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SAXTONS RIVER Fireside Chat to Feature Memories of Growing Up in the Village: Members of the Williams, Campbell, Aldrich families, and others give new arrivals an idea of what life was like in the '50s, '60s and '70s when the "River Rats," as they were known, held sway. Anyone with an early connection to the village is invited to participate and bring their own memories and memorabilia to share in this informal setting. This series is presented by Main Street Arts and the Saxtons River Historical Society. 5:30 p.m. in the dining room (which is open for dinner after the presentation), reservations recommended. Call Main Street Arts in case of inclement weather. Free (donations accepted). Saxtons River Inn and Restaurant, 27 Main St. Information: 802-869-2110 (Inn), 802-869-2960 (Main Street Arts).

PUTNEY Putney Mountain Association - "Talking with the Mountain": Rich Holschuh, an indigenous cultural researcher who serves on the Vermont Commission for Native American Affairs, will share a traditional perspective on being in relationship with Place drawn from history, linguistics, geography, cosmology, and the concept of "indigeneity." Rich serves as a public liaison for the Elnu Abenaki Tribe, working with the contemporary Abenaki community and partnering with a variety of groups to provide outreach and build connections. 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Free. Putney Community Center, Christian Sq. Information:


BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Conscious Dance: Talk-free dance practice intended to enjoy and explore embodiment, physical expression, and your body's wisdom. After an unguided warm-up period, the facilitator leads a brief opening circle on a theme or guided practice, followed by a selected playlist of music - beginning spacious and mellow, gaining intensity, and arriving back into stillness. We close with a sharing circle in which you are welcome to speak about your experience in the dance. This time is meant to be reflective, sharing awareness and emotions that arise in the dance. Primarily offered for adults, children are welcome with adult accompaniment provided they can follow the talk-free and intentional structure and be mindful of their impact on others in the space. No experience or partner or shoes are needed. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 2nd and 4th Sun. of every month. $10. Headroom Stages, 17 Elliot St. Information:,

BRATTLEBORO Community Circle Dance: All dances taught. No partner needed. Led by Kaeza Fearn. 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Donations appreciated. River Valley Aikido Center, 11 Cottage St. Parker Huber: 802-257-9108,



January 2019