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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Thursday, November 

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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO "Thorn In My Side!": This original game show written by Ben Stockman, Colin Hinckley, James Gelter, and Shannon Ward, features three contestants competing in a series of bizarre games based on a pre-determined theme. 8 p.m. "Thorn In My Side" can be seen every 3rd Thursday at the Hooker-Dunham Theater and Gallery. It will also be filmed for BCTV. Bring a mask and proof of vaccination. Free. Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery, 139 Main Street. Information: 802-218-3232; Click for more info on Web in new window.

The written word

BRATTLEBORO Book Sale: The Friends of Brooks Memorial Library: "This will be the first book sale the Friends have been able to have since the pandemic. We have many interesting books sorted in many subject headings. These books are in great condition and will make good holiday presents, so shop early for the best selection. The titles include art and architecture, local writers and local history, politics, biography, self help, cooking, spirituality and much more. There is also a very good selection of hardcover and trade paper fiction. Books generally cost around $2. There is something for everyone. Remainders available after the sale.". 11/18, 11/19: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 11/20: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Masks required inside, hand sanitizer on site, social distancing. With sale proceeds, the Friends continues to fund First Wednesday lectures, passes to most museums tri-state, streaming services at home, children's events, concerts, Foundation Ctr. for nonprofit grants, free access to Ancestry.com, free monthly magazine BookPage, light-up bocce balls for backyard use or at court in Living Memorial Park. Through Saturday, November 20. . Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Photo Lecture: "On Seeing" (In Person/Zoom): Artist and educator Joan O'Beirne invites you to share her passion for seeing and reading photographs. O'Beirne will discuss how we perceive images ranging from enigmatic conceptually-based photographs to commonplace social media pics and explore strategies for unravelling meaning. 5:30 p.m. Masks mandatory. Free. 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.

Well-being

Know the Signs: Grooming Tactics of Sexual Offenders (Online): The Women's Freedom Center is hosting a Community Forum to help highlight red flags across the lifespan - whether in a workplace, a school setting, or beyond. 6 - 7:30 p.m. Open to all adults. Co-hosted by Brooks Memorial Library. Free. Online. Information: Call for link: 802-257-7364 or 802-254-5290.

Pets

Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center - "{Purrfectly Safe" Cats and Wildlife Living in Harmony (Webinar): Cat lovers and their friends are invited to a conversation about keeping cats happy and wildlife safe. Many cat lovers struggle to balance their cat's happiness with the dangers and costs of freedom. Free roaming cats typically live less than half as long as indoor cats. Outdoor cats also have a devastating impact on songbirds and other wildlife. CATS (Cats And The Stats) is here to help! This program begins with a presentation by veterinarian Sue Kelly and Windham County Humane Society board member Stewart McDermet. Naturalist and wildlife rehabilitator Patti Smith will then share some of options available to help cats live active, long lives and to prevent the deaths of other creatures. Learn about "catios" - enclosed spaces that allow cats to be outdoors safely. See different designs/learn about resources to create one. Bird-safe cat collars and bells - which work the best? Best ways to manage litter boxes? How to ease the transition from outdoors to indoors? . 7 p.m. Participants are encouraged to share their experiences and ask questions in a positive, supportive environment. Free. Zoom. Information: Webinar link: https://tinyurl.com/2bvu48hz www.beec.org. BEEC: 802-257-5785.

Community building

GUILFORD Guilford Explorers: Walk to the Guilford Free Library from the Guilford Central School and then spend the afternoon investigating nature, experimenting, playing games, building relationships, and more. 2:30 - 5 p.m. Free. Guilford Free Library, 4024 Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-257-4603.

BRATTLEBORO A Timely Conversation about Refugees (In Person and Facebook Live): The VT office of the U.S. Committee for Refugees & Immigrants (USCRI) and the Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC) will soon welcome up to 200 Afghan refugees to VT Today, BMAC will host a book reading and discussion about this timely and important topic. VT author Brad Kessler will read from his new novel "North,” about a Vermont monk, a Somali refugee, and an Afghan war veteran. After the reading, Kessler will be joined by Laurie Stavrand of USCRI Vermont (VT Refugee Resettlement Program) and a Vermonter with a refugee background for a discussion about refugees in VT. 5:30 p.m. Space is limited. The ECDC has just opened a new Multicultural Community Center in Brattleboro to refugees. Free. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: Register required:https://tinyurl.com/thwbxutx.

BRATTLBORO Brattleboro's Housing Action Plan Community Workshop (In Person/Online): Brattleboro's Housing Action Plan process seeks your input on how to meet our community's housing needs. Share your opinion. 6-7:30 p.m. in the Select Board Meeting Room. Hosted by the Planning Services Dept. and Camoin Associates. Brattleboro Municipal Center, 230 Main St. Information: Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/t9j4t26j ID: 841 3639 7216 Passcode: 751197.

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