Events around Windham County

BMAC invites creators of all ages to build LEGO sculptures

The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) invites creators of all ages to design and build original LEGO sculptures and display them at the museum this fall in BMAC's Eighth Annual LEGO Contest & Exhibit, taking place Nov. 20 to 22. This popular annual event is generously sponsored by Brattleboro Ford Subaru, G.S. Precision, Inc., and Don Robinson, Builder.

Every entry received will be displayed at the museum. A panel of judges will award prizes based on creativity and craftsmanship in six age groups.

Contest entries must be delivered to the museum on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 4 to 6 p.m., along with an entry form and $5 entry fee. The opening reception and awards ceremony will take place Friday, Nov. 20 at 5 p.m., with all entries remaining on display at the museum through Sunday, November 22. Contest guidelines and entry forms are available at or by calling 802-257-0124, ext. 101.

Batchelor to speak at a Vermont Insight Meditation program

Stephen Batchelor, an internationally known meditation teacher and best-selling author, is set to speak in Brattleboro on Saturday, Nov. 14. Batchelor, a former monk in the Tibetan and Zen traditions, is a contributing editor of Tricycle magazine has authored nearly a dozen books, including "Buddhism without Beliefs," "The Faith to Doubt" and the soon-to-be-released "After Buddhism: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age." He will speak at a special Vermont Insight Meditation Center program open to all spiritual traditions.

People are encouraged to register early for his talk — set for Saturday, Nov. 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Centre Congregational Church in Brattleboro — by logging onto the website For more information call 802-254-7077 or email

Altered States 2015: A weekend of chanting and study

On the weekend of Nov. 14 to 15, Five experienced teachers and practitioners are leading this experiential weekend of literally mind-altering chant: Dr. Amer Latif, Sheetal Kinkhabwala, Rebbe Moshe Waldocks, Susan Dedell, and Dr. Lesley Fishelman.

Explore the intersection of spiritual, mental and physical heath, and experience the similarities and differences of Muslim, Hindu, Jewish and Christian practices from both experiential and scientific perspectives. Saturday's schedule includes lunch, as well as morning and afternoon refreshments. Overnight accomodations are available at the beautiful Hallelujah Farm, in Chesterfield, NH. For more information, visit or call 603-256-8682.


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