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Visual arts and shows

Artist & Curator Conversation - "Children of the Sun" (Via Zoom and Facebook Live): Jennifer Mack-Watkins, David Rios Ferreira, and fayemi shakur discuss Mack-Watkins' exhibit. Inspired in part by The Brownies' Book, a groundbreaking magazine for Black children co-edited by W.E.B. Du Bois in 1920-21, and by the life and legacy of Daisy Turner (1883-1988), a storyteller, poet, and activist from southern Vermont, "Children of the Su" celebrates the beauty, importance, and complexity of positive representation of African American children. 7 p.m. This exhibit, on view at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center through 6/13, was curated by David Rios Ferreira and includes the poem "just as lovely as the others" by fayemi shakur. Free. Zoom. For link, visit:

Kids and families

Sing and Dance with Robin (Virtual): Music and movement class for children birth to age 5. We'll sing, learn new songs, do fingerplays, lap bounces, dance, drum, shake instruments, sway scarves to the music, and end with a read aloud picture book. 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays in April. Part of the Month of the Young Child celebration throughout Windham County. Through Wednesday, April 28. Free. Virtual. Full list of family-friendly events: For link, email


Advance Care Planning (ACP) - Brattleboro Area Hospice's Taking Steps Brattleboro Q&A (via Zoom/Phone): Advance Directive Q&A Information Session: We will talk about discussing end-of-life planning with your medical provider, family, and others, including choosing and 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. Choose Zoom session: 10-11 a.m. or 6-7 p.m. TSB services include the weekly Zoom meeting and individual ACP meetings by phone, Zoom, or in-person to complete an Advance Directive. Free. Zoom. Visit for forms/obtain info to ask questions on 4/14. Leave your contact info for: Zoom link/Phone Call-In Number/Info: Don Freeman, Coord., 802-257-0775 x 101,

Community building

People's Law School Program - Practical Information on Legal Issues facing Vermonters (Virtual): Topic today: "Earth Day and the Environment." Atty. General T.J. Donovan, Assn. of Africans Living in Vermont, Vermont Racial Justice Alliance, and the Vermont Institute of Community and International Involvement have created "The People's Law School" - a series of presentations on contemporary topics affecting the lives of Vermonters. 6 - 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays (usually twice a month). More resources including sample letters, legal forms, guides to help VTers prepare for court appearances are on Vermont's Legal Help Website (, co-produced by Legal Services Vermont and Vermont Legal Aid. Free. Virtual. Dates/topics of presentations/links: visit or contact Sandy Baird at 802-355-4968,

Demonstration of the Vermont Vernal Pool Atlas (Live Webinar Demo): Is your town or group interested in mapping vernal pools or looking for ways to engage your community with on-the-ground conservation? Join us for a webinar demo of the Vermont Vernal Pool Atlas (, a new interactive, community science mapping tool and database. We'll introduce you to the features and capabilities of VPAtlas, demonstrate how to view vernal pools, add pool locations to the atlas, and enter data for both mapped and unmapped pools. There will also be time for discussion and questions. 7 p.m. Presenters: Steve Faccio, Conservation Biologist, and Kevin Tolan, Staff Biologist. Both are with the VT Center for Ecostudies. 7 p.m. Webinar. Registration required:


BRATTLEBORO Paneurhythmy Dance: Beinsa Douno's dance for energy and inspiration is known worldwide. Dance with us!. 8 a.m. Wednesdays and Sundays. Through Wednesday, September 22. Free. Crowell Park/Lot, Western Ave. and Union St. Information: If you want more info: 802-490-2213,



April 2021