Bulletin board, published daily, lists upcoming events in the region open to the public. For best bets in the world of arts and entertainment, check out the calendar in the Spotlight section of ELF every Thursday. Events and activities listed below take place Wednesday, Aug. 29.

Talks and classes

Brown Bag Lunch Series: The Crisis In Nicaragua, with Aynn Setright, noon, The River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro.

National Parks of the Rockies, adventurer Scott Farrar will give a presentation on the national parks of the Rockies, 7 p.m., Davis Public Library, 1391 Route 123, Stoddard. 802-246-0982, bblrivergarden@gmail.com.

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Knitting & Needlecraft Drop-in, bring your unfinished object (UFO) Tips, camaraderie, support and inspiration, 6:30 p.m., Frost Free Library, 28 Jaffrey Road, Marlborough. 876-4479, library@frostfree.org.