CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Thursday, September
WEST DUMMERSTON "Bread and Roses, Too": Community book discussion led by librarian Karen Cawrse to explore some of the themes of the Vermont Reads 2018 book selection "Bread and Roses, Too," by Katherine Paterson. Nader Hashim is a guest contributor. Refreshments. Books are available at the library. 1 p.m. Lydia Taft Pratt Library, 156 West St. Information: ; Click to e-mail for more information.
BRATTLEBORO What is Baha'i?: With Marie Procter. 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 "Patrick Nagatani: Living in the Story": This new documentary documents 35 years of art-making by photographer Patrick Nagatani. It portrays an artist deeply concerned with world events, who uses imagery and storytelling to raise awareness about modern anxieties, with an emphasis on the threat of nuclear weapons. Despite the serious content of his subject matter, his innovative images are compelling and entertaining. An engaging raconteur and teacher, Nagatani talks in the film about his projects, his unorthodox photographic techniques, and his subtle weaving together of fiction and fact. His hauntingly beautiful music score provides the soundtrack. Director Lynn Estomin offers a short Q&A afterwards. This screening is in partnership with the InSight Photography Project & Marlboro College. 7 p.m. Free (donations accepted at door). Vermont Center for Photography, 49 Flat St. Information: www.patricknagatanilivinginthestory.com.
BRATTLEBORO Fun Foods from Around the World: Caldo Verde: Kids will make Caldo Verdé, a traditional Portuguese soup with sausage, potatoes, cabbage and Swiss chard (the Vermont Harvest of the Month), and a vegetarian version as well. Kids will be introduced to Portuguese culture and even learn a few words of Portuguese. 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom, 7 Canal St. Registration required: 802-246-2821, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Suicide Loss Support Group: Facilitated by Janet Schreiber. 5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month). Free. Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St. Drop-ins welcome but preregistration is appreciated w/Connie Baxter: 802-257-0775 x 104.
BRATTLEBORO Support Group for Caregivers of those with Dementia: Conducted by trained facilitators. Sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association of Vermont. 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. in the parlor. No registration required. (3rd Thur. of every month). Free. Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St. Information: 257-0775 x 102.
BELLOWS FALLS National Recovery Month - "Myths & Realities of Narcan" - Sharing Stories: Celebrating the benefits of recovery from both mental and substance use disorders. The mission of Greater Falls Connections is to connect the community of Windham Northeast by inspiring and empowering people through education and collaboration to promote wellness and prevent the abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, with an emphasis on youth substance use prevention. The mission of Turning Point Recovery Center of Springfield is to enhance the spiritual, mental, physical, and social growth of our community affected by any form of addiction. This is one of several local events. 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Free. Parks Place Community Center, 44 School St. Information: 802-463-9927; Click to e-mail for more information.
BRATTLEBORO BCTV Annual Meeting - State of the Station Report, BCTV Board Elections: Open to BCTV members and the public. 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Rm. 306. Brattleboro Community TV, 230 Main St., 3rd fl. Information: www.brattleborotv.org/news/bctv-news/annual-meeting-2018-board-elections-member-business.
BRATTLEBORO BASIC Hosts 2nd Public Visioning Session about Skatepark Design: This public session presents local skaters an opportunity to provide input into the design process, provides time for the public to discuss aesthetic concerns relating to skatepark design, and will serve as further input to Stantec. 6:30 p.m. Free. Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Information: 802-254-5808; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BELLOWS FALLS Rockingham Arts and Museum Project (RAMP) - Artists Town Meeting and Potluck: The focus of these quarterly meetings is to bring creative people together in order to share ideas and a meal. Robert McBride: "The more we know each other and can identify ourselves as a constituency the more strength and credibility we gain. There is an ever-growing community of working artists and local growers in our midst, all of whom are contributing greatly to the cultural and economic vitality of our communities. One of RAMP's many roles is to be an advocate for these artists. In order to be effective in that role, RAMP creates and participates in opportunities to hear from local artists and assist them in making community connections that benefit us all." Agenda includes artist project updates and May is Art Month and the Open Studio tour held on Memorial Day weekend. Discussion of the Bellows Falls Third Friday Gallery Walk and the VT State Craft Open Studio Tour in October. Decisions will be made about sponsoring a Classic Movie Night film at Bellows Falls Opera House. Artists, artisans, and local food growers are especially encouraged to attend. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free. Thirty Three Bridge Street, 33 Bridge St. Please RSVP: 802-463-3252, email@example.com (with "Artists Town Meeting RSVP" in the subject line).
TOWNSHEND Family-Style Community Meal: Food is prepared by the Townshend Dam Diner's Chef Stephanie. Takeout available. Sponsored by Senior Solutions. 12 noon. Suggested donation: $4, $3.50 ages 60+. Townshend Church, 46 Common Rd. Information: 802-365-4321.
GREENFIELD Nuclear Blues - High-Level Nuclear Waste Tour: The Wildcat O'Halloran Band, "Downtown" Bob Stannard, Court Dorsey as "Will Nukem," and speakers. Addressing the abdication and failure of the federal government and the nuclear industry to deal with HLNW stranded at reactor sites throughout our region and the country. Organized by Citizens Awareness Network, Safe & Green Campaign, VT Yankee Decommissioning Alliance. 7 p.m. $5 to $50 suggested donation. Hawks & Reed, 289 Main St. Leslie Sullivan Sachs: 413-339 5781, www.nukebusters.org, www.hawksandreed.com.