CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Thursday, October
BRATTLEBORO Talk by Photojournalist Sebastian Meyer: Sebastian Meyer is the co-founder of Metrography, the first Iraqi photo agency. His acclaimed monograph, "Under Every Yard of Sky," published by Red Hook Editions, covers a decade of images and writings about his experience in Iraq. After the lecture, there will be time for questions and answers, and a book signing by the author. 5:30 p.m. Free (donations welcome). Vermont Center for Photography, 10 Green St., (right side of the 22 High St. building). Information: 802-251-6051; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Toastmasters: "What's an Icebreaker Speech?": Typical icebreaker activities, when people answer questions about themselves, may help build a team by forming bonds. But what is an icebreaker speech in Toastmasters? The icebreaker is the very first speech a new member gives to other members in the club setting. Typically a new member will share a little something about themselves. It could be about their childhood and where they grew up, about their work or career, about their family, their hobbies, or anything they want to share. At the same time, the new member gets practice standing in front of a small group, making eye contact and using hand gestures. Also, the basics of writing a speech - including an introduction, points in the body of the speech, and a good conclusion - are put into practice. 6-7:30 p.m., Room 245. Vermont Technical College, 41 Harmony Pl. Information: brattleboro.toastmastersclubs.org.
GREENFIELD Samirah Evans & Her Handsome Devils Reunite: Samirah Evans formed the group in 2009 to support the release of her second solo album, My Little Bodhisattva. The sextet's musical virtuosity and ability to blend jazz, soul, funk and blues helped them establish a loyal following as they performed at clubs, concert halls and festivals throughout New England. 7 p.m. (6 p.m. doors open). $20 in advance, $25 at door. Seating limited to 125 people. Hawks & Reed Ballroom, 289 Main St. Information: 413-774-0150; Click for more info on Web in new window.
GUILFORD Tai Chi Classes for Beginners: "We now have the use of this huge space for practicing our slow, rhythmic Tai Chi movements, thanks to the generosity of the Guilford Fairgrounds Committee.". 10:45-11:45 a.m. Classes take place on Thursdays (and Tuesdays) with Leah Gessner in the Cow Barn. Donations welcome. Guilford Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds Rd. off Weatherhead Hollow Rd. Information: Leah Gessner at Guilford Cares:579-1350, email@example.com.