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Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO The Village Closet: Your source for free baby, children, pregnancy clothing/items. Donations of gently used items accepted. We're collecting new and "like new" children's coats and winter gear for our Kids in Coats partnership with United Way of Windham County. If you have items to donate, please stop by soon. Open Wednesdays 4-6 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m.-12 noon, or by appointment. On Wednesdays, Everyone Eats will be distributing free dinners on campus from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. The Village Closet, Croker Hall, Wintson Prouty Campus, 60 Austine Dr. Information: More info:


PUTNEY "Walking the Teacher's Path With Mindfulness": A Reading and Mindfulness Introduction with Richard Brady : Richard's 2021 book, "Walking the Teacher's Path with Mindfulness: Stories for Reflection and Action," offers compelling anecdotes from his life as a teacher and mindfulness practitioner to help readers encounter life with mindfulness and find new vigor in their work. He shares his experience as a student and as a teacher in a variety of areas, including motivation, agency and freedom, creativity, and nurturing presence and community. He follows each story with reflections and contemplations that invite readers to connect with their own experience and ultimately with action. 6:30 p.m. Richard's book is written for educators and anyone interested in exploring the process of transformation. Event includes readings and experiential components focusing on mindfulness. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Workers' Center - Information about Medicaid Cut-Offs: Last December, Congress voted to eliminate the extra federal funding and requirement that states keep people on Medicaid. States will be able to start Medicaid redeterminations on April 1. According to the Urban Institute's projections, up to 29,000 Vermont Medicaid recipients could be affected. The public is welcome to find out whether they will be affected, what their rights are in this process, how to be sure they aren't cut off for bureaucratic reasons. 2-4 p.m. in the Community Room. Continues 2/8 (same time). People who are not on Medicaid and have questions about health care access are welcome as other health care resources will be available. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community meals

DUMMERSTON Wednesday Lunch - Evening Star Grange and Senior Solutions (Council on Aging) : This week's menu is Kielbasa Skillet with baked beans, vegetarian quiche, broccoli/cauliflower au gratin and a fruit dessert ambrosia. 12 noon: Eat-in meal. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m: Take-out. Donation of $3 for ages 60 and above , $4 suggested for the younger set. Dummerston Center Grange and Church, 1008 East-West Rd. Reservations strongly suggested so that we have enough food prepared. Call to reserve meal: 802-254-1138. Leave name, phone #, # of meals, whether you want take-out or are eating in.



January 2023