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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO "Circus in Place": Join the international circus company Nimble Arts in collaboration with Circus Minimus. This performance for all ages brings together community, artists, and the land that sustains us in a time of challenge and uncertainty. The lands that we call home in W. Brattleboro will be set up with multiple stages for audiences to enjoy the woods and nature alongside presentations of circus theater. Be welcomed by an Abenaki singer/songwriter sharing history of Ndakina place, marvel at an aerialist dancing in the trees alongside the story of the woods, and enjoy traditional and contemporary circus that blends the arts of aerials, acrobatics, balancing and juggling with storytelling, laughter, and entertainment. 12 noon, 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. Bring blankets for socially distanced seating and walking shoes for the path between stages. This outdoor event will happen rain or shine so dress accordingly. Suitable for all ages. $5 to $15. Nimble Arts, 416 Meadowbrook Rd. Advance reservations required: 802-318-2639; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

How Are Racial Justice and Climate Justice Connected? (Online): This 350VT workshop is designed to support individuals and groups to dig into the roots of the climate crisis and explore how and why working for climate justice necessitates the dismantling of racism and white supremacy culture. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their own experiences and consider next steps to support their own learning and concrete actions they can take within their own activism. Co-facilitated by Abby Mnookin and Hal Colston. 3 - 6 p.m. Space is limited. Pay what you can: $0 to $30. Online. Information:

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Weekly Share the Harvest Stand: Pick up FREE fresh veggies and/or drop off surplus from your garden to share. Please bring your own bag(s). COVID protocols in place: physical distancing, masks, sanitizing. "Share the Harvest" stand is open on Sundays from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. through Oct. (Garden is at corner of Elm and Frost). Through Sunday, October 25. Free. Donations (time, surplus from your garden, time trade hours, cash) not required, but graciously accepted. Turning Point, 39 Elm St. Information: Info/volunteer:,

W. BRATTLEBORO The Role of The Commons Newspaper in Windham County: MacLean Gander and Shanta Lee Gander from Brattleboro talk about The Commons and its role in Windham County as a non-profit, independent newsweekly and the vital place that community-based journalism holds in the current moment. As investigative reporters who have volunteered their time to The Commons for several years, Shanta and Mac have produced a number of major stories on such challenging local issues as the opioid crisis, homelessness, and the impact of the pandemic on businesses and the arts. For the two of them, journalism connects to their broader work as poets, writers, and artists, which is animated and inspired by the core theme of bearing witness in a dark and difficult time. This theme forms the center of their work as collaborators and as individuals. 10 a.m. All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 29 South St. Information:



October 2020