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The written word

Peace and Justice Center of VT Book Club Author Series: Derik Lugo - "The Unlikely Thru Hiker" (via Zoom): This is a story about a young black man setting off from the big city to hike the Appalachian Trail with an extremely overweight pack and a willfully can-do attitude. 6-7 p.m. Book readings are offered every other Thursday. Free. Zoom. Information: Register for link/more info: grace@pjcvt.org, 802-863-2345, www.pjcvt.org.

Ideas and education

Toastmasters: Get Help with Public Speaking (Online): It is said that many people have a great fear of public speaking, even more than of death. At a Toastmasters club, you will learn several small skills that, put together, create confidence in writing and delivering a good speech. Members practice writing speeches and presenting in a group setting. Vishal Sarsani will give a speech which will be evaluated later in the meeting. Both speeches and evaluations are timed. An ah counter will keep track of all ahs, ums, andah, and other filler words. In every meeting, a speaking-off-the cuff exercise is open to both members and non-members. 6-7:30 p.m. Current members reside in VT, NH, MA. Free. Zoom. https://brattleboro.toastmastersclubs.org Link: https://tinyurl.com/ms5u4nek.

Recreation

BRATTLEBORO "Thorn In My Side!": This original game show written by Ben Stockman, Colin Hinckley, James Gelter, and Shannon Ward features three contestants competing in a series of bizarre games based on a pre-determined theme. Plus music, arts and crafts, props and prizes. 8 p.m. "Thorn In My Side" can be seen every 3rd Thursday at Hooker-Dunham. It will also be filmed for BCTV. Bring proof of full vaccination status. Masks required. To watch episodes filmed by BCTV, visit brattleborotv.org/thorn-my-side. Free. Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery, 139 Main Street. Information: 802-218-3232; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Parent/Tot Open Gym: This is an unstructured program where the parent is responsible for their child(ren). A place for parents and tots to get out of the cold and enjoy playing with playhouses, cars, toys, tunnel, a play kitchen, big rubber balls and more!. 10-11:30 a.m. on Thursdays in Gibson Aiken Center's 3rd fl. Gym. All equipment is disinfected prior to the program. Participants should wash hands before, during and after participating. Through Thursday, April 28. $1 per child per day (credit cards only for online registrations; cash or check only for in-person registrations). Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Information, reservations, and Covid requirements: 802-254-5808; bit.ly/637-parksrec.

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 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. Free. Retreat Farm, 45 Farmhouse Sq. View photo gallery (https://tinyurl.com/wxrukwdr), video (https://tinyurl.com/mrbfbwsf) from Artful Ice Shanties 2021. Questions: Kirsten Martsi at kirsten@brattleboromuseum.org.

Community building

Auction to benefit St. Michael's Interfaith Refugee Fund (Online): Offering curated donated goods, services, art, and experiences to bid on, the auction raises funds to help facilitate the resettlement of Afghan people in the Brattleboro area. . Through Sunday, February 27. Online. Information: Set up a free, no-commitment account and bid online only: https://tinyurl.com/335f2c5m.

American Red Cross: Volunteers Needed (Online): "To continue to be adequately prepared to respond to disasters and staff blood drives throughout Windham County, we have a great need for volunteers in the following roles: Disaster Action Team Members respond to local disasters and provide immediate assistance, including shelter, food and comfort following a home fire or other emergency. Blood Donor Ambassadors to greet, check in and thank blood donors at blood drives.". 3-5 p.m. National Volunteer Opportunity Fair to share info on these needs and your help in spreading the word. Online. Questions: Erica.Fuller4@redcross.org RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/2p99h3je.

Guilford Pre-Town Meeting (via Zoom and BCTV): The Selectboard of the Town of Guilford is holding this public informational meeting in collaboration between the Guilford Selectboard and the Broad Brook Grange to discuss the Australian Ballot Articles on the 2022 Town Meeting Warning. Participants will also hear an update from Rep. Coffey and hear from other speakers and updates. 7 p.m. Zoom. Information: https://tinyurl.com/2p8t3jzx, https://guilfordvt.com/notice-of-public-meeting, BCTV (channel 1085).

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