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Ideas and education

PUTNEY Camino Pilgrimage Path Across Spain: Walking Spain's 1,000-year-old pilgrimage trail is the focus of this talk and slideshow led by Betsy Bates, Cicely Carroll, and Bob Lawson of Dummerston and Putney. The Camino is nearly 500 miles long, running from the Pyrenees in France across the northern portion of Spain to Santiago de Compostela. Winding from village to village, across farm fields and beside streams and rivers, the path is now walked for many reasons by many people from many countries. The presenters have walked on the Camino before and will share their photos, experiences, reflections. There will also be a short intro to group walks on specific portions of the Camino run by Travel Fever Tours of Putney. Participants can walk for 10 days along the Camino from April 7-16 and April 17-26, 2019, starting in Pamplona. 7 p.m. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.

PUTNEY "Pride or Prejudice? Black Lives Matter and the Struggle Against Confederate Monuments": Dr. Ousmane Power-Greene explores whether the process of removing Confederate statues has actually avoided addressing injustices and thus missed an opportunity to begin a process of healing. Debates over monuments and memorials to the Confederacy often center on the uses of public space and the allocation of tax dollars, while the bigger question slips away: How should the United States - or any nation - confront acts of inhumanity perpetuated by the state? Dr. Power-Greene is a professor at Clark University, where he teaches courses for undergraduate and graduate students on American history with a focus on African American internationalism and comparative social and political movements. 7 p.m. Free. Landmark College, East Academic Bldg., OBrien Auditorium, 1 River Rd. So. Information: 802-387-6768; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Legacies of Trauma: Dr. Henry "Harry" Knight will focus on the concept of "historical trauma," the cumulative emotional harm experienced by an individual or a generation due to a traumatic event, even if they themselves did not experience the event. The Holocaust and other genocides provide an opportunity to examine the lasting legacy of trauma on entire groups for generations beyond the tragedy itself. This lecture is presented in conjunction with the exhibit "Fafnir Adamites: Interfere (with)." Adamites' work largely focuses on intergenerational trauma and the emotional turmoil inherited from past generations. Her feltmaking, weaving, and papermaking act as a meditation to work through past traumas. 7 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: 802-257-0124; Click for more info on Web in new window.


PUTNEY Lassus Quartett - Free Residency Concert: The Lassus Quartett is a Swiss-based string quartet with violinists Joel Bardolet and Antonio Vinuales, violist Adam Newman, and cellist David Eggert. They'll perform Morton Feldman's gigantic String Quartet No.2, a work lasting nearly six hours. Inspired by the intricate enormity of Turkish tapestries, the work is performed without pause, allowing sounds to accumulate into patterns and ultimately reveal a breathtaking whole. Audience members are invited to attend any or all of the performance, and to leave and return of their own accord. In collaboration with Candle in the Night owner Larry Simons, the Currier Center will be filled with Turkish rugs surrounded by wooden benches, inviting audience members to sit or lie down on the floor and transforming the Currier Center into a meditative space. An adjacent room will be designed for rest and hydration, allowing listeners to take breaks without interrupting their experience. 4 p.m. in Currier Hall. Free (reservations encouraged). Putney School, 418 Houghton Brook Rd. Information: 802-387-6637,


BRATTLEBORO Table Top Tuesday: Brattleboro Recreation & Parks and Stephen Washkevich announce the beginning of this new program. Cards, Twister, Munchkin, Candyland, and more. Bring a game to share or just a good attitude. Ages 8-18 are invited to step away from screens and enjoy face to face cardboard competition. 5 - 7 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Conference Room. Through Tuesday, December 17. $3 per class for Brattleboro residents, $5 non-residents. Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Information: 802-254-5808; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Local history

DUMMERSTON Maps of Dummerston with David Greenewalt: The Dummerston Conservation Commission has been intensively studying maps of Dummerston for several months. Through this process, we've become aware of how little we know about our town, things we should know if we are to make good decisions about our town into the future. Familiarize yourself with these maps from the very earliest days to current maps that, using the latest technology, show land features and attributes that will likely surprise you. You will have an opportunity to study maps closely and ask questions. 7 p.m. downstairs. Children encouraged to attend. Free. Dummerston Congregational Church, 1535 Middle Rd. Information:

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Big Brothers Big Sisters - Making a Difference: BBBS is the oldest mentoring program nationwide. It serves children between the ages of 6 and 18 and matches the child with adults in the community. These matches have an average longevity of four years in Vermont. Becoming a mentor is an impactful and unique role to play in a child's life, it is getting back to basics providing youth with new opportunities and exposure to the larger community. With Charlotte Raine. 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.


BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Contra Dance: Mary Wesley will be calling to the music of "Uncle Worry & the Cass Hill Banditos" (Nate Paine, fiddle; Nathaniel Rowan on fiddle and banjo; Larry Siegel on keyboard). 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.



November 2019