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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Saturday, February 

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The written word

Writing Workshop: "Generate Suspense" (via Zoom): "Appropriate for beginning and experienced writers, we'll explore techniques to create and manage suspense." Led by Barbara Morrison. 4 - 5 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Zoom. Information: Info/Register: info@timetowrite.us.

Film and video

BRATTLEBORO "Journey to the Safest Place on Earth" (In-Person/Online): This 2014 documentary by Edgar Hagen (English with some German subtitles). Participants in Windham World Affairs Council's nuclear study group will share details and open a discussion on the Biden administration's plans for nuclear energy production and nuclear weapons. 3:30 - 5 p.m. followed by discussion. Free in person (registration required), $5 online via Vimeo streaming service. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Register: https://tinyurl.com/46aktuj5 www.windhamworldaffairscouncil.org.

Music

BRATTLEBORO Joel Ross - "Good Vibes" (In Person/Livestream): Young jazz masters perform music that demonstrates how the jazz language has evolved using the rhythms and vocabulary of today's generation. Joel Ross, vibraphone; Godwin Louis, alto saxophone; Jeremy Corren, piano; Kanoa Mendenhall, bass; Jeremy Dutton, drums. Winner of The Downbeat Rising Star Award, Ross has taken the jazz world by storm. At 26 years old, he's a virtuosic leader, recording his own projects, yet he finds the time to focus on learning the complicated arrangements of many of the top groups in New York and Los Angeles. Wynton Marsalis & the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Marquis Hill penned liner notes for his latest Blue Note Release, "Who Are You?". 8 p.m. Sliding scale. Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, #222. Information: Tickets: www.vtjazz.org, ginger@vtjazz.org, 802-254 9088 x 1.

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 $40. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Open every Saturday. Through Saturday, March 26. C. F. Church Building, 80 Flat St. Information: 802-275-2835, farmersmarket@postoilsolutions.org.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Artful Ice Shanties: Outdoor, place-based celebration of artistic talent, creative ingenuity, and the rich history of ice fishing. Last winter, over 1,000 people attended our inaugural Artful Ice Shanties exhibit. They saw ice shanties shaped like a giant iridescent fish, a black die with moon-shaped dots, a seascape with a three-dimensional octopus, and more. They hiked and snowshoed on the Retreat Farm trails, visited Carlos the ox and other animals, went cross-country skiing, and skated on the Retreat Meadows. Presented by the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center and Retreat Farm. Includes outdoor events, activities, performances, demos. (2/26: 2 p.m. Join us for a wintry outdoor Awards Ceremony where local judges will give out awards for ice shanties with notably artistic, inventive, silly qualities.). Through Sunday, February 27. Retreat Farm, 45 Farmhouse Sq. View photo gallery (https://tinyurl.com/wxrukwdr) and watch video (https://tinyurl.com/mrbfbwsf) from Artful Ice Shanties 2021 Questions: Kirsten Martsi at kirsten@brattleboromuseum.org.

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO The Brattleboro Zen Center In-person meditation: Vera Riley initiated this response to the ecological crisis "born of greed and ignorance,": "Sitting, we face our own greed and ignorance but we can develop peacefulness that may ripple outward. We chant briefly and then sits in silence for half an hour. We welcome all interested in joining this peaceful action, either with us in-person, or from wherever you are." BZC founding teacher Hakusho Ostlund: "While meditation isn't the solution to all the world's problems and sitting for a specific cause should never be an excuse to abstain from more overt ways of social engagement, I believe there is great power in ritual action.". 1 - 1:35 p.m. on Saturdays. Wells Fountain, south side Windham County District Courthouse, Jct . Putney Rd. & Main St. (Rte 30).

Community building

Tag Sale to benefit the St. Michael's Interfaith Refugee Fund (Online): Offering curated donated goods, services, art, and experiences to bid on, this auction raises funds to help facilitate the resettlement of Afghan people in the Brattleboro area. Of the funds raised, 100% will be used to support the families St. Michael's is co-sponsoring. The Afghan refugee aid project is one of three major initiatives underway at St. Michael's this year. More info: stmichaelsvermont.org. Through Sunday, February 27. . Online. Information: Set up a free, no-commitment account and bid online only: https://tinyurl.com/2p8sf7vv.

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