CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Wednesday, September
PUTNEY Fables Storytelling: The theme this month is "Heroes/Grace Under Fire." Hosted by Peter "Fish" Case. This is a benefit for the Putney Fire Dept. Cafe has cabaret style seating, a beer and wine cash bar, homemade pizza, popcorn and snacks. 7:30 p.m. (2nd Wed. of every month). By donation. Next Stage Cafe, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-380-1077.
W. BRATTLEBORO Join the Brattleboro Women's Chorus: Open rehearsals. See if chorus is right for you. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (Also see 9/12). All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 29 South St. Information: www.BrattleboroWomensChorus.org.
BRATTLEBORO Played Out! Brattleboro LGBT+ Game Night: Calling all LGBT+ folk and allies. Join us for card games, board games, and dice games. Bring your favorites as well as friends. Open to all ages; 16 and under, bring a responsible adult. Fragrance-free. 7 - 9 p.m. on the ground floor (2nd Wed. 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 Debating Our Rights: The Fifth Amendment: The 5th Amendment protects all persons from being "compelled to be a witness against themselves." Prosecutors know that confession is the securest path to conviction. Why did the Framers of the Bill of Rights make it easier for guilty persons to get off free? Meg Mott, professor of politics at Marlboro College, draws on case law/political theory to lay out the principles, practices, hopes, and fears behind the Fifth Amendment. "The framers understood the right to not incriminate oneself as a key component of a free country." Forced confessions was something Spanish Inquisitors did - not American judges." But just because the 5th Amendment enumerates certain liberties for the accused doesn't mean that those liberties have always been read in the same way. Over the course of our nation's history, the right to remain silent received different interpretations, depending on the circumstances of the time. On the anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks, we'll be asked to consider whether we are willing to give this inconvenient right our unwavering support. 7 p.m. in the Main Meeting Room. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.
WARDSBORO Slide Show and Talk about Bald Eagles and other Wildlife in VT: In the last three years, the bald eagles of Mountain Mills in Wilmington have raised five eaglets - from rebuilding the nest through fledging, the eagles have been determined and successful parents. After refreshments, Nicki Steel will also show photos of other Vermont birds and animals. Cards will be available for sale. This program is made possible thanks to a grant from Deerfield Valley Rotary Club. 7 p.m. Free. Wardsboro Public Library, 170 Main St. Information: 802-896-6988; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Men's Grief Support Group: Men often grieve differently than women, and many men find it easier to express their grief in the company of other men. Co-facilitated by Walter Slowinski and Neil Flynn, this group is for men who are grieving a death loss of any type. 3 - 4:30 p.m. 2nd and 4th Wednesdays in the upstairs meeting room. Free. Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St. Pre-registration required: Lars Hunter: 802-257-0775 x 10.
TOWNSHEND Chair Yoga: Beginners to yoga are welcome, as is anyone with limited flexibility or an inability to practice on the floor. 1 - 2 p.m. every Wednesday in the Heins Bldg. $5 per class. Grace Cottage Hospital Community Wellness Center, 133 Grafton Rd., Rte. 35. Information: 802-365-3649 or gracecottage.org.
BRATTLEBORO Slow Beauty - How to Green your Beauty Routine with Hydrosols, Plants, and Raw Ingredients: The largest organ of your body is your skin. What we put on it matters. We are sold 'green-washed' products that are said to be clean. Join Santalena Groves, the founder of Heart Grown Wild, a local and organic plant-based skincare company, in this informative and fun class for adults where she will guide you through simple and sustainable ways to clean your beauty routine. 4:30 - 6 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom, 7 Canal St. Registration required: 802-246-2821, shareholders@BrattleboroFoodCoop.coop.
BRATTLEBORO Lunchtime Yoga for Co-op Shareholders: All-levels, led by a different local teacher each week. Bring a yoga mat. 12 noon - 1 p.m. every Wednesday. Free (only open to shareholders). Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Information: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.
BRATTLEBORO Spouse/Partner Loss Support Groups: 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. Lars Hunter: 802-257-0775 x 104.
BRATTLEBORO Opiates Education Series: Project Care and COSU - Local Service Agencies: Lt. Adam Petlock, Brattleboro Police Dept., discusses Project Care: Addiction and service agencies whose goal is to help people dealing with substance use disorder find the services they need and to help them connect with people who can provide support to those in recovery. Chad Simmons, Project Coordinator, talks about the Consortium on Substance Use: Multi-agency group working across the spectrum of substance prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery. 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.