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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Saturday, February 

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The written word

Brattleboro Poetry Discussion Group (via Zoom): "Today we'll focus on Jericho Brown's work. No experience necessary; copies of poems provided." Led by Barbara Morrison. 12 noon-2 p.m. Free. Zoom. Information: Register: info@timetowrite.us.

Ideas and education

Critical Race Theory (via Zoom): Prof. Etan Nasreddin-Longo, director of the Vermont Legislative Panel on Racial Disparities in Montpelier and counsel to the Vermont State Police on officer training, offers this introduction to Critical Race Theory. A 30-minute Q&A follows. 3:30 p.m. Sponsored by Brattleboro Common Sense. Free. Zoom. Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89138508355 info@BrattleboroCommonSense.org, www.brmse.org.

Film and video

PUTNEY Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival (MNFF) - Screening of "Storm Lake": "Storm Lake" tells the story of 63-year-old Pulitzer-prize winning editor Art Cullen and his family-run newspaper, "The Storm Lake Times," in Storm Lake, IA. Twice weekly, week-in and week-out, the Cullen's deliver local news and biting editorials on a shoestring budget for their 3,000 readers. In the face of significant long-term economic challenges in western Iowa and the added stress of the pandemic, the paper fights to preserve its editorial integrity, shore up its finances and bolster the quiet community the Cullen's call home. Featuring the charismatic Art Cullen, his brother and publisher John, Art's wife, Dolores and Art's son, Tom, "Storm Lake" is a living and breathing documentary that lets its central characters tell their essential story. 7 p.m. Intimate/revealing chronicle of local journalism in rural America, "Storm Lake" director/producer Beth Levison participates in a Q&A session following the screening, moderated by MNFF Artistic Dir. Jay Craven. (Also see 2/6 for screening of "The Ants & the Grasshopper."). $10 in advance, $12 at door. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Tickets: https://tinyurl.com/32mxjsz5 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Farmers' markets

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Winter Farmers' Market Opening : 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.

Local history

WEST DUMMERSTON Dummerston Conservation Commission - "Hawk Talk" with John Anderson: John will talk about the 48-year history of the Putney Mountain Hawkwatch, culminating with an overview of the watchers' record breaking 2021 season when 18,649 raptors were tallied. John is a naturalist, roaming every nook and cranny of Dummerston and beyond. He's identified 800 flowering plants in Dummerston alone and has authored of numerous articles on natural history. 4 p.m. Proof of vaccination required. Seating is on a first come basis and will be limited due to social distancing. Free. Dummerston Community Center, 150 West St. Information: 802-254-2703.

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