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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Monday, January 

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Ideas and education

JAMAICA Celebration of the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. : This event this year will include a showing of the recent documentary on Congressman John Lewis, who worked and marched with Dr. King. The film, "Get in the Way," will be followed by community readings, songs, and discussion. Potluck supper closes this event. Sponsored by the West River Community Project and the Jamaica Community Arts Council. 3 p.m. film; 4 p.m. community readings, songs, discussion; 5 p.m. potluck. All are welcome. Families with young children may want to join us at 4 p.m. as the film will be difficult for those under 11 or 12 to follow. Free. Jamaica Town Hall, 17 Pikes Falls Rd. Information: 802-874-4743; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO "Adventures in Looking" presented by Mara Williams : Artists invest a considerable amount of their intellect, emotions, senses, and spirituality to give outward form to their inner voice. One of the great joys of viewing art is tussling meaning out of an object made by another human being. Central to this effort is the object's physicality. Exploring how surface texture, formal relationships, gestural nuance, palette or patina support the content of the artwork is a rewarding endeavor. Join three discussions analyzing works of modern and contemporary art led by the Chief Curator of the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. 1 - 3 p.m. (Continues 1/27; snow date 2/3). Offered by the Brattleboro branch of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. $6 per session. New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Information: 802-365-7278, julielavorgna@gmail.com.

Well-being

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. 11 a.m on Mondays. No reservations necessary. Through Monday, March 9. $2 suggested donation. Guilford Community Church, Crnr Rte. 5 and Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-579-1350, guilfordcaresvt@gmail.com.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Priceless Portraits - Free Professionalal Portraits and Family Photos: You, your friends, and family are invited to come in and get free head shots, family portraits, and more. The In-Sight Photography Project and its Exposures Cross-Cultural Youth Arts Program empower youth, through photography, to find their creative voices and to communicate their unique personal visions. Classes in photographic arts are provided regardless of ability to pay. Curriculum guided by respect and understanding for individuals, communities, and cultures. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free. In-Sight Photography Project, 183 Main St.Ste. 1. Information: 802-251-9960; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO MLK Day at the Brattleboro Food Co-op: Meet and greet our local heroes: Close to 20 organizations will be present in the store (in three consecutive 2-3 hour shifts) to inform, educate, and spread the word about volunteer opportunities in our community. Come hobnob with the coolest people in town! . 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Information: 802-257-0236; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Aging-in-Place with Company: So many seniors live alone. Are you one of them? Come talk to Annamarie Pluhar of Sharing Housing, Inc. about how you can have a home-mate. She is the author of "Sharing Housing: A Guidebook for Finding and Keeping Good Housemates.". 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.

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