CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Wednesday, September
BRATTLEBORO Understanding Rhythm - for All Musicians (not just drummers): Feeling and creating rhythmically, we'll clap, vocalize, sing, and use your instruments in this class. We'll do rhythmic exercises and play rhythmic games; work on syncopation, polyrhythms, odd meters and swing; explore improvisation and composition; and learn useful concepts and theory. We'll listen to fun and tricky examples from around the world and learn about typical rhythms in a few selected styles such as Latin jazz and Caribbean folklore. 7 - 8 p.m. on Wednesdays (no class 11/24). Class meets in person in room with an air purifier. Attendees must be vaccinated and wear a mask. Julian has been teaching rhythm and percussion for over 40 years, performs in jazz and world music ensembles, and co-leads the Latin Jazz and Samba courses at VJC. Through Wednesday, December 1. $250 (Work exchanges are available. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.). Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, #222. Register: firstname.lastname@example.org, 802-254-9088 802-254-9088; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO A Silent Vigil of Loving Kindness: Under a banner that reads, "Holding a Space of Loving Kindness for All Living Beings," we conduct a silent vigil. Our purpose is to serve as a living reminder of the inherent goodness of each of us, as well as our inextricable connection with one another. All are welcome to join us in extending sentiments of loving kindness to all living beings: to family and friends, neighbors and strangers, kindred spirits and adversaries, human and non-human beings, alike. And to ourselves, as well. 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. (for a few minutes or the full hour) on alternating Weds. and Thur. Choose to stand, kneel, or sit in a chair you bring (stone benches circle the Fountain). Please mask and observe appropriate distancing. Wells Fountain, south side Windham County District Courthouse, Jct . Putney Rd. & Main St. (Rte 30). For more info and to be on the mailing list for future vigils, contact: Tim Stevenson, email@example.com.
BRATTLEBORO Wednesday Night Charity Bingo: Join us for a chance to win awesome prizes while donating to great local causes! Tonight's charity is Brattleboro Ski Hill. 7- 9 p.m. every Wednesday in the Taproom Brewpub & Biergarten. Bingo cards for all 10 prize rounds are $1 each. Whetstone Station, 36 Bridge St. Information: 802-490-2354.
PUTNEY Becoming More Resilient, Happy, and Relaxed in Just One Minute A Day (Outdoors): These are uncertain times. Since Covid began and insecurity became the new normal, we often feel anxious and overwhelmed. All too often, we find ourselves at a crucial crossroad and don’t know what our next step is or where it will take us. Designed to nourish resilience and well-being, this program invites you: To choose a chapter each week from Rick Hanson's book "Just One Thing: Developing A Buddha Brain One Simple Practice At A Time"; To engage in fun-to-do practices that fuel resilience, relaxation, and the ability to rise to challenge; To celebrate and invigorate your efforts to strengthen your inner resources in a supportive setting. 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays outside the library under tent, 6 ft. apart, 5-9 participants. Facilitator Rob Koegel was a full-time professor who taught about resilience, stress, and happiness at Omega Institute, undergraduate colleges, graduate programs, prisons, a seminary, and a yeshiva. Through Wednesday, October 13. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Registration required: Rob Koegel: firstname.lastname@example.org to enroll, get a book link for "Just One Thing," or ask questions.
Brattleboro Community TV Annual Meeting (via Zoom): 2021 marks BCTV's 45th year as the area's community media center. Highlights of the year were staff transitioning to and from working at home, hundreds of hours of livestreaming, and the community finding more and more creative ways of using Zoom to produce videos. The public is invited to join the staff and board to elect board members, share comments and suggestions, and look ahead to the upcoming year. There are three open board seats, with three current members running for re-election. BCTV members will elect the board via e-ballot prior to the meeting, and the results will be announced. 6 - 7 p.m. Find board members and candidates: www.brattleborotv.org/board. Staff will also honor the contributions of Rich Melanson, BCTV's first field producer, who is retiring after ten years, having covered hundreds of municipal meetings from Vernon to Jamaica. Zoom. Information: www.brattleborotv.org, 802-257-0888.
BRATTLEBORO Democratic Town Committee Reorganization (In Person and/or Zoom): This month, Democrats are reorganizing their town committees in all 22 towns of Windham County. We're seeing a pattern of behavior from extreme right-wing groups using anger and conspiracy to dominate the civil discourse in our local and state government. Even if you cannot join the reorganization meeting, please sign up to be a member for your town's committee. 6:30 p.m. in the lobby. This reorganization occurs every two years. This year it is especially important for voters to join their town's committee. Democratic town committees provide us opportunity to organize in support of candidates and policies that are committed to a Vermont that serves all Vermonters. Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St. Information: John Hagen: email@example.com.
DUMMERSTON Fourth Wednesday Senior Lunch: Menu: Meatball grinder, veggie option is a plant-based meatball grinder, cole slaw, with raisin spice cake for dessert. Presented by Evening Star Grange and Senior Solutions. 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m: Take-out pick-up. 12 noon: In-house optional seating. $3 suggested donation ages 60 and older, $4 suggested for younger folk. Evening Star Grange, 1008 East-West Rd. Reservations required: Call 802-257-1138 and leave your name, number of meals, your phone number.