. 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 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People: Meeting and potluck. 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (Meets monthly). Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information: 802-254-3400; Click for more info on Web in new window.


PUTNEY Go Placidly With Haste Residency Concert: Jason Treuting, percussionist-composer; Beth Meyers, viola and voice; Alex Sopp, flute and voice; Grey McMurray, guitar and voice; Cenk Ergün, electronics; Francesca McNeely, cello; Eric Cha-Beach, percussion and electronics; Yeji Cha-Beach, violin. 7:30 p.m. $20, $17 seniors, $10 students. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO The Sweetback Sisters Country Christmas Sing-Along Spectacular: This year, the band includes The Sweetback Sisters original guitarist Ross Bellenoit, Rob Hecht on fiddle and saxophone, and Charlie Muench (of the Stray Birds) on bass. These ladies bring the holidays to life with their vaudevillian theatrics reminiscent of TV variety shows of the '50s and '60s. This show delivers an explosion of yuletide splendor complete with trivia, prizes, and the holiday tunes you know and love. Want to sing, but don't know the words? - songbooks and warm fuzzy feelings are provided. 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. $18 to $25. The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Tickets:


BRATTLEBORO Policy, Politics, Priorities - Emilie Kornheiser, Molly Burke, Tristan Toleno: This is the first day of several monthly conversations. Reps are from Brattleboro House Districts 1, 2, and 3. Your voice is needed to make this democracy work!. Two different times and locations: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. at Amy's Bakery (113 Main St.); 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Brooks Memorial Library (childcare available upon request at the library meeting). Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Emilie Kornheiser:

Kids and families

PUTNEY Preschool Story Time: Susan Hessey will read and tell stories, do pass-arounds, and lead crafts (ages 2 and up). 11 a.m. every Thursday. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Glasstastic 2019: A celebration of imagination and ingenuity, children in grades K-6 are invited to dream up and draw fabulous imaginary creatures, a selection of which will be turned into glass sculptures by artists from throughout New England. The sculptures and every drawing that is submitted (submit up to 5 per child) will be exhibited at BMAC from 3/9/19 through 6/16/19. . Through Sunday, December 30. Free. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Pick up an entry form at BMAC or download one (deadline 12/30/18):


BRATTLEBORO Suicide Loss Support Group: Facilitated by Janet Schreiber. 5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (1st and 3rd Thur. of every month). Free. Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St. Drop-ins welcome but preregistration is appreciated w/Lars Hunter: 802-257-0775 x 104.

BRATTLEBORO Support Group for Caregivers of those with Dementia: This group is sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association of Vermont and conducted by trained facilitators. 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. in the Parlor (3rd Thur. of every month). Free. Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St. No registration required. Patty Dunn: 802-257-0775 x 102.

BRATTLEBORO Bereaved Parents Support Group: This group is for parents who have lost a teenager or young adult child. Judy Davidson facilitates. 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St. One meeting with a bereavement counselor before participating is required. Lars Hunter: 802-257-0775 x 104.

BRATTLEBORO Led Ashtanga Yoga: Experience the Indian tradition of yoga as taught by master teacher Sri K Pattabhi Jois and his daughter, our teacher, Saraswathi Jois. Students can expect to be led through part of the Primary Series practice. 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. every Thursday. $15, $12 student/senior rate. Setu Yoga Inn, 24 Quails Hill Rd. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

PUTNEY Free Food Distribution: All are welcome to come for free produce and some non-perishable items distributed by the Vermont Foodbank and the Putney Foodshelf. Open to anyone in the community. Please bring your own shopping bags. 9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. (usually the 4th Thurs. of every month). Free. Putney Meadows, 17 Carol Brown Way.


BRATTLEBORO Bop and Shop: We are designed to move our bodies! Only the best songs for dancing will be playing every Thursday evening through the whole month of December. Stop by for a dance or the whole evening. No purchase necessary. Water provided. 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Free. Windham Movement Apparel, 2 Elliot St. Information: 802-246-1223.

Community meals

BRATTLEBORO Lasagna Meal: Salad, lasagna, garlic bread, and maple bread pudding. Orders to go available. 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. $10. Veterans of Foreign Wars, 40 Black Mountain Rd. Information: 802-257-0438.



December 2018