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Visual arts and shows

NEWFANE "Bees, Beehives and Beekeepers of New England" by William Dixon: William Dixon, photographer from the Brattleboro area, has applied his skill with the camera to capture the respect he and his fellow beekeepers have for these industrious insects. For two years, he's traveled through the rural and urban areas of New England and New York photographing honey bees. Fascinated by the efficiency of the bee colony and respectful of the vital role the bees play in our environment, he's put together an exhibit which depicts the cycle of bees, the honey they produce, and the dedicated beekeepers responsible for their survival - see photos of bees, apiaries, individual beekeepers working with their bees, plus the actual 'equipment' used by beekeepers such as smokers, a beehive without bees, an extractor machine, beekeeper clothing, and bee products (honey, soap, candles, etc.). Learn and become inspired. 1-5 p.m. Tues./Thurs.; 2-6 p.m. Wed.; 2 - 8 p.m. Fri.; 10-2 p.m. Sat. (Artist reception: 3/6, 5-7 p.m.). Through Saturday, March 28. Free. Crowell Gallery at the Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.


LONDONDERRY Career Horizon Workshop - Be Better Prepared for Tomorrow Today: This workshop is centered around you and your career goals/intentions. Objectives include: Connecting you to LinkedIn (assistance with email set up if needed); Setting an Intentional Growth Plan; Interview/job applicant prep; What to do once you apply. Led by Thane Isaacs, founder of Innovations Tomorrow. 3 p.m. Free. Neighborhood Connections, The Meeting Place, Rte. 100, 5700 Marketplace (across from the p.o.). Register: 802-824-4343.

SAXTONS RIVER Life Drawing Class with David Stern (MSA artistic director): All ages and levels of experience are welcome. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Through Tuesday, March 31. $12 per class, $15 at door (scholarship assistance available). Main Street Arts, 37 Main St. Information: 802-869-2960; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Free 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 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.

Kids and families

GUILFORD Preschool Storytime with Cathi Wilken: Cathi Wilken or Laura Lawson Tucker share songs, rhymes, stories and books for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Bring a snack or lunch if you wish. Come to borrow snowshoes, books, games, and puzzles. 11 a.m. on Tuesdays. Free. Guilford Free Library, 4024 Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-257-4603; Click for more info on Web in new window.


GUILFORD "Climate Church, Climate Change" with author Jim Attal: Antal is considered one of the most knowledgeable and passionate advocates of Creation Care and he captures the complete story in his book. Bill McKibben: “This book is written with unusual authority, because for as long as there has been a serious climate movement in the United States, Jim Antal has been at the forefront. I have stood with him at a hundred demonstrations, languished with him in jail, sweated next to him in paddy wagons. I have listened to him preach the powerful good news - and bad news - about the energy and climate crises from pulpit after pulpit. And I've watched as his cheerful, insistent, relentlessly loving approach has allowed so many Americans to join in this fight. He is on the short list of heroes who have given their all." . 7 p.m. Part of the Climate Change Series. Co-sponsored by Guiford Community Church and 350 VT. Free. Guilford Community Church, Crnr Rte. 5 and Guilford Center Rd. Information: Lise Sparrow: 802-257-2776.

PUTNEY Academic Speaker Series: Author Amanda Stern discusses Anxiety : Stern's presentation is based on her 2018 memoir "Little Panic: Dispatches from an Anxious Life." Despite growing up with an undiagnosed panic disorder and an unspecified learning disability, Stern has managed to live a full and joyful life on her own terms, including becoming a professional comedian and publishing 13 books. She'll discuss the writing process and how she accomplished goals she was consistently told were out of her reach.She also is the author of "The Long Haul" and 11 books for children written under pseudonyms. In 2003, she founded the legendary Happy Ending Music and Reading Series, which was initially produced in New York City at Joe's Pub and then later at Symphony Space. The multi-disciplinary series, which required creative artists to take risks onstage, became the gold standard for literary events. 7 p.m. (Videos of speaker presentations are made possible by Brattleboro Community Television: Free and open to the public. Landmark College, East Academic Bldg., OBrien Auditorium, 1 River Rd. So. Information: 802-387-6768; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Beginner Ashtanga Yoga Classes: Based on the teachings of Krishnamacharya and Pattbhi Jois in Mysore, India, participants learn a set series of dynamic postures that build connection between body, breath and mind. Modifications will be given as needed. 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays (Sundays: 8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.). $12 to $15 (monthly memberships available). Setu Yoga & Meditation Retreat Center, 241 Quails Hill Rd. Information: Check for schedule updates:

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

VERNON Vernon Historians Voting Day Food Sale: Food and baked goods sale during town voting. Homemade donuts and baked beans will be offered, as well as pies, whoopee pies, jam, pickles, chili, and more. Copies of the Historians' "Vernon Voices" and "Wise Old Sayings" booklets, note cards, "History Tour of Vernon" DVD, and Pine Top Ski Area posters also will be for sale. 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. downstairs. (Donations of food for the sale are welcome and should be dropped off at the food sale. For pickup of food donations or to volunteer at the food sale, call Heather at 802-258-4841). Vernon Town Offices, 567 Governor Hunt Rd.

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.



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