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Ideas and education

National Alliance on Mental Illness (Zoom Virtual Event): Plenary with Joshua Gordon, M.D., Dir. of NAMI, on the challenges and opportunities in mental health research. The importance of comprehensive and holistic treatment approaches to address the complexities of mental illness. Why diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence are important and how we can address issues like identity, language and demographics. Research updates regarding various treatments and models. Sessions: 12:10-1:10 p.m., 1:30-2:30 p.m., 2:50-3:50 p.m. Networking: 4-4:30 p.m. Through Tuesday, July 14. Free. Zoom. Information: Info/Schedule/Register:

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO "Mad Science: Brixology - Engineering with Lego": For youth entering 1st through 5th grade, Brixology sets the foundation for kids to learn about different types of engineering and then team up to construct a project using Lego brick. They'll explore mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, mechanical animals, and bridges, just to name a few. They will build upon their creativity to solve real-world design challenges, while developing their problem-solving and team-building skills. 9 a.m.-12 noon in the 3rd fl. Gym. Offered by the Brattleboro Rec. & Parks Dept. Through Friday, July 17. $155 ($170 for non-Brattleboro residents). Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Information: 802-254-5808,

Community building

DOVER Young Adult Book, Craft, and Chat: 6 p.m. (Repeats 8/10). Free. Dover Free Library, 22 Holland Rd. Information: 802-348-7488; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Your Pre-Used Cell Phone Can Help a Person in Recovery: Brattleboro Area Mutual Aid Tech team (BAMA) and Steve West plan to provide Turning Point of Windham County with as many refurbished pre-used cell phones as they can so people in recovery can access online and phone supports. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. every week, Mon.-Sat. Bring your used (but still working) cell/smart phones to the Brooks Memorial Library's main entrance. Disinfect and factory reset your phone(s) before donating. Through Saturday, July 18. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.



July 2020