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Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO "Behind the Scenes with a Wildlife Field Technician" - Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society: Cory Ross recently spent three months as a wildlife biologist on a research study examining the ecology of the black-backed woodpecker in Oregon. He'll share pictures and stories from his work and his travels, including many western birds encountered. 7 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Business and economy

BRATTLEBORO Creating your Retirement Paycheck: Josh Roberts: "You've spent years investing so you can retire on your terms. As retirement nears, the purpose of your portfolio will begin to change. It no longer has to get you to retirement; it has to get you through retirement.". 12 noon - 1 p.m. (Brattleboro Community TV sometimes records the BBL events and within a few weeks posts them at: "BCTV video library of Brown Bag Lunch Series"). Free. River Garden - Brown Bag Series, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

PUTNEY The Wonderful World of Bats!: On this day off from WSESU schools, Jerry Schneider introduces the concept of echolocation to you and your family. Why do bats echolocate? Why can't we hear them? Are bats blind? We'll learn how vital bats are for maintaining a healthy environment - did you know that a Little Brown Bat eats up to 1,000 mosquitoes in one night? Via interactive dialogue/slides, we'll move beyond old stereotypes to an understanding of the importance of bats for farmers, fruit growers, the rain forest, and us. See vivid photos of tropical fruit bats, the vampire bat, and some of our local bats. We will learn about bats in our attics, vampire bats, bat eyesight, echolocation, migration, and hibernation. We'll also see photos of phenomenal creatures like Townsend’s Big Eared Bat, and the Pallid Bat, plus listen to bat echolocation calls that are slowed down through a bat detector. Presented in partnership with The Putney Conservation Commission. 11 a.m. Participants can create bat tee shirts after the program (shirts are $4, or bring your own). Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Free Kids Cooking Class - Fun Foods from Around the World: Mexican Kale Tacos: Kale chips. Come and learn how to include this powerhouse green in your weekly taco dinner. We will mix, season and bake this Mexican staple food and elevate it to healthy greatness. Instructor: Lizi Rosenberg, BFC Education Outreach Coord. 3:30 - 5 p.m. (Use Canal St. entrance). Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom, 7 Canal St. Register: 802-246 2821,


BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic: Primary medical treatment for patients ages 18-64 in our community who do not have health insurance or who cannot afford their high deductibles or co-insurance. 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic, 191 Clark Ave. Information: 802-251-8484; Click for more info on Web in new window.



October 2019