CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Friday, February
MARLBORO "What is 'Woke,' and are you it?": Welcoming the local community to a panel discussion on racial bias through historic, institutionalized, and lived perspectives. Jenna Chandler-Ward, Shanta Lee Gander, and Julie Pham explore ways to continue our journey into discussing and understanding racial bias as they draw from their unique perspectives and experiences. Chandler-Ward is co-founder of Teaching While White, an organization that promotes investigating whiteness in the classroom and making both teachers and students more racially literate. She's also founder/co-director of the Multicultural Teaching Institute, which produces workshops and a conference for educators on issues of equity and inclusion. Visit teachingwhilewhite.org/team. Gander's website is www.shantaleegander.com. Pham is a contributor to Forbes Magazine, focusing on stories about businesses owned by people of color, and she is the founder of Sea Beez, a capacity-building program for Seattle's ethnic media. Her website is southseattleemerald.com/2020/02/02/opinion-want-to-practice-awakening-in-a-woke-unwoke-world. Hosted by the Marlboro College Alumni Speaker Series and Living in Color, with support from Diversity and Inclusion Task Force and Events and Lectures Committee. 3:30 p.m. in the Magnet Classroom. Hosted by Marlboro College Alumni Speaker Series and Living in Color, with support from the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force and Events and Lectures Committee. Free and open to the public. Marlboro College/Snyder Center for Visual Arts, 2582 South Rd. Information: 802-257-4333; Click for more info on Web in new window.
WILLIAMSVILLE "Man with a Movie Camera" & Live Piano Music with Dan DeWalt: Named the one of "Greatest Documentaries of All Time" by Sight & Sound, Dziga Vertov's feature film presents urban life in the Soviet cities of Kiev, Kharkov, Moscow and Odessa. This silent film has no actors. From dawn to dusk, Soviet citizens are shown at work and at play and interacting with the machinery of modern life. To the extent that it can be said to have 'characters,' they are the cameramen of the title, the film editor, and the modern Soviet Union they discover and present in the film. It is famous for the range of cinematic techniques such as multiple exposure, fast motion, slow motion, freeze frames, match cuts, jump cuts, split screens, Dutch angles, extreme close-ups, tracking shots, reversed footage, stop motion animations and self-reflexive visuals. 7:30 p.m. Through Saturday, February 29. $10 admission to raise funds for Williamsville Hall. Williamsville Hall, Dover Rd. Information: 802-348-7807, email@example.com.
BELLOWS FALLS Louise Bichan & Ethan Setiawan: Orkney fiddler Louise Bichan and American mandolinist Ethan Setiawan collaborate in a meeting of their musical worlds. Their paths are steeped in the fiddle traditions of their respective sides of the Atlantic, the journey taken wends through Scottish, old time, and Swedish inspired music woven with contemporary compositions. 7:30 p.m. $15 to $25. The Chapel, 20 Church St. Tickets: 802-460-0110; Click for more info on Web in new window.
SAXTONS RIVER Big Woods Voices: Celebrating a cappella vocal harmony through arrangements grown from American roots genres, world folk styles, poets old and new, Includes Will Danforth's multi-instrumental acoustics, Alan Blood, present/past member of area vocal groups including Blanche Moyse Chorale, Blue Moon, I Cantori, House Blend; Becky Graber, leader of the Brattleboro Women's Chorus and Animaterra Women's Chorus in Keene, NH; and Amanda Witman, Vermont Folklife Center apprentice and co-leader of the Brattleboro Pub Sing. From heart-stopping to foot-stomping, prayerful to fun-filled, dissonant to dulcet, Big Woods Voices brings the spirit of southern Vermont to life through rich harmonies and soulful interpretations. 7:30 p.m. $15 at door. Main Street Arts, 37 Main St. Information: 802-869-2960; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BELLOWS FALLS Louise Bichan & Ethan Setiawan: Orkney fiddler Louise Bichan and American mandolinist Ethan Setiawan collaborate in a meeting of their musical worlds. Their paths are steeped in the fiddle traditions of their respective sides of the Atlantic, the journey taken wends through Scottish, old time, and Swedish inspired music woven with contemporary compositions. 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel. In advance: $15 to $25. The Chapel, 20 Church St. Information: 802-460-0110; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Katharine Bruenig at the Piano: 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.
NEWFANE Family Game Night and Family Movie: Bring your own board game or try one of the library's. Followed by "The Cat in the Hat" and "The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat". 5 - 6 p.m. Games, 6 - 7 p.m. movies: both are 50 min. total). Free. Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO KidsPlayce Healthy Snack and Story Time: We'll read a story and kids will have a healthy snack from the Brattleboro Food Co-op. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. every Friday. Free (KidsPLAYce fees apply if you want to stay and play). KidsPLAYce, 20 Elliot St. Information: 802-254-5212, firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRATTLEBORO Dinner Together - for Families or Caregivers Struggling w/ Mental Health Challenges/Trauma Recovery: Free dinner, childcare, and gentle facilitated conversation for families struggling with mental health challenges and/or trauma recovery. It's also a space for caregivers facing those issues. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the Great Room in Thomas Hall. Winston Prouty Center, 209 Austine Dr. Information: 802-257-7852.
BRATTLEBORO Free Art Workshop for Community and Family Caregivers - Felting Beads: 10 a.m. - 12 noon. River Gallery School, 32 Main St., #201. Information: 802-257-1577; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO The Wonder of Reiki: Find out how to give yourself this gift of Reiki by receiving treatments or learning this healing art to treat yourself, family, and friends. The wonder of Reiki is it gently brings healing energy to all parts of your being: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. The energetic power of Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki assists with moving toward harmony within, deepening your journey into yourself, enhancing and enriching your life. With Francine Freeman. 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 Critical Mass Ride: Critical (and "Kidical") Mass rides have a unique way of energizing folks around bike mobility, transportation solutions, amplifying our collective ability/power to begin reclaiming our streets and communities. Join 350 Brattleboro and VBike for solidarity in community. 5:30 - 6:30 pm: 5:30 pm: Start at 134 Elliot. Get organized, sign in, decorate bikes, go over route. 6 pm: Critical Mass ride (high-visibility downtown route). 6:30 pm: End at 134 Elliot. (4th Fri. of every month). 134 Elliot, 134 Elliot St. Information: email@example.com.
BRATTLEBORO Barriers to Voting for People with Disabilities - A Focus Group: Disability Rights VT will remain on site directly following the focus group to provide individual assistance with voter registration, absentee ballots, voting rights, etc. 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Snow date: 3/6). $30 stipend for your participation. Inclusion Center, St. Michaels Episcopal Church, 16 Bradley Ave., lower level. Register, and/or to request accommodations such as sign language interpreter: Jamie Tamler: 802-387-5285, firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEST TOWNSHEND Pizza and Music with Alex Beshay: Build your own pizza on the outdoor oven from a number of toppings. More refreshments in the cafe. Alex, a talented young pianist from Windham, will play music from various genres. 5 p.m. pizza, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. music. $12 suggested donation for pizza pie. Donations also appreciated by the musician. West Townshend Country Store and Cafe, Rte. 30. Information: 802-874-4800; Click to e-mail for more information.
BRATTLEBORO Protest Vigil at TD Bank: TD helps to fund the Dakota Access Pipeline. What you can do in addition to attending the vigils: If you are a TD depositor, change banks. Founded in 2005, Post Oil Solutions is a 501c3 community organizing project in Southeastern VT whose mission is to help empower the people of the Central Connecticut River Valley bio-region in this era of global warming and climate change to develop sustainable, resilient, collaborative, and socially just communities leading to a self- and community-sufficient post petroleum society. 12 noon - 1 p.m. every Friday. Signs provided. TD Bank, 215 Main St. Information: www.postoilsolutions.org.