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Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Introduction to Digital Photography: Bill Steele, owner of Gorham Mountain Photography, gives tips on how to get the most from your camera and speak about the "Exposure Triangle." Bring your camera, manual, and questions. 12 noon - 1 p.m. Free. River Garden - Brown Bag Series, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Free Kids Cooking Class - Fun with Food and Art - Texture: Come explore the place where art inspires our creativity and where food mirrors art. Look at art and make stuff. Then we'll walk across the street to the Co-op to make something delicious. 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Registration required: 802-246-2821,

BRATTLEBORO Stacking Rings: Bob Borter, who has been making and selling his jewelry in Brattleboro for over 30 years, co-teaches this class for beginners and intermediates with silversmiths Susanna Haas and Chris Lann. 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. $200. Borters Jewelry Studio, 22 High St., #202. Information:


BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Area Table Tennis Club: Open for ping pong players of all skill levels and ages. We tend to use the first hour of the evening for warm ups and practice and the second hour for competitive games between players of equal skill levels. We try to send groups of players to local tournaments each year and hold an intra-club tournament at the end of the year. Tuesdays: 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (also Wednesdays, 6:45 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.), 3rd fl. $2 ($3 non-Brattleboro residents). $20 for 10-session punch card ($45 non-Brattleboro residents). Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Information: 802-254-5808.


BRATTLEBORO Free Medical Care: For individuals without insurance or a physician. Tuesdays. 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic, 191 Clark Ave. Information: 802-251-8484; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Caregiver Support Group: Facilitated by John Everest. 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Room B in the Maple View Cafe (2nd and 4th Tues. of every month). Free. Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave. Information: 802-257-0775 x 106.

BRATTLEBORO Climate Cafe - Film - "From the Heart of the World: the Elder Brothers' Warning": This 1992 documentary explores the culture/spiritual beliefs of the Kogi - a pre-Colombian American tribe once believed destroyed. Calling themselves the Elder Brothers of the human race and us the Younger Brothers, they're convinced we are destroying the balance of life on earth. Believing that our only hope is to change our ways, they have set out to teach what they know of the balance of mankind, nature, the spiritual world. After four centuries of seclusion, they asked BBC filmmaker Alan Ereira to visit their homeland in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Colombia and deliver their prophetic message. Seeing themselves as guardians of life on earth, they have a spiritual understanding of the bond between humankind and the natural world. This bond, they insist, must be honored. They're convinced we have wounded the earth through industrial exploitation, mining, clearing of forests. They've seen signs of an ecological crisis in changing bird migrations and lack of snow in the highest regions of the Sierra Nevada. They warn that unless we change our ways, the world will end. This video stands out as an especially cogent/moving plea for ecological wisdom. 4th Tuesday of most months. Light refreshments. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-869-2141,

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Yoga & Chocolate Supports Local Planned Parenthood: After each class in January, yoga students will receive an artisan chocolate nugget from Tavenier Chocolate and a chance to win a variety of gifts from Good Body Products. Hosted by Brattleboro's Reproductive Health Advocates. 1/22 - 1/29 Yoga Locally: Tuesdays and Saturdays. Sat. classes: 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.; Tues. classes: 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Through Tuesday, January 29. $15 suggested donation for the new Brattleboro Planned Parenthood clinic opening mid-Jan. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community meals

PUTNEY Putney Community Cares Luncheon: Menu: Corn chowder, sandwiches, cupcakes, tea/coffee. Co-sponsored with Senior Solutions. 12 noon - 1 p.m. (reserve seat by 2 p.m. on 1/21). $3.50 suggested donation. Laura Heller Barn, 54 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-5593; Click for more info on Web in new window.



January 2019