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MARLBORO Talk About Our Democracy - "American Exceptionalism": According to Wikipedia there a three ideas behind American Exceptionalism: 1. The history of the United States is inherently different from that of other nations. 2. The US has a unique mission to transform the world. 3. The United States' history and mission give it a superiority over other nations. What is your take? Is American Exceptionalism a good thing? Or, is it getting us in trouble? You are welcome to prepare a statement to make at the meeting. Followed by a discussion. Refreshments. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (Next meeting: 1/27/2020). Free. Marlboro Community Center, 524 South Rd. Please RSVP:

Kids and families

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,

BRATTLEBORO New Year's Sides, Snacks, and Bubbly: Make your New Year's Celebration perfect with these delicious appetizers. Featuring Effie's Oat Cakes, Chocolate Biscuit di Salami, VT Cheddar, Sparkling Cider, and more!. 4 - 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.

Community building

BELLOWS FALLS Open House Weekend (Bellows Falls Downtown Development Alliance): Over 60 shopping locations, plus events, throughout Bellows Falls, Rockingham, Saxtons River, and Westminster. . Through Monday, December 2. Bellows Falls 3rd Friday. Information:



December 2019