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The written word

Brattleboro Poetry Discussion Group (via Zoom): "Today we'll focus on Kim Addonizio's work. No experience necessary; copies of poems provided." Led by Barbara Morrison. 12 noon-2 p.m. Free. Zoom. Information: Register:

Sharing Our Writing (via Zoom): In this workshop, appropriate for beginning or experienced writers, we'll share what we’ve written in response to the prompts provided. Led by Barbara Morrison. 4 - 5 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Zoom. Information: Register:


PUTNEY Vermont Mandolin Trio and Lissa Schneckenburger (In Person/Virftual): Bluegrass, jazz, gypsy, classical, and roots music by three of Vermont's finest mandolinists - Will Patton, Matt Flinner, and Jamie Masefield - accompanied by acoustic bassist Pat Melvin. Fiddler/singer Lissa Schneckenburger opens the show. Enjoy the music of Bill Monroe, Django Reinhardt, J.S. Bach, and everything in between - all with virtuosity and originality. 7:30 p.m. Next Stage provides a cash bar. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test within 48 hours is required for entry and masks required while inside. $18 in advance, $22 at door, $5 virtual. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Farmers' markets

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Winter Farmers' Market: Diverse indoor farmers market. Local farm produce, meats, syrup, fresh baked goods, local cheeses, fruits, cider, pickles, preserves, handmade jewelry, pottery, soaps and more. SNAP/EBT shoppers turn $10 into $30. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Open every Saturday. Through Saturday, March 26. C. F. Church Building, 80 Flat St. Information: 802-275-2835,

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Merry Mulch Christmas Tree Collection Service offered to Brattleboro Residents: The B.U.H.S. Music Department is again offering this service. This program, in its 31st year, is endorsed by the VT Dept. of Agriculture as well as the New Hampshire/Vermont Christmas Tree Association. Members of the band and chorus will transport undecorated trees from homes to a community garden in West Brattleboro where they will be chipped into mulch to be used by the gardeners. Also offered Saturdays: 1/15 and 1/22. Since Brattleboro does not offer curbside pick-up of trees, this service saves residents the hassle of transporting their own trees. $10 donation benefits future Music Dept. travel. Brattleboro Union High School, 131 Fairground Rd. Information: All pick-ups must be prearranged by calling at least two days prior to your desired date: 802-380-4550 or 802-254-6757.



January 2022