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The written word

BELLOWS FALLS During Banned Books Week (12/27-10/3) Browse a Display of Formerly Banned or Challenged Books : The display includes such titles as Harry Potter and the "Sorcerer's Stone" by J. K. Rowling, "George" by Alex Gino, "And Tango Makes Three" by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson and "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood. Borrow one to celebrate the freedom to read. For streamlined curbside service, patrons are also encouraged to call the Library or click on Through Saturday, October 3. Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Information: 802-463-4270; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

LONDONDERRY Putting Your Garden to Bed (Onsite or Zoom): Even though we're still puttering in our garden, soon we can begin preparing our beds for the long winter ahead. Speaker and garden author Cheryl Wilfong talks about cleaning up now for a head start next spring. She'll discuss types of mulch, the benefits of liming your garden now, as well as feeding acid-loving plants. 4 - 5 p.m. Free. Neighborhood Connections, The Meeting Place, Rte. 100, 5700 Marketplace (across from the post office). Sign up:


BRATTLEBORO Anna Patton Teaches "Ear Training for Everyone": There are virtuosic listeners just as there are virtuosic performers - you can learn to be one! Are there songs you love and wish you could articulate what is so great about them? Do you harmonize with your voice/instrument and wonder why some harmonies sound great or weird or wrong? Write music and feel as though you always follow the same patterns and wish you had more options? This course draws on Patton's fascination with learning and creating music by ear and is designed for singers, instrumentalists, curious listeners; people with/without formal music training. Learn to identify the harmonic gist of songs by listening, finding bass lines, making educated guesses about chord progressions. Exercises to sharpen musical ears through harmonizing and e-harmonizing well-known songs. We'll have group compositions, experiment with harmonic options and steal ideas we like from the songs we've studied. While vocalizing will be central, these skills are not just for people who consider themselves singers - they're also at the core of improvisation, composition, and general music appreciation. 5:30 - 7 p.m. on Thursdays. Through Thursday, November 21. $20 per class. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Questions/scholarship assistance:

Community building

MARLBORO Marlboro Community Food Share: Fill a grocery bag with non-perishables and fresh local produce. Available for anyone who could use an extra bag of groceries or knows someone who does. To donate: Leave non-perishable food in the donation box at the Marlboro Post Office (collected weekly). 4:30-6:30 p.m. every Thursday. Food will be set up in Marlboro Community Center's entry-way. Enter one person at a time. Bring grocery bag or use ours. Masks required. Gardeners/farmers welcome to donate produce. Wear masks, wash hands when harvesting/handling food. Fresh produce can be dropped off at the Community Center on Thursday from 1-4 p.m. (Leftover produce taken to FoodWorks following morning.). Marlboro Community Center, 524 South Rd. Information: Deliveries made through Marlboro Cares for those needing assistance.To arrange delivery, call in advance: 802-258-3030.

BRATTLEBORO Ticket to Work Open House - Jobs for Disabled Vermont Residents: Are you looking For a job? Are you between the ages of 18-64? Are you receiving SSI or SSDI benefits? America Works Ticket To Work Employment Program may be able to help. Services: Developing an Individual Work Plan, Resume Writing Services, Mock Interviewing. Employment Placement, Long Term Career Retention Services, Transportation Assistance. 10 a.m. - 12 noon, Rm. E225 (2nd fl.). Free. Brattleboro Retreat, 75 Linden St. Information: 855-268-1935.



October 2020