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Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO What is Baha'i?: With Marie Proctor. 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 "Beavers - Our Allies in a Changing World" with Jennifer Lovett: A Protect Our Wildlife Advisory Board member, a conservation biologist, and the author of the book "Beavers Away!," the story of the 1948 Idaho beaver parachute drop. Lovett will focus on beavers' ability to mitigate effects of climate change and how their role on our landscapes has never been more important. Her talk includes slides and discussion of beaver biology, family structure, and their historical role in North America. This is a family-friendly event. Presented by the Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society. 7 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Film and video

PUTNEY "The World in Claire's Classroom": Screening and Talk: Join filmmakers Lisa Merton and Alan Dater for a screening and discussion of their documentary about Westminster West teacher, Claire Oglesby. What can a classroom of first and second graders in one of the whitest states in the union teach us about respecting diversity and building community? This film documents a public school teacher and her class over the course of a year, with a focus on the children's sustained, in-depth study of another culture. Within this deep and textured exploration, Claire continually focuses the children's attention back on themselves in relationship to each other, their local community, and the world. Though almost 20 years old, this film is timeless in how Claire works with children and how she embraces diversity and inspires her students to be curious about it rather than fear it. It's used in hundreds of schools of education all over the US and has become a classic in the world of education. The filmmakers, Lisa Merton and Alan Dater, will be there for the screening along with Takeshi Akaogim, who has great interest in our local communities embracing diversity in the ways that Claire models in her classroom. 7 p.m. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO The Brattlyn Brothers: Kevin Parry, Richard Mayer, Ken Storey, and Joe Santry. 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (Rain location: Gibson Aiken Center). Free. Brattleboro Common, bet. Putney Rd. & Linden St. Information: 802-254-5808, www.kevinparrymusic.com.

BRATTLEBORO Adam Remnant with Pinedrop & Laura Wolf: 7 p.m. $8 to $10. The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Information: http://stonechurchvt.com.

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 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 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, ellen_anonymous@aol.com.

BRATTLEBORO Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group: 12 noon. 2nd Tuesday of every month. Free. Womens Freedom Center. Information: 802-257-7364; Click to e-mail for more information.



July 2018