CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Thursday, January
BRATTLEBORO Jonny Sheehan hosts Open Mic: Sign up for a 20-minute slot. Musical performers get discounted meals (no drums). 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. on Thursdays. Free. Marina Restaurant, 28 Spring Tree Rd. Information: 802-257-7563.
PUTNEY Susan Brearey's Unique Depiction of Animals: Painter Susan Brearey, an art teacher at the Putney School, has pursued elusive images of animals in nature for many years. Her primal, totemic images take the place of the photo-realistic visual details found in some other works of wildlife art. Animals become primeval shapes, rudimentary, and almost featureless set against abstract surfaces. Her evocative approach was inspired in large part by the cave paintings in Lascaux, France. . Through Thursday, January 31. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.
PUTNEY "Re-Learning the Land: A Story of Red Crow College": This is a story of the Blackfoot First Nations community in southern Alberta, Canada, and how they retook control of their education system within Red Crow Community College. It traces the decolonization of their learning and the development of an innovative program within Red Crow College. The Kainai Studies program was reclaiming and teaching to a new generation the Blackfoot knowledge system that sustained their community on their land for thousands of years. Made by directors Udi Mandel and Kelly Teamey in collaboration with members from the Blackfoot community, it raises questions related to the purpose of education and what it takes to create a deep ecological consciousness and connection with our local environment. By witnessing how students/faculty within Red Crow College are re-building relationships with the land around them, we see a greater sense of purpose, confidence, identity from those participating and learning. Screening followed by a conversation with the filmmakers and with Rich Holschuh from the VT Commission for Native American Affairs. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. $12 (attend film and get 20% off your entree at the Gleanery). Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Beginning Silversmith - Basic Ring Band: 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: bortersjewelry.com/classes.
BRATTLEBORO Radiant Child Yoga Series: For children ages 2-7 and their families (younger and older siblings welcome). Jump into playful yoga poses through dance and music in this six-session class which introduces children to mindfulness activities to find inner peace and happiness. Ditteke Ederveen-Gorman is a Certified Radiant Child Yoga instructor. Mindfulness Coach, and Reiki Master. 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays in the Meeting Room (no class 2/28). Through Thursday, March 7. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Register: 802-254-5290 x 1210, firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRATTLEBORO Led Ashtanga Yoga: Experience the Indian tradition of yoga as taught by master teacher Sri K Pattabhi Jois and his daughter, our teacher, Saraswathi Jois. Students can expect to be led through part of the Primary Series practice. 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. every Thursday. $15, $12 student/senior rate. Se-tu Yoga Inn, 24 Quails Hill Rd. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.
LONDONDERRY Meditation: Meditation is an approach to training the mind which is similar to the way fitness is an approach to training the body. With Peter Miller, co-founder of New Thought Divine Science in Weston. 9:30 a.m. (Continues 1/31). Free. Neighborhood Connections, The Meeting Place, Rte. 100, 5700 Marketplace (across from the p.o.). Information: 802-824-4343; Click to e-mail for more information.
BRATTLEBORO Helping All Beings Achieve Wellness - Reiki Massage and Reiki for Dogs: Learn how Reiki can support the older canine, the anxious dog, the growing pup, injured or sick dogs, and much more. Join Megan MacArthur Littlehales (Lady Moon), Reiki Master and certified Canine Massage Therapist, with Tuckwer, her Cattle Dog, and take home ideas and tools to support your four-footed friends. 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 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 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.
PUTNEY Free Food Distribution: All are welcome to come for free produce and some non-perishable items distributed by the Vermont Foodbank and the Putney Foodshelf. Open to anyone in the community. Please bring your own shopping bags. 9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. (4th Thurs. of every month). Free. Putney Meadows, 17 Carol Brown Way.
VERNON Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel: The Panel will hear reports on the recent NRC and PUC rulings approving the sale of Vermont Yankee (VY) to NorthStar and an update on recent VY decommissioning activities. State Agency oversight roles, public reporting requirements, and public engagement opportunities during VY's decommissioning will be discussed. The Panel will also finalize their 2018 Annual Report to the Vermont Legislature. Open to the public, who can also submit comments to the Panel: PSD.NDCAP@vermont.gov. 6 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. in the Cafeteria/Auditorium. (Postponed to 1/31 if travel conditions warrant). Vernon Elementary School, 381 Governor Hunt Rd. Remote access requests must be made by 1/23 (5 p.m.): Agenda: www.publicservice.vermont.gov/content/final-agenda-1-24-2019, Remote Access: PSD.NDCAP@vermont.gov.
BRATTLEBORO Marlboro College Alumni Meet-Up: Gather, gab, bring your instruments and jam, eat some chili, find out what's up, and share your thoughts. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. McNeills Brewery, 90 Elliot St. Information: 802-254-2553; Click for more info on Web in new window.