CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Wednesday, September
BRATTLEBORO Poetry Reading with Tim Mayo, Maggie Chula, and Jeff Friedman: Tim Mayo will read new poems from a manuscript in progress. Maggie Chula has published eight collections of poetry - most recently "Daffodils at Twilight." Her collections, "Grinding my ink" and "Shadow Lines," received Haiku Society of America Book Awards. She has served as president of the Tanka Society of America and as Poet Laureate for Friends of Chamber Music. Living in Kyoto for twelve years, she now makes her home in Portland, OR. Jeff Friedman's seventh book, "Floating Tales," a collection of prose poems, was published by Plume Editions/MadHat Press in 2017. 7 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.
WARDSBORO Chat & Chew Book Club: This month's selection is "All That I Have" by Castle Freeman Jr. In this gripping, wise, and darkly funny tale of suspense, Sheriff Lucian Wing confronts a series of trials that test his work, his marriage, and the settled order of his life. Freeman will be joining us for this book discussion. All adults are welcome. 6:30 p.m. Free. Wardsboro Public Library, 170 Main St. Information: 802-896-6988; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO What is Baha'i?: 12 noon - 1 p.m. Free. River Garden - Brown Bag Lunch Series, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO "Zaha Hadid, An Architect, A Masterpiece": 118 Elliot joins forces with Burlington City Arts, the American Institute of Architects Vermont Chapter, and local sponsors to bring the sixth season of the Architecture + Design Film Series beginning with this documentary (2015, Carine Roy, France, 52 min.) which examines one of the most ambitious and unique artists of our time, Iraqi-born architect Zaha Hadid, the first woman to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize. Full lineup: adfilmseries.org. 6 p.m. - 6:52 p.m. Free. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: 917-239-8743; Click for more info on Web in new window.
GREENFIELD Wheelhouse Karaoke: 8 p.m. in the Wheelhouse every Wednesday. Free. Hawks & Reed, 289 Main St. Information: 413-774-0150; Click for more info on Web in new window.
GREENFIELD Creacion Latin Big Band: Twenty-piece band. Playing son, salsa, cha cha, boogaloo, merengue, cumbia, and bolero styles, there is an open floor for dancers. 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. (1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month). Free. Hawks & Reed, 289 Main St. Information: 413-774-0150; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Women Singing in Sacred Circle: Led by Shelley Graff, this "playshop" is an opportunity for women to come together to share voice and spirit through song. While learning short, repetitive women-centered and earth-based songs from a variety of traditions (Goddess, Native American, Buddhist), power rises from the center of the circle as all voices create an energy that is empowering, loving, healing, and transformative. Women, regardless of singing experience, share their spirit voices in a noncompetitive, relaxed, safe space. Percussion instruments are welcome. Dessert potluck follows. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. $15 to $25 sliding scale. No one turned away for lack of funds. Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St. Aimee Creelman: email@example.com.
BELLOWS FALLS Overflow the Opera House: This event is coordinated by Our Place daytime shelter and food pantry and WOOL radio as a way to stock the shelves at Our Place with groceries and personal care items, filling every one of the theater's 550 seats in the process. Items especially needed are tuna, pasta, pasta sauce, peanut butter, soup, crackers, rice, canned meals, canned fruits and veggies, protein items, baby food, juice, cereal, formula and other non-perishable food, plus personal care items such as feminine hygiene supplies, diapers, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, and soap. 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Donors can drive by and hand off their donations to volunteers without getting out of the car. (Donations can also be dropped off beforehand at the bins at Lisai's Market). Bellows Falls Opera House, Town Hall, 7 Square. Information: 802-463-2217, www.ourplacevt.org.
BRATTLEBORO SEVCA - Improve Your Financial Know-How: Series of seven classes. 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m: Tuesdays - 9/19, 9/26, and Wednesdays 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31 in Holton Hall. Through Wednesday, October 31. Free. Winston Prouty Center, 130 Austine Dr. Register: 802-722-4575 x 151, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Environmental Justice & Nuclear Waste - The Road from New England to Texas and New Mexico: New England tour sponsored by the Safe and Green Campaign Tour to address the abdication by the federal government and the nuclear industry to deal with High-level Nuclear Waste (HLNW) stranded at nuclear sites throughout the country. A 'mock' high-level nuclear waste cask is being taking on the road to show what an estimated 1,000 shipments through New England could look like. The tour brings speakers from across the country to discuss the issues of nuclear waste, federal policy, environmental justice/direct action. Speakers include Kerstin Rudek from Peoples Initiative Bürgerintiative Umweltschutz Lüchow‑Dannenberg (Germany), organizer of the successful opposition to nuclear waste transport to Gorleben; Tim Judson, executive director of Nuclear Information and Resource Service; Leona Morgan from the Navajo Nation; and CAN's Chris Williams and Deb Katz addressing NorthStar's decommissioning goals including sending HLNW from Vermont Yankee to Texas. The Tour focuses on the industry's attempt to create centralized interim storage (CIS) for HLNW in Andrews County, TX as well as a second site in Hobbs, NM. Recently, legislation passed the House that would support this controversial approach and fund it. It's important for people to know where their legislator stands on this industry driven nuclear waste and environmental justice issue. Speakers address the need to create a permanent solution for this toxic waste and how it will impact vulnerable communities. What is needed is a scientifically sound and environmentally just solution. 6 p.m. in Church Parlor. Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St. Leslie Sullivan Sachs: 802-763-8459, email@example.com.