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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Wednesday, December 


Ideas and education

First Wednesdays - The Legacy of Nicholas Black Elk (Online): Historian Damian Costello explores the life of the man behind the famous book "Black Elk Speaks." Nicholas Black Elk's Lakota philosophy can help us see the natural world as a unified whole, and his continued hope amidst great tragedy can inform how we approach contemporary crises. Damian Costello is a historian and the author of "Black Elk: Colonialism and Lakota Catholicism.". 7 - 8 p.m. Hosted by Vermont Humanities Council and Brooks Memorial Library. Series Underwriter: Chroma Technology. Statewide Underwriters: VT Dept. of Libraries & Institute of Museum and Library Services. (Also, 9 additional First Wednesdays talks are available online today, visit: Free. Online. Information: Tickets:

Nine Free First Wednesdays Talks (Digital): "The Legacy of Nicholas Black Elk." "After 'Migrant Mother': The Promise and Peril of the First Green New Deal. "Charlotte Bronte Before Jane Eyre: The Making of a Graphic Biography." "Friends with Academic Benefits: How College Friendship Networks Matter." "The United States and the World in 2021." "Martin Luther King: Dare to Dream." "Celebrating E. B. White." "Environment and Race: The Hidden Connections." "Chasing the Happily Neverafter.". 7 p.m. Pre-registration required. Free. Online. Information:


Advance Care Planning Directive Q & A Information Session (via Zoom): Advance Care Planning includes discussing choices about end-of-life care with your medical provider, family and others and includes choosing and educating your Health Care Agent and making informed decisions to complete an Advance Directive. Anyone over the age of 18 benefits from having a completed Advance Directive. 10 - 11 a.m. Hosted by Brattleboro Area Hospice's Taking Steps Brattleboro. Visit to see forms and obtain info to ask questions on 12/2. For more info about Advance Care Planning or to receive Zoom meeting invite and/or phone call-in number, contact Don Freeman, Program Coord: 802-257-0775 x 101 or don.freeman Free. Zoom.



December 2020