CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Wednesday, January
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.
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.
TOWNSHEND Youth Marijuana Use - Presentation and Community Dialogue: Michael Roj, retired Vermont State Police Sergeant and current Windham County Highway Safety Task Force Coordinator with the Windham County Sheriff's Office, will facilitate a conversation on the topic of marijuana to include a review of the current marijuana law, various resources to support underage education and prevention, and how legalization is likely to impact our communities. Light snacks and beverages will be served. Sponsored by West River Valley Thrives. 5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Enter from the front door and signs will guide you to Room A14. Free. Leland and Gray Union Middle and High School, 2042 VT Rte 30. Information: www.wrvthrives.com.
BRATTLEBORO Lunchtime Yoga for Co-op Shareholders: All-levels, led by a different local teacher each Wednesday. Bring a yoga mat. 12 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 Food As Medicine - Load the Oven and Eat Like Royalty for a Week: Diet greatly affects our health and well-being. This series will help you organize and implement healthy habits that are simple and manageable. We will explore "food as medicine" and how to feast/eat with enjoyment while respecting your body. These classes will provide how-to methods for understanding and implementing an anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle for those experiencing or suffering from: chronic pain, Lyme disease, inflammatory gut conditions (Crohn's, colitis, etc.), arthritic/gout conditions, allergies and food sensitivities, diabetes, MS, Parkinson's, Lupus, other inflammatory conditions, and anyone interested in eating for good health. With Amy Comerchero, owner of Amy's Bakery Arts Cafe in Brattleboro. 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. (2/13: Treats, Desserts, and Cravings). $35, $65 for 2 classes. Strolling of the Heifers, 157 Main St. Anne Latchis: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Long Term Care Medicaid Planning: A significant concern for an aging population is how to pay for elder care. Careful planning can make a big difference in asset preservation and eligibility for state assistance. Join Elder Law attorney Amelia W.L. Darrow for a lively interactive presentation on these issues. 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.