CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Saturday, February
Online Writing Workshop - Writing to Prompts (via Zoom): We will share what we've written in response to the prompts provided. Appropriate for beginning or experienced writers. Led by Barbara Morrison. 4 - 5 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Zoom. Information: Register: firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Just Don't Think I'll Scream" (France, 2019) (Virtual Cinema): Frank Beauvais's intimate essay film assembles excerpts from the 400-plus films the French director watched over a four-month period of seclusion. On the soundtrack, Beauvais speaks of the breakup that led to his retreat, the estranged father with whom he bonded over cinema just before his death, and the symptoms of our current cultural climate that make pressing on an act of resistance. In French w/ English subtitles (72 min.). Beauvais's montage - composed of international classics and obscurities - alights upon small but specific details, reframing otherwise incidental images into a reflection on life, love, loss. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sn0KzSYmNI. Through Friday, February 12. Virtual. Information: www.epsilonspires.org/backlot-cinema-series.
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. Information: www.brattleborowinterfarmersmarket.org, openfoodnetwork.net/brattleboro-winter-farmers-market/shop#/home.
Windham County Genealogy Interest Group - "Using Research Logs and Checklists for Genealogical Research" (via Zoom): Research checklists and logs of your findings are very useful tools to create a family genealogy, especially if you intend to create a biographical sketch of an ancestor. Jerry Carbone, Whetstone Brook Genealogy, will share different research logs he's used in his research. Wayne Blanchard, genealogist/genealogy volunteer at Rockingham Public Library, will illustrate the purpose of the research log using his work about his 17th century ancestor who arrived in Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1639. The log helps to pull together a wide variety of information collected from multiple sources. 10 a.m. It's important to document sources of birth and marriage/death vital records for your benefit and others who may build on what you have done. Additional info that you discover through local histories, family journals, probate and land records can be valuable to give a picture of the ancestor's life. Organizing this through checklists and logs is helpful in writing a family history. Zoom. Limited to first 30 people who register: http://bit.ly/Windhamgen6 Email: email@example.com for more information.
"Your Food Choices and Climate Change" (via Zoom): Learn how your food choices can be the best way to prevent catastrophic climate change. Discover which foods and agricultural practices contribute most to climate change and how to cut your carbon footprint in half just by making changes in what you eat. 1-3:30 p.m. Robin Matathias teaches this series exploring the connection between our food choices, food production systems, their impacts on both human and environmental health. Learn how to make decisions about what to eat, how this simple daily act can have profound outcomes, which food choices can lead to optimal human health while having the least environmental impact. Zoom link sent out a few days before this last class in the series. Free. Zoom. Information: Register: 802-246-2821 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.