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The written word

NEWFANE Robert Goodby: Local Author Talk and Reading: Robert Goodby, Prof. of Anthropology at Franklin Pierce University, will give a presentation drawing from his newly-published book "A Deep Presence: 13,000 Years Of Native American History." The book tells the story of the native Abenaki people of what is now Southern Vermont and New Hampshire. 7 p.m. Refreshments served. The library asks that all attendees wear a mask while inside the building. Free. Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Christine Triebert Retrospective: 1990-2021: Photographer Christine Triebert’s work has evolved from traditional landscape prints made in the darkroom to abstract and still life imagery, personal narrative, handmade processes combining analog and digital imaging, and mixed media collaboration. This retrospective exhibit presents a selection from 18 bodies of work showing the range of Triebert's evolution over 31 years in Vermont. 10/28, 5:30 p.m: Musical presentation of "Song of the Sycamore.". Through Sunday, October 31. Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St. View exhibit online: 802-251-8290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

Brattleboro Museum and Art Center: Artist Talk with B. Lynch (via Zoom and Facebook Live): B. Lynch discusses her exhibit, "Pull Back the Curtain," and the creation of the time-bending universe of the Reds and the Greys. Her art looks at the corrosive effect of income disparity on our society and democracy. She uses puppetry, drawing, painting, linoleum block prints, and digital animation to create precisely rendered, meticulously detailed characters and environments. 7 p.m. A recording will also be made available. Free. Zoom. Register:


PUTNEY Mali Obomsawin Sextet and Dartmouth College's Coast Jazz Orchestra: The double bill includes the sextet led by Mali Obomsawin, a bassist, singer, composer, and songwriter from the Odanak Wabanaki Nation. Mali's distinctive fusion of indigenous culture and jazz, and her journey from the folk traditions of her youth to avant-garde jazz, place her in a unique position among her generation of artists. Her debut compositional suite, "Sweet Tooth," weaves together the free-improvised music traditions and those of her Wabanaki community. Centering ancestral reverence, the suite offers a vision of spiritual peace in a world of rage and resistance. Obomsawin, seeking to honor liberation innovators before her, explores colonialism and blood politics through the musical lens of Indigeneity. The Mali Obomsawin Sextet features a cast of young leaders in the avant-garde scene including Miriam Elhajli, Savannah Harris, Allison Burik, and Noah Campbell, and mentor Taylor Ho Bynum. 7 p.m. The Coast Jazz Orchestra at Dartmouth is a musical collective centered around Jazz, Black American Music, Creative Music. Whether playing classic big band pieces or more contemporary creations, it blends past and present traditions into every note. With over 100 years of history, it's likely the world's longest continuously-running college jazz ensemble. (Masks, proof of vaccination or negative COVID test within 48 hours required for entry to indoor shows.). $18 in advance, $22 at door. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO "Song of the Sycamore" - Collaborative performance with Christine Triebert and Zon Eastes: Introduced as part of Christine Triebert's Retrospective, 1990-2021, (on view at Mitchell-Giddings through 10/31), "Song of the Sycamore" is a collaborative project between photographer Triebert and cellist Zon Eastes, inspired as Triebert imagined the pods from a broken branch of a sycamore tree transcribed as notes on a musical staff. Triebert photographed the pod segments and shared them with Eastes, who created a musical score using the pods as notation. Eastes will premiere his original composition for 4 cellos based on the arrangement of the "pod notes.". 5:30 p.m. Free. Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St. Information: 802-251-8290; Click for more info on Web in new window.


Advance Care Planning (ACP) - Advance Directive Question and Answer Information Session (via Zoom/Phone): Advance Care Planning is a process of creating a written health care plan that tells others what you would want if you couldn't tell them yourself. It includes discussing choices about end-of-life (EOL) care with your medical provider, family and others and includes choosing and educating your Health Care Agent and making informed decisions to complete an Advance Directive. Learn if adding a COVID-19 or Dementia provision would be beneficial to include or add to a previously completed Advance Directive. 10 - 11 a.m. Hosted by Brattleboro Area Hospice's Taking Steps Brattleboro (TSB). Services include monthly Zoom meeting and individual ACP meetings by phone, Zoom or in-person to complete an Advance Directive. It's not necessary to have internet services to receive TSB assistance. Zoom. To get Zoom link and/or phone call-in number, contact: Ruth Nangeroni, TSB Program Coord: 802-257-0775 x 101,

Community meals

PUTNEY Putney Monthly Free Produce Distribution: Monthly food drop of free produce and some non-perishables. All are welcome. 9:30-10:15 a.m. (4th Thurs. of every month). Because of COVID, it's drive-up service. Bags provided. Co-sponsored by The Vermont Foodbank and the Putney Foodshelf. Putney Meadows, 17 Carol Brown Way. White building across from the Putney Co-op and Putney Fire Station .

GUILFORD Guilford Cares Food Pantry: Fully stocked with our usual grocery items. We know supplemental food can make such a big difference in one's budget. All are welcome to come and take home fresh produce, staples, meat, dairy. Guilford Cares welcomes anyone in need of supplemental food for themselves or their families. 5-6 p.m. on Thursdays in the red "First Aid" building. Stay in your car. We'll give you a shopping list. If you can't come due to illness/high risk, call to arrange food delivery by a volunteer. Questions, concerns, to donate groceries or monetary gifts: Pat Haine 802-257-0626. Guilford Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds Rd. off Weatherhead Hollow Rd. Information: 802-579-1350,



October 2021