CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Tuesday, February
BRATTLEBORO "Baltic Truth" Holocaust Documentary with Holocaust Survivor Elly Gotz: Elly Gotz, was born in Kaunas (aka Kovno), Lithuania, in 1928. In the summer of 1941, Nazi Germany occupies Lithuania. Escaping the violence propagated under the Lithuanian Provisional Government for six weeks, he and his family are forced into the Kovno ghetto. They barely survive, and at 16 years old when the ghetto was liquidated, Elly and his father are deported to the Dachau concentration camp and are forced to do slave labor in the Kaufering subcamp. Ultimately liberated from Dachau in the spring of 1945, they reunite and spend two years in post-war Germany before immigrating to Norway and then Zimbabwe. 7 - 9 p.m. Documentary produced by Michael Hoffman & Kimberly Sizelove, Heartstorm Farmstead & Rabbi Avrohom Raskin, Chabad of Southern VT. All proceeds go to the Elly Gotz Foundation, Chabad of Southern VT, and the "Baltic Truth." (Also see 2/26). $18 ($36 at door). Heartstorm Farmstead, 1130 Upper Dummerston Rd. Information: 802-689-0453, https://chabadsouthernvt.raisegiving.com/donate.
BRATTLEBORO Mardi Gras Party - Celebration Brass Band and Galera Da Samba: The Celebration Brass Band is familiar to Brattleboro area audiences through their many performances and local community events. With band founder Peter Simoneaux on bass drum and vocals, Linda Simoneaux doing parade marshal duties, CBB features a dynamic cast of Brattleboro area musicians, including co-directors Walter Slowinski (Butterfly Swing) and Ron Kelley (Butterfly Swing) on saxophones, Dan DeWalt (Simba, Creacion) and Chuck Ober (Saylin) on trombones, Anders Burrows (Alafia, Aura Shards) and Sam Johnson on trumpets, Tim Ellis on sousaphone, and Stephen Voorhees on snare drum. Galera Da Samba, the VT Jazz Center Samba Ensemble, performs classic samba rhythms from Rio de Janeiro, Bahia Salvador, and other regions of the great nation of Brazil. Led by Julian Gerstin and Ron Kelley, this group can be counted on to raise the roof at any indoor venue. They will perform solo and together with Celebration Brass Band for a couple of numbers, combining the Carnival traditions of Brazil and New Orleans in rarely heard fusion. 7:30 - 10 p.m. No cover. Dinner reservations encouraged. Echo Restaurant and Lounge, 69-73 Main St. Information: 802-254-2073.
BRATTLEBORO Singing Strong Spring 2020: This program is for people who want to have fun and learn more about their voice. Especially focused on older singers, no auditions or performances are required. Pianist, choral director, and vocal repertoire coach Susan Dedell has worked with singers of all ages and levels of ability for over three decades. She directed the BMC Concert Choir for 29 years. 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Through Tuesday, April 14. $85 for eight weeks. Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. Sign-up: 802-257-4523; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Introduction to Digital Photography: Bill Steele, owner of Gorham Mountain Photography, will give tips on how to get the most from your camera and speak about the "Exposure Triangle." Bring your camera, manual, and questions. 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 Art Class for Youth : 5 - 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. With Julia Zanes and sponsored by the River Gallery School. Through Tuesday, March 24. Free. Drop-ins welcome. Boys & Girls Club, 17 Flat St. Information: 802-254-5990; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Climate Cafe Screens "Rollbacks: An Assault Against Life on Earth": The impact of climate change is undeniable and catastrophic. The recent and ongoing Australia fires are a heartbreaking demonstration of this. But the Trump administration has met this crisis by systematically and efficiently enacting an alarming number of regulatory rollbacks, reversing past policy progress and putting our very existence at risk. Through scenes of drought, wildfire, hurricanes. floods, "Rollbacks" reveals how successful the Trump administration has been in reversing policies that protect the environment - from the Paris Agreement, to regulations on Coal, Opening Public Lands to drilling, Endangered Species, and many more. The film tells the truth about the extremely dire situation we are in, with less than 8 years according to the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to make changes necessary to avoid the worst consequences of our imminent catastrophe. Following the movie, we will host a discussion centering around the question: In light of the fact what is depicted in this video is the ultimate crime against humanity and all other sentient beings, how do we citizens effect the immediate/comprehensive changes required to avert climate apocalypse when we are opposed by such a hostile and life-subversive national government?. 6 - 6:30 p.m. Film, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Discussion. The Climate Cafe is a project of Post Oil Solutions, convening most months. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: Tim Stevenson: 802-869-2141, firstname.lastname@example.org.
LONDONDERRY Turn Health Around and Be Your Own Best Medicine: Many health and weight loss programs provide information in the hope that you change your habits. Complete Health Improvement Programs (CHIP) is different. CHIP will help you make long-lasting lifestyle changes by addressing the causes of chronic disease and teaching you to use your own lifestyle as your best medicine. "Some chronic diseases are reverseable. Most are preventable. It is never too late to take your life back." Join Laura Jensen MPH, COMT, Lifestyle Medicine Coord., and Dr. Scott Durgin, Lifestyle Medicine Dir., for an informational session. They will talk about a Lifestyle Medicine Education Program that you can join for free that integrates optimal nutrition, exercise, and behavioral psychology principles and tools. 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Free. Neighborhood Connections, The Meeting Place, Rte. 100, 5700 Marketplace (across from the post office). Register: 802-824-4343.
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.
BRATTLEBORO Youth for Social Change Art Class (ages 12-18): 5 - 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Through Tuesday, April 14. Free. Drop-ins welcome. River Gallery School, 32 Main St., #201. Information: 802-257-1577; Click for more info on Web in new window.