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The written word

DOVER Summer Book Discussion Series - "The Promise of Rest" by Reynolds Price: Led by Richard M. Wizansky. 7 p.m. Free. Dover Free Library, 22 Holland Rd. Information: 802-348-7488; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Planning the Fall Garden: Now is the time to plant your fall garden for a bounty of cold-weather crops. Master Gardener Cheryl Wilfong leads the discussion. 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.


W. DOVER Stop Tito Collective: 6 p.m.-8 p.m. (rain location: big tent at Dover Forge). Free. Dover Park, Rte. 100. Information: 802-464-5100,


BRATTLEBORO Constructed Languages - Conlangs: Fiction writers seeking added realism, lovers of sci-fi, students curious about language, fans of Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, Dothraki, Valyrian, Elvish, Klingon, Sondiv – all should attend. Dean Easton has been exploring and creating conlangs for many years. With graduate degrees in English and linguistics, and teaching experience in high schools and colleges in Turkey, China, Japan, Korea, and the U.S., he brings a wealth of experience to conlanging and teaching. Most recently he taught a conlang class at Compass School. (8/1, 8/8, 8/15, 8/22). 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Through Wednesday, August 22. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information:

Local history

PUTNEY The History of Pierce's Hall: Using a slideshow of archived photos from the Putney Historical Society, references from the Fortnightly Club's History of Putney (1954), and interviews with past members of the East Putney Community Club, East Putney resident Irene Canaris attempts to construct a picture of this historic 1831 hall and its once thriving East Putney community. She invites Putney residents with personal stories about life in East Putney to share in this celebration of its history. 7 p.m. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Rhyme Time: Stories and songs for children 5 and under. 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays in the Meeting Room (April-Aug. and Oct.-Feb.). Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Free Cooking Class for Adults - Lactation Cookies and more: Bake lactation cookies in celebration of World Breastfeeding Week. We will discuss foods that help boost milk supply, an adequate diet for breastfeeding mothers, and prepping for on-the-go meals that are compatible with a newly breastfeeding mom’s busy schedule. Taught by Shyla Foss and Brooke Robinson. 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom, 7 Canal St. Registration required: 802-246-2821,

BRATTLEBORO Help Yourself at the Co-op Demo Counter: Free samples of kombucha, the popular fermented beverage. Try before you buy. 12 noon - 4 p.m. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Information: 802-257-0236; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BELLOWS FALLS La Leche League of Southern VT: Mother-to-mother breastfeeding support, encouragement, information, and education. 6 p.m.-7 p.m. (1st Wed. of each month). Free. Stone Church Center Retreat House, 14 Church St. Chandra Poston: 693-477-9966,


BRATTLEBORO Lunchtime Yoga for Co-op Shareholders: All-levels, led by a different local teacher each Wednesday. Bring a yoga mat. noon - 1 p.m. Free (only open to shareholders). Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Information: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.

BRATTLEBORO Alternatives to Suicide: This is a mutual support group open to anyone who has experienced thoughts of suicide. Guided by a charter of values provided by the Western Mass Recovery Learning Community, the group is non-clinical and does not link suicide with illness. Participants are free to talk about and find meaning in their experiences in/on their own terms. 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Free. The Hive, 24 Flat St., #202 (2nd fl., 2nd door to left). Information: ; Click to e-mail for more information.


BRATTLEBORO The Committee to Elect Emilie Kornheiser presents a screening of "Capturing the Flag": Voting is under attack. Perhaps not here in Vermont, but in many of our sister states. Now, as primary day approaches on August 14, the essential act in the democratic process must take place: you must cast your vote. This film dives deep into voter suppression tactics in the southern states during the 2016 election, following a small group of tireless activists who made it their duty to de-mystify voting for vulnerable populations. We'll have get-out-the-vote tactics on hand for any interested parties. 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.). Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St. Information: 802-254-9276; Click for more info on Web in new window.



August 2018