CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Friday, September
BRATTLEBORO If Not I Than Who Then / I Love You / Dune Hunter / Promise Bird (formerly A Million Yellow Flowers): If Not I Than Who Then- Human choir and drum-brigade Jonas Fricke plays radical courage music. I Love You - Music for the future…now! Brattleboro Queer Post-Punk, Dune Hunter - Tender-hearted warrior dreamy synth pop songstress, Promise Bird - Hometown heart-rock heroics. 8:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. $5 to $10 sliding scale. The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Information: 802-579-9960; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO "The Benefits of Being an Octopus": Celebrate the launch of Brattleboro author Ann Braden's middle-grade novel at this family-friendly party which also serves as a benefit for the Women's Freedom Center. Enjoy book-themed foods like yogurt, saltines with Easy Cheese, and chocolate pudding, as well as cupcakes with octopuses on top. There will be octopus tattoos, stickers, fun facts, selfies, and everyone will be encouraged to show off their best octopus dance moves. Listen to a short reading from the novel, followed by a conversation between Ann Braden and Brooks Memorial Library Dir. Starr Latronica, and learn about the important work of the Women's Freedom Center. 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: 802-257-0124; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO KidsPlayce Healthy Snack and Story Time: We'll read a story and kids will have a healthy snack from the Brattleboro Food Co-op. 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on Fridays. Free (KidsPLAYce fees apply if you want to stay and play). KidsPLAYce, 20 Elliot St. Information: 802-254-5212; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Sample Portuguese Soup Caldo Verde: Kids will be learning how to make this soup, plus learning a few words of Portuguese, in our "Fun Foods from Around the World" kids' class happening later in the month. Try it out with Katherine and sign your kids up for the class. 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Demo Counter. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Information: 802-257-0236; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Live Local, Live Healthy Wellness Fair: Meet over three dozen local and regional health care practitioners from all disciplines at this family-friendly event. Sample delicious healthy snacks, browse natural body products, watch and participate in demonstrations, explore possibilities for sustaining your mental and physical well-being. 12 noon - 6 p.m. Free. Strolling of the Heifers, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Meditate for a Minute with Cheryl Wilfong: Can you meditate for a minute? Mindfulness meditation teacher Cheryl Wilfong leads simple, easy, and quick meditations to reduce stress and calm the mind. (Really!). 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.
WILLIAMSVILLE Healing Walk at Manitou: Meditative walk includes poems or other readings and chances to share. Led by Mike Meyer. 4 p.m.-6 p.m. rain or shine. Meet at the parking lot. Free. Manitou Project, 300 Sunset Lake Rd. Mike Meyer: 802-258-8598.
BRATTLEBORO Move and Connect: Move and Connect is a free movement class for all abilities, aimed to get your body moving in a fun judgement-free zone. 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Fridays. Free. Windham Movement Apparel, 2 Elliot St. Information: 802-246-1223.
BRATTLEBORO "The Importance of Feminist Knowledge in Political Change - The Case of the 'Velvet Revolution' in Armenia": Nelli Sargsyan, Asst. Prof. of Anthropology at Marlboro College, discusses the practices that women have used in the past decade as they raised issues of social injustice, and she will discuss the key role they played in the mass movement of the 2018 "Revolution of Love and Solidarity" through their creative approaches as a way of imagining a better future for Armenia, the larger South Caucasus region and beyond. Her research interests revolve around social movements and issues of social justice. In her most recent research, she focuses on Armenian feminists' political work toward a life of collective care. 7 p.m. coffee, tea, conversation; 7:30 p.m. talk in Memorial Hall. Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St. Information: 802-254-4730; Click to e-mail for more information.
BRATTLEBORO Protest Vigil at TD Bank: TD is a major investor in Tar Sands. TD helps to fund the Dakota Access Pipeline. In addition to attending this vigil (signs will be provided), if you're a TD depositor, you can change banks. Sponsored by Post Oil Solutions, founded in 2005, a 501c3 community organizing project in Southeastern VT whose mission is to help empower the people of the Central Connecticut River Valley bioregion in this era of global warming and climate change to develop sustainable, resilient, collaborative, and socially just communities leading to a self- and community-sufficient post petroleum society. 12 noon - 1 p.m. every Friday. TD Bank, 215 Main St. Information: www.postoilsolutions.org.
BELLOWS FALLS Bi-Weekly Solidarity Vigil: A vigil of community, solidarity, and diversity. We are one cause of peace, freedom and social justice for all living beings. Bring signs expressing your passion and concerns. Sponsored by Post Oil Solutions. 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. at the corner, across from Flat Iron Cafe. The Windham Hotel, 36 The Square. Information: 802-869-2141, firstname.lastname@example.org.