CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Sunday, September
BRATTLEBORO Introduction to Grasses with Botanist Mike Duffy: We'll sit around picnic tables and take a close look at the subtle flowers of grasses. You will learn the terminology needed to take the next steps in grass identification and look at some grass flowers under a microscope. Then we'll take your new vocabulary for a walk through the meadows and woods for a fresh look at these oft overlooked plants. 1 - 3 p.m. Mike Duffy was a field botanist and park ranger in Alaska for over 30 years and now explores the botanical world of southern VT. Free (donations welcome). Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center, 1221 Bonnyvale Rd. Register: https://tinyurl.com/6yc72m8v 802-257-5785; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Sunday Live Music with Steve Charmichael: Local live music, great craft beer and delicious food. 3 - 5 p.m. every Sunday in the Bier Garten. Whetstone Station, 36 Bridge St. Information: 802-490-2354.
PUTNEY Putney Farmers' Market: Plenty of fresh, local produce, crafts, and lunch. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in person shopping on Sundays (across from the Putney Co-op). Through Sunday, October 10. Putney Farmers Market, 17 Carol Brown Way. Information: email@example.com.
BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Family Meet-up (Outdoors): Join families for an in-person meet-up and help rename our group (formerly Mother Up!: Families Rise Up for Climate Action). We'll share gratitudes, walk up to the forest, talk about a name change (probably Families Rising or Families Rise Up), learn about 350VT's Just Transition campaign, and end with a song. We especially wish to engage young parents in this vital discussion of how we can make positive changes to protect our planet for our children's future. 10 a.m.-12 noon. This project of 350 Vermont brings together families to talk about the tough realities of climate change/participate in transitioning to a healthier/safer world. What Joanna Macy calls the "Great Turning," or the third revolution, in this unprecedented time where we are called to stop the destruction of our world, build new life-sustaining practices and ways of being, shift our collective consciousness. Childcare support provided by Mikaela. Masks optional. Snacks provided (apples, cheese sticks, granola bars, hard-boiled eggs). Retreat Farm, 45 Farmhouse Sq. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEWFANE Trunkside Tales with Ted Lawrence (a Circus Clown): Ted Lawrence brings worked at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus where he was a clown under the Big Top and living on the railroad. Ted sets up the steamer trunk he used while touring the U.S. in the 1980s, and as he puts on his clown makeup, he'll enchant us with true stories about living on the circus train and working with elephants, tigers, acrobats, and clowns from around the world. You will witness his transformation from "Everyday Joe" into a genuine bigger-than-life Ringling Clown. A gifted storyteller, he will regale you with stories of the Circus. 2 p.m. Plus popcorn and activities for all ages. Free. West River Railroad Museum, Cemetary Hill Rd. Information: email@example.com, www.historicalsocietyofwindhamcounty.org.
BRATTLEBORO Invitation to Windham World Affairs Council's (WWAC) 60th Anniversary Party (Outdoors): For 60 years, WWAC, an all-volunteer council, has sought individuals with diverse perspectives who can shed light on the political, economic, social, and environment problems of our complex world and offer possible solutions. Our goal is to help our community better understand the issues and problems our world is facing. In this way we hope to contribute to the creation of a livable, peaceful, better world in which we are prepared to participate knowledgeably in public affairs. 2 - 4 p.m. "Generously co-sponsored by Lilac Ridge Farm, Grafton Village Cheese, Mocha Joe's Roasting Co. While there will be open air/ample space for social distancing, we ask unvaccinated individuals to wear a mask. Children welcome.". All WWAC events are free of charge. Donations welcome. Lilac Ridge Farm, 64 Ames Hill Rd. RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/yv6penwu www.windhamworldaffairscouncil.org.
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: More info: 802-490-2213, firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRATTLEBORO Edible Brattleboro's Share the Harvest Stand: Fresh produce available at no cost thanks to local farmers, VT Foodbank and local gardeners. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sundays. If you have surplus from your garden, please drop them off on Sundays, 10:30-11:15 a.m., or by appointment (call or text Marilyn 516-298-9119). Through Sunday, October 31. Donations accepted with gratitude. Turning Point, 39 Elm St. More info or to volunteer, contact Marilyn: email@example.com.
PUTNEY Giant Yard Sale at the Berkfield house (by donation): (See 9/11). . Angela Berkfield, 78 Main Street.