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Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Fit for Peace: This is a transformation program for creating peace and wellness for yourself and the world. To be ¨fit¨ implies a condition in which we have the capacity for wellness, consciousness, positive action, and peace. Come find out how you can become FitforPeace. Instructor: Joslin Roderick, SIT graduate in Peace Studies & Social Business and PhD candidate. (Repeats 6/17). 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Registration required: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.

CHESTER Southern Vermont Astronomy Group: Featuring U. Mass Amherst's Astronomy professor, Dr. F. Peter Schloerb, who will review general information about the nature of comets and their importance in the study of the solar system. He will also describe the Rosetta Mission to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenk and present some of its interesting results, including some of his work obtained by the Microwave Instrument for the Rosetta Orbiter. ADA accessible. 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. Whiting Library, 117 Main St. Information: 802-875-2277.


BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Music Center showcases Student Ensembles with Annual Concert: This concert represents a finale for the year and includes all levels of student ensembles, including the Tigers Ensemble, the Music in the School beginner and intermediate year programs, the Youth String Ensemble, adult student ensembles, as well as the Brattleboro Area Middle School Strings program. Performances include the Tigers Ensemble performing Jungle Dance and Puppet Ballet Scene; MIS Beginners presenting Dave's Tune and Second Finger Blues; the MIS Advanced group offering Ash Grove. Middle School Strings students will perform Square Dance I and II by Stanley Fletcher; the Youth Orchestra will play the theme from Mozart's Symphony No. 29, 2nd Movement and Dvorak's Slavonic Dance No. 8. The program traditionally ends with the Senior Orchestra, the most advanced of the student ensembles. Their performance will include Fauré's Pavanne, Pagodas by Richard Meyer, and two pieces featuring BMC soloists: the Andantino from Mozart's Piano Concerto in C major K. 449 with Laura Vajda at the piano and the largo and Allegro from Telemann's Viola Concerto, with Allison Cooper-Ellis on the viola. 7 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. Extra parking: Green Mountain Chapel and Farmer's Market overflow lots (not at Living Memorial Park) 802-257-4523; Click for more info on Web in new window.

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. 11 a.m. on Tuesdays. Free. Guilford Free Library, 4024 Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-257-4603; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Caregiver Support Group: Facilitated by Ryan Murphy, Hospice Care Coordinator for Brattleboro Area Hospice. 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Room B in the Maple View Cafe (2nd and 4th Tues. of every month). Free. Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave. Information: 802-257-0775 x 106.

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.

BRATTLEBORO New Medicare Cards - Facts & Fraud: The Community of Vermont Elders and the VT Senior Medicare Patrol will present information about the New Medicare Cards Initiative currently ongoing with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Administrators from the Region 1- Boston office will be on hand to answer any questions. New Medicare Cards began to be mailed 4/1/2018 and continue through April 2019. Get the most recent updates about the new Medicare Cards. 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 Overeater's Anonymous: This is a 12-step meeting for people who struggle with eating problems of any kind. 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Tuesdays. Free. St. Michaels Episcopal Church, Putney Rd. and Bradley Ave. Information: 802-275-7053,

BRATTLEBORO Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga: Laura Tabachnick of Yoga Locally leads this vigorous, all levels class. 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. By donation (all monies given to area non-profits). One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

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.


BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Contra Dance: Cedar Stanistreet (Nor'easter) on fiddle, Donal Sheets (Gallimaufry) on guitar and foot percussion, with caller Andy Davis (New England Dancing Masters). Beginners welcome. All dances taught and called. No partner needed. 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. (7 p.m. lesson). Every 2nd Tuesday. $10 to $12, $8 college students, $5 youth. The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Information: 802-579-9960; Click for more info on Web in new window.



June 2018