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Brown Bag Lunch: 2017 Brattleboro Area Unsung Hero Award

Date & Time: 
May 31 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Brattleboro Area Interfaith Initiative's second
annual awardees are: Shela Linton, co-founder of the Root Social Justice
Center, founder of "Soul Food Sundays," and the "I am Vermont
too" project. Jennifer Mazur, former director of the Infant Child Guidance
Program (southern Windham County) and Founder and President of "Marlboro

Earth Day Celebration Clean Up the Co-op Grounds

Date & Time: 
Apr 22 2017 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

We want to celebrate Earth Day with cleaning up the Co-op grounds and parking lot, a fun kids’ activity, and some food from the Deli to celebrate. You can obtain Co-op hours for helping to rake, collect trash, or weed.

Email Shareholder Services to sign up:

Brattleboro Time Trade Potluck

Date & Time: 
Mar 26 2017 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Brattleboro Time Trade March Potluck-- this Sunday, March 26, 5:30-7:30, Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room. For members and potential members. Space is wheelchair acccessible.

Please bring food to share if you can. Questions? Please call Laura Evans: 802-254-2151 or call/text 802-246-7934, or at

Mindful Monday Movie Night: “Symphony of Soil”

Date & Time: 
Apr 17 2017 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Symphony of the Soil is an artistic exploration of that miraculous substance known as soil. By understanding the elaborate relationships and mutuality between soil, water, the atmosphere, plants and animals, we come to appreciate the complex and dynamic nature of this precious resource. The film also examines our human relationship with soil, the use and misuse of soil in agriculture, deforestation and development, and the latest scientific research on soil’s key role in ameliorating the most challenging environmental issue of our time. Filmed on four continents, featuring esteemed scientists and working farmers and ranchers. Snacks served at 5:45. Screening begins promptly at 6pm. Donations accepted. BFC

Free, Registration Required

Gong Bath (Immersion)-Sound Healing-"Spirit, Energy & Power of the Gong"

Date & Time: 
Apr 3 2017 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Percussionist, gong specialist and longtime sound healing practitioner, Stephan Brandstatter will be offering his monthly Gong Bath (Immersion) & Sound Healing at the healixyoga studio at 452 So. Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. on Monday, April 3, 2017 from 6:30-7:30PM. Please arrive at least 5-15 minutes early. Starting promptly at 6:30, there will be two immersions with a brief quiet time break in between for stretching, reflection, contemplation & afterwards time for any discussion. Mats, pillows, cushions, cushioned bricks, blankets and eye covers are all supplied. Bring water or a liquid if you need.

Rally for Science Brattleboro

Date & Time: 
Apr 22 2017 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

The Rally for Science Brattleboro will gather people together to talk about science, education, and environmental challengers facing modern human societies.

Events include science presentations and demonstrations throughout the afternoon. Special attention will be focused on promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Education, and Mathematics) education.

This gathering of people invested in the future of science and our common environment is an official satellite event of the national March for Science, being held in hundreds of cities around the world.

Community-wide Shabbat Dinner in West Brattleboro!

Date & Time: 
Mar 24 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join BAJC for a Community-wide Shabbat Dinner
in West Brattleboro.

All are welcome!

At 6 pm we’ll gather to light candles, share
blessings, and sit down to eat a wonderful meal together. Plan on hearing a
wonderful story. Following the dinner we’ll enjoy dessert and will wrap up with
Birkat HaMazon (blessing after the meal) and some lively z’mirot (Shabbat
evening songs).

Mindful Monday Movie Night: “The Witness”

Date & Time: 
Mar 20 2017 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Transformed by the love of a kitten, a tough NYC construction contractor is inspired to rescue abandoned animals, become a vegetarian, and take his message of compassion to the streets. Snacks served at 5:45. Screening begins promptly at 6pm. Donations accepted.

Monday, March 20th, 5:45-8:00pm
Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St
Free, Registration Required

Free Movie Night with VBike

Date & Time: 
Mar 17 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Jour de Fete (1949) was the first full-length film by the great French filmmaker Jacques Tati. A funny and insightful bicycle film, with hidden commentary about techno-oriented societies, bicycles, Americans, WWII, bullying, disembodied lifestyles and why we perhaps need to slow down.

Free, Registration Required

Song & Solidarity

Date & Time: 
Feb 26 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

We'll be meeting Sunday, 2/26, from 3 - 4 PM on the 4th floor of Holton Hall on the WInston Prouty Campus (Austine Drive, formerly the Austine School)

Our usual song leader, George, is unable to join us this week, but together we'll do our best! If you have a song that you'd like to sing or lead, please bring it along (copies of lyrics are helpful), otherwise we have plenty to choose from!

Kids and community members of ALL ages are encouraged to join us! 

Song & Solidarity is about coming together in song to sustain us the struggles ahead. 

For more information, please see the Facebook page:


Brown Bag Lunch at the River Garden:Flabulous Clothing Swap

Date & Time: 
Feb 14 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Wrong size
gifts? Post-expansion closet cleansing? Bring some plus size clothes in
condition to swap and/or
come to meet some style sharing siblings! Krystale will bring an assortment of
sizes in the 20s. All style and gender expressions welcome. You are responsible
for taking back what you don't swap.

Community Gathering - Potluck with Brattleboro Time Trade

Date & Time: 
Jan 30 2017 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

This is the first Potluck Social Gathering with Brattleboro Time Trade of the year!

Bring a snack, main dish, or other delicious item to share if you can!

At this gathering, we'll have a couple of special guests - Kenneth, the new Time Banks USA 2017 Fellow, will be joining us, as well as Ellen from the VT Workers Center.

This is also a great opportunity for folks who went a-marching in various cities and towns to get together and talk about what's next! Non members are also welcome to come and learn more about BTT, pick up a member application form, and chat with folks about what Time Banking is all about!

Love Local at the River Garden

Date & Time: 
Feb 3 2017 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

An evening of food, music and art. Sample and purchase local specialty foods, learn about local nonprofits and the work of local artisans.

Sister Vigil in Solidarity with the Women's March

Date & Time: 
Jan 21 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Sister Vigil

in solidarity with the

Women’s March


Jan. 21

– 1:00 p.m.

Pliny Park

High and Main Streets



***Standing together with our

If you can’t get on a bus,
come and stand with us.

Lunar New Year of China, Korea, and Vietnam

Date & Time: 
Jan 29 2017 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Asian Cultural Center of Vermont (ACCVT)
presents Lunar New Year of China, Korea and Vietnam. It’s
the 15th annual celebration of its kind in southeastern Vermont. It's a potluck.
This year we feature Li Fei Osbourne who will share a dance of the Yi people
(one of the Chinese ethnic minorities) and then teach us all a Yi dance.  Join us to dance with the Dragon, do group
calligraphy, join in a Korean tug-of-war, make a paper lantern or some origami,
and sing a New Year's song from East Asia. You don’t have to be Asian or know
anything about Asia to participate!  We
usher in the year of the Red Fire Rooster, a year of hard work and patience as you
progress toward your goals. Don’t miss the chance to dance with the 30-foot

Brattleboro Time Trade Annual Meeting

Date & Time: 
Feb 26 2017 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Brattleboro Time Trade will hold its Annual Meeting at Marlboro Grade Center on Sunday, February 26th from 12-4:00 p.m.

Members are strongly encouraged to attend!

Stone Soup Social

Date & Time: 
Jan 28 2017 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Brattleboro's Cure for Cabin Fever!
Co-Sponsored by the American Legion Post 5, The Brooks Memorial Library, and United Way of Windham County.
The ultimate information fair, featuring Social, Service, and Recreational opportunities available in and around Brattleboro. Don't let a cold winter keep you cooped up inside; come out and see what Brattleboro has to offer! Stop at the information tables, visit with your neighbors, and enjoy some hot delicious soup. Stick around for drawings on some very cool (or hot!) door prizes. There is also free parking right outside the door, so there is no way you will be left out in the cold.

Song & Solidarity


We’ve got a marathon ahead of us, not a sprint. Song & Solidarity is about sustaining ourselves for that marathon, about keeping our spirits up so we can push harder. So we sing, as have so many who have come before us. There is a simple reason why song has always played a role in the struggle for freedom, equality, and justice: it works.

Brown Bag Lunch at the River Garden: Flabulous Clothing Swap

Date & Time: 
Jan 5 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Wrong size gifts? Post expansion
closet cleansing? Bring some plus size clothes in condition to swap and/or come
to meet some style sharing siblings! This lunchtime leader will bring an
assortment of sizes in the 20s. All style and gender expressions welcome

Gong Healing-Sound Bath (Immersion) "Spirit, Energy & Power of the Gong"

Date & Time: 
Jan 4 2017 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm


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