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Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Museum and Art Center - View 8 previously shuttered Exhibits: Alison Wright: "Grit and Grace, Women at Work," Roger Clark Miller: "Transmuting the Prosaic," Steven Rose: "For/While (2020.01)," "Postcards to Brattleboro: 40 Years of Mail Art," Wesley Fleming: "Silvestris, Wild and Untamed." Outside the Museum: John Gibson: "Jazz," a year-long installation in the five window bays extending across the front of BMAC's Union Station, and Bob Boemig: "Land Lift," Dan Snow: "Rock Rest," Jim Cole: "Duet for Dan," and Johnny Swing: "Idle Knot.". 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Through Monday, October 12. Pay what you wish. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: 802-257-0124; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BrattleMasters (Toastmasters) Meeting - Learn Speaking Skills (via Zoom): Lee Tice will be the Toastmaster of the evening. Theme for the meeting is "Fall Plans.". 6 - 7:30 p.m. Free for visitors. Zoom. Information: 603-762-0235; Link for Zoom meeting:

Local history

BRATTLEBORO Retreat Farm Historic Farmstead Pathway: Retreat Farm invites you to a socially-distanced unveiling of a new interpretive sign pathway celebrating the history of this iconic Vermont farmstead. Founded as a model farm for an innovative hospital in 1836 by the Brattleboro Retreat, the Farm has many stories to tell us about the changing relationship Vermont farmers have had with the land. 4 - 6 p.m. Masks required. In compliance with VT State regulations, all attendees must pre-register and provide their full name and email or phone for contact tracing purposes. Handwashing and sanitizing stations available. Retreat Farm, 45 Farmhouse Sq. Information: 802-490-2270; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

GUILFORD Guilford Gazette Meeting: Finalizing the November issue. New members invited. Bring an article you have written if you would like it published in a future issue. 9 a.m. at the Guilford Free Library or Zoom. Free. Guilford Free Library, 4024 Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-257-4603, email for Zoom link:

Windham 4 District State Reps Mike Mrowicki and Nader Hashim - Putney, Dummerston, Westminster (Online): Wrap-up of the 2020 Legislative Session, including the September Covid Overtime Session. 7 - 8 p.m. Online. Information: For sign-up info, email:

Community meals

BRATTLEBORO Produce Giveaway!: Local farm produce. First come, first served. All are welcome. Approximately 12 noon every Thursday. This is a joint effort of the Vermont Foodbank and Strolling of the Heifers. Thank you Biobag USA for providing compostable bags. Free. The River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982.



October 2020