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Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Art from Health Care and Rehabilitation Services: HCRS, southeastern Vermont's community mental-health agency, hosts this multidisciplinary art show. The artwork comes from talented artists, classically trained and outsiders alike, who are part of the HCRS community. The show represents over 50 artists who are employed and/or served by this non-profit. . Through Thursday, March 28. River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Well-being

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 - 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.

BRATTLEBORO Disabilities and Medical Issues Support Group: Open to all people with medical concerns and/or disabilities. Topics discussed are our personal needs and feelings, dealing with medical systems, family reactions, and more. Fridays: 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Mondays: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free. Inclusion Center, St. Michaels Episcopal Church, 16 Bradley Ave., lower level. Information: 802-387-5285; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community meals

BRATTLEBORO Free for Adults - Celebrate a Mud-Luscious March (Vegan) Meal: Come cook - and eat - with Edible Brattleboro! Knock the mud off your boots and come on over to the Co-op. Join us in preparing three whole food, plant-based recipes: Potato Leek Soup, Moroccan Stew, and Key Lime Pie. Bring your appetite, maybe your favorite apron, mostly your enthusiasm! Edible Brattleboro will provide materials (food/ingredients), and child care. 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom, 7 Canal St. Registration required: 802-246-2821, shareholders@BrattleboroFoodCoop.coop.

Activism

BRATTLEBORO Racial Justice Organizing Meeting: Black Lives Matter VT members, Lost River Racial Justice members, and People of Color Caucus invite those who wish to join the struggle for racial justice to attend. Meetings include time/space for: educating ourselves and each other by reading and discussing one section of the M4BL Platform per month; breakout time for the POC Caucus, a space for those who self-identify as people of color to build relationships, leadership capacity, and community organizing power; breakout time for Lost River Working Groups, including Fundraising (planning monthly events to benefit The Root SJC Racial Justice programming, Lost River Racial Justice, and BLM VT); Ready Response (showing up for specific racial justice campaigns and actions), and Political Education (planning monthly M4BL platform discussions and preparing for a study group in the fall); community announcements and relationship building. Light vegetarian dinner is provided and folks are encouraged to bring something to share. Childcare is provided on site. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. monthly. Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information: 802-254-3400; Click for more info on Web in new window.

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