CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Wednesday, February
BRATTLEBORO Replace Clutter with Clarity: Tidy Up in 2020! Learn the basics of the life-changing KonMari Method from tidying consultant Ruth Shafer. Have you ever resolved to tidy, only to quit because you didn't know where to start? Ruth teaches the Marie Kondo tidying process with experience and empathy. Come learn the magic folding technique that will transform your dresser drawers. 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 Rape Aggression Defense Classes (R.A.D.): Brattleboro Recreation and Parks and the Brattleboro Police Dept. are co-sponsoring three sessions of Rape Aggression Defense classes led by Officer Amy Fletcher of the Brattleboro Police Dept. 5 - 8 p.m. 3 sessions on Wednesdays. Through Wednesday, February 19. $35 for 3 nights (Brattleboro residents), $60 (non-residents). Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Dept., 207 Main St. Registration required: 802-254-5808 or on site (Mon.-Fri., 9 - 12 noon or 1 - 5 p.m.).
BRATTLEBORO Yoga at the Library: Improve posture, increase flexibility, build strength, reclaim ability to balance. We'll do a lot of warm-ups and stretching including basic standing, seated and reclining poses. Adaptations and variations will make the class suitable for beginners or those who aren't sure they can do yoga. Breathwork and relaxation woven into the class invites inner calm and focus. Wear loose and comfortable clothing. 12 noon - 1 p.m. every Wed. Bring a mat and - if you have them - a block, strap, bolster, and/or blanket (to cushion knees/cover up during relaxation). There will be a few mats, straps, blocks available - first come first serve. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Free Yoga for Brattleboro Co-op Shareholders at Bodhifit: Brattleboro Co-op shareholders can take this moderate heat, all levels Vinyasa Flow yoga class with Kristin. 9:15 - 10:30 a.m. Please arrive early. (1st Wed. of every month). Free. Bodhifit, 22 High St. Non-shareholder pricing: www.bodhifit.net.
BRATTLEBORO Mid-Day Meditation: Join Vera Riley as she leads a weekly meditation time to create more peace and relaxation in your life. The gathering includes instruction, practice and Q&As. Vera encourages folks to come by, even if it's only for a few minutes. Just 5 minutes can make a difference in your day. 1:15 - 1:45 p.m. on Wednesdays (use Canal St. entrance). Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Information: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.
BRATTLEBORO Lunchtime Yoga for Co-op Shareholders: All-levels, led by a different local teacher each week. Bring a yoga mat. 12 noon - 1 p.m. every Wed. Free (only open to shareholders). Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Information: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.
BRATTLEBORO Senegalese Sabar Drum and Dance Classes: Sabar is a traditional Senegalese drum typically played with one stick and one hand. The drum accompanies dances that are done for ritual and celebration. Master Senegalese percussionist Assane Coly offers an all-levels sabar drumming class. Assane will lead students through the basics of playing sabar rhythms. There are drums available for those who need one for the class. Master dancer Aziz Bara Niang, residing in Montreal, will teach an all levels sabar dance class. Pape Ba and Assane Coly will accompany the dance class on drums. 6 - 7 p.m. drum class, 7:15 - 8:45 p.m. dance class. All levels welcome including beginners. Drum class: $12 to $15 sliding scale; Dance class: $15 to 20 sliding scale. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: www.africandancevt.com.
BRATTLEBORO Refugee Theater: Kurdish and Yazidi Women Speak Out: Rojava, a revolutionary experiment in Kurdish Syria, attempts to create an inclusive democracy safe from ISIS, Turkish incursion, and Syria's civil war. Smith College professor Ellen W. Kaplan discusses the process of interviewing women, activists, refugees, and fighters from the Rojava region, and transforming their experiences into theater. 7 - 8:30 p.m. Part of Vermont Humanities First Wednesdays lecture series, first Wednesday of every month from October through May in nine communities statewide, featuring speakers of national and regional renown. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.