CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Monday, February
BRATTLEBORO Spin Class: With Susie of the Brattleboro Food Co-op Seafood Dept. 5:15 - 6 p.m. (1st Mon. of every month). $15; free for Brattleboro Food Co-op shareholders. Body in Harmony, 22 High St. Information: 802-380-3928.
BRATTLEBORO A History of Voter Exclusion and Suppression in the U.S: The United States is typically referred as a beacon of democracy, a "City on the Hill," an example to the world. One aspect of that image is our enduring system of regular and fair elections. The last presidential election raised serious questions about the integrity of the voting process. With the 2020 presidential election underway, attention is again rightly focused on the security of the electoral process in particular, threats from computer hacking - domestic or international. While the U.S. does have a stable electoral process having endured wars and depressions, the history of voting in the U.S. also includes serious actions of exclusion and suppression of particular groups in our society. This presentation will explore that history and offer a forum for discussion of how we can make our electoral system more democratic. 7 - 9 p.m. Presenter Tim Kipp is a retired history teacher and a political activist since the 1960s. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; www.brookslibraryvt.org, email@example.com.
BRATTLEBORO Windham County Democratic Committee Meeting: This month, the state chair of the Vermont Democratic Party, Terje Anderson, will join us. We'll discuss "Get Out the Vote" efforts and our issue-based strategy for engaging with voters. We will also receive our first legislative update of the session. All are welcome to attend and share their perspectives and ideas on the issues being discussed. 6:30 p.m. in Holton Hall, 4th fl. Open to the public. Winston Prouty Center, 209 Austine Dr. Information: John Hagen: firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRATTLEBORO Democracy Forum - Trump and Malignant Narcissism: In 2019, Harvard psychiatry professor Lance Dodes diagnosed President Trump as a "malignant narcissist." Two and a half years earlier Dr. John D. Gardner of Johns Hopkins University concluded the same. In this presentation, local psychiatrist Dr. Neil Senior will provide clinical definitions for the characteristics of malignant narcissism. Tim Kipp and Nick Biddle will describe policy actions, tweets, and behaviors of Trump that exhibit malignant narcissism. Audience members will be asked: When I say "failure to accept responsibility," and you think Trump, what comes to mind? Tim Kipp, taught US history, political science and law for 39 years. He has been a political activist since the 1960s. Nick Biddle, PhD, is a retired professor of Latin American history, and Brattleboro resident since 2013. Sponsored by We Celebrate Democracy/Civil Rights For All. 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 Parent/Tot Open Gym: This is an unstructured program where the parent is responsible for their child/children (age 5 and under). Open Gym is a place for parents and tots to get out of the cold and enjoy playing with blocks, a playhouse, cars, toys, puzzles, a tunnel, a play kitchen, big rubber balls and more. 10 - 11:45 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Through Thursday, April 23. $1 per day. Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Dept., 207 Main St. Information: 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.
GUILFORD Falls Prevention Tai Chi Classes: This is a custom Tai Chi practice emphasizing slow, rhythmic movement designed to improve balance, strength, and general well-being. Instructor Leah Gessner is certified by Tai Chi Vermont. Sponsored by Guilford Cares and Senior Solutions Council on Aging for Southeastern VT. 11 a.m on Mondays. No reservations necessary. Through Monday, March 9. $2 suggested donation. Guilford Community Church, Crnr Rte. 5 and Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-579-1350, email@example.com.
BRATTLEBORO Meeting of the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel: Open discussion on Panel operating costs to date and potential funding options for future Panel meetings and activities. Public input encouraged. Panel votes resulting from this discussion may occur. No updates on recent VT Yankee decommissioning activities will be provided at this meeting. 6 - 8:45 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room (Complete agenda: https://publicservice.vermont.gov/content/final-agenda-2-3-2020). Brattleboro Area Middle School, 109 Sunny Acres Dr. For Remote Connection (request by 2/2) / Comments: firstname.lastname@example.org, PSD.NDCAP@vermont.gov.
BRATTLEBORO Musing Memorabilia: We will be an intimate ongoing group of three to five individuals. Required material: an album such as photos, old letters, and other nostalgic memorabilia. 7 - 9 p.m. on the mezzanine. Free and open to the public. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: Register: 802-254-2450.