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The written word

Brattleboro Literary Festival (via Zoom): 49 authors. Zoom only one time for each genre: once for all Fiction/Poetry and once for all Non-Fiction events. Through Sunday, October 18. Free. Zoom. Information: Schedule, Program, Register: https://emamo.com/event/brattleboro-literary-festival.

Ideas and education

WILMINGTON "How to Put Your Garden to Bed in the Fall for Success in the Spring": Shelly Suponski shares her horticultural expertise in this interactive presentation. 4 p.m. Come with your questions or send questions ahead to petteelibrary@yahoo.com. Free. Old School Community Center, 1 School St.

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO Red Cross Blood Drive: Give the gift of life! It's easy and so worth while. And there are lots of protocols in place to make sure it's very safe, with limited appointments, required masks and on-site temperature checks. 2:30 - 7 p.m. New England Center for Circus Arts (Trapezium), 10 Town Crier Dr. Information: 802-254-9780; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Activism

BRATTLEBORO Solidarity Fridays - Our Struggles Are Connected: Weekly protest organized by Brattleboro Solidarity, The Root Justice Center, Tenants Union of Brattleboro, and Lost River Racial Justice focusing on current local/national issues. Bring signs, banners, chalk, noise makers to rally for the world we want. This week we'll make connections between the struggles of people on a global scale - from the annexation of land and occupation of Palestine, to brutal weaponized tactics of Federal agents against Portland protesters, to the systemic racism rampant across the world, and to local efforts toward examining police brutality and safety in Brattleboro, in the diversity of our struggles we are all united!. 5-7 p.m. Masks required (masks on hand for those without). Hand sanitizer on site. Consider donating from Groundworks wish list: deodorant, disposable razors, umbrellas, men's belts, notebooks/pens, playing cards and classic board games (chess), bug spray, Benadryl, sunblock. Pliny Park, Corner Main & High St.

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