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The written word

Discussion of Young Adult Book - "A Gentleman's Guide to Vice & Virtue" by Mackenzi Lee.(via Zoom): Open to people in grades 7-12. 7 - 8 p.m. Monthly discussion with the Teen Advisory Board. Free. Zoom. Email for link:

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO David Brewster (Paintings), David Rohn (Watercolors), Gene Parulis (Photographs) : Fri.-Sat.; 12 noon-5 p.m. Sunday. COVID-19 Protocol: Visitors must wear face masks/maintain 6 ft. physical distance Gallery is a large open space. We monitor capacity, keep surfaces sanitized, maximize air ventilation and circulation. Through Sunday, April 11. Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St. Online viewing is also offered:

NEWFANE Stephanie Nyzio: "Going, going, gone": For over two decades, Stephanie Nyzio has dedicated her time to teaching art in public schools. Recently, she spent time in Costa Rica, immersed in a tropical paradise observing and finding inspiration there. She describes her current work as a union of things held dear: love for the natural world, drawing as foundation, and environmental issues. Tues. 1-5 p.m., Wed. 2-6, p.m. Thur. 1-5 p.m., Fri. 2-6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. "My wish is to inform the viewer on different topics affecting the ecosystem while evoking a visceral reaction. Maybe this work will evoke their desire to make small and big changes in the way they interact with the natural world. Often viewers feel helpless while facing facts around environmental issues such as plastic trash, pesticide use, and poaching, to name a few." Resources/info will be included in this exhibit so the public can take action. Through Friday, April 30. Free. Crowell Gallery at the Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO "Children of the Sun": This is Jennifer Mack-Watkins's first solo museum exhibition. Curated by David Rios Ferreira, it's a beautiful and meaningful body of work inspired by W.E.B. DuBois's groundbreaking publication, "The Brownies' Book," and the remarkable life story of Vermont's Daisy Turner (1883-1988), who was born to former slaves. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Through Sunday, June 13. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: 802-257-0124; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Five New Exhibits at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center: "All Flowers Keep the Light" explores ways flowers can represent both loss and hope. The latest edition of GLASSTASTIC features fabulous new creatures as well as a look back at a decade of this collaboration between students and glass artists. Adria Arch's sculpture installation mirrors the movements of the Connecticut River. Kenny Rivero's drawings speak to themes that include Afro-Caribbean faith, Anglo-Caribbean sensibilities, and Afro-Futurism. Jennifer Mack-Watkins's "Children of the Sun" uses images of dolls as a narrative framework to celebrate Black voices. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Walk-ins always welcome or make a reservation. If you can't visit in person, new 3D virtual tours are available on our website. Through Sunday, June 13. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: 802-257-0124; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

"How to Write an Effective Letter to the Editor" with Roger Hirschberg (via Zoom): Learn how you can write an effective letter to the editor and improve your odds of actually getting it published! The purpose of the Letters to the Editor page in newspapers is to allow everyday people to publish their views, comment on a recently published article, respond to issues of the day, and possibly influence people to consider a topic in a new way. These reasons make writing a letter to the editor one of the easiest ways to get your message across to thousands of readers. But getting it published? That's a more difficult accomplishment. 3 - 4 p.m. A VT dentist with a passion for politics, Hirschberg has managed to get 40 letters to the editors published in 3 1/2 years in newspapers like The New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times. He recently published a compilation of these letters, along with an accompanying narrative in a book: "Speaking Out in the Time of Trump - One Citizen Finds His Voice in Letters to the Editor.". Free. Zoom. Register:, 802-824-4343.

Gender Bias in the Media: Headlined by author Rebecca Traister (Zoom, VTDigger, YouTube): Traister's keynote speech will focus on how women's rage - and disruption to power structures - are received in media and politics. A panel moderated by Vermont Public Radio's Jane Lindholm follows with Anne Galloway, founder/exec. dir. of VTDigger; Candace Page, editor at Seven Days; Sarah Ashworth, VPR’' VP of news; Eva McKend, congressional correspondent for Spectrum News/former anchor for WCAX; and Natalie Silver, co-author of "Vermont Has Her Back.". 6 p.m. Presented by Vermont Has Her Back and VTDigger. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP via Eventbrite. Registration, while not required, enables attendees to actively participate, ask questions, get event reminders: Zoom. Live over Zoom (webinar format) & livestreamed on the VTDigger homepage and YouTube channel:

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Everyone's Books: 15% off Children's Books for the whole month and 20% off for Store Members: Offered as part of the Month of the Young Child celebration throughout Windham County. Through Friday, April 30. Free. Everyones Books, 25 Elliot St. Visit for a full list of family-friendly events. 802-254-8160; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

Input on Development of 10-Year Telecommunications Plan - Vermont Public Service Dept. (Online/Call-In): (See 3/31). . 3/31: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Session 1 - Broadband. Online. 4/1: 6-7 p.m. Session 2 - Cell Service; Public Safety; Public, Educational, Governmental Access TV. Meeting links and call-in info:

Community meals

GUILFORD Guilford Cares Food Pantry Curbside Service (Everyone Eats Food Distribution): The Guilford Cares Food Pantry (new location) continues to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure food security for all our citizens and vulnerable populations. They're well stocked with staples you need for your family and are following viral guidelines to limit risk. 5 - 6 p.m. every Thursday. The red building is on the left with a sign out in front. Remain in your car; we'll greet you and give you a shopping list. Guilford Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds Rd. off Weatherhead Hollow Rd. Information: Questions, concerns, donations: 802-257-0626 802-579-1350;

MARLBORO Marlboro Community Food Share: Fill a grocery bag with non-perishables and fresh local produce. No registration or eligibility needed. This weekly opportunity is available to anyone who could use an extra bag of groceries or knows someone who does. Food will be set up in the entry-way to the Marlboro Community Center. For proper social distancing, enter one person at a time. Bring a grocery bag or use ours. Masks required. 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the entry-way on Thursdays. Deliveries made through Marlboro Cares for those needing assistance (call 802-258-3030 in advance). Non-perishable food donations should be left at donation box at the Marlboro Post Office. Wear masks/wash hands when handling food. Free. Marlboro Community Center, 524 South Rd. .



April 2021