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The written word

Peace and Justice Center of VT Book Club Author Series: Sharyl Green - "You Can't Lock Up the Moon" (via Zoom): This work of fiction centers on ten-year-old Jamaria who is navigating life while her mother is incarcerated. 6-7 p.m. Book readings are offered every other Thursday. Free. Zoom. Information: Register for link/more info:, 802-863-2345,

Ideas and education

Otters (via Zoom): Learn more about these marvelous, playful animals - at home in the water or sliding on the snow. Susie Spikol, naturalist and educator at the Harris Center in Hancock, NH, joins us to share what she has learned about otters. 5:30 p.m. Offered by the Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center. Free (donations welcome). Zoom. Information:

Arts and crafts

Puppet-Making Demonstration: B. Lynch (Zoom): Artist B. Lynch describes her puppet-making process, sharing images of in-progress and finished objects and exploring the techniques she used to create the characters in the time-bending universe of the Reds and the Greys in the exhibit "Pull Back the Curtain." Lynch does not consider herself a puppeteer, but rather a visual artist who uses performative objects. She uses oversized masks, tiny puppets, full-size hand puppets, and large figurines in installation setups and performative videos. 7 p.m. B. Lynch uses puppetry, drawing, painting, linoleum block prints, digital animation to create precisely rendered, meticulously detailed characters and environments. Her art looks at the corrosive effect of income disparity on our society and democracy. ("Pull Back the Curtain" can be viewed at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center through 2/22, Wed.-Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.). Free. Zoom.

Community meals

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. 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. 3-4 p.m. (time change) on Thursdays in the red "First Aid" building. Guilford Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds Rd. off Weatherhead Hollow Rd. Questions, concerns, to donate groceries/monetary gifts, Covid requirements: 802-257-0626,

PUTNEY Putney Monthly Free Produce Distribution: Food drop of free produce and some non-perishables. All are welcome. 9-9:45 a.m. (4th Thurs. of every month). Drive-up service because of COVID. Bags provided. Co-sponsored by The Vermont Foodbank and Putney Foodshelf. Putney Great Meadows. White building across from the Putney Co-op and Putney Fire Station .



January 2022