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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Thursday, December 

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Government

BRATTLEBORO All About the Decennial Census of 2020: The U.S. Census Bureau is the federal government’s largest statistical agency, dedicated to providing current facts and figures about America’s people, places, and economy. David Longsmith, a Census Recruiting Assistant, presents an overview of the Census and share information about jobs that are available for persons interested in participating as "enumerators" or Census Takers. 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 "Toy Story 4" - Free Movie Matinee: Children of all ages are welcome. Sponsored by Brattleboro Rec. & Parks. 2 p.m., lower level of Gibson Aiken Center. Enjoy free popcorn and juice. Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St. Information: 802-254-5808.

BRATTLEBORO Mini Camp for 5-11 Year-Olds: A morning snack will be provided; bring a noon lunch and drink. Activities include arts & crafts, games, sports, and more. 12/26, 12/30, 12/31: 8:30 - 1:30 p.m. Children may stay for Open Gym at 1:30 p.m. which is also a supervised program. (Also see 12/27). $15 ($18 non-Brattleboro residents) daily. Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Pre-registration requested by stopping in the Rec & Parks office: 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

Well-being

GUILFORD Falls Prevention Tai Chi Classes: This is a custom Tai Chi practice emphasizing slow, rhythmic movement designed to improve balance, strength, and general well-being. Instructor Leah Gessner is certified by Tai Chi Vermont. Sponsored by Guilford Cares and Senior Solutions Council on Aging for Southeastern VT. Thursdays: 10 a.m. Ongoing, 11 a.m. Beginners. No reservations necessary. Through Thursday, February 27. $2 suggested donation. Broad Brook Community Center, 3940 Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-579-1350, guilfordcaresvt@gmail.com.

Activism

BRATTLEBORO Shine A Light for Social Justice (Brattleboro Area Jewish Community): The inspiration for Shine A Light observes Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, as an opportunity to bring the community together in solidarity with the challenges faced today by all marginalized people in our country. Each night will be hosted by a different local business and focus on a different social justice issue. "Lighting leaders" from the Jewish community will lead the each evening's program which will include the traditional candle lighting and prayer and the singing of songs about Hanukkah and social justice. Discussion of the evening's theme is welcome. 5:30 p.m. 12/26, Elliot St. Fish 'n Chips - Equality for Women; 12/27, Brooks House Atrium - Homelessness; 12/28, Gallery in the Woods - Racial Justice; 12/29, Everyone's Books - Immigrant Justice. Through Sunday, December 29. Elliot Street Fish, Chips & More, 50 Elliot St. Information: Laura Berkowitz: options@myfairpoint.net.

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