Program on Nepal
Dartmouth anthropologist Sienna Craig will recount her years spent living in the Himalayan kingdom of Mustang, Nepal in a talk at Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro on February 3. Her talk, "Horses Like Lightning: The Story of Passage through the Himalayas," is part of the Vermont Humanities Council's First Wednesdays lecture series and takes place at 7 p.m..
Schelling Makes Honor Roll
Miles Schelling of Putney has been named to the academic honor roll for the fall term at Northfield Mount Hermon School. Schelling received Honors.
Post Oil's 9x12 Garden Workshop
Post Oil Solutions is offering a second 9x12 Garden Workshop. Developed by local gardening author and columnist, Henry Homeyer, this workshop is aimed to encourage folks new to gardening, but is also valuable for those who have gardened before.
Our workshop will be held on Sunday, Feb. 14, and at 1 p.m. in the Rotch Building, School for International Training on Kipling Road in Brattleboro.
Our fee is a sliding scale, $2/$20, with no one refused for lack of funds. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required, however - call 641-715-3900, ext. 85789 to leave registration information. Unregistered admissions at the door will be charged $20, firm, and admitted only if there is room.
The 9x12 garden can be prepared on a front lawn and is ideal for the urban gardener. Prepared with hand tools and fertilized with compost this garden is ready to go for the 2010 season. Basically, a 3-foot walkway separates two 3x12 beds planted for maximum production.
Specific planting diagrams will be shown for a salsa garden, Italian garden, salad garden, "roots" garden, pickle garden, potato garden, pole bean garden and winter squash garden. Planting schedules, spacing, watering, weeding, mulch, insect and pest control and appropriate hand tools will be discussed and demonstrated.
Free Course for Families Dealing with Serious Mental Illness
NAMI-Vermont announces the free Family-to-Family Education course for families of persons diagnosed with serious mental illness. This 12-week class will start in Brattleboro on March 11 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
The course will cover information about the major mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression, coping skills such as handling crisis and relapse, basic information about medications, listening and communication techniques, problem-solving skills, recovery and rehabilitation, and self-care The course will be taught by NAMI-Vermont volunteers who have taken intensive training as course instructors.
This is a unique opportunity to learn more about the challenges of living with someone with mental illness while finding emotional support, self-care and empowerment. The course is designed specifically for parents, siblings, spouses, teen-age and adult children and significant others of persons with severe mental illness.
Registration is required and space is limited. For more information or to register, contact NAMI-Vermont at 1-800-639-6480 or email@example.com.
BUHS Presents Musical Crazy for You
The Brattleboro Union High School Music Department will present the popular musical Crazy for You on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 18, 19 and 20 in the BUHS Auditorium.
The Thursday performance will begin at 4 p.m. and a special matinee will also be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday evening performances will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is $6 for all seats at Thursday's show and the Saturday matinee, $10 for all seats at Friday's and Saturday's evening shows.
Senior citizens' tickets will be $6 for all performances. Tickets will be available in the front office of the high school between 7 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. or at the door. Further information is available from the BUHS Ticket Desk at 451-3407.