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Ideas and education

GRAFTON "Eagles, Hawks, and Owls: Soaring, Swooping, and Stealthy Predators": Raptors rule the sky and are a special group of birds that include eagles, falcons, hawks and owls. Examine feathers, feet, bones and other artifacts that highlight special characteristics of these raptors and predators. Find out how they hunt and how they live. Great hands-on items, bird facts, and a craft will teach all ages about these flying hunters. This is part of a week-long Earth Day celebration 4/17-4/21. 11 a.m. Program. By donation. Nature Museum, 186 Townshend Rd. 4/17 to 4/21: Open 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 802-843-2111; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO "War Tax Resistance": Tax Day is April 17. Nearly half of the federal personal income tax is used to pay for war and war preparations. If your conscience is troubled by paying for this every year, you are welcome to stop by our information table. Pioneer Valley War Tax Resisters will have a variety of literature and answers to your questions. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. outside. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Daniel Sicken: 802-387-2798;


BRATTLEBORO Introduction to Digital Photography with Bill Steel: Bill will give tips on how to get the most from your camera and speak about the "Exposure Triangle." Bring your camera, manual, and questions. 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.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Month of the Young Child, Animal Tea and Stories: Bring your favorite stuffed animal or dress up as an animal if you like. We'll have a special tea party with homemade animal crackers, kid-friendly tea, and animal stories. With Lizi Rosenberg. 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (stop in any time). Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Information: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.

BRATTLEBORO Bowling Day: An adult must accompany children under age 10. Sponsored by Brattleboro Rec. & Parks and Brattleboro Bowl. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. $7 for 2 games, shoes, plus a hot dog and a drink. Brattleboro Bowl, 865 Putney Rd. Information: 802-254-5808.

PUTNEY Family Weaving Workshop: Vacation Week Program: Kids ages 7 and up and their grown-ups are invited to make woven potholders and bookmarks. Shana Frank and friends will lead children in these simple crafts. Materials provided. 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; 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.

LONDONDERRY NAMI VT: "In Our Own Voice": This presentation provides detailed first-hand accounts from presenters living with mental illness about their stories and roads to recovery. Followed by a Q&A session. 5:30 p.m. Free. Neighborhood Connections, The Meeting Place, Rte. 100, 5700 Marketplace (across from the p.o.). Nick Martin: 802)-876-7949 x 102,

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Exploring the Possibility of Establishing an Intentional Community in Brattleboro: Evangelina (Vangie) Holvino and James Cumming will have a series of conversations exploring definitions and examples of intentional communities and talking about participants' interest and concerns in setting one up in Brattleboro. 12 noon - 1 p.m. every other Tuesday. Through Tuesday, July 24. Open to all (come to one or more). Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.



April 2018