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The written word

BRATTLEBORO Teachers Read At Night: Join us for readings of recent work by three Brattleboro High School Teachers - John Kersey, Beneth Goldschmidt-Sauer, and Henry Zacchini - at Brooks Memorial Library. Beneth retired from BUHS in 2019 and is now a MFA candidate in poetry and fiction. She is due to graduate in June. John makes art in a variety of casual contexts when he is not teaching English. Henry teaches social studies and his recent work, "Even Dictators Need Dogs," is a compilation of poems and short stories. 5 - 6 p.m. Light refreshments served. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.


TURNERS FALLS Musica Franklin: Student Performance and Family-friendly Concert with Michi Wiancko: Michi Wiancko is a composer, arranger, and violinist whose work has been performed by ensembles, bands, and orchestras around the world. Michi released a solo violin album called "Planetary Candidate" on New Amsterdam Records and she is the director of Antenna Cloud Farm, a music festival and community arts organization based in Gill, MA. 5:45 - 6:45 p.m. Free. Sheffield Elementary School, 43 Crocker Ave.

BRATTLEBORO The Windham Philharmonic performs Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4: Tchaikovsky's explosive Fourth Symphony explores the concept of fate and its inescapable influence on humanity. Tchaikovsky closes his examination with hope and optimism. Writing about the work, he noted that in spite of fate, "there still is happiness, simple, naïve happiness. Rejoice in the happiness of others - and you can still live." . 7 - 7:50 p.m. Masks requested. By donation. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St. Information: 802-254-1109; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

Prevent Child Abuse Vermont (PCAV) - "Nurturing Father's Program" (Virtual): Curriculum-based, parenting education programs for families experiencing stress. Programs are open to any parent/caregiver in VT who wants support or to learn new parenting skills. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Mondays. Programs are 2 hours weekly for 12-14 weeks. Free. Virtual. Information:,, 1-800-CHILDREN.

Community building

PUTNEY Our Future Putney (In-Person/Zoom): Do you have ideas for the future of the community - community events, housing, land-use, business, infrastructure, and more? Come together for a community event to discuss opportunities, challenges, and ideas for the future of Putney! Join us for a community dinner with live music, forums for discussion, and connections with neighbors. 6:30-9 p.m. Our Future Putney is a 3-month process (started in Nov.) to engage townspeople in brainstorming ideas and identifying priorities for the future. The VT Council on Rural Development (a neutral facilitator invited to the community by the Putney Selectboard) facilitates process to hear your ideas and then help connect to resources/technical assistance that can move them forward. All welcome! Masks encouraged. Childcare provided. Continues 1/17/2023. Free. (6-7 p.m: dinner - pizza, drinks, dessert - and live music). Putney Central School, 182 Westminster Rd. Information:, 802-223-6091. Zoom link:

VT Public Service Dept: Meeting of the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel (Webcast/Zoom): In addition to receiving updates from NorthStar and Vermont State Agencies regarding recent Vermont Yankee decommissioning activities, the Panel will consider endorsing recent International Brotherhood of Electrical Worker (IBEW) comments filed in response to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s proposed rules governing nuclear power plant decommissioning. The Panel will also review and potentially approve its 2022 Annual Report to the Vermont Legislature and Governor. Lastly, elections for 2023 Panel Officers will be conducted. 6-9 p.m. All VT NDCAP meetings (and its committee meetings) are open to the public. This meeting will be recorded for subsequent public review. Direct questions about accessing meeting to Tony Leshinskie, VT State Nuclear Engineer: 802-272-1714 or Zoom. Meeting Agenda: IBEW comments to be considered: Connect by Phone: 646-558-8656 or 301-715-8592. Meeting ID: 849 8928 8210. Audio Passcode: 848854.



December 2022