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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Saturday, November 

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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 will be available after the sale. 11/18, 11/19: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 11/20: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

The Truth School - "Music of the Civil Rights Movements from the 1940s through 1960s" (Zoom): We will learn about and sing together songs that were both adapted and composed for use in protest marches, rallies, meetings, and other events. The late Congressman John Lewis said that "the Civil Rights Movement without music is like a bird without wings." Through this class we will experience the tremendous power of the music that John Lewis referenced, and appreciate its critical role in the ongoing struggle of African Americans for freedom and equity. 4-6 p.m. Dr. Kathy Bullock leads the class. Free. Zoom. Register: https://tinyurl.com/4zdjey9u https://truthschool.org.

Film and video

BRATTLEBORO Spotlight Series - "Indigenous Voices": "Where the Rivers Flow North," is a 1993 drama by filmmaker and longtime Marlboro College faculty member Jay Craven – based on a novel by beloved VT author, the late Howard Frank Mosher. Filmed in VT and set in the Northeast Kingdom in the 1920s, the story centers on lumberman Noel Lord (Rip Torn) and his Native American partner (Tantoo Cardinal) who are confronted by a company that wants build and flood their land. The film "explores the powerful dynamics of love of place and the terrible price we pay for pride" wrote Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat. Rated PG-13. 1-2:40 p.m. Through Sunday, November 21. $10 suggested donation (no one turned away). Latchis (Films), 50 Main St. Information: 802-246-1500; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Music

BRATTLEBORO Sarasa: Kaleidoscopic program offers a diverse collection of works for six strings from Purcell to C.P.E. Bach to Rimsky-Korsakov, including two newly commissioned works for this program by young up-and-coming composers Mariel Mayz and Li Qi. Program: CPE Bach Symphony III in C major, Wq 182/3 (1773); Henry Purcell In Nomine in 6 parts, Z. 746 (1680); Li Qi Passing Time for String Quartet (2021); Mariel Mayz Six Michtam for String Quartet (2021); Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov String Sextet in A major (1876). 7:30-8:45 p.m. (includes intermission). Musicians: Zenas Hsu, Katherine Winterstein, violins; Marka Gustavsson, Jason Fisher, violas; Timothy Merton, Jennifer Morsches, cellos. Masks required; show proof of full vaccination or negative PCR test from within 72 hours. Stream for free one week later: www.sarasamusic.org. $20, $10 students, free ages 17 and under. Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. Information: Tickets: www.sarasamusic.org.

Farmers' markets

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Winter Farmers' Market Opening : Diverse indoor farmers market. Local farm produce, meats, syrup, fresh baked goods, local cheeses, fruits, cider, pickles, preserves, handmade jewelry, pottery, soaps and more. SNAP/EBT shoppers turn $10 into $30. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Open every Saturday. Through Saturday, March 26. C. F. Church Building, 80 Flat St. Information: 802-275-2835, farmersmarket@postoilsolutions.org.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Open House at the Root Social Justice Center: The all BIPOC staff invites you to get to know who we are and what we do. You will have the opportunity to win prizes, tour our space, meet community and racial accountability partners, learn about and sign up for programs, join our team of volunteers, take a photo in the "I Am Vermont Too" photo booth. Autumnal food and drink will be offered at no cost. Bring your own clean containers for take out. Environmentally-friendly single use products also available. 1 - 4 p.m. Family friendly. Masks required. Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information: 802-254-3400; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Reps. Michelle Bos-Lun and Mike Mrowicki host Community Conversations with House Speaker Jill Krowinski (Online): Reps Bos-Lun and Mrowicki update constituents/answer questions about goals, challenges, and proposed legislation for the upcoming legislative session. Updates about reapportionment, amending the Vermont constitution to secure women's right to control their health care decisions (Proposition 5), and other issues will be addressed. House Speaker Krowinski will speak to priorities in the upcoming session and answer questions. Updates about bills Bos-Lun and Mrowicki have been working on will be introduced. 10 a.m. Constituents are in Windham 4 District of Westminster, Putney, and Dummerston. Online. Information: Meeting link: Contact Rep. Bos-Lun at mboslun@leg.state.vt.us or Rep. Mrowicki mmrowicki@leg.state.vt.us.

Dance

WINCHESTER Monadnock / Tristate Dance Club: Live music by Craig Kendall and The Flat Top Band. Refreshments served, 50/50 raffle. 7-10:30 p.m. $10 members, $12 non-members. Elmm Community Center, 21 Durkee St. Information: 978-249-6917, 978-790-9322.

Community meals

GUILFORD Drive-Thru Pie Sale : 9 a.m.-12 noon in the parking lot. Free. Guilford Community Church, Crnr Rte. 5 and Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-257-2776.

Tag sales, auctions, bazaars

BRATTLEBORO Christmas Bazaar: Featuring wreaths, tree ornaments, knitted gloves, mittens and hats, and raffle of Vermont items. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. First Congregational Church of West Brattleboro, 880 Western Ave. Information: 802-254-6731.

Activism

350VT Training: Organizing and Movement Building (Online): Learn how to engage and onboard new leaders, develop volunteer leadership, and keep people involved to build a vibrant climate justice movement. This workshop is hosted for the nationwide 350.org network, so attendees will be climate justice activists from across the country. 2 - 4 p.m. Free. Zoom. Information: Register: https://tinyurl.com/y55279ux.

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