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The written word

BRATTLEBORO Free Writing Circle: Deborah Lee Luskin provides a safe space and a provocative prompt. Together, we’ll make the kind of writing magic in which writers unleash their wild minds in timed writing exercises designed to prime the creative pump. Participants focus and fly, letting loose the unknown in the wonder of words. We immediately read this new work, bearing witness to the strange and wonderful stories that emerge using a positive response practice that engenders synergy, where participants invariably write more, write better, and write with greater confidence. Bring your favorite writing device. Pen and paper recommended. No experience necessary. 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.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility: 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.

Film and video

BRATTLEBORO Architecture + Design Film Series - "California Typewriter": This is a documentary portrait of artists, writers, and collectors who remain steadfastly loyal to the typewriter as a tool and muse/ Featuring Tom Hanks, John Mayer, David McCullough, Sam Shepard. 6:30 p.m. (monthly screenings). Free. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.


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. Wednesdays, 6:45 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (Also Tuesdays: 6 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.

Kids and families

DOVER Children's Room Toddler Time: In this new program, toddlers (infants and children through age 3) can interact with other children their own age while adult caregivers can meet and chat with other adults who care for little ones. Age-appropriate toys and activities will be available at that time in the room reserved for this event. 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays. Free. Dover Free Library, 22 Holland Rd. Information: 802-348-7488; Click for more info on Web in new window.


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 Men's Grief Support Group: For men who are grieving a death loss of any type. Walter Slowinski and Neil Flynn co-facilitate. 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. every 2nd and 4th Wed. (There is also a Monday group, 12 noon every 2nd and 4th Mon.). Free. Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St. Pre-registration required. Cicely Carroll: 802-257-0775 x 108.

BRATTLEBORO Running Fist Kung Fu Class: This eclectic style of Kung Fu that is taught through a series of concepts rather than a technical approach of martial arts. It helps students develop spiritually, mentally, and physically so they can readily adapt to the many challenges of everyday life. Sikung Lew Henderson instructs. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays in the Blue Room. $85, $110 non-Brattleboro residents per month. Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Register: 802-365-4514,

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Co-op Shareholder Appreciation Days - Flash Sales, Giveaways, and Shareholder Drive: As a thanks for supporting your community-owned market and deli, we are holding an incredible four-day sale. Each day we will offer one product at an absolute rock bottom price (no further discounts apply) for Co-op shareholders only. It's the perfect time to join. There will also be free drawings, tastings, and giveaways - all to say thank you for all that you do to make our Co-op so awesome. . Through Saturday, January 26. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Information: 802-257-0236; Click for more info on Web in new window.



January 2019