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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Thursday, February 

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The written word

Putney Public Library Writers Salon - "An Evening with Diane Frank and Castle FreemanJr." (via Zoom): Diane Frank is the author of eight books of poems, three novels, and a photo memoir of her 400-mile trek in the Nepal Himalayas. "While Listening to the Enigma Variations, New and Selected Poems" was published in 2021 by Glass Lyre Press. She's editor of two anthologies: "Fog and Light: San Francisco through the Eyes of Poets Who Live Here" and "Pandemic: Puzzle Poems." Diane lives in San Francisco where she dances, plays cello in the Golden Gate Symphony, and creates her life as an art form. "Blackberries in the Dream House," her first novel, won the Chelson Award for Fiction and was nominated for the Pulitzer. Castle Freeman Jr., a well-known VT writer, as born in TX, raised/educated in Chicago, NY, and Philadelphia. He came to southeastern VT with his wife, Alice, on a whim and is still here 45 years later. He is the author of seven novels, 80 short stories, two story collections, and more than l00 essays, historical articles, op-ed matter journalism, nature writing, and other nonfiction, most of it related in one way or another to the life of Vermont and its people. 7 - 8 p.m. Host is author Toni Ortner. Zoom. Information: Link: https://tinyurl.com/nhbxnteh.

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO "Arcadia Rediscovered" - Michael Abrams' Immersive Painting Installation: "Combining a love of art history, images collected from nature, and an element of theater, "Arcadia Rediscovered" summons far-off scenes, diffused tree forms, and glints of light reflecting off distant waters, all suggesting a longing for that idyllic world. The 19th-century Luminist landscape painters are among the strongest influences on my painting practice. Since my move to VT over a decade ago, daily observations in the Green Mountains have altered my perception and appreciation of our environment, its fragility, our place in it. I'm humbled by the abundantly varied vistas and their never-ending seasonal rebirth, striking physical character of the landscape, unique qualities of the light, an atmosphere oscillating between crystal clear and thickly obscuring. These elements have become key in the story I'm telling of my relationship with nature - a story perhaps most concerned with our letting go of the illusion that we can determine its destiny. While nature is enduring, our experience of it is but a fleeting moment.". 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Through Saturday, March 5. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: 802-257-0124; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Recreation

BRATTLEBORO Adult Evening Badminton: This freelance program has no instructor and is designed for adults of all abilities. 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursdays. Those 16 years old and older are eligible to play. Those 17 and under must have a waiver signed by a legal guardian. Pickup games will be played. Participants must bring clean indoor sneakers. At this time, masks are required in all town buildings. Offered by Brattleboro Rec. and Parks. Through Thursday, April 28. $3 Brattleboro residents, $5 non-residents per night (cash or check). Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Information: 802-254-5808.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Parent/Tot Open Gym - Brattleboro Rec. & Parks: Open Gym is a place for parents and tots (age 5 and under) to get out of the cold and enjoy playing with playhouses, cars, toys, tunnel, a play kitchen, big rubber balls and more! . Thursdays, 10-11:30 a.m. in the 3rd fl. Gym. Equipment is disinfected prior to the program. Participants should wash hands before, during, and after participating. Through Thursday, April 28. $1 per day. Register in person (cash or check only) or online (credit card only): https://tinyurl.com/2p92rr7x. Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Information: 802-254-5808; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community meals

GUILFORD Guilford Cares Food Pantry: Fully stocked with our usual grocery items. We know supplemental food can make such a big difference in one's budget. All are welcome to come and take home fresh produce, staples, meat, dairy. Guilford Cares welcomes anyone in need of supplemental food for themselves or their families. Stay in your car. We'll give you a shopping list. If you can't come due to illness/high risk, call to arrange food delivery by a volunteer. 3-4 p.m. (time change) on Thursdays in the red "First Aid" building. Guilford Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds Rd. off Weatherhead Hollow Rd. Questions, concerns, to donate groceries/monetary gifts, Covid requirements: 802-257-0626, guilfordcaresvt@gmail.com.

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