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BRATTLEBORO Sonic Blanket: This art project addresses the themes of isolation, community, history, and place. The central component is a 15-minute experimental radio composition interweaving poetry, electronic sound art, and local field recordings. Created in 2021 by Brattleboro artists Jonathan Gitelson, Weston Olencki, and Diana Whitney, Sonic Blanket is broadcast on WVEW 107.7fm (Brattleboro Community Radio). 12 midnight every night. (Also see 3/26). Brattleboro Community Radio. Information: Learn more about the project:


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. Bring proof of full vaccination status and a mask. "Thorn In My Side" will also be filmed for BCTV. To watch episodes, visit Free. Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery, 139 Main Street. Information: 802-218-3232; Click for more info on Web in new window.


VICII/People's Law School Discussion (via Zoom): Mainstream media endlessly reports that the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin is a mad dictator without world support in his Ukraine invasion. According to the American press, Putin is isolated/friendless in his pursuit for power/hegemony in Eastern Europe and perhaps beyond those borders. Yet, upon careful examination of the media rhetoric a different reality is emerging: When the press is reporting of Putin's isolation, they speak only of NATO countries - the majority of which are the white nations of the first and capitalist world. Almost never is there news about nations of color in the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa. No news either of the developing BRICS nations of Brazil, Russia, India, China or South Africa. Where are they in the midst of this new war which might become WW111?. 6 p.m. Join us as Sandy Baird (VICII) and Eric Agnero (former CNN reporter from Ivory Coast) explore the reactions in the former colonies and developing nations of color to the ever growing conflict in Europe. Zoom. Meeting ID: 843 5701 6349 Passcode: 119583.

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;

Community building

Brattleboro Environmental Education Center: Salamander Crossing Guard Training (Webinar): Whether you are new to salamander crossings or want to brush up on your salamander and frog IDs and enjoy some amphibian banter, join us for this webinar. We will cover where to go and when, what to do when you get there, and how to identify the different amphibians you might encounter. Each spring, a group of amphibians migrate from their forest habitat to the small wetlands where they congregate to breed. You have heard the choruses of spring peepers, but how often have you seen one of these tiny frogs? How about a wood frog? And how often have you seen the largest salamander species in Vermont, the spotted salamander? All of these are abundant (if seldom seen) amphibians - but that will change in places where they must cross roads to reach their breeding pools. 5:30 p.m. For many years, BEEC has organized Salamander Crossing Brigades - volunteers who help amphibians reach their breeding habitat by giving them a lift across roads. Those who help not only save the lives of individual amphibians but they help to safeguard populations of frogs and salamanders. Free (donations welcome). Zoom. Information: Register:

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. Shoppers should park on the paved area in front of the tennis courts and follow the directions on the signs. At this time do not park on the field in front of the Pantry. Guilford Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds Rd. off Weatherhead Hollow Rd. Questions, concerns, to donate groceries/monetary gifts, Covid requirements: 802-257-0626,

PUTNEY Putney Monthly Free Produce Distribution: Monthly food drop of free produce and some non-perishables. All are welcome. Because of COVID, it is drive-up service. Bags provided. 9-9:45 a.m. 4th Thursday of every month. Co-sponsored by The Vermont Foodbank and the Putney Foodshelf (Carol Brown Way in front of Putney Meadows - the white building across from the Putney Co-op and Putney Fire Station). Putney Great Meadows.



March 2022