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The written word

"Writing to Prompts" (Online): "In this workshop, appropriate for beginning and experienced writers, we'll share what we’ve written in response to the prompts provided." Led by Barbara Morrison. 4 - 5 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Zoom. Information: Register:

Brattleboro Poetry Discussion Group (Online): This month we discuss Rainer Maria Rilke in translation. No experience necessary; copies of the poems provided. Led by Barbara Morrison. 12 noon - 2 p.m. Free. Zoom. Information: Register:

Film and video

GREENFIELD April Fools Day Mini Marathon - Four Classic Shorts of the Three Stooges: Showing of four classic Three Stooges shorts featuring four of the immortal stooges: Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Shemp Howard and Curly Howard starring in side-splitting shorts. In "Disorder in the Court" they raise havoc testifying in a murder trial. Shemp is a "Brideless Groom" who stands to inherit half a million dollars if he gets married right away. In "Malice in the Palace," follow their adventures searching for a cursed diamond. In "Sing a Song of Six Pants," watch inept tailors inadvertently aiding a robber on the run from the law. 11 a.m. Free. Greenfield Garden Cinema, 361 Main St. Information: 413-774-4881.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Family Owl Prowl: Hoot it up naturalist Susie Spikol on a magical twilight walk. Together, we'll look and listen for Vermont's most common owl species, learning as we go. Perfect for families with elementary-aged children and older. Spikol is a naturalist, writer, and youth program educator extraordinaire. She is the author of "The Animal Adventurer's Guide: How to Prowl for an Owl, Make Snail Slime and Catch a Frog Bare-Handed." Parents, you will want a copy of this indispensable activity guide for nature-loving kids. 7 p.m. By donation. Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center, 1221 Bonnyvale Rd. Information: Learn more at Register:

Community building

DUMMERSTON The Landmark Trust USA: Sugar Season Event to Celebrate Historic Preservation and Vermont Heritage: The public is invited to The Sugarhouse Open House. The 1915 building was the site of maple sugaring at Scott Farm for many years and was beautifully restored and adaptively reused by LTUSA as a one-bedroom overnight rental, normally accessible only to overnight guests. The Open House will allow the public to learn about the property’s history and rehabilitation, explore sugaring and purchase maple products from neighboring Bearfoot Farm, enjoy maple snacks, and more. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. This event is part of Maple Open House Weekend, an initiative of the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers Association. Free. The Landmark Trust USA, 707 Kipling Road. Information: Parking: 707 Kipling Road. Accessible Parking only: 759 Kipling Rd.



April 2023