CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Thursday, February
BRATTLEBORO Jonny Sheehan hosts Open Mic: Sign up for a 20-minute slot. Musical performers get discounted meals (no drums). 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. on Thursdays. Free. Marina Restaurant, 28 Spring Tree Rd. Information: 802-257-7563.
BRATTLEBORO Cuff Bracelet: Bob Borter, who has been making and selling his jewelry in Brattleboro for over 30 years, co-teaches this class for beginners and intermediates with silversmiths Susanna Haas and Chris Lann. 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. $200 plus materials. Borters Jewelry Studio, 22 High St., #202. Information: bortersjewelry.com/classes.
BRATTLEBORO How to Create Your Own Website: This workshop - taught by Bob Lawson, founder of Sustainable Digital, a Putney-based company specializing in web design, and sponsored by the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation's INSTIG8 program - teaches small businesses and nonprofits how to build their own websites using Squarespace. The website basics you'll learn include: selecting a template, organizing the site and its menu, using "Blocks" to layout pages, building a photo gallery, adding forms and other special features. 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Brattleboro Development Credit Corp., 76 Cotton Mill Hill. Register: www.brattleborodevelopment.com/public-events/squarespace-workshop.
BRATTLEBORO Yoga and Mindfulness Class for Kids: Jump into playful yoga poses through dance and music with our Radiant Child yoga teacher Ditteke Ederveen-Gorman. This unique class introduces children to mindfulness activities to find inner peace and happiness. For children ages 2-7 and families (younger and older siblings welcome). Feel free to bring a yoga mat and water, but not required. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. in the Children's Room (Continues 2/14 - 3/7. No class 2/28). Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Registration required: 802-254-5290 x 1210.
BRATTLEBORO Suicide Loss Support Group: Facilitated by Janet Schreiber. 5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (1st and 3rd Thur. of every month). Free. Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St. Drop-ins welcome but preregistration appreciated. Lars Hunter: 802-257-0775 x 104.
BRATTLEBORO Alzheimer Caregivers Support Group: Share, obtain a support network, or just listen. 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (1st Thur. of every month). Free. The Gathering Place, 30 Terrace St. Sharon Snider, RN: 802-254-6559.
TOWNSHEND Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group: Given the long duration of this disease, the strain on Alzheimer's caregivers can last several years and produce serious declines in caregiver physical, emotional, and financial well-being. In 2017, 16 million Americans provided an estimated 18.4 billion hours of unpaid care in the form of physical, emotional, and financial support. Led by trained facilitators: Claire Bemis, RN, of Grace Cottage and Alicia Moyer of SASH. 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (1st Thur. of every month). Free. Grace Cottage Hospital, Heins Conf. Rm., 133 Grafton Rd. Registration appreciated: 802-365-3763.
BRATTLEBORO Front Porch Forum - Vermont's Quiet Digital Revolution: Front Porch Forum is the focus of a new independent documentary, "The Story of Vermont's Quiet Digital Revolution," from Canadian filmmaker Peter Strauss. The short film follows the stories of several FPF members, each from different walks of life. How does participation on their local forums transform them and their communities? Learn more from this special screening in Brattleboro with discussion following from FPF staff. 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.
TOWNSHEND Community Meal: Sponsored by Senior Solutions, Inc., the food is prepared by the Townshend Dam Diner's Chef Stephanie. All are welcome. 12 noon. $4 ($3.50 ages 60 and up) suggested donation. Townshend Church, 46 Common Rd. Information: 802-365-4321.