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The written word

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Great Books Group - "Growing Up," a Memoir by Russell Baker: 7 - 9 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Michael N. Landis: 802-257-1851, emagicmtman@gmail.com.

Ideas and education

W. BRATTLEBORO National Geographic Documentary - "Paris to Pittsburgh": This new film and the following panel discussion are presented in cooperation with Vermont Interfaith Power & Light and the Vermont Climate & Health Alliance. The film shows effects of the climate crisis as well as the many solutions people across the country are implementing. Panelists include Wendy Webber, who will speak about a Green New Deal for VT; Tom Hughes of Energy Independent Vermont, speaking about pricing carbon; and Dan Quinlan, speaking about the Global Warming Solutions Act. 6 p.m. Potluck, 6:30 p.m. Film. All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 29 South St. Information: 802-490-2052.

Business and economy

BRATTLEBORO Investing: Josh Roberts: "Investing is like a journey - you are saving for a period of time with a destination (such as retirement) in mind. Your goals are unique, and your investments should reflect that. But should your portfolio's focus change over time?". 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 "Little Peoples" Summer Camp: Activities include sports, games, arts & crafts, music, story time and snack time for children ages 3 and 4. Parents are asked to pack a healthy snack and a drink. Offered by Brattleboro Rec. & Parks Dept. 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Senior Area (near pool). Through Friday, June 28. $25 ($40 non-Brattleboro residents) for the week. Living Memorial Park, Guilford St. Ext. Special needs: notify 5 days in advance: 802-254-5808.

BRATTLEBORO New England Center for Circus Arts - Free Circus Activities: The Circus Affects Project combines free circus activities and food opportunities to support the development of young people in Brattleboro's underserved areas. Open to youth age 7–17 living at Moore Court and Ledgewood Heights, NECCA's coaches will teach a range of skills including juggling, low wire, acrobatics, human pyramids, theater games, clowning, unicycling. Free Summer Meals provided prior to activities. The Project is supported by grants from Cirque du Soleil and the Windham Foundation. Moore Court: Mondays and Thursdays. Ledgewood Heights: Tuesdays and Fridays. (Breakfast 9-9:30am/Lunch 12 noon-12:30pm). Through Friday, August 16. New England Center for Circus Arts. Information: 802-254-9780; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Spouse/Partner Loss Support Groups: Monday group: 12 noon every 2nd and 4th Mon. (There is also a Wednesday group: 5 p.m. every 2nd and 4th Wed.). Free. Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St. One meeting with a bereavement counselor before participating is required. Cicely Carroll: 802-257-0775 x 108.

Community building

TOWNSHEND Breakfast with Local Legislators and Discussion about Cannabis Regulation: With the passage of S.54 relating to the commercialization of marijuana out of the Senate and referred to Committee on Ways and Means, this bill appears, in some form, destined to be voted into law soon. Hosted by West River Valley Thrives, this dialogue will provide clarity for municipalities, schools, social service and health care agencies, faith-based institutions, law enforcement, and parents to become better informed about what is in this draft legislation and to help you consider whether your town should examine its current plan and zoning laws. 7:45 a.m. Free. Townshend Church, 46 Common Rd. RSVP West River Valley Thrives: 802-365-4700, wrvtdirector@gmail.com.



June 2019