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Haiku

Zen Master kills cat
Sacrificed life, higher cause
F*CK ENLIGHTENMENT!

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Brattleboro Union High School Board Agenda

BRATTLEBORO UNION HIGH SCHOOL BOARD
53 Green Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
www.wssu.k12.vt.us

NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING

The BUHS #6 Board of Directors will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 4, 2017 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room.

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Vermont Jazz Center Presents its Annual Scholarship Fundraiser Gala f. Kevin Mahogany and Dave Stryker

Big Band Jazz with World-Class Guest Artists; Kevin Mahogany and Dave Stryker Will Swing Hard With the Vermont Jazz Center Big Band, Friday, December 1st

On Friday, December 1st at 8:00 PM, the Vermont Jazz Center will present its 15th annual Gala Scholarship Fundraiser Performance featuring internationally acclaimed vocalist, Kevin Mahogany and guitarist, Dave Stryker. The VJC Big Band, under the leadership of musical director, Rob Freeberg is a community orchestra made up of professional musicians who come together to rehearse and prepare for this annual event. The Vermont Jazz Center Big Band will accompany Mahogany and Stryker as they delve into a repertoire of blues and classic jazz standards. All money raised from this annual gala will go directly to the VJC’s Scholarship Fund.  It serves as the primary funding source to assist scholarship students attending VJC’s educational programs.  The VJC offers an average of $17,000 in scholarships each year to help students attend ensembles, private lessons and its annual Summer Jazz Workshop.

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Quickie

You told me,
"I am the female Harvey Weinstein,"
   in jest…
When I would not get in bed with you.

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The Turning of the Year: A Holiday Celebration with John Whelan, Low Lily & Katie McNally at Next Stage

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present “The Turning of the Year: A Holiday Celebration with John Whelan, Low Lily & Katie McNally” at Next Stage on Friday, December 1 at 7:30 pm.

Seven-time All-Ireland accordion champion and Narada recording artist John Whelan teams up with roots band
Low Lily and Scottish-style fiddler Katie McNally for a spectacular holiday mini-fest of traditional and original music from Ireland, Scotland and America. Alongside uptempo jigs and reels will be lesser-known Christmas carols and wintry classics, featuring two fiddles, accordion, guitars, mandolin, double bass and lush, layered vocals. This diverse and energetic show brings the generations together for a fresh new take on roots music from both sides of the pond.

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Sandglass Theater's Crankie Celebration

PUTNEY- A crankie is an old storytelling art form that has recently become popular again. A long illustrated scroll is wound around two spools and set into a box with a viewing window. The scroll is hand cranked, the unfolding story narrated, sung or just accompanied by music. This December Sandglass Theater is holding a crankie fundraising celebration with events including performances, a crankie building workshop and an online auction of crankies built by local artists.

Performances

This year is the fourth annual weekend of crankie performances at Sandglass Theater. Crankies! includes performances by Sandglass founders, Eric Bass and Ines Zeller Bass, Molly and Ellen Gawler of the Gawler Family Band, Brendan Taaffe, Kali Quinn, Donald Saaf, Trudi Cohen and John Bell.

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Poetry Discussion Group in Putney

Join us for the monthly Poetry Discussion Group Saturday, 2 December 2017, 12-2 p.m. at Antidote Books, 120 Main St, Putney. Free off-street parking is available for your convenience.

The group meets on the first Saturday of each month to read and discuss the work of a poet. Copies of the poems are provided. Admission is free, and the discussion is open to all; no experience or preparation necessary. These casual discussions are a great way to expand your knowledge of and appreciation for poetry. As a bonus, you’ll have a chance to browse the shelves at the area’s newest bookstore.

The poet for December is Lucille Clifton. Come and help us choose next month’s poet.

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47th Community Messiah Sing: A Benefit for the Homeless

Brattleboro, Vt. - Friends of Music at Guilford (FOMAG) invites singers and music lovers in the Tri-State region to start their holiday season at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 2, with the 47th annual Community Messiah Sing, a benefit for the homeless. Centre Congregational Church, at 193 Main Street in Brattleboro, has been home for the Sing since 1982 and for a few prior seasons as well.

Kenneth Olsson is conducting, and though new to this role at the Sing, is well known in the region as a performer in opera and musical theater productions as well as pianist, organist, and choral conductor. He has led FOMAG's season-opening Guilford Festival Orchestra since 2012.

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VTC Nursing Program Welcomes All to an Open House on Friday, Dec. 1, 4-6 PM

November 27, 2017

BRATTLEBORO—Vermont Technical College’s Nursing Program, Southeast Region, located in Brattleboro, will hold an Open House on Friday, December 1, 4-6 PM. It will be held on the second floor of the Brooks House on Main Street (between Main Street and the Harmony Parking lot). Nursing faculty and staff will be available to answer questions about the program and offer tours of the facilities.

Many people walking on Main Street in Brattleboro are often unaware of the hard-working instructors and student nurses just above them in the Brooks House, who represent only a part of the over 400 faculty, staff and students who make up the Vermont Technical College’s Nursing Program. Brattleboro, along with Springfield, VT and Keene, NH,  represents the Southeast Region Campus, one of five regional campuses with nine different locations across the entire state of Vermont. Vermont Tech offers a one-year Licensed Practical Nursing Certificate, a two-year Associates Degree in Nursing plus an online Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

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Monday Morning Movie

MONDAY MORNING MOVIE

BRATTLEBORO SENIOR CENTER

207 MAIN STREET

DECEMBER
SHOWINGS

JINGLE ALL THE WAY 

DECEMBER 4TH

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