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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Thursday, November 

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Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Gallery at The Garden: "Photographic Images and Charcoal Drawings in Back and White" - Leigh Brady and John Nopper: . Through Thursday, November 28. River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Film and video

PUTNEY "One Town at a Time": In 2006, during a summer between semesters at college, film director Mike Leonard took on the challenge of visiting every town in the state of VT by joining the 251 Club – a unique organization dedicated to exploring The Green Mountain State. With his two best friends in tow, he met with locals and visited some of Vermont's most celebrated nooks and crannies. After living outside Vermont for over a decade, Mike moved back home and revisited the 251 Club – returning to some of the same places and re-interviewing some of the same people he met 12 years ago. In the process, he learned how Vermont has changed, how it has stayed the same, and how a humble wayfarer's club shaped his identity forever. This coming-of-age story that is firmly rooted in the community spirit that makes VT so special. Diverse voices from across the state include Former Governor Jim Douglas and Ben & Jerry's co-founder, Jerry Greenfield, and 251 Club members. Part of the [FRAMED] documentary serie. Q&A after the screening. 7 p.m. $12. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Music

BRATTLEBORO Anna Patton Teaches "Ear Training for Everyone": There are virtuosic listeners just as there are virtuosic performers - you can learn to be one! Are there songs you love and wish you could articulate what is so great about them? Do you harmonize with your voice/instrument and wonder why some harmonies sound great or weird or wrong? Write music and feel as though you always follow the same patterns and wish you had more options? This course draws on Patton's fascination with learning and creating music by ear and is designed for singers, instrumentalists, curious listeners; people with/without formal music training. Learn to identify the harmonic gist of songs by listening, finding bass lines, making educated guesses about chord progressions. Exercises to sharpen musical ears through harmonizing and e-harmonizing well-known songs. We'll have group compositions, experiment with harmonic options and steal ideas we like from the songs we've studied. While vocalizing will be central, these skills are not just for people who consider themselves singers - they're also at the core of improvisation, composition, and general music appreciation. 5:30 - 7 p.m. $20. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: anna@annapatton.com, www.118elliot.com.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Parent/Tot Open Gym: This is an unstructured program where the parent is responsible for their child/children (age 5 and under). Open Gym is a place for parents and tots to get out of the cold and enjoy playing with blocks, a playhouse, cars, toys, puzzles, a tunnel, a play kitchen, big rubber balls and more. 10 - 11:45 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Through Thursday, April 23. $1 per day. Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Dept., 207 Main St. Information: 254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Area Hospice - Parent Loss Support Group: This is a new Bereavement Support Group for adults who have lost a parent either recently or in the past - offering a safe, mutually supportive environment for sharing experiences through discussion, readings, simple activities, and suggestions for moving through grief. Lars Hunter, Bereavement Program Coord., facilitates the group. 5 - 6:30 p.m., 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month. Ongoing with rolling enrollment. Limited to 12. Free. Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St. Individuals must meet with Lars prior to joining the group: 802-257-0775 x 104, www.brattleborohospice.org.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO US Census 2020 - Hiring Event: The US Census Bureau is accepting online applications for Enumerators (Census Takers) at www.2020census.gov/jobs. This is flexible, part-time, temporary employment from April-July 2020 paying $16.50 per hour, plus $.58 per mile driven. Must be 18 years old by March 2020. Applications are only accepted online. 10 a.m. - 12 noon. Department of Labor, 28 Vernon St. Information: 1-855-JOB-2020, www.gsa.gov/fedrelay, david.a.longsmith@2020census.gov.

BRATTLEBORO National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP): Meetings are open to anyone interested in racial justice. The Mission of NAACP is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons. 6 - 7 p.m. 1st fl., every 3rd Thursday. Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information: 802-254-3400; Click for more info on Web in new window.

GUILFORD Seniors Hang Out Cafe: This new offering invites seniors to spend casual time socializing with old friends and making new ones. Play games, sip coffee, and munch on snacks. Sponsored by Guilford Cares. 1 - 3 p.m. every Thursday. Drop in for a few minutes or stay the whole time. Free. Broad Brook Community Center, 3940 Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-579-1350, gcares@comcast.net.

Dance

BRATTLEBORO Zumba Classes: Zumba is the Latin Dance Fitness program that's getting the whole world moving to international rhythms and Latin beats. Don't miss these great workouts suitable for all levels that will give you cardiovascular and body-shaping benefits while strengthening your core and increasing your balance and being lots of fun. It's a great way to boost your energy, increase flexibility, condition muscles, and feel amazing each time you leave. With Adrasteia Andrews. 5:45 - 6:45 in the Red Room on Thursdays. For ages 16 and up. 16 to 18-year-olds need a waiver with parent signature. (Also see 11/25). $5, $7 non-Brattleboro residents ($50 for 10-session punch passes/$70 non-residents). Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Information: 802-254-5808; Click for more info on Web in new window.

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