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Ideas and education

WARDSBORO Slash Your Energy Bills Workshop: Learn about a range of low cost energy saving technologies and financial resources that you can use right now. Co-sponsored by Efficiency Vermont, Rockingham Energy Committee, Green Mountain Power, Neighborworks of Western Vermont, Vermont Energy Education Partners, Sustainable Energy Outreach Network, and the Great Falls Regional Chamber of Commerce. 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. (doors open 5 p.m.). Free. Wardsboro Town Hall, 71 Main St. Brad Long: 802-540-7714.

Farmers' markets

BRATTLEBORO Downtown Farmers Market: Offerings include produce, eggs, cheese, bread, baked goods, Thai food, gelato, and preserves. 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Through Tuesday, October 8. New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Information: 802-254-8885, farmersmarket05301@gmail.com.

Local history

CHESTERFIELD 35 Years of Diving in Spofford Lake - History, Fish and Adventures by Annette Spaulding: This presentation, presented by the Chesterfield Historical Society, will cover many interesting discoveries Annette has made in Lake Spofford over the past 35 years. There will be underwater footage, slides, and stories about her adventures. This is all new information that she has not shared in previous presentations. All ages welcome. Refreshments will be served. 7 p.m. Free. Asbury United Methodist Church, 532 Rte. 63. Information: 603-256-8530, donna@roscoe.cc.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Free Kids Cooking Class - Fun with Food and Art: Weaving: Meet at the Brattleboro Museum to enjoy the current art exhibit, followed by a creative art project with BMAC’s Linda Whelihan. See how art inspires our creativity and how food mirrors art, when you follow the Co-op's Lizi Rosenberg to the Co-op's Cooking Classroom where you will make something inspirationally delicious. 3:30 - 5 p.m. (All kids are welcome). Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Registration required: 802-246-2821, shareholders@BrattleboroFoodCoop.coop.

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.

BRATTLEBORO How I Beat Chronic Pain: When Katherine Eastvold, a Champion Swing Dancer, completely lost her mobility due to Chronic Pain and Illness 10 years ago, doctors told her she'd never dance again. Hear her surprising story of how she beat the odds and the three hidden approaches she took to get on the dance floor again, in one year. Funny, insightful, and hopeful - loved ones and sufferers may find tremendous gains with her story. 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.

BRATTLEBORO Caregiver Support Group: Facilitated by John Everest. 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Room B in the Maple View Cafe (2nd and 4th Tues. of every month). Free. Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave. Information: 802-257-0775 x 106.

Community building

PUTNEY Incredible Edible Putney: Join us for a viewing of the Incredible Edible TED Talk and community discussion regarding starting a local chapter - Incredible Edible Putney - dedicated to planting food everywhere that is available to anyone. Not a gardener? Don't worry - if you eat, you’re in! All kinds of talents are needed. Don't have a lot of time to devote? No worries - there are lots of ways to get involved. Our vision is to create kind, confident, and connected community through the power of food. 6 p.m. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BELLOWS FALLS Rockingham Arts and Museum Project - Artists Town Meeting and Potluck: Artists, artisans, local food growers - everyone is welcome. The focus of these quarterly meetings is to bring creative people together in order to share ideas and a meal. There is an ever-growing community of working artists and local growers in our midst, all of whom contribute greatly to the cultural and economic vitality of our communities. Meeting agenda includes: artist project updates; a debriefing of VT State Craft Tour Open Studio Weekend (held over Memorial Day weekend), discussion of public art and current mural projects, Bellows Falls Third Friday Gallery Walk (BF3F), Stage 33, and to start planning for the 2020 VT State Craft Open Studio Tour in October. RAMP is committed to collaborating and co-hosting informal Artists Town Meetings throughout the year. 6 - 8 p.m. Thirty Three Bridge Street, 33 Bridge St. RSVP requested: 802-463-3252, ramp@sover.net ("Artists Town Meeting RSVP" in subject line).


BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Contra Dancing: Live music by Nova with Kathleen Fownes on fiddle, Guilliaume Sparrow-Pepin on accordian and keyboard, Everest Witman on guitar, mandolin, whistles, with Ron Belcher calling. Beginners welcome; all dances taught. No partner needed. Carry in clean, soft-soled shoes that are not your street shoes. 7 p.m. intro lesson, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. dancing (2nd Tuesdays). $10 to $12, $8 college students, $5 youth. The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Information: 802-579-9960; Click for more info on Web in new window.



June 2019