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Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society Presentation: Wildlife Rehabilitator Fred Homer and veterinarian Ron Svec present a slide show and talk about their work, their experiences, and their friendship over the years as a team to provide care to many species of injured or orphaned birds - most especially the many species of birds of prey they have helped. They will discuss their work together and individually for providing the necessary care, treatments, and surgery needed to release these awesome birds back into the wild. A question and answer period will follow. 7 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; 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.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO "Influencer for Good": Presented by The Boys & Girls Club and NEYT / Facilitated by NEYT Teaching Artist Gale Allen: Are you tired of the negative aspects of social media? Are you an activist, an artist, or an entrepreneur? Come and learn how to be a social media influencer for good. NEYT and The Club will teach you how to refine your message and brand, use digital tools effectively, and increase your online engagement. 5- 6 p.m. on Tuesdays. Through Wednesday, April 5. Free. Boys & Girls Club, 17 Flat St. Information: More info:

PUTNEY Our Future Putney (In-Person/Zoom): We hope to engage everyone in town in brainstorming ideas and identifying important priorities for the future. The Vermont Council on Rural Development (a neutral facilitator invited to the community by the Putney Select Board) will facilitate the process to hear your ideas and then help connect to resources and technical assistance that can help move them forward. All are welcome! . Attend the sessions most important to you: 4:30-6 p.m. "Youth, Families, and Aging or Housing." 7-8:30 p.m: "Community Connection or Economic Development & Business Vitality." Dinner (no charge): 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Childcare provided. Masks optional, but encouraged. Free. Putney Central School, 182 Westminster Rd. 7 p.m: Link to separate online Zoom forum to discuss the future of Putney. More info:, 802-223-6091 (VT Council on Rural Development:).

Community meals

BRATTLEBORO Vermont Food Bank: Veggie Van Go: Free produce and local food for people to take home. 10-11 a.m. in parking lot across main entrance to school (do not arrive before 9:45 a.m.) Stay in your vehicle. If you are walking to get here, see a VT Foodbank associate but make sure to stay 6 ft. back. No income requirements, registration or paperwork to participate. You do not need to be present to get food: you may ask someone to pick up on your family's behalf. Brattleboro Union High School, 131 Fairground Rd. Information: 800-585-2265,



January 2023