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The written word

"Choosing the Right Word" Writing Workshop (via Zoom): "Appropriate for beginning and experienced writers, we will look at some unusual ways to determine which word to use." Led by Barbara Morrison. 4 -5 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Zoom. Information: Info/Register:

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO "Creative Edge" - Celebrating a group of 20 Gallery Artists: Featuring artists Josh Bernbaum, Eric Boyer, Matt Brown, Lyell Castonguay, Liz Chalfin, Willa Cox, Eric Cruze & Tomo Sakai, Jon Gregg, Tiffany Heerema, Gay Malin, Emily Mason, Susan Osgood, Gene Parulis, Lauren Pollaro, Erika Radich, Joseph Salerno, Deidre Scherer, Cameron Schmitz, Tim Segar, and Jen Violette. 3/19: Exhibit opens 11 a.m., Artists Reception: 5-7 p.m. refreshments. Gallery hours: Thur.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 12 noon-5 p.m. Through Sunday, May 1. Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St. Information: 802-251-8290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

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. on Saturdays. Through Saturday, March 26. C. F. Church Building, 80 Flat St. Information: 802-275-2835,

Kids and families

PUTNEY "Oma" with Scotty Swan - Sandglass Theater's 15th Winter Sunshine Series: Oma (Grandma) says that knitting is not just pom pom hats and sweaters. Oma's knitting contains whole stories that revolve around her. It's her birthday and all are preparing for the celebration. While the grown-ups manage work phone calls, playdate logistics and other such tasks, the children get into mischief with party decorating, present wrapping, cake baking. Finally they all gather around for one of Oma's stories told in yarn. One character emerges from the tangle of wool and nearly ruins the party. But not to worry, all ends well at Oma's house. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. (2 shows). "Oma" is for audiences Pre-K to 4th grade. It's a new family show - an intergenerational tale by Shoshana Bass and Jana Zeller. $9, $7.50 Medicaid/EBT card holders. Sandglass Theater, 17 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-4051; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO The Brattleboro Zen Center - In-Person Meditation: One way to engage with the ecological crisis: This group chants briefly and then sits in silence for a half hour. All are welcome to join this peaceful action, either in-person or from wherever they might be. 1 - 1:35 p.m. on Saturdays. Wells Fountain, south side Windham County District Courthouse, Jct . Putney Rd. & Main St. (Rte 30).

Community building

"Celebration of Maple" - Syrup Raffle and Show (via Zoom): Songs and stories will be shared by Peter and Mary Alice Amidon and Andy Davis, and six gallons of maple syrup will be raffled off (donated by Coombs Family Farms, Deer Ridge Farm, and Jon and Tammy Sargent). This event replaces the "Sugar-on-Snow Supper" this year. 3-4:30 p.m. Link available 3/19 at and in blue bar on home page - click on Maple Syrup Raffle. Or send check payable to Guilford Community Church (38 Church Dr., Guilford, VT 05301) with "syrup raffle" in memo line, and include phone number or email. Raffle "tickets" (chances) are $5 each or six for $25. Raffle of each gallon limited to 75 tickets. Zoom. Information: More info: Fred Breunig: 802-254-9019,,

Windham 4 District State Reps Michelle Bos-Lun and Mike Mrowicki host their monthly Online Community Conversation: Constituents of Dummerston, Putney, and Westminster have the chance to hear updates from the 2022 Session of the Vermont Legislature as well as an opportunity to offer suggestions or have questions answered. Crossover week has just passed - that point on the session timeline when bills have to move out of committee to be considered in the other Legislative body. The crafting of legislation from ideas to research to testimony to deliberation, then put into legal terms and forms, is coming to fruition. 10-11 a.m. "Bills with enough collective support will soon move over to House or Senate. In the House, we'll start taking up bills that have passed the Senate. While Covid seems to be relenting, we're still planning to meet online. We've actually found increased participation online as opposed to in-person, but want to hear from you as to whether you'd prefer online, in-person, or hybrid meeting?". Online. Information: Log-in info:,, 802-387-8787.



March 2022