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Schedule of PALS Events for Visually Impaired Adults in Springfield

January

21st: Ukelele group/singing (Priscilla); Blogging (Elizabeth); Tee shirts; Reflecting on the past year and planning for the new.

February

18th: Field Trip: Nancy Lanoue and Nina Jamison to introduce exhibit in the Comm. Room, 100 River St. (Gear Shaper mill). Nina text 802-558-0129 email: ninajamison150@gmail.com.

March

18th: Gratitude Circle. Guest: Kelly McElheny; Southern VT Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator, Comm. of VT Elders / Medicare fraud and changes

April

15th: Gratitude circle. Guest: ABLE Director Vincent Livoti, and possibly local librarian. Poetry month/reading, reciting, and writing haiku

May

20th:    Guest: Dan Norris on Echo/Alexa technology. Gratitude circle.

June

17th: *10-1 p.m.; Gratitude circle. Field trip: Hall Art Museum in Reading. Docent-led exhibit tour & BYO picnic. Volunteers invited

July

15th:       Ukeleles? 

August

19th: Gratitude circle. Guest: Linda Cramer, LICSW, Advocate Disability Rights VT; Discussion re DRVT and maybe the pronouns initiative (“Pronouns: She/Her/Hers”)

September

16th: Gratitude circle. Fire Department/ Rescue/Red Cross?; Emergency paperwork (CARES)

October

15th: White Cane Awareness Day; Shared event, both groups participating. Meet at River Garden, Brattleboro 10-12

Mike Goldberg, guest speaker. Walk followed by BYOL at River Garden. Volunteers welcome!

November

18th: Gratitude circle. Winter safety ; Guest speaker: Jack Trainor, COMS

December

16th: Gratitude circle. Holiday Potluck  *10-1 p.m.; Volunteers invited!

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