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BRATTLEBORO Western Indian Cooking Class - Gujarati-style Vegetarian Food: Learn how to make parathas (Indian flatbread with mixed vegetables and spices), cilantro and hot pepper chutney, and a dessert. This meal will use spelt and semolina flours as ingredients plus ghee (clarified butter). You will have some prepared dough and chutney to experiment with at home. Instructor Vidhi Salla is a Gujarati from Mumbai, India. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. (use Canal St. entrance). Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom, 7 Canal St. Registration required: 802-246-2821,


GUILFORD Treasured Trees in Brattleboro: Forester Lynn Levine guides us on a walk near downtown Brattleboro to look at trees nominated and described by the Brattleboro community as extraordinary or fascinating. Easy - entire walk is 2.25 miles on paved sidewalks. We'll cover 1.25 miles as a group and distribute walking guides for those who wish to continue on their own. Lunch together at the store on our return (optional). 10:30 a.m. Meet at the Guilford Country Store. From there, we'll carpool into Brattleboro. Guilford Country Store, 475 Coolidge Hwy. (Rte. 5). Information: 802-490-2233.

Farmers' markets

BRATTLEBORO Downtown Farmers Market: Offerings include produce, eggs, cheese, bread, baked goods, Thai food, gelato, and preserves. 4 - 7 p.m. (last day of the season). New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Information: 802-254-8885,


WESTMINSTER Tai Chi Classes for Older Adults: Tai chi, the Chinese method of slow, fluid movements, has been called the perfect exercise for older adults. It can improve balance, coordination, flexibilility, and mood, and can ease the symptoms of chronic conditions such as arthritis and Parkinson's Disease. This new course for beginners is hosted by Westminster Cares and taught by Ben Daviss, a senior instructor with the NH-based, nonprofit Oriental Healing Arts Assn. No commitment required. 11 a.m. - 12 noon on Tuesdays. $5 per session (Intro on 10/8 is free). Westminster Institute, 3534 Route 5. Register: Donna Dawson: 802-722-3607,

BRATTLEBORO Mindfulness Meditation - How to Practice It: Mindfulness has been shown to have many benefits such as reducing stress and increased ability to be present in one's life. If we think of the mind as a muscle (which the brain is), we can expect to exercise it to develop its potential, just as we exercise our body to keep strong and healthy. Mindfulness is one way to achieve this healthiness by practicing the skills of attention. Today, with Vera Riley, will learn and practice one technique of mindfulness. 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 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.

TOWNSHEND Viniyoga class: Build strength, balance and endurance. All levels welcome. Mats and blocks provided. 4:30 - 6 p.m. every Tuesday in the Heins Bldg. $5 per class. Grace Cottage Hospital Community Wellness Center, 133 Grafton Rd., Rte. 35. Information: 802-365-3649 or


BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Contra Dance: David Kaynor and Ellery Witman on fiddle, Peter Siegel on guitar, Rich Sbardella calling. No partner needed and beginners are welcome; all dances are taught and called. Carry in clean, soft-soled shoes. 7 - 10 p.m. (7 p.m. brief intro lesson). $10 to $12, $8 college students, $5 youth. The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Information: 802-579-9960; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Windham County Organizing Committee for Vermont Workers' Center: We are a democratic, member-run organization dedicated to organizing with a human rights framework and to taking action on issues of concern to people most impacted by economic and social injustice and welcome anyone who wants to learn more about our work and/or to organize in Windham County. Our Healthcare Is A Human Right campaign is focused on building collective power to win a healthcare system that works for people, not for profit, and provides dignified wages and conditions for people working in the healthcare field. We also work in solidarity with social, economic, racial, and climate justice organizations to build a mass movement for people and the planet. 6 - 8 p.m. Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Ellen Schwartz: 802-257-4436,



October 2019