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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Wednesday, January 

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Ideas and education

The Wonderful World of Crows & Ravens (via Zoom): Crows and their kin are a raucously entertaining group! From jays to ravens to magpies to crows, there's a lot to wonder about when it comes to these marvelously intelligent birds. Bird Diva Bridget Butler shares the natural history of these birds. Find out how smart they really are, the difference between crows and ravens, and their complex social structures. And, learn how you can contribute to our understanding of the large winter roosts of crows through the Crows In Vermont project. 7 - 8 p.m. Co-sponsored by Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center and the Southeastern VT Audubon Society. Free. Zoom. Information: Register: https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/wQEt33CKWQSpsuj_ssZ8sA?t=1607545138.

Local history

"Hunting and Land Stewardship in Vermont" (Webinar and Discussion): Want to learn more about the history and influence of hunting on the ecology of our forests? Take part in a presentation and discussion about hunting in VT – with a special focus on the Champlain Islands. Join Vermont Land Trust, South Hero Land Trust, and Backcountry Hunters and Anglers to learn about the history of wildlife conservation in VT and North America and to hear perspectives on hunting from hunter and non-hunter stewards of the land. 7 - 8 p.m. Free. Webinar. Information: Register: https://vlt.org/event/hunting-event.

Kids and families

Honey, I Shrunk the Show! (New England Youth Theater - Ages 9-19 via Zoom): Ever wish you could do everything - direct, design, act, costume, and be on stage crew all at the same time? Get out your magnifying glass as we're going on a journey into the miraculous and mischievous world of Toy Theater. Using an ordinary cardboard box, participants will create an entire theater stage that can fit on a kitchen table!. 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Once you choose a story to produce in your theater - book, play, fairytale, or poem - we'll show you how to use simple materials and objects from around the house to create and costume your 'actors,' build a set & props, develop your own lighting effects. Next, we'll guide you through a rehearsal exploration. On the last day, we'll present these tiny "Toy" shows for each other. Basic materials provided. Throughout the process, we'll meet exclusively over Zoom as a group and for individual coaching with David Regan. Through Friday, January 29. $100 (financial aid available). Zoom.

Well-being

Taking Steps Brattleboro - Advance Care Planning Question & Answer Info Session (via Zoom, Phone, In-Person): Advance Care Planning includes discussing choices about end-of-life care with your medical provider, family, and others plus choosing and educating your Health Care Agent and making informed decisions to complete an Advance Directive. Anyone over the age of 18 benefits from having a completed Advance Directive. Completing an Advance Directive is a gift to those who you love. 10 - 11 a.m. Services include weekly Zoom meetings and individual Advance Care Planning meetings by phone, Zoom, or in-person to complete an Advance Directive. Visit www.vtethicsnetwork.org to see forms, obtain info, ask questions on 1/13/2021. Zoom. More info about Advance Care Planning/receive a Zoom meeting invitation and/or telephone call-in number: Don Freeman, Program Coord., 802-257-0775 x 101, don.freeman@brattleborohospice.org.

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