CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Tuesday, February
MARLBORO Marlboro College Presents "Literature as Resistance" - with Michael Datcher: Author Michael Datcher reads from his work and will engage us in a conversation on defining topics of our time. He believes that fiction and writing have the power to create a more inclusive world and practices using literature as a form of resistance. He authored the Ferguson-area historical novel "Americus" and bestseller "Raising Fences." Plus, a new book of literary theory, "Animating Black and Brown Liberation: A Theory of American Literatures." He also co-edited "Tough Love: The Life and Death of Tupac Shakur." Rodney Chapman (Godfather Don), will open and close with a musical interlude with his duet. Pushing the boundaries of conventional harmonic thought, the tenor saxophone player has an approach towards a sound/style uniquely his own and has played and recorded with masters he once sampled as a hip-hop producer. 3:30 p.m. Presented as part of Black History Month. Free and open to the public. Marlboro College/Ragle Hall in Serkin Center, 2582 South Rd. Information: 802-251-7644; Click for more info on Web in new window.
PUTNEY "The Genealogy of Happiness: From Aristotle to Positive Psychology": William Edelglass will begin with an overview of different conceptions of happiness in Western philosophy, religion, and political theory before turning to the numerous claims about what makes us happy based on the results of "the new science of happiness." The program will conclude by reflecting on the findings of positive psychology in the context of the history of the idea of happiness. Edelglass teaches philosophy, environmental studies, and Buddhist studies at Marlboro College. He was recently appointed the Dir. of Studies at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. Landmark College, East Academic Bldg., OBrien Auditorium, 1 River Rd. So. Information: 802-387-6768; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Investors - First Quarter 2020: Josh Roberts discusses what the past, present, and future holds for investors. 12 noon - 1 p.m. Free. River Garden - Brown Bag Series, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.
GUILFORD Preschool Storytime: Cathi Wilken or Laura Lawson Tucker share songs, rhymes, stories and books for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Bring a snack or lunch if you wish. Come to borrow snowshoes, books, games, and puzzles. 11 a.m. on Tuesdays. Free. Guilford Free Library, 4024 Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-257-4603; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Caregiver Support Group: Group is facilitated by John Everest, Hospice Care Coordinator at Brattleboro Area Hospice. 1 - 2:30 p.m. in Room B (Maple View Cafe) 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month. Free. Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave. No registration required. John Everest: 802-257-0775 x 106.
BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic: Primary medical treatment for patients ages 18-64 in our community who do not have health insurance or who cannot afford their high deductibles or co-insurance. 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic, 191 Clark Ave. Information: 802-251-8484; Click for more info on Web in new window.
PUTNEY From What is to What if: A Transition Towns Reading and Discussion Group: Rob Hopkins founded the international Transition Towns movement from which the community group, Transition Putney, emerged. Hopkins' new book, "From What is to What if: Unleashing the Power of Imagination to Create the Future We Want," asks why true creative, positive thinking is in decline. He asserts that it's more important now than ever and suggests ways our communities can revive and reclaim it. Join Simon Renault and Paul Levasseur to discuss the theories/stories while giving space to share the ideas and feelings triggered by the reading. Since this is a call for imagination and an invitation to envision a better future, the session includes visioning exercises/discussions. Paul Levasseur is a co-founder and trainer for the Putney-based New England Council Collective which recognizes that every person has a story to share. He was co-founder of Transition Town Putney. Simon Renault moved from France to VT and ran Sun Hill Farm in Putney. He's been involved in starting and supporting local initiatives. He was inspired to launch this book group because he is passionate about issues of sustainability and community citizen engagement. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Copies of the book have been both donated to the library and made available to participants for purchase from the organizers at cost. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.