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The written word

BRATTLEBORO Visiting Author In-Store Tabling: Meet Jon Steinman, author of "Grocery Store: The Promise of Food Co-ops in the Age of Grocery Giants." Reading, signing, and Q&A. 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. in-store tabling; the 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. portion takes place in the Community Room. Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Information: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Road Tripping with Nick and Katherine Eastvold: Studies have shown for years that the further you travel, the more your creativity, mental health, and even test scores improve! Prepare with tips and tricks to travel both alone and together in today's world. Road Warriors Nick and Katherine have traveled across 40+ states and will share hilarious stories and adventures. 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.


PUTNEY The Soubrette Jazz Choir in concert with an opening set by Singcrony: The Soubrette Jazz Choir, led by Anna Patton, is a group of 16 women who perform intricate vocal harmony arrangements of swing, jazz, blues, and songs by contemporary songwriters. Their spring program includes songs that date from the 1920s to songs written for the choir just this year by Anna Patton. Come enjoy Annie Ross’s "Twisted," Johnny Mercer's harmonically delicious "Dream (when you’re feeling blue)," Patton's philosophical rant "Long-Beard Wise," and more! The choir will be joined by Matthew Sharff on Bass and Will Patton on mandolin. An opening set will be performed by Singcrony, a quartet of singers who are also members of the Soubrette choir. They share a love of close a cappella harmonies and syncopated rhythms and are drawn to swing jazz hits, plus catchy doo-wop, barbershop, and classic pop selections. They sing in the style of the Chordettes, the Andrews Sisters, and the Boswell Sisters. 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Sandglass Theater, 17 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-4051; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Sample and Sign Up - Seaweed: Visit Lizi Rosenberg, BFC Education Outreach Coordinator, to taste different kinds of seaweed. While there, find out about the free kids cooking classes available this month. 3:30 - 4:30 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.

GUILFORD Storytime: Program of songs, fingerplays, books, and activities for babies, toddlers, and older siblings presented by Cathi Wilken or Laura Lawson Tucker. 11 a.m. every Tuesday. Free. Guilford Free Library, 4024 Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-257-4603; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic: Free medical care for individuals without insurance or a physician. 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic, 191 Clark Ave. Information: 802-251-8484; Click for more info on Web in new window.

WEST DUMMERSTON "Fraud, Scams, and Con Artists: Coming to a Computer Near You": This is an overview of the leading scams, techniques of con artists, and discussion of the steps to take to avoid victimization. With Elliott Greenblott, AARP Vermont Fraud Watch Coordinator. Refreshments. 6:30 p.m. Lydia Taft Pratt Library, 156 West St. Information: ; Click to e-mail for more information.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Exploring the Green New Deal - A Brattleboro Town Hall Meeting: Join us for a conversation at the crossroads of economy, society, and environment with ecological economist and UVM professor Jon Erickson. We invite local organizations and residents to bring their perspectives as we explore what a Green New Deal could look like in VT and beyond and how to get there. How do we break our dependence on fossil fuels while safeguarding our economy? What's driving unprecedented wealth/income inequality? Can we turn the tide on climate change? The answers will define the viability of our economy, character of our democracy, obligations to our children. Jon Erickson is the David Blittersdorf Prof. of Sustainability Science & Policy at UVM's Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources. Sunrise Movement is a youth-led movement working to prioritize combating climate change across America. In 2018, Sunrise leaders pushed the promise of a Green New Deal into the mainstream, and now they are launching the Road to the Green New Deal: 8 tour stops and over 100 town halls across the US to bring Americans together around the future of our communities and our planet. 6 - 7:30 p.m. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.


PUTNEY Zumba with Nicole: This Latin-based dance fitness class is a workout for your body and your mind. 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. every Tuesday. $5. Landmark College Fine Arts Center, 1 River Rd. So. Information:



May 2019