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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.

NEWFANE Dara Carleton's "The Peace of Wild Things": Dara takes viewers into our lakes and streams with pictures taken from her kayak and into the lives found in the meadows and woodlands of southern VT. She calls her show "The Peace of Wild Things" after the Wendell Berry poem of the same name. "I offer these as a brief distraction from what is going on in the world right now." Dara has been involved with photography since age 10. She's had solo exhibits and showings locally and has won awards for her wildlife photographs to include being recognized by New Hampshire Audubon. Dara will be on site on on 11/19 from 1-3 p.m. Gallery and Library hours: Tues. 1-5 p.m. , Weds. 2-6 p.m., Thur. 1-5 p.m., Fri. 2-6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Through Saturday, November 28. Free. Crowell Gallery at the Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

Guilford Central School Leadership Advisory Council (via Zoom): 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. This is a quarterly meeting. All are welcome. Zoom. Information: Agenda and link:


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

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:;

Need Assistance Paying Your Internet Service Bill Due to COVID-Related Economic Hardship? (Online/Phone): If you need help with paying your internet service bill, you may be eligible for a grant from the Vermont COVID-19 Temporary Broadband Subsidy Program (TBS). The program is available to Vermont residential broadband customers who have experienced economic hardship due to the pandemic. The Program is supported with $3 Million in funding from the federal CARES Act, which has provided monies to states to help pay for COVID-19–related costs. The Temporary Broadband Subsidy was developed in conjunction with the Vermont COVID Arrearage Assistance Program. Residents have until 11/30 to apply for funding, and funding can be awarded retroactive to 3/1/2020 to cover unpaid broadband bills. Applicants are eligible for a credit worth up to $40 per month on their broadband bills from 3/1 to 12/30. Through Monday, November 30. Online. More info:,, 800-622-4496,

ICE and Policing in Windham County (Online): Join the Community Asylum Seekers Project, Migrant Justice, and the Windham County No Más Polimigra campaign for this workshop which will feature a VT farmworker and is open to everyone. 6:30 - 8 p.m. Register: 1PIw3Ygyxr9KvGSjMg5mh2xKIIHhb5Y2zTr0sYSLnSG4/viewform?edit_ requested=true. Free. Online.

Artist Development Grants - Call for Applications: Supporting artists at all stages of their careers, these grants can fund activities that enhance mastery of an artist's craft or skills and activities that increase the viability of an artist's business. New this year: Grants can also support teaching artists in developing the skills necessary to provide instruction in K-12 schools remotely during the COVID-19 crisis. Funding may also support aspects of the creation of new work when the activity allows the grantee to accept a rare important opportunity. Who may apply: Artists who have been residents of VT for at least one year prior to the application deadline and are residents at the time the award is granted; are 18 years of age or older at the time of application and have submitted all required reports on any prior Council grants; meet all the above requirements and are applying as a representative of an artist group. Grant amounts range from $250-$1,000. This round: 1/11/21. Applications evaluated in 3 areas: impact, planning, and budget. Priority given to first time grantees and proposals for rare or unique opportunities. The Artist Development program has supported 277 VT artists since 2009. For examples of previously funded projects, see list of recent grantees. Through Monday, January 11. Vermont Arts Council. Information: Full details and online application:



November 2020