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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Wednesday, September 

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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO Senior Acting Studio (Ages 14-19): Explore and develop your understanding of fundamental acting tools through exercises, contemporary monologue, and group scene work with Hallie Flower. Some outside prep expected. Open presentation on 9/7. 4 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. on Wednesdays (no class 10/3, 10/31). Through Wednesday, November 7. $200. New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Information: 802-246-6398; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Junior Acting Studio (Ages 11-13): This is an opportunity for budding performers to further develop their acting technique. With Katrina Spenceman, students will explore specifying action and characterization through a variety of improvisational exercises and games, culminating with an open class on 10/24. 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Through Wednesday, October 24. $160. New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Information: 802-246-6398; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Special Needs Trust: Amelia Darrow, an elder law attorney in Brattleboro, discusses how to establish and administer "trusts for estate planning and disabilities.". 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.

Music

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.

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.

W. BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Women's Chorus - Open Rehearsal: Join the fall session of the Women's Chorus or try out the first evening without obligation and see what it’s like. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Free. All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 29 South St. Information: www.brattleborowomenschorus.org.

Local history

CHESTERFIELD The Hurricane of 1938: Author Stephen Long will discuss the effects this major storm event had on the NH Landscape and how it resulted in changes that can still be seen today. In addition, the Reflection video, "The Hurricane of 1938," will be shown. This program is co-sponsored by the Friends of Chesterfield Library. Refreshments will be served. 7 p.m. Chesterfield Town Hall, 490 Rte. 63. Information: www.chesterfieldhistoricalsociety-nh.org/events.

Kids and families

BELLOWS FALLS La Leche League International: Free mother-to-mother breastfeeding support, encouragement, information, and education. 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. first Wednesdays of every month. Stone Church Center Retreat House, 14 Church St. Chandra Poston: 693-477-9966, postonchandra@gmail.com, Facebook.com/LLLSouthernVermont.

Well-being

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 National Alliance on Mental Health - Family Support Group: These meetings support family and friends of individuals living with a mental illness where they can talk frankly about their challenges and help one another through their learned wisdom and coping strategies. Participants are encouraged to share actively in the work of the group in this safe and confidential place to give family members and friends the support while maintaining their own well-being. All meetings are facilitated by trained NAMI family members. 6:30 p.m. on the 1st Wed. of every month. Free. First Congregational Church of West Brattleboro, 880 Western Ave. Judy & Chip Siler: 802-275-2627.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Birds & Brews: Join local Audubon bird and nature enthusiasts for an informal get together and conversation. Share your summer birding adventures. 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. McNeills Brewery, 90 Elliot St. Information: 802-254-2553; Click for more info on Web in new window.

GUILFORD Guilford Community Forum on Act 46: Public school districts throughout VT have participated in a years-long process to comply with Act 46 (adopted by the legislature in 2015). This fall, the State Board of Education will conclude deliberations and issue their final plans for school districts, including Guilford, which do not have a school consolidation plan or approved alternative. In the Windham Southeast Supervisory Union, of which Guilford is a member, there are two proposals from the district before the State Board. One calls for a merger of the town school districts into a single, unified district. The other proposes an alternative structure which retains individual districts, with mechanisms for increased collaboration. The Forum opens with presenters outlining both proposals, as well as explaining the Act 46 process. Mostly, townspeople are encouraged to ask questions about the proposals/next steps. Presenters include current/former Guilford School Board members and Windham County State Senator, Becca Balint. Refreshments served. This event will be recorded and broadcast on BCTV. Sponsored by Broad Brook Grange. 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Free. Guilford Community Church, Crnr Rte. 5 and Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-257-2776.

Dance

BRATTLEBORO Shall We Dance? - West Coast Swing Classes: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. every Wednesday. $10 drop-in, $45 for 5 weeks. Headroom Stages, 17 Elliot St. Information: 802-579-9990; ray@shallwedance.biz.

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September 2018
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