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 Intro to Sand CastingCuff 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 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.
LONDONDERRY The Healing Power of Reiki: Margaret Miller of Jamaica Healing Arts will discuss and demonstrate the popular and beneficial healing modality that is Reiki. As an aid to stress reduction and relaxation, Reiki is a recognized complement to traditional medicine and is practiced in many hospitals and medical care settings as part of a patient's wellness plan. 2 p.m. - 3:30 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.