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The written word

Brattleboro Poetry Discussion Group (via Zoom): This month: Martin Espada. No experience necessary. Copies of poems provided. With Barbara Morrison. 12 noon - 2 p.m. Free. Zoom. Information: Register:

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Chuck Olson: "Object and Memory": Paintings and collages. Olson employs a lustrous, rich palette, with subtly brushed hues and tonal ranges juxtaposed against contrasting blackish-blues or greens. His imagery is often based on a hybrid of gestural abstraction and representation of forms gleaned from the past. 11/6 (Sat.): 5-7 p.m. Reception: 11/7 (Sun): 5 p.m. Artist Talk. Through Sunday, December 12. Free. Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St. Information: 802-251-8290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

NEWFANE Ricia Gordon: "The Language of Color and Form": "My paintings draw from the colors, lines and forms in the world around me, from ongoing projects or ideas, or simply from what emerges in the process of putting down paint. I frequently work in series, exploring various approaches to address a particular form or idea. I like reminding myself these are just paintings on canvas, the drips and shapes serving not to represent, but to play against representation.". 1 - 2:30 p.m., reception. Show runs through 11/26. Free. Crowell Gallery at the Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro VFW: Bingo Fundraiser for Brattleboro Firefighters: Regular game payouts of $75 and $100 to a single winner. Food and drink for sale. 11 a.m. doors open. 1 p.m. first game begins. No one under age 16 may play. $35 if pre-registered by phone, $40 at door for non-registered players. Veterans of Foreign Wars, 40 Black Mountain Rd. Information: 802-257-0438.

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,

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Youth 4 Change Open House: Youth 4 Change (Y4C) is a youth led activist group that focuses on racial justice and community organizing for ages 12-22. Y4C is very centered around historically marginalized groups, for example LGBTQ+ and BIPOC. Come meet youth members of the program, eat food, win prizes, and learn how you can get involved with Y4C. 2-4 p.m. Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information: 802-254-3400; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

350VT's Eighth Annual Convergence: "Nourishing Our Roots" (Online): Be inspired, build connections, get active! Featuring keynote speaker Vic Barrett, one of 21 youth activists between the ages of 10 and 21 suing the government to take action on climate change in Juliana Vs. United States. Vic is a powerful and inspiring young organizer who will talk about the importance of centering justice in climate organizing and what's next for the climate movement. "Join us to learn how our statewide Just Transition fits into the broader context; find out how to get involved in our upcoming campaigns; reconnect with our community; and be re-energized to build a strong and vibrant statewide movement!" Hosted by 350VT and sponsored by Natural Mattress Co. and Seventh Generation.(Email to reserve a ticket without paying.). 2 - 6 p.m. $0 - $30, sliding scale. Online. Information and registration:

BRATTLEBORO Workshop: Knit Democracy Together (choose In Person or Zoom): Artist and former election lawyer Eve Jacobs-Carnahan will lead a maker circle in which participants will knit, crochet, or make finger cord to contribute to a three-foot-tall knitted sculpture of the VT State House. The materials produced will become part of the lawns, garden, and plaza surrounding the State House sculpture. The process and the final product will serve as a symbolic representation of participatory government. During the maker circle, Jacobs-Carnahan will talk about innovative ways to finance election campaigns. Learn how cities/states are reducing candidate reliance on private campaign money and how these measures reconnect elected officials with constituents to make government more accountable. 4 - 5:30 p.m. in person at the Museum or Zoom. Free. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Information and registration (required): 802-257-0124;


WINCHESTER Monadnock / Tristate Dance Club: Live music by Champaign Jam. Refreshments served. 50/50 Raffle. 7 - 10:30 p.m. Open to everyone. $10 members / $12 non-members. Elmm Community Center, 21 Durkee St. Information: Tom: 978-249-6917; 978-970-9322.

Community meals

PUTNEY Putney Food Shelf: Available to anyone in need of supplemental food. 9-10:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Free. Putney Community Center, Christian Sq. Information and Covid requirements: 802-387-8551;



November 2021