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Performing arts

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.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Writing for the Web: Writing online content differs from writing for print. Deborah Lee Luskin, a long-time blogger, will explain the basics of blogging, most of which requires writing concisely to a specific audience. She will demonstrate tricks of diction, word order and concision so that you can make the most of the moment to grab your audience's interest and inform them of your purpose. 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.

Music

MARLBORO Scotti Clifford & Spirit Cries: This Native American rock trio, formed in the Badlands of South Dakota, is sonically rooted in blues and indie rock inspired lyrically by their Oglala Lakota ancestry. The band consists of father Scotti Clifford, vocals/guitar/bass, daughter Wahpe Louella Clifford on drums, and son Welby June Clifford on guitar. They've recently toured the US, opening for the bands Dispatch and Nahko & Medicine for the People at Stubb’s in Austin, TX, and The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. Singer-songwriter Scotti says touring from coast to coast symbolizes a traditional buffalo hunt. As a modern day Lakota family who views movement as sacred, Scotti hopes to show his daughter and son how to find balance, both spiritually and professionally. 7 p.m. Free. Marlboro College/Whittemore Theater, 2582 So. Rd. Information: 802-257-4333; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Free Kids Cooking Class - Colombian Empanadas: Join Lizi to explore the native foods of Colombia by making soft, pillowy empañadas, both sweet and savory. While cooking together, kids will learn about the culture and language of Colombia. 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom, 7 Canal St. Registration required: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.

BRATTLEBORO Get Set for the Big Game on Sunday - Free Sampling for the Big Party: Laurie Klenkel will have free samples of great game day food and recipes. 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. at the Demo Counter. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Information: 802-257-0236; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Well-being

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. 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.

Community building

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. Vernon Elementary School, 381 Governor Hunt Rd. Remote access requests must be made by 1/30 (5 p.m.): Agenda: www.publicservice.vermont.gov/content/final-agenda-1-24-2019, Remote Access: PSD.NDCAP@vermont.gov.

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