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Media Mentoring Workshop - VT Independent Media and The Commons - Can young budding journalists save our broken system of journalism? (via Zoom): What are our young people learning about journalism - is it enough? Why are young people getting involved in journalism? What issues do they face from parents and principles who might be uncomfortable with controversial subjects being discussed? How does that impact freedom of the press issues? What do they need to know about opinion writing? Who's in charge of what they can write? What are they learning about digital vs. print publication? What programs exist to help educate and train a new class of journalists?. 7 p.m. High School Journalism students and their teachers across VT are invited to a Media Mentoring Master Class with journalism pros/teachers. Moderator, Stu Strothman, managing editor, the Howler. Panelists: Jeff Potter, Exec. Ed., The Commons; Tim Calabro, Editor and Publisher, The Herald (White River Valley); Austin Mallan, BFUHS, reporter for the Howler; Grace Waryas, BFUHS, reporter for the Howler; Nancy Olson, retired English Dept. Head, Brattleboro Union High School. Zoom.


GUILFORD Tai Chi for Fall Prevention: These classes introduce and practice basic tai chi forms to improve strength and balance. The 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. Wednesdays: 9:30-10:15 a.m. Ongoing Beginners; 10:30-11:15 a.m. Beginners. Proof of vaccination and masks are required. No charge (donations welcome). Guilford Community Church, 38 Church Dr. off Rte. 5. Information: Questions? Leah: 802-579-1350,

Introduction to Nonviolent Communication/Compassionate Communication (NVC) Workshop (via Zoom): Would you like to maintain connection and have compassion for yourself and others during difficult experiences and conversations? Do you long for understanding and peace within yourself and in your relationships with others? Are you troubled by the lack of meaningful communication and connection you witness and experience in the world around you? "Non-Violent Communication" is not only a set of learned skills, but also a "mind-set" and a "heart-set" that prepares us to meet ourselves and others in a way that offers empathy and optimizes connection. 6:30 p.m. Offered by the Rockingham Library, this workshop offers modeling of nonviolent communication and the opportunity to practice with others. Instructor Laurie Rabut has studied NVC with the founder, Marshall Rosenberg, and others. A life-long educator/NVC practitioner for over two decades, she's brought her expertise to Restorative Circle Conference facilitation trainings at Restorative Community Practice of VT. Free. Zoom. Information: For Zoom link, email or call the library: 802-463-4270.

Advance Care Planning -- Taking Steps Brattleboro - Program of Brattleboro Area Hospice (weekly via Zoom): Advance Care Planning ensures that your loved ones and health professionals know what you want in a medical emergency when you are unable to speak for yourself. It's a process of creating a written health care plan (advance directive) that tells others what you would want if you couldn’t tell them yourself. Advance Care Planning includes discussing choices about end-of-life (EOL) care with your medical provider, family and others. It also involves choosing and educating your Health Care Agent and making informed decisions to complete an Advance Directive. 10-11 a.m. You can also find out if adding a COVID-19 or Dementia provision would be beneficial to include or add to a previously completed Advance Directive. Free. Zoom. Info/Zoom link: Ruth Nangeroni, Advance Care Planning Program Coord., 802-257-0775 x 101,



March 2022