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Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Introduction to Tarot: Margaret Shipman and Stacy Salpietro-Babb will lead this tarot workshop for beginners. Learn the basics of the structure of the tarot deck and begin to uncover the meanings and themes found in the cards. Hear from Shipman and Salpietro-Babb about how they created The Wayfarer Tarot and designed its unique imagery. The techniques taught in this workshop can also be used with any traditional tarot deck. Salpietro-Babb has 20 years of experience as a tarot reader. Shipman is an artist and graphic designer who began as a student of Salpietrio-Babb's in 2013 and now collaborates with her on The Wayfarer Tarot deck. 7 - 9 p.m. $30 ($25 BMAC members). Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Registration required: 802-257-0124 x 101,


NEWFANE Bard Owl (Breeze Verdant and Annie Landenberger) w/ Fiddler Stephen Iachetta: Verdant on guitar, vocals, and stomp box and Landenberger on vocals and percussion will be joined by Iachetta, known as the "Shaker fiddler." Iachetta and Verdant, "a folker with a rock and roll heart," have performed together for over a decade at farmers' markets, fairs/festivals, brew pubs - even opening for Natalie Merchant. Verdant and Landenberger have been making music since 2016 honing sweet harmonies, driving rhythms, old favorites and new - including Verdant originals. Verdant has a half-century of song-writing and arranging, playing rock/folk while Landenberger's past covers a range of vocals - folk, rock, jazz, classical, musicals. 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. No cover. Special: Wed. music nights, drafts are $5 and a beer and burger meal is $15. Four Columns and Artisan Restaurant Inn, 21 West St. Information:;

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Open Gym & Game Room for All Ages: Free supervised program and a great way to spend time after school! Play with your children or leave them in the care of the Rec. & Parks Staff. Open Gym is for recreation basketball (sneakers must be worn on gym floor). The Game Room is open for bumper pool, foosball, ping pong, and air hockey. Other activities during Open Gym: homework, snack area, arts & crafts, board games, chess, Legos. . Through Saturday, April 25. Free. Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Dept., 207 Main St. Information: 802-254-5808,


BRATTLEBORO Safer Products Healthy Living: Many common ingredients in personal care and beauty products may be linked to potential health risks like cancer, hormone disruption, and infertility. Join Erin, an environmental health educator and advocate, for a conversation about what's in your products, why some ingredients are harmful, what to be on the look out for as you make safer swaps, and healthy living tips and resources. 12 noon - 1 p.m. The River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

TOWNSHEND Chair Yoga: Beginners to yoga are welcome, as is anyone with limited flexibility or an inability to practice on the floor. 1 - 2 p.m. every Wednesday in the Heins Bldg. $5 per class. Grace Cottage Hospital Community Wellness Center, 133 Grafton Rd., Rte. 35. Information: 802-365-3649,

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Compassionate Brattleboro presents Community Conversations - Compassion and Restorative Justice: Join Mel Motel, Dir., Brattleboro Community Justice Ctr.; Jackie Trepanier, Program Coord., Brattleboro Community Justice Ctr.; Suzanne Belleci, Dir., Bellows Falls Justice Ctr.; Mike Stostak, Restorative Practices Coord. at Brattleboro Union High School; Sally Struble, Dir. of Restorative Justice at Youth Services; Samia Abbass, member of the Brattleboro Justice Center Board; Dan DeWalt, Dir. of Restorative Community Justice of Southern VT; Miriam Dror, Moderator. 7 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Food Co-op Shareholder Discount Forum: Join fellow owners to learn about the Co-op's discount program and finances. We'll be looking for your thoughts and opinions on what the discount program could become in the future. Join Sabine (our General Manager) and some of your board members to voice your ideas. 3-4 p.m. (Open only to shareholders. Use Canal St. entrance). Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Information: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.



October 2019