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BRATTLEBORO Adult Badminton: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Enter through Gibson Aiken Center front door. Bring a racket. Singles play only unless the doubles live in the same household. Everyone must use the "Arrive, Play, Leave" approach. Players encouraged to wash hands before, during, and after play. Those with reservations may arrive no earlier than 5 min. before scheduled time. Two courts in use at a time. Masks required (also while playing). Through Tuesday, April 27. $3 Brattleboro residents, $5 non-Brattleboro residents (must still live in VT). Fees are per visit (cash only). Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Pre-registration required using this link only:

Community building

Is Town Meeting Obsolete? (via Zoom): Did missing an in-person town meeting change your mind about the value of that old Vermont tradition? The debate will be moderated by Meg Mott, Constitution Wrangler, Prof. Emerita of Politics at Emerson College, and Putney Town Moderator. One of the debaters will be Susan Clark, co-author of "All Those In Favor: Rediscovering the Secrets of Town Meeting and Community." Audience members will have the opportunity to add their voices to the debate at the end of the formal presentations. 7 p.m. Debate follows Braver Angels Debate guidelines, "in which a group of people think together, listen carefully to one another, and allow themselves to be touched and perhaps changed by each other's ideas." Sponsored by the Moore Free Library with funding from the VT Humanities Council. (This is the kick-off event for the Windham County Inter-Library Debate Club. This debate league meets 2nd Tues. of each month at 7 p.m., April-July, to debate topics using the Braver Angels Debate format. Anyone 16 and older can join the league by contacting their nearest participating library). 7 p.m. Zoom. Register by emailing Moore Free Library:, or use link:



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