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The written word

W. BRATTLEBORO All Souls Church Unitarian Universalist: "Centering Through Poetry" (In-Person/Zoom): "Poetry services are a beloved twice yearly tradition here. Today, we will honor the monthly UU theme of Finding Our Center by sharing poems which focus on and distill our sense of who we are." . 10 a.m. If you would like to read a poem, one of your favorites or one you wrote for the occasion, contact Christina Gibbons. All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 29 South St. Information: To join on Zoom, visit shortly before 10 a.m. on Sunday.

Ideas and education

PUTNEY Gordon Hayward gives a talk based on his 2008 book "Art and the Gardener": Juxtaposing an image on the large screen of a fine painting (Van Gogh, Monet, Magritte, Derain, Renoir, Klimt, Rousseau….) next to a garden image, Hayward explores composition elements: straight lines vs. curved lines in paintings as well as paths and planted beds; the itinerary of the eye; positive and negative space (as in the positive space of planted beds and the negative space of adjacent lawn); color, light/shadow, the role of background, placing easels to paint as being akin to placing garden chairs to sit. His goal is to help you see your garden and paintings in a new way, no matter how big or small your garden might be. 4 p.m. Hayward's goal is to help you see your garden and paintings in a new way, no matter how big or small your garden might be. If you're not a gardener, this is also a talk about how to look at a garden (and a painting) more consciously, with more understanding - conscious seeing, paying attention with your eyes. Hayward has given this lecture in art museums/for garden clubs countrywide. By donation - $10 suggested. All proceeds directly benefit Next Stage Arts and Sandglass Theater. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: Purchase tickets in advance: or at box office on 1/29.

Community building

Indigo Radio (Brattleboro Community Radio (107.7FM): Deepening understanding and making connections! Indigo Radio is a group of area educators seeking to learn through engaging with others in our community and throughout the world. We will be talking about educational and social issues both globally and locally and connecting them to our lives and the Brattleboro community. 1 p.m. Also on Facebook: Archive recordings past shows: Indigo Radio. Information: To stream live, visit:


PUTNEY Contradance: Ruth Hollerin will be calling and Amy and Laurie will be playing. This will be our new time and day for at least the next 3 dances. We hope that families with children will take this opportunity to dance with us. 3 p.m. Note to dancers who also call: If you call a single dance at this event you get: in free, brownies, and applause. Covid: "Show vaccination and bi-valent booster status and wear a K95 mask. We highly recommend that you take a rapid test the day of the dance. If you attended the prior dance, your vaccination status is on file.". By donation. Pierces Hall, 121 E. Putney Falls Rd. Information: Tom Prunier: 802-387-5875 , 703-994-8936.



January 2023