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Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Outdoor Photography: Ken Bergman, a retired Biology professor, unites his scientific, aesthetic, and conservation interests, with his love of the outdoors. He shares the resulting photographs. This program is sponsored by Southeastern VT Audubon Society. 7 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Fun with Food & Art: Prisms: Meet at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center for an up-close look at the current art exhibit followed by a hands-on creative activity for kids. Afterwards, the class will walk to the Co-op Cooking Classroom to make something delicious (open to everyone). 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: 802-246-2821,

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 Afternoon Fun: For ages 5-12. Announcements of the day's activities will be made at the Pool. Games will be played on the lower softball field. Run by the Summer Rec. staff of Brattleboro Rec. & Parks. 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. Through Thursday, June 28. Free. Living Memorial Park, Guilford St. Ext. Information: 802-254-5808.


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 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.

BRATTLEBORO 3 Steps Forward: Fix Anxiety, Activate Executive Function: This is a simple technique that reduces anxiety, activates executive function, and teaches the basics of a mindfulness practice. This "mindfulness made easy" technique is easy to integrate into any daily routine. With Daniel Foster. 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 Hearing Problems? Why and How to Fix It: "Why don't you listen?"..."Because I can't hear you, you're mumbling!" Alex Tully, Audiologist at the Brattleboro Hearing Center, will speak about new breakthroughs in how to help those suffering from hearing loss. 1:30 p.m. Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St. Jean Garrecht: 802-257-0048.

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 Writers for Recovery offers a Free Writing Workshop: Kate Senecal offers this workshop to anyone interested in using writing mainly to explore their recovery from addiction. Suitable for writers at all levels, including beginners. At the end, Writers for Recovery will hold a public reading in Brattleboro of work from participants. Writers for Recovery emphasizes building community around writing and giving and receiving positive feedback. If they wish, participants can have their work published on the Writers for Recovery website and in "One Imagined Word at a Time," our annual anthology. Writers for Recovery was founded in 2013 by filmmaker Bess O'Brien, whose film "The Hungry Heart" tells the story of prescription opiate addiction in VT's Northeast Kingdom, and by Gary Lee Miller. 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays for 10 weeks. Through Tuesday, August 21. Free. Turning Point, 39 Elm St. To join the group or try one class: 802-257-5600,

Community building

ALSTEAD Pizza Night Fundraiser for Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association: The Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association is a nonprofit, land-conservation organization best known for its 25 miles of publicly-accessible hiking trails running from Putney Mountain to Grafton, VT, and for its educational programs that connect people of all ages to the natural world. Friends, family, and supporters are urged to participate in this fun, outdoor fundraiser that will feature live music by Mark Greico and friends. Orchard Hill Breadworks provides a crust, sauce, cheese, and access to the Orchard Hill Breadworks Pizza Night picking garden, plus paper plates and cups for water. Participants should bring their favorite toppings and drinks, flatware, and a picnic blanket or lawn chair. 5 p.m. $9. Orchard Hill Breadworks, 212 Old Settlers Rd. Information: 603-835-7845,



June 2018