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The written word

PUTNEY Readings from "Never Fall Down"by Patricia McCormick - Part of Cambodian Food and Culture Week: This is the memoir of Arn Chorn-Pond, a Cambodian-American refugee from Pol Pot's genocide. Arn was just a young boy when the Khmer Rouge arrived and marched the entire small city to labor camps. Against all odds, Arn survived the genocide and was adopted by an New Hampshire family. Apiream Todd Chuuon and Apileak Todd Chhuon, who are now the age Arn was when he was a child labor camp victim and a boy soldier, will read from "Never Fall Down," as will Putney's own Kai Hammond, and Rhumdoul Rom, a Cambodian American living in Walpole, NH. 7 p.m. (Read the first chapter of "Never Fall Down": Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPLNNE) President & CEO Meagan Gallagher: Gallagher will share the latest on the state of sexual and reproductive health care and abortion access locally and nationally. Time is allotted for Q&A. Poet Verandah Porche will welcome guests with her tribute poem to Planned Parenthood. Hosted by Reproductive Health Advocates of Southern Vermont and The Women's Action Team. Camaraderie, appetizers, cash bar. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Guests are asked to support PPNNE's health services or donate to the Laura Fund which helps Vermonters pay for abortion services. Free (donations welcome). Saxtons River Distillery, 155 Chickering Dr. Information: 802-246-1128; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Gallery Talk - Dona Ann McAdams: Photographer Dona Ann McAdams discusses her life and work with Marlboro College Prof. of American Studies Kate Ratcliff. Presented in conjunction with the exhibit "Dona Ann McAdams: Performative Acts," a retrospective of four decades of her work. In the mid '70s, McAdams was inspired by her friendship with civil rights icon Harvey Milk to use her camera to encourage social change. McAdams photographed the "NEA Four," performance artists whose work became the focus of conservative outrage in the early '90s. She's also photographed anti-nuclear protests, AIDS activists, people living with schizophrenia, nuns from St. Mary's Convent, backstretch workers at a Saratoga Springs race track, and working farm animals. A longtime New York City resident, McAdams now lives on a goat farm in Sandgate, VT. 7:30 p.m. (doors open 6:30 p.m.) McAdams' work is on view through 9/23. Free. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: 802-257-0124; Click for more info on Web in new window.

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,


BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic: Primary medical treatment for patients ages 18-64 in our community who do not have health insurance or who cannot afford their high deductibles or co-insurance. 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.

NEWFANE Caring for our Own - Ground-breaking in Newfane: Learn about how a group hoping to create a green burial ground at Manitou in Newfane has sparked a local movement for creative new approaches to releasing our loved ones at the end of life. This is part of a month-long series of events on death and dying. 5:30 p.m. Free. Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Investing with Josh Roberts: You've spent years investing so you can retire on your terms. But as retirement nears, the purpose of your portfolio will begin to change. It no longer has to get you to retirement - it has to get you through retirement. And as your regular paychecks stop, you'll need a strategy to help provide for your income needs throughout retirement. 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 Bereaved Parents Support Group: This group is for parents who have lost a teenager or young adult child. Judy van Wageningen facilitates. 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. (1st and 3rd Tues. of every month). Free. Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St. One meeting with a bereavement counselor before participating is required. Lars Hunter: 802-257-0775 x 104.

BELLOWS FALLS Weekly Senior Safe Tai Chi Classes: Certified by Tai Chi Vermont and the Oriental Healing Arts Assn., instructor Leslie Lassetter teaches this gentle movement form from an ancient oriental tradition. Better balance, mindful movement, and fall prevention are just a few of Tai Chi's benefits, as well as improvement in arthritis pain and blood pressure. 11 a.m. - 12 noon on the top floor (Tuesdays). Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Information: 802-463-4270; Click for more info on Web in new window.



July 2019