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The written word

GUILFORD Talk About Books - "The Wife" by Meg Wolitzer: 6:30 p.m. Free. Guilford Free Library, 4024 Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-257-4603; Click for more info on Web in new window.

PUTNEY Poetry Reading and Talk: Kate Gleason and Putney Library Writer in Residence Michelle Blake will read their poems and talk about what they are currently striving to discover in their work - about language, poetry, and the world. Gleason is the author of two poetry books, Laika in Space (forthcoming in Main Street Rag) and Measuring the Dark (Zone 3 Press). Her work has appeared in Verse Daily, Best American Poetry, The Southern Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Rattle, and elsewhere. Michelle Blake is the author of three novels, "The Tentmaker," "Earth Has No Sorrow" and "The Book of Light" (Putnam Penguin), as well as a chapbook, "Into the Wide and Startling World" (Finishing Line) and a collaboration with visual artist Fran Forman, Escape Artist (Schiffer). Her work has appeared in Mezzo Cammin, Ploughshares, Southern Review, The New York Times, MORE magazine, Solstice Literary Magazine, and Tin House. Join us for a night of poems, talk, discoveries and, of course, cake. 6:30 p.m. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Mulching the Garden with Cheryl Wilfong: Wilfong, a Master Gardener, discusses preparing the garden for spring. 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.


GREENFIELD Creacion Latin Big Band: Twenty-piece band. Playing son, salsa, cha cha, boogaloo, merengue, cumbia, and bolero styles, there is an open floor for dancers. 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. (1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month). Free. Hawks & Reed, 289 Main St. Information: 413-774-0150; Click for more info on Web in new window.


DUMMERSTON Wednesday Walks - Elysian Hills Tree Farm: These walks, to different destinations, take place on easy terrain through mid-June. Meet 10:15-10:30 a.m. at Knapp Rd, from Tucker Reed Rd., 0.4 miles north from Middle Rd. or 0.6 miles south from East-West Rd. (If it rains, walks will be rescheduled for Friday of the same week.). Dummerston Conservation Commission. Information:

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Rhyme Time: Stories and songs for children age 5 and under. 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays in the Meeting Room. Through Wednesday, August 28. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Nature Explorers Spring Camp: We will search for signs of spring, find where the wild ones play, investigate the mysteries of metamorphosis, follow a babbling brook, and delve into forest fantasies. Grades K-4. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Through Friday, April 19. $55/day ($45/day for members). Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center, 1221 Bonnyvale Rd. Registration, scholarships:

BRATTLEBORO Creative Creatures Workshop: Taking inspiration from the creatures of Glasstastic, we'll transform everyday materials into fanciful beasts. Ages 8 and up. 11 a.m. Free. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Registration required: 802-257-0124 x 101,

Community building

GUILFORD Joint Regional Conservation - Advocacy Groups Meeting : Potluck dinner- bring food to share; kitchen available to heat up items. Preparing for Emerald Ash Borer - members of Guilford Conservation Commission. Reports from various commissions and advocacy groups about current initiatives and opportunities for collaboration. 5:30 p.m. potluck; 6:30 - 8 p.m. meeting. Free. Broad Brook Community Center, 3940 Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-257-1961.


BRATTLEBORO Move and Connect: From dance to Tai Chi and Zumba to stretching, let's get moving together. Come early to check out the shop and stay late to build connections with other participants. Wear comfortable clothing. Water provided. 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Free (donations to instructors welcome). Windham Movement Apparel, 2 Elliot St. Information: 802-246-1223.

BRATTLEBORO Paneurythmy, the Dance of Universal Harmony: An uplifting, energizing circle dance taught by Beinsa Douno of Bulgaria and danced around the World. 8 a.m. Wednesday and Sunday. Free. Living Memorial Park, Guilford St. Ext. Information: 802-490-2213.



April 2019