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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Monday, November 

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Visual arts and shows

PUTNEY "Arts & Letters" by Candace Jensen: Jensen is a visual artist, writer, calligrapher who uses hand-made inks, herbs, pigments, gold leaf on paper and parchment to create decorated essays, poems, book-arts musings in the tradition of illuminated manuscripts. Her intent is to expand the scope of calligraphic illumination's cultural reliquary from religion into Deep Ecology. Deep Ecology, or Deep Green Theory, is an environmental philosophy and social movement focusing on changing the relationship between humans and the environment, recognizing the inherent value of nature. Legibility, language, storytelling, symbolic abstraction all figure into her playful, yet entirely serious treatment of these complex ideas and mythologies. The work is intended to inspire/engage with regenerative transformation in this fraught time. Curator, Nancy Storrow: "Ornately drawn and richly colored, one can view each painting as a book, with an elaborate and evolving cultural story throughout the chapters." Jensen is currently the Book Arts and Letterpress Programming Director at Ruth Stone House in Goshen, VT. Mondays: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Wednesdays: 2 - 6 p.m. Through Wednesday, December 2. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community meals

BRATTLEBORO Everyone Eats! Pick up Ready-Made Meals: This food relief pilot program leverages federal relief funds to engage local restaurants in making to-go meals for anyone in Brattleboro, Guilford, Vernon, Dummerston, Putney whose food security is challenged by the COVID-19 crisis due to un/under-employment, homelessness, other financial challenges. Eight Brattleboro restaurants: A Vermont Table, Dosa Kitchen, Duo, Hazel, Indian Masala, MamaSezz, Porch Too, The Works, and Yalla are providing 150 meals per day. 4 - 6 p.m. Mon.-Thur. Please do not arrive early. Individuals/households can pick up meals in the parking lot. First-come, first-served. You will receive one individually packaged cold ready-to-eat or heat & serve dinner for each person you request a meal for while supplies last. Organizations can pick up pre-ordered meals at Mama Sezz in West Brattleboro. Through Friday, December 11. Free. (Base cost of each meal is $10 but any donation will be appreciated). C. F. Church Building, 80 Flat St. Information: www.brattleboro.com/everyoneeats, frances@brattleboro.com (questions).

Activism

Youth for Change (Online): This is a youth-led program based in anti-racist principles working to dismantle white supremacy and other harmful structures and systems to shift power, build leadership, and develop voice throughout communities/youth most impacted by injustices we face today. 5:30 - 7 p.m. This program is offered by The Root Social Justice Center (1st and 3rd Mondays of every month). Free. Online. Information: Gillian: youth4changeaction@gmail.com.

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