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The written word

LONDONDERRY "Going Up the Country: When the Hippies, Dreamers, Freaks and Radicals Moved to Vermont": Author Yvonne Daley discusses her latest book which tells the story of how young migrants, largely from the cities and suburbs of New York and Massachusetts, turned their backs on the establishment of the 1950s and moved to the backwoods of rural VT, spawning a revolution in lifestyle, politics, sexuality, and business practices which had a lasting impact on the state. The counterculture movement brought hippies, back-to-landers, political radicals, sexual libertines, and utopians to a previously conservative state and led us to today's farm-to-table way of life, environmental consciousness and progressive politics. 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Free. Neighborhood Connections, The Meeting Place, Rte. 100, 5700 Marketplace (across from the p.o.). Information: 802-824-4343; Click to e-mail for more information.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Introduction to Digital Photography: Bill Steele, owner of Gorham Mountain Photography, will give tips on how to get the most from your camera and speak about the "Exposure Triangle." Bring your camera, manual, and questions. 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.


PUTNEY "Debating our Rights": The Eighth Amendment prohibits cruel and unusual punishment. As a matter of law, the state cannot engage in arbitrary or extreme punishment. As a matter of practice, however, states exert all sorts of cruelty, such as solitary confinement and lethal injection. Many argue that racial and economic disparity within the criminal justice system violates the Unusual Clause. How is it constitutional to punish one class of citizens more severely than another class? This series is offered by Meg Mott, professor of politics at Marlboro College. 7 p.m. (last Tues. of every month through summer). Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Kids Class: Smoothies: Kids will learn about all kinds of ingredients and practice making their own smoothies. The Vermont Harvest of the Month - mixed greens - will be added to this cool concoction. 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom, 7 Canal St. Registration required: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.

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. Through Thursday, June 28. Free. Living Memorial Park, Guilford St. Ext. Information: 802-254-5808.


BRATTLEBORO Caregiver Support Group: Facilitated by Ryan Murphy, Hospice Care Coordinator for Brattleboro Area Hospice. 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Room B, 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 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 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,

Community meals

PUTNEY Putney Cares Community Luncheon for Seniors: Menu includes: Italian Summer Salad with meat or veggies, Fresh Summer Greens, Strawberry Shortcake, Tea/Coffee. Co-sponsored with Senior Solutions. 12 noon - 1 p.m. $3.50 suggested donation. Laura Heller Community Barn, 54 Kimball Hill. Reserve by 6/25 no later than 2 p.m. 802-387-5593,



June 2018