CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Monday, February
BRATTLEBORO William Forchion: Forchion will read from "Sacred & Sacrosanct: a collection of poems" and discuss his latest project, #ApoemAday, a year-long project of daily poems. 7 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Windham Orchestra - Being Beethoven: Join the winners of the Be Beethoven Conducting Raffle as they explore the world of conducting with the members of the Windham Orchestra. 7 p.m. $10 ticket supports the Windham Orchestra. Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. Information: 802-257-4523; Click for more info on Web in new window.
WESTMINSTER SEVCA Offers Free Tax Preparation (VITA): Income-eligible Windham County residents can schedule an appointment for free tax preparation assistance through the VITA program, offered by SEVCA in collaboration with Granite United Way. SEVCA has experienced IRS-certified volunteers trained and ready to help area residents with and an Adjusted Gross household income up to $54,000 file their tax returns. 8:45 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Tuesdays. Through Tuesday, April 9. Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA), 91 Buck Drive. Call for appointment: 800-464-9951 x 0.
DOVER Winter Seasonal Storytime: Includes a sampling of classic children's books as well as fantastic new releases. Following the read-aloud, children are invited to participate in a hands-on craft activity related to the theme of stories presented. 2:30 p.m. in the Children's Room (Closed 2/18). Through Monday, February 25. Free. Dover Free Library, 22 Holland Rd. Information: 802-348-7488; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Spouse/Partner Loss Support Groups: Monday group: 12 noon every 2nd and 4th Mon. (There is also a Wednesday group: 5 p.m. every 2nd and 4th Wed.). Free. Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St. One meeting with a bereavement counselor before participating is required. Cicely Carroll: 802-257-0775 x 108.
GUILFORD Seniors Tai Chi for Fall Prevention Classes: These classes introduce and practice the most basic movements of introductory forms taught by Dr. Paul Lam and recommended by the Arthritis Foundation. The pace is smooth, slow, and can be done while seated. Instructor: Leah Gessner, Certified by Tai Chi Vermont, Inc. in Fall Prevention Tai Chi. Sponsored by Guilford Cares. Intermediate: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.; Beginner: 11 a.m. - noon on Mondays. $2 suggested donation. Guilford Community Church, Crnr Rte. 5 and Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-579-1350, firstname.lastname@example.org.
LONDONDERRY Recognizing the Early Signs of Alzheimer's Disease: Since 1987, clinicians at The Memory Clinic in Bennington have been providing diagnosis and treatment of memory loss. Clinicians will be here on Monday, February 11th at 5:30 to talk about the signs and symptoms of early Alzheimer's and review emerging research dedicated to treating the disease. 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Free. Neighborhood Connections, The Meeting Place, Rte. 100, 5700 Marketplace (across from the p.o.). Information: 802-824-4343; Click to e-mail for more information.
PUTNEY Project HOPE Workshops: Amber Paris offers this open materials, page-making workshop. She initiated the "Community Book of Hope" project at the Library as a collaborative, community effort. The joining together of creativity and community is a powerful light in the dark. Sharing gifts of image and word to foster community unity is one of the greatest HOPES we have. Artists and writers of all ages are invited to create work created around the prompt: "hope is…" which will be collectively hand-bound into a book and remain at the Library. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. (Repeats 2/24, 12 noon - 2 p.m.). Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: www.amberparis.net.
BRATTLEBORO Racial Justice Organizing Meetings: Lost River Racial Justice, Black Lives Matter-South, and People Of Color Caucus Regular Meeting. All those who wish to join the struggle for racial justice are invited to attend. Childcare provided. Fragrance and nut-free. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. every 2nd Monday. Free. Whetstone Studio for the Arts, 28 William St., 1st fl. Information: www.lostriverracialjustice.org.