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The written word

WILMINGTON "Red Scare in the Green Mountains - The McCarthy Era in Vermont": Author Rick Winston explores some forgotten history as we see how Vermont, a small, rural "rock-ribbed Republican" state with a historically libertarian streak, handled the hysteria of the McCarthy era. Far from the klieg lights of Washington D.C., Hollywood, and New York City, the Green Mountain state challenged the national narrative with its own fascinating stories. Here are nine gripping dramas played out in Vermont during "scoundrel time," including a high-profile academic firing, controversies involving left-leaning summer residents, courageous newspaper editors who spoke out against McCarthy's tactics, and a conservative senator who helped take down Joseph McCarthy. 5 p.m. Free. Bartlebys Books, 17 W. Main St. Information: 802-464-5425; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO "Voices" - A Selection of Zea Mays Printmakers: Judith Bowerman, Lyell Castonguay, Liz Chalfin, Sarah Creighton, Anita Hunt, Lynn Peterfreund, Erika Radich, and Joyce Silverstone. Multiple techniques will be represented including monotype, collagraph, drypoint, etching, and woodcut. Zea Mays Printmaking is a studio, workshop, gallery, educational facility, and research center dedicated to the safest and most sustainable printmaking practices. 8/16: 5 p.m. exhibit opens; 8/18: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Artist Reception; 8/25: 5 p.m. Artist Talk. Through Tuesday, September 11. Free. Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St. Information: 802-251-8290; Click for more info on Web in new window.


JAMAICA Tommy Bones and the Thunderous Tones: Jamaica Community Arts continues their summer concert series with traditional Irish music. The group includes Tom Logan of the Red Fox Inn (Winhall, VT), Jill Newton and Laurie Indenbaum both playing fiddle, Thomas Logan who plays the bass, Allen Partridge on guitar, and Jake Geppert on vocals, banjo, and mandolin. 7 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Jamaica Town Hall, 17 Pikes Falls Rd. Information:


BRATTLEBORO Women's Support: Drop-in and confidential support group for women who have experienced domestic violence. 12 noon every Thursday. Free. Womens Freedom Center. Information: 802-257-7364; Click to e-mail for more information.

BRATTLEBORO Senior Solutions - Food Insecurity: Discussion will mainly be about food insecurity among older Vermonters and those who are homebound. This talk is a precursor to the Senior Solutions sponsored dance on 9/29 at the Stone Church, the proceeds of which will go to help offset the growing demand of the Meals on Wheels program. 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 Compassionate & Inclusive Living: Are you seeking ways to better meet various challenges in your life (relationships, recovery, self-esteem, etc.)? Would you find it of value to join with people who may have differing views but are united by a belief that compassion and inclusiveness provide key pathways in this search? Are you willing to share with others your experiences and gifts? Please join our self-led gathering. 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. every Thursday in the Parlor. Free. All Souls West Village Meeting House, 29 South St. Mike or Elizabeth: 802-257-7475,

BELLOWS FALLS Vipassana (Insight) Meditation Group: This is an ongoing, open group, consisting of silent meditation, dharma instruction, and discussion. 6:45 in the Chapel. (Upcoming Thursdays: 9/13, 10/11, 10/25). $12 suggested minimum donation (no one is turned away for lack of funds). The Chapel, 20 Church St. Manny Mansback: 802-490-4599,,



August 2018