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Ideas and education

BELLOWS FALLS Eckankar: Past Lives: Discover and practice specific techniques for gaining insight into the often-hidden spiritual opportunities of our actions and choices. What gifts do our past lives offer us today? (Continues 6/13). 7 p.m. Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Information: 802-463-4270; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BELLOWS FALLS "All About Weatherization: How to have a Cozy Home": The HEAT Squad--Melanie Paskevich, Program Director, and Corey Trimmer, certified energy auditor--explain the importance of an energy audit, how houses work, what tools are used and what we can learn from the audit report. Find out about the wide variety of services offered--from coaching homeowners on how to prioritize work, providing assistance with finding a contractor, approving the quality of the work done to offering loans. They can also process the paperwork for incentives. The average HEAT Squad customer saves $900 a year. Insulation and air sealing can make your home more comfortable in every season. Also, Samantha Wilhelm, Brattleboro Branch Manager at Vermont State Credit Union will talk about the VGreen loan option designed for energy efficient home improvement projects and sustainable energy. John Hyslop from Southeast Vermont Community Action will talk about the guidelines for participation in their weatherization services. 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Sign-up: 802-376-9262,

Celebrations and festivals

PUTNEY Legacy Putney: Indigenous Voice from the Land: With traditional food prepared by The Grammar School. (Also see 5/3). 7 p.m. Free. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Music Center Chamber Series - "Two Glorious Sextets of Brahms": Featuring BMC's artistic directors, Jaime Laredo on violin and Sharon Robinson on cello, joined by Pamela Frank on violin, Nokuthula Ngwenyama and Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt on viola, and Keith Robinson on the cello. 7:30 p.m. $20, $30 preferred seating. Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. Information: 802-257-4523; 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. (Wednesdays). 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.

PUTNEY "Being Mortal": Film and Community Conversation about End-of-Life Care: Brattleboro Area Hospice partners with Putney Cares to host a community screening of this documentary exploring the relationships between patients and their doctors. It follows a surgeon, Dr. Atul Gawande, as he shares stories from the people and families he encounters. When Dr. Gawande's own father gets cancer, his search for answers about how best to care for the dying becomes a personal quest. The film sheds light on how a medical system focused on a cure often leaves out the sensitive conversations that need to happen so a patient's true wishes can be known and honored at the end. After the screening, audience members can participate in a facilitated conversation about the film, including a focus on the importance of talking about and planning your healthcare wishes throughout one’s lifespan. The program includes a panel of experts who will participate in the conversation. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. RSVP with Abby Jacobson: 802-387-5593,

BRATTLEBORO Estate Planning Overview: Join Amelia Darrow, an elder law attorney in Brattleboro, who will give a simple explanation of the essential documents needed for a good estate plan. 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 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.

Community meals

CHESTERFIELD Chesterfield Senior Lunch: Ham with Mac & Cheese will be served. Free blood pressure clinic. Police Chief Duane Chickering will speak. 11:30 p.m. blood pressure clinic, 12:30 p.m. lunch, 1 p.m. Chickering. $5 lunch. Chesterfield Town Hall, 490 Rte. 63. Reserve with Joanne: 603-363-8348.



May 2018