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Feedback on Potlucks Discussion & Potluck

Date & Time: 
Jan 31 2018 - 5:00pm - 7:30pm

Brattleboro TIme Trade will hold a community discussion about BTT Potlucks and a Potluck.

This month, we've arranged an opportunity for members to give feedback to the potluck committee, board, and coordinator about BTT's monthly potlucks before our potlucks in an open discussion format. Members are invited to attend one or both!

We have also sent out a web survey in advance to collect some quantitative feedback.

January 31, 2018
Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room
7 Canal Street entrance (near Co-op kitchen)
5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Discussion at 5:00 p.m. (late-comers with work conflicts OK!)
Potluck at 6:00 p.m.
(If you are staying for, or only attending the potluck, bring a dish to share!)

Mardi Gras 2018 - Party!

Date & Time: 
Jan 27 2018 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Kick off your season of Mardi Gras merriment in Brattleboro with a party so authentic you would swear you were on the other Canal Street. Enjoy creole cuisine, dance to the Dixieland stylings of the Celebration Brass Band, and don't forget your bling! Come with you own mask or make your own complimentary mask when you arrive. This event is open to the public (21 and up). $10 admission (free for Legion early birds). Reservations are a must: 257-1872.

Laissez les bons temps rouler!!

Second Annual Stone Soup Social

Date & Time: 
Jan 13 2018 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Brattleboro's Cure for Cabin Fever returns!
This year the Social is co-Sponsored by the American Legion Post 5, Kiwanis Club of Brattleboro, and the Sunrise Rotary.
This is 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. The event is free to the public as is the parking right outside the door, so there is no way you will be left out in the cold.

Brooks Memorial Library and Brattleboro Solidarity - MLK Day: Annual SpeakOUT

Date & Time: 
Jan 13 2018 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Speak Out for Justice, a celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior  is FREE, family friendly, and open to the public!

It will again be hosted by Brooks Memorial Library. It is sponsored by Brattleboro Solidarity and Indigo Radio.
The event will be at Brooks Memorial Library, January 13, from 3-5 pm

The program will include:

A Community Open Mic - let your voice be heard!

Collective Art


Soup and Bread after the event

"Let us rededicate ourselves to the long and bitter, but beautiful, struggle for a new world"  ~MLK

Brown Bag Lunch Series: A Meditative Vigil for Lovingkindness

Date & Time: 
Dec 18 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

With a banner that reads “May All Beings Be Free Of Pain And Suffering, May All Beings Know Peace And Happiness. Please Join Us” Post Oil Solutions is hosting silent vigils of lovingkindness for the peaceful, socially just society we are all seeking.

At a time when basic values are being assaulted and ignored, it is essential that we both express and simply be our inherent heart values. Though silent, the Vigil of Lovingkindness is intended to give voice to these values—selfless love, personal integrity, service to others, moral courage, and a basic commitment to the sacredness of life--that are the foundation of a wholesome society, and to speak up for the compassionate alternative that they represent.

Shanta Lee's Campaign Kick Off and Dance Party

Date & Time: 
Nov 18 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Dear Community,

I have decided to run for the Selectboard and this is my kick-off campaign party! I know the elections for the Selectboard is far off but I need to gather signatures before Mac and I leave for Cuba. I hope you can come on down to enjoy some live dance music, some great food, good company, and a chance to talk about the issues that face Brattleboro. Whether you can chat for a while or just pass through, come to 118.  Above all else, let's have fun together!

Please inbox me at Shantavns@gmail.com if you have any questions.

WHERE: 118 Elliot, Brattleboro, VT @ 7:30
WHAT: Come have some food, enjoy some music with live performances and good company

Valley Cares' 10th Anniversary Celebration

Date & Time: 
Oct 29 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

This fall marks 10 years since Valley Cares opened the doors to its newly constructed assisted living and independent living apartments for seniors in Townshend. Come celebrate with us as we observe a decade of providing housing and supportive services in our rural corner of Vermont!

We will hold a 10th Anniversary Celebration & Open House on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2pm-4pm, at West River Valley Assisted Living. There will be live music performed by The Moon Dogs, good food, tours and gifts.

All are welcome. The success of our nonprofit organization has truly been a community effort, and we look forward to celebrating with all of you!

World Singing Day - Putney Library

Date & Time: 
Oct 21 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Please come join this community sing-along to celebrate World Singing Day, a global event that brings people together to share the joy of song. Songs will be taught, lyrics will be provided, bring percussion instruments if you have them.

Saturday October 21st 7pm – 9pm

Putney Public Library 55 Main St. Putney, Vermont

Free and open to the public

For more information please contact Rich Grumbine at richgrumbine1@gmail.com or call 387 – 4020

BrattleMasters Tenth Anniversary Celebration - All Welcome

Date & Time: 
Oct 26 2017 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

BrattleMasters, the local Toastmasters club, will hold its Tenth Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Marlboro College Graduate Center, 28 Vernon Street in Brattleboro.

For those unfamiliar with Toastmasters, it is an organization that is known for improving communication skills through public speaking. In addition, Toastmasters is about leadership skills, running effective meetings, enhancing communication with others, and learning how to think on one’s feet, all in a safe, fun and nurturing environment.

Rebecca Balint, Vermont State Senator for Windham County will deliver a speech at the celebration and will receive the Toastmasters Communication Achievement Award.

Newfane Heritage Festival

Date & Time: 
Repeats every day until Sun Oct 08 2017 .
Oct 7 2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Oct 8 2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Fabulous fest with something for everyone - arts, crafts, specialty foods, flea tent, "super raffle", more - on Newfane common!

2017 Out in the Open Summit

Date & Time: 
Oct 28 2017 - 8:30am - 2:00pm

October 27-29th, an expected 75 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people living in small towns and rural communities from around the Northeast will gather for the third annual Out in the Open Summit for rural & small town LGBTQ folks.

The Summit is convened by Green Mountain Crossroads (GMC), a Brattleboro, Vermont based organization connecting rural LGBTQ people to build community, visibility, knowledge, and power. Out in the Open is open to any LGBTQ-identified person of rural and/or small town experience.

Brattleboro Time Trade Potluck Social at BMAC!

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

BTT's October Potluck Social at BMAC
Tuesday, October 17th 2017 5:30 PM — 8:00 PM

We'll be back at the Brattleboro Museum and Arts Center again this fall for another lovely potluck gathering! This is an opportunity to enjoy art, food, and folks all at once. (This event is Free, please bring something to share if you can!)

All are welcome! Members, friends of members, and prospective members of Brattleboro Time Trade are invited to enjoy a meal together, connect, check out the Art the BMAC, and generally have a nice evening together! We'll bring new member applications with us for folks who want to sign up, and you can even renew and pay your membership subscription on the spot if its been a while!

Richard Hamilton Birthday Party

Date & Time: 
Sep 30 2017 - 8:00am

birthday party for Richard Hamilton who will be 95, WWII veteran, former owner with his wife, Joyce, of Skyline Restrant in Marlbboro, VT event will be held at American Legion. Exact time unknown.

Classic Car & Truck Show at Guilford Fair

Date & Time: 
Sep 3 2017 - 9:00am - 2:00pm

Now and Then Vehicles Club will be hosting a Classic Car & Truck Show at the Guilford Fair on Sunday, September 3, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Trophies, door prizes, raffles, merchandise.  Free admission for car & driver; registration between 9:00 and 11:00.  All antique & classic cars, muscle cars, rat rods, trucks, motorcycles welcome.  Judging by Arlo Mudgett!  Rain date Monday, September 4th.

Cruise Night

Date & Time: 
Repeats every week until Sat Oct 07 2017 .
Aug 19 2017 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Aug 26 2017 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Sep 2 2017 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Sep 9 2017 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Sep 16 2017 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Sep 23 2017 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Sep 30 2017 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Oct 7 2017 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm

Cruise Nights hosted by Now and Then Vehicles Club, every Saturday from
3:00 pm to dusk, weather permitting, at Phantom Fireworks on Route 119
in Hinsdale, NH.  Door prizes, raffles.  All antique and classic cars,
trucks, motorcycles and other vehicles of interest are welcome.
 Spectators welcome.  Food vendor on site.

15th Annual Heirloom Apple Day at Scott Farm Orchard

Date & Time: 
Oct 8 2017 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Scott Farm Orchard hosts its 15th annual celebration of heirloom apples, fresh, baked and squeezed! Taste some of our 120 varieties as our orchardist, Zeke Goodband, talks about the enlightening history of these unique fruits- at 10AM, 12PM and 2PM (no charge). Heirloom apples and cider will be available for sale. Whetstone Cider Works hard cider samples and Rigani Wood-Fired Pizza available. The You Pick Orchard and Farm Market will be open.

Brooks Memorial Library's All-Day Birthday party!

Date & Time: 
Sep 23 2017 - 10:00am - 6:00pm

Come celebrate the 50th birthday of the Brooks Memorial Library building on Saturday, Sept. 23rd.

Kids' celebration, 10:00-noon

10:30 Seriously funny guy Kevin O'Keefe will present his one man show, followed by birthday cake.

Make a birthday card for our building.

Afternoon festivities in the Main Reading Room, 1:00-6:00

1:00 Music with Sharon Leslie and Dan Kasnitz

2:00 Opening remarks by Peter and Corky Elwell and an overview of library history with Jerry Carbone

Brattleboro Time Trade Potluck Social

Date & Time: 
Jul 20 2017 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

BTT's JULY Potluck Social
@Living Memorial Park
Thursday, July 20th

Where: Living Memorial Park, West Brattleboro, lower level, by the playground and the (fenced) frog pond.

In case of RAIN, we'll move the potluck to: The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St, near bottom of Union Street hill, and corner of Elliot St.

Members and prospective members are welcome.

Please bring a dish to share if you can, and self-log a Time Trade hour or two for each main dish you bring. Potlucks are often quick facilitators of great trade connections, so bring an offer or request to share, too!

VBSR Networking Get-Together

Date & Time: 
Jul 20 2017 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Join us in beautiful Brattleboro! VBSR members and friends are invited to a Networking Get-Together Hosted by Mondo Mediaworks. Guests will have a chance to check out where the Mondo-magic happens and hear from our hosts about their commitment to the environment, employee well-being, and sustainable economic developement in Brattleboro and Vermont. Free for members and state/elected officals; $10 for nonmembers.

Fireworks at Living Memorial Park

Date & Time: 
Jul 4 2017 - 9:30pm - 10:00pm

Brattleboro Goes Fourth Fireworks when it gets dark, at about 9:30 pm.


Fourth of July festivities are organized and financed through a citizens committee. Donations are being accepted at Living Memorial Park all day on July 4

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