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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Tuesday, September 

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The written word

WARDSBORO Local Author Kathryn Holzman: Kathryn discusses "Flatlanders," her newly published novel. This collection of short fiction explores the truce between Vermont's homesteaders and the second-home owners who co-exist in the lush Green Mountains. Whether sharing a blackberry patch with a bear or dropping off garbage at the local transfer station, life in Vermont unites its disparate residents in surprising ways. Book-signing afterwards. 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Appropriate for ages 7 years and up (parents welcome). Snacks provided. At 1 p.m, the program for adults only. Free. Wardsboro Public Library, 170 Main St. Information: 802-896-6988; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Southeastern VT Audubon Society - Caribbean Adventure with Lani Wright: Join Lani Wright as she puddle-jumps through the Caribbean islands of St. Kitts and Nevis, Trinidad, St. Vincent, and the Grenadines and Saba in search of birds, bees, flowers and sea turtles and the local folks who are committed to saving them from extinction. This presentation of lovely, warm tropical islands and their flora and fauna will give us warmth for the upcoming cold weather. 7 p.m. in the Conference Room. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BELLOWS FALLS "Paranormal: A New Testament Scholar Looks at the Afterlife": Dr. Valerie Abrahamsen will read from her 2015 book. She holds Master of Theological Studies and Doctor of Theology degrees in New Testament and Early Christian Origins from Harvard Divinity School. She is the author of two books and over three dozen peer-reviewed articles, reviews, and book chapters in New Testament archaeology, early church history, women in antiquity, and ancient goddess religion. She has taught at the college level and in adult education settings and has given scholarly presentations at regional, national and international meetings of the Society of Biblical Literature and other professional societies. A resident of Brattleboro, she serves on the Board of the National Coalition of Independent Scholars, sings in the choir of St. Michael's Episcopal Church, and is an Associate of the Sisters of St. Margaret in Duxbury, Massachusetts. 5:30 p.m. Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Information: 802-463-4270; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Music

BRATTLEBORO Side by Side Ukulele Ukesters: This group of 9 women ukulele players are dedicated to playing music in Brattleboro homes for seniors. They play music from the 1920's to the 1970's and encourage audiences to sing along. Side By Side makes their music a fun experience for everyone. Stop in to sing some oldies and catch the happy, light mood of their fun ukulele music. 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.

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.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Free Kids Cooking Class - Fun Foods from Around the World: Kids will explore Lebanese food and culture as we cook hearty lentils into a soup. They will learn how to season them with traditional Mediterranean flavors: lemon, herbs, greens, and more. Each kid will prepare and season their own bowl of soup and have enough to bring some home to share with others. Instructor is Lizi Rosenberg, BFC Education Outreach Coordinator. 3:30 - 5 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom, 7 Canal St. Registration required: 802-246-2821, shareholders@BrattleboroFoodCoop.coop.

Well-being

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.

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.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO "RePeopling Vermont - The Paradox of Development in the Twentieth Century": Part of the Community Conversations Series. Join fellow Vermonters in your community to learn about how the state has handled questions of development and progress in the past and how we might use those lessons to discuss a path forward to the future. Northern VT University professor Paul Searls, who will review themes and events featured in his newly-published book "Repeopling Vermont," where he highlights the stories of different communities and their responses to difficult questions as part of his inquiry into how Vermont balanced competing visions for the state in the last century. Following Searls' presentation, attendees will be invited to share their own perspectives on their communities. How can we use the lessons of history to frame our planning going forward? What is important to preserve, and when is it important to move forward? How can we balance different interests and create a Vermont that works for everyone? Hosted by the VT Historical Society, Brooks Memorial Library, VT Dept of Libraries. 6:30 - 8 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: www.vermonthistory.org/community-conversations.

Activism

BRATTLEBORO Black, Indigenous People of Color Caucus Organizing Meeting: In addition to our Racial Justice Organizing meetings that happen on the 2nd Monday of the month with Lost River Racial Justice, the BIPOC Caucus will have an additional working meeting. Potluck dinner and childcare onsite. Please arrive by 5:45 p.m. to settle in and grab some food. 6 - 8 p.m. Meetings with healing practices. Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. RSVP appreciated: bipoccaucusgreaterbrattleboro@gmail.com.

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