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Performing arts

DUMMERSTON Rudyard Kipling returns to Naukaula: Mr. Kipling is coming home and has agreed to regale us with some of his "Just So Stories" and to give you a tour of his Dummerston estate. Fine desserts and coffee will be served after the readings. Mr. Kipling will answer questions as well. Proceeds from this event will help fund the "Just So Stories" Program, which allows 500 local school children per year to see the same performance for free. This event is made possible by The Landmark Trust USA. The appearance of Mr. Kipling is made possible by Jackson Gillman. 7 p.m. (seating limited to 25). $40. Naulakha, 707 Kipling Road. Reservations: 802-254-6868.

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Gene Parulis - "Visions and Explorations": Parulis has been photographing the world for 50 years. The two poles of his life are teaching and traveling, and photography occupies a central place in both. . Through Sunday, April 14. Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St. Information: 802-251-8290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO "Good Clash: Why Democracy Depends on Productive Disagreement" - a Series with Meg Mott: Today's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute presentation is "Constitutional Decision-Making: Turning Querulous Passions into Productive Debates." We'll consider how disagreement is crucial to democratic rule and how cognitive dissonance so often undermines debate. Using political theory and social psychology, upcoming presentations consider how the American federalist system encourages debate about public matters and how human psychology precludes finding a common ground. Also examined will be both sides of abortion, capital punishment, and guns to see how we might approach each issue with more productive disagreement. Meg Mott has taught political theory and constitutional law at Marlboro College since 1999 and has moderated Putney's Town Meeting since 2016. 10 a.m. - 12 noon on Mondays. Through Monday, May 6. $6 per lecture ($30 for 6 lectures). New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Julie Lavorgnia: 802-365-7278,


BRATTLEBORO Spin Class: With Susie of the Brattleboro Food Co-op Seafood Dept. 5:15 p.m. - 6 p.m. (1st Mon. of every month). $15; free for Brattleboro Food Co-op shareholders. Body in Harmony, 22 High St. Information: 802-380-3928.


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. 11 a.m. - 12 noon on Mondays. $2 suggested donation. Guilford Community Church, Crnr Rte. 5 and Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-579-1350,

BRATTLEBORO Bereavement Care Training: Bereavement Volunteers are available as a support to people who have had any kind of a death loss. Enrollment in training requires the completion of an application and an interview. Brattleboro Area Hospice serves people in Windham County and all services are free of charge. 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Through Monday, May 13. $40 contribution requested. Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St. Application: 802-257-0775.

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.

LONDONDERRY Beginner Tai Chi for Fall Prevention: Doreen Fabiano is offering Tai Chi in six-week sessions. Originally conceived as a Chinese martial art, Tai Chi offers excellent overall health benefits. The practice aids in fall prevention, diabetes, arthritis, and balance. 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. on Mondays. Through Monday, May 6. Free. Neighborhood Connections, The Meeting Place, Rte. 100, 5700 Marketplace (across from the post office). Sign-up: 802-824-4343.

LONDONDERRY Intermediate (Level II) Tai Chi for Fall Prevention: Doreen Fabiano is offering Tai Chi in six-week sessions. 12 noon - 1 p.m. on Mondays. Through Thursday, June 6. Free. Neighborhood Connections, The Meeting Place, Rte. 100, 5700 Marketplace (across from the post office). Sign-up: 802-824-4343.

BRATTLEBORO Lyme Recovery: 3 Steps Forward with Daniel Foster: 12 noon - 1 p.m. (3 Steps Forward discussion continues 4/3). 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 Improv with Robin Zegge: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m: games, discussion, art, dance; 11 a.m: Improv. 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.

Arts and crafts

BRATTLEBORO Wall Collage - "Body is a Guest": Denise Beaudet's project is an exploration of possibility, of the ways we can be connected to this Planet and beyond that are unprovable and perhaps unknowable. . Through Wednesday, May 1. Free. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St. Information: 802-257-4777; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Youth 4 Change: ​This is a youth-led group, ages 12-25, committed to racial, economic, gender and social justice issues. Y4C creates a physical space open to youth to have their voices heard on the issues that matter to them. We're focused on providing programming for youth from frontline communities - POC, Indigenous, LGBTQIA, poor and working class, differently abled, immigrant, etc. 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m: drop in, homework, art; 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m: food and meeting (1st and 3rd Mon. every month). Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information:



April 2019