CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Wednesday, September
E. DOVER Miles Band: This is the first concert in the Town of Dover's Fall and Winter Concert Series. 6 - 8 p.m. Free. Dover Town Hall, 190 Taft Brook Rd. Information: 802-464-5100 or www.kevinparrymusic.com.
BRATTLEBORO Democracy Forum with Tim Kipp: The concepts of a "nation of laws and not people" and the "rule of law" are as old as the nation-state itself. Elbowing aside the "divine rights of kings," this new system would place the law above all else and establish the very foundation of democracy. This presentation will assess how well the US is upholding these essential democratic values. Tim Kipp is a retired U.S. history and political science teacher of 39 years and a political activist since the 1960s. 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 Families United: This peer group is open to parents, foster parents, children, siblings grandparents, etc. and strong allies who have been affected by DCF and want to help make a change. This is a safe, confidential, and supportive space. Members share experiences, build relationships, discuss resources, and organize to influence change in DCF, family court, and the legislative system. If you're able, bring something to share at our ongoing potluck gathering. We'll also pass the hat. Childcare provided on site with notice. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. (1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month). Donations welcome. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information: 802-254-3400; Click for more info on Web in new window.
W. BRATTLEBORO The Compassionate Friends of Brattleboro: Self-help organization for families who have had a child die. Provides highly personal comfort, hope and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family. Meetings are for all families regardless of race, religious orientation, economic background, or the cause and age of the child at death, from pre-birth up. All immediate family members are welcome including adult siblings. 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. (usually the 3rd Sunday of every month). Free. West Village Meeting House, 29 South St. M. Beverly Miller: 802-490-2326.
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.
BRATTLBORO BCTV Annual Members Meeting (open to the public): Agenda: State of the Station Report, Videos, Member Comments, Election of Board Members. 6 - 7 p.m. Brattleboro Municipal Center, 230 Main St. Information: https://www.brattleborotv.org/news/bctv-news/annual-members-meeting-2019.
PUTNEY Putney Democrats Re-Organization Meeting / Climate Solutions Caucus: Rep. Copeland-Hanzas will report on the Climate Caucus' work in the past legislative session and look ahead to the 2020 session and the 2020 Election cycle. Then, we'll start the legally required process in state law that requires each Town Political party to "re-organize," every two years. We'll elect a Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary, as well as Delegates to the County Party, who are then eligible to run for Delegate to the State Democratic Party. This starts the official process of the 2020 election cycle. With so much at stake in this next election, it's vital that we create a solid foundation at the Town level, to support subsequent work at the County, State, and National levels. Work with us as we carry our values forward on the banners of Environmental Justice, Economic Justice, and Racial-Social Justice. Together we can build a Vermont that works for all - not just a select few. 7 p.m. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.