CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Tuesday, March
BRATTLEBORO Sci-Fi Reading Group - Discussion of "Riot Baby" by Tochi Onyebuchi: "Ella sees a classmate grow up to become a caring nurse. A neighbor’s son murdered in a drive-by shooting. Things that haven’t happened yet. Kev, born while Los Angeles burned around them, wants to protect his sister from a power that could destroy her. But when Kev is incarcerated, Ella must decide what it means to watch her brother suffer while holding the ability to wreck cities in her hands. Rooted in the hope that can live in anger, "Riot Baby" is as much an intimate family story as a global dystopian narrative. It burns fearlessly toward revolution and has quietly devastating things to say about love, fury, and the black American experience. Ella and Kev are both shockingly human and immeasurably powerful. Their childhoods are defined and destroyed by racism. Their futures might alter the world." . 7-8:30 p.m. 3rd Thursday of every month. Rooted in the hope that can live in anger, "Riot Baby" is as much an intimate family story as a global dystopian narrative. It burns fearlessly toward revolution and has quietly devastating things to say about love, fury, and the black American experience. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.
PUTNEY "In the Course of Human Events": Multimedia Art Exhibit about Social Justice and Injustice: Gallery visitors will see themes related to human rights, socio-political critique and protest, and the lived experiences of artists and people where culture and society intersect through the works of Lani Asuncion, Nima Nikakhlagh, Vick Quezada, and William Ransom. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily. Through Friday, April 21. Free. Landmark College Fine Arts Center, 1 River Rd. So. Read more about each artist: www.landmark.edu/calendar/event/in-the-course-of-human-events-art-exhibit 802-387-6738; Click to e-mail for more information.
WEST TOWNSHEND Bard Owl plays West Townshend Store's Pizza Night: T. Breeze Verdant on guitar, vocals, stomp box, and Annie Landenberger on vocals and percussion. Bard Owl has been playing in the region since 2016 offering sweet harmonies, driving rhythms, and an eclectic mix of old tunes, new, and original. 5-7 p.m: Outdoor wood-fired brick pizza oven will be ready for baking. West Townshend Country Store and Cafe, Rte. 30. Information: www.bardowlmusic.com.
BRATTLEBORO Sing & Dance with Robin: This lovely class is an enriching musical experience for toddlers and preschoolers and designed to support healthy cognitive, physical, and social development. Children (ages 5 and under) will sing, clap, stomp, dance, and play along with the curriculum of traditional and modern folk songs. Parents are encouraged to sing and fully participate with their child. 10:30-11:30 a.m. every Tuesday through 4/25 in the Community Meeting Room. 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.
PUTNEY Putney Library hosts "The Most Costly Journey": Migrant farm laborers, asylum seekers, and immigration to Vermont: Who are the immigrants in VT? How did they get here? What are they doing here? What specific hardships do they face in VT? Join former immigration attorney Susan Mills, and Kate Paarlberg-Kvam, Exec. Dir. of the Community Asylum Seeker's Project, to learn about the realities of immigrants in VT through the lens of 2023 VT Reads selection "The Most Costly Journey" ("El viaje mas caro"). Vermont Reads brings communities together around stories, ideas, activities important to the life of towns of all sizes. "The Most Costly Journey" is a non-fiction comics anthology offering stories of survival and healing told by Latin American migrant farmworkers in VT and drawn by New England cartoonists as part of the El Viaje Mas Caro project: healthcare outreach aimed at addressing overlooked mental health needs of these vulnerable immigrants. Until Susan Mills moved to VT several years ago, she ran an immigration law firm in Providence and the Boston area as a Spanish-speaking attorney for 20-plus years. She prepared asylum cases for thousands of immigrants from Central America with a focus on unaccompanied teenagers. Her work, family life with Central Americans, her own lesbian feminism and community activism over many years were inspirational for a novel published in '22 - "On the Wings of a Hummingbird". Kate Paarlberg-Kvam is Exec. Dir. at the Community Asylum Seekers Project. She holds a PhD in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and is a former postdoctoral fellow at Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies where she conducted research on gender, displacement, postwar reconciliation efforts. Prior to joining the staff team at the Community Asylum Seekers Project, Kate spent ten years teaching courses in Latin American history, social movements, gender studies, and political economy. At CASP she serves as Exec. Dir. and legal liaison, as well as working with a statewide coalition of asylum advocates to build a welcoming state. 6:30 p.m. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.