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Local history

PUTNEY Putney Mountain Association Annual Meeting - "The Great Sheep Boom and its Legacy in Putney and Environs": New England agriculture in the first half of the 19th century enjoyed its only period ever of true prosperity - an economic bubble that left physical and cultural legacies that still resonate today. It was built on sheep and the prodigious production of their wool. Steve Taylor, a farmer, writer, scholar of rural life in the Connecticut Valley and former longtime commissioner of agriculture in New Hampshire, will speak on this subject, with a particular focus on the Putney area. 4 p.m. All are welcome. Light refreshments served. Free. Putney Community Center, Christian Sq. Information: 802-387-4102; Click to e-mail for more information.

SAXTONS RIVER Fireside Chat - Rockingham's Love Affair with Theater: Actor/theater owner Falko Schilling and Rick Cowan will tell the story of theatrics from the 1800s at the Bellows Falls Opera House to more recent productions at the Saxtons River Playhouse, Vermont Academy and Main Street Arts. 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. in the dining room (open after dinner as well for further socializing). Free (donations accepted). Saxtons River Inn and Restaurant, 27 Main St. Reservations appreciated as well as snow cancellations: 802-869-2110.


BRATTLEBORO Community Circle Dance: All dances taught. No partner needed. Led by Linda Blake and friends. 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Donations appreciated. River Valley Aikido Center, 11 Cottage St. Parker Huber: 802-257-9108,

Community meals

BRATTLEBORO Celebrate the Underground (Veggies) - A Hands-On Vegan Cooking and Eating Experience: Edible Brattleboro has invited guest chef Ali West to help prepare the menu and lead our next cooking and eating experience that will feature vegetables that grow underground. Join us for a wonderful experience preparing a 3-course meal and then sitting at the communal table to enjoy what we made. 4 - 6 p.m. Use the side entrance at 7 Canal St. Free (donations accepted with gratitude). Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Registration required: 802-246-2821 (Shareholder Services) or



January 2020