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Classes and workshops

Brooks Memorial Library Hosts a Wikipedia Library Event– #1Lib1Ref

Date & Time: 
Jan 17 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Do you use Wikipedia to start your research? You too can add footnotes to Wikipedia to help verify that the information is correct! On Wednesday, January 17 from 6:30-8 pm, Brooks Memorial Library will host a session for librarians and information seekers to learn how to add references to Wikipedia, and to discuss the role of Wikipedia in research. 

Navigate the Online Portal for New England Genealogical Research with Jerry Carbone: AmericanAncestors.org

Date & Time: 
Dec 11 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

On Monday, December 11, at 6:30 PM, genealogist Jerry Carbone will discuss the genealogical treasures of the online content of Americanancestors.org, in his talk, "Navigating the Online Portal for New England Genealogical Research, AmericanAncestors.org,” in the Brooks Memorial Library meeting room, beginning at 6:30 PM.

Irish Language Class Series Begins

Date & Time: 
Jan 8 2018 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm


(Irish version below)

A beginner’s Irish language class is being offered in
Brattleboro, starting in January.  It has been several years since we’ve
had an entry-level class and, unlike other times, there is an active Irish
language community ready to welcome new students, so this is a unique and rare

The class will be on Monday evenings, beginning at 5:00 pm
and will run for 12 weeks.  Each evening will include a short period of
overlap with the advanced class, giving new students a chance to interact with
more fluent speakers and for all of us to learn from one another.

Culinary Class: Indian Spice Blends

Date & Time: 
Nov 30 2017 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Join Lini Mazumdar for a fun, hands-on class on blending and using Indian spices. Together we will make dry and fresh spice blends including Garam Masala and Panch Phuran (a fresh, basic, must-have spice blend). We will also learn how to make Ghee and an Ayurvedic Milk recipe for restful sleep. Lini will talk about how to use all of these ingredients in different recipes, as well as their health benefits from an Ayurvedic perspective.

$25 class fee. Participants will receive recipes and spices to take home. Class size is limited!


Yin Yoga class

Date & Time: 
Nov 1 2017 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Healixyoga is thrilled to introduce Heather Franchino who will be offering a weekly yin yoga style practice on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:45PM. Balance your internal energies with this gentle, meditative practice which is completely accessible to all. Poses are passive and held for 1-5 minutes, with the intention of softening and melting. Many poses use props for added comfort and ease in letting go. Embrace the cool stillness of your yin in this sweet reflective, meditative style of yoga practice. This is the perfect class to complement other elements in your personal fitness routines, as well as, standing alone as a restorative and stress relieving weekly practice. No experience is necessary.

Gallery Walk Jewelry Demonstrations at Borter’s studio

Date & Time: 
Nov 3 2017 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

BRATTLEBORO: Borter’s Jewelry Studio on High Street announces its winter/spring schedule of beginner- and intermediate-level metalsmithing workshops and invites the public to preview the classes at an open house during November’s Gallery Walk.
From 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 3, Bob Borter, who has been making and selling his jewelry in Brattleboro for more than 30 years, will be joined by fellow silversmiths Susanna Haas (susannahaasjewelry.com) and Chris Lann (chrislanndesigns.com) to demonstrate key techniques that students will learn in the workshops, such as forging, stamping and pouring molten silver. Visitors to the studio at 22 High St., Suite 202, will have the chance to enjoy a snack, sign up for classes and even try their hand at working some metal.

Drawing From Life Art Class at Boys & Girls Club

Date & Time: 
Repeats every week until Thu Nov 16 2017 .
Oct 12 2017 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Oct 19 2017 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Oct 26 2017 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Nov 2 2017 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Nov 9 2017 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Nov 16 2017 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Drawing From Life Professional Drawing Course for ages 12-16

Hosted by The Boys & Girls Club of Brattleboro

Created and funded by the Elaine Raphael Arts Fund

Thursdays 4-5:15

6 weeks

Class is free and includes materials artists can keep.

To register, call Gabriel at the Boys & Girls Club: 802 254 5990 Ext. 102

Using Social Media To Promote Your Message (The Right Way!)

Date & Time: 
Oct 11 2017 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Whether you're trying to promote a personal or professional blog, it isn't easy making your voice heard. Learn the in's and out's of social media promotion tactics in this workshop — you'll get the basics of running a professional Facebook page for your blog or organization, learn how to promote your own blog post content, and learn the best ways to get involved in the conversation on Twitter. We'll also cover Facebook algorithms, censorship on social media, and how to know what "real news" is.

Workshop presenter, Bernie Smigel, is a Content Creator at Mondo Mediaworks, a Brattleboro-based digital marketing agency that specializes in content development. He publishes blog posts, website content, and manages multiple Facebook and Twitter accounts to build brand awareness for clients.

Next Stage Cooks – Thai Cooking Class

Date & Time: 
Oct 23 2017 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

We are delighted to offer a final Thai Cooking
taught by locally renowned Thai Cook Aew Ladd. Aew is well known for her
delicious Thai food served at the Putney Farmer’s market each week, as well as
her catering. After living here for 27 years, Aew will be returning to Thailand
as soon as her house sells. We will miss her!

This is a hands-on class where we will cook,
dine, and have fun together.


Restorative Yoga and Gong Bath

Date & Time: 
Oct 15 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Local Gong specialist Stephan Brandstatter will join us for a series of Sunday afternoon restorative meditation practices. Emily will provide a brief and gentle yoga warm up to prepare the body for a series of three 15-minute meditation sequences in a variety of restorative poses while Stephan fills our sacred space with the positive vibrations of sound. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.

Class cards and the regular drop in fee will be honored for this workshop. First time students at healixyoga are FREE! A suggested donation ($5-$15) will be humbly and graciously accepted for our gong specialist, Stephan.

Love Your Feet!

Date & Time: 
Oct 15 2017 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Join me for 60 minutes of focused attention on your feet. We could all give our feet a little more attention and love. The truth is, our feet provide us with our very foundation. If our feet are not happy, the rest of us won't be happy. We will spend the bulk of the time learning foot strengthening exercises, important acupressure points, and how we can engage our feet more completely in our yoga practice. Too often we ignore our feet and the discomfort we feel there. Let's start from the ground up, beginning with our very foundation, and focus some well deserved attention to our feet. No experience necessary. First time students at healixyoga are FREE!

Exploring Your Chakras

Date & Time: 
Oct 15 2017 - 11:30am - 1:00pm

Recognizing the role of the energy centers in our body is an essential part of our yogic journey. The seven chakras found along our spinal cord and up into our skull are an integral part of the healthy functions of our body. If those energy centers (like filters) get "gummed up" with unnecessary energetic residue from the inevitable stresses of life experience, a feeling of dis-ease and often physical manifestations ensue over time. This monthly exploration into the chakras, in collaboration with Jessie McAllister, will be filled with asana, pranayama, mantra and purposeful energy clearing. Our intention will be to find connection to our chakras and our role in clearing and balancing them for optimum health. ​No experience necessary. First class at healixyoga is FREE.

Inner Guide Workshop

Date & Time: 
Oct 1 2017 - 9:00am - 6:00pm

Hi Friends!
Angels and other spiritual guides are eager for you to be conscious of them. In this class experience an introduction to these guides and how to connect with them.
Inner Guide Workshop (Level I) October 1, 2017 from 9 am - 6 pm, Brattleboro, VT 
This workshop is the prerequisite to the more advanced Archangel Workshops where you receive further practice channeling your high level guide.

New Moon Circle

Date & Time: 
Sep 18 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Everyone is welcome to join us in the FREE celebration of the earthy sign of Virgo at the New Moon

· Hear everything there is to know about Virgo’s gifts and flaws (SIGNS)

· Learn which area of your life Virgo has the strongest effect (HOUSES)

· Find out how to best use this practical and organized New Moon

· Review last month’s intention and make a new one for the next 30 days

Pam Ciampi, professional astrologer

The Drawing Studio Open House

Date & Time: 
Sep 7 2017 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Hi All 

Jewelry Workshop: Stone Setting

Date & Time: 
Repeats every 2 days until Thu Nov 09 2017 .
Nov 7 2017 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Nov 9 2017 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

Are you interested in designing and creating your own jewelry?
This one day workshop will focus on the techniques, tools and principles associated with making a classic silver bezel setting for a cabochon gemstone, participants will acquire the knowledge and feel of working with metal through hands on experience completing a silver and gemstone pendant to take home. Some previous experience is required for this workshop.
Classes are limited to two students per workshop, which offers an ideal learning environment for individual attention and instruction.
$175 includes all materials.
If you are interested and wish to secure a space in the class or have any questions, please contact Bob Borter at borterbob@gmail.com or at (802) 254-3452

Jewelry Workshop: Beginning Silversmith Class

Date & Time: 
Repeats every 2 days until Thu Oct 12 2017 .
Oct 10 2017 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Oct 12 2017 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

Are you interested in designing and creating your own jewelry? This class will focus on the techniques, tools and principles associated with beginning silversmithing. Participants will acquire the knowledge and feel of working with silver through intensive, hands on experience and will complete a project to take home.
My studio layout allows for two students per class which offers an ideal learning environment for individual attention and instruction.
​$150 includes all materials.
If you are interested in this upcoming workshop and wish to secure a space in the class or have any questions, please contact
Bob Borter at borterbob@gmail.com or at (802) 254-3452.

Jewelry Workshop: Stacking Rings

Date & Time: 
Repeats every 2 days until Thu Sep 21 2017 .
Sep 19 2017 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Sep 21 2017 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

In this two-day workshop with instructors Bob Borter and Susanna Haas, participants will acquire the knowledge of basic metalsmithing through hands on experience, and will complete two silver stacking rings to take home. All levels are welcome!
We will focus on elementary techniques, tools, and principles, including sawing, decorative chasing, hammering, soldering, and polishing. Classes are limited to three students per workshop.
$150 includes all materials
September 19th & 21st 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
If you are interested in this upcoming workshop and wish to secure a space in the class or have any questions, please contact Susanna Haas at susannahaasjewelry@gmail.com

Jewelry Workshop: Introduction to Sand Casting

Date & Time: 
Repeats every 2 days until Thu Aug 31 2017 .
Aug 29 2017 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Aug 31 2017 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

Learn this primitive yet effective method to cast solid forms in silver and create your own piece of jewelry to wear home.
In this workshop hosted by Borter’s Jewelry Studio, Brattleboro jeweler Chris Lann will lead you through the steps of choosing a suitable model to replicate, preparing a mold, pouring molten silver and finishing the cast object. Prior jewelry making or metalworking experience is recommended for this intermediate-level class.
Cost for the two-day workshop is $150 and includes materials. Space is limited.
Please contact Chris Lann at info@chrislanndesigns.com ​for details and to secure your seat at the jeweler’s bench.

New Beginner Tai Chi class

Date & Time: 
Repeats every week until Tue Sep 26 2017 .
Sep 5 2017 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Sep 12 2017 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Sep 19 2017 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Sep 26 2017 - 9:00am - 10:00am

River Tai Chi Circle
the school of Wolfe Lowenthal student of Prof. Cheng Man-ch'ing and
author of three classic works on T'ai Chi Ch'uan.

is a long time student of Wolfe's and a senior instructor of LRTCC in
VT & NH will be teaching the morning class in Brattleboro. The
course lasts for one year. Registration is open through September

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