Mind & Body

Mind & Body

Mind & Body

Arlington Workshop to Look at Managing Invasive Barberry

Learn how to manage the invasive plant barberry at a workshop hosted by the Bennington County Conservation District on Wednesday, July 27. It will be held at the Arlington Recreational Park in the Route 313 parking lot at 6 p.m. The brief workshop will be followed by a barberry pull with volunteers from Trout Unlimited and the Batten Kill Watershed Comprehensive Invasive Species Management Association. Work gloves, long pants and digging tools are highly recommended. For further inforamtion, call 802-442-2275.

Be Brave & Pick Berries

Join Be Brave for Life at Wildwood Berry Farm on Wednesday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and help those who have been diagnosed with brain tumors. For every pound you pick, Wildwood will donate 50 cents in support of Be Brave for Life’s mission to inform, support and improve the lives of individuals affected by benign, but life-changing, brain tumors. Wildwood Berry Farm  is located at 2977 Mad Tom Road in East Dorset. For information, call 802-362-9805. In the event of rain, the event will be held on Thursday, July 28.  Five years ago, Riley Callen (now 14) turned her diagnosis into Be Brave for Life to make a difference and raise money for research.Visit bebrave.life to learn more.

Herbal Workshop

Green Mountain Academy will host a skin lotion workshop with herbalist Danielle Laberge on Sunday, July 24, from 1 o 3 p.m. The workshop will take place at the Laberge Barn in Dorset. Commercial skin lotions all contain preservatives, which can be irritating, or alcohol, which can be drying, so the homemade approach to lotions is a fresh alternative. Learn an easy recipe you can make in your kitchen in ten minutes and enjoy for several weeks. Preregistration is required and costs $20. For more information or to register, call  802-867-0111 or visit greenmtnacademy.org.

Bereavement Support

SudSSpirit Bereavement Support Group will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, at the Bennington Free Library. The group is for those that are survivors of the sudden unexpected death of their spouse or significant other.  No registration is required and it is free. For more information, call 802-441-5562 or send an email to sudsspirit.vt@gmail.com.

Learn the Basics of ASL

Missy Boothroyd, a deaf independence peer advocate counselor will give a free presentation from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bennington at 108 School Street. come hear about the Deaf Rights Movement and learn the basics of American Sign Language. For more information or to register, contact Lynn Mazza at 802-442-1876 or lmazza@vcil.org.

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