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Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Amy Arbus - Photographs from "On the Street - 1980-1990": This cutting edge series of photographs resonates today with the nostalgic yearning for the innocence and idealism of an earlier time. Wed.-Sun: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. COVID-19: Visitors required to wear face masks/maintain distance of 6 ft. Photos are laid out to allow for comfortable/safe viewing with markers on floor. Through Sunday, November 22. Free. Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St. Information: 802-251-8290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Everywhere Philosophy presents "I, Robot" - Interactive Screening, Fun, Philosophy: Everywhere Philosophy brings the tools of academic philosophy into interactive public and virtual spaces - creating safe, challenging, cheerful environments where people feel comfortable exploring the invisible logical space between the false dichotomies that permeate life in the information age. We foster open, engaging, and good humored reflection on difficult questions and issues. 7 p.m. (Doors/concession stand open 6:30 p.m.) Interactive screening uses digital prompts/personal technology to allow you to safely explore the film's themes with Everywhere Philosophy's resident philosopher, Dr. Mike Ferreira. Conversation post-screening. (Masks required in all main spaces and while navigating the theater. Capacity is below VT requirements. Health screening provided and no-touch temperatures taken upon arrival, assigned seating with spacing. Latchis health/safety protocols: www.latchis.com). By donation. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St. Pre-registration required: www.eventbrite.com/e/i-robot-examined-an-interactive-screening-with-everywhere-philosophy-tickets-125534171085.

Recreation

BRATTLEBORO Co-Ed Adult Badminton : For adults (18 and older) of all abilities. Great way to meet new people with the same interest while improving on your game. Freelance program with no instructor. Pick-up games will be played. 5:30 - 7 p.m. on Thursdays. Sneakers required; bring your own racquet if possible. Offered by Brattleboro Rec. & Parks. $3 Brattleboro residents/$5 non-residents or 10-session punch card: $30/$50. Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Information: 802-254-5808 (special needs/info), www.brattleboro.org.

BRATTLEBORO Adult Volleyball: All abilities ages 18 and up are welcome. Freelance program with no instructors or officials. 7 - 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Wear clean, appropriate footwear. Registration will take place the first night (tonight), but others are welcome to join at any time if space is available. Offered by Brattleboro Rec. & Parks. $3 Brattleboro residents/$5 non-residents or 10-session punch card: $30/$50. Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Information: 802-254-5808 (special needs/info), www.brattleboro.org.

Kids and families

GUILFORD Scarecrows in the Park at the Playscape: The community will vote by paper ballot onsite at the Playscape for the best scarecrows in 6 categories. Winners will be announced on the Guilford Recreation Facebook page on Halloween: facebook.com/guilfordrecreation. Hosted by The Guilford Recreation Commission. Through Saturday, October 31. Guilford Center Village Natural Playscape, 70 Carpenter Hill Rd.

Well-being

Medicare Open Enrollment: A Senior Solutions local Medicare counselor can: Help you compare your current Medicare health or drug plan with other Medicare plan choices; Help you sign up for a new plan; Help you avoid high-pressure sales tactics. . Through Monday, December 7. Phone Call. Information: 802-885-2669.

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 is set up in Marlboro Community Center's entry-way. Enter one person at a time. Bring grocery bag or use ours. Masks required. Gardeners and farmers welcome to donate produce. Wear masks, wash hands when harvesting/handling food. Fresh produce can be dropped off at the Community Center on Thur. 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. For delivery, call in advance: 802-258-3030.

BRATTLEBORO Groundworks "Give 60 Challenge" (Hike for the Homeless): Devote time to a challenge of your choice while raising funds for Groundworks' supportive housing. Here's a list of local hikes/trail walks to inspire your planning: Mount Wantastiquet, Hinsdale, NH: Our usual spot for Hike for the Homeless is not off limits, we just can't gather there in a group this year. Climb to the switchbacks to the top in roughly one hour or walk the flatter River Trail at the base of the mountain. The Retreat Trails, Brattleboro, VT: Network of great trails for hiking, running, mountain biking. The West River Trail, Brattleboro/Dummerston: Beautiful flat trail for walking/running takes you through the Riverstone Preserve. Sweet Pond State Park, Guilford: 1.3 mile Sweet Pond Trail is a great loop around the pond for kids and grownups. Fort Dummer State Park, Brattleboro: Sunset Trail is a 1 mile hiking trail - great loop for kids with a view of the CT River. Madame Sherri Forest, Chesterfield, NH: You'll find the grand stone staircase, all that remains of Sherri's castle just off the 2-mile Ann Stokes Loop. The Green Mountain Club has resources and ideas for hikes all over VT. . Through Thursday, November 26. Groundworks Collaborative, 81 Royal Rd. Information: Questions/encouragement: jmills@GroundworksVT.org; www.groundworks.rallybound.org/give-60-challenge.

Community meals

GUILFORD Guilford Cares Food Pantry: The Guilford Cares Food Pantry will continue to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure food security for all our citizens and vulnerable populations. They are well stocked with the staples you need for your family and are following viral guidelines to limit risk. Guilford Cares welcomes anyone in need of supplemental food for themselves or their families. 5 - 6 p.m. on Thursdays. Remain in your car. A volunteer will give you a "shopping list" (fresh produce, staples, meat, dairy) for you to mark items you would like (bring a pen). Another volunteer will fill a bag (bring one) and bring it to porch where you will pick it up. Questions, concerns, donate groceries/monetary gifts, call Pat Haine: 802-257-0626. If you cannot come due to illness/high risk, call Pat to arrange for food delivery by a volunteer. Broad Brook Community Center, 3940 Guilford Center Rd. Information: More questions/info: 802-579-1350, guilfordcaresvt@gmail.com.

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