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The written word

NEWFANE "Writing to the Light": Deborah Lee Luskin provides guidance and prompts for automatic writing as part of the third annual "Writing to the Light" writers circle. Together, participants will create a safe space for those who wish to read their new words. 1 - 4 p.m. Open to the first 25 writers to arrive at the library. Free. Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO "New Year / New Experiences" - Three-Night Retreat: Featuring internationally renowned Ashtanga yoga teachers who will encourage you to embrace your daily practice with a new lens, or establish a daily practice if this concept is new to you. These classes will be taught each morning, with ample time after class to ask the teachers specific questions about your practice. Daily meditation sessions encourage a Satsang as well as an evening of yoga & breath-work practice. Bhangra dancing session taught Punjabi style; Consciousness film screening; Discussion with teachers Kate O'Donnell, Rich Ray, and Deb Williams. New Year's eve the schedule is chock full. Plus, attendees will enjoy unstructured time where you can visit the Downtown arts scene, strap on some snowshoes or skis and be in nature, sign-up for a therapeutic massage, or enjoy an evening under the stars in our outdoor hot tub. . Through Wednesday, January 1. Setu Yoga & Meditation Retreat Center, 241 Quails Hill Rd. Information: www.se-tu.org/calendar/annual-new-years-retreat, www.se-tu.org/class-schedule.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Indigo Radio - Brattleboro Community Radio 107.7FM: Indigo Radio, deepening understanding and making connections! IndigoRadio is a group of area educators seeking to learn through engaging with others in our community and throughout the world. We will be talking about educational and social issues both globally and locally and connecting them to our lives and Brattleboro community. Past shows: https://soundcloud.com/user-654648353. Brattleboro Community Radio. Information: Livestream: www.wvew.org, Facebook: www.facebook.com/indigoradiowvew.

Dance

BRATTLEBORO Community Circle Dance: All dances taught. No partner needed. Led by Linda Blake and friends. 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Donations appreciated. River Valley Aikido Center, 11 Cottage St. Parker Huber: 802-257-9108, www.brattleborocircledance.org.

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. 12/29, Everyone's Books - Immigrant Justice. Elliot Street Fish, Chips & More, 50 Elliot St. Information: Laura Berkowitz: options@myfairpoint.net.

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