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Brattleboro Area Hospice's Taking Steps Brattleboro - Advance Care Planning/Advance Directive Q&A Info Sessions: Advance Care Planning includes discussing choices about end-of-life care with your medical provider, family, others and includes choosing/educating your Health Care Agent and making informed decisions to complete an Advance Directive. Anyone over the age of 18 benefits from having a completed Advance Directive. Completing an Advance Directive is a gift to those who you love. Services include the weekly Zoom meeting and individual ACP meetings by phone, Zoom, or in-person to complete an Advance Directive. Choose 10-11 a.m. or 6-7 p.m. Contact Don Freeman:, 802-257-0775 x 101 and leave your contact info to receive emailed Zoom invite and/or telephone call-in number. Specify session you plan to attend. Free. Zoom. Visit to see forms and obtain information .

Community building

Celebrating Gardens with Dramatic Reading of "Seedfolks" by Paul Fleischman (via Zoom or Phone): This book consists of 11 intriguing monologues of neighbors (from various cultural backgrounds and of various ages) who transform a vacant city lot into a flourishing garden. Most of the 11 readers for this piece are experienced actors. And some are enthusiastic gardeners. After the reading, information about the Bellows Falls Community Garden and how one can become a part of it will be shared. 7 p.m. Offered by the Rockingham Free Public Library. Free (there may be a charge for the phone option). Zoom. To receive an invitation to this Zoom discussion, email or call:, 802-463-4270.

Brattleboro Energy Committee - "Making the Switch from Fossil Fuel to Wood-based Renewable Heat" (via Zoom): Speaker topics: VT's managed lands policies and impact on forest environments and on wood fuel options. Brattleboro commercial downtown project that is preparing to move from coal to biomass heat. Financial incentives for switching to renewable heat. Resources for commercial and residential owners who want to change from fossil fuel to renewable heat sources. 6-7 p.m. Followed by audience Q&A with Olga Peters, reporter for The Commons; Emma Hanson, Wood Energy Coord. with VT Dept. of Forests, Recreation and Parks; Ben Rankin, Sustainable Developer; Susan Bellville, Real Estate Broker; Nathan Mascolino, Sr. Energy Consultant, Efficiency VT. Zoom. Meeting ID: 820 3766 0861 Passcode: 411605.



March 2021