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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Thursday, December 

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Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Donald Saaf - "Outside and Inside": Paintings, Illustrations, Sculptures: For over 20 years, Saaf has been exploring a place where fine art and folk art intersect. His subject matter draws from the local experience of community, family, immediate surroundings and from an interior dream place. Opening: Artist Talk: 12/6, 5 p.m. Through Sunday, January 6. Free. Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St. Information: 802-251-8290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Donald Saaf - "Outside and Inside": Paintings, Illustrations, Sculptures: For over 20 years, Saaf has been exploring a place where fine art and folk art intersect. His subject matter draws from the local experience of community, family, immediate surroundings and from an interior dream place. Artist Talk: 12/6, 5 p.m. Through Sunday, January 6. Free. Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St. Information: 802-251-8290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Men, Patriarchy, and Capitalism: From the European witch hunts of the 1300's to rape culture, male violence has been a troubling theme of modern history. Thanks to the visibility gained by social mobilizations such as the MeToo movement, one would be hard-pressed to argue that we have made much progress in decreasing it. In mainstream discourse, male violence is explained away as the actions of deviant individuals, "bad apples." This explanation avoids questions that implicate the system in which we live. In order to really understand where male violence comes from, we need to situate our understanding in a larger analysis of history. Grounded in readings from (but not limited to) Angela Davis, bell hooks, Silvia Federici, and Jackson Katz, we will focus on the following questions: Is male violence a men's issue for men to analyze, discuss and end? What are the connections within the current political climate to historical events? How do our thoughts and ideology shape our actions and interactions? Does capitalism affect how men act in the world?. 12/6: 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.; 12/13: 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Through Thursday, December 13. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Men, please join us in doing this work. Readings provided. Refreshments served. Sign-up: brattleborosolidarity@gmail.com.

Well-being

TOWNSHEND Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group: This new monthly caregiver support group is launching today during Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month. Given the long duration of this disease, the strain on Alzheimer's caregivers can last several years and produce serious declines in caregiver physical, emotional, and financial well-being. In 2017, 16 million Americans provided an estimated 18.4 billion hours of unpaid care in the form of physical, emotional, and financial support. Led by trained facilitators: Claire Bemis, RN, of Grace Cottage and Alicia Moyer of SASH. 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (1st Thur. of every month). Free. Grace Cottage Hospital, Heins Conf. Rm., 133 Grafton Rd. Registration appreciated: 802-365-3763.

BRATTLEBORO Alzheimer Caregivers Support Group: Share, obtain a support network, or just listen. 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (1st Thur. of every month). Free. The Gathering Place, 30 Terrace St. Sharon Snider, RN: 802-254-6559.

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