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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO Jonny Sheehan hosts Open Mic: Sign up for a 20-minute slot. Musical performers get discounted meals (no drums). 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. on Thursdays. Free. Marina Restaurant, 28 Spring Tree Rd. Information: 802-257-7563.

Visual arts and shows

SAXTONS RIVER Saxtons River Elementary Students - "Color the World with Kindness": Exhibit runs through 3/29. 3/7: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Opening reception and bake sale to benefit the end of year school field trip. Main Street Arts, 37 Main St. Information: 802-869-2960; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Yoga and Mindfulness Class for Kids: Jump into playful yoga poses through dance and music with our Radiant Child yoga teacher Ditteke Ederveen-Gorman. This class uniquely introduces children to mindfulness activities to find inner peace and happiness. For children ages 2-7 and families (younger and older siblings welcome). Feel free to bring a yoga mat and water, but not required. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. in the Children's Room. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Registration required: 802-254-5290 x 1210.

BRATTLEBORO Kids Cooking Class: Fun Foods From Around the World - Canadian Maple Butter Tarts: Did you know Canada produces over 70% of the world's maple syrup? Did you also know Vermont is the largest producer of maple syrup in the USA? In this class, the kids will be honoring this sweet golden liquid, Vermont, and our northern neighbors by making Canadian butter tarts, which are creamy, crumbly and earthy. Come celebrate spring and bring along your sweet tooth. 3:30 - 5 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom, 7 Canal St. Registration required: 802-246-2821,


BRATTLEBORO Suicide Loss Support Group: Facilitated by Janet Schreiber. 5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (1st and 3rd Thur. of every month). Free. Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St. Drop-ins welcome but preregistration appreciated. Lars Hunter: 802-257-0775 x 104.

BRATTLEBORO MamaSezz Heart Beet Club - Whole Food Plant Based Transitioning/Lifestyle Support Group: Offering support, speakers, exercises, meditation, and 1-1 coaching. This an active and fun support group for people who are interested in transitioning into a plant-based lifestyle or folks already eating this way. Come share your experiences and hear from others who are going through similar things as you. Cooking, delicious food provided, lots of laughs, and a whole lot more. 6 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. on Thursdays. Through Thursday, April 11. By donation. MamaSezz, 127 Marlboro Rd. (Rte. 9). Information: 802-251-7400,

BRATTLEBORO Bereavement Support Group for Adults in Addiction Recovery: This is not a 12-step group, but a group for those in recovery from any type of addiction who are also experiencing a death loss, current or past. Open to anyone grieving the death loss of a loved one, no matter when or where it occurred. Bereavement support groups offer a safe, mutually supportive environment for sharing experiences through discussion, readings, simple activities, suggestions for moving through grief. Lars Hunter and Muriel Wolf facilitate. 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Through Tuesday, April 2. Free. Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St. A meeting with Lars before 1st session is required: 802-257-0775 x 104.

BRATTLEBORO Nature Deficit Disorder with Bill Pearson: Connecting with Nature. We'll share thoughts about our personal connections with the natural world that make us healthier and happier - and discuss Nature Deficit Disorder. 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.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Aging in Place: Despite the fact that VT has the second highest aging population in the nation, we don't have many housing options for seniors who want to or need to downsize but who want to stay in their communities. Brattleboro, in particular, has very limited options. How are you planning to manage it? One option might be creating a senior cohousing community. Senior Cohousing is a planned community of independent homes with neighbors within walking distance. Not a commune (no sharing of finances) but rather shared ownership of a common house and grounds governed by the community. More information at the Sage Cohousing website, Could we create such a community locally? Annamarie Pluhar will facilitate a preliminary discussion about aging in place in our part of the world. She's the founder of Sharing Housing, Inc. and a certified facilitator for Senior Cohousing "Study Group 1.". 6:30 p.m - 8 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Information: 802-451-1941,

Community meals

TOWNSHEND Community Meal: Sponsored by Senior Solutions, the food is prepared by the Townshend Dam Diner's Chef Stephanie. All are welcome. 12 noon. $4 ($3.50 ages 60 and up) suggested donation. Townshend Church, 46 Common Rd. Information: 802-365-4321.



March 2019