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Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO What is Baha'i: With Lisa Blake. 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 Windham Southeast Supervisory Union All District Band Night: Instrumental musicians from Putney Central School, directed by Josh Fields; Academy School, directed by Bri Davenport; Vernon Elementary School, directed by Joyana Damon; Dummerston School and Guilford Central School, directed by Mary Harvey-Bandish; Oak Grove and Green Street Schools, directed by Julie Ackerman-Hovis; Brattleboro Area Middle School, directed by Riley Goodemote, and Brattleboro Union High School, directed by Steve Rice. Approximately 225 students will perform in the concert. The afternoon's activities include opportunities for the visiting elementary and middle school students to sit in with the B.U.H.S. band, working together on an elementary-level piece of music and following along with a work the high school band is preparing. They will also hear the Brattleboro Area Middle School jazz band and meet Mr. Goodemote. 6 p.m. concert in the gym. Additional activities in the afternoon. Free. Brattleboro Union High School, 131 Fairground Rd. Steve Rice: 802-451-3511.


GRAFTON "Stop the Bleed": Learn how to take life-saving action when at the scene of an injury involving severe bleeding. Traumatic injuries involving uncontrolled hemorrhaging of blood are the second leading cause of death for those under 45. Evidence suggests that 50% of those deaths that are due to external bleeding could be preventable with appropriate action at the time of the injury. Grafton Rescue is providing the opportunity to learn the basic skills to control traumatic bleeding. The class will be conducted by professional trainers from the Community-911-Training group and include hands-on training with tourniquets, pressure compresses, and hemostatic agents using simulators allowing participants to experience what it is like to deal with uncontrolled bleeding. Through a subsidy from the Windham Foundation, graduates of the class can acquire a kit with a tourniquet, pressure bandage, gloves, and hemostatic gauze for half the actual cost. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Free. Grafton Elementary School, 58 School St. Advance registration required: 802-843-2401, graftonfire@vermontel.


LONDONDERRY AARP Free Tax Prep: 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Tuesdays. Through Tuesday, April 10. Free. Neighborhood Connections, The Meeting Place, Rte. 100, 5700 Marketplace (across from the p.o.). Call for appointment: 802-824-4343.

Kids and families

GUILFORD Storytime: Program of songs, fingerplays, books, and activities for babies, toddlers, and older siblings. Presented by Cathi Wilken or Laura Lawson Tucker. Every Tuesday. 11 a.m. Free. Guilford Free Library, 4024 Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-257-4603; Click for more info on Web in new window.


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.



March 2018