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The written word

BRATTLEBORO "Independence Corrupted: How America's Judges Make Their Decisions": With 22 years in America's courts, Judge Schudson knows the factors affecting judicial decision-making. With scholarship and impassioned accounts of compelling cases, he brings readers behind the trial bench to see judges analyzing actual trials and sentencings of abortion protesters, sex predators, murderers, white supremacists. He opens the doors to appellate chambers to hear judges debating life and death, multi-million-dollar damages, and priceless civil rights. He exposes the personal, professional, and political pressures now threatening judicial integrity like never before. 7 p.m. in the Main Reading Room. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO "Good Clash: Why Democracy Depends on Productive Disagreement" - with Meg Mott: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute presentation: "Democracy and Humility." This class considers the courage and humility necessary to debate matters of existential proportion. What skills and principles do we need to make these important clashes more productive? Meg Mott is Professor of Politics at Marlboro College. 10 a.m. - 12 noon. $6 per lecture. 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 - 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.

BRATTLEBORO Card Games on a Spring Day with Strolling of the Heifers Staff: Come on in and try to best our staff at a game of cards. 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.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Sizzling Sausage Sampling: Free tasting with Brattleboro Food Co-op Shareholder Janet D. Try one of our locally famous, delicious house-made sausages. 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the Demo Counter. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Information: 802-257-0236; Click for more info on Web in new window.


NEWFANE Gentle Yoga for Achy Joints : Taught by Rosalind Fritz, this class increases mobility, creates strength, develops balance, inspires calm, and an overall sense of well-being. It offers a slower pace that works well for the older student or someone with injuries, limited mobility, or other special conditions. Students practice yoga using a variety of props, including chairs, allowing for the stretching/strengthening benefits of yoga regardless of current physical condition. Learn yoga postures, alignment, breathing techniques, meditation. Class is not limited by age, weight, arthritis, or other physical limitations. 9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. on Mondays. Drop-in: $18, $15 seniors. Newfane Village Yoga, 599 Rte. 30. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

GUILFORD "Coffee with Coffey": Sara Coffey, State Rep., Windham 1 invites you to join her for discussions among neighbors. "It's been nice to have some Vernon folks join us Guilford, and Guilford folks join us at the Library in Vernon," she says. (Also see 5/4). 5:30 p.m. Guilford Country Store, 475 Coolidge Hwy. (Rte. 5). Information:


MARLBORO Soul Line Dance Class with Rachael Shaw: Soul line dance is a low impact, synchronized style of dance done in lines. Students will learn short combinations that are repeated throughout the songs (R&B, soul, pop and funk music). Please bring comfortable indoor shoes with smooth non-marking soles. 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. in the Gym (Mondays thru 5/20). $10 per class, drop-ins welcome. Marlboro Elementary School. Information:


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 - 6:30 p.m: drop in, homework, art; 6:30 - 8 p.m: food and meeting (1st and 3rd Mon. every month). Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information:



May 2019