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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Monday, February 

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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO Viewpoint Composition for Actors & Directors (Ages 13-19): During February break, expand your perceptions about creating performance and making stories. Using Viewpoints (a way of thinking about Time & Space), we will collaboratively create original material with a variety of prompts, found objects, and unusual spaces. Workshop culminates in an open presentation of student work. With Hallie Flower. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.), 7 p.m. Final presentation (Fri.). Through Friday, February 22. $300. New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Information: www.neyt.org/programs/classes/to-register.

BRATTLEBORO Junior Company Bootcamp (Ages 9-12): Get what you need to take the stage with gusto, grit, wit, and panache during February break. Through acting exercises, games, scene work, and improv, students will get the chance to build on what they already know and take their performance chops to a whole new level. Program will culminate in an informal presentation on the last day of class. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Through Friday, February 22. $300. New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Information: www.neyt.org/programs/classes/to-register.

The written word

BRATTLEBORO Meet Children's Books Author Karen Hesse: 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 Nature Explorers Winter Camp: For children in grades 1 to 4. Come for one day or all five. We'll make art for animals, track the wild ones, find sanctuary in the snow, explore the wonders of winter. Monday - Art for Animals: Create edible arts and crafts to leave as gifts for birds/animals. Decorate the land and trees at BEEC and bring something home for the animals that live near you. Tuesday - Tracking the Wild Ones who made these Tracks: Nature detectives follow clues left by animals. We'll learn how to recognize tracks/signs of local animals. Wednesday - Sanctuary in the Snow: Where do animals find shelter during a snowstorm? We'll go explore and see if we find animal homes. Working together we'll build our own winter shelter; if there's snow we'll build a quinzhee or snow cave. Thursday - Warmth even in Winter: How do animals keep warm? What animals live in this forest and what do they eat? We'll explore how animals survive freezing temperatures, try out these strategies ourselves, make a fire and hemlock tea to warm ourselves. Friday - Winter Wonders: Exploration and play guided by the offerings of nature and interests of the group - follow a trail, play predator prey games, more. 9 p.m. - 3 p.m. Through Friday, February 22. $55 a day or $250 for the week ($45 a day or $210 for the week for members). Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center, 1221 Bonnyvale Rd. Information: 802-257-5785; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Well-being

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, gcares@comcast.net.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Veggie Van Go: This mobile food pantry is powered by the VT Foodbank. Employees and volunteers distribute fresh vegetables, fruits, and other food products. No eligibility requirements - open to all. Bring reusable grocery bags to carry produce. 12 noon - 1 p.m. outside the BMH Loading Dock on Maple St. (3rd Mon. of every month). Free. Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave. Information: 802-257-0341; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Activism

BRATTLEBORO Youth 4 Change: ​This is a youth-led group, ages 12-25, committed to racial, economic, gender and social justice issues. Y4C creates a physical space open to youth to have their voices heard on the issues that matter to them. We're focused on providing programming for youth from frontline communities - POC, Indigenous, LGBTQIA, poor and working class, differently abled, immigrant, etc. 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m: drop in, homework, art; 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m: food and meeting (1st and 3rd Mon. every month). Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information: youth4changeaction@gmail.com.

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