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Visual arts and shows

PUTNEY Putney Public Library Exhibit - " Affinities" - Assemblages"by Bonnie Mennell: Bonnie Mennell: "Objects find me. Their beauty, form, textures and colors draw me to them. I collect them, asking permission and giving thanks. I bring them to my home and studio. I live with them. They engage me both in the moment and over time." . 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. Bonnie, a Putney resident, also teaches as part of the New England Council Collective, which offers workshops in the deep listening approach to group dialogue. Through Saturday, May 20. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BELLOWS FALLS Presentation on Furbearers and Furbearer Management in Vermont: Chris Bernier, wildlife biologist with the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife, offers a presentation on furbearers and furbearer management in Vermont. Animals referred to as furbearers in the state include bobcat, coyote, beaver, fisher, gray and red fox, short and long-tailed weasel, American marten, mink, muskrat, opossum, raccoon, river otter, and striped skunk. The presentation will cover the state's roles and responsibilities regarding furbearer populations, their varied habitats, welfare, restoration projects and successes followed by a Q & A session. 7 p.m. Program co-sponsored by Rockingham Free Public Library and Westminster Conservation Commission. Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Information: 802-463-4270; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BELLOWS FALLS Discover your Family Roots with Genealogy enthusiast Wayne Blanchard (consecutive Thursdays): "If you own a laptop, please bring it along. With the many free databases available at the library, it's hard to tell what you might find. Both beginners and seasoned genealogists are welcome.". 10:30 a.m.-12 noon on Thursdays. Free and open to the public. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Information: 802-463-4270,,


BRATTLEBORO Andrew Boyd: "I WANT A BETTER CATASTROPHE: Navigating the Climate Crisis with Grief, Hope, and Gallows Humor": Boyd's book offers answers and laughter for people coping with climate angst or who just want to understand what all the fuss is about. "The most realistic yet least depressing end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it guide out there," says Foreward Reviews. Books will be available for signing. 6 p.m. Book is also available at Everyone's Books (in Brattleboro). Free. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information:

Community meals

NEWFANE Community Lunch: Appetizer: Fruit cup. Followed by corned beef and cabbage, carrots, potatoes, Irish soda bread. Dessert: Shamrock Shake and cookies. Prepared and served by hard working volunteers from the church and community. 12 noon. Suggested donation for meal is $3.50. Newfane Congregational Church, 11 Church St. Information: Questions: Call Winnie Dolan at 802-365-7870.



March 2023