CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Thursday, September
Minor White: Photographer, Teacher, Advocate (via Zoom and Facebook Live): Catherine Barth discusses Minor White and his influence on photography in connection with "Sequences: Ode to Minor White.". 7 p.m. Presented by the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. A recording will be available online afterward. Free. Zoom. Information: Link: https://tinyurl.com/rx95e2mt.
Negro Leagues: Black Baseball in the Shadow of America's Favorite Pastime (via Zoom): The Vermont Institute of Community and International Involvement (VICCI) hosts Tom Simon - Baseball Historian, Member of the Society For American Baseball Research and Ultimate Baseball Fan along with Bill "Spaceman" Lee - former pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, the Montreal Expos, and current pitcher for the Burlington Cardinals. 6-7:30 p.m. America's Favorite Pastime from its start in the 1840s has reflected the contradictions of our country. The all-American sport was deeply racist and segregated with Black players kept out of all white teams until 1946 when Jackie Robinson joined the Montreal Royals. Black players - along with Cubans, Puerto Ricans and Dominicans - played on their own teams and in their own leagues until 1959. This is the story of the Negro Leagues comprised of professional baseball teams of Black and Latin Americans from the 1920s-1950s. Zoom. Information: Call 802-355-4960, email: email@example.com, or visit VICII.org/events.
ESSER (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund) (via Zoom): Organizing beyond COVID recovery - Vermont school districts are receiving a total $285 million as part of the American Recovery Act. The decisions about how this money is spent need to include input from the community with a specific focus on historically marginalized groups. The question remains as to whether schools will meaningfully engage caregivers, educators, and students as required by the US Dept. of Education. 5-6 p.m. In the panel portion of this event we will learn from community members statewide organizing to ensure their COVID Recovery money is spent to further justice and equity. There will be time to connect in small groups with others who want to make change together. If your district has not engaged with you, come to this event to get the tools needed to make your voice heard. Hosted by Education Justice Coalition of VT. Zoom. Information: Pre-register: https://tinyurl.com/yc34he5j.
GUILFORD Tai Chi Classes for Beginners: "We now have the use of this huge space for practicing our slow, rhythmic Tai Chi movements, thanks to the generosity of the Guilford Fairgrounds Committee.". 10:45-11:45 a.m. Classes take place on Thursdays (and Tuesdays) with Leah Gessner in the Cow Barn. Donations welcome. Guilford Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds Rd. off Weatherhead Hollow Rd. Information: Leah Gessner at Guilford Cares:802-579-1350, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nonviolent Communication Classes and Restorative Circle Practice (via Zoom or Phone): This course is offered in an effort to help nurture the quality of well-being and relationality in our communities. Dan DeWalt and Laurie Rabut will guide participants through the consciousness and basics of Non-Violent Communication and the Restorative Circle process as it is used for conflict resolution in our daily lives, families, communities, and between businesses and neighbors. Participants will come away with a practical understanding of this work through participatory practice activities and role playing. 7 - 9 p.m. This six-week course on Fridays is offered by the Humanity Network, Restorative Practice of Vermont, and the Rockingham Library. Through Thursday, November 4. Zoom. Information: For an invitation, email email@example.com or call 802-463-4270. Leave phone # and email address.
MARLBORO Marlboro Community Food Share: Fill a grocery bag with non-perishables and fresh local produce. No registration or eligibility needed. This weekly opportunity is available to anyone who could use an extra bag of groceries or knows someone who does. Food will be set up in the entry-way to the Marlboro Community Center. For proper social distancing, enter one person at a time. Bring a grocery bag or use ours. Masks required. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Every Thursday in entryway. Deliveries made thru Marlboro Cares for those needing assistance - call 802-258-3030 in advance. Leave non-perishable food donations in Marlboro Post Office donation box. Wear masks/wash hands when handling food. Free. Marlboro Community Center, 524 South Rd. .
GUILFORD Guilford Cares Food Pantry: Fully stocked with our usual grocery items. We know supplemental food can make such a big difference in one's budget. All are welcome to come and take home fresh produce, staples, meat, dairy. Guilford Cares welcomes anyone in need of supplemental food for themselves or their families. 5-6 p.m. on Thursdays in the red "First Aid" building. Stay in your car. We'll give you a shopping list. If you can't come due to illness/high risk, call to arrange food delivery by a volunteer. Questions, concerns, to donate groceries or monetary gifts: Pat Haine 802-257-0626. Guilford Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds Rd. off Weatherhead Hollow Rd. Information: 802-579-1350, firstname.lastname@example.org.