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Bring Your Favorite Game and Join Us!

This Wednesday, May 15th at 6 pm is game night at the Brattleboro Food Coop deli.

Who knows what we'll play? Bring along a favorite you've been wanting to play and maybe we'll play it. Usually Tim and Mike have enough games for everybody, but it never hurts to bring more.

You can look up my review of last month's get together in Board Game group.


BCTV Channel 8 & 10 Schedules for the Week of 5/13/13

BCTV Channel 8 Schedule for the week of 5/13/13

Monday May 13

12:00 am      NRC VT Yankee Safety Assessment Hearing 4/30/13

1:29 am       Spotlight On Vermont Issues - Ep. 2 Senator Anthony Pollina on Campaign Finance

2:00 am       FSTV Overnight

4:00 am       VT Right to Know Label Genetically Engineered Food

5:40 am       Bono: The good news on poverty (Yes, there’s good news)


Weekend Concert Series - Dread Zeppelin

Ready for your weekend concert? Here’s one you are either going to love or hate.

There isn’t much middle ground with Dread Zeppelin. You either enjoy an Elvis impersonator singing Zeppelin songs with a reggae twist, or you do not.

I do. This band cracks me up. To my ear they do excellent, inventive cover songs with the right mix of love and parody. Mixing Heartbreaker with Heartbreak Hotel is genius.


"Love BCTV" Live Auction & Band Jam is Saturday on Channel 8

Saturday, May 11
Noon - 8 PM

Live on Channel 8 on Comcast & Southern VT Cable

Streaming at brattleboroTV.org. Call 802-441-5545 to bid or go to BCTV.Brattleboro on Facebook. Preview items today, then watch, bid & win!

In true cinematic style, Brattleboro Community Television is going "back to the future" and hosting its first on-air benefit auction in almost 15 years. Auction proceeds will help offset the cost of BCTV’s recent upgrades in
equipment and the design and construction of a new broadcast studio.


Service: When Women Come Marching Home


Putney, VT -- Marking Armed Forces Day, the highly acclaimed film “SERVICE: When Women Come Marching Home” (http://servicethefilm.com/) will be shown on Saturday, May 18th at 7:00 p.m. at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, in Putney, Vt.

The film portrays the courage of several women veterans as they transition from active duty to civilian life, following them as they overcome psychological trauma, severe physical injury, military sexual assault and the challenge of receiving care and benefits.


Not Logic, Not Prose and Not Really Poetry


I have been teaching Geometry this year, 

and trying my best to explain logic,

deduction vs induction,

and the ever present,

always faulty,

always useful, abductive "reasoning."


Vermont Women, Native Americans, and African Americans: Out of the Shadows of History

Vermont Women, Native Americans, and African Americans: Out of the Shadows of History,
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM

Vermont's constitution, drafted in 1777, was one of the most enlightened documents of its time, but in contrast, the history of Vermont has largely been told through the stories of influential white men. Join local scholar Cyndy Bittinger at the Brooks Memorial Library on Wednesday, May 8, at 7 PM on a journey through the forgotten tales of the often overlooked roles that women, Native Americans, and African Americans played in Vermont's history.

Her book, Vermont Women, Native Americans, and African Americans, takes a fresh look at our state's history, uncovering hidden stories from the earliest inhabitants to present-day citizens. Ms. Bittinger explores where these marginalized groups are missing from historical narratives and explains their unique experiences and the ways that they contributed.


On Exhibit at the Library: Saxtons River Art Guild

On Exhibit: Saxtons River Art Guild
May 2013 

Members of the Saxtons River Art Guild will be exhibiting original paintings at the Brooks Memorial Library beginning Tuesday, April 30 until Tuesday, May 28. Included will be original paintings in watercolor, oil, and pastels.

The Saxtons River Art Guild was formed in Saxtons River, Vermont in 1976 by a small group of artists who enjoyed painting together. Membership has grown from a dozen or so to over 70 artists and others interested in the fine arts. Members come from throughout the southern Connecticut River Valley in Vermont and New Hampshire.


BCTV Channel 8 & 10 Schedules for the Week of 5/6/13

Channel 8

Monday May 6

12:00 AM  American Legion National Commander's Visit 3/2/13 

1:45 AM  Shut It Down! Affinity Group Statement 4/18/13 

2:00 AM  FSTV Overnight 

4:00 AM  Race, Criminal Justice, and Alternatives to Mass Incarceration 

5:20 AM  Brattleboro Citizens Breakfast- 4/19/13 


Brattleboro Union High School Board Meeting Agenda


The BUHS #6 Teacher Curriculum Committee will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, May 6, 2013 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room.

The BUHS #6 Finance Committee will meet at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 in the WSESU Central Office Conference Room, 53 Green Street.


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