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Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO "Evolving in Watercolor" : This group of painters has evolved from tentative beginnings to work that reflects the confidence, skill, and creativity of each artist. They meet under the direction of Bennington artist, Ann Kremers. When there is no class, they support each other in art and life, and their work is becoming increasingly accomplished. Artists: Ali Edelstein, Shelley Geller, Abbie Hatton, Ann Kremers, Gwen Steege, Margaret Weinland, Elizabeth Whateley. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekdays, 12 noon - 4 p.m. Saturdays. Through Tuesday, July 30. River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO "Dona Ann McAdams: Performative Acts" - A Retrospective of Four Decades of 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. She photographed the "NEA Four," performance artists whose work became the focus of conservative outrage in the early '90s. She has 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. . Through Monday, September 23. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: 802-257-0124; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

NEWFANE Cemetery Preservation: Why Bother?: Find out why from Charlie Marchant of the VT Old Cemetery Association. 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.

Film and video

PUTNEY "The Story of the Dog" - A Journey of Collaboration: In 2005, Sandglass Theater traveled to Cambodia to collaborate with Sovanna Phum, of Phnom Penh, to create a new piece about the effect of war on private lives. This film chronicles the remarkable journey of a shared process that crosses cultures and blends artistic styles. 7 p.m. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Music

PUTNEY Yellow Barn Concert: Toru Takemitsu, Orion Franz Schubert, Schwanengesang (Swan Song), D.957. George Enescu, Octet for Strings, Op.7. 8 p.m. $20, $17 seniors, $10 students. Yellow Barn, 49 Main St. Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4271841, 802-387-6637.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Radiant Child Yoga with Ditteke Everdeen-Gorman: Jump into playful yoga poses with dance and music. For ages 2-7 and their families (younger and older siblings welcome). 10:30 a.m. in the Meeting Room on Thursdays. Through Thursday, July 25. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO LEGO-palooza: 1:30 - 5 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO Demystifying Crystal Energy Work: Crystals, or minerals, have been used throughout the centuries by many cultures for beautification, currency, ritual, and for healing purposes. Even our modern technology relies on the power of minerals to provide us connection. We'll explore how to work with crystals, including a meditation practice with Sher Levesque of Sri Healing Arts. 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.

W. BRATTLEBORO Live Well Die Well: Kimberly C. Paul, author of "Bridging the Gap: Life Lessons Learned from the Dying" and host of the "Death by Design Podcast," addresses topics on the subject of death and dying as part of her National Live Well Die Well Tour. Topics include: pre-planning, how to discuss end-of-life wishes with loved ones, and what alternative options are available to those stricken with a potentially life-ending illness. "The more I talk about death, the more boldly I feel I'm living life to the fullest," she says as she makes her way through the states to connect with people and communities and shares how she learned to live life boldly at the bedside of hospice patients. Co-sponsored by Brattleboro Area Hospice, Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire, and Bayada Hospice. Books will be available for purchase at the event. 5 p.m. Free. West Village Meeting House, 29 South St. Information: www.livewelldiewell.com.

GUILFORD Tai Chi for Fall Prevention: Regular practice improves balance, promotes correct posture and good health. Classes are paced for seniors combining qigong energy exercises with basic movements. 9 - 10 a.m. beginners; 10 - 11 a.m. ongoing, intermediate. $2 suggested donation. Broad Brook Community Center, 3940 Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-579-1350, gcares@comcast.net.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Women Veterans Group: All women veterans are welcome to participate in this group. 9 - 10 a.m. every Thursday. American Legion Hall (Post 5), 32 Linden St. Information: 802-254-5290.

BRATTLEBORO NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Community Meeting and Potluck: Open to anyone interested in racial justice. The mission of the NAACP is to secure political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons. All are welcome. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., 1st fl., 3rd Thur. of every month. Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information: 802-254-3400; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Author Talk and Book Signing: James Rousmaniere - "Water Connections": NH author James Rousmaniere discusses his book "Water Connections," which explores what fresh water means to us and what we mean to water. Published in 2019, the book covers water-related changes in technology, pollution, economic values, and ideas about nature from the Industrial Revolution to today. It focuses primarily on New Englanders' experiences with water, including floods and flood control, hydropower's evolving technology, watershed protection, and citizen action in the cause of water protection. The book is as much about people as it is about water - with stories about artists, conservationists, reservoir managers, fishermen, scientists, and ordinary citizens around water. Rousmaniere surveyed irrigation canals in southern India as a Peace Corps volunteer and then began a 43-year career in journalism. 7:30 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: 802-257-0124; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community meals

TOWNSHEND Community Meal: Sponsored by Senior Solutions, the food is prepared by the Townshend Dam Diner's Chef Stephanie. All are welcome. Take-out available. Free blood pressure screening offered by Visiting Nurse and Hospice of VT/NH. 11:30 a.m: blood pressure screening, 12 noon: meal. $4 suggested donation ($3.50 ages 60 and up). Townshend Church, 46 Common Rd. Information: 802-365-4321.

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