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The written word

CHESTER Young Adult Book Club: Youth in grades 7-12 are welcome to join in reading and discussing a new young adult book. 4 p.m. Free. Phoenix Books Misty Valley, 58 The Common. Information: 802-875-3400; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Ukulele Music: Emily is a college freshman at CCV working towards a nursing degree. She's been playing ukulele for 4 years and is mostly self-taught. She has always used music as a way to express her emotions and is a strong believer that where words fail music speaks. She plays covers of mostly pop and country songs from her childhood and current songs. She'll take requests if she knows the songs. 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.


DOVER Golf Talk with Golf Pro Keith Newell: 6:30 p.m. Free. Dover Free Library, 22 Holland Rd. Information: 802-348-7488; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Day Camp Program: Children ages 5-11 will enjoy arts & crafts, sports, games, archery, tennis, music, drama, hiking, special events, and swimming. Offered by Brattleboro Parks & Rec. (Weekly through 8/10). 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Through Friday, July 13. $90, $105 non-Brattleboro residents ($5 after-camp care 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.). Living Memorial Park, Guilford St. Ext. Information: 802-254-5808 x 203.

BRATTLEBORO Free Lunch: Ages 18 and under. 12 noon - 1 p.m. (Monday-Friday) in the Meeting Room. Through Friday, August 10. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. No registration. 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Sewing Camp: Learn basic sewing with a machine and sewing skills while creating fun and practical projects. Michele Lucy will offer 5 weeks of classes for ages 7 and up. 7/9-7/13: Summer Crafts & Creations; 7/16-20: Fashion Week; 7/23-27: Quilting; 8/6-10: Summer Crafts & Creations; 8/13-17: Fashion Week. 9:30 a.m. - 12 noon. Through Monday, August 6. $175 ($190 non-Brattleboro resident). Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Information: 802-254-5808 x 203.

BRATTLEBORO Allegretto Music & Art Camp: This new camp for ages 5-7 will be a fun summer mix of music, art, storytelling, instrument making, dance and movement. All materials and equipment provided. Co-sponsored with the Brattleboro Music Center. 9:30 a.m. - 12 noon. Through Friday, July 13. $180 ($195 non-Brattleboro residents). Scholarships available through the BMC. Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Information: 802-254-5808 x 203.

GRAFTON Brave Bears Weeklong Summer Camp: Let's explore Grafton. What will be found around the next bend? Hiking, stream trekking, tree climbing, shelter building, summer rambling, and excellent excursions await campers. Unplug from electronics and reconnect with nature! Brave Bear camps include educational, hands-on experiences that bring children outside to exercise their minds and bodies. We build confidence and independence by teaching nature wilderness skills in a safe and fun group environment. Wonder is our goal! Youth will cultivate a deeper relationship with the natural world with The Nature Museum. Ages 6-9. (Repeats 7/23-7/27). 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Through Friday, July 13. $200 (10% sibling discount for second child). Nature Museum, 186 Townshend Rd. Information: 802-843-2111; Click for more info on Web in new window.


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, gcares@comcast.net.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Candidates Forum for Brattleboro District-1 House Seat: There are two candidates on the ballot - Valerie Stuart, the incumbent, and Emilie Kornheiser. Both are running for the Democratic Party nomination. Write-in candidates are welcome to participate in the forum. The community will have the opportunity to hear the candidates’ visions for W. Brattleboro, explore how state policy can make a difference for us, and how the candidates plan to shape that policy. Bring your questions for the candidates and your concerns about the health and future of our W. Brattleboro community. The party primaries for this seat are on August 14 with early voting running from June 29 to August 13 at the Town Clerk’s office. The general election will be on November 6. 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. West Brattleboro Fire Station, 16 South St.



July 2018