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The written word

Online Writing Workshop - "Change It Up: Point of View" (via Zoom): We'll examine how your choice of point of view affects the story. Appropriate for beginning or experienced writers. Led by Barbara Morrison. 4 - 5 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Zoom. Register:

Kids and families

Animals in Winter (via Zoom): In this virtual presentation by the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum, hosted by Timson Hill Preschool, kids will meet a variety of animals and learn how animals survive in winter and what changes once spring arrives. 10 a.m. This event is part of the Month of the Young Child celebration throughout Windham County. Free. Zoom. See for a full list of family-friendly events. Reserve your spot at:

Sandglass Theater - "Rock the Boat" (Virtual): This is a touring puppet show for young audiences grades Pre-K through 5th but worth watching if you're older. It explores themes of refugees, inclusion, and respectful curiosity. A Poet in a boat, alone at sea, is stuck in a rut of writer's block. While observing his daily routines, he suddenly finds his home filling with new characters seeking shelter and safety. Through evocative visual scenes, we learn that each has fled some disaster: war, fire or flood. As the newcomers and the Poet navigate life together on the vessel, they meet conflict, generosity, kindness and questions about who each other are. The Poet's poems become richer and deeper and the unlikely collection of beings learns to steer threatening waters together. 3 - 3:45 p.m. "Rock the Boat" aims to get young audiences thinking about relocation, displacement, and the interconnectedness of racial, climate and social justice. The production addresses attitudes about acceptance of those who come from other countries and cultures, and provides a narrative in which there is room for everyone in an inclusive society. Free or pay what you can. Virtual. Information:

Community building

Community Building/Reconciliation Circles for Putney: Community Restoration in 2021 & Healing from National Trauma: The Circles this April address different aspects of community, both in Putney and in the U.S. as a whole. Join us to talk about how to strengthen our communities in times of trauma and unrest. We want to hear your voices and engage in a dialogue about what we can all do to respond to issues that arise this year in ways that heal rather than harm. 3-5 p.m. via Zoom. Confirm your participation in advance so that you can have a conversation with an RCJSVT facilitator beforehand. In the 4/10 Circle, we'll focus specifically on the impacts on the nation of the trauma we've shared in the past few years due to COVID-19, political unrest, other events. Let's talk about how to find balance, accountability, healing, more. Circles will be facilitated by Dan DeWalt, Laurie Rabut, and/or Claire Summers. Zoom. Hosted by Restorative Justice of Southern VT. Send message on Facebook or email and we'll provide Zoom link and any relevant resources. ​.



April 2021