News, Notes, Announcements & Calendar of Events for the Brattleboro Area

Green MT Outing Club March Events

Enjoy some invigorating cross-country and backcountry ski outings with the Brattleboro section of the Green Mountain Club. Everyone is invited to participate including newcomers and non-members. Skiers should wear warm clothing, bring a lunch and water, and be prepared for weather changes.

Trips vary in level of difficulty. Call the leader for information and directions; for additional upcoming outings, see www.brattleborogmc.com. The Green Mountain Club is a nonprofit organization that maintains hiking trails and promotes environmental conservation and outdoor recreation in Vermont.

Saturday, March 6 - Cross-country and backcountry ski at Prospect Mountain, a small defunct alpine ski area in Woodford which now offers groomed cross country skiing. Leaders: Joe and Grace Powers, 275-2335.

Saturday - Sunday March 13 - 14 - Enjoy backcountry skiing and snowshoeing with an optional overnight stay at a heated cabin at Merck Forest and Farmland Center in Rupert. Information: call leader at 348-7158.

Ken Burns at Latchis Theatre

Acclaimed PBS filmmaker Ken Burns will discuss his latest project, a history of the national parks, in a talk at Latchis Theatre in Brattleboro on March 3. His talk, "The National Parks: America's Best Idea," is part of the Vermont Humanities Council's First Wednesdays lecture series and takes place at 7:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Brooks Memorial Library at 254-5290 or contact the Vermont Humanities Council at 262-2626 or info@vermonthumanities.org, or visit www.vermonthumanities.org.

PNI & Quit Smoking Programs at GCH

Grace Cottage Hospital will host a psycho-neuro-immunology (PNI) workshop on six Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. beginning March 3.

Come and learn how to tap in to the healing power of your own mind through lectures, movement arts, and discussion.

PNI, also known as the "mind-body connection," explores the interactions between behavior and the nervous and immune systems, and how these interactions affect health and prevent illness.

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