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The written word

BRATTLEBORO "Fat is Back" - A Conversation with Food Writer Andrea Chesman: Author of about a dozen books, her newest one, "The Fat Kitchen," makes two facts clear: fat - specifically animal fat rendered from pasture-raised chickens, ducks, geese, pigs, lamb and cattle - makes food taste great and there should be a place for it in every kitchen. 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Free. Everyones Books, 25 Elliot St. Information: 802-254-8160; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

WESTMINSTER WEST One Month in Tanzania: Kathy Kingston, a homesteader and goat farmer in Westminster West, has just returned from an immersion trip to Tanzania where she lived in the community center of a rural Tanzanian village. She will share with us what she observed of how they live and farm, what matters to them, and how the culture is influenced by colonization and capitalist pressures from the West. Bring snacks if you can. Offered by the Living Earth Action Group (meets every Friday at 5 p.m. at the Church). Free. Congregational Church of Westminster West, 44 Church St. Information: caitlin@sanctuaryvermont.com.

Celebrations and festivals

BRATTLEBORO Women's Film Festival Gala Opening: Film: "The Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution!" Reception: Featuring delicious hors-d'oeuvres and desserts from local female culinary artists: Patricia Austin (Wild Flour Vermont Bakery), Erin Bevan (4 Columns Inn), Britni Christiansen (Top Tier Baking Company), Caroline DiNicola Fawley (MamaSezz), Gretchen Hardy (The Porch Too), Abigail Haskell (VT Country Deli), Sharon Myers (The Purple Chef - Sharon Myers Fine Catering), Leda Scheintaub (Dosa Kitchen), Cai Silver (Cai's Dim Sum Teahouse & Catering), Dar Tavernier-Singer (Tavernier Chocolates), Jennifer Williams (Artisan Eats Vermont). Beverages from Windham Wines and City Girl Coffee. 7 p.m. $40 includes hors d'oeuvres, a drink, and film admission. New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Information: 802-246-6398; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Music

WEST TOWNSHEND Pizza and Music with Tim Robinson: Build your own pizza on the outdoor oven from a number of toppings. Refreshments at the cafe. Tim plays a mix of blues, country, rock, gospel, and original songs. 5 p.m. pizza, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. music. $12 pizza pie. Donations appreciated by the musician. West Townshend Country Store and Cafe, Rte. 30. Information: 802-874-4800; Click to e-mail for more information.

Recreation

BRATTLEBORO Inclusion Center - Poker and other card games: 11 a.m: Poker. 12 noon: Lunch. 1 - 3 p.m: more games, activities, discussion. 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.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO KidsPlayce Healthy Snack and Story Time: We'll read a story and kids will have a healthy snack from the Brattleboro Food Co-op. 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on Fridays. Free (KidsPLAYce fees apply if you want to stay and play). KidsPLAYce, 20 Elliot St. Information: 802-254-5212; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Friday Samplings - Try Before You Buy: Try something new, something seasonal, something on sale every Friday this month. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Demo Counter. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Information: 802-257-0236; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Strolling of the Heifers presents Cabin Fever Marketplace: Shop specialty food & beverages, arts & crafts, and more. Vendors: All Around Towne Photography, Beachy Keen Nails, Ceres Natural Remedies, Earthen Herbal, Einstein's Kitchen, Future for Freedom, Grace Rowse - Independent Scentsy Consultant, Gray Raven Farm, Handweaving by Nancy, Harbor Island Creations, Hidden Bean Bakeshop, How Charming!, LaLa Bliss Artisan Jewelry, Lamps by Herman, Mare & Indie Closet, Meraki Farmacy, Lyman's Specialties, Original Images Art by Catherine Lee, Post Apocalyptic People, Regenesis Project, Salsa Sisters, Sarah's Story Stones, Southwest Tribal Arts, Spoiled Rotten Jewelry, Tastefully Simple, UBAM Usborne Books & More, Unique Turning Vermont, Wild Hart Distillery, ZapDazzle Studio. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Through Saturday, March 23. Free. River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Activism

BRATTLEBORO Protest Vigil at TD Bank: TD is a major investor in Tar Sands. TD helps to fund the Dakota Access Pipeline. In addition to attending this vigil (signs will be provided), if you're a TD depositor, you can change banks. Sponsored by Post Oil Solutions, founded in 2005, a 501c3 community organizing project in Southeastern VT whose mission is to help empower the people of the Central Connecticut River Valley bioregion in this era of global warming and climate change to develop sustainable, resilient, collaborative, and socially just communities leading to a self- and community-sufficient post petroleum society. 12 noon - 1 p.m. every Friday. TD Bank, 215 Main St. Information: www.postoilsolutions.org.

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