Nonprofit, Award-Winning Community News and Views for Windham County, Vermont • Since 2006



The written word

BRATTLEBORO "The New Yorker" Magazine Discussion Group: Do you read "The New Yorker" regularly? Would you like to discuss recent articles with fellow readers? Similar to a book group, participants bring their favorite articles in the magazine every month for comments and discussion. 7 p.m. in the Community Room (2nd fl.). Third Wednesday of every month. Open to the public and wheelchair accessible. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ceremonies and memoriams

BRATTLEBORO A Silent Vigil of Loving Kindness: Under a banner that reads, "Holding a Space of Loving Kindness for All Living Beings," we conduct a silent vigil. Our purpose is to serve as a living reminder of the inherent goodness of each of us, as well as our inextricable connection with one another. Join us in extending sentiments of loving kindness to all living beings: to family and friends, neighbors and strangers, kindred spirits and adversaries, human and non-human beings, alike. And to ourselves, as well. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Join us for a few minutes or the full hour every other Wednesday. Stand, kneel, or sit in a chair you bring (stone benches circle the Fountain). Please mask and observe appropriate distancing. Wells Fountain, south side Windham County District Courthouse, Jct . Putney Rd. & Main St. (Rte 30). Information: For more info/to be on the mailing list for future vigils, contact Tim Stevenson:

Kids and families

W. BRATTLEBORO Theatre Adventure" "The Curious Child and the Flying Horses" (In-Person/Online): The Curious Child belongs to a family of travelers who are deeply bonded by their love for one another, storytelling, singing, and a fascination for experiencing new places. Curiosity opens the door of discovery. The Child accepts the invitation to journey with the Flying Horses and the Majestic Fairies, whose magic knows no boundaries. Will the Curious Child be transformed? On the quest, the Child befriends the Playful Pixies of the Hills, Villagers of the Mountains who have reverence for their sheep and the mountains, and city dwellers transformed from blandness to opportunity by reacquainting themselves with the power of water as revealed by the Selkies. What is the Curious Child learning from all of these unexpected and powerful experiences? . 10:30 a.m. Sensory-friendly. Theatre Adventure social story available upon request. ASL Interpretation provided; wheelchair accessible. Show proof of vaccinations including a booster and wear a mask. Online ticket links offer option of viewing the recorded performance at your convenience. Through Friday, May 20. $10 and up (your choice). West Village Meeting House, 29 South St. Information: Tickets for sale only at (not at door).


GUILFORD Tai Chi for Fall Prevention: These classes 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,

BRATTLEBORO Memory Cafe: Memory cafes are sprouting up across the country as a way to provide support to caregivers of those with dementia or cognitive impairment. Memory cafes also give caregivers a chance to enjoy an outing with their affected loved one, knowing that they will be supported by trained volunteers. Today marks the first Memory Cafe that Senior Solutions is organizing - this one is just for caregivers. Facilitated by staff, other participants will be engaged in activities (music is one) with trained volunteers elsewhere in the room. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the dining hall. Advise about dietary considerations beforehand. Free. American Legion Hall (Post 5), 32 Linden St. Information: Senior Solutions: Valerie Stuart 802-338-6578 or Vicki Mastroianni, 802-376-3388.



May 2022