Calendar of Events for the Brattleboro Area

Programs at Brooks Memorial Library

Dartmouth professor and art historian Jane Carroll will consider how political power has been projected through art in a talk at Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro on Wednesday, Jan. 6 at 7 p.m.

Her talk, "Projecting Leadership: Art Used for Political Ends," is part of the Vermont Humanities Council's First Wednesdays lecture series.

Carroll is Adjunct Assistant Professor of History at Dartmouth College, specializing in Medieval and Renaissance art.

Upcoming Brattleboro talks include "Horses Like Lightning: A Story of a Passage through the Himalayas" with Dartmouth anthropologist Sienna Craig on Feb. 3; "The National Parks: America's Best Idea" with award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns on March 3; and "To Live or Perish Forever: Two Tumultuous Years in Pakistan" with journalist Nicholas Schmidle on April 7.

For more information, call 254-5290, 262-2626, info@vermonthumanities.org, or visit www.vermonthumanities.org.

Yoga Classes at Grace Cottage Hospital

Grace Cottage Hospital in Townshend has openings for two of its yoga classes, starting in January.

The classes will be held on Wednesdays, Jan. 6 to Feb. 10, 3:30-5 p.m., and on Fridays, Jan. 8 to Feb. 12, 3-4:30 p.m. Grace Cottage Hospital's brand-new Community Wellness Center offers a warm, bright, inspiring setting for yoga and other wellness classes.

Yoga instructor Crystal Mansfield is also Grace Cottage Hospital's Rehabilitation Services and Wellness Director. A certified yoga instructor, she teaches a gentle form of yoga that focuses on poses and breath work.

The cost for the classes is $25 for six weeks. Pre-registration is required. Call 365-3649.

Tai Chi Classes at Grace Cottage Hospital

Grace Cottage Hospital is offering a tai chi class in its brand-new Community Wellness Center. The class begins Jan. 7, and people need to sign up by Tuesday, Jan. 5.

Post Oil Solutions' Community Conversations

Beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 13 Post Oil Solutions will host its Community Conversations, an event that will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from January through May at the Elliot Street Cafe, on the corner of Elm and Elliot Streets in Brattleboro, beginning at 7 p.m.

The facilitated conversations will be framed around the question, How do we work together to make our communities healthier and more sustainable?

We want to hear people's ideas about food, energy, transportation, health care, housing, the local economy and so forth, as well as how these ideas can be turned into action plans. It is our hope that, together, we can launch new initiatives that will help to make our communities stronger. Light refreshments will be provided.

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