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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Wednesday, February 

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The written word

"Lucy Terry Price: Witness, Voice, and Poetics within the American Tradition" (Online): Beginning with Vermonter Lucy Terry Prince, the first known African American poet in the US, poet Shanta Lee Gander explores creative lineage within poetics. Surveying the work of Phillis Wheatley, Laurence Dunbar, Rita Dove, and slam poet Dominique Christina, Gander considers the poetic arc from the past to the modern moment. 7 p.m. Presented by Vermont Humanities. Free. Online. Information: Register for this talk: www.vermonthumanities.org/stjohnsbury.

"Boneyarn: New York Slavery Poems"(via Zoom): The oldest and largest slave cemetery in the U.S. is located in the shadow of Wall Street. Actor and poet David Mills reads from and discusses his poetry collection, "Boneyarn," featuring groundbreaking poems about slavery in New York City, a topic rarely addressed. 7-8:15 p.m. First Wednesdays talks are offered by the Vermont Dept. of Humanities. Sponsored by Friends of the Brooks Memorial Library. Free. Zoom. Information: Register: https://tinyurl.com/2p9bsnkt.

Well-being

GUILFORD Tai Chi for Fall Prevention sponsored by Guilford Cares: Introduction to basic tai chi forms along with classes which improve strength and balance. Pace is smooth, slow, and can be done while seated if necessary. Instructor: Leah Gessner is certified by Tai Chi Vermont, Inc. in Fall Prevention Tai Chi. Every Wednesday: 9:30-10:15 a.m. Ongoing Beginners. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Beginners. Donations welcome. Guilford Community Church, 38 Church Dr. off Rte. 5. Information: Leah: 802-579-1350, guilfordcaresvt@gmail.com.

Community building

"Trees for Good" (via Zoom): The joy of planting a tree can be both satisfying and fun. Invite friends and they will get the 'bug.' Jaiel Pulskamp will describe the process and invite everyone to grab a shovel and sign up for plants from 350 Vermont.org. 350 has supported tree plantings and Community Orchards throughout VT. 7-8:30 p.m. Jaiel loves the outdoors and chose to become a farmer and work with 350Vermont as a Solutions Organizer. She owns a small-scale organic fruit/vegetable farm, Kettlesong Farm, in Worcester, VT, and focuses on building new alternatives to the fossil fuel industry. Free. Zoom. Information: Register for link: plevasseurputney@gmail.com.

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