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 email@example.com, 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.
The cost is $60 for the six-week series. The classes will be held in the Grace Cottage Community Wellness Center's Holt Conference Room. To register, call 365-3649.
GCH will host "Your Quit. Your Way," a free six-week tobacco cessation class, on six Mondays, March 1 to April 5, from 5-6:30 p.m., in the hospital's Community Wellness Center, 133 Grafton Road (Route 35), in Townshend.
Those who have tried to quit but are still smoking are particularly encouraged to enroll in this program. Free nicotine replacement products are available for any Vermont resident enrolled in this program.
Call the Grace Cottage Wellness Program, 365-3649, to register or for more information.
A free "Tobacco-Free Support Group" meets weekly at Grace Cottage on Thursday evenings, 5-6 p.m., in the Community Wellness Center. The weekly meetings are informal and relaxed, and all are welcome, whether they've quit or not. For information about the support group call 365-7357 ext. 182.
Community Conversation in Brattleboro
Post Oil Solutions will continue its 2nd Wednesday of the month Community Conversations on Wednesday, March 10 at 7 p.m., at the Elliot Street Cafe, corner of Elm and Elliot Streets, in Brattleboro.
We are inviting people to a facilitated conversation around the question: How do we work together to make our communities healthier and more sustainable? We want to hear your ideas around food, energy, transportation, health care, housing, the local economy and so forth, as well as how these ideas can be turned into action plans.
Groups that were initiated earlier will also be provided ample time to continue meeting, and forming their next steps, while new groups will be encouraged to form and meet as interests dictate. Light refreshments will be provided.
For more information call 869-2141 or firstname.lastname@example.org.