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Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO "Precarious Shelters: Houses that Hold Us" (Jackie Abrams) and "Deportees: A Tribute" (Erika Radich): Abrams' ongoing project is designed to help raise awareness of the extreme range of homes and shelters throughout the world, as well as in our own communities. It speaks to the connections between race, class, gender, poverty and more, and asks that we recognize the need for mutual learning, support, and social change. Radich offers a suite of 28 monotype collages addressing issues of social justice, equality, and human dignity. "In 1948 there was a plane crash in Los Gatos Canyon, California. Twenty-eight Mexican farmworkers died as they were being deported to Mexico. This may become 'personal' to each person experiencing the exhibit.". Exhibit opens 1/9 from 12 noon-7 p.m. Both artists will be on site from 5-7 p.m. Exhibits available for viewing in person and online: Through Sunday, February 21. Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St. Information: 802-251-8290; Click for more info on Web in new window.


"Food Choices: Whole Food and Fiber" (via Zoom): Today's class focuses on eating whole foods, identifying processed foods, and incorporating more fiber in the diet by making simple changes in our daily food choices. We'll also read and interpret ingredient labels. 1 - 3:30 p.m. Robin Matathias teaches this 5-part series exploring the connection between our food choices, food production systems, their impacts on both human and environmental health. Learn how to make decisions about what to eat, how this simple daily act can have profound outcomes, which food choices can lead to optimal human health while having the least environmental impact. Zoom link sent out a few days prior to each class. Food Choices classes continue 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6. Free. Zoom. Information: Register: 802-246-2821 or

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Merry Mulch Christmas Tree Collection Service (Brattleboro residents): This program, in its 13th year, is endorsed by the Vermont Department of Agriculture as well as the NH/VT Christmas Tree Assn. Members of the Brattleboro Union High School band and chorus will transport undecorated trees from homes to a community garden in West Brattleboro where they will be chipped into mulch to be used by the gardeners. Since the town does not offer curbside pick-up of trees, the service saves residents the hassle of transporting their own trees. Three Saturday pick-up dates: January 9, 16, 23. All pick-ups must be pre-arranged by calling one of these numbers at least two days prior to your desired date: 802-829-0890, 802-254-6757, 802-254-7602. Proceeds will benefit future music department travel. $10 donation. Brattleboro Union High School, 131 Fairground Rd. .



January 2021