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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO The Tropical Sensations: Under the direction of Elaine Merrifield, this steel drum band from Troy, NH, is comprised of several sizes of steel drums from the small lead to a set of six basses. The Tropical Sensations play songs in a variety of styles: Calypso, Rumba, Reggae, Tango, Cha Cha, and even a Polka or two. Presented by Brattleboro Rec. & Parks and the Arts in the Parks Program. 7 p.m. (rain location: American Legion on Linden St.). Free. Brattleboro Common, bet. Putney Rd. & Linden St. Information: 802-254-5808.


PUTNEY "Debating our Rights": Unlike the first eight Amendments, each of which lays out specific protections, the Ninth protects rights that haven't been specified. What exactly are those rights? How do we decide what is a fundamental right? This amendment throws the biggest question back to the people. There are no well-worn judicial decisions, no established parameters of the debate. That's liberating and terrifying. When rights don't get adjudicated, it's not quite clear what they are. Part of our work today will be to understand the history of these human rights and what we need of them now. This series is offered by Meg Mott, professor of politics at Marlboro College. 7 p.m. (last Tues. of every month through 8/28). Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; 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 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 Introduction to Essential Oils: Lorie Cartwright offers an introduction to essential oils for health and wellness and offers samples. 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.

NEWFANE Free Restorative Practices Training in Newfane: Participants will learn useful conflict resolution skills. 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Old South Newfane Schoolhouse, Auger Hole Rd. and Dover Rd. RSVP 802-348-7701, rcjsvt@gmail.com.



July 2018