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Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO CBD Panel - A Canna-Panel Featuring Womenpreneurs in the CBD Industry: Learn from a dynamic group of women in the CBD business about how to navigate this booming industry. This moderated panel-style discussion will cover a general overview of CBD, including the importance of education, safety, and testing, and how it works within the body. Attendees will also be able to ask questions and will leave with a general knowledge of what CBD is, current regulations, and what questions to ask as a consumer to determine potency, purity, and quality. Attendees will also get to enter a raffle for products or services provided by each panel expert. Panel Members: Ashley Reynolds from Elmore Mountain Therapeutics, Deirdre Kelley from Brattleboro Holistic Health Center, Santalena Groves from Heart Grown Wild, and Trish Naudon-Thomas from Good Body Products. 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Registration required: 802-246-2821,

BRATTLEBORO What You Can Learn from Horses: It's very important to have a good relationship when the other participant weighs ten times more than you do! We'll discuss what causes aggression and how to deal with fear (yours and others). Gincy Bunker has provided Foundation Teaching to riders of all ages for 70 years. She's published books under the name of Gincy Self Bucklin. 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.

PUTNEY The Use of Hip-Hop Rhetoric to Combat the Criminalization of Black, Brown, and Red Youth: University of New Hampshire Asst. Prof. Marcos Del Hierro provides insight into how hip-hoppers produced sustainable models for recycling knowledge and technology to produce art, criticism, and pleasure, allowing them to respond to social discourses that represent young people of color as inferior and deviant. This interactive presentation invites the audience to participate in a "cipher," or hip-hop circle, as a way to experience one example of how knowledge is made in hip-hop communities. Young and old are invited to engage with one of the most influential and funky cultural forces of the last forty years. 7 p.m. Free. Landmark College, East Academic Bldg., OBrien Auditorium, 1 River Rd. So. Information: 802-387-6768; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Youth Indoor Soccer Program (2nd and 3rd grade): Children will be broken into small coed teams to play pick-up games. Scores will not be kept. Shin guards and sneakers are required. Focus will be on having fun. 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. on Tuesdays. Through Tuesday, April 2. $15 ($30 non-Brattleboro residents) for the 5-week series. Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Information: 802-254-5808; 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

WILMINGTON Ed Popielarczyk's Magical Moments Flea Circus: Come out to see the "greatest little show on earth" on Town Meeting Day. Audience participation is encouraged. 3 p.m. Free. Pettee Memorial Library, 16 S. Main St. Information: 802-464-8557; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Maple Syrup Tasting - Sample and Class Sign-up: Visit Lizi Rosenberg, BFC Education Outreach Coordinator, to learn about the free educational and exciting classes offered for your kids at the Co-op's Community Kitchen. While signing up for March classes, enjoy free samples of local maple syrups. Tasting: 3:30 - 4:30 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.


BRATTLEBORO Bereaved Parents Support Group: This group is for parents who have lost a teenager or young adult child. Judy Davidson facilitates. 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. (1st and 3rd Tues. of every month). Free. Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St. One meeting with a bereavement counselor before participating is required. Lars Hunter: 802-257-0775 x 104.

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.

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



March 2019