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The written word

BRATTLEBORO Great Books Discussion: "The Death of Ivan Ilyich" by Leo Tolstoy: . 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. in the Meeting Room (monthly). Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Michael N. Landis: 802-257-1851,

Business and economy

WESTMINSTER SEVCA Offers Free Tax Preparation (VITA): Income-eligible Windham County residents can schedule an appointment for free tax preparation assistance through the VITA program, offered by SEVCA in collaboration with Granite United Way. SEVCA has experienced, IRS-certified volunteers trained and ready to help area residents with and an Adjusted Gross household income up to $54,000 file their tax returns. 8:45 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Tuesdays. Through Friday, April 12. Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA), 91 Buck Drive. Call for appointment: 800-464-9951 x 0.


BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Area Osher Lifelong Learning Institute - "American Politics Now": Prospects and Strategies - Are there emerging leaders or organizations that can meet the challenges of the day? What to do in an era of increased partisanship? To impeach or not to impeach? Where do issues like global warming fit into the picture? Light refreshments served. Presented by Michael Krasner whose essay, "Donald Trump and the New American Electoral Politics," is part of a new collection on Political Communication published by Routledge in 2018. 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. $6. New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Information: 802-365-7278,

Kids and families

DOVER Winter Seasonal Storytime: Includes a sampling of classic children's books as well as fantastic new releases. Following the read-aloud, children are invited to participate in a hands-on craft activity related to the theme of stories presented. 2:30 p.m. in the Children's Room (closed 2/18). Through Monday, February 25. Free. Dover Free Library, 22 Holland Rd. Information: 802-348-7488; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Nature Days at Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center: On these days of no school, drop the kids off to play and learn in the fields and forests at BEEC. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (also 1/29). $45 to $55 per day. Scholarships available. Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center, 1221 Bonnyvale Rd. Register: 802-257-5785,

BRATTLEBORO Mother Up! Monthly Meet-Up: Mother Up! brings together families to talk about the tough realities of climate change and to participate in the just transition to a healthier and safer world. A vegetarian meal and childcare for ages 8 and under will be provided. 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Free. KidsPLAYce, 20 Elliot St. RSVP helpful but not required:

BRATTLEBORO Incredibles 2 (PG) Movie Matinee: 1:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room (WSESU Teacher-in-Service Day - No School). Bring a snack. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.


GUILFORD Seniors Tai Chi for Fall Prevention Classes: These classes introduce and practice the most basic movements of introductory forms taught by Dr. Paul Lam and recommended by the Arthritis Foundation. The pace is smooth, slow, and can be done while seated. Instructor: Leah Gessner, Certified by Tai Chi Vermont, Inc. in Fall Prevention Tai Chi. Sponsored by Guilford Cares. Intermediate: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.; Beginners: 11 a.m. - noon on Mondays. $2 suggested donation. Guilford Community Church, Crnr Rte. 5 and Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-579-1350,

BRATTLEBORO Spouse/Partner Loss Support Groups: Monday group: 12 noon every 2nd and 4th Mon. (There is also a Wednesday group: 5 p.m. every 2nd and 4th Wed.). Free. Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St. One meeting with a bereavement counselor before participating is required. Cicely Carroll: 802-257-0775 x 108.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO How the Rich Earth Institute Supports Sustainable Agriculture & Clean Water: Learn how the Rich Earth Institute is turning human urine into fertilizer, supporting sustainable local agriculture, protecting vital water resources, and creating circles from septic lines. Our community provides our #1 resource! Equipment available if you wish to become a urine donor. 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 Indigo Radio - 107.7 FM: Listen to a group of area educators seeking to learn through engaging with others in our community and throughout the world. They talk about educational and social issues both globally and locally and connecting them to our lives and Brattleboro community. 12 p.m. every Sunday. Brattleboro Community Radio. Information:



January 2019