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Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Introduction to Digital Photography: Bill Steele, owner of Gorham Mountain Photography, will give tips on how to get the most from your camera and speak about the "Exposure Triangle." Bring your camera, manual, and questions. 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 Lunch Time Zumba Class: Adrasteia Andrews offers this workout combining all elements of fitness - a fitness-party with Latin and international rhythms blended to create a fun aerobic workout and a great way to boost your energy, increase flexibility, condition muscles, and feel amazing each time you leave! Open to anyone 16 years old and up. Sponsored by Brattleboro Rec & Parks. 12:10 - 1:10 p.m. in the Blue Room on Tuesdays. Showers available for after class use. Waiver with parent signature required for 16 to 18-year-olds. Through Tuesday, April 21. $5 ($7 non-Brattleboro residents) per class. Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Information: 802-254-5808; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

GUILFORD Preschool Storytime with Cathi Wilken: 11 a.m. Free. Guilford Free Library, 4024 Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-257-4603; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Caregiver Support Group: Group is facilitated by John Everest, Hospice Care Coordinator at Brattleboro Area Hospice. 1 - 2:30 p.m. in Room B (Maple View Cafe) 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month. Free. Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave. No registration required. John Everest: 802-257-0775 x 106.

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic: Primary medical treatment for patients ages 18-64 in our community who do not have health insurance or who cannot afford their high deductibles or co-insurance. 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic, 191 Clark Ave. Information: 802-251-8484; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

PUTNEY From What is to What if: A Transition Towns Reading and Discussion Group: Rob Hopkins founded the international Transition Towns movement from which the community group, Transition Putney, emerged. Hopkins' new book, "From What is to What if: Unleashing the Power of Imagination to Create the Future We Want," asks why true creative, positive thinking is in decline. He asserts that it's more important now than ever and suggests ways our communities can revive and reclaim it. Join Simon Renault and Paul Levasseur to discuss the theories/stories while giving space to share the ideas and feelings triggered by the reading. Since this is a call for imagination and an invitation to envision a better future, each session will include visioning exercises/discussions. Paul Levasseur is a co-founder and trainer for the Putney-based New England Council Collective which recognizes that every person has a story to share. He was co-founder of Transition Town Putney. Simon Renault moved from France to VT and ran Sun Hill Farm in Putney. He's been involved in starting and supporting local initiatives. He was inspired to launch this book group because he is passionate about issues of sustainability and community citizen engagement. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (Continues 2/11). Copies of the book have been both donated to the library and made available to participants for purchase from the organizers at cost. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.

LONDONDERRY Open Census Day: The 2020 Census is upon us and hiring now. Support your community and be a Census Taker! Wages start at $20 per hour plus $.58 per mile. These are part-time, flexible, temporary jobs from April to July 2020. Beginning in 1790, and every 10 years since, we the people have participated in a process called the Decennial Census. We do this to know who we are and what we need for good roads, schools, hospitals and so much more. David Longsmith will answer Census-related questions, share details about jobs being offered, and assist in filing applications. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free. Neighborhood Connections, The Meeting Place, Rte. 100, 5700 Marketplace (across from the p.o.). Apply online/info: 1-855-JOB-2020,



January 2020