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“An Islamic Christmas Tree? What Developments in Cognitive Science Teach Us About Making Peace”

Date & Time: 
Jun 23 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

DR. AMER LATIF, an engaging speaker and Professor of Religion at Marlboro College, will share new insights from cognitive science that show how reason and imagination, properly harnessed, can bridge the gap between apparent religious contradictions and lead to harmony, unity and peace.

The General Public is invited to arrive at 6:45 pm for the 7:00 talk.

WWAC Annual Members Only Dinner precedes event at 5:30 pm. To find out how to become a member, visit our web site: http://www.windhamworldaffairscouncil.org/membership-application/

Brattleboro Area Techies Group Technology Show and Tell

Date & Time: 
May 25 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

This month’s Brattleboro Area Techies Group event at Coworking Plus features our first Technology Show and Tell. Bring your tech toys, gadgets, fitness bands & watches, Amazon Echo skills, VR capable phones, geiger counters, infrared cameras, indoor drones, Arduino/Raspberry Pi projects, 3D printers, and other electronics that you're comfortable talking about and sharing with our kid-friendly group. If you would like to bring something, please email Dave at hello@coworkingplus.net.

Environmental Justice and Nuclear Waste: The Road from Vermont Yankee to Texas

Date & Time: 
May 6 2017 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Do you know where our Vermont Yankee nuclear waste goes? Three speakers on a tour of New England nuclear reactor communities are speaking on the issues of local and national radioactive waste dumps. Rose Gardner, Sierra Club member and a resident of a
community impacted by both a Texas low-level waste dump and a proposed
Centralized Interim Storage site for HLNW in Andrews County, Texas; Kevin Kamps with Beyond Nuclear, speaking on the vulnerabilities of on-site storage of HLNW and federal policy; and Deb Katz
with Citizens Awareness Network, addressing the issues of NorthStar,
decommissioning, and hardened onsite storage at nuclear reactors.

How (Older) Houses Work

Date & Time: 
May 18 2017 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

The Sustainable Energy Outreach Network (SEON) presents this two-session workshop on the fundamentals of building science and describes how to diagnose building problems, particularly in older homes.These sessions are geared to homeowners, builders and anyone who'd like to learn how buildings function.

Session I (Thursday, May 18th) examines how heat and moisture interact in buildings, and looks at some building science "puzzles".

Session II (Tuesday, May 30th) is an opportunity to bring your own building science pluzzles and question and will conclude with a survey of the tools and techniques used to diagnose building issues and energy efficiency.

NEYT's Mentor Cabaret

Date & Time: 
Apr 29 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

You've waited all year for it...Yes, that's right, it's the NEYT Mentor Cabaret! Alec and Derrick are up to their old shenanigans, and, while dumpster diving for props, they stumble upon a mysterious old contraption. Find out what excellent adventures lie ahead for these two gentlemen and what kind of talent they discover along the way. In partnership with the Sandglass Theater's 'Babylon', all proceeds from Saturday night's performance will be donated to the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program. It's a win-win! This Friday and Saturday night at 7. $10 admission at the door, plus free milk and cookies!

Motivational Magic Show

Date & Time: 
May 12 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Every weekday at noon The River Garden hosts "interesting, entertaining, informative sessions with musicians of many stripes and speakers on many subjects." And best of all...it’s free! Today Jonas will present his new motivational magic show Team Building Magic! Participants will learn proven principles and practices to develop the crucial skill of connecting and working with others. Remember, if you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together!
157 Main St, Brattleboro, VT
www.strollingoftheheifers.com

Brown Bag Lunch at the River Garden: Science Experiments You Can Do at Home

Date & Time: 
Apr 3 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

James Maynard from Positive
Geek will be performing science experiments using household ingredients. Fun,
learning, science, bring the kids

April Open Graduate School Residency

Date & Time: 
Apr 8 2017 - 9:00am - 1:30pm

MSM / MBA / EdTech / Teaching for Social Justice / and TESOL

Saturday, April 8, 2017 • 9 am–1:30 pm

Marlboro College Graduate School is opening its doors to all the thinkers, builders, dreamers, and doers out there looking to take their work and vision to the next level. Marlboro students join our community to develop the skills they need to grow, not only as professionals, but as people. Before you can do things to change the world, you need to be the sort of person who gets things done. That's where we come in. Come meet our dedicated faculty and students, sit in on a class, join us for a meal, and learn all about what our programs can do for you!

The Script: A One-Man Play featuring Tim Collins

Date & Time: 
Apr 6 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Please come out for this award-winning one man show about men, masculinity and sexual assault prevention.

Tim Collins is joining us again in Brattleboro to perform his show and have a community dialogue around these vital issues.

The show is a benefit for the Women's Freedom Center - $5 suggested donation.

Please call us at 802-257-7364 with any questions.
Great show for older teens and adults.

Immigration Information Session w/Atty Art Edersheim

Date & Time: 
Mar 28 2017 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

The Women's Freedom Center, with support from the Vermont Law School's South Royalton Legal Clinic and the School for International Training, invites you to an Immigration Information Session to be held in the William Roche Learning Center, Room 205, at the School for International Training on Tuesday, March 28th from 5:00-6:30 pm.

The meeting space is wheelchair accessible.

We invite activists, advocates, attorneys, educators, community members and individuals with questions or concerns regarding immigration related issues to come learn about the topics listed below. In order that the space be as supportive and safe as possible, we respectfully request that people refrain from filming, taking photographs or revealing the identity of those in attendance.

The World of High Performance Homes

Date & Time: 
Mar 27 2017 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

“The World of High Performance Homes”

Join Chad Mathrani of Vermont Natural Homes and Bob Swinburne of Bluetime Collaborative, who will discuss the state of high performance home building and renovation in the region. Topics will include defining high performance homes, financing possibilities and issues, and the process of designing, building and renovating a home to be a high performance home. The program will be targeted toward people who are considering buying, building or renovating a home. Bring your questions.

“Promoting U.S. Interests in Asia During a Time of Change”

Date & Time: 
Apr 7 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Patrick Murphy, Deputy Asst Secretary, US Dept of State for Southeast Asia, 04/2016 to present (and BUHS Alumnus!) will give a talk entitled “Promoting U.S. Interests in Asia During a Time of Change”

A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, W. Patrick Murphy served previously as Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d’affaires in Thailand (2013-2016) and Lesotho (2006-2008). Mr. Murphy’s prior Washington service includes Special Representative for Burma, Director/Deputy Director of the Office for Mainland Southeast Asia, political advisor for the Haiti Working Group, and desk officer for Burma and Laos. Since joining the Department of State in 1992, he has also completed diplomatic assignments in Burma, China, Iraq, Guinea, and Mali.

Into The Woods With Our Children

Date & Time: 
Apr 7 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Into the Woods with Our Children Friday, 7 April 2017
at 7 pm

Digital Library Services: Hands-On Sessions at Brooks Library

Date & Time: 
Mar 20 2017 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Have you discovered the free resources available with your Brooks Memorial library card on your home computer or mobile device? Are you curious about Overdrive and OneClick and want to learn more? Did you try some of this and get frustrated? Matt and Jeanne are teaming up for two hands-on sessions to get you cruising forward into the digital library world. Drop by for either session: Monday, March 13th or Monday, March 20th, 1:00 p.m. Can't make either? Matt books appointments for individual consultations, and Jeanne is available on a drop-in basis at the Reference Desk throughout the week. 
Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301
Contact us at info@brookslibraryvt.org or 802-254-5290

Digital Library Services: Hands-On Sessions at Brooks Library

Date & Time: 
Mar 13 2017 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Have you discovered the free resources available with your Brooks Memorial library card on your home computer or mobile device? Are you curious about Overdrive and OneClick and want to learn more? Did you try some of this and get frustrated? Matt and Jeanne are teaming up for two hands-on sessions to get you cruising forward into the digital library world. Drop by for either session: Monday, March 13th or Monday, March 20th, 1:00 p.m. Can't make either? Matt books appointments for individual consultations, and Jeanne is available on a drop-in basis at the Reference Desk throughout the week. 
Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301
Contact us at info@brookslibraryvt.org or 802-254-5290

English for Refugees Fellowship Web Info Session

Date & Time: 
Mar 21 2017 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm

There are currently more than 60 million displaced people worldwide, people who need the resources and tools—including the language skills—to rebuild their lives in new places. Language is a critical skill to access basic needs, health care, and employment; and to weave a new community. Thanks to a partnership with the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), Marlboro College is able to offer the English for Refugees Fellowship for educators interested in teaching English to help people build independent and dignified lives.

Marlboro College Graduate Visit Day

Date & Time: 
Apr 8 2017 - 9:00am - 1:30pm

Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies is opening its doors to all the thinkers, builders, dreamers, and doers out there looking to take their work and vision to the next level. Graduate students join our community to develop the skills they need to grow, not only as professionals, but as people. Before you can do things to change the world, you need to be the sort of person who gets things done. That's where we come in. Come meet our dedicated faculty and students, sit in on a class, join us for a meal, and learn all about what our programs can do for you.

Sugarhouse Tour

Date & Time: 
Mar 25 2017 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

 

On
Saturday, March 25,  at 10:00 a.m.
Windham Regional Woodlands Association will sponsor a tour of the Bunker Farm
Sugarhouse at 857 Bunker Road in Dummerston, VT.

 

Brown Bag Lunch at the River Garden: Science Experiments You Can Do at Home

Date & Time: 
Mar 7 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

James Maynard
from Positive Geek will be performing science experiments using household
ingredients. Fun, learning, science, bring the kids!

Tools for Creating Simple Websites: WordPress and Squarespace

Date & Time: 
Mar 16 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Selection of a Content Management System to power your next website is among the most important decisions you will make when relaunching your website. Brattleboro Area Tech will help make this decision easier with a presentation on web management options at its March meeting. The meeting will be held March 16 at 6:00 p.m. in the Co-Working Plus office on Main Street, Brattleboro.

Bob Lawson, founder of Sustainable Digital (www.sustainabledigital.com) and Marjorie Ray, owner of Codewryter (www.codewryter.com) will present on WordPress and Squarespace and take questions from the audience.

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