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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Saturday, April 

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The written word

Monadnock Writers' Group ( MWG)hosts Author Marit Weisenberg (via Zoom): Join us for an in-depth discussion with the Weisenberg about her writing career and upcoming novel. She is the author of three highly acclaimed novels for teens. Her most recent, "The Insomiacs," was nominated for American Library Association's Best Fiction for Young Adults 2021 and is a nominee for Reading the West awards. Her earlier titles include the young adult novels "Select," and "Select Few." Her upcoming novel, "This Golden State," will be published by Flatiron Books in March, 2022. You will also hear from Davina Sienkiewicz, a Wilton, NH, senior at High Mowing School, who will read her George Duncan Essay Contest winning essay. 9:45 a.m. Free. Zoom. Learn more about MWG at www.monadnockwriters.org For link, email: monadnockwriters@gmail.com.

Online Writing Workshop - "Find Your Voice: 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: info@timetowrite.us.

Recreation

BRATTLEBORO Super Fun Bike Day : 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Lower Parking Lot. (Rain location: Nelson Withington Skating Facility). Masks required and Covid-19 guidelines are in place. Organized by Brattleboro Rec. & Parks, with the Brattleboro Kiwanis Club, Brattleboro Police Dept., Rescue Inc., there will be helmet fitting, safety info, bike tune ups. Helmets are free this year. Free. Living Memorial Park, Guilford St. Ext. Pre-registration required (15 minute time slot): https://tinyurl.com/y5esk5z8. More info:802- 254-5808.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Read and Imagine with Everywhere Philosophy ' "What is a Jump Rope?": Live reading by Mike and Bethany of Alan Woo's "David Jumps In," plus an exploration of the philosophy of jumping rope. Close your eyes and imagine a jump rope? What does it look like? What is it made of? Can't a jump rope be many colors, sizes, materials, lengths? Or does it have to be a piece of rope? Can we be sure we will know a jump rope when we see one? This will be followed by a whimsical detour into the metaphysics of this beloved pastime. 10 - 11 a.m. This event, taking place on the upper soccer field, is part of the Month of the Young Child celebration throughout Windham County. Free. Winston Prouty Center, 209 Austine Dr. Information: Visit www.winstonprouty.org/moyc for a full list of family-friendly events.

BRATTLEBORO Visit Wild Carrot Farm : Families will meet the baby animals, enjoy a scavenger hunt, and participate in a seed planting activity. Choose between 10, 11 a.m. and 12 noon. Limit of 10 families per time slot. Visitors must wear face masks/practice social distancing at all times. This event is part of the Month of the Young Child celebration throughout Windham County. Free. Wild Carrot Farm, 511 Upper Dummerston Rd. Visit www.winstonprouty.org/moyc for full list of family-friendly events. Registration required in advance: https://tinyurl.com/2bp56htx.

BRATTLEBORO Collage Art Kits (for ages 3 to 5): 10 a.m.-12 noon. 25 art kits are available for pick-up (first come, first served). This event is part of the Month of the Young Child celebration throughout Windham County. Free. River Gallery School, 32 Main St., #201. For a full list of family-friendly events, visit: www.winstonprouty.org/moyc. Jess Weitz, jess@rivergalleryschool.org.

Introducing the Let's Grow Kids 3-Year Policy Agenda (via Zoom): Join Let's Grow Kids Regional Field Manager, Emily Wagner, to learn about LGK’s new 3-Year Policy Agenda and how you can help keep the movement rolling towards achieving affordable, high-quality childcare for all of Vermont's children. 7 - 7:45 p.m. Zoom. Visit www.winstonprouty.org/moyc for a full list of family-friendly events. Register: https://secure.everyaction.com/Rd95sf7nS0us3uYW5pmezg2.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Red Cross Blood Drive at the Winston Prouty Center: Each pint of blood collected can help save up to three lives and will touch the lives of so many more. What a great way to pay it forward and make an impact on people in our community and across the country. You can participate by donating blood or by volunteering to help support the event (set-up/clean-up, registration, parking, etc.). 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monthly on Saturdays: 5/22, 6/26, 7/24, 8/28, 9/25, 10/23, 11/27, 12/18/2021. Winston Prouty Center, 209 Austine Dr. To volunteer: lisa@winstonprouty.org. To donate blood, enter your zip code at: www.redcrossblood.org.

Reps. Michelle Bos-Lun and Mike Mrowicki host Community Conversation (Online): Reps Bos-Lun and Mrowicki will update constituents - residents of Westminster, Putney and Dummerston (Windham 4) and answer questions about goals, challenges, legislative bill proposals for this legislative session. Updates will be shared from Climate Solutions, Women's Rural Economic Development, Workers and Social Equity Caucuses. Bring comments, questions, or concerns you may have. 10 - 11 a.m. Online. More info/link, contact: Rep. Mrowicki at mmrowicki@leg.state.vt.us or Rep. Bos-Lun at atmboslun@leg.state.vt.us.

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