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Ideas and education

"Hidden Women: Contributions to Healthcare, War and Resistance, Literature and Leadership" (via Zoom): History is rife with "hidden women" whose contributions deserve attention. From mythic times to the present, women around the world have been overlooked, silenced, and forgotten as historic figures, despite their acts of courage, creativity, and intellectual or artistic achievements. It's time to recognize, honor and applaud them. This presentation at least gives some of them their due and helps raise awareness about other women like them. It showcases women who represent contributions to four important sectors of society and culture, including medical pioneers and indigenous healers, fighters and activists during war, writers who dared to tell the truth of women's lives, and overlooked women with proven leadership skills. 6:30 p.m. Elayne Clift writes about women, health, social justice through the lens of gender. She's taught Women's and Gender Studies in the US and abroad and is the author of works of fiction and nonfiction focusing on the reality of women's lives. Offered by the Rockingham Library. Zoom. Information: To join the presentation contact or 802-463-4270.


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: 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 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,



March 2022