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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Thursday, January 

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Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO "By Rail": Artist Talk - Doug Trump: Doug describes his work in this exhibit: "For me to write about these dozen panels: they're single planes with visual activity, begun with window trim and Polaroid photos. The possibility of art is the bare encounter, autonomous, independent of discourse. These pieces maintain the supposition of their actuality only. An object of art may be chewed and ingested, and yet the serving remains." Doug is an artist, fiction writer, and poet. He has also worked as a creative writing teacher, medical technician, gas station attendant, dairy farm worker, saw mill laborer, and Boston & Maine Railroad switching yard clerk. The "By Rail" exhibit runs through 2/9. 7 p.m. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: 802-257-0124; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Instruction

BRATTLEBORO Culinary Class: Dosa and Chutney: To taste a dosa is to fall in love with its seductively tangy flavor and airy, crisp texture. In this demo and tasting class, you'll learn Dosa Kitchen's technique for making dosas along with three of their favorite chutneys. Learn more and register at our website. Leda Scheintaub is the author of "Dosa Kitchen: Recipes for India's Favorite Street Food.". 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. $35. The River Garden, 157 Main St. Register: www.strollingoftheheifers.com/dosa-chutney-class.

Local history

BRATTLEBORO Life in Brattleboro - The Society Project: Students from the Hilltop Montessori School conducted detailed local history research using primary sources at the library, the Brattleboro Historical Society, and other sites in the community. Come see their creative reporting on what they learned on display. 1st fl. Through Friday, January 31. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO LEGO-Palooza: 3 - 5 p.m. Twice a month - 1st and 3rd Thursdays (new schedule). Do not bring your own LEGOs. Children cannot keep LEGOs, but if there is enough room, we will display them in the window. Through Thursday, April 16. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO Advance Care Planning/Advance Directive Completion: Don Freeman, Program Coord. of the Advance Care Planning Program, will lead this workshop. Explore what Advance Care Planning is and what are the steps necessary to complete an Advance Directive? The goal is to have written directions that ensure your loved ones and health care professionals know what you want in a medical emergency/illness when you are unable to speak for yourself. Learn and ask questions in a supportive space. 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 Parent Loss Support Group: For those who have lost a parent recently or in the past. 5 - 6:30 p.m. 1st and 3rd Thursday monthly. Free. Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St. You must have one meeting with a bereavement counselor before participating: Lars Hunter: 802-257-0775 x 104.

GUILFORD Falls Prevention Tai Chi Classes: This is a custom Tai Chi practice emphasizing slow, rhythmic movement designed to improve balance, strength, and general well-being. Instructor Leah Gessner is certified by Tai Chi Vermont. Sponsored by Guilford Cares and Senior Solutions Council on Aging for Southeastern VT. Thursdays: 10 a.m. Ongoing, 11 a.m. Beginners. No reservations necessary. Through Thursday, February 27. $2 suggested donation. Broad Brook Community Center, 3940 Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-579-1350, guilfordcaresvt@gmail.com.

Community building

NEWFANE Windham Regional Commission - Broadband Project Kickoff Meeting: This meeting is the first in a series to share information and gain community input. The grant process involves: Development of a feasibility study and Development of a business plan. This meeting introduces the project in more detail and asks for your community’s participation in feasibility study development. The goal of the feasibility study is to determine the interest/need for broadband development throughout the region and the best way to implement that. Communications Union Districts (CUDs) have been used as a strategy to implement broadband in other regions. The feasibility plan will identify how many/what CUDs make the most sense to provide region-wide broadband coverage based on geography/existing services. The CUD model is especially useful in rural areas to engage a critical mass to provide this infrastructure in under-served areas. Next step will be distribution of a survey to identify the level of interest/willingness to pay for these services throughout your town. WRC needs each town that wants to participate in this process to help administer the survey by developing a strategy that will best get the survey in front of your citizens. The entire project will be completed within six months, so we need to hit the ground running and we need your help with that!. 6 - 8 p.m. (Snow date: 1/23). NewBrook Fire Station, Rte.30. RSVP and info: swesta@windhamregional.org, www.windhamregional.org.

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