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Ideas and education

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. (Snow date 2/3). Offered by the Brattleboro branch of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. $6. New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Information: 802-365-7278,


BRATTLEBORO Windham Orchestra Concert - "Sound Painting": These evocative compositions include Sibelius' Symphony No. 5, and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition (orchestrated by Ravel). 7 p.m. By donation at door. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St. Information: 802-254-1109; Click for more info on Web in new window.


MARLBORO What Sort of Rights Does the Second Amendment Protect?: This will be a structured debate with Meg Mott, Prof. Emerita, Marlboro College & Putney Town Moderator. Meg welcomes participation from gun owners and from those who are concerned about gun safety: "What's fun about these constitutional conversations is hearing what sort of evidence people can muster to support their political preferences." By the end of the discussion, each side should have some sense of the legitimacy of the opposing viewpoint, even if they don’t agree. Coffee, tea, cookies, juice, and conversation. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. More on Meg's constitutional conversations: Free. Marlboro Community Center, 524 South Rd. Sponsor:, Woody Bernhard, 802-464-3154.

WESTMINSTER SEVCA offers Free Tax Assistance: Available to community members whose 2019 income is less than $66,000. Sites include Westminster, Windsor, and White River Junction. . Through Thursday, April 9. Free. SEVCA (Westminster), 91 Buck Dr. Make an appointment soon (they fill up fast): 802-722-4575, 800-464-9951.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Nature Days with Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center: There's no school, so send your kids (K-5) for a day of play in nature. We'll explore the woods and fields and follow where winter leads us at the Winston Prouty campus. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $45 ($55 non-members). Winston Prouty Center, 209 Austine Dr. Info/Registration: 802-257-5785,


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,



January 2020