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The written word

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Great Books Group - Choi Kyung Shin's "A Doll for a Day: Growing up in Post-War Korea": This is the story of a girl, born in the Year of the Ox, growing up in the post-war Korea of the 1950s and 1960s. An unusual coming-of-age drama, Choi recalls the first student anti-government demonstrations in Taegu and the military revolution of the 5.16 Coup D'etat as a middle-school student. 7 - 9 p.m. in the Meeting Room. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Michael N. Landis: 802-257-1851,

Celebrations and festivals

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Community Thanksgiving: Come have a family-style Thanksgiving Dinner with your community. Open to everyone. 12 noon - 5 p.m. Free. St. Michaels School, 48 Walnut St. Thanksgiving on Wheels is available for community members who are unable to join us: Nicole Braun: 603-903-4515.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Open Gym & Game Room for All Ages: Free supervised program and a great way to spend time after school! Play with your children or leave them in the care of the Rec. & Parks Staff. Open Gym is for recreation basketball (sneakers must be worn on gym floor). The Game Room is open for bumper pool, foosball, ping pong, and air hockey. Other activities during Open Gym: homework, snack area, arts & crafts, board games, chess, Legos. Mon: Grades K-6, 3-5 p.m.; Tues: 3-5 p.m., Grades 7-12; Wed: Grades K-6, 3-4:45 p.m.; Thur: 3-5 p.m., Grades 7-12; Fri: 3-5 p.m., Grades K-6; Sat: Grades 7-12 and Adults, 1-3 p.m. Gym closed Sundays/some holidays. Handicap accessible. Through Saturday, April 25. Free. Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Dept., 207 Main St. Information: 802-254-5808,

Community building

GUILFORD Seniors Hang Out Cafe: This new offering invites seniors to spend casual time socializing with 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,

Community meals

WILMINGTON 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner: We hope those who would be alone or are in need will also join us. Turkeys have been generously donated by John and Crista Gannon. 3 p.m. Free (all donations will go to the Deerfield Valley Food Pantry). St. Marys in the Mountains Episcopal Church, 95 E. Main St. Reservations necessary. Dick Ward, Warden: 802-464-8480 (leave message w/name, # in party, phone number for return call acknowledging your reservation).



November 2019