CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Thursday, February
BRATTLEBORO "A Smaller Kind of Flood" - Photographer Aaron Bourque: This exhibit takes a number of approaches in visualizing water distribution systems and their ecosystems. In its final form, it will trace the flow of water through the watershed to the faucet. In doing so it looks to connect daily life to the systems that both enable and structure being. By creating images that structure flow and interruption, Bourke hopes to both express a vision of living and increase awareness of the connectivity between daily life and water usage and consumption. . Through Thursday, February 27. The River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: www.aaronjohnbourque.com.
BRATTLEBORO February Gallery At The Garden Presents: Painter Martha Dolan and Photographer Aaron John Bourque: Dolan: I draw from my imagination. My inspiration for my art comes from nature. I create places that I've been to, or visualize places that I would like to experience. I'm especially inspired by the mystique of the VT nighttime sky, the rural romanticism of the Meadows at the confluence of the West and Connecticut rivers, the powerful beauty of Mt. Wantastiquet. As I meditate among the all this scenic loveliness, worlds come to life on the once white page." Bourque is an artist, photographer, and educator. By visiting document archives and reading the landscape for the evidence of our histories, Bourque creates lyric documents that find tension between the descriptive qualities of the photographic object and the experience of an encounter with the world. Bourque's work searches for connections to the places we dwell, the systems that shape daily life, and the histories we leave behind. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekdays. Through Thursday, February 27. The River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.
PUTNEY Songs for an Early Spring with Stephen Coronella: On this intimate winter night, Stephen Coronella performs on guitar, flute, hammer dulcimer and voice a series of songs and stories to light the heart and hold the flame. 7 p.m. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.
PUTNEY Free Residency Concert - The Music Alliance Project (MAP): Artist Residency performances led by pianist Chase Morrin and vocalist Cordelia Tapping along with two Yellow Barn musicians - flutist Rosie Gallagher and cellist John Myerscough. MAP aims to bring classical and jazz musicians together in a comprehensive and experiential way. Following the performance, audience members will be invited to ask questions and offer their observations - a critical component of all Yellow Barn Artist Residency events. MAP shows the potential there is for collaboration and understanding between the classical and jazz communities. 7:30 p.m. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Reservations encouraged: 802-387-6637, www.yellowbarn.org.
BRATTLEBORO Retreat Farm - Winter Playground: Winter adventure awaits! Join us on the Farm for guided snowshoe walks, campfires with homemade marshmallows, face painting, Abenaki storytelling, farm animals, and more. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Through Sunday, February 23. Varies. Retreat Farm, 45 Farmhouse Sq. Information: www.retreatfarm.org/winterplayground.
WESTMINSTER SEVCA offers Free Tax Assistance: Available to community members whose 2019 income is less than $66,000. Sites include Westminster, Windsor, and White River Junction. . Through Thursday, April 9. Free. SEVCA (Westminster), 91 Buck Dr. Make an appointment soon (they fill up fast): 802-722-4575, 800-464-9951.
GRAFTON Wild Walkers Winter Camp (ages 10-14): Campers will spend the day exploring the outdoors. Our day will be filled with snowshoeing, trailblazing, firemaking, animal tracking, and more. We'll head out on snowshoes to search for wildlife signs and learn tree ID in the Grafton Town Forest. After learning the basics of fire making and fire safety, campers will have the chance to test their skills by creating their own fire. We'll learn a bit of camp cooking if the day permits. Nature Museum educators will guide campers in a safe, fun, respectful experience. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. $30. Nature Museum, 186 Townshend Rd. Information: 802-843-2111; Click for more info on Web in new window.
GRAFTON "Where's Winter?": Hear Vermont children's author Erin Rounds read from her book, and you will make a craft project to take home. "Where's Winter?" tells the story of Bear, who wakes up from hibernation only to find that winter never came. The air is warm, but unlike in spring, there are no blooming flowers, no honeybees making honey, and no berries or nuts to eat. "Where's Winter?" asks children what they can do to help Bear and our planet by making personal changes to help stop global warming. 3 - 4 p.m. $5 advanced tickets, $8 at the door for children (caregivers free). Free for Brave Bears Campers. Nature Museum, 186 Townshend Rd. Information: 802-843-2111; Click for more info on Web in new window.
NEWFANE Story Time Yoga: This class, taught during school vacation by Courtney Perkins of Newfane Village Yoga, features a different story each day and incorporates gentle yoga moves that people of all ages can try. After story time, lunch will be provided at the Newfane Congregational Church. 10:30 - 11:30 am, followed by lunch at Newfane Congregational Church. Families/caregivers can bring kids of any age. Children over age 10 can come on their own. Through Friday, February 21. Free. Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948.
BRATTLEBORO Advance Care Planning/Advance Directive Completion: Don Freeman, Program Coord. of the Advance Care Planning Program, leads an Advance Care Planning workshop. We will explore what Advance Care Planning is and what are the steps necessary to complete an Advance Directive.The goal is to have written directions that ensure that your loved ones and health care professionals know what you want in a medical emergency/illness when you are unable to speak for yourself. Come learn and ask questions in a supportive space. 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.
BRATTLEBORO Free Art Class for People in Recovery: 5 - 7 p.m. on Thursdays. Through Thursday, April 2. Drop-ins welcome. River Gallery School, 32 Main St., #201. Information: 802-257-1577; Click for more info on Web in new window.
TOWNSHEND Noontime Meal: Sponsored by Senior Solutions, the meal is prepared by Chef Stephanie of the Townshend Dam Diner. Take-outs available. All are welcome. 12 noon. Suggested donations: $4 ($3.50 for ages 60 and up). Townshend Church, 46 Common Rd. Information: 802-365-4321.