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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Saturday, February 

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The written word

Create Your Nonfiction Book Proposal -Part 2 (via Zoom): In this workshop, appropriate for beginning or experienced writers, we will continue looking at what goes in a nonfiction book proposal. Led by Barbara Morrison. 4-5 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Zoom. Information: Register: info@timetowrite.us.

Celebrations and festivals

The Brattleboro Area Jewish Congregation Purim Celebration (via Zoom): Beat the winter blues and the Covid doldrums with an evening of silliness and sharing. This celebration will include talent and costume contests (all are invited to perform and dress up - use your imagination, have fun!), storytelling, and musical performances. Share a talent! Read a poem, sing a song, tell some jokes, play an instrument, dance, juggle, magic tricks - whatever you feel like sharing in the spirit of Purim fun. As always there will be a comic re-telling of the amazing story of Queen Esther and her triumph. Our MC will be Rabbi Ahuvah (Amy) Loewenthal. We are also delighted to announce that Eugene Uman of the Vermont Jazz Center will be a featured musical performer. 7 p.m. Donations appreciated by check to BAJC, PO Box 2353, Brattleboro, VT 05303. Zoom. Register for link: Email Chris@bajcvermont.org or call 802-257-1959.

Music

Village Harmony's Annual February Winter Singing Weekend (via Zoom): We offer you with a feast of song and 24 separate classes spread out over two days. Master teachers will be beaming in live from the US and Quebec as well as from Norway, Sweden, Corsica, Bosnia, Georgia, South Africa, New Zealand and Iran. Registered singers will also be given the option to contribute a voice part online for William Billings' AFRICA, for an instant virtual choir project that will be shared during Sunday's final session. Choose among the sessions or plan to attend everything. The Zoom link will be the same for every session. There will be a 10-min. break between each class. Through Sunday, February 28. Pay what you can: $150, $100, $75, $40 when registering. Zoom. Information: Questions/request lower price: villageharmony@gmail.com. For full schedule and Zoom link, go to villageharmony.org.

Farmers' markets

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Winter Farmers' Market Online Shop: Due to COVID 19, the market is currently NOT open for in-person shopping. However, you can select from a wide variety of farm products, locally produced foods, and other goods from over 20 local producers in one convenient place. While the shopping experience is different, you still go home from your curbside pick up with all the same wonderful local goods market customers are used to. Order 9 a.m. Mon. to 9 a.m. Thur. for Saturday curbside pickup (10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.). Through Saturday, March 27. C. F. Church Building, 80 Flat St. www.brattleborowinterfarmersmarket.org, openfoodnetwork.net/brattleboro-winter-farmers-market/shop#/home.

Community building

"All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis" - Book Discussion with 350 Brattleboro (Online): Join 350 Brattleboro and friends for this discussion. Read parts or all of the book and stay tuned for which essays we'll feature. Come with your ideas and inspiration and we'll discuss ways we can take action locally. 3 - 4:30 p.m. Come at 2:30 p.m. for extra time to mingle. Everyone's Books is offering 25% off of print copies of the book. Questions: abby@350vt.org. Free. Zoom. Pre-registration required. After registering, you'll receive a confirmation email with info about joining the meeting. https://web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAod-Ggrz4oHNwfmcnaU65YjcKOXhVJ0UB9.

BRATTLEBORO Red Cross Blood Drive at the Winston Prouty Center: Each pint of blood collected can help save up to three lives and will touch the lives of so many more. What a great way to pay it forward and make an impact on people in our community and across the country. You can participate by donating blood or by volunteering to help support the event (set-up/clean-up, registration, parking, etc.). 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monthly on Saturdays: 3/27, 4/17, 5/22, 6/26, 7/24, 8/28, 9/25, 10/23, 11/27, 12/18/2021. Winston Prouty Center, 209 Austine Dr. To volunteer: lisa@winstonprouty.org. To donate blood, enter your zip code at: www.redcrossblood.org.

Community meals

PUTNEY Putney Food Shelf: All are welcome - we just ask you to provide your town of residence and number in household for data tracking purposes. 9 - 11 a.m. on Saturdays. Curbside. Stay in your car and volunteers will take your order and bring out boxes of food, including nonperishable items, fresh produce, paper goods, meat, and dairy products. Through Sunday, April 4. Putney Foodshelf, 10 Christian Sq. Information: 802-387-8551.

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