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The written word

"Finding the Golden Fleece: Writing Our Archetypal Journeys" with Writer/Journalist Elayne Clift (Online): Join Elayne Clift for this workshop. What do heroic literary figures like King Arthur and Harry Potter, or real-life people like Harriet Tubman and Harriet Beecher Stowe, have in common? They all have a great story to tell. But it's more than an exciting narrative: Each of them has been on an archetypal journey – a heroic exploration, full of adventure, fraught with risk, and ultimately rich with reward. As they seek to find meaning in a complex world, these characters or real people are changed forever by experiences that include mentors, villains, jesters, and other archetypes. With that as a framework for memoir writing, we'll explore our own archetypal journeys as we reach for the "Golden Fleece" in our lives while enhancing our writing skills. Come prepared to reflect, write, share, and be awed by the power of narrative! . 7-8:30 p.m. Offered by the Putney Public Library. Free. Online. Information: Register:

Visual arts and shows

PUTNEY "The Moment After: Recent Watercolors by Finn Campman": This series of recent landscape watercolors shows us detailed, intimate, and luminous watercolors of landscapes in Putney and surrounding areas. In these, one sees again and again a certain personal attention to light and time in which the land is rendered somehow timeless. Campman says: "There are certain cherished moments when I am offered the possibility of simply letting the world 'settle' on my senses. Discernment is unnecessary, for only in the state of simple openness can this 'settling' manifest. The moment is complete.". Exhibit hours: Mon., Wed., Fri: 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sign up for the Putney Library newsletter for latest announcements: Through Saturday, February 25. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

GUILFORD Storytime: "We begin a new year of Storytime. A special time for young children to engage with literature. Babies spend time cuddling while being read to. Older children discover new friends and new worlds. (They sometimes cuddle, too.) Parents get to spend some time with other parents of young children. Get set for a rollicking good time.". 2 - 3 p.m. weekly on Tuesdays. Free. Guilford Free Library, 4024 Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-257-4603; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic: Primary medical treatment for patients ages 18 to 64 in our community who do not have health insurance or who cannot afford their high deductibles or co-insurance. 5 - 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic, 191 Clark Ave. Information: 802-251-8484; Click for more info on Web in new window.



January 2023