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Birds at Our Feeder

Date & Time: 
Dec 5 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

For Immediate Release

Birds at Our Feeders

The Dummerston Conservation Commission presents “Birds at Our Feeder.” Many people have questions about feeder birds. “What birds come to the feeders in our area? What can I do to attract them? Are we seeing changes in the birds overwintering in Dummerston and the region? Is there anything I should be doing or avoid doing?”

Ned Pokras of Southeastern Vermont Audubon will discuss how to support and enjoy the birds we're likely to see at our feeder. His presentation will feature photos by Chris Petrak who formerly lived in the area, and who is well-known for his birding expertise and photography.
The talk takes place Tuesday, December 5, 7 PM at the Dummerston School, Schoolhouse Rd. (just off rt. 5)

Vermont Technical College Nursing Program Welcomes All to an Open House

Date & Time: 
Dec 1 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

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.

Introduction to Gematria

Date & Time: 
Dec 13 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Introduction to Gematria. Most people have never heard of Gematria. Gematria is the ancient kabbalistic practice of coding numbers into words. Everyone needs to know this code because this is being practiced today.

The Essential Beaver Program Sponsored by Dummerston Conservation and Bonnyvale Education Center

Date & Time: 
Nov 15 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

The Essential Beaver with Skip Lisle and Patti Smith
What a weather year it's been for North America, with hurricanes and fires and droughts. A group of water management specialists is now gaining much-deserved recognition for their role in mediating droughts and floods- North American beavers. This evening, Patti Smith and Skip Lisle will share the podium to illustrate the value of this keystone species.

Patti Smith will share stories, photos, and videos of the beavers she has been studying for the past decade, and some of the other creatures that have joined her on the shores of their ponds.

Landmark College screening: "All the Queen's Horses"

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

All of us have deep and dark secrets. For some, we may have such deep and dark secrets that they are engrained indelibly on our psyche. The same is true for small towns. Ever wonder, if you lived in a small town, what really goes on there? It may be small and seem like a stagnant town. That doesn’t mean that secrets aren’t lurking in the shadows.
If this interests you, then you might be interested in attending the Business Club’s screening of “All the Queen’s Horses.” This film is a documentary about Rita Crundwell, a small-town treasurer who stole $53 million from the town over the span of 20 years during her employment with Dixon, Illinois. How could she cover up such a scam? That might be the exact question we ask ourselves.

Big Tree Tour

Date & Time: 
Nov 11 2017 - 8:30am - 4:00pm

Big Tree Tour 2017

Saturday November 11, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Windham Regional Woodlands Association presents
the Big Tree Tour –
rain or shine! Bill Guenther, Windham County
Forester, will once again lead a daylong tour to view some of the largest
trees in Windham County, either champions or significant trees on the Vermont
Big Tree Register http://fpr.vermont.gov/forest/vermonts_forests/big_trees. The tour is free and
open to the public. We ask that you please leave your dog at home.


Brown Bag Lunch Series: What Can You Learn From Horses?

Date & Time: 
Oct 13 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

It's very important to have a good relationship when the other participant weighs ten times more than you do! We'll discuss what causes aggression and how to deal with fear (yours and others). Gincy Bunker has provided Foundation Teaching to riders of all ages for 70 years. She's published books under the name of Gincy Self Bucklin.

Online Safety & Equifax Breach: How Can We Protect Ourselves?

Date & Time: 
Oct 3 2017 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

recent Equifax breach reminds all of us that our online security, just
like our physical security, can be compromised through no fault of our
own. How do we protect ourselves in an increasingly digital world? What
do we know so far about the Equifax situation? What steps can we take
right now to increase our safety? All are welcome to bring these and
other questions to a lunchtime program with Electronic

Social Justice in the Classroom

Date & Time: 
Oct 14 2017 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

MORNING (9AM-12PM): Presentations by local teachers! Topics will include Water Justice, local labor history, People's history of VT Research Projects, using role plays to teach about justice, and more!
~ Classroom resources, materials, and lessons will be provided.
~ Professional Development credits are available through the Spark
Teacher Education Institute (certified by VT Dept of Ed)

AFTERNOON (1-3PM): Discussion on how to teach current events in the classroom with attention given to recent climate disasters and the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville late summer.
We will have a chance to talk about what's going on in our classrooms and walk away with concrete ideas to use in your teaching.

Vermont Archaeology

Date & Time: 
Oct 12 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

The Dummerston Conservation and the Dummerston Historical Society presents an evening with Jess Robinson, PhD, State Archaeologist, Vermont Division for Historic Preservation Thursday, on October 12th, 7-8:30 PM.

Jess Robinson will present an archaeological overview of Vermont's past, from the first human entrants into the region, approximately 13,000 years ago, to the arrival of Europeans, and beyond. He will highlight recent discoveries and current debates throughout his presentation. Jess will be happy to answer questions following the presentation. It will take place at the Dummerston School, in East Dummerston, at 53 School House Road. The event is free. For more information: info@dummerstonconservation.com
or call 257-0012 and leave a message.

Tour of Wildlife Patch Cut

Date & Time: 
Oct 7 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

On Saturday, October 7, from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m., Windham Regional Woodlands Association will present a second visit, hosted by landowners Lee and Diana Todd, to their patch cut in Halifax, Vt. What does a site cleared with a forest mulcher (aka Brontosaurus) look like after three growing seasons? Come take a look at a patch cut that was cleared in the fall of 2014. The project's goal is to develop early successional habitat for wildlife. The patch is at the intersection of two roads, so it's very visible to the neighbors. The typical reaction after the work was done: "It looks like a bomb went off!" On this field trip, we will see how the patch has changed since the cut, the vegtation that is colonizing the site, and the wildlife that has returned.

Tour of Cersosimo Lumber Company Facility

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

On Thursday, October 5, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Windham Regional Woodlands Association presents a tour hosted by Cersosimo Lumber Company at their facility in Vernon, Vermont. This sawmill operation produces hardwood lumber and White Pine lumber from local forests that reaches markets all over the globe.

Dress apropriately for a short walk; closed-toed footwear is required. Our hosts will provide hearing protection and safety glasses. All participants must be at least 12 years old, and no pets are allowed on the tour.

If  you plan to attend, please contact Eric Parenti (802-254-4508 ext. 129  office, 603-355-6980 - cell Eparenti@cersosimo.com)  by September 29 so that Cersosimo will know how many guests to prepare for.

An Introduction to Iranian Cinema

Date & Time: 
Sep 15 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Windham World Affairs Council will present “An Introduction to Iranian Cinema,” a talk by Professor Ida Meftahi, the first event in our new series “Understanding Iran through Film.” Professor Meftahi is a Visiting Assistant Professor in Contemporary Iranian Culture and Society at the University of Maryland. In her presentation she will show and discuss some clips representative of Iranian film that help the audience increase their understanding of Iranian society and culture.This talk is free and open to the public.

Before the talk, at 6:00 pm, we will offer a delicious Iranian Dinner (by RSVP only) with a suggested minimum donation of $10. If you plan to attend the dinner, please RSVP by Sept. 12 to: windhamworldaffairscouncil@gmail.com

2017 Brattleboro Buddy Walk

Date & Time: 
Sep 30 2017 - 10:00am - 2:30pm

Help promote and celebrate inclusion for individuals of all abilities at the 9th annual Brattleboro Buddy Walk at the town common. This will be a 1 mile walk through town followed by lunch, live music, games, prizes and vendors that support opportunities for all individuals to be part of the community and succeed.

Brown Bag Lunch Series: What Can You Learn From Horses?

Date & Time: 
Aug 17 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm


onas Cain is a positivity expert, author, and comedy magician specializing in encouraging others to live a more positive life with his signature blend of storytelling, magic show, and interactive lecture.  This program seeks to identify and understand the challenges that educators and employers face while working with millennials, and suggests strategies for overcoming these challenges through a focus on Purpose, Connection, and Flexibility.

Tinker Tuesdays: Take Apart

Date & Time: 
Jul 25 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

“Take Apart” some older electronics and see how motors and circuits work. This event
is for children ages 6+. Registration required because materials are limited.
To register call (802)-254-5290 x110 or email cr@brookslibraryvt.org.

Fun with Alexa--Introduction to the Amazon Echo

Date & Time: 
Jul 17 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Nicole Hennig, author of Keeping Up with Emerging Technologies, joins James Maynard of Positive Geek for a talk about the next computer revolution. The Amazon Echo is one of the most popular voice-controlled computers available. It’s a digital crystal ball: ask it to play music, answer questions, tell you the weather, and much more. Come join us and have fun talking with this silicon swami.

Scott Farm Timber Harvest Tour

Date & Time: 
Jul 25 2017 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Windham Regional Woodlands Association presents a Tour of the Timber Harvest on The Scott Farm, where Cider House Rules was filmed in Dummerston, Vt. Join Consulting Forester Ian Martin and County Forester Bill Guenther for a tour of a recent timber harvest on a portion of the historic 500+ acre Scott Farm (http://scottfarmvermont.com) in Dummerston. The harvesting crew from Long View Forest Inc. in Westminster used a mechanical harvester and a forwarder, and hand-felled some of the larger trees. Most of the volume removed was large, over-mature white pines that yielded high volumes per acre. The job was one of the best that Bill has seen.

“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.

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