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Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Artist Talk & Discussion - Photographer Dara Carleton and her Quest For Eagles: A Vermont photographer, Carleton will discuss local bald eagles and include information about where to find them, how to identify them, how to photograph them, what equipment to use and how to use it. The talk will be accompanied by a presentation. Questions are welcome. 7 p.m. (Wheelchair accessible). Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

PUTNEY Comedian/Actor Rusty DeWees - "A Journey from Pumping Gas to Hollywood": In this Academic Speakers Series presentation, DeWees shares his unique take on the world, his process, and anything else that comes to him in the moment. He is best known for his character "The Logger," a one-man comedy show which has played in theaters across New England for nearly two decades. 7 p.m. Free. Landmark College, East Academic Bldg., OBrien Auditorium, 1 River Rd. So. Information:


BRATTLEBORO Introduction to Sand Casting: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. $200. Borters Jewelry Studio, 22 High St., #202. Information:

BRATTLEBORO Introduction to Digital Photography with Bill Steele: Bill, owner of Gorham Mountain Photography, will give tips on how to get the most from your camera and speak about the "Exposure Triangle." Bring your camera, manual, questions. 12 noon - 1 p.m. Free. River Garden - Brown Bag Series, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Scrabble (all ages and levels): 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. every Tues. and Wed. on the Mezzanine. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Business and economy

WESTMINSTER SEVCA Offers Free Tax Preparation (VITA): Income-eligible Windham County residents can schedule an appointment for free tax preparation assistance through the VITA program, offered by SEVCA in collaboration with Granite United Way. SEVCA has experienced IRS-certified volunteers trained and ready to help area residents with and an Adjusted Gross household income up to $54,000 file their tax returns. 8:45 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Tuesdays. Through Tuesday, April 9. Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA), 91 Buck Drive. Call for appointment: 800-464-9951 x 0.

Kids and families

DUMMERSTON "Wild Play" - Parenting Adventures in the Great Outdoors: When David Sobel's children, Tara and Eli, were toddlers, he set out to integrate a wide range of nature experiences into their family life through play and storytelling. Blending his passion as a parent with his professional expertise, he created adventures tailored to their developmental stages: cultivating empathy with animals in early childhood, exploring the woods in middle childhood and devising rites of passage in adolescence. Sobel weaves together parenting experiences, stories he told his children, and developmental theory to present a model of healthy parenting in concert with the natural world. Richard Louv's "Last Child in the Woods" identified the urgent problem of "nature deficit" in today's children, sounding the alarm for parents, educators, and policymakers. "Wild Play" is a hopeful response for parents, grandparents, and good friends of children who want to encourage outdoor play and place-based connections. Sobel has authored eight books and more than 70 articles focused on children and nature for educators, parents, environmentalists and school administrators. 7 p.m. Free. Dummerston Evening Star Grange, 1008 East-West Rd. Information: 802-254-1138; Click to e-mail for more information.

TOWNSHEND Townshend School Open House and Ages 3-4 Pre-K Registration: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. (Repeats 4/2). Townshend Elementary School, 66 Common Rd. Information: 802-365-7506; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Caregiver Support Group: Facilitated by John Everest. 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Room B in the Maple View Cafe (2nd and 4th Tues. of every month). Free. Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave. Information: 802-257-0775 x 106.

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic: Free medical care for individuals without insurance or a physician. 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic, 191 Clark Ave. Information: 802-251-8484; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Yoga Locally: Vigorous Vinyasa taught by Laura Tabachnick. 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (Tuesdays), 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (Saturdays). Donations benefit Brattleboro nonprofits. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

PUTNEY Yoga: Offered by Putney Community Cares. 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. every Tuesday. $12 drop-in. Laura Heller Barn, 54 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-5593; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community meals

PUTNEY Community Cares Luncheon for Seniors: Menu includes Quiche, Salad, Cupcakes, Tea/Coffee. Co-sponsored by Senior Solutions. 12 noon - 1 p.m. $3.50 suggested donation. Laura Heller Barn, 54 Kimball Hill. Reserve your seat by 3/25: 802-387-5593,



March 2019