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Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO "Movement of People - Trafficking and Migrating in Southeast Asia Today": Talk by Braema Mathi, Global Fellow, Keene State College's Holocaust and Genocide Program and Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation. Currently we're seeing many people in Southeast Asia moving from one country to another or within their own country to relocate, to work, to have a new beginning. Some of these moves are planned, other moves are forced, and some who move are forced into work in deplorable situations. Mathi's presentation will be an overview of this phenomenon, a discussion of the factors and causes of these trends, and an examination of measures that ought to be available so that people are protected. 7 p.m. Coffee, Tea, Conversation; 7:30 p.m. Presentation in the Parlor. Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St. Information: 802-254-4730; Click to e-mail for more information.

Film and video

BRATTLEBORO "Paris to Pittsburgh" - Film Screening and Discussion: The Guilford Energy Committee, 350 Brattleboro, and Extinction Rebellion Southern Vermont invite you to a screening of this National Geographic film. "The Climate for Change is Now....From coastal cities to America's heartland, 'Paris to Pittsburgh' celebrates how Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change. And as the weather grows more deadly and destructive, they aren't waiting on Washington to act." Begin with a light dinner (soup & bread) before the film and stay for a discussion to follow. 6:30 - 9 p.m. Free. One Thirty Four Elliot. Information:

BELLOWS FALLS "Leonardo: The Works": This new film marks the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death. Many TV shows/feature films have showcased this extraordinary genius but often not examined closely enough is the most crucial element of all: his art. Leonardo's peerless paintings and drawings are present in Ultra HD quality, never seen before on the big screen. Key works include The Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, Lady with an Ermine, Ginevra de' Benci, Madonna Litta, Virgin of the Rocks, and more than a dozen others. This film also looks afresh at Leonardo's life - his inventiveness, his sculptural skills, his military foresight and his ability to navigate the treacherous politics of the day - through the prism of his art. 7:30 p.m. $10. The Chapel, 20 Church St. Information: 802-460-0110,

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Annual Stonewood Turkey Tasting: Try our succulent Stonewood Turkey, along with some "need to have" deli sides. 2 - 6 p.m. at the Demo Counter. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Information: 802-257-0236; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Seeds of Light (Sukyo Mahikari) with Susan Hebson: In Sukyo Mahikari, positive spiritual energy is transmitted from the palm of the hand to the receiver. This energy has also been referred to as light or true light which purifies and revitalizes the spirit, mind, and body. One of the best ways to initiate a natural and sustainable process of change in oneself at the deepest level of consciousness, is giving and receiving light energy and practicing the universal principles. 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.

TOWNSHEND Hatha Yoga Class: Move through a series of standard yoga poses with coordinated breathing exercises for the benefit of mind, body and spirit. Mats and blocks provided. 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. every Friday in the Heins Bldg. $5 per class. Grace Cottage Hospital Community Wellness Center, 133 Grafton Rd., Rte. 35. Information: 802-365-3649,

Community building

WEST TOWNSHEND Pizza and Music with Sam Duffy and Amos Newton: Build your own pizza on the outdoor oven from a number of toppings. More refreshments in the cafe. Sam and Amos play old-time string band tunes and songs. 5 p.m. pizza, 6 - 7:30 p.m. music. $12 suggested donation for pizza pie. Donations also appreciated by the musicians. West Townshend Country Store and Cafe, Rte. 30. Information: 802-874-4800; Click to e-mail for more information.

PUTNEY Free Food Distribution: All are welcome to come for free produce and some non-perishable items distributed by the Vermont Foodbank and the Putney Foodshelf. Open to anyone in the community. Please bring your own shopping bags. 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. (usually the 4th Thurs. of every month). Free. Putney Meadows, 17 Carol Brown Way.

BRATTLEBORO Critical Mass Ride: Critical (and "Kidical") Mass rides have a unique way of energizing folks around bike mobility, transportation solutions, amplifying our collective ability/power to begin reclaiming our streets and communities. Join 350 Brattleboro and VBike for solidarity in community. 5:30-6:30 pm: 5:30 pm: Start at Brattleboro Common. Get organized, sign in, decorate bikes, go over route. 6 pm: Critical Mass ride (high-visibility downtown route). 6:30 pm: End ride back at Brattleboro Common or go to film screening/discussion of "Paris to Pittsburgh" (See 11/22 Film,, at 134 Elliot St.). Brattleboro Common, bet. Putney Rd. & Linden St. Information:

Arts and crafts

GUILFORD Holiday Open Studio Celebrates 20th Year: When Nancy Detra and Carol Schnabel started this event, they could not have imagined how it would evolve. Crafts represented include photography, jewelry, mosaics, sewing, quilting, maple sugaring, woodcarving, pottery, glassblowing, painting, puppets, weaving, soap-making. Among this year's participants is Nelly Detra, a professional weaver offering dish towels and shoulder bags. Hanna Jenkins, farmer florist at Tapalou Guilds, uses dried flowers and foraged treasures to adorn non-traditional handwoven everlasting wreaths and other forms. Returning again is John Dimick. Since retiring from teaching, he's currently working in watercolors and paints with the Brush and Palette Painters, belongs to the Saxtons River Art Guild, and is a member of the VT Watercolor Society. Susan Fenton, a graphic designer with a myriad of artistic talent, brings some new work this year including small painted furniture pieces along with her cards/book marks. Nancy Detra is back from a painting trip to Tuscany where she immersed herself in the stunning patchwork landscape and sketched visitors. Carol Schnabel, a weaver for almost 40 years, continues to enjoy designing/creating new things for the body and home. Refreshments. 11/22: 3-8 p.m., 11/23: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Not handicap accessible. Through Saturday, November 23. Carol Schnabel Studio, 410 Green River Rd. Information: 802 257-1894,

Community meals

BRATTLEBORO Dinner Together: Join us for a community dinner and casual facilitated conversation about mental health and wellness. Those of us who are working on our mental health and those of us who are supporting folks who are struggling (or both) can connect with peers and gain connections. All are welcome. Gluten-free and vegan options available as is childcare. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Free. Winston Prouty Center, 209 Austine Dr. Information:


BRATTLEBORO Protest Vigil at TD Bank: TD helps to fund the Dakota Access Pipeline. What you can do in addition to attending the vigils: If you are a TD depositor, change banks. Founded in 2005, Post Oil Solutions is a 501c3 community organizing project in Southeastern VT whose mission is to help empower the people of the Central Connecticut River Valley bio-region in this era of global warming and climate change to develop sustainable, resilient, collaborative, and socially just communities leading to a self- and community-sufficient post petroleum society. 12 noon - 1 p.m. every Friday. Signs provided. TD Bank, 215 Main St. Information:



November 2019