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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Wednesday, December 


Visual arts and shows

PUTNEY "The Moment After: Recent Watercolors by Finn Campman": This series of recent landscape watercolors shows us detailed, intimate, and luminous watercolors of landscapes in Putney and surrounding areas. In these, one sees again and again a certain personal attention to light and time in which the land is rendered somehow timeless. Campman says: "There are certain cherished moments when I am offered the possibility of simply letting the world 'settle' on my senses. Discernment is unnecessary, for only in the state of simple openness can this 'settling' manifest. The moment is complete.". Exhibit hours: Mon., Wed., Fri: 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sign up for the Putney Library newsletter for latest announcements: Through Saturday, February 25. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO First Wednesdays: Pandemic Architecture: Public health crises have prompted many changes to the buildings, skylines, and streetscapes of our cities. Champlain College professor David Mills explores two centuries' worth of alterations to the built environment made in pursuit of health and well-being - from modern to postmodern and beyond. His research and teaching explore the intersections of philosophy, religion, art, and architecture. 7-9 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of Brooks Memorial Library. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.


GUILFORD Tai Chi (Fall Prevention): Tai chi is an exercise system combining disciplined, graceful movements with an invigorating sense of the body and surrounding space. Although the movements are slow, they contain great power. We try to coordinate hand and foot movements, breathing naturally, moving with slow continuous flow. By doing so, we improve strength and balance. Instructor Leah Gessner is certified by Tai Chi Vermont in this Fall Prevention practice. 9:30-10:15 and 10:30-11:15 a.m. (2 Wednesday classes weekly). No registration required. No charge. Donations welcome. Guilford Community Church, 38 Church Dr. off Rte. 5. Information: or 802-579-1350.

Taking Steps Brattleboro: Advance Care Planning Weekly Information Sessions (via Zoom): Advance Care Planning ensures that your loved ones and health professionals know what you want in a medical emergency when you are unable to speak for yourself. It's a process of creating a written health care plan (Advance Directive) that tells others what you would want if you couldn't tell them yourself. Advance Care Planning includes discussing choices about end-of-life (EOL) care with your medical provider, family and others. It involves choosing and educating your Health Care Agent and making informed decisions to complete an Advance Directive. Join us and learn more. 10-11 a.m. on Wednesdays. Find out if adding a COVID-19 or Dementia provision would be beneficial to include or add to a previously completed Advance Directive. This is a program of Brattleboro Area Hospice. Free. Zoom. Information: Ruth Nangeroni, Advance Care Planning Program Coord: 802-257-0775 x 101,



December 2022