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The written word

LONDONDERRY "Finn's Clock" with author Dean Whitlock: Dean will read from his latest book and shows slides about the history behind the story which takes place in Boston Harbor in 1853. This event is sponsored by the South Londonderry Free Library and the Londonderry Arts and Historical Society. 7:30 p.m. Free. Londonderry Transfer Station/Depot, 7060 Rte. 100. Information: 802-824-3306; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Oak Grove School Intergenerational Chorus: Fourth, 5th and 6th graders are joined by adult community volunteer singers. Since 2004, the chorus has performed each spring at senior centers, nursing homes, schools, and other public venues. The chorus draws its repertoire from American folk music, popular music and world vocal traditions. Andy Davis directs the chorus as part of his role as a music educator in the Brattleboro public schools. 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 Rhyme Time: Stories and songs for children 5 and under. 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays in the Meeting Room (April-Aug. and Oct.-Feb.). Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Lunchtime Yoga for Co-op Shareholders: All-levels, led by a different local teacher each Wednesday. Bring a yoga mat. noon - 1 p.m. Free (only open to shareholders). Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Information: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.

BRATTLEBORO Yoga with Dante: Relax and reinvigorate--the best of both worlds. Postures are accompanied by conscious breathing. Crystal bowl sound healing, meditation, some chanting. 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Free; donations welcome. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St. Information: 802-257-4777.

S. LONDONDERRY Mindful Meditation Class with Cheryl Wilfong: A Community Dharma Leader as well as a Master Gardener, Cheryl has had many gardening books published, including "Garden Wisdom," available at the library. 2 p.m. Free. South Londonderry Free Library, 15 Old School St. Information: 802-824-3371; Click to e-mail for more information.

PUTNEY Al-Anon: For friends and relatives of alcoholics. 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Free; donations welcome. Putney Friends Meeting House, 17 Bellows Falls Rd. Information: 866-972-5266;

BRATTLEBORO "Living While Dying" Documentary: This is a life-affirming film by Cathy Zheutlin on how to face the fear of death by living life to its fullest. In a world that sees death as something to vanquish, this presents an alternative: people living with terminal illness who greet the inevitable with courage, humor, creativity, acceptance. Death is a big mystery, yet the outcome is 100% certain. Dispelling traditional fears and expectations about death, "Living While Dying" invites us to reimagine and set the stage for our own inevitable endings. It offers profound opportunities to uncover value, grace, and meaning for all stages of life. Though the subject is difficult, the film is surprisingly uplifting. Sponsored by Brattleboro Area Hospice. 6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m., followed by Q&A with filmmaker/panel. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. More dates/locations:

Community building

PUTNEY "Building Bridges: How Can We Help our Neighbors from Other Countries Feel Welcomed in our Communities?": Vermont Adult Learning ESL teacher, Fiona Cook, offers tips for communicating with and building bridges for our international neighbors. She'll examine factors which create barriers between people from different countries and explore ways we can overcome these, even when limited by the lack of a common language and faced with cultural differences. Find out what we can do to make newcomers from other countries and their families feel more welcomed here. Fiona is also an immigrant who has lived in southern VT for close to three decades. 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Paneurythmy, the Dance of Universal Harmony: This uplifting, energizing circle dance taught by Beinsa Douno of Bulgaria is danced around the world. 8 a.m. Wednesdays and Sundays. Free. Living Memorial Park, Guilford St. Ext. Information: 802-490-2213.

BRATTLEBORO African Drum and Dance Class with Seny Daffe: Classes accompanied by live drumming. Extra drums for those who need them for the drum classes. Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing and bring a water bottle. All levels. 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. drum, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. dance. $12 to $15 (drum), $15 to $20 sliding scale (dance). One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.



May 2018