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BRATTLEBORO Free Art Class for Youth : 3:30 - 5 p.m. on Tuesdays. With Julia Zanes and sponsored by the River Gallery School. Through Tuesday, March 24. Drop-ins welcome. Boys & Girls Club, 17 Flat St. Information: 802-254-5990; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Lunch Time Zumba Class: Adrasteia Andrews offers this workout combining all elements of fitness - a fitness-party with Latin and international rhythms blended to create a fun aerobic workout and a great way to boost your energy, increase flexibility, condition muscles, and feel amazing each time you leave! Open to anyone 16 years old and up. Sponsored by Brattleboro Rec & Parks. 12:10 - 1:10 p.m. in the Blue Room on Tuesdays. Showers available for after class use. Waiver with parent signature required for 16 to 18-year-olds. Through Tuesday, April 21. $5 ($7 non-Brattleboro residents) per class. Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Information: 802-254-5808; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Business and economy

BRATTLEBORO Investing Through the Decades (with Josh Roberts): 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 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.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Pop-Up Book Group - White Fragility: Why it's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism: "White Fragility," authored by Robin DiAngelo, explores the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged and how these reactions maintain racial inequality. This is an opportunity to examine how white fragility develops and how it protects racial inequality. This book educates us as to what we can do to engage more constructively as individuals and as a community. BFC shareholder and former board member Wesley Pittman facilitates. 12 noon - 1:30 p.m. Use Canal St. entrance (Continues 3/17 and 3/24). Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Registration required: 802-246-2821,

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.


BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Contra Dance: Cedar Stanistreet, Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin, and Kristen Planeaux will play for us. Shari Shakti makes her Brattleboro debut as a caller. Cedar grew up playing both classical violin and traditional fiddle music, and performs and tours nationally with dance bands Cardinal Direction and Nor'easter. Cedar is an avid contra dancer and dance organizer, helping to run events such as the Brattleboro Dawn Dance. Guillaume draws on jazz, traditional, and world music. A singer and pianist, he picked up the accordion in 2012 and, under the tutelage of Jeremiah McLane, found his way to the folk music scene. Guilluome is a member of the trio Nova. Kristen on piano (and maybe more) brings bold rhythm and imaginative harmony to both traditional and modern melodies. She plays with The Ripples and Mulberrry Street, calls contra dances and co-organizes Form the Ocean, a new contra dance retreat for women. No partner needed and beginners are welcome; all dances are taught and called. Carry in clean, soft-soled shoes. 7 - 10 p.m. (7 p.m. brief intro lesson). Monthly. $10 to $12, $8 college students, $5 youth. The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Information: 802-579-9960; Click for more info on Web in new window.



March 2020