CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Tuesday, February
Effective Communication in the Workplace (Virtual): Reduce workplace conflict. Handle difficult conversations. Have more effective meetings. When we can talk about the hard stuff, we strengthen our connections and create healthier places to work. Participants will learn how to: listen empathically, receive "hard to hear" statements, and make effective workplace requests. This is a highly interactive workshop where participants learn and practice tools to enhance communication skills at work and beyond. 9 - 10:30 a.m. Four sessions. Offered by Adaptiva HR. Through Tuesday, March 30. Virtual. Information: www.adaptivahr.com/events-workshops.
BRATTLEBORO "Ice Fishing: Culture, Community, and Conservation" (via Zoom and Facebook Live): Ice fishing has a long, rich history in VT, having played an important role in both the livelihood of native peoples and the recreation of sport fishers. It's a sport that's greatly evolved over time, from outdoor fishing with simple hand-augered holes in the ice to fishing in heated shanties equipped with sonar fish finders and cell phone chargers. Technology isn't the only thing that has changed ice fishing over the years. Climate change and warming temperatures mean fewer days on the ice each year and fewer fishing options. Panelists: Clay Groves, "Fish Nerds" Podcaster and NH Fishing Guide; Rich Holschuh, independent historic/cultural researcher who has served on the VT Commission on Native American Affairs and is a public liaison and Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Elnu Abenaki, members of the contemporary Indigenous community; Roy Gangloff, multi-generational Ice Fisherman; Paige Blaker, fish production supervisor for the Ed Weed Culture Station. 7 p.m. The panel will look at the cultural, environmental, social issues surrounding ice fishing, what it means to those who participate in it, and how it may continue to evolve/change. Presented in connection with "Ice Shanties: Fishing, People & Culture," and "Erik Hoffner: Ice Visions.". Free. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. A recording will be made available afterwards at www.brattleboromuseum.org Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_J_0UPqJlRSOu9DO7dfx1jA.
Circle of Parents for Grandparents (Video Chat): Whoever said being a parent is easy? It's probably the toughest job you will ever have and sometimes it can be pretty overwhelming. You are not alone! We're all determined to be good parents, but it is a challenge. Come and join us. We are a mutual self-help support group for parents, aided by a trained facilitator. We talk about anything that is important to you. 4 - 5 p.m. weekly on Mondays. Also inquire about Nurturing Skills for Families in Recovery (starting 2/8) and Circle of Parents in Recovery (starting 2/4). Free. Online. Information: Contact Amber for info and/or to join a group: 802-498-0603, firstname.lastname@example.org.