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The written word

BRATTLEBORO Great Books: "The Plague": Discussion of Albert Camus' book. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. in the Meeting Room (monthly). Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Michael N. Landis: 802-257-1851,

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. The River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO "An Army Physician's Experience in Vietnam 1968-1969": Join Dr. Robert Tortolani as he shares some of his personal experiences during his time of service as a medic during the Vietnam War. He will show slides and a film from his personal collection followed by an open discussion. 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the Community Meeting Room. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Inclusion Center - Improv with Robin Zegge: 11 a.m. Improv. (10 a.m.-2 p.m. games, discussion, art, dance). Bring your own lunch. 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 Mother Up! Monthly Meet-Up / Mother Up! Families Rise Up for Climate Action: A vegetarian meal and childcare for ages 10 and under will be provided. Families Rise Up for Climate Action is a project of 350Vermont that brings together families to talk about the tough realities of climate change and to participate in the transition to a healthier and safer world. Jessica Dolan, a Scholar of Environmental Anthropology, Ethnobotany, and Indigenous Studies presents "The Restorative Ecology of Peace: Haudenosaunee values for caring for community and Mother Earth." In this talk, Jess will share her doctoral research and learning journey studying Haudenosaunee environmental philosophy and relationships with land. Haudenosaunee traditional knowledge is a distinct Indigenous knowledge system that offers pathways to integrated social and ecological health and methods for us to re-think inter and intra cultural community resilience and survival in these times of climate change. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Free. KidsPLAYce, 20 Elliot St. RSVP helpful. Abby Mnookin:


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,

PUTNEY Living Strong Class: Offered by Putney Community Cares. 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. (every Mon. and Thur.). $60 for 12 weeks (starting any week). Laura Heller Barn, 54 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-5593; Click for more info on Web in new window.


MARLBORO Folklore Dominicano Ensemble: This New York-based dance company is dedicated to preserving, creating, and presenting dance and music traditions that reflect and celebrate Dominican culture. They'll offer a 20-minute performance of Merengue, Machacó, Mangulina, and several other Dominican dances. Audience members are then invited to join them and Marlboro's Dance in World Cultures class for a workshop in Dominican Folkloric dancing. 6:45 p.m. in the dining hall. Free. Marlboro College, 2582 South Rd. Information: 802-257-4633; Click for more info on Web in new window.



March 2019