CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Tuesday, February
BRATTLEBORO Sci-Fi Reading Group Meet Up: Discussion of "Binti" by Nnedi Okorafor: Binti is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer means giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not share her ways or respect her customs. If Binti hopes to survive the legacy of a war not of her making, she will need both the the gifts of her people and the wisdom enshrined within the University, itself - but first she has to make it there, alive. 7-8:30 p.m. in the Quiet Reading Room. This group meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month and is open to curious minds of all ages, whether or not they've read this month's selection. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Audubon Program: Birding in the Boreal Forest, Krummholz, and Alpine Zone: Daron Tansley regularly ventures into the mountains of New England during spring, summer, and fall, often starting a hike at night in order to watch the sunrise and listen to the morning chorus from the summit. When hiking these mountains in winter he is in awe of species such as Canada Jays and Boreal Chickadees that remain at high elevations, living in harsh conditions. This presentation will start with photos of birds, wildlife, landscapes observed during his hikes throughout the year. Particular attention will be given to species such as Canada Jays during the winter months. Daron will discuss their food storage strategy, impact of climate change on cached food, reproductive success, and range. Talk will include the controversial topic of whether or not to feed birds such as Canada Jays by looking at it from in the context of Leave No Trace ethic and the three questions posed by Audubon regarding feeding birds: Is the species at risk? Is the food appropriate and safely provided? Is feeding the bird likely to change its behavior in harmful ways? . 7 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.
Heritage Forensics: Rethinking Indigenous Ways of Knowing in an Increasingly Dangerous World (via Zoom): Speaker: Frederick M. Wiseman, Ph.D. Presented by The Two-Eyed Seeing Speaker Series in partnership with the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association and the Abenaki Arts & Education Center. Since the 1990s, indigenous research has moved away from scientific positivism toward critical theory, seeing evidence not as leading toward an underlying "truth" but an outcome of many different truths, each depending on one's biocultural or political perspective. However, politicized rewriting of native history has posed a distinct threat to such emerging Indigenous ways of exploring the world. In this presentation Dr. Wiseman will demonstrate the ways Indigenous and positivist (scientific) ways of knowing can work together to preserve a legitimate American Abenaki biocultural history and worldview. 7 p.m. Dr.Wiseman is a member of the VT Abenaki Artists Assn. and Dir. of VT Indigenous Heritage Center at Burlington Intervale. He's an Abenaki Delegate to the Wobanaki Confederacy and Seven Nations (Canada) Wampum Keeper. Donations appreciated: https://www.lcmm.org/vaaa-donate/. Zoom. Questions / Accessibility requests: Elisa: firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-557-7202 Register: https://tinyurl.com/2ac6za9w.
BRATTLEBORO Sing & Dance with Robin: This class offers an enriching musical experience for toddlers and preschoolers (ages 5 and under). Designed to support healthy cognitive, physical, and social development, children will sing, clap, stomp, dance, and play along with the curriculum of traditional and modern folk songs. Parents encouraged to sing and participate with their child in class. 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays in the Community Meeting Room. Through Tuesday, April 25. 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.
BELLOWS FALLS Rockingham's Outstanding Resource Waters (ORC): Discussion about Rockingham's Outstanding Resource Waters sponsored by the Rockingham Conservation Committee and the Windham Regional Commission. These organizations, with support from Rockingham residents, are working on the nomination of three sites in the Town of Rockingham as Outstanding Resource Waters. This discussion will explain what Outstanding Resource Waters are, identify and describe the potentially nominated sites and the impact this designation will or won't have on these sites. There will be plenty of time for questions and to learn how to get more involved. 6:30 p.m. on the 3rd fl. Open to the public. Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Information: More information: Laurel Green, 802-289-4464.
BRATTLEBORO Argentine Tango Class and Practica: Guest instructors and DJs, many from Argentina! Beginners and all levels are welcome. No partner needed. Tuesdays: 7-8 p.m. Tango; 8-10 p.m. Practica. N95 masks required. $12 Class, $5 Practica, $15 for both. First class is free. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.