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Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO "Local Quilters Show": The Strolling of the Heifers has a dozen handmade quilts hanging on the walls shared by local quilters. Stop in to shop at the Children's Craft Fair, hosted by the Putney Area Homeschool Group. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat. 12 noon - 4 p.m. (except during special events). Through Thursday, December 27. The River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Book Reading - "Paranormal: A New Testament Scholar Looks at the Afterlife": Dr. Valerie Abrahamsen, a Harvard-trained theologian, reads from her book, published in 2015, which examines four types of evidence for the survival of the individual soul after bodily death: scientific instruments and techniques, near-death experiences, reputable psychics and mediums, and out-of-body experiences. Not only is the afterlife a certainty beyond a reasonable doubt, but the evidence also points definitively to reincarnation, the law of cause and effect (karma), pre-birth decisions, and that our loved ones know what is going on in our lives. Q&A. Books available for sale and signing. 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

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 How to Create Your Own Website: This workshop will help small businesses and nonprofits create their own websites. With the advent of new web tools, such as Squarespace, the job of developing and maintaining a website can now be handled by people without technical training. Bob Lawson, founder of Sustainable Digital specializing in web design, presents a demo of how you can create a simple website from the ground up using Squarespace's templates and easy editor. Learn how to select a template, how to organize the site and its menu, using "Blocks" to layout pages, building a photo gallery, adding forms and other special features. Sponsored by INSTIG8, an arm of the Brattleboro Development Credit Corp. 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Development Credit Corp., 76 Cotton Mill Hill. Register:


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 Sukyo Mahikari - 10 Minutes of Light with Susan Hebson: At this stressful time of year, spend 10 minutes with Susan to de-stress. Sukyo Mahikari is the art of true light. Refine the spirit and the mind and body will follow. 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 Celebrating Recovery: Reception honoring and thanking everyone in our community who helps make recovery from addiction possible. People and families in recovery succeed because they receive compassionate support. Those who have already achieved recovery give hope to those who still struggle. They are aided by a large and growing network of partners, including mental health and treatment providers, medical professionals, first responders, counselors, employment and housing specialists, alternative therapists, recovery coaches, family members, and friends. Please join us in celebrating them. Presented in connection with the exhibit "If she has a pulse, she has a chance," which is sponsored by the Brattleboro Retreat and supported in part by the Thomas Thompson Trust, the Vermont Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts. 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: 802-257-0124; Click for more info on Web in new window.



December 2018