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Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO What is Baha'i?: With Marie Procter. 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 Wordsworth: Plain and Simple: William Wordsworth was a strange yet path-breaking poet who resisted writing poems that preened in being poems. UVM professor emeritus Huck Gutman discusses how someone so "plain" and “simple” became the most revolutionary, and probably most influential, poet of the past 250 years. 7 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

GRAFTON "Reversing Global Warming - Introduction to Drawdown": Local farmer and activist Laurel Green leads this workshop around global warming. Useful to anyone interested in climate crisis issues, it's meant to give people an encouraging place to stand and a clear idea of what actions they can take to contribute to reversing global warming. Young people and adults of all ages are encouraged to participate. The workshop, developed by the Pachmama Alliance in collaboration with Project Drawdown, includes several short videos, listening exchanges, and group activities. A handout with 100 Drawdown Solutions will be available to take home. "Introduction to Drawdown" fits well with the local climate actions groups such as 350 Vermont, Planet A, and Living Earth Action Group. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free. Grafton Public Library, 35 Grafton Common. Information: 802-843-2404,


KEENE Keene State College's 18th Annual Faculty Composers Recital: The public is invited to enjoy original compositions by the College's talented faculty musicians. This year, six faculty composers are presenting works: Heather Gilligan, José Lezcano, Ted Mann, Timothy Rogers, Christopher Swist, and Craig Sylvern. Performers include the Keene State Chamber Singers, Rebecca Hartke, Robin Matathias, Christopher Swist, Craig Sylvern, Ted Mann, and Timothy Rogers. 7:30 p.m. $10, $5 students/seniors. Keene State College, Alumni Recital Hall, Redfern Arts Center, 229 Main St. Information: 603-358-2168.


BRATTLEBORO Youth Indoor Soccer Program (4th - 6th 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 Wednesdays. Through Wednesday, April 4. $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.


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. Wednesdays through 4/10/19, and Thursday: 3/21. Brattleboro Retreat, 75 Linden St. Schedule appointment: 802-257-4011 (Info:

Kids and families

DOVER Toddler Time: Toddlers (infants and children through age 3) interact with other children their own age while adult caregivers can meet and chat with other adults who care for little ones. Age-appropriate toys and activities available. 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays in the Children's Room. Free. Dover Free Library, 22 Holland Rd. Information: 802-348-7488; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Lunchtime Yoga for Co-op Shareholders: All-levels, led by a different local teacher each Wednesday. Bring a yoga mat. 12 noon - 1 p.m. on Wednesdays (no class 3/20). Free (only open to shareholders). Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Information: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.



March 2019