CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Monday, September
BRATTLEBORO Food Demonstration by Culinary Class of 2018: Stroll's Farm-to-Table Culinary Apprenticeship Wrap-Up: Apple Pie for All: Come for a special treat prepared by the graduating group of Strolling of the Heifers' Farm-To-Table Culinary Apprenticeship students. The class will show off their skills with an apple pie demo. They'll use apples picked at Scott Farm in Dummerston to make delicious pies to share today. This group of graduates have apprenticed at Against the Grain, True North Granola, Brattleboro Food Co-op, Whetstone Station Restaurant and Brewery, Turning Point, and Loaves and Fishes. This program is free to participants who meet income and employment status qualifications, including veterans. It includes classroom time as well as paid on-the-job experience at restaurants/institutional kitchens. In its fourth year, it has been successful at placing graduates in full-time employment with 90% of graduates from previous years still employed. Curriculum director is Tristan Toleno, a member of the VT House of Representatives who is also a partner in Entera Artisanal Catering. 12 noon - 1 p.m. Free. River Garden - Brown Bag Series, 157 Main St. Info on today's demos and the Farm-to-Table Culinary Apprenticeship Program: www.strollingoftheheifers.com.
BRATTLEBORO Coping Strategies for Anxiety: In this workshop, Jenny Karstad, MA, LADC, LCMHC, will demonstrate how to manage common forms of anxiety such as excessive worrying, fears of the unexpected, discomfort in groups, phobias, and PTSD as well as the trauma associated with anxiety. Jenny will gently guide participants through a variety of cognitive and behavioral exercises designed to identify anxiety “triggers”. Each participant will then learn practical coping skills for addressing these “triggers” and decreasing the intensity and duration of anxious feelings. 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in the Education Conference Rm. Free. Brattleboro Retreat, 75 Linden St. Register: www.brattlebororetreat.org/coping-strategies-anxiety.
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, email@example.com.
BRATTLEBORO Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Sound Meditation Demo: Sher Levesque demonstrates trauma sensitive yoga and sound meditation. She specializes in helping people with trauma, mental health, developmental issues, ABI/TBI and/or who have medical conditions that impact mobility/day-to-day life. 12:30 p.m. Free. Inclusion Center, St. Michaels Episcopal Church, 16 Bradley Ave., lower level. Information: www.srihealingarts.com.
BRATTLEBORO Youth for Change: For local-area youth ages 12-22 interested in political organizing around local/state/national social justice issues that are important to you. Brattleboro-area advocates and educators are holding a space, and assisting youth in building a strong personal tool kit to organize for change. Using a variety of creative methods, we aim to share tools for resilience, courage and compassion, while fostering your ability to speak up about issues that matter to you, and to take action in the name of love and liberation for all people. Come explore issues of racial, economic and gender justice through art, movement, first-hand accounts and contemplative practices. Connect with area youth around the issues that matter to you and strengthen your tool kit for action! . 5:30 p.m. drop-in homework time and art making, 6 p.m. food, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. meeting/organizing (1st and 3rd Mondays). Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.