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The written word

"Find Your Voice" (via Zoom): In this workshop, appropriate for beginning or experienced writers, we'll examine techniques for choosing and developing your writing voice. Led by Barbara Morrison. 4 - 5 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Zoom. Information: Register:

Ideas and education

SO. NEWFANE Herbalist Volunteer Garden Days: If you’d like to get your hands in the dirt, join Juliette Abigail Carr for a garden volunteer day to work with the plants, harvest medicines, maintain trails in the Botanical Sanctuary, and learn along the way! This year, it will all take place outside, socially distant. 8 a.m. - 12 noon. Also 8/29 and 9/5. Old Ways Herbal School of Plant Medicine, 569 Dover Rd. Information: RSVP:


BRATTLEBORO "Music Under the Stars" Live Drive-In Concerts: The VJC Seven take the stage with jazz vocalist Wanda Houston. 6 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and a picnic as you enjoy live music in a magical VT setting, safe, and socially-distanced. Gates open at 5 p.m. (Also see 8/28. Rain date 8/30. Presented by the Brattleboro Music Center and Retreat Farm. Free. (Suggested donation of $20 per car is appreciated to help defray costs). Advance reservations required. Harris Hill / Concert Stage, Cedar Street. You will be assigned a space for your vehicle and an adjacent space for outdoor seating. No walk-ins permitted. Tickets:

Farmers' markets

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Area Farmers' Market - "Shop and Go": 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturdays (10 - 11 a.m. still reserved for high-risk customers). Through Saturday, October 31. Brattleboro Area Farmers Market, 570 Western Ave., Rt. 9, near covered bridge. Information:

Community building

VERNON Vernon Historians Mums & More Sale: Sale features a nice selection of chrysanthemum plants from Griffin Gardens and is a fundraiser to support the work of the Historians. Pottery, jewelry, and other craft work, plus jams, jellies, and delicious baked goods will also be for sale. Monies raised by the sale help to pay for producing booklets and programs and for supplies related to the presentation and preservation of local history. In addition to the artifacts and other historical contents of the Vernon Historical Museum, the Historians also own and maintain the historic (1860) Pond Road Chapel, and some funds are used to pay maintenance expenses, insurance, and utilities for that building. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Please wear a mask and maintain social distancing. Free. Vernon Historical Museum, 4201 Fort Bridgman Rd. Information: Info:

Community meals

PUTNEY Putney Foodshelf: 9 - 11 a.m. weekly on Saturdays. Drive-up or walk-up service only. Free. Putney Community Center, Christian Sq. Information: 802-387-4102; Click to e-mail for more information.



August 2020