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The written word

"A Year of Moons: Stories from the Adirondack Foothills" with Joe Bruchac ((Online): Presented in partnership with Abenaki Arts & Education Center, Vermont Abenaki Artists Assn., and Fulcrum Publishing. Bruchac discusses his new collection of essays that reflect on the rhythms of the land, the lunar cycles of the year, the plants and animals that surround us, and the connections that link humans, animals ,and the land. With one foot rooted firmly in the inheritance of nature essays, and another rooted firmly in Bruchac's Abenaki heritage, the collection is an artifact of a beautiful landscape and the changes it encounters throughout the year. In his thoughtful and perceptive way, Bruchac contemplates the changing of the seasons, his relationship with the creatures and plant life that share his home, and a vision of stewardship. Bruchac's curiosity and reverence for the earth shines through on every page as he looks at the place he calls home with new eyes, reflected by the changing of each season's moon. 4:30-5:30 p.m. For over 40 years Bruchac has been creating literature and music that reflect his indigenous heritage and traditions. He's a proud Nulhegan Abenaki citizen and respected elder among his people, author of over 120 books for children and adults. Admission is free. Donations are welcome to help us continue our crucial work. Online. Information: Register in advance for this meeting: You will receive confirmation/more info about joining.

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Samantha Crawford: Debut of Prints of Watercolor Paintings and Ink Washes: Inspired by the Monadnock region and beyond, themes of hope and sacredness of place are explored. Hours: Mon.-Sat: 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sun: 12 noon-5 p.m. Through Saturday, December 31. Free. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St. Information: 802-257-4777; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

GUILFORD Storytime at Guilford Free Library: Bring your baby, toddler, or preschooler. Storytime is so much more than just the reading of books. It is the planting of seeds for lifelong learning, the awakening of imagination, and the widening of mind and spirit. 2-3 p.m. on Tuesdays. Through Tuesday, December 27. Free. Guilford Free Library, 4024 Guilford Center Rd. Information:


BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic: Primary medical treatment for patients ages 18 to 64 in our community who do not have health insurance or who cannot afford their high deductibles or co-insurance. 5 - 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic, 191 Clark Ave. Information: 802-251-8484; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

BELLOWS FALLS Climate Action & Advocacy Tour at Rockingham Library: Join Senator-elect Rebecca White, Keep Vermont Cool Campaign Manager Jordan Heiden, and State Representative Michelle Boslun for a discussion on Climate Action & Advocacy. Get ready for an interactive evening of climate action, including a brief presentation, advocacy training, legislator meet and greets, food, music, and giveaways. 6 p.m. Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Information: Jane Stromberg,

Rural Queer Creative Space (via Zoom): Bring your knitting, your drawing, your collaging, your sewing, your writing, your painting! Bring your crafts and craft along with other rural queer folks! Open-drop in space to share your creative side!. 6 - 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Free. Zoom. Information:



December 2022