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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Thursday, November 

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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 11/5 and 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.

Film and video

BRATTLEBORO Black Voices in Film: "Get Out": The series opens today with "Get Out," Jordan Peele's bold and innovative mix of horror, comedy, and powerful social commentary. The Spotlight Film Series is a curated program with a different theme each month. November's theme is Black Voices, featuring four films that spotlight fresh and fearless black directors, performers, creators and stories. 7 p.m. Black Voices is sponsored by Hermit Thrush Brewery. Facemasks required in lobbies/public spaces. Capacity limited for proper distancing. Ushers on hand to assist. All transactions can be made by credit/debit card. Spotlight continues 11/12 with "Queen & Slim," followed by "Fruitvale Station" 11/19. Concludes with "Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse" 11/26-12-1. Through Tuesday, December 1. $10 suggested donation (no one will be turned away). Latchis (Films), 50 Main St. Information: 802-246-1500; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Government

Brattleboro Democracy Forum - Election Review and Discussion (via Zoom/Dial-Up): Regular speakers at the Brattleboro Democracy Forum and a few guests will act as a panel to make initial comments and assessments about the 11/3 election and its immediate aftermath. Following brief remarks, all participants will be invited to join in a general discussion. As we know, anything can happen between 11/3 and 11/5 - from a Trump coup d'etat to a Biden landslide. By 11/5 there may be soldiers on the streets of America. We hope not. The tension we feel as we approach 11/3 will continue at a fever pitch. Let's take an opportunity on the evening of 11/5 to talk through the circumstances we will be facing. Please join in this important community dialogue. 6:30 p.m. (US and Canada). For One-Tap Mobile by location and Dial Up info email Woody Bernhard: woodybernhard48@gmail.com. Zoom. Information: Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81692912426?pwd=NVNtVm5WdnYyUFpvMXEzZENXckpwdz09.

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

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.

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: www.publicservice.vermont.gov, psd.consumer@vermont.gov, 800-622-4496, https://capi.epsd.vermont.gov/?q=node/51.

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.

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