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The written word

PUTNEY Study Group on Shakespeare's Final Plays: Gordon Jones, a Putney School faculty member, offers a study of Shakespeare's final plays - "The Winter's Tale," "Cymbeline," and "The Tempest." Alongside the plays, the group will also study some of Shakespeare's sonnets, using a selected edition compiled by Jones and available in a digital or print format. Copies of the plays are available through the Library and can also be found on the MIT Shakespeare site. Jones will also be making online study guides to the plays. Participants may come for one play or the entire series. 6:30 - 8 p.m. on Mondays. Through Monday, December 16. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. RSVP requested:

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Quantum Social Change in the Climate Change Era: Wendy Webber reads a compelling story from the book "Stories to Empower Quantum Social Change: Our Entangled Future." It was produced as part of the Adaptation CONNECTS research project, studying climate change adaptation and transformations to sustainability. Includes dialogue on how it might empower you to rise into your own contribution to make a difference. 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 Film: "Toy Story 4": 10:30 a.m. Bring your own popcorn. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO NECCA - November School Break Camps: Rotating activities include trapeze, fabric, lyra, juggling, mini trap, balancing, stilting, clowning, and acrobatics. Ages 3-17; full and half days. Full Day Camp (ages 5-17): 8:30 a.m. 3 p.m. Half Day Camp (ages 3-5): 8:30 - 12:30 p.m. Through Wednesday, November 27. $50 to $85 daily (5% off for 3 days). New England Center for Circus Arts (Trapezium), 10 Town Crier Dr. Information: 802-254-9780; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Free Tasting - Co-op Thanksgiving Sides: Try a variety of ready to heat and eat delicious sides, including our vegan and gluten free offerings, quinoa and wild rice stuffing, tamari roasted brussels sprouts, orange-cranberry butternut squash, and Craig's famous cranberry sauce, to name a few, along with traditional favorites. 12 noon - 6 p.m. Through Wednesday, November 27. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Information: 802-257-0236; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Holiday Support Gathering at Brattleboro Area Hospice: Join us for a special time to gather with others who are grieving to talk about the challenges of grieving during the holiday season and strategies for coping. Lars Hunter, Bereavement Program Coord., will facilitate the conversation. Give yourself the gift of support for this potentially difficult season. Everyone is welcome. Light refreshments served. 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St. Information: 802-257-0775; Click to e-mail for more information.


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 Emily Mcloughlin. 5:30 - 6:30 in the Blue Room on Mondays. Ages 16 and up. 16 to 18-year-olds need a waiver with parent signature. (Also see 11/21). $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.



November 2019