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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Thursday, March 

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Visual arts and shows

SAXTONS RIVER Saxtons River Elementary Students - "Color the World with Kindness": . Through Friday, March 29. Main Street Arts, 37 Main St. Information: 802-869-2960; Click for more info on Web in new window.

PUTNEY "The Community Book of Hope": Project HOPE began in early '18 with the intention to create a series of interactive, collaborative, community art installations around Putney. The sample pages on the wall have been created by community members during recent free workshops at the Library. The current project invites the community to create pages for a collaborative book around the theme of "Hope." These pages will be bound into a one-of-a-kind, hand-bound book that will remain at the library for the public to enjoy. Mon.-Fri: 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. in March: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat. in April: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Through Saturday, April 27. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Gallery Talk - Joey Morgan: "Catch + Release (2) Precis": Morgan and Chief Curator Mara Williams discuss Morgan's latest body of work. Exploring the reliability of memory and the nature of dreams, Morgan creates an immersive environment filled with mixed-media work and video embedded in sculptural elements. The central feature of her installation is a projected wall of fire. Other elements include a multi-panel abstract painting, a small sculpture, and a series of QR codes linking to short videos. 7 p.m. On view through 6/16/19 in the Mary Sommer Room. Free. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: 802-257-0124; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Building a Better Food System with Equal Exchange: In the wider food system, corporations control everything from seeds to supply and prices. Join us in building a vibrant community that challenges the status quo and business as usual. We'll have a short presentation on our organizing efforts, the steps that have led us here, and how you can get involved toward imagining a better food system - your participation as an individual is integral to this work. 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Register: 802-246-2821, shareholders@BrattleboroFoodCoop.coop.

Celebrations and festivals

BRATTLEBORO Holi - The Festival of Colors An Evening of Indian Classical Dance and Music: As a benefit for Brattleboro Planned Parenthood and in celebration of the Indian festival of Holi and Spring, kathak dancer Veronica Simas de Souza and cellist Jake Charkey present an evening of Indian classical dance and music. 7 p.m. $10 suggested donation (no one is turned away for lack of funds). One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: www.118elliot.com.

Government

BRATTLEBORO Free Expert Tax Preparation (VITA) - United Way of Windham County: Trained and experienced IRS-certified volunteers provide free tax preparation to eligible households that earn up to $54,000/year and who live or work in Windham County. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the Admin. Bldg. Brattleboro Retreat, 75 Linden St. Schedule appointment: 802-257-4011 (Info: facebook.com/UWWindham).

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO MamaSezz Heart Beet Club - Whole Food Plant Based Transitioning/Lifestyle Support Group: Offering support, speakers, exercises, meditation, and 1-1 coaching. This an active and fun support group for people who are interested in transitioning into a plant-based lifestyle or folks already eating this way. Come share your experiences and hear from others who are going through similar things as you. Cooking, delicious food provided, lots of laughs, and a whole lot more. 6 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. on Thursdays. Through Thursday, April 11. By donation. MamaSezz, 127 Marlboro Rd. (Rte. 9). Information: 800-212-8913.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Community Meeting and Potluck: All are welcome. 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 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.

Community meals

TOWNSHEND Community Meal: Sponsored by Senior Solutions, the food is prepared by the Townshend Dam Diner's Chef Stephanie. All are welcome. Take-out available. Free blood pressure screening offered by Visiting Nurse and Hospice of VT/NH. 11:30 p.m. free blood pressure screening, 12 noon: meal. $4 ($3.50 ages 60 and up) suggested donation. Townshend Church, 46 Common Rd. Information: 802-365-4321.

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