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The written word

BRATTLEBORO Great Books Discussion: "The Warmth of Other Suns" by Isabel Wilkerson: This is an epic chronicle of the black migration from The South to the North and the West. Due to the length of the book, we will be discussing only Sections V and the Epilogue. 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Michael N. Landis: 802-257-1851,

Fundraising and awareness events

BRATTLEBORO 16th Annual Locks of Love Cut-a-Thon: This salon will cut 10 inches of your hair. All proceeds benefit Locks of Love - a nonprofit providing hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. $10. Shear Designs Hair Studio, 735 Putney Rd. Information: 802-257-5030.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Baton Twirling Camp: For ages 8 to 12. All ability levels are welcome and each camper will receive a new baton. Campers will learn a variety of skills including; solo, partner and teamwork while also learning how to combine baton twirling and dance into fun routines. Under the supervision of Lynda Lawrence the daily schedule will include morning stretching, warm up, games, group activities and of course, learning how to twirl. There will be a concert for family and friends on the last day. Bring a lunch, snack, and water bottle each day. Offered by Brattleboro Parks & Rec. 9 a.m. 4 p.m. Through Friday, June 29. $150, $165 non-Brattleboro residents. Living Memorial Park, Guilford St. Ext. Information: 802-254-5808 x 203.

BRATTLEBORO Mother Up! Monthly Meet-Up: Families Rise Up for Climate Action is a project of 350Vermont that brings together families to talk about the tough realities of climate change and to participate in the transition to a healthier and safer world. Kathy Urffer, MU! parent and River Steward with the Connecticut River Conservancy, will be joining us to talk about our local watersheds, how these watersheds are connected to the climate, and what we can do to support their health. Mother Up! brings together families to talk about the tough realities of climate change and to participate in the just transition to a healthier and safer world. A simple vegetarian meal and childcare for ages 8 and under will be provided. 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. monthly. Free. KidsPLAYce, 20 Elliot St. Information:

SAXTONS RIVER Puppet Camp with Shoshana Bass: Build a variety of simple puppets of different sizes, embellish them with character and costume, and learn techniques for animating the puppets and creating story with them. In addition to the puppetry, there will be group building games and focusing exercises to get the creative energy flowing. At the end of the week, there will be an informal showing for friends and family to celebrate our week of puppetry. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Through Friday, June 29. $240. Main Street Arts, 37 Main St. Information:


GUILFORD Tai Chi for Fall Prevention: These classes 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,

Community building

BRATTLEBORO "The Pollinators Project - Birds, Bees, Butterflies, and Compost": Learn about the plight of pollinators and honey bees. Frances J. Guyer-Geier III will demonstrate how honey bee hives and a variety of native bee hives work. Also looking for volunteers interested in pollinators to talk about wildflowers, native bees and honey bees at future events. Learn how you can help. 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.



June 2018