Not-for-Profit, Award-Winning Community News and Views for Windham County, Vermont • Since 2006



The written word

CHESTER Young Adult Book Club: Youth in grades 7 to 12 are invited to read and discuss "You're Welcome, Universe" by Whitney Gardner. 4 p.m. Free. Phoenix Books Misty Valley, 58 The Common. Information: 802-875-3400,

PUTNEY Poetry Discussion Group: May's poet is Ted Kooser. No experience necessary; copies of poems provided. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. (new time). Free. Antidote Books, 120 Main St. Information: 802-387-2260.

Visual arts and shows

SAXTONS RIVER Opening Reception - Works by Glass Artist Randi Solin and Ceramicist Natalie Blake: Solin's one-of-a-kind art glass is a juxtaposition of weighted organic form and sharp polished edges. She approaches glass like a painter to a canvas or a weaver using thread to create an intricate tapestry. Blake creates handmade ceramic tiles and vessels, each individually carved, glazed and high-fired. 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Main Street Arts, 37 Main St. Information: 802-869-2960; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO What is Baha'i?: With Lisa Blake. 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 "Digital Privacy: Protecting Yourself Online": Digital educator and VT librarian Jessamyn West will talk about ways to increase online safety--from safe-guarding your passwords for your online banking to stopping social media sites from aggregating unnecessary data on you. 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290 x 1210,

Celebrations and festivals

PUTNEY Legacy Putney: Putney Art Stories by Putney Central School Students: Plus bake sale to benefit the Putney Foodshelf. Tonight's event is a collaboration with the Vermont Folk Life Center. (Also see 5/3). 7 p.m. Next Stage Arts Project. .


PUTNEY "Labor and Union Songs Community Sing": Community members and local schools are invited to participate in The Putney School's long tradition of singing labor and union songs together. Led by Cailin Manson, Music Director. 10 a.m. Currier Center, Calder Hall. Putney School, 418 Houghton Brook Rd. Information: 802-387-6297; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Spin Class: With Susie of the Brattleboro Food Co-op Seafood Dept. 5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (1st Mon. of every month). $15; free for Brattleboro Food Co-op shareholders. Body in Harmony, 22 High St. Information: 802-380-3928.


GUILFORD Tai Chi for Fall Prevention: These classes will introduce and practice the most basic movements of introductory forms taught by Dr. Paul Lam and recommended by the Arthritis Foundation. The pace is smooth, slow, and can be done while seated. Instructor: Leah Gessner, Certified by Tai Chi Vermont, Inc. in Fall Prevention Tai Chi. Sponsored by Guilford Cares. Intermediate: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.; Beginners: 11 a.m. - noon on Mondays. $2 suggested donation. Guilford Community Church, Crnr Rte. 5 and Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-579-1350,



May 2018