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Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Loons Past, Present and Future with Dr. Mark Pokras: Today we consider that common loons embody everything in nature that is wild, free, mysterious, and beautiful. But people didn't always feel this way about loons. In this presentation we'll discuss the history of human/loon interactions, scientific research, the origins of the modern loon conservation movement, and what's going on today. Dr. Pokras is a national expert on Loons and a very popular speaker. This program is sponsored by Southeastern VT Audubon Society. 7 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.


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 years old 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.

Business and economy

BRATTLEBORO 5 Tips for Bond Investing with "Lower for Longer" Interest Rates: If you're buying on credit or shopping for a mortgage, low interest rates can be helpful. But if you're buying a bond, it's a different story. With Josh Roberts. 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.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Kids Cooking Class / Fun with Food and Art - Transitions: Enjoy the art exhibit at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center followed by a creative art project with BMAC's Linda Whelihan. See how art inspires our creativity and how food mirrors art, when you follow Lizi Rosenberg to the Brattleboro Food Co-op's Cooking Classroom where you will make something delicious. All kids are welcome. 3:30 - 5 p.m. Each month, a class meets at the museum to view an exhibit and make an art project followed by a creative food activity at the Co-op Cooking Classroom (Canal Street entrance). Free. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Registration required: 802-246-2821, shareholders@BrattleboroFoodCoop.coop.


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 gracecottage.org.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Development Credit Corp. - Communications Union District (CUD) Webinar: This "Knowledge Bites" training webinar (part of the Southern Vermont Economy Project serving communities across Bennington and Windham counties) provides an overview and answers questions about new Vermont legislation enabling CUDs to advance local broadband planning and implementation. Featured speaker is Paul Giuliani, an attorney specializing in municipal law and CUD formation. Dial-in number (US): 712-770-3893. Access code: 682926#. Online meeting ID: svep. Join the online meeting: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/svep. Brattleboro Development Credit Corp. Information: Sarah Lang: 802-257-7731 x 222, www.brattleborodevelopment.com.

PUTNEY US Census 2020 Jobs: The US Census Bureau is now accepting online applications for Enumerators (Census Takers) at www.2020census.gov/jobs. Work today directly on computers to initiate or complete the online application process. This is a Q&A session for prospective employees - flexible, part-time, temporary employment from April to July 2020 paying $16.50 per hour, plus $.58 per mile driven. Applicants must be 18 years old by March 2020. Brochures, Frequently Asked Question sheets, business cards are available to share or to follow up with the Census Bureau on the application process. 9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 855-JOB-2020, www.gsa.gov/fedrelay, david.a.longsmith@2020census.gov.



November 2019